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Monday, March 25, 2013

Playdates With God~ Happiness is/Joy Dare

Day 18~ Happiness is getting up and making my morning phone calls and setting up appointments. Happiness is calling my dad and wishing him a very happy birthday! Callings and wishing my girlfriend Sally Mazza a very happy birthday as well. Lots of people of love to celebrate. Nothing better than the day the Lord blessed us with them. Happiness is getting through tons of paper work and through even more out plus shredding. That always feels so very good. Nice way to start a week as well. Happiness is getting many little projects out of the way so I wont be so over whelmed as the week moves on. Happiness is breaks of sunshine throughout the day.
Day 19~ Happiness is getting up and getting my day started. Getting some errands out of the way. Happiness is dropping off information at the new beauty shop where I will be doing hair in a nursing home starting in April! So excited! Thank you Shari Whitlock for referring me. Happiness is knowing my granddaughter is getting better everyday. Happiness is getting the dinner in the oven. Happiness is window shopping and never pulling out my wallet and resisting the temptation to purchase some Spring clothing. Happiness is finding some beauty in the court yard today when taking my walk. Happiness is seeing the small signs of Spring all over. Happiness is Thanking the Lord for every gift small and great!

Day 20~ Happiness is getting more information on up coming business adventure and preparing for it so I will have everything in place. Happiness is morning coffee served to me just the way I like in my PJ's. Happiness is getting my Mary Kay orders together for deliver and mailing. Love my Mary Kay business can work right from home and wake to orders in the morning. What can be better! Happiness is visiting with Mary McCormick Loomis via the internet this morning. Great way to start the day. Happiness is watching the down fall of the first spring rain this morning on the first day of Spring. Happiness is not having to cook today. Happiness is the little things that make a difference each day in my life.

Day 21~ Happiness is celebrating the birth of my oldest grandson today! Happiness is celebrating the day the Lord blessed me with my friend Rosalie Reinhold! Happy birthday to both Rosalie and my grandson Anthony DeSouza! Happiness is the strength the Lord gives me everyday and extra on those days I really need it. Happiness is going out to dinner. Happiness is knowing that peaceful feeling that goes deep within. Happiness is being confident in my decision and knowing it is the right one for me. Happiness is watch the Castle from Monday night on DVR. Happiness is having DVR. Happiness is making it through yet another day. Thank you Lord!

Day 22~ Happiness is it is Friday an

d the weekend is upon us. Happiness is getting my work done by early afternoon. Happiness is getting my banking and shopping done early today. Happiness is finding some cute clothes on the rack at a good bargain. Happiness is Katherine Huston Fischercoming to spend a few days with us. Happiness is a good dinner with a group effort. Happiness is the sunshine that kept breaking through the clouds today. Happiness is my cozy sweats.

Day 23~ Happiness is quiet days lone resting and thinking. Happiness is styling my new hair cut. Happiness is Finding golden oak stain and fixing my coffee table. Happiness is a light lunch with a glass of water. Happiness is the back brace hubby brought home for me. Happiness is Another day to seek the Lord and His will. Happiness is the breaks of sunshine in the afternoon as I walk to Bi-Mart.

Day 24~ Happiness is going out and having coffee with Katherine Huston Fischer at Happy Espresso today to see Kenney Ge. Happiness is the scenic route enjoying the country beauty all around that God has blessed us 
with. Happiness is the free gift of forgiveness. Happiness is chocolate marshmallow candy. Happiness is smiles and laughter. Happiness is a evening drive.

18~ 3 Gifts red
1) The red vase that holds my flowers
2) The red numbers on my digital clock that tells me what time it is.
3) The red tins on my table that need to be returned to my mom so she can refill them with her yummy homemade cookies.
What are your three red gifts today?

19~ 3 Gifts eaten
I started laughing when I saw what today's was. I love to eat.
1) I could cover all three in one. Today I had three different types of tacos from taco bell. The tree different tacos I had were supreme taco, regular taco, and a dorito taco. But what was really cool is that I brought them home to eat and added homemade salsa to them. Made them really yummy! I'm normally not a taco bell fan. But...this was a great meal.
2) The thin mint girl scout cookies. One of my favorite's!
3) My chicken baked dinner with carrots and potatoes.
What yummy's did you eat today that you enjoyed?

