Encouraged to be thankful

Hello, once again life has taken me by storm and I’m getting behind on my blog.

I will try to catch up and then hopefully get back on track.

I was inspired by one of my fellow bloggers, Shirlee, to think of something I’m thankful for each day this month.  So I have set a goal for myself to do so and to write something I’m thankful for each time I write my blog this month.

You can visit Shirlee’s blog at http://farmhouseponderings.blogspot.com/2013/11/30-days-of-thankfulness-giveaway-winner.html

At the beginning of the week, I got to visit with my aunt Aleta.  She is in for a visit with my parents.  The last time I saw her was about 24 years ago.  It was good to see her and I’m glad she is here.

This week has been a busy week with Halloween and Fall Festivals.   Here are some pics I have captured this week.

Halloween week started out with heavy fog
All dressed up
Good Food
Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest – the young
lady in the light blue shirt won.
Potluck at work
Inmates at the bank, Oh my!

Never fear…

a fox

a kitty
This guy showed up in my house

As you can tell the week went well and was full of smiles.

I’m thankful for family, good food and friends.

Like Shirlee, I encourage you to think of something you are thankful for each day this month.

Until next time, 

God bless and keep you,

PS…don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour this weekend.


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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.