Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Soulfullife-week of giving thanks.

A soulful life
We do so many things without thinking, routine, unpleasant chores, bad times but I love the idea of stopping to think of things that have touched me during each week and sharing them on my blog.
It did not take much to upset me this past week as I lost my reading glasses. Had to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my neck.
Moaning and groaning about the bad luck or whatever it is, just took over my conscious mind.
November is my birth month so I always write a post of gratitude each day.
This week is special.
Our first born's birthday on Nov. 26.

Our two sons and their children.
Birthday boy 2nd from R. next to his son.
Second son on L between his two children visiting in Texas.
What blessings they are to us.
Yes lost my reading glasses.
No reading or watching.

Spent a lot of time rocking in my straight rocking chair listening to some fine music.
Thanksgiving with loved ones.

With 5 of our 6 children.
Always happy times with them.

The star of the show.
All, even the men and boys, good cooks in the family.

Then Friday my birthday.
What more could a soul want to make one feel loved.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rainy, cloudy days call for soup and just cooking.

 If I can get this giant turnip peeled this will go into the oven and be baked for my lunch.
I love to cut up different vegetables and bake them since I must stay away from fried foods.
Today it will be fresh turnips and cabbage, onions and peppers.
Today is a chilly, rainy day in November. A good day to just cook.
Since our daughters have taken on the task of cooking for family holidays I do not have much to do in getting ready for things.
Of course, we have to take Papaw's Green Beans. They never seem to get tired of them.

I will also be taking English cucumbers and  sweet onions marinated in vinegar, water and just a touch of sweetener.

Today I am cooking a roast for vegetable soup.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Soulful Life

In thinking about what has touched me this week, I came across these photos of a mug I ordered one year when PBS was having it's fund raising shows.
When I used to watch TV, one of my favorites was
Doc Martin.
When I got my Kindle Fire I was able to go back and watch all episodes of Doc Martin.
I have since followed some other productions Martin Clune has been in and he is quite a talented actor.
He played Arthur Conan Doyle in
"Arthur and George"
quite a departure from his
Doc Martin character.

So I am going to fix me a cup of my favorite tea
and watch the entire series again.
I really like this actor and I think he really gave his great career another lift with his portrayal of Arthur.
Grateful for a Lovely Cup of Tea.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Creeping up on 80. Grand Social

Another chilly, cloudy day.
Although we have had some chilly but sunny days the cold day  wnter days are coming our way.
They bother me more so than ever before.
I have to try very hard now to be grateful and to rejoice in my many hobbies and projects I have going on.
I must admit they do not measure up to the week-ends of visitors and activities I used to do with my children and grandchildren just a few years ago.
I can remember when I would envision days of complete silence and nothing to do except what I wanted to do.
Those days are here now and as human nature would have it, I miss the days of picking up kiddos from school, helping to get one of them ready for a big occasion at school, etc.
No going back.
I appreciate my computer more each day and can depend on my sweet grands to keep me up to date on
all their school and social activities.
And special dress up occasions.
Linking up with Grandsocial

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Pink Saturday and count down to Thanksgiving.

Linking up with Beverly's Pink Saturday

Frost has hit but this beauty is still with us.


My latest Journey Beads bracelet for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth ministry work.
They are sold in the Visitor's Center at
Nazareth, Ky.


Count down to
For years we have hosted all our family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We have 6 children and together they gave us 11 grands.
Those grands are all adults now with spouses etc.
That makes for a large number of folks.
About 2 years ago hubby was very sick around holiday time and by Christmas we were both sick.
Our children started to take responsibility for holiday gatherings.
I am so grateful for that but I miss having them all at our home at one time.
Life is full of changes, some very slow and some come like a storm in the night.
Nearing 80 it is hard for us to entertain like we did.
Our children feel it is their turn now to entertain.
They still must have dad's green beans for the holidays. So we always take a huge pot of dad's green beans.
That post is getting bigger each year.
Thank goodness for a large family.
We still have Christmas decorations and open house on Christmas


Friday, November 13, 2015

Soulful Friday

Soulful Friday
What have you noticed around about as you went on your daily activities.
Something that touched your soul or made you stop and think deep thoughts.
Most of us just take for granted the people and things we see in our daily lives for granted.
Susie Mae has a blog party where one can talk about such things.
Our yard man was here today trimming all our shrubs and tidying up for the coming winter.
As I was  looking over what was going, gone I noticed this lonely Sunflower.
It is directly below our 2 birdfeeders that we keep filled with sunflower seeds for the birds.
For years, when we first started feeding the birds, every end of summer we had a  large crop of sunflowers as the result of sunflower seeds falling to the ground.
When I saw this one lonely sunflower, I realized we had not had sunflowers for several years. We had just gradually gotten used to them not being there.
What happened, we wondered.
As we watched closer we noticed woodpeckers, squirrels, and every kind of bird around was hitting our birdfeeders.
Because the smaller birds only visited us in the early years many seeds fell to the ground and therefore a nice crop of sunflowers followed.
Looks like at least one sunflower seed found the ground as here we have the proof.
Made me think of good times and bad times and as the Bible teaches us a seed must fall on good ground to thrive.
Never miss a lesson from our Creator, even if you are not looking.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

True Words Tuesday with Meri

Today we share True Words with Meri.

Still love my man after 55 years together.
We have had our ups and downs but it wasn't until I reached about 70 years old, that's 8 years ago, that I
realized I would rather have Peace than be Right.

We now have mostly ups since I learned to keep my
mouth shut, most of the time.

I pass this Peace Pole many times in my week and it helps to remind me my new thought patterns make me more happy, and hubby too.

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Enjoying my new volunteer ministry.
Making jewelry to sell for Missionary work from Paper Beads made from the Magazine, Journey, published 3 times a year by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
The white beads are rolled from the pages of the magazine and I then design and trim with brightly colored beads that I purchase from Goodwill or other consignment shops.
They are called Journey   

Just finished 400 bracelets and 100 key fobs for a 
fund raising luncheon, to be used as table favors.

For Anything Goes with Kathy