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Monday, July 16, 2018

Wonderful Visitors due to Arrive!

Two of my children and 7 of my grandchildren are coming to visit! Has there ever been a happier sentence!? I have been working at getting the guest room ready
and everything in the camper ready this weekend
and when I put away the last towel,
a silence came over me. A happy waiting. I looked around and saw everything in readiness; the bathroom made cheerful with it's shower curtain and places for towels and toilet paper.

Comfy places for children to sleep,
a large living area just waiting for all the meals and laughter.
A pantry waiting to be loaded with good food and coat hooks for towels or sweatshirts.
A compact kitchen waiting for good smelling meals
and cozy rugs underfoot.
And a quiet place for our daughter to have some alone time and to rest.
Soon this will be filled with people and sweet voices. Right now, it is looking forward to this visit. Have a great day!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

An Update from Mr. Skellie...

Sssshhhh...I think I hear Debra walking toward the shop...I told the minions to hide so we don't scare her off.
She doesn't see me and the camera, so I will try to get some shots for you all. She has been very sad since her daughter's husband passed away, sometimes I hear her cry. But after a trip up north to visit with Big Bill's brothers Ed and Mike and spending some time with her son Ben, she has been much better. What's she doing now...she has a can of paint and a screwdriver and even has her painting apron on!
I'm so excited! The minions want to jump out and surprise her, but I have warned them to stay hidden. She's picking out music too!
Oh, it's that Zen CD...yawn...There have been a couple of chairs in the shop for awhile now and I think she's finally going to work on them. One of them was pretty badly chipped,
but Debra is going to work her magic.  Uh oh! She caught me with the camera!
She had me come sit by her and get a few close-ups.

I told her how much we all had missed her and she got a little misty and expressed the same. I sat near her and watched her work until both chairs were done. The arm chair is done,
but the other one still needs it's gold touched up.
As she hung up her apron, she promised she would be back.
Yay! Have a great day everybody!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Celebration of Life...

Today at 11 AM mountain time, we will be celebrating Jacob's life at First Christian Church in Wheatland WY with a reception to follow at Impact Ministries. 💗
For those flying in, you will want to fly into Denver (2.5 hours away) or Casper, WY (1.5 hours away) and drive the remainder of the way. This also happens to be outage season for the local power plant, so accommodations can be somewhat limited. The church only seats 200 people so for that reason we will be LIVE streaming the event right here in this group.
For those attending in person, we ask you refrain from wearing black and instead wear color. 💙💚💛 Bonus points for wearing your color. 
Not sure what color you are? Find out here:
Here are six of Sarah and Jacob's children when they visited last year:
Please be praying for Sarah and these precious children today. Have a glorious day.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

"Your ways are not my ways saith the Lord...."

The heavens rejoice as they welcome another soul home. Jacob Adamo, my daughter's husband of 15 years, went to meet his creator on April 19, 2018 at 1:50 in the afternoon. From now on, my dear daughter and her 7 children will be making the long trip back to a new normal life as a family. Your prayers for strength and hope for them will be very thankfully received and very definitely needed. If you would like to offer them some practical help, here is a link to the GoFundMe page where people are sharing with her in a very real way. Thank-you for reading and have a glorious day.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Please be in Prayer....

I love you all and enjoy sharing my projects and funny stories, but today is a very different matter. At this moment my daughter Sarah is at the bedside of her husband as he struggles against kidney and liver failure. As many of you know, they have seven children that we dearly love also. I'm asking all of you around the world that read my ramblings here to be in prayer for them all. Jacob is his name and he could sure use a miracle right now. Your prayers are the most important thing in the world, but if you would like to help in a practical way, here is a link.

Thank-you all so much.

Latest update from my daughter:

Jacob update. He has been intubated and put to sleep because at 10:50 MT he was taken to Radiology for an angiogram to stop the bleeding caused by a parasentisis (attempt to remove the fluid from abdomen and they hit a vein or artery). They still do not know what is causing the liver and kidney failure. Once he is back to homeostasis they want to do a liver biopsy. There are mentions of Wilson's Disease (go figure Wilson  ).
So I am blessed to be sitting in the waiting room with Thea Adamo, Jennie RadhakrishnanKristen BellingerJosh and Shaina Lock.
I cannot even begin to say thank you to all of you that have prayed for us, donated, hugged, called, messaged. I am so blessed with an amazing Young Living and Church family.
Please continue to speak life over this situation! I need it and Jacob needs it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The case of the missing Easter Bunnies....

Mr. Skellie may be mad with me, but he loves my grandchildren almost as much as I do. He helped me pack a box full of Easter candy and even egg coloring kits as a surprise to my daughter's children back on March 26th. We have waited and waited for delivery and Mr. Skellie has been checking the tracking number several times a day now. "Why haven't they arrived yet?" he asked.
While I didn't have the answer, the way these bunnies have been traveling back and forth across the country has been intriguing. If this goes on much longer, I'll be expecting to start receiving postcards from all the places these bunnies have been! LOL! So if you would like to see how much of the country these bunnies have seen so far, punch in this USPS tracking number...


and then click on "tracking history". So we will all be waiting with bated breath to see where the bunnies end up next!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Forgotten Friend...

Went to visit my mom last week and Mr. Skellie wanted to come for the ride. But with the lunches out, the thrift store visits and a very funny jam session with my mom on the auto harp and me on a guitar that was strung for a lefty, he kind of got forgotten...I traveled back home and unpacked everything and collapsed in my recliner. The next day, I heard a funny rustling sound in the shop. When I went in to investigate, there was Mr. Skellie still in the ziploc bag.
Oopsie! So he is not speaking to me right now. Since my little friend is still having a hissy fit, I decided to go outside and take care of some very necessary bush trimming.
I hauled out all the tools from my shop, Bill's shop, and the shed and decided to have a go at it.
Mind you, I have not used this thing before but I thought, "How hard can it be?" There was a very large carpenter bee that was very interested in the goings other words, I was getting dive bombed. He was keeping the yellow jackets and wasps away, so I put up with his shenanigans. My original plan was to take these bushes down by a third...LOL! What was I thinking!? By the time I got to this point,
my back and arms were spent, I was sweating bullets, and I had to go sit down. My little baby muscles kept asking "What have you done to us!?" and then I got a sharp pain in my back and couldn't take a deep breath. After a nice ice pack, all was well and the chiropractor today assured me that everything was fine. Once I can lift my arms again, I will have another go at it...guess I am just a sucker for punishment. So I have been informed that Mr. Skellie has decided to exact revenge on me. "What is that supposed to mean?" I asked. He gave me a cold stare from his dark eye sockets...I will keep you updated....Have a great day!