Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Afternoon Sweet Friends,

How's your Tuesday going???

Well,  I hope!!



Our day has been going well.  Had a good
night's sleep, so that was such a blessing,
and also made me feel mucho better today!!

Thought I would do Table Top Tuesday today
but I am running so late, I am just gonna forget
it,  but leave these pics on since we are soon
leaving Summer and hopefully,  next week
it will start looking like Fall around here!


I am just doing some cleaning today, and
cooking.  I made a mean black bean dip
today,  and it really is quite delish,  and
healthy!!  I love that!!

For some reason I have just been craving
veggies today...........that is a great problem
to have wouldn't you say???
I am quite happy about that myself!!

Especially since for awhile I just have
been having to make myself eat them.
God is good!!


We are gonna be helping our daughter
move some night this week.  About
a week and a half ago on Saturday,
someone came to her apt. to deliver
something to her,  and it was a fore-
closure notice. She was a bit shocked,
since she had just rec'd her new lease
and just hadn't had time to sign it yet.
Thank the Lord!!
 She rents a nice townhouse...
but the foreclosure was for her landlord.
Her landlord has not paid anything
since last October,  and of course,
has said nothing at all to her or her
room mate.

So.........they had to quick find a new
place to rent because they have no
idea what is coming,  so they just
decided to get out as quick as possible.

  Her landlord had the audacity to try 
and get them to pay him, and to stay
 there longer cause he is supposedly trying
 to work things out.  He owns 13 
properties and 2 are in foreclosure

They really would have liked to stay
but of course,  feels like how do we
know we can trust him,  he certainly
been honest with us so far ,course,
  they would definitely not sign a lease.

They decided  moving is the best thing
 to do,  but it is surely a big mess they
were certainly not expecting. Dee works
full time and her room mate goes to 
school full time,  and works part time,
Dee is working on her BS online.

Course, life is what happens when
we are making our plans!!  
Isn't that just sooooooo true!!




Guess I had better get back in the kitchen
and finish working on din din.  I am
making mashed potatoes with peppers
and onions and corn beef mixed in.
It is really yummy !!
Comfort food,  and I am starving
for some reason.



Hope you have a delectable dinner
tonight,  and a wonderful time
with your family,



Thanks for coming by,

Blessings and Cozy Hugs,
Nellie









Monday, August 30, 2010

HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU!!






HAPPY MONDAY
TO ALL YOU 
SWEET PEAS OUT THERE!!

HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD
WEEKEND AND A GOOD
MONDAY!



OUR WEEKEND WAS A LIL DISAPPOINTING,
 QUIET, BUT  STILL GOOD!!

IT WAS DISAPPOINTING BECAUSE JIM
 GOT AN EMAIL LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
SAYING THE JOB HAD ALREADY BEEN FILLED.
SO WE WERE SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED,
YET WE HAD PRAYED LORD IF THIS IS
WHERE YOU WANT HIM, PLEASE OPEN THE
DOOR AND IF NOT,  CLOSE IT!!

SO HE CLOSED IT,  AND ALTHOUGH WE
ARE GLAD HE IS LEADING AND GUIDING
US, WE ALSO GOT OUR HOPES UP A BIT
THAT MAYBE THIS TRIAL WAS ABOUT
TO BE OVER, CAUSE IT IS ALMOST
16 WEEKS THIS WEDNESDAY. 

 WE WERE OVER OUR DISAPPOINTMENT 
BY SATURDAY EVENING, ESPECIALLY
 AFTER WE WATCHED A FILM CALLED
 "FAITH OF OUR FATHER'S".

IT IS A FILM ABOUT SENATOR JOHN
MCCAIN,  AND WHAT HE WENT THRU
WHEN HE WAS A PRISIONER OF WAR
IN VIET NAM.  I ALREADY HAD A GREAT
RESPECT FOR THE MAN JUST KNOWING
HE WAS A POW,  BECAUSE I HAD HEARD
STORIES ABOUT OTHER POW'S,  AND
MY BROTHER WENT FOR 2 TOURS 
OF DUTY THERE AS WELL.

