Aug 15, 2017

{Let's Have A Little Fun and a little share time}

I thought we might have a little fun this week but first I must share this. I am so humbled at the transparency of so many of you with my last post concerning your deepest prayer need right now. I want you to know that for those of you that shared that I stopped and prayed for you. I am truly humbled at your being real with your needs and more humbled that the Lord would allow me the opportunity to stop and pray for you. 


There is power in prayer!

Okay so, let's have some fun and a little sharing today. 
1: What has been the most embarrassing thing that you have done up to this point in life?

2: If you could only pick one place to live beside the place you currently live, where it would it be and why?

3: What is a phrase that you find yourself saying that you heard your entire life by a parent or grandparent?

Last one: What Bible character at this time of your life do you feel that you relate too the most? 

Before I answer these questions I have to share a few pictures with you. I bet that somehow you knew that I would didn't you? LOL! 


It's back to school as you know and every year my daughter Melissa does a picture of her girls on the first day of school. Each year their choices of "What they want to be" change of course. Our Mallory (one on the left) has wanted to be a teacher, a designer, a zookeeper,  a nurse and this year she wants to be an Optometrist.  Well, that little thing on the left wanted to be a Princess and now a MERMAID! I love it! Who wouldn't want to be a Princess or Mermaid, right? 


These two grands came to stay with me at my office for a few hours and I put them to WORK! They done such a good job that I might let them come again to my work. LOL! 


I carried lunch and joined this sweet girl at school. She was excited. But, I am not sure if she was more excited that Nana came to have lunch with her or the fact that I made her her favorite soup, Broccoli and cheese soup! 


 She said it was better than Panera! I will take that. 

And my answers to the questions:

1:  While eating with my man at a seafood restaurant I had to take a potty break. I am quite sure it had something to do with the 3 rounds of ice tea. About the time I was half way back to our table I realized the toilet paper was hanging out of the back of my pants and I drug it half way across the restaurant. YEP, I did! I just turned around and went back to the restroom and tossed the toilet paper. I acted as nothing happened. 

2: Well, this is answer is simple. It would be in St. Augustine Florida.  My man has worked there for years and it is about an hour and half commute one way and that isn't counting if traffic is bad. Which most afternoons it is! I have said for years that he spends more time there than at home and we should move. Of course I was teasing because if I moved I would make my children all move too.  We all live in the same county! YES, I am blessed. But, If I truly had to choose another place, it would most defiantly be St. Augustine.

3: I have many phrases and sayings and some I can't repeat! LOL! But one that comes to mind and I say often was said many times by my granny. "It's a great life if you don't weaken". So very true are those words.  

And last question: I guess it would be King David. "A man after God's own heart". David made lots of mistakes in his life. MANY actually. But, regardless of his imperfections, downfalls and shortcomings, He truly loved the Lord. I can relate to David. I am just so glad that the Lord loves me just like I am. However, He doesn't want to leave me where I am! I am a work in progress.

Leaving you with this food for thought today:


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy



  

 

42 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic photos, Cindy! I enjoyed your responses, too!

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  2. Hi Cindy! Boy have I missed out on some great posts while I've been MIA with my dear mom.
    What a fun and VERY transparent post you have here. :)
    First let me say that your babies are the sweetest!!

    My most embarrassing moment is way too embarrassing to even share beyond my own family. Lets just say that it involved an upset tummy while I was in front of a whole class of students. It was awful, to say the least.

    I would love to move to the South where life seems simple and the people are real, genuine and down to earth.

    Years ago, many years ago in fact, we lived with a Christian lady who was totally bed ridden with MS and I was her care giver while my husband looked after her home and grounds. This dear lady couldn't even wipe a tear from her eye due to her condition and while looking after such needs I became quite close to her. She once told me that "walls have ears" and she was so very right. Oh be careful little mouth what you say.

    David, for sure, but David in his praise and worship to God.

    It was so nice to visit with you this evening, what a breath of fresh air it has been.

