Monday, March 31, 2008

Jane Austen-ish!!!

Workin' that Preppy, a member of my book club and Jane Austen fan posted this!! The questions are a little difficult to answer because there are multiple answers on some of them that would apply but this is what I came up with!

I am Elinor Dashwood!
Take the Quiz here!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Our garden

We moved in our house 20 years ago and planted over 400 bulbs all over the front and back yards. Thought the spring blooms would provide us with beautiful colors and exquisite bouquets to share! This is the ONLY one that ever came up. One jonquil (or daffodil depending on your age and raisin'). Beside the driveway. Every spring. For 20 years. Well, at least we're consistent!!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008


I just told a co-worker that I had nothing new to wear for Easter, or a meeting I was going to in the morning. You know, same ole thing ~ didn't like anything, nothing looks right on this flab, haven't had the time to go shopping, etc., etc.

Then I read Bigmama's post today and was humbled. She is soooo right.

We had a Maundy Thursday service at church last night and it was one of the most meaningful ones I've been to in a while. We were handed a nail as we walked in the sanctuary and as we proceeded to the front to take communion, the pastors touched our foreheads, lips and palms with water to remind us we needed to cleanse ourselves of the sins of our minds, speech and actions. Several of us were in tears as our pastor talked about what the nail represented and how important it was for us to remember what Jesus did the day before his Crucifixion and what his death on the cross means to all of us.

As Bigmama said in her post ~ our Easter "dress" should not be the emphasis.

"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way"
Colossians 3:12-16 The Message

He is Risen ~ Hallelujah!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Reading Thing!

Callapidder Days is hosting another reading thang girls!! I am being VERY conservative in the promises to read what I've listed. Chick lit, some good stuff, but mostly light! It's spring ya'll ~ gotta plant gardens, clean the house, etc. Join us and read along ~ it's always fun!!!

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver

First to Die by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club Series #1)
My daughter promises this is a great series, so here I go

The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer

Bulls Island by Dorethea Benton Frank (released Apr. 8th)

Sisterchicks go Brit by Robin Jones Gunn (released May, 2008)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's a Party!!!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh??? If you want to know more this fun event, check out the hostess at 5 Minutes for Mom!!! Thanks for the fun you've shared with us.

I'm a fairly new blogger and I've learned a lot and truly enjoyed getting to know everyone in bloggyland! I've made friends, prayed for people I don't even know, laughed and cried! Even been encouraged to adopt a Compassion Child! Some of my favorite blogs are crafty ones. I love to create when I have time. Have lots of scrapbook, paper craft stuff. I used to call myself a scrapbooker, now I'm just a collector of beautiful, fun craft stuff, since I don't take the time to do it (readin' blawgs all the time ~ hahahahaha)!!!

I love to read and always have a book on tape going in my car!! It's not only a great way to get more books in, but also makes traffic jams, long drive thru lines, etc. MUCH easier to handle. Actually, just about the time I get to the last CD's of a book, I enjoy traffic jams!! Of course, with the price of gas going up, that is not so fun anymore!

I have a wonderful husband and we have 3 grandsons, a son, beautiful daughter-in-law and a sweet grown daughter. We also have a very spoiled dachshund! I am so blessed to have wonderful friends, a precious group of women in bible study, faithful friends in a women's volunteer organization ~ GFWC Georgia Federation of Women's Club, and work with some great people, too.

I look forward to visiting the party people at 5 Minutes for Mom's party and maybe winning a few prizes. Maybe I'll see you there!!!!! Party on ~~~~~~~

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dish it Up!

WOW ~ Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer just posted a "Spur of-the- Moment Dish Carnival! How fun, I LOVE dishes. However, the amount of dishes I have in my little house is almost embarrassing! So here we go ~ It'll be a LONG post!!!

My everyday, grab & go: A white Martha Stewart from K-Mart and an on sale set of 12 lime green plastic squares from Walmart. I shop at the classier places, let me tell you! Along with that, my husband's favorite, Dixie! Then I also have Mikasa Italian Countryside and a Mikasa dessert plate that I use.

Then we have the family stuff! Which I ABSOLUTELY love!
My mom's Noritake Patrician that I use on very special occasions because it is WAY too expensive to replace.

Then my Nanny's (mom's mother)china that is very ornate. Just got it from my cousin last year.

I also have my mom's Desert Rose and a hand painted pitcher and 6 glasses.

The desert plates ~ one is a 6 piece hand painted set that my Godmother gave me several years ago. The other came from an Aunt and I used it for my daughter-in-laws bridesmaid luncheon! I have the teapot and accessories and about 25 of the plates!!!

And not to mention ~ the Christmas China.

See ~ WAAAYYYYY too much. Hope my grandson's marry girls that like dishes!!!!! I made the pics small, but you can double click on them to see better. I'm not sure, but I think I like white/cream dishes, huh. And also, I will not tell you how long this not so savvy blogger post took me!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Various and Sundry!

Good Evening!
I've not had much to blog about lately, can you tell?

Went to a movie Saturday night ~ The Other Boleyn Girl. It was not the best movie I've seen, but it was okay. I've read all of the Philippa Gregory books about Henry's reign and loved them all. Although fiction, they are really informative and pretty much based on history she's researched.

I really enjoy Natalie Portman and she delivered a great performance. Scarlet Johansson was also good! Eric Bana played Henry, and I think he was too pretty!!! Henry was supposed to be a handsome man in his younger years, but they did not age Eric at all. It was a little choppy and contrived, but glad we went.

Also went to the doctor last week for my physical, which is always fun!!!! He, as usual, told me to lose weight, get some exercise and take fish oil and B-Complex. UGGGGHHHHHH. I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW!!!!!! I told him my continued habit of not doing what he says keeps me coming back. He did not go for that.

I began the fish oil immediately ~ had some from when I quit taking it before! Then about 3 days into it, realized why I did not take that brand anymore ~ I broke out in hives. So I got more this weekend and began taking it, so we will see what happens.

I am supposed to go back in 3 months for him to re-check my cholesterol. If I behave, I will go back. If I don't I can cancel. How's that for dedication!!!!

My bible study group is looking for a short, easy study to do. We just completed Beth Moore's Stepping Up and it was great! I highly recommend it. Just before that, we did Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer and Fingerprints of God by Jennifer Rothschild. I highly recommend BOTH of these. So you see, we need a lighter one.