Wordless Wednesday


Whimsical Christmas tree

Hello!   Hope this finds your week going well thus far.

I talked to my mom, after I got off work today. She told me, they were going to get to go home this evening, and they were waiting on the paperwork.  The doctors found a vein they can use for surgery, but are going to treat my dad with medications for two weeks.  He was put on bed rest in the hospital, in the last day or two, because he could have a heart attack at any time, so he is also limited at home as well.   He goes back to see the doctor in two weeks and then, I guess, they will go from there.  I’m glad my parents can go home, as it will be more comfortable for them.

Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts and they mean a lot.  Please continue to pray for my parents as they continue on through the steps the doctors have given them.

Here’s what I’ve been working on over the weekend.   I will hang this whimsical Christmas tree in my cubicle at work.
What are three feelings you’ve had today?
Well, not much else to share tonight.   
Here’s wishing you a terrific Tuesday!!
God bless and keep you,
My answer to the last question:  No, this chick was not created for Black Friday chaos.  🙂

Weekly Recipe and then some…

Hello All!   

My dad is still in the hospital.   He is doing okay, so far.  They did tests yesterday to see if he has enough veins left, to do another bypass surgery.   However, the doctors will not confer with one another until Monday, so… he is there over the weekend.  My mom is holding up okay.   It’s just hard to wait.   You know?    I will keep you posted, the more I learn on his status.  

My daughter and I went flea marketing today.   She found two movies and a book.   I found two books, two book marks, to match, and a pretty Christmas cloth to place on my piano or my cedar chest.   I got it for 50 cents, believe it or not.  My total flea market purchase today was $6.  I thought that was pretty good.  🙂

Today was the day Autumn moved in, I think.   It rained all day and when it stopped, a cold front moved in.   I felt it when I stood outside, at the town square with my husband, waiting on the parade and the lighting of the Christmas lights this evening.   

My daughter was in the parade… here she is, playing the snare drum.

I also tried to get a pic of the courthouse, all lit up.  This picture doesn’t do it justice though.

This week, I’m giving you two recipes.
The first recipe is one I made for Thanksgiving.
Orange-Peach Fluff
2 packages of orange jello
1 tub of cool whip
1 can of peach chunks. drained
1 small bag of mini marshmallows
Make up the jello per instruction on box and let set.   Once the jello is set, mix in cool whip, half of the bag of marshmallows and the peaches.  Make sure the peaches are drained well…. You can adjust the amount of cool whip and marshmallows to your preference.   This is a yummy dessert.

Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar 
6 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 (5 ounce) package non-instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix
1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months.
Attach a tag with the following instructions: Hot Cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in 1 cup boiling water. 

Did you brave the mobs of Black Friday?  If so, was it worth it?


I started a Christmas wall hanging for my cubicle this weekend.  Actually, it is a two-fold project.  On one hand it is for my cubicle, on the other hand, it is a project I have to show at this years quilt guild Christmas party, because some of the fabric (a fat quarter) that’s in it is what I got at last year’s party.   I hope to finish it tomorrow.   

I will let you go for now… have a wonderful Sunday!

Thank you all for your friendship!   Hugs!

God bless and keep you,

My answer to the last question:  an opal.  I got it for $1, and its comparative list price is $273.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Hello!   Hope this finds everything going well for you and yours.  🙂

Today, was a day of mixed feelings.   On one hand I was very happy at the next four days being off from work and planning to get some project done and planning the meal for tomorrow.

This afternoon, I received news that dampened my spirits.   I found out my dad had a spell last night, where he felt someone was setting on his chest.    My mom called the doctor, who decided to admit to the hospital for monitoring and to set up surgery.   A week or two ago, my dad was told that three of his bypasses were 100% blocked and the other two he has were blocked as well.   He had bypass surgery 12 years ago.

Today dad is doing fine, the tests they ran on him at the hospital this afternoon, all came back good, but they decided to go ahead an monitor him overnight and my mom and dad are waiting to talk to the doctor/surgeon.

So, I’m waiting to see what happens next.  

I have full confidence everything is going to work out fine.    I’m a little worried about my mom.  I know she is stressed to max, which is very understandable.

Please remember my dad and mom in your prayers.

It seems I can’t say it enough.   Thanksgiving is just a great holiday.  It makes you slow down and think of all the things you are blessed with.
Some things I’m thankful for…
First and foremost:  The freedom I have in the Lord.  Without Him, I am nothing.
  • My family -all of my family, full of love and inspiration
  • My friends, those I see every day and those I have here.  I’m thankful for your support and encouragement, every day.
  • the beauty God created for us in nature.
  • My home, vehicle, clothing and food.
  • My job, though it gets stressful at times.
  • My joy of quilting and creating with my hands.
  • Music… I can’t imagine not having music.
I could go on, as I’m sure each one of you could create a list a mile long.   I think it is important to be mindful of our blessing every day.   It helps to deal with trial and tribulations we face, when we remember that we have a lot to be thankful for.
What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found at a garage sale or thrift store?
I’ll close for now.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends!!
God bless and keep you,
My answer to yesterday’s question:  When my husband was very down, medically, to the point I was afraid I was losing, I learned to take one day at a time and to trust in God to take care of things.


I came home for lunch today and saw a pleasant surprise. 

In my driveway stood two friends, talking to my husband.  I haven’t seen them since Easter.  Keith and Sherri moved out of state, shortly after Easter.  

Today, they were on their way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their kids in Oklahoma, and were kind enough to stop by for a few minutes.  

Talk about a hi-lite of my week!   Though I didn’t get to visit with them long, it brought joy to my heart to see them again.

Just wish I had my camera ready and with me at the time.. but I didn’t have my camera and the battery needed to be charged, to boot.  

Have you had an experience that has changed your outlook on life?  If so, how?

Today, I delivered the quilt I’ve been working on to the friend I made it for.   I always get a little nervous when I present a quilt, in fear it will not be good enough, but most of the time my fears are for naught.   Today, my friend was very pleased with the way the quilt turned out.  That made me happy.

Today, has just been a good day full of surprise, blessings and laughter.

Thank you Lord!!

Well this is a short week for me at work. I have workied my normal hours today and yesterday (8-5), but tomorrow I go in at 730 and leave at 230. I’m getting out early. EARLY!!! 🙂 Then I’m off for the rest of the week.

I’ll be taking down my fall decorations in my cubicle tomorrow and will most likely take my Christmas decorations in next week.

My hubby, kids and I are thinking of forgoing the turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day, as we have celebrated twice, as a family, and I have three times, in the past week. I think we are going to go with mexican dishes. I hope to try some new recipes and will share the best one, for my weekly recipe this week.


I’ll let you go for now…

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

God bless and keep you,

My Thanksgiving

Today, my day was slept away, by being on sinus pills.  I was awake for about four hours and in that time I was able to visit with family and enjoy another Thanksgiving meal, though I didn’t eat much.  

Microsoft clipart

I woke up about an hour ago… Hungry!  🙂   

So I fried up a little ham, scrambled an egg and placed them between two slices of David’s homemade bread with a piece of cheese.  Then nuked it for few seconds to melt the cheese.  Very tasty.

A little something I wrote this evening….

There’s a special feeling in the air,
Happy memories and new ones to share,
Around the tables, voices chatter,
New stories and old are replayed.
Knowing this chance of storytelling is rare.
Savory dishes are displayed.
Intimate the gathering, full of love and friendship.
Nothing is more precious than this.
Grateful, am I, to have experienced it.
                                       Sonia R. Parham 11/20/11

I’ll be signing off now.   Have a wonderful week!!

God bless and keep you,
My answer to the last question: buying my hybrid civic.