I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS VERY HARD
TO WATCH AT TIMES,  BUT I AM
SO GLAD WE DID........I HAVE THE
UPMOST RESPECT FOR THIS DEAR
MAN,  AND HOW HE STOOD FOR HIS
COUNTRY, BUT WHAT HE WENT THRU
IS JUST UNIMAGINABLE..........

 THAT HUMAN
BEINGS CAN BE SO CRUEL AND IN
HUMANE IS JUST BEYOND SICK.
IF ANYONE DESERVED TO BE OUR
PRESIDENT, I DEFINITELY THINK
HE QUALIFIED BIG TIME!!

IF YOU ARE GOING THRU A TRIAL
THIS MOVIE WILL GIVE YOU BIG
TIME PERSPECTIVE,  TRUST ME!!
IT WAS A  PRETTY CLEAN MOVIE 
TOO!! A LIL LANGUAGE BUT MILD
IN COMPARISON TO MOST.






SUNDAY WE WENT TO SUNDAY
SCHOOL AND CHURCH AND WE
HAD A SPECIAL CELEBRATION
AND A MORTGAGE BURNING 
SINCE THE CHURCH
IS NOW 100% PAID OFF!

GOD IS SO AMAZING!!
AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING!!

TODAY I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO
BACK TO THE CHIROPRACTOR
BUT WAS NOT FEELING TOO WELL
THIS MORNING,  QUEASY, SOME
TIMES THE ANTIBIOTICS MAKE
ME FEEL LIKE THAT,  BUT IT CAN
ALSO BE FROM BEING SO OVER
TIRED, BECAUSE OF HAVING TO
GET UP DURING THE NIGHT TO
TAKE THEM.  HOPEFULLY,  I
WILL BE DONE BY FRIDAY.  YEA!!

I THINK THE ENEMY IS DOING
ALL HE CAN TO TRY AND PULL
US DOWN RIGHT NOW,  BUT
PRAYER AND PRAISE ARE OUR
WEAPON OF CHOICE!!

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOUR
EVENING AND YOUR TOMORROW.

LOVE, HUGS AND BLESSINGS,
AND SCRAPE UP THAT LAST  BIT
 OF SUMMER TIME FUN!! 

 CAUSE FALL, SHE  IS A COMING!!   
I CAN'T WAIT!!  I WILL PROBABLY START
DECORATING NEXT WEEK, IF POSSIBLE!! LOL
SIGH,
NELLIE


OH............
IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE 140
DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
THIS IS WEEK #9
AND WE ARE TO PRAY ABOUT THE
INCREASING UNEMPLOYMENT
(WE CERTAINLY KNOW HOW TO 
PRAY FOR THAT ONE!!  LOL)
AND OUR SCRIPTURE IS
PHILIPPIANS 4:19


OH YEA,  DID ANYONE ELSE SEE
THE GLEN BECK RALLY ON SAT.??


SOMEONE SENT US A LINK TO
FACEBOOK AND WE GOT TO SEE
MOST OF IT.  WE THOUGHT IT
WAS AWESOME!!


I AM REALLY GOING THIS TIME!!
BYE  NOW!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WELCOME TO THANKFUL THURSDAY - AUGUST 26, 2010




HELLO SWEET ENCOURAGERS,


SO....WHAT HAS YOUR DAY
BEEN LIKE???


ARE YOU FEELING THANKFUL
OR ARE YOU IN NEED OF SOME
 ENCOURAGEMENT??


WELL...........EITHER WAY YOU
 CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!!  

IT WAS ACTUALLY SUNNY HERE
THIS MORNING BUT NOW THAT IT IS
 LATE AFTERNOON,  IT IS LOOKING
LIKE MORE RAIN.  SO GLAD WE GOT
OUT EARLY THIS MORNING AND
GOT THE LAWN MOWED. 
  SO GUESS MY FIRST THANKFUL
WILL BE.......
*
#1
I AM THANKFUL
WE FINALLY GOT OUR LAWN MOWED.
IT HAS BEEN RAINING EVERYDAY SO
WE WERE OVERDUE BY A FEW DAYS,
BUT IT WASN'T AS BAD AS I THOUGHT
IT WOULD BE.


