Monday, December 8, 2014

Moody Monday's: Feeling Blessed

I woke up this morning feeling under the weather. This put a damper on my mood to write...a long with any topics I had thought to write about. All day, while trying to over-come the stomach bug, I tossed ideas about. Nothing sounded up to par.
So...I sit here, sipping a cup of coffee, and thinking about how blessed I have been this last year.
My writing hasn't gone in the direction I had planned when I made my New Year's resolution. Instead, my research for my stories have led me down a different path with different views. I think this will help to enrich some of my stories I have been working on. (This also began the process of un-learning a few things.)
I have been blessed with another grandson earlier this year. It is amazing to see how fast time flies as I watch this young man blossom. Between him and his brother, my days have been full keeping up. (Hence the reason why my online writing has slowed down.)
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It seems like just yesterday my children were babies.

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Now I have two grandchildren. They are such a blessing.
 The reality of how short life is hit hard again this year. I won't go into details about it because I wrote about some of those experiences in my earlier blogs. It also impressed upon me how God works in our lives and in answering prayer. I know some of these experiences deepened my faith in the Lord.
This year we sold our business due to health issues. It is so weird to say we are retired now because I feel like I am working harder now, than when we ran our business.
In its place, I have taken up crafting again to go with my writing. I have never seen myself as being that talented. Just the average Jane learning something new.
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This is a hat that I made with matching earrings
and necklace.

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Here is a toddler bed Mr. P. and I
made. I didn't realize how easy it was
to make a quilt with matching crib sheet.

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This could be used as a child head band
or a choker. 

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This is one of many blankets
with matching caps.
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This is one of the scarves I made
for my mother whom is
battling cancer.

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Since I couldn't stop with just one,
I made a second one to go with it.
Because I didn't think I had enough to do with all of that, I talked my hubby into trying our hand at canning again. Something we haven't done since we were kids. 
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A batch of chili for those cold,
snowy days.

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Our first try at jelly.
It should come with its own
warning label.
Very addictive!
Saving the best for last, to wrap up this rambling, I am blessed not just with my family...but the friends I have met online through the social networks and writing websites. You guys mean more to me than you will ever know. I wouldn't be here trying this online writing thing if it wasn't for all of you. Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement. 
To me, this Christmas is more than just the over-rated commercials, last minute gifts, and hoopla. It has been a moment to take a breath, relax, reflect on the times gone by, and enjoy this and now. People will forget about the gifts five minutes or five years from now. But, they won't forget about the people who touched their lives in so many ways. 

I would like to invite you to join me on TSU. It is a new social website where I am sharing my writings and others. It is by invite only, so I would like to extend this invite to you...


  1. You are so talented and I feel so blessed to have met you at HubPages 4 years ago. I'm glad we have become such good friends.

  2. Thanks Susan, I am glad we met too! It pleases me to know that you are enjoying your coasters. One of these days we are going to have to meet in person. Take care and I wish you a blessed week!

  3. I wish you a speedy recovery TI Poague. I agree 99% of the times we plan and alas only 1% gets executed. So, I wish you luck. The crafts that you have created are so creative :)


  4. Thanks Ruchira, Today my little grandson is sick so I am helping my daughter out. I think I am slowly winning on a few of my projects. I am always happy to put a smile on someone's face. I have loved your WW's. One of these days I will get back to them. :)