Thursday, October 27, 2016

Day 2 Feeling Blue

Well, tonight the Cleveland Indians lost 5-1.  I know that's to be expected. That's what a great World Series is all about.  Tomorrow is a travel day to Chicago and we play Friday once again.  Wrigley Field is the place they will play the next three games.

 This is the card for today's challenge; use ribbon on your card.  This image was a free digital image from Debbie Olson. She is an amazing artist who can draw images and color them beautifully with Copic Markers.
This was on FB and it reminded me of a time when my dad put too much popcorn into the pan.  We kids didn't know this until the popcorn raised the lid of the pan! Oh what squealing there was in the kitchen!  I'm sure it delighted my Dad no end to hear all of us squealing about the popcorn going on the floor!  What a wonderful memory.  I love how God does this now and then so we get glimpses of the past to share with others.
 I'm so glad I don't feel like this anymore.  It was a way of life when I taught. Somehow you just get used to it.
 So glad God's preparing me for what comes ahead.  How about you?
Praising God once again.  It's now Thursday and Tim and I went to my eye  dr. appt.  I again told the Dr. how unhappy I was with the lenses I have right now. I don't have near vision at all.  I have to hold everything at arms length to read it.  I prayed before the visit and while we were there.  Tim came to talk to the dr. also.  His point was for the money we paid for both lenses, I shouldn't have to have two pairs of glasses to see.  The dr. heard what I said and praise the Lord I have an appt. to have surgery to replace the left lens with a lens that will allow me to see up close.  We both praised God walking out of the office this morning!  Thank you God.

Blessing of the Day: God working things out with my eye appt.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Day 1 of the World Series

As I typed the title today it seemed so surreal.  You know, World Series games aren't in your town every year ya know?
The excitement in the air is amazing! The city is so alive and together like when the RNC met here.  When the Cavs counted down the number of games needed we rallied together.

Check out our Cleveland Orchestra playing tribute to the Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland 6 Cubs 0

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This picture made me smile.....hope it does something for you.
I like this goose image. It is a digital image sold by a woman in Australia. She has a lot of images she sells. She's also begun to sell stamps. I just may have to acquire this set from her.
This is the card I made for today's color challenge using calypso coral, Bermuda Bay, and Indigo.
I can relate to this cute image some days when I'm working at school.  It's that time of year when teachers have to get report cards ready to go home.
I can't wait to see what greater things He is preparing me for.
Blessing of the Day: Time with Tim. Praying he can get a few days off. He still has vacation days left.
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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook October 24, 2016

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY October 24, 2016

Outside My's dark and dreary with rain.

I am would be a great day to go back to sleep.

I am thankful for...God's comfort, peace and mercy.

From the kitchen...all is quiet as dinner with Ben and Rachel is finished.

I am wearing...jeans, t-shirt, and shoes....I miss my flip flops.

I am with new stamp sets.

I am sleep soon.

I am reading...Always Green by Patti Hill.

I am hoping...I can get my errands done early tomorrow.

I am hearing...beautiful, quiet piano music.

Around the's quiet except for Phoebe when she brings a toy to play with me.

One of my favorite learning new things. Today I learned how to make an explosion card.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:A mammogram, and an eye dr. appt. Pray for Tim and I.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
 This is the card I made with a new stamp set that I got Monday. The color challenge was indigo, Bermuda bay, coral.
 This is the inside to the explosion or Turkish Map Card.  Directions to make this are here:
 This is the outside of my card.  I just love Penny Black cuties like this.
Verse of the Day:
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This is a true man of God. Listen to this conversation.  Our kids need role models like this in Hollywood.

Blessing of the Day: Ben and Rachel stopped by for dinner. It is always a fun time.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fuzzy Brain, Fall, Cards, Live It Well

          I went to visit my Mom again last night to drop off yarn I had bought for her since she was out.  When I arrived there my sister Laura had already dropped off two bags worth of yarn for mom.  Mom was at her hair appointment so she didn't see that my sister Molly dropped the yarn off for Laura.  Laura wasn't feeling well but wanted mom to have the yarn.

