Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Today is Mrs. Betty Jean's birthday so I want to wish her a happy one. She is a baker extraordinaire and her cakes are the rave of the Roanoke area. She baked one of the pound cakes for the luncheon yesterday, a cake for a funeral lunch, AND a rabbit cake for the Easter Egg hunt at the church. Her cake baking skills amaze me!
Friday, March 29, 2013
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
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Right after Frank and I met a song came out called "Bless the broken road" I love this song. It reminds me of Frank and I....and it reminds me of God and I. My road to God has not always been easy because I have sometimes tried to do it on my own....especially the small stuff. When I was a child I did set out on a narrow way and my goal, as is the goal of most little girls, was to find true love. I made some wrong choices but I kept pushing through and eventually I found love (Frank's and God's) along a very broken road. My road is not always smooth, many times there are cracks that break it, but I am not traveling alone on this road. God, and Frank, are right there with me. I am an Easter person. I love Christmas time but Easter is what it is all about to me. Christmas is the preparation and Easter is the purpose. I sing a song occassionally in church called "Broken and Spilled Out." I love this song and usually cry when I reach the chorus that goes, "Broken and spilled out, just for love of me Jesus, God's most precious treasure, lavished on me. Broken and spilled out and poured at my feet, in sweet abandon, Lord you were poured out and used up on me." The mental visual I get when I hear or sing this song leaves me broken....humbled....and spilled out.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Please raise your big toes and repeat this pledge for yourself. Remember, no matter how high the temperature soars, putting your best foot forward is always in style:
As a member of the "Toe-Exposing Cute Girl Sisterhood," I pledge to follow these rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes:
I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and top of my feet will not "pudge-out" between the straps. (I really cannot stand to see toes over the front edge of a shoe....or heels over the back edge.)
I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe. (I am ashamed to say that my old nail polish looked more like a french manicure....it was gross.)
I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, co-worker, mother or sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.
If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
I will not live in corn denial. Rather, I will lean on my good friend, Dr. Scholl's, if my feet need him.
I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat, and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toe swells and begins to look like Vienna sausages.
I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend, sister and co-worker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good!
One thing I have learned in my life as an adult female. Take care of your feet and they will take care of you.
P.S. I am wearing sandals tomorrow. They go with my dress...and they are new...and it is Spring. 'Nuff said?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wow. Time just went into supersonic mode, didn't it? Here are my answers to Joyce's questions-
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1. What are your plans for Easter? Are you cooking a big lunch or dinner? Dyeing eggs? Attending a sun rise service? Eating too much chocolate?
Frank is a pastor so our plans involve loads of church activities. Friday he is preaching the Good Friday service at First Church in Roanoke. Our ladies will be providing a light lunch following the service. Saturday is the egg hunt at the church. Sunday morning we will be cooking pancakes before daylight and having a sunrise service and then our big service at 11. We have no plans after church.....yet. We will probably spend it with friends.
2. What is something you feel too young to do?
Get a senior citizens discount at the movies. Lagrange theater does not even ask....they just see the white hair and give me a discount. I am not even close to their senior discount age.
3. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs..."
Of the characteristics mentioned in the Biblical definition of love, which do you find most difficult to live out and why?
I am going to have to agree with Joyce and say keeps no record. This is the hardest for me. Saying I forgive or I am sorry is easy....actually doing it is something else.
4. What's a springtime flower you associate with your childhood?
Iris's and daffodils. My mom had beds of both. I remember picking her a bouquet when I was young only to see the shock on her face.
5. Ever sung karaoke? If so what's your go-to song? If not, and given the opportunity, would you?
I have sung karaoke. I prefer to sing with live music but karaoke is fun sometimes. Amanda and I sang once and several people brought us the choice book and asked us to just keep picking. I will sing anywhere....anytime.
6. What is something you keep in a basket?
I have washcloths and hand towels in baskets in my linen closet. I have some medicines in one under the sink. I have a flower arrangement in one in my music room. That is it for me and baskets. ALTHOUGH I am planning on attempting a pinterest project that is a basket and bowl bird bath. I will post pictures when I complete it.
7. When was the last time you felt foolish?
I have daily moments when I feel foolish. No one time sticks out....because I am constantly doing something that is silly.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am participating in the A-Z Blog again this year and am looking forward to it. I love scrambling each day to produce a blog worthy of the letter of the day. Besides Hodge Podge do you have a meme you enjoy doing?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The floor is crowded tonight - standing room only at Standing Rock Red Barn Auction! Check out their listings at auctionzip.com. Their number is 31043. They have some amazing stuff coming up in the April and May auctions. I can't wait!
Friday, March 22, 2013
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
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I remember my Uncle Wilson. I adored this man from the day we first met...and I was fourteen months old.