Sep 18, 2017

{Anyone need a Homemade Porta-Potty?}

Picture a friend sent to me.

A friend of mine sent this picture to me after we regained power from "Irma". One has to laugh even in the midst of a storm, right?  




We are truly praising the Lord for His hedge of protection over our family and friends in my county and neighboring areas. So many are still without power. My oldest daughter's home had two trees fall on the roof of her home and one tree fell on their shed. No one was hurt thankfully. 97% of our county was without power. We do not realize what we have until we no longer have it do we? After the storm was over and power finally regained, I sat there thinking of how very spoiled I am. My heart hurts for those that have lost their homes in this storm. Many are still without power. The hit that our county took from Irma does not even begin to compare to the hit that Miami took. Our prayers are with so many.


We all need a little humor and these two girls brought it with this cute picture my daughter Melissa snapped. As they were preparing for the hurricane the girls decided to put their life jackets on just in case.


Once power was regained and all was well with my family, my husband and I headed out to do a little bow hunting. Nothing like getting away for a few days to help relieve a little stress. 



And what the bow hunting didn't relieve a little shopping did! LOL! Aren't these shoes just the cutest?
I was reminded that no matter what kind of storm we may be in the midst of that God's Glory will shine above all.


I was also reminded that my life is only a midst, a vapor....

  A special thanks to so many of you that has sent me messages to check on my family. You are loved! 

I'd like to invite you to join Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose for the Tea Cup and/or Mug Exchange. This will be my third time of participating and I love it! So much fun. 
https://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/2017/09/11th-tea-cup-and-mug-exchange-sign-up.html 



Hugs and blessings, Cindy

47 comments:

  1. Oh that potty! You really do need that when you are out in the woods hunting...LOL! So glad to hear that your power has been restored and that everyone is safe in your family. Are they displaced from their home?? And those pics you shared of the flooding...oh my. You are right about life...God calls the shots! Sweet hugs to you, my friend!♥♥♥

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    1. LOL! Debby, I might could actually sell these to some hunters and huntress! Everyone was able to stay in their homes and we are grateful. Yes, all that water was at home after Irma. I appreciate your prayers.

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  2. Cindy, I'm behind on reading posts! So glad y'all are ok!

    You know it seems to me that the girls have the right idea with their life jackets on!

    Thank you for your sweet comment about our new colors. :)

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  3. I'm so glad to hear you guys made it through the storm ok!! I was thinking about you! We lose our power a lot and after a few days, it's not much fun at all!! Your granddaughters looked so cute! Love those adorable new shoes!

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  4. Thanks Heather. Yes, the shoes made my day! LOL!

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  5. Loving the shoes but I can't wear those high shoes anymore. The two girls in the bed are adorable....love it. Glad that the house did not flood and all is well. And you can call me Linda anytime! haha....

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    1. Thanks Pam. I was very thankful that water didn't rise any closer. We are so very spoiled and blessed.

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  6. I'm glad all is ok with you...my folks in South Ocala are still without power, all the utility poles snapped in 1/2. Cute photos, keep the porta potty though, lolol.

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    1. Linda, so many without power and now Maria has hit the islands again! Just heart breaking!

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  7. Thank for the chuckle with the homemade porta potty, Cindy! I'm so glad to hear that all is well with you and your dear family. I was also happy to hear that you and your sweetie got away for a bit. Those shoes are super cute, and fun, too! Thank you for updating us. Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. We had all intentions of getting away for a few days the weekend before the storm. At the time we made plans it only looked like heavy rain and some wind. Well needless to say it didn't take long for us to realize we did not need to go anywhere and to stay off the roads. So glad we did but sure was glad to have a few days after the stress to get away. Thanks for your prayers.

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  8. I'm so glad you and your family are safe. We never know how He has protected us until the storm passes by and we see the blessings we still have! The potty is something I'm very familiar with. Not something we talk about much but many of us girls who camp with vintage trailers that don't have a bathroom are very well acquainted with this! There are liners and things to put inside that make it more pleasant. Love the new shoes and a few days away were very good for you and your hubby.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Adrienne, I can remember when my great grandmother had a potty in her bedroom. I remember sleeping in her room one night with her and she told me if I had to get up to go to the bathroom to just use her potty! LOL! So funny because I can remember thinking that would be the neatest thing ever to get to do! Yep, I thought the shoes adorable too. Glad you stopped by.

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  9. That potty is too funny and your new shoes are too cute!

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    1. Thanks Ann Marie. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip to NY!

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  10. So, so grateful that you didn't have any damage to your house. I hope your daughter's house is repairable. That's a mighty lot of water. Those shoes are too cute...but these days, I only wear flats...too much fat to haul around on heels...LOL

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    1. Deb, you are not fat and you need to quit saying that! You know my thoughts! Yes, Kristy's house will be fine. We got a tarp on it for now. Nothing that can't be fixed. Praise the Lord we have our homes.

