Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thankful Thursday October 30, 2014 - Part 2 Fall in Asheville

Devote yourselves to prayer,
 being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2

Greetings and Happy Thursday
 Sweet Friends,

Hope you have had a good and
 productive week, full of 
God's blessings.

Our's has been all of the above, although a bit
 tiring, due to all the running and my allergies.
Think that just might be my theme song for a
while unfortunately.  lol  But it is what it is!!

Thought I would show you the rest of the pics
from our 1st day out adventure In Asheville
.  Have more to come in future posts,but they
 are from the 2nd and last day there.

We still have Rosie with us, and keep hoping
 to be able to go and meet Dee and Jerry in 
Savannah for an overnighter to give her back,
but so far, that is just not working out, so am
guessing she will have to be with us until
Thanksgiving.  They are really missing her,
but thankfully they are coming for Thanks-
giving, and we are very excited about that
since we haven't seen our girl since the
end of August.

Well, gotta go feed the animals............the
rest of the post is already done, just had
to do the opening and the closing.
So guess I had better get moving, if we
don't want to get carried away by the
Mo skeets while we are waiting on the
dogs to do there thing.....


I am thankful

that we got to stay in Asheville for at least 2 of the 16
days we were suppose to be there,  that we were able
 to get these and other pics we got, and there are
more to come.......... 
Certainly better than nothing.........

for the progress we have made in Susan's home,
readying it for her homecoming......
lots more to go tho.......

that we have started exercising again this week, as
we definitely needed to get back to it,  and are hoping
it helps us with our energy level, while all this is going
on with my Sister-in-law.  We can use all the energy
we can get!  lol

that we found this neat Bed and Breakfast up on a
 mountain called Bent creek Lodge,  here is the
entrance road to it below.  I love to just get in the
car and go exploring and see what we find.
This was in Arden, which is a couple of blocks
outside of Asheville.

for restaurants that have take out, as we have been
getting quit a bit of take out lately.

Here is Bent Creek Lodges front porch all done up for Fall

that Susan is feeling so much better,  they have
been icing her knee, and think the problem is that
she sprang her knee when she fell and broke her
hip.  So the putting the ice on her knee has really
helped a lot.

Coming back down the mountain, notice the fencing on the sides of 
the road.  All the rest of these pics below were all taken thru the window
of the car..............

that they had Susan up walking with the walker on Tues.
 for the first time.........she took 4 steps, but only using her 
good leg, but that was progress, so we were thrilled to
 hear that because we were concerned that she was at
a stand still until she went to the Dr. next week, and
until the Dr. says she can put more weight on her leg
that had the surgery,  and also maybe he will
 prescribe a brace for her knee.  

she did 5 steps today!!

that we are back to watching our lil darling on Wed.
It seems like forever since we watched her......I did
 have her for a few hours last Friday, and have seen
 her a few times, but not for a long period of time......
we have just been so busy and so tired.

She was so funny today,  think because she has
 missed being here the last 2 weeks, that we did
everything we usually do in a day..... in 3 hrs.
  She just went from one thing to another...............

Entrance to a neighborhood

that hubby found my wedding ring on Wed., on Tuesday
night on the way to the rehab center I took it off in the
 car to put on some hand lotion and then it just
 disappeared and we looked with the flashlight but never
in the daylight this afternoon hubby found it easily.

Praise the Lord!! 

that hubby has been able to get a leash on one of 
Susan's dogs.  She has not been around other people 
and is absolutely terrified,  and we have a dickens of a
 time trying to get her out of the house.  So he has been
able to do that 2 times now, and it has certainly made
 life easier. If you feel so led please pray it continues
 because some times she will do something one time 
and then the next time no deal................

Update:  she did it again this morning, and it is way
less stressful for her and us.

That I got to have a long phone conversation with Dee
yesterday and today.  Neither of us have had much
time for that lately.  So that was a joy.

for a movie we rented from Netflix,  called
"Mom's Night Out",  it is one of the funniest movies
I have seen in a long time,  that also has a great
message that all Mom's need to hear at one time
or another.................
Highly recommend it............

Have a lovely rest of the week.

Thanks for stopping by......always
 nice to hear from you...........

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Love, Hugs,  and
Blessings Abundant,

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Beauty of Fall in Asheville Part 1

Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the Fall
 weather where ever you live......

It has been glorious here in Florida especially this
 past week, but it was even more Glorious in
 Asheville a few weeks ago because of the beautiful 
scenery,  and we missed the peak of the leaf 
changing season, cause as you will see in these and
 pics to come that some of the trees were still 
a changing............

Believe it or not all of these wonderful pics below were
taking in the parking lot of Biltmore Baptist church.
I did my best to crop out the parking lot with all it's 
parking lot

 Be sure to click on any picture to enlarge them all,
much prettier that way...........

This was our first excursion out exploring for a few glad we took the time to do that even
tho we were tired from traveling up there, or we
would not have gotten to see it........... 

