Sebring (also known as the Old Sebring Seaboard Air Line Depot and the Seaboard Air Line Passenger Station) is a train station in Sebring, Florida, United States. It is currently served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. Located on East Center Avenue, the station was constructed in 1924 by the Seaboard Air Line Railway. Approaching the transfer of passenger services to Amtrak, the station was used by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad for the Silver Meteor, Silver Star and the Palmland. The latter train ended in 1971, while the Silver Meteor and Silver Star remain operated by Amtrak to the present. Amtrak trains formerly using the station included the Floridian, Palmetto, Sunset Limited and the short-lived intrastate Tampa-Miami Silver Palm service.
On March 16, 1990, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Danny just texted. There are still 2 cars WITHOUT THEIR HANDTAGS in DAY USE. It’s closing time.
I need to get off of here.
Love and Hugs,
Don’t wait for the “right” time to start. We can always make an excuse : the holidays are coming up, I have a shower or party coming up, I’m too stressed right now etc. the list can go on and on and on!!! Start now – and see your life improve in ways you never imagined. Prioritize your H E A L T H !!
It matters that you START. Baby steps are OKAY if that is what is needed.
The Turkeys were here for hours today. That was unusual because they normally just past through quite rapidly.
The first 2 sets of photos were just a few minutes apart. The latter photos were over a long period of time.
I never tire of watching them.
There was deer in the yard today. I didn’t see any babies. She wasn’t here very long.
The deer photos below are from either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Momma and the babies.
The huge pile that as sitting IN OUR DRIVEWAY was finally smoothed out.
I worked on the floor some more. I had not really washed the floor well in a while.
I now have one less box in the den. I finally put the bookcase in the kitchen.
The book shelves are full.
It’s getting late and I don’t know if all of the photos will post. Stopping now. More to come.
Having A Positive Mindset Is Helping / Vacation News
Ever since I accepted Neisha Loves It’s September challenge, my mood over all has been better. More positive. Less negative.
I am working really hard on it.
It’s been easier getting up and getting things done.
I am not as ready to tear into Danny when he says or does something that bothers me. I still comment on it more than I should. I am trying to level out my tone.
Saying that :
Danny and I just had a huge BLOW UP. Over what was a simple misunderstanding. HUGE. I was doing really well until he made a comment on how I speak.
I don’t always use the right words.
Once I said dumpsters meaning trash cans.
I am really not even sure if in this case,it was me who was wrong.
It doesn’t matter.
I kept quiet until he made fun of me for whatever it is I said Or he thought I said.
I am not sure I will ever be able to sit still when I am made fun of for my speech.
He made fun of me and I EXPLODED.
Until a few years ago, I had never really argued or got upset with anyone.
If I did, I was calm about it. Unless someone did something to Bobby or another child. The Momma Bear will always fight back.
What’s really bad, is after this happens, I feel stupid for saying whatever it is I said.
In this case: Both phrases are used interchangeably. I looked it up.
Yet, I still feel as if I did something wrong.
(I am not talking about my blowing up, because that was wrong).
It’s hard for me to come back after we ARGUE/FIGHT. I usually apologize even if I don’t feel like I said Or said anything wrong.
I try and take full responsibility for my part. It’s really hard to do when I don’t feel as if I did anything wrong.
I can’t just shake it off.
Danny already has.
January yard of the month
The following was copied and pasted from the Highlands Sun.
“The Avon Park Founders Garden Club presented the Yard of the Month Award to, from left to right: Laura, Bill and Enrique Clay. Not pictured is Miguel Clay. The yard is at 600 S. Lake Blvd.COURTESY PHOTO
AVON PARK — Once upon a time there was a little house that dreamed of becoming a fairy tale cottage. The little house was purchased by Bill and Laura Clay a year and a half ago. Today that little house is the cottage it was meant to be.
