Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

This photo was taken yesterday by Dave Heritage Park here in our town.  We are blessed to have the beauty of snow this Winter.  Blessings to  you and yours...I pray all that is good for you in the coming year! 
God Bless you all.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Down But Never Out

I pray that your Christmas was blessed.  Ours surely was. There was just one little glitch...No, make that two! A clogged kitchen sink and the stomach flu! The sinks pipes were clogged...But well, to put it nicely ours weren't! LOL. Thank the Lord, my floodgates weren't opened until the day after Christmas...since I was cooking and preparing for our family time here in our home.
Let's see, the kitchen sink clogged on Christmas Eve while I was preparing our traditional meal of Hungarian Gulyas.  I guess those carrot peels were just too much for our old pipes to handle.
So, I called for my Tomer who is the doer of all things handy..."Help!"   Out came the plunger and as he was blocking off one sink and running the disposal and water down the other, he yells..."It just broke free!"  Well, Hallelujah!!!  Glitch number was free all right but as I came back into the kitchen what had broken free, was now flooding the floor!  Oh, what fun it was to clean up with bizillions of pulverized carrot peels clingimg to everything!!!  I just kept telling myself "Nothing's going to steal my joy...nothing's going to steal my joy..."  And it didn't!  The floor was finally clean and sanitized along with everything else I could get my hands on and our Christmas Eve was wonderful.  Thank you Jesus.
Christmas Day was wonderful too... until early in the evening, when Tomer announced that he was sick.  Let me just say, you know it's bad if he admits it without being coerced into it!  The girls and their families had already experienced the joy of this season's flu bug and now, it was our turn.  By the next morning I was down for the count. 
Tomer was up and at it within 24 hours...Me, I'm still living on soda crackers and good ol' Vernor's ginger ale...but at least I can stand the sight and smell of food, even if I can't eat it yet.  LOL. Oh, and I have vacuumed up my mess of cracker crumbs...they were everywhere! 
So, here I am, far from Beverly Hills this snowy morning...I may be down but thank the Lord,  I am never out! 
~Blessings Y'all


Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Christmas Prayer

Dear Jesus,
It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.
These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.
The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?
Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas. But you were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were nightshift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows. To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod’s jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence.
Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.
Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won’t you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger.
This Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us, be born anew in us.
Your Children

From Max Lucado

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Let Christmas Begin

Today is the first day of December...let the Christmas Season begin!  I am not one to decorate for Christmas before or just after Thanksgiving.  Seems like everything gets jammed together and well, I want to savor every moment and sweet memory of Christmas!
 I have the Michael's ( English & Buble') crooning away in my car.  And tonight we attend our first Christmas get together at Vince's Italian Restaurant (YUM) with Tom's old crew from Kemp Builder' blessed we are that they include him still.
  Tomorrow after Church, I hope to Christmas Up this place... at least a bit.  (The photo's on Facebook were from Christmases past.)  I am officially ready...So, let the decorating, partying and celebrating Jesus commence!  It is the most wonderful time of the year!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

There Is Hope

It has been a rough couple of weeks for our family.  When one member is hurting....we all hurt.  Are we sad?  Yes... But we are not defeated.   Jesus, guides our weary souls and well, loves us through it.
Things are much better this morning.  Though waves have crashed all around us...we stand firm on the Solid Rock of God.  Decisions have been made...God has lead our every step.  When it seemed darkness was closing in...there He was, the light of the world shining for all to see.  Do you see him this morning?  I pray that you do...Jesus is here and Oh, I am blessed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Praise God to whom all blessings flow...

