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Written by Sue, Friday, July 20th, 2012              very hot, humid, thundershowers. 98 temps.
Guess who is sleeping upstairs in this bed?

Is it a bird?.... No
Is it a plane?... No
Is it superman? No
Okay! do you give up?
It's granddaughter#2, Miss M!!
We picked Miss M up yesterday and she is going to be here until Aug.6! She hasn't been here to visit in a while, she couldn't wait to get out on the farm. Late yesterday evening, before she came in she had hand fed all of the animals went fishing, caught some cat fish,brim,and bass. We stayed up way past midnight talking, and making plans. After her shower last night she had put on this wonderful lotion It smelled so wonderful, so guess who borrowed some after she had showered, yep! moi!and it is now on my shopping list. It is called Daisey, by Marc Jacobs! Isn't it nice to borrow stuff!

DH and I have decided that even though the house is in the process of being packed up, repaired from the water damage,
and given a new face lift,  we are going to take the time to make some memories(that includes packing together, to which she has already offered,Now if I can just wake her up from that beauty sleep lol). We both feel honored that a 19 year old would want to hang out with us old folks, lol! BTW I would only let my "best of friends" see my home in disarray like this. So "best friends" here is only part of this disarray. I also only let my "best friends" help pack too!~giggle~

 The adjuster decided the water damage was so that all of the downstairs needed to be sanded, stained and refinished, thus getting estimates, packing and moving everything out is where we are at now. I am looking at weeks on end., as we have decided to paint while the furniture is out of the house.
And now choosing colors, decisions! decisions!
 Here is some not so good news.....

You all have met my mom, Doris haven't you? Here she is bringing supper over to us Monday evening. She is so giving and does so many things for so many people, works at a dress boutique 3 days a week, and will be 85 her next birthday!
When she got home from work yesterday she found that someone had broke into her home, stole her TV, and jewelry. My mom lives in a very upscale neighborhood with security gates, and has an alarm system. And no one saw nor heard anything, or at least they would not tell!Go figure!!
Ephesians 4:28! He who has been stealing must still no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. .. POWERFUL!!

My brother lives in her neighborhood, so she spent the night with him, I called to check on her this morning, she was back at her home sweeping up glass and waiting for the repair man. I asked how she was doing her reply was "I am fine". So when Miss M gets up we are going to go and see just how fine she is! Please pray for her, and the one who stole, that he will make things right!
Be blessed today
 "best friends"

Thank you to  all who stopped by and for those who left sweet notes at Vee's Note Card party.

My prayer is to be able to say like the Apostle Paul said. in Philippians 4:12... I have learned the secret of being content in any situation....Philippians  4:12~......


Carol July 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM  

It's so wonderful that your granddaughter is visiting!

Your painting & floor refinishing
looks like a lot of work. I know when everything is complete it will be beautiful.

Your poor Mother! I will keep her in my prayers.


Patsy July 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM  

So glad you have some happy things to think about even when you are in the mist of damage to your lovely home and evil that has invaded your sweet mothers life.
We are living in sad times. As I do my Bible study I think we have learned nothing from history and the suffering that happens when we turn our back on God.So goes the nation so we go.

Angela July 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

Oh Sue! My house was broken into and ransacked when we lived in Miami, and it makes you feel so violated! I'm just glad your mom was not home at the time. Enjoy your granddaughter. You two will be a good help to your mom I know.

Farm Girl July 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM  

I am so glad your grand daughter is visiting. Gosh your poor Mom, I know how horrible that is and the feelings.
She is such a trooper though. Have a great time with your visitor and don't over do it. I am glad your house is getting a face lift, at least you are making lemon aid. :)

Debbie July 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

Good morning Sue! How exciting for you to have your grand daughter there for such a nice long visit. I am not surprised at all that she would want to do that. Seems like such a wonderful place to visit. And yes, what a lot of work to fix the damages, and yet a nice face lift and color changes etc. to look forward to when it is done. Your poor mom! How scary and overwhelming for her. I am glad your brother lives close by. Kind of scary that it would happen at all in the secure surroundings she is in. I love btw that she was bringing dinner over for you! What a blessing that woman has been for you....She's soo beautiful btw...for ANY age, but especially for 85. I will lift her in prayer over this situation. Thank you for all your support and prayers. I appreciate it so. Have a good week-end! HUGS

Walking on Sunshine... July 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM  

So sorry about your mom's break in! How horrible for her things to be taken. Your grand daughter is really sweet to want to spend time like that with you. Hope you all have a great time! Can't wait to see the new colors and all the new arranging I'm sure you'll be doing once everything is complete! Loved your photos from the card party. They were really pretty!

Vee July 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM  

How awful that someone would do such a thing...break in to your mother's home. What a violation! I know that she loves the Lord because she's maintaining so well. God love her and I will certainly pray that this is resolved. I'm so glad that she wasn't home!

