Sunday, January 23, 2022

Scripture Sunday


Good Sunday Morning to you

Sweet Friends,

Here is the verse for today!

But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,

 on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

Psalm 33:22  NIV

Have a Very Blessed Week!

Hugs, Nellie

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Thankful Thursday January 20, 2022, Valentine's decorating from the past

 For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.

Psalm 52:9 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you doing well.  We are still

on the mend over here, we are on day 11 and

this stuff seems to really like us, and doesn't

seem to be budging, altho we are not feeling

horrible, we are not feeling great either, but

we do have some good moments.

Pictures today are from Winter/Valentine's decorating

 from the past!  I needed the inspiration!!,,   lol  

So on with my Thankfuls....


Thankful that even tho it took us all day, cause we are still recooping and have to rest in between doing things, because we wear out fast... We managed to open all the windows to air out the house, wash and replace all our bedding, wash our throws as they are germy too, change our A/C filter and spray the house with lysol,  and sit outside for a lil bit............and hubby was able to take down the outdoor Christmas lights. We just were bummed we didn't get to watch lil darling cause we didn't want her to catch what we have......we think it was just the flu.  So hopefully we were able to chase away all the germs and maybe we can see her and our Son on Sunday.

Note: Unfortunately not, cause we were sitll not feeling great and didn't want them to catch it.  Also even with all that degerming it didn't seem to help us at all.


Thankful for our Sweet neighbors who knew we were sick so she made us a huge pot of veggie soup and it is always so delicious, and I was thinking about trying to make some but didn't have the ingredients and didn't have the energy anyway, She called this afternoon and told me she was making it and that her hubby would bring it over when he got home, and her soup is way better anyway.........So what a blessing!


Thankful that we got to talk on the phone with our Son and lil darling since we couldn't see them.  It actually made us both feel better............


Thankful for a nice long phone chat with our Daughter as well. That cheered me up too,  hubby was taking a nap, so he missed out. lol


Thankful for a comfy bed, and lots of sleep.


Thankful for take out from Tijuana flats on Tuesday night. 

 I got their Chicken Bowl and I can't even tell you how good

it was.........maybe cause I was so hungry or just cause my

 appetite was coming back, but it was pure heaven.....

not kidding!!


Thankful to have gotten 100% of our Christmas

decor down and 75% of it packed away, before

we were just too tired to do anymore!  lol

It will be waiting for us tomorrow (Wed.)

Note:  It is now all happily tucked away 

until next Year!   Yea!!!


Thankful for instacart, we have pressed it into

service twice this month.  Such a blessing when

you are feeling bad and also don't want to

give your sickness to anyone else.


Thankful for the inner direction of the spirit of God.

There is a Detective show we have watched a few times and

it seems like a clean nice show and even has a dog that is so

cute, but I woke up during the night thinking about stuff

that happened on there,  nothing graphic, just creepy

thoughts about a murder and how it was done and stuff,

that left me feeling unsettled, so decided it was an open

 door to get to my peace,  so a door best left shut.


Thankful to hear from another long time friend who is

a dear heart. and sent me some pics of she and her

family on facebook.  She even has 2 great grandchildren.

So lovely to see your family all grown up, and always

sweet to hear from old and dear friends.

  Thanks Barbara,

#11 and 12

Thankful that I didn't have to go to the emergency room 

last night, as I was in process of making waldorf salad

and chopping apples with a new knife I bought a few 

weeks back, and had just commented to hubby how

quick and easy it was chopping the apples with the

new sharp knife and started in on the celery but when

I went to wash the celery I  had the celery in one

hand and the knife in the other and don't really know

 how I did it, but I cut about an inch long but deep

 gash at the bottom of my thumb which was bleeding

a lot, but we finally got it stopped, so very thankful

for that, and the fact, I cut it on my thumb and not

on the fleshy part between my thumb and forefinger

as that probably would have needed stitches as it

would be a much harder area to heal.

Well, That's it for cozy place this week, 

 this is the Sickie

Thanks for coming by,

Have a Wonderful rest of the week.

Love, Hugs, and Healthy Blessings,


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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Hello Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you well and enjoying the New Year!

