Friday, October 31, 2014

:: Doubt is the fun Killer!


When I began writing this month with the 31 Days of Writing in mind—I really had no idea or knew what direction this was going to go for me.  I didn’t have a project in mind.  I didn’t know that T.H. and would finally come to the notion of moving.  I had no idea that my body was going to retaliate against me …and I’d become sick. 

I’m scheduled to see the doctor next week. I’ll keep you all posted with what’s going on there.

I thought I was going to write about my life—discover some things about myself and make cute little cards and notes to myself. SELFIE, that’s me. It would be fun and adventurous!   It didn’t really turn out that way. At about the midway point—I found it to be a struggle—then wondering had I shared too much of myself with the world.  Doubt crept into my mind!  Doubt is the fun killer!

I found out things about myself.  I shared things about myself that I didn’t know…and I shared things that you had no way of knowing; yet there I was laying it all out there. 

It wasn’t riveting, earth shaking, life altering… I didn’t have you on the edge of your seats.  It wasn’t a total loss, either.

I met some new people!  Some of you left wonderful comments… and really took the time to encourage me in EV.ERY. THING.  I have going on around here. Thank you!  You’ve all been so kind… and YES!  I’M  touch A.D.D.  I think… because I seem to be going in circles putting out fires all over the place.  Back and forth with me.  But you’ve hung in there. 

Thank you ever so much!

I’ve already slacked off posting everyday.  Things will die down here… and I’ll be back to my 3 post average of writing.  Hopefully, I’ll have something worth writing about.  Moving will become the topic of the day… as long as we stay ‘at it’.  That’s how it is with me.  I get excited about (fill in the blank) and stay with it a while until the next whatever it is comes along!   And I’m off again!

I would imagine that’s part of the reason most of you come here and return here… because you just never know what I’m up to or where I’m going with ‘it’!  

And occasionally, something witty and really clever will come out. I hit the PUBLISH button.   Then all of you share your chuckle with me… and I get really big smiles from all that.   I wonder why I doubt.

How about it; do you have doubts about what you’re doing?  What you’re writing?  What you’re sharing?  About blogging, maybe?   “What will people think?” Kind of doubts?   I do.  I struggle with it.  But then, all of you encourage me… You build me up emotionally and spiritually.  You give me a Word of encouragement and confidence … and I appreciate it, I really REALLY, do.


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‘Til next time, Be Blessed!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

:: Moving Ahead—While We’re HERE


It’s like running in place actually.

We’ve decided to keep the idea so far that we’re moving.  We’re going to continue to work on projects and get things done.

Staying Vigilant  and Steadfast in our goal.  In the mean time, we’re going to remain busy!

***Thank you everyone for  your encouraging words—and for sharing your stories and experiences about selling you home. I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to write me in the comments.  

I don’t have an email for some of you--- but, we have tried talking with the Mortgage Co.  and we currently don’t qualify for “HARP” or “Making Home Affordable” – there are lots of stipulations, “IF THIS—THEN THAT” type clauses.

We’ve looked into pretty thoroughly— but thank you all for the suggestion.

Here is a little bit of what’s been done around the home yesterday and today.


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  • Cutting the grass for the last time this season—who knows, it is Texas and we may have to cut the grass again before Thanksgiving!


reset clothes line poles

  • Re-setting the clothes line poles.  That cement will set up and we’ll back fill those holes tomorrow.

  Burning Yard clean up

  • Continued Yard Clearing—Old shed and scrub brush

I’m taking pictures of inside the house—things that need those finishing touches to pass muster. I mean we DO HAVE indoor plumbing—floors underfoot, AND A NEW ROOF!   But we have to start somewhere. So seeing it in pictures is helping me with a mental check list.   I think it will also help to see what progress is being made.

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‘Til next time, Be Blessed!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

:: Jade Eyes


  1. tired; worn-out; wearied
  2. dulled or satiated, as from overindulgence
Have you heard the phrase “to look at something with jaded eyes”?  I don’t recall where I first heard the term; perhaps it was something my mom would have said; she was always saying things like that.
I can tell you where I was sitting when I first learned it. Well, it popped into my head…and I completely understood what it meant to see things with jaded eyes.

My kitchen table…