Sunday, March 16, 2014

Haunted by Memories…



23 Years weren’t long enough..



Now those memories come back to haunt me

they haunt me like a curse...

I Miss Him So Much…


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Darkness …



The darkness of evil

"...this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."


"There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths... The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, 'No eye will see me,' and he keeps his face concealed... For all of them, deep darkness is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness."


"This is the judgment: that light has entered the world, and men have preferred darkness to light because their deeds were evil. Everybody who does wrong hates the light and keeps away from it, for fear his deeds may be exposed. But everybody who is living by the truth will come to the light to make it plain that all he has done has been done through God."

Friday, January 31, 2014

Till Forever Ends …


It’s Where I’ll Always Love You …


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Thursday, January 30, 2014

It won’t be long now …

Clouds ..



Well I fell down, down, down
Into this dark and lonely hole
There was no one there to care about me anymore
And I needed a way to climb and grab a hold of the edge
You were sitting there holding a rope
And we’ll go up, up, up
But I’ll fly a little higher
We’ll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won’t be long now, it won’t be long now
When I get back on land
Well I’ll never get my chance
Be ready to live and it’ll be ripped right out of my hands
Maybe someday we’ll take a little ride
We’ll go up, up, up and everything will be just fine
And we’ll go up, up, up
But I’ll fly a little higher
We’ll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won’t be long now, it won’t be long now
If only I had a little bit more time
If only I had a little bit more time with you
We could go up, up, up
And take that little ride
And sit there holding hands
And everything would be just right
And maybe someday I’ll see you again
We’ll float up in the clouds and we’ll never see the end
And we’ll go up, up, up
But I’ll fly a little higher
We’ll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won’t be long now, it won’t be long now

One day you’re going to wake up and notice that you should’ve tried .. I was worth the fight.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012


Are you ready for the Biggest Party in Blogland? The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 is just around the corner.. All the fun starts on April 13th – 20th. Some of you may be asking what the heck is The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 .. UBP12 for short is a Party in Blogland. In 2007 Bloggers linked up and “partied” together in a blog carnival style, visiting each other’s sites and getting to know one another. Almost 1000 bloggers joined in that year and the annual Ultimate Blog Party was born. Since then it just keeps growing to almost 3000 linking up in 2011.


If you’d like more information on The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 click the party banner above .. it’ll take you to 5 Minutes For Mom’s page where you’ll find all the info you’ll need to prepare and join this event. I still have a lot of work to do .. a lil spring cleaning on my blog so please excuse the mess if things look a lil weird .. I have big remodeling ideas and a huge story I’m working on.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scavenger Hunt ..


If you haven’t already heard .. there’s a Scavenger Hunt going on in Blogland .. Between Naps on the Porch is hosting a Scavenger Hunt and giving away cool prizes to a lucky winner. Be sure to head over and join in on all the fun .. make sure you hurry there is a time limit .. They won’t accept entries submitted after midnight, August 12th. Click the logo below to join in on the hunt.



Outdoor Wednesday .. Archery Season Is Upon Us


Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday .. Where we share all our fun Outdoor Photos and Stories. This week since Archery season is right around the corner I’m sharing with y’all a trip to the Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources State Headquarters located in Social Circle, Georgia.  It was spring and time to get in a lil archery practice… and what better place to safely do that than the 3-D archery field at DNR Headquarters.


This field is open to the public 7 days a week .. As you can see they have an assortment of 3-D targets in various sizes available. All targets are marked and measured off .. and paver stones set to stand on at ea yard mark. It’s ideal for setting up sights on your bow.


I’m not even going to pretend that I know anything about all this stuff .. but I did know why we were there. Both Jeff and Ashley had gotten a few new things for their bows for Christmas and this was the first chance they’d had to test it all out. Jeff is a right handed shooter as you can see above .. and down below you’ll see that Ashley is a lefty.


For a left hand shooter things are not as easy to come by and when you do find them or special order them .. they ain’t cheap.  On this day they were both adjusting the sight pins on their bows.. This lil device holds multiple colored pins and each pin is placed on the device according to the distance they set it. In order to get the correct yardage for that pin they have to use the target below and make adjustments accordingly.


At the Archery field they have markers like this one placed in different spots .. ea one representing different yardages .. ranging from 25 yards an upwards.


See the big ole moose up above .. easy shot at 100 yards away yes .. but can you get his buddy Mr. Black Bear standing there beside him shooting from 100 yards away too.


How bout ole T-Rex there .. think you can get him at 50 yards.


It’s always good to practice shooting dinosaurs .. ya never know when one just might pop up outta the woods at cha! As you can see the targets are all different sizes and shapes and geared for all ages .. What 8 year old wouldn’t wanna take a shot at a Dinosaur .. Cool huh?


I think Jeff’s prepared for him if he ever does show up LOL..


There are picnic tables and benches set up around the area also .. for us non-participants who are there just to spend quality time with our family .. and right now the field you see above is covered in Sunflowers .. I’m told it’s beautiful and I must go see it.


For those girls that like to play “boy games” and want to still feel like a girl .. they have all kinda things in Pink. This of course is Ashley’s stuff .. all girl. She even has pink in her camo bow case .. She had a case that was just like Jeff’s at one time and he accidently grabbed hers instead of his for a Hunter’s Ed class he was teaching one night .. when he opened it up to demonstrate there was all this pink .. and the folks in his class looked at him a lil strange .. Can you guess how many times he said “ This is my daughter’s bow” hahaha about every other sentence.


Here’s a close up of her arrows .. They are fromThe Pink Arrow Project” awesome group.. When you buy pink products you know that you are helping to fight the terrible disease “CANCER.” For more information about The Pink Arrow Project and what they have to offer click here: THE PINK ARROW PROJECT


We had a great day in Social Circle .. I hope you enjoyed coming along as well..


If you’re out an about in this heat .. Protect your eyes and your skin and… drink plenty of fluids!


C’ya Next Week Everybody ~ God Bless, Debbie

Be sure to Visit Susan and all the others at A Southern Daydreamer to see all the other outdoor adventures they are sharing this week.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tablescape Thursday .. Hot Summer Day

Ice cold homemade lemonade hit the spot on this hot Georgia evening




  • Ivory Charger.. Davco Silver LTD. These I got at Tuesday Morning .. they were regularly $19 ea.. but Tuesday Mornings price was $6.99 but that day they had them all marked 50% off so final price.. $3.50 ea.
  • The green stemware is from Target
  • Dinner plate.. Bordallo. My set of Bordallo has been collected in various spots.. Most of my pieces I picked up at Ross & TJ Maxx.


  • 14” Rattan Charger … Pier One
  • Crystal Pitcher… Crisa from Dillards
  • Yellow Handle Flatware… Cambridge Jubilee Yellow from Ross.
  • Yellow Place Mats.. Better Homes from Wal-Mart.
  • Flameless Ivory Candle and Stand.. from Kirklands.
  • White & Yellow Napkins.. Home Trends from Target.
  • Bamboo Table Cloth.. Better Homes from Wal-Mart.
  • Doggie Salt & Pepper Set.. Wal-Mart.
  • Flameless Candle.. Kirklands
  • Bead Napkin Rings.. I made these .. Picked up beads at Michaels

Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our Hostess for this fun party.. Please head over and visit her and her always beautiful blog and check out all those participating in today’s Tablescape Thursday.  Click the button below..


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday .. Spirit


Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday .. Today I’m sharing a few photos of Spirit .. Spirit named by my Step Dad is a baby fawn that my Mom found a few months ago. As Mom was taking a walk she spotted what she thought at first was a lil Chihuahua laying in the ditch on the other side of the road.


As she and my sister got closer they realized it wasn’t a Chihuahua .. it was a baby deer.


The lil fawn was less than 24 hours old and was very weak.  They brought her back to the house .. wrapped her up in blankets to keep her warm. Later my Mom went to the Tractor Supply Store and they told her she needed to try and feed it Goat's Colostrum  Milk. Spirit was real weak but Mom managed to get her to take small amounts of the milk. At this point Spirit wasn’t able to stand or walk .. and there was lil hope that she’d make it through the night.


The next morning Spirit was showing signs of improving .. she had managed to stand and when we took her back outside for the first time she stood on her own and took her first steps.


