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Praising God

I finally have Internet back.  A powerful tornado hit in a small community just about 5 miles from my house on Wednesday night.  Another tornado hit about 3 miles from my house. 

On Wednesday night, the TV programs kept announcing powerful storms and possible tornadoes heading our way.  My daughter #2 called from the college and sirens were going off and she went to the gym-she lives in a trailer off campus.  We were worried about her!!  We lost power at 10 that night.  At 11 we heard she was okay, so instead of my husband and I going to the basement, we thought no tornado hits here-so we headed upstairs to bed and watched the sky lite up from the lightning.

Around 1 we heard hail and looked outside on our deck, but didn't seem like no big deal.

I received a phone call early on Thursday morning (from cell phone) that our school system was on a delay schedule-still no power-so I thought no big deal.  Later that morning I learned the news-6:30-that a tornado had touch…
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Wednesday's Hodgepodge


1. What is something that bothers you if it is not done perfectly?
Making up a bed!!!!  This is a huge pet peeve of mine.  It doesn't have to be perfect, but very, very NEATLY!!!!  My daughters say I am OCD in this department.  Making my bed neatly, sets the tone for my day.





2. What is one of your best childhood memories?
The neighborhood I grew up in was a tight-knit community.  The houses were on top of each other-if you know what I mean.  A fond memory is we (about 20 of us) would play 'kick-the-can' in the road when weather permitted.  Of course, there was not much traffic then like there is now.  We would play for hours and hours.  Just think-the can cost of nothing!!! and we exercised while doing this!!!!  Forgot to mention-we all helped each other with chores so we could go outside to play.  What happened to those days????




3. Do you plan to watch the Royal Wedding and when was the last time …
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  Just wanted to remember what a great Easter we had.  The church service was amazing and I can't imagine not going to church on Easter Sunday.  My favorite song--"Jesus Messiah" was sung and so awesome!  After church we all came back for some family photos. After pictures, we couldn't wait to change into shorts!!! But I am not going to complain about the weather-not yet anyway.
Something we now have a hard time doing is finding time to talk.  When one daughter is home, the other one isn't.  So you know what we did??? We talked, and talked, and talked.  I have missed those days!!
When we finally quit talking, we decided to get dinner ready.  Daughter #2 wanted to eat later than the rest of us-reason being she didn't want to eat the college food when getting back. So we decided to just chill out some more.
Finally I had to break the party up and say let's get dinner started.  Daughter #2 warned me she was going to eat a lot-didn't really believer her but.…
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"God has given us these times of joy."

Have already enjoyed some Easter festivities!!!  Beautiful weather we are having.  My husband, daughter #2, and I took our grandson too the Easter Egg Hunt in the park.







    After the egg hunt, we went to the farmner's market.  I had to purchase two bottles of wine-strawberry and plum!!!  Gonna try later on.  Hub had to purchase Italian food--egg noodle pasta and meatballs.  Wonder if this would go with my wine!!  I wanted to get bread, but trying to lay off bread for a while.
Daughter #1 out with boyfriend on the Creeper Trail--wish she would visit us some when she is home, but all well-I guess she will later.  
Did I mention, I colored eggs with grandson on Thursday. 






I found the cutest basket-just had to purchase it----
Is this a coincidence???  Hmmm.......

Everyone enjoy your Easter!!!  Now to begin some cooking!!! and then outside to enjoy the weather.


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1. What are your plans for Easter Day/weekend?
On Friday I will clean house and color eggs and begin grocery shopping for Easter Dinner.  On Saturday I will take my step-grandson to the Easter Egg Hunt in the park and begin some cooking for Easter Dinner.   Every year I plan on getting up and going to Sunrise Service, but I manage to never drag myself out of bed.  I plan on doing this Sunday, then go to church.  After church and we kinda of settle down, I will begin Easter Dinner.  When dinner is finished it will be time for some R & R and conversation with daughters.  Almost forgot after dinner then the girls (yep ages 21 and 23) start sorting through their Easter Baskets!!  They still look at all items in the basket and sometimes trade each other for what they want most.






2. Besides Jesus, what one person from The Bible would you most like to meet and why?
Ruth--"For wherever you go, I will go..."  Ruth and Naomi s…
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Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1.. Would you rather talk to everyone at a crowded party for a short time or have a significant conversation with two people?
I would rather talk to everyone at a crowded party--Mingle, Mingle.  Of course, I wouldn't mind striking up a meaningful conversation with a couple of people.







2. What objects do you remember from your parent's living room?
My mother had this huge mirror hanging on a wall behind our couch.  Whenever we moved the couch, we had to make sure the mirror would also go.  Growing up, I remember stopping in front of the couch, looking in the mirror to make sure all my hair was in place before going to school or on a date.  Mother said the mirror belonged to her grandmother.  Now I wonder, where is the mirror and what happened to it?





3. Do you hog the bed? Steal the covers? Snore?
I don't hog the bed.  We have a king-size bed and I sleep on the edge.  So close to the edge that when I turn one al…
One More ---Added to Plate

Well, I seem keep adding to my plate-by choice too!!!  A friend invited me to a coupon workshop Friday night.  Is my life that boring when I go to a workshop on coupons on a Friday night??????  Nothing else to do, so why no go?  The lady who spoke was very interesting and gave a list of interesting topics to follow along in her handout. She has a website and then I found out she was raised in Chilhowie (where I live) who was this woman and why didn't I know her!!!  My gosh, I live here and had never heard of her!!!  She goes to the grocery store once a month, but mostly shops at Walgreen's.  My word, what was she saying?  Her and husband will pay off their house in two years, not the 15 they had mortgaged!!!  My mouth was hanging open!!!  She mentioned all the bargains she would find and I kept thinking I never find bargains. 
On the way home, my friend and I talked and said let's try this.  I couldn't wait to look in the paper Sunday for co…

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Wednesday's Hodgepodge


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1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction? Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?

ABSOULTELY---no sense of direction.  On road trips, I tell husband to go left and I know he must go right....  I rely on a GPS when driving somewhere.  The last time I used a map was probably about four years ago at an amusement park.








2. What's your favorite cookbook?

I have a few cookbooks, but not a favorite one.



3. What painting would you like to "walk into" and experience? Why?

I am a fan of any Thomas Kinkade paintings.  His paintings of cottages, snow scenes, and just a cozy life are so real to me.   Because his paintings are so detailed, he makes me want to look through the windows of a house to see what is going on. However, on a sour note-I read somewhere he was arrested for DUI.  I hope my info…
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Weekend

Weekends go by so fast!!!  Too fast!!  and the weather changes--I know it is April, but what crazy weather the weekend had in store for us.  Friday was a ho-hum day!!  After working, I decided I better make a run to the grocery store.  The daughters were coming home and the pantry was empty!!!  A few snow flakes were falling no big deal-but you would have thought a blizzard was coming!!!  Shew glad I make it out.

Saturday was no different--the sun was shining, then it began to sleet, then snow!!!  CRAZY!!!!

Sunday was beautiful-in the 70's!!!! What-I was beginning to sweat!!!!  Daughter #1 wanted to cook out on the grill--so what does she want-steak--she really doesn't like steak-but oh well.  My mother came up for a visit.  I hadn't seen her in a while-she had a total hip replacement and is doing fine.  Another run to the grocery store.  Then fire up the grill!!!!!

My husband started cooking.






  The girls started to help!!!!
Then we all sat down to eat!!!! Now tim…