Saturday, May 21, 2016

happy birthday Jake and granddaddy!

Big birthday bash weekend at # 6.
Grandaddy & Jake had quite the celebration!
This picture was taken right after 
Darth Vater, the black pinata, 
was knocked for a loop.
spilling his candy and money
all over the yard.
I will share pictures of his party,
but not tonight.

I am going home with Amanda and the boys
early in the morning.
Will be helping them move into their new home
for a whole week.

God's richest blessings to me are standing up there.
Invest your life in your children.
The rewards are overflowing.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

finally today..... if in a rush of madness,
the heavens opened up.
It rained as 
if it would never rain again.

The sky darkened.
the heaviness of humidity descended
 causing a sensation much like suffocation.
 Then the rain fell in buckets....buckets and buckets of it
falling angrily from the sky.
The streets flooded quickly ~ no where for the water to go.

Dusty dry earth,
not accepting the rainwater
which has to run off down the street.

Catch it!!!
Catch it quick.
We need it so badly.
The grass is brown and crunchy,
the leaves on the trees have wilted,
the flowers can't drink enough from the hose.

Rain is life giving,
things die from lack of it.

Thank You God.
Your word tells us that You
open the heavens and send the rain.
We really needed it.
Lots of rejoicing is taking place.

Above is my little garden.
It gets watered every night.
I have some squash,
bell peppers,
along with the flowers.

Managing the deer with some
stinky grossness
sprinkled around the perimeter of the yard...
so far, its working.

Let all the earth praise the Lord
for He does amazing and wonderful things!!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

praise the Lord because.....

"He counts the number of stars;
He gives names to all of them.

He covers the heavens with clouds,
He provides rain for the earth.

He makes grass to grow on the mountains,
He gives to the beast his food.
and to the young ravens which cry.

He gives snow like wool,
He scatters the frost like ashes,
He casts forth ice as fragments.
Who can stand before His cold?
He sends forth His word and melts them.

He causes the wind to blow 
and the waters to flow.

He heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.

Great is our Lord,
and abundant in strength;
His understanding is infinite."

Taken from Psalm 147

Sharing with you tonight a few things
the Bible tells us about God.
I choose to believe them and worship Him
for all of His kindness & mercy.
His power is limitless and His grace is forever.

Friday, May 13, 2016

new chair....

I got a new desk chair.
It is off white and very comfortable.
Got it at IKEA.
Bubba put it together with very little trouble.
This chair makes me feel important...
just a little joke.

a necessity or a nuisance?
both I guess.
Last week I had my hard drive replaced.
This week I woke up to a completely black screen.
It was two sleeps before Chris could
come check it out.
Of course,
the problem was simple
(although we could not have fixed it.)
He was in and out in ten minutes.

All that to say...
Computers are SO frustrating,
but, I missed it terribly while it was broken down.
I couldn't work on my blog, 
  write posts on facebook,
  check my favorite weather,
answer my e-mails.
download pictures.
Ebay was lost to me.

Bubba got an Apple laptop.
He has been working on learning it for a week now.
This morning he told me that he was
100% checked out on it.
We will see.

love/hate relationship.
Cathy admit it,
you cannot live without!!

Like my chair?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

johnny harris

Saying goodbye to a Savannah landmark.
On Saturday, May 28th,
this place that has been a lifelong establishment
will close its doors forever.
Filled with history,
memories of fun times with friends and family,
good food.....
it will surely be missed.

Bubba and I went for dinner last evening.
We had the fried chicken
and that wonderful house salad.
Feeling nostalgic,
we had our waitress snap this picture
of us in one of those large, paneled booths
where so many tales have been told.

One of the sons of the owner is
opening a new restaurant on Waters Ave.
It will be called "Bow Ties."
They will have the fried chicken and other favorites.
Also, some of our most liked wait people 
will be going there as well.

It won't be the same though.
There is nothing like walking into that large, round room,
being seated at one of the wrap around booths,
 looking up at the murals on the ceiling,
the twinkling stars.
It was here that my mom and dad 
used to dance the night away
when they were very young.

Thanks for the memories,
Johnny Harris.

Monday, May 9, 2016

mother's day flowers....

When this bouquet came through the door,
it took my breath away.
White hydrangeas and pink favorites.
Somebody knows me quite well.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you.
Perfect, just perfect.
A gift of love in a pitcher of flowers.

Thank you David & Erika,
Lucy, Harry, Archie, & Gus

Sunday, May 8, 2016

happy mother's day...

from one happy mother
seen here with her first born son.
so thankful for this man,
his life,
his family.
What a joy they are to me.

We had steaks here at the house...
and a great time of fellowship.
Harry is still recuperating from having his tonsils out.
He got to have ice cream.

Amanda couldn't join us,
but she called.
she will be coming here soon.
Can't wait.

I've been thinking about my mom a lot today.
We used her china at our celebration.
She made me laugh.
She made the best fudge in the world.
So glad for the memories!!

Love this picture. Lucy 
with her mom and grammy.

To be a mom is a gift from God.
He opens the womb....
gives life,
sustains us through it.
Thankful tonight 
that he brought us all together at this time
to live as a family,
to enjoy His blessings.