Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - March 31, 2011

(Some Springs Scenes from my Living Room from last year)

I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
 I will tell of all your wonders.
Psalm 9:1

Hello Sweet Friends,


How are you this fine day??
Hope your weather is better than ours.


It has been raining like crazy all day
with lots of thunder and lightning to go along
with it.  Hubby said this day was for 
a duck.........


Which brings me to my first thankful


#1






I am thankful
that hubby had a job interview today with
 another Company....... that is why he said
 it was a day for a duck.....

to interview that is!! lol

He had to leave in the pouring rain, so
fortunately, we have a beach umbrella,
so I was able to walk him to the car
with that and kept him fairly dry, the
when he arrived there it started pouring 
again, but fortunately, he arrived a lil
early so he was able to wait a few mins.,
and it did let up some, and was able
to park right in front, and he also has one
 of those shirts with the new fabric that
is fairly water repellent, the water just
 beads up on the outside,  so that was good!!
We didn't even realize that!!  

 The interview was just a wee bit disappointing
 as he only got to speak with someone in HR,
 but no techie folks, and then they gave him
 some sort of brain teaser type test!  Always
something new to look forward to....lol

Have to say tho, it was almost amazing the
way he got the interview so quickly or at
all really!!
Because he applied on Tuesday, got a
call first thing Wednesday and went in
for the interview today,  and it came
thru career builder, I think, and he has
never gotten one interview from the
online services, this time or the last
time he was laid off.
But, hey, we are thankful for it any
way you slice it, cause it is progress!!
and we know who is in control of
doling out his jobs!!


Update: They just called and said
they want him to come back for an
another interview on Monday and he
passed the silly test with flying colors!!
Whoo Hoo!!

#2
I am thankful
for a sweet visit from the wife
of a young couple we were counseling
back in the fall. She was saying they had
planned on coming back after the baby came,
  but they are doing so well, they don't need to.


Isn't that Great!!

Just what we love to hear!!
The Lord gave him a new job that was more 
family friendly too and I really think that took 
care of a lot of the problems, and they were
very excellent students!! 

She brought us a very lovely thank you card
along with a Target Gift card!!

How Precious!!
The Card and the Fact that they are doing
so well... is Thanks enough for us, but it
was so appreciated.


#3
I am thankful
for my wonderful family. 
  They spoiled this lady royally, and
it meant the world to me.


#4
I am thankful
for all the facebook wishes, ecards,
 emails, comments from bloggy friends,
 phone calls, and cards I rec'd
for my birthday,
It was truly overwhelming..... but in
 a
very good way!

My love tank is beyond overflowing!!
and My week has been a lil heaven on earth.






#5
I am thankful
that hubby just got more work from
his old company.  Something crashed....
unfortunately for them......  but they need
him to fix it, so that is good news for us!!




#6
I am thankful
for the rain we got this week,  cause
our yard really needed it and really
liked it....much greener, kicking in that
slow release fertilizer Scott put down.


#7
I am thankful
for the sweet time I had with Dee
while we were getting our pedicures
 together,  it was a lot of fun and very
 relaxing, and I love getting my feet in
 great shape for spring especially now that 
everyone wears sandal type shoes for
 casual or dress!!


  I was introduced to my first pedicure 5 years
 ago, by Dee who took me for my birthday, 
 and it is a gift I love,  so we do it almost
 every year now.  One year we got facials,
but to be honest...I prefer the pedicure.



#8
I am thankful
that we got to keep Joey our
 grandaughter dog this week.





(This has a photoshop affect on it, probably paint daubs)



#9
I am thankful
for the new book Jimmy got me for
my birthday called "Heaven is for
real".  It is truly an awesome book.
we are 3 quarters of the way done thru
it and we just started on Monday.
It is easy reading tho I have to admit,
 but we are so enjoying it!!




#10
I am thankful
that hubby now enjoys reading 
books a lot more now.  Some years
back while on vacation I started
reading to him,  and he really liked
it and we have been doing that for
years now, and he even reads to me
now too!  How cool is that!!




#11
I am thankful
for the Lord's incredible faithfulness
to us, he just never ceases to amaze.




