Friday, April 24, 2015

Thankful Thursday - April 23, 2015, and spring decorating Part 2

 Praise and glory and wisdom 
and thanks and honor and power
 and strength be to our God
 for ever and ever. Amen!"
Revelation 7:12

Greeting and Salutations
Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you well and happy

I have been happily redecorating and have made
 some more progress which I will show you today.
Seems my creativity is still with me today, and
I am quite happy about that, as things go so
 much quicker when I have my mojo
It only lasted till mid afternoon,  cause I got
 tired, but did get quite a bit done, and 
tomorrow is always another day.
Only lasted till mid afternoon tho

We were out working in the back yard again
tonight and finally finished off the area where
my bench sits, so Lord willing I will show you
next week. Plenty more work to do in that
back yard tho........but it looks pretty any
way since every thing has greened up so
much, but it just needs some trimming
 and shaping up.
It has really helped us have some time to
get out there more since hubby has that
extra day working from home now.

We had a fun day with lil darling yesterday,
she is saying more things all the time and
so cute how she says them. She can say
"Sing Me", now,  which means "Swing Me!!"
This child absolutely loves to swing  and
 gets SO happy with a  big ol grin when we
 say yes! She is such a cutie pie...........
Course, I am not biased or anything!!  lol
  We are having a sleepover tomorrow night, 
 so that should be fun..........and give Mom 
and Dad  a lil break and some alone time.

Well, best get on with my Thankful Thursday 
post..... actually, it is already done,  I am
just finishing up the beginning and gotta
add some pictures and then I can post.

Finally finished the fireplace hearth

I am thankful

that hubby has sealed the leak on our roof 
(hopefully), hubby is 98% sure but have to
 wait for the rain to prove us right............ 
The roofer never came back on Friday and
 we had more rain and more leaking........
So hubby was The HERO once again!

We are thankful for the Lord's direction
with this roof situation.

As we had the thoughts that it would be best
 not to have anyone involved with whatever is 
wrong with the roof to be the one to inspect
the roof, which was such spot on, so we
know it was Him..............

for a sweet man from our church that is a
 contractor, but now travels as a catastrophic
 Ins. adjuster, he just happened to be home 
and hubby called to ask him if he knew of a
 good roofer that we could have come and
 check our roof, and he asked hubby some
questions and then said let me come take
a look at it.  So we were thrilled to say
the least.  So he came out Sunday after-

Decided to put it in my cloche. It the item next
to the big topiary on the mantle, looks great in person,
 just hard to get a good shot of

that he said,  there is nothing wrong with
our roof.... it is in great condition.
So we are doing the happy dance and just 
praising the Lord for his direction and
 goodness to us.

We evidently had a roofer that was just
 trying to drum up business ..............
which was exposed for us, but what about
some elderly person who can not get on
their roof or just is unsuspecting and
believes that his roof is bad, and then
does get scammed.  Cause we sure
believed him at first,  course, when
Hubby was up there fixing the leak,
 I was sort of checking and trying to
 pull up some tiles from on the ladder 
and I didn't see anything that was lose,
then I was starting to wonder..........
but then I was in a just a small area.

for a lovely time at Scott, Megan's on
Saturday.  Nice visit and great food as
always.  Scott made a new rice dish
and it was really good, and even got
to bring some

Also got to taste a few of his bluberries
he is growing, some are just starting to
 turn blue and they are absolutely delicious.
He doesn't put any chemicals of any kind
on things he grows.  A few week ago he
had some broccoli growing and I got to
taste it fresh from the garden and wow,
what a difference in taste,  so good!
He is such an amazing grower!!

Serving cart in between dining/family room.

that Dee and Jerry are having a lot of
fun picking out some new furniture and
things for their new home, course, they
want be closing until the end of May,
but they can't contain their excitement.

She has also sold another home!!  This

will be her 3rd, not bad for just over
a year of being in the business and in a
whole new place and hardly knowing

I am so happy for her, as this move has

been quite a transition for her to be
away from everyone and everything,
 she has ever known her whole life, and
 altho there have been a lot of good 
things, there has also been a lot of very
 hard things for her to deal with too......

