Thursday, January 31, 2008

Brrrr It is snowing again!!

It is snowing here again! Not a lot but enough to be a little slick and cold!! I still have a sore throat and cold and Kelly went to the Doctor yesterday. She is feeling a little better today!!
We had to get out today and get tax stuff for Carrie's Missions organzation in the mail!! It was cold and wet!! Snowing and melting!! Thank you all for stopping by and saying and telling me you are praying for us!! I really aprreciate this, Nancy was watching TV and said she needed her oxygen and she turned it on and went to bed. She hasn't caught this junk and Please pray that she doesn't! I have already talked to her Doctor at KU and our Doctor in our home town and if she shows any signs of getting this stuff I am to call right a way! Nancy's lupus settled in her lungs a few years ago so this would be really bad if she gets this stuff.
I haven't been out to as many blogs as I would like these past few days but as soon as I am able I will be by to leave you a comment!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Snow and Cold!! and More awards!!

Hello everyone!! I did get the junk that is going around !! My family had a fit and said I had to go to the Doctor today and I did !! I did not have the flu! Just what is going around! Stuff up nose and ears, sore throat, and a cough! I was in bed most of the day yesterday.
It is really cold here today! It was 55 at 6:00 this morning and by noon it was 20 and now it is 11 degrees!! AND we had snow with high winds too, but the snow has stopped !! I had a note from Glo and she has the same stuff I do!! Not feeling very good!! She is having stew for supper and we are too!! I hope you all are okay, but I know that Mary and her grandsons have the same stuff we do and they live in Canada!!
This is called The Bloggin' Blessin' Award

This lovely award was given to me today by Karen over at Karen's Korner Karen is Blessing for sure!! If you haven't been over her way be sure to visit her!! She is a sweetie!! Thank you so much for this award!
Here are the rules:
The blessing is as follows:The idea…it’s a game of tag with a difference, rather than looking inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for 3 blog friends. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the bloggin’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a bloggin’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to. If you receive a bloggin’ blessin’ please leave a comment on this thread here so that we can rejoice in just how many blessings have been sent around the world.

I am going to pass this one on to everyone on my side bar!! Please take this and be Blessed!! Everyone who reads my blog is a Blessing to me more then they will ever know and I want all of you to be Blessed!!

This is the Young at Heart award I received from Mary over at Mary's Writing Nook last week that I forgot to pass out with my other award! I am so happy that Mary thinks I am Young at Heart!!! Thank you very much Mary!

I am passing this out to

Glo @ YOUNG AT HEART (Is this cute or what!!) I had to give this to Glo with her blog's name Young at Heart and the award is Young at Heart!!!

Anni @ Hootin' Anni

Donetta@ A Life Uncommon

I am sure all the bloggers on my side bar are Young at Heart!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Alrightly then posting awards!!

I was given this precious award from Denise at Shorty Bears Place This is what it is all about. This is what she said about the award: What is on my heart this morning is Encouragement. A word of hope or affirmation is a real blessing to building one another up - with the view of leading us closer to God.I have been really encouraged, inspired, challenged and stirred up by a lot of posts that I have read. They have drawn me closer to God, desiring to follow in His Footsteps more and more.So, with that in mind I have designed this Award called "You Encourage me to follow in his Footsteps!

Thank you Denise and I am giving right back to you!! I will pass this on to :

I am not going to write about each person because they all encourage me daily to follow in HIS footsteps!!

Sandy @ Flip Flop Flooize

Daisy @ Lazy Daisy Log

Melli @Insanity Prevails

Mama Bear@ Bears In Exile

Mary @ Mary Writing Nook

Regina @ Regina's Family Seasons

Sandi @ Did you ever think about....

Donna @Just Me

Glo @ Young at Heart

Debbie @ Chocolate and Coffee

There are so many others who should have this award! Thanks to every one who passed these on to me! I appreciate all of them!!

I was given this award from Mary over at Mary's Writing Nook Thank You Mary!! I love going over there and reading her post!! She has a wonderful blog!
This award is for every one on my side bar who reads my blog!! I love you all ! You all make my Day!! Please take this and enjoy!

I was given this great award from Anni over at Hootin' Anni Thank you very much Anni ! I am honored by this!! Here is what she said about me.

Carolyn [aka Grams] at Talk to Grams. I could go on and on about dear Grams-but all wonderful things can be retold about her. I just love this lady. She tends to bring us all down to earth by her blogging. She is trustworthy, loving and giving. She can lift anyone's spirits by her generosity and devotion to her family! And I trust her family feels the same!!

This is high praise indeed!! Thank you for your kind words Anni!!! There are so many who have excellent blogs that it is hard for me to know who to pass this on too!

I will pass this award on to :

Denise @ Shorty Bears Place
What can I say about about Denise that hasn't been said!! She is one of the kindest most loving person I know! She struggles every day with health issues that would put most of us running for cover! She has a wonderful blog that stays so positive through it all trusting God each Day to get her though! I love you Denise!

Carol @ PEA'S'Corner Carol has one of the most interesting blog going!! I love going over there and I love her graphics!! She is a very caring thoughtful person ! If you have never been over there you are in for a treat!!

Karen at Karen's Korner Karen has a dear blog that keeps you guessing on what will happen next!! She is a down home, corn bread loving woman!! She makes you hungry every time you visit her!! I love going over there and you will too!!

Melanie @ Livin' With Me! Melanie is a wonderful young Mother who is devoted to her husband and little girl Hailey!! Melanie is the same age as my Kelly and they both keep me young!! Melanie is so fun loving and has a sense of humor that I just love!!

Regina @Regina's Family Seasons Regina has a great blog with a picture of her adorable grand daughter on the header! When Kelly saw this she went nuts and said this is the cutest little girl ever!! Regina loves her family and her Heavenly Father with so much love! Please visit her and find out what a wonderful blogger she is!

Tammy @ The Pink Magnolia Tammy has a blog that is beautiful and she is a loving caring person! She will make you laugh and cry and I enjoy her blog every day!!

Jane @ Cozy Reader Jane is a dear lady who is a pastors wife. She loves to read and has good tips on the books that she likes. Jane and her husband go down to their mission in Venezuela quite often and do a lot of good for the people there!! If you don't know Jane its time to go visit her!

Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life Cindy has a excellent blog for sure!! She is a wonderful Christan lady. She is a radio announcer and she has all kinds of interesting information on her blog!! I really love this lady and you will too if you go visit and find out what she is all about!!

Barb @ Baba's Blog/Night Owl Barb is a wonderful person who is a nurse who worked with the preemie babies for years!! She has a delightful blog and I count her as one of my dear friends!!

Here is a nice award from Denise over at Shorty Bears Place Thank you Denise I appreciate this award from you!!

I would like you pass this award on to

B.J. @ Sweet Nothings

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Linda @ This and That Diary

Renie @ Renie Burghardt's World

Julie @ Jules Journal

I have received some lovely award while I have been out with my arm and shoulder pain. This is the first award that was given to me by Maryt who aka The Teach Thank you so much Mary! I am glad that I am able to cheer you up!!! Here are a few but not all of the blogs who daily cheer me up!!

I will pass this along to

Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Sandy and Mike!

Sandy and Mike have been married for 44 years today!! If you can, go on over to her blog at Flip Flop Flooize and tell her Happy Anniversary!!! She has written a wonderful post about their love for one another.

It is really cold here but is suppose to warm up!! My arm and shoulder are getting better each day!! Praise God!! I have been able to get out and about to some of the blogs today.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I miss you all!!!

Hello, I am missing everyone so much!! My shoulder and arm is getting better!! Praise God! I still am going to be careful for a few more days! I have been reading your blogs each day and enjoying them all! But it is not the same if you can't leave comments!! Thank you so much for your prayers for me and your loving concern!! I appreciate it !!
Karen had to come home from work today and went to the Doctor! She has an infection in her lungs and the Dr. said for her to stay home until Monday! She feels terrible. She had a treatment at the office and they gave her a inhaler.
Thank you to sweet Mary for another lovely award today! I will past out all the awards when I am able!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Back From the Doctor!

Girly Comments & Graphics
I have missed you all!! I went to the Doctor this morning and he had the ex- ray tech take a picture of my shoulder and arm. It turns out that the two little bones at the top of my shoulder are almost rubbing together. Bone on Bone. It has arthritis in it but with a bursitis flare up. He wanted to put a shot of cortisone in it but I said ,Please try pills first! The last time I had a shot of cortisone two years ago, I had a full blown period!! Seeing how I am almost 70 this is the pitts getting a period at this age!! So we are trying pills first!!

I have some gentle exercise for my arm so it won't freeze up! Crossing my arm and touching my other shoulder, lifting my arm in the air, trying to put my arm behind my back!! I have fingers that have froze up and I can't bend them to touch my palms.

