Friday, November 30, 2012

Please go here and read, and PRAY

The author of this blog is a friend of mine, and she is a wonderful lady who has a very caring heart.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jettie's just Ramblin again

There is another turkey in the fridge, thawing.
This  Sunday is our Annual 
potluck at church. 
I had planned on the turkey, not thinking it would be so close to our
Thanksgiving meal.
I guess I'll eat what someone else brings, lol.

Julie got some 'almost' good news yesterday. 
She called the Auction company where she placed a bid on the 
land next to her, about a month ago.  She's kept the land mowed for about 12 years, as there is nothing on the land, no buildings or anything.  Anyway, they told her her bid had been accepted by the lawyer, just have to wait for court approval, which we hope is soon. If she does get it, then she can fence the area
and keep people off it, and it will also increase her lot to double it's current size.

I have started a Water Aerobics class at the local 
gym.  It is a very large heated pool, and I get to spend 75 minutes
working those joints that don't like to move on land.  I've been going about a month, and can tell it really helps.  Today I think I did more than normal.  I also got my water shoes today, they insist it will help my feet stay soft and supple, instead of rough.
They got routed wrong, or I would have had them for the class today.

I also received a basket of things that I won in a drawing that one of the authors that I review for, hosted.
It said box 2 of 2, so I hope to get the other half tomorrow.

Here is a bunch of overstuffed faces from our Thanksgiving feast.
This is the whole family, David and Robin, Stephen, Julie, Brian, Kim.
Skylar and JD
Jettie and Jerry.

So now you know us all, drop in again, soon, 
for another bout of rambling.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving, just a couple of days late

Today, we will be having our 
get together, with all the children and grandchildren.
I've got the turkey in the oven.  I know that he was supposed to be smoked, but between the cold temps and 
hubby hurting his ankle, which I am sure you know was all my fault, we decided to roast him in the oven, instead.  
I made that decision, 
when I saw that it was either that, 
or raw turkey for dinner.
We are also serving southern cornbread dressing, no not stuffing, dressing.
I'm making 3 pans of rolls, they will be started just in time, to bake and take to the table, still hot from the oven.
And my contribution for dessert,
Lemon Icebox Pie
Though it is in a large glass dish, not pie plates.
daughters are bringing 
homemade mac and cheese
sweet potatoes
green beans
pumpkin pie
whatever else they feel like cooking.
I'm sure there will be cake of some kind,
and maybe more than one.

We've sampled the dressing, it has passed inspection,
I scraped the bowl when I made the pie, 
and  it passed the taste test.
Thank goodness we aren't eating until about 4:00pm
because all that testing doesn't leave much room for
food right now.

Hope your weekend is wonderful
and that if you participated in 
Black Friday,
you got everything you went to get, and
didn't have to yank someone's hair out, to 
get it.

Oh, now I thought of something else.
A few years ago, when they were doing Black Friday
at about 5:00am in the morning, my 'little' son in law
was in Walmart, with his buggy piled high with
items from the sale.
He had his back to his buggy, and was down the isle getting something else.
woman decided to help herself to
an item in his buggy.
When he turned around and looked at her, she
reached and put the item back into his buggy,
and walked away.
You see, my 'little' son in law
is 6ft 7 inches and at that time a good 260 pounds.
Guess she didn't want to arm wrestle him over that
bread maker.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A slight accident

I had just a bit of an accident this morning.
Went to feed the cats, the 2 youngest, I feed away from the others, so they get enough
to eat.  I pick them up and sit them on a table, and give them some cat food, along with whatever I have
either canned food, or meat scraps from the kitchen.
Well, this morning, I took some meat scraps out, and 
my finger bit the kitten's sharp teeth.  
His teeth are fine, but my finger is a bit worse for wear.
Here is the culprit.
Doesn't he look innocent? 
If you don't know him, his name is Oreo.  
He and Peaches love being fed on the table.
This is Peaches, who refuses to eat from anyone's hand but mine.
No teeth marks from this one, though.
You'll notice that this one's eyes are blue, green, and amber.

Also, after waiting a week, I'm finally accepting the fact that 
Snowball is no longer here.  I've searched everywhere, and 
he is no where to be found.
He disappeared during the day, last Thursday.
I'm hoping someone came along, and picked him up, but I don't know.
Guess it just wasn't meant for me to have a 'white' tame cat

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Prayer Requests and One little #

A wonderful lady that I met in the hospital, yes, way back when we were infants, is having surgery on Monday.  Her name is Kaye, and we are hoping that this surgery helps with her diabetes.
Anyway, please pray that all goes well with her surgery.  We've actually been friends for about 32 years, she's one of those special people that we can go for months without talking to each other, and pick up where we left off, when we do talk.

And, my dear friend, Tete, from Beyond the Garden Gate, is having tests today, pray they turn out well, and she can have her gall bladder surgery soon.

and about the One Little #
If you read my last post, about screwups, 
this is an update.  They had left 1 little # out when they updated my card, and that one little number threw everything off.
and what was that number, you say?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Do you ever wonder?

