Accent or Drawl…


Hope your day went well.  🙂

My day went pretty good.   When I came home for lunch today, I took a few pictures.

Do you remember, last year when my ornamental pear tree was damaged in a storm?  It lost a big limb which left one side stripped bare.  Yesterday another side of the tree split.  I guess it did so because of the heat and dryness.

Here it is split…

Here it is cut and diced.
Then I took shots of some of my pretty flowers.  Here is the moss rose… this picture does not do them justice, as the colors are so vibrant to the naked eye.

The marigolds are loaded down…

and I got this pretty butterfly too.

As you know there have been quite a few changes at work in the past year.  The changes are still happening but I believe for the good.   I found out yesterday that we will be scheduled off all of next week.  I hadn’t planned on that, but I plan on enjoying the time off just the same. 🙂
I also found today, I have a new supervisor starting the week we return to work.  I look forward to that case as I understand he has a lot of experience in environment, health and safety.  I’m taking a 30 hour OSHA course online, but also hope to learn from a more experienced person.  
Every journey has an end… but when it does, a new one begins.

 My daughter informed me, today, there is a National Speak like Sean Connery Day.  Now being a Sean Connery fan, I had to look that up and sure enough, there happens to be several.

Go figure.

The one that makes the most sense to me is the one on his birthday, August 25.  Though I won’t participate due to the fact I cannot get the accent… yes I have tried … (there’s the silliness for you).  If God wanted me to talk like that He would planted me in beautiful Scotland instead of the southern part of the United States with its southern charm and drawl.  🙂

I have been a fan of Sean Connery since my childhood.

I guess that’s all I have this evening.

Have a terrific Thursday!

God bless and keep you,

Scorchin’ Hot!

It was a scorcher today and it’s only beginning.

We were in the 3 digits today.   Here is the thermometer under my carport.  I took this picture around around 5:15 p.m. 
What better way to beat the heat than with some good cold watermelon?
I had to go to Fort Smith this evening for more yarn, for a baby blanket I’m crocheting, and got home around 9:30.  My desktop weather bug said it was 102° and it definitely felt like it.
Okay, enough about the heat…
The other day on the way home (I wasn’t driving); I was playing with my camera, and caught this pic. 
It made me think of how easy it is to get focused on what is right in front of you.  When you are consumed by whatever has your interest at the time. You go along focused mainly on that one thing and it seems the rest of the world flies by, only to discover that it is you flying by a world going at its normal pace.  When you finally do slow down, you look around and wonder how much you missed.
Did you miss the beautiful sunrise or sunset, a child’s smile, a cooling breath of fresh air, or the whisper of a calming voice saying “Be still, My child”?  
There are times, I go through life in a blur and when I do finally slow down and catch my breath, I realize I have failed my God, myself, my family and my friends, missing out on the important things.  
It’s then the precious words spoken long ago, surface, reminding me that though I may falter and fail, my God is constant. He does not falter and loves me anyway. 
Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.  
He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou are  with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

God bless and keep you, 

Good Medicine


The tomatoes have started coming in.

Its time to make salsa!

It’s always good to have a silly moment from time to time.
After all, laughter is good medicine.

Have a marvelous Monday!!
God bless and keep you, 

We Have A Winner!


Let me begin with saying thank you to all those who participated in my Orangcha Glad It’s Summer giveaway.  


I had 31 entries.

I asked my husband to pick a number within the range of 1-31.   He got a calendar, turned to the month of May (it has 31 days), laid it on the floor, then turned his head and dropped a quarter on the calendar.  It landed on the 12th day of the month.  So the twelfth entry was the winner.

Let’s give Mimi a round of congratulations!

I am a follower – thanks for the chance!!

Mimi, please email me your snail mail address so I can send you your prize.  🙂   Congratulations!!

Here’s wishing you all a Fabulous Friday!!
God bless and keep you,



Don’t forget to put your name in for the giveaway!   You can leave comments and entries on this post today, I will add them with the post from last week.

 I will post the winner on June 21st.

Here’s what you get…
1- Skinny Stax (8 pieces of 9″ x 21″ 100% cotton fabric)
3 – spools of coordinating Presencia cotton thread
6 – tickets with your name and address, to go into a drawing for the Butterfly Quilt, the Logan County PieceMakers Quilt Guild will be giving away in October. (pic of it below)

So what do you have to do to be entered?

1.  Be a follower or become one and leave a comment letting me know.

If you do any of the following and leave a comment for each you do,
you will get an extra chance for each one.

2.  Share this giveaway on your blog
3.  Share this giveaway on Twitter or Pinterest
4.  Share this giveaway on Facebook or Google+
5.  Share one thing you love about summer


Lil’ Camera Ham and PieceMakers


I’ve lots of pics tonight.  🙂

Lil’ Camera Ham
I got to see one of my nephews yesterday.  He will be 3 on Monday.  Here he is making faces for me.  I always have a smile when he is around.

Logan County PieceMakers
There are quite a few pictures this time, so I’m just showing you what I saw this evening. 🙂
First… The Hoffman Challenge. ( I did not get mine done in time and will have to show it later. )

Then the Show & Tell…

                         Then the Pin Cushion Exchange….
Sew… what have you been up to lately?
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
God bless and keep you,