While I have been gone I have received two more lovely awards! One from Mary and the other one from Hootin Anni!! Thank you so much!!!
Thanks to everyone who has been praying! Your prayer have been a blessing, helping me day by day!! and at night too!!!!
When I am able I will leave comments again! I am reading your blogs!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

I have made an appointment with the Doctor!

Girly Comments & Graphics

Thank you so much for your prayers!!! and your loving concern for me!! It still hurts! I have taken your advice, I have made an appointment for Monday morning to see the Doctor!! I have been reading your posts but it hurts to type in comments! But I am keeping up on what is going on!
Thank you, to "The Teach" I think her name is Mary, and Denise for the lovely Awards !! I will post them when I feel better!! I will do the meme for Mary over at Mary's Writing Nook later, too!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesday and I need your prayers!

I feel like a copy kitten but I am not!! I have hurt my right arm and I am in pain and it hurts to be on the computer! Glo had this too! I don't know what I have done but I have to rest my arm! This is the arm I type with! Karen said if it is not better I have to go to the Doctor. I can't reach up to touch my face with out pain and that isn't right!
I did get my perm and I will have to have Kelly take a picture and we will post it later. It is really short!! The thing about hair it grows!! So not to worry!
Please put me on your prayer list! Thanks!! I will be out and about to visit you all as soon as I can!! I can go read posts, just not type in comments!! That not so bad!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday Evening !

Here it is Monday Night! Did your teams win yesterday? It looks like it will be the Packers and the Giants. The Charger's and the Patriots. It sure won't be the Kansas City Chiefs! I know some of you are not big sports fans at all but I love watching football!
I should save this for some meme that comes along one of these days ! You know one of those that says what is it that the bloggers don't know about you "meme"! Well ,You all found me out on Friday 's Feast one time and on some meme or other that I watch the PBR! I won't wait for another "meme" to come along I will fess up I get all wound up in March Madness!! I print out brackets for the family and see who can get the most basket ball teams correct! The first day it comes on I pop pop corn and get plenty of Diet Cokes on hand and just have a good time! When it gets closer to when this all takes place I will keep you all posted!!
I get to go to the beauty shop on Wednesday morning and get a perm!! Not a day to early either!!! My hair is a real mess and this makes me so happy! Of course I heard on the weather report tonight that is suppose to snow on Wednesday morning! I can walk on snow so I should be, okay!!
I found all these adorable old fashion icons I have on my side bar and on my post today at Lise's Garden I love them!
Please pray for BJ over at Sweet Nothings She was to have surgery this morning but it was postponed when three ER patients came in while she was waiting to go in for her surgery! She will have surgery in the morning (Tuesday) as she says God Willing!
Pray for Glo over at Young at Heart! She has been having a very hard time being able to post and leave comments at her friends sites! She has been in so much pain that it hurts even to touch the keys on the computer! But Mike talked her in to going to the Doctor today and she found out she has bursitis's in her shoulder. I know they both will appreciate your prayers!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

He is All Together Lovely!

Christian Glitter by

He is all together lovely! He is Worthy of our Praise! He is so Wonderful to me!

I am Thankful today for the safe return of my daughter Carrie to Mexico on Friday night. It took 2 hours to cross the border with the officials going over the paper work. But that is how it goes sometimes!

After she got home at 1:00 in the morning she stayed up until 2:30 or 3:00 getting everything organized ! She thought she would sleep later in the morning but couldn't and got up and took down the Christmas tree and put all the decorations away. Then went grocery shopping! She said she was so tired last night!!

So thankful she had good weather to travel home ! I am thankful we have had better weather this week. OK, I just thought about this and I haven't been out of the house for a few days so I not so sure how the weather has been!!!!

I am Thankful that Kelly got some extra work this week! This is always helpful!

I have made new blogging friends this week and this is always a nice!

I am so Thankful for God 's Love and His Forgiveness in His Son Jesus! This is how I started out on this post, He Is all together Lovely!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Photo Hunt Grams Is Back in the HUNT!! SKINNY

I have been gone from Photo Hunt for a few weeks and I missed all my Photo Hunting Friends!! This is a Skinny tree in the Smoky's Mountains ! We visited there this September and it is so beautiful!!
To find out more information about Photo Hunt GO HERE

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Fun Award or Welcome to the Club Award!! Blogaholics Anonymous

I have received a wonderful funny adorable award from Melanie over at Livin'with Me! In fact she has two blogs! The other one is Our Happy Happenings She thinks I am a blogaolic!! Can you believe that!!! OK she is right!! She has one of the funniest post I have read about this condition! You can find this post on her Our Happy Happening blog. It is on the right hand side bar just scroll down.

