Saturday, August 27, 2011

Showers of Sweetness!!!

 Edited to add....
I failed to mention that I learned the 80/20 rule of decluttering from Ms. Donna @ 
Comin Home.
Sorry for the oversight, Ms. Donna....
....but, thanks so much for sharing some of your secrets!!!

Happy Saturday, Sweet Reader!!!

My sincere HOPE that you've had a wonderful week....and that your "showers of sweetness" (blessings)....far outweigh any troubles and trials that you've gone thru!!!

Here are just a few of my "showers" this week....

***dusted off the old treadmill and started exercising once more....I don't like it any more than I did the last time....except for how good it makes me feel afterward!!!  Thanks again, Ms. Jennifer for the gift!!!

***got a new printer for less than $50.  Our printers are old and the ink cartridges cost so much to we opted for a Kodak one this time that scans, copies and prints.  

***learned that I can use a cordless drill.
I usually wait on Pappy....but took matters into my own hands and moved a shelf down for the new printer to sit on!!!

***found a scarf in the linen closet that my Mamaw had embroidered about 30 years ago.  I ironed it up and placed it on a table we also got from her!!!

***speaking of linen's clean!!!
I recently read something about the 80/20 rule.  It's where we only use about 20% of what we have and we should get rid of the other 80!!!  So....I've been cleaning out and taking to the thrift store, or giving to our kids for a yard sale to benefit their adoption!!!

***as most of you know, I LOVE to crochet.  It's my favorite "hobby" because I feel like it's also productive.  Anyway, I found an afghan I wanted to make and didn't want to have to purchase the pattern (I'm kinda frugal....not cheap, mind you....frugal...
Anyway....I saved a picture of it, HOPE-ing that I could replicate it myself.  But....then....guess what happened?!?!?  In just a few days, I got an e-mail from Interweave Crochet that the pattern was available in PDF form....and the download was FREE!!!
I was, needless to say....the new printer got broken in!!!

***a brand spankin' new Dollar General Store was built about 2/10 mile down the hill from our house.  Now, that might not seem odd....but we live in a rural area, so to see a store like that out in this neck of the woods....well, it's a huge blessing to our community!!!  And, I can just walk down there!!!

***spent all day yesterday with our GRANDsons....what a treat!!  When Pappy got home, we took them out for supper.  What a joy to listen to our boys sing along with Awesome God and Sweet Wind!!!

So, how about you....did you get lots of sweet showers this week, too!!!

Happy Weekend, Sweet Reader!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. Oh I love all the showers of sweetness you had, that is great abut the exercise bike, and the Grandsons and the dollar store...I had a great day with my parents the day I took Jack to the airport, and since my Dad has middle stage Alzheimer that was good to spend some quality time with him, just letting him talk and tell of things that are NOT real but to him they are...

    Have a great weekend

  2. You had a wonderful week!

    I got rid of more fabric. That was good. Now just to get it mailed off.

    My GRANDson will be here shortly so I can play with him today. MY son and DIL call it babysitting. LOL

    Have a great weekend!


  3. Hi Deb, I'm so glad you could use the 20-80 rule. :o) Glad that you are able to get decluttering. It really blessed me to see you mention that. We are having lots of showers of blessing at our house too..except that we only had one of the 'real' kind. Wish we had more..but grateful we got one at least. :o)


  4. I love dollar general! With coupons they have some deals. New follower from the friendly friday hop, have a great weekend! You can find me at


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