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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A New Year Filled With Puppy Dogs

Are you like me . . .

Every year just before Thanksgiving

I give myself permission to 

indulge in all the treats

of the holidays.


It's a time of celebration

and feasting.

What I don't love is . . .

the number on the bathroom scale

in January.



My Sweet Steve told me that he

wanted me to weigh myself 

regularly because he knew how 

blue I get when I let myself 

get out of control with food.

Yes, I have a problem with running

to food for comfort.

I know it's wrong, I know it doesn't work

and I know that my only true comfort

comes from the Lord.


Do I want lasting comfort and peace

or a quick fix?


Food has always been a problem

for me in that way.

Everyone says that your appetite 

lessens as you grow older . . .

by question is,

how old do I have to get 

before this happens? 


 Here we are with a new year starting,

in a time of uncertainty and unrest.



Take courage my dear friends!

The one thing that we can be certain of 

is God's love.

He will not leave you or forsake you.

Put your trust in Him!

Look for the good in each day . . .

and don't dwell on the things that 

separate you from peace. 



 This is Beulah when I brought

her home a couple days 

before Christmas.  


This was taken last week

on our way to the vet for shots.

She weighed 10 pounds.


Some of you have been asking 

for photos, so here goes . . .



I took these this morning.

She is growing like a weed.



Here's Butchy . . .

He is jealous of Beulah

and enjoys spending more time

in my lap these days, LOL. 



 If you're still here . . .

Thanks for stopping by.

My life is busy with puppy

training, but it keeps me busy.

Not as much time for snacking, LOL.

Or quilting :(


Have A Sweet Day


God Bless You All.


Your blogging sister,

Connie :) 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

It's Christmas Time

 It's Christmas Time


Our little home is 

decorated, and looks very



I have received so many beautiful cards

and each one has touch my heart.


But this is where I have to

apologize to each and everyone

that doesn't receive a card from me.

Doing my cards this year was the 

hardest thing that I've tried to do

to get through this lonely season.

It set me back in my journey 

through grief to a couple of 

sad and empty days of tears. 

Therefore; I quit . . .

doing cards for the year.

Consider this post 

your card from me.


 This is an ornament that I

gave to Steve one Christmas.


And this is the true 

celebration of Christmas.

I have to bring myself back to

what is real and what is now.

It's a time to rejoice and be glad,

a Savior was born.


He is bigger than all of our pain,

He came that we might have

life eternal.

He is my Rock!  

Butchy and I are receiving

a wonderful gift of love 

this Christmas.

 Meet Beulah!

Steve told me that he wanted me to

get a big dog . . .

So Beulah is our Christmas gift from Steve. 

Her Mama is a mix of 

Chocolate Lad & Poodle

and weights 45 pounds.

Her Dad is a mix of

A Chocolate & A White Poodle

and weights about 60 pounds.

So, Beulah has the potential

to be a very big girl :)


Though that is hard to believe 

when she's snuggled in my lap.


Well, that's my post for today . . .

I'm sad and I'm happy . . .

I'm walking every day with Jesus

and He will never let me down.


Merry Christmas!


God Bless You All!


Your blogging sister,

Connie :)


Monday, November 30, 2020

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

All over the house :)


A few friends encouraged me to

start decorating.



It was hard and I did a lot of crying,

but I believe that it is a part of the 

healing process.


It's a time when many people hide inside

and keep to themselves.

Many hide in, over eating, drinking or

whatever their form of self-comfort may be.

  It's a trap!


I choose to step out with

Jesus as my guide and comforter.


If you are having a hard time with

the holidays, I encourage you to 

do the same.

Just find a minute of quiteness in your

day and say, "help me Jesus"

Even if the walk is a hard one

He is always there. 

I was driving home the other night 

and I passed two houses that were

decorated with Christmas lights.

It warmed my heart.



With all the quarantines

and distancing orders . . .

we can still drive through

neighborhoods and enjoy the bright

and happy cheer of Christmas.


Tomorrow I have three sweet ladies

coming over to help me put up 

my lights and outside nativity. 

It's my gift to all that

drive by :)



Merry Christmas 

Sweet Blogging Sisters


to the couple of gentlemen

that follow my blog.



"God Bless You All


Your blogging sister,

Connie :)