This is what she said

Now it’s really more of a club than an award- and you all know that you belong in this club!

So, here are her rules:Please grab the button and proudly display it on your blog.Pass it on to as many people as you want to.Feel free to give Livin’ With Me a little linky love.

Well, Thank you so much Melanie! Do I know any Blogagolic???? Of course I do!!

So I will pass this on to some other blogagolic's and Welcome to the Club!!

Carol @ Pea's Corner

Now if you know you are a Blogaholic Please grab this award and post it on your side bar and Welcome to the Club!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Reports Are Finished! and the 2007 Inspiring Blog Award

Just found out I received this nice award over at Shortybearsplace Thank you Denise for thinking my blog is inspiring!! I really think Denise's blog is very inspiring! She has many health issue's that she deals with so much courage each and every day! Denise's faith in GOD is what carries her though each and every day! I will pass this out to Cindy @ Notes in the Keys of Life
Hope@ Second Time Around
Sandy@ Flip Flop Floozie
Jane @ Cozy Reader
Daisy @ Lazy Daisy Log
Melli @ Prevailing Insanity
Glo@ Young at Heart
Julie @ Jules Journal
Barb@ Baba's Blog/NightOwl

All these ladies inspire me daily These were my friends when I first started blogging and they kept encouraging me to hang in there, that I would learn all the blogging stuff!! I haven't learned it all yet but I have come a long way!!! All the blogs on my side bar inspire me! If you would like this award feel free to pick it up and take it over to your blog! You all inspire me!!

I am so happy to be finished with the yearly reports and the yearly receipts!! Kelly took everything to the CPA and mailed out the letters!! Praise God! I would still be doing this without the help of Carrie, Karen, and Kelly!! They all jumped in and helped me get this all done!! Thank You!

Carrie left this morning to go home to Mexico!!But not to worry she will be back in June for the birth of the new baby! Yes, new baby! Sofia and Jey are having a new baby in June!! We are all thrilled to be having another little one! Kevin will only be a year old. Valerie will be going on three. She will have her hands full for sure!

Did I ever thank every one who sent Nancy stickers over Christmas, A whole bunch of you did and if I didn't Thank you, well she just loved them and I appreciated your thoughtfulness!! She received stickers from Mary last week and today Denise had sent her a book of them!! Thank you both!! For any of you who are new over here Nancy is my special needs daughter who is 45 years old. She also has Lupus but this past year she is holding her
own! Praise God!!

I won't be able to get out to every one's blog today but I will before the week is over!! I missed you all!! You were so kind to come and visit me!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A very lovely award! The Daily Dose award

I just received this lovely award from a very lovely special person,Connie at Little Red Hearts from God Thank you so very much Connie!! What a nice way to start out the New Year!

This award and it's originator are special. I always love to find out where something comes from and why. What is the heart and soul behind it. So, I am glad that I can give you the information to go back and read. It's not just about who's who but about passing the torch of love."So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog".From Xandra: creator, The Daily Dose Award This will be hard to do because there are many that touch me in some way. And by not including you, that doesn't mean that you don't touch my life in some way. But here we go.... I am not linking these blogger because I had all ten of them done and I lost it all!!!!!!! Here we go again!!

1. Karen at Karen's Korner is such a fun place to be!! You will laugh and cry with her and have so much fun that you must have your daily dose!!

2. Glo at Young at Heart Glo is my special friend who lives near me and we so want to meet up this year!! I am sure we will have a blast when we do!!

3.Nan at On My Front Porch Nan always something great at her blog! She displays beautiful pictures of her things!! I must have a daily dose!

4. Hope over at Second Time Around Hope is so friendly and if you love going out to second hands stores and reading about the lovely mountains you will love having a daily dose!!

5.Carol at Pea's Corner Carol has one of the nicest blogs going and I want to visit her daily for sure!

6. Reginia at Reginia Family Seasons I love going over there and seeing what she has to say about everything and about her family!

7. Anni at Hootin' Anni She has the most information daily. This is all done with good humor and fun! I have to my daily dose!!

