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"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Giveaway




Hi everyone,

Just a quick note. Valley Primitives Stitches is having a giveaway. To check it out click on the Giveaway pic on the sidebar. Great blog too.

Anyone who would like to have their button on my business blog please let me know and leave me the code in an email ok? Click on email me pic on sidebar. :)

Have a great week all. Take care.

 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blog + Love = BLOVE


Hi there,


I hope that all of you have had a great day.

I found this BLOVE at a new blog site.  Click here to go to  Nana Diana's blog. Check out the post that goes with it. Its fun. :) Leave her a comment and tell her I sent you ok? :) And Pass It On.

BLOVE is the love you have for your blogging friends she says.  I like that.  You all mean so much to me even though we've never met and  possibly never will. You have welcomed me to blog land and I feel happy here.  I  BLOVE  you guys. :)

Well, we are finally getting some snow. Could be up to 6 inches. We'll see.  It just looks so nice outside when it snows. 

Update on Princess Downy, she got bathed and clipped a few days ago and looks so little and cute. Mamma got clipped too. But there's no hope for her to look little and cute. LOL

At church Sunday in our ladies meeting we talked about a project that I think the entire church worldwide is working on. We will be making things for the orphanages.  I hope that I will be making quilted wall hangings and little teddy (love) bears. I copied the patterns and instructions for them already.  And on Tuesday mornings the ladies are working on  larger quilts to send. I hope to be able to go help when I can as long as Mel is ok. 

Also I have another update.  A few posts ago I said I was going to read in the book of Exodus.  I am half way through about 10 chapters. I read it in one sitting. I love to read the bible.

Well, not much else going on here. What's happening in your neck of the woods? 


Take care.  Hugs and kisses

P.S.  Ok it was 11:40 pm when I made this post there was about an inch of snow outside. It is now 2:29 am and I just got in from sweeping the deck and stairs off. The snow came up just higher than Princess Downy's belly. :) So we have about 5 or so inches I'm guessing and it is still coming down although lightly.  I hope that there is a lot more where that came from. We shall see.

Again, take care my friends :)


 

  


Church YAYYYYYY


Hi everyone,

Finally, my husband was well enough to go to church. Can't tell you how great it was to be there. I miss it so much when I can't go.  When Mel is not feeling well in anyway I can't leave him for too long. Saturday he said he was feeling ok and wanted to go to church. :)

We enjoyed it so much. The spirit in our first meeting was so great. Being able to take the sacrament (communion)  thinking of Jesus and what he did for us. Then listening to the testimonies of those who wanted to share. The sharing of testimonies or how we feel about the Lord and other things is something that we get to do monthly, only those who feel like doing so. It is great. On the other Sundays we listen to talks given by members of the congregation on a variety of gospel topics . I always learn a lot.  And you can feel the spirit there. That makes me happy. Sigh.....

Sunday school was great. We learn about doctrinal things from the scriptures. And discuss them. We talked today about the things that we must do to grow and enjoy this life and the one to come. :) Like to have faith in Christ, repent, be baptized, follow his teachings, be kind and helpful to others. We are all God's children. It was nice.

We saw a couple there  we knew from church when we used to live 5 hours east of here. We hadn't seen them in about 4 years or so.  

After we got home we had some visitors. We talked about prayer and how important it is to talk to Heavenly Father regularly through prayer. We just had a wonderful day. 

How did you all spend your Sunday?  Please feel free to leave your sweet comments as usual. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Have a great week. Take care.




Thursday, February 23, 2012

Holy Spirit Or Holy Ghost



Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a great Wednesday.

Tonight I have a question for you. :) As you know I like to talk about spiritual things. See my last post for example. :)

I have a question for those of you who would like to comment here or at my email..half way down my sidebar there is an email image to click on. :)

From your reading of the scriptures, in your opinion,  what is the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost? What does he do? Besides being the Comforter. What is his 'job' or calling?

I know, you are probably thinking, huh?  Why is she asking this? :)  I am just curious. I like reading the scriptures and learning new things each time. And I like to hear about that others think and learn too.

Because there are so many different faiths with differing opinions on things I like to learn what people believe and why.  :)

And did you know there is the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit and the Gift of the Holy Ghost? What would be your thoughts on that? So I guess I have two things I am curious about. :)

Ok, gotta run. Have a wonderful Thursday. Take care...



Monday, February 20, 2012

How Great Thou Art




Hi everyone, 

I hope that you all have had a great day.

Today I read the blog of a new blogging friend. She talked about being able to go to church Sunday. She has had an illness that has made her unable to go out much. And the treatments cause her a lot of pain. She was feeling much better this past Sunday. :)

She wrote of a song they sang. It was Amazing Grace. She said that the part of the song that goes 'was blind but now I see'  gave her goose bumps up and down her spine. And she described the  things that she 'sees' now because of her illness. I thought that I can relate with her because I had the same thing happen to me illness-wise. And it makes you see the world and everything in a new light.

Then her post reminded me of something.  One Sunday last year at our church service we sang  How Great Thou Art. We were singing the third verse:

And when I think that God His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in.
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to away My sin.

(Chorus)

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art.
Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art.

The part, 'I scarce can take it in' touched me so much that I scarce could take it in. The tears came, a tissue came from my friend seated next to me.  When this feeling happens to us, it is the Holy Spirit talking to our spirit. Ours hearts being open to the spirit at these times is a wonderful thing. The feeling that it brings, like a little piece of Heaven. Wouldn't it be great to feel that all the time?

When I think of what Jesus did for me, for all of us. It makes my heart full, my chest burns inside, my heart beats so fast that I feel like it may burst.(in a good way) God so loved us that He sent His Son. Jesus so loved us that He suffered greatly and died for us. This suffering or atonement that He made for us goes a lot deeper than we can imagine.  I can say that I love him with all my heart, might, mind and strength, but that isn't anywhere near as much as he loves me and all of us. Imagine!

I feel that if I don't have a moment like that each Sunday then there is something wrong with me. :) And it is so great when I do. I pray that I can live worthy of Their love. That I can be the kind of person They want me to be. 

Thank you Heavenly Father and Jesus for the feelings I feel. For my heart being opened. For the witness of the Holy Spirit to me of the truths that I hear and the knowledge that I have. Thank you.

Take care everyone.....









Sunday, February 19, 2012

Snow, Brrrrrr And The Book of Exodus



Hi there,

It snowed here overnight. It was hard to tell how much we got because the wind blew it around some and the sun melted away what was on the porch. It has been cold all day. My Yahoo! toolbar says it is 27* and the weather thing on my sidebar says 11*.  The last two times taking Downy out have been REALLY cold. So I am going to believe the latter.  BRRR

Today I have decided to read Chapters 19-34 in the book of Exodus. They talk about the Ten Commandments, the building of the tabernacle and other laws given to Moses. It will be interesting.

If any of you have read that part and learned something interesting, I'd love to hear about it if you'd like to share. :)

When I am done I can try to remember to share some of my thoughts on it too.

This will be a short post I guess.  I hope  you all will have a great week. I appreciate you all so much. And read every comment you leave here.  If you would like to email please click on the email image in my sidebar.

Take care my friends and .....  


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Woohoo!! One Thousand And Two!!

Hi everyone,

I am so excited!  I looked at my visitors flag counter a few minutes ago and saw that I have now had 1,002 visits to my blog. :) How cool is that? And even though it shows only about 12 flags, when I clicked on it it said that the visitors have been from 19 different countries. Wow!

Maybe I can write more later. Still have a bit of housework to do. Take care.

Jumping The Gun, And I Was So Scared :(

Howdy,

Well a minute ago I realized I had jumped the gun. Is that the right way to say it?  I had put up a St. Patty's day background and it is not even March yet.  LOL  So I changed it to this. It is a pretty springy one. But, wait, am I jumping the gun again? Normally we don't get spring til May or June. But wait again, we still need to have WINTER.  I'M SO CONFUSED! LOL

Now for the scare. I called my mom (who will be 79 in a couple months) tonight at her 8:30pm. She is in Washington state. The phone rang a while then stopped. She didn't say hello, there was no TV noise in the background, no nothing.  I called out to her a few times, nothing. I listened real hard.  I could hear just the tiniest if sounds. I thought maybe she could hear me and I just couldn't hear her. So I told her to hang up and I will call her right back. Then I thought what if there is something wrong. If I hang up and she couldn't hang up because she was in trouble like maybe she had fallen again or had a stroke or something and couldn't talk, then I wouldn't be able to call again cause the phone would be off the hook. I waited for a minute or two then hung up. Then I called back and got a busy signal. OH DEAR!!! :(

The only thing I could think was that she WAS in trouble. I called her next door neighbor,  no answer,  I left a message.  Then I called the police station there and no one was there, just a recording.  If I called the emergency # then my cell phone would be out of service for a while and I needed to use it. It is the only phone that I have.  I called the police here to see if they could connect me to the police there. They said no. ????  How can there not be a way to do that in an EMERGENCY??  

I called the only other number there that I knew, the bishop (pastor) of the church up there. His number had been changed. Oh, I don't need this I thought.  While I was doing this the police here were calling me back interrupting my calling him.  Then I called them back and they said that they found and called a number up there and got a real person. So I called that number. By this time at least 30 minutes had done by.  When I got someone on that number I was trying to tell her quickly the situation and she kept interrupting  me with questions that could have been asked after she heard what I had to say and sent an officer up there. Gosh! I was ready to burst and she was asking me my name and phone number . Anyway, she said she would have them call after they had been up there to see what was wrong.

Half hour later, no call. Good grief!  Whatever is wrong with mom had been going on at least an hour maybe more. I called them back and a different girl answered. She said yes someone has been sent. I will have him called you. And I was saying she could be dead, and she hung up on me. Is this post getting too long??

The policeman called a few minutes later. Said mom was ok and that she didn't know that something was wrong with the phone. He had told her to check and make sure it worked. I was still getting a busy signal. He said he would go back up to mom's, give him 5 minutes. For 15 more minutes I got the busy signal.  

Then FINALLY, after almost and hour and a half of worry, I got to talk to my mommy. :) Whew!! The only thing I could think before talking to the policeman was that she was dead. :(  I was crying and going crazy. And how was I going to tell my sister and nephew...and how was I going to get up there?  Big sighhhhhh......... 

Ok, I'm done. Sorry. That was a very stressful thing. I have been having a hard time trying to figure out how to get them all down here. So if something happens, I can do something.  I can be there for them. Oh my goodness....

Ok, NOW I'm done.  On the lighter side of my life. Princess Downy thought that she could make more noise than a train tonight. lol When  I had her out earlier a train went by. We are a couple blocks from it, but it is still very loud.  I called her to come in and she just barked and barked. I told her it was just the train. But she kept barking like she thought that she could make more noise than it did. Or that she could scare it away. LOL.  Silly doggie :) 

Well that's all for tonight. I hope you all have a great weekend. Take care :)




 This this cute or what? :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Why Are There So Many? And I Hope All Is Well


Howdy everyone,

Hope you are having a great day. 

I am sitting here wondering why are there so many sites that have cool blog backgrounds for free. I have been to several and they all have backgrounds that I like. I have a document that has codes for all sorts of things on it. Mostly backgrounds. There are just too many to choose from. I am glad I am not the only one though that likes to change backgrounds often. :)

Keeps you all from getting bored. Huh? Or keeps you on your toes. :)

I haven't heard from some of you lately. I hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods. And that life is good. Have you seen my last few posts? 

Have a great Friday. Take care :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1 Corinthians 13

Hi everyone,

I read a post from a new blogging friend. It was about an old book of love poems that she had rediscovered on her shelves.  Then she mentioned the unconditional love written of in the bible. I thought I would post it here.

It is 1 Corinthians 13. It is another great Chapter in the New Testament that tells us of the type of person we should be. :)

CHAPTER 13

Paul extols the high status of charity—Charity, a pure love, excels and exceeds almost all else.

1  THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Charity, such an important quality to have. Jesus was the best example of showing charity towards all man. May we follow in his footsteps.

There is a song that the children sing at church.

 I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus

1. I’m trying to be like Jesus;
I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,

2. I’m trying to love my neighbor;
I’m learning to serve my friends.
I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again.
I try to remember the lessons he taught.
Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying:

Chorus
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938
© 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.


May we always try to be like Jesus. Take care my friends and.....









Happy Valentine's Day....A Little Late



 Hi everyone,


I hope you all have had a great Valentine's Day.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. Take care.  (((BIG Valentine's Hugs)))

Monday, February 13, 2012

Poor Granny :) And Some Cute Photos




Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a great Monday. :)

Last night when I kinda went to bed early, and while I was wide awake, I  thought of something that my sister and I did to our grandma that was fun.

Grandma was a sweet little lady. She was 5 foot nothing, weighed about 90 lbs. And never said a bad word.  And the only time she raised her voice was talking to grandpa, he had become hard of hearing.

Well, my sister and I used to spend a lot of weekends at their house. And every time Grandma went into the bathroom we would hide in the hall outside the door.  I don't know if she got used to it and knew we would be there or not. When she came out we would jump out at her yelling BOO!!.  And she would jump like we scared her out of her skin. LOL Then we would laugh so hard. ROFLOL  Poor Granny. We really had lots of fun at their house.

Here are some cute pictures of my sis and I. This first one is the day mom brought sis home from the hospital so she was only a few days old. Grandma is holding her and the other little one is me at 13 months old.

Next is grandma holding us both.


Julie sure cries a lot.  Next we are a little older in a type of stroller you don't see anymore.


Me on the left. All of these pics are taken at grandma and grandpa's house in Seattle.  This next one reminds me of something. See the black mail slot at the right? The mail would go in there and be on the floor of the closet inside.  And the white box was where the newspaper was put. The closet always smelled like mothballs.Weird I can almost smell them now.

The next two are in the living room. First in front of the fireplace.  Then on a bench or something in front of the fireplace.



Ok, all done.  Oh and the cute little one at the top of the post is me. The only good picture ever taken of me. lol  I can't find the other pictures, yet. They are in this computer somewhere. I will have to post them another time.

Have a great night and a wonderful Tuesday. Take care






Sunday, February 12, 2012

Colossians And I Will Need To Post Earlier From Now On



 

 COLOSSIANS 3:12-17
KJV

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Yesterday I was reading your blogs. Faye, whose blog is call The Blessed Hearth (see it on my sidebar) had this passage on her post. I love this passage.

How wonderful if we could all be like this. :) Possess all these qualities. How different the world would be. How much more in tune with the Spirit we would all be.  
I like this part:  

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Charity...the pure love of Christ. 

Have a great week.  Take care.....



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lets Take A Little Trip


Hi everyone, 

I hope your weekend has been great so far. Today I thought I'd  take you on a little trip.


Bear River State Park is my husbands favorite place to go for a little drive. It isn't too far away. And it is nice year round.  




Bear river in a nice place to fish. There is a walking path along it where many people jog, power walk and walk their dogs.  There are also picnic tables and BBQs



There are buffalo there. There are two bulls I think and five or six cows.  In the spring time there are a handful of little ones. :)




There are also three elk that are fun to try to find when we drive along the little road near the fences. They blend in so well with their surroundings.
  



In the next photo it looks like we had a few feet of snow.



He is laying down.  Look at those antlers!  




What a lovely sunset. Sigh...

Thank you for coming on this little trip with me. :)

Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday.  Take care











Friday, February 10, 2012

Princess Downy's Condo

 
 

Howdy everyone,

I hope that your week has been great so far. I can't believe it is just about over.

Last night as I laid in bed trying to sleep, I was wondering why does my cell phone say 'No Service'?  There was no reason for it. I had paid for a new card and called it in. The weather was fine so the towers shouldn't be getting any interference. So whats the problem? 

It kept me awake for a while. I thought, I am not going to be able to check it when I wake up to see who had  left comments on last nights post. :(  I would have to get up, come clear out to the computer and wait for the hour it takes to boot up (well it seems like an hour this critter is sooooooo slooooow) And then wait for the slow browser and the slow virus update thing and all.  Then a few hours later while I was still awake service was restored. YAYYYYYY! :)

Maybe you are all wondering, what does this have to do with Princess Downy and her condo? Well while I was thinking about the phone Downy was doing something funny and it made me think of the title for this post. So I turned the light on and made a note of this title.

When we moved here a few years ago Mel's sister asked if we wanted a four poster bed that they had and weren't using. I thought sure we can use it.  It is bigger than ours and it has six drawers under it. When we set it up I noticed that the drawers did not back up to each other and that made a long little tunnel under the middle of the bed. So I thought I really don't want to have to keep fussing at Downy to not go under there or not be able to get her out because of an emergency, so I put a piece of cardboard up in front of the space so that she couldn't get in.

Well, the cardboard fell away from the space one day and guess who noticed it and decided to investigate? :) I thought oh dandy. lol  Well after worrying about it for a while I decided to forget about it and let her go.  The long space under there is just the right size for Downy to walk in without too much trouble.  She will go in at the foot of the bed and go clear to the head of the bed and out. There is a space between the bed and the wall. She will lay there for hours. I can only see one side of her when she does that. She was under the bed so much that one day when I asked where she was Mel said shes in her little apartment or condo. LOL That just cracked me up. Well, she does 'live' under there.

Last night the funny thing that she did was something that she always does.  She will rest and then get up and start scratching or digging the carpet.  The carpet is old and will have to be replaced. And was cleaned when we moved in. She has done that so much for the past couple years that you would think that she'd broken through to China. :)

Last night I thought, and I told Mel before we went to sleep, Since under the bed is her condo it should have rooms. So maybe, since we really don't use the drawers much, we can saw off the backs of them and put blankets in them and put them back under the bed.  Then the Princess can have her 6 bedroom condo. And she can sleep in a different bedroom/drawer 6 days of the week. Sounds like a great idea to me.  :)

She loves her little home.  Now I just have to figure out a kitchen and a bathroom. lol  Any ideas?

Have a great Friday. Take care...


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Second Post...Yeah Yeah I Know....LOL



Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great week so far.

Yeah, yeah. I know, I did it again. I just couldn't resist. This background is just soooo cute.  Besides it is still winter here. Well it is trying to be. We have gotten about 2 inches of snow today.  We need so much more or we will be in trouble in the summer. Please pray for us to get lots of snow, ok?


I think that  Scrappin Blogs has some wonderful backgrounds. There are so many sites out there with neat backgrounds. It is so hard to choose. lol  I have a document with a bunch of codes saved on it. :)


Well I gotta run. I have people chatting with me here and I am not a good multi-tasker.  And I will have to get to bed soon. Still tryin' to be a good girl.  It is so hard to lay in bed wide awake for hours. But it helps Mel to go to sleep.


Take care....






I Have A Question, Thank you And Snow


Hi all,

We are doing ok here. Sorta, Mel says he feels a little crummy. :( But we will be  good.  I am feeling better today. Thank you for your comments. :)

It is snowing here. I don't expect to get much. It is starting to stick. Maybe I will have a weather report later. :)

My question is this....With the option to reply to a comment will the person that I reply to receive the reply or will they not know unless they happen to come back to see if I replied?

More later, I think :) Take care



Side To Side Nods Nods


Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had a great day. I was kinda lazy today, not feeling too well. I will be ok though. :)

I just thought of a memory.  About 24 or 25 years ago when my son was about 2 or 3years old.  My mom wanted to go for a drive.  So we, my sister and her son Jeremy and my son Robbie and I and mom, went from Camano Island, WA to a little place called La Conner, WA. I hope I remembered the right town.

