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Updated: 2018-04-26T11:52:51.912-04:00

 



Thankful Thursday

2018-04-26T08:24:13.259-04:00

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It's Thursday, which means it's time to be thankful.  Click here to join in with Rebecca Jo and let's be thankful together.

I'm so thankful for the beautiful weather expected today.  The sun is shining and it's going to get warmer as the day goes.  Loving this so much.

I'm so thankful that hubby and I have a trip planned for next week.  This morning he told me he wished we could stay a night longer than we planned.  So I called them and the room was available.  Thank you Lord that now we have an extra day to enjoy your beautiful creation next week.  And I know I don't have to be traveling to enjoy His creation.  I try to do it most every day.  But with vacation, there is no rushing and pressure.  Thank you Lord so much for this blessing.

I'm so thankful for my family heritage too.  I was blessed to come from two wonderful christian families.  Below is a picture of both sets of my grandparents.  This was actually two pictures and my sister put them together to make one.  I had forgotten all about this until I ran across it on FB the other day.

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Mom's parents                                                                                      Dad's parents
I may be writing more about this stuff in the future, as hubby and I just had our DNA done and I'm contemplating working on our family tree again.

Anyway, these are some of the things I am thankful for today.  How about you?  What are you thankful for?

Cathy




Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-04-25T06:00:21.397-04:00

1. They say you learn something new every day. What did you learn yesterday?I learned that there is a typo on the Lincoln Memorial. Trying to engrave the word future, they put euture. Check here:  https://www.rd.com/culture/typo-lincoln-memorial/2. Have you ever had a now or never moment? Elaborate.I'm sure I have, but I can't think of anything at the moment.  Maybe when I decided to switch from a PC to a MAC a couple of weeks ago.  I've been considering it for awhile and hubby did some research and found a good deal on Amazon and I debated for a bit and then said let's do it.  So far, I'm pretty happy with it.3.  April 25th is National Telephone Day. Do you still have a land line or have you gone mobile only?  No, we do not have a land line, we are only mobile.  When you receive a text message do you respond immediately? Usually I respond immediately to a text, unless I need to think on the answer for a bit.  Last time you turned your phone off? I seldom turn my phone off, only just to reset it if needed.  However, I do turn the ringer off when in church, doctor's offices, etc. In two or three sentences share with us a story/memory/incident from your childhood (or something current if that's too hard) where the telephone is featured.Do you remember party lines?  We used to have one and I remember mom and dad talking about at night when they wanted to make a call, they'd lay the phone between them in the bed and listen to whoever was talking and have a good laugh.  I don't have anything myself, because growing up, we kids seldom used the phone for anything.4. Close call, at someone's beck and call, call the shots, call a meeting, call it quits, call in sick, call on the carpet, wake up call...which call have you 'heard' recently? Explain.I've not really had any of them recently.  However, maybe close call would fit.  It seems so many times when out on the road there are close calls.  For example, the other night someone passed us on a country road and there was someone coming towards us in the other lane.  It didn't seem to bother them at all, but they were really way to close to pass.  I also hate it when someone cuts over in front of you on the interstate way before they should.  That seems to happen way more than I wish it would.5. What subject do you wish you'd paid more attention to in school?World Geography and World History...I have so much trouble knowing where a lot of countries are located and which stories go with which country.6. Insert your own random thought here.This little one seems to be settling in to Texas life.He got a boo-booBarefoot and happy!Loving eating outsideHe's so adorable in his hats!If you'd like to join in with the Hodgepodge, just click on the button at the top of this post.Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!Cathy[...]



My Weekend

2018-04-23T13:16:47.401-04:00

It's been a good weekend.  On Saturday I slept in until almost 9:00am.  I can't even tell you the last time that happened, but it was so very nice.  Hubby and I then got cleaned up and headed out.  We went to Cowan Lake and just enjoyed the water and geese and ducks and just some quiet time together.  It is one of our favorite things to do, to go anywhere where there is water.



Then we ran some errands and came home and enjoyed a quiet evening catching up on some of our shows.

