Friday, September 30, 2011

Hello Hello Hello


I just can't help but say Hello again!
Because I am so happy to be here.  If you have been following I hope you've missed me as much as I have missed being here.  Oh does that bad?  Well I really do hope you'll start coming back around. 
Have you wondered where I've been?  Actually I have been right here.  But; I haven't had the inter-net since June.  But I have worked out the kinks and now I am back and doing a little . . .


I'll be posting much more often so I hope that you'll come by.
And I've had a few ideas and learned a few things from other bloggers lately.  So I hope you'll come by and check out the changes. 

Since I am a person that thrives on organization.  I didn't think that I am a list person but in a way I guess I am because I realize I keep myself organized through scheduling so I guess that is a little like being a list person. 

So I'll still be posting about certain topics on certain days. 

But instead of one post a day I'll still be writing a devotional or having a guest hostess share a devotional.  

I have just realized that as much as I enjoy having two blogs (actually 3 because of publish the ministry blog) I just can't keep them both us.   So I am going to combine my 'fun' blog (My Home Sanctuary) and My Journey Back. 

I think it will be amazingly fun!  I know you'll enjoy.

So come on by and say Hello

Back on The Journey . . .


Thursday, September 29, 2011

47 Questions About Me

First I found this over at Carrie's blog.  And second.  I did not copy her answers.  I really think we must be sisters or cousins or somethin'!

Enjoy . . . just for fun since I cut and pasted this I left Carrie's answers.  Mine are in Bold. 

 47 questions about me and me (hehe)


1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes~ Carrie Nation, the temperance leader. My father named me~Carrie Nation.  No

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Today~ question # 1 made me cry.  Today

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes  Sort of

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Roast Beef  Ditto

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? yes Ditto

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I sure do hope so
And again Ditto

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? yes Not usually...well actually I guess I do that's another Ditto.

8.. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS ? I only have one~not sure what happened to the other one!
Nope

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No I would say never but I learned never to say never. Ditto and Double Ditto

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Life or Golden Grahams  Hmm toss up Frosted Flakes or Sugar Bear

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? no  here we go again. Ditto

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes  Have to be...that's another Ditto

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Butter~Pecan  Chocolate

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their hands Not sure

15. RED OR PINK? pink  Red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I don't know.  Ditto

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My Ashley and Jessica~  Ditto well sort of I miss my Thomas and Jennifer

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Why sure!  Why sure!  O.K. well I did copy that one!

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? lime green  Black but I wish they were lime green!

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? chocolate Roast beef (see #4) I didn't have any chocolate in the house.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Judging Amy Well tryin' not to.  I am at the library in a study room and the person next door is talking really loud!

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? yellow Yellow I wish but I would probably be purple or blue

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Fresh linen, lilacs in the Spring, Apple Jack and Peel in the Fall, All Christmas smells~I make candles and love them all!  Ditto

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? my sister~ my best friend
A collegue

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes Yes (but she didn't send it I found it on my visit!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? None~sorry Ditto

27. Hair Color? brown Now or then?  I'll go then. Ditto (my sis Carrie is a few years younger than me)

28. EYE COLOR? Brown  daaadaaa Ditto!

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No  When I can afford!

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Mexican Double Ditto

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy always happy~ Double Ditto

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? A Hallmark Movie  Oh gosh I know this.  It was just out in the theater.  My daughter took me.  Hated the movie though.  Not a happy ending.  I really, really sad ending.Opp's sorry.  I think it was called
One Day.   BTW don't bother.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black  White

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Both~I love all the seasons. I love a reason to celebrate! I swear I didn't copy this one!  Ditto

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Now how can a girl choose that one~Both of course  Ditto

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Raspberry Pie~ If I had no chocolate I am sure I would say . . Raspberry Pie

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? don't know I have to say Ditto cuz I don't get this one.

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? don't know Double ditto

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? None~None give me an hour and that will change I am at the library!

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nothing Nothing

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Nothing~ Ringer

42. FAVORITE SOUND? The sounds of the country~Sorry have to copy great answer Sis

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? neither Ditto

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME??? Mexico Ditto

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? not sure? Don't think so

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Missouri  Texas

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Everyone  Anyone

So any other sista's out there?  So take the test and then send me the link! 

Enjoying The Journey

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to Thankful Thursday . . .
I feel so Blessed to be able to write this post today and share with you a few things
that I am Thankful for today.


 

It may sound really silly but I am thankful for paper piecing.  I have been able to do a lot of sewing lately.  I love this pattern and I would not have been able to make this quilt without the
wonderful method of paperpiecing.  I am thankful that God gave whoever figured this out the brains and the ability to share and teach this amazing method.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Next on the not so silly side.  Well sort of.  I am thankful for technology.  Anyone else wanna say
Amen!  I mean really were it not for some amazing technology a lot of us ladies wouldn't be able to get great photo's like these of our adorable grandchildren.  The photo isn't perfect because it was taken on my daughters phone.  But it captured a moment I didn't get to share.  This is my adorable grandson.  He wasn't quite 3 but boy can he stir a bowl of party mix. 

And on the very serious side.  I am really Thankful for my salvation.  I am thankful that my Father chose to give me a way to reach Him.  I am thankful too that he is sooooooooooo patient with me.  (I think I heard a little amen)

The last few months have been a huge challenge for me.  Actually the last two years have been
a huge challenge.  But when I step back and can see that God is with me.  Sometimes I don't realize that.  And sometimes I am embarrassed to say I wonder where he is.  And sometimes
I wonder about things I shouldn't.    I am Thankful that he understands. 

I read something either on a blog or on facebook yesterday about thankfulness.  It was something about if you could only have tomorrow the things that you were thankful today . . . What would you be Thankful for today?

I am making a list.  Are you?

I am linking up with Iris for Thankful Thursday.  BTW one more thing.  I am Thankful for Iris.
On My Journey with a Thankful Heart . . .