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Life Of A Busy Grammy

Here it is 6 days until Thanksgiving and I haven't even bought a Turkey!  Not good... but tomorrow, it is first on a long list of to do's.  My Tomer and Son-in-law David have been Hunting...Sooo, that means that I have had Em and Xavie aka Scooter for 3 days because their Mama works the midnight shift.  I get them off to school in the mornings, do what has to be done around here and then it's pick them up, feed them, homework, get them in the shower, referee, etc., etc....this list could go on but 'nuff said.  Oh, and tonight Elek is joining us because I promised him earlier in the week that he could spend the night.  And well, you have to be a keeper of your word.
Thankfully, this is Mandy's weekend off and tomorrow morning she will pick up her babies after her shift at the Hospital and Kellerbell will pick up her baby... and I will rush through my chores and list of to do's!!!
I am looking forward to settling in for a candlelit dinner...alone...which I will not will be take out. I will bask in the glow of a clean, quiet house and watch myself several cheesey ol' Hallmark Christmas Movies that I have on the DVR.   Ahhh...ain't life grand?  Yes, it surely is!  Now, where's my coffee???  
~Blessings Y'all

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

"In Flander's Field" by John McCrae 
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Thank you to all of our Veterans and those Serving still.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Alive And Well

I have to be honest...when I saw that Obama was the projected winner of the Presidency Tuesday night...I felt panic rise up in my Spirit!  "Dear Lord!"  I said aloud!  Never, in my 60 years did I believe that this great Nation of ours would stoop so low morally...Never!  I didn't sleep much that night wrestling with what this decision meant for us all... BUT then the Holy Spirit said "nothing has changed in Me...the Church is alive and well!"   Hallelujah!  There is no reason to panic...God's people are still praying and God hears!  Maybe we didn't get what we were praying for BUT God is still on the Throne...Jesus is alive and I for one trust in Him to do what is best for us.  So, onward I go...Yes, The Church triumphant is alive and well!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

"We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

I just got back from casting my Vote...I did it in honor of all of our Veterans and those serving still.
God Bless America!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blow Ye Wind, O Blow

The leaves are falling off the trees
A change is signaled in the breeze
Blow ye wind, O blow.
The days are shorter with the light
And sooner arrives the dark of night
Blow ye wind, O blow.
And I am feeling more my age
The floor is creaking on my stage
Slow ye wind, blow slow.

Poem by Pastor Steve Pederson  9-17-10 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Not too Smart

Well, I did it...I got myself an IPhone aka a Smart Phone! Nothing like a new gadget to make an ol' gal feel dumb...sheesh.  Last night, while trying to load my music from ITunes I worked myself into such a tizzy, that I could not sleep...sigh.  Thank the Lord, for daughters that are able to talk me through things or just take over and do it for me or I might just pitch a hissy fit.  I know, I know...everyone thinks that I am a calm and patient person...but this little gadget has convinced me otherwise!  After 9 days I am still learning and just a bit overwhelmed.  Mandy says "Mama just think of it as a mini computer,"  Okay.  But do you know what I love, but find kind of's the check in feature???   It can locate you with the push of a button!  Reminds me of the "Twilight Zone."  Remember that old show?   Doo...Doo...Dooo...Doo.   Creepy...Now, I am living in the future...but I am so not ready for it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Sadly, I write this today after learning that Andy Williams has passed away.  No, I did not idolize this man or any man for that matter.  But his songs take me back to a simpler time. A time when Mama would have her favorite Albums playing softly on the Stereo, as she went about her daily chores and caring for her family.  A time when music wasn't loud or offensive but contained both, beautiful lyrics and melodies.
So thank you Andy for the joy that you brought into our home...the Autumn leaves are falling.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

I Want To Live Like That

Listen to this simple but powerful story.

Francis of Assisi while hoeing his garden was asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he was to die at sunset that day; he said “I would finish hoeing my garden”
What an answer.
Which means he was doing and living the way God wanted him to live.
Nothing needed to change.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Mandy

Today my baby turns 34 years old!   After years of thinking we would never have children the Lord blessed us with 2 wonderful daughters, Kellerbell & Mandy.  If, you don't believe in miracles just take a look at this photo of Amanda Elizabeth...she is living proof.  God is amazing!   Our words define us...speak life.   So, today I choose words of thanks to my wonderful Lord and Saviour.   He turned water into wine, healed the blind, raised the dead and gave me 2 precious daughters.  I stand in awe of the things that he has done in our lives.  Thank you Lord for Mandy...I am a blessed Mama.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Are You Ready For Some Football

