Quiet and common notions...shared here...with you! Of life ~ our hearts and our home.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Just a quick update (on Bevy) to calm your anxious hearts

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I just want to say a big thank you to all of you for your kind and caring thoughts and concerns.  I knew I needed to update you  *SOON* before you all write me off - as a goner.

I am fine.

I did not call the doctor last night - as a ton of you felt I should do.  (I know right now, you're about to dis-own me and consider me not worthy of "relationship".

I did call her this morning - asking to be seen today - and I had an appointment at 11:15am.  The children were able to go to my mom's while I saw the doctor.

The only real change that happened was an increase of antibiotic- meaning a much stronger one.  The rest of any and all instructions (which I am currently following) are to be and remain the same.  It's just going to be a long road ahead.

The doctor was glad that I called and came in today and felt that my decision was within reason to wait it out until this morning.

What I have is Superficial Phlebitis.  And the redness is just the inflammation trying it's best to do "it's thing" - all while the antibiotics are doing "their job".  I can only be on Tylenol (currently) and that is fine to take as often as needed.  The key is finding the balance of being ambulatory (hello! I'm a mom of two toddlers and life has it's demands) and resting to elevate with warm compresses - as often as I can.

She fully explained the boundaries and limitations that I have in regards to my leg and when I need to act - should things change.

She also understood that "TEDS" may be too much and that just a regular support hose nylon (all of the time) would be just as sufficient.

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So.  I hope that helps... to explain everything. 

You're continued thoughts and prayers will be much appreciated.... 





Sunday, January 30, 2011

Old Time Sunday Hymn Sing | Blessed Assurance

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~ Blessed Assurance~
F. J. Crosby / Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of his spirit, washed in his blood.

Refrain
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

(Refrain)

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Saviour am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

(Refrain)

: : Photo taken of a church in our local area.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Simply Saturday (formerally known as Silently on Saturday)

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Rather then continuing on with my current Saturday theme called Silently on Saturday... I've decided to join up (from here on out) with my sweet friend, Jenn, from A Country Girl's Ramblings - for her Simply Saturday Link-up Party, instead.

And, you can too!  See Jenn's blog for details...


 
 
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The photos I take will still be only one photo with little or no words... just something from around our home over the course of the day - on Saturday.  It's not a very "clear, articulate" photo but the idea is clear enough - we're (all) climbing the walls around here!!
 



Happy Saturday!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday's Finds | Corner's of my Home - The Master Bedroom

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{Welcome to Friday's Finds! For those of you who are new to this blog and/or just poppin' in - Hello! and welcome. On Friday's I like to try and feature "a find" of no particular value or sentiment, no reason or rhyme and yet, exactly for all of those reasons I just mentioned.}



Totally and completely switching gears from the unexpected "leg-trifying" topic of the week, I thought I would show a few of my favorite quirks finds around our farmhouse - where we live - specifically from out of our master bedroom, today.

This could also go along with "the series" I had done awhile back - Corners of our Home - the Nursery, which is just one example.


When you first step into our bedroom - by the way, this RED CARPET was already here - you get an instant "whoa" escaping from your lips.  It's really red.  And the wallpaper is a pink floral - yeah....

We rent and so "to change it", well, I would love to do so, but I'll be honest it's been growing on me, and it's not like I'm in our bedroom all of the time.  At night, when the lights are low... the mood of the room feels cozy.  ;)

This wall lamp is one of the original pieces in the room and I love it!  It's one of two light fixtures that we have in our room.  That's plenty.  The lights from the master bathroom help a lot too.



I told you the wallpaper was a floral - pink.  The ceilings are also very low (in our bedroom), and for me, that to change clothes - I have to watch out that I don't whack my hands/arms into the ceiling.  The rest of the ceilings in our house (except for the dining room) are completely fine.  Just another funny quirk... 
Oh, and unless your tall like a couple of my siblings- specifically two of my brothers who stand at about 6'7"... no kidding.  Then, you'd think they're fine, too.


The only closet in the room: Here is another favorite find.  When we were looking at the place (before renting) we didn't know about all of these little treasures.  My husband's closet is only about a foot and half deep.  It has the hanger hooks that slant downward and so shirts and pants get hung up against each other - side by side. 

