Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alone time,...Things I Like To Do!

One thing I like to do is to take pictures of God's creations.

The Heavens declare the glory of God!!!!

I love my husband, my family and my friends, and I love being with them,....BUT today Lynnette is wanting us to share some of the things we enjoy doing when we are alone. So I thought of several things that I do when I am alone and I will share them with you in random order.

At home when I am alone I like to play the piano,(by ear cuz I don't read music). I just play a bunch of hymns and sometimes sing along. I enjoy that, but I only play for my pleasure,...too embarrassed to play for people. I guess I do play around my little grandkids, my husband and my girlfriend sometimes, but not very many people.

I am a reader, so when I am alone I love to read! And I love to go to the library! It gives me a tranquil feeling. I like the hushed tones in the library, and it makes me feel relaxed and calm. I sometimes go to the magazine section and pull down the little box with several issues of Romantic Homes magazines, and just sit in a comfy chair and thumb through each issue. I love to decorate and there are some pretty awesome ideas in those magazines.

If I feel like it, I might look through Family Circle, Woman's Day, or Good Housekeeping for recipe ideas, helpful hints, or an article that interests me. I can also read inspirational stories in Guideposts, or just catch up on what's happening in a People Magazine.

Then before I leave the Library I go through the CD section and see if they have any new CD's I'd like to check out, then the DVD's and then on to the books. I usually go home with a bag full of goodies,....and it's all free! You can't beat free!!! We are getting a big new library in a couple of months and I am so excited.

We also have some cute little shops here in town, and I like to browse when I have some "me" time. One of them is called Bittersweet and it is also a peaceful place. I like the lady that owns it and she always greets me with a smile and a warm welcome. There is always soft music playing as I look around. I can usually find a little something in there, and more often than not I buy the CD that is playing. ((smile))

Nextdoor to Bittersweet is a cookie store called Blackberry Lane, and I go there next. I can't eat their cookies because of my egg allergy, but they have awesome little kitchen gadgets, aprons, spices, and other things I like to look through. And connected to that shop is a place called Fun At Heart, and they sell clothes, purses, flip flops, accessories like scarves and jewelry,...just my kind of place.

The best thing about these little shops is that they aren't crowded. If I am up for it I can go to the bigger stores like Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart, or the huge new Dillons Market Place, but I usually go there when I need to buy food, or gifts, or need an outfit or a specific item.

I told you that I love to decorate, and so it makes sense that I like to go into model homes to check out the new houses and to see how they are decorated. I have loved to do this since I was a child and I used to do it with my mama. I have been in all of the models in our town!

I also love to take a snack and a drink, drive to the big park, and sit in my car listening to music and watching the ducks on the lake, or the children that are feeding them.?

I like to watch the families and the people having fun at the park. I have done devotions as I sit there, and I also pray out loud and praise God, or I sing along with the music on my CD's or the radio. When my snack is done I might drive to the Dollar Tree and go in for all of the little items I buy there, like gift bags, colored tissue, cards, note cards, pens, hand cream, toothpaste, and any little thing that catches my eye. I love how you only have to pay one dollar for each item. Don't ya love dollar stores?

Occasionally I go to a few Garage Sales on my own if it is Thursday. That's our best day for those. Books are something I get for 50 cents or less, and sometimes a movie or two. And of course I look for decorative items, old glassware or some little trinket that jumps out at me.

When we were planning our yard when we first moved in, I used to drive around town looking at every body's bushes, trees, flowers, and plants, rocks, fountains and lawn furniture. And I still like to take rides around town on Sunday's after church or go to the nearby towns. We don't have to drive too far before we are in the country, so it is nice just to take a little drive, especially love it in the autumn when the trees are pretty.

I talk to God as I look at the trees, the fields, and gaze at the blue sky, or the birds flying by. My husband is usually home watching golf or football after church, (depending on the season). After we have finished lunch I just tell him that I am taking a little ride. It's when I can enjoy my music and just relax as I drive. I might make a call on my cellphone, or I might pop over for a visit with my girlfriend. Then I come home and take a short nap before we go back to church on Sunday evening.