Sunday we had 2 really good church services and met his mom and dad for lunch.  Then I got a really good Sunday afternoon nap.  I love those the most and think maybe God even intended for us to nap on a Sunday.  It is the day of rest, after all.  lol

But before my nap, I took the dog out for a mile walk and Kerri called and I got to video-chat with her and Colton for a bit.  Of course, Colton didn't talk much because he was playing outside with bubbles at the time, but I got to see his smiling face and hear his little drawn out Hiiieeee!  I think he's going to make a really great Texan, as he already has the accent down pretty well.

That's about all I have to share, so how was your weekend?

Cathy



Thankful Thursday

2018-04-19T12:19:53.815-04:00



Today I am so thankful for this little fellow.

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He looks so happy!

He and his mommy just moved to Texas, they arrived last night.  I'm going to miss seeing him in person, but I am so thankful for him and for video chatting.  One of these days hubby and I will take a trip to see them.  I've always wanted to go to Texas for a visit.  Now I definitely have a very good reason.

So what are you thankful for.  You can click the button at the top to join in with Rebecca Jo.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Cathy



Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-04-18T06:00:02.282-04:00

1. Three things on your spring bucket list? If you don't have an actual list that's fine, pretend you do. I do not have a bucket list, but for your question here goes:Finish the Bible Study we are currently doing (next Tuesday)Take a trip to the Smoky's with hubby (in May)Increase the speed, distance and frequency of my walking as I am signed up for a 5K later this year and I hope to sign up for a few more2. Where do you find rest? What restores your soul? When was the last time you did whatever it was you answered here?I find rest at the ocean.  Jesus restores my soul, especially at the ocean.  The last time I was at the ocean was for almost 4 weeks in November.  Sitting right here on the balcony, in daylight & dark and thanking God for His creation3. April is National Celery Month. Who knew? Do you like celery? What's your favorite dish made with celery? On a veggie and dip platter which would you reach for first-carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers or cherry tomatoes? I can eat celery if it's got dip or peanut butter on it, but no it's not something I particularly like.  I can eat it in dressing or maybe soup, but I'd really prefer it not be there.  I'd reach for tomatoes or carrots.4. I read here eight things to do before 8 am to make your day less hectic-Start one load of laundry, drink water, empty the dishwasher, read your Bible, know what you're having for dinner, get dressed, brain dump (two lists-one what you're thankful for and one what's weighing on your mind), and after the brain dump make your to-list for the dayHow many of these are you currently doing? Which one do you think would help the most if you added it to your early morning routine?I currently read my Bible and/or do my Bible Study and get dressed (except on Saturdays).  I think adding the brain dump (Thankful list) would help a lot. 5. Describe the view from your window.Right now I am at work eating lunch and I can see a corner of the firehouse and a corner of a big new bank building across the street. 6. Insert your own random thought here.If you think about it my father-in-law could use some prayer.  He is having some physical issues.  Thank you.Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.''Cathy[...]



Friday Foto Friends

2018-04-13T12:38:33.762-04:00

Our House Thursday morningThose are vultures sitting on an old schoolhouse building next to our post officeBirdseye view of my sister's birdMom and Dad's gravestone with new flowers for the summer.My brother's stone with summery flowersWhite fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky from one evening last weekOut on a walk with the dog and heading towards home.Found this picture on FB.  This is my grandparents on my dad's side with all 14 of their adult children.  I love this picture so much.Click the button above to join in with the Friday Foto Fun,Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.Cathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-04-12T20:21:45.992-04:00

I know I'm really late, but I still want to be thankful today.  So here goes:

**As I've said before, but it warrants being said again, I am so thankful for Rebecca Jo and her continuing doing Thankful Thursday each week.  She is so faithful and I for one really appreciate it.  If you've never met her, click the button above and go and visit her.  I promise you won't regret it.  She's definitely worth getting to know.

**Got a new computer.  It's a Mac and I'm learning to use it.  It's stretching my mind and so I think it will be good for me.


**I'm so thankful that I got to FaceTime with Kelli last night and video-chatted with Kerri tonight.  Love my girls.

**I'm really thankful for the beautiful day today.  So warm and blue skies and sunshine.  I know it's going to rain this weekend but I have enjoyed today.

Since it's so late, I'm going to keep this short and sweet, but I wanted to at least thank God for a few of the many things He's done for me.

So what are you thankful for?

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy





Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-04-11T10:15:23.485-04:00

1. April is National Jazz Appreciation Month. Are you a fan? If so what's a favorite you'd recommend to someone new to jazz listening?I certainly don't hate it, but I wouldn't consider myself a big fan.  I do like a small dose of it from time to time though.2. Mandolin, ukulele, harp, accordion or banjo...which would you be most interested in learning to play? Or do you already play one of the instruments listed?I've wanted to play the ukulele for the last several years.  One of these days (maybe when I retire), I'll actually try to learn.3. Do you judge a book by it's cover? Elaborate. You may answer in either/both the literal or figurative sense of the word.Literally, yes I do sometimes.  If the cover does not appeal to me, I probably won't read it.  I try very hard not to judge people by their cover.  Unfortunately, I don't always succeed, if I'm honest about it.4. According to a recent study the ten most nutritious foods are-almonds, cherimoya (supposed to taste like a cross between a pineapple/banana), ocean perch, flatfish (such as flounder and halibut), chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, swiss chard, pork fat (shocking! but I don't think they mean bacon), beet greens, and red snapper. Are any of these foods a regular part of your diet? Any you've never ever tasted? Which would you be most inclined to add to your diet?I wouldn't say any of them are a regular part of my diet, however, I do eat almonds quite often.  I've never had cherimoya, ocean perch, beet greens or red snapper.  I would be most inclined to add ocean perch I think.5. Besides a major holiday what is the most recent thing you've celebrated with your people? Tell us how.Can't think of any celebrations recently except holidays recently.6. Insert your own random thought here.Hubby ordered me a Mac Desktop Computer.  I should get it today (Wednesday).  Looking forward to learning how to use it.  I have an iPhone and an iPad, but have never used a Mac Computer.  This should be fun!  lol  But, honestly, I think it will be good for me to learn something new and stretch my brain some.Click the button at the top to join in with Joyce and the Hodgepodge.  Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a wonderful day.Cathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-04-05T11:48:35.858-04:00

I am so thankful for the hours we had with this little one last Thursday.  I am so blessed.His new ball from Papaw and GigiMouthful of Easter chocolateLoving that ballShowing me his bearYou look funny upside down GigiWatching TV with PapawSaying goodbye as we are leavingThankful for time with hubby's family on Easter.  Great food and great conversation.So what are you thankful for?  Click the button at top to visit Rebecca Jo.Thanks for visiting and have a great day!Cathy[...]



