Ahhh the ole New Year's turning and I need a personal challenge syndrome

Wish me success as I shall need it! Though I enjoy studying the bible certain sections at a time or even topically.  I have never had the joy of reading it cover to cover.  I have tried, but honestly, I get so distracted wanting to stop and chew and dissect and research.  It is going to be a very difficult discipline for me to just read.  I may have to allow myself very quick jotted notes.

Today is actually day 3 of my adventure (I wanted to get a tweeny head start) with God and His personally-breathed words that are "profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, and for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and throughly equipped for every good work."  
~2 Tim 3:16-17 (Amplified Translation)

~photo taken with my new web cam is of participant's hand book for group discussion just in-case I decide to discuss it with myself. LOL


My Mouthy Mumbling Now Muted!

The ole lady has a new baby!

When Fairborn Guy's bday card too me announced that my birthday gift would not be given till Christmas I was mildly miffed.  What the heck!  No Fair!  
Today I take it all back...this gift was worth the wait and is ever so fair!!!!


Nov/Dec moments worth documenting

 Corn Maze date with my Guy
 Odd shot on the ferry ramp

 Chair I wanted....sofa version of the chair I bought.
 Proud parents of the Miss Emily the bride

 Rug I loved...fabric I put on my new sofa

 Beach views of things I love......
 Gift for my Ya's doggie Pickles
 Visits home from College = Joy
 Dolly afternoon in Shan's room 
 Overdue "mom" visit  from Oregon
 The people who warm my heart with inspiration

 Heaven on earth -- Jefferson Beach

 The Door on a quiet night...
 Best pot pie Evah!

 Salsa's binding is fffffinished!

 Bday tradition with my Peanut....Yum!
 Quayle Girls


2 years and 3 months ago I decided it was time to say goodbye to the ugly carpeting on our stairs.  
Not hard to guess that I was not going to be content with ONLY the stairs being disrobed. 
 Eventually the rest would have to go as well!

Last spring we disrobed the rest of the carpet clothed floor. 

For the past few months Fairborn Guy has been working to install the replacement flooring.  
He had great helpers!

 The wood cutting operating room 

A bedroom, my studio and a bathroom = loads of knee time
Isn't it purty?
Miss Mille under my computer desk watching me type this post.


From Blogging Pause to Play

I hope you happily notice that this post contains zero four-legged furr-faces!  My days of sales woman are behind me, I no longer need to use my sweet blog to push my products.  Hurray for chapters that end ey?

I am moving along toward "normal" these days.  There is still some nerve damage that sets me back in certain situations but for the most part Tink is back!  She also owns a sweet new puppy named Millie but I shall brag about her in a later post.

It is the crazy and busy Christmas season which includes my Red Hat group's Christmas lunch.  Since I have not seen the Red Hat gals much this year due to my disabling-disk issues I decided it was high time I made an appearance.

As a point of detail: I am a pinky member of a Red Hat group called Scarlet Ladies.  I joined the group with my dear friend Cindy. We have had the distinct goal of receiving a graduation ceremony when we turned 50 to become official Red Hatters.  For 7 years or so we have been aging along side our more seasoned members.  They always bring a sweet story to conversations and are reliable for great jokes and loads of laughs.  I enjoy the perspective women older than I have on life and love and joy -- I like to think of  each one as wisdom deposits for my future.

Back to my story...today all were in cheery holiday spirits.  We were anticipating our new Queen's bent on all things Red Hat as she stepped into her new Queeny proverbial shoes.  Our tradition is to honor the birthdays of members with song and a special card.  Because my birthday is this month I expected the usual.  I knew that Miss Lynn and I would be sung too as well as receive a little special bday treat.  However---- I did not expect what actually happened!!! 

Our vice Queen, also new to her crown, came to let me know that I would be receiving a little ceremony for my transition from pink to red.  Ahhhh.....I did not know what to say.  I actually do not even remember my response but I told her that this year I am only turning 49 -- not 50.  She whispered in her sweet little Red Hat voice, "oh don't tell Janice (our new Queen), she has prepared something special."  I am not used to sweet ole-lady dysfunction.  It totally threw me~

I caught Cindy out of the corner of my eye.  Simultaneously came an odd infusion of spontaneous silliness that caused me to say: "Oh don't tell her!  Lets just do it!!!"

In other words my friends, today I turned a year older than I really am!!

 My bff Cindy, who is now younger than me!
 Queeny-Janice   Vice Queen-Carol
 Queeny Janice preparing to read me my graduation poem
 I have been de-pinkhatted
 I made it!
 Now I can wear purple instead of lavendar!
She is never going to let me live this one down!

For those of you who know me, you may already be seriously confused about when the heck my birthday is, and how old I am turning.    I have moved it from December to May...just when you were all settled on May, (hey--I gave you about a decade) I  rudely moved it back to December!!!  
Don't think for a minute this gets you out of attending my real 50th bday party next year...just sayin!