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    1. Debbie I loved your answers . And it good to see you post but I know you have had your hands so very full with your dear mother . I'm glad that this has proved to be an outlet for you today . I am chuckling about your embarrassing moment ! Well. You never know when that might happen again . Lol . So glad you stopped by .

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  3. I am loving the Mermaid answer. Enjoyed your pictures as always Cindy. That soup sounds so good but my favorite is old fashion vegetable soup. If I could live anywhere else it would be somewhere that is cold and I would make lots of soup.LOL!
    Connie Royals

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    1. She went to weekie watchee over summer and lived the mermaids . Who know Connie, she might can be a mermaid there 😂 Girl I'm with ya on somewhere cold . Had me enough of heat and misquitos !!!

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    2. I was typing on my phone as you can see! I hate typing on my phone! lOL!

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  4. Hi Cindy! Thank you for your continued prayers, my friend.
    1. I too came out of the ladies restroom, but the toilet paper was dragged under my foot. My late beloved and my youngest son, laughed and laughed!! I went back to the ladies room and removed the tp from my shoe and disposed of it.
    2. I would love to live in a little village, in a quaint little cottage in Ireland, where I could walk to everything. Of course, I'd have a little white picket fence and a yard full of pretty flowers and window boxes at every window.
    3. Hmmmm...nothing is coming to mind right now.
    4. What's not to love about David!
    Loved your photos, Cindy. My grands haven't started school yet. I'll have to look for your broccoli soup recipe!

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    1. Awe, a small quaint village Wirh a cottage sounds lovely . And being able to walk to everything would be nice . We would find the nearest tea shop 😂

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  5. Lovely post and great questions. And, if I can find the time I'm going to answer them on my blog. Blessings!

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  6. You're the sweetest! I love the back to school pics of the grands. I can't believe they go back already!

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    1. Thanks Heather Lou . Seems like their summer went quickly .

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  7. Cindy, prayer is so important in our lives. What a blessing that you stopped and prayed for all the requests. The photos with your grands are memories to treasure for sure! I have lived in the same country I was born. I can't even think where I would want to live! Hugs and blessings, sweet lady!

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    1. Pam, now if I could choose to live somewhere 6 months out of the year I would choose the mountains and I would want to be there when the temps are really nice and cool. Living in Florida with extreme heat tells me why a lot of retired folks live 6 months out of the year in the mountains. But, I am not retired. Semi-retired I guess you could say. So glad you stopped by.

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  8. I always loved going to school to have lunch with my grands. The live about 45 mins to an hour away now. Course I did it more with the oldest one and I am not so sure he would want me to come now that he is in the 11th grade!! HAHA...As for question number one...I do silly things all the time that it would be really hard for me to pick one thing that was embarrassing that I did!!! If I was to live any place other than here it would probably be San Diego Calif. but I really like where I am. #3 would be, "life is not fair"! #4 totally no clue, not sure I could compare to anyone from the Bible.

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    1. Glad you stopped in today Pam. LOL! Your 11th grader might surprise you and be glad that you came. Well, if you are bringing food that is! LOL!

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  9. {{{Grinning}}} I will answer your questions tomorrow on my blog. I always enjoy your photos and your blog, Cindy. THANK YOU for sharing, smiles. Hope you have a lovely day friend.

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  10. What cute kids! I love the two: optometrist vs. mermaid. That cracked me up! Unfortunately, I only have time to answer one of the questions, but I'll choose #2. If I could live anywhere other than Wisconsin (and if I could take my entire family with me and if I were independently wealthy LOLOLOL) then I'd choose to live in Herefordshire or Shropshire or Yorkshire England. They're all so beautiful and look like where I live in Wisconsin, but with stone walls and castles and abbeys. And everything is SO CLOSE TOGETHER so it doesn't take a week to drive across the country. :-) Enjoyed your post today, Cindy! Have a great rest of your week.

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    1. Ooh, your choice of somewhere else to live sounds wonderful. Especially not having to drive miles and miles to get some where! Yep, the mermaid girl is setting her goals too high right now. But being a mermaid might not be such a bad thing! LOL!

