September 28, 2015


 Mom's Church FBC Troy,Al.
I made it to Sunday School on time- a huge accomplishment for me. I know I should do better, I try – really. But even with older teen/young adult children in the house there's STILL  that last minute shoe-hair-make-up-keys emergency that throws me off.
 Yesterday I made it on time – because I had to get up two hours earlier to drive my husband to Macon BUT STILL – I made it and that is the point.

Not really the point but it's significant. At church as I walked down the hallway and saw the friend who teaches my class I made sure to make a joke of my being on time – it wasn't lost on her I'm sure. As the words were leaving her mouth - “we're gonna join this class because there's a missionary here to share with us” - as my friend was speaking  I  walked into the room. What I saw, if I'm being honest, gave me a little....jolt. So many thoughts through my mind.

First: – Okay....WHAT in the world????!!!!

Next:  – That's horrible Deanna, STOP IT!!

And:   – But she's HERE!! That's good.

Lastly: –  Still I'm uncomfortable with this. I don't want to admit it.....

September 25, 2015


Can We Just Call This A "Frivolous Friday" Post?

I would love to see your reaction to this post -  in person.
Have you ever read my words:  "It just doesn't take much to please me.?
I often say it because it's true.
I get excited over some of the smallest, often strange things

September 18, 2015

Pausing to Say Hello~

As I Hurry On My Way-

For months now I have had a little plan on the back burner to transform my perfect white 'yarden' bench into something different- on the deck- perhaps dress it up a bit, a soft, girly spot for relaxing, reading,  or visiting. (bird watching/Creation appreciation)

My inspiration here:

My Reality- The 50% Off tag will grab me every time

Whatever You're Thinking- It's Not

08 - 18 - 2013 - 10:30 p.m.
U N D E R  C O N S T R U C T I O N
- My intent is to be just transparent enough to prompt you to say-
"I get that" - "Been there" - "Am there now"


What people see is not
 always what is.
What people think
 is not always what is.

People often think I have it all together-
That's not what is.

I have only a little  t o g e t h e r...
Most days

People even seem to think I have a an active interesting life.

They don't register the A l o n e  time

Alone Days

Don't take this too much to heart-

Just allow me to be me.

Learning to be Alone-

Who ever knew?

I've often said in the past:

 "I don't mind being alone-I can enjoy alone time"

Who knew I would actually miss talking with other people?

( Shifting Gears- )

That's what  morning coffee is for...

Putting myself into the world
Where I get to smile at people
Have a few smile at me

Take a book or a magazine, pull out my smart phone and they conclude that I'm a regular, normal person -

.. Some of the young people "Know me by name." Well at least my last name- they add a Mrs. to that and it becomes very personal.

..if it's really my lucky day I talk with a few people. 

If they are really having a good day- I don't bore them  by talking too much - like one of those people who need to get out more.

I know the nice CF people would be kind but I don't want to leave anyone with that awful stereotype of older people...You know...those people who have nothing to do but 'have coffee' And those old folks who talk incessantly-Sharing things of no real interest to anyone -
Not even to the nice polite college students Who respond to everything with

"My Pleasure"

No, I refuse to mess with their day...

This can get to be an uncomfortable conversation if I continue to drag it out

So, I won't...

If my thoughts have prompted you to be more aware of 'others' it's a win-win for you, me and

others -

"My Pleasure"

Note to self:  I'm trying to slip this little post In without calling attention to it -hoping to limit it's audience while allowing me to have a place to share what's on my mind. -Nothing more.  

September 12, 2015

- Remembering 9-11

A m e r i c a  for me
by Henry Van Dyke

The View from Our Front Porch -
The Harrison House


'Tis fine to see the Old World, and travel up and down
Among the famous palaces and cities of renown
To admire the crumbly castles and the statues of the kings,
But now I think I've had enough of antiquated things.


So it's home again, and home again, America for me!
My heart is turning home again, and there I long to be
In the land of youth and freedom beyond the ocean bars
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.


Oh London is a man's town, there's power in the air
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice,
and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living there is no place like home.

I like the German fir-woods, in green battalions drilled
I like the gardens of Versailles with flashing fountains filled;
But, oh, to take your hand, my dear, and ramble for a day
In the friendly western woodland where Nature has her way!

I know that Europe's wonderful, yet something seems to lack:
The Past is too much with her, and the people looking back.
 But the glory of the Present is to make the Future free,
We love our land for what she is and what she is to be.

Oh, it's home again, and home again, America for me!
I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea,
To the blessed Land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.

- Poem by by Henry Van Dyke
VS [very special] P.S. [postscript]
On May 18, 1959
My high school Graduation Day
Patterson High School
Patterson, Georgia

As an Honor Student  in my Graduating Class of 1959

This was my Speech/Recitation

America For Me

by Henry Van Dyke




September 07, 2015



I Know We Got an Early Start -

that Just Stretches the Season 

If that White  Ceramic  Pumpkin is really
Before they are GONE!
[UNDER $20.]



What do you do with it?
That's Easy- Fill it With soup, Fruit or flowers or
Just Enjoy the Pretty white pumpkin


You Know this Yellow  Ceramic Pumpkin Was Spotted on
Somebody's Super Sale Table


 This is a pair...forgot where I found them but you got it
 -about $5 each

*the glass crystals  hanging from it came from some very old light fixtures I decided to replace

 Ooops I've lost my Coffee Mug

Justa Note:

[Consider this an observation-Not an Apology:  I don't it is  in bad taste

to hang a silk holiday or seasonal wreath-I think it's smart to have the good sense to

spot a good quality that lasts for years and I just run up to the attic and it instantly

Makes FALL Happen at my front door.

a  n  d
Later, perhaps around Thanksgiving I will likely order a beautiful fresh wreath and after it dries this season I use it again in another location as a dried wreath-


September 03, 2015


[Someone Suggested Many Years Ago That I Had A Sense of Humor]


[it's my security blanket]

[it's my confidence]

P  L A  N

*Before I go to bed at night I run through my mind what's supposed to take place the next day-beginning with making coffee here at home or scratching that and indulging in my favorite Coffee Spot  - Good start then 'we' can wing it from there.  Bills, Cleaners/pick up or drop off, etc. Yes, I am

-all these things can be okay or
-reveal insecurity and a level of 'self' that may be a spiritual problem -

 that observation is meant for me not anyone else.

I Need a Calendar
Funny thing is I so often forget/neglect to check what I have scheduled on that

And I also need those REMINDER CALLS
that save me from being a
'no show'-

I cannot tell you how often I have 'been saved by the bell'- actually the phone call reminding me
barely In time to make that 


(made 3-4 months earlier)

Sometimes it's like a little voice saying repeatedly,
'I think I had a doctor's appointment this month- but when?'
Sure, they give me appointment cards-thank you so much!
I appreciate that
I promptly place them in a slot in my wallet
[along w others]
 conveniently placed so I cannot miss-

Still it's that 11th hour little voice that saves me -
Yes, there it is.
I was right-
It is this month-This week even.

What a relief -Now I will set my alarm for 6:30 a.m.

 I have it all under control after all!

I am a Planner

I need structure

Thank God for those phone calls to keep me on track..
Saved by the Bell!!!!