One Sentence A Day - March 2018

2018-04-04T08:21:30.810-04:00

1.  Another rainy day and I'll sure be glad for some sunshine when it comes.2.  Brought Chinese home for dinner and just relaxed.3.  Chilly day but beautiful sunshine so we went and watched the planes coming and going at the airport.4. Lunch with the in-laws after church...how I love spending time with them.5. Monday back to work and then pick up groceries at Kroger ClickList, and a walk with the dog and cooking and cleaning up and laundry kind of night.6. Annual mammogram and all is well...thank you Jesus!7. It got cooler today so it was a great night to stop and get a hot chocolate on the way to church and it was so yummy and we got it from Speedway!8.  Started spring cleaning in our bedroom.9.  Hubby took me to Cracker Barrel for dinner after work and it was so nice not to have to go home and cook.10. Sent in our DNA Samples...can't wait to see what they say about our heritage.11.  Time change...ugh!12.  My sister and I went shopping and I bought this cute lunch bag.My new lunch bag13.  Bible study started and we're doing Priscilla Shirer's "Discerning the Voice of God."14.  After being gone the last two nights sure did enjoy a night at home with a little housework and some TV time with the husband.15.  Typical work day and evening at home.16.  Taxes have been completed so hubby and I went and picked them up after work.17.  Went to a co-worker's father's funeral and then to lunch with my sister and brother-in-law who are always fun to be with.18.  Church and then lunch with hubby's family...good conversation and just love being with them.Miss Lucy did not want me to leave for church.19.  Got up early and took my car to Walmart for new tires and then after work I went to see "I Can Only Imagine" and it was sooooo good.What a beautiful sunrise and so glad we were up and out early enough to enjoy it.20. We had a great 2nd week of Bible Study and I feel so blessed to be with these women.21.  Second day of spring and we woke up to snow on the ground and I'm so over it!  lol22.  Took my sister to a doctor's appointment and all was well with her and she found some yarn someone was giving away and gave it to me and now I need to decide what to make.23.  Came home after work and walked a mile with the dog as it was sunshine and blue skies, but chilly.24.  Met my sister and her husband tried a new restaurant (to hubby and I) and had some great fish and chips.25.  2 wonderful church services, met another pastor and his wife for the first time (for me, hubby already knew them) and they were so nice.26.  Regular Oncologist appointment (I have a new doctor now as mine has gone into research) and all is well and I think I'm going to like him.27.  Work and Bible Study and I certainly love this study...Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.28.  Went to bed early this evening because we were getting up really early to head to Chicago area to see Kerri and Colton.29.  What a wonderful day with Colton and Kerri and Matt.Oh be still my heart, I love these two so muchLove her too!!!30.  Took this day off so we could have a 4 day weekend and just relaxed and rested up from the day before.31.  Went to lunch with hubby at Chuys and then into Barnes and Nobles and bought a new journal and I love it.So what was your month like?Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a great day!Cathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-03-29T10:17:30.062-04:00



I am thankful today to be heading to see my grandson.

Hope you all have a blessed day and thanks for visiting.

Cathy
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Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-03-28T07:17:33.311-04:00

1. What's a word that describes your life? A word you wish described your life?Blessed describes my life and I'm very happy and content with that.2. Back in my day we___________________________________?were taught cursive in school and I think they should still teach it.  (I was just talking with someone about this the other day.3. When it comes to takeout are you more likely to opt for Italian, Mexican, or Chinese food? Does a typical week at your house include takeout?Chinese, American or Mexican and yes we do have takeout probably at least once most weeks.4. Think about the people you most respect. What is it about them that earned your respect?People I respect the most are honest, trustworthy and kind.5. What's something your friends might see and say is 'so you'?I think a lot of friends would connect me with most anything Disney related. 6.  Insert your own random thought here.Thanks for visiting.  Why not go visit Joyce by clicking the button at the top and see who else played today and you can join us to.Have a great day.Cathy[...]



Currently....

2018-03-23T13:17:15.144-04:00

March 23...Currently I am...writing this postReading: Book 3 in the Mitford Series by Jan Karon (I know from my posts it seems I've been reading this forever.  I'm just not finding a lot of time to read right now)Listening to: Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. TraversLoving: My husbandThinking: I need to finish this quickly and get busy again.Feeling: Blessed beyond measureCelebrating: We're getting to take a day trip next weekend to see our daughter and grandson!Grateful for: Discerning the Voice of God Bible Study we are currently doingWeather: Sunny and 38 degrees.  Looking forward to a walk after work with the puppy.  Might even do the full mile.Enjoying: Every day of life.A quote I want to share: I stole this post from My Cup Is Full.  Why not go visit her and read her post too.Thanks for visiting me and have a great day!!Cathy[...]



Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-03-21T12:06:57.990-04:00

1. On this first official day of spring tell us something (besides the weather) you're looking forward to in this season of the year.I'm looking forward to a planned trip to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg in late April, early May and a quick jaunt up to Chicago next week to see the youngest daughter and grandson.  Can't wait!!!2. When it comes to spring cleaning would you rather wash windows or wash baseboards? Windows Clean out closets or clean out the garage? Closets Dust ceiling fans or dust bookcases? Bookcases Wipe down the patio furniture outside or wipe down the light fixtures inside? Patio Furniture Any of these tasks recently completed? Hubby did a light dusting of the bookshelf and I've been working on closets off an on.3. Your favorite thing to make/eat that calls for cream cheese? Paula Deen's Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding Sour cream? Stroganoff  Whipped cream? Twinkie Cake4. I read here a list of commonly mispronounced words. What is a word that gives you trouble when it comes to pronunciation?It's a simple word, but I have to stop and think about it when I say it.  It's lapel.5. What's a song you love with the word 'rain' in the title or lyrics?Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head - that's all I can think of right now.6.  Insert your own random thought here.I went and saw "I Can Only Imagine" the other day and it was so good.  I didn't even mind seeing it by myself.  If you haven't seen it, I'd recommend going.If you'd like to play along, click the button at the top of the page.  Thanks Joyce for always providing us with such great questions.  Thanks for visitingCathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-03-15T11:30:48.922-04:00


Today I am thankful for:

**The opportunity to be with these ladies, and some new ones too, for another Bible Study.  Let me tell you, they are some real praying ladies.


**I'm thankful for the sunshine today, even though it's still pretty cold.

**I'm thankful for Jesus


So what are you thankful for?  You can comment here or you can click the button at the top and join in with Rebecca Jo.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Cathy



Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-03-14T06:00:53.256-04:00

1. Best place you've been lately?Myrtle Beach in November2. What's something you should say yes to today? Or this week? Or even this year?Getting fully involved in the Bible Study that's starting tonight (this is Tuesday).3. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form? If so tell us how. In Western cultures the color green is typically associated with jealousy, nature, good luck, and growth. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'green'?I don't really celebrate St. Patrick's unless I happen to remember it in the morning and put on something green.The first thing is either grass or money when I hear green.4. What's a product or service you love so much you'd happily be their spokesperson? Tell us what makes you such a fan.The online resources of our library.  I love being able to get e-books and audio books for free.5. March 14th is Pi Day. How are your math skills? What's the last thing you did that required math of any kind? And most importantly do you like pie? What's your favorite kind? With ice cream, whipped cream, or please hold the cream?I'm good with addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.  Not much good with anything more.  The last thing I've done with math is probably my sister's checkbook and reports for work, oh and also figuring the sale price on some items I bought last night.  I do like some pies, yes.  My favorite pie is chocolate or coconut and they usually have meringue so you don't need the whipped cream.  If I'm having pumpkin pie, yes on whipped cream and if fruit pie, yes on ice cream.6.  Insert your own random thought here.I love my new lunch bag.  So much better then plastic bags from the grocery. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great dah.Cathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-03-08T06:40:35.475-05:00




I am thankful for:

** my puppy that just crawled up in my lap to get and give some loving this morning. She gives so much love and comfort.

** a good report on my annual mammogram and I’m thankful to have it over with for another year.

** the good night of sleep last night

** Some new yarn I bought Tuesday night. Hubby took me to Hobby Lobby after my doctor’s appointment and I found out all their yarn was 30% off. I bought a really pretty and bright variegated yarn that I can’t wait to use. I first need to finish what I’m working on though.

** our Library and the online resources available. I love all the ebooks and audio books I’ve been able to get.



So what are you thankful for this week. Why not join up with Rebecca and tell us in your own post or I love it when you comment here and tell me. You can click the button at the top to link up with Rebecca.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a blessed day.

Cathy




Currently I Am...

2018-03-07T13:01:03.911-05:00

I've seen this on other blogs and decided to do it myself today.  If you click on the word Currently below it will take you to the person I copied it from today.Currently ...Reading ... I'm reading "Mitford Series by Jan Karon which is about Father Tim and the people of his town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I'm reading the book of Joshua in the Bible and I'm finishing up listening to an audio book called "Once Upon a Dream" and getting ready to start listening to "A Wrinkle in Time".Playing ... Words with Friends.Watching ... Death in Paradise and Babylon 5 (these are out current binging shows, and we're also watching our current favorites, NCIS (all of them), Bull, Scorpion and McGyver.  Cooking ... Probably hotdogs tonight as we have church.Calling ... No one right now.Crafting ... working on crocheting a scarf.  Haven't decided if I'm going to make it a regular scarf or an eternity scarf.Loving ... that our Women's Bible Study starts up again next week.Disliking ... knowing we need to get our tax papers together.Celebrating ... all was well on my annual mammogram yesterday.Feeling ... joy because of Jesus.Listening ... to the books I listed above.Wanting ... to remember to enjoy each and every day of my life and to be thankful always.Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.Cathy[...]