So I added my one bag of yarn to Mom's pile of yarn.  Mom was overwhelmed.  She was talking to God and letting Him know that she needed to be around to get all of the yarn made into blocks before he invites her home. LOL

Mom said she was not happy with the way her brain was today.  I asked her what she meant.  She easily told me. You know you can't retrieve information like you used to. She said, I keep repeating things over and over so I don't forget them.  I don't want to forget any more things.  I asked if that was part of her anxiety.  She said yes. It's exhausting to try to remember and fills her with anxiety to remember and forget.
     Please Lord, take this anxiety and worry away from Mom.  She is pleased you've given her the ability to make the blocks for afghans.  She feels needed.  She spends lots of time alone so she has lots of time to think about things.  Help her to find peace Father.

This was the sign in Mom's community announcing our good news.  When I first read it, I thought, there haven't been any babies born for the world series yet........duh......Then I got it. LOL  We all have our moments don't we?

Isn't this a gorgeous canopy of leaves to go through?  I saw this on FB and had to pass it along.

 Sunflowers at sunset. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers.  I wish I could grow them here.
 This is the card I made for featured stamper today on SCS.  I think this kitty is just so sweet.  It's an image a sweet lady on SCS sent to me in a birthday card last year.
 This is the 3" x 3" card I made for Saturday's SCS challenge.  I don't often use 3x3 cards so I added this to a  regular sized card base and use it for Ben and Rachel to write a note in to people who sponsor them each month.
Verse of the Day: I want to know Christ and become more like Him.  
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Take a listen to this song today.  It's called, Live it Well by Switchfoot.  It's one of their more mellow songs. LOL

Blessing of the Day: I got so many errands done today. I got coffee for Tim, Yarn for mom, Cider and apples for Sarah, returned my library items and sat on the back porch watching the Browns lose their game.  They haven't won all year.  Sigh.....I guess they won't be celebrating a championship any time soon.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Eating, Visiting, Crocheting, Loving

Crazy week.  I don't know where the week went.  I posted Monday and turned around and it was Saturday!
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Last night I enjoyed time with Sarah at Applebees. I needed to buy yarn for mom and Sarah told me employees at Pat Catans got a 30% discount instead of 20% discount this weekend.  So even though the yarn wasn't on sale, I got it for 30% off.

I went at 4 when Sarah got off and we shopped together for an hour and a half.  I was tired from working all day and ready to sit down.  I followed here in the pouring down rain to Applebees.
What was very interesting is that this store was in an area that wasn't completely developed.  It seems that after stores were put in some began to have foundation issues which made it unsafe to put stores in.
So there are some areas that have stores and an area where it looks like a ghost town.  It's a bit creepy to see partially built and built buildings with weeds and vines growing over them.  It made it look like a creepy movie set.

The blessing in all of this is that at 5:45 p.m. we were seated without a wait!  Thank you God.  There weren't many people there, maybe 20.  We got to eat sooner and had a wonderful time.  Sarah insisted on paying!  How about that for another blessing!
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I got to see Mom this week.  She's always happy to visit.  I found she needed yarn.  She mostly had small amounts of yarn left over from knitting squares left in her bag.  I pulled them out and tried to organize by color so she could put several together.

I also pulled out all of the paper sleeves that yarn comes in.  There had to be almost 50! LOL
We buy Mom yarn for birthday and Christmas. We know she will use it unlike other gifts we could buy.  Making these squares is what she loves to do with her day.  She feels needed and useful.  Who doesn't like to feel needed?

At 85, Mom is slowing down and not remembering things, but God has allowed her to retain how to knit and what she needs to do to make these squares.  Praising God He's given her the gift of giving from her heart to those who are less fortunate.

