Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday Tidbits

Chilly evening.....and nice hot tea at Panera with dinner. On my lunch break I went outside with my co-worker who helped install a new blinker bulb in the rear of my car. I forgot that we had them at hardware store. Now I feel safe driving again. I was going to email Phil at work and let him know it got fixed. He'd already emailed me that Napa auto supply ordered one for Wed. I'm sure it'll be ok not to get it. I did email him though.   It was cold outside at 2:30 with a breeze.
  Chilly enough lately where the temp is 45 daytime and 34 at night I just want to be cozy all hours. No snow here except in the mountains. Mt. Hood has a lovely blanket of snow! ❄ ❄⛄❄

   That's why I'm trying out a pair of wool blend socks I bought at TJMaxx before I ate dinner. One sock's seam end by the toe isn't quite right! Arg! But I need them! Will see! While there I spotted a mulberry colored Baggalini purse. It will work when I am out on a trip and need a smaller bag when I'm carrying my camera around my neck. Sometimes I put items in my camera bag as well. My 3rd Baggalini purse!
    Megan's getting a few hours at work. Working in deli for now. But waiting on a different job.
   Resting on the couch feels so good. But now it's time to get vertical and get a few things done tonight! Stay warm and healthy my friends! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tree and Me on Wednesday

  The new year still has close to Christmas and our fiber optic tree is still adorning the music stand. Small tree but I still put these nice handmade glittery ornaments on the tree. A blogger friend sent them to me a few years ago. Reminds me of earrings when I see them.

   Fun items that sit on edge of mirror shelf with feet hanging over! This weekend I'll get it all out away. Finish the last few calendars as well. Need to print more photos out.  Made myself stay off internet and get things done tonight. Off work at 4:30 Wed and Thurs helps get a few more things done.  Have 3 stacks of photos ready to stick on calendar blanks.
   This evening we called our son Justin. A tradition, started by my mom years ago, is to call birthday person on their birthday. Then sing happy birthday to him or her. Owen enjoyed it on his 8th birthday and liked the fun goodies at bottom of gift bag. Top had 3 pieces of clothing. Haha! Did that on purpose and small items transported better that way from grandpa to dad at work to son at home.

  Night has come and ready to finish my tea after reading a couple more chapters in chronological bible we're reading this year. Job isn't one of the ones I like to read but there's a story there that gets him thru to the end that's good. Conversations with friends who sit with Job. I'm thankful for friends who help us by praying for our problems and wait for God's answer. We've prayed a lot lately for a work situation that Megan's been going thru. Less hours. Now's she's transferred from bakery to deli. Glad she's still got work and praying she gets the job soon she's been hoping for. Jobs aren't easy at places and we do our best each day in the whacky times.....why is this happening? God help us all! Ah, the tea is finished so I'm done til next time. A merry rest of your week!
     "The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Lord, your faithful love endures forever, do not abandon the work of your hands." Psalm 138:8
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Friday, January 4, 2019

The 2019 List

     The new year has arrived and thankful we have made it through another year! Many things to be thankful for. I'm making a list of things I need to accomplish today and it looks overwhelming. But a bit at a time gets it done. I slacked more than I should have mid year. Still working on my photo calendars πŸ“… as I ran out of one ink I didn't have. It's not an ink I can get in town. Wound up ordering a whole set of 10 inks and will be able to get it this weekend from the store 12 miles away. Good for a Canon Pro10 printer that I got a few years ago on a good deal.

    My goals include finishing my granddaughter's quilt I started last year. Knitting is another hobby I need back in my life. Reading πŸ“š...finish what I've started. Phil and I started this year off by pulling out our chronological bibles and reading the daily readings. It takes about 15 min. for each day's reading.

   Looking forward to going out with Phil tomorrow for a movie and dinner. He had a busy Dec with working overtime to get projects done so machines could get shipped. By end of month he's quite tired.
   Weather's chilly and rain. A couple nights it froze but no rain.  Many plants in garage that are in pots to keep from stormy weather. Need to cut cannas back and repot a smaller rose bush.
   So I'm off and getting to my list. Enjoyed sleeping in this a.m. Overly tired. This week I started my new schedule of early off on Wed and Thurs. Have a blessed weekend and I appreciate your comments.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Almost Another Year...

Just popping in to say hello to my dear readers! I've been busy, as usual and not enough time to blog. Photos above are when I went for a pedicure early Dec. The door was decorated so nicely! Holly tree and nice little chili plants by the door! 

Amazing that 2018 is coming to a close already! But it's been a good year, with some calamity here and there! Thankful for friends who helped get us through the hard times and prayers. I feel grateful for all of you. I enjoy your blogs (those who have one) and your comments! I'm grateful to God for His love and understanding of the people He created and gave us hope and promise. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. Sometimes it's hard to understand why things happen the way they do. We move through it and look at the light at the end of the tunnel! 
Breathe deeply and smile and life will get better.
May your New Year be blessed with health and well being! 
Be thankful for what you have. Love your neighbor and be brave! 
God bless you!

"Blessed are those who dwell in Your house,
They will still be praising you,
Blessed is the man who strength is in You, 
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. 
As they pass through the Valley of Baca
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools. 
They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion."
Psalm 84:4-7
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Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Party Time!