But, here is what I love about it.  I LOVE the vintage wallpaper in the upper half and ceiling of the closet.  It's such a pretty (the picture doesn't do it justice) sage green and grey.   I do smile whenever I'm hanging up my hubby's clothes... and, that's a fact-ish.



This is my favorite little corner of our room.  I love this chair.  I found it at one of our local thrift stores for $35.  and although the seat is a little "soft" and there is one button/pin missing in the back... it reminds me of my Grandmother - who had a chair exactly like this.



I cleaned off the bedside table - for this picture, but I can tell I didn't vacuum in this room lately.  Yikes!

Anyway.  Here is another LOVE of mine.  I found this cabinet/table at another local thrift store for maybe $20.  I can't remember exactly, as it's been awhile.  I think it was an LP/record cabinet and someone else painted over it.  I was REALLY into (and still am) the Shabby Chic look for awhile and this cabinet could not have screamed my name any louder.

I'll be quiet about this ... because it does bring some tension into our marriage. :) Besides, the fact that there is no picture of it, because it is no more.
But, back when I was single and just newly married.  I had used an old interior door for my headboard.  It was a beautiful, antique-white with some shades of pale pink, all chipped up and still had the original latch-lift door handle attached.

I lugged that beautiful piece of art... out of a friend's barn... found some cinder blocks to rest it up on to - against the wall - to serve as my head board.  I felt like Rachel Ashwell, so much... I loved it!   That's all I'm going to say about that.   


This is not the best close-up photo of the quilt on our bed.  And, I realize that this post is getting quite lengthy - in fact, I might just say more about this quilt another time.   There is certainly more to say on this.... ;) wait and see.

I hope you enjoyed another Corner of my Home on this Friday Finds sort of day.  I apologize for it taking me so long to get around to this room of the house. 
Anyway... 

Here's hoping you have a wonderful day and a great weekend ahead.  I'm off to call the doctor's for a follow-up about my leg. 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

There is nothing more absurd then sleeping with pets in your bed.

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Especially, if they're a turtle and a penguin. 
I'm just saying....

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Caleb and Aubrey - along with all the other cousins - each got a Pillow Pet for Christmas!





They're cute as all get out...

But because I am literally NOT a pet person (just being honest) I thought I just have to have some fun with this one. 
I obviously need to use pillows to elevate my leg.  And, to sleep at night has been a real bear (no pun intended - well maybe)... but it's been really, really tough. 

So.  Last night I thought I would take these Pillow Pets to bed with us last night and see if and how I could sleep - hoping for some real comfort.  Hoping to keep my leg elevated.... ((not!!))

It was another tough night.

Surely, I have offended no one... because if you are a pet person and you take either a turtle or penguin to bed with you, nightly - we'll have to talk, because that my friends would absolutely be.... absurd. 

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I tried to take a picture of my leg - but it doesn't look pretty.  One because it is my leg - and it is not pretty, as it is.  And two, it's hard to see what the issue is because it's inside my leg.  The picture doesn't really show you the protruding vein that is there.

 But here you go... if you're interested.


The area inside the black dots - was fire red and swollen.  There is a hard knot, still - just inside the circle at the reddest part  and that is where the clot is.  And, actually, the redness has somewhat gone away but the tender, angry pain is still there and yet, I can tell it is already well on the mend. 

The antibiotics are to keep the redness from turning into something worse - such as Cellulitis. 
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I honestly thank each one of you for your kinds thoughts and prayers for me - I feel so overwhelmed, grateful and appreciative.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Update on Bevy

Hi all this is Scott writing, as Bevy rest on the couch at the moment. We just returned from the hospital, to which we received good/bad news.

So what one do you want first?

The Bad? OK...It is in fact a blood clot of the superficial vein.

The Good? By His grace it is below the knee. Here is how this works. The vein that delivers the blood through our legs is referred to as the interior vein. Once it reaches past the knee the vein splits off into the superficial veins. (That is the veins you see down your calf, ankle, etc.). The clot is in the superficial which they are confident will be removed over time with the help of the antibiotic, elevation, warm compresses and activity. They were very happy to see that our Primary Care Provider (PCP) had her on antibiotics already to keep it from turning into Cellulitis.

Had the clot been above the knee, where the interior and superficial(s) join then we would be on our way to most likely admitting Bevy into the hospital. The staff have "dotted-out" the current size of the redness and swelling, so we have a valid visual to compare against should the swelling or redness continue to grow some more.

They called for the PCP while at the hospital and knowing it could be some time to call back, we went home. Since then the PCP did call the hospital and left them a message too, and we currently wait on the PCP to call us for our next move.

Blessings: Yeah - BIG TIME! As I was able to leave work early today, and get home. The roads were amazingly clean (we are in a snow storm right now) and once I got home the hospital called us saying "we have cancellations, do you want to come in early? YES!!!!!  Till we left the hospital the snow had started up again.  Basically we were home before the original appointment was to take place.

Thanks to all for your loving thoughts, prayers and well-wishes.  We'll continue to keep you in the loop.

~Scott

the unexpected

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It was 4:30 in the afternoon.  Yesterday.  I suddenly realized - wait - I'm sitting here in the Dr's office.  Scared. Alone. Unnerved.

I was here for me.

An unexpected turn of events had taken place and demanded that I pay attention.

((sigh))


Two mornings prior to this appointment - I woke up with the feeling of a Charlie Horse in my upper calf.  It wasn't really one - because usually they go away, pretty quickly.  I could tell the pain was pretty localized and that it looked like a vein in my leg was sticking out.  I went throughout the day - aware of it - but, in running errands and whatever...it was manageable. 

The next morning, which was yesterday morning, I got up to use the bathroom (early AM!) and could hardly walk.  I took a closer look, later that morning, and WHOA!!  My leg was swollen, and the redness of inflammation was a circle the size of a coffee mug and growing.  I know I have TED-type stockings somewhere - in a box - but where?  And, so in getting dressed for the day I put on regular support-ish nylons, (I hate them...) trying to give more support to my leg... and thought I'd wait it out.  Walking was painful.  Sitting was too.  The kids would bump it - I'd scream.  My clothes even hurt - rubbing up, against my leg.

I knew I needed to call and at least ask for advice. 
See!  Here's the thing... 

I'm not a nurse.  But.  I've worked in the medical field as a Nurse Assistant, for some time... and I play the role of "the nurse" very well - who, where often its the nurses who will make the worst patient.  No offense. We just do.
Any nurses, out there, care to admit and agree with me? 

The mind game kept reeling.  Yeah, but...

 I know there is a HUGE history of blood clots in my family tree.  What if...?

But.  I'm fine... it'll go away.  I'll just walk it off.   ((which probably helped more then I know))

Finally.  My gut feeling won over and I called Scott to let him know that I was planning to make a call to the Dr's ... just to get advice.  I don't want to worry, but what else can I or shouldn't do?  It was getting worse.

Imagine his surprise that I wanted to call- because he knows me, so well.

I left my information with the Secretary and within 10 minutes the nurse calls back with these words...

"The Dr. wants to see you immediately.  Can you get here within 15 minutes?"  -  the nurse seemed really serious.  "Uhmmm... yes!  Both of my kids are asleep on the floor downstairs... I'll need to find a sitter and I will do my best, I replied."  I called Scott - to let him know... changing clothes and talking on the phone and trying to keep myself from "breaking".

((This is where I cry tears in amazement at God's goodness to me- how everything came together so quickly.))

Currently at that moment... my next door neighbor (Amanda) was not at home.  I called my brother Joel to see if he could come over (fast but safely! I knew he was at home all day and he lives about 10 minutes.)  I realized it would take me all but 15 minutes to get to our doctor's office.  I thought I would have to call the Dr's back to say I would still try to get there but - I would be "really late".

To my surprise... as I'm downstairs W-A-I-T-I-N-G for my brother to show up ... I see that Amanda is home now.  I quick call her to ask if she wouldn't mind coming over to sit with the Little's until my brother got here.  She was quickly right over, with her little guy.  Amazing!

I left.

I called my brother (thank God for cell phones) to say that I was on my way and that Amanda was with the kids.  Except that he tells me that my mom had just walked in the door (from getting home from her work) and that she turned right around and was on her way over here. ;)

I immediately felt at peace... even thought I started to cry all over again while I talked to Scott some more and quickly "bucked up" for this appointment.  I was so glad I was doing this. 

Do you know that I got to that Dr's appointment in just over 15 minutes??

: : Long story short.  ;) : :

I have Phlebitis.  Which is just inflammation of the vein, in my leg.

