Thankful Thursday: Time with Family

Momdeavor is thankful for her family this week, as am I. I’m not as close with my siblings as I would like to be. The generation gap that separates some of us makes me the age of their children. Our family is spread over three states. As Momdeavor says, relationships have to be worked at. I’ve not been very good at that. 

This week, I am thankful for the time we got to spend with our daughter and her family last weekend.

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Share Your World–2014 Week 22

I’m back! It was a busy week, and my laptop didn’t even make it out of it’s protective case. Hubby couldn’t believe it! The iPad came in handy, being portable and taking up little space. 

It’s a new week, a new month, and Cee has questions for Share Your World. I’ve missed all of you! Looking forward to seeing what you’re up to. 

Regarding animals would you prefer not having them around or having domestics pets, farm animals, or seeing them in nature or the zoo?

I have a major soft spot for animals of any kind, any place. 


Are you a collector of anything? 

I am a collector of too many things! My largest collection is Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dinnerware, followed closely by thimbles, art supplies, fabric and dust bunnies.


If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

I’d like to know where these crazy pictures come from when I’m out of sight of my phone for a few seconds.






If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to? 

Baskin Robbins Jamocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful to have had a week with family, and hubby did a fantastic job of holding down the fort here at home. Looking forward to visits with friends this week. 

That’s it for SYW for Week 22. As always, you can create a post and link to Cee’s blog, or leave your replies in the comments below, I love hearing from you.



Parting Shot

I’m not home yet, but I do have an internet connection!

We traveled to West Virginia for the holidays. When we arrived at the over-100-year-old house where my hubby grew up, a problem was discovered with the pump for the well water–just what hubby needed, another project.

We spent a few days visiting family, including my beloved father-in-law at the nursing home where he now resides. It was nice to see him once again, and the smile it brought to his countenance to be surrounded by seven of his great-grandchildren.

A rainy morning greeted us when we awoke our last day there. Twenty family members met for breakfast at a local restaurant, then we returned to the house to pack for the ride home.

The rain was our companion for a couple hours; then fog clouded our view. Eventually, the dreariness was left behind, the blue sky peeked through to remind us it was still there. A hint of a rainbow appeared briefly, tinting the grayness with a wee bit of color.

“When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 9:16 (NASB)

What have you been up to while I was away?