Sunday, November 24, 2013


It is very cold here in Southwest Missouri.

“Emmer Lou” our chocolate labrador is sound asleep in the garage in her favorite chair, and “Tater Pie”, our female feline is asleep on her blanket. The “Man I love” also known as “Thehubs” is also sound asleep, under the electric blanket. All is calm...

I am wide AWAKE!

Not because I want to be, I would rather be asleep! But sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do. Do you ever just want to be alone? Do you ever just want to hear NOTHING? Just silence? Quiet? Calm. Peaceful isn't it. 


I am still feeling so blessed. If you read my last post, I was quite teary, emotional, and overcome with gratitude. To help a young couple maneuver the tedious details of making the biggest investment of their life is a blessing. They have such joy in their heart, it spreads into others and multiplies. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me and prayed with me to have our work pickup and bless others. 

We did get our Christmas Decorations out of the attic and into the garage. I plan to sort them and donate much of it to a local thrift shop run by an organization for abused women. I have so much, too much, all collected over the years and it is time to downsize.  I just don't have the time and don't want to take the time, to clean it, place it and then re-pack it. 

Our daughter has been diagnosed with Factor 5, a genetic disease that causes blood clots and her body has been fighting blood clots in both legs and now her lungs. She will be having surgery and I ask that you keep her in your prayers.  

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa

Sweet Dreams!


  1. Jackie, I will pray for your daughter and for you and your family. I am doing the same with my Christmas this year. 3 years ago i went from a closet full to 4 very large boxes. i only put out the things in one box, this year I will donate and the odd thing is, like you they will go to the thrift store that is for abused women.... and yes to needing alone time but not all the time

  2. Prayers for your daughter......
    I understand you need quiet. You have a lot on your mind and heart and quiet helps you deal with all that's going on.
    Please keep us posted about your daughter. I love that the world of blog and things like Facebook act as a modern day
    prayer chain!!

  3. we are still cleaning up our home improvement mess, christmas decorating will be next!!

    sending positive thoughts and well wishes to your daughter. i hope her surgery goes well!!


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