Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
If you're Happy and you know it, Then your face will surely show it.....
I love to see people smile. I love expressions of Joy, I love to hear laughter . It is all the sounds and sights of love and I'd love to share these with you.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Do you have a Negative Nancy in your life? ( Sorry to some of the very positive Nancy's out there).
At some point I believe everyone does. There always seems to be that 1 person who thrives on squelching someone's joy.
I am dealing with a Negative Nan now as is my favorite artist Campbell Jane. This Nancy is consistently dropping hints that my ideas aren't good enough, or my work isn't good enough, or I shouldn't even bother with my plan, because nobody is going to be interested anyway or it's just going to be too hard. It gets frustrating and disheartening to say the least, but the discouragement is hardest to take.
Maybe Nancy is jealous, maybe she is afraid that I will steal the spotlight from her for a little while, or maybe is just that she is determined not to wish success for anyone but herself. Maybe she doesn't even realize she is doing this.
Either way I have decided that it must stop. I will not let her negativity hold me back for another minute.
This first and most important step I can take to stop it is to realize that I don't need to tell her all of my ideas, ( hairbrained or otherwise) I am in control of what she knows.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Last week I was blessed to receive some flowers from a florist delivered to my door. You can imagine my surprise, because I work as a florist and I am not really on the receiving end of floral arrangements very often. This was a beautiful little arrangement made up of Peruvian Lily, Purple Statice, and Butterscotch daisy mums . It was collared with variegated pittosporum and variegated leatherleaf fern. It was just such a treat to receive such a gift.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Today, I cannot wait to tell you of my new interest. Amber at Coastal Homestead has been running a non profit business collecting fresh, organically grown, healthy produce direct from the local farmers and delivers it to her customersLow Country Healthy Living. I recently received a box that I was delivering for her ( okay to my Mom) and was blown away not only by the amount, but mostly by the quality of the produce. I am here to tell you, the quality was much better than any offered in our grocery stores here.
I checked out her website, ordered my own produce for next week, and proceeded to read a series of articles on her website page.
Amber covers frugality ( another subject I enjoy ) DIY and so many other things as well. If you get a chance check out her website, just don't hate me for the time you will lose to evaporation. I could spend hours on her site.Amber's online farmers market.
Okay, now that I have helped make your day evaporate, I will wish you a Fantastic Friday!
Amber @ coastal homestead I am your fan!
Friday, November 11, 2016
You are truly my hero!
Some of my favorite heroes:
|US Coast Guard|
|US Air Force|
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
They lend themselves to almost any kind of container
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The events of October, AKA , Hurricane Matthew, Medical issues and a series of unfortunate events has recently redefined " Mountain" in my world. I am happy to say, that little by little, through lots of prayer and petition, I have been blessed to watch the Lord make my mountain crumble into the sea. All I had to do was pray and then get out of God's way. Then I watched an awesome God make things right again and there is no doubt in my mind that God chipped away at my mountain so that I would see how interconnected everything is and how the fingerprints of God are sometimes very visible.
Now, there will never be a time that I don't say:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I normally do not express political opinions here, but I read this the other day and felt the need to share it. This has been a long and brutal election season . I am happy to see it coming to an end and at the same time, I am wondering what the "Breaking News" will be when all is said and done.
that being said, I am simply asking that whomever you vote for, Just please make sure to vote. This election is much too important to sit this one out.
God Bless You!
Monday, November 7, 2016
I absolutely adore Fall. I love the cooler temperatures, the disappearance of all humidity, and best of all the crisp clear mornings and the sunrises! October at the beach is the absolute best month ever!
One of my favorite parts of fall though is when the Camellia Sasanqua begin to bloom. Most Sasanqua are fall blooming shrubs. After a long hot humid and often stormy summer at the beach, the show put on by Sasanquas are almost like Mother Nature saying, " it was a hot summer, here is a gift for you to make up for it. There is nothing like it. I love the variety and the foliage, everything about them, but then again, I have never met a plant I didn't like. I have met a few that don't like me, but never 1 that I didn't like. hahaha.
I recently read a great article that talks about camellia sasanqua. You can find it here : Camellia Sasanqua : Cleopatra's Sister. I hope that you will take the time to check it out. In the mean time, My show of fall flowers begins with
Sunday, November 6, 2016
God Bless You.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
This is something that is truly very near and dear to my heart. Please indulge me as I share these thoughts on Thursday Morning.
He was and is and always will be my hero/big brother/ ok not quite daddy.
Eddie, The hole you left in my heart will never heal or be filled in any way. I am forever changed.
I miss your beautiful smile, and your laugh and the way it felt when you hugged me. I miss knowing, you always had my back. I miss you.
Edwin Eugene Grice 1959- 2001
J. Bradley Brunson 1977-2010
My third devastating brush with suicide came in 2011, with the very unexpected suicide of my nephew Michael.
Michael came into my life as an infant and enriched it in ways I am not sure he ever knew.
Like Brad, my husband and I " borrowed' Michael and his brother as often as humanly possible and it wasn't uncommon for his parents to have to come and take him back. Michael and his younger brother would often call and ask to come and live with us and in their dreams always said " when I get 18, I am coming to live with you." I never told him that by the time he was 18, he wouldn't want to but I always made sure he knew he had a place in my home.
Michael, I miss your smile, your hugs, your love and your laughter. Nobody else will ever sound like you. I miss you.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
I haven't posted in Two years. That in itself, took me by surprise. It has been a most difficult 2 years.
We have been through quite a lot with medical issues, I began an new job and well, life has a way of changing your priorities at times.
During the recent Hurricane Matthew, I have been both blessed and at times felt cursed with the chain of events.
We sustained a lot of damage due to the storm and both my husband and I have both been in the hospital during the weeks after the storm.
All of a sudden, I could really relate to Job of Biblical fame. It was a series of events like no other.
The best part though is that through the Grace of God, all of the destruction has been restored, Prayers have been answered and God's fingerprints are all over everything that has happened. The fact is that Without God, we would Not have survived this storm.
God is Great Always!
I am happy to be back and posting again. I hope you will follow me as I try to rebuild this blog and get it back to the fun spot it used to be. If you are still here after all this time, Thank you.
I hope your day is wonderful. I look forward to seeing you here again. Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I have missed you.