June 2017



50 IS NOT OLD | AIRPORT ADVENTURESNo blog post today. Last night was their last night in town so I didn’t want to spend time writing the blog. Instead, I am going to share with you the adventures at the airport.

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50 IS NOT OLD | DENIM AND LINEN FOR SUMMERThis afternoon I looked outside and saw this really big gray cat out at the pool. It is one that I see in the neighborhood all the time and it is occasionally on the patio eating my cats food. I wouldn’t have even paid it much attention except it kept looking in the pool. I went to the window to get a closer look and I could see something moving around in the pool. I was afraid it was a snake but I could see it was too big for that. 

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50 IS NOT OLD | STRIPES ARE A HUGE TRENDToday was a little crazy. 😜 We have been swamped at work and I am really trying to get everyone boned up on the new system since I am going to be gone for a week and a half to Alaska. Wouldn’t you know that when I need to leave town we get crazy busy? I am trying to do all my work as fast as I can so that I can leave early and spend time with the grandbabies while they are here.

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50 IS NOT OLD | SHIRT DRESS WITH LEGGINGSAnother red, white, and blue outfit just in time for the 4th of July. My daughter tells me that there will a lot of celebrating going on in Juneau over the 4th. It is funny how different parts of the country celebrate certain days more than the other part of the country. I know Savannah, Georgia has a huge St. Patrick’s celebration every year, New Orleans goes all out for Mardi Gras and New York City is the place to be for New Year’s Eve.

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My posts this week might look a little different in fact they will probably look a lot different. I am going to share a little of my day which is filled with lots of laughter and a lot of wet footprints all through the house. The grandbabies think they need to have every float we have in the pool at the same time. Haha! There was one time where they had the peacock float with the chair on top of it and another styrofoam float on top of that. It was pretty funny looking. The poor peacock float has suffered a broken neck. Lol! It has a small pin hole in it that Joe said he will fix but they like dragging it around the pool by it’s neck.

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Nobody is perfect. We use this term when we are making excuses for something that we have done wrong. However, it is a totally accurate phrase. Everyone struggles with something and maybe they try to do better. One of the things I am always beating myself up over is controlling my mind.

The Bible says to “pray continuously” and I fall so short that it is pitiful. There are days when I feel closer to the Lord and I remember to pray throughout the day. You should see how proud I am of myself on those days, it is like I aced a really hard test. I am pretty sure that the Lord doesn’t want me to feel proud and he doesn’t want me to feel like it is something that is really hard to accomplish. There are nights when I lay down and as soon as my head hits the pillow I fall asleep. I will wake up in the middle of the night and feel so ashamed that I didn’t take the time to pray. I feel guilty that I let my body dictate that I should sleep instead of letting my mind call out to the Lord. I try to take that time to pray but honestly, there are times when I fall straight back to sleep.

Controlling my tongue has gotten better but there are still days I slip and say something I am ashamed of. I instantly catch myself and I ask for forgiveness but I wonder at why I couldn’t control the tongue, why did I even say that to begin with. I would love to have others think of me and being kind and sweet, not spewing venom and lashing out when I am angered.

The Lord knows we are not perfect and He doesn’t even expect us to be. He wants us to “strive” to do His bidding. He wants us to be persistent and not give up. This is not like a diet where you just say, “forget it” when you have a bad day. Ask for forgiveness, call out to the Lord, take His hand and walk with him. He is there!

Nobody is perfect!

Have A Blessed Day!

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50 IS NOT OLD | DREAM, ACHIEVE, BELIEVEIt was a crazy day yesterday for me. I started out by tripping when I was running back into the house to get something that I had forgotten. I didn’t quite raise my foot high enough when I was going up the brick steps and then I ended up scraping my shin bone on the next step. Just call me Grace. Lol! When I finally got up the nerve to look under my leggings I had to peel the skin off of the legging, it was yucky. Did I share too much??? Lol!

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50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU MIX SILVER AND GOLDAnd another week bites the dust! Boy that went really fast and next week will go even faster with all the grandbabies here. I can’t wait to have all the laughter and fighting in the house. It would normally be so quiet after they leave except that they are leaving and we are leaving for Alaska on the same day. We will drive down to Atlanta on that Saturday and then fly out on the following Sunday. If you have never been to Alaska you are missing out on some gorgeous views.

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50 IS NOT OLD | A MAXI STYLE THAT IS FLATTERINGWasn’t yesterday fun? Oh my goodness, all the beautiful women going on FaceBook and Instagram without any makeup on. Everyone was doing that because R+F had said they would donate $1.00 for every social media selfie posted with the hashtag #rfgonaked to the Prescription For A Change Foundation. The last time I looked on Instagram there had been over 85,000 “naked” photos uploaded and I have no idea how many were on FaceBook. 

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50 IS NOT OLD | #RFGONAKED FOR A GOOD CAUSEAre you a trusting person? I am one of those people who just assumes everyone is going to treat me the same way that I will treat them. That includes trusting someone to do the right thing. Joe is more cautious than I am but I choose to think everyone is good, kind, and trustworthy. Of course, I have been disappointed many times but I would rather be disappointed than always thinking the worst.

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