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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week Two)



May Flowers Of Beauty

May 9~ Is it really time to start this day!?! Sun shining brightly burning light rays through the breaks in the drapes.; bringing me smiles of warmth and joy. Coffee and out the door to Oregon City for some smiles of beauty. Oh my gosh even my beautiful drive on country roads along the River Road is busy. Still beautiful and much more relaxing than the freeway. Always makes me smile with warm thoughts and joy of happiness. Thank You Lord and my friend for this wonderful route! Played with the musical stuffed toys well Dolores's hair was drying, what fun! Just like a kid in the store pushing all of the buttons to hear all of the sounds, and to see what they will do. Oh no! A rock through my windshield....that puts a damper on the day. Oh wait! So happy I have my new insurance coverage. It's covered! Thank you for Country Financial. And it was put in this afternoon. Now that is great service on both ends. So a lovely walk through the town of Gresham well Mt. Hood Glass put windshield in. Thankful they could get me in right away. What a beautiful day for a walk through town. Loving this sunshine. I think this is were I'm suppose to do my happy dance! Soaking in those sunshine rays from that yellow ball of fire. An unexpected wonderful phone call from my friend Denise. Always wonderful to hear from her. Its so nice to have friends that even when you talk or see each other forever you know they are there. Thank you Eleanor for your Mary Kay order. Love when the business works when I'm doing other things. Thank you Webber Heather for getting Eleanor's order to me. Yes even on a day that I had other plans that went south, that turned this day upside down........I can truly say I'm blessed and thankful for the way the day is going. Perfectly designed by the Lord, even in unexpected mishaps, and twist and turns in the day. It actually turned out to be a pretty nice day even though it didn't go the way i wanted it too. And the Spring and Summer dance starts. My heart is singing the "put your dancing shoes on." Its time to get out of that house and dance an new dance. Winter blues are out of here! Be gone! Blessings

May 10~ Really!?! I just went to sleep do I have to get up? A packed full day awaits you Beth. Ladies lined up to see you. Smiles in bucket loads. Busy day seven beautiful smiles of beauty at the salon today. Home to do two more haircuts. Finish packing. Time is ticking soon you will be at the airport. Great steward on the plane. Quite the comedian. Arrived safely to smiling grandchildren.Webber Heather looks so tired.a late dinner, drop daugther off at work, then home to rest. Thank you Lord for safe travels and so many smiles, and lots of friends that lighten my load. Yes I am super blessed and ever so grateful. Blessings

May 11~ Toss and turn! Toss and turn! Oh no time to rise and shine. Dear daughter Webber Heather needs her momma to come get her from work. Early morning sunshine....oh the traffic and freeway! Oh how I don't miss this at all! Home to get the kiddos off to school. Morning coffee at Rio Java with Jodi Lynn Donahoe-Renison. Thank you for the yummy coffee. Heather thought she would make the perfect morning sitter. She did! Racheal daughter number three showed up to have coffee with me. Thank you! Then off to see Donna Brooks and Lisa Stites. So wonderful to see you and catch up a little. It's been much to long. Must do again soon. Then home to rest before kiddos come home. Walk to Knights Academy for the kiddos kickboxing. Then was surprised by granddaughter Summer Harris. Had a lovely visit. Then our walk home from gym. Lovely evening with the cool Delta breezes. I do miss them. Then another surprise grandson number three Nick Perry surprises me. I'm so thankful and blessed by these amazing grandchildren. All are growing into beautiful talented amazing young adults. I'm so proud to be their mema. Lord I thank you for blessings me with my gorgeous daughter's Heather, Amber Webber, Racheal, and the ten amazing grandchildren they have blessed me with. Yes, I have so much to be thankful for today and everyday. Blessings

May 12~ Waking up and being served hot coffee and a sweet roll in bed. So super blessed to wake to my daughter Webber Heather blessing me with the perfect wake up call. Kiddos out the front door to school. Heather and I do some shopping therapy. I introduce her to Maurices. So loves how comfortable their clothing is. She blessed me with a yummy Lunch at "Taste of Tuscany" in Roseville. Then off to Wal-Mart were she does some Mother Day shopping. Love spending the day with my girls. Wish I had my other two daughters Amber Webber, and Racheal with me enjoying this day as well. Love mother daughter time. Text that makes me laugh with smiles as I look forward to seeing you soon. Pick up kids and head to dinner party in Roseville. What a delightful evening with the kids other set of grandparents. Dinner was excellent and the hospitality and company the icing on the cake. Thank you for including me. A fun after dinner table game before dessert. "Table Conversation/ Conversation Box" What a fun way to open the table up and get to know those around you. I may have to do this. Home were my granddaughter Sammie came to spend the night with us. Today's blessings and things to be thankful for immeasurable. Blessings that over flow, flowing and pouring into others happy zone. The best kind of day when your gifts and treasures over flow into others joy and happiness, making their days full of blessings unexpected. Thank you Lord for enlarging my basket of blessings so that it over flows into others life's and brings blessings their way. Blessings

