Snowy Morning Collage

Howdy there, folks!

Most of the time, my Instagram photos post automatically on PS Annie!, but for whatever reason, my multi-picture post didn’t come through yesterday. So, I’m posting a collage here for you all to see what our backyard looked like yesterday morning. Unfortunately, it was all melted away by noon. But, it was absolutely wonderful while it lasted!  I haven’t seen anything as pretty as this snow around here in ages. 🙂


©8 December 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friday’s Hunt

Friday’s Hunt can be found over at Eden Hills.  How about joining in the fun? Click here to learn more about it.

The prompts for this week are:

  1. Starts with W
  2. Dense
  3. Texture

Starts with W:

Wound Care Waiting sign. We are here three days a week for now.



This doesn’t usually happen until around March in our yard, but it looks like we finally have a Fall leaf fall here!



This is part of my blanket, which has a beautiful fox on it.



Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!


Here are the fill-ins:

  1. The best part of last week was ____________________.
  2. The worst part of last week was ___________________.
  3. _______ is a Winter project that I will be working on.
  4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is ____.

Here are my responses:

The best part of last week was that David didn’t get admitted to the hospital, so didn’t lose his leg.

The worst part of last week was still worrying about his foot and what will ultimately happen with it.


©9 November 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

One winter project I am working on is knitting and crocheting hats and scarves, some for family here, but others for our church back home in South Carolina.


There is no Christmas gift that I always buy for someone because we are not always able to buy Christmas gifts.  It would be nice to be able to have such a tradition, but the commercial side of this season isn’t what it’s all about.  Our salvation was bought by Jesus, but, thankfully, we do not have to buy His love or redemption.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!


Image Source: Pixabay Cross

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!


Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I can’t believe _____________________ is still sold.
  2. I have ______________________________ on Craigslist.
  3. Going into December, the weather outside is _______.
  4. My current weakness is ____________________________.

Here are my responses:


I can’t believe Easter grass is still sold. Really, I didn’t have a good answer for this one, so this is as good as any. Easter grass was banned from our house many, many years ago. Once it gets in, you can never get rid of it, much like Christmas tree tinsel and glitter. It gets everywhere and it stays everywhere. If you throw it away, it finds its way back!

I have never made any transactions on Craigslist. I have looked at things that are offered there, from the safety of my computer, but have never pursued a transaction through them. I have, however, made several transactions through our local FreeCycle groups.


Going into December, the weather outside is just wonderful! It is cooler than usual for this time of year in this part of Texas and it is great. The mosquitoes still haven’t figured out that they are supposed to be gone by now, but otherwise, it is great being able to be outside without totally melting.


My current weakness is…everything. Anemia has a good hold on me, so I am terminally weak. Going from being someone known as “Hercules” to a weakling is no fun at all.

Another weakness is anything sweet. I have been on a sugar rampage lately, getting rid of the good stuff around here as we get ready to start a “no junk food” kind of lifestyle that we’ve been playing at for long enough. It is beyond time to be serious about what we’re putting into our bodies.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!


Image Sources:  Easter Eggs, Little Boy, Insulin & Sugar

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Update on David: The Foot and the Places It Didn’t Go Today

David_Wound_Care_3973Monday morning was a very tense time for those of us here at McClendon Villa. David had an appointment at wound care at 9am at the hospital about 30 miles away from our home. All week, we’ve had a possible hospital admission and, potentially, a lower leg amputation hanging over our heads.

Many of you have prayed for David’s healing and for him to not have to be admitted to the hospital. Well, your prayers have been partly answered. While his foot hasn’t healed yet, it didn’t look any worse and he was able to avoid an admission to the hospital at this time.

Instead, the doctor has ordered a wound vac. We have two choices with this (outside of an admission). One choice is home health and the other is going to wound care 3 days a week.

The home health company in our area has smokers for employees and I have COPD. They have also proven to be incompetent otherwise, with one exception. That particular exception was a great woman to work with. She was friendly, caring, competent, AND a non-smoker. But, we believe that she moved on to another type of nursing soon after David was released from home health last time.  So, we have chosen to go three days a week to wound care at the hospital 30 miles away.

IMG_4004This isn’t the cheapest route, but appears to be the best one for both of our health. We know the majority of the wound care workers to be competent (some are too new for us to judge yet).

Please pray that we will find a way to afford these trips back and forth to wound care and are able to follow through until David’s foot is healed.

Thank you to all of you that have prayed for him. Please keep praying! The prayers are working and he WILL be healed.

Have a blessed week!



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