Friday, May 31, 2013

Attitude of Gratitude

Good Friday morning and welcome Through My Back Door. It is a beautiful morning for us to sit out here and have our coffee.
I love being outside and have been spending lots of time here and here.
So grab your coffee, have a piece of cake and we will sit and have a chat.
Lots of things have been going on through my backdoor. I had a birthday last week and the celebration went on for a while. What fun! I love celebrating anything!lol
Had some company for a few days and am expecting more in June. Looking forward to these visits.
Haven't been in the mood,nor have I had time to do anything in the house. I have some plans though. Does that count?
Monday was a cook out at lunch and then a birthday party that night with the card group. In our group we all put 20.00 in  card, so everyone gets 100.00 on their birthday. We give other small gifts too. It is so much fun to get that $$. I am putting mine toward a mustard FW coverlet.
Like this but mustard. (They actually call it brown, but it is more mustard).
I am grateful for that group of girls who have been my friends for many, many years. They know me well and like me any
Tuesday Deb,Michael, and I went to Dollywood for the day. We had such a good time. I hadn't been in years. Curtis and I always got season passes and went several times a year. We enjoyed the shows. Deb and Michael used to do the wood carvers show, so we always went up when they did that too. Anyway they gave me a season pass for Mothers Day, so we used them Tuesday.
Yesterday was domino day here. Since I was gone all day the day before, we had sandwiches and chips. Bought dessert too.
I will do better next time. I am grateful for that group too. We do have a lot of laughs.(Some complaining too.)lol
It won't be too many days until we go here! I can actually hear it calling my name.
I cannot wait to eat here.
But this is my favorite place of all.
Dewey Destins!!!!! I can almost taste the shrimp. It will be a few days, but I am already getting
I am enjoying this weather so much. Just perfect. I love setting on my porch and seeing this.
And this.
Thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: The house is getting some attention. Someone saw it today who liked the interior.Yeah!!!lol
PSS: After I posted this blog, we got the call that Beth is in the hospital. She is only close to 7 months. Will you pray for Beth, Ryan, and Amelia? The next 48 hours are critical and we need prayers. I thank you in advance.
Just so you can see who you are praying for.
PSSS: Also please keep remembering Tamra and her family. I feel like all I have been doing lately is asking for prayer. But as I am fond of saying, "it is what it is". I started not to go ahead and post this post, but I KNOW bloggers pray. With an attitude of gratitude I thank you, my blogging friends.


  1. "That's what friends are for" Sending love and prayers for all!

  2. Praying for your family Betty.

  3. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a great time celebrating. I haven't been to Dollywood in many years. I would love to go back and take Darbee. Will sure send up prayers for Beth. I pray everything turns out fine. Enjoyed visiting with you today. Have a great day!

  4. Praying for Beth and Amelia. Hope to see you soon.

  5. Happy late up prayers and yes they so do make a differnce. Warm Blessings! Amy

  6. Oh Betty I missed wishing you a happy birthday! I am so glad it was a nice celebration! You deserve it! Love the view from your back porch.
    Looks like you have a lot to look forward to, that is fantastic!
    Will certainly keep your family in my prayers!
    Be blessed,

  7. I pray every morning for my fellow bloggers, and will add you to the list! Prayers coming your way!

  8. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.Lovely pics that you shared.Happy Belated Birthday,I am sorry that I missed wishing you one on your day.Have a wonderful weekend.Hugs,Jen

  9. Happy Belated Birthday Betty!
    Oh my, I wish I could go.
    Love Dollywood and surrounding area.
    Hubby and I have been hoping to make it down and then swing over to NC to visit Biltmore.
    I totally understand the thrill of someone viewing the house and liking the interior. :)
    Prayers went up and will continue.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Oh what a full post! You sound like you are doing well and enjoying life! Good to hear. It is good to be with those that we love and can count on.
    Happy Belated Birthday!
    I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

  11. Happy birthday dear are always in my prayers..
    Hugs x

  12. Praying for Beth, Ryan & Amelia, praying for Tamra and her family, praying for Deb & Mike, and praying for you. I'm also happy for you that your house is showing. And a belated happy birthday to you, dear Betty!!!! Wish I could meet you at the beach...

  13. Don't ever be afraid to ask for prayer Betty. God knows before we ask anyway. Isn't that a comfort?


  14. Betty: Praying for your family and we know God answers for good people. I have asked recently, too,for prayers for a dear friend. Great that your home is getting some showings and from the pictures I have seen, who wouldn't love it! Good luck on a pending only takes one person and pooof, it's sold.
    And you went to Dollywood! Oh, my aching heart...DH and I went many years ago and Dolly was actually there riding in a golf cart with Porter Wagonner and they stopped to talk to us and our girls. What fun that was. I love Dollywood, too!
    Have fun on your next outing and be well. {{HUGS}} Joy

  15. Morning Betty,
    I am so happy your birthday celebration was extended - you have such a great group of friends and family who love you very much - how very special that is.
    Never been to Dollywood - maybe it will go on my list and that list is really, really growing lately.
    Hope you get someone SERIOUS soon on your house.

  16. I feel so bad that I missed your birthday! Happy Birthday anyway my friend. Looks like you have some great plans coming up. There just isn't anything quite like family! Prayers are coming from Michigan too. Have a great week, Dawn

  17. Betty, what fun is that, that you and your friends too! Love birthday cash! HEHE! So love what you spent it on too!! So hope all is going well for Tamra, prayers for sure my friend! hugs!!! OLM

  18. Happy belated birthday dear. I was in Alaska and could not blog so I missed this post until now. I'm glad you were well loved on your birthday.

    Prayers are on the way for Beth and Tamra. Please let us know how they are doing. Hugs, Lura

  19. P.s. we are going to see Claire in Tosca tonight. I'm dead tired from the Alaska trip but have to see Claire. I think this is the last night for the opera. We are not opera fans but when your little granddaughter is in it we have to go. I hope I don't fall


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