Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

1. It is _____________________.

2. The best part of last week was ___________________.

3. Every summer, I ___________.

4. Once upon a time, _________.

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Here are my responses:

It is nearly midnight as I type this. I am sleepy, but don’t want to go to sleep. The days are so busy that, if I want to do anything on my want-to list, I just have to get used to doing it while fighting sleep. Sleep usually wins, though.

The best part of last week was that it ended. It contained the death of my Aunt Judy as well as the one year anniversary of “Ma”, also named Judy. She was the mother of my best friend in high school. She was a great Ma to me. I could talk to her about anything. She didn’t judge. She let us all live our own lives and was there to listen whenever we needed to talk. She was great. I sure do miss her.

Every summer, I melt. This is Gulf Coast Texas and it gets HOT. It gets hot long before it is officially summer.

Once upon a time, I had a cute little frog named Vivaldi. But, she grew up and followed the call of her Prince Ludwig, and they lived happily ever after out in the wilderness of our backyard.

Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: Martha’s Daily Mews

Our Marine needs your help. Please see New York or Bust.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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I Hear You

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I hear you calling,
The mud and the clay
Fresh on your hands
As you take hold of mine,
Showing me the past,
Leading me to my destiny.

©21 May 2018 Suzanne Gunter McClendon
4th Great-granddaughter of Allen Gunter, Potter,
Of Edgefield County, South Carolina and Hart County, Georgia.
1801-1882

Image Source: Pixabay

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. Happiness is __________________________.
  1. Ten years ago, I ______________________.
  1. __________________ is the best medicine.
  1. Most people don’t know that I _________.

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Here are my responses:

Happiness is time that doesn’t have me going in 50 different directions at the same time, not able to catch a breath. Happiness is time spent watching the birds, squirrels, and frogs. Happiness is being able to sleep through the night without 400 calls from my bladder. Happiness is Jesus, family, and home.

Ten years ago, I …was almost 43. I was living with tumors, but didn’t know it yet. I (we) still had 3 children living at home. I believe that I was driving a green Ford Windstar. I was getting used to yet another new normal.

They say “laughter is the best medicine”. Sometimes it is; sometimes it is not appropriate for the situation.

Most people don’t know that I descended from a line of potters. My Gunter ancestors were potters in Edgefield County, South Carolina. They were versed in the alkaline glazing technique and carried that technique with them to the northeastern parts of Georgia, where they trained other potters in the technique.

I want to learn their craft and have been researching all that I can about it. Maybe THIS is what I am meant to do, wake up this generations-old craft of our ancestors. I can’t wait to see where this goes!

Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: Martha’s Daily Mews

Our Marine needs your help. Please see New York or Bust.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image source: Pixabay

 

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Prayers, Please

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We just found out that my Aunt Judy, Mama’s youngest sister, passed away last night from pneumonia. Please pray for my mama and her remaining siblings, but most of all, Aunt Judy’s five sons and their families, as well as her former and current husbands.

Thank you. Have a blessed day.

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Wednesday Hodgepodge

 

The Questions and the Answers

  1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge?

Right now, I would have to say breathing. Symptoms indicate that I have gone to the next stage of COPD. I deal with it as best I can. I do a lot of praying some days.

  1. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What’s a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly?

I’m sure I’ve read biographies, but at the moment, I can’t think of one that I’ve read or enjoyed reading. I don’t often read biographies (not that I’m opposed to it). I do, however, read memoirs and enjoy them very much. I love to hear other people’s stories in their own words.

  1. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life?

Keeping a clean house is very important, but there are too many obstacles right now for this house to be perfectly clean. Yes, my life needs to be de-cluttered, but that’s not happening right now either.

  1. You’re the 8th dwarf. What’s your name?

“Cranky” would be my name if anyone called me a dwarf. I had to put up with being called “midget” for years. I am short, fluctuating between 4’10” and 5’, but I do not meet the qualifications for being a midget. Those mean kids (and adults), however, do meet the qualifications for being jerks!

David says my name would be “Psychic Dwarf”.

  1. What’s surprised you the most about your life or life in general?

The thing that surprises me, over and over, is that someone like me could have such beautiful children. There are many other things, but that one stands out the most.

  1. Insert your own random thought here.

We have read the Bible through several times. Each time we learn something that maybe didn’t stand out before. This time has been no different for me. Last night, I read through 1 John. It said quite clearly who antichrist is:

1 John 2:22 “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”

1 John 4:3 “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

ALREADY in the world. We aren’t waiting for some future time for this creature. And, we know who it is, those that deny Heavenly Father and Jesus. That sounds pretty clear to me!

I don’t know how I ever missed this the first few times through the Bible, but I’m glad I caught onto it this time.

Have a blessed day, y’all!

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