Friday, May 29, 2015


The idea that Christ was crucified on a Friday is debated by many.  It's okay, this video blesses me every time. 

Because He came the first time as He said, He will come again.  Next time as a lion, not a lamb.

Praise Him!



Thursday, May 28, 2015


These are a few of the photos from the Relay for Life this year:
This is Paul, a friend of mine and also a cancer survivor.  He is 85 this year.

This is me, sweaty already and two of the GRANDS cheering me on.  Love them!
This is our family, the three grown kiddos.  We took a picture before the walk.  It was all of us.  I will see if I can post it later.  We are blessed.

So thankful to all my family for coming and supporting me on my 40th year celebration!  Love to all of you!!!

Me, before the walk and before the rain.  I was a sweaty mess by the time it was over but so happy my family was there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


One of the new crazes in the craft world are pocket letters.  

Here are pictures of one sent to me from Dinah of Diary of a Not So Mad Housewife.  It's so cute!!!  She did an amazing job.  It's probably the best one I've ever seen!



Cute and more cute!  Just plain cute!  

She also makes greeting cards as a hobby.  I think she's got it down to a science!

Thanks, Dinah!


Monday, May 18, 2015


Freebies are great.  I love something free! 
Last week was the Relay for Life walk in our little town.  During the week, we were privileged to attend the survivors dinner, held each year at the local Methodist church.  They have a beautiful family life center and graciously host the dinner each year for the last several years.
The dinner for the survivors and one guest is, you got it, free.  We are given a t-shirt to wear at the Relay for Life usually held the Friday after the Monday of the same week of the dinner.  Free. 
This year, I won a door prize.  It was a nice canvas box with family movie night goodies, including a movie.  There was gourmet chocolate popcorn, microwave popcorn, two different kinds of popcorn seasoning, four can Cokes, movie sized boxes of candy, plastic boxes shaped like a popcorn bag, etc.  We devoured it over the weekend.  Free.  One year I won the beautiful center piece at the table I was sitting, purchased by a friend who is also a survivor.  Free. 
Entertainment at the walk is also free.  The GRANDS were able to enjoy the bumper slides before the official start of the walk.  Free.  Music at the walk was also free but was hampered due to speaker problems.  Still we were able to sing before the walk, walk to recorded music and I requested the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight for the GRANDS.  They love the song because they jump, play and dance while it is singing away.  Free.

Memories.  Free. 

At church, we were given a prayer journal for Mother's Day.  Free. 
Our Daughter, SIL and our GRAND daughter gave me a beautiful pink vase for Mother's Day.  It's huge and I love it!  Something I would never buy for myself but they did.  Free to me. 
The younger Son and his new Bride are in the process of painting a picture for me.  Excited to see it but being patient. 
A long time friend, Dinah of Diary of a Not So Mad Housewife blog, sent me a lovely pocket letter.  Free.  She did a great job on it.  I will ask and see if I can post pictures of it. 
Years ago, we were able to get the younger son a full mattress because he was grown.  We had some heavy wood given to us.  Free.  The Hubbie made a mattress size box and the mattress went on top.  Free.  Now, years later, he is using the wood to make his new Bride a desk.  Memory.  Free. 
This blog is free. 
The wonderful rain we had today.  Free.
Sunshine and fresh air.  Free. 
So, although not many things in life seem to be totally free, I certainly enjoy the ones that are!!!  Freebies seem to make life sweeter.  Why?  Cuz its free.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


It's the big 4-0. 
 No, not my birthday.  Although I do remember it.  Bad day cuz no one else remembered it!!  I won't even go there!
No, it's the 40th year of still breathing after cancer.  Thanks be to God and good doctors!
The kiddos are all coming.  All I need to do is get groceries, clean the bathrooms and dust. 
Let's get this celebration on the books!


Saturday, May 9, 2015


Who would have ever thought the word BLOG would be an every day word in our every day lives?  Not me.  But, it is. 
Blogs are fun but blogs are also for profit.  Many make money by having a blog.  I don't.  I would like to say I did but nope.  Not a dime into my checkbook as of this date.
This is a bit of a rant but I'm tired of some blogs. 
Glad you asked.
Because they are like magazines advertisement after another with very little content. 
Think about it. 
The magazines of today are page after page of commercials with very few actual articles.  Yes, I quit buying even Woman's Day and Family Circle, years ago, for that reason.  What's the point? 
Some blogs are the same way!
If it is a source of income to support your family, good for you.  But you would get more people on your blog, linking to it, free advertising to it for you, IF there was more actually IN it.
One word.....BOOOORINNNNG.
Rant over.
Happy Saturday World!