She wanted to show us the tulips and daffodils.  They grow there in huge fields.  Rows and rows of them. So pretty and colorful.  When we were there it was a little windy.   The flowers leaned to one side then the other side. Then they stood straight and nodded their little heads twice. lol It was too cute. 

After that whenever mom wanted to go there she would say. 'Let's go see the side to side, nod nods'.  :)  Also on the way there I think it was we saw peacocks for the first time. Well in  person, anyway.  Rob and Jeremy thought they were cool. :)

Anyway, we are far from daffodil and tulip weather here. It is in the single digits or close to it, I believe. And tomorrow or the next day it is supposed to snow.  BRRRR


I should go. Thank you for stopping by. Take care....





















Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Latter Day Saint Blog, And A Princess Downy Story :)

Hi everyone,

I hope that you all had a great day. My day was fun, laundry, taking the garbage out, going around the block to get the mail etc. lol  

For a long time I have been trying to decide on whether to start a new blog. A religion blog. I run a chat room that is about religion. A particular religion. The room is called Latter Day Saint Beliefs.  In this room we talk about the doctrines of the church and answer questions that people have that stop in to visit.  We insist on mutual respect in this room.  The reason for that is that speaking about your beliefs is a special thing. And the room shouldn't be a place for debating and contention. When it becomes this way then the spirit is gone and no one learns or understands about the others faith.

An Article of Faith of the LDS church is: 

We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

Anyway, those of you who follow this blog who are LDS may want to go to this new blog and sign up to follow. Those of you who are not are welcome too. :)  You are all so sweet to me and I would love to have you there too. Maybe you have wondered about the church and have questions. Or maybe you'd just like to stop by and read what will be there.  The LDS church may have more in common with your beliefs than you think. :) Since I just created the blog this evening, it may take until Tuesday evening to be available. Here is the link:  

Ok, now for the Downy story....Earlier tonight I took Downy outside. We'd been back inside just a couple minutes when Downy started barking like crazy. She went to the front door and barked and barked and barked. lol And in between her barking and heard the bark of a big dog. Downy barked and the other dog barked. Back and forth, it was sooo funny. 

I looked out the window and saw the new neighbors dog right up on our porch outside the door. And I saw the neighbor girl coming through the yard from the back to get her. Downy kept barking. I told her they were gone and over here on the other side of the house.  She came over by me and started barking. After a while she finally settled down. It was hilarious. LOL

Well I should go. Have a great Tuesday. Take care all :)


Monday, February 6, 2012

A Little Of This And A Little Of That


BRRRRRRR  LOL  It is so cold outside.  The last two times I took Downy outside I couldn't believe it. I was surprised that she didn't hurry back inside.

Although both times she did decide to 'go'  just past the bottom of the stairs instead of out in the shoveled area in the yard. Except the second time when she had more than one thing to do.

Well today we didn't get to go to church because Mel had been having bad headaches the past couple of days. It makes me nervous when this happens and I can't leave him alone. 

I did get to watch a scripture discussion program on TV.  And a 2002 remake of the movie Pollyanna.  It really wasn't the same. I like the old one better. Hayley Mills is great in that and in The Parent Trap too.

I also read more of my book, The Inevitable Apostasy and The Promised Restoration. It's at least two inches thick. I have about 100 pages left. It is a very good book. It is mostly about the change that the primitive Church of Christ has gone through from  Jesus' time til now.

Oh my goodness!!!  BRRRRR I just took Downy out again. She was quick at what she had to do but then decided that she was going to try to wake up the neighborhood. lol Silly lil' critter.  She has gone to bed now.

As you can see I changed my background again. I thought I should have a nice Valentine's one. Maybe it will stay til the end of the month. :)

Well I'd better go. Have a great week. Take care




Sunday, February 5, 2012

Just A Quick Post

Hi all,

I showed my hubby the pictures from my post from yesterday. First picture,  

Hubby: Is that Downy? 
Me: Nope, but it looks like her don't it?

Second picture,  

Hubby: Is that Downy?  
Me: Nope, but it looks like her  don't it? 

LOL Verrrrrrrry cute doggies.