Oh brother, here it is Sunday night and I am holed up in the playroom.  Football is back...Ugh!  A lot of wonderful things come with the Fall..but Football is surely not one of them.  Maybe, it's because my Mama was a Sports enthusiast and watched whatever was on...whether it be Baseball, Football, Hockey or Golf.  Good grief, she even watched Curling (we got a Canadian Channel because Windsor is just across the River)...which I found odd as a child...since they carried brooms and swept the ice to make this flat Bowling Ball looking thing move towards the finish line.  Oh, and I cannot forget Basketball!  Mama was the Captain of the Waverly High School girls team...she even had her nose broken when a gal whacked her in the face (on purpose) with the Ball!
I am so not like my Mama...there is not an Athletic bone in this ol' gals body!!!  And if I think there's the slightest chance of getting hurt...well,  just forget about it...I am a chicken.  Not my Mama she was one spunky lady.  I know for sure and for certain that she is sitting in her living room (not holed up like her oldest baby) rooting for Peyton Manning as he leads the Denver Bronco's tonight...Ya' know he played for University of Tennessee in College?  So, I will give a great big Rah...Rah...for Peyton, but I am not leaving this room.  Well, at least not until Tomer goes to bed.  To all of you Football fans out there I say "enjoy the fan fare and celebrations"...Me, I'll be ready for some Football to end!   Lol.
~Blessings Y'all

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Looking Ahead

As Summer comes to an end...I find that I am looking ahead.  Looking forward to cool, crisp days, the colors of Fall and slowing down just a bit.
Days when Tomer will once again climb aboard his Bus and set out on his daily route.  The Grandbabies are back in School... Well, all except Elek, who will start his Pre-School adventure on Monday.  Oh boy,  is he going to give his teacher a run for her money!  Yep, he is too big for his britches!  Lol.
I have been busy unpacking and doing laundry after spending a few days in Tennessee. Leaving as always, was bittersweet.  But this time it was doubly so since my Mama fell and broke her arm so badly that she had to have Surgery.  And now has her right arm in a sling for 6 weeks, which makes it hard for her to do most anything.   But thank the good Lord, she is otherwise in pretty good health... so I am surely not complaining.
While there my sister Barbie had a Fish Fry to celebrate Mama's 79th Birthday.  Oh, how we Southerners love a  good Fish Fry!  Although, if honest, I do not enjoy the eating of  Fish...but my Brother-in-law Cape's Fried Crappie (pronounced Croppie) was sooo good and of course, we had the usual fixin's of Cole Slaw, Fries and Hush Puppies. My whole life long I have been  a lover of Hush Puppies... I could feast on those little orbs of deliciousness and forget the rest of the meal.  Mmmmmm....
As sad as it was to leave Mama and Bobby. It's good to be home and as the seasons change.... so do the days of our lives and I am looking ahead.
~Blessings Y'all

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Week That Was

What an exciting week that it has been!  Our girls made it to the Quarter Finals!  That means that they are ranked 5th in the State for the Jr./Sr. girls.  Whew, it was hot and the Sun was blazing!  But our girls played hard and didn't let either slow them down...not one little bit.  I, on the other hand was thankful that Pinery Park was loaded with shade, which made for a bit more comfort...but it was still HOT!   I am so proud of our Maddy, not just for the great games that she played but for the way she conducted herself.  As always, she was there to give a hug and better be a friend to every girl on that team.  I love you my firstborn Grandbaby...what a blessing you have always been!
Now, for my day...I am making Potato Salad and a Pig Lickin' Cake for our Church Picnic tomorrow.  Thankfully, after the rains, our temps are substancially cooler.  Last year, it was sweltering!  And we Sunday School Teacher's  have the pleasure of setting up and preparing for all things "Picnic."   Oh, and the clean up afterwards. Makes for a long day but it is only once a year and so worth it to fellowship and spend time with those we love...Our Church Family.
Well, onward I go...there's lots to do before I sleep.  Have a blessed weekend...I surely will.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Softball Travels

Well, our Maddy's All Star team won their District Championships!!!  Rah... So, we are off to Grand
Rapids in the morning to cheer those girls on.   Three fun filled days of Softball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie but NO Chevrolet''s...we only drive Ford's in this family!
My Tomer is a Ford Retiree.  Lol.  Later Gator's!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All Star Games And Home