May 13~ Time to quietly get up and get ready for my morning adventure. Heather is sleeping and so are the kiddos, after their late night escapades. Meeting up with Gale Paiva. Thank you for inviting me to breakfast. Great seeing you and doing a little bit of catching up. Loved seeing Janetta Ann, Navaeh, Debbie. Time passes by so quickly. Time with B-man; just him and I. What fun we had. Snap chat crazy photos. Basketball, scooter and secret places. Blessed to have one on one time with him. Seeing An Drea, and Mandy Romine. Took my daughter Webber Heather out and blessed her today. These girls have grown up together. Somethings never change. Life long friends. Such treasured gifts. Was great seeing them today. A spider in my blanket! Oh hell no!! Even in the warmer weather and sunshine I still want to be wrapped in a blanket. Believe it or not I'm cold. Thankful to be here in Sacramento with the sunshine though. Today's abundant blessings are time spent with family and life long friends. Knowing they are always there in love and in our hearts no matter where we are. Always in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you Lord for the life long blessings of relationships that withstand the test of time and the journey of life in every chapter and season. Feeling Loved! Blessings

May 14~ Good morning! It's mother's day and the day is going to be full. Rise and get dressed for church with Webber Heather and the family. I am blessed with a picture of Heather's four children in a beautiful hand made frame. What a wonderful way to start my morning. Then an unexpected mother's day wish that brings me joy and happiness in a form of a text. Thank you! You are bringing me sweet smiles across the miles. Was blessed with breakfast this morning before Sunday school. God I love when you shine through others. Then durning service was blessed to see my three grandchildren Mickeneez, Rylee, and B-man perform this morning. What a gift to be here to enjoy these blessing. After service time with my youngest daughter Racheal and her family. Her husband Nick BBQ for all of us. It was a lovely afternoon and meal with two of my daughter's and five of my grandchildren. Love seeing how much big Nick loves my daughter and his family; and all of us. Got to talk to my mom and she was blessed to speak to Heather, Racheal, and her great grandson Nick Perry. Missing my Amber Webber, but know I will see her soon. Pray her day was blessed. Loved hearing her voice today. Yes! Today I'm blessed to be a mom and grandmother and an influence to many others that the Lord has blessed me with in my life. To see the lives that I've touched and to see how I have touched others as well, is a blessing immeasurable. We just never know the impact we have on others or the impact we have on them. Thank you Lord for blessing me with my girls that have blessed me abundantly. And all the other children and lives you have brought into my life. Truly rich in love that keeps giving. It has been a humbling day. Blessings

May 15~ Good morning Monday! It is a bitter sweet day to rise and shine. It's time to spend a little more time with the kiddos before school. Hurry mom it's time to go! Oh No! NO make up nor hair combed! Lord be with me! Vanity popping out. LOL Then Webber Heather and I go pick up her sister for morning breakfast and coffee. Headed to the pancake house in North Highlands. Laugh is on mom. I can take the heat. Judgment coffee! Thank you Racheal for breakfast, Heather for driving. It was a wonderful mourning with my girls. Then home to freshen up and out the door once again. These girls are always on the move. Ummmmm......wonder where they got that from? Errands out of the way. Let's have ice cream Heather. It is a good food group and a good food source all on its own. Then we pick up Summer Harris and head home. I finish up my packing. A little home work time with the kids. Then a quick stop for some good byes at Racheal,s. B-man wants to climb inside my luggage and come home with me. I'm going to cry. Mom just go! I love you all so very much! See you soon. At the airport.....I don't have a seat? WHAT??? PLANE THREE HOUR DELAY!?!?!? Huge sigh! Okay! I just need to get home. Waiting isn't fun! Counter call 100 dollar voucher for next travel adventure with Southwest. Well....thank you Lord! For our inconvenience. Sweet! Late night arrival to rainy Portland. Home to my own bed so very grateful. Blessings to be thankful for today, time spent with my girls and grandchildren. Laughter under the poker face I held all morning long!. Remember mom use to work in gambling halls and played poker. Not being the premium-a-donna all made up. LOL Heather! Love you! The voucher for 100 dollars, home safely to my liquid sunshine and my own home and bed. Yep! I'm blessed and have lots to be thankful for. Blessings