20~ 3 Gifts that made you laugh
1) Some of the humorous post I find on Face Book that bring laughter and joy. Thank you to those who post them and to those you create them.
2) When my girlfriend Rose in California told me the story about trimming up the neighbors dog and how funny it was as they put her on the table
3) Watching an old classic comedy on TV

21~ A gift salty, sweet, and just right
My salty gift would be the Pork Rinds my hubby brought home this evening and we snacked on.
Sweet would be the chocolate cake I ate today at lunch in the celebration of Ned who turned 100 today! So many birthdays today! Happy Birthday Ned!
Just right would be the tea I had with my dinner this evening. So relaxing and comforting. Just perfect!

22~ 3 Gifts found in His word
1) John 3:16 For God so loved the world He gave His only son
2) Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear for I am with you
3) Psalm 62:5 Yes my soul finds rest in God My hope comes from Him

23~ 3 Gifts found in woman today
This one you would think I could do real easy. Not so much. I think of many things and many friends that are amazing....But......this one is very hard!
1) Well educated and able to work next to men in most any field of work
2) Amazing friends that stand beside you and help you through the good and the bad
3) Moms that home school and can teach us all something wonderful
What would be your three things about women today?

24~ 3 Gifts spoken
1) Be careful call me when you get home
2) If you are there and you find something you like you should just buy it then
3) I'll call when I arrive
What are your three spoken words?

Is there snow where you live?

A Holy Experience

March 5, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thankful Thursday~

Here we are on Thankful Thursday!
No better place to be than here on Thankful Thursday
What better time to start then Now!
With a list full of thankfuls
So many wonderful things to be thankful for
So lets get started.
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
I am linking up with:

Grace Alone

As well as:

Black Tag Diaries

The Fontenot four

Come and see what others are thankful for.
I know I'm very excited to share the wonders of the Lord through my thankful list
What about you?


  1. For my Mary Kay orders 
  2. For my new salon I will be working at starting in April at the nursing home
  3. The word of God that gives me hope
  4. Getting my paper work ready for taxes
  5. Phone calls from my beautiful daughters in California
  6. Watching evening movies with hubby
  7. The spring showers of the first day of Spring
  8. Breakfast food
  9. Celebrating those I love on their birthday's! My oldest grandson today! Thank you Lord for the gift in him and the blessing he is to this family
  10. Talking with my dad in upper state New York
  11. A footstool to rest my legs upon
  12. A raincoat to keep me dry
  13. Prayers of the saints
  14. Our New Pope Francis!
  15. Getting our rent situation straightened out
  16. The Lords favor 
  17. For each client I have the pleasure of taking care of in the beauty industry 
  18. New dessert recipes
  19. Hot showers/distressing
  20. Getting lots of little errands out of the way that take up lots of time running from one to the other

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The Fontenot Four

March 5, 2013
Below are two fundraiser links to help with medical bills. 
We have no medical insurance to cover medical.
As the weeks have gone by since I have started back to work
The ankle continues to have many issues
I will be seeking second opinion
With many prayers 
I feel God is showing us
The direction to go.
God is faithful and I trust this is going to be paid in full;
and every need meet through Him
Thank you!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Three Word Wednesday~

Edgy; adjective: Tense, nervous, or irritable; (of a musical performance or a piece of writing) having an intense or sharp quality; informal at the forefront of a trend; experimental or avant-garde.

Iconic; adjective: Of, relating to, or the nature of an icon; depicting a victorious athlete in a conventional style.

Lithe; adjective: (Especially of a person's body) thin, supple, and graceful.

He grabbed her lithe body to his
She was edgy with a sense of iconic beauty
Both drawn to each other
His physical muscular athletic build
Both running from a past
Neither looking for a future
Just a moment of time
To forget what was behind
Getting lost in 
The lust and the passion
Of the attraction to one another
In this moment and time


Do you like to just write and see what flows out sometimes with out thought?
March 5, 203
Below are two fundraiser links to help with medical bills. 
We have no medical insurance to cover medical.
As the weeks have gone by since I have started back to work
The ankle continues to have many issues
I will be seeking second opinion
With many prayers 
I feel God is showing us
The direction to go.
God is faithful and I trust this is going to be paid in full;
and every need meet through Him
Thank you!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dandelion Love


My first flower as a child and the first flower I receive as 

 mom and grandma. What can be better than a dandelion in

 the first signs of Spring falling right into Summer. This little 

weed/ flower holds the most powerful memories of love 

given to my mom and to me. I love them! I don't see them 

as weeds at all. But a bright shiny smile of a innocence face 

of trust, love, joy, laughter, and a life full of hope.

