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Saturday, June 17, 2017

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week Two)


Happines In The Sun!

Summer Fun At The Beach!

June 11~ Sleep seems to be eluding me lately. Pain levels are high. As much as I want to curl up and stay in bed..... I'm going to rise and shine and get dressed for the day. In fact I'm going to put on a skirt and blouse and head to church and Praise the Lord for this day He has blessed me with. Meet up with Rebecca Sherrett at church then after we headed to lunch. What a yummy salad that was too. Then we decided to shoot a few games of pool. It was a draw who won. What fun we had. We even danced to some great tunes from the late 70's and early 80's. Then Geo Sutter called and we went on this delightful afternoon adventure across town then an early dinner. It was awesome! We ate at a place called Davidson's. Thank you Geo! Then home to relax. What a fun filled day with friends. Even in lack of sleep and in pain God blessed me with a beautiful day and wonderful friends to enjoy it with. Best part I didn't have to cook today or eat alone. Thank you Lord for for the simple pleasures in life. Blessings

June 12~ Okay! Time to rise and shine as I look out to the liquid sunshine as I seek the great big yellow ball of light and warmth. Today I was blessed to see my goddaughter Jennifer Perrin and her family today. I had breakfast and adventures with them today. Took them down the scenic highway to Vista House, then onto Multnomah Falls. Turned out to be a sunshine day under misty blue skies. What a lovely adventure it was. Thank you for fitting me into your vacation plans. Really enjoyed showing you my playground and seeing you. Then home in time for my afternoon appointment. Thankful to be able to make it today. Realizing how much I truly have learned and grown over the past months. Thankful to realize that as a woman we are gifts to be honored and treasured. We are unique individuals who have so many special gifts and talents to offer. We give all of our heart in all that we do. We are a rainbow of beauty that shines brightly. Thank you Lord for all YOU have placed inside of me so I can gently pour out my love to all those around me. Filling me with your perfect love daily to pour out to those I love. That I am someone to be valued and loved. Yes! Lord today was a gift of love from you and has filled me to over flowing.The lessons in each one you have placed around me to fill my heart to over flowing. The lessons and keys to break chains that hold me hostage into the future that awaits me as I take each step forward into my life that awaits me in this journey of life. Thank you! Blessings

June 13~ Sleep seems to elude me these days. Thankful that I can stretch and just rest. Time to rise and shine for a full morning of beauty. Heading off to Oregon City for a shampoo set, and a perm. My wonderful drive on the river road. Fighting to stay awake. NO! One cannot fall asleep behind the wheel of a car. Stay awake and alert. You can do this Beth! Both turned out great! The smiles from the perm priceless. Heading home I stopped in Gresham for lunch at Uggly's taco bar. Yummy! Then home were I promptly fall asleep! Naps those oh so wonderful little afternoon delights that energize you. Funny when we are little we fight to not take them; then as an adults we beg to have one. Grateful for my nap today. So to the ladies I was suppose to get a hold of today; I'm so sorry! I crashed and burned, my apologies. Edie Ricker Cowell, and Wendi Chapdelaine what a delight to talk to you both today. Both bringing me smiles of friendship and love. Thank you so much Lord for this day of rest to re energize before tomorrow's day of beauty. So happy to just prop my feet up and nap. Yes Lord thank you for these days that you place us near still waters to rest in you. So you can replenish us in You. Blessings

June 14~ No! I just fell asleep and it's time to rise and shine for another day of possibilities filled with beauty and smiles. Four amazing ladies at the salon today; only one canceled. So thankful for each one. Slow day but it is a good thing as pain levels are high. Loved each smile that left the shop today. Rene said she is super pleased with my work, and Shirley says my hands create miracles with hair. Thank you. Home to re-group for afternoon activities. Meet up with the delightful, beautiful and amazing Christina Lee. Loved seeing you. Love my leggings and top. So very soft! I know they will hug my body nicely. Thank you Geo Sutter for having me over for dinner. How very yummy and filling. It was a lovely evening thank you. Surprise today on Face Book my baby girl Racheal Perry has reinstated her page after many years. Love that I now can keep up with all three if my amazing and talented daughters; Webber Heather, and Amber Webber. Love these girls with all my heart. Today I'm grateful for social media and being able to stay in touch with those I love and care about. The phone call from my brother, who just called to check in on me. Thank you! Seems it came at just the right time. Just when I'm wiping my tears, his voice come across the phone and lifts my spirit's. Yes Lord you know exactly what we need and when we need it. In my loneliness you send friends to share my day and life with. You know how much I love my daughter's and grandchildren and you make it possible to stay in touch daily with all the new technology and social media. Then you have family or friends reach out in perfect timing when I'm feeling lost and needing to hear a voice that brings joy and happiness in the mist of my loneliness. You have a perfect solution and gift for each situation I'm in. Thank you Lord for your provisions even when I don't even know I need them. Blessings

