Hope this finds you all well and happy, and enjoying these last days of Summer vacation. Course, for some of us Summer vacation might end, but the heat of Summer won't end until late October, and have to say I am anxiously awaiting that! lol Hopefully I plan to start doing some Fall decorating next week if the mood strikes. lol It sort of fakes me into thinking it is Fall...... at least until I go outside anyway...........lol Pics today are of a Summer table from the past.
So on with my Thankfuls.....
Thankful for dinner out at Longhorn
Steakhouse, and a trip to the grocery
store to replenish some hurricane
supplies, that I had used up. Gets us out of the house. lol
Thankful for praying friends.
Thankful for an encouraging card
from a sweet friend this week.
Thankful that our neighbor who had ordered dirt for his yard, and had too much, so was sweet to offer us some, and we actually needed to get some because the ground where they took our old septic system out, a few years ago. to put in the new one in... had sort ofsunken in some, so we were able to fill it with dirt so it should look normal again. #5 Thankful that Heaven is a real place.....As we heard that the Mom, of the girls I told you about some months ago passed away this week from a battle with cancer. So sad for themand their Dad. Thankful she is no longer suffering, and that they and we will see her again. She was a precious lady. #6 Thankful that the invitations for the baby shower I am helping with in October, came out well, and that the Mom, who is throwing the shower was very pleased.
Thankful for unique gifts the Lord gives us. This morning I was looking out the window again from my fav prayer spot, and the window was full of condensation. I was just looking out at the grass which was allwet, when the sun came out and all of a sudden my grass came alive. It looked like someone put Christmas lights in our grass; red, blue, green and white sparkled out of our grass some even shimmering and looking like twinkle lights! I have never seen anything like that before. So thought it was a delight- ful gift..........
#8 Thankful for what a great job they did on the Republican National Convention. It was one of the most uplifting, encouraging and Patriotic conventions I can ever remember. In fact, I like the way they did the convention (which I know was due to covid) but I liked it better as it enabled us to hear everyones speech very clearly with out it being drowned out by applause or cheering, as in the past. So appreciated that!!
#9 Thankful for all those (and there were many in the 4 nights) who have courage- ously stood up and shared their stories and said how importantthis election is and it is truly a choice between keep- ing the America we know and love, or Socialism.....and I so agree with them. I would even say the choice is really between Good and Evil......... #10 Thankful that one of our dearest friends Son and family, and one of my Daughters co-workers family came thru Hurricane Laura okay. We have been praying for them. and Thankful that it wasn't any where near as bad as they thought it was gonna be, altho there is still plenty of damage.
#11 Thankful for the short time we had with lil darling yesterday. She is back in school so we don't get to see her for as long, so we miss that, but thankful when we do get to see her. #12 Thankful for 20% off our bill and 2 free pcs. of pie at Perkins restaurant last night. They were very slow getting our food out and the waitress did that even tho we told her not to.....so we just left her a bigger tip!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, that's it for Cozy Place today...............
to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.”
Ezra 3:11 NIV
Greetings Sweet Friends, So how are you doing these days? We are doing pretty good, trying to adjust to some things we really don't want to adjust to....and trying to accept that some people don't really understand /care how their decisions affect others.....but that is life.......but happy that we did a lot of cleaning this week so it is always good to have a nice clean home. lol Pictures today are Nature Pictures that I have that came from Public Domain https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/ because I haven't taken a lot of pictures lately. lol
So on with my Thankfuls..... #1 Thankful for being gifted with 2 wonderfully sweet home grown pineapples from our neighbors. (the same ones that bring us the delicious veggie soup) So delicious and timely, as we were gonna get some at the store. #2 Thankful for the cheery and sweet lil teenager that took my to go order at Tijuana flats. She had such a servant heart and sounded so adorable. I was cheered up just talking to her. She even told my hubby that she really enjoyed talking to me, and he said she said the same thing about you, and he said she was adorable. Hubby even put a good word in for her to her manager and he said yea, she's new and she has a lot of energy for sure. My order was not exactly right but I was so blessed talking to her I didn't even care...........lol Her light is sure shining!!
#3 Thankful Our Son stopped over today, and it was nice to have him all to our selves for a change, as that is a rare happening.
