Random 5

 Sharing five random thoughts today:

1. Hubby was home Thursday and Friday (which was our 39th anniversary) hence my absence from blogging. We picked up a friend and went to dinner for Thanksgiving; Friday we celebrated with dinner (Red Lobster) and a movie. 

2. Saturday morning the drain clogged and the dishwasher backed up into the overflow in the laundry room. 

3. Saturday evening, the whole family surprised our oldest granddaughter (Taylor) at the airport, as she returned from a week-long mission trip to Guatemala. She says she wants to go back for a longer stay in the spring. 

4. Sunday we had Thanksgiving dinner with the family, then Taylor shared her photos and stories with us. And I realized we take hot water for granted. 

5. I’ve been cyber-shopping, but haven’t bought anything yet. In fact, I haven’t accomplished anything else today. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to the past few days. Please share in the comments. Thanks! 


Happy Thanksgiving, Anniversary, and a Fluffy Warbler for All

The 38th anniversary of our wedding day falls on Thanksgiving this year. I have a LOT to be thankful for, not many people could put up with me for that long.

Yellow-rumped Warbler on our coldest day this week. Those feathers must provide good insulation.

Hubby has a four-day weekend, so you may not hear from me until the first of next week. Have a safe and happy holiday, and if you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S., be safe and find something (or someone) to celebrate.
Wishing you lots of love and many blessings to count,




No, we’re not working for the CIA, or any other organization of that sort. Intelligence happens to be Monday’s Word A Day at Nancy’s blog.

Thirty-six years ago today, my husband showed his mental acuity by marrying his lovely bride. (Yes, it was me, silly!) 

Poor fella, blinded by love, didn’t know what he was agreeing to:

  • for better or for worse, 
  • for richer, for poorer, 
  • in sickness and in health, 
  • to love and to cherish; 
  • from this day forward until death do us part.
In all fairness, I don’t know that any of us really know what we’re getting into when we respond in the affirmative with, “I do” or “I will,” to those age-old vows. Apparently, many people don’t take them seriously, or they never imagined how bad things could get. It’s pretty easy to glide along, living day-to-day when things are better, richer, everyone is healthy; but there are no guarantees that these will last. We’ve certainly been poorer for a season of un- and under-employment, and dealt with chronic pain a good many years.
A dear friend offered sage advice to a couple of newlyweds. He told us of a three-fold cord that is not easily broken. He also used this example:  Picture an equilateral triangle, and at the top angle, place God. Put the husband and wife at each of the remaining angles. As the husband and wife get nearer to God, they get nearer to each other. 
Today, I plan to write the rest of the words to finish NaNoWriMo, upload for verification on the website, and get busy making an anniversary card! 
Enjoy your day!