Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


A bare toe is a device for finding a chair leg in the dark.  Have a good day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013


Remove blood stains on clothing.  Soak the stain in Coke until the stain is dissolved.  Then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the Coke dries.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Sunday we had beautiful rain showers which made the field corn perk up again.  The lawns are turning green again and everything looks beautiful.  God is good!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


God, remind me that if I growl all day, I can expect to feel dog tired at night.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tip for Tuesday

Extend the life of flower in vase - Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent build-up of the slime cased by bacteria.  It works like chlorine in a swimming pool.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Where is the moisture we need?

We need rain at our house.  It rains all around us but why does it not rain here?  Hopefully it will reach us soon.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Take a lesson from the mosquitos:  He never waits for an opening - he makes one.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013


Hide your PIN within a phone number. 
It's tough to remember all your PIN numbers for bank cards, phone cards, and whatnot.  Of course, it's not a good idea to write the PIN on the card itself.  And it's not practical to carry small slips of paper with the number written on it everywhere you go. But you can use a simple trick to keep track of all your PIN numbers.  Enter fake names in your address book and list what appear to be phone numbers - but are actually PIN numbers - beside it.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Was A Busy Day....

We went to First Jenison CRC for worship this morning.  First Jenison is my brother Al's church. Al celebrated his 80th birthday with cake and coffee at the church after the worship service.  This is the brother who had his second open-heart surgery about 3 months ago. There was a time when we were not sure he would be here for his birthday.  So this was a very special day for him and his family.  His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present for worship and fellowship as well.  What a fun time everyone had.  Of course, I did not take my camera so I don't have any pictures to show. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


The grass isn't greener on the other side.  It's greener where YOU water it.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Mrs. Duck and her ducklings are back.
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Monday, July 8, 2013


Cleanse your hair with baking soda.  Your hair has become a gathering place for old hair spray, gel, and other residue.  Strip away the film in your hair with baking soda.  Just blend a little baking soda with your regular shampoo.  You can also try mixing baking soda with water and massaging it into your hair before you shampoo.  Just be careful not to get any baking soda in your eyes.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's Monday!

Are you excited that it is Monday?  I am.  We had a quiet week-end and so I am ready to continue with the week.  I do volunteer work today at the local Love store.    I meet some ready neat people and I enjoy it very much.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of JULY 2013

Wishing all my friends a safe and happy 4th of July.  Take a moment to thank God for the freedoms we enjoy............

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain............

Monday, April 22, 2013


Transport a frosted cake with ease.  Strategically place marsh mellows on top of a frosted cake, then top with plastic wrap.  No more wrap stuck to the cake.

Our Side Yard

This is what our side yard looked like after all the rain we got last week.  Our creek overflowed into our pond and the water was up to our garage.  Our sump pump run about every 2-3 minutes.  We were very thankful that we didn't loose electricity during the thunderstorms that went through.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
                                                    William Allen White

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013


My extended family has had a very stressful few weeks.  My brothers grand-daughter Courtnie dead following the birth of her daughter.  On March 23 tiny Riley Jo was born.  Courtnie had a very normal pregnancy and a normal delivery.  A few hours later her blood pressure went very low and they found she was bleeding internally.  They rush her into surgery and stopped the bleeding.  The next thing they knew she had a blood clot in her lung.  They rushed her to Spectrum.  Sometime within that time she had a heart attack (with 50% of her heart damaged).  She was very ill for a few days and then seemed to be improving.  She even was able to spend some time with her newborn and her  year and half old son, Gabe.  The family was beginning to think she would probably be home by the weekend.  However, on April 2 her blood pressure went very low and she died. The family is devastated.  Her husband is left with  newborn Riley and little Gabe.  Mike is a new Christian who found Christ after he was married to Courtnie.  He has a wonderful testimony of God's saving Grace. But what an tremendous job he has ahead of him to raise these two little kids, by himself

He is a member of our church as well as Courtnie's parents and family.  The church family has been very supportive of them all; holding them up with our prayers and support.  It has affected our church family as well.  I am so thankful they all belong to a caring church.

Our pastor preached on How is God Good when Tragedy Strikes.  He used the story of Job as an example.

