Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - October 17, 2013

I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
 I will tell of all your wonders.
 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
 I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1-2

Evening Sweet Friends,

Hope you have been having a dandy week,
full of God's Blessings.

My week has been dandy and full of God's
Blessings as always.  Sometimes I sit down
to write and think hmmm,  what am I thankful
for...........and then I think of one thing,  and 
then it is like they just start coming to me.
Sometimes I have to take a lil break and
ponder for more, and I think it is in the 
pondering and the thinking back over the
week,  that we can really begin to see
just how much we have been blessed.
But pondering and thinking take some
quiet time,  so if you are having trouble
seeing your blessings,  sit back and
get quiet and do some pondering
and thinking. Think you might just
be surprised at what you will realize.

With that said,  let's get to it...............

I am thankful
for a fun trip to the Fresh Market store on Monday. 
 I got this fabulous pumpkin butter,  and thought
 afterwards "that was dumb, cause you can make
 that and you even have the pumpkin already,"
  but when I got it home and tried some,  it was
 amazing, could of eaten the whole jar
 with a spoon.  lol
Have you ever had a peanut and pumpkin
butter sandwich............oh  It is to die for..........


I am thankful
for these lovely Hyperconium berries 
(you are seeing in my pictures here). Found 
 them at Fresh Market and thought they were
just so neat and so pretty and that they would 
make a nice arrangement for my kitchen table.
So I was pleased with the outcome.
Don't know why but things like these berries just 
make my heart sing,  I find them fascinating 
works of our creator.

I am thankful
that we found a way to make our pac n play
more comfortable so that our lil darling is able to
 sleep well in there, as she has been sleeping on 
our bed  with many pillows around her all this time, 
 but now that she is crawling, of course, we have 
had to change things up a bit.  It is strange to go
in there now  when she wakes up and find her
 sitting up,  cause the last few months she has
 either been rolling around or up on her knees
 rocking, working on those crawling muscles.  lol

I am thankful
for this great invention called skype, and that 
we got to skype Dee on Wed.,  so she could
see the baby,  Brooklyn saw her too,  but didn't
pay much attention for the most part  but at one
point  near the end, she did start to make some
 sounds and hand gestures at things Dee did, 
 like she does when she is with her in person.
Poor Rosie heard us and started barking cause
she thought we were at the door,  Dee put her
up so we could see her,  but she wouldn't look
at the screen so she could see us,  not that
she would understand it anyway.  Made us
feel bad for her tho..............cause she is used
to seeing us at least every few weeks or so.


I am thankful
for all the adorable little squirrels that have been
scampering all over our yard all week,  they are
so happy with the cooler weather and just running
around and jumping in the trees and having a 
good time running around gathering up acorns 
I would guess............Fun to watch them!


I am thankful
that I came across a good recipe I made
up back in 2009,  but haven't made it since,
but it is really delicious.  It is called 
"country french chicken" 
Actually, they used to have jarred sauce
that you just put over the chicken to cook
it but I can never find it anywhere, so decided 
to try and make my own, and it came out
 really well,  or at least I think it did.  lol

 Thank you to whoever it was
that came by my blog to see it,  I saw on
my figet feed that you had been there,
 and it reminded me, and I looked up
the recipe and made a batch.

In case you are interested in the recipe
just click here.

I am thankful
that we discovered that Domino's has a
gluten free pizza, we got the veggie one
and it honestly is the best pizza we have
ever eaten.  They make it the same with
a non gluten crust and it is even better.
It is really tastes like a fancy Bistro pizza.
They put provolone, parmesan and feta
cheese (we don't get the feta, cause I don't
 like it)  but they put spinach, tomatoes and
roasted red peppers, black olives and
mushrooms.  This is coming from a girl
that used to not like Domino's pizza at
all.........thought they were tasteless....
But there new veggie pizza is truly
a Winner................

I am thankful
for things like pretty scrapbook paper,
wallpaper, wrapping paper, fabrics,
cards or even containers that things come
 in,  that just have such beautiful artwork 
on them.  I was thinking about that this
 morning when I was making my coffee
 and using some coffee that came from
 Publix and just how taken I was with the
 pretty bag it was in.  It had green leaves
with pretty orange, peach and burgundy
 berries, and I just thought how pretty it
was and how nice they go to all that
trouble to make it so pretty...........
All those sort of things make our lives 
interesting, fun and  just add beauty
to our days..................

I am thankful
that all of the stains came off our porch with
 the use of "simple green" cleaner,  that stuff is
 great. I need to do one more area again. Once it
 is wet, and depending on the amount of sun shining
 in it is hard to tell just how clean you are getting it,
but it looks really good,  accept for that one area,
so will be redoing that hopefully tomorrow. next
week, cause unfortunately, we have to order the
 sealer and it want be in till the end of next week......
so that is holding up progress,
but oh well,  once it is done hopefully,  it should

be a very long time before we have to do it again.