After sweltering temps last week and lots of time spent at the Ball Field..."Hey now Em's an All Star!"   It is sooo nice, to be able to mosey around the yard and enjoy time with my Tomer.  Yes, he still requires my presence after all these years...even if all I do is sit and watch him dead head the plants.  Go figure?  Lol.
I do, though, keep the back porch hosed down and cobweb free and every time that I do...I tell myself that the porch swing and wooden rocker could use a coat or two of paint.  Somehow, I just can't for the life of me decide on a color!  Guess a trip to JoAnn's for some Patio paint is in order... I have a 30 per cent off coupon that needs to be used and you can't beat a good sale now can you?
Tomer and 3 of the Grandbabies are off fishing and I have had the whole morning to myself...Hallelujah... Hallelujah...Ha lay lu jah!!!  The house is in order, the bathroom sparkles and our bedroom has been cleaned from top to bottom.  Yes, it is cobweb and dust bunny free,  furniture is polished and even the rug was washed and is now back in place.   Ahhh.
I have since been trying to talk myself into moving on to the next bedroom but have decided that it can
wait until another day.  Yep, think I'll grab a cup of coffee and my Kindle.  Supper's in the Crock pot and I am foot loose and fancy free!  Catch y'all later!!!
Have a blessed day...God is good and I am surely blessed!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Anniversary Blessing

43 years ago today I married the man that God made just for me.  He, is the best man that I know and that is because of his Mom. She raised him in the ways of the Lord and faithfully, by herself, took 5 boys to Church and loved, loved, loved us all!   So today, I am thinking of my sweet Mom-in-law.  Thank you Mom for showing our boy the way that he should go...he has not departed from them.  Like you he loves the Lord and his family with his whole heart.  Just like you, he has a soft spot for children.  He loves them and they love him back.  And for this I am truly blessed.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sweet Summertime, Summertime

Summer is here and that means that my Tomer is home.  As always, he is up before the Sun rises
and by the time I roll out of bed he is well into his day.  This morning the sound of the Shop Vac woke me up!  He is busy re-doing our bathroom downstairs and was vacuuming the floor before he started laying the Ceramic Tiles.  Not complaining!  If he is so willing to tackle his Honey-Do list...I will abide by his schedule. I just won't be "bright eyed and bushy tailed" as Mama always said.
So, that means that I have already accomplished a bunch around the house...I can't sit while he is working. Well I could...but it makes me feel guilty and just a wee bit lazy.  Sheesh... I can't keep up with him and later in the day I will be done...finished...beat and he will still be going!  Just like the Energizer Bunny...he goes and goes and me, I am like Dollar Store Batteries.  I start off like gang busters then...Okay, I'm done!   Lol.
Ooh, gotta go!  Guess who just came upstairs and said that we need to make a trip to Lowe's?   Yep, Tomer's on a mission and I guess I'll go along for the ride.  Maybe he'll buy me an Iced Coffee!
Catch Y'all later.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For Sure And For Certain

I know God and His goodness
I know that He created All things.
I know that the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
I know that Tom was meant just for me.
I know that I was meant to be a Mama and Grammy.
I know that my Home brings me comfort.
I know that I am a Southern gal at heart.
I know that I love Iced Tea just slightly sweet.
I know that Coffee is my addiction.
I know that our gardens bring quiet peace.
I know that I do not like to shop.
I know that kindness matters.
I know that we are called to teach children about Jesus.
I know that Life brings joy and sadness.
I know that  I can overcome with Gods help.
I know that my sights are set on Heaven.
What about you?  What do you know for sure and for certain?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

Thank you, to those who work to see that every Veteran has Ol' Glory waving at their graveside this Memorial Day.  Daddy was so proud to be a WWII Veteran..."I remember Daddy." 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

