Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rambling around in my brain....

I wish I had a clue!  HA!
I have so much JUNK rambling around in my brain, I don't know where to start. So be ready for random, and I don't know if that bugs me or not! Sheesh!
photo from Matt Roloff's Facebook page
Oh I am so ready for fall! Isn't  this photo so pretty!
I would love to go to Roloff Farms one fall.
I am itching to travel, I have not been on a trip anywhere in 5 years, I am going a bit stir crazy!

 Shelby & Colby doing the Hokey Poky at Shelby's first dance recital!
My Little's are growing up so fast!
Shelby will be in pre-school this year and my Squirt is going into 2nd grade!
They are MY HEART! I love them so much and I am so proud of them!

I am ready for a change, I can't put my finger on what that should be though.
I really want a job OUT OF RETAIL! I have been working in retail for about 22 years now, and I am tired of it. I am tired of being fussed at by customers!
Believe it or not the customer is NOT always right. Shocking I know.
I so badly want to ask rotten people where they work, then I want to go there and yell at them and tell them how to do their job and then tell them how they are doing it wrong!
Oh I NEVER EVER would do that, BUT I so want to some days.
Herein lies the rub.
I have no clue what else I want to do.
I think I would like to work in Human Resources some how, but I do not have the education for it, nor the funds to become educated.
So for now I guess I am stuck....
OK I have rambled on enough for today, it's so pretty outside this morning, I think I am gonna make an
 iced coffee (thank you Pioneer Woman for that recipe)
and go sit on my porch in my rocking chair and read.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene...Survived another one!

Well  we survived another one!
Hurricane Irene came and went and this was the view from my front porch after she left this morning.
 Some sort of blight attacked our evergreens over the summer, we have to remove the poor dead things now...
 Limbs falling out of our huge oak tree, but she is still standing :)
 My neighbors pretty flower beds are toast and her lawn ornaments were roughed up but no damage.
One of my neighbors fruit trees didn't survive, that was the worst damage visible on my street.
All in all in my neighborhood not too bad, a few small trees down and lots of limbs and branches.
We were without power for about 24 hours and had some minor water damage in our laundry room. Thank God.  Irene slowed a bit and we are about 60 miles inland of Virginia Beach. We were blessed, some of those in the Outer Banks, NC and Sandbridge, Va were not so lucky and had a lot of damage.
I can't count how many hurricanes I have been through in my lifetime and every time we are covered by God's blessings, He takes care of us during every storm. Yesterday was just another example.
X's & O's

Thursday, August 25, 2011

15 years...

15 years ago yesterday I married this man. This is one of my favorite photos of him from about 10 years ago.
I love him so much.
Oh don't get me wrong he drives me nuts! But he is mine and he loves me just as I am.
He is a great big man with a great big heart and he loves big too.
He makes me laugh everyday, sometimes even through tears.
But almost everyday for 15 years we have laughed, together.
I HATE this photo and he loves it so here it is.  Because I love him.

I pray we will have another 15 and then some.
I love you Lee, and always will.
You are my Heart.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


WOW that was freaky!
There was a 5.9 earthquake centered in Northern Virginia around Richmond that was felt up to New England and down to North Carolina! To my knowledge and I have lived here all my 38 years, that was a first.
I had just gone to bed (I work nights and sleep days) I was reading and the bed started shaking,  I thought what is that when it didn't stop quickly I jumped up and met Lee in the bathroom We are just fine, the worst that happened (THANK GOD) is the cell service was down. Nothing broke or even fell in my house, again THANK GOD.
Lee and I were talking after and with a hurricane brewing, famine in Africa, wars and rumors of wars all over the middle east, earthquakes shaking, and droughts drying the land, I told him it's like Jesus saying..."Here's Your Sign!"
I hope everyone in blog land is ok and no one was hurt.
Thank You Father God for keeping us and those we love safe.
X's & O's

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pink Saturday

Hey Y'all!
How great was last weeks Pink Saturday for Miracke Makeover?!  I enjoyed myself a ton visiting with everyone and leaving comments to raise money. Thank You So Much Beverly! I was Blessed by it.

This week I wanted to share another of my Mini Pink Depression Glass Sets.
This is set #7 from Mosser Glass Co.