#12
I am thankful
for the sweet smelling aroma in my 
backyard ruminating from our honey
suckle vines, they truly smell divine.
Course, after all the rain, they aren't
looking to swell now!!  lol


Did you ever pull the stamen out of
one of their petals and eat the nectar??


It tastes sweet,  we used to do that all
the time as kids, and once in awhile
I still have to go out and do it!!  lol






Well, Sweet Friends......
That is my list of joy gifts
 for this week,
Hope you have some too!


Glad you stopped by.....
don't forget to say Hellooooo!!


Hope more of you are experiencing
the joy of spring by now!!


Love....
Hugs.....and Spring blessings,


Nellie

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tablescape Thursday - My Birthday table done by hubby




Hello Sweet Friends,
How are you doing today???
Very Well,  I hope!

It has been a great week around here so far.
My actual birthday was yesterday, so I got to go 
with my daughter to get a pedicure last night,
while hubby and her fiancee hung out,  then we
 ate Mexican food,  it was a very nice evening.

Well,  wanted to show you a few shots I was
able to get of the birthday table hubby did!!


He did really well,  he got all the silverware in the right place,
as well as the bowls!~!   Good going honey!!


I love peach,  so it was a peach and green
 tablescape.


These were the lovely carnations we got at
Sam's,  I thought they were so pretty with the
yellow touched in pinky peach.  So Pretty!


A nice look at the centerpiece.  Those lil urns are
holding candles in case you can't tell!!  


I love these napkins because you can fold them 
differently to show different fruit or flowers giving
 you a different look.
One way they look like in the above picture,
  another they have grapes and you can accent 
purple or lavendar,  and another way they have
 raspberries with that pretty raspberry pink color. 
 So they are nice and versatile.



Thought you might like to see inside the urn,
  the clear glass is repurposed!!
It is the top of a yankee candle jar, with
the plastic removed.  

The family made me a delightful dinner,
it felt like I was eating in a fine dining
restaurant for sure!!
If you would like to read about my birthday
 celebration.  Just  click here!

I am linking up to Susan at 
Between Naps on the Porch for 
Tablescape Thursday,
  to check out all the other
 Great Tablescape ideas.
Just click here!


Glad you dropped by................
and thanks for sharing my
 special days with me!!


Love, Hugs, 
 and Non -Tornado Blessings,
(We are under Tornado warning till 8 P.M.tonight!!)


Nellie

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday -My Birthday Celebration

(THIS PIC IS COMPLIMENTS OF BETTERHOMES AND GARDENS, I THINK, 
WITH A PHOTOSHOP AFFECT APPLIED)




HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU SWEET FRIENDS,

HOPE YOU HAD A FANTASTIC WEEKEND.

I HAVE TO SAY MINE TRULY WAS SWEET!
FRIDAY NIGHT WE WATCHED A GREAT MOVIE WE GOT FROM
NETFLIX, CALLED "STANDING FIRM".  IT WAS ANOTHER MOVIE
MADE BY A CHURCH BUT NOT THE CHURCH IN GEORGIA THAT
DID "FIREPROOF" AND 2 OTHERS, BUT A CHURCH FROM
 NEW YORK.  SOME OF THE CHARACTERS WERE BASED ON
THE LIFE OF THE WRITER, SO MUCH, OF IT WAS TRUE.  
IT WAS ABOUT A MAN WHO'S WIFE DIED AND HOW HE LOST
HIS FAITH IN GOD, BUT HE HAD A SON WHO DIDN'T GIVE UP
ON HIM.  I TELL YOU THE BEHIND THE SCENES STORY ABOUT
THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE WAS AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE
ITSELF.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT - BE PREPARED TO BE
INSPIRED, AND MAKE SURE YOU WATCH ALL THE BEHIND 
THE SCENES INFO TOO!!

