Saturday, September 14, 2013

What A wonderful Life

Good morning and come in for a cup of DD coffee.It is so fallish here this morning, you won't believe it. It is 52! I am having my coffee inside.lol Have you ever just stopped and thought about what a wonderful life we live? I have been trying hard to dwell on that the last bit as there has been a lot of sadness around too. I think of  all of my blessings and I thought I am not waiting until Thanksgiving to share them.  SO this morning I am sharing what a wonderful life I have. Now don't think I don't have the downsides like everyone else. I do. I have, and I will continue to have them. That is the reality of life, The difference is I am concentrating on my blessings. I am starting a Bible Study at church, with a young lady leading it. I have missed the first 2 weeks, but asked her about the assignments for next week when I go. She had asked us to make a list of our blessings and our challenges. I told her my blessings would make a list from here to China! My challenges might too but we won't talk about them.lol  Anyway I am getting ready for a girl weekend soon. It is always fun to go with these three friends. We have been doing this about 6 years and have so much fun. Last year one was sick and couldn't go. Here we are at our favorite place, The Inn at Christmas Time.
We love this place. If you are in Pigeon Forge at least go by and see it.
Friends are a big part of my wonderful life. Without them I would be lonely.(Now is that profound)duh--I have so many different groups of friends and I enjoy them all. They each contribute so much to my life. They help to make it a wonderful life. In November I will be going back to PF with these 2 and 4 others. We have so much fun, eating, shopping, watching football, eating, lol, you get the idea. Some days we don't take our PJ's off. It is just catch up, vent, solve problems, just general girl stuff. We have been doing this 25 years. So, I love fall and the "annuals" it brings me. Of course there is a week at the beach in there too.
Yesterday was the Pioneer Days show at the Museum of Appalachia. I worked at the Hen so Sharon could go. I enjoy it so much because there are people from all over. My friend Donna and her husband from Ga were in and I am always happy to see them. She and I got acquainted because she read my blog and I feel they are life long friends when I see them. I also got to meet a facebook friend, CindyPickett Humphrey too. We belong to some FB decorating groups and got to know one another, It was so nice to meet her and her husband. I wanted them to stay longer so we could visit.lol  Anyway yesterday was such a good day at the Hen. Thank you Sharon for contributing to my wonderful life.
Last night I played rook with another group of friends and I laughed so hard, my sides hurt. It was just a good way to end a good day.

This is a vine my friend Angela gave me. It attracts hummingbirds.
Can you see the hummer?mHe is on the right>
Renda bought me some new sheets. I just enjoy them so much as they are silk.
They are monogrammed and I have never had monogrammed sheets before.lol They are so pretty. I want to share some bits of fall.Nothing elaborate nor exciting, but it is what it is.

I got a new floor cloth. I just can't have too many. This was a fast picture to show you.
Not sure this is where it will stay but for now it is. I am glad to count Sharon and the Hen as one of my special blessings.
Of course my family is at the top of my blessing list, but you all know that. I have to take a moment and wish Seth a Happy birthday today. He is my favorite Grandson, named Seth.
Well I am so happy you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
betty
PS: My friend Audrey over at Tombstone Tidings , sent me some beautiful wool to put by my big wheel. I will get a picute next post. She, in my opinion, leads a most interesting life. Please go visit her.
PSS: Please continue to remember Erin. She is going through chemo and radiation right now and many more weeks to go. God is in the miracle business. We know it.
PSSS: It is with sadness I have to tell you my buddy, Joshs' father passed away yesterday. He was much too young and leaves another son, Timothy, and his sweet wife Lisa. Lisa has been friends with my kids since middle school and all our hearts are broken. Please remember them in your prayers.
Josh with Dasko:




9 comments:

  1. Good morning Betty, well probably afternoon in your neck of the woods. I am having DD Mocha Mint in my coffee cup this morning. Hope you enjoy the wool can't wait to see some pictures, would like to see more details of your wheel, had a friend that had a great wheel, don't know if her son kept it in the house or if it was passed on to a daughter. Sorry to hear about your friends dad, sad to lose them when we think it should not be their time.

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  2. Hello dear.,its raining here..first rain of the spring time :)
    So sorry to hear about your friends dad..give my love to them all..
    Sweet pictures..
    Big hugs x

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  3. Hi Betty, Yes friendship is important. I too get away with friends. We have made scrap pages of some of our adventures. I also have made web pages of things on friendship at my my main blog. www.garden4mylord.com I have a huge site over 200 pages. Have a nice weekend.

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  4. We are having very cool temps here too. I did not want to get up and out today but went to a Beth Moore Simulcast at a local church. The Bible study sounds interesting...it is always better to count our blessings...as you always do! That is why folks just love visiting with you and getting to know you. Your home looks great (as usual). I hope to get the rest of the things unpacked and put away.. hopefully I can get some Fall decor up soon. Praying for Erin. Have a great week and Blessings to you!

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  5. Morning!
    Thank our Heavenly Dad for our friendships and the power of prayers.
    I am so blessed by yours and so many.
    I heard this from s son of a mom who was dying from cancer.
    He said his mom said everyday is a great day I am alive.
    Thats how I want to live GRATEFUL!
    Much Woolie Love in HIM
    Trace

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  6. Morning!
    Thank our Heavenly Dad for our friendships and the power of prayers.
    I am so blessed by yours and so many.
    I heard this from s son of a mom who was dying from cancer.
    He said his mom said everyday is a great day I am alive.
    Thats how I want to live GRATEFUL!
    Much Woolie Love in HIM
    Trace

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  7. Betty, I count you as a blessing!! I am so glad we have crossed paths! You have helped me so :). I use your words of wisdom a lot!!! thank you! OLM

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  8. Could we know the name of that beautiful hummingbird-attracting vine...it looks like an airy
    fern and the blossoms are so colorful.
    You are a blessing just by being you, Betty.
    Must try out the Inn at Pigeon Forge...looks like fun.
    Mary

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  9. love your touches of fall. I'm trying to do "less is more this year", don't know if I've accomplished it or not.

    Felicia

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