With Posterized affect


that Lord willing........Dee will be able
 to come home for a visit in early May.
She will be my belated Mother's Day
present!!  lol  So we are all looking
forward to it,  as it has been 6 months
since she has been here.


for a new cake we discovered at our
local Publix Grocery store.  It is called
a "Salted Caramel Heath Bar" cake.
(I think, or something like that, but the
 container has already been thrown
out, so couldn't check it)  Sorry!
but it is really scrumptious!

with colored pencil affect


for journaling......I haven't been doing
it for quite a while and decided just this 
week to start again, and I am so glad
I is very helpful, and some
times I am amazed what comes out
that I didn't know was in there or was
even bothering me.  So it is a very
healthy emotional and spiritual


for a very good piece of advice that I
 just heard on the christian radio station.
The announcer was talking about his Dad
 who is now in Heaven, and he said his Dad
 always said, don't be sad when things are 
over just be happy that they ever
 happened.  What great advice!

This is how it ended up.....decided I didn't like it
the other way....


that our yard looks beautiful, we had
about 3 days of rain last week so every
thing has beautifully greened up and
then we mowed and edged last night,
so it is a delight to our eyes to look
our thankful
to have this yard that has brought
us so much solace, shade, fun and
 joy over the last 35 years.

I just sat the lil birdie on there...........


for a new sub sandwich we discovered
at Publix Grocery store .  It is called a
 Chicken cordon bleu, and we had one 
for lunch on Wed. and  it is reallyyy
quite good and just so you know .....
it is a Warm Sandwich.
Highly recommend!!

Well, there you have it folks....
My blessings for the week and
my Spring decorating progress
so far,  have gotten a lot more
done today, so more to come
next week.
If you would like to see part 1
Just Click Here or scroll down.

Thanks for your visits and sweet 

comments...I so appreciate every 
single one of you who visit whether
 you comment or not, but of course,
 I do love and appreciate 
your comments.

Have a lovely Friday and 


Love, Hugs, and

Last week of April Blessings,

(Can you believe we are almost

thru April already??)

Sharing Over At:

The Style Sisters 
with Karin

Ivey and Elephants with
Patti and Paula

Shabby Art Boutique with

 Kerryanne and Friends

Dwellings with Cindy

Stone Gable with Yvonne


Anonymous said...

Hi Nellie! Everything looks so pretty and springy.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sistersusiesays said...

#1. I've been praying every day. Praise the LORD for protecting Jim as he was on the roof!
#2. Our Father is great! I've been finding out the joy in bringing every praise, thanksgiving, and request in His awesome Name! To GOD be the glory, great things He has done!
#3. Thank You, LORD GOD!
#4. Yes! I got up and did my happy dance while thanking our Father (of course, I made sure I used the walker since I haven't done the happy dance in a long time!!! :-) It surely makes a difference when you have someone you can trust. Isn't that what our Christian life is about? Trusting GOD for everything!
#5. He is an excellent farmer and chef! It reminds me how much dad like to be out in his garden.
#6. Good for her! She has great income from her sales too! It's great to have the telephone and Skype too. Wouldn't it be great if we could use those to talk to our passed loved ones, lol!
#7. What a joy awaits!
#8. Sounds delicious!
#9. Yes, I have included it in my Bible study since I retired. The LORD really leads in directions for my growth in Him!
#10. Great memories are planted for eternity!
#11. I need to get that "spray grass" to place next to the garage and around it corner. It seems when you get a sandy area, it tends to "grow" more sand than grass, ha!
#12. Shucks, I was just at Publix yesterday! If I had known, I could have gotten one! I got some low fat cottage cheese and fruit yogurt. I thought I would blend then together and see if I could get the "fluffy" yogurt they are now advertising.
Love you all, Susan

Sue said...

Hi Nellie, Aren't grandchildren one of God's greatest gifts to us? Sounds like you are enjoying her so much!
Your fireplace looks wonderful, I love what you did with the cloche, I have been planning on buying a cloche but haven't found the right one at the right price yet!~smile~

Oh I so agree with you of how people take advantage of folks with repair work. Isn't it amazing how God steps in on our behalf time and again! So glad your dh was able to fix your leak!
Wow! your son has blueberries already, mine will be ready in June, and like Scott we use no chemicals!
Congratulations to Dee on her success!
Well Dear one as always I enjoy your Thankful list, I find that when I stop and take the time to be thankful , that my heart just swells with joy!
Enjoy your day,

Janet said...

Hi Nellie

I like your decorating. The little blue eggs in the nest are my favorite.

Thank goodness on getting your roof fixed. I remember when we had a leak.

Wonderful news about your daughter selling another house.

Glad to hear she will be visiting you on Mothers Day.

We are expecting to see Holly and Ricky next weekend so we are excited about their visit.

I enjoyed your thankful list. I miss you!

Blessings & Love

Karen said...

Everything looks so pretty, I really need to get some yard work done too, just not feeling up to it right now. That's great news about your roof, its a shame some people are so dishonest. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog, I appreciate your sweet comment.

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