I'm currently on antibiotics.  I need to elevate and use warm compresses and wear tight compression stockings (which I still can't locate).

I do have to go later today (around 3:00pm) for an ultrasound to make sure that it isn't really a deep vein Thrombosis.  (blood clot)


I share all of this - so you can be praying.  And, I hope the weather is favorable, which doesn't appear to be favorable at this moment.  Scott will plan to be home early today to either stay with the children or go with me.

I know I sound all dramatic and wussy, in my story... but... do you get my heart's gratitude for the faithfulness of God to meet my needs of provision?  I mean the timing... of Amanda coming home when she did (her willingness), followed by my Mother's willingness to come over - immediately after a long day. 

I love my mom.  She is just such a blessing and has such a servant heart and mind-set.  She helped get dinner together and clean up the kitchen, afterwards.  As tired as she was from her long day... there was no complaint or question.  She obviously needed to keep my little ones "calmed down", too, as they didn't know where mommy was... or why?

There is more to this story than I ready to share right now...but... now you know where and what I was doing at 4:30- 5:00 yesterday afternoon in... the unexpected. 

: : What were you doing?  Any of life's unexpected-turn-of-events take place for you?  How about any of life's unexpected-blessings?


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

fall on the earth

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At this my heart pounds and leaps from it's place.  Listen!  Listen to the roar of his voice...
(reading from Job 37)

God's voice thunders in marvelous ways, he does great things beyond our understanding.  He says to the snow, "Fall on the earth"....


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When I was playing around with this photo - using Picnik.  I loved the way it turned out.  I wasn't going for anything specific - just letting it come together - the way it did.

But.

As I was reading this morning in Job 37 - the chapter again and again declares God's control over the skies; over the earth; over us. (vs.7, 12, 13, 15 & 16)

I took a closer look at my photo.

The outside edges, on this photo, look dirty... this world is (awfully) dirty... my heart is (very) dirty.

When God says to the snow... "fall on the earth".  It's like a fresh white, blanket of CLEAN.

I was thinking how much I needed the Lord's mercies *new* this morning to fall afresh on me and wash me clean. 

I prayed...


I need his covering today and everyday...
and so do you.

Monday, January 24, 2011

the most random of posts

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Good Morning, dear friends!!

Welcome to the most random of posts - evah.  At least, in awhile.

First, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for your loving thoughts and prayers, over this past week,  for us; our extended family; and in particular, my Aunt Mary and her three children - Sarah, Reuben, and Phillip, as we entered a long week of loss and grieving with my uncle's passing.

The Lord, is so amazing in his giving of grace.  We (all) felt his hand extended...with comfort and peace.

Please - continue to remember the family in your thoughts and prayers - as this is when it gets H A R D.  When everyone is gone...and the days and nights fill with loneliness and concern for the future and its unknowns.

I can so relate to these moments, with my own Dad's passing (nearly 15 years ago) when everything was over and everyone known to us went on in their usual way with their usual life happenings and activities... it was the roughest road to walk.  It felt like no one else cared or even remembered. (I'm sure that isn't true.)
How can one thing (event) be so raw for some and a distant memory to other's?


Second.  Here comes the random...

We were making pizza Saturday evening for dinner... and wouldn't you know?  We forgot - completely -




that we had been invited to another pizza party.  I think theirs would've been much better, even though I think mine is not too shabby.  I still cannot believe we forgot all about it.  It was while making our pizza that we remembered the invitation.

Although, I will say that my hubby is making himself a really mean side-kick in the kitchen when it comes to making pizza.  This is from a man who swears he can't cook and can burn water - proven, with witnesses.

It's serious.

It's like an art-form.

It's about as serious as the making of a Scott-dog!

Thirdly.  Here is for more random...

So, are you ready for more snow?  In a way - I am...  they say it's coming!  More on the way- for this week.

I was blessed beyond belief, last Monday, when my brother had MLK day off ,of work.  He called and said he wanted to take the little ones sledding on the hill, over by the farm - where we used to live. 
They were gone for more then two hours... allowing me to sew and finish this bag up.


~ Enchanted Forest~
(RESERVED for M.J.L.)

Only for them to come home COLD and smelling like snowmobiles... yup!  My little ones each had their first snowmobile ride and I wasn't there to get their pictures. 

Oh, the memories made...

And, if this isn't the most random thought - evah....

