Tuesday Tidbit

‘Tis the beginning of Autumn and the air is thick with dragonflies. They are God’s clean up crew with the biting flies from this Summer’s rains and one of my favorite insects. I’ve seen patterns for making dragonfly decorations made from old ceiling fan blades. I want to try to make one.

Steve made a solid wood laundry basket holder for our Master Bedroom Bath. The soft gray baskets were purchased at Lowe’s for about $19.99 each. Such a bargain! I gave the old laundry holder to his niece, Deborah, while they were visiting last Friday since it is a family heirloom. It was passed down from his great-grandmother Nell Amold who was born a Cowan in Vermilion County, Illinois. I also gave Deb one of the blue vases I’d been holding onto since his grandmother Elizabeth passed many years ago. That was also purchased by his great-grandmother and both are well over 100 years old. There are so few traditions and heirlooms in this family I didn’t want them to be lost. Since we have no children, I’m at a loss as to what to do about glassware and other precious, to me, items that I “inherited” when my own sweet mother died. Guess I won’t concern myself about it. It is just stuff, after all.

Sunday, we rode our steeds of steel to Church where our Pastor and his wife celebrated their 50th Anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. πŸ’’ His sermon on marriage was spot on. Afterwards, we had a big feast at the Fellowship Hall. Since I’ve been eating keto, I don’t eat lunch but I had a marvelous time anyway. There was plenty of coffee. β˜•β˜• The food, the decorations and the laughter was well worth all the effort that was put into it. ( β—‘β€Ώβ—‘)Ι”β”πŸŸ–πŸ”β”‘Ω©(^β—‘^ ) These ladies did a fantastic job, above and beyond. What a great bunch of folks I get to worship with. ❀ Love ❀ them all very dearly. Needless to say, I still felt “full” when I went home.

And, now on to the busy week! Our 11 year old Nissan Frontier needs a front alignment, I must order a refill on my most expensive prescription medicine (sigh), Mom was in “need” of more candy at the Nursing Home, time to refill the larder, and the beat goes on. 😜

Thank you Lord that I live in an area so rich in resources and for all the blessings You have given us. To God be the glory! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and your week is blessed with abundance, joy and contentment.

Ride Safe Dear Readers. ❀

Friday Thoughts

Good morning folks! Spring has sprung in Southeast Georgia. Between the profusion of lavender Wisertia on the trees and the mint blooming in the cattle pastures with sweet smells wafting across the expanses, it’s hard to pick a favorite scene. The countryside is lovely right now.

The Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) on the cemetery fence has finally woke up from a long winter’s nap. It’s not completely done blooming, but I thought I’d share what it looks like right now before the rain hits. I understand that the rose hips can be ground up and eaten for Vitamin D. Never knew that.

My husband’s niece and her husband have been renovating the kitchen in their old home. She’s been sharing the photos with us so now I have the redecorate ‘bug’ too. One of the items they have done is to make a special coffee klatsch in their kitchen from an old dresser. They’ve done a lovely job and it’s ever so practical. Now I want one! *lol* So, Steve and I went furniture shopping yesterday and found this:

Didn’t buy what’s on top of it. Those are separate items. πŸ™‚

That thing weighs a ton too. It’s solid wood. Our plans are to redo the top with tile or something durable, then place it over by the window with all our coffee maker, flavors and paraphernalia on it. I wanted to paint the wood, but Steve said “No”. He’s all for leaving it natural like our kitchen cabinets. Thoughts?

We also paid our first visit to a new coffee shop here in Pierce County called Southern Grounds. It was OK. Not as tasty as Cafe Euro in Jesup, but it was fun to do something different. The decorations were well done, I thought.

The pollen is almost finished wrecking havoc on our sinuses. It was time to wash the metal steeds. They were so yellow one couldn’t tell what colors they were! Now that the pollen has abated, I have to also pressure wash the house. I sure dread that. Tears up my shoulder and neck every time.

And, I don’t know who brought the lovely flowers at Church this week, I forgot to ask, but they are gorgeous.

Well, time waits for no man, nor even a Sparky with good intentions. Gotta go start on all our projects. I hope your day is blessed!

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 4:14

It’s Friday?

Maybe we should revive Funny Friday? Whaddy’all think?

Since I’ve retired, the days don’t really mean a whole heck of a lot, except in cases of when I want to do something. Then I’m like “What day is it? Is it open? Do I have to get dressed?” *lol* Our adventure today is to do a turn-and-burn to Jax. Steve sold a spare Honda CB1100 motorcycle seat to a fellow enthusiast on the Honda Forum. Rather than ship the seat all the way to the buyer half way across the Country. Then that buyer would have to turn around and ship it back across the Country to the custom seat manufacturer that is not too far distant from us. That would be silly. So, he asked if we’d mind taking the seat directly to said custom seat manufacturer if he sent us the money and info. Being one’s that are always up for a little adventure and a chance to be kind to a fellow motorcyclist, we both said, “Sure!” The buyer did as he promised and thus the trip.

2018 Honda NC750X

Also, tonight is scheduled our first FAITH Riders Meeting since the hysteria started in March of this year. The plan is to meet up at our now former Baptist Church, then ride to a place to eat and socialize. I haven’t seen most of my fellow FAITH Riders since March (don’t know why, we didn’t quarantine, lazy on my part, I guess). There’s very little to no restrictions in Georgia. It will be good to be on the two wheels after this long, hot summer of hiding in the A/C. I don’t ride when it’s over 80 degrees anymore. Too dangerous ’cause it makes me seriously ill. I’ve almost wrecked because of it. Steve is excited about showing off his new 2018 Honda NC750X. It gladdens my heart when I see him happy.

My 2015 Honda NC700X

Guess I’m gonna have to get my ride painted to keep up? (Say yes.) *lol* Not a fan of black vehicles. My favorite color scheme would be a two-tone French Racing Blue with White or some variation that’s close. Yeaaaahhhh … [dreamy look in my eye]

It’s gonna be a long day, but, just feed me enough coffee with frothy cream and I’m good-to-go.

Keep the shiny side down my friends and y’all have a great day!