8. Bears In Exile Mama Bears has a lovely blog and I just love to go there daily and see what is going on over in the Bears Den!! She to is a lovely lady!

9. Sandi at Did You Ever Think About She has a great blog and I look forward to reading her blog daily! If you have never been there please make friends with Sandi!

10. Mary at Mary Writing Nook Mary has been gone for a couple of weeks on a trip with her family! I am glad she has had such a lovely trip! But I am looking forward to her return!! I must have my daily dose of Mary's Writing Nook!

All of these are wonderful blogs and if you were not on my list you must know that I think your blog is great too! I am over there almost daily!!

Just remember this week I have to do the Yearly reports for the Mission org. So if I am not at your blog for a day or two I am adding up numbers!


So glad to feel better today!! Kelly watched a movie on Friday night over at Karen's house and when she got home she was still wide awake! She said, I am taking down the tree and getting this all done now!! It was 2:30 am when she finished and I stayed up and watched her and talked to her and put some things away! When I woke up Saturday morning I felt terrible! I was sick all day yesterday. Not real sick-- just feeling yucky.

The house looks so good! It always is so neat to get the decorations up and the house looking festive but oh when it all comes down it sure looks peaceful. Bare, but peaceful.

I want to thank everyone for their prayers for Carrie, she sure is feeling better. Everyone was able to go to church this morning...except for Grams and Nancy.

This week I have to do the dreaded Yearly Reports for the missions organization... Boy will I be glad when this is done. SO if I'm not out and about in blogland this week... know that I want to be and will be just as soon as I get everything done.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Here it is Friday!! I think it is time to post again! Thank you for praying for my daughter Carrie. She is feeling so much better today and is up and going. She has gone over to the City with her son Jey and his family. To get to come up to the states and then be sick sure wasn't any fun for her . But that is how it goes sometimes! She is just so glad to be feeling better.Thank you all for your prayers !

I am so glad it has warmed up a little! I don't like it real hot but I don't like it almost 0 either!! It is 43 degree's here today and it feels a lot better then yesterday! Kelly is off work tomorrow so I am hoping we get the tree down! I am ready!! Did you get that!!!
I am ready for every thing to put away!

Be sure and go over to Glo's at Young at Heart Glo has put up a pictures of her cousin's daughter Brande' who has been so ill since the first of Nov. that so many of us
have been praying for each day. She is on the up swing but still has a long road to go before she is fully well. She has a lot of courage!! Praise God for her recovery!

The Missouri Tigers won the Cotton Bowl and the Kansas Jayhawks won the Orange Bowl last night!! Whoo Hooooo! I am so glad both teams won! Cause around here we have the boder wars! No kidding!! People carry on about who is best something terrible! In fact when I said, Now both teams have won, one of my daughters said, Yes, but the Tigers beat the Jayhawks in the Big Twelve North Championship game! It never ends!!
Now if the Chiefs can just get back on track!! We had our worst season in about 30 or 35 years! I love the Chiefs and want them to do good! Well so does every one else around here!! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wednesday and we are doing one more Christmas!!

A Brand New Year!! But we have one more Christmas to do tonight!! One of my dear friends who passed away in 1999 has two daughters that I think so much of and we either have Christmas at my house or at one of the daughters homes. We never could find a good time last year so we kept all the gifts for last year and added to them this year! The Candles melted down so they were out!! We always have a great time when we get together .
When Carrie is here she stayed at Karen's studio, yesterday she and her friends came over and we gave them the gifts we were going to send down to Mexico with Sofia's Mom when she leaves on Jan.6th. We had already opened Carrie gifts she had sent up here for us with Sofia's Mom. It was fun watching them opening their gifts! It was late afternoon and we took off for the Golden Coral!! Well that was neat and of course we ate way to much there!! We left there and went out and about and ended up over at Jey's and Sofia house with Carrie's grand kids!! My Greats!! That was so much fun!! We watched a music video High School Musical Two just the music part of the video that Valerie just loves and it was cute watching her sing along with it!

Carrie called me and she picked up some flu bug and is so sick to her stomach this morning. I think Sofia's Mom has had this too!! Hoping we don't get it!!!
I am ready for Christmas to be over and things to get back to normal really soon!! I love Christmas but it is always nice to take the tree down and pack every thing up and put it away for another year!! When will we finally get this done?? Maybe this weekend!! I just looked up at the Bear on my graphics at the top and that is how I feel today!! Fat and Fluffy!!