• Jeremiah 24: 6-7

    Jeremiah 24: 6-7 This morning as I was doing my daily devotion, I asked God to show me what He wanted me to learn more about. I generally hold my Bible up on its spine, pray for God to show me His word and let the Bible fall open. This morning the Bible opened to Jeremiah 24. As I was reading I got to verse 6 and 7 and every few words, there was meaning that was being shown to me by God. What I mean by that is that as I read a few words, a different meaning came to me in my head and my heart. Jeremiah 24: 6-7 from…

  • 10 tips to make easy all-purpose dough

    Easy Bread Dough Included with this recipe is my Top 10 tips for all-purpose easy bread dough. Okay for those who feel that baking bread is difficult, I am not going to tell you it isn’t, especially if you don’t have a countertop mixer.  I have been on the hunt for a ‘perfect’ recipe and I think I have found one.  The only downfall is that; you should have the optimal weather for that perfect loaf.  Even if the weather is not perfect, it is still a wonderful tasting bread, just may be a little off shape and color. Today’s post talks about several days of making bread, I did not add…

  • Top 10 Items for Surgery Recovery

    Hip Surgery…OUCH!! Caring for someone who has had a hip replacement or back surgery? Or are you preparing for hip replacement surgery yourself? Take a look at these helpful tips and tools that will be beneficial in your recovery. My mom had her hip replaced this week.   While she is doing well, I thought I would share a few items that are crucial to recovery.  Some of these items I used when I had my back surgery a few months ago also. These are vital for someone who has had surgery. Tip #1   The first tip is to make sure that you purchase these items BEFORE your surgery. This…

  • Traveling in the car: Packing tips

    So, here we are traveling to GA for graduation of our Niece, Shanny Bug, and driving a 2012 Kia Optima with a 6’2” male behind the wheel, me sitting in the passenger seat up front, our 15-year-old daughter and dog Ollie in the back seat. We are traveling for 7 days and I am bringing food and snacks along to save money, see the related post at the bottom of the page. We decided to put a hitch on my car so we could bring a cooler along that sat on this Cargo Rack. This car is not the best for traveling long distances, but getting 45 to 50 mies a…

  • Stroke at 42 YIKES!!!

    Surviving a stroke can have many different looks to it.  One may have physical disabilities, mental disabilities, speech disabilities or even all three.  These can also look different to everyone who survives a stroke. years ago I had a stroke.  I was only 42.  I know, so young, right?  However, this stroke has affected me more than I want to admit.  Not only has it affected me, but my friends and family as well. Added to a stroke, I have Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Afib, and on and on.  What is a person to do?  Lay in bed eating bonbons?  HA! If only… NOT! Thank God, I regained much of my physical…

  • Plans = No Plans

    What happens when you have plans that you think are set in stone and then calamity happens?  We have two nieces graduating from high school in the next few weeks.  One is in Oklahoma on a Monday and the other one is in Georgia on Friday of the same week. Then to top it all off hubby wants to drive it. So plans began.  I had been planning the Georgia graduation with my sister for over a year.  The Oklahoma graduation came up in the last week. YIKES!  So I hurried and put a plan together and had everything planned out. Have you seen the cost of a hotel lately?  During…

  • Hotel, Motel or Airbnb???

    Part of our trip we will be just staying overnight, so an Airbnb is really not feasible.  Hotel or motel whatever you call them is the way we are going. When we stay at a hotel, we always make sure that it has a large breakfast.  My husband’s stipulation is that it has to have a waffle station.  I know, silly right?  But think about it.  Breakfast usually runs us upwards of $30 plus tip.  If we stay at a hotel that offers more than cereal and bagels, we get a great start to our day, and they usually have pretty decent coffee. So, then I looked at the promotional codes…

  • Two Week Road Trip

    May means showers, mowing the lawn, outside chores and spring cleaning.  However, it also means graduations.  We have two nieces graduating with the Class of 2018. Our nieces graduating by itself is great and wonderful.  With one in Oklahoma and one in Georgia, it is going to be a 2799 mile roundtrip.  This means that we are in the car for 14 days.  Yes, you read that right, 14 days. We have a Kia Optima and my husband is 6’2″ and we will be taking two dogs, and our daughter N.  Our oldest will join us in Georgia with his girlfriend and join in the festivities. Congratulations to all the graduating…

  • Cleaning the Living Room or Any Room, With Disabilities

    When one has chronic illness, cleaning is not always easy.  No longer can we jump right up and expect to have the entire house clean in one morning or afternoon.   One has to plan to take breaks, and one of the most important things I have realized is that I have to give myself grace.  It too the entire day to clean just my living room.  Yes, you read that right, just my living room.   You want to know what the sad part is?  I really did not even get to do everything I wanted to do in that room.  I didn’t get the fan, baseboards, pictures or the…

  • P-Mails– Better than e-mail!

    I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately and feel that God has led me to share some of the things I am learning from my studies about a deeper relationship with Him.  When I heard about this concept, a personal relationship with God, a few months ago, I was completely ready to find out more about this. I have prayed since I was a younger child, and gave my life to Christ, but it seemed that I would send up P-mails (prayer mail) to God and go about my merry way.  I had never heard the idea of having a personal relationship with Him and becoming closer to…