I had seen these red trees last year in the town square
where Dee lives, but only a few of them had not 
completely shed there leaves yet,  we just missed
 seeing all the leaves on the trees by about 4-5 days
 last year!  So we were very excited about seeing
all the trees with their leaves on and to be there
while they were still in process.............

I was thrilled to see all these bright orange and yellow
trees this year,  have only seen them in pictures.

Could not believe how vibrant these orange trees were.

This bldg. you see is the Biltmore Baptist church facility. 
 It is a very warm and friendly church that really 
preaches the word.  Lots of young people and
young families there.

Altho it was suppose to rain that day,  it never did till 
middle of the night,  what a gift from God that was.

You can see by the clouds that it was sunny one minute
and cloudy the next.

These pics don't look nearly as pretty as they did when
we took them for some reason.  But when we looked
out through there it just looked so majestic with
all the trees and the mountains in the background.
Some things the camera just can't capture!!

Guessing the church has a school and this is there 
soccer field.

Well, this was part of our first day,
  have some more to show you on

Thanks so much for stopping by, 
and hope you come again soon.

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Have a great week..........

Love, Hugs,  and
Colorful Tree Blessings,

Update on Susan:  She was doing very well, 
but the last 3 days she has been running a low
 grade fever and feeling very tired, and also is
having trouble with her bad knee,so not making
 a lot of progress,so if you feel so led please
 pray that this is only a temporary set back.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thankful Thursday - October 23, 2014 - Fall Decor Part 10

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
 intercession and thanksgiving be made for
everyone-- for kings and all those in authority,
 that we may live peaceful and quiet lives
 in all godliness and holiness.
 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 
1 Timothy 2:1-3

Good Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope you are having some lovely Fall
 weather today,  and that it makes you feel

It was so nice and cool this morning
when we went down to feed my SIL's
pets, coolest it has been so far,  and
felt wonderful,  and it did make me
feel a bit perky,  or at least as perky
as a really tired person can

Susan is coming along nicely, pro-
gressing every day, so we are very
thankful for that,  so that would
be my #1 Thankful

More pics of the living room etagere, I started
out with this free printable from a few years
back, that I found on someone's blog,

I am thankful

that Susan made it thru her hip 
surgery fine and has recoved from 
the surgery very well. No need 
for pain meds anymore.

that her Insurance provided for her to
 be able to go to Rehab, as she needs
 intensive therapy over the next 30 days.

 with posterized affect

that we are already familiar with this 
facility due to hubbies Mom being there 
13 years ago after a massive stroke
 that paralyzed her down her right side.

that Susan has already been
 transported there, and we have
 found the place to be just as good,
 if not better than when Mom had
 to be there. She really has some
sweet ladies that are caring
 for her.

with cut out affect

that a few of the gals that worked there
when Mom was there, are still there......
so it was great to see them again, as 
we got to know them pretty well,  and
have fond memories of them.

that Dee and Jerry made it home safe
 and sound from Puerto Rico.

 with equalized affect

for a glorious blue and white 
Autumn sky with stratus and
 cirrus clouds Wednesday morning
while we were outside waiting
 on the pets to do there thing. lol

Amazingly Beautiful , and can't
remember the last time I saw
a sky like that..............
A great reminder gift that God
is still on His throne, painting
beauty for our good pleasure.
Just  really blessed my heart.

I got this lovely printable this year from someones blog but
can't remember whose now, and if it is you.....please leave a
 comment telling me so I can give credit where credit is due.
So switched it out for the subway art one in the pics above.

for a really strange thing that 
happened Wed. morning, that hubby
 and I both felt like was a divine
 intervention. Hubby had hurt his 
finger the night before when we were
 moving stuff at my SIL's house, and 
had to take his wedding band off. 
 I felt sure I had put it in the pocket of
 my purse and looked for it the next
 morning and didn't find it, but decided 
to look again.
Strangely, it had somehow gotten
around a tube of lipstick that was in
the same purse pocket, and it fit
perfect and snuggly on there, and 
actually matched another band of
gold that was on the lipstick tube
which is why I missed it the first
 time and how it got on there is a 
whole nother question.......but
We don't believe in coincidence,
so, we believe it was the Lord
making sure we didn't lose his ring,
 while we are so discombobulated 
with all that is going on.
 I might add it was awesomely
encouraging...........we love
those God sightings.

 With photocopy gradient map affect

that hubby did not hurt himself when
he accidentally fell in the jacuzzi when
he and Scott were trying to carry some 
furniture out of her house, as we
 are getting the house ready for when 
she comes home cause she will need
 lots of room and nothing she can trip 
on as precautionary measures.

for a sweet lady that was a customer 
at the post office,  who gave me a 
stamp to mail Susan's voting ballot,
 when she found out that was all I 
was waiting in line for..............I
tell you, I was so grateful cause
 had another errand to run and was
 tired and
such a blessing to encounter such
 nice people like that.

for all the folks that have
visited and sent cards and
flowers to Susan.  Know 
they have made her feel
very loved.