We did it just 2 yrs. ago before Dee's wedding
reception but think we didn't get the right kind
of sealer cause it didn't last very long.  The 
fellow that originally did it,  but isn't doing it any
more, said we need an acrylic sealer.  Cause
it was 8 years before we had to seal it the
first time.  So we are hoping that will be the
case this time.................

film grain

I am thankful
for 2 beautiful sunsets we have seen in the
last few days,  simply gorgeous, and wish
I had thought to run get  my camera, oh
well,  some things you can never capture
the glory of what they really are anyway.
Some times I think that is God saying

this is just for you!!  

colored pencil

I am thankful
for my washer and dryer,  I remember only too well,  
even tho it was 38 years or more ago,  when we used
 to have to lug stuff to the laundromat to do our clothes.  
So what a blessing a washer and dryer is.......

When we were newly weds, and my hubby had to 
dress up in a suit everyday,  somehow gum got in
 our dryer and ruined almost every piece of clothing
 he wore to work, and we were like oh, No what are we 
gonna do, cause it was gonna be quite an expense
 to replace all of it........... then I happened to think that 
maybe the dry cleaners might be able to do something,
so I called them, and they said they thought they could 
probably help, and they sure did,  they got every bit 
of it out, much to our joy!!  and they only charged us half 
the price, just cause they felt bad for what happened
 to us.......and even the original price was way cheaper
 than if we had to replace it all.  So what a blessing.
It was funny tho, none of it got on my clothes and it
 was all in the same dryer.  so wierd........and
we always wondered how that could happen.

I am thankful
for the ability to read,  as it helps me to learn 
all sorts of good things, and keeps me abreast of 
what is going on in the lives of others and in the
 world at large, and is just so enjoyable and relaxing
 to sit down with a book or magazine.  I know so 
many people who say they don't like to read which
is too bad cause I think they are really missing out.
  When I was a kid I didn't like to read,  cause my 
mind would wander or I would be daydreaming 
and I couldn't tell you a word I read even tho I did 
actually read it.........but when I got older and I 
started reading the bible and walking with the 
Lord,  he developed an insatiable appetite for
 reading and learning in me, that I still have to this
 day,  although I don't read quite as much as I
 used to....I still do love reading!! 
 and the thought of our society doing away with
 books in favor of ipads and ebooks and stuff like
 that makes me very sad.
  I just can't even begin to imagine a world like that!
So hope there are enough book readers out 
there that keep it from happening.
Be sure and read some books!!  lol

Well,  that is all I have to say for today!

So glad you stopped in..................

Hope you have a Fabulous Friday and 

a Wonderful Weekend!

Love, Hugs,
and Fall Berry Blessings to you,



Sister Susie Says said...

#1. Sounds good! I haven't had peanut butter in a long time! It's been a long time since I tasted pumpkin butter.
#2. There are so many beautiful plants the LORD has created. My mums I bought 2 weeks ago are just about gone! I love how they have the bright shiny colors of pink, orange, and green!
#3. Just wait until you go in and find her standing, ha!
#4. I was wondering how Rosie was doing in her new home. I guess it helps her with DeeAnna being there most of the day.
#5. It appears they are getting ready for winter to come. I have seen them everywhere I go scampering around!
#6. Sounds delicious!!
#7. Oooh! I love spinach! I would like just the cheeses and spinach!
#8. You should have copied it and saved the pattern to use on cards, etc.
#9. I have some cracking in the cement. I think it might be from more settling of the house. My driveway has cracks and uneven parts coming in it now.
#10. I've noticed the beautiful dark pink sunrise clouds early in the morning when I open the blinds to the birds room.
#11. I remember when I used to hang our clothes on the clothesline when we lived in the Keys! Kind of brings back old memories now that I am hanging them up in the washroom, ha!
#12. Makes me think about those in third world countries that have never had the "need" to read and can't if they wanted to. Today, having 2 hour movies that take the place of five days of reading has definitely made a change of interest to many in today's society. I think that's why it is so hard to get kids to read. I remember as a kid; I'd rather get the Classic Comic Books of the major readings we had to do. It had the same info, but in shorter form AND with color pictures! Soon the libraries will being going out of business because of being able to download books from the internet on IPADs! I watched the DVD movie about Josh McDowell last night. We just don't realize what people have gone through in their lives.
Love to you all, Susan

Cinderella Moments said...

I can't believe your Grand daughter is already crawling. Soon it'll be walking time! You are going to have such a great holiday season with your little munchkin!
Glad to see you are enjoying fall. I love your Fresh Market in Florida. It's such a great place to shop. Cute too.
Have a terrific weekend!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your berries are so pretty Nellie! I am so happy you have Skype...what a blessing! Our daughter, while staying with us, washed one of her hubbies shirts with a black pen in it. What a mess, but it is always a learning experience...once it happens, you check those pockets!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Look! It is only Monday and I am reading your Thursday post! I am pretty caught up around my house so I thought this chilly, gray day would be perfect for some blog reading.

I have always been a reader. My husband is too, and both kids. I put off getting a Kindle for a long time and now I have it on my iPad as well. I swore that I loved the feeling of a book in my hand. I get such a thrill out of going to a book store and coming out with a bag of new books and magazines. But, it is so much easier reading them on the tablets. My hand doesn't cramp, with the iPad I can read in a dark room and I can buy a book without having to leave town to get to a bookstore. I still buy "real" books sometimes, but I do give in to my Kindle most often.