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{Good Times With Family}

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family surely enjoyed our day with extended family. We always have MORE than you could imagine to eat and such a great time together.  Granddaughter Mallory turned 14 on Nov. 23rd so we celebrated her a few days before Thanksgiving with cake and ice cream. She had a great birthday. She went to see The Christmas Carol at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre and loved it.   We snapped a few pictures on Thanksgiving day and as always, I am so proud of my family.  I did take a little time for "tea time" and whipped up a pineapple, mango, and cinnamon spice loaded tea. YUM! We loaded up Thanksgiving afternoon and went with the guys to our hunting grounds and done a little hunting, eating out and shopping. My oldest daughter didn't go as my grandson had a football game. Which, she doesn't hunt either but hates being left out so.... She cloned herself in our picture. LOL! Aren't these shoes the cutest? I found these at TJ Maxx

{Giving God The Praise For His Many Blessings}

 HELLO My Sweet Friends!

I have surely missed blogging with you all and have tried to do a little snooping around from time to time as I have allowed my eyes some healing time. Wanted to give you all a quick update. 


2nd surgery was successful. There seemed to be a few hiccups in the process but all was well with my soul. My eyes began to immediately communicate together.  I cannot tell you all how thrilled I was. Nothing any worse than having one eye that I could see out of but yet I could not see out of the other eye. Very frustrating to say the least.  I've had a follow up and there is some significant swelling but normal as surgery had only taken place a week at the time of followup. I am experiencing dry eyes but it's my understanding that it may be due to implants, allergies or both. Though I do suffer with allergies I have never had dry eyes so I am thinking this might be an ongoing thing with the implants. However, I am using natural preservative eye drops for that and it helps. I go back on March 3 and hope to be released for a year. Learning to NOT bring any stress and extra strain during the healing time has been a biggy but I have tried to be a good patient. I thank you for all that have prayed and checked on me. God is surely much better to me that I deserve.  I am a happy camper! The light, colors, vibrancy and clarity is unbelievable. I will say this.....if I could go back and re-do this process I would surely have chosen another destination for surgical process and ONLY because I could have done both eyes at least 2 weeks apart instead of 4 weeks apart.


I just had to share this as a lot of US older folks will get this! {My husband trying to help our granddaughter with her math homework.}

Y'all.......We old school and things are done so differently these days. I told Marty that he was teaching her OUR way of doing math and she wasn't doing that at school. He said, "Well, the schools would be better off if they went back to old school". LOL! Bless him Lord. He tried!

Speaking of our granddaughter, Kyleigh...This girl has a heart for Jesus and for others. She has such a tender, sweet heart that everyone that comes in contact with her immediately loves her. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior a little over a year ago but was afraid to follow the obedience of Baptism. But, she talked through her fear with her mom for a few weeks and on Valentine's Day, she got baptized. Such a precious time for our family.

She overcame her fear of being baptized and followed the Lord in obedience of baptism.

And for something cute to see since my last post was about makeup.........


Speaking of Valentine's Day being special.....my FIL turned 86 yesterday. We give God the Praise for Him. He's healthy, energetic, and full of jokes. Never a dull moment with this man. We love him so much.

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This little quote has become quiet real for me since first of January. I hope that it speaks to you too. And...speaking of breath taking views, if the Lord wills and all goes well I will be celebrating a birthday and a eye healing party in the mountains next week. I am so excited! I am looking forward to this time away with my man and breathing in some of that fresh mountain air. 

I hope that you all have a wonderfully blessed week.


 Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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  1. Cindy, it is so good to hear from you. I am sorry it has taken a long time for your eyes to recover from the surgery. I had the surgery last May, one week apart. The clarity and colors were so vivid afterwards that I wept. I did not realize how bad my eyes were until I could once again see the brilliant colors. Your grands are always precious, I saw the baptism yesterday on FB...so heartwarming! Happy birthday to your father-in-law. Enjoy the trip next week and Happy Birthday a bit early. Take care of yourself. Sending prayers and hugs!