*
#2
I AM THANKFUL
THAT OUR SON GOT THE NEW JOB,
AND WILL BEGIN ON SEPT. 7TH.
OUR WHOLE FAMILY IS REJOICING!!

KNOW YOU ARE PROBABLY SICK
OF HEARING ABOUT IT BY NOW, 
BUT HAVE TO SAY WHAT'S TRUE!!  LOL
*
#3
I AM THANKFUL
THAT JIM HAD A PHONE INTERVIEW
THIS WEEK.  DON'T KNOW THE OUT
COME OF THAT YET,  BUT IT WAS GREAT
FOR HIM TO HAVE SOMEONE SHOW AN
INTEREST, EVEN IF IT DOESN'T PAN OUT,
YET IT COULD POSSIBLY PAN OUT TOO!!

GOTTA SAY HOW I REALLY FEEL ABOUT
THIS ONE TOO!!  
KEEP GOING THE REST ARE NEW!!  LOL
*
#4
I AM THANKFUL
FOR THE WAY THE LORD TAKES CARE
OF OUR NEEDS,  AND FOR THE VARIOUS
MEANS AND AVENUES HE USES THAT
WE CAN JUST NEVER EXPECT OR IMAGINE.
WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT THANKFUL.
*
#5
I AM THANKFUL
FOR PUBLIX SUPERMARKETS AND THEIR
PRESCRIPTION ANTIBIOTIC PROGRAM
WHERE YOU CAN GET CERTAIN
 ANTIBIOTICS FOR FREE.
WHAT A BLESSING!!

JUST FOR YOUR INFO I THINK WALMART
DOES IT TOO,  BUT THEY COST JUST $4.00.
THAT IS IN FLORIDA, SO DON'T KNOW IF
THEY DO IT IN OTHER STATES OR NOT,
BUT WOULD THINK THEY PROBABLY
WOULD.



*
#6
I AM THANKFUL
FOR OUR VEHICLES IN WHICH WE ARE
ABLE TO TRAVEL ABOUT IN,  CAUSE I
SEE MANY PEOPLE ALONG THE ROAD
CATCHING THE BUS,  AND WITHOUT
A CAR THAT WOULD BE US, AS WELL.
*
#7
I AM THANKFUL
FOR AIR CONDITIONING NOT ONLY
IN OUR CAR,  BUT IN OUR HOME, I
REMEMBER, ONLY TOO WELL,  HOW
MISERABLE IT WAS WITHOUT AIR
 DURING THESE HOT AUG./SEPT. MOS.
6 YEARS AGO WHEN WE HAD THE 3
HURRICANES IN A ROW, AND OUR
 POWER WAS OUT FOR A WEEK.  IT WAS
 SO HOT..... I COULD HARDLY SLEEP
 ESPECIALLY SINCE I WAS IN THE
 MIDDLE OF "HOT FLASH LAND". 
 HUBBY, BLESS HIS HEART,  WOULD
 FAN ME TO TRY AND HELP ME
 GET TO SLEEP!!

SO AGAIN,  I HAVE TO SAY
*
#8
I AM THANKFUL
FOR WHAT A SWEET AND THOUGHTFUL
HUBBY THE LORD HAS BLESSED ME
WITH,   HE IS TRULY A JEWEL.
*
#9
I AM THANKFUL
THAT WE HAVE HAD NO HURRICANE
THREATS THIS YEAR,  FOR THAT IS BLISS!! 

