Clumsy old lady…

Several stitches & a patch

Lorraine & Stephanie…took a tumble!!  I’ve been “downsizing” and the car was packed with donations for Turning Point Second Chance Boutique in Waxhaw.  Everything had been unloaded and I was ready to leave. Then I took a fall and struck my head on their back door.  I was (am) so embarrassed because emergency vehicles rolled with sirens screaming!!  I refused treatment… but consented when Stephanie offered to drive me to the local emergency room.  She stayed through the extremely long process.  After three hours, this stubborn old lady was threatening to walk out of the treatment room and exit the building!!  Finally, stitches were in and patch was in place. Guardian angelBelatedly, Stephanie was back in Second Chance Boutique and could resume her responsibilities abandoned about 10:30.  I’m so grateful for her genuine warmth and thoughtful attentiveness!!  Stephanie–my guardian angel.

The Weaver

My life is but a weaving

Between the Lord and me.

I cannot choose the colors;

He worketh steadily.

Oftimes He weaveth sorrow,

And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper,

And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent

and the shuttles cease to fly,

Shall God unroll the canvas

and explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful

In the Weaver’s skillful hand,

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned.

He knows, He loves, He cares,
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those
Who leave the choice with Him.

(I discovered the “new to me” last verse on the Internet.)

~~~ author unknown

weaving on loom

Change in pace ?!

Pulling hair out

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!!  I once had an attractive wall plaque with that message.  It was sold or given away.  Right now I am embarking “full steam ahead” on “downsizing.”  More things are destined to find their way to Thrift Shops.  In the future I may reminisce and question “What happened to such-and-such??”  The saga with the Bluebirds is drawing to an end so I’ll focus my energy on the neglected “downsizing” project.  I’ve dragged things from Lancaster, California, to Brookville, Ohio, to Shelby, North Carolina, to Waxhaw, North Carolina.  I have five or six (or seven or eight) sturdy old suitcases full of picture albums.  I have a decades-old trunk full of pictures–and albums–from my parents and grandparents.  Off-hand I don’t know how many boxes of genealogy.  I’m facing the problem again “What do I do with these?”  ~~  True story: I wrote those words (“What do I do with these?”) and then, subconsciously, put my hands in my hair and gave it a gentle tug.  Strange isn’t it how the mind works?!  ~~  Keep me in your thoughts and prayers; I’m especially “needy” right now!!

Thot you’d like to know

First, bugs in our yogurt; now propaganda about the “Santo” movie. I encourage you to read the article and follow the links. Monsanto is trying to take down and censor the movie.

No GMO posterFYI: I’ve followed a holistic lifestyle for over thirty years. I’m conscientious about the food I eat. I don’t use prescription drugs. I’m going to support the movie-making project.

Non-GMO Shopping Guide and Six Easy Steps to Avoid….


Jesus road signNow, here’s a thought: We’ve heard how the government monitors our phone calls and our e-mail so we have no privacy. “Big Brother” may be trolling the Internet and e-mail messages for names of individuals that are anti-GMO. Perhaps I’m paranoid(?) but I believe Christians are documented “in the system.” I’m standing up for my beliefs even if it costs me my life!!

Baby News

These same messages can be found further down in the blog. I’ve consolidated them here so the reader can move from day-to-day. Depending upon your computer, I believe you can read one message, close it (x), return to this message, click the next, read it, close it, etc.

Five little Bluebird eggs in the nest

Five Little Bluebird Eggs in the Nest

Baby News — Day One

Baby News — Day Two

Baby News — Day Three

One Bluebird egg that did not hatch.

Baby News — Day Four

Baby News — Day Five

Baby News — Day Six

Baby News — Day Seven

Baby News — Day Eight

Four baby Bluebirds in the nest.

Baby News — Day Nine

Baby News — Day Ten

Baby News — Day Eleven

Baby News — Day Twelve

Four little Bluebirds in the nest.

Baby News — Day Thirteen

Baby News — Day Fourteen

Baby News — Day Fifteen

Baby News — Day Sixteen

Baby News — Day Seventeen

The day they fledged.

Baby News — Day Eighteen

Baby News — Follow up

Papa Bluebird

Mama & Papa Bluebird near the nest.

Bye, bye. You were a good nanny.



Recently fledged baby Bluebird