Our little one needs to visit the groomer.  But she is still a cutie.

I love this little picture below. Nice little country church in the snow.

Have a great Sunday everyone. :) Take care




Saturday, February 4, 2012

Welcome And Has Anyone Seen My Little Doggie?

Howdy, 

Welcome to Loafer Mountain Primitives.  :)

My goodness it has been windy today!  The little bit of new snow that we got the other day has been whipped around so much. lol.  We now have a cool snowboarders hill in our driveway...well, almost. :)

I put Princess Downy's little coat on her early this afternoon when I took her out. LOL It really didn't do much good.  Most the time she was out the back end of it was flipped up and not covering her poor little back.  AND silly doggie, she, as most dogs do, went around and around and around and around and around and around (making me very dizzy) and around and around and finally stopped to squat down.  And she was facing right into the wind. Doesn't the song say 'you don't sit into the wind'?  Oh, wait...that's not how it goes, it's 'spit into the wind'.. lol Anyway, I wonder why she does that. Hmm

I was thinking that she would get blown away it was so windy.  I just took her out now and it was freeeeeeezing. BRRRRR   Thought she would hurry if I didn't put her coat on her. WRONG  Another dog from around the block started barking and off she went...barking I mean.  My goodness, I had to have daddy holler to her to come in. Usually she comes right away when he calls.

With this wind though I thought I was going to have to chase her down the road as she was blowing away. :(

The picture above is what Downy looked like when she was little when we got her.  And she is only a little bigger than that now. She won't get any bigger. This isn't her though.  Not sure where the pictures are of her.  Her breed all look alike. :)  Isn't she cute?

I hope you all have a great weekend. Take care....


 This isn't her either. Looks just like her now. :)



Friday, February 3, 2012

The Biz And Thank You


Hi all,

I am just working out the things I will be making to sell on my blog.  Trying to figure out what supplies I will need and how much and the cost.  And working a little on a business plan. I guess I should work ALOT on the business plan part. :)

I like the little candle picture above. I will be making something like that. But not exactly. lol  Can't give things away now, can I?

I will have some other things that kinda go with the theme title of my business blog.  

I also need to try and get ready for a show here in town the last part of April.  Oh my goodness. There is so much to do and so little time and energy lol.

I would like to thank those of you who leave comments here. Especially those of you who are regulars.  You know who you are. :)  I am so glad that we've met. I like having new friends. You are all very sweet. 

I hope that you all have a wonderful Friday. 


Take care  :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

That They Might Know Thee The Only True God.....

Howdy everyone,

I hope you have had a good Wednesday.  Mine was a bit stressing but it is over. YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!! LOL
Tomorrow is a new day and it starts technically, in 8 minutes. :)

We are finally getting a little more snow. About 3 inches or so now. We may get up to 6 inches. I hope so.  I can't believe all this spring weather everywhere. It is lovely but winter needs to come first. lol

I received an email with some neat pictures in it a while back.  Here are a few:



I like Thomas Kincade pictures. In the email I received the river above and the water at the beach below are flowing. I hope that it does in this post too.



The picture below is beautiful too. I like the caption: Awaiting Christ's Return. :)


 The Second Coming of Christ is a favorite topic of study for me. As well as the Atonement, the most important thing in our lives.  I like to study the scriptures. To try to really understand what He did for us. There is so much more to it than we know. 

I may have mentioned this verse before: 
 
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  John 17:3

This is one of my favorite verses. The most important one, I think.  Jesus is saying that life eternal is knowing who He and Heavenly Father really are.  We need to know who they are. There are so many opinions out there of who THEY are. They can't all be right. 

I'd like to say that I know that God lives. That Jesus is his son. That he also lives.  I know that Jesus suffered so much that he bled from every pore. He suffered for me. I am so thankful for his love and for all that he has done and still does for me. I know that  they know each of us and love us more than we can imagine.  May we follow Christ's teachings and example. May we all be hearers and doers of His word.  

I love THEM with all my heart, might, mind and strength. :)

Take care everyone and......