How some people survive?  How they keep a job?  Well, I do.
A few days ago, hubby went to buy a part.  I'd called and priced it, and verified it was in stock.  He goes in, and they try and charge him almost double what they priced it to me.  Then said the cheaper one wasn't in stock.  They had already billed him, when he found this out.  Told them he didn't want it, they voided ticket, and he walked out.   We went to another store and got name brand part for less than the 'off brand' they were trying to sell him.  
2 days later, here comes a bill, yep, they'd charged us for the part on our account. $76.00 for a part we didn't get.  I got it straightened out, took me an hour, and got a credit on our account... Can I charge them for the hour I wasted?
When I went to get my flu shot, the Mammogram van was at the clinic.  Did I want to get my mammogram now?  I don't have my card, hasn't renewed yet, but they promised they could call and get the information.  So, Yes, I'll save a trip and get it today.....A few days later, I get a call, the # 'I' gave them isn't correct.  That is the number they said they got from ABC.   I get a letter yesterday, on a Saturday of course, that my # isn't valid, and I owe them $189.00.  So on Monday, I have to call ABC or the regular clinic, get my number, and spend an hour or two getting this mess straightened out...
This is just the 2 latest incidents, makes you want to hide out and never deal with people....
I sometimes wonder how some of these people manage to drive a car, walk and chew gum at the same time, and remember their way home.  But they get a paycheck!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Decorating 1-0-1

A few years ago, I told my friend, Diana, from Nana Diana fame, that there was a place she could come and hide out, if things ever got a little hairy up her direction.  
The colors are vivid this time of year.

 the Lioness is friendly

And this one can help keep her warm
But she would need to do a bit of redecorating
and would you believe she told me she would NOT 
accept my invitation to visit...said she would not take on redecorating this....
I think she's just plain lazy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

And the Winner is!!

A few days ago, I posted a place for everyone who wanted to sign up for a chance to win a copy of HEALING LOVE by  Laura V. Hilton.
I posted it in several places,  and took the names down....
and today
is the day
that I am 
awarding the book to the winner.

Her name is Jada  from Catastrophy.
Now you'll find that Jada is not human
but her slave is.  
Jada, you'll have to get the slave to read the book to you
I'll mail it to you tomorrow.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tattle Tale lol

Isn't he cute?
This is Buddy-boo, my 8 year old long haired 
Doxie, who is spoiled rotten and weighs about 12 pounds.

This is JJ (Jumpin Jack) Flash
who 'owns' his own recliner, out on the porch.
It is stocked with his very own quilt
and he's quite attached to it.
Sadly, This little thing thinks anywhere
he wants to set, is available, as you can see, here, he caught
Daddy asleep and helped himself to a snuggle.
He wanted outside a few minutes ago, and 
shortly afterward, I heard nails on the door.  Figuring it was 
him wanting back inside, I opened the door, to see Flash
standing there, then he turns and looks at his chair, where
Buddy-boo was making himself comfy.
So he was tattling on that little upstart who
was trying to steal his sleeping spot.
I picked up Buddy-boo, and Flash jumped into his chair, and 
got comfy, while we were heading back inside, with BB complaining all the way.

The Hunted Hare by Fay Sampson

     Jenny and Aidan Davison go on a short vacation with their daughter, Malengall, to get away, and deal with Jenny's terminal cancer.  On their way to the House of the Hare, they are almost run over by a fancy car with two men inside.  Shortly after they arrive, thing take a turn for the worse, when a murder is discovered, and everyone there is considered a suspect, at least at the beginning.  As the murder is investigated, the Davison family gets drawn in more closely, and danger lurks.

This book is a very interesting read, and I had no idea where it was going, or who was the real killer, until the very end.  I like a book that keeps you guessing, and this one fit perfectly. I know there is going to be a followup book, and I sure hope it is close to being as good as this one.

 I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Prayers please

I'm going to ask for prayers for my Sister in Christ, Tete, from 
Beyond the Garden Gate blog.
She was rushed to hospital yesterday, and even though she was sent home, after a few hours, she has
physical issues that need to be addressed. 
She is a wonderful lady, who always prays for all those in need of prayer.

Also, I'm asking for prayer for my son in law, and his family.
His father, Bob, has gone through so much in the past few years,
several bouts with cancer, and many other issues which I won't 
go into here, and now, he is anemic, and has to get blood several times a month. 
Just say a prayer that God's Will be done.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

AT THE FEET OF JESUS by Joanna Weaver

Daily devotions to nurture a Mary Heart in a Martha World.
376 pages
WaterBrook Press

Do you find it hard to find time to sit down and read the Bible?  After you've read a chapter, do you have trouble completely understanding the meaning?   Would it be easier for you to sit down and read a page a day?

I find that reading a Devotional is easier for me, and I actually understand more.

