Saturday Sillies – How I lost it in KFC

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Last night I lost it in Kentucky Fried Chicken. I’m talking body shaking, nose crunching, tear producing inward chuckles. Do you know what an inward chuckle is? It’s where you’re not laughing out loud, but you’re laughing super hard through your nose, with your lips pressed tight together. You’re trying to not be noticed but are, in spite of your best intentions, making …

Nice to Meet you! (Really?!)

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It’s Five Minute Friday over at Kate Motaung’s place, Heading Home!  Every Friday, we write for 5 minutes on the word of the day, and then we post.  Today’s word was: “meet”.   “Nice to meet you!”  That’s what you’re supposed to say when you’re introduced, right?  People say it all the time.  Do we always mean it?  Probably not.  …

52 VERSES FOR 2015

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     Well the new year is here (actually it has been for 20 days), and I have yet to share with you my goal for 2015!       I love new year’s resolutions!  I’m quirky like that.  It just seems to be a fresh invitation to do what I’ve not yet done, or change what I haven’t yet changed.  I usually …

TURNING 50

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     I had a birthday last week and my family took all kinds of opportunities to make it special for me.  Especially my dear husband.  He put lots of extra effort into this one because I’m the first of the two of us to enter a new decade.  Not just any decade.  THE decade.  As in the big FIVE ZERO.  …

BASEMENT MEMORIES

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     I have mentioned that we’ve been in the throes of basement renovation.  That was completed last week.  Yay!!!  Our two “away” kiddoes hadn’t seen the finished project yet, only a picture I sent them of the main area.  They got to come in over the weekend, excited to see the finished product.       My son arrived home around midnight Thursday.  …

COLLEGE WEEKEND

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     It was Parent’s Weekend at Cedarville University, where our third born, Hayley, attends.  Kylie (my youngest, the only child left at home) and I drove up to visit.       I haven’t seen Jim since he left me at the airport last Sunday (see last post), and he arrived home late Friday night after we were long gone, so he …

AIRPORT DAY

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     This morning I awoke to several thoughts, one of which was this is the day I leave Jim and fly home alone.  If you read the last post, you know that we spent some time last week in Myrtle Beach.  Well after that, we flew to Tampa, where his home office is located, spent the weekend, and today I fly home while he stays on for …

27 YEARS OF LAUGHS

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     Jim and I left Sunday on an RV road trip to Myrtle Beach.  This is a big deal for us, because we’ve never done it without kids.  We have spent many a vacation camping at the beach with our kids and we have many, many great memories.  In this new phase of life, the nearly empty nest, with the …

WHY I BLOG

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     About four years ago I found out anyone could blog.  I’ve always felt a need inside of me to express my thoughts and feelings on paper.  Growing up, I wrote a lot, even as a little kid I had a diary all about my secret crushes at the ripe old age of 9.  In high school I kept a journal …

God knows the plan - what to do when you feel chained down. Scripture truths for when you feel God doesn't see you. Encouragement for when you're stuck with seemingly no way out.

God knows the plan; what to do when you feel chained down

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*This post may contain affiliate links.  Should you choose to purchase certain advertised items, I will receive a small compensation, which will help keep this blog up and running!  You may view my policies here.   Have you ever tried to read through the Bible?  That’s been my goal for about 30 years.  But I’ve stayed on track since January 1 …

UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS

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     Just kidding, this has nothing to do with unicorns or rainbows, but “How to make sure you see all my blog posts”  was just too long and boring.  Which is really what this is about. After all, you don’t want to miss out, right???  So, to make it worth your trouble (in case you gulp don’t want to know how to see all …

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SAWYER

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     Sawyer turned one last Saturday and we got to PAR-TAY!  Our grandson is much loved and lots of family attended.  Daughter number 3 prepared his cake and the cupcakes, and daughter number 2 took the pictures.  Let’s just say Sawyer made out like a bandit.  It was an outside party at a local park, and this day just happened to …

THE BATTLE OF THE MARRIED WILLS

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     If you read my last entry, you know that I spent some time in Florida with my husband, Jim, last week.  We are re-entering society as a couple again, instead of two parents with a passel of kids in tow.  We’ve actually been working towards this for a couple of years now, getting acclimated to each other in a …

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

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I just kissed two of my four children goodbye to college in two different states.  My oldest child is due with grandbaby #1 in October. The youngest is still with us – for one more year. These would be the two middle, crazy, clownish children.  You know the ones.  They have to vie for attention from the very beginning to establish pecking …

ARE YOUR KIDS BEST FRIENDS?

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You know that saying that goes “I can beat up my sister all I want, but you’d better not mess with her or I’ll beat you up too”?  Ok, loose paraphrase – maybe it’s not even a saying.  Maybe it’s just a thought.  However, it is a very loud and unspoken thought in this family. Last week Jim and I …

GRANDMA GETS A KINDLE

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I gave my 75 year old mom a kindle for Christmas.  She loves to read and as she ages she finds it increasingly difficult to drive across town to the library.  For my own peace of mind, I thought the kindle might do quite nicely.  Except for the technology issue. We had our first lesson in Kindle-ology.  I repeated everything 10 …

Pro Bowl

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     I am not an athletic person.  I don’t play sports, unless you count badminton or bicycling.  I don’t enjoy watching tennis, golf, or baseball.  But in my house, football rules – according to my husband and son, die-hard West Virginia Mountaineer fans.       I pay little attention to the games, except to notice the score and crack a joke about somebody’s last name.  …