Thursday, June 30, 2016

Throwback Thursday . . .



Remember these?  I loved these! 
They were one of the best penny candies!
Maybe, just maybe, they really were the good old days!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Spiritual Adoption of Rose . . . my unborn baby


Spiritual Adoption Program Month 3 - 
Developing Baby "I can suck my thumb" Your spiritually adopted baby is quite active in the womb now-- although his mother won't feel her for another couple of months. If his mother's womb had a window, 

you could watch your spiritually adopted baby:
 squint, swallow, and move his tongue. 
She can make a tight fist if you touch her palm. 
She is breathing amniotic fluid, which continues until birth, 
although she obtains the oxygen her body needs through the umbilical cord. 
The baby you are praying for weighs one ounce. 
Early this month--at just nine weeks . . . she began to suck her thumb. 




Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday . . .

Yikes! 
I've been M.I.A. way too long!
Not sure why I haven't been here more often this month!
Guess I was just too busy with LIFE. :)

Here's an update on Rose, the unborn baby I pray for daily.

MONTH 2 – Developing Baby – “I’m dancing!" Spiritual Adoption Program Your spiritually adopted baby is making progress developing all of her external features and internal organs. Her brain is functioning at 40 days. Her mother can hear her heartbeat now on an ultrasonic stethoscope. Baby-teeth buds are present at 61/2 weeks. The central nervous system is functioning and 40 muscle sets begin their first exercises. From this moment, your spiritually adopted baby grows and refines her body, but, everything she needs to survive after birth is already present by the end of the eighth week. She is now called a "fetus," a Latin word meaning "little one". Ultrasound reveals that this little one can now spring, flip, and jump -- her first dance steps! 






Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday . . .

I'm hosting our Mother's Day luncheon at the The Garden Cafe today.  It's chilly here this morning. The Garden Cafe is an open-air restaurant so I hope it warms up a little by lunchtime. 
MOTHER'S DAY LUNCHEON
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
12 noon @ The Garden Cafe
meet at 11:30 @ CH to car pool to Cafe
Sign-up sheets at WCH, CH & RV Bulletin Board

Happy Mother's Day to all my blog friends!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday . . .

it's a rainy day here today.  That's good cause we really need the rain to clean some of the pollen out of the air.  

Dale and Bob came yesterday morning and took up the carpeting in my bedroom and installed my new flooring.

Looking so pretty. 

I'm very happy with my new bedroom floor. 




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Saturday . . . Sunday . . .

Started this entry yesterday . . . finished it today. Had trouble downloading the picture from my I-pad.

Can't believe a whole week has gone by since my last entry. Wow! It's really true - time goes fast when you're having fun (or you're really busy).  I've been  doing lots of shopping and getting ready for the install of laminate flooring for my bedroom.  My entire house is laminate except for my bedroom so that will be changed next week with this stuff. 

This morning is Mass and grocery shopping.  Another gorgeous day in Florida today.  Happy May 1st !!



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday . . .



My Parish Church has started a Spiritual Adoption Program.  When they asked for volunteers, I signed up even though I wasn't all that sure about how this all works.  Turns out that all I have to do is say a special little prayer composed by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen daily.  Here's how it goes:
"Jesus, Mary & Josheph,
I love you very much.  I beg you
you to spare the life of the unborn baby
that I have spiritually adopted who is
in danger of abortion"

My spiritually adopted infant is named ROSE.

Here she is in the stage of development:
MONTH 1 -  MY HEART IS BEATING.
 Your spiritually adopted baby has been quite active over the past month. Already, your baby is 10,000 times bigger than at conception. Your baby has developed the foundations of his brain, spinal cord, and nervous system by the 20th day. His/ her heart began to beat on the 21st day, pumping blood through its own circulatory system, and the blood type can be different from his/her mother. Your baby is most vulnerable during the next month of being aborted. Pray that the Lord of Life might move the heart of this mother to give him/her the most precious gift of all--the gift of life. Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I dedicated you..." 


Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday . . .


Thinking of my sister today. Had she lived she would be 81 years young today. Went to Mass this morning in celebration of her life. She's been gone 11 years now.  Can you tell I'm missing my family?


Another "so true" entry!



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday . . .


When I saw this, it reminded me of Tim McGraw's new song:
"Always be Humble & Kind"


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D . A . H . L . I .


Happy Birthday to Dahli today!
She is 15 years old & as spunky as ever!




Friday, April 1, 2016

A . P . R . I . L .

Yikes! April already and that means that today is a FUN day because it's: 



Today is also Mother Angelica's funeral so that means it's a sad day! Goodbye sweet Mother! Rest in peace sweet lady!





Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday . . .

RAIN . . . RAIN . . . 
We finally get rain today.
Only problem is . . . I ordered the Pot Roast Dinner at Bob Evans.
Now I have to go out in the rain & pick it up! Darn!!!

I like this ditty from Susan Branch so I'm sharing it here
!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday . . .

Looking neglected here . . .

Let's see how many remember this little goodie!

I sure do!





Friday, March 11, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday . . .

Guess what?
My cold didn't get any better and my granddaughter never came.
sniff-sniff  
Oh she made it to Florida all right.
She went to the farm to see Andy.

He gave them passes to Disney so off they went.
The rest of the time they spent in St. Pete on the beach with 
the AnnMarie's parents.  They left for home on Tuesday.
Maybe next time!!


Friday, March 4, 2016

March . . .

A little late to welcome the month of March so I'll just forget that part and go on from there.  So, now I have this full-blown cold and cough. So fun.  I've been able to avoid this crud that's been creeping through our community but Monday was my waterloo.

I went to the ladies tea on Monday and played Millie's game afterwards.  Come to find out that one of the gals I played with had a cold.  Drat!! why don't they stay home when they are sick?

Anyway, Jackie, Steve and baby Veda are in St. Pete with Mo & Jerry and she was gonna visit today until I told her that the cold virus with alive and well in my nose.  

Postponed until Sunday or Monday.  Maybe. Hopefully. Here's my bathing beauty great grand. Isn't she a cutie? 


I know! too cute!


Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year . . .


This afternoon is Widow's tea.  We will play Millie's games.
Everyone will bring a $1 giftie to exchange.
So fun! 



Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday . . .

Yesterday was a bus trip to Boca Raton FL to visit Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.  The church has been designated by our Bishop as a Mercy Church.  It's the Year of Mercy for our church so this little church on Pine Island out in the Bay of Mexico takes on a special place for us.

After confession and Mass, one of the parishoners gave a short presentation on the little Church because it's filled with articles from 16th century Spain.  An amazing and holy place.

After lunch at the 3rd Street Pub, we jumped back on the bus and headed home feeling holier that thou.  Yikes! Now I'm really getting carried away! :)




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday . . .

It's cloudy & rainy today.
Dahli goes to the Vet today.
I call CardBingo tonight.

This is Amanda and Koah in California.
Love these kids.

Daddy's at work,
Caden's at school &
Mom & Koah are hiking!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday . . .


Dad passed away 3 years ago today. 
This is always a tough day for Andy.
Sent him this little card.

I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon and 
the OHIO dinner is this evening.  I'm taking buffalo wings.
Yum -  yum - yummie!




Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday . . .

Chris came yesterday to help me with some stuff around the house.
What seemed like a mountain of stuff to me seemed so easy for him.
He left early this morning and just called to let me know he's home.
Thanks sweet son!




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday . . .

Today is Dahli's groomer day so
while she was there I ran to the bank,
stopped at Church to pay for the bus trip next Thursday,
and a quick stop at Beall's Outlet to check out their Spring Specials.
Came home with a new pair of capri's and a pair of pajamas. 

Yesterday
was our Ladies Mardi Gras Luncheon.
It was a blast. Loved every minute. 
So blessed to have all these talented ladies who 
volunteer and work their little heads off. Thanks ladies.



Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday . . .


Hope I never give you any reason to doubt this!!



Today at 11:30, we meet at the Community Hall and car pool over to The Garden Cafe for our annual Valentine's Day luncheon. So fun!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Amanda & Ashes . . .


This little baby is . . .

32 years old today! Happy Birthday sweetie!

& it's Ash Wednesday today! Lent starts!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday . . .


A long time ago, I asked my mother-in-law 
"Why is today called "Fat Tuesday" or "Mardi Gras" "?

According to my mother-in-law, years ago, if you were Catholic, the rule of 'no more meat during Lent' would start.  Therefore, housewives who cooked with lard, which comes from meat, could not use lard for the next 40 days.

So that their lard did not go to waste, they made a batter for donuts and fried their donuts in what lard was left.  God forbid you ever wasted anything!

So if my m-i-l was alive today, she would make her punchkies/donuts and we would all go visit and stuff ourselves with her donuts. 





Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday . . .


Three cheers for the Broncos!!
I was cheering for the old, white guy so
that's what I call a happy ending!!




Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday . . .


Today is APPRECIATION DAY at Lake Bonnet Village
FREE pizza, soda, bottled water and beer.
See you at the Community Hall at 3 o'clock this afternoon.



Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday . . .


Happy 50th Anniversary to my cousin, Pat and her hubby, John.
Congratulations, you guys!




Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday . . .


Burgers tonight . . . 
burger, chips, cookie & drink . . . $5.00


https://www.facebook.com/Gram-mas-Gone-Country-Crazy-427960017399813/


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday . . .


I'll be calling cardBingo this evening!

Quoting my granddaughter Jackie here regarding the Presidential election: 
"my heart is for Bernie,
my head is for Hilary and 
my butt is for Trump" 

"Me too, Jackie" Couldn't have said it better myself"




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday . . .


Today would have been Dad's 81st birthday. The kids will visit him at Florida National Cemetery.




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday . . .



This morning was our annual Garage Sale. My job is to sell coffee and donuts and funnel cakes that the ladies in the kitchen with me are making!  They are dee lish!! Always a FUN day for me!!  Hope you're having a fun day as well.




Monday, January 25, 2016