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This Was Too Much Fun To Pass UP!

I'm so tired tonight and I'm fighting the munches. So this is what I did.......

Lewis Family Greetings

I only spent a little at a scrap store that was doing a wonderful sell on Fiskars...buy one, second 50% off. Wish you were here!!!

Oh, Yeah.....I have been choosen by EK Success to serve on their Consumer Board for the year. I'm excited that finally I'll have a voice. I've already recieved my first product. Let me figure and I'm try it out here so you can see also how it works and you can give me feedback. This ought to be fun.

Gratitude List:
1. a beautiful day
2. a wonderful, loving hubby
3. fun scrapbook store
4. God's provision
5. His strength through trials.

Happy Thankgiving

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and best wishes to those shopping Friday. My prayers are with you to stay safe and that you find those goodies you really want. The next couple of days will be busy. Again Happy Turkey Day.

A Good Kinda Tried

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Since I've posted last I've had a lot going on in my life. But most recently I've been focusing on my photography. I seem to find peace in photographing nature, to find the little picture and the big picture of how everything fits together. I will certainly continue this "therapy" for peaceful moments in my life.


Fellowship of Scrapbookers turned out great yesterday. Our teacher this week was Mary Jo and she taught holiday layouts (Thanksgiving and Christmas). I know they had a great time. The papers were beautiful and what they did with them was moving. Mary Jo is a very good teacher and a good person. I'm glad I count her among my friends.


The homeschoolers were wild yesterday, but they did end up making some really great pages. Lesson: do not bring chocolate for homeschoolers. Stick to apples and carrot sticks. Wow, the hyper of the candy was not always funny! LOL I really love teaching and then letting them go their own way with their creativity. Now I nee…

Challenge

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Here's my answer to a challenge given on Two Peas:
1. A childhood Thanksgiving memory: We never really lived around family until I became a teenager. I really don't recall us doing anything special. I don't think Thanksgiving was celebrated until we moved to Florida, where my mother's family is at. At that time we all went to Grandma's. It was a lot of cooking by the sisters. Several things stood out. 1. The men always ate first. Afterwards the women and children were allowed to eat. 2. Grandma's biscuits were the best and well worth the wait. 3. My Grandfather like a 50/50 mix of cold sweet tea and red Kool-Aid to drink. Yuck. But now they have Cherry Coke so Grandpa must have been on to something. 4. I remember always singing "Over the River and through the Woods to Grandmother's house we go. The horse knows the way......"
2. A family Thanksgiving tradition: our family tradition is that Jacob, our youngest, come up with different shapes showing Th…

Quiet Moments

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Quiet Moments. We all need them. This was one of my quiet moments in the middle of a hustling and bustling city. There is beauty even in doubt and chaos. Quiet of the soul. Quiet of the mind. Quiet of the body. May we all find quiet during the storms in our lives.








From Scary to scary

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First Scary:

It's been a long trail with my Adam. Without me knowing about it my son had the MRSA staph infection. When he got to the point he could not walk (on his upper legs) and was in bed. I went in to just check on him where I found his legs swollen with overwhelmingly gross boils. He did not think it was serious. I certainly did. I called the doctor immediately. I didn't like his answer. A mother's instinct. I looked up staph infection on Mayo clinic . I realized he was in trouble. We got him to the Urgent Care where they gave him antibiotics and pain killers telling him to come back the next day. The next day he was worse and they just added a cream. Day three this child was beyond pain so back to Urgent Care where they added another antibiotic. Day four and his leg is beginning to bleed. I drove way too fast, but we got him to the ER at our local hospital where they did emergency surgery and admitted him to the hospital because the infection was too deep to complet…

Do You Remember When?

This post is in honor of all of us that do remember most of these things! Laugh hard, laugh well. Oh yeah, leave a comment on how many you DON'T remember! LOL

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?

Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time?

And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . . And they di…