Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Routine....

Routine?  What's that? 😃  Well, it is apparently something that is lacking with my posting on the blog.  Perhaps I'll get back into the habit, but I make no promises.

Remember when I posted this?


North of Supposed to Be is a beautiful book -  wonderful character development, and surprises/suspense that captivate the reader's interest.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book a couple of years ago.

It was a real pleasure to be able to meet the author - Marcia Ferguson - on the recent trip I took for UMW training.  The training site was located in an area that was near where she lives, and she came by the hotel where I was staying!

What a treat to be her guest for lunch!  Thank you, Marcia!


Off we went to lunch at Mike Ditka's!  Do I have any pictures of our food?  Of course not!:-)  We were very busy with talking and eating, and taking that picture just didn't occur to me!  I will say, however, that the food was excellent!  It was great to be able to meet Marcia!  I am looking forward to the next book!

Have you ever met an author of a book you have read? 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Kids Hope USA....

Have you heard of the Kids Hope USA mentoring program?  Perhaps there is one located near where you are. 










Just "show up!" That's what we're asked to do! Show up for a child in need of a mentor.
















The school year is winding down in our local county.  That calls for a special time of celebration for the students who have been part of the Kids Hope program at the nearby elementary school.  This is my second year to be a mentor.













It was a beautiful day as we gathered at the gazebo on the school grounds!




Food was plentiful and appealed to kids of all ages!

Three kinds of pizza - cheese, pepperoni, and veggie!

A huge chocolate chip cookie!

Sundae toppings available for your choice of ice cream!

The Kids Hope USA program at the nearby elementary school is sponsored by a church in the community.  Additionally, our church is also a Kids Hope sponsor! 

How do you make a difference in a child's life?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

There were others....

Taking a walk around the yard, I also spotted these beauties....

David Austin rose

The oak leaf hydrangea is beginning to bloom.

The knock-out rose is always full of cheerful blooms!

 We've had a lot of rain, and now have no deficit for average rainfall for this point in the year.  It has truly been a lovely spring! The grass is green and growing!




Monday, May 8, 2017

Spring

We were away for several days the last week of April.  When we returned, we were met with this beauty - 


Peonies are one of my favorite spring flowers!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Some recent fun....

For Easter (long past, I know) we visited with Muncho Mom, Macho Man, and the two Munchkins.  It is always great fun to be able to spend time with them.

Muncho Mom had been busily baking those Easter cookies, and Munchkin the Younger loved to decorate them!



I must say that they were quite tasty, too!

Rabbit, rabbit on this first day of May!














Bread and butter plate - Charleston by Lenox, now discontinued.

Confusion reigns! No surprise!

I was not able to locate my blog entry for today, May 1, 2017.  So - I "redid" it!  Just like The Husband says, "Be careful of anything that is 'new and improved!'"😄  It is entirely possible that you may find not one, not two, but THREE entries from me on your Blogger feed today!!  That's all right! Just making up for all those weeks and months that there hasn't been an entry.

Thanks for hanging around!

Friday, April 28, 2017

A book....or two....

....or more!  These are some of the books I've been reading recently as I have embarked on a project of becoming certified to teach at our United Methodist Women Mission u this summer.


This is the text we will use.

Training??  Definitely!! 😊

Thank you for keeping up with me!!😘🙋