Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Small changes

Thank you so much for praying this past week for me, I felt those prays! Things haven't really change, but that 's okay with me! The Lord is working!!! Moving on, what are your Thanksgiving plans. We will have our meal together on Saturday. Turkey, with mashed potatoes, gravy, a new salad called coke cranberry salad, broccoli salad, rolls, tossed salad, relish tray, maybe squash, roasted green beans and 2 pies. I think that is enough food!! Blessings!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lord, change me!

Today at church, I prayed for the Lord to change me, mold me into what He wants me to be, more kind, more understanding, and more of Him to my small circle of co workers!
Lately at work, my job has started to stress me out! It shouldn't, but it does! I'm not sure how it snuck up on me, but I'm sick of it! It fatigues me! So, I started back on my stationary bike on Thursday and a quiet time with Him! It helps me a lot. Centers me, if you want it put in a non religious way! I also got this new book by Beni Johnson. It is a good read, nothing new in the realm of eating better and exercising, but a good reminder. She also talks about sleep. I don't sleep well, haven't for years, but I think its not been good! If I get 7 hours, I'm lucky! 5 or 6 is more like it, but by 7 p.m. I'm pooped as I have been up since 5 a.m. or maybe 6 a.m. Then, you know that vicious cycle, if I cat nap before bed, I don't sleep all night. Man, this sucks!!!
Plus within all this sleep mess, my job is stressful. A co-worker is at times hard to deal with, bossy and controlling! My daughter asked me just recently "why do you attract this kind of personality?" I don't know why, but it's tiring! My personality is I'm trying to get along with everyone difficult or not, but I pay for it! Its very wearing! Plus I can't just walk away from this person as I work daily with her in the same office. So, that's where I asked the Lord to change me, change my attitude, change how I react to her, change me to what will bring glory to His Kingdom! I have been thinking of looking for a new job, but would I find another person like her?? Please pray for me and pray for her! I'm sure I'm hard to deal with at times, it's not all her! Blessings!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

this weekend

So, about a week ago or so, I noticed a rather loud noise in the basement of water rushing. I couldn't find anything, I looked and listened, nothing!!! But then when I heard it again, it was water spilling out of the drain pipe for the washing machine. Gushing out the top like a waterfall. So, Gordon is gone and I decided not to tell him until he got home which was going to be in 24 hours. So, then on last Sunday we stopped at the septic guys house to talk to him, got it pumped and guess what. That's right, water gushing out of the pipe still!!! Man, I couldn't believe it! So, we called the plumber son and he came up to help find out what's going on. There was a plug of goo about 10 feet from the house, that finally let go and voile , its fixed and life is good!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Gordon is back from mule deer hunting with 3 other guys. They had a successful hunt and everyone got meat for their freezers. The buck was a very nice size and the meat will be appreciated. Also, while he was gone our septic decided to act up, so he's digging so the guy can access the tank and pump it out, I'm praising God that this didn't happen in the middle of winter! Update, septic was full and now clean. We were told not to use powder detergent, I make my own, liquid detergent breaks down easier.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I finally found a new wallet at Shopko on Sunday after church, y'all. My friend, Lisa, had a pretty hot pink and I asked her where she got it and she said Shopko. So, I saw a red one, brown, black one, leopard print, but chose the one in the picture. We are probably 99% sure on taking a Dave Ramsey class through our church and I'm gearing up for the envelope / cash system. We aren't budget people, kinda did one 25 years ago, but we know where our money goes , but I really want to have a better handle on things as we approach retirement. Gordon keeps telling me of all the things I will need to give up, but I haven't heard what he's going to give up, insert smiley face??? So, with that in mind, I know, you are probably swooning over the fact we don't have a budget. Just seemed like a lot of work to me. But things need to change and so, back to my wallet. It was $ 35.99, wait for it, wait for it, I paid $ 7.50 Yeah for me!!!! I really like it and if I try really hard, I can get my phone in it and zipped! Blessings!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Today I want to share a few favorite things I like. 1. The coffee mug Erika gave me about a hundred years ago, one itty bitty chip in the handle, can't part with it yet! Maybe soon. Not sure.
2. I made homemade applesauce which I love. My grandma would put Red Hots in the hot applesauce, made it pink with a little kick.
3.  Baking squash to put in freezer for late use. Hopefully I will make some pumpkin bars and squash casserole. There is a new chef program on PBS called A Chef's Life. I love it. Vivian Howard is a down home girl from North Carolina who makes pretty much everyday food with a small twist. Yesterday's episode was about casseroles and how to glam them up. Can't wait till her cookbook is out! Oh boy, I will have to clean out a spot on the shelving for it!! Last week it was the might beet, she made a beet cake, kinda reminds me of red velvet cake. And of course, pickled beets, yum is all I can say there!!!
4. Chicken rice soup for lunch today. Made with leftover chicken from Friday. Good on a cool fall day!
 Applesauce, not pretty to look at, but mighty tasty!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Words, they make a person strong, fearless and hopeful or the can destroy a person, tear them down to nothing, put fear in their life and destroy all hope! What do words do to you??? Lately, I have been paying close attention to words, not only mine, but others. Boy, so many negative words surrounding me and in me! I went to Verizon today to see if I could clean up some area on my phone for another app I wanted, but by the time I got there I forgot what app I wanted. Man, I complained about being old, the lady just looked at me and said "your not old, here I will try to help". I scolded myself for saying that under my breath. I don't see myself old and I love technology, so knock it off!!!! God has given life or death by our words. Springs of living water comes from our words. I want to do better, how about you??? Give me life and a long drink from the true source of the living water, Jesus! Help me Holy Spirit with every breath!!! Thank you Heavenly Father for my life, friends and family! Blessings!!!