June 15~ Waking to liquid sunshine, and Fall like weather. What happened to Summer? Awww......its coffee time! And I get to share it with the delightful and beautiful Katherine Fischer Huston, before I head off to work. Marge arrives for her perm. A quiet morning at the salon. Marge's perm turned out beautiful. Heading home to clean up and start my towels. Then off to meet up with Edie Ricker Cowell, and Rebecca Cutler-White, along with Katherine for lunch. It was so awesome to see these amazing ladies and spend the afternoon with them. I have missed them very much. So glad to see you ALL and catch up. I look forward to seeing you again Edie before you head in other directions and activities. Rebecca we need to get together more often. I feel so blessed to have spent time with you ladies today. A little treasure hunting at the second hand store. We all found a treasure and a bargain with our Senior discount. Then off to my late afternoon appointment. A surprise invite for a glass of wine and pizza. Thank You! Home to pick up Katherine and another adventure out. Chatter, laughter, and walk or is that a dance in the rain. Jump in puddles, and remember what it's like to be a kid again. Soaked from head to toes; drenched rat, or Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly in "Singing In The Rain". No it's Katherine and Beth being silly and having fun stepping out of the box creating adventures and memories. So much fun! Thank you Lord for blessing me with amazing friends that accept me and love me right where I am. For turning a grey stormy sky into sunlit smiles and laughter. Thank you so much Lord for the treasures I have been gifted with in my friendships. So thankful for the diamonds in my life that are covered in the beauty of love and friendship along with sisterhood. Thank you for the glistening water drops of love that lite my dance steps today as I played in the rain. Blessings

June 16~ Oh how sweet to sleep in! Sad that I cannot find the yellow fire ball of sunshine. So willing to pay hostage fees. Lounged around the house until mid afternoon. So relaxing, read and just kicked back drinking coffee. Then it was well past time to run errands. Katherine Fischer Hustonand I got our errands in. Then caught up withRebecca Sherrett! Thank you for the blessing. It will help me out so much. It was great to see you. Then meet up with Geo Sutter for dinner. Oh I ate so much they could've rolled me out the door. What a great time we had. But wait the fun and adventures aren't over yet. Meet up with Mary McCormick Loomis. You never know what kind of trouble we can get into. So off to Duke's we go! We were laughing so hard the servers wanted to join our party. People watching can be so interesting and fun! Then these crazy ladies have me drive home. Shaking my head! Hate night driving. Thank you Lord for watching out over us and getting us home safely. Today I'm thankful for sleeping in, late day starts, friends that their homes are always open and welcoming. Crazy laughter and fun that brings belly laughs from deep down in your soul. Finding the crazy happy in everyday living with those you share life with. Even under gloomy dark clouds there is sunshine to be found. Thank you Lord. Blessings

June 17~ Waking to overcast skies. Hoping for breaks of sunshine. Saturday morning coffee and some morning chats. Leisurely start to the day. A walk to the post box and back. Longing for blue skies and a yellow ball of fire. More lounging around day dreaming and wishing. Time to go celebrate three beautiful talented young ladies, two graduated high school and one college. Congratulations on your achievement's ladies. Thank you Cindy Forsythe Rieder, and Cathi Forsythe, for inviting me. Had a lovely time. Time for one more adventure before Katherine Fischer Huston leaves to head back home over the mountain. Gelato it is! So yummy! Always time for a treat. Thank you Katherine for all the fun little adventures and activities crammed into the last two days. Back to the silence in my space in the world. Thank you Lord for stretching and expanding our time so we could cram alot of things in a small amount of time. Thankful for the finances provided for these unexpected activities and the provision to meet all of the needs that I have. Thankful that everyday I am given another chance to write on a clean slate another page on my journey. Filling my page with the bouquet of a bountiful harvest of friendship and love, while living life to the fullest even on the simplest of days. Thank you Lord for gift of life and the daily provisions of your grace, mercy, and love. Blessings

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week One)


Happiness In The Sun!

