Saturday, May 27, 2017


This is going to be a short post because I am heading to my sister's house in just about an hour for her annual cookout.  It's always a good time.  I got up early this morning to make my world famous potato salad.

On Tuesday I picked up Debbie and we headed for Bible Study.  We are in the third chapter of Colossians.  When we finish we will do Philemon since he lived in Colossae.  Not sure what I'll do after that.  I'm thinking something in the Old Testament for a break.  But anyway, here's a little video Debbie and I made for you.


After study Debbie had her first taste of Royal Farms.  She came over to my house to share lunch with me and Joe.  Royal Farms is not inexpensive, but the food is really good.

On Wednesday I went for my fasting blood test.  I found out that the lab opened at 7:00 a.m. and I was there at 7:05.  I was hungry and wanted to eat.  It was the easiest blood draw I have ever had.  So quick and painless.  She put a cotton patch on my wound and paper tape since I'm allergic to adhesive.  Everything was fine.  After about an hour I took the bandage off and it was soaked through with blood.  Oops.  She sure didn't stop the bleeding before letting me go.  It was fine though with hardly a mark.  But by evening it was itching so badly and I had a big red mark all over my inner elbow.  Fortunately by morning all was gone.  I'm not sure about going back to that lab.

But I have to run.  I still have to get myself together and get on the road.  I'll be back soon with pictures of our get together.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Saturday was Joe's birthday.  I wanted to make it a special day for him.  I was going to take him out for breakfast, but it was also the day of the Ladies Brunch.  So I ended up giving him breakfast in bed before I hurried off.

I had given Joe his gift earlier in the month.  I got him an air purifier.  He was suffering with his allergies and I thought this would help him.  What a difference it has made!   He is breathing so much better.

Joe got a lot of cards and phone calls all day.  It really made him feel good.


In the evening our friends Carole and Walt took us to Cracker Barrel for dinner.  They even got him a Cracker Barrel gift card for a gift so the dinner was really on them.

Here's the birthday boy!

Cracker Barrel is one of Joe's favorites. 

It was hard to decide what to have.

I was looking at some things in the store after we ate, but everyone was in a hurry to leave, so I didn't get anything.  I do like their clothes though.

I haven't felt all that well today.  I'm so tired.  I fell asleep around 5 p.m. and woke up at 10:30 p.m.  No dinner for me tonight.  I just had a snack so I could take my medicine and I'm going back to sleep.  Hope I feel better tomorrow.

See you then.



Monday, May 22, 2017


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On Saturday we had our second annual Ladies Brunch at church.  Last year when Genny and I decided to do something fun with the ladies of the church we were hoping this brunch would become an annual thing.  So I was very happy that we had our second brunch this year.

I had gone to church on Friday afternoon to decorate.  It was very simple, but I thought looked very nice.

I was a little late getting to the brunch.  It was the same day as Joe's birthday and I had made him breakfast in bed.  But I was only about 7 minutes late so it wasn't too bad.  Everyone had begun to eat by the time I got there though.

 Our very talented Dorothea made all of the food.  There were scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes with cheese and french toast casserole.  On the other table there were the beverages, a fruit salad and rice pudding she had made along with lemon blueberry bread that I had made.  Everything was delicious!

All the ladies enjoyed it and we all enjoyed each other's company too.

After we finished eating I introduced our guest speaker, Vonnie Allen.  She is the wife of one of our denomination's pastors and a great speaker.  She spoke on finding peace in the midst of life's storms.  It was a great message.  I was so glad she was able to come.

It was a wonderful day.  Don't worry about the guys being left out, though.  Next month there's the Men's Breakfast.