Can I just tell how much I  L*O*V*E  Fig Newtons, paired with cup of coffee- right now? 

Simply Delectable.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Old Time Sunday Hymn Sing | `Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

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`Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Mrs. Louisa M. R. Stead/ Wm. J. Kirkpatrick

`Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take him at his word;
Just to rest upon his promise;
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord".

Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust his cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me
`Neath the healing, cleansing flood.

Yes, `tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy, and peace.

I'm so glad I learn'd to trust thee,
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend;
And I know that thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

Refrain
Je-sus, Je-sus how I trust him;
How I've prov'd him o'er and o'er.
Je-sus, Je-sus,
Precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Silently on Saturday | All set

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with *s*n*o*w* place to go....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday's Finds | Scrabble Tile Magnets

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{Welcome to Friday's Finds! For those of you who are new to this blog and/or just poppin' in - Hello! and welcome. On Friday's I like to try and feature "a find" of no particular value or sentiment, no reason or rhyme and yet, exactly for all of those reasons I just mentioned.}




Here is today's Friday's Find....  Scrabble Tile Magnets.

I believe, I first found this idea on this blog (Farmgirl Paints) - written as a guest-post write-up from this blog (Lemonade Makin' Mama)!   I immedetely fell in love with the idea...


It took me awhile to find an acutal (already used) Scrabble Game... with all of the tiles.    But, we did!  We found one at a yard sale for .50 cents.  I felt kind of funny buying a brand new game for something like this, plus, even though we already owned a game, I didn't want leave us without an actual game to play. 

You know?



I found a roll of magnetic tape (at a local craft store)... and went to town.

It was one of the Christmas gifts that I made, for Scott and I, to share - so that we could "read each other's minds" ...off the fridge.   ;) 

And, to share with others - the random things of life that we've been looking forward to... such as the Farm Show, family secrets, well-wishes, etc.


We've been having a lot of fun with this gift ever since.... and so have the kiddo's.


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

a bittersweet moment in time

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Oftime shadows will hide beautiful things.
Other times {they} come out of hiding to create their own beauty.
(yours truly)


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Please remember my Aunt Mary and the three children (Sarah, Reuben and Phillip)
 in your thoughts and prayers, as we walk with them through this season of change in their lives.

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Just as this life-changing event seems like dark, dismal shadows, to us, and the questions loom large of WHY?, mixed with fears of the unknown.
We can see the beauty in and of the shadow - the Lord's Mercy - to call Roy home and free him of all his earthly pain and suffering.  
Scriptures assure us, that our Heavenly Father will never leave us, nor forsake us...  that our hope and comfort is found in Him; Christ eternal; Christ alone.

 Awaiting us, we have a Heavenly Home - not made with (human) hands.  And, one day the shadows of this life will be NO MORE - for God Himself is the light and in him there is no darkness!




It truly is a bittersweet moment in time.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Showing Partiality

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I just got home from a MOPS ladies Bible Study... not too long ago.

We were discussing the story of Rebekah, her husband, Isaac and their twin sons, Jacob (younger son) and Esau (older son).

I don't know if your fully familiar with the story found in Genesis, but there is a lot to learn from the lives of these two biblical characters - particularly Rebekah.
One thing that struck me was the love story between Rebekah and Isaac - only to have their marriage slowly take drift as they began to live out their years with their twin sons caught in the middle.

Partiality (showing favoritism) was rapidly taking over...

Isaac loved Esau.
Rebekah loved Jacob.

James 2:9 says, "If you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors."

: : What about if personalities click easier with one child over another?  What if one is more compliant then the other?  etc. 
Do you struggle in playing favorites with your kids?

What if God promised blessing to the younger rather then the older and you knew that?  That's what went down in Rebekah's story.  The problem was that she felt she needed to help God out with "His Plan".

Henceforth, came the deception, the cunning trickery, and ultimately the pain of separation and a continuation of partiality shown on into future generations, as we know of Jacob and his future father-in-law and two wives.

What we reap, we will sow.

: : Have you ever found yourself on the giving or the receiving end of partiality?   How has that impacted you or changed you? 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weathered Priorities!

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Red in the Morning,
Sailor's warning.
Red at Night,
Sailor's delight.
                ~ unknown

Read HERE for another and more interesting versions to this little adage.