Summer Fun At the Beach

June 1~ Summer here we come! Good morning to my favorite time of year Summertime! So glad to see you once again. Time for me to do my happy dance! Today Aunt Sally Mazza is making us homemade enchiladas, salsa, spanish rice, yummy in the tummy! Thank you ever so much. Eating dinner over at my daughter Racheal's house. Going to sit under the new covered patio, that the guys have been working so hard on today. Great jobAnthony DeSouzaNick Perry, David, and Nick. It looks great! It has been a quiet day. Just doing daily chores, house cleaning, laundry, cooking, just routine living life over at daughter Webber Heatherhouse. Love my family time. Thank you Lord for the blessings of routine and family. Blessings

June 2~ Friday morning sunshine! Up to a houseful of little people on their first day of Summer vacation. heads off to babysitting and the two younger ones take off with big brother. Listen.....what is that sound I hear.....QUIET! What a wonderful sound that is! How I miss you quiet! Though will miss the loud noise when gone. A double edge sword it is. Both blessings representing a house full of love on polar opposite ends. Getting ready to head back home. An attempt at mowing yard today. At least I got some sun. Laundry done and re organization of the luggage. Thank you Aunt Sally Mazza for all you have done for Webber Heather and the kids. Jodi Lynn Donahoe-Renison, thank you for coming over for bbq this evening. Aunt Sally out did herself once again. The house is on over load with kids! Love each one of you so very much. Thank you Anthony DeSouza and the rest of the kids for foot bath this evening. What a surprise blessings. A&W Root beer float! Yummy! Thank you Nick, Nick Perry, and Kyah for coming by tonight. Time with family is a precious gift. Lord I thank you for this day. For holding my tongue, giving me your grace to deal with things out of my control, wisdom to help me through, and prayers to sustain me. Yes Lord you are my glue. Thank you. Blessings

June 3~ Sleep .... what is That? Now that it's time to get want to sleep! Silly girl! Good morning! Last full day with the kiddos and my children. Before the day started the car got another bath. So much pitch and dirt. Meet up with Nick, Nick Perry, David, and Anthony DeSouza for breakfast. Thank you Nick for breakfast. Off to airport, then back to Webber Heather to start getting ready for the rest of the day. Fall asleep and missed out on awards for the girls. Must of needed it. Time to head to Racheal's for Nick's celebration. What a lovely evening and turn out to celebrate my handsome grandson. Today has been filled with lots of laughter, family, lobe, stories of days gone by, celebrating accomplishments and bright future's. Yes the world is their oyster and the pearl is before them. Grateful to be able to impart wisdom, love, time, and stories. Thank you Lord for youth. The ones with the world before them and those of us in every chapter of life that brings a song and dance and insight of wisdom that have paved the path ahead of us. Thank you for placing those around us that walk through live with us. Time to close this page and open a new one. Thank you for making this day memorable. Blessings

June 4~ Waking to my last day with my girls and grandchildren. Thank you Lord for the precious time I have had with each one of them. Finish packing and load the car. Two morning haircuts on the two youngest granddaughters. Made for some happy girls, before heading off to church with Webber Heather and the kids. Then pizza lunch with Racheal, Nick, and the grand kids, before Aunt Sally Mazza and I head North towards home. Later start than planned, but grateful for every minute with my girls and their families. I love you all so very much. Beautiful drive home with lots of stops for stretching. Made great timing. Olive Pit to get my olives. Oh I see mountains! Oh how I've missed you. Thank you Lord for the amazing ten days you blessed me with; with my beautiful daughter's and grandchildren. For the safety of my travels as Sally and I head back to Oregon. Thank you for all the provisions as we vacation. Each memory made a new treasure to place in my treasure chest near my heart to be held tightly in my heart never to be lost. Today's blessings full of love as we head towards home wrapped in prayers. Thankful for the journey and the doors opened for each new page of my life daily. Blessings

June 5~ No! I'm not a race track! Okay I'll get up! I know you wanted to play. Thank you Cloe for waking me. You made an excellent alarm. Thank you Sally Mazza for being my travel companion this past ten days and letting me stay the night. You have truly blessed me and the family more than words could ever express to you. Hit the road earlier than planned. But love the sunshine and the prospect of getting home a bit earlier than planned. Putting the pedal to the metal. Focus and vision is home. No Beth it isn't nap time while your driving. Stay awake and alert. Push through you can do this! coffee in the forest! Keep pressing through; you got this! Stop to see Katherine Fischer Huston and pick up some water. Thank you! So nice to see you. Back on that road to home. Road weary I am! But I can do this with Christ who strengthens me. Okay not much further, I see Mt. Hood! HOME! 300 MILES TO FRONT DOOR! Thank you Lord for watching over me and getting me home safely. Home in time to make afternoon appointment. Glad I made it even though I wanted to sleep. Why yes Geo SutterI'd love to come by and say hello and have dinner. Then a quick trip to Happy Valley to pick up my package. Glad they had It! Feeling really blessed. Now home to unpack! Get back to my daily routines in my daily life until the next adventure. It has been a very amazing ten days. So happy to have been able to go celebrate my grandson and see all the grandchildren and daughter's. I love you all to the moon and back. Blessings

