Day 317-Ooops, I Did It Again!

No Monday Motivation today except to say sorry for missing yesterday’s post! I guess I got so caught up in having a wonderful Father’s Day with my Dad and family, I simply got to pooped to pop. I went to bed early and forgot all about blogging. Oooops! Well, there is a third time missed out of a whole year. Record broken, hopes for a solid year with no misses dashed. World didn’t end though. 🙂

How was everyone else’s Father’s Day? I hope you all had a marvelous day with family/friends and Dads! I had actually taken a couple of pics, however, they were so awful that I deleted them! They were not shareable, as I caught them both off guard, unsmiling and no one wants to see that, lol! Trust me when I say, they both had a good day (my Dad and my hubby) and enjoyed some dinner and a few rounds of pool, not to mention some time in the pool. (my hubby anyway)

We had Chris here for awhile, then he got called into work, poor thing. Josh at least called and Sean showed up better late than never. I will not go into my feelings about any of this since neither father was too disappointed.

My brother-in-law smoked a delicious pork shoulder, my hubby made his famous potato salad and my sister-in-law made a macaroni salad. There was also grilled corn on the cob and various sausages grilled by the hubs. All were yummy, I took a small bite of everything and of course had no bread or cake. I did enjoy a bowl of fruit meant for strawberry shortcake with a small dollop of whipped cream on it. Dave mixes strawberries, blueberries, and nectarines with a bit of honey and that was plenty sweet enough to serve as my dessert. What was your favorites from yesterday? I can’t wait to live vicariously through you all.

Have a great day and I will see you back here tomorrow! (God willin and the creek don’t rise)


Day 312-Motivational Monday-Are You A Worry Wart?

Morning, folks! Are you guys guilty of worrying? I know I have been, especially this weekend. My son was traveling from Ohio to Texas via Greyhound…need I say more?

As a believer, we are not supposed to worry, yes I know that is hard. We have to remember that we are not in control, God is. Which brings me to my quote for the day.

Part of my worrying comes from just being a mother, part has to do with my status as a control freak…I get to thinking I can handle it all, whatever is thrown at me. We can’t and shouldn’t try to do it all ourselves. We need to trust that God knows our plan and turn whatever is bothering us over to him.

Worrying leads to stress, which can make you sick. Just try to stop worrying and start praying, God knows what is in your heart and on your mind.

Day 305-Motivational Monday-Live the Life

Good Morning! With vacation mode getting closer for me and lots of other folks I’m sure, I like this quote I found on Pinterest this morning:

I’ve always liked the thought of having an adventure. When embarking on a trip of any kind, that’s the mindset I have, that I’m going on a great adventure, unaware of the excitement that may lurk around the corner. If you don’t treat your life like one big adventure, what are you going to have to write about?

The creative side of me says yes! That is the stuff that novels are born from, but the analytical side of me says well, that could be conjured up from the imagination as well. Either way, you should live your life to the fullest, taking adventure where it comes and not be tied to your desk/office/daily chores all the time. Even those mundane things can be made fun if you look at it as more of a game than work.

Keep your attitude positive!

Say a daily uplifting prayer!

Go out now and make the best of your life, one day at a time. I’ll be waiting to hear about it, on the patio!

Day 292-Motivational Monday-Where is My Knee Brace?

Here is my motivation for the day: If I don’t find my knee brace, I’ll have to go buy another. Anyone who knows me knows this will be my last resort, lol. I have already torn up half the house looking in unpacked tubs, through all of my drawers and boxes in closets, to no avail.

When I was in the military, or maybe even before, I was given a special knee brace that slid over the leg and tightened around the kneecap. It had a pad that ensured the kneecap stayed in place (since my knees had a nasty habit of twisting and/or dislocating.) I’m pretty sure I had one for each knee and now I can find neither. I have never seen another brace like the ones I had.

This brace is very similar to what I had
This one gives a better idea of mine

Mine was flesh colored though and I’m sure I’ve seen it since we moved in….but where? Ugh! Ok, call me a penny pincher or just sentimental, but I’m off to search some more! I’ll let you know how it turns out-I can take my steroid medication they gave me and work, but I don’t think I should take my pain pill, so I’d like the secure feeling the brace gives me, plus, maybe with it on it won’t swell and hurt as much.

Wish me luck, have a good Monday yourselves, and I’ll see you tomorrow, on the patio! 🤕


Day 285-Motivational Monday-Will You Pray With Me Today?

Morning everyone, although I’m not the most religious person and sometimes find the prayer I need on a Pinterest board instead of my bible, I have a request of you today.

Please say this prayer I found with me to help ease not only my heavy heart and troubled mind but maybe someone in your life who needs it this morning.

Pray With Me

Someone in my life is struggling with his own and has me very concerned, I need this prayer to get me through the day, to let go and let God guide him to the right decision, to trust God to help him since I can’t, and to free my mind so I can concentrate on my tasks for the day.

I know I’m supposed to be motivating you and giving you inspiration on Monday mornings, and maybe this prayer will work as that in your life. I know I needed it this morning and I’m glad I found it.

Before I even published this post, I sent the prayer to my son and his wife and she sent a text back to me saying friends and family had helped her with clothes for her new job. What a blessing! Even though that is a drop in the bucket to the real issue going on, I am uplifted that a prayer was answered so quickly.

Pray that God will give him the strength to finish what he started, and will stay on the path that God chooses for him. I cannot control what goes on in his life, nor tell him what to do, I can only pray for him and hope he makes the right decisions. His family needs him right now, he cannot choose this moment to fall apart, he needs to step up and be the man they need him to be and that I know he can be.

He is homesick and that I understand, but he has a wife and baby to provide for, he doesn’t have the luxury of feeling sorry for himself…his wife starts a new job today and he just started a new one last week. Please pray with me that he doesn’t do anything rash and that he can get help with his addiction and fight the devil that is trying to destroy his relationship and control his life.

I shouldn’t be asking, but I appreciate you reading and giving me support in the form of prayer. The more people they have praying for them the better the outcome will be. Thank you ahead of time and everyone have a marvelous Monday-I’m off to work! Today, I will be taking Miss Stephanie to visit her friend who has CP and is recovering from jaw surgery. Pray she gets better soon too and I’ll see you all back here tomorrow, on the patio.