Saturday, August 11, 2012


Good morning. Grab a cup of coffee and come sit down. I just have to share what happened this week. Oh yes, you get your choice of coffee, Kona or DD. Don't you love choices? I do, and am loving my Keurig working so well. It rained here last night and it is nice and cool this morning. Almost has the feel of fall. Almost.
Here is where I blog. My reading nook. I love this corner.

When I started blogging almost 2 years ago, I had no idea what was in store for me. I know we never know, but in this situation it is so true. I had no idea the kindness and generosity of fellow bloggers. None. I had read blogs and seen thank you's, but didn't think too much about it. Never the less when I started, I never expected to meet so many wonderful people. People I had so much in common with. Nor did I expect to make life long friendships. Some of the people and I e-mail everyday. We share and we give advice. I have been blessed to meet several, as you know, and I consider that a gift. I haven't met one person I haven't liked. That is the truth. Well, this week a fellow blogger, sent me into shock! Literally. I had an e-mail from him saying he had sent me a "small" gift. Last year he sent me gourd eggs and some dried okra, so I had no idea what was coming. Let me stop here and say I don't make any thing, not one bit crafty like most of the bloggers out there, so I haven't been an RAK blogger.(Random Acts of Kindness). Maybe I should apologize for that, but I won't. I am not, nor will I ever be crafty. I certainly do appreciate other peoples creations, however, I believe the day  the Lord was handing out talents, I was playing with a dog somewhere. Or something. Anyway I have never done RAK's although I have been the recipient of many.I appreciate each of them . They are out in my house and I think of you when I see them. (Except the coffee and it is long gone.)lol But it certainly was enjoyed. Anyway when I came home from dominoes Thursday there was this huge box on my porch, from Marshel. I didn't get a picture because I tore into it too fast! Like a kid at Christmas! This is what I found inside. I was shocked.
Is she not beautiful? We call her Mother, because he has  a girl and a boy too. Please go over to his blog and read about these portraits. He has wonderful antiques, and lives in his ancestral home.
Bama Planter
I offered to pay him and he said no. He just loved giving and he reads my blog and knows about our year. I could only smile graciously and say thank you. I did try her several places before we found her niche. She hangs right to the left of my reading nook chair, where I can keep my eye on her. Or vice versa
Again I am amazed at the generosity of bloggers. Just amazed.
Well you know how it is. One new thing and you have to move a lot of other things to accommodate the new. That is what I did.
The sconce on the wall was in my bedroom. It and the picture that was above the shelf changed places.
The mirror that hung over the chest is now here.
The picture that hung here, is now here.LOL
So you see what I did yesterday? I tweaked, moving and rearranging.
My friend Carol and I call it playing house. If one of us gets something new,we'll call the other and say"will you come over and play today". We became friends many, many years ago and have remained steadfast until this day. She is one of the finest examples of being a friend I have ever known. Her house is fabulous and I am going to do a blog on all of her quilts she has made. We talked about this last night. BTW you have been on field trips to her house. We go on a field trip to Debs next. They have made a lot of changes, I know you will enjoy. I meant to do that the next post, but just had to share Mother with you.
I want to show you how my turkeys have grown. I hadn't seen them in a week, and they came :home" yesterday. This was taken out the bedroom window. Can you see how they have grown?
There were a lot more, but even though they were a long way from me they sensed a presence. I didn't get the rest of them.
Well thanks for coming through my back door where life is good.
PS:I cannot talk about RAK's without mentioning my friend Lynne, who has been my wonderful blog fairy. (She doesn't like it when I give her credit)We haven't met yet, but we WILL! I just know it. She lives in Wales, but we will meet.
PSS: Two of my grands have had birthdays. I want to say Happy birthday Curt on the 3rd and Happy birthday Lindsay on the 9th. Lindsay missed only a few hours being an 8-8-88 baby, instead she was an
PSSS: Jan over at Life On Buttermilk Hill
has gotten some good news this week. We have all been praying for her son Brian


  1. Morning Betty
    That is very nice. I will go check out his sight. Enjoy the cooler temps.

  2. Love your reading/blogging nook. You gave the new picture a nice place of honor in your home.

  3. Mother is just awesome!! I agree, blogging pals are the best!!

  4. I really enjoyed your post this morning and what a nice gift! I'll take some DD coffee but I've already got me a cup to enjoy :). Enjoy your Saturday!

  5. Such a beautiful gift from your friend.Yes it's amazing how we through blogging we find so many kindred spirits and real friendships.Wonderful people to connect with to share joys and sorrows.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. What a great blessing Betty! I am so happy for you. Thanks for sharing. Yes this is a great community!
    Be blessed,

  7. O Betty indeed those of us who blog are blessed with the best friends ever . Beautiful Treasures you received . Wishing you a wonderful blessed day !hugs lil raggedyangie

  8. What a wonderful gift Betty!!

    Enjoy your weekend~Becky

  9. I love it Betty, you are truly blessed with good people in your life!

  10. What a thoughtful and lovely gift. You are so correct, blog friends are the greatest! I love mine too. :)

  11. Wow, Betty, what a wonderful gift! It looks awesome in its new home away from home. He could not have chosen a nicer person to give it to! What a kind soul you have! I so enjoy reading your blog! Your personality shines through your blog and I look forward to every post! You have had a rough year but you continue to perservere. You give the rest of us hope when things get rough. Hugs and prayers continue for Amanda and your beautiful family. Can't wait to see what Deb has been up to...tell us soon!


  12. Aren't fellow bloggers amazing. I'm like you...not an ounce of crafty in me. Yet all these talented friends stil read my blog...cuz they like it...amazes me! Simply amazes me! I love Mother!

  13. How amazing is our God to bless us so richly with our blog friends.
    You are a blessing to us all. Beautiful gift for a beautiful lady.
    Blessings Trace

  14. Hi Betty,

    Wow! What a gift! I know that WAS like Christmas!

    You are so funny....playing with a dog when God was handing out the crafting skills. Well, I must have been reading or playing with kids or something when He handed out sewing skills! lol!

    Have a wonderful week my friend!


  15. What a happy post. How lovely that your friend sent you that nice picture. You may not be crafty but you surely have artistic talent in decorating your home beautifully!! I live your home pictures. I'm amazed at your energy.

    Thanks for your birthday good wishes. Like you, I feel blessed to have met such sweet blog friends like you. Hugs, Lura

  16. What a happy post. How lovely that your friend sent you that nice picture. You may not be crafty but you surely have artistic talent in decorating your home beautifully!! I live your home pictures. I'm amazed at your energy.

    Thanks for your birthday good wishes. Like you, I feel blessed to have met such sweet blog friends like you. Hugs, Lura

  17. What a wonderful gift! and such a wonderful friend to give it to you :) I bet you love playing house, it's so much fun!! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you !

    hugs, Trish

  18. Hello Betty. I have enjoyed this post today. What a perfect picture for your home. A thoughtful and gracious gift from your blog friend. I, too, have been blessed to meet many wonderful friends through blogging. I look forward to visiting your blog and learning more about you. Enjoy this lovely day.


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