See some of the amazing organizations that these afghans are headed to:

o Altenheim Senior Living in Strongsville, Ohio
o Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless in Cleveland, Ohio
o Cleveland Veteran’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio
o St. Augustine Hunger Center in Cleveland, Ohio
o Hospice of Dayton, Ohio
o The Blessing House in Amherst, Ohio
o Orrville Public Library in Orrville, Ohio
o Holy Family Hospice in Parma, Ohio
o Veteran’s Affairs in Mount Vernon, Ohio

I'll bet that some of these are Mom's! LOL

 This was a funny image from FB that I live most Thursdays and Fridays when I volunteer.  It's so funny to see what kids do. They think you don't have a clue what they are doing.  Ha-ha.
 This is a card I made for Monday's challenge this week. You had to use washi tape with a die.    I I took white paper and put washi tape diagonal on it. Then I cut it straight into strips. I cut a square piece of white card stock and put a 3/4" square in the middle. Then I taped the paper diagonally all the way around the square. Then I cut out the coffee cup with the remaining washi paper. I put it all together and added a star with the sentiment on it. I thought this was a perfect saying for my card.
It was funny to see that the only washi tape I have is red and navy. I guess I'll have to be on the look out for different colors.
This week couldn't have been more exciting!  The Cleveland Indians claimed their spot at the World Series!  What was funny about the match-up for this game is that Cleveland started rookie, Ryan Merritt. The Blue Jays thought it would be and easy game because of this.  Well much to their surprise, this kid did GREAT! He managed 4.1 innings!
 Lots of fun images from FB. We haven't had a win in so long that this is amazing, just like our Cavs had.

Verse of the Day: Think about all of your friends......would you lay down your life for them?  I'm not sure I could answer, 'yes' to this. I would like to believe I'd do it for my family, but my friends?  I'm sure glad Jesus died for our sins.  He made if possible to be in Heaven forever with God.  What an incredible sacrifice!
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This is a beautiful song by Laura Story. In it she sings about Jesus and his amazing love for us.  Give it a listen.

Blessing of the Day: Time today to work on crocheted blocks for Warm Up America.  I'm also working on a baby afghan for them as well.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Indians, Cleveland, God and Praise!

Tonight Cleveland goes against the Blue Jays again in game 3.  Someone in Toronto wants to ban Chief Wahoo from the stadium.  No one will be admitted if they are wearing that logo.  Not sure if it passed, but even the radio announcers won't say, "The Cleveland Indians."  I saw this knock-knock joke on FB and just had to share.
 Get it, 0 and 2. That's how many games they have won and how many Cleveland has won.

This is another beautiful picture of downtown from the lake.
 This is a beautiful bridge you can see while in Hocking Hills, Ohio. In another week or so it will be gorgeous with all of God's colors.
Verse of the Day: God's rejoicing over me with singing!  He is doing the same for you.  What a picture that brings to mind.  My heavenly Father is with me all of the time and in spite of what I do, He still sings over me with rejoicing!

This is a beautiful song again by Darlene Zschech. I couldn't find a video with words, so I added them beneath the video. Praise His Holy Name!

(Words and music Darlene Zschech)
We're gonna praise His Holy Name
We're gonna praise His Holy Name
Lift Him up ,above the heavens
Praise His Holy Name
Lord I want to thank You
For everything You've done
Way beyond my wildest
Hopes and dreams
Gonna lift my hands
And sing out loud
And praise His wonderful Name
Hallelujah (Hallelujah)
Glory to Almighty God (Glory to Almighty God )
Hallelujah (Hallelujah)
Glory to Almighty God (Glory to Almighty God )

 Blessing of the Day: Today was another beautiful Fall day. I was up early, delivered things to a friend, and got things done early around here.  It's time for lunch and quiet time on the back porch.

Please continue to pray for Tim and I.  He is still in a state of limbo and is finding it difficult to work hard for a company who will be letting him go soon.

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