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    1. Thank you Pam. I appreciate your prayers. It's great to be seeing clearly again. Oh If I could do it over.....I surely would have went a different route with less time. Thanks so much Pam.

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  2. So glad to hear that the recovery from your second surgery is going well!

    I did the old math in schools. But have heard from friends with kids that math is taught differently these days...

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    1. Oh my mercy Margie. EVERYTHING seems to be taught differently. Mercy. Just glad my kids are not in school anymore! LOL!

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  3. Valentine's Day and baptism ... beautifully holy and lovely!

    Praying right now for the healing to continue steady and strong, friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. It was a very good day yesterday!

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  4. So happy you are back among us, and seeing clearly now! what a blessing!! Praying the healing process will be complete in time for you to enjoy some gorgeous mountain views with your hubby. Sounds wonderful to me!! Love that your sweet granddaughter was baptized yesterday! what a joy and blessing! I know you are all thrilled and thankful!! And that other little one is just precious! And your FIL is precious too. Kind of reminds me of the way my sweet Daddy was...always full of life and love and laughter and energy, even after Parkinson's slowed him down, he still maintained his wit and wisdom. I miss him all the time. You are blessed to still have him there to enjoy the family and vice versa! And math...oh my! I wouldn't even attempt to try and teach the new math...it's my way or the highway...LOL. Math never was my favorite subject, even though I became a bookkeeper for many many years! LOL. Have fun next week, and HAPPY Birthday!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much and appreciate your prayers. I DISLIKE math too and always have! Looking forward to our mountain getaway.

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  5. It's great to know your eyes are healing well. When I had my cataract surgery I had to wait 3 months between the first and second surgery.
    Happy Birthday to your dear FIL and to you too when the day comes around!!
    What a blessing your grands are and to have Kyleigh overcome her fear of baptism. Such a sweetheart.

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    1. Oh mercy GM! I am not so sure I would have been a very patient waiting 3 months. Just wish I knew back then what I know now! LOL!

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  6. I’m so happy that your eyes are communicating with each other! Thank you for letting us know how you would’ve done it differently. I loved seeing Kyleigh on FB! Blessings to her and your whole family. That was so cute about Marty and the math. You have fun, gurl, and enjoy your birthday getaway! You certainly deserve it after all thst eye surgery. 🥰

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    1. Thanks Kitty. We calling it a birthday/eye healing party! LOL!

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  7. My sweet Friend, I had no idea you were having so much trouble with your eyes. I'm so sorry. Prayers that you are truly on the mend and the dry eye goes away. That's something I deal with, too. Love and prayers! 💜

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    1. Girl, I can deal with the dry eyes but this dealing with waiting 4 weeks to do the other eye about whipped me! But now, I am so glad it's over with and behind me.

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  8. This is such a happy post, Cindy. I am thanking the Lord for the successes of your eye surgeries. He has truly held you together through this trying time. I will continue to pray the rest of your recovery progresses well.

    I bought your recommendation of Elf Foundation Primer. It's nice! Like you, I wear it underneath L'Oreal's Infallible foundation. Singing the old showtime musical lyrics, "I feel pretty ...."

    If we don't hear from you again before your birthday trip to the mountains, have a wonderful celebration!!

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    1. I am about out of my primer and love the smoothness of it. Not sure if it really helps my looks but hey girl....we gotta do what we can right? LOL!

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  9. Cindy, I’m so thankful your eyes are healing and that you’re seeing so much better! You will really enjoy the bright colors of spring and summer this year. (More gifts from God!) Happy birthday to your sweet father-in-love and many blessings to beautiful Kyleigh! You are certainly surrounded by love! 💕 We are stuck in the snowy deep freeze this week but are planning to head to the beach next week (safely). I can’t wait! Hugs NDA blessings to you, dear friend! Zenda

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    1. To the beach? Girl....I wanna go too! I told Marty that soon as we get back from mountain trip I will be wanting the weather to start warming up cause the beach will be calling my name! LOL! Enjoy your time away.