SATURDAY WE WENT OUT TO GET SPECIFIC FOOD ITEMS
FOR MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON SUNDAY.  WHILE
AT SAM'S  WE ALSO SAW SOME GORGEOUS CARNATIONS 
THAT HUBBY BOUGHT ME, THAT I ARRANGED TO PUT ON
THE TABLE.  THEN WHILE I MADE US AN EASY DINNER,
 HUBBY MADE SKEWERS OF SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS FOR
 SUNDAY'S DINNER.  WE ALSO MADE A LIME, CILANTRO
AND GARLIC MARINADE TO PUT ON THE SHRIMP.
GOT THE KITCHEN AND HOUSE IN ORDER, AS I STILL HAD
 A FEW BOXES TO MOVE OUT AFTER I HAD FINALLY, 
FINISHED MY SPRING DECORATING ON FRIDAY.
SO WE WERE READY TO ROLL FOR SUNDAY!!

SUNDAY OF COURSE, WAS SUNDAY SCHOOL AND 
CHURCH, THEN OUR FAV SMOOTHIE AND THEN WE 
CAME HOME TO AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE REST
OF THE FAMILY.  
I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS A NEAR PERFECT DAY AS FAR
 AS I WAS CONCERNED.  HUBBY AND FAMILY DID ALL
 THE FOOD.  FELT LIKE I WAS EATING AT THE BEST
 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN TOWN. THE SHRIMP
AND SCALLOPS TASTED AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER 
THAN ANY I HAD EVER HAD, AND THIS WAS THE 
FIRST TIME HUBBY EVER GRILLED SCALLOPS, SO 
BETWEEN HE AND SCOTT THEY MADE THEM
 PERFECTLY, DEE DID A GREAT JOB ON THE SALAD
 AND MADE MY GARLIC/PARMESAN SALAD DRESSING
TO GO WITH IT,  SCOTT DID THE BAKED POTATOES 
OUTBACK STYLE (HE WORKED THERE YEARS AGO
 WHILE IN COLLEGE, SO HE KNOWS  HIS STUFF), 
VERY TASTY TATERS.  TRULY IT WAS AN EXQUISITE
 MEAL, AND HUBBY EVEN SET THE TABLE PRETTY.
( I HELPED A TINY BIT WITH THE CENTERPC.)LOL
I MANAGED TO SNAG A FEW PICS OF THE TABLE,
AND WILL PUT THEM ON TABLETOP THURSDAY.

AND.............. THEY CLEANED UP ALL THE MESS
AND EVEN PUT AWAY ALL THE FOOD!!

OH, MY MOTHER'S HEART BE STILL!! LOL



THEN.......
THEY BLESSED MY HEART WITH THE LOVLIEST OF
CARDS, ALL TEAR WORTHY!!  LOL



A COOL BIRD CANDLEHOLDER, A GREAT NEW BOOK
TO READ, WHICH EXPLAINS THIS LATE POST, WE ARE
HAVING A HARD TIME PUTTING IT DOWN!!  A NEW
SHIRT, GIFT CERTICATES TO DILLARD'S, AND 
 FOR A PEDICURE, AND MOO-LAH!!  





THEN WE PLAYED 2 ROUNDS OF GUESSTURES,
ONE OF MY FAV GAMES. I LOVE WATCHING THEM
ACT THINGS OUT, THEY ARE ALL SO CUTE!!

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR DESSERT.......YIPPEE!!
 MY SISTER-IN-LAW MADE ONE




 OF MY FAVORITE DESSERTS, WALNUT BROWNIES
WHICH WE COMBINED WITH BLUE BUNNY
VANILLA FROZEN YOGURT! (IF YOU HAVE NEVER
TRIED IT,  I GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT, WE
CAN ONLY FIND IT AT WALLY WORLD BETTER
KNOW AS WALMART)  LOL

ALL I CAN SAY IS............
YUM UPON YUM.... LOL


 DID THEY SPOIL ME???
YOU BET THEY DID..........THEY NEVER CEASE 
TO AMAZE ME......ALL THESE SWEETIES THAT 
MAKE ME SOOO PROUD!!

I LOVE YOU GUYS AND AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU,
  JUST IN CASE YOU MIGHT JUST HAPPENED TO READ 
THIS.......PROBABLY NOT!!  LOL
AT LEAST I KNOW MY SIL SUSAN WILL....................