Mommy Mommy
I picked you a flower!
Oh honey that is so beautiful!
Let me get in a vase
 I will place it on the counter 
Where I can enjoy it all day long

Whenever I look at the dandelion
I see your bright and shiny face
Handing me your first big treasure
For me to hold and keep

Safely it has been tucked away
In my heart
Held with precious memories
Never to be lost
Just like the day I first held
You so tightly in my arms.

This shiny face of hope
A shining beam of light
A life of innocence's
With hopes and dreams

The trust of love 
Of a life not yet scared
Full of love
And trust

I will hold each
Dandelion treasure
As the gold 
Of my future

As I handed my first one
To my mom
You handed 
Me yours

Then your precious little one came 
I never knew such joy or love
The dandelion treasure
I remembered
Held tightly as gold
For the future

She lifted her little hands
Here grandma 
I have a found
A perfect flower for you

Tears of the treasured
Memories tucked tightly in my heart
Came rushing back
As I once gave 
My treasure to my mom
As you once gave yours to me

This circle of love and live 
Have given me 
The most precious memories
As I turned 
To pull out 
My most treasured
Dandelion vase
To set upon my counter

As My Spring has turned into Summer
I now see my
With the pressed dandelion
Of love full 
Of golden treasure

The dandelion
Treasure of love
held tightly
In my heart
Never to be stolen
Or forgotten
My golden treasure 
Of love


Do you treasure your dandelions as golden childhood smiles of love?

March 5, 2013
Below are two fundraiser links to help with medical bills. 
We have no medical insurance to cover medical.
As the weeks have gone by since I have started back to work
The ankle continues to have many issues
I will be seeking second opinion
With many prayers 
I feel God is showing us
The direction to go.
God is faithful and I trust this is going to be paid in full;
and every need meet through Him
Thank you!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Playdates With God~ Happiness is...../Joy Dare March

Day 11~ Happiness is the day the Lord blessed us with my daughter Nick Racheal Perry. Happy Birthday to my baby who is amazing! Happiness is surprising her with flowers today! Happiness is knowing I have a bank and lawyer that are working in my behalf. Happiness is the amazing women in Mary Kay that I have the privilege of working along side of. What a wonderful company to be apart of. Happiness is the choice of being happy and finding the good in every day.
What happiness have you found today?

Day 12~ Happiness is meeting and having coffee with Shari Whitlock and meeting her friend at her shop. Thank you Shari! Thank Melody for the amazing blessing of the salon. Happiness is speaking with the Attorney and the positive feed back from him. Happiness is speaking with banker and understanding the process of some of the money finance's that we are dealing with. Happiness is speaking to my friends far and near and sharing my joyful news. Happiness is having open doors and windows of opportunities. Happiness is having an open heart to God's blessings.

Day 13~ Happiness is having a box of kleenex near by. Happiness is the new Pope that was chosen for the Catholic church. Happiness is knowing that God hears our prayers. Happiness is resting in Him and His healing hand.

Day 14~ Happiness is making it through a whole days worth of work; even though I didn't feel well. God is faithful and answers the prayers to carry me through to the end of the day. Happiness is old reruns on TV. Happiness is having friends call to see if we want to go out for dinner. Thank you Mary McCormick Loomis rain check on that one. Enjoy dinner with hubby. Thank you! Happiness is hot lemon water cinnamon and honey. Happiness is foot propped up and resting. Happiness is hearing from my daughter Amber Webber, Mom loves you tons ♥. Happiness is each day that I'm gifted with.

What are you happy about today?

Day 15~ Happiness is watching the older ladies in video's dancing and cutting it up as they dance through life. Great video's on Youtube. Happiness is being able to pray for those in need at work. Happiness is eagerly waiting and watching what God does for me each and everyday. Happiness is getting grocery shopping done for the next week. Happiness is getting my brisket and all the trimmings for St. Patty's dinner on Sunday! Happiness is resting and healing from this cold/virus. Happiness is talking to my grandchildren on the phone. It makes my day!

Day 16~ Happiness is working on my taxes. Or at least making head way with them anyways. Happiness is putting together Mary Kay orders to be delivered this week. Happiness is resting so I can be healed from this nasty virus that just lingers. Happiness is having a nice dinner with hubby. Happiness is knowing God hold me in His loving care.

Day 17~ Happiness is the chirping of the birds in the rafters above my bedroom window that awake me every morning. Happiness is singing praises to the Lord in church this morning. Happiness is a quiet afternoon catching up and praying with my dear and treasured friend Crystal N Koch. I'm so thankful we have a friendship that has stretched the miles and years. That I can still share my heart and know you will love me. Thank you! Happiness is taking a walk before the rain came today. Happiness is seeing Spring spring forth all around me. Happiness is having so many treasured friends to share my life with. I truly have the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

11~ 3 Gifts read

At first I thought this was going to be a tough one. But turns out not as hard as first thought.
1) The letter from the Assistant Branch Manger at my bank.
2) The blogs I read that are so up lifting and inspirational.
3) The thank you note from one of my clients family members thanking me for caring for their mothers hair.

12~ A gift in wind, in water, in white

The wind would be the way the wind blows through each part of my life each day through the Holy Spirit. Being open to His amazing life He has for me if I'm open to receive as He blows the winds of change through each part of my daily life. 
Water would be the glasses of water I have been drinking. I actually am drinking more water than I use too. I use to drink bottle water now I'm drinking tap water with "Mio". But that may be changing too. I am going to learn to drink just ice cold tap water. Water is so important our bodies and our over all health. Working on this one daily.
In white would would be my freeze and my refrigerator that hold my food in storage. 

13~ 3 Gifts round

1) My color bottle that holds the wonderful color that hides all my natural highlights of wisdom in my hair. 
2) My pots and pans that I cook in
3) The pretty red serving plates that I eat off
What are your three round gifts?

14~ 3 Gifts found in silence
Oh today is funny....not a lot of silence in a salon....but... lets see what I did find in silence.
1) In the wee hours of the morning as I spend quiet time before I get ready for work; spending time with the Lord and seeking His direction and favor for the day.
2) Arriving at the salon and setting everything up before the day starts and the ladies start arriving fulling my day with lots of activity and beauty as they leave with smiles on their faces.
3) The still quiet drive home as I sit in heavy traffic thinking about the adventures of the day and asking the Lord to get me home safely with no mishaps.

15~ 3 Gifts given away

1) My smile as I see each person I pass out my smile and a hello
2) My cash as I went through the day spending it on various items and things of need; though it may not be actually given away as I did receive something in return for it. But......I did give it away so to speak and because it is a blessing to have the money to get what we need I thought.....maybe this would fit here.
3) A hug and kiss
What did you give away today?

A Greek word meaning thanksgiving, to be thankful.

Envelopes the Greek root word charis meaning grace, and the derivative chara which is Greek for joy.
He took the bread, and knew it to be a gift and gave thanks. We too participate in eucharisteo in communion, and in life if we so choose.

16~ 3 Hard eucharisteos 
This one is never easy for me. But....I actual have ones. Shocking!

Not really we all do!

1) Having to turn down two fun filled rod trips; because of illness. So that I could get better from this virus. Believing for Gods healing hand upon me.
2) Not so fun but working on my tax papers today. This means I have had the joy to work with the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed me with. I truly don't enjoy doing taxes at all. But it is what is required. Thankful that I can and that I have them to do.
3) Working on Mary Kay paper work and program up dating it. No always easy for me as I'm truly not an organized person. But these are things that must be done so that I can get all of my paper work done and ready for taxes. This means I have clients and sells.
What are you three hard eucharisteos?

17~ A gift turned, folded, hung

Turned would be the pages of the book I'm reading. It also is the pages I turn as I follow along in service the word of God that directs and helps me grow to be who He created me to be.
Folded are the fresh linen next to my bed awaiting to be unfolded this week as I change the linen on my bed.
Hung is disabled sticker in my car so I can park a little closer; Which was great today. As I had to do a lot of walking of stairs and it causes my ankle to hurt more as well as swell. I don't always use it......but there are times it is nice to have.

What gifts and happiness have you found throughout your week?

A Holy Experience

March 5, 2013

Below are two fundraiser links to help with medical bills. 
We have no medical insurance to cover medical.
As the weeks have gone by since I have started back to work
The ankle continues to have many issues
I will be seeking second opinion
With many prayers 
I feel God is showing us
The direction to go.
God is faithful and I trust this is going to be paid in full;
and every need meet through Him
Thank you!