He Is Here

God is so good.  As I sit with the sun shining on my face and watch as my Tomer (with joy I might add)  is finishing up the planting of 11 flats of flowers, plus several new Perennials.  I know that God is calling...He is here.  Our lives controlled by the Holy Spirit.  His Peace comes in our working together, as we discuss and lay out every plant... we taste only the goodness that He offers.  In our yard the birds are singing and so is my heart...He is here.
He is here.  Holy, Holy...He is here Amen.  He is here Hallelujah...I will bless His name again.  He is here listen softly...hear Him calling out your name.  He is can touch will never be the same.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Can't Dim Her Light

Rest in peace Donna...the light of Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour carried you home.  Now you Sing in Heaven.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012


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Wow!  What's next???   This world is definitely going to the dogs!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fields Of Fun

Lately, I haven't had much time nor the inclination to sit here. Spring brings the busyness of Practice, Opening Day Parades and exciting games at the Ballfields. Our Emilee (above) is the starting Pitcher for the Phillies and they whizzed through their first game victoriously happy! Yippee!
Our Maddy (above) now plays for Truman High School. Oh, and she is also a Pitcher! about exciting and nerve racking! I now have a deep respect for those on the Mound, the game depends on them. Balls, strikes, walks, hits...makes my head spin just thinking about it. You go Maddy!
Now, our Xavier aka Scooter is our only Soccer player. These games go by quickly and are fun, fun, fun. This Blog has been happily interrupted by life...I will be found with Tim Horton's coffee in hand, lawn chair swung over my shoulder and heading for the fields. God is good. I am one happy Gram! ~Blessings

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012


This morning at exactly 11:00...I will officially be 60 years old. Where has the time gone? Believe me, I do not feel 60! Though, I really don't know how 60 is supposed to feel??? On this beautiful sunshiney morning I am one thankful girl. I am thankful for God's mercy and grace...for His Son Jesus...for the blessing of a family who loves me...for faithful friends and for everlasting life.
I am one blessed Grammy...God is good!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's Unbelievable

As most of you know...I am not a morning person. But, here it is not even Noontime and I have been up for 8 hours! Goodness, I was wandering the Walmart at 5:30 a.m.! I know, I can't believe it either. LOl. I have since been to Salon Centric (my favorite Beauty Supply) and Trentwood Farms. Where I stocked up on fresh Fruits & Veggies and strolled through their Floral Department, sipping an Irish Cream Coffee which they have waiting when you walk through their doors...and yes, it's free. I love that place!
My Produce has been cleaned and put away, I have vacuumned and my sweet little house is in order. All is right with the world.
Next on my list, is a trip to the Pharmacy and then this ol' grammy's gotta wash the grey right outta my hair because tomorrow, I go to the Hairdresser for highlights and a cut. I could sure use a new do but don't have a clue what that goes on.
Oh, and I must tell you, that our weather is glorious and since Spring is my favorite season, I am a happy, happy girl. God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me...don't you just catch your breath at the colors bursting from the ground?
I have a little confession to make...I wanted to take my scissors to the neighbors Forsythia Bush. Shhh... Oh, how I longed to fill a vase with it's branches...sigh. Guess I should get my own Forsythia Bush and not covet my neighbors...sure don't want to break any Commandments! Well, it's dinner time. I am off to make myself a Tuna Fish sandwich and enjoy the rest of this beautiful, sunshiney day.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Keep On Keepin' On

If the day looks kinder gloomy
And your chances kinder slim,
If the situation's puzzlin'
And the prospect's awful grim,
If perplexities keep pressin'
Till hope is nearly gone,
Just bristle up and grit your teeth
And keep on keepin' on.

Frettin' never wins a fight
And fumin' never pays;
There ain't no use in broodin'
In these pessimistic ways;
Smile just kinder cheerfully
Though hope is nearly gone,
And bristle up and grit your teeth
And keep on keepin' on.

