I wrote the following years ago when I started a group for Bobby on Facebook.
Tyler, Michael, Donna, Kari, Bobby and I. Colorado 2014
Bobby and Danny,
On Top Of Pike’s Peak,
3 months old
Bobby and I
Hell Week: The Week following Bobby’s Death.
Mom and Dad
Danny and I
Danny And I were in Plant City for 4 days and 3 nights.
We left our house around 10:30 AM Saturday Morning, November 30th. If it would have been up to me, we would have left the night before. LOL, Probably not though.The traffic would have been a lot worse than it was Saturday morning. Thanksgiving Weekend is not the time to travel for a relaxing trip.
I don’t remember Danny ever getting Thanksgiving Weekend off. He always works Thanksgiving, Friday and the weekend.
It was also a first for me. I didn’t volunteer at all.I didn’t even spend the day there with Danny like I usually do. He ended up WORKING. They had a few problems that needed to be taken care of Thursday morning. Not the relaxing morning it usually is. So I stayed home.
It tooks us almost 2 hours to get to Plant City on Saturday. Traffic was terrible.
The first thing we always do when we get to Plant City is head to The Strawberry House.
We had hoped that we would see a train on the way to the Bed And breakfast but no such luck. The first one we heard was as we were walking up to the door.
I can’t believe that I didn’t take a photo of the house from the outside . Not once in the 4 days we were there. That is UNUSUAL for me. I always take lots of them.
What is even more surprising. Danny never did either.
I would post a photo of it from our last trip IF I COULD ACCESS it on the computer. Having trouble finding the pictures. ALBUMS not showing .
I will try later.
Oh Well, this post isn’t about the Strawberry House anyway. Except for where it pertains to trains.
Photos From Google Photos from 2017
I took time away from watching trains. I left Danny at the platform and went shopping.
Spent almost $200 . What did I get? I went into an Antique store. Walked out with baskets for me. Christmas ornaments for our Christmas Tree. Cookbooks and Books. PLUS A WHOLE LOT OF TRAIN STUFF.
Danny spent almost ALL OF HIS TIME WATCHING TRAINS OR PLAYING WITH THEM. IN BETWEEN TIME HE TEXTED ANOTHER RAILFAN. THE WHOLE TIME WE WERE THERE. NOT QUITE THE ONE ON ONE TIME I HAD PLANNED ON.
I wanted QUALITY TIME. I REALLY WANTED ROMANCE. CUDDLE TIME AND SEX.
Briefly had the CUDDLE TIME. Not sure he remembers what SEX is.
FAMILY TIME. Just the TWO OF IS. BRIEFLY.
A previous Post from 2017
“When the temperatures begin to dip, the leaves change colors and pumpkin spice abounds, you know Hallmark Channel’s seasonal programming to celebrate the fall, Halloween and Christmas can’t be far behind. We love the Hallmark Channel’s family-friendly programming that centers around love, community, seasonal gatherings, holiday traditions and everything cozy!
The south has always celebrated family and traditions, and to that end, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Hallmark movies airing in the 2019 holiday season with a southern connection. Whether the lead actor has roots in the south or the movie is set in a southern city, we’re sharing the ten Hallmark Channel movies we’re watching this season to get us in the mood for pumpkin patches, trick or treating… and of course, Christmas.”
From Sarah :
This post was written in October so Halloween is still being celebrated.
“American photographer Eric Pickersgill removed the smartphones and digital devices from his portraits of everyday life. The project “Removed” aims to show our addiction to technology and hyper-connectivity, and Pickersgill knows that he’s also amongst the addicted.
The photographer was inspired by a chance encounter in a New York cafe. “Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another,” Pickersgill writes in his notes from that day. “Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online.”
He achieved the surreal effect in his photos by asking strangers and friends to remain in position, removing their cellphones, and then taking the shot.”
That’s about the last place to have a cell phone when there are 2 of you.
That what so many call family time nowadays.
SAD. They aren’t spending quality time here.
Now THAT IS SAD
Read the read of the post. There are lot’s more photos.http://www.boredpanda.com/portraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill/
I love the internet and there are times I am on it when Danny is home and not in his computer room. I try and LIMIT those moments.
I work really hard at it.
We would never have our phones etc on at the table. Or with anyone else.
WHEN IT’S THANKSGIVING To be thankful on such a day, as we awake to peace in our homes, A warm fire in the morning, coffee, and possibly the paper to read. A parade is tradition each year in many places, turkey in the oven, Today will be most special as family will gather in places […]WHEN IT’S THANKSGIVING — keithgarrettpoetry
WOMEN LIVING WELL
There blog is filled with wonderful ideas for this last week. Easy family recipes. Conversation Topics for Kids.
Courtney’s Stories and Family PHOTOS
This week we are focusing on the kitchen – the heart of the home. At the bottom of this post you will find this week’s challenge, some fun conversation starters for kids and Women Living Well’s Favorite Recipes!
God created taste buds, the sense of smell, and the eye that is drawn to beautiful things – to please our senses. He created crunchy green peppers, fuzzy peaches, juicy watermelons, sour lemons, and sweet potatoes! Our God is creative!
Edith Schaeffer says in The Hidden Art of Homemaking,
“Just as it is good to get one’s fingers into the soil and plant seeds, so it is good to get one’s fingers and fists into bread dough to knead and punch it.
There is something very positive in being involved in the creativity which is so basic to life itself.
Home-made bread, home-made cakes and pies, home-made vegetable soup from home-grown vegetables or from vegetable market purchases, home-made jams and jellies, homemade relishes and pickles—these are almost lost arts in many homes.”
I admit the above list does not represent the cooking in my home. Very rarely have I made homemade bread dough; I tend to make quick and easy recipes (I included some of Women Living Well’s favorite recipes at the end of this post).
But it’s the coming around the dinner table that blesses the souls of our families.
In Luke 11:3, Jesus said to pray,
“Give us each day our daily bread.”
In America, we are so blessed we rarely have to ask God for our daily bread, but we must remember to give thanks for our food.
Check Out Courtney’s Stories and Family Pictures………
Family Times – The BEST TIMES
Edith Schaeffer says,
Read Women Living Well for the
Conversation Starters For Children.
Keep lighting your candles and praying. Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home and connect!
“Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen – test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remember the importance of dinner time around the table as a family.
Live out the fruit of the Spirit this week by showing
love, goodness and faithfulness to your family.”
What are meal times like for your family?
What are your conversations like during supper time?
Do YOU Pray?