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Friday, June 22, 2018

[ Friday Foto Friends #135 }


I mustache you a question?
Sorry, I just couldn't resist!
😉


So, how's everybody doing?
Did you have a good week?
Is it hotter than blue blazes in your neck of the woods like it has been here?
But.....
yesterday we got rain!
Glorious rain, Y'all!


I almost forgot about getting pics of the garden and these aren't the best quality because I was trying to stand on my head.....
which, by the way, is not good for somebody who suffers from vertigo!
😵


I think I'll be picking beans next week!

I've already pulled one off and popped into my mouth!
So yummy!


 Green beans -
 I thought I planted the rows pretty far apart, but it's a jungle in there!

  And, talk about a jungle -
these are the maters!

  Cucumbers -
and I don't think they're going to do well unless some bees decide to pollinate them. I've only gotten two and they are loaded with blooms.

 Spider Lace -
these come up volunteer every summer from seeds that fall into the garden. I love these flowers - 
Pappy, not so much.
They're an heirloom because they originally came from my paternal Grandmother, Mammie,  many years ago.

 When these get ripe, they'll be "purple" -
my favorite tomatoes!


 As I was walking back from the garden I spotted a lightning bug on this flower!
Are lightning bugs more plentiful where you live this year?
They are here!

My newest garden flag!

No truer words were ever spoken!
And, yes, that's a rusty gas can.
If you know me well, then you know I have a love of all things rusty!


Somebody tell me the name of this flower.
I moved it from another part of the yard last year and it's growing like crazy in its new location!


And, last but not least, a flower our grand girl picked for me on the "field trip" we went on a few weeks ago!

So, that's that about that!
(something my Mammie used to say)

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!
We'll be entertaining the grandkiddos this evening -  
makes Nannie's heart happy!





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Thursday, June 21, 2018

{ Thursday Thoughts }

As I'm typing this, I keep glancing out the window at a flowering bush that is full of honey bees. That just makes my happy to see the bees going from blossom to blossom gathering nectar. I've heard that they're getting scarce....the bees, I mean.....and there's a problem this year with cucumbers developing on the vines because of a lack of bees to pollinate them. Isn't that sad?
😒

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We've hit a dry spell here in our neck of the woods and haven't had rain in over two weeks. Pappy has been so faithful to keep my little garden watered and it looks amazing and I've even gotten a couple of cucumbers already. Fotos tomorrow might be of my garden since I don't have much else to share.


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But, we're supposed to get rain today and tomorrow.
It's cloudy and my joints hurt!!!
😊

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I'm disappointed in Amazon Prime!
I've gotten hooked on the show "Poirot" and now the only way we can watch it on AP is to buy a subscription to Britbox.
No, thanks!

 😞

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We haven't had to mow our yard in close to two weeks.....or my Mom's.....because it's so dry!
And, have you noticed that if I didn't have the weather to talk about I'd pretty much have nothing to say?
😁

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Do any of you have a "she shed"?
I'm REALLY wanting one! 
I want to use it to store "my" tools and also to make a portion of it a war room! I get excited just thinking about it, Y'all! Here's one I saw on the Instagram account of Fresh Eggs Daily. Isn't it adorable? I want mine to have a little front porch so that I can put a couple of chairs on it to sit with friends and I'd love electricity and an air conditioner and I've already landscaped it in my head and I'd love a rain chain and wreaths on the door and I can just picture it decorated for Christmas!
 Hey, a girl can dream, right?!?!?

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Fresh Eggs Daily

Be still my heart.....

Lighter Side Of Real Estate compiled a beautiful look into the sheds that women built for themselves and we are seriously obsessed with the creativity and ...

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Y'all know how much I love to craft!
Here's what I'm gonna try my hand at next.
I bought some spoons and knives at a thrift store yesterday 4/$1 so I'm not out much if I mess them up!



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Wouldn't they be cute to turn into a wind chime, or to stick in plants?

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Am I the only one who hasn't had any hummingbirds this summer? I don't know what's wrong. I put out fresh nectar twice and did see one flit around the feeders, but they never returned. I so enjoy them every summer. The only thing I can think of is that I put one of those paper bags tied up on the front porch to keep away wasps (and it really works, Y'all). Would that deter the hummers since the feeders are right beside the porch?
HELP!!!

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Another question?
If you're a blogger and you have it set to review comments before they're posted, have you quit getting the e-mail that shows you have a comment? I have! I've gotta go directly to my dashboard to comments "awaiting moderation".  It's a little more time-consuming and also I often forget, so if you don't see your comment show up quickly, that's why.
Anybody else?

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And, since I don't post a lot of personal fotos on my blog I thought I'd share a couple with Y'all today. If we're Facebook friends, you've already seen them! These two people mean the absolute world to me!