              Aren't they just darling? :)
                      Ice Bucket

               Footed Tumblers
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by today.
X's & O's,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Little Brother

My brother is not so little he just turned 31.
His birthday was Monday but we are going to celebrate it on Saturday.
I love him so much!
He is a great daddy and husband, he is always there if you need him, he is handsome and strong and works hard every day.  He is a blessing to me.
                         Jared, Amanda and Layden!
He really is the "Strong silent type" :).
 I am proud of him and the man he has become.
Happy Birthday Jared. You are my favorite brother...teehee.
I know I mess things up some times, I just hope he always knows just how much I love him.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Since Saturday I have had Blessings on my mind, I can't seem to get the song from the movie White Christmas out of my head ....I fall asleep counting my blessings.... I was blessed greatly seeing all the other blessed blogger posts this weekend, I hope together we have made a difference for the next Miracle Makeover recipient.
In that spirit I have concluded that if one focuses on Blessings the old sins can't come creeping back in! So today I am going to tell y'all about a few more blessings in my life, they are many;  so today will be just 3. God above is mighty and has blessed our lives with abundance so I will testify just a bit.
Thank You Father for my Blessings.....

1.Having a roof over our heads
(You see we have lost our home to foreclosure, but we are still in it for now Where we will go and how it will be paid for is in God's hands and that is a bridge we will cross when we get there. God has a plan for us We KNOW!)

2.Healing of my brain.
(I was an Epileptic, I was healed of it and have not had a Seizure in many, many years)

3.Having a saved husband.
(Lee accepted Jesus as his savior several years ago and because God sent his Son, I will have eternity with the man I love.)

                              Image from Google, too cute!
These are just a few of so very many, but I felt God urging me to share these few today.
May your day be blessed and full of Joy
X's & O's,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pink Saturday**Blessings**

Today sweet Beverly is hosting Pink Saturday and this week has a special twist, this week we are celebrating the blessings in our lives to help support....
                        Image and text are from Beverly's Blog Post

today is the day

we all share a blessing

in our life,


help to raise money for

another Miracle Makeover.
Please Visit Beverly at her blog (click her button on my side bar)for much more information on Charlie and Miracle Makeovers.
Thank You Beverly for hosting.

My Blessing ....
Wow where do I start and how do I share just one blessing in my life?
I have been blessed all my life.
I was born into a family of LOVE, I was blessed with wonderful parents and grandparents
1973 Dad, Mom, Me,Papa, and Meme (my moms parents)

Then I was blessed with 3 sisters and a brother, my life would be empty without all of them.
I was blessed with a great childhood filled with memories.
I am blessed to be married to Lee for almost 15 years.
I am blessed to be a child of God, and have a family full of saved believers that I will get to spend eternity with.
This is just the very tip top of the longest list you could imagine.
How do I narrow my blessings down, how do I pick just one....
You are all a Blessing to me.
X's & O's

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pink Saturday

Did you know that I LOVE LUCY!
 I love Lucille Ball.

A card I saved and have on one of my paper holders in my craft area.

I shared a small bit of my Lucy collection a while back, and I thought I'd share a bit more today, in honor of her Birthday  today she would have been 100 years old.  I love that red head, she always makes me smile, Lee and I were talking about her and how people really only remember her from the T.V. show, she had a long and varied film career as well. The first movie  I remember seeing her in was Mame, I loved that movie. Puzzling, I do not own it...hmmm I will have to change that. I think she would like the fact that people are still remembering her.
My little lunch box sits on the end table in my living room and holds candy :)

          My desk set was a Christmas gift from Lee. This blotter sits on my writing desk.
 The pencil cup and mouse pad are on my craft desk, the mouse pad I just use mostly as a coaster and my lamp is on it too.
                                           Even a cute place to toss the trash.
I really am surrounded by Lucy and ya know what I like it that way!
Happy Pink Saturday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Casey T.

My dear sweet friend Casey sent me some Women Of Faith books last year, we are trying to do a Bible study long distance, she lives in California.
She is one of the most kind hearted people I have ever known.
 She has a BIG love for our Lord and she even started a
Facebook group for Christian women. I love the Faith she has.
She is a great friend. Even though we have never met, we are cyber friends, but we have a true friendship I will always cherish.
Well to date we have not been able to work out the timing on the Bible Study; and as some of you know I have been struggling with my faith lately so I picked up one of the study books she sent the other day,
 "Being Yourself" How do I take off this mask is the title of it.
You are God's Delight is the title of the first chapter. There is one question in the first study I am stuck on, I honestly don't have the answers to it, so I will ask y'all these questions, WARNING they really make you look inside of you....
Reflecting on your own life, in what ways does God show His goodness through you?
In what ways do you "Declare the Glory of God" in your decisions, your relationships, and in your life?