WELL, MY LOVE TANK IS FULL AND I FEEL LIKE
THE MOST LOVED LADY IN THE WORLD TODAY!!

HOPE YOU DIDN'T MIND INDULGING ME ON MY
BLOW BY BLOW BIRTHDAY FUN..........IT WAS
FUN RELIVING IT AGAIN!!  LOL

OH YEA,  FORGOT TO TELL YOU WHAT WE FOUND
OUT ON FRIDAY -  THEY STILL HAVE NOT HIRED
ANYONE FOR THE POSITION HUBBY WAS INTER-
VIEWED FOR 6 WEEKS AGO!!  SO ..............
WHO KNOWS, IT COULD STILL BE HIS JOB!!
HERE WE GO AGAIN!!  LOL

HOPE YOU HAVE  GREAT EVENING 
AND THANKS
SO MUCH FOR YOUR VISIT!! 
 LOVE HEARING
FROM YOU!!

LOVE, HUGS AND RAINY
 BLESSINGS FROM FLORIDA,  

    NELLIE

I AM OFF TO HAVE A REPEAT OF LAST NIGHTS 
DIN DIN!!  YIPPEE!!
THANK YOU LORD FOR GREAT LEFTOVERS.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - March 24, 2011



EVENING SWEET FRIENDS,

HOPE YOUR THURSDAY WAS A GOOD ONE!

MINE WAS VERY GOOD, BUT BUSY AND IT
IS NOT EVEN 8 P.M. AND I FEEL WHIPPED,
COURSE THINK THAT IS BECAUSE I GOT UP 
AT 5:45 A.M.,  AND DUE TO ALLERGIES TO 
ALL THE OAK POLLEN ALL AROUND ME,
AND MY NECK...............WHAT CAN I SAY
BUT...... I AM A WRECK THIS WEEK!!  LOL

WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY
#1
I AM THANKFUL
I COULD GET IN TO SEE MY CHIROPRACTOR
EARLY, HAD AN APPT. FOR FRIDAY, BUT MY
NECK AND ARM ARE AT IT AGAIN,.......HENCE,
THE REASON FOR TYPING IN ALL THE CAPS,
AND THE REASON I AM POSTING SO LATE,
I STARTED THIS MORNING AS SOON AS I 
GOT UP,  BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!
.

#2
I AM THANKFUL
I CAN TYPE LEFT HANDED ALBEIT  MUCH
SLOWER THAN USUAL, BUT AT LEAST I CAN
 TYPE SOME.

#3
I AM THANKFUL
KITTY SEEMS TO HAVE ENDED HER KILLING
SPREE, IT IS NICE NOT TO FIND THOSE NOT
SO WONDERFUL GIFTS ON OUR PORCH THE
LAST FEW DAYS.





#4
I AM THANKFUL
THE LORD HAS GIVEN US SOME NEW DIRECTION,
SURPRISING AS IT IS.............IT WILL STRETCH OUR
FAITH FOR SURE.  DOWN THE ROAD I WILL PROBABLY
 BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.


#5
I AM THANKFUL
THE FAMILY IS ALL COMING OVER ON SUNDAY,
AND LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING SPOILED.  LOL

#6
I AM THANKFUL
WE BROKE OUT AN OLD MOVIE THIS WEEK SINCE
NETFLIX DOWNLOADS WEREN'T WORKING.  I HAD
FORGOTTEN HOW GOOD IT WAS, AND IT WAS SO
ENJOYABLE,  GUESS WHAT IT WAS?????


E.T.

IT  REALLY WAS GREAT SEEING IT AGAIN!!



#7
I AM THANKFUL
MEGAN'S MOM FINALLY FOUND A DRESS FOR
THE WEDDING THAT SHE IS HAPPY WITH.......
CAUSE IT IS NOT EASY TO FIND,  IT IS BLACK 
AND CREAM, BUT SHE IS STILL LOOKING TO
SEE IF SHE CAN FIND SOMETHING MORE
SPRINGY LOOKING.  AT LEAST, I  KNOW
I COULD WEAR MY BLACK SKIRT AND MY
 DRESSY PLUM BLOUSE IF NEED BE, BUT I AM 
CONTINUING MY SEARCH FOR SOMETHING
MORE SPRINGY,  REALLY CAN'T BELIEVE
HOW MANY BLACK DRESSES THERE ARE
OUT THERE FOR IT BEING SPRING!

ANY AND ALL PRAYERS WOULD BE 
GREATLY APPRECIATED.


#8
I AM THANKFUL
I SAVED MOST OF SOME MONEY I GOT FOR
CHRISTMAS FOR SPRING........CAUSE YESTER-
DAY WE WENT TO MICHAEL'S AND I WAS ABLE
TO PICK UP A FEW NEW INSPIRATION PIECES.
AND IT WAS SUCH FUN!!
MY CHRISTMAS/ SPRING/BIRTHDAY PRESENT
 TO MYSELF!!  LOL



#9
I AM THANKFUL
THAT MY SPRING DECORATING IS COMING
ALONG NICELY, SLOWER THAN I WOULD LIKE,
BUT AM HAPPY WITH IT!  THE NEW INSPIRATION
PIECES HAVE HELPED I MUST SAY.
THE FAMILY ROOM IS ALL DONE NOW, GOTTA
START ON THE DINING ROOM NOW.


THESE ARE MY FUN FINDS, 3 BUSHES OF DAISIES
FOR ANOTHER PROJECT I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO 
FOR QUITE AWHILE,  A LIL PINKWOODEN CARRIER
BASKET, CUTE LIL BIRD, SHE IS THE MAMA BIRD AND
BECKY GAVE ME HER DAUGHTER TODAY, THEY ARE
MUCH CUTER AS A PAIR, ANDA BAG OF EASTER EGGS 
THAT LOOK REAL, THEY ARE SUCH PRETTY COLORS.
GOT IT ALL FOR $11.00, INSTEAD OF $23.00.
NEXT WEEK I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT I HAVE BEEN
 UP TO AND WHAT I DID WITH EVERYTHING!

#10
I AM THANKFUL
FOR THE LOVELY TIME TODAY THAT I GOT TO
 SPEND WITH BECKY FROM OVER AT HOLIDAY IN 
THE SUN, ACTUALLY, NOW IT IS FROM
 JUNK TO JOY,  I KEEP FORGETTING!

IT SEEMS LIKE AGES SINCE WE HAVE GOTTEN 
TOGETHER CAUSE SHE HAS HAD A FULL PLATE
AND ALSO HAD 2 FRIENDS MOVING AWAY, SO
 WE PUT OUR TIME ON THE BACK BURNER SO SHE
COULD SPEND TIME WITH THEM BEFORE THEY LEFT,
SO THAT MADE IT ALL THE MORE SPECIAL!!

AND ALSO THANKFUL FOR THE CUTE BABY BIRD!!

#11
I AM THANKFUL
I HAVE FROZEN LASAGNA LEFTOVER FROM
HUBBIES BIRTHDAY, CAUSE IT WILL MAKE FOR
A DELICIOUS QUICK AND EASY DIN DIN, SO I
CAN GET ON WITH MY DECORATING!!  LOL
WORKED PERFECTLY W/ A SALAD.

#12
I AM THANKFUL
FOR A NICE LONG CHAT I HAD WITH MY
SON THIS AFTERNOON.  SUCH A BLESSING
 WHEN THEY CALL YOU OUT OF THE BLUE.




WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT.....
ANOTHER WEEK OF GOD'S GOODNESS TO ME!

HOPE YOU HAVE SEEN GOD'S GOODNESS IN
YOUR LIFE TOO! 

 IF NOT.......SLOW DOWN AND
LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON IN JAPAN......
BET YOU ARE GLAD YOUR LIFE AND HOME 
ARE INTACT, AND YOUR FAMILY IS ALIVE,
AND YOU HAVE FOOD AND WATER, ETC.
WE ALL NEED PERSPECTIVE AT TIMES!!

THANKS FOR COMING BY SWEET FRIENDS,
I SOOO....  LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!!

 LOVE AND HUGS 
AND 
SPRING BLESSINGS GALORE!
NELLIE