Here in Georgia as well as many other states it is against the law to keep wild animals. My husband Jeff works with the Department of Natural Resources and knew of a lady that was close by that was authorized by the state to care for and rehabilitate wild animals.


So after saying her goodbyes to my Meme and PapaDoc, Spirit left with us headed for her new home. Jeff and I are use to having a riding buddy with us but I was scared of how Spirit would react to this strange setting. As you can see she looked perfectly comfortable in her seat .. she wasn’t nervous or scared at all.


When we arrived at the rehabilitation farm we let her out and she did a lil deer business and seemed to be pleased to what was going to be her new home.


Ms Lee was ready for Spirits arrival .. she had her a large kennel all prepared with fresh water and fresh hay. Spirit walked right in and made herself all nice and comfy.


Spirit will remain under Ms Lee’s special care until she is stronger and a lil older.. and once she is ready she will be released in the open to free range on the over 100 acre protected wildlife reserve that Ms Lee runs and cares for. Over the next year Spirit will find her a mate and by this time next year she’ll be bringing her lil ones back up to show off to Ms Lee.

I hope you enjoyed my addition to this weeks’ Outdoor Wednesday .. I can honestly say this was an amazing experience for me .. to hold and be able to love on such an amazing creature is beyond words for me .. I was truly blessed an I will never forget it.



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tablescape Thursday .. Imperfections July 2011


My addition to this week’s Tablescape Thursday is a wee bit different than usual .. These are a few tablescapes that never made it to the Tablescape Hall of Fame .. They just weren’t up to par for one reason or another.. so they didn’t get shared. Also there are a few photos of previous ones that did make it with the “not so perfect” photos that show just how hard it is to get those perfect shots.

This is my current table .. It is beautiful but because my camera died a few weeks back I had to use my iphone to take pictures .. none of the photos turned out great and on top of all that I forgot to remove the stickers off of my Bordello plates .. eek!


So off to the deleted bin of shame they went..


Another setting that never made it was my Fourth of July table..  I forgot to add flatware before taking all the photos .. LOL


This is a tablescape I did last summer .. It was to be a part of a huge multi blog party post .. Tablescape .. Thrift Store Finds and a post for Foodie Friday .. It had it all .. Fresh homemade peach ice cream .. Both Raspberry and Chocolate covered Almonds .. Fresh Georgia Peaches .. and Almond Tea.


A perfect setting to show off the new blue teapot I had just won from another blog party


I was so exited to do this one .. I worked really fast to take photo after photo .. because here in the hot Georgia heat that ice cream and all that chocolate wasn’t gonna last long at all.


Yum .. The heat had given the chocolate covered almonds a lil shine..


Feeling pretty proud of myself for beating the heat before it melted all my goodies .. and feeling confident that I had gotten some really great photos I cleaned up everything .. put it all away .. and went inside to download all my photos.


It is here my friends that the high I was on suddenly came crashing down. I noticed this tiny black speck on my computer screen.. So I tried wiping it off only to realize it wasn’t on the screen .. it was on the photo .. one right after the other.


There ya go .. right there on each photo was a stinking GNAT .. enjoying the heck out of that Butter Cookie. Ok not a problem right .. he’s small an hopefully nobody will notice him unless they zoom in right? .. did you see him until I pointed him out? Well I wasn’t so lucky on the next few photos.. Mr Gnat went away only in time for Mr. Fly to come along for his share of the Butter Cookie.


Mr. Fly decided that he not only wanted Butter Cookies .. he wanted a lil Ice Cream too.


Oh lookie here .. It was all so good that he brought along a date.


Although I haven’t participated in Tablescape Thursday in quite awhile .. I do stop by an visit all that I can each week.  I admire everyone’s dedication .. and appreciate those that share with us all their hard work and beautiful tables. I know how much time and how hard it is to get all those great tables put together and get just the right photos of them.. Thank You for allowing us that pleasure.


I hope you enjoyed my “Hall of Shame” addition to this week’s Tablescape Thursday .. Please be sure to visit all the other hard working tablescapers over at Susan’s Tablescape Thursdays blog party at Between Naps on the Porch by clicking the button below.

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