Today’s Devotional
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV


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Yesterday we took Steve’s mom Althea to lunch at Captain Joe’s Seafood in Waycross. Had a great time with her. She’s looking better lately, don’t ya think? Baptist Village takes such good care of their residents. She’ll be 90 years old this coming Hallowe’en. I’m beginning to think she’ll bury us all. lol


I snapped this photo last night. It looks worse this morning.

I have an emergency appointment with the Dermatology group that removed the basal cell from my wrist almost two weeks ago. That area is still hurting really badly. It’s swollen, red and aches. I started picking at the stitches last night (yeah, I know, stop that!). I think I need antibiotics but that’s just my opinion. I’m tired of it hurting. Please pray for me. Thanks. 🙂

Here’s hoping y’all have a blessed and safe Friday.

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Thankful Thursday

Today’s Devotional
Proverbs 27:17 NIV

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I’m thankful that Hurricane Dorian caused us no harm. Only a modicum of wind swept through our area. There was no rain, no destruction. I guess that’s good. I say ‘guess’ because of this summer’s drought. We could have used several inches of rain but am thankful there were no high winds or tornadoes. For now it seems like the coast will get all the moisture.

I’m thankful for loving friends. These folks here, Vicki and Lewis, are my best bud’s ever. Our impromptu Hurricane Party with them yesterday was missing one thing: the hurricane. But we still enjoyed the grilled hamburgers, baked beans, chips and salsa with chilled orange iced tea. They had to hurry home to finish packing items in their house because they’re undergoing a major renovation. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

I am so very thankful for God’s Holy Word that saves us, protects us, and guides us through life and all eternity. He is so kind to love us poor sinners so much that He was willing to die for us, for my / our sins and then He rose again on the third day that we may have eternal life too. If that’s not love, what is?! “For God so loved the world …” AMEN! [John 3:16]

Today’s Word Of The Day is one of my husband’s favorites: perspicacious. I believe this is the word he used on a good friend and co-worker many years ago. Daniel was raised as a good ‘ol country Georgia boy. He was always pretending to have a limited vocabulary or knowledge of something. Steve would use $64 words like ‘perspicacious’ for which Daniel would quip, “What does that mean!?” Steve would give him a dumbed down version of the word and Daniel would invariably retort, “Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place!?” lol Then they’d both laugh. Those two would kid one another about the silliest things. In truth, Daniel is very intelligent and just liked to poke fun.

Today we must run errands for this, that and the other thing. Tomorrow I’m having the stitches removed from the basal cell removal on my right wrist early. The stitches are hurting. They’re all swollen, red and sore. I’m thankful that they’ll remove them early. Perhaps I can ride my new Honda NC700X to Sunday School and Church.

I pray everyone has a blessed and safe Thursday.



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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