Yay for a grandgirlie sleeping in the guest room! What a pretty one, too. Hope that you are able to bring some cheer to your mom's day.

As for the house...well, nothing ever gets done without a right proper mess that's what I have learned about this life. I'm sure that the new paint will make it all worth the while and the fluffing afterward. Such a lot of work, though, at a time when you're already so busy. Glad that grandgirlie has arrived to help. They move a lot faster I'm told.

Hope that you find ways to have some good fun in addition to the work. For her, the joy will just be spending time with you, I'm sure.

Farmgirl Cyn July 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM  

Making precious memories, even in the midst of everything going on....priceless!

LDH July 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM  

Oh, so sorry to hear of the break-in at your moms. So awful!

I know you will all be enjoying the time with your granddaughter :)

Happy@Home July 20, 2012 at 2:54 PM  

How fun to have a nice long visit with your granddaughter. I'm sure you will make many happy memories together.
I am sorry to hear about your mom's house being broken into. That is just awful. I hope they are able to find the person who did it. I will keep your mom in my prayers.
Good luck with your floor refinishing project and paint selections. I know you will be happy when it is all done and put back together.

Unknown July 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM  

So sorry to hear about the news of your mom's break in.
I know you will enjoy visit with your granddaughter. Grandchildren are wonderful!
I love reading your blog and look every chance I get to see if you have added anything new!!!

Cheryl July 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM  

How sad to hear that your mother's house was broken into! It is not the "things" as much as the disturbing thought that someone was able to get into your haven. I pray that she senses God's peace and protection!

What delightful news that your granddaughter is visiting! I am sure that she will be a big help to you and to your mom...and I'm sure that you'll both wrap her in love and she'll be thrilled to be there! Who wouldn't want to hang out with you, Sue? I sure would!

Thank you for your sweet comment this morning! I like your prescription! :D

And, yes I do know the perils of remodeling! Boy do I know! And in a very small way, it's like having a baby. There's pain and work involved, but when it's all over with, you (mostly) forget that part and fall in love with the baby.

Christine July 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM  

What mixed emtions you must have with Miss M and your Mom.
Showing Miss M how to reach out to loved ones, is a great lesson.

Mrs.Rabe July 20, 2012 at 6:36 PM  

So glad you have your granddaughter visiting...

I can see where you get your beauty, Sue. Your mother is lovely. I am so sad about her home being broken into.

Praying too.


Debbie July 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM  

Sue, I am so sorry about the burglary at your mom's home. I'm just glad she is safe! Those things are so hard to get over! Glad you have your granddaughter to help you cheer her up. What a thing to have happen!
Be checkin on yall later...

Paula July 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM  

Okay, Sue~ there is no way your mom is almost 85!! She is gorgeous! Bless her heart, thatmust have been so scary for her.
I see where you get your looks, you have some good genes in your family!
That is sweet about your granddaughter... I used to spend the night with my grandmother a lot after my grandfather passed away. And I was in my early twenties... so you never outgrow your grandparents! :)

Trish July 21, 2012 at 3:15 AM  

Oh dear - your poor mum!!
What a horrible scare for her and your family!
Hope they catch that villain quicksmart.
Praise God your mother was out and not hurt!
Sorry to hear they took her precious things :-(

I was always worried about my mum living on her own, and glad when she moved in with my sister at age 93.

Your grand-daughter is going to have a ball with you and Mr P!
How lovely for you to have her staying - I bet you two will get up to some mischeif together ;-D
love and hugs..Trish xx

Debbie July 21, 2012 at 7:02 AM  

Oh no. I hate it that she was the victim of theft. My MIL was burglarized (and vandalized), and it was so difficult for her to get past it. They violated her home and sense of security, and in her words stole from her granddaughters because they took family treasures.

Love the passage application. I have a hard time with theft. It makes my blood boil. I am glad that your brother lives near her and that she wasn't physically assaulted in the process.

I also love it that your GD is visiting! She will be just the ray of sunshine as you go through the process of packing, etc. because of the damage.

Someday, I hope I have one of those granddaughter things. I have heard they are very wonderful!

Dolores July 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM  

Making sweet memories, you can't get much better than that!!!

Your mother is amazing, I can't believe her age. You all must have great gene's...

Doniene July 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM  

What a marvelous treat!! "Daisy" sounds so good - I can almost smell it!! (oh by the way - just noticed the new blog view - sooooo cute and cheerful!!) Your mom is amazing!! I will definitely be praying for her!!

Have a blessed day, Sweet Sue!!

Elena July 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM  

How wonderful to have your granddaughter! I am so sorry to hear what happened to your mom. I pray all is well with her and resitution will be made. I know the Lord's love will shine from you all no matter what happens :) Blessings to you today dear sister!

