Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh My, Where has the time gone?

Wow, where has the time gone? I had been doing so good keeping up a blog post every day and then happens.

We got busy around the campground, which is a great thing.
Last Sunday we celebrated Ron's 59th birthday.
We had a potluck with lots of tasty dishes, making new friends and rekindling old friendships.  It was so nice to visit and learn about each others travels and lives.
In the middle of getting ready for the potluck got a call "that it was time!"  

Time for what you ask?  Time for Miss Lily to make an appearance.
So Liberty arrived about 1:45 on Sunday afternoon and helped us to get ready for the potluck and birthday celebration.  We kept her occupied as about every 20 minutes she would say "I miss Momma" and we would give her a hug and say "we know you do. Pretty soon Miss Lily will be here and you can talk to Momma."  And about 4:45 Daddy called to speak to Liberty and she was out helping Papa Ron empty the garbage.  So when she got back into the office about 5:00 we called Momma & Daddy on Facetime and got to see Lily for the very first time...boy does that little girl make some noise.
Presenting Miss Lily Mae
Photo: Good morning everyone! I'm so excited, today I get to meet my big sister Liberty! She called me yesterday but I was only a hour or so old! Derrick Robinson
And this is her heading for home.
Photo: I'm home!!!!! Derrick Robinson
(by the way she did get buckled in first)

And while Momma, Daddy & Lily were at the hospital
we did Liberty's favorite thing

Lily and the family arrived home Tuesday evening about 5 PM
This Grammy and Papa Ron were exhausted but it was a fun time with Liberty
and we are so thankful that Miss Lily arrived healthy and safely.

Other things ~~~
I got my new glasses trying to see if they work...
because having only one eye I  read out of my glasses differently than those with two eyes so adjusting to where I can read and holding my head is a challenge at times.
 Ron thinks its because of where the laptop sits and the distance...who the heck really knows.

We had yesterday and Monday off because Ronnie & Teresa are taking a weeks vacation. 
We have been planning to go to MN, leaving on 8/5, 
but that may not happen as the steering column in the Jeep literally broke  
they have put a temporary fix on it 
but now we have to recalculate our money to see if we have enough for the trip. 
Ugh..I hate money issues.

Well I had better get off here and get ready for work
supposed to open the office in nine minutes.
Good thing our commute is just a few steps from our bedroom
Hope each of you have a great day!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Oh What a Day!!!

Today has been one of those days I hope I don't have a repeat of for a long, long time. 
 Had to totally upgrade and reload everything on my fun.
Had a meltdown when I couldn't find the Quicken disc but my sweet hubby 
went on the search and found it...yep still in the bag from our trip to 
Oregon/Washington this past February/March ~UGH~

I think I am a bit behind on my filing, sorting
and anything and everything having to do with paperwork.

On the bright side
we sure had fun swimming with 
Miss Liberty!!!

So I now have my computer updated,
Quicken back where it belongs,
Everything backed up again!

And now it is time 
for this lady to go to bed!!!

Hope you had a great day!!!

Tomorrow is a new day
and I will start all over again.

How about you?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

What the Heck?

Received an interesting phone all on
Thursday afternoon.
Seems someone has turned me in to 
here in Branson, MO.

Seems like July 31, 2014 
will find me in the MDA Jail
at Rocky's Italian Restaurant

120 N Sycamore St, Branson, MO 65616(417) 335-4765
starting at 11:30 AM
till I am able to raise 

So far,

I have two questions for you:

1.  Do you know who turned me in?
The only clue I have is 
"She said Ali is sweet and has a big heart."

Any ideas?
Make your suggestions in the comments.

2.  If you would like to donate to my 
just let me know in the comments
and I will get back to you!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Just Be ~

so hard sometimes

A sweet and dear person 
in my life
has encouraged 
me more than once to
Just Be


Be ing

What are you doing today?

Friday, July 18, 2014

A New Day

I went to see Dr. Steve yesterday.
We had a long discussion about my exhaustion,
he ordered some blood tests,
3 vials later I was on my way home,
should hear from him on Monday.

Came back to Branson View Campground 
to get ready for a potluck.
Our usual's showed up so we have decided to change the name of our potlucks to 
because that's what we are here.
Our family consisted of Ronnie & Teresa, Steve & Diana,
Derrick, Jamie & Liberty along with Ron and I.
(We are all waiting for Lily Mae's arrival).

What a good dinner we had:
jalapeno poppers, macaroni salad, bow tie pasta & veggies,
meat balls and grape salad.
Boy was it 

And then we laughed, shared stories,
watched Liberty lock herself in a cabinet ~ NOT GOOD.
(The cabinet has now been locked so she can't get in it.)

And we enjoyed each other's company
and everyone told Lily Mae
to stop hiding and come out so the world
and US can meet her.
If you think about, say a prayer for a Jamie in her last days of this pregnancy
and for a safe delivery and arrival of Lily Mae.

And then it was almost 9 PM and
time for everyone to go home.
With hugs all around and "see ya tomorrow"
we did a quick cleanup of the Activity Room
and headed to our apartment.

I checked some emails, commented on a few posts
and then decided it was time to go to bed.
As I laid in bed and thought about my day
I set my alarm to get up at 6:00

And I had a long talk with God about the past few days
and asked him for a new beginning this morning
for the feelings of disappointment, frustration and anger
to be gone.  As well as a good night's sleep for me.

And so this morning the alarm went off at 6:00 AM
and I laid in bed for seven minutes and prayed a bit.
Then I got up and readied for the day,
beginning with 30 minutes on the bike.
And 6.43 miles later, 330 calories burned
and with sweat running down my back
I went to meet my Lord.

and met me right where I am today.

In the devotional from The Duck Commander
I was reminded that no matter what I do or say
God LOVES Me!!!
He loves me when I do things right and 
even when I screw up.

And then I turned to Mark 11:25-26
and so this morning
I asked the Lord to FORGIVE me for getting angry,
being frustrated, disappointed and hurt
by the actions or lack of actions of those who 
disappointed me this week.

I know I disappoint people
and I don't like myself when I do.
So Lord I know you can take the disappointment
I feel and help me to love those who
have hurt me in the past, 
especially in the last few days.

Help me instead to focus on my
and remember

and to remember that I don't know 
what's around the corner in this journey of life
but God does.
He tells me in His Word
and so this morning
I begin my day with a happy heart ~
knowing Jesus loves me ~
feeling exhausted ~
doing my exercises ~
and ready to face the day ~
to see what God has in store for me.

So if you are feeling discouraged,
disappointed, confused, angry or whatever


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and can find something to

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