 Pappy and Nannie


Jessica and her Daddy

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I've probably shared this before, but I'm sooooo grateful to the good Lord above that Pappy and I are both retired and can enjoy life together in our "golden years". That was a desire of my heart and God granted it.


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I could probably ramble on, but I'll stop right there because we're heading out to run some errands!


HOPE everybody has a day chock full of blessings!





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Miracle }

miracle

an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause; an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God

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About a month ago, we visited one of my very best friends who lives about an hour and a half away. We sat in their home and chatted with them and I shared with her something that has troubled me for quite some time, something that Satan was having a field day with and seemed to be completely out of my control. At the end of our visit, I asked if she'd pray with us about the problem. Then, a few weeks ago, I asked another precious friend if she would pray for me. 

Y'all, I get prayer requests from folks quite often, but because of my pride, I fail to ask for prayer for myself. I feel like I should be able to handle things on my own and fix my own problems and what in the world would people think of me if I told them what's going on in my life. How arrogant of me!

I'm sharing this to tell you that you should NEVER hesitate to share with a trusted friend what's on your heart. Be transparent with them, let them know that you're weak and in need of help because.....

God still works miracles and I'm seeing first hand His redemptive power in my own life!


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Ain't God good?

Oh, yes He is!!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

[ Monday Motivation ]



"There is no need to cling to thoughts that haven't produced joyful fruit in your life. If you want to gain emotional control, first gain mental control. Build a better attitude of mind, one thought at a time. If you try on a new thought and it doesn't work for you, exchange it. 

NOTHING pushes out toxic thoughts like God thoughts!"

40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life
~~~Tommy Newberry~~~


HOPE your Monday is Marvelous!

Friday, June 15, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #134 }



Hey, Friends!

HOPE everybody has had a great week.
It's been "hotter than blue blazes" in our neck of the woods and the humidity is almost unbearable. 
Didn't I just complain about the cold a few months ago? 
😏

It's been another slow week for fotos for me so I thought I'd just share a craft that I did from something I saw on Pinterest. I only bought 3 rolls of ribbon and rick-rack, everything else I had on hand. Pappy cut a dowel he had down to 18 inches and I hot glued the ribbons across the top and let them hang down. The most difficult part which wasn't hard just time-consuming was gluing the buttons on the flag to make the "stars". I was so glad that I had 50 buttons exactly alike that was in a tin of buttons that was given to me from my mother-in-law's things. Another thing that made my heart happy is I was finally able to use the ribbon with cardinals!  I got it at an after Christmas clearance at Big Lots many years ago. I didn't have a "pattern", just went by the fotos I saw on Pinterest and kinda "winged it" and came up with my own.  Our daughter made one, too, and hers is absolutely nothing like this one. I love that we can both be crafty, but true to our own style!


So, what about you?
Have you been doing any crafting lately?
I'm working on something else that I'll share later.....
as soon as I can wrap my head around how to attach the legs!

HOPE your weekend is awesome.
Stay cool!


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Watch ]

watch


to take care of; to keep under guard; to be on the alert for; to look at; to observe closely in order to check on action or change

All along on the road to the soul's true abode,
there’s an eye watching you;
Every step that you take this great eye is awake,
there’s an eye watching you.
Refrain:
Watching you, watching you,
Ev’ry day mind the course you pursue,
Watching you, watching you,
There’s an all-seeing Eye watching you.

 As you make life’s great fight, keep the pathway of right,
There’s an eye watching you;
God will warn not to go in the path of the foe,
There’s an eye watching you. 

  Fix your mind on the goal, that sweet home of the soul,
There’s an eye watching you;
Never turn from the way to the kingdom of day,
There’s an eye watching you.  


When I was a little girl we used to sing this song in church, "There's An Eye Watching You".  I'm not gonna lie the song kinda scared the heebie-jeebies outta me as a kid because it made me see God as a mean old man watching my every move and just waiting to strike me down as soon as I made one wrong move or said something that I shouldn't. That was pretty much my way of thinking for many years and how I pictured God because I viewed God and serving Him in a very legalistic way. I was terrified that I would "break the law", so to speak.  It took a lot of Bible study and good teaching and reading to see God as the loving God that He is!  Yes, He sees my every move and knows each thought that pops into my mind and way too often out of my mouth.  Yes, He reprimands me out of love. Yes, He does have an all-seeing eye watching over me. But, just like the definition of "watch" I shared above, He's taking care of me!


Oh, what a different picture I have of our sweet Lord and Savior now than I did as a child!

Thank goodness!!!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

{ Monday Motivation ]

I started my morning off REALLY early by putting on my headphones and listening to a variety of worship music.

This one just makes me wanna move!



HOPE this motivates you on this rainy Monday!