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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Three Word Prompt Wednesday~

Crinkle; verb: form small creases or wrinkles in the surface of something, especially. the skin of the face as the result of a facial expression; cause (something) to make a crackling or rustling sound; noun: A wrinkle or crease on the surface of something.

Demand; noun: an insistent and peremptory request, made as if by right; verb: Ask authoritatively or brusquely.

Navigate; verb: Plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, esp. by using instruments or maps; find its way, esp. over a long distance; (of an animal or bird) find its way, especially over a long distance. 

The demand in your voice 
Rattled every fiber inside of me
As I sat in shock
Trying to navigate away 
Again the the look of demand 
Came across your crinkled face
As I began to stand
I turned my face
With each tear that streamed
Across the crinkles of a life time
I knew there had to be more
Than the hurt in each demand 
With each look of pain
As we both navigated away
I wondered 
Could the crinkle of this pain
Be repaired 


Do you do you cry easy?

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 8

Today was work on my taxes day. I have committed to working on them at least two hours a day until I get them accomplished and ready to input into the program. I hate doing them and I hate even more sorting through old receipts and data. This isn't my favorite thing about owning my own business or preparing for tax season. Darn "Uncle Sam"! Personal I think he gets way to much of my money already. But the Lord does say give to Cesar what is Cesar's.
It was a wet rainy day here. CK played in and out the front door all day long while mom stood in the rain and she read the email's of all her doggie friends who have come by.

Thankful List Of Five

  1. Getting some of my paper work in order as I prepare for the tax season
  2. The late birthday present from my daughter. A 50 dollar spa treat. Thank you Heather, mom will truly enjoy this treat.
  3. Leaning on my Father in Heaven who loves me unconditionally, Knowing who holds my hand.
  4. Giggles and laughter with girlfriend's via Face Book
  5. Hot cream of wheat for breakfast with honey and milk

John 12:26

"If any man serve me, him will my Father honor."

Dear Lord, make me aware of the many opportunities about me to serve Christ and my fellowman.

Did you do anything special with your extra day this Leap Year?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 7

This morning was a busy morning. Got up early to get started. This is the day that I work both home care giving jobs that I have. I do one in the morning, then when I'm done with that one; I head on over to the other one. I must say I applaud all those who are caregivers in anyway. It isn't my things. But I do it because I love them. I have one that Ive known since  my school days and the other I meet fourteen ears ago. I turned in my paperwork today to get payed. Then I headed home to hubby. It was is day off today. We talked about us going back to the gym. I think he is right it will be good for both of us. I have been craving sloppy Joe's so I made them for dinner this evening. Went and dropped in on a friend here in the apartments. He sure could use our prayers. He is going through a lot. I pray things turn around for him. It seems this is a day where my tears are flowing down my cheeks. I am so glad to know that God cherishes and holds our tears as treasured diamonds. 

Thankful List Of Five

Aunt Carol Being Crowned USO Queen 1958

  1. Treasured old photos of family and loved ones.  This is a photo of my Aunt Carol when she was crowned USO Queen in 1958. It was also her birthday month. Though the cake was for her crowing.
  2. Words of love that make you feel like a million plus.
  3. Homemade sloppy Joe's for dinner with chips
  4. God's guiding hand upon my life even when I don't deserve it
  5. The still quiet of the early morning and the evening hours.

Psalm 25:9

"The meek will He guide in judgement: and the meek will He teach His way."

Dear Heavenly Father, when I have failed through my own lack of wisdom, help me to rely on your unfaltering love and power.

What is your favorite meal to make with hamburger?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 6

Today was CK's Vet appointment. So it was an early morning for us. I like going and being one of the first appointments of the day. Since it is a 24 hour Vet's that means I can get up early and get in early. She loves going and seeing her Ms Carlie Sunshine. All the Vet tech's just love her. They really do take good care of my Ol' gal. Then we came home and hang out together for a bit. I then headed over to John's and did some light house keeping and picked up his laundry. I got that all  his laundry finished up and ready  for deliver tomorrow after I'm done working at my other care giving job. 
Today really was a very pretty sunshine day. It was cold. But very beautiful with the Sunshine upon us as the clouds floated on by; with no storms in the horizon.
The day didn't go quite as I had planned; but it worked out just fine. Hubby BBQ'd us dinner and served us up a beautiful meal. Now  all that is Left is to clean up and get ready for tomorrow's adventures. 

