Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Monday, April 24, 2017

as the sun fades......

yesterday as the sun started to fade ........ i reflected on an ordinary day ...... turned in to a blessed day ...... church ... the grocery .... finishing up projects .....  and my heart was just overwhelmed with gratitude in the ordinary ..... 

i am blessed!!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

it's about this.......

let's face it ......... there are sweet memories of bonnets.... little lace dresses ...... Easter baskets & hunting eggs .... and those memories are precious & priceless ........ but ........... it's about this ......
" then came the morning ......."
 
.................. i am blessed !

Thursday, March 30, 2017

we just have days......

sometimes we just have days .... you know what I mean ..... the ones where we just struggle !    
days where whatever we choose to do just seems to be the wrong decisions ......
i have chosen lately to scatter seeds ........ but these tiny little seeds can , at times be challenging !
thankful that at that very last moment .......  scattering becomes easier !
 

..................... i am blessed! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring dreaming.....

the sweet smell of Spring in the air ...... yesterday I stood in the yard to just breath deeply ...... smell the dirt & soak in the sunshine .......... my days are dreaming of doing this in my yard ..... not sure about the Mr...... 
.............. i am blessed !

Sunday, March 19, 2017

patience...

i have never been known to be very patient ......... daily i am learning & being taught ....... 
after all HE is so patient with me ..... 
.................... i am blessed !

sweetness...

TROUBLE............

a slight little glitch in my being able to post on my blog lately........please bear with me while i try to find someone to HELP!!!!!
   

........................... anyway.........i am still BLESSED!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

smelling home......

it's almost gone ....... it has been 16 years since I last walked through the door of my childhood home ..... the one thing that has "kept the smell of home" is mom's grandfather clock!    i would open the door to pull the weights & memories would flash before me ...... the days of the three of us .. Mom Daddy & I ...... just us... just love unending .... knowing i was the most important thing in the world to them ...... lately the smell has drifted away ... but today ... i was taken back again .... must have been the dampness in the air .... or maybe i just needed a little reminder of how much i was loved & how important ..... 
............................... i am blessed !

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Walmart memories........

 i shared on Facebook today about my Walmart experience this morning ...... not my favorite place but love when i leave with smiles & happy tears ....... when you know you have been at the right place at the right time ..... when God has lined everything up to touch your heart & hopefully someone else's ..... when the young lady in your aisle asks if you know who she is ...i did recognize her from youth group years ago....... small talk is made ..... & ...... suddenly she turns & comes back to throw her arms around you ..... ..................................when your favorite , trendy, older lady, clerk has her lane open .... suddenly we are in deep conversation about memories & i find out she had been in a country music group years ago "diamond" ......... her eyes twinkled with the most amazing "glimmer of diamonds" .......... my day at "the Walmart" ..........   PRICELESS MEMORIES! 
............................... i am blessed!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

jump with both feet ........

........ sometimes ........ we just need to jump in with both feet ........ i have been planning to revamp the craft room /office .......... oh dear goodness the thought of it just paralizes me ..... but i know when it is finished ......  ahhhhh ...... so today ....... is the day to pull up my big girl panties & go for it! ...........  praying it doesn't take me a month ! 
......................... i am blessed !

Sunday, February 12, 2017

she loved purple....

today would have been my Mom's 90th birthday ........  gone at 73 ......... seems like yesterday in so many ways .... i am an only .......... wondering if that is why we were always so close ..... each other's person ...... my encourager ...... my cheerleader ........ my one true thing ................ and .......   for some reason today ....... i kept thinking ....... she loved purple ........ makes me smile ! 
................................. i am blessed ! ............. love you Mom💙

Friday, February 10, 2017

scattering seeds........

once in awhile ...........  we are just totally taken by surprise ...... blown away & in the midst of a  "scattering" that we didn't expect!   the last time  i was here to share with you .... i had just listed my necklaces on Facebook ... then ....... God took over ................. isn't it just the most amazing thing when we least expect it ....... in the middle of an ordinary day ........ He blesses us more than could ever be imagined !   ............

the very reason i have been missing ......... i have been scattering seeds ......... 
 
.............................. i am blessed !

Friday, January 13, 2017

a seed .....

almost 40 years ago i started my shop with nothing but "faith" & $100 ..... that has certainly been a long time ...... i must say ....... i don't make a lot of money ........ back then what i made bought Christmas ........ groceries ....... more supplies ........ it has NEVER been about the money ....... but ..... it has been about sharing faith ..... spreading the word ....... listening to a broken heart ....... hugging a new friend ........ making memories with a kindred soul ...........   &. ......... God has sustained me ...... & .......... allowed me to share a tiny little seed! 
.................... i am blessed!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

when she finds YOU....!

i have prayed for a kitty to find me .... cat food had been waiting in the garage for a couple of years ...... there have been many offers ........ but i knew it had to be one that found ME!   Mr prairie blue had said no more cats or dogs .....  my heart had been broken but i waited for God's timing ...... she found me late Fall ...... & i waited to name her for a little over a week ....."Nettie Blue" has settled in ...... i have gone at the whole transformation slowly ..... outdoor kitty...... garage kitty when it turned off cold ....... & occasionally a house kitty ......... hoping all goes well ..... no objections yet ....... 

........................ i am blessed !

Monday, January 2, 2017

the quiet days......

the twinkle is gone ... giggles & laughter has ceased .... tiny fingerprints on the storm door ...... reminders of what was a glorious day!  .................  now is the time to welcome the quiet days ......  the days where we make promises to ourselves ... to renew our spirits & try to be better ...........  
........................  i am blessed!