When the Avon Park Founders Garden Club looks for a yard to present with an award, it is not only the landscape that is looked at, but the whole effect of the house and yard. The yard at 600 S. Lake Blvd., across from Lake Tulane, is enclosed with a white picket fence. Bordering the outside of the fence is blooming blue plumbago. The inside of the fence is ringed with Asiatic Jasmine. Dwarf azaleas run across the patio in front of the house. An old bicycle is painted white and leans against a tree in the front yard.
Other plants in the yard include tibichina, oleander, bird of Paradise, camillia, Royal Poinciana, Christmas palm, hibiscus, viburnum, white Mexican petunia, coleus, milkweed, desert rose and cactus. A variety of fruit trees are also in the yard — pink banana, Indian banana, pear, kumquat, limequat, papaya and lichi nut.
While Robbins Nursery was involved in planning the landscape, Bill and his sons Enrique and Miguel do the maintenance and additional planting. What makes this house a charming fairy tale cottage is the addition of “gingerbread” doors on the front.
The Avon Park Founders Garden Club presented the January Yard of the Month Award to the Clay family. Now the little house will live happily ever after.”
NOW I NEED TO FIND THE PHOTO BEFORE THE RESTORATION BEGAN.
I saw it when looking for the rental.
NOW I CAN’T FIND IT. LOL
We are going to Avon Park mainly to see the old depot that is now a museum.
Avon Park Historical Society
“The museum was formerly the Seaboard Coastline Depot that opened in 1926. In 1981 it became a museum. In 1986 a 1948 California zephyr dining car was added. Luncheons are served for groups of 15-40 people. The building is in good condition. Outside is stuccoed, a pinkish color with white trimming. The building was built for separation of the whites and coloreds.”
Avon Park Depot Museum, Avon Park
There is a platform right next to the museum and the tracks. Really close.
I really wanted to stay at the Historical Jacaranda Hotel but WIth Covid 19 it wasn’t a great idea. Many of the services aren’t being done right now. The restaurant is closed. I would want to sit in some of the main areas and I wouldn’t feel comfortable now. The rooms are nice. I was going to take the larger suite but it doesn’t have a refrigerator, microwave or table and chairs. Not feasible for a 2 week stay.
The Suites are on the 3rd floor with balconies. I really wanted that. We could have listened to the train whistles .
Right across the street is the Depot Restaurant.
THE FOOD PART OF OUR VACATION
First off : DELIVERY is EVERYTHING
We don’t get delivery .
I am on the lookout for SUSHI.
I saw that PIZZANOS Delivers all over Avon Park. We have one in Lake Wales that use to deliver to our front gate or to the RANGER STATION.
They aren’t doing that now.
Danny and I love Pizzanos. Especially their huge salads.
Red Lobster delivers. Or so the ad said.
Making Your Home A Haven Is A Fall Series/ Challenge that Women Living Well Has Been Doing For Years.
From Sarah: I love this series. I can’t stop sharing posts about it.
This is a review of some of the MANY MANY POSTS written about Making Your Home A Haven.
Many of the Internet photos and quotes are from Women Living Well.
Over the last few years I have looked for any and all articles written About The Home. Family Life.
Darlene’s Quieting Your Heart Series . Time Warp Wife.
I firmly believe that this includes posts about the home and organization of it. I love anything to do with :
Crystal Paine’s Making Over Your Mornings And Make Over Your Evenings.
Morning Motivated Mom :
SIMPLIFIED ORGANIZATION :
There are a number of awesome Facebook groups On Make Over Your Mornings.
Check out this short video.
Most importantly that also includes Bible Study And Quiet Time. To READING Books Of Faith And Family
Women Living Well By Courtney Joseph
You Are Forgiven Bible Study : Love God Greatly
Rosilind Jukic Of A Little R & R
Blogging Through The Bible With Good Morning Girls
Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS.
Uninvited Bible Study
Quieting Your Heart Series By Time Warp Wife
2016 Bible Verse
Courtney Joseph And Karen Ehman : 2016 Making Your Home A Haven
Making Your Home A Haven : Women Living Well
Listen Love Repeat :Karen Ehman
Fling Open Your Doors and Let Others In!