Thankful List Of Five

  1. For God's love shining upon us today through the sunshine
  2. Going for a short walk and paying some of my bills
  3. Finding God's blessings in the daily routine
  4. Thin mint Girl Scout cookies
  5. Just being held and cuddled while you watch TV

Psalm 50:15

"Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee."

Father, I want to live close enough to know that when I call, you will answer.

Did you have a busy Monday?

I was Tagged

I was tagged by    TIGERSDREAMS  (Gina)


The rules are:

1. You must post the rules. 
2. List eleven things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then 
    create eleven new questions to ask the people that you have tagged. 
4. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them! 

Eleven Things About Myself: 

  1. I am stylist and have been doing this for going on 31 years. I have my own shop in a Senior Assisted home. I love it!
  2. I sell Mary Kay products and have been selling them for 13 years and have been using them for about 30 years.
  3. I have three amazing daughters and ten wonderful precious grandchildren that they have blessed me with.
  4. I love all genres of music. Music is very soothing to me. I love to just sit and listen to music.
  5. When I was a child I always wanted to be a nun. Then I discovered boys about 12 and all that changed.
  6. I love classic movies. I enjoy a good movie marathon.
  7. I love to dance. I could dance all day doing my chores and activities.
  8. My mom is my Hero! she raised my brother and two sisters and myself by herself when it wasn't acceptable. And she still does amazing things. She volunteers in her community and is a wonderful example of living life fully
  9. I hate to exercise but love to go for walks and go hiking.
  10. I don't like being by myself
  11. I moved out on my own when I was still in high school and got my own apartment. And Yes! I did graduate. I was working full time as well. 

Questions from Gina:

 1.  Do you drive a car or suv?
      I drive a car. It is a Pontiac Grand Pre

 2.  What is your favorite passtime?

      Gosh I never really thought about a favorite pass time. I enjoy so many 
      Things in the Winter it is mostly watching movies reading. In the 
      Summer I love to go walking hiking swimming; anything outdoors.

 3.  Do you frequent the mall?

    I use to love going to the mall all the time. Not so much any more. I 
      have found other things that I would rather be doing than going to the 
      mall. Though I love to shop. So I have to be very careful when I go to the
      mall. I could get into a lot of trouble there.

 4.  Do you still write letters (snail mail) or are they all email?

     I do still write letters and send cards thought he snail mail. Not as much   
      as I use to with the price of stamps going up. But I do enjoy sending 
      Them out. Nothing better than a hand written note from someone that 
      loves and cares for you. When email first came out I used it a lot. Not so 
      much anymore especially with Face Book.

 5.  What kind weather are you most scared of?

    I don't think I'm afraid of many weather systems. I have experienced many 
      of them. As I have lived all over the United States. But I think I would 
      have to say some of those thunder and lightening shows in Nebraska 
      scared the Hell out of me. I even once crawled in bed with my mom when
      I was visiting. God sure puts on a beautiful light show there though.

 6.  In the state that you live...have you ever visited your state capital? if
       not why?
    Yes I have! Many times in my life. I actually was there this past Spring
      and early Summer. I would like to go back this year as well. I love the
      capital gardens there.

 7.  Have you ever been to the ocean?
    Yes I have been to both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean. I also have swam
      in both of them as well. I have had the pleasure of living near both at
      one time or another in my life. I would love to go back to visit the Atlantic

 8.  What place in the world would you like to visit if given the chance?

    There are so many wonderful and beautiful places in this world I would
      love to travel to and see. Many here in our own country. But one place I 
      would truly love to go is the Vatican. That desire came about within the
      last ten years. I think that place would be so cool to go see. And I also
      would love to go walk the Del Rosa. 

 9.   If you had to do it all over again what would you change?

     You know I have been asked this question before. There is so many
      things that I made mistakes and bad choices in. But.... as I look back and 
      see who I am today. I couldn't change a thing. Then I wouldn't be who I 
      am. It has taken me a long time to like who I have become. So 
      absolutely nothing. My mistakes and bad choices have formed amazing
      woman who has a wealth of knowledge and life experience's to share. God 
      has used them to glorify Himself.Who can fight that. So with that said... I
      would say never walking away from my Lord and putting Him on a shelf 
      like I did. But again He used that too.

10.  What is your favorite movie(s) of all time?

    I would say that would be "Gone With The Wind". I love that civil war
      period and that era of history. Though I love history a lot. Then A close to
      it would also be the "Sound Of Music". But I also really love the swash 
      buckler movie "Amber". I have so many I could choose from. Like I
      stated I love movies and am a movie buff. I could add a host of more to 
      this list. It is very hard for me to pick a favorite on this. So many great

11.  What  is your favorite season?
       SUMMER! I think there should be one season and I pick SUMMER! Sadly
       my favorotie holiday falls in Winter.

Questions for those that I tagged :

  1. What is your favorite color and why?
  2. Did you go to college/graduate/masters?
  3. Who is your hereo and why?
  4. What kind of music do you like to listen to? And who is your favorite group or singer?
  5. Do you play an isntrument and what kind? If you don't, have you ever wanted to play an insturement and what one?
  6. Why did you start blogging? Is that the reason you still blog?
  7. If money was no object to you; what would you do with it? That you aren't able to do now?
  8. What was your first job and how old where you when you started working?
  9. Who would you love to meet and what question would you ask them?
  10. If you could choose any time period in history to live what one would you pick and why?
  11. What makes you laugh out loud?

Those That I Have Tagged:

  1. 21 Wits, By Karen ~
  2. A Season For All Things ~ /
  3. GumDrop Pass ~
  4. Inspiritation To Dream ~
  5. Raindrops and Dasies ~
  6. Southhamsdarling ~
  7. My Little Life ~
  8. Sandra Heska King ~
  9. The Stitching Coop ~
  10. Ramblings and Photos ~
  11. First Do No Harm ~

These blogs are in no certian order... These are only a few of  my favorite blogs.  So Please stop by some of these
wonderful blogs or all of them and show them some bloggie love.

Do you enjoy sharing your favorite blogs with your followers?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 5

Today was a quiet peaceful day.
I didn't go to church as I was still on med's where I shouldn't be driving.
I did do some house keeping and laundry.
Watched some TV
Not much on worth watching though.
Talked with my family.
Which always brings joy to my heart.
Hubby had to work the night shift so I'm waiting for him to come home.

Thankful List Of Five

  1. For the light snow showers today that came down in the late morning hour. God's crisp clean white glory coming in the form of snow flakes, Thank you Lord for smiling upon me with those snow flakes of glory from heaven today.
  2. Fresh clean laundry
  3. Talking with mom and sister today and just hearing their voices.
  4. Pudding snacks
  5. Hair spray

Psalm 37:18

"The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever."

Lord, help me to apply myself as best I can with the awareness that you stand ready to help.

Do you have family dinners after Sunday morning service and if you don't go to church do you have family dinners on Sunday?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 4

Today was a very early start.
I had an early morning call at the Dentist.
Haven't been feeling to swift most of the day. 
But am so thankful for my friend Carol!
A great 
Thank you to Carol!
Which bring me to my thankful list for today.

Thankful List Of Five

  1. For friends that get up early to drive you the dentist and just be there for you
  2. For the laughing gas at the dentist office and lots of pain pills for afterwards 
  3. God's hands and touch through those that where working on my mouth today
  4. My Aunts birthday today 
  5. Prayers of the saints standing with you in prayer

Proverbs 2:6

"For the Lord giveth wisdom; out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."

Dear God, we are grateful for the help that You are so ready and willing to give us. Help us to be willing and ready to help others.

Do you have to have laughing gas when the dentist works on your mouth?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 3

There is a wonderful app that I'm using right now for Lent season. 
It is the Bible app.
It is on my phone and I just love it.
Go to market and up load it is so wonderful.
I have resourced it many times.
I am really enjoying the Lent for everyone daily readings.
They have several plans to chose from.
I actually originally found the resource on the net.
And darn if I can find it now to give you the address for it.
But I know you can find it in the market app.

Thankful List Of Five

  1. Surprise visits
  2. Friends who make you smile and laugh even when you don't feel like it
  3. Phone calls from hubby while I'm at work. Calling to just check and see if I got to work safely and that I'm okay and to say "I love You!"
  4. Knowing and trusting that God has us safely in His loving care daily meeting each one of our needs
  5. Receiving money in the mail

Isaiah 58: 9

"Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry and He shall say, Here I am."

Thank you, heavenly Father for your plan of prayer. We are glad you want us to keep in close touch with you.

Do you do a lot of apps on your phone?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 2

So our new journey begins.
I'm so excited to see where this new journey will take us.
It seems so strange not to be doing  a photo for the blog.
But I'm sure I will add some to some of these Lent post.

Thankful List of Five

  1. Oven cleaner
  2. Afternoon naps
  3. A daily reading plan for Lent that will help me grow and connect with God in a new way during this season of Lent through His word
  4. The fresh clean scent of Mr. Clean
  5. Re-runs of "Cold Case"

Psalm 16:8

"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."

Our Heavenly Father, we are thine; make us, mold us, and use us we pray.

Do you have anything exciting to do this weekend?

Lent Season ~ Thankful List/Verse With Prayer: Day 1

Well I missed Ash Wednesday on this one. 
So there will be two post today in reguards to this daily walk with the Lord.
Last year I wrote Lent letters to our Lord.
This year I have decided to write at least five things daily down that I'm thankful for.
A bible verse with a prayer.
This is such a wonderful journey and time of self reflection.
I so enjoyed the letters last year. 
But truly wanted to do something a bit different.
Come join along for the next 40 days.


"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thous shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye."

Lord, I am unworthy of all the kindnesses you have showered upon me in the past. Help me to trust you for what I need.

  1. That I have friends I can call late at night when in need
  2. For our public servants the police, fireman , EMT's and all that serve
  3. Hot chocolate
  4. God's constant love for me that is unchanging
  5. God's love and understanding of those hurting

Do you do anything for Lent?

Thankful Thursday

Here we are on Thankful Thursday!
Isn't it wonderful to be able to make a list and share all the many blessing that you are thankful for?
Come and join the fun with Tara over at Undeserving Grace.
I am
Also linking up with
Grace Alone
See what others are thankful for.
I know I'm very excited to share the wonders of the Lord through my thankful list

  1. Breaks of sunlight through the rainy days
  2. The ability to learn new systems
  3. Afternoon tea with the neighbor ladies
  4. Sharing Gods love and goodness
  5. Homemade banana nut bread
  6. New Cami's
  7. God's wisdom and favor
  8. New friends
  9. Resting in His love 
  10. A debit paid in full and closed
  11. Music that soothes the soul
  12. My niece and her family arriving safely to her new home
  13. My sister arriving safely in Kabul
  14. Prayers 
  15. Clean sheets

What gifts have you unwrapped this week that your thankful for?

Please check out First Day of My life as well for thankfuls.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Three Word Challenge

Cancel; verb: Decide or announce that (an arranged or planned event) will not take place; annul or revoke; abolish or make void; noun: A mark made on a postage stamp to show that it has been used.

Elastic; adjective: (Of an object or material) able to resume its normal shape spontaneously after contraction, dilatation, or distortion; able to encompass variety and change; flexible and adaptable; noun: Cord, tape, or fabric, typically woven with strips of rubber, that returns to its original length or shape after being stretched.

Labor; noun: Work, especially hard physical work; such workers considered as a social class or political force; the process of childbirth; verb: Work hard, make great effort; work at an unskilled manual occupation. 

As they cancel the old usage of one program
The labor to to learn a new one comes along
With each new lesson learned 
The elastic of usage will return 


Do you learn new changes quickly?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 365


We have accomplished the 365 day of pictures!
It has been an amazing journey and learning experience.
Not only did I start the pictures shortly after I started blogging.
But it has helped me grow in my skills of photography.
I have found out how much I love taking photos besides writing.
Thinking I really do need a new camera and should consider taking some photo classes to learn more.

I have chosen CK as my finally picture for this journey and challenge that I have completed.
She has been a source of love and encouragement to me through the process.
Sounds funny that a pet would do that for you.
But she does.
I love taking photos of her;
 She has been a great subject for me.
She keeps me on my toes with things to write about;
As well as taking photos of her.
As many of you know I wrote many stories about her.
Which we will continue to do.

I will start a new challenge soon.
Not sure what it will be.
I'd like it to be another one that challenges me in growing and using photos.
Will take any ideas and suggestions.

Thank you all for following along on this amazing growing journey with me.
I look forward to sharing the next journey with you all as well.

CK The Queen

Do you like doing challenges?

Having issues with Blogger

I don't know about you all but I am having a horrible time posting.
I just switched over a bunch of stuff to the new Google Chrome.
I cannot find anything.
Everything is strange looking to me and I think I will be having a difficult time posting for a bit. So please be patient with me while I try and figure this nightmare out. 
Not to mention trying to find you all and read your post.
Hope you all aren't having the difficulties I am.
I am going to try and post my last two photos on my 365 challenge as well.
Praying all goes well.

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 364

So this was our ladies tea at my neighbors home on 
Monday President's Day!
It was a lovely afternoon with several ladies that showed for a wonderful afternoon filled with love and fellowship.
Thank you Pat for having us all over.
Looking forward to the next afternoon tea.
As you see the treats where yummy indeed.
The china used this afternoon was china that belonged to her mom.
It was so beautiful!

Tea Party Set 

Do you enjoy tea parties? Do you host or go... Or both?