#4 Thankful for several long phone chats with our Daughter as well the last few days.
#5 Thankful for a new Bath and Body fragrance refill, called White Tea and Sage. Love that it makes the guest bath smell so fragrant.
#6 Thankful for a great quote I heard from a young Pastor, don't know his name but loved his quote. "We may have hell on the outside, but we have heaven on the inside. It means to me that know matter how bad things look in our world for those that know the Lord, we have the holy spirit of God indwelling us and directing us. Love that!! #7 and 8 Thankful for trying a new Mom and Pop type restaurant after church on Sunday and thankful for getting to spend some time with friends. Any thing different is just so nice right now.
#9 Thankful for our sweet and beautiful Daughter/Best Friend...her birthday was this passed Monday. She is beautiful inside and out.......and we are so proud of her.
#10 Thankful for the joyful smile on the sweet face of my granddaughter as she went back to school and was seeing her little friends. Precious Pictures, can't believe she is in 2nd grade already.
#11 Thankful for those who pick up our refuse once a week. I was sitting looking out the window this morning and praying when our refuse people came thru out neighborhood. As I was watching them, I noticed there was 2 of them, one on the back of the truck and the driver, at each stop the driver would jump out and help too, and they were working at a very fast pace, and did cans on both sides of the street, and it was really a team effort, and I thought, my heavens they must be totally exhausted at the end of the day if they work at that pace all day long. So I have even more appreciation for them than before. #12 Thankful that we still get to pick lil darling up after school every Thursday, and also thankful we got to hear all about her first weekof schooltoday............. Such Grammy Blessings!!
Well, that's it for Cozy Place this week............. Thanks for popping in.......... and Have a Special weekend.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
1 Chronicles 16:31 NIV
Greetings Sweet Friends,
Hope all is going well with you these days.
Been a fairly good week here, but have gotten several sad reports this week that have grieved our hearts, and makes me thankful to know that the Lord does reign, and he is still on his throne and is in control even tho it doesn't seem like it sometimes. Pictures today are of limelight hydrangeas and our Daughters dining room when we were there a few weeks ago. You read more about it below.....
So on with my Thankfuls....
Thankful that we finally came
out of our vacation stupor. We always go thru a bit of grief after we go to my daughters....we just miss being together so much.
Also think we might have been fighting off a cold as well.
Thankful that I finally got rid
of a headache I had. It kept
coming and going, so didn't
take anything for a day or so.
Then finally took tylenol and
it is gone............yay!!
#3 Thankful to be sleeping in my own bed again. #4 Thankful that everyone has been healthy in our family, other than slight sinus or cold symptoms.
#5 Thankful we are retired with all the craziness that is going on.
#6 Thankful that we have food in our fridge and pantry.
#7 Thankful for so many funny videos we see online, the newest one is from the Holderness family. Just type in Holderness family on your computer and you can choose them from utube or face- book. I have only seen a few but they were quite funny and you will definitely relate with them.
#8 Thankful hubby saw our lil brown bunny that comes around, lil darling named him/or her Coco, and we hadn't seen him for weeks and feared a hawk or something might have gotten him, but he had just moved to the other side of our woods where we rarely go. and we saw him in our backyard again last evening.
#9 Thankful for limelight hydrangeas, they are just so beautiful. I just love any hydrangea! but I have seen them a number of times on blogs, but my daughter actually has 4-5 bushes. The last time we were there they looked like the bushes were dying but this time they were full of luscious blooms, so we brought some in and made an arrangement for her table. These are the pics you are seeing, if you hadn't already guessed. lol Trying to figure out if we can have them here in Florida.... I have seen them at Lowe's but sometimes that doesn't mean they will grow well here. #10 Thankful I got back to card making this week. Did a birthday card for my Daughter, and got some others ready to go in our shop soon.
#11 Thankful for our family and friends. #12 Thankful for those who pray for us and that we can call on if we or the family need prayers for some reason. and also Thankful we can pray for them as well. There is nothing like being able to feel the prayers of God's people. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, that's in for Cozy Place this week........ Thank You for checking in on us this week.....so shocking that we are already half way thru August.
Have a Lovely Weekend, Love, Hugs and Mid August Blessings. Nellie Sharing with: