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Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy Monday

I woke up this morning to a phone call. It was one of those robotic calls telling me my that Social Security  number had been “deactivated,” whatever that means. Ha ha! If people put half as much effort into doing good for others instead of trying all of these scams, wouldn’t the world be a better place? Anyway, it was kind of a rude awakening. I always hate to just let the phone ring in case it might be one of the kids needing me for something.

And that was my beginning to Monday. Then, I was out running errands this morning and I came out of one store to find that my car was completely covered with snow and big fluffy white flakes were still falling down. Was it in the forecast? No. My snowboots were at home in the closet. We’ll see how much of this snow that wasn’t supposed to happen accumulates to. Ha!

Now I’m home snuggled in nice and warm with laundry in the washer and dryer. I just printed out the Monday block for the KAL and I hope to start knitting on that this afternoon. Dennis’s sweater has been set aside all weekend. It’s to the point that I need to start working on the sleeves and they require a lot of counting to get started. I thought it would be better to work on when I was alone. Also, maybe this afternoon.

Here is the picture I just took out the back door toward the blue spruce tree. See those big fluffy flakes falling?  It’s hard to catch them in motion.


Brad, Mandy and Piper went to a chili dinner yesterday at Dennis‘s nephew Matt and his wife Kayla’s home. Kayla is the chiropractor that I saw when we were in Omaha last time. They had the entire family over for the afternoon. The only people missing are our two boys, Jamie and Alex and Jamie‘s two children, Kyleigh and Caleb. All of Dennis’s Mom’s other grandchildren and great-grandchildren were there. I don’t think that has happened in the last 30 years. Mandy sent us this picture.  That’s Mom in the back row, second from the left next to Mandy.

It sounds as if everyone had a wonderful time. Another family event that we sure wish we could have been able to attend. Mandy even FaceTimed with Alex during the party so he could talk to everyone to. I thought that was very thoughtful.

I was glad to know that I wasn’t the only one that didn’t know you could schedule posts on Blogger. I don’t know if I can do it through this app on my iPad but I have to use, but I’m going to investigate it further. Thank you all for your suggestions. I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday and enjoying this season that is upon us. 

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7

Blessings, Betsy


19 comments:

  1. hat a wonderful family gathering and so thoughtful that Alex could be included. Where would we be without technology these days.

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  2. I need some of that snow. It was 63 degrees here today and sunny. A good day but not for getting in the mood for the holidays.

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  3. Im sorry you could not be there for the party Betsy. Technology does take a twinge of the sadness away, I hope.

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  4. I love watching it snow, especially if I have nowhere to go, what a nice photo of the gathering - fun to see families coming together. Glad that Mandy was able to FaceTime with Alex.

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  5. Aw, the snow! Not here but there was ice in our bird bath this a.m. so it froze last night for sure! Chilly afternoon at work. Need to grab my sweatshirt and wear it instead of my jeans top over my thermal type shirt I wore at work! Glad Mandy and family had a good time together! Nice of her to send a photo! Hope things are going well for you, my friend! Stay warm! Hugs!

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  6. Your snow looks really beautiful. I'm glad you made it home safely. I can feel your sadness about not being close to your family. I suspect you'll move there when Dennis retires. Too bad he can't retire now! Your family photo you shared is super, what a good looking bunch! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. We don't have a landline anymore and any numbers that pop on my mobile that I don't recognize, I don't answer. You are right. If people would just do something credible with their existence, this world would be a better place. I don't get the need to scam and steal. Hope the snow is short-lived. I think staying home and being cozy is always a good idea. Sending hugs your way.

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  8. Surprise!!! SNOW!!! Those WERE big, fat flakes!

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  9. There was a little ice on the pond this morning and when I tried to open the sliding door on the van it was frozen shut and I had to open it manually. I enjoyed seeing the family photo, too. Thanks for letting me admire your snow :) Blessings, dear Betsy. xx

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  10. Love the snow! What a joy to be home and cozy while it's snowing. what a reunion that was. I'm sorry you couldn't be there but it's nice to know your family is close knit.

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  11. Had a chuckle thinking of you “snuggled in nice and warm with your laundry in the washer and dryer “, Betsy!! The English language is funny.. and that was too. 😀
    Lovely photo to end on, and the snow is pretty but so glad we don’t get it not even a frost!!
    Hugs Shaz.x
    ps looking fwd to seeing Dennis’ jumper done. BTW google re schedule with your app. Someone has prob written on it. 👍

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  12. The snow looks so pretty! And that is lovely, large gathering of family. So nice that Mandy included Alex via Facetime!

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  13. Enjoy your snow! Yes i think you can schedule posts from Blog Touch pro I have not used it for awhile:)

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  14. You got snow? Today was clear as a bell but chilly with frost expected tonight. What a difference a few hundred miles make, eh? Hugs to you!

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  15. So awesome that a lot of your family were able to get together. :) I have put the knitting blocks down for a little bit, trying to get other projects finished. Trying to wrap up a scarf for Hubby and cross stitching's siren song calls me away yet again. I think we got your snow today. Woke up to snow on the ground (of which, they did not call for either!). Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. ((hugs))

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  16. So awesome that a lot of your family were able to get together. :) I have put the knitting blocks down for a little bit, trying to get other projects finished. Trying to wrap up a scarf for Hubby and cross stitching's siren song calls me away yet again. I think we got your snow today. Woke up to snow on the ground (of which, they did not call for either!). Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. ((hugs))

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  17. Hi Betsy.
    I was telling you a week or so back on Annie Johnson Flint.
    Heres a great summary thought you'd like.
    Shaz.x
    http://littlebirdieblessings.blogspot.com/2018/12/advent-series-day-4-strength.html?m=1

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  18. I do hate those robo calls! I turn my ringer off when I go to bed! I love to see big snowflakes come down as long as we are safe in the house! Nancy

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