There ain't no use in growlin'
And grumblin' all the time,
When music's ringin' everywhere
And everything's a rhyme.
Just keep on smilin' cheerfully
If hope is nearly gone,
And bristle up and grit your teeth
And keep on keepin' on. ~Unknown

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Yawning On Sunday Morning

Well, it's that time of year again. Tonight we Spring Forward and in doing so lose an hour of sleep. Now, I know that all of you chipper, morning people like my Tomer won't be phased a lick! You will happily hit the floor, singing as you go. But me, the slow, not so chipper morning person...will drag myself out of bed, yawning at 6:30 A.M. feeling like junk. Why? Because it's really only 5:30 A.M. and my body knows it! You can change the Clocks but you can't fool me it says. And no matter how I long to sleep, getting up is a must, because we Sunday School Teacher's have the most important of jobs!
So, the Coffee Pot is set. And after a Hot Shower and a cup of my favorite Brew...this ol' grammy will face the day, maybe just a wee bit slower. (if that's possible) But with a smile on my face, as we (Tomer & I) do what the Lord leads us to do and that's to love children and show them Jesus. Happy Sabbath!
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15.) I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it". Mark 10:14&15.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Those Were The Days

Have you noticed that mailboxes like this one have all but disappeared? Growing up, they were all over the place in our city! Yesterday while running errands, I had something to drop in the mail and I passed not one of these blue boxes on the path that I had taken. Oh, I did get it in the mail, but I had to drive to the Post Office and drop it in their drive-thru box...sigh.
I know this is probably money saving for the USPS and it surely guarantees less stops for our Mail Carriers, but it makes me sad. The world as I new changing. With the art of Letter writing almost unheard of and the paying of Bills and doing our Banking On-line, something's got to, goodbye old friend. I will add you to my list of "Those were the days." And I will sorely miss them!

Monday, February 27, 2012

On Monday's And Love

Around here Monday's are chore days. After the weekend there is usually a good list of things to do. Especially, since I was raised by a Southern Daddy who taught us to honor the Sabbath.
When I was growing up, not many chores were done on Sundays. Oh, the beds were made and since we had to eat Mama cooked and of course, the dishes were washed and the kitchen cleaned up. But that was it! Sunday, was a day of rest and major chores had to wait until Monday. Even after all these years, I still feel the need to honor Daddy's teaching's. After time spent in Church on Sunday mornings, I come home and rest.
So, today was happily spent stripping the bed, laundrocizing, vacuuming and just giving our home a little extra tender loving care. Have I told you how much I love home? It is my favorite place. How does the simple act of adding a new, cute, handmade throw pillow to the Recliner(ordered on Etsy) make my day!?
I guess it doesn't take much to make this ol' gal happy.
And when I get right down to is the simple things in life that make me happy! My choices, make me who I am and I choose, not to try and impress others with worldly goods. After all, they are but wood, hay and stubble. What I do choose, is to leave lasting impressions like kindness, mercy, forgiveness and love. For without love...we have nothing and can be nothing but lost and wandering, in a world without God. Seeking to fill that God void in us, which is simply...Love.
So, my day is done, my chores complete. Tomer has gone to bed and I sit here in the quiet, alone. Thankful, for Monday's and a Daddy that taught me more than he could ever know. Yes, I am happy...for I choose love and I am loved! What more could a girl ask for?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Little Of This And A Lot Of Nothing

Greenwald Herkimer House in Historic Heritage Park, Taylor Michigan.

Here it is Saturday...where did the week go!? Actually, what happened to February???
It is almost behind us and Winter will soon be gone. Well, if you can call this Winter!? We, have had hardly any snow, lots of rain and mild temps for the most part...Snaters have nothing to complain about.
Hmmm...Where am I going with this? Don't have a clue!
I just felt the need to write, but don't have the need to say anything important. So, I will ramble a bit if you don't mind? Well, even if you goes. Lol.
This month we have celebrated 4 Birthdays, I have had Dr. and Dentist Appointments, Bone Density Scans Oh, and a Mammogram! Thank the Lord all is well. I am healthy and whole and thankfully will get to keep my teeth all my live long days! Hallelujah!
I have spent time cleaning and can I just say that "I despise cleaning Window Blinds!" How tedious and not fun! But they had to be done, since the morning sun lit up the dusty ol' things and I couldn't bear looking at them any longer!
I know...Yada, Yada, Yada, what trivial news. But it's all I've got...except for Jesus is good and Jesus is faithul. And Oh, how I love Jesus!
Well, I need to get off here. My Tomer has informed me that I am leaving the house today. So, I'd best get dressed because when Tomer is ready...he doesn't like to be kept waiting. I love you all!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's Kellerbell's Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Amazing, Brilliant, Creative, Dear, Eclectic, Fantastic, Grand, Humble, Imaginative, Jesus Lover, Kind, Loving, Magyar, Noble, Observant, Photo Taking, Quiet, Reserved, Shy, Talented, Uplifting, Vampire Fanatic, Wonderful, Xavier's Aunt, Youthful, Zoom Lens using, Daughter...Mama loves you. You are our Miracle...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Road Trip