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  10. Hello sweet friend. Glad the eyes are both done now and you are healing well. It will feel so great to see perfectly and no glasses. Hope your birthday trip is fun. Something nice to think about and look forward too. We are in the deep freeze here in Illinois and tons of snow but hopefully starting tomorrow we will begin to start slowly to come above freezing. God is good and gave us some sunshine this morning to help us with the frigid temps. Have a great week. xoxo

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    1. Oh Lawd girl! I did hear that you all in that area was suffering terribly from the bad weather with snow. It sure is lovely to look at and play in but not sure If I could deal with constantly. I need sunshine! I thrive on Vit. D. If it's cold weather I can handle it but give me sun. Been gloomy here until today. Actually saw the sun. YAY!

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  11. I had to chuckle at the part about your husband helping one of the Grans with their Math. I tried that once with our 5th grader and it was impossible. She kept saying, "CiCi that's not the way we have to do it." Lord have mercy, I never would figure out this "new math." Enjoy your time away and so glad to hear that you are over the hurdle with your eyes. They are one of our most precious gifts and as I've watched my Dad's sight diminish to 20% I just pray that I can keep mine.

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    1. Never have liked math! LOL! YEP, our eyes are precious for sure. Glad your dad is doing well.

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  12. A very nice post and wonderful to read that the recovery from your second surgery is going well.

    Here's to a celebrating a birthday and an eye healing party in the mountains next week - sounds good to me :)

    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you so much Jan. I am doing better every day. Praise the Lord.

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  13. Cindy, so happy and thankful your eyes are doing so well. I imagine I will have some of this to look forward to in the future!!! I do agree with your husband about the math. Even though I was a teacher, it finally got to the point I couldn't help my grands with homework anymore. I remember many years ago, we left "the basics" then went "back to the basics." I think going back to them again is long overdue! Such a sweet granddaughter you have...I know all of you are so proud of her. And the little one and her "make-up", how cute! Hope this winter storm won't cause you to miss out on your special trip to the mountains. Love & hugs!

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    1. Thank you Cheri. Oh Lord, I hope those winter storms stay far away. See here, I like the snow, but don't want to live in it. Those two youngest grands of mine love to play dress up and put makeup on. LOL!

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  14. Hi Cindy, Glad to hear you have had your other eye done. I look forward to the day I can get mine done. I have dry eyes too. It seems to be worse during the hot weather. I could not help my grand with the new math. It took forever to do it! Classes here are still virtual but should be opening up in about a month. Congratulations to your grand daughter on her baptism! Take care of yourself!

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    1. I am grateful it's behind me Susan for sure. Yes, girl, so proud of our little Kyleigh.

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  15. Awesome news, Cindy. Oh, I have chronic dry eyes, I do use a prescription eye drop. Keeping you in prayer, sweet friend.

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  16. I'm delighted that your second surgery was successful! It must be wonderful to have both eyes working together. Praying for continued healing and for the swelling to go down.

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  17. So very thankful to read this update, sweet friend. I have been trying to get to read this post for days and finally got to read it tonight. It was such a blessing to read how the Lord is taking care of you and seeing you through. I am so grateful your 2nd surgery was as successful as the first. Have a wonderful time in the mountains, and we will all be looking forward to reading all about it here when you get back home! God bless you!

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  18. Hugs to Kayleigh for overcoming and being Baptized! What a cute young lady.
    Oh boy, eyes! I could write a book on my feelings and eye problems! So glad you have recovered enough to post again.
    See you 😎 when you get back!

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  19. Oh I am sorry to hear about the troubles with your eyes. Praying that the surgery straightened things around. My pastor's son just had surgery on his eyes because they were competing against each other. Never had heard of that before, but your story makes the second time. I also have some eye troubles but have found great help in taking Andrew Lessman's Ultimate Eye Support.™️ Pricey but worth it to me. Gosh, I'm sounding like a commercial. 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Thanks for popping by. I'll try to keep a closer eye on you!

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  20. Hi Cindy, I hope you are doing well.

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    1. Hope to post soon Susan. We have been under the weather. But feeling better. Thanks for checking on me.

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    2. Praying for you all. I hope you didn't get Covid, but if you did, praying it is mild.

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

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