Friday’s Friends #27


Hi there! It's Friday, and I'm a little late (my sincere apologies for that!), but I'd like to still share with you a new Friday's Friend!

Tristastar is new to this blogging community, and I hope you enjoy reading her posts as she shares about home, family, faith and even favorite recipes. She's seems like an amazing person, and she has a great story to share. Check her out at Where The Staircase Ends and Faith Begins. 😊

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I Survived!


Well, my phone acted like a fish this last Monday evening. We had had a wonderful evening with friends, out on the lake, watching the sunset, docking at a great restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal, and we were headed back into the marina to call it a night. The sun had set, and the sky just had the last few remnants of the beautiful color and light. I decided I needed one more picture to add to the beautiful collection I had gathered throughout the evening. I aimed and attempted to click the button. 

All of a sudden, the phone literally flipped out of my hand, bounced on the seat, flipped once more and splashed ever so slightly into the lake. I promise you, had it been a fish, it wouldn’t have surprised me, because it seemed desperate to reach that water! Had it not been so shocking and annoying to lose all that information and photos in an instance, it would have been quite comical. 

So, I’ve spent the last 3 days pretending to live back a few decades when you actually had to tell someone where you’d be and wait until your arrive at the given place to actually talk to someone. I’ve spent the last 60+ hours using my Mac to do a little texting communication and to check FB and to blog. It’s been an interesting week, and I can say, I survived! πŸ˜‚ For those of you who think you can’t live without that little handheld black box of communication, you might want to try it…maybe not by dropping your phone in the lake, but maybe by allowing it to sit alone by itself for a few hours in a day. I stand as a witness, it can be done. πŸ˜‰

It actually was nice to not have the pressure of answering phone calls, checking for text messages and following up with Messenger messages. It was nice to be able to tell my family exactly where and when I was going to be somewhere and allow my boys to depend solely on their father while we were a part. It was nice to have hours on end of quiet and focus without the distraction of the phone. Actually, this separation from my phone happens more often than you might think, but the presence of it was always near, and to not have it there was both enlightening and strengthening. 😊

If I’m being honest, I’d have to confess, it was not so nice, however, to not have my calendar to keep up with appointments and to wonder if my sweet memories held in photographs might be returned. It was, also, not so nice to not have the convenience of google when I needed it at my fingertips to look up bits of information. Yet, it was doable, and everything in the world didn’t fall apart due to a simple phone loss. Yeah…

Oh, and my almost 16 year old son was sweet enough to allow me to “hold” his phone for a few hours while I drove to and from Atlanta one day this week. That was both surprising and refreshing. Miracles do happen. Imagine that! πŸ˜‚

Friday’s Friends #1

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Hello there! It is Friday, and that means it is time for our very first Friday’s Friends event. As I shared last week, each Friday I will be sharing about at least one new blog in the blogging community. I will try to share more than one, and I will also try to share those blogs who not only have been an inspiration to me, but who also might be rather new to the blogosphere. Now, they won’t always be new, and they won’t always have a smaller number of followers, because some I would like to share simply because they are great blogs. So, if you will give me the liberty, I would like to share with you my first choice.

I picked It Is Still Real because she has been such an encouragement to me on my blog, as well as, she was the first to reply to my “big announcement” about today. I thought since she took the time to send a word of encouragement, I could take the time to notice her first! πŸ˜‰

Emissary has a wonderful blog all about encouraging the readers and diving into the Word of God. I love her post from the other day, and her cat is absolutely adorable! I do hope you will check it out, and I do hope you will enjoy “meeting” her. πŸ™‚

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Friday’s New Angle #99

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a New Angle! As I explained the other day, this will be the second to last one; so, let’s see how you do! πŸ˜‰


Remember to check back tomorrow for the answer. 😊

Friday’s New Angle #98

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a another New Angle! πŸŽ‰


Remember, check back here tomorrow for the answer. 😊

As I mentioned last Saturday, this will be close to the last of the New Angles. As we close in on #100 and a New Year, I thought it might be good to do something new hee on Fridays as well. So, stay tuned for something NEW! πŸ˜‰

Happy (early) New Year! 

Answer to Friday’s Angle #97

How’d the guessing go yesterday? 


If you guessed the inside of a lighthouse, you guessed right! πŸ˜‰


Now, guess which one? πŸ˜‚ Just kidding! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for playing, and I hope you enjoyed this. 

This will be near the last of the New Angles. We are nearing 100, and we are closing in on a new year; so, I thought we might try something new in 2017. I haven’t quite decided what; so, stay tuned. 😊

By the way, Merry Christmas Eve!! πŸŽ„ I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating with your family and friend! See you on Monday. 

Friday’s New Angle #97

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another New Angle! 😊


Remember to check back here tomorrow for the answer. 😊

Answer to New Angle #96

Did you guess the New Angle yesterday?


If you guessed t to be the center of a star fish, you got it right! 😊


Thanks so much for playing, and I hope you’ll join me on Monday for a new blog and next Friday for another new Angle. 😊

Friday’s New Angle #96

It’s Friday, which means, it’s time for another New Angle! πŸŽ‰


Remember to check back here tomorrow for the answer! 😊

Answer to Friday’s Angle #94

How did it go yesterday?


If you guessed Orbit gum packets, you guessed right! πŸ˜‰


Hope you had fun with this one. See you next week – Monday-Thursday: blog and Friday: new Angle. 😊