Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Answering Your Questions...Finally!

      Can you believe that it's Wednesday already?! O_O I can't!! It seems like time has strapped on some booster rockets and decided that it's got a deadline that has to be met...yesterday!! LOL It feels like I was just unpacking from my 'virtual' weekend trip...and now it's time to figure out a destination, and pack up again!
      The truth is that I've been so preoccupied with goings-on in my real life that time hasn't been a 'pokey' friend of mine! It's been a 'speedy' friend! LOL...I've been crocheting like a crazy woman;...We sprung a big leak in the house (from upstairs to downstairs...into the laundry room...and around the dryer!!! Ugh!);...And we have a special visit of our 'circuit overseer' this week too! :-) {He is here for a week of encouragement for our congregation, and in our ministry. Jehovah's Witnesses do this regularly. ^_^}

     The repairman is here right now, to take care of the leak issues. Hubby is handling that. Ugh!...I'm gonna keep my head down and crochet!! :-] Speaking of which, let me show you how my new bridal shawl is coming I answer a couple of questions that were asked by blog followers a while back....Uhhhh...sorry it took so long to answer them. I TOTALLY forgot about them!! I just found them today!! O_O...*hanging my head, and circling my toe in the sand* :-))

        Velma said: "Hi Deb here is a question for you and your husband. Did you ever dream of what your future would be and did it turn out like you envisioned?" (Paper Sewn Visions)

      Well Velma, the answer is 'Yes!" :-) We did dream of what our future would be, BUT it's not anywhere near what we dreamed of for ourselves!! :-)) Many, MANY years ago, before we became Jehovah's Witnesses, my husband had dreamed of joining the air force, or owning his own store! And I had dreamed of becoming a famous singer or poet! :-))
      Needless to say, hubby no longer dreams of the military...{Not to mention that he was turned down anyway, back when he was a young teenager. He wasn't eligible because of asthma and feet issues.}...or of owning a store! Just dealing with the flips and flops of life is enough excitement for him now! :-)) Although his asthma went away shortly after we were married!! ^_^ I scared it off!!! LOL
      And I no longer dream of being a famous singer or poet...although I still love music, and still sing anywhere and anytime I can! ^_^ The poet thing is still on my back burner. But I don't want to be famous anymore. I'd just like to be able to make enough money with it to keep the 'wolf away from the door'!! LOL {For those who don't know...that means I'd like to make enough money so that hubby and I don't have to worry about starving!! LOL}
      Strangely enough though, our dreams couldn't light a candle to how wonderfully our life has turned out so far! :-) We struggle financially, and health-wise, just like many people do...but we're still very much in love after 3o something years! (with another anniversary coming up in a week or so too!)
      Becoming Jehovah's Witnesses changed the course of our lives tremendously! In a very good way!! :-] In fact, I don't think we would've made it to year three if we hadn't started our Bible study with the Witnesses!! That's the truth! We were in a very different place in our marriage, and I was just about ready to go home to my daddy!! LOL And I'm sure he wasn't that happy with me either! All I did all day was sleep and watch 'soap operas'!! LOL
      Because we learned that God was more important than we were, the focus of our lives changed from being very self-centered, to doing what Jehovah God required of us...and focusing on helping other people too. I'm very proud of how, and who, we have become. :-] And we've helped many other people over the years as well. 'More happiness in giving...' It's very true! :-]

       Vicki said: "Here is my question--- how much time do you spend researching all the great items you find on etsy??..." (2 Bags Full

        The truth is...not much!! ^_^ I go to my activity feed on Etsy either in the morning, or at night, and I click on the things I like. Then I wait until I get ready to talk about something on my blog and I download the items from the activity feed to go along with what I wanna talk about....Usually, that is!
      Sometimes I just show off whatever I find, or whatever I'm working on! :-) Oh, if only you knew how 'little' thought went into me 'running my mouth' here on the blog!! LOL I truly just talk about whatever I want!!...That's probably why I never got into doing stuff to build numbers for the blog. It would mean I'd have to be particular about what I was putting here!! LOL As it is, I just assume that whoever is reading my writings must like going on a wordy adventure!! ^_^
      I can say that, all-in-all, it takes me anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to put a post up. The longer time happens when I have to contact and link up other people's items...which I LOVE doing!! :-]
      I welcome any ideas for a blog, just so you know! ^_^ Just let me know what you want me to talk about, and I probably will!! :-) I even thought about having a regular Bible study day! But I was afraid it wouldn't be personal enough, so as to really teach! But if any of you would like an online Bible'm willing! :-) Just let me know when and where you'd like to do the back-and-forth! (Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, by email, by 'snail mail', etc... ^_^)

      Okay...back to my crocheting I go!! ^_^ But if you have any other questions, ask away!! :-) You know how much I like to talk!! 


The sun is peeking through.
Its beam is flowing to the ground.
The Autumn at it's new peak,
and the leaves are fluttering down.

A baby girl's joyous laughing,
legs and arms kicking everywhere.
A mother, when she's  nursing,
playing with her baby's  hair.

The gentle rain, when falling
on a southern old tin roof.
A toddler's gap-faced grinning,
when they've  lost their first front tooth.

A man with long, bow legs,
walking slowly down the street.
A colorful spring flower,
visited by a bumble bee.

A person who is kind,
and smiles at everyone they meet.
An artist's painted picture,
with the last brush stroke complete.

An "I love you" that's said
just because they wanted to;
and the person that gives hugs
when they hear an "I love you".
(And there's  other beauty too.)


  1. It's great getting to know you better! I know your very passionate about your faith and your love for your hubby! The two things that really matter in life...God and family. Your beautiful shawls reminded me of my Sister's wedding dress. My Mom crocheted it and it was truly a work of art. It took her 7 months to finish. Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself today!

    1. Yaya, Thank you for the nice words, but I find it amazing that there's something else that I haven't already talked about on this blog!! LOL I guess I should answer questions more often, huh?! ^_^ ... And thank you for the complement about the shawls too. I sure wish I could see your sister's wedding dress!!! It sounds like your mom was a very talented crocheter! Share some of your photos, or her projects, sometimes...if you can. I'd love to see!! :-] And have a good rest of the week, Yaya!! ♥

  2. Thank you Deb for answering our questions. I love how open you are about your life. You are inspiring spiritually, and creatively. You inspirer me to live life with acceptance of what we are given and to thank the Lord every day. Hugs.

    1. Awww...Thank you for asking, Velma! :-] And please forgive me for taking so long to answer. I really did FORGET!! Ugh! I came across the questions in a file where I had placed them, and I was like: "Did I already answer these?......Oh No!!!! I didn't!!" LOL ... You and I have already had some email chats. :-) And I look forward to ones in the future too!! ♥ Have a good upcoming weekend, Velma!


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