Other things I like to do: Watch HGTV,... House Hunters,...and of course more decorating shows, and Design Star is my favorite. I watch the Food Channel,...love Rachel Ray, Barefoot Contessa, and a lot of others. (I do try some of their recipes, but usually I just throw together something similar with items I have on hand). I love the Hallmark Channel, they have some good movies. Game shows interest me too, like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Wheel of Fortune, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, and Family Feud, and old game shows on the game channel. I mean I just watch them once in awhile, but I do like them all.

Another thing I like to do is to go pick out pretty flowers to brighten my day. Every once in awhile I just go do that and it is fun to pick several things that look pretty together, come home and pick a vase or a pretty pitcher to put them in and a special spot to place them so that I can enjoy them each time I walk by them.
Don't ya just love flowers?

Ok,..how can I not mention that I love to check Facebook, and write on my blog when I am alone! It has become a favorite past time. And when I am not writing, I am reading all of your stories! Or I am praying for all of you. This is too long, so I had better stop.

I can't wait to read what some of you like to do when you are alone. Just click on the button called, "So We Don't Forget",.. and link up your stories today.

And when I am not alone,...I love being with my family!
Lynnette took this last night at our family gathering.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Birthday

August 19th was my 59th birthday, and I had a very lovely day! First of all the night before my husband surprised me with these beautiful flowers. He did a good job don't ya think?

They look so pretty sitting on my buffet, and I can see them when I am in the kitchen cooking or cleaning up. I love flowers! They brighten my days and make me think of my Creator.

(Click on the names and visit the blogs of these special people)

When I checked my blog that morning my daughter Lynnette and her daughter Abigail had hijacked my blog and put a big Happy Birthday greeting at the top of my blog with a picture of them! And she also told me Happy Birthday on the bottom of her post on her blog that morning.

My daughter Lisa told her "Mamasita" Happy Birthday on Facebook, and my daughter Lonna called me from work to say it too. And some of my other grandkids wished me well too. We are having a family get together on Monday at Lynnette's house to celebrate 3 birthdays.

I got so many cards from friends and more Facebook greetings than I could count, and well wishes from my bloggy friends too! Including a balloon bouquet and greeting on my friend Angie's blog,...@ Good to Be A Queen, Welcome to my Palace! (Thanks Angie)

My sweet friend Kristin @ These Little Girls of Mine sent me a lovely e-card and and email and I also got a sweet email with Birthday Wishes from my friend Veronica @ Veronica's Blog. (I have kinda adopted these two sweet gals!)

I also got a sweet Birthday Greeting from Kelly @ Kelly's Korner, and also one from her mom Judy, @ His Doorkeeper. I follow Kelly and keep up with her little baby Harper. She is adorable. Please pray for Harper as she is having surgery on Sept. 17th to remove and extra toe and some skin tags from her hands.

At lunchtime my special friend Myrna came and picked me up and took me to lunch at the Rib Crib, and then we went to get Strawberry Sundaes at Dairy Queen, and then we went to see her little Grandbaby Kelsey, who turned one on August 20th. She is a little sweetie, and I always love to see her and get my hugs and kisses.

My special friend for 30 years!

Later my sweet husband took me on a little date and we went to the movie. He wanted to take me to dinner afterwards but I started not to feel well so we just came on home. And I have had a sick migraine ever since! UGH!

But I am so thankful that I had a nice day and that I got to spend some fun time with my friend and my hubby too.

This is my last year to be in my fifties! Where does time go? It really zooms by, but I am still "Livin' Life and Lovin' It!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So We Don't Forget~~~School Days

"Wednesday's Walk" has a new look and a new title. It is now called "So We Don't Forget". And Lynnette over at Dancing Barefoot is going to guide us through our memory walks by giving us a topic to write on each Wednesday. Today's topic is "School Days".

Click on the button above and join in on the fun.

I grew up in Southern California and I went to a wonderful little elementary school called,..."Diamond Grammar School". Since I was born in the 50's I guess they used to call it "Grammar School" back then in the....olden days!

I had a very nice principal and his name was Mr. Snell. The school office was a very old building and in the beginnings of the school I think that building was the entire school. But then they added bungalows, and then more modern buildings as the years went by.

I lived really close to the school,...just around the corner, and so all I had to do to get to school was walk through the playground and I was there. Since we were so close to the playground, my little brother and I, and the neighborhood children would play over there all the time. We would swing on the swings and go down the slides and play hopscotch and two square in the painted areas. And I loved playing on the bars and on the jungle gym too.

I also have fun memories of playing kickball and softball on the baseball diamonds with the neighborhood friends. In the summer we would get the kids together and have softball games and baseball games. I was one of the few girls in the neighborhood, so I would hold my own in a game with the boys. I loved it, and I guess back then I was a tomboy.

I went to Diamond Grammar School from Kindergarten through the 6th grade. I had so many wonderful teachers and I remember them fondly. Since I lived so close I could stay after school and help the teachers erase the chalkboards and do clean up and I got to really know the teachers well.

Some of my memories include being "Queen of the May" one time in the 5th grade. It was a city wide festival that we had on May Day, which was May 1st. There was a May pole with long ribbons connected to it and there would be music and May pole dancers who would grasp the ribbons and dance around the pole, weaving up and down and in and out until the ribbons were all woven around the pole in a colorful pattern. Each school in the district would pick a Queen and a King of the May Day, and that year my school picked me! I was so excited.

Another fun memory was our yearly school carnival where there were booths set up and each booth contained a game to play for prizes. In one booth I won a huge Teddy Bear bank. And I loved the cake walk where they would play music as you walked around the circle and when the music stopped you stood on a number and if they drew your number you won a cake to take home!

We had talent shows in the school cafeteria which also was used for meetings and gatherings and it had a stage. Two of my girlfiends and I had our coats on and we had suitcases and we sang a song called "Sentimental Journey" as we pretended we were waiting for a train. At the end of our song Mr. Snell the principal, yelled "All Aboard!", from behind the curtain and we picked up our suitcases and ran off the stage. It was fun.

One year for the talent show, we had a Hawaiian theme and our 4th grade class all dressed in moo-moo dresses and Hawaiian shirts with flower leis around our necks and we sang a Hawaiian song and did the hula. We didn't have much money in those days but somehow my wonderful mother found me a colorful moo-moo so I could join in the activity.

We had a "safety" patrol who wore little round metal badges and they monitored the playground and the bathrooms and the drinking fountains so that when the recess bell rang to signal that recess was over they made sure that kids weren't goofing off getting drinks or playing in the bathroom, or lagging behind on the playground and not forming in their lines to go back to their classrooms. I loved being a "safety" and I could write tickets to those kids who weren't obeying the rules! Sometimes my power went to my head! (smile)

One year our school taught the upper grades how to square dance, and that was fun. At the end of the year we all went on a field trip to Knott's Berry Farm and we squared danced in the outdoor Wagon Wheel theater area which was surrounded by a half circle of Covered Wagons, a front stage, and then the public seating. After we performed we got to go on the rides and then walk around the ghost town and then eat at the Chicken Dinner Restaurant, which served their famous Knott's Berry Farm Jams and Jellies with their homemade biscuits and fried chicken.

I loved the spelling bees that we always had, and I loved playing "Thumbs up~ 7 up" in our rooms at recess when we couldn't go outside because it was raining. Everyone put their heads down on their desk and their thumbs up and then the teacher would pick 7 of us to go around and flick the thumb of one person each. As we touched their thumbs they would put their thumb down so nobody else would pick them, and then the 7 pickers would go up front when they were done and the teacher would say,..."Heads up", and those 7 people that got their thumbs touched would look at the line up and try to guess who picked them. If they got it right they got to change places and become a "picker". For some reason we all loved this game. (smile)

One year our class planted a garden and then we would all take our turns weeding it, watering it, and harvesting the vegetables, and then we ate them. That is the first time I remember eating a radish, and it burned my mouth and I had to raise my hand and ask if I could go get a drink of water. I didn't like radishes after that,..but now I do.

Right across the street from our school office was a little street that had Cliff and Maudie's grocery store where you could run an account and pay by the month, and then next to that was our "Dime Store", as we called it. It was a little variety store where we could get penny and nickle candy, jacks, bubble gum with baseball cards in it, paddle balls, coloring books and crayons, sling shots, caps and cap guns,...anything a kid could want! They had 5 cent fruit flavored suckers and if you unwrapped it and there was a little white piece of paper inside on the back of the sucker, you would win another one. I loved it when that would happen. I thought it was neat that both of these stores had houses behind them where the owners lived. I always wished I could own a store someday and live behind it.

As we headed back home from the dime store we'd stop at the gas station on the corner across from Cliff and Maudie's and put our money in the pop cooler and get us an ice cold bottle of pop. We had to slide the bottle neck along the metal channel and pull it out of ice cold water after we put our money in the machine. Then you would pop off the cap in the bottle opener. These bottles could be returned for a deposit refund, so my brother and I would save them up and take a wagon full of bottles back to get some money and then we'd go spend it on junk at the dime store. We could get a whole bag full of candy for hardly any money. Which is probably why I was always having to go to the dentist!

Things were fun back then when I went to Diamond Grammar School,...and it was fun re-living those days with you today. My husband just reminded me that that was over fifty years ago, as today is my 59th birthday!!! Yikes!

Monday, August 17, 2009

God's Colorful Creations

I added this winter scene here at the top of my post because I thought it was so beautiful. It reminds me that God changes the seasons of this world, and also the seasons of our lives. Sometimes we are in the dead cold of winter,...yet there is such beauty to be found! Each season has it's beauty and it's blessings. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!

This bright and cheerful bouquet of flowers makes me feel happy!

This beautiful display of God's handiwork makes me feel worshipful!

This blue butterfly atop this colorful plant makes me feel in awe of my Creator!

The soft hues in this plant makes me think O God's tenderness!

The vivid colors in this unusual plant makes me think of God's uniqueness!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

And while we are thinking on beautiful things,...
I would like to thank my friend Veronica for honoring me with the Honest Scrap Award. She gave it to some of her special blogging friends who she thought write honestly and from their hearts. Hop on over to her colorful blog and read some fun things about her, and click on her friends sites too and read about them. I Love You Veronica!!!

Have a bright and cheerful day,...think of your Creator and worship Him!

I have added a song that I love, to help you sing praises to our Creator. My friend Yvonne sent it to me today and I thought I should share it with you.

All creatures of our God and King,

Lift up your voice and with us sing

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,

Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along,

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,

Ye lights of evening, find your voice!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And all ye men of tender heart,

Forgiving others, take your part,

O sing ye! Alleluia!

Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,

Praise God and on Him cast your care!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless,

And worship him in humbleness,

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,

And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

"All Creatures of Our God and King" by Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Weds. Walk~~~ I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life

Today for Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane I wanted to share this awesome picture that I borrowed from my blog friend Amy. Isn't it cool? Amy is being led by the Lord to adopt a baby from Ethiopia, and she and her husband feel that God is directing their path and leading them in this direction. I pray that it will all work out well for them. You can read all about it by clicking on the button called,..FILLED WITH PRAISE...On the top right of my sidebar.

Are we on the right path in our lives?????????????

"Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:5&6

I learned these verses when I was a child, and also a little song that says..."One Way... God said to get to Heaven,...Jesus is the only Way". These verses and this little song have stuck with me all of my life. From a child I have always known that trusting in Jesus was the only way to get to heaven.

But there have been other times in my life when I didn't know what path to take concerning earthly decisions. Many times I felt lost and undecided as to which path to take. I headed down the wrong path many times, because I didn't stop and ask direction from God. I just hurried down the path on my own,...and didn't even give God a chance to direct me. I didn't pray about my decision, I didn't search direction from His word, and I certainly didn't wait on His leading, because I wasn't walking close to Him in those days. And I didn't even ask advice from people who had more experience than I did. And if I was given advice,...most of the time I didn't take it.

I know now that the Lord was never far away from me, and He was always willing to take my hand, stand by my side, and walk down those paths with me. I was just being a stubborn child, running ahead of Him and not acknowledging His presence in my life.

Needless to say, those times in my life were not very happy years. It wasn't all bad,...I did have some happy times, some fleeting joys, and some true blessings that my merciful Lord allowed me. Regardless of my willfulness and my neglect of Him He was always near me, just waiting for me to turn back towards Him and grasp His hand.

After 12 years of struggling on my own I finally did turn around, repent, and ask Jesus to forgive me. And you know what? He wrapped His arms around me like a loving father, and He said,..."I Forgive".

