Hi there, well it is snowing in a few places around the country already. Sad to way, here, is not one of those places.
After living for most of my adult life in Utah and Wyoming, where we get tons of snow every year, it is really hard to get through Winter without pouting and complaining about not getting any here in our part of Washington state. It is cold enough here. Mid 40s during the days and 30s and even 20s at night.
All we have gotten is lots and lots of rain. The near by river is higher than usual. Creeks are flooding. Frost in the morning sometimes but no snow. Wah-h-h-h-h :(
Sorry I will try to control myself. Any of you who get more snow than you want can feel free to send some my way. :)
In the mean time, here is a nice Christmas wish I found on Facebook the other day.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody.
P.S. I just got some sad news. An older lady who went to dialysis on the same days as my husband and lived here in the same apartment complex as we do, passed away the other day. Doris was a very sweet lady and was always smiling. Please pray for her family as they get through the first holidays without her. And as they prepare for a " Celebration of Her Life" on Monday. Thank you.
Hi everyone, I'm not sure how this post is going to go. I just had to write something. This might be a long one.
Many of you know that my mom, hubby and sister have lots of health problems. Well, for the past month and a half while my hubby was in the hospital and in a nursing home for rehab, my sister decided that she didn't like the care facility that she was in or the hospital that she checked into after that, left and ended up back up here.
The day after she arrived she was in the hospital worse than I have ever seen her. My mom who is in a nursing home, called or asked me on the phone in a very anxious tone if sister was alright. I thought wow, how did she know?
Then it happened again today. My sister who has been in and out of motels since she got here, because she has to get connected up with state agencies, and they haven't found her a place to live will be homeless tomorrow at 11am. She is out of money, I don't have any and there is no room in our one bedroom apartment. I have called and spoken with everyone I could think of as far as state offices and county offices. Also with churches. There is no help to be found.
Again...how did mom know?
I really don't know what is going to happen. My sister is very disabled in many ways, mentally, emotionally and physically. Please pray for her. That something good will happen by tomorrow. State agencies don't move fast but God can. Pray for his will to be done for my sister and us.
Thank you for hanging in there and reading this. I know it is long and sad and my punctuation was bad. I'm sorry.
Take care my friends. I hope you are all well and enjoying the fall weather and the pretty fall colors.
Boyd K. Packer, passed away in his home in Utah on July 3, 2015.
He was a very loving devoted husband and father. And a true disciple of the Lord. He always wanted to make things better in the world and in lives of the people he met and also those we didn't know. He was a very kind and good-natured person. Below is a quote I like...
My thoughts...some times you just now things with your heart that you don't know with your head.
Elder Packer also said....Everything will work out in the end. If they are not working out..it is not yet the end. :)
Please pray for his wife (of 68 years) and family...for them to have the physical, emotional and spiritual strength they need to get them through this week and the coming weeks and months and beyond.
This is my dad and me. He was out of my life shortly after. I never knew him. :(
After I found my siblings from his next family I learned that my mom had made the right decision. Maybe after this life I will find out why he was the way he was.
He sure is good looking, isn't he? Kinda reminds me of the type that would have slicked back hair and a pack of cigarettes rolled up in T shirt sleeve. lol Don't know why I think this, he makes me think of James Dean, isn't he the rebel type?
Ok now that I have totally made no sense at all....have a great week everyone. :)
This is a must read. Diana has a unique writing style that draws you into the story. She made me love Lucy and hate the others who were so mean to her. She made the characters each strong in their own way. Below is a description of the story.
Lucy was born and raised in Ridgebury, in the mountains of Pennsylvania;
an area steeped in superstition. When Lucy was 6 she discovered she
had the gift of “sight”-the ability to see the future of others but not
her own. Her “sight” is somehow connected to the Deep Woods on the back
of her farm and makes her an oddity to other children. When her father
mysteriously disappears when Lucy is 9, she enters the Deep Woods
looking for answers to questions she is too young to ask.
As a young girl, she marries into a religious order and eventually
moves to the Valley towns of Athens, Sayre and Waverly . As a young
wife, she is terribly unhappy and her life takes many twists and turns-
including one of forbidden love, betrayal and abandonment.
Her quest for love takes her to Florida and the Midwest, but
ultimately takes her home to the mountains to seek answers to age-old
It is a story that will touch your heart.
I was hooked from the beginning and when I got to the end I wanted more.
This book is available to purchase at www.amazon.com in book form and also for Kindle. Also the author as an Etsy store where you can order it and have it autographed. :) Oh and this is her first book. Unbelievable !
L. Tom Perry....a wonderful Christian man and church leader who loves His Heavenly Father and his Savior Jesus Christ with all his heart, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in April after a trip to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing. He began radiation treatment shortly after. We have just recently found out that the cancer has spread to his lungs and is terminal. He is 92 years old. Hospice care will begin soon.
