Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Life Is Good

Through My Back Door! Come in and have a cup of coffee. Yes, I too, am drinking with you this morning and that in itself is good. I missed my coffee! I want to share a few good things with you. As most of you know I was sick for several days, with a diverticulitis attack. NOT good!lol During that a fellow blogger came into town and we were trying to meet. I couldn't for a few days and worried if I was going to be able too. God is good and we met on Wednesday of last week. We went to Corner Antiques and down to the Hen. (Yes, she found something she wanted) Her daughter Carrie and Deb were along too.
This is Deb, Linda Rebtoy, and me. Linda has a blog,Simply Country Seasons.   She is from Ohio and we met on the TPP forum. She was going through chemo the same time Amanda was and we all prayed hard for one another. She looks great and is such a wonderful person. I know this sounds trite, but it was like all of us had known one another forever. We have so much in common, other than decorating. Carrie took the pictures and didn't get in any. She is a beautiful girl. Linda, her husband, her daughter and her  family was down here on a vacation to Norris Lake. We visited for a long while. We ate lunch at one of mine and Debs favorite places in Clinton. Percadillies. Darlene makes wonderful chicken salad and desserts.
In front of the Hen. This has become a tradition with any visitors.lol
We will see them again as they live close to my friends we visit in Ohio.
On Tuesday Deb called me and said, "How bad would it rock your world if we left for Beth's Thursday or Friday?". I was to have cards here on Wednesday night and dominoes here on Thursday. Plus I had to drive to Morristown, an hour each way to take Dasko to doggy camp. My reply was,"Not at all." I had cards, but had to cancel dominoes to take Dasko. The reason for the sudden trip was Amelia was going out of the isolette and into another bed in the NICU, which meant, grandparents could now go in and hold her! So we took off on Friday and got home last night. What an amazing moment when I first saw her, I can't describe the feeling I had. She is beautiful! So tiny but so perfect. I wanted to fall on my knees in that NICU and thank God for her.
Our first 4 generation picture with Beth and Amelia.
Family picture. We were treated so nice in the NICU. One of the nurses wanted us to have a family and 4 generation picture and we were so happy. We are so grateful for your prayers and hope you will continue to remember Beth, Ryan, and Amelia. She is doing great.
When I travel with my children, we always hit the antique shops and this time was no different. We knew Beth and Ryan wouldn't be home, so we took our sweet time going. (This was fine with me since I wasn't feeling up to par,  like now) Deb and Michael found some wonderful things. One which we will pick up next time we go. (We were in Debs little Lincoln, not Michael's Flex). I bought a small wood bowl with beautiful patina, but forgot to take a picture. However, when we got into town Beth called and said if we weren't too tired to come to the hospital we could come on and see her that  night. So that is what we did.lol
I am into gourds. I just love them and would really like to have a couple or three of the long handled ones. Here are three I have found lately.
Everyone is thinking fall, but I am going to enjoy what is rest of summer. I love the seasons, don't you? Do you see that little bit of "bling" back there?
Here it is up close. My sister in law who decorates completely opposite of me gave me this years ago and said I needed just a bit of bling with my prims! I have left it out and have to admit, I love it. It a little piece of Austrian glass she brought me from one of her trips.
Well I am so happy you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Still no bites on the house. I am fine with that
PSS: Please continue to pray for our fellow bloggers who are having health issues.
PSSS: Take time in your busy schedule to enjoy those you love. Give them an extra hug and tell them how much they mean to you. You won't be sorry.


  1. I was so happy to see your pics with Amelia! She is really growing!
    Looks like a nice visit with Linda too. So glad you are feeling better!
    Cindy and I plan to come up on the 27th so hope to see you at the Hen! :)

  2. So glad you were feeling well enough to go hold that new baby. Great 4 G picture. Take care.

  3. Betty, when Carrie and I left you and Deb we talked the whole way back to our place about how much fun we had visiting both of you. And you're right, it's like we have know each other forever. Well, in a way you Deb and I have on the forums. I just put my shams on the bed today, tell Sharon I love them. Wonderful family picture, So glad that Amelia is doing so well. You know that was my mother's middle name. Will see you again in the Fall.

  4. Oh how wonderful you got to hold the sweet Babe!Good you're on the mend too and able to visit with your blog friends.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Good evening Betty. So glad to hear from you. Was kind of getting worried. Yikes, you and Mr. P. have something in common. He has to really be careful how he eats and what he can have and not. But luckily as long as he follows a strict diet, he does okay. Such great pictures of you and the family. So proud little Amelia is doing great. I know they will be so thankful to have her home soon. Love gourds too. I remember when I was little my grandpa would draw up a bucket of water from the well and let me drink out of a gourd. I thought that was so cool. Kept that gourd for years,,, hummm don't have a clue what happened to it. Glad you got to meet more blogger friends. You are going to be famous for meeting the most I think. Take care of yourself and have a great week.

  6. Love the look on your face in the pictures with Amelia.


  7. Oh Betty, I did not know you had diverticulitis. I get it, too. .....absolutely no fun...and the things we can not eat! Right now is tomato and cucumber time and I am constantly removing the seeds. I hope you are feeling better. It can really get you down. I will be praying for you.

    Your new little one in the family is the sweetest. I love the 4 generation picture. Take lots of them. My Grandpa thought that was the biggest deal when my son was born. I still have all the pictures and love each one. Your bowl sounds wonderful. We have stopped buying antiques for a bit. Where else can I put them?...even the basement shelves are getting full.

    Well, I hope you really do feel better soon. Enjoy your summer and be blessed.


  8. Praise God.
    Tears are in my eyes over that beautiful Family photo.
    Coffee was wonderful as always.
    Thank you for being such a sweet friend.
    Woolie Hugs

  9. Happy times for sure Betty and glad your feeling better.
    I have to make that shop one of these days.

  10. Betty, so glad you felt well enough to enjoy time spent with friends. Amelia is so beautiful and the 4 generation picture is priceless! Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  11. Hi Betty, Hate to hear you have been under the weather. Looks like you had a good time with fellow bloggers shopping, really nice to get together. So glad Amelia is doing good. They were always so nice in the NICU when Oliver was in there. Take care, Hugs Vicky

  12. Glad you are feeling better...such sweet photos.
    Love and blessings for you x

  13. I just got Blessed bumps when I saw the pictures of the baby..the four generation picture and the family picture, how special. God is good. Keeping them in my prayers for continued blessings. How neat that you also got to meet another blogger friend.
    Praying that you continue to fell better each day!
    Be blessed,


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