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  11. Your post is upbeat with those adorables you love to photograph. So cute. Just like grandmother! Most embarrassing in my entire life was a few years ago when I was giving a presentation in church with my husband and botched up my part because I totally froze and forgot what I wanted to say. I would move to San Diego to be closer to my grandchildren (they might move to AZ in the future, oh happy dance.) Mom always said "Johnny on the spot" when she demanded rapid action. My daughter loved hearing me say it and I've heard her say it. I'm thinking the Bible character I admire most is young David taking on Goliath as I prepare for knee replacement surgery! God bless you, dear Cindy, thank you for your prayers for me. They feel like gold right now.

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    1. You have just what young David had Mary . God's precious Word . Praying for dear friend . If it's where you can while you are recovering let me hear from you . Hugs .

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  12. Oh what a fun post, Cindy! My most embarrassing moment is similar to yours...but different, LOL! I was in a restaurant, years ago on a hot, humid day and we had just come from church. I was wearing and outfit with a pleated skirt and the fabric was of a silky sort. Well, my slip had evidently ridden up and I was actually sitting the silky skirt and when I got up to go to the salad bar, my skirt was sticking to my hot, sweaty panty hose covered behind, showing in all of it's glory!! Luckily, my hubby was able to get my attention before too many folks saw me!!

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    1. Oh girl I love it Debby . Praise the Lord your man caught this before too many saw . I can't help but wonder how many folks talked about me for days after my episode of embarrassing moments .😂

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  13. Good evening Cindy! LOVED seeing all your beautiful grands ... you have taken some wonderful shots of them! You're very fortunate that your family lives close and can all get together for your vacations. My family is spread apart, and more and more it gets difficult to peg everyone down for even one day together. I find this very frustrating. You have shared some fun topics here today! These are my own answers: 1. I do a lot of silly things ... unknowingly tied my purse strap through my shoelace and it tripped me up when I stepped out of the car! Worst thing was when I was about 8 months pregnant and very self conscious of my belly, my husband and I were at a restaurant. I was shaking the ketchup bottle before I put some ketchup on my fries, but as I was shaking the bottle the lid flew off and I didn't realize until it was too late!! I had shaken ketchup ALL over me ... my hair, my clothes (but hopefully no one else sitting near us, I'm not really sure!). I was so humiliating and wanted to just walk out of the restaurant but my husband made me stay. The manager came over and offered me free drycleaning of my clothes, but I was too embarrassed to bring them back and just washed them myself. ugh!
    I would easily move to northern Ontario ("Muskoka"), and we really do plan to do this closer to when my husband retires. Right now it would be too far for him to commute to his job in Toronto. We are always looking at the real estate up there, but can't decide whether to buy a cottage or a year-round home. My parents had SO many sayings that I find myself repeating in fun to my kids. When my kids were younger and would start ratting out the other with "He/she started it" I would fill in "And I'll finish it!!" just like my dad ;) We actually engraved my mom's favourite saying on her gravestone. Everytime something turned out right she would exclaim "Praise the Lord!". Your granny had a good one ;) I don't know who I relate to in the Bible, only because I'm not familiar with their personal traits.
    Thanks for sharing these Cindy, and enjoy the rest of your week. Always nice to hear from you and I love visiting you.
    Wendy xox

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  14. Wendy I'm sitting her laughing at your embarking moments . I can't help it. Sounds like something I would do right now with the ketchup . I love the saying praise the Lord for your mama . A cottage sounds wonderful too especially if everything is within walking gdistance .😴

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  15. Your making my brain work too hard to answer your questions after spending the afternoon with my daughter and granddaughter. Plum wore out but what a nice time! Worth being overly tired! Your grands are adorable. How many total? I would enjoy a cute little cottage surrounded by a wonderful cottage garden with a nice vegetable garden in the back with a few fruit trees and a gardener to keep all this up! LOL Nancy

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    1. Nancy that cute little cottage sound wonderful . I bet you are tired but like you said , a good tired . I have 5 grands and they are such joy .

