Saturday, March 22, 2014

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - March 20, 2014 and Happy Spring!

Scenes from Cozy Place 2012 (posterized affect)

Happy Spring Sweet Friends,

Now that is really something
 to be Thankful

Can you hear it???

Hal le leu jah!!

Now if I was a betting woman, and I am not,
I would bet your spirit is singing the same
 song as mine, and I didn't even have a Winter 
anywhere near as bad as most of you have.......

There is just something so wonderful about spring!
Maybe it is the resurrection life we all see before
 our very eyes as we go from the deadness of 
Winter to the new life of Spring...........

Wonder who that might make us think of??
Jesus,  Of course!!

Have a Happy Happy Spring!!

Now.....I will get on with Thankful Thursday
and tell you about my week.

I am thankful.........

that we have been in Asheville, N.C.
visiting with DeeAnna since last Sat.
morning, and having a great time.

for a very quick answer to prayer when we 
were on our way here. We got lost in 
Spartanburg at 4 in the morning after going
 to a McDonalds.... never saw anything so
 confusing in our lives, course we were tired
 too, and even tho we tried to use our GPS it
 didn't know where we were since we hadn't
 been using it, but we prayed a quick
 help us Lord, prayer and
 2 mins. later we saw a policeman at an
 intersection and we flagged him down
 and he told us the way back to I-26.
God is truly our ever present help in
time of trouble...........

that we got to see my son-in-love Jerry for
 24 hrs. at least before he had to leave to go
 away for more training.

for the lovely birthday dinner that Dee
and Jerry took us out for at an Italian
restaurant here in the square on Saturday
night after we arrived.  They also got us
 a cake, cards and gifts,  so sweet......
Hubby's birthday was at the beginning
of March and mine is at the end of March.
So such a thoughtful thing to do since 
they couldn't be with us on our birthdays.

for this neat clothing boutique that is
here in the square where they live. It is
obviously run by christian ladies, and
they have some beautiful clothing, a lot
of lovely lacy things, all very feminine,
a bit pricey and more for younger women,
but it is a lovely shop and they were
 playing christian music and had quite a bit
 of things for the house too, like signs and
 pillows with quotes on them, and the girls
that work in their are very sweet too. It is
 called "altar'd state".  Thought that was
a weird name but if you look at the way
they spelled it, thought it was really
quite clever................

that same shop also carries jewelry, and
 I found 2 cute bracelets and Dee got
a necklace, earrings and a bracelet.
It was pretty pricey costume jewelry,
  but they had it on sale... 5 items for
 $ we were tickled pink with
 our finds.  I also got some cute
 lil birdies too,

With posterized affect

for a really neat story I heard on yahoo news
 on Tuesday.  A couple was moving out of their
apt. when they saw a 3 year old about to fall
from 3 stories up,  they were moving their
box springs so they used it to help break his
fall.  The guy caught him then lowered him
to the box springs and the lil boy was fine.
Another interesting fact,  the same couple
had been stuck in an elevator for 30 mins.
and if that hadn't happened they would
not have been there at that time.  
Ah God's just never know
what he has in mind,  or what he might
be sparing us from........or using us to
spare someone else from.........

for a fun day out shopping just Dee and Me
yesterday (wed), and then a a good time for
 all of us having dinner at Cracker Barrel.
 Found an adorable bunny for Brooklyn in their 
gift shop, and some adorable well made sandals
 for me, for $17.00, if I got some like these any
where else they would have been anywhere
from $35 -50.00.  So another great deal....

for a relaxing, restful and fun week here
in Asheville.  We have cooked some together,
watched HGTV, taken walks, gone for a joy
 ride around Asheville, had frozen yogurt, Jim
 and Dee have fed their starbucks addiction, we
 walked Rosie and her friends dog, and talked
and talked. While she was working Tues. and 
Thurs. I blogged, read magazines, watched
 TV and visited a few shops downstairs. Also
 made one of her favorite meals today (Thurs)
 for tomorrow night. It is a holiday make ahead
 meal that she loves but missed out on......
It is called "Party Chicken", if you would like
the recipe,  Just click here!
 It is just so refreshing being here, cause it
 is such a different lifestyle.
For those that haven't heard it before they
live in a area that is like a town square with 
all sorts of shops, restaurants, a frozen
 yogurt shop, a barnes and noble book store,
 and a movie theatre and hotel and YMCA,
 all downstairs from their apartment. You
 really don't even have to leave the park
if you don't want to other than going to
the grocery store, which is 5 mins. away.
 A very dog friendly community as well, 
 so Rosie gets to enjoy it too.

that the sun finally came out the last few
 days. The first part of the week was dreary
and rainy, and we did enjoy it too, cause 
it was cold,  but after 4 days of that, the
 last 2 days have been heaven, just
 perfect weather and so enjoyable.
Today is gonna be the same. (Friday)

With colored pencil affect

for emotions and that we can feel so many
different ones at the same time, cause life
is sometimes bitter/sweet. Example:  I am
feeling a sense of sadness that our time here
is about over, and that it will be awhile
before we see Dee, Jerry and Rosie again, 
and these different surroundings, cause it
is like our home away from home, we feel
so comfortable here, and Dee is such a
good hostess.
Yet at the same time I am excited and
 anticipating seeing our family at home that 
we have missed especially our lil darling
 who changes so quickly.........She just might
 be talking by now....who will
just be good to be home again after being 
away, and I feel like my batteries are
 recharged, so I am excited about things I 
want to do like, work in the yard, and 
decorate for spring, and back to making
 cards,  someone asked me to make one for
 someone special in their life.
So always nice to have someone appreciate
your work and creativity.  Also to be back
teaching our class,  we have missed our
co-workers and students too.

that I got to go to breakfast with Dee
and her new friend.  I met her the last
time,  she is a very nice lady, she is in
her early 50's I think.  It started out
as Dee walking her dog for hire, but
very quickly morphed into a good 
friendship.  Think it was a divine hook
up cause she was missing her family
and so was Dee,  so they were a good

Hope you have a good Friday and
 a Great Weekend.................

Thanks for dropping by,look forward
 to hearing from you.

Love,  Hugs and
Happy Spring Blessings to you all,



Sister Susie Says said...

#1. I'm so thankful for your joy!
#2. I had to do that one time when I got lost in Apopka! Ha! It was in the day time!
#3. He definitely is a sweet nephew-in-"love" too (to quote from you!)
#4. What a wonderful time together! March begins and ends with my favorite twosome!
#5. What a unique Name. My first thought was to be in a humbled "state" at the "Altar" of GOD!
#6. I can hardly wait to see your birdies!
#7. I had that experience one time in being delayed in traffic. When I got onto the interstate, there was a bad accident.
#8. Yea for Crackle Barrel from head to toe, lol!
#9. It is a community all of itself!
#10. We start out with clouds, but quickly becomes clear as soon as the sun comes up!
#11. I did miss seeing you at church! I'm sure your class will be happy to see you again too! Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for mine!
#12. Thank the LORD for His Divine intervention with bringing people into our lives.
Love you all! Susan

Rebecca said...

What a pleasant time you've had in a beautiful place! I'm happy for you, Nellie.