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!!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

weekend fun!

This past weekend my granddaughters were here. We went to a local pumpkin barn for some fun times! There was a corn maze, 2 bouncy houses, a bouncy horse race arena, a place to milk a pretend cow, 2 pretend calves to rope, 2 slides, picnic areas and lots of pumpkins!! We had so much fun! My daughter came over from Webster to spend the afternoon with her nieces and me! Thanks Erika for helping me out with all the fun we had with the girlies! blessings!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Speaking life

I'm going to tell you people that speaking life is harder than you think it is. Hard work changing your mind set! Hard not to speak negative things out loud so others hear your hurt, frustrations or just your words that encourage anyone especially you! I thought and still think I'm pretty positive, but found out I'm not to myself. I speak really negative things all day long to myself without really paying attention! This has to stop, I'm worth all the lovely, good and kind things I say to encourage others in their life! I am a prayer warrior, encourager, that is my gifting from God! But to change it up and turn it on me is hard! But I'm doing it and I caught myself ready to speak negative, stop it in its track! Zip it up I said to myself!!! I just looked at the lovely woman from work and said to pray for me, she said she would and I walked away! Please keep me accountable, someone out there, please!!! Blessings!

Sunday, October 4, 2015


So as you see from last time I posted I bought a new toy. It's going back. I followed the instructions and had no luck in making it work. So disappointing!! So that is that update.
I did take a card making class last Monday night and had so much fun, but didn't finish the cards that night. I did however just finish them up and they are cute.

There is a third one with a Christmas tree, but the photo is lost for now in cyber space, insert frown!!
My friend , Chris did a post last week that has me thinking. I'm mostly a happy person, but I'm feeling like I need a change in jobs. Chris said something that struck me, in a word "change what I'm saying to self that is negative" and start speaking life! Chris is such a great friend, we aren't close in age or in the area (as she moved away, lucky her), but I trust her words! I trust the Holy Spirit to bring life to a certain situation and change me! I can only change me, I can't change the other person or what she says, but I can change how I accept it or reject it!
Blessings to you all!!!

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me an...