Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday's down time

Lately, we have been using Sunday as a true Sabbath day or a restful day. Doing as few things that require us to do our job. I have worked only one Sunday since I started at the grocery store 15 yrs ago, but things pile up here and I have in the past used Saturday and Sunday as my "catch up" day. But as I grow "older" and hopefully wiser, I try not too. Not saying that it was a bad thing that I did before, but I really think we need a down day! A day of rest, not running around cleaning and all that entails, but true rest. I did a little exercise this morning which I felt was of God. I actually took a nap for an hour. How do you spend a day of rest?? Reading or watching a favorite movie or going to the movies or gardening or painting?? Blessings above and beyond!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my 3 favorite men!!! You know who you are, oh but you readers may not!
 1. Gordon, has been my number one for over 44 yrs. We met when I was 17 and he was 22, that's a long time ago, but seems like yesterday. 2. Kurt came along in 1976. What a surprise and joy he has been to me. I didn't have any brothers, so figuring out how to raise a son was a challenge for me, but Gordon knew how to being a guy and having a brother. I think Kurt is a great dad and husband!  3. Trevor came along in 2007 to marry our daughter. What a wonderful man! He is everything and more that I prayed for, for Erika. I feel blessed! My Dad was a great Dad and I see that same kind of patience, kindness and fun in Gordon. Gordon is handier than my Dad ever was, dad couldn't do many mechanical things, but he could joke and have fun! I love my guys! I hope and pray that the men in your lives have a wonderful day to be pampered more and loved on more! Be blessed my friends!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015


WE got back last night from a week with cousins in Missouri. My cousins live there with their children near them. Judy and her husband live about 1 1/2 hour south of St. Louis. We stayed there 1 day before going to Judy's daughter house in Illinois. Karen has a 12 yr old that made our 2 granddaughters feel welcomed. They played with catching tadpoles, fishing, running with water guns, coloring plant pots, coloring pages, having Karen take their pictures to exchange. and eating lots of popcorn! I hope and pray that the girls had fun and that we made some memories for them to look back on when they are older. Thank you, Karen and Judy. Gordon fished with Zeno for 3 days. They caught fish and ate fish. They fixed stuff around their house that needed to fixed for years. Enjoy the photos!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...