June 6~ Waking up in my own bed! Pure luxury especially when you sleep in past 9:30. Loved just being all cozy in my bed. A wonderful good morning text which brought big smiles. I really like those morning text! A call from Wendi Chapdelaine. Thank you enjoyed visiting and just catching up on life. So glad we have reconnected, don't want to loss you ever again. Then an afternoon with the ladies; AmyJune McClure, and Sheri. What a great time we had. Lunch in Troutdale with lots of laughter and just having fun. Thank you both for coming this way. What a great day in the sun it was. Home to see that my favorite extra parking area is no longer. Looks as though it has sold. New neighbors...I'm off to a bad start taking up their parking. Not good! Sitting in the quiet of my home; after looking for old phones because I need a certain one to help out David as his is broken. The one I have is just like his. Still looking for one more...of course it's the one I need and cannot find. Thank you Lord for your perfect day of peace and therapy wrapped in friendships, laughter, sunshine, and the magic of adventures that are right NOW! Right were we are with those you have gifted us with. Each moment a beautiful treasured gift waiting for us to fully enjoy and capture with our whole heart and soul. When we do it is a treasured memory and gift that will keep giving us smiles of happiness and joy for a lifetime. Thank you for these moments. Truly am thankful for each moment of this day. Blessings

June 7~ Early morning rise! It's time to get back to routines. It's Wednesday smiles of beauty at the salon. Time for me get myself motivated. Coffee, prayers, and time to run out the door to see my amazing ladies and bring them beauty and smiles for the week. Thank you Lord that I'm still able to do this job I love. Fourteen ladies in the books today. Twelve showed up bringing me smiles. Who knew I would be so missed. Turned into a long day at the salon. Came home to prop my legs up. A surprise call from Geo Sutter. She had a long day too. Early dinner out. Much better than eating alone or trying to cook when ones to tired. Thank you Geo for coming by and picking me up. Home relaxing! Thankful for my ladies that brighten my work day. For friends that call and say let's not eat alone. Thank you Lord for holding me up today. Helping me to see the beauty of the evening as it comes to a close. Yes! In my routine and loneliness there is a magical dance that awaits me. It's my future. I love you Lord for you hold me in your hand as I learn this new dance step so I don't slip and fall. And if I do you are there to catch me in this dance called life. Blessings

June 8~ Rise and shine Beth...its time to get ready for another day of smiles of beauty. Coffee and prayers and time to head to the salon. Liquid sunshine from heaven with breaks of radiant sun beams breaking through the clouds bringing God's grace and blessings. Afternoon naps that bring renewed energy. An evening out that brings joy and happiness to my heart. Phone calls of love with prayers to cover those we love. Friends that answer the call for help. Yes Lord you surround me daily with your mercy and grace. Each moment a gift to honor and treasure. Thank you for your hand that clears the path and leads the way. Making this journey easy when we follow your leading. So grateful for all the provisions along the path ahead of me daily. Blessings

June 9~ It's rainy Friday! Time to get this house in order....or at least start on it. Yea a semi hot shower today! Happy me! Okay where to start....laundry, toss papers, run dishwasher, put items in shed. So much to do! Looking better. Time to run some errands. Geo Sutter and I go shoe shopping. Yea! She got her shoes. I found some cute ones too! A late lunch at Pie Vs. Pie in Gresham. Very yummy! Thank you Geo. I had a great time shopping and chatting the afternoon away. A phone call to grandson number one Anthony DeSouza before he flies back to base. You are in my heart and prayers always. May the Lord watch over you and continue to hold you in the very palm of His hand; as you continue to serve our country my grandson. I love you so very much. Thank you for your service Anthony. Just wish I didn't have to go home to an empty lonely home. Especially after being with a house full of love and kiddos; even as overwhelming as it was at times. I miss those voices of laughter, yelling, and love. The emptiness of the longer days are so hard. To find the positive and joy of thankfulness in these longer days isn't always easy. Today the silence is piercing. I found hope in that I can hear your voice more clearly Lord. That in these times of emptiness and silence is were I can find my voice again. The person you created me to be. The dance that gains strength each day as you lead and guide me to that place were I find my voice again into Victory! Thank you for this day and the many blessings you have provided for me. Blessings

June 10~ Restless night! Grateful for the sleep I did get. Sweet! Good morning texts! Loved how my morning started. Phone call from the beautifulCrystal N Koch. So uplifting and encouraging with prayers wrapped around our conversations. I love you and miss you tons. Thank you always for your love support and prayers of love that help and encourage me. Help me to move forward and endure the next chapter and page in this dance of life so I can sing once again. Then Melissa Simmonsand her dad arrive. So extremely grateful and thankful for the help with the water heater today. Enjoyed the visit and awesome conversation as well. Feeling very blessed. Then it's time to get on my knees and scrub these floors and get down to some deep cleaning. Front bathroom done. All the floors cleaned. Then went out to do some weed eating between rain showers. Yea! Looking a bit better. Long ways to go. Glad to get some done. A hot shower! How sweet and wonderful is that! I think that's my happiest gift today! Thank you Lord for sending help and making it reasonable. Thank you for the encouragement and prayers today. Now I sit again in the loneliness of this house. Be still and know I'm God! I hear you say. Be still my soul be still! I don't know all you have for me.....but I know you love me and carry me in the palm of your hand and meet all of my needs. Thank you for your provisions Lord daily. As I search for that new song in my heart and the dance that brings me joy and happiness. Blessings

Monday, June 5, 2017

May Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week Three)


May Flowers Of Beauty

May 17~ Time to wake to Wednesday routine. Oh how I want to stay in bed. No! Not today; beautiful ladies await your arrival. Ten happy clients. Yes they were lined up. Long day at salon. Didn't leave until well after three. Even got Thursday appointment done. Yes it is a good day. Home and falling asleep on couch. Happy morning text and afternoon smiles. Yes your selected! A delightful call from my friend Rosalie Reinhold. Love hearing from you and a bit of catch up. Prayers wrapped tightly in love sent to Our Father in heaven right back down to you. A full day of work is a blessing and provision from heaven above. Happiness in moving in a new direction. A gift that brings joy and smiles. Friendship that is a true treasure. So many things to be thankful for. Closed my eyes and boom! Yes I'm blessed! Blessings

May 18~ Really? Phone ringing....much to early. Okay rise and shine. No sleeping in; time for that another day and time. Coffee, wash that pretty wisdom right out of my hair. Getting things done this morning. A good morning sunshine text! Why thank you! Maybe it's good to rise early morning even on non work days. Afternoon appointments. Loving the beautiful sunshine. Early dinner and walk at Edgefield with Geo Sutter. Thank you. Lots of pretty flowers in the garden. Oh look....a putting green! I call it a beautiful green park! Brings laughter and smiles. Home to finish up morning chores. Always so much to do. Today I'm so thankful for that yellow ball of fire burning brightly bringing me lots of warmth. Flowers in the garden along with the flowers of beauty in my life called friendships. My morning text of sunshine to go along with the sunshine outside. Fresh linen and new doors with possibilities. Thank you Lord for all these blessings and so much more. Blessings

May 19 ~ Restless morning...... turns into a day filled with blessings...starting with prayers, coffee, and a wonderful morning call from Crystal N Koch. So glad to hear from you. Time to get out the door and get some errands taken care of. Haircut, pick up some maps, car washed, bottle stop. Really glad I went there. I didn't have as much gas money in cans as I thought I had. And you can only draw so much a day out. Tis all good. The rest will come in surprising ways I'm sure. Time to work in the yard. I filled up the yard debris can almost. So much weeding to do. And I didn't even make a dent. There is so much work out there. Pulling weeds I think about how the Lord pulls weeds from our life so we can grow stronger and healthier. Garden is a great way to see how the Lord works in our life's. Thank you Lord for clearing the weeds out of my life daily. Grateful for the sunshine. Clean up and meet up withShari Whitlock and the ladies for dinner, what delightful time. Got to seeMelissa Simmons, Sharon, Teressa, and Dolores. What a great evening we had. Today's blessing are wrapped in fellowship with the ladies at dinner. Funds to get my hair done and car washed. Enjoying the outdoors in my yard soaking the rays in as I weed. And the photos daughter Webber Heatherposted for me of her and Rylee in the flower gardens at the state capital in Sacramento. Thank you! Thanking the Lord for always revealing His love and provisions for me. Love how He speaks to us in everyday life if we just stop and listen. Blessings