That was 30 years ago! And I have felt His presence in my life ever since. I still rush ahead of Him sometimes, but I hear Him saying,... Slow down my child..."Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

I don't always know what I should do right away, but these days my husband and I pray together and seek God's guidance. When we know that things line up with God's word and with what we know in our hearts is right,...we proceed through faith.

Even when you are walking close to the Lord, obstacles are still in the way and He just helps us through them with a tight grasp on our hands. A Christian's life is not free of trials and hardships,..but He never leaves us nor forsakes us through those hard times. We find out that He is our peace and our comfort and our strength, and that we can even know true joy in our hearts because of His presence during those hard times.

I know also that we are just humans,...sinful people who are saved by God's grace.
Nobody is perfect. And the best news of all is that He is a forgiving God. I know this first hand. He lets me be me. He lets me be who He created me to be. I don't have to try to be anyone else,..He loves me just the way I am.

So, I look at the picture of the beautiful canopy of trees arching over the path, and I think of myself as a carefree child of God skipping along merrily, singing a little tune. And I picture Jesus smiling at me, walking with me, ahead of me, behind me...taking joy in the fact that I belong to Him, and that I am not ignoring His presence in my life anymore.

I hear Him say to me,..."I am the way, the truth and the life!"
There is such beauty in my life when I follow the Lord!

Click on the Weds. Walk button above and link your memory today.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Creator

This morning after viewing my daughter's blog (Dancing Barefoot) and seeing this beautiful picture of a sunset, I was inspired to write this poem. When I looked at it I couldn't help but think of our wonderful Creator.

My Creator

Oh the beauty of this world and how it thrills my heart
My Creator spoke the words and gave it all its start

No Picasso or Van Gough could measure up to Him
Every tree and mountain top speak to me of Him

Yes they speak right to my soul and I spring forth with praise
As I view the ocean deep and hear the pounding waves

The music from the singing birds,... or watching as they fly,
Brings laughter to my listening ears then almost makes me cry

Such beauty my Creator gave us freely to pursue
We all just need to look around and treasure what we view

Don’t walk on past a sunset without a second glance
Just drink in all the beauty,… let it put you in a trance

Our lives fly swiftly by us and we need to take the time
To enjoy the children smiling as they sing a little rhyme

As their legs jump fast and furious while they turn their ropes
I can see the joy within their eyes, their future, and their hopes

There is so much good that’s out there in this world that points to Him
You know there is a reason,…He didn’t do it on a whim

He wants you to embrace Him and to claim Him as your King
And then just like the children you can let your laughter ring

Oh the joys that He can give you, oh the comfort that He brings
Oh the wonder of forgiveness that within your heart can ring

All of nature shows His power, yet He died upon a tree
Laid His life down as a token of His love for you and me

He rose again to claim the victory over death, and hell, and sin
Yes this wonderful Creator did it all...your heart to win!

Won’t you please say you’ll accept Him, and the gift He longs to give?
It’s so easy,…don’t reject Him,…why choose death when you can live?

Live with Him in all His beauty, in this world,…then heaven too
Just say “Jesus, yes I need you,…my Creator,… I love you"!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Porch Party: Ten things about me!

Ten Things About Me!

My daughter Lynnette from Dancing Barefoot has asked us to sit on her porch with her and share ten interesting things about ourselves. So I will start and then you can click on the button above and add your own. Some of you already know these things of course,...but there are new visitors on the porch today so I will say them again for their benefit. Here goes:

1)They say it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks,....yet at 58 this old dog has started Facebooking and Blogging,...and I love it!

2)I like to write poetry and when it just comes to me in the mornings when I wake up, I just come in here and type out what is on my heart and in my mind. I hardly have to think about it. It may not be all that good, but it is fun!

3)One of my favorite parts of the day is when my husband and I have devotions together. And then we pray together for our love ones and their needs in their lives.

4)I am a thin person trapped in a "fluffy" person's body! Hope to do something about that soon. ((smile))

5)I love babies and children and I think they are one of God's greatest blessings. Sometimes I am sad that old people can't have babies,...I would love it,...but I wouldn't have the energy to raise one! ((smile))

6)I have the most wonderful husband who has given me so much love and happiness in the 33 years that we have been married. He has been a Christian now for nearly 15 years. I prayed for his salvation for 15 years and God answered my prayers. Miracles do happen. These last 15 years have been the best, with Christ in our marriage!

