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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sunshine Thursday

Good Morning!

First of all I want to apologize to any of you who may have been offended by my last post. I wasn't implying that it was wrong for any of you not to post to your blog. I understand entirely the reasoning behind a day of silence. I had hoped you would all understand why I decided to go ahead with my post. It was pointed out to me that I was being very insensitive by what I said. I assure you all, that was NOT my intent. I want each of you to know how much all of you and your opinions and care mean to me. We are all different people and as such react in different ways. I try not to offend anyone by my blog, and if I did, again, I apologize profusely.

And now back to my normal post! Chloe and I did go to the lake Tuesday night and it was a good thing, because the temperature got down to 22F and all the pipes would have been frozen. I was the only one there and it was so quiet and beautiful. The first picture is out the back window of our trailer. Aren't the trees with their "name tags" that the workers have placed around the park for people to learn the different varieties of trees a great idea? The children especially seem to like these signs, but they have also taught me a lot. Things are greening up nicely there and the cottages are all ready for their first guests of the summer.

The docks have been placed back in the lake in preparation for the first day of fishing season next weekend. Right now the only inhabitants are the seagulls perched at the end watching for some fish to swim by!

Hubby mowed our grass at home Monday evening for the first time this year, so maybe summer is actually on it's way eventually.




I finished the pillow cover for the trailer while watching the Create channel on PBS. I really enjoy that channel and the cooking shows. We only get PBS and a very blurry network channel at the trailer and that's fine with me. Part of the reason I go there is to escape the "real world" and be rejuvenated. Anyway, I decided to do stripes on one side and granny's on the other. I like how it turned out next to the blanket I made last year. The colors are very bright aren't they? It sure cheers things up amid all the browns of the trailer.

I also worked awhile last night on my shawl. It's the same pattern that Teresa and Gracie are using and I'm enjoying it. So far I haven't had to rip it out once! Surprising isn't it? I'm not sure about the yarn colors. I'm used to much brighter yarn these days. I think maybe I'm preparing myself for a pastel colored blanket in my future like Shari makes. :-)

I am so looking forward to next weekend when two of our three children and their families will be here to visit. Only Alex in Japan will be absent, but I'm sure at some point we'll Skype with him so he can see his neices and nephew. He was supposed to be here too, but couldn't get the time off. We're hoping for a two week visit with him in August and hopefully everyone will be able to return then.

I'm off to the doctor in a little while to investigate a mysterious pain in my upper back and chest area. If you are the praying sort I would appreciate it. I'm thinking it's probably acid reflux but there are a lot of heart issues in my family so it's better safe than sorry. This has been a nagging thing for about 6-7 weeks now and I better get it checked as it seems to be getting a bit worse. Since my stroke, oh my goodness, has it been 17 years ago, I know that I have to watch these kinds of issues, but who likes to go to the doctor? Not me.

So my friends, I'm off to begin my day. I've already vacummed and dusted and mopped, but I still have a few more things to accomplish around here. Have a wonderfully blessed day. Hug someone or just give them a smile. It will make a huge difference in both of your days!

Blessings,
Betsy

12 comments:

  1. Oh Betsy you sweet thing. I did not want to post on my blog because I just felt so sad, I am glad you posted. I read your post and it made me smile, maybe that is what we all should have done, tried to make others smile on a very tough day. Sending you a hug,
    Meredith

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  2. Hi Betsy, don't worry about things.. we all deal with things in different manners, and it's all good and right for ourselves. Everyone who sees the tablecloth you made just goes nuts over it!! Hope to see you soon!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    PS - Thanks for the offer of trying to find some of this yarn.. it's Jiffy yarn by Lion Brand.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. I'm glad you did post, I think the thoughts you shared with us yesterday are wonderful. Everyone has their own way of reacting to different things I guess, but I liked yours.
    And as for this post...your shawl is looking lovely!
    Good luck at the doctors, I hope it all goes really well for you and that you get only good news :)
    Hugs, Elisabeth x

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  4. Well, I wouldn't worry too much. One thing I've learned is that life has a tendency to go on whether we are with the stream or against it. And your heart is in the right place. I'm afraid that I haven't posted because I just haven't gotten to it with my sister in town...no higher reasoning.

    I love your little retreat at the lake. I don't think I'd ever leave though. Between Teresa's farm and your little spot, I could be a happy woman :)

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  5. I totally understood what you were saying. I think we all have different ways to deal with the ugly of this world. Your lake photos are just stunning!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  6. I will keep you in my prayers that all will go well at the doctors office. :)

    I love the table cloth you made. It is so beautiful. :)

    Thank for visiting with me on my blog, too. I will be making a special doily with the thread that Vikki sent me. It's a light purple color and will look so pretty.

    Sending hugs to you and blessings, too. :)

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  7. You have nothing to apologize for, especially profusely! Our blogs are our personal thought and feelings. You are sharing your life and your heart, if someone has a problem with that then they have the right to exit and not return. I enjoy the exchange of opinions and thoughts too, but no one should ever make anyone feel like they need to apologize!

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  8. Hi Betsy, I don't see anything wrong with your previous post and certainly don't think you were being insensitive at all. The bombings in Boston got huge media coverage but every single day there are tragedies and loss of life that we don't even hear about. The best thing we can do is give thanks and pray and spread joy and love. And that's just what you do. The pillow you made is so bright and cheery. The lake looks like a lovely, quiet place to be. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  9. Beautiful pillow and your shawl is looking great.
    I loved the photo on Teresa's blog of you gals together! Must be so lovely to meet up and chat in the "real world.
    I will pray for you to get good news from your visit to the doctor. It is always best to get things checked and your mind will be put at rest.
    Hope you can enjoy your weekend.
    Love Carol xx

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  10. Betsy,
    Your photos at the lake are gorgeous and make me want to jump in my car and drive to the nearest lake...well maybe on the next sunny day :-)
    How wonderful to have 2 of your kids (and their families) visit you - and I am hoping your son will be able to make a visit via.skype too.
    I was surprised at your apology because I've never seen anything that would warrant one on any of your posts. However, I am thankful that you have a sensitive, good heart that would lead you to apologize to those who say they were hurt or upset. I think, as many have said, we all process these tragedies and acts of violence in different ways, interpreting things we read, hear and experience from.where we are at. I hope that makes sense and I hope you will continue with.the sweet posts you've always.shared with.us.
    Blessings,
    Aimee
    PS: Hope your dr. visit goes well.

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  11. Betsy,
    Your photos at the lake are gorgeous and make me want to jump in my car and drive to the nearest lake...well maybe on the next sunny day :-)
    How wonderful to have 2 of your kids (and their families) visit you - and I am hoping your son will be able to make a visit via.skype too.
    I was surprised at your apology because I've never seen anything that would warrant one on any of your posts. However, I am thankful that you have a sensitive, good heart that would lead you to apologize to those who say they were hurt or upset. I think, as many have said, we all process these tragedies and acts of violence in different ways, interpreting things we read, hear and experience from.where we are at. I hope that makes sense and I hope you will continue with.the sweet posts you've always.shared with.us.
    Blessings,
    Aimee
    PS: Hope your dr. visit goes well.

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