May. 20~ nice to just lay in bed this morning and do absolutely nothing. Think I could stay here all day. Love wrapping around my pillows and being lazy. Okay yes Geo Sutter I would love to come over for lunch. Thank you for making a lovely lunch for us. Oh the walk in Gresham today was so nice. The best was the yogurt treat. Thank you. Sunshine kept peeping in and out. Glad I had my little jacket to keep me warm. Home reading. A knock on the door. Two Pastors from a neighborhood church doing outreach. They prayed with me for family; and we shared a little of God's rich blessings and love for us. God is so good He knows when to send reinforcements to help you stand in the gap and pray. To open doors in new directions. Thank you Lord for your perfect laborers and timing in all things. What an encouragement and blessing. Thank you for the picture you paint for me everyday brand new to enjoy. What a gift to get up and be apart of what you are doing through others and me in this old world. Thank you Lord for another day laced with gifts of life for me to enjoy. Blessings

May 21~ Waking to sunshine breaking through the drapes. Up to get ready for a breakfast engagement. Not sure I should go! But it's breakfast and I don't have to pay. That's a blessing. Smiles and glances from afar. Maybe someday! Seeing some friends is always good meeting new people priceless. Amber you are one spunky little lady. Glad to meet you. I think Amber' s must be spite fires. Love it! Home to put together Mary Kay orders. Always a blessing. Text from my beautiful Mickeneez. Loved those messages brightened my day with huge smiles of love. Some good news on a silent prayer request as we continue to pray for total healing. Thank you Lord for your miracles everyday. My heart is lonely so looking forward to family time. Thank you Lord for provision for this up coming visit. The quiet in the house is the peace in my heart even in the loneliness. Your grace is sufficient for me, even when it's hard to be alone. My blessings today are filled with emptiness and hope. As the sun shines it's warmth down upon me filling me with Your light Lord. Thank you. Blessings

May 22 ~ Oh it is hot! Sun beams breaking through the drapes kissing me good morning. Up to start a new chapter in the journey called life. Going to rock this day out. Full of errands and appointments. Ping! Ummm....wonder who is texting at 7:30 am I pray everything is okay. "Happy sunny Monday" thank you. You just made my day brighter with smiles of happiness. What a great way to start my day and week. Bottle store, car fluids checked and tires checked. Good to go! Time for happy feet and pretty toes. All before first appointment of the day. Sweet! Meet up with Mary McCormick Loomis for lunch. Thank you for meeting with me. Great to see you and catch up. On to next appointment. Time with some of the most amazing ladies I have had the pleasure of getting to know. So resilient and their lights shine so brightly. They are up lifting and encouraging with so much wisdom and insight to input and share. Thank you all for enriching my life with your presence and beauty. Then I get lost in the traffic and heat of the afternoon as I go meet up with Melissa Simmons. Thank you for walking over to the market. I was blessed to see you twice in a week. Your smile and hug a gift thank you. Then the sun turns my car into an oven. I love sun and heat but I don't need to be a baked Beth. Meet up withGeo Sutter and we go for a lovely stroll in her neighborhood. Getting my exercise in. Yea! Thank you! Also for your wisdom and insight to help me see things in a different perspective and to not analyze so much. May need this pep talk again but thank you so much Geo. Lord thank you for the blessings of women that are strong and friendships that endure. For afternoon benches, with cool breezes in the shade, birds singing there love songs to the world. Closing my eyes and shutting out the busy crazy world around me. Yes Lord You jam packed my day with an early morning sunlit kiss of love with abundance of sunshine and warmth to the soul breathing another day of life into me. Time to close this day with gratitude for all you gifted me with today. Thank you! Blessings

May 23~ No it cannot be time to get up I just fall asleep! Ugh! Phone ringing at 6 am. Really? Okay rise and shine, don't pull those covers over your head there is life to be lived today. Coffee, prayers, hot shower, yes I can do this. Ping! My phone again..... "Good morning what a beautiful day to put some color on......" oh I'm really liking these good morning text. Why thank you.... I think I shall. Once again you've put a good morning smile on my face and a dance step in my stride for the day. I think I could really get use to this. Hope your day was awesome as well! And you got some sun time. Off to do hair in Oregon City. So love that river drive out there and back. It's like taking a mini vacation. I never will tire of that drive. Thank you for this slice of heaven here on earth in a busy big city. Early yummy Lunch. Then on to next appointment. To crowded! Don't know....but will see. Home to kick back and relax under the fan. Yes I have had another day of beautiful sunshine to dance in and soak up the warmth. Evening breezes kissing me so gently reminding me of the love YOU have for me Lord. Small little gifts of your love and creation all around me to take in and enjoy. Truly you bless me everyday with your riches. Thank you! Blessings

May 24~ Good morning! Wake-up! Time to rise and shine. Full day of activities awaits you. Coffee time! Lots of prayers to cover this day in. Ladies await me. Nine on the books. Oh how I want to get out early. Doesn't look like it. Lined up at the door. Thank you Lord for my beautiful ladies. Two cancel, but still a busy full day. Oh look ping! My good morning text a little later than normal. Your setting a tone for me, with smiles. Mary McCormick Loomisstopped by salon and shared her bright and shiny smile with us. Shop laundry done and ready to go in two weeks. Late start on the road. Think the Lord is keeping me safe. First stop in Clover to check onKatherine Fischer Huston. Thank you for blessing me with a bite to eat. And let's not forget my teaspoon of Ice cream. Meanie! On the road heading to Sally Mazza house. Beautiful drive into Klammath Falls. Trucker trucker 1 - 9 I'm in a convoy. No Smokey's in site! Arrival! Sally made dinner and margaritas. Yummy yummy in the tummy! Plans changed...but I may change them up more. We will see what ideas I come up with. Thank you Lord for the safe arrival to my first destination on the first leg of my trip. Thankful for getting through this day. Loved my conversation tonight. Thank you for the evening smiles. Lord your blessings abound as I look forward into my future; thank you. Blessings

May 25 ~ Awake early. Quietly start getting ready for the day of adventures ahead of me. Time to load the car for our traveling adventures. Decisions which direction to go. It is a beautiful morning. Coffee and prayers before we hit the road to parts unknown. Okay Sally Mazza and I are heading to Portola to my daughter Amber Webber, and two granddaughters Sara Harris, and Summer Harris. Long drive in the mountain's. Free lunch in Portola. Cool! Laughter and fun spent with my girls. Body is tired. Still another two to three hours to Webber Heather. Beautiful scenic views into Sacramento from Portola. Stop on the Truckee River. Could have camped out there. So relaxing.....great place to stretch and regroup. Finally make it to Sacramento. Ready to unwind! So very exhausted and just need to rest. Thank you Lord for getting us here safely and for the many blessings along the way. So grateful for each and every one of them today, to many to count. Blessings

May 26~ Sleep and more sleep! Oh how I could sleep all day. Look Webber Heather brought coffee and sweet rolls home. Thank you honey, what a blessing. Okay....I will get moving. So much to accomplish today. Let's get this car washed. Eye balls popping out $25. To wash the bugs off my car. Then grocery shopping. Feeling really blessed I live in Oregon. They pay 10c a bag to bag your groceries. Gas up car for adventures this coming week. Again I'm thankful I live in Orgeon. Here I pump my gas and at home they pump my gas for me. Sally Mazza and I bouncing from one store to another today. Thank you Sally for cooking dinner. Love fried chicken, homemade potato salad, broccoli and cheese. What a very yummy dinner. Phone lines are burning up. Prayers being sent. Does not understand why some don't honor and respect those that serve. But am so thankful I was raised to honor and respect those that serve. Thankful for all that Sally helped me accomplish today. You have blessed my daughter Heather, her family and I so much today. My huge thankful today is knowing I serve a big God who meets all our needs above and beyond. For long lasting friendships that are loving, accepting, full of grace and understanding. For the noise of my grandchildren and the hugs and love they give me. Thank you Lord for another day of possibilities filled with your gifts just for me. Blessings

May 27~ Waking up and saying good morning sunshine and world. Today our soldier arrives home. Everyone is so excited for Anthony DeSouzato arrive. Webber Heather loads us all up to head to the airport. Anthony thinks mom is bringing the whole dam neighborhood. Close! But....really it's just the family. Lunch, shopping, and ice cream, what could be better. Visits from my grandchildren bring joy and happiness to my heart. It is so full with love. Thank you Shawn HarrisNick Perry, Sammy girl, Kyah, for coming to spend time with us today. The laughter and goofing around makes my heart sing and dance. Racheal my baby girl came over with hubby Nick and family. It has been a full day of family loving on one another and just enjoying each other's presence. Aunt Sally Mazza laughing so hard she couldn't breathe. Stories of days gone by when the girls were little. Tall tales of mema's many escapes. Yes today has been filled with the many riches and treasures of family. Surprise call fromWendi Chapdelaine. WOW! So happy to hear from you. Look forward to seeing you. Yes Lord you have richly blessed me with amazing grandchildren that I'm so very proud of. Having eight of them in the house today loving on each one. Thank you! Aunt Sally's fried chicken, potato salad, and broccoli cheese left overs a huge hit. My day is full of so many blessings and memories made today. Thank you each one for making it so special. I love you all; you are my heart beats. Blessings

May 28~ Good morning Sunday! It's the day the Lord has made and we shall rejoice in it! Going to morning services with my daughter Webber Heatherand her family. Forgot how much work it is to get a family ready for church. Lots of love and patience's. A little frustrated and time to break away for a bit. Went to see my friend Rose. What a blessing to see her. Cut her hair for her well I was there. Our visit not near long enough. I love you Rose. Then off to meet up with Wendi Chapdelaine for an early dinner with her, and Sally Mazza. So good to see you. It has been way to long. Thank you for dinner and blessing Sally and I. Our visit was way to short as well. We must get together again really soon. Back to church to worship the Lord and all He has done for us. A beautiful day out in the sunshine. Though I do believe I'm surrounded by cement. Missing the beauty of Oregon. Thankful to be here with my family and friends. Seeing those I haven't seen in a very long time. So blessed to have been able to see old friends that are golden treasures. Thank you Lord. Blessings

May 29~ Good morning! Thank you to all that have served and given your all. You have given me the freedoms I so richly enjoy. Time to give honor to those who gave their all. First the pancake feed at the church with Webber Heather and the kids. ThenSally Mazza and I go looking for coffee in the cement city before heading to the memorial service. No there aren't coffee shops on every corner. Thank you Judi Byrnes and Jim for inviting us. It was an honor to attend. A little sun at the ball park along with some baseball with the kiddos. Loving the sun.....not liking the cement city at all. Missing my green Oregon. A wonderful evening and BBQ with some of Heather's friends. What a blessing. Had a great time. Love those texts that are bringing smiles across the miles. Today was filled with many gifts and treasures to be thankful for. Those that gave their lives for the freedoms I so richly enjoy daily. Friendships that are golden and last a lifetime. Memories made in the park with family and friends. Laughter, new babies to hold and love. New friendships. Time in the sun. Technology that is instant. My list is endless with the gifts given today. Thank you Lord for your many gifts given to me each day; daily for me to enjoy. A little slice of heaven on earth. I am truly blessed to have this life you have given me. Blessings

May 30~ Good morning Tuesday a go go!! Yes back on the road we will be today. Webber Heathermade french toast for breakfast this morning before we head out. Thank you. Heading up to Portola to see Amber Webber. Beautiful drive. Weather is perfect. So grateful for the angels of the Lord encamped about and traveling mercies. God's hand of protection was upon us today. Thank you. Thank you Sara Harris for the planter. I love it! It was an interesting day and visit. Grateful for my time with my daughter and two of my granddaughters Sara, and Summer Harris. My three youngest grandchildren Mickeneez, Rylee, and B-man, had a grand time with their Auntie and cousins. Took all of them to Mexican restaurant to eat today; so grateful Aunt Sally Mazza speaks Spanish, or we wouldn't have been able to order. Later a bit of pool time. So relaxing sitting in the sun. Then it was time to start the trip back home to Sacramento. Cool country breezes and country roads. Flying home on the downward decline. Home to showers and bed. Thank you Lord for this day and it's many twist and turns and your hand of safety and protection upon this day and us on our adventures today. So very thankful. Blessings

May 31~ Quickly rise and shine. Today is a very full and busy day. Time to celebrate some huge accomplishments. First things first. Coffee and pray. Then time to head to the airport. Then we are able to catch some of Sammie girls promotion and time with her and family. Thank you Shawn Harris andKrystal Sparks for including us in the breakfast celebration. Then home to prepare for the next events. But wait..... We must go get Webber Heather. So off Sally Mazza and I go into the cement city. Then go way past where we needed too. So much has changed over the years. Then back to house to collect everyone and head to dinner for pre celebration of Nick Perry. Then off to the graduation. A class of 315 from Rio Linda High the class of 2017. So proud of you my handsome grandson Nick. A 4.0 and honor. Makes this grandma very proud. Realizing 40 years ago I was making this walk to pick up my diploma in 1977. More celebrating as we have time with family. Today the Lord blessed me with so much to be grateful for. Most of all being here and celebrating with my grandchildren as they embark into the future into the next chapters of their life's. I love being one of their biggest cheerleaders. Thank you Lord for the precious jewels you have given me in each one of them. Truly I am blessed. Blessings