Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Memorial Day


Greater love has no one than this:
 to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:13 NIV

This Memorial Day

 We are Thankful and Grateful to Jesus

for laying his life down


Thankful and Grateful

For all our Military Men and Women who

have laid their lives down 


Thankful and Grateful for their families

 who have

suffered great loss.....

For the Freedoms we all have, but

many times take for granted.

Praying for the families today
 who have lost their loves ones for the sake
of our freedoms!

My the God of All Comfort
be with you Today and Everyday.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022

Thankful Thursday May 26, 2022, pictures from our Beach vacation

My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.

Malachi 1:11 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you are doing well and having a great week, and are probably looking forward to a nice restful Memorial Day. We have been away since last Wednesday and just returned on Wednesday morning from having a great time with our family.

Pictures today are from our Vacation.  So will let the post do the talking. lol

This and the header pic were just before Sunrise on Wed. morning before we left.  We couldn't believe someone just parked there sailboat on the beach and left it there for 2 days and it was still here when we left.

So....on with my Thankfuls......


Thankful for a long awaited Beach Vacation

for our family for a week. We planned it last year as part of my 70th birthday celebration,  just a lil later than my birthday but was fun to look forward to after my real birthday.  We haven't taken a beach vacay in 9 years, cause all our vacays have been to see our Daughter and Son-in-love. So it is something we have all talked about for a long while now. and it was just as much fun as we had hoped.


Thankful that the place we stayed was just wonderful. It was on the beach and had a pool as well, and was very well equipped with every thing we needed. Could not have asked for anything more.


Thankful that we were all able to go, and were

all healthy by the time we went,  my Son did

get sick and was in bed with a fever one day

and the next and there after he was fine,  I

think it was the Prayer (as a number of people

were praying for us) and a Z-pack.  He came

home on the day before us and is still doing great.


I am thankful that even tho I took a bit of a fall while getting into the pool the next day after we got there,  I was fine accept when I sat down on a hard surface.  But I was in the perfect setting cause I was in cold water all day and standing up in the pool most of the day, so not sitting much.  I am having a lil trouble today as we drove home this morning and sitting on the hard seat caused it to bother me some, and feeling it might have some inflammation back. but so thankful it did not put a damper on our time away at all.  It's Friday, and I seem totally back to normal, but still taking it easy when I sit down on a donut, just to be on the safe side for a few days.


Thankful that lil darling got to go with us as well, and think she had as much fun as possible with it being all adults. Plus it was great for her to get to spend so much time with her Aunt Dena, our Daughter DeeAnna. She loves her Aunt Dena!

We even were able to take the 2 Grand dogs.  Bentley and Lola.

Aunt Dena and Brooklyn


 Thankful that we were able to prepare most

of our meals very quickly and easily,  so not

a lot of work at all, and quite delicious!


Thankful that everyone pitched in and took

turns cleaning the kitchen.


Thankful for the beautiful Sunrise I saw our first morning there.  Great way to start the day!! I always have to catch at least one Sunrise.


Thankful there was a life guard at the beach 

because I didn't think there would be one, since

it was a private beach.  So that is always a 

relief to know.


Thankful that we all got to go out to dinner at

A place I spoke of a few weeks back "Aunt

Catfishes".  It is a family tradition to go there

once, while we are on a beach vacation.

  That's why we tried it out earlier to make sure it was as good as it used to be.......everyone really

enjoyed it..........and we got some pics there too.

  We were out on a dock and it was super windy tho..........lol  But they came out pretty

good in spite of the Windiness.

My hubby, Me, Jerry (ourSon-in-love) 
Brooklyn(AKA lil darling), Our Son Scott
and our Daughter DeeAnna


Thankful that my Son took some really nice

family photos while we were at the beach 

house too. Haven't gotten them yet or I

would share some. Hoping they all came

out really well.  It was Windy there too.


Thankful for Sunscreen and Rash Guard shirts,

that can keep the sun off of you.  They all had

one and had bought my Hubby one for his birthday because he burns very easily.  Our last day there I didn't think I could take any more sun on my  shoulders, even tho I had used plenty of sunscreen, sun glasses and a wide brim hat, so hubby said we should get you one of these shirts cause we can always use them when we work in the yard cause we could wet ourselves down and then it keeps you cool till the shirt dries.  Anyway, we were just a block or so away from a surf shop so was able to get   me one and what a blessing it was, so I was able to enjoy the last day in the pool in comfort.


Thankful we were able to help a lady that was on the beach with 3 lil ones by herself. (A brave lady if you ask me-they were stair step in ages) She was trying to put up one of those baby tents and it was so windy and she was having no luck at all.........and there were at least a dozen people on the beach, and we were sitting upon the balcony just enjoying the view, and Ithought why doesn't someone lend her a hand, and then I saw her baby going toward the ocean, and one of her other lil ones trying to get him, but she couldn't and the Mom's back was turned, so I decided it was time to go down there, so we tried to get it up but a part had come loose and we couldn't pop it back in, so just as I was about to go get my hubby he came down, and he couldn't get it in either, so we had discovered some tools the night before, so he saw there were some screws that if he loosed them he might be able to fix it, and he did,  so we got her tent up finally, She was a very sweet and grateful lady, and it turned out she was a believer in Jesus, as well.  So she said the Lord goes before us, and I said yes, he does. Funny, that was the verse I used for Scripture Sunday last week......................Love to see how the Lord works like that!!