Can't say that is true for us yet!!  lol  We are still trying

to get over whatever this is.......still very tired and now

I have developed a loose cough, and hubbies dry cough 

has turned into a loose cough a few days ago and

he is coughing way less now, so hoping since I am 2

days behind him on when mine started, we are hoping

 this means we are on the way out of this virus

Trying to get the rest of our Christmas decorations down

today, I was gonna leave part of them up cause we were

 supposed to leave for my Daughters in SC yesterday, 

for a week, but the Lord was not willing!! lol  

but we know that Father knows best, and we also were 

encouraged to know that our Daughter is going to come 

in February to see one of her best friends for her 

birthday and of course, plans to spend a few days

 with us as well,  so that made us feel a lot better, and

 we can hopefully plan another trip in the next few months.

Well, Here is the 2nd half of the yearly 

Most Viewed Posts.  Hope you enjoy!

July 2021

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September 2021

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October 202l

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November 2021

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December 2021

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Well, there you have it.

Hope you have a delightful day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Love, Hugs,  and

Healthy Blessings to you all,


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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Scripture Sunday


Happy Sunday Morning

Sweet Friends,

Here is the verse for today!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 NIV

Lets remember to ask God for

His strength and His courage.



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thankful Thursday January 13, 2022, and Winter Decor from the past........

He put a new song in my mouth, 
a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see
 and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.
 Psalms 40:3 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends

Welcome to Thankful Thursday,

I am gonna be short in my opening today

as you will see why on # 10..........

Pics to are of Winter Decor from the past.

Sorry some of these are so blurry but had

 a dickens of a time pulling them out

 of my google pic storage, and just

 didn't have the energy to find others.


Thankful for dinner out with hubby

to Outback Steak house,  we were fianlly

able to get in this week,  no wait.

Dinner was lovely.....


Thankful hubby found a Ree Drummond

Cookbook at Sams.  In case you don't know

who she is....She is " Pioneer Woman" and

I used to love watching her show,  but 

guess they took it off the air,  but she

was a judge on the Christmas cookie

Challenge show we watched, and she is

a very kind lady which made us want

to buy her book,  lots of family photos

were included, so can't wait to spend

some time looking at it.  We did look 

at the first chapter on breakfast, and

 it was good, made us decide to make

some sweet potato pancakes, my recipe,

but inspiring none the less. We loved

 all the pics she has of her family

 throughout the book,  charming!


Thankful for a really lovely day with

lil darling.  Got to hear about her

version of the camping trip, and also

about a field trip this week to Legoland.

Also, we had her fav breakfast, played

Sorry and a new game hubby found

at Marshalls called Tree-opoly.  It is like

Monopoly in some ways,  but she was

bored with it ( and was trying to put my

hair up with clips) in less than 20 mins.

 and honestly so was   She painted

some sun catchers for her parents so

we are gonna put them up as a gift

for Valentines Day,  then we watched

a couple of holiday dessert challenges,

took some wagon rides, while singing

Christmas songs, and then played

restaurant.  We are the customers

and she is gonna make one great

server when she grows up.  lol

Every time we play that she adds

some new thing she learned.  This

week it was "I will text you when 

your table is ready".. lol  She is

such a hoot, and it was so great

to see her as it had been almost 

two weeks.  


Thankful that I finally got the bug to start

taking my Christmas Decorations down.

I am not taking it all down just the stuff

that looks really Cristmasy, am leaving

anything that might look like Winter.


Thankful that my hubby now makes us

breakfast a few times a week.  Love it.

He makes scrambled eggs and bacon

when we have lil darling cause she loves

his scrambled eggs, and he makes break

fast sandwiches for us, on cheesy bagels,

It's all yummy and especially yummy

 since I don't have to do  


Thankful for the "Jesus Calling" devotional

book by Sarah Young.  I have read it a

number of times, and it always speaks to we decided to do it together for

the year!  


Thankful for Chicken Salad.....I made

some today and it has been since Summer

since I have made it, and was delish

as always, one of my favorite sandwiches.

I put it on toasted Ciabatti bread. Um Um!

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Thankful I am feeling much better the

last few days. On Sunday hubby and I

both started to feel like we were getting

colds again.  He is still  feeling about

the same but not coughing as much, so

far today.

