Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Don't Blink!!!

Taken by a blog friend on the steps of the old Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas.  A testament to the fact that when you blink, life can change forever. 


Two summers ago I had a summer of filling my sand pail with wonderful, intentional, living memories. I would scoop ever chance to add sand in my pail.  Last year, I feel I just wore a "life preserver" to keep my head above water, as I got swept down the stream of unemployment, which sent me to start two businesses.  This summer, I am settling into my new walk of being employed, and I don't want to blink.


We gathered with my mother-in-law to celebrate her 99th birthday in June, then the rest of the month started to sweep me off my feet with wonderful events.  As I was pondering how fast the summer is breezing by, I heard the song, Don't Blink.



My motto for this summer....Don't Blink.  So while I am trying to not blink, I might not be around the blog world much until fall.  I am grabbing every, non-working moment, with my Benjamin and family.  I am kissing my grandsons, while watching my 18 year-old grow facial hair, excited about the new houses two of our adult children are buying, and watching a new relationship blossom.  I am pestering my gray-hair hubby of 34 years to take me to free concerts.  I am also going camping!!

I pray you have a wonderful summer and take in all the vitamin D you can from the sun, while trying not to blink!



I will be back. I just have to show pictures of the seven month decorating job I completed.  From paint to towels.................I think it is done!!!

13 Joining in with more words:

Farm Girl said...

I have been thinking about you. What a lovely summer you are having. Enjoy it to the fullest!! It sounds like it is all good. Glory to the Lord!!
I am so happy for you!! It is a testimony why you never, never give up. :) Blessings to you and your family.

Pom Pom said...

Good for you, Janette! You have a receptive heart and the Lord is using you! Yay!
I can't wait to see the pictures here of the decorating job.
You have lots of sweetie pies to love!

Vee said...

So good to see you that I can't even feel sad that it'll be autumn before you're back. You're not the only one having a "don't blink" summer. 'Tis all good! Those babies are growing so fast!

Lea said...

Oh, so good to hear from you Jeanette and sounds like such a good season of your life. I'm so happy for you and you just keep on enjoying yourself.

Can't wait to see the house you have just done. Wish you were closer and you could help me with my new house. I do have a decorator helping me and she is invaluable. I haven't done this in 33 years, so I'm way out of practice.

Hugs to you!

Rebecca said...

It's good to see you happy, busy, and healthy! Looking forward to seeing that project :)

podso said...

Janette it sounds like you are fully enjoying this summer and snatching up lots of love and special times in your free moments. Enjoy those babies, they grow so quickly as you know!

Debbie said...

Soo glad to read this post and see where the Lord has brought you! So happy for you. And the words of that song are so true. Don't blink! It goes faster then you think. Cherish all the moments! I am anxious to see your work!

Donna said...

Love the blog and you have a beautiful family.
Stay cool in all this heat...
hughugs

Sandy said...

I am so happy things are going so well for you and your family but I sure do miss you! Excited to see your decor project that took that long to complete! Love all the pictures!
Take care ! xx oo

Debbie said...

I relate!!!

I feel as if life is passing by so quickly, and I'm doing too much blinking.

I want to see your decorating project pictures. I'm planning to be wowed.

Sue Anne McKinney said...

oh, what a great post! I loved the family picture...it says so much. And that song....whew. I'm still crying.

My mom would be 74 years old today. I am so grateful for the things she taught me to love.

Enjoy those sweet moments you can steal away with your kids and grandkids. CAN'T wait to see your remodeling post. Hurry, hurry! :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You are so right, Janette! I need to be more purposeful with trying not to blink! When you're in a season of just trying to keep your head above water it's so hard to focus on the more important things in our lives. But that's exactly where out focus should be! God is so good and I'm so thankful for friends like you reminding us to Don't Blink! :)

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Janette, I've not been around blog world much these days. But this afternoon, I thought of visiting you, after seeing your comment on Sharon's post. I read three of your recent posts - and am rejoicing with you. Loved the song, Don't Blink. And the story about your first grandson, who is finally officially yours with his name now bearing your family name. And the 34th anniversary post. Beautiful life. COngrats on your new job. I have always admired you for being a hardworking wife and mom, and how you have remained beautiful inside out through all the years. I do appreciate reading your stories today. Rejoicing with you. Abba Father is truly proud of you. Blessings, Lidia

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