Friendly Fill-In’s Week 91


Here are this week’s fill-ins:

1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely;  In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3 5:6
2. I would protest abortion any day of the week.
3. I have been eating a paleo diet since January 2016 and have been taken off three medications with this healthy diet.  I am no longer on insulin twice a day, blood pressure medication or thyroid medication.

4. Right now, I am smelling the paleo shepherds pie I just took out of the oven.  It looks yummy.

Christmas Cactus

Wanda's Photography


I have not had much opportunity to take any photos since I have returned from Florida.  When I was there I had to walk the dog three times a day and I took my camera with me.  As I explored the area with Gracie, I was presented with many opportunities to catch some photos.  Here at home, Gracie has the run of five acres so I don’t walk too much anymore.

Today I noticed that my Christmas Cactus had finally started blooming.  I just love the blooms that the cactus produces.  Long story short, I had to get a few shots of it especially since my camera was sitting right there.  🙂


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Just Treading Water

Daily Prompt:  Puzzled

Daily Prompt:  Profuse

Many of you know, those who follow my blog at least, I have been sorting through all of my belongings since my husband died.  I have been profusely puzzled that I am not getting very far with this daunting task.  But, I think I have discovered the reason.

I have a few hobbies, quilting, photography, reading, blogging…  For the last two weeks, I have attended my Sit and Stitch group on Tuesdays.  One of the girls brought in some patterns and wool for applique.  It was so kind of her to share her talents and fabric with us.  However, I think she has created a bit of a monster.  I decided that for my center block on the Red Robin quilt I am starting should be wool applique.  So…

I had filled my van with a lot of my doll and cow collection articles for donation to Goodwill.  I finally got there to donate what I had and could not just leave after the very nice gentleman helped me unload the van.  So, I moved the car down to the entrance to the resale store.

I started looking around and found a whole wrack with wool jackets.  Wow!  They were only $4.59 a piece.  I was on cloud nine with excitement. I chose four jackets to take home for deconstruction and use with my wool applique.

When I walked in the door at home clutching my treasures, I was brought down from cloud nine with the site of more boxes and bins to be sorted and loaded into the van for donation.  A light bulb went off in my head.  I realized that my dear husband was not the only one who just couldn’t say no to temptation when he saw a good buy.  I had to admit that I too am a bit of a saver of stuff.

No wonder I am not getting anywhere with the purging.  I have decided that I am not going to beat my self up over my hobbies and the “stuff” I need to enjoy them anymore, and that treading water is much better than drowning.  It may not be as good as safely reaching the shore, but tomorrow is another day. 🙂