7) I was raised in church by a lovely Christian mother. However, I got away from church as an adult for 12 years, but then I gave my life over to Jesus in 1979 and He has been with me ever since. By His Grace I am saved! His mercies are new every morning. Great is His Faithfulness. Do you know Jesus?

8)I love to decorate my house. My sweet husband bought me a new house two years ago and it has been fun to put it together and make it our home. We love to watch HGTV and all of the decorating shows together,...especially House Hunters,...and the International House Hunters too. It is fun to see what houses go for in other countries.

9)Over the years we have spent lots of time in antique stores and malls and we have fun treasure hunting together as a past time. A lot of shops and malls have closed because of the economy and also because people now buy things on ebay.

10)I love my God, my husband, my three daughters, their spouses, my 14 grandchildren, (three of them are in heaven), my extended family and in-laws. I love my long time friends Myrna and Toni and Denise, who have been there for me through sad and happy times. I love my church family and friends at Calvary. And of course my Facebook friends and all of you blogging friends!

Not so fascinating,...but there are ten things that popped into my mind. I hope you will read my profile and find out more about me and perhaps become a follower, because it is always more fun to write things when you know your friends are reading them, and sharing in your life. Now it is your turn, join in so I can be your follower too.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who Are These People?~~~ Wednesday's Walk

Thirty Three Years Ago I Married My Prince Charming

Thirty three years ago I gave my life to him
And that is when true happiness was destined to begin

I had no way of knowing what my future now would hold
But I said the vows, and trusted him, his heart was made of gold

He gave me all I’d dreamed of,… a house,… a home,… true love
And little did I know back then that he was sent from God above

Security was something that I knew so little of
I’d struggled in my lifetime, and hardly kept my head above

At times I was a drowning,…bobbing up and down for air
Along came my prince charming, and he gave me so much care

He cared for my three children, and he raised them as his own
They had everything they needed up until they all were grown

He has loved all of their children, he is “Grandpa” to them all
Little did I know the blessings that would follow my heart’s fall

Yes I fell for this dear person and I’ve loved him all these years
And yes, we’ve had our problems, had some fights, and shed some tears

But we’re in it for the long haul, trusting Jesus as we live
This was not from the beginning, but our Lord said,…“I Forgive”

So now God is in our marriage blessing it from day to day
And I thank Him for “Prince Charming” the one with whom I pray

I love to pray together for the needs of those we love
Did I mention that this marriage was a gift from God above?

Written by Linda~~~July 2009
July 25th John and I celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary. I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures of our wedding day, but I don't have any pictures scanned into my computer, so I thought that maybe I could take some pictures of some pictures! It really wasn't such a great idea because they didn't come out very good,...but I am going to post them anyway! ((smile))

We look at these pictures from when he was 30 and I was 25, and we hardly recognize ourselves. We joke around and say,..."Who are these people?" It sometimes seems like a lifetime ago,...and other times it just seems like yesterday! Isn't it funny how that can happen?

Ok, that's it for my Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane today. I hope you will join in by clicking on the button at the top, and adding your memory.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Girl Talk

Girlfriends together in a friendly gathering are like lovely roses all gathered into a bouquet!

Last night there was a gathering of girlfriends in the room
We each took times at talking, and laughter chased the gloom

With all the silly stories we laughed until we cried
Some of them so funny we very nearly died!!!

Some we’d heard beforehand, but we laughed at them anew
I guess that’s just good etiquette, and just what girlfriends do

Sharing little secrets, but not the serious kind
We giggled and we snickered, we all were past our prime

We talked about the weight that we all needed to lose
But we all agreed it was a game you really had to choose

We said we were not ready for that game yet to begin
You have to gear up mentally if you’re really gonna win

We passed that subject quickly and went on to laugh some more
Remembering past happenings and sharing a repoire

It was nice to leave the burdens and the problems for awhile
And just to let the girl talk flow, and let our faces smile

Life can get so serious, and hard from day to day
It’s nice to have some girl talk and just take the time to play

I’d like to thank our “hostess with the most-est” cuz it’s true
It’s nicer to share “girl talk” than to stay home feeling blue!

Written by Linda Hogeland after a fun evening with Myrna, Janice, Mary, and Teena
July 2009