Friday, September 28, 2012

when kids were young
elementry, jr. high &
Memorial High School
we always celebrated
when we got home
there'd be a big
spread on the island
usually included
Big Red Longnecks
or Dr. Pepper
(& a beverage for me)
& goodies from my trip
to Sam's

it was a fun time
a celebration of
a week of work
& a start to
Friday Night Football
& other activities that
involved the whole family

trips to our farm
loaded up with food
animals, kids, &
goodies from the
big city

still, every friday
I think of TGIF's
& the fun i hope
they remember too!
TGIF, ya'll!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

best friends

what a treat to get a picture of
my best friend as a little girl
looking at her picture &
comparing it to a 
picture of my youth

i see why we became
fast friends as adults &
remain so very close
today & always

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

september 28 begins
the 40 days of prayer
for our nation
leading up to the
2012 election
sign up for committment to pray 

Monday, September 24, 2012

it is important
 a fresh shipment of
holiday blend beans
arrived at this castle
so sunday afternoon this
capresso self grinding
got a good cleaning
in preparation for
coffee celebrations
 the coffee bar is stocked
with fresh beans, biscotti
flavored sugars & additives
 my documents has a
coffee file
my pinterest has a
coffee board
so, indeed, coffee is
an important part
of every day
now, Beatrix Potter often
stands guard in the front
of the coffee bar
just in case she
needs to bark
at the dripping
of the coffee
(just in case it
makes a little
gurgling sound)
an alert might
be needed
plus it entertains her
until she can bark
at the UPS man
coffee makes you younger
you are young because
you drink coffee

Saturday, September 22, 2012

there is much to say about
i adore it
it sparkles
it makes me happy
it floats in places for a
nice surprise
when you least
expect it
it vacuums up easily
(is that the way you spell vacuums?)
looks totally wrong
 this pretty vignette of glitter
is on display in my office
oh, looks so nice
but alas,
that's not all....
 there are many different kinds
of glitter
neatly(?) stored in drawers
from the Container Store
 more, including
glass glitter!
 loose glitter
& glitter glue
& glow in the dark
my favorite jar of glitter
an old mason jar with
mixture of gold & silver
& a tag
"Glitter is for life
not just for Christmas"
oh, so true
it is not my fault that
when i was a baby
my parents dipped me
in a big bowl of glitter
i've been shining ever since

let your sparkle shine &
sparkle like you mean it!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ephemera (ih-fem-er-uh)
1. transitory written and printed matter not
intended to be retained or preserved.
The word derives from the Greek, meaning
things lasting no more than a day
2. paper items (as posters, prints, letters &
tickets) that were originally meant to be
discarded after use but have since become
to take this to a new level
here are some supplies
you might need
old books
(that can be repurposed)
distressing inks
ruler for tearing
paint dabbers
paint misters
ink pads
brown stains
old photos
brown papers
edge distresser
glass glitter
vintage graphics
an eye for keeping
little bits of paper
a creative mind
to do something

often it's the common things
that make the most
wonderful unexpected

Thursday, September 20, 2012

there's just something about
this picture of
Beatrix Potter
that makes me happy

a little vintage comfey chair
for a little 5 lbs. puppy
pure magic
Lord, help me be the
kind of person my
dog thinks I am.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

never be afraid to trust
an unknown future to
a known God
praying for
our military
our nation
our family
our friends

Monday, September 17, 2012

everyone is coughing
here is my favorite
most sucessful remedy:

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar (an organic one like Bragg's)
2 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon honey
shake well - 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough
and too, eat a marshmallow
it soothes a sore throat
it really does - promise

feel better everyone,

Saturday, September 15, 2012

friday night lights in texas
high school football is a
big deal
i love this photo of the 1939
Chilton Pirates
District Champions
big game for district was
Lott vs. Chilton
my beloved Daddy
John Harrison Bennett
is #18
program says he was
150lbs. & L.E.
i still check the newpaper
to see if the pirates won!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

faithbook - fall 2012
 car loaded up with decorations
for faithbook
Ladies Bible Study
First Baptist Church
 vintage photos
of ladies being friends
graced our table
with memories of
family & friends
 a time for joy
a study of Philippians
good Baptist ladies
brought goodies abound
 muffins, cakes &
cookies, fruit &
coffee necessities
just keep on coming

what a blessed time together
so thankful for Christian friends
& a loving church & teacher
thankful for a country
where we have the freedom
to gather for religious worship
May God Bless America
& protect our
brave military
sailors & soldiers
& their families

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

remember always
God Bless America

If my people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face
 and turn from their wicked ways, then will
 I hear from heaven
and will forgive their
sins and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

Monday, September 10, 2012

vintage map keeper
at use for blueprints
Brazos Star Homes

granite installed
what a great place
to view the plans
for new homes!
BSH - the best

Friday, September 7, 2012

what a blessing to lunch
with friends you love &
who love you back
(one I've know since childhood
the other a couple of years)

make new friends &
keep the old
one is silver
the other gold

Thursday, September 6, 2012

know the facts
do your homework
don't drink the
(just felt led to say that this morning)
 God Bless America

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

what a fun day
of anniversary celebration &
memories of blessed times shared

thank you for the wishes
of happiness & congratulations
on our 41st anniversary

Monday, September 3, 2012

forty one years ago today
labor day weekend
wedding weekend
 rehearsal dinner date
roy orbinson & the pretty women!
 september 4, 1971
baylor senior year
it seems that through all
the magic & blessings
these past years
we're back to cooking
for two
the joyful journey of a lifetime