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{May Blessings Photo Dump}

June has crept upon us it seems. Y'all, it's six months until Christmas! LOL!  Wanted to share a few of my May blessings.  We have been blessed with fresh potatoes. We've been able to share some with others and still have plenty. My cucumbers, okra and orange tree was destroyed in the tornado that we took a hit from but what a blessing that we pulled the potatoes before the tornado.  Speaking of tornado it's been a job cleaning up the aftermath. God spared our home and us as we were home. Marty and I heard the sound of the tornado and retrieved to our bathtub for safety. The affects surely done a number on our barn, my shed, a pull trailer and oh our property was in a mess. Huge OLD trees gone! Such a mess but we are beginning to see the light at the end of tunnel with the cleanup. We have been so blessed with our children and friends that have come to help us. God surely had a hedge of protection around us.  Our oldest granddaughter Raygen graduation from College as Su

{Enjoying The Little Things In Life}



 I hope that you all are enjoying your Sunday afternoon. Our family has left to go home after our Sunday dinner so now I am sitting down to enjoy a cup of hot black  tea with honey. I should be sitting outside on the porch drinking my tea but it's a tad chilly today. Us Floridians just aren't sure how to dress these days for our weather.
On Saint Patrick's day I decided to brew myself a cup of green tea and since I was having a very heathy tea I decided to have a shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate. LOL! I actually stumbled across the small box of shortbread cookies in my pantry that apparently I had tucked in the far back corner behind some boxes of dry items. These cookies had been gifted to me in a gift basket in February. I suddenly remembered that I had hid them in the pantry so the grands wouldn't eat them. However, I hid them from myself too! LOL! 
Do you like green tea? I have several friends that don't but I love mixing them with other teas or just having a regular cup of green tea. So many health benefits in green tea.         (NOT THE COOKIES)

Marty and I had a day date one day last week. Since he has not retired yet it's not often we enjoy a day date through the week. It's always nice though. We had a great meal at Kaika Teppanyaki Asian Fusion. This cute place had such a relaxed type atmosphere and the food was great. One thing about going places through the week and early in the day is most likely the wait time is short and the crowds shorter. Which both are something we have grown fond of. 
Of course it's a must to shop at Home Depot or Lowe's! I shared with you in my last post that we were cleaning and revamping some on my front porch so new ceiling fans was in store. ALSO, thanks for the sweet comments on my front porch. Of course we needed several things and I can always find something I want in Home Depot.
  


Look at this beauty! 
I will be transplanting this next week. She's actually in need of some love as the weather has just been so crazy here. I've transplanted several pieces and given as gifts. I have other pots of this growing too that are just beautiful. One small piece was gifted to me some years ago and it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. I am going to be making more new pots hopefully next week. 


I sure hope that you have a great new week and enjoy being in the present. Enjoy being where you are right now. One thing I am learning the older that I become is LESS can be MORE. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy









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  1. I enjoyed this post and the cup of black tea with you. I just finished some decaf tea a few minutes ago...couldn't decide on which herbal tea I wanted so just had some regular decaf Lipton tea because it is late in the evening and I don't want to stay awake, but I was cold and needed something hot to drink. Yes, it WAS a chilly day today! My goodness! What happened to that spring/summer weather we were having? LOL. I love that you and your sweet hubby had day date this past week. Sounds like you had a great time. And yes, it's time to start our gardening projects. I need to do so much in our yard, but my arms/shoulders/back are keeping me from doing very much, and my former landscaping son has moved away and doing a different kind of job, so I can't rely on him to do my dirty yard work anymore. My hubby has never been much for yardwork beyond the usual lawn mowing and raking leaves. So we shall see what develops as far as any kind of gardening goes this year. Anyway, I enjoyed your post. Felt like we sat down and visited. That was lovely. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks Pam for coming by. I know you have been busy as of late too. Yard work around here takes all day. Be glad when it's warm enough that i can enjoy getting outside and piddling.