Terri Buster July 22, 2012 at 7:42 AM  

Oh how scary for your mom- I am glad she is ok! How fun that your granddaughter is in for a visit. I know you will have a great time with her!

NanaNor's July 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM  

Hi Sue, Oh my heart soared to see your granddaughter with you, helping you with all the packing etc. Wish I lived close cause I'd be over in a heartbeat-I'm an expert at helping friends pack up(helped two ladies this summer). I'm heartbroken at reading what happened to your mom's house-so scary, just glad she wasn't home. I'll be praying the Lord's protection over her and His justice on the one who broke in and stole.
Love coming by to see you my friend.
Hugs, Noreen

Southern Lady July 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM  

I'm so sorry that happened to your mom, Sue. I know that was upsetting for all of you.

Enjoy your time with "Miss M" ... I'm sure having her with you will make your packing job much more pleasant and fun.

I'll be thinking of you ...

Rebecca July 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM  

I am curious why all of your photos have white or black rings around them?

Mary July 24, 2012 at 2:54 AM  

Beautiful granddaughter (even asleep), farm pics, mom (sorry for her loss...invasion of privacy) Oh so many strange things can happen...glad not worse. Happy day, Mary

Rebecca July 24, 2012 at 7:26 AM  

Dear Sue, I'm not sure how I "lost" you, but after reading this post, I see I have a LOT of catching up to do with your life & family.

How unsettling - the robbery. But as you said, your mother is a trooper.

And how wonderful that you have live-in help with the packing! I'm now leaving the comment form to find out WHAT happened to your beautiful farmhouse....

Terra July 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM  

This is my first visit here, and my, you have a lot to post about. Your grand daughter visiting, house being fixed and your mom's place being burglarized. How good she was not there at the time! The main thing is she is safe and sound.

Susan B July 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM  

Oh Sue, I am so sorry to read about your sweet mother! Though I am glad she wasn't home at the time, and is safe. And sorry about all the packing, repairs, and everything that goes with your house being fixed. I wish I lived closer and could be there to help you! It's so wonderful that your granddaughter has come for a visit! How fun for you!! Take care, and enjoy each day of her visit. :)

travelintoadventure@gmail.com July 24, 2012 at 11:41 PM  

Tons of work still ahead - been there with wood floor issues..and having a grand child there to spend time with you what a fantastic thing to fill your days!
How scary for your mother - I know it bring unsettling feelings - sorry.. prayers sent out in her be half..

my diary July 26, 2012 at 12:15 AM  

thanks for sharing this blessing! loves

Janette@Janette's Sage July 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM  

I emailed my comment since my computer was messing up...hope you got it and I hope you are just having the best of times with grand daughter...how awesome is that? Now more girls to come soon...enjoy, enjoy!!!

Jenni July 31, 2012 at 12:07 AM  

Oh I am so sorry that your Momma's house was broken into!! That is terrible! She is amazing, though....such a beautiful gracious lady.

What a darling pic of your grandaughter asleep.... I bet y'all are having such fun with her there, even in the midst of all that packing up......

Big hugs and warm wishes dear friend,

tania August 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

It's been a while since I have visited blogs and I am so sorry to hear about your water damage but I like that you see an upside to it!

How wonderful special for your granddaughter to some visit, it sounds like your having such a great time. I know I enjoy my granddaughter and I hope when she is older she will still want to be with me.

I am terribly sorry about what happened to your mother. How scary! I am so glad she wasn't home when this happened. What is wrong with people that they do this? I will keep her in my prayers and I hope she will feel safe once again in her home.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet messages it always brightens my day!

Thanks for sharing your life with me!


Lea also known as "CiCi" August 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM  

Oh, I hope my precious Granddaughter will still want to be with her CiCi and Poppa when she is 18 years old. What a compliment to you and your Hubby!

So sorry abut the upheaval at your house. Water damage, ugh, but hopefully you will be more than happy with the final results!

And, your Mom is the cutest and I cannot believe that someone broke into her home and further more, cannot believe someone doesn't know something about it.


Rebecca August 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM  

How incredible that you would come over and visit me in the middle of all the stuff you have going on at your house!

I'm guessing you're in the middle of painting about now (if you made up your mind about paint color, etc.)

I KNOW it isn't easy living with the mess - but it's going to be like a new house when all is finished - if that's any consolation!

Barb August 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM  

Hi Sue!

Grandchildren are just the best guests!! I know that you will make the best of every minute!

I think it's kind of exciting to get a new make-over! Can't wait to see the finished project!

We have had so many break-in's in our area too! Your mother will be blessed, because she is such a good person, and so willing to serve others. She must be an amazing woman - I think it must run in the family... ;0)


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This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.


The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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