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  16. 1) I went to a revival many years ago with my Aunt... she drove a little white Corvair with red interior. After church, I got in the car and waited for her to come out of church. Long story short... I was sitting.... waiting... in somebody else's car! 2)Mount Pleasant, SC 3) That's that about that 4) Job (it's not that bad, but mercy being tested is so hard) The soup looks awesome... that's my favorite, too. Your grands are growing up. Hope you have a great Thursday, my Friend. 💜

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    1. Deb, praying for you as you know . I had leftover soup for lunch yesterday and it was really good, all over again .

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  17. Great photos of the kids, Cindy. The photo of you with your granddaughter is priceless. You're both beautiful. Most embarrassing moment to date: Getting into the wrong car when waiting for my husband to pick me up at night outside my office. The car pulled up, it looked just like our white Honda. I ran up to the passenger side, opened the door, said "hi" and started to sit down on the seat. I took one look at the startled man behind the wheel and bolted out of the car yelling "Sorry!". Where would I choose to live if not here: Yachats, Oregon on the coast. Lovely little seaside village, beautiful rocky cliffs, gorgeous beach. Saying I repeat most often from my mother: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. This was fun!

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    1. I have laughed at your most embarrassing moment! I bet that poor man thought, "Who is this crazy woman". I have tried getting in the wrong vehicle too as it looked like mine but so far I haven't done that with someone else sitting in it! LOL! But, today ain't over! Seaside village sound wonderful friend. Have a good day.

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  18. Loved your answers...:)
    I always loved going to school with lunches for grands.So fun.
    Thank you for prayers...my days are hard..I have to stay busy and concentrate on all the good things in my life. I am ok..and so are our kids..we miss him every single minute...but thankful he isn't sick any more.

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    1. BJ, I think of you so often and I cannot even begin to imagine what you are feeling. I know that the Lord has you in His loving hands as well as your precious family.

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  19. HI Cindy! OH, how nice to hear from you! Yes, ma'am! There certainly is power in prayer! I have been the recipient of answered prayer many times.
    This sounds fun. okay 1) a joke was played on me when I was in the 10th grade by a couple of boys. I can't share because it's Xrated but I blush when I think of it now. It was a doozy!
    2) In a Thomas Kincaide painting. It just looks so idealistic and wonderful!
    3) Lord, have mercy!
    4) Maybe Peter because I seem to be putting my foot in my mouth a lot here lately

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    1. So glad to see you Sheila. I have missed you. Yep girl, I can be a Peter too. Trying to be better in that area. LOL!

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  20. As always I loved all the pics and commentary about the grands and your activities.
    To answer your questions, I would love to live in France for a short time. Just long enough to really see places I haven't been and relate to the culture. I've visited four times but it was a drop in the bucket. I love the slower pace of life and how they savor time and beauty.
    I would relate to David also. My favorite Psalm is 139. Every verse is so full and rich.
    One time I took someone's buggy in the grocery store and starting filling it up not realizing it was not mine. They ran me down after a time and I was so embarrassed.
    My mother said," beauty is as beauty does "and " put that in your pipe and smoke it" when she was really frustrated.

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    1. Loved your answers Bonnie. Once I grabbed someone's buggy by accident and was on another aisle before I realized it wasn't my buggy. Oh I've heard my granny say those says too. I need to write down all the little sayings one day. Glad you came by.

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  21. You always have the greatest photos of your gorgeous sweeties. I so love yours with one of the pretty ones.
    Oh you made me crack up and what a quick and smart answer, lol.. Just yesterday my mom open the door of the car next to mine and sat there for a minute until she realized I was laughing in the car next to this one... hehehhheeehhhiiii
    Loved your visit.
    Fabby

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    1. That's funny fabby . I bet your mom didn't think it was funny .😂

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  22. Visiting you is always a blessing, dear Cindy. I absolutely loved your questions and answers....thanks for sharing, sweet friend.

    Happy hugs to you!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy