Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The spice of life.....

I thought I'd share a bit of the "variety" that's been happening in my life lately.

Our grandson, Sawyer, made this for his Nannie.
I  it.

Sweet Mother's Day flowers from my hubby.
And, why, yes, they are in a green ball jar.....
(found in the floral department at Wally World)
and did you notice they'r PURPLE?
See the basket to the left of the flowers?
My friend, Ms. Kathy, gave that to me after she returned from their last mission trip to Uganda.
that's where our grand-girl was born!

My Mom found this wooden needle holder in  Mamaw's old treadle sewing machine....
and I begged asked her for it.
Notice the date is just 5 days after my birthday.....
well, except I'm not QUITE that old.....LOL!

I adore succulents and have LOTS of hens and chickens.
If any of you are local, and you'd like some PLEASE don't hesitate to ask  because I'll be more than happy to share.
My first ones came from my Mammie (my paternal grandmother) and I now have lots of containers of them and have given them away.
They thrive when they're overcrowded.

And, speaking of succulents.....
just look at what Pappy got me for Mother's Day.
Oh, how happy these made my heart!
Unlike the hens and chickens, 
I think I'll have to bring these inside this winter.
I planted them in an old galvanized bucket that came from my Mamaw.

Our grand girl loves the color pink.....
and elephants.
So, what's a Nannie to do, but make her a shirt!

Our girl called me last Friday afternoon and asked if I could take her to the ER.
It was the 3 oldest grands last soccer game and her hubby was taking them to the game.  Pappy and I were getting ready to go ourselves.
The triage nurse, PA, and x-ray tech all thought it was broken, 
but PRAISE THE LORD it wasn't and didn't require surgery......
something they let us know almost FIVE hours later!
We were both exhausted when we  finally got home after 11 PM!
It's very badly sprained and she's still having trouble walking on it.
Prayers appreciated!

So, we're sitting in church Sunday evening and I feel my phone vibrate.
I had gotten a text from Jess telling me.....
"It can get worse...
check your e-mail"!
Pappy and I immediately knew something was wrong and when the picture downloaded, it was the one above.  Our oldest grandson had fallen off the retainer wall and scraped his leg on concrete cinder blocks.
After it was all said and done and we knew he was okay.....
Nannie wanted to know if he was trying to fly!
Yes, I do have a warped sense of humor!

I've been meaning to show y'all this for quite some time,
but keep forgetting.
It hangs over the computer desk and I love looking up at it.
The old window frame came from the garage at my Papaw and Mamaw's house.
I just used embroidery tacks and twine for the "clothes line".
I printed off words that speak to my heart and added a few pictures of loved ones. That's my Mamaw making her famous  biscuits in the last picture.

I made our daughter the dish towel on the left because she loves those colors.
I was walking through a thrift store one day and saw the pitcher and knew I had to get it for her, too.
Isn't it awesome how well they go together?

I've just gotta show off what my girl got her Momma for Mother's Day.
Isn't it beautiful?
It's a "tree of life".
The four "jewels" at the top represent Pappy and me and Jess and her hubby.
The others are our four grand-kiddos!
I'm so blessed!!!

So, that's just a few things that have added some "spice" to my life lately.

Luke 6:38
Give, and you will receive. 
Your gift will return to you in full—
pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, 
running over, and poured into your lap. 
The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.

HOPE everybody has a terrific Tuesday.

Breathing in Grace,

Tell Me a Story


  1. Ok Deb, I'm moving in (giggles). What a lovely, happy family/home you have. Thank you for sharing and putting a smile on my face. Blessings

    1. Oh, you're so sweet, Ms. Linda. I try not to bore others with a lot of my personal life, but I am truly blessed. I thought her ankle was broken, too.....we had prayed and had others praying and God heard and answered!!! Ain't He good? Oh, yes He is!!! ;-)

  2. Oh maaaan... if I was just a little closer I would take you up on that offer of hens and chicks! I used to keep a pot of them at our first home, and I adore those little succulents! I'm also completely loving the dish towel and pitcher for your daughter. I love those colors too!

    I am amazed that ankle isn't broken. Yikes!!

    Thank you for sharing all these beautiful things. Have a wonderful week

    1. Ms. Beckey, if you're ever on this side of the mountain, PLEASE give me a call and I'll meet you with a pot full of hens and chicks!!! My cup runneth over with them!

    2. Debbie, I love all of your Spice of life! All the pictures are beautiful Bless her heart...that ankle looks bad to me. I'd still be whining! LOL! Oh my goodness I love that window frame! Girl...you are talented and gifted for sure. I cannot believe you matched up the pretty dish towel you made with that pitcher! Love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    3. Thanks, sweet Lady. She is still hobbling around, but has stepped down to one crutch now! The match up of the dish towel and the pitcher was purely the Lord!!! He's so good! HOPE you have a great day!

  3. I enjoyed my visit with you today! That ankle looks so painful! Bless her heart. And your grandson's leg! Oh my. I think the dish towel and the pitched go so well together!

    1. She's still in pain and on one crutch now. It's the worst sprain I've ever seen, especially the swelling. And, poor Sam....he screamed and told his Dad that he was dying when it happened....it's funny now, but not at the time! They're both on the mend. Jess really liked the towel and pitcher! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Ms. Melanie!

  4. And I have the spice of life, a purple addict, and was in Uganda several times...my husband and I wanted to be there forever, but we were used in different times at different portions... and this with your photos and your words made me smile. Thank you for sharing. Grabbed me again.

    1. We have so much in common. Our kids are going back to Uganda, probably next year and have asked us to go with them. We'll have to wait and see!

  5. I loved the yarn heart from your grandson, and more succulents for Mother's day was lovely. Great art work too, and the elephant on the shirt was clever. Isn't it just like God to let you discover something your daughter will treasure along with the towel. Each day should be filled with such spice as you have shown us here at Tell me a Story.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Ms. Hazel. It totally was a god thing that I found the pitcher for our daughter. Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!


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