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{Life Is A Precious Gift}

  Good Sunday Afternoon everyone. Hope that you all have had a wonderful weekend. I posted last on May 8th...I think...Seems like so much has happened since then. I am going to try and catch up this week with my blogging friends. Wanted to share a few fun pictures since I have last posted. These little girls sure enjoy fishing with papa. Our six year old granddaughter pulled in her fish all by herself and was so proud. The four year old eats more bread than she lets the fish have! LOL!  We had a nice harvest of potatoes. Some still had  few green spots but I can cut those off and we are good to go. I've already roasted potatoes and made potato soup. Mashed potatoes are up next.  Marty and I had a day date recently and stopped at Maple Street Biscuit. My, my! Now this is a biscuit and so yummy.  I was doing some baking for a fund raiser and decided since I was on a roll with the baking I would make Marty a fresh raspberry and lemon loaf cake drizzled with lemon glaze. It turned out

{Retirement has been BUSY}

 

Well friends, RETIREMENT hasn't really hit me yet though I did spend a few mornings in front of a nice warm fire drinking coffee and living the retirement life! The weather was perfect and I did enjoy it. However, I decided to do some decluttering beginning with my SHE-SHED! MERCY! I could have owned my own little thrift store I am afraid. I finally began to see a light at the end of the tunnel yesterday. I got rid of TONS!!! It felt so good to purge! Believe me, that is saying a lot for someone that LOVES to save everything. But...I felt it was time to declutter my life. Now onto other projects. 


I did take a day off though and I spent the day with my oldest grandchild and granddaughter. I love spending time my grands but rarely do we get to spend time one on one with each other. Each of the six will have their own dates with Nana of their choosing. 


Duncan's, Chili's, and Movies was on our list of things to do. We did have just enough time to browse in one store. We had a great day together. Raygen was the first one to call me Nana. Oh how I love that name!


I did stop one morning around 10:45 from my decluttering and decided to have brunch. I made myself an omelet in the air fryer using a 6 inch cake pan. Turned out pretty yummy.


On another day of taking a break from decluttering I fixed myself a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich in the air fryer. I am really liking my air fryer a lot. 


The finance secretary that works one day a week at the church I retired from sent me this picture with a note saying how sad it was to see my desk unattended and not to see or hear me. It made me a little sad but was good to know I was missed. 


One morning after receiving several text and phone calls about people being so very sick with this strand of covid my heart became a little heavy. It is simply awesome at how God will use even DECLUTTERING to remind you that He is in control. I was going through 30 plus years of bible study books I have done and out falls this little card from a study I done last year. JUST LIKE GOD to show HIMSELF to us just when we need Him. 

I hope you all have a great week.  I have appointments this week, visit with my mom, cooking for a funeral at our church and decluttering my little home office. I am not sure how I worked now! LOL! 


Marty made this picture last week but I am really liking MONDAYS! LOL!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  1. Grinning...thank you Cindy. Hey, now that your retired, there won't be no excuses because you can't visit once we get settled, lol.

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    1. Girl, I have decided in a short amount of time that I there will ALWAYS be decluttering to do! Mercy. But, I am beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  2. You have been quite busy already in your first week of retirement! Man! You'd better slow down and take more time to smell the roses, or coffee, or whatever, before you wear yourself out! LOL. I wish I had your level of energy. I have so many things that need to be done, but haven't had much energy in a long time to accomplish very much. If I could get these different little nagging health issues taken care of, I would be able to do more. But one day at a time. God is with us and we are so thankful. Yes, He is in control in ALL things. Enjoy your wonderful days with your family and in doing the things you enjoy most. So very happy for you, my friend. You make me smile!!

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    1. Thank you Pam. I have been and will continue to pray for you Pam. Asking God to bring total healing and give you strength. I am praying that I will find balance here. Marty said I don't know how to be still and relax and there is surely a lot of truth in that. But, I am praying for balance. I hope your week is well with your soul dear lady.

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  3. I am smiling here. I retired (for the second time) 2 years ago this month. I don't know how I ever found time to work because I have been so busy. lol. I know you will love it!!!! xo Diana

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    1. LOL! I am sure I will enjoy it. It sure seemed nice this morning to NOT go to work! Especially with it 29 degrees outside! LOL!

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  4. Hi Cindy, I am so happy for you! Are you going to spend more time in your She Shed? I like to take each grand for one on one too! I need to use my air fryer more often. Where do you find your recipes? I shared some Bible journaling pics at my last post. I am not an official Lifegroup leader teaching Bible journaling. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Girl, I have about got the She-Shed looking like I want it too. Almost through in my little home office which was a piece of cake compared to that shed!!!!! I get lots of recipes from Pinterest. I am enjoying using it. I keep it in my pantry and take out as I need as it's not heavy at all. The only large appliance I leave on my counter is coffee pot! That's a daily MUST use piece! LOL!

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  5. You seem to be embracing your retirement life and that's wonderful!! I'm sure they miss you but they understand. How fun to have dates with all of your grands. They will love having extra Nana time! Enjoy it all! I've been decluttering too!!

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  6. I have no doubt you will be busier now than you were before you retired! Enjoy Cindy!
    Jenna

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  7. Like all the retired before you, you will find yourself busier than ever before. All the best with the decluttering. I am still at it after all these years. How lovely that your granddaughter enjoys spending time with her Nana. Here's to many more!

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  8. CIndy how fun to see you having a good time so far in retirement. Life goes by so quickly and now you can make the most of all your days with family and fun things to do. What a great new journey you are on. Enjoy enjoy. Happy New Week. xoxo

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    1. Spending time with the grands will never grow old will it?

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  9. Love the idea of individual dates with the grandkids!

    Good for you for tackling the Herculean task of decluttering your she-shed. I don't judge because I probably have enough teawares to open up a thrift store too!

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    1. Girl, It's good to know I wouldn't be judged BECAUSE see here....I am quite sure someone would have asked me appear on Biggest Hoarders! LOL!

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  10. You are so darn cute!! I'm so happy for you and yes you will be busy but with whatever you choose to do. Enjoy all those dates with your grands. Have a blessed week, my retired friend.

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    1. I am hoping to find balance soon Kitty. I am hoping to plan a day with my favorite grandson soon.

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  11. Decluttering is an ongoing chore I think. Stuff just accumulates.
    Keep having lovely days and stay well.

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    1. I think you are right GM. A friend told me she has been retired 3 years and still decluttering!

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  12. You are putting retirement to work for you in wonderful ways! Great sign made by Marty!!

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  13. Aw, sweet friend! It is just wonderful to know that you are so free now to enjoy life and do the things that make you happy! I can't imagine how much they miss you being in your office, but it makes me so thankful to know you are home and able to be with your dear grands and work on projects. And you know how much I love decluttering and minimizing! There is nothing like it. It gives you the best feeling to get it done and you just feel so much lighter. You so deserve this blessed season of life. Sending you much love and many hugs and blessings!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. God is surely good, good, father.

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  14. Cindy, I have questioned how I ever had time to work. You will enjoy one on one time with each grandchild. Happy Wednesday dear one!

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    1. I hear that a lot and after last week and a few days this week I am beginning to wonder the same thing! LOL!

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  15. What a wonderful post! I enjoyed every little bit of it, but especially that God spoke to you while “de-cluttering!” Because isn’t that just the best ever thing?! I know you will enjoy being retired. I’m looking forward to that time! What a lot of wonderful times you have ahead of you, I hope you enjoy your one-on-one time with each of your darling grandchildren. Have a blessed week! Lidy

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  16. that's wonderful. i hope you'll have a great time ahead.

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

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