Friendly Fill-Ins – 24 September 2021

Friendly Fill-Ins

24 September 2021

Please join Ellen and the gang over at 15andMeowing.com for Friendly Fill-Ins.

1. Every fall I ____________________.

2. It is never too early to ___________________.

3. I would describe my lifestyle as _________.

4. _________ requires a lot of patience.

Every fall I look forward to winter…except I don’t look forward to it this year. The storm in February was hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime thing for us here in this part of Texas. If it happens again, we won’t have a house left.  But, winter is my favorite season solely for the (maybe) cooler temps.

It is never too early to plan for the end of life. Even a non-funeral, just burial, costs over $3,000 here, not including the graves (which thankfully we have already!). Once you have life insurance, do everything within your power to keep it. You never know what may happen later in your life that will make you ineligible for life insurance. I don’t want any of you to have to face what is ahead for our family.  When David’s daddy died back in 1987, and we lost our jobs (his dad was our employer), we had a one-year old child and no way to feed him. We cashed in our life insurance policies in order to feed us. Then, life happened – again. Now, we can’t get it. Please don’t make our mistake.  It wasn’t a mistake to feed the baby, of course. The mistake was in not looking hard enough to find a way to keep the life insurance instead of taking the (seemingly) easy way out and cashing it in. 

I would describe my lifestyle as being a homebody. I am perfectly fine staying home and trying to get this house and yard back in order. I am very introverted and getting more so with each passing day. I can’t function around the noise of being out in the world. 

Being a caregiver requires a lot of patience. I do the best that I can, but sometimes I maybe don’t have as much as I should. 

Thank you all for reading.  Have a blessed weekend!

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Stepping Back In

How have all of you been? The pandemic sure has made life interesting and a challenge, hasn’t it? I hope that you’re all doing well.

First thing….it sure does look different here on the post writing page. I hope this post doesn’t go all wonky. I’m not very good with change and having to re-learn things. Too many things on my mind these days.

Second thing…there have been some big challenges here at McClendon Villa this year, starting with the winter storm damage to our home. We survived. The house, not so much. It is a work in progress.

Most recently, our yard was attacked by Hurricane Nicholas. That has been fun to work on with a bad knee and shoulders, but I enjoy the yard work.

Third, and most important, our family has been hit with some very scary health challenges that I am not at liberty to get into here. Please keep our family in your prayers.

And, to end this first post in over a year…we’re expecting two grandbabies…FINALLY! Everyone else, cousins and siblings alike, got started on them years ago, when they were young enough to chase them around. I can’t wait!

Have a blessed evening, y’all. 🙂

Tiggy and Mommy researching together. 🙂
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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for everything! I appreciate you very much. {{{Hugs}}}

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Sweet little Tiglet, summer 2018, before he and the Soot Sprites were brought inside to live.

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. If you want ___________, you have to ___________.
  2. During the month of August, I plan to _________.
  3. Others might think it’s strange that I  __________.
  4. ______________________________ seems so far away.

Here are my responses:

If you want something to happen, you have to make some move to make it happen. It is highly unlikely to just magically happen all on its own.

During the month of August, I plan to not be 54 years old anymore.

Others might think it’s strange that I am obsessed with family history and that it has been my passion since I was 14 years old…so 40 years now.

A life of true peace and no more fear seems so far away.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins & Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Please pray for David.  We are having a great deal of trouble getting his blood sugar levels under control. Thank you all for everything! I appreciate you very much. {{{Hugs}}}

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Fion, a neighborhood kitty. Photo Taken 17 March 2020

1. June is a good month to _____________________.

June is a good month to rejoice over tomato vines reaching the sky and to thank Heavenly Father for all the tomato sandwiches and salads that this summer will bring. 🙂

2. I love to play _____________________.

I love to play Spider Solitaire and sleuthing games.

3. I’m not ashamed to admit _________.

I am not ashamed to admit that I love Jesus and am happy that He saved me!

4. I’d rather not _________.

I’d rather not go anywhere at all until this coronavirus is absolutely, totally gone.

 

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins and Feline Friday

Friendly Fill-Ins is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Feline Friday is a funny kitty adventure hosted by Sandee over at Comedy Plus. Be sure to visit all of them and join in the fun!

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Thank you all for everything! I appreciate you very much. {{{Hugs}}}

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I _____________a_________________and a __________.
  2. One nice thing about staying home________________.
  3. ___________________ instantly makes my day better.
  4. When someone disagrees with me, I _______________.

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Our sweet Angel Xerxes hugging his Tiger baby named One-Spot. We sure do miss him!

Here are my responses:

I want a house in the country and a big garden.

One nice thing about staying home is avoiding crazy drivers AND one tank of gas lasts us through the month. It takes about $20 to fill our car at the current prices. Before the stay-at-home orders, we were having to fill the car a couple of times a month, sometimes more. Plus, I prefer to just stay home at this point in my life. It is much less stressful for me.  I reach “people overload” much more quickly now that I’m older.

Our kitties instantly make my day better.

When someone disagrees with me, sometimes it makes me mad. It really depends on what they are disagreeing with and why.  But, mostly, I figure their feelings are their feelings and we each have a right to our feelings, whether anyone agrees with them or not.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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