My Tomer and I are heading out for a little overnight adventure in the city of Coldwater, Michigan. "The only place that you can take hot bath in Coldwater"...I know, it's silly, but our Grandbabies love it when Papa tells them this when passing through on one of their many Hunting Expeditions.
These buildings are still found downtown and we love this area. It is a lovely town but a lot larger now...Hey, that's progress. We love Road Trips!
Catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Know

This is where I visit with all of you in my little corner of the Playroom.

I don't claim to be a Scholar, but I do know a thing or two...maybe, even three.
Yes, thank the Lord at almost 60 years old I am still learning! And what I am learning is, that my complaining doesn't change things a lick. In fact, I find it makes me feel worse!
When feeling depressed...Woe is me, will definitely not be uttered. And when my body aches...Hey, some have it worse, LOTS worse.
I have reckoned the cost. And the sum of my complaints are nothing in the eye of Eternity. Jesus paid the price...his suffering covers all.
So, with my hands lifted up and my mouth filled with praise and a heart of thanksgiving...I Bless Thee O Lord!
No complaints here...
~Blessings All

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Loving Out Loud

As always, my home is where my heart is. I was not made to be a career woman...I am a homemaker. Oh, I went to Beauty College and got my license. But working in a Salon, just wasn't for me. So, here I am spending time organizing and doing some purging of closets and drawers. This is my therapy...this is my calling.
I was made to touch others and am finding this new world of Texting and Emailing so impersonal. Don't get me wrong...I do Text and Email! And am certainly not sitting in judgment...never would I do that. But, how do we convey Love... when no compassionate voice is heard (out loud) or the loving touch of God's own Hands felt through another's touch? I find that sometimes, a touch speaks louder than words.
The Holy Spirit is showing me that Love does indeed conquer all. And that mercy and truth do not ever forsake us! The Word says "Bind them (mercy and truth) around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3
My heart is your tablet Lord and I am ready to Love out loud.


Monday, January 16, 2012

I Remember...

First let me say, that I am blessed to have been raised by Southern parents who by example, kept me from being bound by the chains of bigotry...No color was seen in our home. Hallelujah...Just human beings loved by the Lord of all.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.[1] He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.[2] King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.[3]
A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career.[4] He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

No Changes Here

Snowflakes handmade by our granddaughter Emilee.

Winter has finally arrived in Michigan! It is cold, so I haven't ventured out anywhere today. Besides it was laundry day and I had a few chores that had been left undone that I had to catch up on.
Hopefully tomorrow, I will finally remove Christmas from our home. I always find myself just a wee bit melancholy and feeling like the house looks dull and drab afterwards...sigh. So, I have decided to let anything that pertains to Winter, remain. Yep, all snowmen and snowflakes get to hang out a while longer. Then it won't look quite so pitiful around here.
There is nothing exciting going on. My Tomer and the Grandbabies are still on Christmas Vacation! They don't go back to school until the 9th, which I find crazy. But what do I know? Lol.
I have no New Years Resolutions, none. I am a person who doesn't like change...a creature of habit you might say. I travel the same routes, shop the same stores, frequent the same restaurants etc.. In fact, most would call me boring! (Just like my Posts) Which are basically, all about serving the Lord, loving and caring for my home and family and for that I am thankful.
God makes us who we are. Some love the limelight and are the life of the party. (Not me) And some are the ones behind the scenes, preparing and then cleaning up after the party. But both are who God made them to be. There is no right or wrong here. Just be who God truly wants you to be...but serve Him with your whole heart!