Monday, June 8, 2009


Last week hubby was on vacation. So that meant lots of R&R. I know in most cases that stands for "Rest & Relaxation" but in our case it seemed to mean "Rush and Rush some more"!! ha I have not been on the computer as much and I've missed your emails and reading your blogs. I'll try to give you a sketch of our week last week. If you don't like reading the mundane everyday happenings of life, you might want to save time and stop reading here. :)

Sunday: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. Proverbs 18: 22 May 31st was my husband and my THIRTY-SIXTH wedding anniversary! I'm more thankful for him now than I was when we first got married. Through the years we have had some fusses but all marriages have those. I've always heard that opposites attract and that must be true because our personalities are pretty much polar opposites! Once a man hubby works with asked another man there....who is good friends with us....if I was like my hubby. Our friend thought a minute, shook his head and answered.."Like night and day!" I've always had a good laugh over that. Our pastor and his wife have started something new this year at church. On the last Sunday of the month that you have your anniversary....or if you're single when you have your are invited to eat dinner with the Pastor & his wife at church after the morning services. Pastor's Wife cooked a delicious dinner for hubby and I and another couple with an anniversary.

Monday: Woke up early to get ready for daughter-in-law, granddaughter and grandson to come and go fishing with hubby at a neighbor's pond. I stayed home and kept grandson (only 6-months-old) and cooked dinner (deer Sloppy Joes, baked beans and coleslaw) while hubby took DIL and baby girl fishing. Baby boy was SO good! About 8:00 the phone rang and it was baby girl calling GanMamma to tell me she had caught her first fish! When they came home at lunch.....very tired but happy.....hubby laughingly told me about her fish. He said she was reeling the fish in and smiling when all of a sudden the little fish came to the top and flopped over. Baby girl threw down her little fishing pole and announced, "I can't want it!!!" Sooooo funny!

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. Proverbs 17: 6

Monday evening hubby and I drove over to a neighboring town to eat supper ....sort of a secondary anniversary dinner I guess. On the way we stopped and looked at several cars since the one he currently drives 140 miles every day to work has 377,000 miles on it! Found one we liked but decided to think about it a day or two.

Tuesday: We borrowed our son's pickup and went to get a new refrigerator. My old one ( a hand-me-down from a sister-in-law 15 or so years ago) was still keeping stuff cold but it was SO old and dilapidated looking that I had been looking at new ones lately. We had found a great deal on one the previous Saturday but had waited until this day to go and get it because they had a 15% Senior Citizen discount on Tuesday! Even more savings! This turned out to be an ALL day thing. Get the new fridge. Bring it home. Unload it. Take everything out of old fridge. Chunk a lot of old stuff. Clean....and clean some more....where the old fridge had been sitting. Change hinges from one side of fridge doors to the other. Hook up the new icemaker. Get new fridge positioned and leveled. Put food back in. Clean up kitchen. Whew!

Wednesday: Cooked a big dinner for youngest son. He had not eaten with us in a long time so I cooked a tempting meal for him! He only works about 10 minutes away from our house so came over on his lunch hour. I cooked spaghetti, creamed corn from the freezer, green beans, corn bread, and fresh strawberry shortcake. We had a great time of fellowship.

Thursday: First on the agenda was a visit to my endocrinologist about 60 miles west of here. My last tests still did not give any indication of anything that can be causing my episodic high blood pressure. He suggested it could be caused by stress. After we got home we rested a few minutes and then drove to another town this time about 40 miles east and bought the car that we had looked at and liked there on Monday. It's a '04 Camry. A lot like the white one I already drive so we are trying to figure out who will drive which one!

Friday: I played "catch-up" with laundry and housework in the morning time. Cooked a big dinner for hubby while he was mowing his sister's lawn. That night we went out to eat AGAIN....this time for my birthday which was on Saturday.

Saturday: Went and picked up Baby Girl to go on church bus visitation with us. Visited the kids and then ate lunch at Wendy's. Dropped her back at her house and came home and rested a little bit. After all....I did turn a year older that day! :)

I know this is not really much of a "spiritual" blog post today but just wanted to catch you up on why I had been scare around here last week. I'm so thankful that God has blessed me with so many things. I want to get busy and do more for Him!



Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Happy anniversary and birthday! You had a very busy week and I know that you are glad the R & R is over. ha!

Leah said...

Whew!! You had quite a week, my friend. Love the picture of you and B. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!!


Beverly said...

Loved the picture of you and Benny. Sounds like you had a great week. Aren't you blessed to have your grown kids close enough to visit easily! Blessings to your clan!

Alene said...

WOW - I love this post. Thanks for sharing this awesome week with us. I could so use some R&R. Sorry I've been a horrible blogging buddy lately. I need organization skills. Got some I can have?

Yolanda said...

I loved the picture of you and Benny! Your new refrigerator is beautiful...and how neat that your Pastor's wife has such a servants heart to bless members of their congregation, what a blessing!

I love ya Friend.

Kay Martin said...

Congrations for anniversary, birthday, family and beautiful refrig and car! Love love love your photography.

Great week!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Love the fridge and the car! I think living our lives, day in and day out, is a very spiritual thing--it breathes a whole lot like discipline! Keep to it, friend, and thanks for your prayers for my son.


Stephanie said...

Marilyn just wanted to stop by an answer your question on Higher Ground blog by Yolanda.When we are weak it does affect us spirtually and physically. Read Ephesians 6:14-18

Joyful said...

Great to see all your pic's Marilyn. WOW...Happy Anniversary..and Happy B'day!!! You've had a lot of celebrating going on.

I love what Elaine wrote..."I think living our lives, day in and day out, is a very spiritual thing--it breathes a whole lot like discipline!" Amen!

May your life continue to be your worship,