Great Granny

8/30/14

A tribute to my Granny.        She was a great woman!

 

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I miss her.      She was tiny, but gave great hugs!!         And love radiated out from her.

She’s been up in heaven for 12 years now.        I know she greeted Jeffery with a big ole hug, when he got there!!        (And maybe even a pot of dumplings, and some nanner pudding??)

Watson Watch

Today is exactly 2 years since my BIL, Jeffery went home to the Lord.

So many changes.         So much suffering, and grieving for him.         He can’t ever be replaced.

Yes, life has gone on, but hearts are still broken, lives still shattered.          Pieces still being picked up.

He hasn’t shed any tears.       We’ve shed oceans full.

He is still dancing, and rejoicing in the presence of Jesus.        We are still going on with life, missing him, looking forward to the day we get to go up to heaven to join him.

We watch, and wait for the day of the Return of Jesus, in the clouds!!

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
Please get ready to be in heaven with us!!
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Pre Preps

Pre preps for imminent, irritation Irma are on going this weekend.  I’m writing this on my phone Sunday night, as my desktop apparently decided it was time to desert this earthly travail.    Argh!!          (update:   Monday it came back to life, after I gave it mouth to USB port resuscitation!)

Talk about frustration!   How am I supposed to blog about hurricane preps on my tiny little phone keyboard??   Vewwy vewwy cawefully!!

Anyway, I took pix, and since I’m on my phone, they should be easier to insert.    Let’s hope!!

Water is always a first essential.    Got it covered.

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Fresh water- yay!

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My new best friend!

TY PopPop!              That’s for drinking.

Second essential is potty. Got that covered:

(I was gonna take a pic of all the tp, but you know what it looks like!)

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Flush water- sooooo important!!

Next is food.

Brownies!!         Then peach Coke- of course!           I think that’s all we need.       ( I have lots of other food, it’s just not that important!   lol)

Lights:

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Lights- check!


DD1 took babies out of state.  So I know they’re safe.   DD2 was already out of state, so all’s good there.

XH had to evac his mobile, so I demanded asked him over here.   After all, somebody’s got to piggyback my fat butt outta here if the flooding is too bad!   Plus he has a 4×4 truck!

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Us!     Partying like it’s Hurricane Charley!

(He certainly seems to be happy to be here, doing all the prep work, doesn’t he???)


PopPop is safe at his work.

Grandmama’s building IS a shelter.  So she’s all good.   She’s having a sleepover with friends, in the laundry room!

Sister’s house is Cat 4 rated, so her and kids are safe.   Bubba and Shirley have a sturdy block house, so they’re good.

Let’s see who did I forget??   Oh yeah, Rose was already overseas, so she’s good.   And neighbor Jeannette went to a safe place as well.

All’s well that ends well, for us.    God protected us!!  

Praying for the millions still without power, and that lost their homes.

And still praying for Texas, and Louisiana.

Thanks everybody for all the prayers for us!!

❤  ❤  ❤


An Irma post.

#1        #2- Pre Preps, this one 

Imminent Irma

I’m writing this Sat. On my phone.

Irma is on her way to try to huff and puff and blow my house down.

Go away, big bad wolf!

As soon as I can, I will log back in and let ya know how it goes.

Hopefully, she will fall for the chimney trick, like the story wolf did!!

Dolly, I’ll be texting ya for a hurricane recipe!

Love y’all!

Having a hurricane party here. Brownies and peach Fanta, yeah!!

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Any hurricane, ever.

Update: All good!    We never lost power, but lots of others did.  Haven’t heard of any lost lives yet, except that teenage surfer, who went out surfing.   😦                                          We have a small living room leak, in a place they had previously patched.  (I think that part is funny!!)        Lots of big limbs down in backyard.

God did a miracle, turning Irma, and weakening it!!          Thank you, God!!

Busted Back

Well, hey.   Once again, sorry this post is late today.          Never promise anything that you have no direct control over!       Last week, I think I said something about this week being back to normal, and posting 5x.       Heh heh.        “What is normal, but a setting on your dryer???”        (That is not original, I copied it from Barbara Johnson, a humorous Christian author.)

Anyway, so yesterday, I thought I’d have time to write today’s post, since I didn’t get them written last weekend.       Nope, stuff happened.       For one thing, this new phone is exasperating!!       I try to download/upload, whichever, new pix, and it says there are none.        I literally just took the pix 5 seconds ago!!       Arrrgghh!!  

Then, dun dun, dun...   my back went out last night.       So, I just tried to survive the night.           Sleep????        What’s that??       I no longer have any pain pills, because I dumped them out, a while back, when my back was out, and I noticed I was getting addicted,      “Take every 6-8 hours”.        But then, the pain returned in 5, so I’d take it then.        Then it was every 4, and 3 hours, and then every 2.       At that point, when my headaches would start right on the dot of 2 hours and 1 minute, I realized what was going on.      I was addicted!!           As a recovering alcoholic, that was terrifying to me.  So, I threw them all away, and suffered thru the horrible headaches, and prayed to God to help me.       And He did.

And I’ve not gotten another prescription of Vicodon, or anything else like it.             So, when my back goes out, like last night, all I have is Tylenol.        Which my pain laughs at.          

But, I WILL not ever knowingly let myself be addicted to another drug.

Sugar doesn’t count!!         (I heard all y’all say, “But your peach Fantas!”)

Anyways, here I am.       Since it hurts any which way, I decided to get up and write.

I have no pix today, please bear with me.

I have 9, count ’em, NINE drafts waiting for pix!!         sigh

As always, thanks for listening!!

I love ya!

(Do you feel like you’re reading my diary??)

Ark Art

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Bwahahaha!!

At first, I titled this : Animal Amusements”, and wrote

“Mea culpa!  Mea culpa!

Please forgive me!       I’ll try harder next time!”

But, I took one several more seconds to brainstorm, and voila!

Here we have Ark Art!

 

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So that’s where it came from!

 

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Sorry, guys, no rain dates!

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If she only knew!

 

 

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So funny!!

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Poor, poor Bad Luck Brian!

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Ain’t that the truth!!

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Oh no!! Those sneaky bears!

 

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When is a cat not a cat??

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I know I posted this joke before, but picture was Jesus then! Therefore: totally different joke! My rules!

 

 

 

 

I sure hope this Ark art amused you today!

Happy Monday!!

More Military Memes

Today is Independence Day!!          God bless America!           This is the only holiday that can’t be celebrated by any other country in the world!!       It’s mine, all mine!        Of course I mean ours!

Happy Birthday, America!

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I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I used them all!

Now we sing a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday, America!”        Followed by the second verse:   “How old are you??”       (I can’t keep track!!)

Today we’re serving more military memes.        Thanking the troops who have fought, and died to free us, and keep us free!          Thanks to everyone, all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

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A moment of silence.

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Thank you ladies, and gentlemen!

 

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Yes, we definitely are!

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Yeah, baby!!

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Thank you, General Washington, and all the guys who fought.

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Got that right!!

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Now that the grands are in shared custody, I get this!

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Too true! lol For all my doggy loving friends, like Stella.

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Bwahahaha!

I wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.        If you’re an American, that is!

If you’re British, this one might appeal more to you.

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I think it’s funny myself!    No hard feelings now, right guys??         Guys???

One more year of freedom celebrated.         May  God bless us with many, many more!

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Real, Reat Reward

Of course, I mean “Real Neat Blog Award”!!

Sweet Elizabeth, from Comfortable Coop, nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award.   Thanks, Elizabeth!!       You are a great writer, and friend!!

It’s always such a surprise, and serious thrill!! to see my name, on one of these award posts!!

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I had to put it twice, just in case you didn’t catch it the first time!!     😉

You know the drill by now:

RULES:

This award is designed for people who have a “real neat blog!”

Those participating should ~
• Put the award logo on your blog.
• Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
• Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
• Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
• Let them know you nominated them (by connecting on their blog, etc.)
• Ask your nominees 7 questions.

Everybody has a real neat blog!!       So, everybody gets an award!!          Seriously, you want it, you got it!       How did Heather get people to nominate themselves??    I’ll have to go back, and take a look!!

 

These are the 7 questions from Elizabeth, for her nominees:

  1. Is there something that you do that makes you really happy when you’re feeling down?

Singing!!     I might cry, but it always lifts my spirit, to sing praises to the Lord!

  1. Is there someone (real or fictional) who inspires you? Who is it and why does this person inspire you?

My friend, Jan S.     She has a real bad bone disease, and breaks bones just by sneezing, sometimes.     She’s always in pain.     But she is the most loving, happy, always cheerful person you will ever meet!     You can just see the joy of the Lord in her face!

  1. Do you spend a lot of time listening to, reading, or watching the news?

Nope!!      I try to avoid it as much as possible!   I have enough depression tendencies, just by myself!!      I do read the missing kids alerts, on FB.  I forward them, and pray the child will be found alive, and unharmed.

  1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
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Night owl.

This is a funny question!     In my childhood, all the way up till I went back to teaching, in my 40’s, I was always a night owl!     Now, I want to be asleep with the chickens, otherwise known as grandbabies!!

  1. Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

No, thank goodness.      The only pet I ever had as mine, was Emily.    

I’ve never loved another animal, either before, or since.

  1. Do you talk to yourself out loud?

Yes, of course!!     Doesn’t everyone need expert advice, now and again??

     7. Is Jesus your savior?

Yes!!   And I’m so excited to see this question, Elizabeth!!      Thank you!!      It is THE single most important question in all of existence!       Having Jesus as your Savior is the difference between eternity with God, in heaven, or spending eternity in hell, if He is not your Savior.

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Okay, now the hard part:

Nominate people.      

Oh please, just nominate yourselves!!      And if you do, I’ll come back, and fill in your name, so your nomination will be all official, and stuff!!     Okay?  I hate playing favorites, and having to pick people for my team!!     Or worse, feeling like someone chose me last!      (Oh wait!     This part isn’t about me!      Sorry!     Can you tell I wasn’t too enthusiastic about elementary school team sports??)

I really like Elizabeth’s questions, so I’m copying them!        (Just remember Elizabeth, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!)

 

  1. Is there something that you do that makes you really happy when you’re feeling down?
  1. Is there someone (real or fictional) who inspires you? Who is it and why does this person inspire you?

 

  1. Do you spend a lot of time listening to, reading, or watching the news?

 

  1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

 

  1. Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

 

  1. Do you talk to yourself out loud?

 

  1. Is Jesus your Savior?

 

Okey dokey – it’s your turn- GO!!

Mouthy Memes

Mouthy memes seems like a good theme this week.      Let’s see how closely I can stick to it!

1 those days

Lol

That’s a true mouthful!!

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See, this is a mouth….

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Mama’s mouth to God’s ear!

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Big mouth…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another mouthful of truth!

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I can’t stop laughing! Is that a big mouth bass??

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Ok, he has a mouth….

Doing fairly well, up to this point…  I know that last one was stretching it a bit!

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Hee Hee! Now that’s using your mouth!

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Sorry. I had to use this one. Please don’t be offended liberals! It’s all in good fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hush yo mouth!

 

Hey, I did it!!    Mouthy memes, all!      Ahem!!       Ok, well mostly mouthy memes, then!

 

Memorial Memes

Ok, this Monday, we are doing memorial memes for Memorial Day.     No funnies, just respect.

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We need to remember our fallen military.

       This one makes me want to cry, the father mourning his courageous son. 

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Today we remember, and celebrate ALL our fallen military.     Whatever branch, whatever war or conflict.       They died for our freedom.      It’s our duty to live in a way that honors their sacrifices.

Thank you God, that we live in a free country, and thank You for all the brave souls who fought to keep us that way.

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I used to blithely say “Happy Memorial Day.”     Till someone called my attention to it.   It’s not a happy day.     It’s a somber day.     It’s a thankful day, but not frivolous.

Stay safe, thank a veteran, and be sure to tell them, you’re glad they made it back alive.