We built our house a little over 40 years ago and with 40 years of living, there are a lot of things, like everywhere! It can’t be called junk because a lot of it are things that came from our mothers and grandmothers! Really considered antique, but not your ‘worth a fortune‘, fancy, ‘do not touch‘ antiques! Actually they are ‘well used, mean something to family‘ antiques! My husband is also very into trains and always has been, so he turned our daughter’s room into a fabulous HO gauge train layout ~ wall to wall to wall to wall! You have to crawl under and come up in the middle to see it! It is also now used for storage! 🙂
Now the garage definitely could use come ‘dejunking‘! Paul was a builder and now is into home repair. He also is great at working on our cars, etc. Needless to say, he has every tool he has ever bought, plus screws, nails and anything similar you could ever imagine! Let’s put it this way…we have a 2 car garage with one car snuggly in on one side and on the other side a narrow path to the kitchen door! Oh, and we also have an attic full of ‘who knows what all’ that we definitely need to go through! We keep talking, or rather I keep talking about going through the attic and cleaning it out! Who knows there may actually be treasures up there! Hehehe!
I am thankful that what was originally a ‘parlor‘ in our 1300 sq. ft. home, is my office and I can dejunk it whenever I feel like it! 🙂 Oh, and I did my kitchen last year! Of course there are a lot of ‘antiques‘ in it too! Ex: Grandma Stroh’s, my husband’s grandmother who would be around 129 years old, she was 99 when she died, wooden ‘one piece‘ rolling pin, knives, and other kitchen utensils from my mother and grandmother that you can find in antique stores and our electric kitchen stove, which is ‘Harvest Gold‘ and the original stove put in when we built our home! It also still works! 🙂 This is why I call our home ‘The Museum‘! 🙂
Our home, The Museum, is cozy, warm and full of love! You can’t eat off our floors, but who would want to anyway? You will find dust, but then it is a Museum! When it comes down to it…I wouldn’t trade it for the biggest, grandest mansion there is! It is home ~ full of love, wonderful happy memories, a little dust and…IT’S PAID FOR!!!
Have a Blessed, Happy, Memory Making Day!
Love and Blessings Always,
~ Judy ♡ ~
Everyone is so busy these days! Busy with work that has to be done, office or home; busy with making sure that children all get to their various activities; busy with obligations! In other words busy! What does busy mean? Well… having a great deal to do; occupied with or concentrating on a particular activity or object of attention; full of activity or excessively detailed or decorated; fussy! Actually the last one usually has to do with something such as a scene, wallpaper, pattern, etc, but it can also apply to our lives!
Sadly most, if not all of us, get so busy with our lives that we forget to live! We have become a society of ‘have to haves’, and ‘I need…’! Our children all have to have an extra curricular activity! Therefore parents are running around from work, home, etc to take Johnny and/or Jane here and there! What ever happened to the extra curricular activity of playing outside with family and friends??? Whatever happened to using the creative, imaginative genes that God gave us?
Technology is wonderful! Progress is great! Unfortunately, because of the great technology and progress, parents are having to work harder, longer and usually both of them working, to keep up with Jones-es! Now our lives are more about things than they are about living! Families are so busy they usually don’t even have time to eat together unless it’s at a fast food place or on the run! And how often now do you see families just playing together or sitting in a park having a picnic and enjoying each others company?
Years and years ago I had a friend tell me that everyone needs their own tree…a place, real or imaginary, where they can go, be quiet, listen to the sounds of life around them and just think and appreciate how blessed they are by God! We also need to take the time to enjoy and spend time with those we love! And most important of all ~ we need to slow down, take the time to look around us at what our Daddy aka God has done for us and just talk to Him and listen to what He has to say to us! Your world will not crumble if you slow down sometimes and find your own tree!
Here are some pictures of my tree! This is one place where I can spend the entire day listening and fellowshipping with my Daddy! Here there is total peace, tranquility and God’s beauty all around me and the rest of the world is put on hold! 🙂
Have a blessed day and go find your own tree! ♡
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~
Have you noticed that when someone has a need for a loved one or themselves, people respond with, ‘sending healing vibes your way’, positive thoughts for you and …..’, ‘our wishes for an answer are with you’, ‘sending you our energy’ and the list goes on and on! Recently on a site I follow of a little girl with cancer who was having tests, several people posted ‘keeping our fingers crossed’! People…it’s not crossing fingers, sending positive vibes or thoughts or wishes that does any thing!!! IT IS PRAYER!!! There is nothing as or more powerful than PRAYER! Oh, on the little girl’s site I commented “not crossing fingers, Praying!”
What has happened to us? Have you ever noticed someone making a comment and using ‘G_d’! What is this? It seems that people have become so afraid of offending someone that they have become little creepy, meek hypocrites! I am not sorry, but I don’t care if I offend you, I am NOT going to offend my Heavenly Father, my Daddy, my GOD!
I am not ashamed of who I am in Christ Jesus! I am not ashamed that I am a Child of God, made in His image and loved unconditionally by Him! He is my Daddy and I am proud to say I AM MY DADDY’S GIRL!
If you don’t know Him and would like to, please contact me and I will introduce you to the One Who will never leave you, Who will love you unconditionally, Who has plans for you that are far greater than any thing you could even begin to imagine and Who’s will is blessings, goodness, divine health, prosperity and long life for you! He will not only walk every step with you, He will carry you when you are too weary to take a step! He is not about ‘religion’, He is about the Truth in God’s Word, not man’s made up theology and traditions! He meets our every need, even before we know we have it! All He asks in return is our love, trust and faith in Him and to develop a close personal relationship with Him and not be ashamed!
Oh, there will be trials and tribulations, but you know what? He is always there, protecting, guiding, leading us and bringing us through to the other side full of blessings flowing abundantly! Through trials and tribulations we learn to trust Him and the rewards are beyond comprehension! You truly learn the meaning of ‘peace that passes all understanding’! I love my Daddy! I have faith in my Daddy and I trust my Daddy! My life is full, my life is rich, my life is full to overflowing with daily blessings!
We are a very happy, fulfilled, full of joy, peace and love family and we would love to welcome anyone who wants to join us, into our family for all eternity!
Have a truly blessed day!
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~
Well, a lot of the Spring Blooms are saying ‘Goodbye’! Poppies and Irises are both leaving beautiful, sweet memories with us until next Spring! So in tribute of the gift they gave us of their brilliance and the joy they brought, I present some of my lasting memories of them!
It is ‘Goodbye’ for now, but they will be back next Spring to bless us again! Have a blessed, ‘full of blooms’ day!
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~