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  11. So glad you survived Irma. We did also. What part of Florida do you live in? We are in the north-central part, northeast of Ocala in the Ocala National Forest. We had lots tree damage in the area, but nothing terrible in our yard, thank the Lord. Just no power for several days, but we survived. God is so good. Praying for those who still are w/o power and have so many repairs to make to their homes before they can even return.

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    1. Pam, we are in Macclenny Florida (Baker County) Not to far from Ocala. Yes, I thought about you as well as I have a nephew that lives in Ocala but he evacuated. So glad you all are okay too. God kept His arms around us.

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  12. I am glad that you are okay, Cindy! I love all your photos!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I appreciate you stopping by. I know your plate has been full recently.

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  13. Love the potty, so funny! So, so glad that you and yours fared well through Irma. It is so sad to see the folks that will be struggling over it for a long time and some forever. Always fun to stop by!

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    1. Thanks Lea. Now Maria has hit the islands and it just breaks my heart.

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  14. Cindy, I am so glad to see your news in my inbox! I was so concerned about you. I rejoice with you for God's protection during Irma! I love the shoes! Blessings and hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much. God surely had His hand of protection over us.

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  15. When power is out we suddenly realize how dependent we are on all life's modern conveniences! Good to hear you are all safe, and I hope the water levels have gone down for you. The photos are incredible! What a funny shot of your granddaughters ... so cute ;) From cross-bows to high heels, Ha!
    Wendy

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Yes we are dependent on the conveniences of life! I am I can assure you. We don't realize just how much until we do not have them. Thanks for stopping by dear lady.

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  16. Oh, Cindy, I'm so glad you and your family are fine after that horrible storm! Glad to hear your power is back on, too. It's funny, with all of the many things we have, the most important end up being the basics!! 😉 Zenda

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    1. Thanks Zenda. You said it best. With the many things we have, the most important ones end up being the basics. I love this!!!!

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  17. Cindy, we just got power back on Friday. Yard was a wreck from limbs but thankful that was all we endured. It is indeed these basic life luxuries that wind up meaning so very much. Glad all is well with you and family too. Praying for those enduring so much more than us. The pictures are too cute especially of the girls with life vest on. I wish I could wear shoes like that. So cute. I would kill myself trying to walk in them. Glad you got to do a little bow hunting. I bet you had on your lipstick! LOL!

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    1. Hey Connie, I knew this was you friend because YOU are the only friend I have that will NOT get an account! LOL! Yes mam, I had my lipstick on! So glad all is with you too.

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  18. Cindy, I join you in praising God for His protection of your family. I so understand as hurricane Ike hit us when we lived in Galveston in 2008. God sure had His hand of protection around us as so many of our friends lost absolutely everything they had. I have to admit I do not miss hurricane season at all! Take care.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Sheila, there has been so many disasters lately. Makes me wonder just how much longer the Lord will tarry! Glad you stopped by. Taking a break from your doll house huh? LOL!

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  19. Dearest Cindy, I, too, will join you in praising God for His blessed protection! My sweet friend, how thankful I am you and your family are safe and sound. God is so good!

    And yes, your shoes are fabulous! I bet you make them look extra amazing {{smiles}} Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Yep, the cute shoes made me smile!

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  20. Hi Cindy! Oh my goodness, I am so sorry for the flooding and tree problems with your area. Holy Cow! I'm so glad that you have your power back, and can praise God in the middle of the storm. And your family is ok too, what a blessing!
    I think you're the only person I know who bow-hunts and then shops for heels. Love it!!
    May God's glory continue to shine on you and yours,
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks Ceil. Yep, I do enjoy hunting but I also like my lipstick and heels! LOL!

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  21. That is a lot of water! But those girls in their life jackets really put a smile on my face. Glad you are safe:)

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  22. So thankful to hear y'all came through the storm with no damage! AND I love those shoes!!

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  23. Oh, sweet friend! I didn't realize you live in FL and were in danger of the hurricane! I am so sorry for all you have been through! My dear sister lives in Naples, and her house was a direct hit. She is still without power, and her house is just in shambles. SO much pain and heartache and sadness in our nation from Harvey and Irma and so many other issues. How we need God in these troubled times! So thankful you are doing as well as you are and trusting God to see everyone through. The aftermath is sometimes just as devastating as the storm. God bless you, Cindy!

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    1. Oh my Cheryl! I am so sorry to hear this about your sister. Makes my whining seem so tribal. I will pray for her and her family.

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  24. I've been thinking of you, and how I've been MIA from blog land. (Yes, even my name has changed.) I have a great testimony in my blog and hope you will read it. It explains my absence. I hope your family is doing well!

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    1. Wondered where you were girl. Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Congratulations dear friend, it is wonderful! May God bless you both and your beautiful family always.
    I'm so happy you made it thru the storm in Florida. God is good.
    Always praying for all the places hit by natural disasters. Very sad times, indeed.
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy