Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'm sitting here in my office trying to figure out what to write about.  Lord I need a little help here.  I've looked through the concordance of the Bible and can't find the right word.  You know what I'm saying the word that comes to mind.....something that is dear to your heart.  Something that reaches out to everyone today.

The sky is a beautiful blue and cloudless from my office window.  My mind wanders as I watch the birds fly by the window.  Maybe he's looking for his mate.  They play tag between the houses and land in the tree.  Then one will take flight and sit on the eves of the house next door. 

Have you ever wondered if they get tired from their wings flapping?  How high can a bird fly?  Just any bird, not the grandest bird of all, the eagle.  He soars higher than all the birds, so majestic as he glides through the sky then swoops down as soon as he spys his prey.  In a flash, lightening fast, he picks up his catch and carries it off to his nest. 

I have two birds that have made their nests in my hanging ivy on my patio.  They've done this for two years in a row.  They build their nest and lay their eggs.  I've watched as they feed their babies after they hatch.  Then one day they're gone, leaving an empty nest behind, and a dead plant.  You see I'm very careful how I water the plant when they put their nest in the middle of it.  I wouldn't  want to drownd the babies.  So again I've taken my ivy down and I will wait until next year to replace.  Maybe I'll replace with a different plant, then see if they come back to build their next and hatch their eggs!

Until then.......

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Today started out with breakfast with the ladies of my Red Hat group.  We decided to try the new Panera that opened at the Forum and we were not disappointed.  Food was excellent and so was the company.

It seems like it's been quite awhile since we've had a number of ladies present.  With our busy schedules that seems to be at least one or two that isn't able to come to breakfast.  And it looks like we have a couple that will be hitting the road shortly taking trips across country.  It's not me this time!

We talked about the upcoming genealogy meeting at the Schertz Library in Oct.  I am anxious to check out the speaker they have scheduled.  I keep trying to figure out the DNA stuff but it is so confusing.  I do hope our speaker will be able to tell or explain to this simple mind how to figure out the markers and maybe some more ins and outs of it.

I keep hearing that some people have found long lost relatives because they've had their DNA tested then low and behold a relative did the same, and they found each other!  Oh if it were only me. 

I know it's in God's timing and He will give me the grand revelation when He thinks I am ready for it.  But I am so impatient, and I thought my daughter was the only one that was impatient!  I've had my eyes glued to the computer and hunted for so long to find a missing relative that I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only one from whatever gene pool I'm from.  See how confused I get!

If anyone is interested in their DNA the Schertz Library will have a speaker on Oct 5th at 6:30 in the library meeting room.  Maybe you'll be able to understand it.  Then will you explain it to me?

Until then...........

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Did you ever have one of those days? One of those weeks? Maybe a month of bad days, days you thought were never going to end. Here lately I think I've been having one of those days.

Yesterday I thought started out alright but when I got to my appointment and proceeded to back my car in between two of my friends cars I hit one of the cars. Never mind that I hit the car but it was her NEW car! I really felt bad, and of course, that put a damper on the rest of the day. Although it was a good day because our Gideon Auxillary women placed fourteen Bibles in doctor's offices and gave out 66 medical testiments to workers. That was a praise the Lord.

I took my husband's bracelet to the jewelers to have the clasp fixed. I told him what was wrong with it and as he looked at it he couldn't figure out what I was talking about. I, too, was perplexed as he was having no trouble with the clasp. I thought maybe I picked up the wrong bracelet to be fixed. So I asked him to fix the clasp on my bracelet as I couldn't get it opened. He said give him about an hour and come back, which I did. He placed my bracelet on my wrist and I was able to open and close it with no problem. He said he adjusted my husbands clasp. No charge he said. "Enjoy."

When my husband got home last night I handed him the bracelet and said the jeweler adjusted the clasp. He got quiet, then said. "I took the bracelet to the jewelers while you were gone and had it fixed. I should have told you."

Well it was a bad day, but now that I look back the car accident could have been worse. I only scratched some paint and put a small dent in the rear end. No glass was broke. No one was hurt. God was watching over us.

My husband could have told me he had the bracelet fixed but then I got my bracelet clasp adjusted, something I probably would have put off even longer. That was good.

God knows what He is doing when I just forge ahead and blunder about. I need to put my day in His hands more than my hands. Lord I pray this is a better day.

Until then........

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Last weekend I went to Tennessee to be at my granddaughter's wedding. I felt honored to be sharing her special day with her. The flight went well and by two o'clock I was out on the freeway driving in quite a heavy thunderstorm. There's nothing more unsettling than driving in a storm, in a city you're not familiar with, and in a car you are not used to!

