Thursday, October 28, 2010

This n' That Thursday...

Hmmm...what to say.  :)  My heart and mind have been on overload for a while now.  I sit down and think of posting, but just can't seem to put words to "paper".  So, I'll do a this n' that...they're easy enough, right? :)

Please pray for my husband today (specifically this evening) details needed, God knows what it's for....thank you!

A couple of weeks ago, we had a nice 2 day getaway...much needed and very fun.

Daytona Beach...

Trusty Starbucks!! :)

Lighthouse at Ponce Inlet...
Good words... 

This is the only way leaves change in central Florida in the "Fall"...
usually we have to wait until January. :)

Special thanks for Kim for coming over and playing "cookie decorating" with me. :)

This was scrumptious...
Pioneer Woman's Chicken Cacciatore (my way, lol)

...with the delectible sauce! Oh yum!!!

So was this...
Pasta Fagioli - I made so much I shared 4 jars with 2 neighbors!  :) 
You can find this on my cooking blog...  :)

I'm trying to craft, though I've been out of sorts with creativity today...I did manage to make a really cute "thing" for my best friend...and even one for me... :)  Can't show pictures yet, because I haven't given it to her!  But, wow, they are really adorable!!!

I've been soaking in God's Word and it feels so wonderful...thank you Lord for blessing us with your Word, that we can go to it for wisdom, guidance, comfort, strength and hope.

I miss this boy...

Things have taken a strange turn with our sweet elder friend Mary.  Please pray for her, and for us in finding out how to best be there for her.

I've been craving Pumpkin "stuff"'s the Fall thing...even though it's hot and humid and I can't decorate my front porch with pretty pumpkins because they'll rot in 3 days...sigh...I do love Florida though.  Wanna know why?

Because it's the end of October, ..

and guess what we did last weekend?  :)

(how about that "boat hair"??)

Gliding down the river....glassy water at sunset...beautiful!'s Florida...gotta love that!

I'll finish with this...

Can you say S P O I L E D??????

What a Ruff Life! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wordful Wednesday...

"O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods,
In whose hand are the depths of the earth,
The peaks of the mountains are His also.

The sea is His, for it was He who made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.

Psalm 95:1-7a

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

She is Fall....

Every now and again, I get a little creative with words.  :)  Last year, we took a Fall vacation and the beauty I saw inspired this poem...

She bathes herself in shades of scarlet, ruby and crimson.
She stands tall, wearing them as if she were royalty.
Though she is strong, there is also a sweet gentleness and comfort in her countenance.
She is grand, commanding attention ~ she gets it.

She dances; swirling scarves of rich burnt orange, rust and kumquat.
They twist and turn as she sways to the music that is her own.
She offers them as a gift to the passing breezes,
Then quickly pulls them back again.
She is charming and flirtatious ~ she dances with the wind.

Laughing with the sun as it dances across her,
She shows off her jewels of golden pineapple, lemon and melon.
One by one she drops them.
They spiral and sparkle as they float to the ground.
They are out of her grasp.
Oblivious of her loss ~ she continues to laugh and flirt.

Shades of green are her undergarments.
Cool moss, bright lime and deep forest.
She shows them off, but will hold on to them for a time.

She is secretive ~ full of life and beautiful ~ she is Fall.

 Written by ~ Kathy Charest

I may not be a published poet...but please remember that this poem is my creation, so if you share it, be sure to give me credit!  :)   Thank you.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Funnies ~ Stormies Fall Vacation...

(For more laughs, please pop over to Kim's blog for her Friday Funnies meme)

Last year we went on a Fall Vacation...we couldn't take our precious little punkin', Stormie with us.  Sooooo, we brought her "alternate personality" along...  Ok, I did say "we" but truly, my husband had no part in this....he was just a pawn in my odd little photography scheme, lol.

You might think this is funny....OR you might think we are strange (which wouldn't be too off base). 

"PLEEEEAASE can I have a cookie?"...

 "Dad, why are you workin' on vacation?  Can we go out and play?"

"Hey Dad!  Wake up!  Wake up!  Wake up!"

"Wow...I love this sunroof thingie!"

"I am the master climber!  I have conquered Tallulah Gorge!"

"Thanks for the chip Dad"

"Wow...hiking makes me hungry!"

"Whew, I'm worn out.  Think I'll snuggle up with Dad on the couch"

"Can we go outside?"

"Yea!  I love playing in the leaves...this is way cool Mom!"

"Thanks for letting me read your Bible...I forgot mine"

"Do I look cute?  Or is that waterfall sticking out of the top of my head?"

"Man!  That's a long trail...and all uphill...can you carry me?"

"What?  No seatbelt?  I'm calling PETA!!!"

"This is so's like playing a video game"

"Wow, Mom.  Is that the 'Big City'?"

"No dogs allowed?  Um, you coulda sat outside.  I hope you bring me a chicken sandwich"