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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Miracle and a Gift


 


Good evening friends.  I know it has been such a long time since I have visited with you through my blog, but I have tried to keep up with you as you have posted on yours.  Hope all is well with all of you.

For those of you who do not follow me on face book, let me give you a quick update on my health issues. Saturday a week ago I was admitted to the hospital with yet another health problem.  Thank God they were able to find  the problem quickly and after several days in the critical care unit, I began to improve.  During those days, the kidney procedure that was scheduled was done in the hospital and I am so glad to report it was a success.  Praise the Lord.  I want to thank all of you who have sent up prayers for me during this time.  There was an abscess pressing on my kidney as big as a grapefruit. The doctors and nurses said it was a miracle that I was alive.  Had it busted, well,,,, the results would not have been good.  I am so thankful  God took care of me.  I am home with a drainage bag, but able to get out and about.  All the back, hip, an kidney pain is gone.  Again I am so blessed and am on the road to recovery.  Prayer changes things and I can't say enough how much I appreciate all your prayers and concerns.

Okay on to some fun stuff.  On Thanksgiving evening Mr. P . decided he was going shopping.  Now, you would have to know the Mister.  He is one who goes into a store, gets what he wants and out he goes.  Definitely not a shopper.  I was still sick, so I tried  to tell him he was going to have to be patient, careful, and have a good attitude as he did not know  what he was getting into.  Well, off he went.  He was gone maybe 45 minutes, when I heard him return.

Photo: Want to hear something funny?  Mr. P.  is the type of shopper who goes in a store gets what he wants and comes straight out. Well for some reason he decides he is going shopping tonight for a t.v.  He wasn 't gone long at all and he came home empty handed. He said he would pay $200 more later than to be in that mess.  Lesson learned .  Hehe
 
Well he was smiling so he kept his good attitude, however he came in empty handed. He said he would pay whatever price rather than fight the mobs.  Didn't take him long to learn a lesson.
 
Mr. P. lives by the rule if it works leave it alone,  That goes for everything.  So needless to say we were still watching this.
 
 
I know, hard to believe huh?  Yep a little 19 inch. heavy t.v.  But it worked, had a good picture and yes it was a color t.v.   I guess since I had been home bound and sick, he felt sorry for me watching this thing all the time so he went and bought this.  The t.v. was what he was going to get on Thanksgiving evening.
 
 
 
Wow,,, what a difference.  I am in love with this one.  Yep, we have moved up a notch.  And I really think it is time. Sorry about the dried up magnolia leaves.  I haven't gotten around to decorating the mantle, since I have been sick.  Another picture soon, I promise.
 
While he was updating things around the house, he decided we needed new phones also.  What has gotten into this man??  And he also bought them while I was sick.  Think he does some good shopping on his own, right?  We now have smart phones and can't get use to them.  Yes, we are from the old school.  Change don't come easy for us.  Darbee Rae is trying to help Papa learn all about his.  And she knows what she is doing, too.
 
 
I have not had too much Christmas spirit up until now.  Feeling better, my mind has turned to all the things I have not been able to do before.  Today I started my candy making.  I can remember as a little girl, my mother and grandmother would make divinity together as it will harden so quickly once set.  They would dip it out onto wax paper together and I would patiently wait to lick the spoons they used.  Well today Holly and I made the first batch of candy and she and I and of course Darbee Rae dipped it out.. Was a perfect dry and sunny day for candy making. 
 
 
Why don't you come on over and I will share some with you.  Have you started your baking and candy making for the holidays yet?
 
I will be around more often now as I am feeling better.  Hoping you are all enjoying the season and lets not forget the real reason we have to celebrate.  The birth of  Jesus .  Wishing you all a blessed evening
 
Until next time..





11 comments:

  1. I am so so happy you are feeling better and I have my mama back. I am ready to boogie now. Love you lots.

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  2. I am happy you are feeling better too and that Holly has her mama back! That divinity looks so good. I need to make some for the worlds best son in law.lol Continue to improve So funny Jaimie went shopping on his own. Love that, don't you? Curtis hated to spend $$ but sometimes he would just want to go on a shopping spree and I loved it. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Wonderful. God still answers prayer. So happy you are better. I remember how it was last year when I was so sick. You can't seem to even think straight.

    Hope you continue to get better.

    Felicia

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  4. I haven't started my baking yet. Waiting until the end of the week when my granddaughter starts her Christmas break. She would be so sad if she couldn't come over and bake with me.
    So glad you are feeling better.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. I am sincerely happy that you are feeling better and sound like your spirit is feeling better, too. I know your daughter and hubby will help you if it get last minute and you are not ready. I started some baking today. Even one batch of cookies makes me feel like I have a good start! Our 14 year old granddaughter is coming over some night over vacation to make us chicken mushroom alfredo and her salad. Isn't that sweet! Looking so forward to it Hope you continue to feel better and may you have a very Merry Christmas with your hubby and family.

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  6. A miracle indeed! I didn't know you were sick, but am so relieved you are on the mend. We went through this with our son except his abscess did burst and we almost lost him. A lot of praying and a lengthy hospital stay saved his life. I'd bet your hubby is very thankful that you're still with him. Those big screen tv's are nice yes? We're so spoiled, but you certainly deserve it.
    Thank heaven you have little Darbee Rae. I know my kids have helped me too many times to count with the new technology these days. I love home made divinity too and yours looks delicious! I'm so happy you're doing well.
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  7. So good to hear you are on the mend! I'm like your hubby just not worth fighting over stuff. Amazing how kids just know everything about electronics. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  8. I had a little baking victory recently - so glad you are able to start doing things again and your procedure went well! God bless you and enjoy that new TV sweetie - YOU DESERVE IT!!! ~*~Lisa

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  9. Soooooo glad to hear your getting better. Glad they finally found the problem!!! Mr P and my hubby are from the same mold!!!!! In and out!!! No fighting for something. In fact, my daughter was home at Thanksgiving and the Wal-mart they went to only had 50. Handed out slips of paper and she was #50!!!! The tv was for us!!!!! I see your listening to the music channels. I've been listening to the holiday music more this year than in the past??? Guess I've seen all the old movies now!!!!
    Don't bake much....#1 ..I don't need to eat it so if it's not here, I won't eat it. But will make a batch of pecan cups and pumpkin nut roll. That's it!!!
    Glad to have you back
    Lois

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  10. So glad to hear your feeling and doing well, my friend! I had read on Holly's blog you were in the hospital. Time to forget all that hospital stuff and get in the spirit of Christmas! Your candy looks great! Best Of Holidays to you and your family..! Hugs...K

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  11. Happy New Year Angela! How have you been feeling?
    (((Hugs)))
    Earlene

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