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Every time I see a beautiful sunrise (or sunset) - I think of that little rhyme, {above}.  I believe these photos were taken, last week, one morning, prior to our latest snowstorm.

You can tell within minutes of taking each photo - the skies were getting lighter and brighter!

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While I was thinking of what to post for today - I came across this lovely little suggestion.  And, I kind of like it....

Listen very carefully to the weather report-
don't get caught in a big snowstorm
without sufficient fabric.
When heavy snow is forecast, shop for fabric first,
then get bread and milk, if you have time.

Of course, this holds special meaning to all who have a love of fabrics, and such, as much as I do.  And - as for today - I am well stocked.  Bring on the forecast - fair weather or foe.

Priorities!  Yes.  Priorities.  What do you think?

Monday, January 17, 2011

When the pages turn...

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and the chapters that fill the books, say of our lives, are over and there is.... "the end".  Is it really, the end of the story?

I was thinking a lot of this yesterday - as I spent some time with former co-workers at a work related reunion... thinking of the way our stories intertwined and were woven together with memories and laughter and photos.

This work related chapter is pretty much over for me... even though I had a lot of "influence" on these people (and they on me) and our lives still have some interaction, it doesn't quite hold the same value or sentiment as it once did. 

The book is almost over... "the end" is in view.  Today was just another turn of the page....

But, Oh! what a good book.

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I wasn't home more then an hour when I got the call that another chapter had ended. 

The story of the life of my Uncle Roy is no longer being written.  The last page has been turned... the end has come (for him!) here on this earth.

My Uncle Roy has passed away - Sunday evening - January 16, 2011.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed...

The story isn't over, though.  We will see him again - in Glory. 

Oh yes! the memories remain, there are/will be photos and laughter as we reflect on his story, his life...


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I'm leaving you today to reflect on this thought....

(and, I don't know if this will make any sense it came to me at two in the morning and I scribbled these words out on paper, as I lay there in the dark - with thoughts and prayers all bottled up.)

Don't lose yourself in the story, (meaning getting so busy with life that you forget to pay attention and live)
Know that the end is just as important as the beginning. (meaning it's not so much how you died, but how you lived - was it well?)

Stay focused on who and what the Author (God) is saying.
And at the end of the last chapter...


Can others say, who read; "Wow! that was a great story, I'm so glad I knew of this book."

May our stories live on... and on .... and on.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Old Time Sunday Hymn Sing | The Love of God

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Frederick Martin Lehman

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

Refrain

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Refrain

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.


Refrain


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The last verse is my favorite verse.... and so much to think about.  It's incomprehensible - this Love of our God.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Silently on Saturday | Looking On

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from the inside, looking out... a moment from the during the week.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday's Finds | Farm Show Update

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I'm back and I have to make it quick... I'm ready to "hit the hay".  What a long and wonderful day.  This post may most likely just be heavy with new farm show photos (letting them speak for themselves) and then it's those two food items that made me so - H A P P Y!!!

Here you go...
















These two food items are forever etched as Farm Show must - haves.  Fried Mozzarella Cubes (w/marinara) and  Homemade Belgian Waffles with Cinnamon Ice Cream, drizzled with honey.

Oh My GAWSH!!!!!

2012  - here we come! 

Friday's Finds | One bag at a time

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{Welcome to Friday's Finds! For those of you who are new to this blog and/or just poppin' in - Hello! and welcome. On Friday's I like to try and feature "a find" of no particular value or sentiment, no reason or rhyme and yet, exactly for all of those reasons I just mentioned.}




Special Orders keep rolling in and I'm finding that I don't have the time I would like to have to devote or give to Bags by Bevy like I would love to give.  So.... we work at it "one bag at a time".... when we can.
 
Thank you for your patience.
 
Here is the latest special order placed... RESERVED for Kristy H.  (It's not for Sale!)
 
I call it a "Little bit of Leopard Love".
 



 
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On to the next... several orders, placed. 
 
I do hope to fill my Etsy shop, again - eventually!  But, don't get me wrong... I enjoy this sort of problem.
 
I might be back later today to update you on our Farm Show experience, from yesterday.  I found two of the most DELICIOUS food items out there... that are worth going to the farm show just for those.  Yummmmmm.
Right now, I'm still recuperating.... fun day... but oh, so tiring. ;)
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
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