Thankful that we all had a really Wonderful timeand it was such a blessing to all of us. Some were at the beach taking a walk and boogie boarding, others at the pool, floating around on pool noodles and rafts, and playing with lil darling, and listening to music, or sunning. Sometimes we were all in the pool playing and throwing the ball around. We watched old movies we used to love when the kids were growing up, only played a few games, cause by the time night fell we were all so tired from all the fun in the sun, we didn't feel like doing much else but watch movies.  lol


Well, this was our week at Cozy Place. 

 This is our vacation edition!!  lol

Thanks for dropping by


Have a lovely yet contemplative 

 Memorial Day Weekend

Love, Hugs and

Memorial Day Blessings,


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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Thankful Thursday May 20, 2022, Pictures of our Mother's Day table (for my friend)

I will sing the LORD’s praise, 
for he has been good to me.
Psalm 13:6 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Happy Thursday to you, I actually made
 it on time for a change.  lol
Hope you have had a good week, and
will have an even better weekend.

Pictures today are from our Mother's Day Table this year. I know it looks like our Easter table, but I changed up the centerpiece and 
some other things.

Our Easter Table

Our Mother's Day Table
For a little fun, See if you can spot the
 differences between the two tables???

Now......on with my Thankfuls......

Thankful for a lazy day on Saturday!!

Thankful myself and my Daughter are feeling better,
 but she has been really under the weather for a few days
 and not quite 100% yet, but hoping she will be ready 
to travel here next week.
Note: She was able to get a Z-pack and today
 is Sunday and she is feeling great.  Me too!

Thankful for a good morning in God's House and a really good
message from our Pastor and for a great testimony of God's 
goodness, and the funny telling of it.  We were all cracking
up!!  Then a nice breakfast at Perkins with our friends.  I
almost never get breakfast out, as I am not typically a break-
fast person, especially this time of year.  But they had a
strawberry fest going on, so I got egg, bacon and french
toast with Strawberries, and it was quite yummy.

Thankful I finally remembered to get some new nail polish.
  We had to go to Walgreen's for something else and I saw
 the beauty aisle and was like of yea, I need nail polish.  Sounds stupid but when you keep forgetting stuff it's 
real blast when you remember!!   lol

Thankful for a lovely card from my friend
 about Mother's Day last weekend.  
It was very sweet and unexpected as she
has thanked me so many times already.
So happy she enjoyed it so much......

#6 and 7
Thankful for another lovely card from our friend 
in Gainesville.  The one who broke both her legs
a year and a half ago.  She has not completely
recovered but she is still going to theraphy and
improving and gets around pretty good. 

Thankful She has an amazing attitude or I
doubt she would have made so much progress
and would still be keeping at it. Not a shred
of self pity in her life either.


Thankful for a new show on Trinity Broadcasting Network,
called "Take Away" with Kirk Cameron.  Comes on Monday
nights at 9 P.M.  Very Interesting and inciteful show.
Has only been out for a few months now, but we really
enjoy it.

Thankful for 13 years of blogging as of May 9th of this year.
I completely forgot about it until a few days ago. I have met
some wonderful people blogging, and I have learned a ton of
neat things from so many of you talented ladies, and am
also using so many things I learned blogging for our card
shop business.  Who knew??  God Knew!!
Thanks to all of those who are readers and followers
of my blog, as I couldn't have been here this long
without you!!

Thankful that Truth Social is finally up and running.
We joined today!  Facebook has been blocking me since
just before Easter.  I put a beautiful rendition of  the
song "Alleluia" on there, and they removed it and
then said that the person who posted it either removed
it or readjusted their viewing audience.  I did neither
and I wrote a post saying so and that FB did it.
Since then I have been posting but have not gotten
any likes, loves or comments since then, they only
 let my Daughter respond for some reason. Today
I posted and said what happened and several 
people said they haven't seen one of my post
 in a long time.  Course, I wasn't surprised.

Thankful for this wonderful pasta salad recipe I got from my
dear friend who passed away last year. It is delicious and I
don't make it unless I have a lot of people to eat it, cause
it makes a good size batch.  In case you would like to
see and have the recipe.  Just click here

Thankful for something exciting that is about to
 happen, but I will have to tell you about it
 next week.

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

Glad you could stop in


Hope you have a really lovely Spring Weekend!

Love, Hugs and 
Mid May Blessings,


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Friday, May 13, 2022

Thankful Thursday May 12, 2022, Pictures of our family room from Easter to Spring look.

For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; 

he is to be feared above all gods.

1 Chronicles 16:25 NIV


Greetings Sweet Friends,

.Hope you all had a great Mother's day, 

and feel more loved and special than before....

Our week has been good... the first part of

 the week was busy, but the last part, we have

 been a bit on the tired side, cause we have

 had so many busy weeks lately. So just been

taking it easy since Monday to catch up

on our energy levels and rest.  

Pictures today are from our family room 

change over from Easter to Spring.  I was

a bit lazy this year and just removed the

Easter things and found a replacement

for what I removed. Made it quicker

and easier than normal.


To Spring

So on with my Thankfuls.............


Thankful for some interesting and hopeful signs of life as we once knew it.  I started getting emails from New York & Company, where I used to buy clothes many moons ago, and the clothing was almost shocking in a good way.....very vivid bright colors and many fabrics and styles that I have lived thru in my life time of 70 years. Quite entertaining I have to say! Click here. if you would like to check it out.

Also, we went to our Kohl's store this week, and they were totally re-doing our store ( I haven't seen any stores re-do anything in years) and they were putting in a Sephora area (which was all blocked off so we couldn't see it -Penneys has that,  so I think it is all about makeup.) They also had all sort of bright colored clothing for Spring this year.  So refreshin,g, as I haven't seen much change in fashions either in years!  So it was a bit of a happy shock!!  lol


Thankful for my tender hearted lil granddaughter.

We saw some crows trying to carry off some-

thing out in the street, but guess it was too 

heavy so they left, and at first, we thought 

it was a big snake, turned out it was a small

squirrel that had been grazed by a car I guess.

Anyway, he was dead but not smashed at

least, anyway, she right away said Grammy

we should bury him, and of course, we did

just that with Grampy's help.  She said a

sweet prayer for him, over his grave!





Thankful for a sweet and fun day with lil darling.

Today was her first day out of school for the 

Summer,  so we just had a fun day.


Thankful that our Son could have dinner with us

and play games for awhile when he came to pick

her up.  That will tied me over for a few weeks

until we can all be together to celebrate. Our

Daughter and Son-in_love will be coming in

about 10 days so I decided I would rather wait 

and celebrate while we could all be together.

The top is the same, but I did change

the bottom up.

I left a few of my bunnies out that

didn't look like Easter, cause bunnies

do come out a lot in the Spring.

Oops can you find the photo bomb

in the picture below???  lol


Thankful to have everything ready for our

Mother's Day dinner Surprise for my friend.

 Just have to pop stuff in the oven, and hubby

 will grill the London Broil. 

 Looking forward to it, but have to say I am

tired, been a long day, but a good day.


Thankful for what a lovely Mother's Dad

we had with our friends. She said she and

hubby were encouraged by it.........So our

mission was accomplished, and happily so.

It did seem strange not to see our kiddos,

but did hear from them, and it is fun,

 knowing I have that to look forward to 

in another week or so.

Notice anything different from the

picture above #5 ???


Thankful for my new Nutribullet, a gift

from my hubby and daughter. My magic

bullet has'nt been working too well and 

making a smoothie has been taking a lot

of time taking the lid off and putting it

back on to check to see if my frozen bananas

are being chopped up all of a sudden. This

has been going on a few weeks now, and

my husband sees it of course, and my 

daughter has been on the phone while I

was trying to make one.  So both of them

got me a new smoothie machine. Dee

had hers sent to hubby for me, before I

decided to postpone Mother's Day, and

 then hubby decided to get me one with-

out knowing Dee has already gotten

me one.  He got a ninga because it had

more power, but then the nutri bullet

wound up having more power, so we

kept it and my Daughter is gonna take

the ninja cause she needs one too.

So it all worked out.....made my first

smoothie today, and it took more time

to fill it with the ingredients and 

about 2-3 seconds to whirl it.....so made

of a nice quick smoothie....

So I just love it.........Perfect Gift cause

 I make quite a few smoothies.

Easter to Spring


Thankful for "24 Hour Salad",  it is such

a great salad, and I make it in advance

and just mix it up when ready to eat,

Delicious and perfect for holidays so

you don't have to be in the kitchen any

more than you have to....

love make ahead recipes.

Click here if you would like to see

the recipe.


Thankful that hubby and I are feeling better today,

think we picked up a 24 hr. stomach bug.


Thankful that hubby was able to help tutor

a young lady we know several times this week

 He said they taught each other......cause it has 

been a long time since he had geometry.

Hopefully she will be able to pass her test

with a higher grade than before.


Thankful for a fun day with lil darling,

We got to have her all day now that

she is out of school for the Summer.


Thankful that I was able to find a replacement

gift for my friend, cause it was the wrong size, 

but the original one I got was now Out of Stock. 

Think she is probably gonna like this one

better anyway,


Well, this is it for Cozy Place this week!!

Thanks for coming by 


Hope you have a lovely week.

Keep your light shining brightly

Love, Hugs and 

Mid-May Blessings,


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