 God's response to tragedy is THE CROSS.  God's answer to tragedy is the EMPTY TOMB.

Romans 12: 15  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.  Live in harmony with one another.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Troubles with my Computer

On Wednesday morning I went to look up my blogs on my computer and I couldn't find them.  WHAT?  I have them in Internet Explorer and they were no-where to be found.  I was very upset.  I have them all listed in my "Favorites" and they were all gone. 

So what does one do?  I do not understand this said computer very well and when something is not working as usual, I don't know what to do.  BUT I have a good friend who knows everything there is to know about computers  (I think) and so I called her to see if she was having the same problem I was having.  Well,  she was not having any trouble and she said she would check it out and call me.  Then today she stopped by and fixed it all up for me.  I was sorry I was not home at the time but my husband was and she fixed the problem.  I am so glad I have my blogs back.  Someday I'm going to do something nice for her too.  I guarantee it...........

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I volunteer at Love in Name of Christ. ( a second-hand shop)   This is a quote I received from one of the volunteers.

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love - then make that day count."    Steve Maraholi


 I can dream,  can't I?
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Monday, March 11, 2013


 It is very small world out today. We had rain yesterday and this morning it is quite foggy.  Hopefully the sun will come out later today and the fog with leave.   I've been in with a spring head cold but I'm sure I will begin to feel better soon.  Hope you all had a great weekend
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Lie isn't always what we want, but it's what we've got.  So, with God's help, choose to be joyful.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


 Smile, it raises your face value...........
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Great room project

 We had a water damaged wall in our great room above our fireplace.   We tried to clean it up but it didn't look good. So decided to put beadboard up instead.  Here is the wall before and after.  We are very pleased with how it turned out.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Thinking Spring!

Today is the day to take down my Christmas/Winter decorations and think about Spring.  It's very cold out but the sun is shining and I'm getting spring fever.  Changing decor with the seasons is a big job but "someone has to do it".  I plan on giving away some of the things I've had for years.  Maybe replacing them with some new things later.  Hope you all had a good weekend and have a good day. 

My brother is home from the hospital and  slowly gaining back his strength.  We are so thankful.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday's Happening........

I'm happy to report my brother came thru his open-heart surgery.  He is working hard on his recovery; slow,  but sure.  Thank you for your prayers and concern.  Hopefully he will keep improving every day.  It is a stressful time for him as well as his family.  It has reminded all of us how to depend on our God for our every breath. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Today take time to observe and appreciate God's amazing miracles.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


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We like to include fish in our diet.  When buying frozen fish, check for frost inside the package.  If it exists, the fish has probably been thawed and refrozen, which reduces its quality.  Also avoid fish with white, cottony blotches.  This indicates freezer burn.

Monday, February 11, 2013


It's 30 degrees.  The snow is melting.  The wind is blowing. Many schools are closed because of the ice on the gravel roads.  It is a good day to stay inside.

My thoughts are on one of my big brothers. He is scheduled for open-heart surgery on Wednesday.  He has a leakage in his arota.  They will replace his arota.  He has had a couple mini-strokes this past year.  Just yesterday he had heart problems and was taken back to the hospital.    They will keep him their until the surgery.  We have many people praying for him and his family. It is a very stressful time for them all.  We don't know what the future holds but we know who holds the future.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Nobody knows about your integrity, your sincerity, your talent or your good will unless
you give out samples in actions.


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Thursday, January 24, 2013


Barbara Johnson once wrote -
Attitude is the mind's paintbrush, it can color any situation.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mondays Happenings

I made Chicken Noodle Soup on the weekend.  It is a recipe I found on one of the blogs.  I made it in the crockpot and it turned out DELICIOUS.  My neighbor was very ill recently and is recovering slowly so I brought some soup to her today.  We had a nice visit and I hope she enjoys the soup. Why is it that when you do something nice for someone,  it always makes you feel good? 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


It does not take a new year to make a brand-new start,
It only takes the deep desire to try with all your heart.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013


Enjoy a scented bath without spending a cent.
Want to feel pampered?  Splash a little perfume or cologne into your next bath.  It will smell great.  You don't have to buy expensive products either -- just save bottles of the scents you no longer wear.  It's a luxurious alternative to tossing them in the garbage.