May 16~ Waking up in ones own bed. Time to get my motor running and get back to my routine. Coffee prayers and out the door for work. Oh no! Car is empty! Guess I'm getting gas. Out to Oregon City on my country roads along the river. I never get tired of this drive. More time for prayers. Lots of liquid sunshine coming down. Your not in sunny California anymore. Home to go through mail and bills. So much to catch up on. Oh my yard needs so much work. Thank you Geo Sutter for an early dinner. It was good to see you and catch up. An invite out....oh where the heck is that?!? Yes ... I would love to meet up. Looking good! You know how to make this girl blush! Between the texting and a lovely evening out and a sweet good night. It was a wonderful welcome home. Thank you for the smiles. Today's blessings are numerous. Seeing the beauty in the liquid sunshine with sunlit breaks beaming through the clouds. The jungle that's called my yard...because it holds flowers of beauty hidden in the jungle of over grown grass and colorful blooms. Time spent with friends. An unexpected date with a warm welcome home. The smile that says I'm glad to see you. Yes I'm thankful for the many blessings God pours out daily just for me to enjoy. So thankful for another day. Blessings

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy ( Week One)



May Flowers Of Beauty

May 1~ WOW! My smile continues right into good morning. Who knew that last nights WOW would be this morning's good morning smile that would last all day long. Thank you! Like this feeling of happiness of hopefulness I woke too. Happy May day indeed! Happy May....I look forward to your many blessings you hold for me this month. Full schedule today. Off and running into this day. After first appointment meet up with the delightful Geo Sutter for a late morning walk in between sprinkles. Hey April...we said good bye to you. Your showers brings us May flowers, now good bye to you and all your rain storms. Then off to a wonderful lunch. Meeting interesting people as we wait for our meal. Then off to last two appointments of the day. The second bringing deep belly laughs of laughter with an amazing group of women that I have the honor to meet with once a week. So grateful for each one of them. A light and encouragement of hope they are. Thank you for what you bring into my life. Home to my humble abode. So today I'm extremely grateful to wake with a smile, to get all my appointments behind me. For the belly laughter and friends that accept you right were you are. Happy May day blessings

May 2~ Oh No! I have over slept today. I have a bit of a drive to first appointment this morning. Wet rainy roads heading towards Oregon City. Grateful for the back roads and the river route. Thank you my friend for sharing this great drive with me last year. Makes it a much more enjoyable drive to my appointments in Oregon City; I would even say relaxing. I will be enjoying this route every week for at least the next two months maybe longer. Brings peace to me. Then another lunch date with Geo Sutter before next appointment. Soup and salad makes a great lunch and warms the insides. Thank you. Then time for next appointment that brings information and some hope. Rainy days with afternoon relaxation, with cat naps. PERFECT! Today I'm thankful for peaceful routes through the country. Memories that bring smiles, conversation with great friends, hot soup, and cat naps. Thank you Lord for the gifts that keep giving long after we receive them. Blessings

May 3~ Early rise Beth it's Wednesday day of beauty and smiles. Coffee, prayers, gas, phone call from my Amber Webber this morning, before I left the house. And the day is off to a grand start. Slow day in salon. Seven on books and three clients. They all must want to sit in the glorious sunshine today. Shopping for salon. Meet up with two amazing ladies for lunch today. Was great seeing you Mary McCormick Loomis, thank you for driving. And the beautiful Geo Sutter. Then Geo and I took a wonderful walk around her neighborhood. Then off to do some retail therapy. I was very excited to get some great purchases for my trips to sunny California. Feeling really blessed as the clerks even gave me extra discounts. On one purchase I got three discounts which included my senior discount. She had to see id. She was very surprised. Made my day! Thank you! Home to mow lawn. Which I clipped my pretty flower from the yard. So thankful for the beautiful sunshine, the chirping birds, fun with girlfriends. Super blessed with great finds today. Getting the yard mowed and getting it into shape. The best is the smiles from ..... Love those happy texts. Hmmmm......... Has a whole new meaning! Now thinking about some R&R. The Lord has blessed me abundantly today, thank you Jesus! Blessings

May 4~ Oh no! I over slept once again. What in the world is going on with me? Up and run around to get ready for work. Coffee, small prayers to get me and this day on right track. Oh no! Traffic is horrific. Wreck clogged up surface streets. A 15 minute drive to work turned into a 45 minute drive. Now I'm truly late. What on earth is going on? Like everything is turned on its ax's upside down. Three canceled at work. Thankful for the two. Home maybe I can get on track for the rest of the day. Nope! Late leaving town. Storms on the mountain no visibility at all. Lighting, construction, crazy drivers. Yes this day is nerve racking. Highlights maybe hard to find...but I will find the blessings.....and I have. Pie with Geo Sutter which brought some peace to my stressed soul. The beauty of the mist and fog on the mountain before the storm and non visibility hit. Arriving safely at the vacation home and seeing Katherine Fischer Huston. The beautiful sunset over The mountains at the vacation home. The hummm, hmmm, Yum bo, of your texts. Thinking the next glass of wine should be yummy. Grateful for making it through one heck of a crazy off quilter day. Thank you Lord for being my pilot today and carrying be through to safety on this chapter and page of my journey; as it has been one heck of a ride today. Blessings

May 5~ Waking up refreshed at vacation home to amazing beautiful morning views. Puppy time outside in the fresh early morning county air. Cool morning breezes that linger long after they have kissed you goodbye. Kick back with morning coffee in the rocking chair. Animals fed and watered, floors vacuumed, dishes put away. More quiet, as I sit in the rocker as I take in all the beauty as KatherineFischer Huston continues convalescent. Enjoyed my morning texts; that brought smiles across the miles until our next wine date. Late afternoon drive to Redmond. Then back to the vacation home to cook dinner. Katherine back in bed resting, Mother Superior is keeping her in line. Listening to the clock tic toc, Cassie snoring, the train going by, train horn, crickets, wind blowing through the trees and bushes, doorbells, and so much more that pass you by. The noise of silence and peaceful sounds. So many wonderful quiet noises we miss out on in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So thankful to be able to hear everyone of them in this quiet place I call my vacation home. The loneliness here fills my soul with peace that no other place does, here at the vacation home; even as I help Katherine convalescent there is tranquility. Thankful for the doors the Lord opens to me to be a blessing and to be blessed. Today thankful for my ears to hear the quiet and all the noises I miss out on when I'm rushing around. The phone call from my daughter Amber Webber, to inform me about a blouse I shouldn't wear anymore. I love you Amber thank you. Puppy dog kisses and kitty love. The beautiful views at every turn. Thank you Lord for waking me today, to take in all the rich sights and sounds of beauty around me. Blessings

May 6~ Waking in my cozy vacation home bed. Ummm.....stay in bed or get up? Coffee does sound really good. Cassie needs to be let outside and fed. Guess I'm getting up....but getting up to beautiful views and more of that peaceful quiet. Today will be a no make-up hair day. Oh and did I mention yoga pants; as well as no foundation to pull everything together were it belongs. It's a fly free, fall wherever kinda of comfortable day. It's my granola look for today. So comfortable need to do this more often. Kick back and read today as Katherine Fischer Huston continued her convalescent. We had morning visit from the beautiful Tami Eidemiller and her mom Judy. Lovely to see them. What joy they are! Back to taking in the views and quiet tranquility. Finished vacuuming the house today. A walk with Cassie girl and Katherine to the bridge and back. It was a bit chilly and breezy. Love that country fresh air. Watered the rhubarb and walked around the house taking in all the rich sights and sounds of the country, all around me. Then more laughter and visits with the lovely Victoria and Ted, who came to call on Katherine. What a lovely couple, so nice to meet them. Today's blessings have been just flying free and doing life at a nice slow leisurely pace. Thank you Lord for healing Katherine and giving me the opportunity to be here for her. Feeling blessed just being here at the vacation home. Rejuvenating myself. Blessings

May 7~ Good morning Sunday sunshine. Waking to these beautiful views at the vacation home. Thank you Lord for the majestic mountains and scenery you have blessed us with. Some morning devotional and time with the Lord. Quiet and lots of the quiet sounds all around me. A little book reading and a morning nap. A walk around the property withKatherine Fischer Huston. Got to get that exercise in. Some silly laughter and serious talk from the heart. Tears that heal and laughter is of good medicine. Thankful for those heart to heart conversations. Watched some church on line today from my daughter Webber Heather home church in California. Got to see two of my grandchildren perform today. Great job Mickeneez, Rylee, and B-man, so proud of you. What a blessing. Tami Eidemillerstops by for a short visit, what an encouragement she is. Time with friends is always a wonderful gift. Grandparents show up. Unexpected changes. Time to move me to another room and freshen that one up. Laughing so hard it is hard get anything accomplished. Suddenly feeling the answer. Thankful that this too will pass. Lord I thank you for this day of heart to heart on so many levels. With you, friends, and insightful moments for me. Thankful I have made it through another day of life. Blessings

May 8~ Waking up to my beautiful views and sunshine in Central Oregon. It's hard to pack up and leave this Serene place. Morning coffee, chit chat with Katherine Fischer Huston. Load the car. A walk along the canal and back with Katherine, and Cassie. The views amazing, the weather perfect. Finish saying my good byes and a few more pictures of the majestic mountains and beauty I'm leaving behind till next time. Thankful for the time here and being able to help Katherine convalescent. The drive home uneventful and beautiful weather, unlike when I drove over. Thank you Lord for this beautiful day and safe trip home. Meet up with Mary McCormick Loomis for a quick catch up; Great to see you before my appointment. Wise words from the ladies today. One re~ affirming what Geo Sutter thoughts are only in a different wording. Loved it! "Leaving little bread crumbs for them to pick up." thank you my wonderful friend. Now I have to put it out there and trust. Home to unpack and refresh for tomorrow's work load. Thankful to God that I had the opportunity and option to be my own boss so I can enjoy life on my timeline and my hearts desires. Thank you Lord for giving me the skills and desire to take the risk of living life out side the box of the norm. Feeling very blessed being able to make choices and decisions that work best for me. Blessings


Sunday, April 30, 2017

April Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week 4)


April Showers

April 25~ Toss and toss and turn. Dang it's time to raise and shine. Sleep would be awesome...but...time to get ready to see new chiropractor today that I was referred too. Excited! Bubble busted! Denied service's. Don't except my medical coverage. Oh joy! Tears and being mad truly aren't the answer...but feel good for the moment. This day truly is going sideways quickly. Liquid sunshine and lots of it. Just breathe and accept. Can I crawl under my covers instead please. Forget this day and come back tomorrow to try again. No this is the day you've been given. You can and will see the goodness and beauty in it. Always something even in the darkest of days to be thankful for. Oh I'm so thankful that I have friends I can vent with and pray with. A gift that is so sweet and kind that we take for granted. Thank you to each one of you that allow me to be me, no matter how small or big the situation. You give me the gift of allowing me to be me. To vent, cry, be mad, then pray and whatever is needed. Laugh, and play on the good days creating magic and beautiful memories to last a lifetime. As I sit in my car listening to the rain pounding down in musical notes as they dance across the hood, and windshield of my car; thinking how wonderful it would be to be a kid again with no thought, care, or worry. The gift of my life wrote in little notes daily finding the positive and beautiful breathe taking moments, things I'm thankful for daily. Yes I'm thankful for even this day of dancing rain, and disappointment that shows the love and support of my family and friends. The grace and mercy of the Lord comes shining through every situation giving me His divine peace as we walk through this together. Thank you Lord! Blessings

April 26~ Waking to the rain coming down. Wondering when old man Winter will quit holding the sunshine and warmer weather hostage. It's Wednesday smiles of beauty. Time for me to rock this day as I get ready to head to the salon. Had eight on the books and only one canceled today. They had me hopping. No rest for me today as they were lined up at the door waiting their turn in the chair. Sure do love my ladies and gentlemen. Praising God for everything going well for Katherine Fischer Huston today in surgery. Came home to my quiet home and kicked back and did lots of praying. Excited about hearing from my friend. More prayers needed for him. Lots of prayers and praying today. Lots and lots of needs. God's healing balm of Gilead poured out upon every need and prayer request spoken and unspoken. Yes! Today Beth was in constant prayer for so many special request along with my daily prayer list. I'm so thankful I know my Father in heaven hears my prayers and answers each and everyone. Geo Sutter thank you for dinner. What a lovely time. Praying for your specific needs as well. Home back in prayer and thanking God that He is in control and He is the God that heals and meets every need above and beyond in His perfect timing. Some days you just need to be on your knees. I'm blessed to be able to stand in prayer for those I love and care for. So as this day closes I will continue in my prayers for the many requests and also pray the yellow ball of fire be released from being hostage. And old man Winter be sent packing. Made it through another day. Grateful for my prayer closet today, and the quiet. Blessings

April 27~ Thursday rise and shine for more beauty at the salon today. Oh no! NO COFFEE! This isn't good. Not the way I want to start my Thursday. Well...God protect me from myself and all the crazy idiot's that will test me today and my nerve that hasn't had coffee or my quota of caffeine. This should be interesting.... Blessed to have a full day at the salon today. Ended up having a perm, a shampoo set, and three haircuts. Not to bad for a Thursday. Thank you Lord for blessing the work of my hands. The old man Winter is still holding the yellow fireball hostage. Sick of this rain and cold. Feels more like late Winter than mid Spring. But...I know it will bring beautiful May flowers. And if I stand long enough in one spot I may even get all four season's. Geo Sutter came by and picked me up. We went on a culinary dessert tour this afternoon. Oh what fun for the taste buds. Thank you for coming by and taking me on this delicious culinary adventure this afternoon. Found two new yummy dessert places. And one I want to go back and eat a meal at. Oh and let's not forget the walk around town in Gresham and the popcorn too. And all this adventure was laced with Spring rain storms. Oh wait I think the weather man called them light showers. Not thinking so! We even had hail; thinking nothing light about that. What fun! Home to do my laundry and pay bills. So thankful for my taste buds. Something we never really think about being grateful for. Imagine all the wonderful foods and flavors of all kinds we would miss out on without our taste buds. For the work of my hands that God blesses me with so I can pay the dreaded bill collectors. Hey I guess they need a slice of my pie too. It's been a full day of small blessings that have brought sparkle and joy into my day. I did have a delightful tea with Geo at the Pie V Pie in Gresham. It was soothing and warming to my soul. Blessings

April 28~ Hello sunshine! Yes! This is a very good morning! I see sunshine! I love sunshine and blue skies. Thank you Lord! This is a Blessing for sure. Happy girl! Coffee, sweet roll, hot shower, God's blessings are already pouring all over me. Yahoo! Today I pick up my new glasses. Geo Sutter called. She has errands and appointments too. Yes we can do them together. Much better with friends. This day gets better by the minute. Thank you Geo for making errand day and appointments a bit brighter and fun for sure. Thank you for healthy lunch choices. Hello Randi Hilary! Yes, let's get together. Late coffee date turns into a great bible study. Thank you Lord for always surprising me. Coffee with Randi and catching up. The reading of your word and prayer. Life just got better with each step today. Surprises around every corner bringing me smiles and laughter. Soaking up the sun and having fun with friends life couldn't be better.....unless you can find away to pay all those nasty bill collectors off. Oh....and get this feisty redhead a haircut too. Thank you Lord for the funds to pay them. Yes folks Beth had a great day today. Even though I think the juror is still out on my new glasses. Thankful for this day filled with errands that had lots of surprises waiting for me as I went to each one. Now my day is closing as I make this thankful list with a huge smile. Blessings

April 29~ Waking to another beautiful sunshine day breaking through my drapes kissing me good morning. Happy birthday to my beautiful granddaughter Sammie! We were blessed with this amazing young lady 14 years ago. What a light of joy she brings to our family. Cindy Forsythe Riederthank you for the wonderful invite this morning. Truly an answer to my prayers. Great way to start my weekend and day. Geo Sutter and I went on a wonderful country adventure this afternoon through Barton, Estacada, Colton. Such fun and so relaxing. Thank you for going on the adventure with me this afternoon Geo. What a beautiful drive and scenery. Then the rain came again on the drive home, to rain on my parade. But still a beautiful drive. Lord it's a beautiful world you have created for me to enjoy. Thankful for all the beauty I'm surrounded by in my own community. I never have to travel far to find solace and your peaceful beauty Lord. Feeling very blessed. Blessings

April 30~ Just awake wondering why I'm wide awake so early on a Sunday morning. Guess I will say some prayers and just lay here and rest a bit longer. Have a late breakfast date. Always nice when you don't have to cook. A game of pool...and my bum was handed to me. Guess I need to get out more. Best part of this morning I got told I looked very nice today. And another told me I looked hot. Nice to receive compliments from the opposite sex. Thank you to those you complimented me today it made me feel good inside and out. Thank you. Heard some sad news today. Makes one think about their own mortality. Prayers going up for the family wrapped in love. Loneliness and quiet sure gives one lots of time to reflect and pray. Thankful today for my daughter Amber Webber calling. Love hearing her voice even if she had sad news to deliver. Each day we have a choice to find the positive or negative. My grateful is me daily looking for the positive even when it's difficult and would be easier to just focus on all the crap and negative. So I'm extremely grateful for my personal challenge daily to find the good and being thankful for it. Even when it's difficult. So today I'm grateful to Amber for the call that brings a host of emotions. My love to Debbie, and the family. I'm grateful for the memories we have made; though we haven't seen each other or spoken in years. I'm thankful for all the laughter, tears, and life we shared. Hugs wrapped in prayers sent your way old friend. Thank you Lord for those you send across our paths for every season of our life. So love those around you. Hold tight! Cherish the moments even in the difficult dark days and the storms. Because that's where you'll find your strength, and hidden gifts and blessings. Thank you Lord for for the gift of prayers. Blessings

Monday, April 24, 2017

April Blessings ~ Count It All Joy (Week Three)


