Time to Celebrate!

I must confess, I'm celebrating my Bloggiversary!  This week marks the six month anniversary of my blog, and I've done a little updating since you last visited.  Since beginning this endeavor back in September of 2017, I envisioned my blog as a way to amuse my family and friends with my 'sunny' observations and interesting …

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Three For Thursday

I must confess, I’m thoroughly enjoying the ‘number of the day’ themed pieces I’ve been doing lately.  It's so convenient to get two, three, four, five or six items of interest in a post with the days Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  So, dear readers, I submit to you this week, the Three For …

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The Friday Five

I must confess, it's been a week of celebrating for our family, and this is a much needed change of pace after all the germs and sickness of these long winter weeks.  We had a birthday or two, followed by Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, and a new recipe to try. Birthday Banana Cream Cheesecake  …

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Five More For Friday

I must confess, it’s been incredibly challenging to look on the sunny side of things lately with myself and most of my family being sick for such a long time.  I’m hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon by getting past the used tissues, cough drop wrappers, half drunk cups …

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Candy Land Experience

I must confess, playing Candy Land recently with my two grandchildren was quite an experience for me. My daughter and her three little ones came over for an early breakfast at the beginning of this week and the kids’ visit quickly transformed into a rapid succession games and toys with the theme “Which Toy Can …

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A Look Back at 2017

I must confess, 2017 was a pretty eventful year with some amazing, wonderful, and poignant memories.  Each New Year's Eve, my husband and I like to take a look back and reflect on the many blessings and experiences that comprised the moments of the previous year.  We typically sit down and go through my calendar, …

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Christmas Blessings

I must confess, I felt quite blessed this Christmas with the many gifts I received; not only the actual presents given to me, but the gifts of my family and the time we spent together for three days.  Yes, Christmas Day actually lasted for three days at my house!  My hubby and I hosted a …

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

I must confess, this past weekend was filled with dozens of blessings and when one is truly aware of how many little gifts God sends to us, it's actually pretty easy to be grateful.  Having any trouble with feeling grateful?  Might I suggest a great book that helped me to be more mindful of my …

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: ‘Growth Spurts’ in Holiness

I must confess, this story does not end as well as I hoped it would.  I took my sweet niece to the movies yesterday to watch a beautifully animated story about a young girl's desire to become a ballet dancer in spite of great obstacles.  It was a lesson in overcoming difficulties to achieve one's …

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Saturdays Mornings Just Aren’t the Same

I must confess, Saturday mornings are little more quiet around our house.  And tomorrow will be no exception.  Each and every Saturday for as long as I've been married to my husband these mornings have always begun with the 10 a.m. radio program Car Talk on NPR.  The show recently went off the air and …

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All Good Gifts

I must confess, I've always loved the Scripture from James 1:17, "...all that is good, all that is perfect, is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light..."  This past weekend there many "gifts" - blessings and experiences along the way in what was an extremely busy weekend.  Permit me to …

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Movies, Movies, Movies

I must confess, I watch certain movies over and over again.  Now you would think with all the streaming options, and You Tube, and free network viewing that I would have more than enough movie options to choose from, but I somehow find re-watching a favorite movie both comforting and enjoyable.  There are even times …

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The Timeless Love of Mom and Dad

I must confess, our family enjoyed the Harbor Queen Boat Tour today as we celebrated with Mom and Dad; their timeless love and wedded bliss for over 55 years of marriage and Dad's milestone birthday of turning 80 (I don't know how they do it, but they never seem to age!). We gathered at the …

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My Superpower

I must confess, I have a superpower.  I am a grandma.  I first acquired my superpower at the age 49 with the birth of our first granddaughter.  Now, I have five grandchildren with one granddaughter spreading sunshine in heaven.  Prior to becoming a grandma for the first time, there was a lot of discussion about …

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