Header courtesy of Abraham Hunter - one of my favorite artists!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

{ Terrific Tuesday }

One of the duties I had on my last job was to assign job numbers to each project that the Project  Managers were awarded a contract for. Then, on Friday afternoon, I e-mailed each of the PM's a current job listing so they'd be able to give the info to their job Superintendents to put the job number on gas receipts, etc. I always tried to tell them to have a "Fantastic Friday", and when I sent e-mails for the other days during the work week, I'd use an adjective to describe the day. I'm pretty sure these were the ones I used oh so many years ago. With the help of Google (what would we do without that awesome search tool?) I found images to go along.....

Marvelous Monday

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Terrific Tuesday

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Wonderful Wednesday

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Thankful Thursday

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Fantastic Friday

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Wonderful Weekend

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That thought pattern remained when I began blogging, so.....

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #138 }

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(thank you, Ms. Toni, for this awesome quote)

I thought I'd share a few fotos of our sunflowers. I really wish I'd planted more seeds, but there's always next year. Pappy is actually the one who gets credit for this post because he pointed out the difference in how they're growing, some with their "heads" bowed low and others standing up straight and tall. He compared them to how the Pharisee and the tax collector prayed.  The Pharisee was proud and held his head high and thanked God that he wasn't like other people, bragging about the fact that he tithed and fasted.  The lowly tax collector stood at a distance and wouldn't even look toward heaven as he prayed, but asked God to be merciful on him, a sinner.  

When I took these fotos my mind went in a somewhat different direction.  Sometimes I allow things of this life to get me down and I find my head bowed in discouragement.  But, as I change my focus and "think this, not that" (Philippians 4:8 has been the scripture I DWELL on for quite some time now) my attitude changes and my coping skills get so much better.  

Maybe these should be called SON-flowers!!!

Happy Friday, Sweet Friends!

HOPE you have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

{ Thursday Thoughts }

Just a few rambling thoughts......

July is a big birthday month for us.
Our son-in-love's birthday was last weekend (he turned the BIG 4-O), our youngest grandboy is up next, turning 5, then at the end of the month is our oldest grandson, who'll be 12. Where does the time go, Y'all? It seems like yesterday we were at the hospital waiting on our first grandchild, not 12 years ago!


It's hotter than blue blazes in East Tennessee!
This old, um older lady has discovered just this year that the heat is not her friend. I'm finding it difficult to breathe in this weather and I've never noticed that problem in the past.  It has nothing to do with age.....
does it?!?!?


What in the world would we chat about if we didn't have the weather to discuss? I'm turning into my Mom!


Our little garden is doing quite well, except for the cucumbers. We are finding a few cukes but where are bees when you need them? I've already picked fresh green beans and we're getting lots of maters.....so yummy.


Tell me that I'm not the only person whose hair grows like a weed in the summertime. I'm not sure I've ever noticed that before. It has nothing to do with age.....
does it?!?


Update on my she-shed!
Pappy has found me one and the fellow was really anxious to get rid of it, but then things just stalled. He went out of town for the 4th of July and now is dragging his feet about cleaning it out. I can't say that I blame him in this heat, though. If it's meant to be, it'll be, right? I'm learning not to get my hopes up about much of anything anymore, just wait and see.


Y'all, I REALLY need a vacation.
When we went to the beach at Christmas with our kiddos, that was the first vacation we'd had in I truly can't remember how long. Life is getting a bit tedious with added responsibilities and I can't see us being able to get away anytime soon.....
but a girl can dream!  As my Momma used to tell me  growing up, "Nothing ever stays the same." 


You know what happens to an older lady who trips over her own feet (actually it was a basket) and falls on a tiled floor? She hurts her already bum ankle and days later keeps discovering sore spots, knee, hip, big toe! It has nothing to do with age.....
does it?!?!?


How many of you don't sleep well?
I haven't for several years, but it's getting worse.
It has nothing to do with age.....
does it?!?


Just for fun.....

Thanks for sticking with me through this senseless rambling, Y'all!  

HOPE you have a terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Photography }


the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (such as film or an optical sensor)

I know I'm not a photographer but I do taking fotos. This isn't something that just "developed" 😊 because I've had a love of photography since I was a little girl. Back in the day, we had to send the roll of film off in the mail and I couldn't wait to get our pictures back, along with the negatives. (I'm truly showing my age right now!)  My little hobby is what inspired our Friday Foto Friends link-up, plus it gave me a way to store my fotos someplace where I could go back and reminisce from time to time.

I thought it would be interesting to find quotes that have to do with taking fotos and wanted to share them here with Y'all.  Some of these quotes are kinda deep but for those who share my love, they'll speak to your heart, too!

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Love this - my new moto

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Even with this heat and humidity, I'm gonna make it a choice to "focus" on the positive today.

HOPE your Wednesday is wonderful!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

{ Fat and Flourishing }

If you know me very well, then you've probably come to realize that my mind has a tendency to wander, so this morning has been no exception.  As I was reading the referenced scripture in my devotional in Psalm 91, I noticed on the opposite page I had underlined a verse in Psalm 92.....

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What a sweet reminder that was to me because I'm definitely of "old age" 
(just ask our daughter....😊)!

Here's another version.....
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Still a precious word from God about how we're still valuable even as we grow old(er).

But, to show you that our God truly has a sense of humor, (and I do believe He gave me mine) if you read this same verse in yet another version of the Bible, here's what you get.....

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"Fat and flourishing"


Well, I guess if the shoe fits!


I do like that first part, though.....

"The older the palm tree, the sweeter the fruit!!!

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!