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  2. I'm not a fan of green tea but I know many are fond of it. I've heard that it's health promoting. Personally I think cookies must be too. *smile* Your succulent plant sure is thriving. Happy Spring!! GM

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    1. I do enjoy trying different kinds of teas. Yes my succulent plant is surely thriving but needs some TLC.

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  3. Hi Cindy, so nice that you and your hubby had a nice date and meal. We love Asian food too, though I can't eat hot-spicy food. I agree about eating in the day. Less crowded and better prices too! We grow a lot of succulents. I need to get some containers to make some planters for gift for Mother's Day. I used to drink a lot of teas but have to go with caffeine free. I would have hidden those cookies too! That verse be still has been on my mind a lot. I have been spending more time listening to music and not watching tv. I love to be around people, but I do need my quiet time with the Lord. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I love different types of food but honestly, Marty more of a meat of potato man. He is a good sport to try other foods with me. He winds up like most he tries! LOL!

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  4. Visiting you is always uplifting Cindy, you always find gratitude in the small things, like a good cup of tea, lunch with your husband, and shopping! Your succulent pot looks great! Have a wonderful week!
    Jenna

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  5. I loved reading your post too and the book pages. It's a challenge to stay positive in a world that tries to bring us down. You bring so much joy to all of us! Enjoy your week.

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  6. Good morning, Cindy. Your posts are always uplifting and encouraging. I sometimes hide goodies and forget that I have them. It is so much fun to discover them. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  7. What a wonderful lesson you’ve shared from your devotional, Cindy! I’m going to re-read that and take that to heart. That’s so funny about you hiding the cookies so well, but at least you found them! You certainly have a green thumb for succulents, I must say! If I lived close by, I’d be requesting one. Thank you for your lovely post and Happy first week of Spring. 🌷🌷🌷

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    1. Oh I do ever wish we were closer. The fun we would have.

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  8. I'm not a big fan of tea, Cindy, but you do make the beverage look so inviting. Yes, being retired affords us the luxury of eating out/shopping during the week on a regular basis. The lines are nonexistent for the most part. Loved the devotion reflections you shared, too. God is the only One in charge, and we need to give all our cares to Him.
    Blessings!

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    1. So glad you came for a visit. Marty hasn't retired yet but hope we can start looking towards that soon.

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  9. Love the charming St Patrick's Day tea time. I also try to drink more green tea for the health benefits. I also enjoy them cold brewed.

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    1. Thanks Margie. I knew you would like my St. Patrick's Day theme! LOL!

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  10. This is amazing, Cindy. Our giveaways on our wedding are succulents. :) I'm also a tea lover. In fact I have one beside me right now. Random dates with the spouse is the best! Stay warm and safe!

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  11. I like your Saint Patrick's day tea time celebration. How can anyone go wrong with hot tea and a cookie.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Green tea is, indeed, so healthy, along with a lot of other green produce. I don't drink as much of it as I used to, but I always have it on hand. Yes, our Florida weather has been back and forth of late. We check the outdoor temperature before deciding what time of day to ride our bicycles. Blessings to you!

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    1. Yes, weather sure is a deciding factor on clothing these days.

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  13. Hey Cindy!
    Your devotional was so encouraging.. lean into grace and live fully where I am today. (And don't listen to lies.) Thank you!
    I just opened a box of cookies I "found" in my pantry! And they're still good! :))
    Your succulents are beautiful! Isn't it neat how they make "babies" to transplant?
    Blessings, Linda

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  14. I'm not much of a tea drinker, except for sweet iced tea, that I love. Tea comes in so many flavors now, I should really step out there and give them a try. Oh I forgot, I do love peach flavored iced tea, yummy!!

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  15. I do like green tea and mix it in when I'm making iced tea too (order at Starbucks that way too --half green/half passion). Those cookies sounded delish! We like going out for a late lunch/early dinner for the same reason. Less crowds and waiting. Your succulents are gorgeous. I hope you're off to a great weekend!

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    1. I hope you enjoy your late lunch/early dinner. That's exactly how I like to eat too!

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  16. Your day date sounded like so much fun! Every moment spent together with our loved ones is beyond precious. I often tell my dear husband and son how much I appreciate our every moment together. Life is so precious!

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

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