     Greetings from the reclining blogger. I got up early to be at work at 8 a.m. today.  Fudge for work party last Thurs.
 Party time...a cake and my plate. I messaged this photo to my manager. ME still out from work from surgery on his Achilles tendon that snapped while playing flag football on thanksgiving. Hopefully he'll be at work later this week .
    I'm a cake lover so I cut the first piece and here's the delicious inside...strawberry filling between two layers. Made in a Mexican bakery here in town.
   My gift from my secret Santa. Pretty anthruim plant.

 Stopped in at Baumans to use my $5 credit Fri.  Use it or lose it by Dec 24. Cherry pie, lemon pound cake, jam and Walla Walla sweet onion bbq sauce.
 .  Stopped in at mall to get something wearable for my brother for Christmas. Shopped 3 stores before I found something useful. He doesn't like hoodies....sweatshirt with a hood! Tree lights look better this time.
 Cherry vanilla bagel....free..Panera.
 Dentist visit Sat a.m. Drove through pretty frost, above ground fog and Mt Hood was breath taking as well. Bridge, in my mouth, taken off..needed 2 shots to be comfy. On antibiotics for back tooth has issues with the root. So root canal next year. I have a temporary bridge for now.
   Sunday was great at church. The Dickens Carolers were worship leaders. They also shared some other songs. Accapella. Sermon by pastor Jesse was thought provoking. God had a plan for the world He created from the beginning. Abraham where God made a covenant between Him and Abraham......(Genesis 12)
and down thru ages..Jacob,Joseph...Moses...David..God helped Israel and others in the good and bad times.  He's always there for us.  Jesus...from the lineage of David, was born on earth. He was the lamb who saved the world by dying on the cross years later. The very reason for this season. Jesus. Immanuel...God with us!

    A nice hair clip sweet ladies from church made. They were in coffee shop on tables where we ate our cinnamon rolls other ladies made. Spoiled at ⛪!

Fiber optic Christmas tree. The few presents are wrapped. We watched Christmas Chronicles movie on Netflix last night.  Good movie! Was planning to watch Muppet Christmas Carol but vhs player wasn't detected by our tv, that's not working correctly. Bummed but will watch it later or rent a DVD which will work!
   I wish all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! πŸŽ„⭐πŸŽ„πŸ°πŸŽ„

"Behold the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall His name Immanuel, which is translated 'God with us' " Matthew 1:23

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out Abba Father! Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ." Galatians 4:4-7

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Oh Fudge Time Already?

     Tomorrow is our Christmas party at work. We go in sifts to eat the ton of food bought by our boss. Co-workers bring side dishes. I'm bringing fudge, which everyone likes. I need to make it tonight and will cut it in the a.m. b4 work. The break room was all cleaned up when I went on my last break today.   Table set up for food and gifts to be exchanged. Decor hung.  Secret Santa gifts. I need to put calender together for my gift. Always fun to give as other people like them.
   Two desserts were available to eat this week . Marionberry pie for Phil's birthday and blueberry coffee cake for Megan's birthday Thurs. Bought early as its hard to get to Baumans when I work .Such yummy food from their bakery!
   Weather wasn't as bad as predicted where we live. Wind woke me up Monday morning around 4 then 5:30. Rained a lot. Calm Tues with no rain or wind.  High waves on the coast. A tornado hit Port Orchard, WA early in the week. Took off many roofs .No fun and not a usual happening in the Pacific Northwest.
   Thanks for being friends thru the years and reading my blog. I truly appreciate it.
     God bless you in this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. He came down to earth to be close to us, in human form. His love still surrounds us daily. Can you feel it??     
               MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

   "Hark the herald angels sing .
    Glory to the new born king πŸ‘‘"

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Life is .......

       Busy....but good. I've got a bit decorating done. As usual...too much to do. But finally get to some of it.
I was gifted these birds from my dear blogger/real life friend,  Betsy. Blue birds bring the promise of spring...she wrote on the tag. More I look at them...the color is lovely. I love fun surprises in the mail!
I got a free chocolate chip bagel Tues when I had dinner at Panera after work . Yum...ate it later.
     Friday popped in again and free cranberry walnut bagel. I do share some of them.
   Almost ate other half this eve but too hungry. Ate out after church in another town at Red Robin for Phil's free burger for his birthday, this week Then after we went looking at computer parts and tv we met up with family. Interesting happening that brought me to tears and thankful Megan was able to help people in need today. Tragedy strikes when we least expect it....no, no family issues, thank goodness! Oh God, have mercy on people who are struggling, especially young people!

   A nice little loomed piece by Melody. Her mom has various looms. More later....
 I had Phil help me get my Canon printer running as I'd not used it for months. He got it figured out!! That made me so happy!!!! I love my man!!
    Now I'm getting photos printed out for calendars. I'm behind....for a few months. Need two this week at least. One's for a co-worker gift for our work party Thurs.

   Phil helped me get some plants into the garage Sat evening. Rain and wind coming Monday... Had some today too . ....Fri was weird weather with winds coming up...sky looking interesting colors and not sunset time. Just want to keep some plants from blowing around and pots intact thru winter. Always something. Life can be a mess ....in my house, my thoughts, our world. But there's beauty if we just stop and look.  The bluebirds reminded me of that.
 Stop. Breathe. Rejoice. God loves each one of us. 
Have a good week...before Christmas .....it's nearly here!
Enjoy the beauty of the holiday!

"How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace, 
Who brings glad tidings of good things
Who procalms salvation
Who says to Zion
Your God reigns!"
Isaiah 52:7