One Sentence A Day - February 2018

2018-03-07T17:34:24.612-05:00

My February one day at a time.1.  Took a walk with Lucy in the snow and I think we both enjoyed it.2.  It’s gotten cold again but Lucy and I still walked and then hubby and I watched a show about some National Parks in Wyoming, which is the 2nd in a series.3.  Hubby and I took my sister out to lunch and then we took her cat for it’s vet appointment.4.  Enjoyed a great sermon on “what God demands, He provides with Abraham and Isaac as the example.5.  Got up early and took hubby to regular doctor visit and all was good and I had time to crochet while he was in his appointment.6.  Wishing my baby brother a happy birthday today.7.  The heat was out in the church when we got there tonight so we went to the back building and had church there and it was a great time together.8.  I have no idea what I did this day except I know I went to work.9.  I had a chiropractor appointment but we switched and Tracy went as jis back was really acying up.10.  Hubby and I had lunch out and ran errands and then I went out with my sisters and shopped for a bit.11,  We went to church twice and rested in the afternoon.12.  While cooking dinner the microwave went out.,,sure didn’t ladt very ling.13.  Hubby cooked a chuck roast for us so we had beef and noodles and enjoyed a qyiet evening at home.14.  Had an awesome evening of Bible study talking about the fifferent betsions of yhe Bible and other topics.15.  Out to dinner with hubby’s parents and had a wonderful bidit.16.  Did some laundry, walked the dog and read and watched TV with hubby all after a good day at work.17.  Bought the movie “Wonder” and watched it...loved it!18.  Our 29th Anniversary and I love this man more today than ever.19.  Went to a Joseph Beth Bookstore that I have not been in for years and totally enjoyed myself and bought myself a new Journal.20.  Back to work after a 3 day weekend and what a gorgeous day it is...would sure love to be outside in it.21.  Billy Graham passed away today and I have mixed feelings...I am happy for him because what a glorious time he is having and I'm rather sad for his family and even the rest of us because we have lost a great warrior of Christ from this world.22.  I waited several days to do this one and I can't remember what I did on this day except go to work, of course.  lol23.  Working on a crocheted scarf and loving how soft it is.24.  Hubby and I went to lunch and mostly just relaxed and enjoyed a very quiet day at home.25.  Sunday and we had 2 great services at church and it's such a joy to be with our church family.26.  Brought chicken nuggets for lunch and overcooked them in the microwave and ended up with peanut butter crackers for lunch.27.  Finally my NCIS and Bull episodes are new ones again as they've been repeats the last couple of weeks because of the Olympics.28.  Last day of the month and had a good day at work and fun Bible Study at church.[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-03-01T16:49:49.960-05:00


I'm so thankful for:

**  my husband who brings me breakfast at work

**  for good books to read on my Kindle

**  even though it's rained most all day, it has stopped now which means I can go out with the dog and not get soaked

**  our ladies spring Bible Study starts in less than two weeks.  We're doing a Priscilla Shirer study called Discerning the Voice of God.

**  hubby started dinner tonight, which gave me time to do this post.

**  a God who loves me no matter what and nothing can ever separate me from His love.


Click the button at the top of the page if you'd like to link up with Thankful Thursday.

Thank you for visiting and have a great evening.