#9 and 10

Thankful that I am feeling way better

than the last few days since I wrote

#8,  I started running a fever on Tues.

and Wed. and had a bad headache and

body aches, but my fever finally broke

during the night, so am feeling way better 

today,  just still weak and tired but that

is way better than with the fever and all

that goes with it, So much for thinking

 I had escaped it.  On the Plus side

I lost 2  Hubby has lost

about 6pds, just hasn't had a lot of

appetite since he was sick, but he has

been feeling better since about Tuesday.

Thankful that we weren't both sick at

 the same time so we could take care

 of each other.........


Thankful for My Daughter, Neighbor

and young lady from church who

offered to help us if we needed any

thing. My Daughter text us and said

Mom if you need anything from Publix

cough drops, cough syrup or soup

or anything I will send it to you. She

lives in SC and has insta-cart and we 

do too,  but thought her offer was so

 sweet and thoughtful. She's a gem!


Thankful for all those who are praying

for us, and some who are checking on us 

daily thru texting to see how we are 

coming along. That means so much.


Well, that's it for Cozy Place today.....

Have a Wonderful rest of the week.

Love, Hugs and 

Healthy  Blessings to You!!


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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Scripture Sunday


Good Sunday Morning to You

Sweet Friends,

and Happy New Year, as well.....

Here are the verses for today!

"But the Lord is the one who is marching before you!

 He is the one who will be with you! He won’t let you down.

 He won’t abandon you. So don’t be afraid or scared!" 

Deuteronomy 31:8

Shalom.......Peace Be with YOU!



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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Thankful Thursday January 6, 2022, and Winter Decor Past

But let all who take refuge in you be glad;

 let them ever sing for joy. 

Spread your protection over them, 

that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Psalm 5:11  NIV


Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this is finding your New Year off to 

a great start.....ours has been quiet so far,

which to us is great!  lol  Haven't taken

 any decorations down yet, just not 

ready to yet.  I like Christmas to linger

a little

Pictures today are from our Winter Decor

of the past.........since we don't get snowy

Winters here,  I like to enjoy them from


Thankful for running into our sweet neighbors

at the grocery store, that has never happened

before and it was truly a simple pleasure,

cause we had such a fun time chatting,

 and because we haven't seen them lately,

as she has been sick, but now feeling better!


Thankful for dinner out on Thursday evening

 just the 2 of us to Carrabbas. We were gonna

go to Outback for a change,  but they had a 

super long wait, and I wasn't too thrilled

about going to Carabbas at first even tho

I really like them, cause we just had Italian

food on Sunday,  but it turned out to be a

great choice, and we really enjoyed it.

and it got us out of the house.  lol


Thankful for a quiet and relaxing New

Years eve with my honey.


Thankful for the gift of contentment

in our lives.


Thankful for a good day at church 

and a delicious lunch with our friends

  to Texas Roadhouse.  It was great

to hear about their Christmas and 

to catch up.


Thankful for our Son-in-love. He is 

such a great guy and he fits into our

 family so well, and we love him too pieces.

Today is his birthday!


Thankful for a long telephone conversation

with my Daughter and Son this week.

Heaven for Mom!!  lol


Thankful for the gift of being retired,

and what a blessing it is to us, and 

hopefully to others.  We have lots

more time to pray for and encourage

 others, and more time for family and

others as well.  Also time for making

and sending more cards


Thankful for a new book we are

 reading called "The Case for Heaven" 

by Lee Stroebel.


Thankful that facebook notifies us each

day of when someone has a birthday.

It always makes me feel like a celebrity

every year, and love that I can help make

others feel the same way. For a long time

 I couldn't figure out how people knew

 it was my birthday, cause didn't and still

can't necessarily figure out Face book, 

but finally I asked my Daughter, and

she told me, so love that I can now

makes others feel loved on their 

birthday too.


Thankful for these Baking Challenge Contests

they have on Discovery Plus,  we started 

watching with the Christmas cookie Challenge

bake off,  and now others ones they have.

I dont know why but hubby and I both

really get a kick out of them,  and I have

learned some things about baking too.

They are just a fun competition!!


Thankful for Spinach balls, they are delish

and a good way to get a veggie into our

diet.  My SIL Susan makes them, so I knew

they were good.  So made my first batch

and they are great and handy when you

 want a lil snack, and they are quick and

 easy to make as well.


Well, that's it for Cozy Place this week.

Hope you are have a lovely rest of the

week,  and thanks for coming by.

Keep you light shining Brightly!

Love, Hugs and

New Years Blessings,


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