So…keep lighting those candles….
Keep loving from the oven….
Listen for those
Reach out and gather in.
Don’t just make loving your family your aim during this challenge. As a family, reach out and bring others into your circle of love! Brainstorm as a family a person—or perhaps even another family—whom you can make the object of your love and kindness this week.
Maybe it is a “necessary person”—someone who helps your family to get life done like the:
grocery store clerk
Perhaps it is a family new to your church or neighborhood.
Do something as simple as thanking them verbally and offering a small gift, such as a gift card or other small token. Or, light that candle, fire up that oven (or order pizza—it’s all good!) and open your home for a little old-fashioned hospitality.
Stir up one another to love and good works—just like our verse instructs us to! Not so others will be wowed by your family’s generosity but so others will be pointed to Jesus.
It is a series I have been sharing on http://sarahsatticoftreasures.com
Sarah’s Attic Of Treasures
From Week 1 2016 : Women Living Well
The smells and flavors of Fall.
When I was a girl, people seemed more willing to stretch whatever food they had and welcome others to their table. I often heard people of my mother’s generation say how their parents—who lived through the Depression—simply used to throw another few cups of water in the soup to make it stretch further when company dropped by. But today, in a culture saturated with Pinterest images of perfection that showcase lovely tablescapes, stunning décor, and gourmet fare, we aren’t so willing to have others into our home to break bread or share a plate of nachos.
Mandy Kelly :Worshipful Living 2014
And all over Facebook.
It is also a series many have written about on there own or with Women Living Well.
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! The kitchen is not just for cooking but for connecting. God created taste buds, the sense of smell, and the eye that is drawn to beautiful things – to please our senses. […]This post will be sharing multiple photos and quotes from the various articles.
When we hear a heart drop, we can brush it aside and go on our busy way. Or, we can respond with an act of kindness. It may be words of reassurance, a clever small gift, an act of service, or gift of your time. Making Your Home A Haven is not a new concept.
Women have been doing it for centuries.
Live In Gratitude: The Tidy Mom
This week, focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home.
Super simple. But oh, so important!
By that, I don’t mean that making gourmet dishes is key or that presenting them in a fancy-fied way is the goal—although if you are the gourmet and fancy-fied type, then go for it! The issue is to make the kitchen a warm, inviting place where people are fed and souls are nourished—however that looks in your home.
Gourmet and fancy? Sure. If that is how you roll.
Good ol’ meat and potatoes with a homemade pie for dessert? Fabulous!
Dine on organic veggie main dishes and fresh fruit to end it on a naturally sweet note? Awesome!
Or, does your schedule only allow for a menu tonight of a frozen pizza tossed into the oven and store-bought salad as a side? No problem!
Women Living Well.
CREATE AN atmosphere of coziness in your home.
Make it your aim to create an inviting, welcoming spot for your family; a haven with an aroma and look that is pleasing to the eye.
From Women Loving Well :
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.
My Snippets Of Inspiration
Fall And Winter
Strangers And Pilgrims
Creative Home Blogger
Tiny Owl Creative
Making Your Home A Haven means everything done within your home.
Bible Study : Mercy Is New
A Wise Women Builds Her Home
Reading With Your Kids :
Shared from Club 31 Women,
Matthew Jacobson And His Sons
Open Your Doors And Let The Neighbors in.
Fix their favorite meals.
Chaos To Peace : Meal Planning frees up time for your family.
My Snippets Of Inspiration :
Womenlivingwell.org from 2015
Mercy Is New
Week 4 Making Our Home A Haven : 2016
Women Living Well
Story Time : Annie Of Green Gables
Modern Mrs. Darcy
Women Living Well : Years Past
A Home Should Be A Place Of Rest.
The Encouraging Home :
Grace Filled Moments :