Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I know I have been a might lax in my blogging as of late.  But honestly, well let's just leave it at that. No excuses, no problems, just life.   And speaking of life I haven't even mentioned Bible Study and what we are focusing on this session, 12 Women of the Bible, 6 from the Old Testament and 6 from the New Testament.  Each week there is a different woman and how her struggles and issues relate to exactly what we women go through thousands of years later.  We began with Eve, we are all fully aware of her "temptation issues" but hey, who among us hasn't been tempted by something or someone in our lives?  I will be the first to step forward on this one with the temptations I have tripped on during my lifetime and I am not just talkin' chocolate chip cookies either.  Next we studied Rebekah and breaking free from feminine stereotypes.  Aren't we constantly bombarded with ads on being beautiful, slim, and wrinkle free?  Shouldn't we stop and look at our inner beauty and the "other" gifts God has given us?  But I gotta admit that same week we studied Rebekah I was flipping through a recent magazine where I came across an ad for a new makeup that would instantly make you look younger.  So what did I do, not only did I fall for the temptation but I immediately purchased a tube in hopes of the "promise" of wrinkle less skin.   Clearly the study is not sinking in with me. Undoubtedly we women have struggled with temptation, body issues, rejection, confrontation, needs and wants since the beginning of time.

OK, I just wrote about temptations, so what did I do after Bible Study, went to Trader Joe's and fell into temptation again with flowers, pumpkins with curly cue stems (totally irresistible) and pumpkin cream cheese spread.  I am absolutely hopeless.

On the way home, I did stop at a small park where the leaves are turning those wonderful shades of reds and orange and along with the bright blue sky it was calling me to stop and snap a few pics....couldn't stay too long didn't want the ice cream to melt...snort!!

And then, because I happened to be standing underneath an oak tree where the acorns had fallen to the ground a squirrel was giving me heck, obviously trying to tell me I was standing on his lunch.

While another one could care less that I was there, he just kept on eating, but clearly this one either had an ear defect or had been in one too many fights over those acorns.  Not sure...

Off to Bunco and a delicious meal.

"Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering."  ~ Steve Maraboli

Until next time.....

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Few Randoms

I think I am joining Kim's Random Finds on Friday since this post will be filled with bits of randomness.  But before I begin my ramblings I would appreciate a hop over to our collaborative blog Focusing On Life where I am musing on "When Is Too Old".  I think some of you may appreciate my thoughts on the matter.

OK, can't start without a couple of more pics of my great-great grand.  I find it extremely difficult not living closer to this bundle of joy.  I want to capture her as she grows and changes but being almost 2 hours (and that is fast driving) away, I will have to restrain myself to occasional visits.  I won't even be around for Thanksgiving (going to California to visit my son and daughter-in-law).  Rather excited considering I haven't seen them since last Fall.  They have bought a new house and have a new dog which adds to the excitement.

Her hands can't be constrained....must be that artist in her.

Well, nothing is going to compare to that sweet bundle, but I did go to Trader Joe's this week and came home with pumpkins.  I love this green one.  Remember the days when pumpkins were just orange?   Now we have orange, light and dark, almost red, green, white, variegated reds & oranges and probably more and then there are the gourds that come in every size, shape and color.  Maybe some of those odd color pumpkins are really gourds and then again aren't all pumpkins part of the gourd family. Who knows, I am certainly not a pumpkin connoisseur.   I just enjoy them and take their picture.

I also came home with a bundle of beautiful flowers that were picture worthy. 

The crab apples are in abundance this year as well as the acorns.  Had to have been all that moisture (snow) from last winter, but then I read where the apple crops around here have been decimated by that same winter.  Some crops are down 60% which does not bode well for apple pickin' in these parts.

And finally a shot from my trip to Ohio with a little added word art...

So just a few of the "finds" from my week.  Hope you had a marvelous past week and that the week ahead will give you joy.

"May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace."  ~  A Blessing

Until next time....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Good Fences

"It doesn't really matter who we used to be,
What matters is who you've become."
~ Robert Tew

PS  Thank you so much for all the sweet comments about Matilda will see her again soon.

Until next time.....