I found the exit I was supposed to take, or at least I thought it was my exit. There was the hotel and right beside it was a Cracker Barrel. I could handle this........good food! I went up to the desk and asked if I was in the right hotel. She looked up my reservation and said no, but there was another Sleep In ten miles down the road. I frowned and said, "I thought I was going to be able to eat at Cracker Barrel!"

She assured me there was another Cracker Barrel beside the other hotel too. I was happy!

Between more downpours, thunder, and lightening I was able to check in at my hotel and head right for the Cracker Barrel to kill time. Before I set foot in the store my granddaughter called me and said. "Meet us at the hall if you'd like."

If I'd like? Of course I'd like to be part of everything. So off I went searching for the hall where they were to be married. When I pulled into the parking spot I couldn't help but to think of how much the hall looked like a big church. Upon entering there was a large entry way with tables and chairs inviting one to feel welcome. Off to the right I saw a hustle of activity so I gravitated there to find a big group getting ready for a wedding reception, but not my granddaughters. I walked back out and headed to the left and found young girls busy setting napkins on the tables, tying white bows made of tule on the backs of the chairs, and my grandson running here and there with a cousin.

After hugs and a tears I started helping with decorations. Then when the rehearsal was over, gifts were handed out, we all headed to Ryan's for dinner. It looked like my granddaughter had everything under control. I am so proud of her!

Wedding days can get so hyper and this one was no exception. The flower girl's shoes went missing. Everyone looked everywhere, tore everything apart, and still no shoes. Daddy and aunt were sent to the nearest Wal Mart or K Mart to find a pair of shoes! Not bad, wedding was only an hour late but flower girl had shoes, granddaughter looked beautiful, guests were seated, and now time for the ceremony.

What a beautiful ceremony. The grooms mother married them and the best man was his father. There were a few tears and long paused during the vows, and this was from the pastor, but all in all it went well.

I looked at the face of my oldest granddaughter and saw a beautiful confident woman where there once was a young lady. A woman ready to make a commitment from her heart, a commitment for the rest of life. Her sparkling blue eyes shone when she looked at her new husband. Soft, red, lips smiled, encasing the face of her love. The face of a woman in love.

A tiara adorned her strawberry blond hair that cascaded down her back, touching the top of the red embroidery, on her wedding gown. A full, white skirt fell to the floor with a small train trailing behind. A picture gracing the cover of a magazine.

A wonderful trip, beautiful wedding, gorgeous couple, and I was ready to head home.

Until then.................

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Cold, Windy, and Stormy Day

As I sit at my computer I look out the window at the rain beating against the pane, the wind bending the trees too and fro, and the tiny hummingbird struggling to get a drink from the window feeder.

You could call that perseverance. How many times do we tackle a project only to fight obstacles along the way, but we continue until our project is completed. Then that satisfied feeling we have to see it finished.

This last weekend I finished my projects strung about my house. The desk in my craft room was covered with so much I couldn't see the desk. My husband put another table in there so I could collage three canvases, which has taken me three months to complete. It's a pleasure now to open the door and see a clean room.

I'd been working on an afghan for my husband for almost eight months. This last week I finally finished it. Now he can cover his legs when he watches television, his puppies can sit on his lap, and they can all take their naps before bed.

Again the tiny hummingbird is struggling against the wind to get his drink of sweet confection. The trees are still swaying with the wind and the rain beating against my window. This is a day to definitely stay close to the hearth, read a book, work on my writing, or do nothing but stare at the turmoil of Mother Nature.

Until then......

Friday, September 3, 2010


September is here already. Where has the year gone to again? Every year I ask myself the same question and every year it's the same answer. I don't know!

I, like everyone else, get so caught up in our everyday schedules that the day is gone and I make a mental check that I didn't work on my story, or I didn't check out if that answer was right or not. I've come to the realization that I need to write first, then clean house, do the laundry, mow the lawn, run errands, go grocery shopping, take the dogs to the vet, babysit for the daughter. Whew I just got tired and I haven't done anything yet. Did I mention I need to go to the gym for my self?

Yes I joined the gym because my husband said, "We need to do something to get some exercise."

Okay so I've been once. Can't find the time to get back and need to seriously work out a schedule for myself. Is this where the saying comes from "the best laid plans of mice and men".

I told myself this is the year, and I know it isn't over yet, that I was going to get at least one project finished. Well I do have four months left, but let me see now. Granddaughter gets married next weekend in Tennessee. Have to be there for that! Vacation in Florida for Christmas with the children and grandchildren that are able to make it. Have to be there for that! Pamper Me ladies retreat with Susie McEntire Luchsinger in November. Have to be there for that! Girl's getaway in October. Missed it last year so I have to be there for that!

Now where do I fit everything else in? I am woman, I can do it!

Until then...........