Please pray for his last days to be free from pain and happy ones. Please pray for his wife and family to be strong and feel the Lord's comforting spirit.
Thank you ...God bless
P.S. L Tom Perry passed away just minutes before this post first published.
At this time of year the Jewish people celebrate their Passover holiday. This is to remember the deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. The blood of a lamb painted on the door posts of their homes caused death to pass over them.
We as Christians should also think of this time of year as our deliverance from bondage. The bondage of sin. Jesus was our passover lamb. With his blood death passes over us. His sacrifice and suffering delivers us. Because He suffered we don't have to if we will repent and obey is commandments and teachings.
With His blood He freed us also from physical and spiritual death.
Here in the Pacific Northwest in Skagit Valley we have a tulip festival every Spring. Acres and acres of tulip fields. This year during the month of April people by the thousand will be touring about the many parts of the county being amazed at the beauty.
About 28 years or so ago my mom took my sister and I and our boys who were about 4 and 5 yrs old at the time to see this. We loved it. Here are a few more pictures...
Ok, I know that isn't how it goes...but that is my question. Seems like we just went from Fall to Spring. Now Winter. :( Blogging friends in the mid west and the east got all the snow. Rats! lol
Anyway, Spring is starting to show herself here. Below are a few photos of the flowers and bushes around our apartment complex. I don't know what these are. Do any of you know?
The last one above is strange. There are several of these bushes around the place. It looks like two different ones were planted together.
When the other flowers bloom I will take more pictures. We have had some nice days lately. Also we have a nearly naked maple tree just outside by our balcony. In just a few weeks it will be full of nice big green maple leaves. :)
That is how we found it when we moved in almost one year ago. I have been waiting for the little whirleybird things that come from maple trees. I think I will be sad if our tree doesn't have them. lol
Updates on everyone.....mom is doing ok but gets anxious and scared at night. :( Sister is having trouble at the 'home' she is living in not sure now to help and the people there are almost at the end of their ropes. :( Hubby is doing a lot better in most ways. Others are still a struggle. But we will get through it. :)
Well, that's it for today. Maybe my next post will be soon. I have some nice photos for it.
Well, yesterday was my birthday. Do you want to know what I did?
We slept in a bit. Then I got up gave hubby meds, checked his blood sugar, gave him insulin, made him breakfast and helped him get dressed.
Then his bath aid came and gave him a shave and he brushed his teeth and took off in his power chair to get the mail and visit with neighbors downstairs.
Then I swept the floor and carpet ( vac not working), cleaned the stove, cleared of a counter and put stuff in storage, bath aid helped clean the stove burners and went to get a few things at the store. I did a few loads of laundry.
Then we made hubby lunch. Went to hunt down a trash dumpster for some big bags of trash in the car and I couldn't dump here coz dumpster were locked shut. grrrr I visited my mom in the nursing home. And came back and made dinner. And at about 10 pm got a little nap.
Then gave hubby meds, checked his blood sugar, gave him insulin and put him to bed. Whew!
Ok, I'm done.
That was my Friday the 13th birthday. The only other time I remember a Friday the 13th birthday was when I was a kid. All I got for my birthday was underwear. :(
I went on stroll down memory lane reading a friend's post yesterday and decided to take another stroll. Does anyone remember these Fab Fashions? :)
These are Go-Go Boots. Why they are so named I have no idea. I had a pair like this in grade school. They looked better than these kinda shape-less things. lol
These other items I had at different stages in my young life. I don't know what order they came in.
Bell bottom pants.
Hot pants (I had a pair like the ones with suspenders) I wore them with a gold long sleeved blouse. The sleeves were kinda poofy at the bottom with button cluffs.
Sizzler Dresses..Cute short dresses with matching underwear or shorts.
The two pictures above are of Gunny Sax dresses. The spelling may be wrong. The blue one was like one I had only the white on the skirt was wider and crocheted. The white dress is kinda like the one I had. Mine had a very full skirt, thicker material and very modest. These I wore to church in my late teens in the mid to late 70s
Well there is just a few of the frightening styles of the 70s. LOL
Wow! I wouldn't be caught dead in these things now. Well maybe the bell bottoms wouldn't be too bad. And the long dresses were lovely.
Well I guess that's it for now. Take care my friends.
I am a christian. I love reading the scriptures. I love discussing doctrinal topics. I like the rustic mountain life. Primitive crafts and decor. And I am totally addicted to Loom Knitting. Winter is my favorite time of year. I like sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. I also love the smell of bread baking. We used to live in the Uinta mountains in northern Utah. It was lovely there and I miss so much.