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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Phantom of The Opera

Shortly before we left our church in California, I held a Women's Ministries meeting based on Phantom of The Opera.

One of the tablescapes.

Monday, December 5, 2011


This morning, just before I woke up, I was dreaming that my yard was beautifully green. I woke up suddenly, looked out the window, and, instead of seeing green, it was SNOWING! I sat up and yelled "IT'S SNOWING!" I've been in the snow lots of times, but I've only seen the snow actually coming down, one other time. Now I live where it snows! Guess this So. Calif. girl needs to buy some REAL winter clothing or I'll freeze my patootie off! Will post snow pix later, as right now, the camera battery is charging.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well,it's been over two years since my last post. MUCH has happened! I have not fully recovered from the stroke, but I have made significant progress.
I no longer live in So. California. We have moved to the rip-roarin' town of Poteau, Oklahoma. We came here to take advantage of Choctaw Health Care for me. We left our church, family and home and moved, with our four cats, half way across the country. We now have a new church, other family members, and a new home. It's been very difficult, but we are adjusting.
It's been so long since I've blogged, I couldn't remember how to access my blog, but finally figured it out. Typing is good therapy, so I will try to post often.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Still "Incapacitated

Today marks 2 months, 1 week, and 5 days since the stroke hit ne. I wanted to be tracking my progress here on my blog but there hasn't been much to write about.
I'n still typing with one finger. Hubs got me a program that is voice-actvated so
Icsan IM easier, only I don't know how to operate it and Ialready have to disturb "H"uubs enough for necessary things that I hate to assk him for things that aren't necssary.

I am still in the wheelchair as I am unable to walk, but my speech has improved and my blood pressure is finally down so
I'n hoping to be able to return to physical therapy this week.
To "Anonymous"that writes to me in a foreign language: Please write your comments in English:
I appreciate you writing to me and would love to be able to read your notes and get to know you.
To anyone who is a follower of my blog: Please know that
I appreciate you taking the time to read my humble little blog, but for some reasone the followers' names don't show up on ny computer, so please let me know if you are one of the fllowers.
To each of youy who have been praying for me; THANK YOU AND PLEASE CONTINE. Ican feel your prayers and "Icontinue to believe that God will completly heal me.
This has been one of the hardest trials I'ne ever had to go thru and I know it's because of the prayers of my friends and family that I'm still here and still trusting God for a miracle. Ilook forward to hearing from each of you. Til next time...

Monday, June 1, 2009


Sorry I've been away so long, I've been incapacitated by a steroke on May 2nd. I spent 3 1/2 weeks in the hospital(my first time ever to hospitalized) and I don't have very good use of my left hand, soI am typing everything with one hand. Iwon't be postin for a while but will be reading, so please leave me comments.
I wll still be treading all your blogs, but pleaase understand why i'm not commenting Hope to be back soon!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to anyone of my, er, um, former(?) followers, that is, if you still bother to come over to my blog. I just realized it's been almost 3 weeks since I've posted anything. And I was doing to so good at posting something every day. Okay, so I blew it. But, here I am today, on this beautiful sunny day in So. Cal., to say Happy Easter, Happy Resurrection Day to all of you!
Today's service was awesome! The church was pretty full with regulars and visitors alike. But the most important person there was Jesus! His Spirit was so prevalent during the whole service. Everyone "sensed" it. From the first note of the first song during worship, the anointing was there. Such a wonderful presence of the Lord could be felt throughout the whole worship service. Then the choir presented the program we've been working on for the past 2 months. They did an outstanding job. We had a couple of technical difficulties, but they overcame, and were awesome!
Across the street from our church is a small park. Every year, our Children's Ministries workers take the kids over to the park for an Easter Egg Hunt. Today was no different, with the exception of this: The workers had just finished hiding all the egss and they were about to take the kids out, when, all of a sudden, the park's sprinklers came on! Never before, in the history of us using this park on Easter Sunday, has this happened. And I'm talkin' 22 years now!
One would think this might put a damper on the festivities for the kids, but not so! They didn't care - they just wanted those eggs. I was told that one little girl, who was all dressed up in a frilly dress, looked at the teacher and said, "It's just water. I'll dry!" and bee-lined it into the middle of the grass area, sprinklers and all. I think it turned out to be one of the most fun egg hunts they've ever had!
So, it turned out to be a great day, in all points. Thank You, Jesus, for going to the cross for mankind, and me in particular, and that You rose from the dead in triumphant victory. Thank You, Jesus, for pouring out Your Spirit on us and blessing us with Your presence!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Go to Susan's blog at Between Naps on the Porch for more beautiful and creative tablescapes.
Last week I posted pictures of my church's women's group's "Spring Fling" from last year. Today I am showing this year's "Springtime".
This first picture is an overview of the entire room.

We used to always set the long banquet-style table side by side, but lately we've been forming them into a U-shape, so that no one has their back to anyone else when we're seated.
I used white tablecloths, and skirted the inside of the U-shape, then put the centerpieces and decorations along the inside edge of the U.

I used green placemats with wicker "chargers" and pink plates. The green napkins and pink tableware sat in the individual "napkin thingy" holders I made.

All the chairs were covered in white, with alternating pink and green ties. Pink and green tulle, topped by silk ivy made the runners. I used glass cylinder candle holders with green candles, and little votive cups from the 99 Cent Store held miniature bouquets of silk roses and hydrangeas. I made three "scenes" in jars for the centerpieces - each contained a birdhouse, birdnest and a music scroll that had the words "His Eye Is On The Sparrow".

This is a tea cart that sits behind the banquet tables.

The food table had my large decorated-with-bird-things birdcage as the centerpiece, and tall silver buckets of fuschia, green, and white gerbera daisies flanked the ends.

Tomorrow I'll have pics of the cute "nest" things I made, as well as the rest of the yummy food the ladies made, on Foodie Friday. Stay tuned!