Friday, September 30, 2011

*Good News Friday*


Think back over the past week and tell us something
good that has happened in your world.
Nothing is too big
or too small.

Your comments make Friday
my favorite day of the week.

Thanks for sharing!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A little bit of Heaven

I'm thinking I will pin this to Mister's shirt
before he leaves the house each day,
or perhaps a tatoo is the way to go.(?)
Yes, he has a problem but has not
hit rock bottom yet,
so he continues to accumulate
Books, Books and more Books...
It's always been this way.

This is what he is hoping Heaven will be like.
He is a sweet, God loving person,
so God probably has this space
reserved for him.


My heavenly mansion is gonna have LIPSTICK
in colors we cannot even begin to imagine.


I admit that I am completely addicted a little obcessive
when it comes to the yummy colors in a tube,
or on a wand, or in a case, or a pencil;
The gloss, the matte, the long wearing,
the diamond shine.
So many colors.  So many choices.
So little time!

Deep breath - I'm getting overly excited
just thinking about it.

So how about you -
what will your Heavenly mansion
be filled with?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do you hear what I hear?

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
   ~Psalm 100:1

Sunday morning as I sat in church this psalm kept going through my mind.  (No, it wasn't the sermon topic today.  Shame on me - my mind wanders

As we sang there was a voice that seemed to rise above the crowd, it was that of a lovely young woman who is a regular attender.  She enjoys the music and she sings LOUD and though I don't think she knows it, she is WAAAAY off key.  (I'm not throwing stones as I can't carry a tune at all)  The thought is "I love to hear this gal sing because she sings with such joy". 
Joy trumps perfect pitch in my book!

After church we went out for lunch and were seated across from a table of 2 parental units (Princess' lingo) with 5 young sons, under the age of 12.  This boys were well behaved but goofy and silly, the normal variety of little boys.  I loved watching them and listening to their funny chatter.

Later that same day , as I sat at the keyboard blogging, I heard Princess' laughing from the other room as she watched TV; such a pleasant, happy, sound.

For some reason I was acutely tuned in to the sounds of "joyful noise" on that particular day and it gave me a spring in my step. 

I wonder if God feels the same way as he listens to each of us? 

I'm thinking that would be a "Yes"!

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Have you heard "joyful noise" today?
Made any "joyful noise" today?
Just askin'. . .

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Do you drink . . .?

Do you drink Smoothies?

I usually think of Smoothies as being
mainly a sweet treat.

However, a friend told me she
makes hers with fruit, yogurt
and Romaine lettuce.

"Who does that?"
When I did some searching
I found that MANY people
add greens to their smoothies.

I know I don't get my share of
fruits and veggies so I was glad
to give this a try.

This was my potion:

Strawberry Activia Yogurt
1 C Berries
1/2 C water
Sweet & Low pkt.

It was surprisingly VERY tasty
and I've been using it as
a meal replacement for lunch.
This will be a Keeper for me
and I'll be trying some other
Do you consider yourself a
"healthy eater"?

Monday, September 26, 2011


I had a "gall bladder scare".

The day before I was to leave on my
Girl's Get-a-way I began to have
pain where I've never had pain
before.  I was in my car, and had my ipad
with me, so I pulled into a parking lot

consulted "Dr. Google".
Sure enough the pain was in the exact
place of the gall bladder
and I had classic symptoms.

I went home and laid across the bed
and did a lot of praying.

The pain that began around 2 pm
ended around 6 pm.

I got up -

packed my bag
and never looked back.
The next day I felt a little "tender"
where the pain had been,
but since then
I have felt perfect.

'Course now I'm wondering
if this will happen again.

Forgive me the personal question, but,
Do YOU still have your
gall bladder?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dear Summer. . .

Dear Summer,
Please slow down.
Why do you move so quickly
while winter moves so slowly?

If you could simply "pause" for
a bit and allow us to bask in the
light of your sunshine, just a little
longer, that would be great. 

And would it be too much
to ask you for some extra days to
walk bare-footed?  You know how
I love that sweet luxury. 

Oh - and the
smell of freshly mown grass and honeysuckle,
could they be allowed to linger too?

you are my very favorite season.
I adore you!

I'll miss you when you're gone.
Please promise to come again
once the days have grown short
and the earth has chilled.

I'll be waiting.
~Sweet Tea

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's "GOOD NEWS" Friday!!

Please share your "GOOD NEWS"with us in a comment.

Nothing is too BIG
or too small
that we don't celebrate it here!

Think back over the past week
and tell us what has made you smile.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Homeschool Mantra

I'm thinking about having this tatooed
across the top of my hand.
It might be a good look for me.
Whatd'ya think?

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"Homeschooling Rocks!"

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Forgive me.
I have a BIG case of "the silly's" today.

Maybe it's the fatigue of trying
to get all caught up and on schedule again.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Girl's Gone Wild, sort of

Woo! Hoo!
What a GREAT TIME I had in New Orleans
with some of the funnest gals I've ever had
the good fortune to know.
This is how we look.

But this is how we feel when we get together!!
(If you're of a certain age you totally understand
what I mean.  If you don't understand then
you will when you're older.)

I'm gonna let the photos tell you
about our Get-a-way.
This is just a few of
the fun things we saw and did.
They are in no particular order

(an inside joke  *wink)

Definitelty not one of our group.

These are just an "inkling" of the fun we had -
I was far too busy having a good time
to take many pictures.

This group of friends is a group of women
I met online @ ivillage 7 years ago.
They have become some of  my best
friends.  Who would have thunk it?!Once a year we get together,
always at a different, fun, location
and have an ongoing good time.
We leave our husbands and our problems
behind for a few days and have nothing
but FUN!There have been as many as 22 of us
one year and as few as 6 another year.
Those attending this year were from:
South Dakota,

And I'm already looking forward
to where we'll go next year!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm Baaaack!

I'm home!
And I need a bath.
And some time to unwind.
*Back from my "Girl's Get-a-way".*

What a Great, Crazy, Fun, time I had.

Pictures tomorrow!!
I can't wait to tell you
all about it!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sometimes the best of plans. . .

Today was "one of those days".
The phone rang and then rang some more,
like we had friends or somethin'.

I thought I'd be nice and fix Mister
a little somethin' special for dinner
tonight - Dessert!
Let me begin by saying,
I was distracted.  OK?!

Me:  "Darn!  I forgot to set the oven timer!"
         (pulling hot pan from oven)

Princess: (peering over my shoulder)
              "It looks OK. . .Good cornbread".

Me:   "It's NOT cornbread."

"It's Lemon Bars".

Powdered sugar covers a multitude of sins.

"Cajun Lemon Bars!".
(that sounds much better than
Blackened Lemon Bars, doncha' think?)

Mister will never know the difference.
This is Louisiana, ya know.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's none of my Business so I had to ask. . .

Dear Diary,
In my family there is my Mom and my Daddy
and Me and my Sister.
Does this mean that my parents have
really "done it"  TWICE??!!
That would be sooo gross.
I'm never gonna get married.
     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

There's always the question of
"Where do babies come from?"
"How does a baby get in there?"
etc. etc.

"Who told you the "Facts of Life"?
"How old were you?"
"Did you give your children
'The Talk'?"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Please miss me while I'm away!
I've gone on a Girl's Getaway to
New Orleans!!
I'll be back Wednesday
with lots to tell you!!

"Laissez les bons temps rouler"
(Let the good times roll"

Note:  I've blogged ahead so please
stop by even while I'm away.
I'll have my ipad with me so
I'll be reading your comments
even while I'm in the
"Big Easy".

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