Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Genealogy and Pinterest

I have this blog, that I barely understand how to operate, and then, there is what I do, which is what some refer to as work--and that's genealogy research--I'm trying to combine the two here but tis hard to do. Then, there's Pinterest, which is where I can have some fun and also combine both! My love of gardening, genealogy, scrapbooking, blogging, cooking, baking, companion animals, crafting and all kinds of things--I wish I had been the one to come up with the Pin Your Interest! Ha! If you've made anything, whether it's a craft, or wreath, or special dish, or painting or house idea from Pinterest, how about sharing it on here with me?!

Wintry Nights and Spring around the corner!

Daffodils are pushing up and starting to bloom in my home gardens. Makes me excited for spring--know it's coming!

This little daffodil is trying hard--coming up thru the hole in this tiny flowerpot!

My friend, Mimi, is curled up tight on the end of the bed--she's my companion on cold wintry nights!

Gypsy is happy to have the suitcase bed these days--she's been a 'good girl' and gets to sleep in the kitchen without the crate!

Lulu enjoys sleeping in on cold wintry nights.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Rainbows and Promises--a daughter's memories

It's already the 11th of January, and would have been my Dad's 90th birthday had he been living. He passed away in August of 2004, just about a week or more before Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf Coast region--what a mess it was, we were reeling from his death, and learning to cope without him, and all of a sudden, there were bigger problems on the horizon. Just when life seems to hand you all you can seem to stand, something or someone appears to come along and yank the rug out from under you--that's how we all have felt at one time or another--I just try to look for the good in every little thing no matter what, and this morning as I was preparing to go to work, decided I needed a little bit more pick me up than a bowl of grits--so headed towards BK first for a biscuit, and wow!! I was feeling down and sad, and looked up and there was the prettiest rainbow! Just arcing overhead! So beautiful and I thought of my Dad smiling down on me today! Just like Our Heavenly Father promises to see us thru the dark times as well as the bright times, that little rainbow seemed to beckon to me and say--hey, Sherry, it's all gonna be all right! I promised you!
If I can figure out how to post my photo on here, I'll post it for ya'll to enjoy too, and remember the promises God gives us everyday!