Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk




I'm having...Good Earth decaf original tea.  I seem to be in a rut.  I'm enjoying these days the Good Earth Tea...EVERYDAY

My teacup... is the one I purchased on a shopping trip with my daughter-in-law, Kelly, when she and David lived in California.  It brings back grand memories of the aroma of strawberries and lemons.


I'm feeling... refreshed.  Yesterday, was a wonderful day.  I had a facial, had my hair cut and visited the dentist to have my teeth cleaned.  I feel like a new woman!


On my mind...This coming weekend and all it has to offer.  Friday night is Twilight on the Trail.  A gathering and fundraiser for the Newburgh Parks Department and Touch INC., a cancer outreach. There's the District Marching Band contest in Jasper,  Mass and dinner with Fr. Tim in St. Anthony, IN and Sunday the Day of Rest!

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.



Autumn's full glory
Anticipate the beauty
Appreciate it!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

~~Mosaic Monday~Macro Monday~~




Pictures here were taken in Sheridan, Wyoming this summer.  It was one of those unplanned stops along the way.  It was well worth the detour!  A stop by the Sheridan Inn, that hopes to open it's doors again as a hotel and not just a museum, and the Buffalo Bill Bar was a treat!



I really appreciate how life must have been before all the medical 
advances with which we have been blessed.  I can only imagine
how difficult it would have been to treat illnesses without all the
medications we have today!  We really are blessed!!!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


Sometimes, during my hours of prayer, I picture myself as a piece of stone before a sculpture who intends to make a statue our of it. Presenting myself like this before the Lord, I beg him to form form in my soul his perfect image and make me wholly like Christ. ~Brother Lawrence~


I'm having...Good Earth decaf original tea.  Seems to be a perfect day to celebrate Mother Earth with this tea on this day of Season Change.

My teacup... is nearly empty but it was oh so good.



I'm feeling... glad I was able to get a lot of things done yesterday and am ready for work today!


On my mind...The busy weekend!!!  Tomorrow is Kellie's Senior Night recognition at the football game, working at Mother Teresa's Treasures on Saturday, marching band contest Saturday afternoon and then friends for dinner on Sunday!  Exciting!!!!

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.



Enjoy the glorious colors of this Autumn Season!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Sunday, September 18, 2011

~~Mosaic Monday~Macro Monday~~



Soft and gentle rain
Revives a sleeping nature
Glorious color.

Isn't Gentleman "Todd Turtle" handsome?
All decked out in his Sunday Best!


Wishing all a grand week!
~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!
Cathy

Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Friday, September 16, 2011

~Haiku My Heart~


It's that time of year
When she moves from floor to bed
There's no room for me!





On the floor she sleeps 
When the summer heat prevails 
The freedom it brings





But the cold air comes
For the middle of the bed
She gives up the floor.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!
Cathy


Visit also Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart.





Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


Sometimes, during my hours of prayer, I picture myself as a piece of stone before a sculpture who intends to make a statue our of it. Presenting myself like this before the Lord, I beg him to form form in my soul his perfect image and make me wholly like Christ. ~Brother Lawrence~


I'm having...Good Earth decaf original tea.  It has such a wonderful aroma and it tastes so very good.

My teacup... one of is my favorite cup.




I'm feeling... energized.  We started a new upgrade for the computers at work yesterday and after some initial glitches that were resolved the day went rather well.  Looking forward to todays adventure!

On my mind...Bible Study tonight and and RCIA presentation the needs some revisions.  Have an entire weekend to work on this so it should be good.

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.
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We had a lovely gentle rain last night.  None of those high winds and branches being blown from the trees kind of rains.  Just the earth pampering rain.  It's been a long time since we've had one of them.















Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. 


Ralph Waldo Emerson 


 ~~~^j^~~~ 
Thanks be to God! 
 Cathy

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mosaic Monday~!Macro Monday





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And the rebirth of beauty


~~~^j^~~~ 
Thanks be to God!
Cathy



Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


Tea is a cup of life.  ~Author Unknown

I'm having...Good Earth spice tea.


My teacup...my Favorite mug brewed with the Kuerig.







I'm feeling...energized!  Had a productive day off and look forward to an excellent weekend.

On my mind...a weekend of celebration and friendly gatherings.  It is a time to go to the Woods and celebrate the installation of the sisters who will lead the congregation.  A time, too, to gather with friends at church for the parish picnic.  And, oh, the best time of year when the heat of summer is waning and the cool air of fall arrives.






Church of the Immaculate Conception
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin



Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.





Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.



~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Mosaic Monday/Macro Monday

Pictures from vacation, 2011

Clouds flung into view
A vast sea of fluffy white
Just for our delight!



Wee flowers in the pond. 


Tis the season's end
Dainty ladies wilted not
Under scorching heat


Wishing all a grand Labor Day!
~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!


CATHY


Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Haiku My Heart



Glorious sunrise
Painted by the Master's hand
In stunning colors


Wishing all a wonderful Holiday!
~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!




Visit also Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart.





Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


I'm having...Iced peach tea.  IT's gonna be another scorcher today...

My teacup... a simple glass full of ice.


I'm feeling... ready to go, I guess.  Only two more days until the LONG WEEKEND!

On my mind...a long weekend in which I have a long list of things I'd like to get done in the yard and to the house.  And there are fond memories of the weeks past that have caused this need to WORK this weekend.


Lovely Old House in downtown St. Charles, MO
And it's for sale!


Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.


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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.




Joy is the finished afghan!  And why it took me so long to finish is beyond me!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy