Friday, July 9, 2010

Hello. My Name is Dorothy and I Am

addicted to the computer!  There I said it!  When I confessed this fact to my Precious Husband last night he quickly replied, "You do spend a lot of time on it!"  He is right and I am the only one who can change this and get a handle on my obsession. 

How do I know I spend too much time here?  Precious Husband asked me last week if I was still on vacation.  Yep, the dog hair is rolling again and a little too often.  I must get busy and put all those character qualities that I have studied through the years into practice now.

Diligence, self-control, moderation, discipline.  I could surely go on but I must turn this object of my affection off and get a hold of myself.  Yes, for sure!  Hope the withdrawal symptoms aren't too much for me - but it is for my own good, yes, for sure!

The deer eating supper in my sister's back yard in Sonora, California

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Old Mother Hubbard Has A Bare Cupboard

Our church, The Chapel East Valley moved into a new building.  We recently attended our first potluck and when I packed my food to take I did so thinking our new kitchen was stocked with the basics.  Wrong.  The cupboards are totally bare.  Nada, zip, empty!  Good thing I had taken lots of plastic sliverware to leave in the kitchen but have you ever tried to serve homemade ice-cream with a tiny plastic spoon?

Well, being Thrifty Thursday you probably know where I am going with this post.  The new but empty church kitchen has become my baby - my challenge to make into a fully stocked working kitchen.  Being the queen of thrifting I am excited about having a legitimate wonderful reason to get to go thrift shopping.  I even have Precious Husband's blessing on this.  I am always seeing wonderful kitchen things for sale and at a good price so off I went this last Tuesday with my mental list in hand.

Unfortunately this week turned up nothing for the church kitchen BUT I found a wonderful vintage cake and pie carrier in mint condition.  I have wanted one forever!  Won't this be fun to take to the next potluck!

Also found 2 of my Anchor Hocking banana split dishes to add to my collection. Planning on making more homemade ice-cream for our Sunshine Acres get-together next week and thought I would use the dishes for banana splits.

Yes-siree, lots more thrifting will be happening in the future to get that kitchen in order but I really must concentrate on the church kitchen and not my own : )

Check out to see more thrifty fun finds from others.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Proverbs 3:5-6

I found another delightful blog friend in Heather over here. Wandering through Heather's posts I found a picture of my life verse Proverbs 3:5-6. This was the verse the Lord put on my heart and mind when He gave me my first son, Jason 39 years ago last month.

I was a week short of being 22 years old and never married. Thought adoption would be something I would like to do when I married (there definitely was no man in sight at this time) but never dreamed that I would become a single mother. It was the verse in Proverbs that got me through 9 long months before the adoption was final. Lots of doubts on my part but God is always faithful on His part. Those 9 months taught me so much about what a life of faith means and I cherish the memory of that time.

My second life verse is Psalms 37:4
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Time and time again God has blessed my life beyond measure and beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Thank You Jesus!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Holiday Weekend

 Vacation pictures in Yosemite National Park 
Wonderful to look at when it is hitting 115* here in Arizona now

Nice to have a holiday weekend with some extra time to slow the pace down.  Hope all our family and friends had a nice 4th of July.  I am thankful to live in a country that is blessed beyond measure in spite of all that is challenging her.

Saturday night daughter Danielle and her family came for a cookout.  Always fun to have the 4 grand-kids in the house and take in all the cute words and actions.  Next weekend we get to have them a couple of days while mom and dad get some quality time together : )

Fourth of July was spent making ice-cream to take to the potluck we had at our church.  I got my recipe from my cousin Cathy when she served it at our family reunion in Visalia last month.  I question if mine was nearly as good as Cathy's but everyone at church loved it and I guess that is all that matters.

Now I am gearing up to have our Sunshine Acres reunion in a couple of weeks at our home.  Been busy putting pictures together to show on our computerized photo frame.  Nothing like gathering around and looking at old pictures and sharing memories.  Should be a fun evening.  Expecting people who lived at the Acres 30 years ago!