Darling Decorations

Look out world! Mama’s graduating into a new decade!! The Matriarch of the Chaney/Hawkins families will be 80 years old on June 5th!! Congrats, Mama!! Now, on to planning the party!! For years, nay decades even!! Mama has been in love with giraffes. Now, she’s added butterflies! What?? When’d that happen?? Apparently when Aunt Opal,Continue reading “Darling Decorations”

Dear Declutterer

Today, my dear Sissy, Michelle, came over to help me declutter. She’s the best!! Since you know our lease is up on the 31st, and today is the 24th, I’ve been slightly stressing!! If ya wanna call staying up half the night crying, and a lot of hand wringing, “Slightly Stressing”, sure! Anyway, last nightContinue reading “Dear Declutterer”

Great Grandmama

We picked up the girls on Christmas eve, and drove straight to Mama’s for family Christmas. We’ve celebrated on Christmas Eve, ever since I married Sweet Friend, in 1984. That way, our birth family celebration didn’t clash with in-law’s. And the system has worked great, thru all the different in-laws. The only fly in theContinue reading “Great Grandmama”

Lumbar Lesions, Later

Ok, remember when I fell Sept. 24, and the CAT scan showed the lesions on my spine? Then, I went to do the MRI, and the insurance hadn’t approved the contrast? Well, I don’t remember if I told you the second part, but anyhoo. I finally got it done, the 8th. Okay, whew, got itContinue reading “Lumbar Lesions, Later”

Grandpa & Grandma

Since I’ve lauded Granny Chaney, now it’s time to spotlight Grandpa, and Grandma Hawkins, Dad’s parents. I’m so blessed that I knew both sets of grandparents. I even knew some great grands!! That seems to be a rare thing, and I’m so enriched, to have known them. Grandpa was a phosphate miner. The mine wasContinue reading “Grandpa & Grandma”

Life Leanings

I’m thankful for my life verse. Jeremiah 33:3 King James Version 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. God gave Mama this verse for me, while she was praying, when I was 9 years old. We lived in Jupiter, Fl. Dad was pastorContinue reading “Life Leanings”

Granny Gratefulness

Granny is Mama’s mother. Mostly I’ll be talking about her, since Papa died before Sis was born, so I was still 7. Papa was a giant!! I think he was 6’2. Which isn’t really giant by today’s standards, but it was by our family’s!! And especially of mine, as a 7 yo! He was reallyContinue reading “Granny Gratefulness”

Formal Family

First I’ll write about being thankful for my nuclear family, and go on from there. I’m so thankful my parents were married! I had both parents in my home. What a blessing that is. (For the purposes of this post, I’m only gonna talk about the positive aspects of my Dad. And that they stayedContinue reading “Formal Family”

God’s Glory

The first person I need to thank is God!! Ephesians 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: After all, without Him, I would not be here. (Neither would anything else.) Genesis 1:1King James Version 1 In the beginning God created the heaven andContinue reading “God’s Glory”

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