Saturday, January 21, 2012


I tried to catch up with my blogging, but sort of got left behind on catching up.  My desire is still there tugging at me.  I have missed all of my blogging friends, and am wondering what's been happening with them.  I plan on catching up with them.  I do hope you haven't forgotten me.  I truly enjoyed sharing with you and you sharing with me.  Which, by the way, brings me to something that I want to share with you all.

There is a young man in my church who just started a blog this year.  He states that he is not a writer, but, I say he is a very talented writer with a lot of good things to share.  I am sure you will be blessed as you read what he has to say.  I am also sure you will want to follow him to be continually blessed.  I am proud to introduce him to you.  His name is Jim Erlandson, and his blog is at  Start reading from his first post to the last and you will see why I am making this recommendation.  You will thank me for it.

God bless you all.  I will be back.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I AM BACK - Part One

Hello everyone!
It sure has been a long time since I've been on here.
Just want to let you all know that I'm still alive.
I have missed blogging,
and don't know why I stopped.
I really do want to get back into it, so.....
just bear with me a bit....
I will try to catch you up on what's been happening
since my vacation to Myrtle Beach in July of 2010....
if I can remember.
On July 20, 2010,
I joined Weight Watchers.
I have lost a total of 36.5 lbs.
 I have a long way to go to get
to where I should be.

This is so hard for me....
I like to eat.
I attend a meeting every Tuesday morning,
weighing in before the meeting....
it is not always good......the weigh in, that is.
The meetings are always good.
My leader is a wonderful Christian lady,
who is very enthusiastic,
and always giving thanks to God
for helping her with her weight loss,
having lost 96 lbs. and maintaining
for 7 years.

OK, now I will move on up to
August 29, 2010.
I became a great-grandma.....again.
Little Ava Faith Shaffer was born.
I will always remember her birthday because
it was on August 29, 1976
that I was born-again.

Here she is as I first saw her.
She was a tiny thing,
only 4 lbs. 13 oz. and 17 in.

Here is a more recent picture,
with her great Pa Pa Holley.

 She is such a sweet baby....
always smiling.

Lily will be 2 yrs old on March 16th.
They are both such a joy.

My daughter, Tania, who is their ma ma,
reminds me of myself.
She usually keeps them on weekends
just like I did their daddy when he was a baby
and growing up.

Well, that is a start on my catching up.
I will be working on more to come
with Part Two.

In the meantime, I will be catching up
on you guys by visiting your blogs.

Back soon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011



Friday, July 30, 2010


This is my Myrtle Beach vacation post,
which I started on July 17,
the day after I returned.
I am just now finishing it on July 30.

I spent the week of July 10-15 at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
It was my first visit to the beach.
I am not a beach person.
I love to vacation in the WV mountains.
I decided that I wanted to see the ocean....
if only just this one time....
to see  another part of
God's wonderful creation.

My youngest daughter and her family
have gone to the beach every summer
for probably the past 15 years.
My son-in-law works at Red Roof Inn
and gets free lodging at any Red Roof Inn.
His immediate family members get lodging
at half price, making it possible for me
to afford the trip, especially since my
oldest daughter went and we split the cost.

I did not enjoy the trip.
It was a long trip....about 500 miles,
and the traffic was very heavy in parts.
I was glad that my daughter wanted
to do all of the driving.

God had just blessed me with a used
2010 Kia Forte with very little mileage,
therefore providing a good means of transportation.
Below are pictures I took when we stopped
at one of the rest areas in South Carolina.

That long trip was worth it.
My first sight of the ocean was just awesome.
I walked along the beach and let the waves
come up on my feet.
The breeze was so nice.
Since the temperature was hot,
I visited the beach early in the day
and late in the day when it
was cooler.

Below are a few of the many pictures
that I took of the beach, ocean and waves....

I so enjoyed the time spent with my granddaughters.
I enjoyed seeing them have such a good time.
They walked out into the waves.

Below is a list of some of the things that I did while there:

Visited Ripley's Aquarium

Saw Toy Story III in 3D.

Shopped at a huge indoor flea market.

Shopped at several of the many shops along King's Highway.

Walked out on two different piers...awesome!

Walked on the beach almost every day.

Played games at an arcade with my granddaughters.

My Myrtle Beach vacation was most likely a
once in a lifetime event for me.
I truly enjoyed seeing all the sights...
especially the ocean.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have always been.....
and will always be....
fearful of snakes!!

This morning, my hubby showed me something
that I have not seen before.

This is on the bank just above our carport.
I had never seen this before and was so
amazed at the sight!
He said it is snake poop!
Well, I don't know....
I looked online and couldn't
find anything like that....
do any of you know?

I know we have snakes around
because he has seen a couple already.
Now, I am so fearful when I am outside.
I am fearful that our dogs may come
upon one of them and get bitten.

I just wanted to share that "poop" with you
because I haven't seen any before.
Have you?

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I guess you all realize that one of our favorite
things to fish.
I've got some more fish pictures to post.
I hope you don't get bored....
fishing is a very fun and relaxing pass time....
that is...if it isn't too hot.

First, I'll show you the little turtle
who chose to sun himself right in front of me.

Then here is a turtle that John caught on his line.

Now for the good stuff...
sometimes you have to wade out into the water.

Bringing him in.

There he is...a big cat.

At the end of the day...
a total of nine!
That got a smile out of him.

You know what we had for supper!

That was a good day of fishing.
Hope you enjoyed it too.

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