Monday, May 25, 2009

May God bless all the brave men and women who help keep our country safe.

God bless the families of those who have given up a love one on the battlefield.

"May the God of all comfort be with you."

Great sacrifices have been made and may we never forget and take them for granted. God bless all the troops wherever they are ane keep them safe.

God Bless America !

Monday, May 18, 2009

Guess I have been giving the earth a face lift today. Silas and I have been out all morning working in the yard. I repotted flowers that were root bound. dug in the dirt, ugh! I am not an outside person. I love for the yard to look nice but I don't want to do it. I have always had a fear of snakes. Everytime I turn a leaf ~I quiver. I was down clearing a daisy bed. There is an arbor of sorts over it. It has a wisteria like vine that comes back every year. I don't know the name of it. Anyway, while I was clearing the daisies, something starting crawling on my back. I thought sure it was a critter I don't like. But it turned out to be a critter I do like. My husband ~ clipping the wisteria vine and letting it crawl down my back. Then acting like he didn't do that on purpose. Can you believe a guy like that?

I saw some little worms, and catterpillars, but I tolerate them. I really need to go do some more pot plants that are root bound. I saw something I had never seen. It is still on my camera. My Aloe Vera was blooming. I did not know they bloomed. A long stalk with little white flowers on each side. I will download it and show you. I'm sure others have seen this. It is pretty big. I cut down the Palmettos. I know other parts of the country sell them for a good price. But they grow wild here in Louisiana. I wanted to see new growth. They will be back. Kind of like bad grass, you can't get rid of them. Or Yucca Plants! They multiply so fast. You start out with one or two small ones and in a couple years you have babies all over the place. They are mostly outside the pickit fence so I left them alone.

Well, so much for my one time day outside. I might ,ugh ~ just might go back out and finish up the potting I have to do. Right now I need to cook something for lunch. Or maybe I can combine two meals in one. If Silas stays out on the lawn mower I might get by with it. gonna try!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Desk

This litlle roll- top desk is what I have had my eye on.
I thought if I could get it I could hide the clutter. So my husband got it for me for my Birthday, Mother's Day, Anniversary, Christmas and whatever else in this year. At least that is what he said! We'll see! You should have seem us putting it together.
Wish I could have gotten pictures ~ but since I was on the floor in about a foot space to put my feet, my backside went right into the box. He needed his pocket knife. We couldn't find it. Finally when I got up, I was sitting on it with the blade open. Oh well, nothing was bleeding ~ so we finally got it together. I was ready to shut the door on it and start again the next morning, but not speedy, patient Silas. Except this time he wasn't so speedy.
See? No clutter! All hid~
At least for now! At least my dining room table is not cluttered anymore.
I've been thinking about trying to finish my de-cluttering of the two back rooms. But my mind is so cluttered now that I get a headache thinking about them. When I get started something always happens and I have to stop.
So until de-cluttering day ~ you might see more pictures.
The thing about putting my desk in Silas' office is~ he has his computer desk, his business desk and whatever he could hid in there, so I had to de-clutter and clean. That took me a whole day. I almost dared him to clutterd that bad again, but I didn't. He was so thoughtful to get me the desk that I will be nice to him.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


To all of you Mother's in blogland ~ I hope you have a wonderful day. I am writing on the today. Click on the underlined blog and it will bring you to where I will have written. Be sure and let your own Mother know that you love her. After all she has put up with you all these years. Good or bad? I imagine we got into just as much mischief as our own children did. Be sure and go to church with Mom if you can. That would mean the world to most Christian Mothers. Have a good day and may God bless you all.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Song my Dad Sang

This is a picture of my Mom and Dad and their first grandaughter. About 1957! I can just hear my Dad bursting out into a song that he sang as we six siblings were growing up. I looked for it for years and finally my brother found the words. He was younger and don't remember Daddy singing this. Maybe it is because I was with Dad more. The stinking boys were always running off to play. It was sung by Hank williams and Audrey Williams. The name of the song was: Something got ahold of me. I heard this song as I was growing up, but guess I did not pay too much attention to the words. I just knew the chorus. Has anyone heard this song? I'm sure there is someone out there that knows it. If you have the music ~would you share? Verse1. At first when I heard of some people who claim That the old-time religion was real, I said :"I'll go down, take a look at the crowd, For just that weak-minded I feel." Verse2 I walked up the steps and I peeked in the door But the devil said,"Don't you go in!" I said "It won't hurt me, I'll just step inside And sit far back as I can." Chorus: But something got ahold of me, (Praise God) Yes, something got ahold of me, (Oh, Lord) I went there to fight, but I'll tell you that night, God certainly got ahold of me. Verse3 They sang like they meant it, they all clapped their hands, I said, "It's commotion, that's all." When they get down to pray, I'll just get up and leave, For I don't wanta be seen here at all." Verse4 But I bowed about the time he got started to preach And he looked straight down at me~ He told evry'body how mean that I was, He didn't talk like he thought much of me. Verse5 I sat in my seat just thinkin' it o'er And then they all started to pray The fire fell from heaven, I fell to the floor I prayed there and God had His way. Chorus: For something got ahold of me, (Praise God) Yes something got ahold of me, (Oh! Lord) I went there to fight, But I'll tell you that night, God certainly got ahold of me. I understand Grandma and Grandpa were Hardshell Baptist. Whatever that is! Maybe you can explain it to me. It would be interesting to know! Aren't you glad God got your attention and got ahold of your heart? I have never regretted the day when I yielded to Him. He has been my Satisfaction and Joy every day. Check over at I wrote on it yesterday and will write again Sunday. I may not be so good, but you will find good and various subjects that know you will enjoy. Hop on over and see what's up for each day of the week. Check out Debs Give-away at Time is running out.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


A lot of times disappointments come in our walk with the Lord. It may be that the Lord permitted them or they may be of our own making. I admit that sometimes I get my hopes up so high and then when they are dashed
I find myself getting in what is known in Pilgrims Progress as the Slough of Despondancy. I hate that place! If you aren't careful you will find yourself slipping deeper and deeper. Then you will start feeling sorry for yourself and wonder how you got there in the first place. ~ But, thank God, there is a way out!
When I look up ~ I find the Lord looking down and reaching out His Hand for me to take. He so lovingly gets us out of the muck and mire of despair and places us in a place where we can worship Him and depend on Him to show us the way. I wish I would learn the first time that it is not a good place to be. But every so often the Lord has to remind me that I am wondering out of the way.
I read somewhere this quote: Discouragement is to the soul what arsenic is to the body.. It kills. So when I find myself getting discouraged I try to dwell on the positive things in life. I also find myself quoting more scripture and like the Psalmist: Delight myself in the Lord. I glad I serve a God that knows we are human and is always ready to help us in our despair. Just putting these words down have already lifted my spirits.
When I write I do a lot of thinking and by the time I am through~ I am on a more positive note, thinking of what my God has done in the past and I anticipate what He is going to do. He is my Friend! I am so glad.
Song writer said: When I am sad, He makes me glad, He's my Friend.