Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday Smiles!

The smiles this past week were harder to find but, in my opinion, that made them more worthwhile.

*I was notified by 2 credit card companies that there were questionable charges on my cards.  After reviewing them, I agreed with the credit card companies and reported them as fraudulent.  I was not held responsible for the charges (thank goodness) and I was issued new cards from both companies. BIG smile at the end of this one!

*My doctor informed me that even though my health numbers are still not good, they haven't gotten any worse.  I can give that a smile.

*Made a new slo cooker recipe for chili and the guys in my family loved it!  I am not a big chili fan but it's great for a Sunday afternoon when the guys are hanging out to watch (or should I say yell at) football on tv.

*This morning woke up to a snow storm but was pleasantly surprised to see a deer eating apples off my tree. Surprise surprise...he had small antlers!  We never see males especially as we are getting close to hunting season here.  What a nice smile in the midst of an icky snowstorm.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Rethinking the direction of my blog...again!

It's that time of year again when I am rethinking where my blog should be and where is it going.  I have made some changes this year.  Some I like and some I don't like.  I am trying to find more of a personal focus for my blog but inspiration is slow at arriving.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday Smiles!

Well, it's the last Saturday in October and I am just filled with smiles.  I spent this past week in Reno, Nevada visiting my son and daughter in law in their new house and it was a great time.

The five of us-me, my husband, 2 sons, and daughter-in-law-were all together which because of work hasn't happened in a number of years.  We sight-seed like tourists, shopped, went out to dinner, talked till all hours of the night, laughed at old memories and made great new memories.  It was a wonderful way to spend a week.

So instead of listing all the little things that made me smile this past week (which are too numerous to list anyway), let me just tell you it was ALL wonderful and I haven't stopped smiling yet!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Funny

I saw this on facebook and it made me smile and laugh.  With the week going the way it has, we need funny.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Smiles

Here we go for the week of October 1-6!

*Signed up for an online course thru National Geographic on Genealogy.  I have been working on my family history since I retired and I am looking forward to learning more about the process of investigating family clues.

*Fixed the refrigerator.  We started to hear a weird buzzing coming from our fairly new refrigerator and although my husband proclaims himself a handy fix-it man, he could not find the problem for the annoying noise.  I tried my hand at it and found that somehow "he" had turned on the ice-maker mechanism, which we do not use, and that was what the annoying sound was.  Yay for me!

*Found a beautiful site to include in my morning prayers.  The site was the Divine Mercy Chapel in Poland and it was recommended by a dear blogging friend.  As it is an active online transmission, I know it will be a heavenly addition to my morning prayers.

*Got the results of my mammogram and they were all good.  I am happy as that is one thing off my mind.  More doctor appts. coming up and I am trying to be positive and hopeful.

*I saw a beautiful woodpecker in the tree this morning.  It reminded me that although we woke up to snow earlier this week which I find yucky, there is still beauty to see at this time of year.

Friday, October 5, 2018

I am soooo not ready for this!

We woke up to this sight this morning.  SNOW!  It was only an inch but it was there.  I am so not ready for snow on October 5th.  To be honest, I am never ready for snow.  But this is wayyyyy too early.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Meditation

Good Morning!!!
I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If the devil happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, DO NOT attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFJTD (something for Jesus to do) box. It will be addressed in MY time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, DO NOT hold on to it or attempt to remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution. Because I do not sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday Smiles

Another week of smiles that certainly outdid any negatives that were happening.

 *Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots in Sunday Night Football when no one including me and my son thought the Lions would even score.  Best thing was I got to watch the game with my son and we enjoyed the win together.

*Got the garage ready for the guys on Monday.  Every year we have a couple guys come and take the garbage we have in our garage out.  This is the large stuff like old furniture, wood, cardboard, etc. that we can't take to recycling or the landfill in our small car.  It helps us get the garage ready for winter when we need to store all the summer furniture, lawn mowers, gardening equip. and move the snowblower, shovels up near the garage door for easier access.  It also helps with space to park the car during the winter. 

*Made a new recipe for chicken wings in the slo cooker and everybody liked them.  I love my slo cooker and am always looking for new recipes to use in it. Maybe I should start posting some slo cooker recipes on my blog.

*With all the drama happening on the news shows, I was happy to find 2 new comedy shows that I liked on tv.  "Last Man Standing" and "The Cool Kids" gave my husband and I a good deal of giggles.  It is nice to be able to laugh at something on tv besides the politicians.

*Received 3 new books that I ordered.  I am excited to cozy up with my coffee, afghan and a good book to read.  The titles are: "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rimes, "The Mystery of Three Quarters" a Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah and "Christmas Cake Murder" by Joanne Fluke (this is part of the Hannah Swenson Mystery series).

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Smiles!

With all the negativity in the world today, I've decided to post on Saturdays what gave me smiles during the week.  I, for one, have found myself too many times focused on all the sad and bad instead of concentrating on the glad and good.  There are enough news programs and people paying attention to what's negative in the world.  I think it's time to pay attention to what's good (at least in my world).

*We bought our tickets to Reno, Nevada to visit my son and daughter in law.  We are so excited to go.  They have a new house we have only seen in photos and it's been way too long since we visited in person.

*Another good thing about the trip to Reno is that our youngest son has been able to get the time off work and go with us.  Our whole family will be together which hasn't happened in a very long time.   To preserve, my son is arranging a photographer to take a family picture.  Who can be sure when we will all be in the same place at the same time again.

*The washer finally gave up the ghost and died.  Now this would not seem like a smile to anyone but it is for us as we have enough money to go out and get a new one.  No laundromats while we save up for a new washing machine.  Big smiles on this.

Not too bad for the first Saturday Smiles of my blog.  I like it!