I am beginning to wonder….

…if getting a new computer system is worth all of the trouble and training.  The company that I work for has had a team working on getting all of this together for over a year and we are finally in the last stages before go live and I am just not sure that we are ready for this!  I have been in training classes for the past three weeks.  Some things appear to be better while others just are not there yet and Go Live is September 1st!

On the brighter side, here are a few things that I have been working on …when I have time!

Diamonds

Smile

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Another week of Chaos….

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just wanted to stop everything and just … lie down, say a prayer and go to sleep?  Maybe if you go to sleep, everything that is bothering you will be gone when you wake up, or it will just work it self out without your help.  My week started out that way, but If finally realized that it wasn’t me that was having the bad week!  No! It wasn’t me at all!  It was everyone else that was having the nightmares!  After I came to this realization, everything went perfect the rest of the week!  God is good and he is in control of EVERYTHING…most of all…he has your back no mater what is going on in your world.  All you have to do is ask him for guidance and BAMM…everything just falls into place.  We aren’t meant to go it alone.  He wants us to need him, He wants to be with us in all things.  All we have to do is ASK.  Remember that!

Healing

July 2016

So, today is my birthday, July 2nd.  I actually was able to sleep in a little later this morning and while my husband was in town visiting his mother, he bought me a dozen cup cakes and a small cake to celebrate.  Then he and the kids took me out to dinner at Ruby Tuesdays.  Had a great time and the food was awesome.  Oh and also saw my mother today and shared my cup cakes with her too.  All in all, it was a great day and, thankfully, I do not feel a year older … tomorrow I might feel differently, so I will embrace it today!

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Lagging a bit behind….again!

Yeah… I have managed to neglect my blog again.  I promised myself that I wasn’t going to do that, but, as usual, I got wrapped up in other things and neglected to make any new posts.  I guess that’s not such a bad thing though.  I have been to some sites, of people that I know, and they haven’t post anything in years!  I guess nearly one month isn’t as bad as I might have thought but it isn’t something that I would want to do all of the time.

So… I have myself this nifty little calendar thingy and I have it marked so that I will hopefully remember to post here more often. AND…since I have a new cell phone, maybe I can figure out how to get it to remind me.  The crazy thing does just about everything else!

Anyway, since my last visit we went on a mini vacation with the two oldest Grand kids.  I had never been to Memphis, so that’s where we went.  Now that I have been, I might venture back up that way again soon.  Nice place but it sure was hot while we were there.  We spent one whole day at the Zoo and one whole day at Graceland. We walked down Beal street and went to see the ducks at the Peabody Hotel while we were there too.  Had a great time, but my legs were ready to get back in that truck and head home!

And I just have to say this before I post some new layouts…. Kent went to Walmart and purchased a glass type cover for the front of my phone. I like to keep one on there in the rare chance that I might drop it.  I wouldn’t want to shatter the screen.  So, he comes home with it and goes to put it on my phone and ……. there is NOTHING in the box.  This makes me very angry.  My father hated a thief and I guess he taught me to be just like him.  I hate a thief… and a liar.  Those are the two biggest things that I just find it very hard to tolerate or deal with.  I have every intention of praying for the person that stole that cover and left the empty package for my husband to find… and purchase.  I hope that anyone that reads this will feel the need to do the same because that person needs lots of prayers.

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Thirst No More…

Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  John 4: 13-14

I prayed about this layout.  I wanted to create something with this particular kit that would send a message.  A message of life and goodness.  So I prayed about it for a few day.  The other night I was reading a book called “Bad Girls of the Bible” by Liz Curtis Higgs.  The story that I was reading was about the woman at the well.  How Jesus sat down at the well and asked for a drink of water and proceeded to tell her this passage.  When she realized who he was, she ran all the way to town to tell everyone that he was at the well.  What he and his disciples had intended to be a short rest turned out to be a two day stay with this woman and the people of the town in which she lived.  (If you have never read anything by Liz Curtis Higgs,  I would like to suggest to you that you do.  Awesome writer right here.)

Anyway, when I read the scripture, I knew that I had been given an answer to my prayers.  This is the layout that was created because of that Bible verse.  I hope it will in some way inspire you, heal your heart, give you hope or otherwise bless you in some way.

Credits are listed below

Thirst-No-More

Created with Fresh as a Daisy by SeaTrout Scraps.  It is available in her store at Gotta Pixel located here.  The photo was taken by me while on a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in June of 2015.  Just a small waterfall along the side of the road going through the mountains, but man what a beautiful sight to see!

 

Such a pretty Kitty…

This is one of my cats, Ms Echostorm.  She has been laid up in the house for the past two weeks and I think she is getting tired of being inside.  She hurt her back hip and after two visits to the Vet, it was determined that she has pulled one of the ligaments in her hind leg and she was having a very hard time getting around.  So we have had to make her stay in the house, which really has not been hard to do as she has not wanted to get up and run around.  After two weeks, she is starting to get up and move around a bit more that she had been.  I will take that as a good sign and hopefully, she will be able to get up and go outside in another week or two.

It has been nice having her in the house 24/7.  She is really a very sweet and loving Cat but as with all outside cats, they have a tendency to act and react a bit wild.  She isn’t that bad in that respect.  She is my husbands lap kitty along with the other one that has the run of the house when she is not around.  There might be a tad bit of jealousy there…haha.

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Created with “That’s What You Said” by Blue Heart Scraps.  This kit is available as the daily download on the GingerScraps Blog all of the Month of May.