Joanna Weaver has put a lot of effort and thought into this Devotional, and I really enjoyed it.  I keep this book close to where I sit, and I grab it whenever I have a few minutes of undisturbed time, to study.

I'm giving a copy of this book to someone special for her birthday in a few weeks.

I was given a copy of this book, to read and review, no other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here are my own, I'm not required to give a positive review.

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer

When Sarah's friend Patty met with a tragic accident,drowning  when another boat hits theirs.  Sarah thought she would never get over her loss.  They had been best friends for years, and were almost inseparable, and Patty had been Sarah's brother's girlfriend.  

 Patty's family moved away, taking her brother Michael, and Sarah's hope for love and marriage.  Sarah didn't know that Patty's family had left Patty's memory jar with her mother, to give her, when the time was right.

Every year, Amish bachelors descend upon the town of West Kootenai to find work, to hunt, and to hike the mountains. When Sarah meets Jathan Schrock, she realizes there's still hope; hope for her heart and for her dreams. Going on a hike, Sarah hurts her leg, gets lost, and she and Jathan end up spending the night on the mountain.

I  love Amish fiction, and Tricia Goyer is one of the best writers in this genre that I know of, so I always grab her books whenever I have a chance, and this one didn't disappoint.  

I was given a copy of this book to read and review, no other compensation was given.  I am not required to leave a positive review, all opinions expressed here are my own.

HEALING LOVE by Laura V Hilton

Published by Whitaker House
285 pages
Amish of Webster County series

Kristi Lapp is a young midwife in Webster County, delivering babies for the Amish community.  When her buggy is involved in an accident and her leg is broken, Shane Zimmerman, an Englisher,  the new vet in the community,  finds her, and gets her to the hospital.  He visits her every day, and she finds he is her nearest neighbor.  He volunteers to walk her dog, Chinook, who is more than Kristi can handle, with her injuries.

Shane has move to Webster County to get away from the memories of his wife and baby dying, at what he considers the hands of a midwife's inability to give proper attention.  Even though he is attracted to Kristi, he wants nothing to do with her 'calling'.  Will they find a way to get around their differences, or will he move on, and find a woman who shares his values?

I give this book 4 1/2 stars.  It is really a good book, easy to read and understand.

I was given a copy of this book, to read and review by the Author.  I receive no other compensation.
I am not required to give a favorable review, and all opinions expressed her are my own.

And I am giving away a copy of this book, to the person who can most closely guess the time it took me to read it.
Please put your guesses in hours and minutes only, as in 1 hr and 12 minutes, or 16 hrs and 15 minutes.

Also, please click on the link below, to enter a give away for a  Fall Basket on Laura's blog

Monday, November 05, 2012


When J. D Jessup's wife passed away, he left a career in Nashville and his music behind.  He ended up on an Organic farm in Arizona, where Illegal's crossed the borders at night.  His instructions, call border patrol.
While checking the farm, he finds a Mexican woman, almost dead from exhaustion and lack of water.  Instead of turning her in, he helps her, without telling his 'boss'.
This sets off a rash of trouble, people trying to kill him, and her, and hiding from the Mexican drug cartels.

I really enjoyed this book, most of it was very realistic and the romance was understated for the most part.    I've read another book by this author, and I have to say his writing is very good, with a lot of realism, and if I find another, I'll be sure and read it, too.

I was given a copy of this book by Tyndale Publishing, to read and review.  I received no other compensation.  All opinions expressed here are my own, I'm not required to give a favorable review.

AMAZON review link.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Just Updating things

I know I haven't posted much lately, things here have been a little crazy:
On Tuesday night, Huckleberry got sick, throwing up.  That wasn't unusual for him, he's always had stomach issues. (of course when you 'steal food' you need a cast iron stomach)  Wednesday morning, I ran to town and got him some meds for his stomach, because he was still not well  At noon, he was better, as far as that went, but was weak.  Just laying around.  By 2:30 pm, he was gone, I think he had a heart attack.  Not sure, just know that one minute he was with us, and the next he was gone.  We buried him outback with the others that have crossed the bridge since we were here.  
Comments from the grandchildren, 
Skylar: Are you getting another dog?  I hope you get a puppy, I'd like to have a puppy to play with.
Jd:  I guess he won't be stealing my food anymore (at age 3, Jd brought a cooked deer steak over for his lunch.  He ate a bit of it, set it down to go to bathroom, and Huckleberry swiped it while he was gone, he's never forgotten it.)
Daughter in law:  I no where some pups are that you can have, they are half Rat Terrier and half Standard Poodle.
NO THANKS.  She knows me well, but we are not in the market for another right now.  
Besides, dogs and cats usually find us, we don't have to go looking for them.
And if the comments seem a little insensitive, there was some tears involved, Skylar took 2 days to ask for a puppy.  
And, I do miss Huckleberry, a lot, in fact. But he was getting old, and was grumpy with his aches and pains.  So, I feel that it is best he passed, and not suffered worse.
RIP dear friend, I'll see you at the bridge one day soon.