Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Daily Living

Good morning  and welcome Through My Back Door. It is always good to have you and of course the coffee is on. It is McDonalds as that is what I am hooked on at the moment. We have gone through lots of coffee brands since you have been visiting me haven't we? I was hooked (don't think that is a good word, but I am going to use it anyway) on DD, Kona, which I still love, Cracker Barrel, and now Mc Donalds. Anyway, coffee is always the drink of the day here and you can always find a cookie. Well usually,lol. I just think coffee is such a good ice breaker, and I have wondered this before, how many problems have been solved over a cup of coffee, how many new relationships have started over a cup of coffee, and maybe some hearts broken over a cup of coffee. Have you ever thought about this?
As you know I have been gone a lot this summer, but am home now for a while. I love being home. Home is my comfort zone. When I have been gone and I pull in my driveway and see this

I am home. My little house embraces me and I hope others who come through my back door leave
feeling happy and uplifted.
Last night Curt, Lindsey, Michael, Deb and I went to Olive Garden for dinner. Curt and Linz had given me a gift card for my birthday and the stipulation was , when I used it we all went. Michael truly sacrificed as he doesn't like Italian and is allergic to garlic. Gotta love that guy. Curt is following in his Dad's footsteps and is a pharmacy manager at Walmart. Linz is an oncology nurse. Yes, I would allow curt to fill my prescriptions, but his Dad does it. My doctor says I like living life on the edge, allowing my son in law to fill my scripts.lol Michael and I have a wonderful relationship. He harasses me all the time and I take it.lol Another thing we share, (much to Debs sorrow) is a love of David Baldacci  books. We read them and then we talk about them.lol Deb rolls her eyes and says, "well the book club is in session". Daily living Through My Back Door.
Last week was Amelia's 2 nd birthday party. That child is Amazing. (some of you may remember that is the nickname Amanda gave her when she was born so premature.)
Then. I really loved this picture and we called it "Safe in Daddy's arms)
She had a Frozen theme and the licensed bakery she got the cakes from wouldn't do pink, because as we all know  Frozen is blue.lol
Friday we had a horrible storm and the wind blew some trees down. I was just thankful I had no damage to my house.
Dodd and Renda have gone in the Antique Business with a fury. They laugh and call themselves"Betty and Curtis". They have a good eye and I am impressed with their finds. I don't know how many wonderful corner cupboards they have found. I don't think they have any more empty corners. Oh yes they are keeping all of them.lol I am going down to spend the night and will get some pictures. Deb asked me to let her get her cleaning done and I have. Hopefully it will be done I can get some pictures, as I promised 3 or 4 blogs ago. I have told you all three of my children love this stuff. Doug has a huge collection of cast iron. He loves it and cooks in it. Yes he is a good cook, and will cook for a crowd at the drop of a hat.
I have gotten involved a couple of new FB decorating groups and am enjoying it. So far no drama. I cannot take drama. Life is too short.
Another proud moment in my life came a few weeks ago when I went with Dodd and Renda to a Baccalaureate  to see Dodd receive an award. I posted this on my FB page but I don't remember posting it here. He was given an award by the graduating senior class at William Blount High school as the most positive influential middle school teacher they had. It  made this Mother very proud when I listened to the students accolades.
Here he is  at the Senators breakfast in the Capitol with Mollie and Andrew.
Daily living Through My Back Door is busy. I love it. I am in the 4th quarter of my life and I am enjoying every second of it.
The next week is going to be exciting. A fellow blogger is coming to visit overnight on her way further south. I am so happy to be able to have them visit Through My Back Door. Also my cousin from Michigan, daughter's family is coming through to see me on their way home from Nashville. I think it speaks volumes when people will go out of their way to visit. I always loved Susan and I am sorry I haven't known her family as they have grown up. Life and too many miles between us. I am looking forward to seeing them.
I always look forward to you coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS:I just have to share the other greats in my life,okay?
This is Taylor Grace and she is,as we say here in the south,"the spittin' image of her Mama.
Caroline Elizabeth, Amelia's sister
 This is a blurred picture of my little red head, I can't get blogger to cooperate to post the one I want to.
Well now you have all the precious greats. You saw Mollie and Andrew above.
PSS:I am sorry this is such a long post but this is life Through My Back Door
PSSS: Please lets lift up the all the families involved in the church massacre in Charleston. The shooters family has to be devastated too and in need of our prayers.


  1. Your grands are all soooo cute! I giggled when reading about the book club is in session. Always a pleasure coming through your back door. Have a great week. Janice

  2. Such cute kids. Thru your back door is always a great place to visit.

  3. I love visiting through your back door! You have a wonderful family ! I agree a lot of things are done over a cup of coffee !

  4. Morning Betty, your Grandkids are all so sweet, love the pictures. Your home always looks so cozy and inviting, love the porch..Hugs Francine.

  5. Loved catching up on your post Betty. That is such a pretty dress your wearing at the end of your post!!!!


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