April Showers

April 17~ Good morning Monday! New day new week. Its time to get your motor running. Get that coffee! Out the door running. Pick up Tanina Cossimina Giarrusso and run an errand. Time to get tires rotated, lined, balanced. Thank you Tannina for spending this time with me while waiting. Meet up with Geo Sutter for lunch. What nice time we had. Car is finished and they say major work required.....what? Your kidding? Right? Thank you Kurt and Cindy Forsythe Rieder for the correct information on my car. So happy to hear they were just trying to sell me a bill of goods. Relief! Was great to catch up with you Cindy. Thank you Tanina for the ham dinner and dessert. Yummy! Yes some days you run into the prickly yucky thing's in life. Today seemed to be one of those days. Grateful for supportive friends and those with the knowledge that make the prickly days less painful and not so hard to deal with. Happy my friend Mary McCormick Loomis is home from her trip to Alaska. Family and friends along with laughter is of good medicine to your heart and soul. Thank you Lord for placing the best in my life. Feeling relief from my prickly day and looking towards tomorrow. Blessings

April 18~ Good morning sleepy head! Time to rise and shine. You have a new day of 1440 minutes to find your gifts and treasures that have been sprinkled throughout the day. Get that morning cup of coffee your going to need it along with those morning prayers. Hate good byes.... chiropractor is leaving this office. Last time here and a good bye to Doctor Dearborn. I will miss her and her smiles andhelpful insight. Enjoy your new journey Doctor Dearborn. New office new doctor next week. Then a few business errands. Geo Sutter has me over for breakfast. Oh it was so very yummy! Amber Webbermy friend Geo made me homemade bacon pancakes. So delicious! Thank you! A Lovely visit with Geo, before having to leave for my next set of appointments. Lots of laughter and smiles fill the room. Sun and blue skies bring warmth throughout the day. Birds singing their love songs. The beauty of flowers in bloom leaving a sweet scent of sweetness in the air. A breeze that kisses my cheek as it brushes by rushing off to the next unsuspecting person. A walk through the neighbourhood to collect my banquet of flowers all held in my camera lens. A quiet night at home reflecting on all the Lord has blessed me with. A call from mom holds so much love. Thankful I still hear her voice and the words "I love you honey." Good night mom "I love you too!" Blessings

April 19~ Oh wake up and get ready for this day Beth! Can I was stay in bed instead? No! Today is your day of smiling beauty. Your ladies look forward to seeing you. Raise and shine. Grab that cup of java and the Lord's hand for this day. You will be glad you did. Five beautiful smiling ladies today and two cancellations and one went home to glory. Thank you Lord for the time I had with her bringing her smiles of beauty in these past weeks. It's always a joy to see each lady leave with smiles that light a room. Their beauty shines brightly coloring the facility with their radiant beauty. Lunch with Geo Sutter, thank you so very much. So glad you are healing and getting better everyday. What a lovely time we had today. Banking is never fun, but Chelsie Lanning and her bank tellers at the bank make my experience so much better. Thank you for the smiles and laughter you each bring me when I come to take care of my banking business. The busyness of the day sometimes hides in so many things we should be grateful for. In the "why do I have too?" "I would rather do this." Changing it to, "You can do this." The days gifts hidden even in the ordinary course of doing life and everyday business. Each laced with "I could be doing...." As each activity is marked off the days schedule, the closer we come to being able to kick back and relax for the day feeling accomplished. So as this day quickly comes to a close I'm grateful to have this day and am blessed in the "You can do this." I'm reminded that each day has its hidden gifts in the ordinary course of living life. So it is in doing life everyday we find our bouquet of blessing. In our jobs, our friends, even in our errands. Just being grateful for what we have been provided. Thank you Lord for this day. (Not the original post. Lost first one to cyber space. Second one tonight.) Guess a lesson learned here. Grateful for lessons learned. Blessings

April 20~ Good morning Thursday! Okay coffee and sweet rolls. Yum! Already feeling challenged; grab the Lord's hand and with Him you will knock this day out successfully. Morning appointments. Rain, rain, go away and come another day. Wait it's raining pink, white, blossoms. So beautiful! Eye appointment today was an interesting adventure. Thank you Amber Webber for helping me even long distance. I truly feel for Geo Sutter, my eye was giving me some issues. They couldn't even compare to hers. You would have thought I was the biggest baby this side of the Mississippi. Sure glad that's over with.....irritation on my left eye was causing much grief. So thankful for my eye vision. Eye care and the my eye glasses. Something we take so much for granted. Road trip to vacation home in Central Oregon to see Katherine Fischer Huston. Lots of laughter and R&R. A wet rainy drive over, but still such a peaceful and beautiful drive. Even a hail storm was thrown in for good measure. So much laughter and fun already. So blessed to be here. Lord thank you for all the many blessings you add to my life daily as l journey through this crazy life. Grateful to see all the beauty around me. Blessings