  ESPECIALLY HAVING EXPERIENCED
ALL THOSE HURRICANES 6 YRS AGO, 
 AND CHARLIE BEING SUCH A SCARY STORM. 
 HE LEFT A LOT OF DAMAGE IN OUR YARD,
 AND SPAWNED A TORNADO RIGHT NEXT 
TO OUR HOUSE,  WHICH WAS A LOT FULL
OF PINE TREES AT THE TIME.  IT TWISTED
OFF THE TOP OF THE TREES AND PUT THEM
GUESS WHERE??   IN OUR BACKYARD.
IF THAT TORNADO HAD BEEN JUST A
LIL BIT CLOSER,  I MIGHT
NOT BE TYPING THIS RIGHT NOW!!


*
#10
I AM THANKFUL
THAT WE ARE STILL HERE!!  LOL
WHICH IS REALLY NO LAUGHING
MATTER!! 
AND #9 REMINDED ME OF THE
NEXT ONE.
*
#11
I AM THANKFUL
FOR UTILITY COMPANIES,  WITHOUT
WHICH THERE WOULD BE:  NO AIR 
CONDITIONING, LIGHTS, WATER,
 PHONES ETC.
*
#12
I AM THANKFUL
DEE IS COMING OVER FOR DINNER
AND TO DO MY HAIR.  YEA!!
SHE IS HERE, 

WELL, SWEET FRIENDS,

HOPE YOU HAVE A SPLENDID WEEKEND
FULL OF GOOD THINGS!!
LOVE, HUGS AND BLESSINGS,
NELLIE

WHAT ARE YOU
 THANKFUL FOR TODAY!!


PLEASE FORGIVE ME BECAUSE I TOTALLY
FORGOT TO POST ABOUT THE 140 DAYS
OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION ON MONDAY. 
 IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE 140 DAYS
 OF PRAYER.
THIS IS WEEK 8 AND WE ARE SUPPOSE
TO PRAY ABOUT THE INCREASING TAXATION.
OUR SCRIPTURE IS FROM PSALM 66:10-12

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OUR LIL HOME TOUR ADVENTURE



HIDDY HO SWEET FRIENDS,

HOW HAS YOUR WED. BEEN??

OUR'S WAS A BIT BUSY AND THAT
IS WHY I AM POSTING SO LATE!!

HAD TO DO MY HAIR, GO TO THE
CHIROPRACTOR, AND GROCERY STORE
 AND DO SOME CLEANING AND THEN HAD
OUR COUPLE COME FOR COUNSELING.

IT HAS BEEN A GOOD DAY THO!!

A FEW WEEKS AGO AFTER WE WENT TO
THE CHIROPRACTOR, WE DECIDED TO DO
A LIL EXPLORING....WE NEEDED TO DO 
SOMETHING A LIL  DIFFERENT TO GET
US OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR A BIT.

SO WE DECIDED TO GO TO A NEAR BY
TOWN AND DRIVE AROUND IN AN OLD
AREA AND LOOK AT THE QUAINT HOMES,
AND OF COURSE, I JUST HAPPENED (L0L)
TO TAKE MY TRUSTY CAMERA!!
CAN'T IMAGINE WHY,  CAN YOU???  LOL

SO HERE ARE THE CHARMING HOMES
WE FOUND!!  WISH I COULD POST THE
PICS LARGER,  BUT IT CUTS HALF THE PIC 
OFF IF I DO, BUT IF YOU CLICK ON 
THE PIC IT MAKES THEM MUCH LARGER
AND MUCH PRETTIER.  ENJOY!!

#1

I LOVE THE COLOR OF THE HOUSE
AND THE FRAMING OVER THE DOOR
AND THE AMERICAN FLAG,
AND THE STEPS GOING UP TO THE HOUSE!!


#2

THIS HOME WAS RIGHT ON THE CORNER
AND I LIKE THAT IT WAS PLACED
SO YOU SAW IT JUST LIKE THIS FROM
THE CORNER.  NEAT OLDER HOME.

#3


THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET
FROM THE PEACH ONE,  BUT THIS
IS THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE.
LOVE THE FRENCH DOOR AND THE
BALCONY!! 