Well, this has been our week
cozy Place............

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So happy you stopped in
and hope you have a lovely
rest of the week.

Love, Hugs, and
Beautiful Sky Blessings
to you and yours,


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Fall decorating
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Living room etagere' decor - Part 9

Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you doing well, 
and that nothing crazy or life altering
 is going on in your world.

Ever heard the saying "life is what happens when you
are making your plans?" Also, I think about a commercial
we see on TV for a local church, where the Pastor is
 talking about how one phone call can change everything
 or turn your world upside down. 

Well, that is sort of describes our last past 9 days.
Told you hubby was going to be on vacation last week, 
so our plan was to go to Asheville to vacation and
watch our Grandaughter DOG
while my daughter and hubby went away for their 3rd
Anniversary, we were to watch Rosie the first week,
then they would return the following Sat. night and
then we would spend a week with them.

Well,  we did make it to Asheville about 2a.m. slept
from 2::30-4:30a.m, got up took them to the airport at
5:00,  came back went back to bed at 5:30 and slept
till about 10:00, got up made some coffee and sat
around trying to wake up and finally ate a simple
breakfast..  Since it was suppose to rain ( but
 thankfully it never did till the middle of the night), 
 around 2 p.m. we decided to venture  out a church
 we wanted to attend on Sunday that was only 4
 mins.from where the kids live,  so we did that and
 also got to see beautiful scenery, all the trees are
so gorgeous,  and this was all right there in the
church parking lot, believe it or not!!  Amazing
church facility I have to say.  Anyway,  we also
drove on down the road the church was on and
 did some exploring and pic taking.....found some
beautiful yellow and orange berries and a bed
and breakfast way up on a mountain.  I just love
exploring like just never know
what you will find..............

Anyway, It was good we did that cause, as
 we were returning from our short exploration
 headed back to the townhouse, we got a call
 from my son, which since it had only been hours
that I had talked to him.... flagged me to already
 know, uh oh, something is wrong.
My first thought of course, was the baby, then
he proceeded to tell me that my SIL,Susan, 
had fallen and said she had broken her hip,
and that she was in the hospital and resting
comfortably. Later her neighbor/ friend said it
could be her leg they didn't know for sure yet,
 and since it was Sat. she had not seen the Dr./
surgeon yet, so they really didn't know the extent
 of the damage or what they were gonna do yet,  
and that she was resting comfortably and not in
 pain for now, and not to do anything until we
 knew more information.  Scott and Megan were
 at an air show and Susan's neighbor/friend
 who is also nurse, thank the Lord, was with
 her at the hospital, and Scott said they would go
 up to the hospital and find out what was going
 on,  and call us later that evening.

 She did not get to see the surgeon until late 
Sunday evening, and it was her hip and she 
needed to have surgery,  which was scheduled
 for 11:30 a.m. on Monday Oct. 13th.  So we
 headed home to Florida on Monday after some
 crazy delays,  that turned out to be because my
 daughter did not have their keys with them to 
their town house since we were supposed
 to be there when they got back. We decided
 not tell DeeAnna about her aunt since
 it was not life threatening and since there was 
nothing she could do from Puerto Rico anyway,
so figured why ruin their trip.  Thankfully, By
 accident, Dee found out from Megan (our DIL) 
we were on our way back to Florida, just
 as we were 30 mins.into our trip home, she
called me and said what is going on?? and that 
they didn't have a key to get in............  
Thank the Lord for all those delays or we would
 have been hours down the road, cause we had
 to turn around and go back and leave the key
 under their doormat.
Thankfully that all turned out well.

Susan had the surgery and has done very
well as far as healing from the surgery, has
not had a lot of pain unless they move her,
and has been in good spirits.  We had her
 moved to a rehab facility on Thursday, and 
she is slowly (which is very typical) making
 progress.  Our biggest concern is that she
has a bad knee that really needs knee re-
placement surgery on the same leg that
 she broke her hip, and it was actually what
caused her fall in the first place.   So if you
 feel so led,  please pray for healing of that
 knee, and that it will not impede her

Fortunately,  I already had these pics to this
and Thursday post already prepared since I
thought we would be on vacation still.  We have 
quite a full plate so don't know what will happen
 after this week, cause we are of course, visiting
 her, and feeding her menagerie of 9 pets twice a
 day, along with any thing else that needs to be
 taken care of, as well, as running our own
household, and hubby is back to work too.
So.........will just take it as it comes.

So that has pretty much been our week. We did
 manage to get some pics of the pretty trees and 
scenery up there, so maybe I can post  some
next week,  Lord

So on with the Fall decorating...............
This is of our living room etagere'

with a distortion affect called Twirl,  just for fun!!

with poster edges affect

with posterized affect

with colored pencil affect

Glad you came by............
and hope you enjoyed your visit.

Have a lovely evening,

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Love, Hugs, and
His grace is enough Blessings,


We have certainly experienced that grace
 this week..........and it has been enough.

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