April 21~ Waking at the vacation home to total peace and relaxation. Morning coffee and beautiful breathe taking views. Katherine Fischer Huston had errands to run. So after morning haircuts for her and her dad we headed out the door. No rest for a hairdresser, "Have scissors will travel"; oh wait that's " Have Hair Will Travel". What a beautiful day filled with lots of sunshine from that beautifull yellow fire ball in the sky today. Warming me from the outside in. Home to start getting ready for the Cowboy potluck this evening. But wait.... we have time for a beautiful walk up to the ridge and back down along the canal. What a wonderful time we had. And finding out how truly out of shape I am. Not so fun! Meet some four legged fur babies. Wanted to take them home. Life is good and having a great time in Central Oregon. Cowboy potluck seeing old friends and meeting new ones. This day perfectly designed with love from the Father above. As this day comes to a close so thankful for each opportunity to enjoy the beauty around me. Thank you Lord for hand painting this day especially for me. Blessings

April 22~ Sleeping in a cozy bed waking to yet another beautiful day. Sipping my coffee taking in all the beauty around me. Excited for the adventures that await me today. A little later start than planned...but we will conquer this day with enthusiasm and anticipation. Prineville for lunch. Then on to our hike. What amazing beauty and scenery awaits us. Pictures don't even do it justice or even come close. At Steins Piller Trail head withKatherine Fischer Huston. A place one has to experience in person. Thank you Lord for creating such majestic mountains and beautiful breathe taking scenery for me to take in and enjoy. So worth the adventures and experience. More activities as we head towards town. Pick up donations then unload. Head back home just in time to take in the hand painted beauty of the evening sunset. Thank you Jesus! I so wanted to see one of these hand painted sunsets before I have to go back to the city. Then hot tub to relax. Wondering why I'm still up. Enjoying the peaceful quiet....thinking how truly blessed I am. As some people will never see or experience the mountain top views or hand painted evening sunsets. Thank you Lord for giving me the ability to do so. I'm so blessed with legs and feet to do these amazing hikes and adventures. Blessings

April 23~ It cannot be true! Its time to raise and shine already for yet another day?! I'm so tired! Time to raise for the Bend marathon. The reason you came to help Katherine Fischer Huston with. Okay Beth you can do this. You are stubborn and tough enough to handle this. Oh Katherine thank you for my magic juice COFFEE! Just want to crawl back in bed and sleep. Come on girl you can get your bum moving. Everyone is here and ready to roll. Heading to Bend to work our station. Beautiful morning. GPS wants to send us on a feature route. Not where we want to go. Arrival....sweet someone has already put our tables together. Thank you Lord for the help; after our detour that the GPS took us on. So many features to see when using GPS. Lots of glad I did this event. They are so grateful. Not sure I could get into a run...but bless them each one. The medic had to help me this morning. My eyes didn't like me. Thankful she was there and one of the runners helped me too. Thank you. Rough day for me. Body and eyes both giving me grief. I will see this through. Time to wrap up. Katherine and I head to Drake Park to get my shirt. Mine was absconded by another volunteer. Then a kombuscha for our hard labor. Lunch at Olive Garden in Bend then back to vacation house for a well deserved nap. Thinking yes! A nap...Thank you for sharing today's activities with me and holding me together even in the pain and lack of rest Lord. My favorite part was truly my nap. But it was good to be a blessing handing out water to the runners today. Just as your living water feeds our soul; the water keeps the runners hydrated. A cool reminder life runs better with water. Ready for yet another nap or early to bed as this day and amazing weekend comes to a close. One more night at the vacation home. Truly I am blessed even in my pain and lack of energy. Blessings

April 24~ Good morning Monday! Oh no it's raining and calling for snow on the pass. Want to stay at vacation home. But... must head home and get back to my life. Load my car, coffee, hugs and good byes until next time. Off to not such a good start. Thank you Lord for watching over me. Rain until Blue Box then turned into snow. Crazy like Winter weather, were is Spring hiding? And were is that yellow fireball that hangs in the blue sky and brings warmth and smiles to me? Lunch with Geo Sutter. What a lovely visit and lunch we had. Thank you for meeting me before my afternoon appointment, were giddy smiles and laughter is in order. Home to unpack and relax. Catching up with Sally Mazza, could have talked all night. Thank you Webber Heather, for reminding me of all the things I am grateful for and the things I have no control over. Yes life throws curve balls and some days you just want it to stand still in time. Like an old wagon wheel caught in time; the beauty is in each moment we are blessed with. How we conquer the mountain before us. I conquered my mountain today and am grateful for all who helped me through this day with smiles, prayers, laughter, advice, and wisdom. Yes God you held me in your palm today and I'm thankful to be at home and knowing I'm loved. Blessings