Cathy



Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-02-28T06:00:23.659-05:00

1. Are you currently operating at 100% capacity?Probably not,If not, what % are you?80?What's keeping you there?I don't know really. I'm just not sure I'm back as good as I was before cancer.  I'm not complaining and I'm okay with where I am and this could be the new 100% for me.2. Have you done your taxes?NoPlanned/booked a summer holiday?We're planning a late April/early May trip but haven't booked it yet.Thought about or started your 'spring cleaning'?Thought about it, but haven't started it yet.Besides what's listed here, tell us one task that needs doing before spring rolls around.While not necessarily before spring, but sometime this year we need new shingles and some new floors and some painting done.3. What's a favorite food from your part of the country?3-Ways (picture from internet)4. This isn't a leap year, but let's run with it anyway...look before you leap, a leap of faith, grow by leaps and bounds, leap to conclusions, leap at the opportunity...which phrase might best be applied to your life currently (or recently)? Explain.Leap of faith.  I feel that my faith has really been growing lately.5. As the month draws to a close list five fun and/or fabulous things (large or small) you noticed or experienced in February.some beautiful blue sky dayswatched the movie Wonder - loved itquiet evenings with my hubby and the dogvideo chats with both girls and the grandsontime to read and crochet more than normal6. Insert your own random thought here.Look who fell asleep while eating!Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.  Click the button at the top if you'd like to play along or see some other Hodgepodge posts.Cathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-02-22T11:47:31.493-05:00

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Things I am thankful for this week:

Hubby and I celebrated out 29th Anniversary this weekend.  I can't believe we've been married that long, but I am so glad to have had each day with him.  I am so blessed and thankful for him and our life together.

Video chat with my oldest on Tuesday.  I so enjoyed seeing and talking to her.  It's been over a year since we've been together in person, but our video chat was really nice.  Usually we just text or phone call.  The video chat was nice first of all because I could actually see her face and she took me on a tour of her new home and also I got to watch her cooking in her new kitchen.  It was just so fun...almost like being there.  Now if I could just have given her a hug.  :)

Taco Salad - hubby and I made taco salads Tuesday night and I'm at lunch at work while I'm writing this eating the leftovers.  They are just as delicious today as they were on Tuesday.  Of course, the company and setting were a lot nicer on Tuesday.  lol


So what are you thankful for today?

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.

Cathy



Wednesday Hodgepodge

2018-02-21T08:43:16.787-05:00

Click the button above to join in with Joyce for some Hodgepodge Fun! 1. Where do you go when you need some inspiration?The Bible and/or my husband if it's spiritual inspiration I need.2. What's under your bed?A couple of  storage boxes of stuff and my sewing box and probably some dust bunnies.3. Thursday, February 22nd is National Chili Day, National Margarita Day, and National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. Of the three which would you most like to celebrate? Is that likely?Probably Chili Day because I do love some chili in the winter.  Will I celebrate...probably not.  4. What are you 'snowed under' with right now?Filing - I have a bunch of stuff that needs to be filed and the old stuff shredded.5. Tell us three to five things that make you feel balanced?Wait a minute...who says I'm balanced?  lol  But a couple of things that can help me in that direction are:  eating right, talking walks with my dog, getting a good night's sleep and making sure I pray and read my Bible every day.6. Insert your own random thought here.My little cool dude!Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a great day.Cathy[...]



Friday Foto Friends

2018-02-16T11:45:36.412-05:00

Click button above to join in with Friday Foto FriendsI'm linking up with Friday Foto Friends.  I have really missed this the last couple of weeks.  I just haven't had very many pictures worth posting here.  But here are a couple from my week.I didn't actually take this picture, but my daughter sent it and I think he is so adorable with his little sucker.  Look at those lips.  lolThis is our local city building and courthouse.  I love this old building.  I remember when I was a child it house a movie theater and I remember going there and seeing some Disney movies.We had a beautiful day earlier this week and I was out walking the dog.  Just couldn't resist those blue skies and white clouds.Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a blessed weekend.Cathy[...]



Thankful Thursday

2018-02-15T08:08:10.965-05:00

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I am thankful for the Word of God. I use the YouVersion app and love it so much. I also love seeing scriptures posted on social media that remind me throughout the day of Jesus and a His truths. Here is one I read this morning.






We often say we want to know what God’s will for our life is. And there it is just as plain as day. I’m so thankful for these reminders.

What are you thankful for this week?

Cathy