Today’s Devotional
1 Peter 2:16 NIV


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Ok, so, the arm where the pre-cancer basal cell was removed almost two weeks ago is badly infected. The nice young lady at the Dermatology office removed the stitches. And now I’m on three different antibiotics. Two are oral, one is topical. I hope they work because yesterday I was sick as a dog. First I was freezing and shaking, then I was sweating. I can’t eat. The only thing I could keep down was Coca-Cola and bread. It was miserable.

jack and sam in the back 30 MAR 2019

Today is a Take It Easy Day around Red Bird Acres. I think even exercising may have to wait for a day or two. I’ve got to get over this infection. I’m sitting here in my office over looking the front lawn watching The Boys run around like a couple of kids. Sammy (on the right) is doing his “zoomies” (just like Forrest Gump, he just felt like running). 🙂 He’s barking, chasing squirrels, butterflies and any hapless critter that’s within his line of vision.


Jack is more laid back and waits for brother to kill something before moving. He reminds me of the Bill Cosby joke how Fat Albert don’t like to run.

I pray y’all have a wonderful Saturday. Tomorrow is Sunday School and Church. The best day of the week.



My husband received a pre-birthday gift this week. It’s a Canon EF 100-400mm zoom lens for his camera.

Today this post is by him:

I’ve spent part of the day walking around the yard familiarizing myself with the new lens. Here are a few images from today. First pic is a Cloudless Sulfur butterfly on red Dianthus. A Green Anole on the back deck. Our JRT, Jack relaxing in the grass. Last is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a tiny species on spring migrating.

Wasn’t that fun!? It’s raining cats and dogs right now. I love the rain. It’s almost always welcome.  But I am glad I rode my bicycle earlier.

Hope y’all have a blessed Saturday.

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About Yesterday

Every since it warmed up, it seems like all we’ve done is work, work, work. Therefore, I designated Saturday as an official Day Off From Chores. Steve heartedly agreed.

Yesterday at the Big Yard Sale in Nahunta, Georgia, was enjoyable. We only stayed for an hour or so but before leaving we indulged in one of our caprices at the Frosty Freeze. I had my Double Fudge Chocolate and Steve had his favorite of Butterscotch, both double scoops on a waffle cone. Hey, if you’re gonna cheat on the diet, go big or go home! lol

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Steve bought a Gerber 3-inch folding knife to add to his collection of ten thousand knives. (Like, he doesn’t have enough? eye roll) I bought a nice pair of blue earrings and an infinity scarf handmade by a local lady for myself. Then Steve suggested the big sparkly pair of earrings for his mother. She likes ’em flashy and gaudy, bless her heart. 😉 Oh, and I also found an Easter Basket that I’m going to deck out in her favorite candy. Thought she’d like that as a treat. You know, since she’s been in the Baptist Home, and off the sauce cough and letting us handle all her finances, she’s been really easy to deal with. I’m actually enjoying her company now. God answers prayer. It only took 40 years, but that’s OK, everything in it’s time, I guess.

After all the yard sale frivolity and sweets debauchery we drove all the way back home, had a quick lunch, then put The Boys (Jack and Sam III) in the back seat and drove around even more. They get super excited when they get to go for a r-i-d-e. Ol’ Jack there on the left looks like he’s giving me a ‘raspberry’, doesn’t he?! Silly boy.

Then we finished the evening with a scrumptious meal of fresh smoked chicken breasts marinated in apple vinegar on the grill, roasted red potatoes baked in the oven and a salad. And, on Saturday evenings, we watch another exciting episode of Midsomer Murders on PBS. The day was so nice I didn’t want it to end! I feel so blessed.

Thank you LORD for these blessings. And thank you friends for stopping by and saying Howdy. Y’all are a blessing too. I hope your Sunday is happy, relaxing and joyous.


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Silence Isn’t Always Golden


I’ve been silent for over a week because it’s been a bit chaotic in my corner. Found and rescued a 7 month old puppy someone dumped on our country road. I couldn’t keep her for various reasons, so, I gave her a name “Socks”, and after a trip to the Vet, a good bath and lots of hugs, I found her a good home with a lovely couple that have other dogs and kids not too far distant. Socks is now Lucy, and, I hear, very content. But now, I’m blue because I miss her. I’m so fickle. lol It’ll pass. She was a sweetie though.

My husband’s 88 year old mother is in a bad way. She’s in the hospital fighting for her life. She had been suffering from one bladder infection after another for, I think, almost a year now. Her doc couldn’t figure out why. He, quite rightly, kept giving her antibiotics to fight the infection. A few days ago, she noticed blood in the urine and rushed herself to the Emergency Room. The diagnoses is Bladder Fistula. She met with a Specialist on Sunday and that doctor recommended she not have surgery because he’s concerned she will not survive the surgery. I’m confused though. I don’t know how she can live with this horrible condition!? If he was to ask me, I would opt for the surgery and take my chances. Mother-In-Law believes in the LORD Jesus Christ as her Saviour. She is ready for the transition. But living with this condition would be … well, hellish, if you’ll pardon the word. I dunno. Maybe I’m wrong in thinking that way. Wouldn’t be the first time (that I’m wrong, that is.) 🙂 Anyway, she’s on several prayer lists. I feel so helpless though.


Sunday was my birthday. Yeah, I know, I should have posted about that. Just wasn’t in the mood, I suppose. After Church, many of our Sunday School class went to Olive Garden in Waycross. Their food has improved or something because it was very tasty and there was so much of it. I definitely took some home for another meal. Now I feel fat and wanna go on a diet … again. That’s another post. lol

Our stick built home turned 25 years old last March. For the past year or so our allergies have been epic with the sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, and general discomfort. I called a local A/C Contractor and last week they sent out a nice fellow. He did an air induction test and we were shocked at the results! The tests showed that we have a 38% heat/cooling loss. The ducting is picking up dust and other not-so-lovely things from the attic and scattering it all through our house. Plus, during the summer, the ducting “sweats” through the wrapping and down onto the floor which eventually finds it’s way onto our ceiling. So, today there’s scheduled an Aeroseal for the air conditioning ducting. We’ve prepped the house (and our check book) in anticipation of this. sigh It’s only money. rolling my eyes

So, that’s what’s been going on in our neck of the woods. I gotta go get ready for our “guests”. I hope everyone has a happy, loving and cheaper day.

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