Monday Thoughts

There’s a stunningly beautiful sky over Red Bird Acres right now. It’s a deep azure blue with light winds. There’s a high of about 50 degrees predicted. Quite chilly but normal for our neck of the woods. The birds are hitting our feeders fast and furious. It’s a job keeping them full this time of year, but neither of us mind. Nature is so delightful to be around and watch.

“Throw it Mommy!”

I’m on the sidelines today as I’ve injured my right elbow. Seems to be tendonitis. I was throwing the hard rubber ball for Sammy and guess I got a little rambunctious. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Opps. ๐Ÿ˜€ Sometimes I forget I’m not 23 anymore.

But, I’m not one to fret too much about my health or even circumstances anymore. I watched my second step-mother descend into quiet madness over fear of such which did her absolutely no good anyway. Didn’t prolong her life at all. Her constant worrying molded me into a polar opposite of fretting as I promised myself in my salad days to not ever live in fear like that. It’s counterproductive, annoying to others and absolutely useless. Adopting this lifestyle has proven much more peaceful. Life is easier when trusting God instead of the hearsay or news. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And, no matter what we do, if one believes in Jesus Christ, we’re all gonna get called Home one day. โ˜ฆ๏ธ When your time is up, it’s up! Our best recourse is to be ready. To be clean in our hearts and minds. Our hours are all written down in God’s Holy book and He holds all of us who Believe in His righteous right hand.

We are still working on the Master Bedroom project mentioned previously on this blog but because I can’t help, it’s come to a standstill. So, Steve has gone out to Baptist Village to visit with his ailing Mother. She’s going downhill pretty quickly lately, bless her heart. โค Her memory is almost gone. Anyway, I did do part of the project this weekend while it was so wet and cold, which is recover the current lampshades. Yeah, one can do that! (Who knew?!) Saved us big bucks. Clever, huh?! I took the old according style lampshade off which had a smooth covering behind it and … well, I’ll share all that when we’re done. (I’m such a tease.) I think the new look is going to look awesome and we’ve spent very little thus far. I’m going from 90’s eclectic to Farmhouse chic. I wish I could paint the dark furniture but Steve said an emphatic, “NO!!” ๐Ÿ˜œ Ok, then.

That’s it for today. I hope everyone has a gloriously happy, peaceful, and easy day. Thanks for stopping by.

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Thankful Thursday


There’s always lots to be thankful for when one is a Child of God. These are only a speckling of recent thankful’s, in no particular order:

I’m thankful to have circled around the globe another year to love others, make lots of mistakes, get to do cool things and worship the LORD. Yesterday was my 64th. I’m so thankful that God allows me to stay, even with all my grumbling, lack of faith and screw ups, and still try to work for Him. He is very loving. And so is my sweet husband of almost 41 years! He made the day really special. He went out to the workshop and cut out another Bluebird house, just for me, cooked all the food, then baked the Keto Kentucky Butter Cake. Everything was so wonderful! This was yesterday’s doin’s. (click on picture for description)

I’m thankful for New England Coffee with foamy heavy cream and lots of Splenda. I have several of different flavors to sample from during the day. They’re a real Pick Me Up. Plus, drinking coffee instead of eating, is helping me stay in ketosis without getting cravings. I’ve lost even more weight recently. I praise Jesus for that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I’m thankful for the rain so that I could finally finish cleaning up and burning yard debris. It had been so dangerously dry in Southeast Georgia but it rained like crazy yesterday. Thank you LORD! Before that I didn’t DARE light a fire. The one mile of dirt road is probably ride-able now also. Might be a good day to go for a spin.


Oh, and before I forget, I’m also thankful for my 1/2 sister Kimberly*. She shared this photo below on FaceBook recently. Many years ago I had asked if there were any family photos that had my Great Grand’s or Grand’s in. They said no. Well, turns out, they do have some photos. She shared this one recently but failed to explain Who Is Who or Where or When. Dragging coherent answers out of her is like looking for hen’s teeth. Truly! (Too many drugs and alcohol have taken their toll, to be honest.) “I think” the gentleman standing in the back on the left is my biological Great-granddad General Gates McMahan. My Granddad, George Baxter McMahan, I think, is the one in the middle kneeling. The rest are Granddad’s brothers, my Uncles, that I’ve never met, but still cool, huh?!

  • I’m adopted and these are my birth-family. I wasn’t raised with these folks. Didn’t meet most of them and we are tentatively getting familiar with each other. For more info on what the names are and so forth, please go to this page:

george baxter mcmahan in middle

And, I’m always thankful for you, gentle reader. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope your day is blessed!

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