#3  


THIS IS THE FRONT OF THE ONE YOU
JUST SAW THE SIDE VIEW OF,
LOVELY HOME I'D SAY!!

#3


HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW THAT GOT
MOST OF THE HOUSE IN,  IT IS
QUITE LONG AS YOU CAN SEE.
THINK THE REST WAS CARPORTS.

#4


I LOVE THE OLD AREAS OF ANY TOWN
BECAUSE OF ALL THE BIG OAK TREES,
SO SHADY,  AND HAS SUCH CHARACTER!!
THIS WAS CATTY CORNERED TO THE
TWO STORY HOUSE ABOVE.

#5


THIS CHARMING AND QUAINT LIL PINK HOUSE
WAS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE
TWO STORY HOUSE!



JUST SAW THIS IN SOMEONES YARD AND
THOUGHT IT WAS SO PRETTY AND LUSH.
LOVE THOSE ELEPHANT EARS,  AND THEY
GROW SO NICELY UNDER ALL THAT SHADE
FROM THE BIG OAK TREE.

#6



I REALLY LIKED THE COLORS OF THIS
HOUSE TOO, AND THOUGHT IT QUITE
CHARMING AS WELL.

#7




THOUGHT THIS WAS A RATHER INTERESTING
LOOKING PLACE,  LIKE THE STEPS,  AND THE
LARGE FRONT WINDOW AND THE FRENCH 
DOORS AND BALCONY.  EVEN THE COLOR
SEEMS TO BE FITTING!!

#8



THIS SORT OF REMINDS ME OF A HANSEL
AND GRETEL HOUSE.  LOVE THE LITTLE LATTICE
LOOKING WINDOWS AND THE FRAMING AROUND
THE DOOR,  AND THE INTERESTING SMOKE STACK.
IT HAS A CHARM ALL IT'S OWN.

#9



THIS IS RATHER STATELY, BUT  IT ISN'T MY
 FAVORITE. VERY PRETTY THO!

#10




I THOUGHT THIS WAS A VERY PRETTY
BRICK HOME,  LOOKS NICE NESTLED
IN THE WOODS WITH ALL THE PRETTY
CALADIUMS GROWING UNDER ALL
THESE BIG OAKS.  LOVELY SETTING

#10


HERE'S ANOTHER NICE SHOT STRAIGHT ON.

#11



AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THIS
SORT OF RANCH STYLE BRICK 
HOME WAS PRETTIER THAN THE
PICTURE MAKES IT LOOK REALLY.
LOVE ALL THE ARCHED WINDOWS
AND DOORWAYS.
TOO BAD I HAD TO CROP IT SO MUCH
CAUSE IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTIER BEFORE,
BUT HAD GARBAGE CANS IN THE WAY,
NOT A PRETTY SIGHT!!  LOL

WELL,  HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED OUR
 LIL HOME TOUR ADVENTURE.  I ACTUALLY
 THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE A LOT MORE OF
 THESE CHARMING BEAUTIES THAN THERE WERE,
MANY WERE VERY RUN DOWN LOOKING
UNFORTUNATELY.

MY FAV WAS #10, I THINK??
I REALLY LIKED THEM ALL
TO BE HONEST,  I THOUGHT
THEY EACH HAD THEIR OWN
UNIQUE STYLE OF QUAINTNESS!!

TELL ME WHICH HOME WAS YOUR FAVORITE???

YOU HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!!

BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
NELLIE

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WELCOME TO HEART TIPS TUESDAY - REFRESHING TREAT & PRODUCTS



AFTERNOON SWEET FRIENDS,

SO HOW IS YOUR DAY GOING??

OURS HAS BEEN A LIL CRAZY AND
FRUSTRATING,  BUT THINK WE 
HAVE ONE ISSUE FIGURED OUT
THANKFULLY,  WAITING FOR AN
ANSWER ON THE OTHER ONE.

HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY
TRIP TO THE DENTIST THIS MORNING,
CAUSE I THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE
A TOOTH THAT WAS ABCESSING,
I REALLY THINK A LOT OF IT IS
SINUS PROBLEMS FROM ALLERGIES,
BUT I KEEP HAVING THIS LIL PIMPLE
POP UP IN THE SAME AREA.  IT POPS
UP AND IS GONE VERY QUICKLY.

BUT IT HAS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES,
AND THIS MORNING I WOKE UP
WITH MY ONE SIDE OF MY FACE A
 LIL SWOLLEN (IT ACTUALLY WENT 
DOWN WITHIN 5-10 MINS. OF GETTING UP)
 BUT I HAD THAT LIL PIMPLE THINGIE
AGAIN,  SO GOT ON LINE AND DID
SOME READING AND EVERY PLACE
I READ, THEY SAID TO GET TO THE
DENTIST IF YOU HAVE THAT!!
WONDERFUL!!  LOL

THEY DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING ON
THE X-RAY TO INDICATE AN ABCESS
 TOOTH THANKFULLY, SO THEY THINK
 I MIGHT A LIL INFECTION IN MY GUMS.
SO THEY PUT ME ON ANTIBIOTICS.
IT'S CRAZY CAUSE I DON'T HAVE
ANY PAIN OR ANYTHING,  COURSE,
I PRAISE THE LORD FOR THAT!!

THEN, LATE THIS AFTERNOON SCOTT
AND MEGAN CAME TO PICK UP JOEY, 
 AND STAYED TO VISIT AWHILE.  WE
 ALL HAD DINNER TOGETHER TO
 CELEBRATE HIS NEW JOB.  
 THEY ARE BOTH SO HAPPY. 
 HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB WILL BE
 OUT OF TOWN GOING ON A TRIP TO
 A TOMATO GROWERS CONFERENCE.
HE WILL GET A KICK OUT OF
THAT I'M SURE!!

JIM FELT HIS INTERVIEW WENT
 PRETTY WELL BUT THESE THINGS
TAKE TIME.  IT WAS EXCITING
TO AT LEAST GET A CALL FOR
A CHANGE!!

NOW A HEART TIP 
FINALLY!!  LOL

WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE
FUN TREAT WE MAKE THAT IS
GOOD FOR YOU.

YOU WILL NEED:

A BANANA OR BANANAS (DEPENDING
ON HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO MAKE)

HERSHEY'S DARK CHOCOLATE SYRUP

FINELY CHOPPED PECANS OR
 YOUR FAVE TYPE OF NUTS.

SLICE THE BANANAS UP ON A WAX
OR PARCHMENT PAPER COVERED
COOKIE SHEET,  PUSH THEM CLOSE
TOGETHER,  THEN DRIZZLE CHOCOLATE
SYRUP ON THEM AND THEN SPRINKLE
THEM WITH NUTS.

NOW PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER FOR
AT LEAST 20-30 MINUTES OR SO TILL
THE BANANA SLICES FREEZE.
THEN EAT!!

A YUMMY, FUN AND HEALTHY
TREAT

HAPPY EATING!!

NOW HERE IS A PRODUCT WE HAVE
BEEN USING FOR QUITE A WHILE
THAT HAS NO BAD STUFF IN IT.


WE HAVE USED THE COLD CUTS
AND THE BACON.  THEY ARE BOTH
VERY GOOD AND HAVE NO NITRATES
OR NITRITES,  WHICH IS A VERY GOOD
THING,  AND THE BACON FREEZES WELL.

YOU WILL PROBABLY LAUGH AT
THIS NEXT ONE.


YES, YOU SEE RIGHT!!

THEY ARE BABY PRUNES,  YOU
CAN USE THEM IN BROWNIES
TO MAKE THEM MOIST RATHER
THAN USING OILS.  WE TRIED
IT AND IT WORKED GREAT!!

WELL,  MAKE SURE TO KEEP
A HAPPY HEALTHY HEART!!

LOVE, BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
NELLIE