Thursday, December 13, 2007


Good Thursday Mornin' Yall,

I do hope everyone had a Blessed Wednesday and ready to start a new day. I am feeling some better this morning and finally got a good night's rest last night. It is 41 degrees here this morning with a windchill of 39 degrees. There may be a few showers lingering around, but they are suppose to move East this morning and then clearing this afternoon. It's still going to be chilly tho. Clouds start moving back in tomorrow afternoon and Friday night. According to our local weather guy, we will be getting a rain/snow mix here in our area. Now points North of Jonesboro, AR will be getting the snow. Then, further South of here, it's just going to be rain. Who knows, we will just have to stay tuned for the next episode of "Karen's Weather". LOL. Seriously tho, I don't think we will get much of anything but rain around my area. There could be a snowflake or two mixed in, but I do think the worse will be up close to the Arkanas/Missouri border.

Today is "THANKFUL THURSDAY". I have something to be very Thankful for. As many of you know that when hubby left out on Tuesday morning, he had to go down to South Arkansas and pick up a load and then take it to Meta, MO. Well, "PRAISE GOD" he made it there safe and sound. From Meta he had to go up to Mexico, MO and pick up another load. "PRAISE GOD" he made it up there just fine. He did tell me that he saw lots of trees with the Ice on them, but the roads were in good shape. He said the roads had been salted/sanded good on the roads. I "PRAISE GOD" for that. GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD!!!! I am also Thankful for all my blogging friends that I have met since I have been blogging. I am also Thankful for some of my blogging friends that survived the Ice Storm. Some didn't lose electricity, but some did. The ones that did lose electricity, made it thru the storm without losing any lives. "PRAISE GOD" again. I am Thankful for our Wonderful Savior who died on the Cross to save us from our sins. I am also Thankful for our Freedom we have here in the USA. I just have so much to be Thankful for that I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the general picture. Just waking up each day and taking that first breath is something to be Thankful for. What do have to be Thankful for? Please feel free to share in the comments if you want to. I do enjoy hearing about everyone.

Yesterday, Karla's Cottage was hosting a "What do you love about your Holiday Home"? I didn't participate, but several of my blogging friends did. My friends that did participate showed some beautiful pictures of their homes all decorated. I seen some beautiful homes and decorations. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. I really enjoyed it. Don't forget about BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes on the 17th of December. I had planned on participating in this, but I am not if I will be able to or not. The only camera I have is on my cell phone. It doesn't take the best of pictures as some of you have seen. Also, my cell phone is one of the Pre-Paid Cell Phones. I have to buy minutes for it. Since hubby will be out of a job soon, I am going to really have to watch my spending. So, I am having to save my minutes on my phone. I may try and post a few pictures, but not a whole lot. We will have to see. I was really looking forward to it, but hey, I have to do what I have to do to get by. I do hope that everyone understands.

We still need to remember everyone that was affected by the Ice Storm last weekend. They have said that millions of people are still without electricity. They said it could be up to 10 days or longer before electricity is restored. They are telling people to go stay in shelters where they have electricity so they can stay warm. From what I hear, they may be getting some snow as well this weekend. My blogging friend, Kansas Rose, lives in Kansas and she had some pictures on her blog this week from what damage she had at her home there in Kansas. It was just so sad. Last account I heard 24 people had lost their lives from the Ice Storm. We need to continue to pray and lift everyone up during this time. I know I can count on all of yall for your prayers.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my "THANKFUL THURSDAY". I am having my morning coffee and think I will go visit and see whose up and wants to have coffee with me. Yall take care and have a great Thursday. May God Bless You and Yours.



bj said...

Good morning friend, Karen,
I thank you for stopping by my place this morning. I hope you took one of those muffins that I had already buttered!!
Glad all is well in your world and that you are staying warm.
Yes, I, too, am looking forward to the 17th. We've already seen so many pretty Christmas decorations, it makes you wonder if there will be many more....but, I'll bet there will. I do wish you had a camera but I love how you describe things with your words so I enjoy your blog so much! (did you make cornbread last night? You know, you can add lemon juice or vinegar to your milk and make the buttermilk taste...I am going to make some tonight! Will let u know how it turns out.)
Happy day and God bless,

Lib said...

Hi Miz. Karen,
We have so much to be Thankful for,if we'd just take time to count our Blessings each day,w e be so mcuh better off.:o)
I Hope and Praying your Hubby can find a job SOON!Its so hard these days ,seems everything but paychecks goes up.Fuel for Trucks is way over $3 per gal around here.
People doesn't always realize the U.S. would stand still is it were not for our Trucker's.
Hope you have a great day!
Blessins', Lib

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Karen!

I want to thank you so much for visiting my blog and your sweet posts! Your traditions are beautiful!

I cant tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your blog! You are so positive and you just really made me realize some things and I thank you so much for that.

I hope things get better for you soon. You will have a beautiful Christmas, because you KNOW the TRUE meaning of it!

Hugs and Smiles.

Nan said...

Oh, I'm so glad your husband got there safe and sound. That ice is nasty stuff.
Please try to participate on the Christmas Open house. Can you buy one of those disposable cameras for this event?
I hope you enjoyed my cookies and milk this morning. Was it a brownie pizza that you wanted? I'll whip one up.
Have a good one.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I am going to add your to my blog list too :) Your so sweet, thank you!


Shari said...

Karen-I hope things turn around for you financially. The main thing is that you have a roof over your head, food in the house, and love of family. If you have all that, then you are the richest person in the world. Your blog keeps me grounded and realize that even small things are really something to be thankful for. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I will be more than happy to sit with you this fine Thursday and chat a bit with you.......

I'm really happy to hear that your hubby had safe travelings through the ice and storms. It's always good to know that the ones we love are safe and sound, even if they're not by our sides at times.

And Karen, I totally TOTALLY understand you wanting to save your minutes on your cell phone for 'talking'....who knows just what may be around the corner. It's always better safe than sorry. Perhaps if you can't right now, in later months you can come back and share your home's decor at the time given....I know I would enjoy it.

Christmas is in the heart...not how we, if you're happy in March and want to show us what small wonders you have to be it! I'll be here with you ---with bells on!!

Have a grand day dear bloggin' buddy!!!

bj said...

EXCUSE ME....but, I think I just saw you sneaking out of my house with....muffins. Yep...there's butter that's dripped onto the floor. Awh, didn't have to sneak away. I would have fixed you a cup of tea or coffee and we could have eaten every single one of those muffins!
hee heee
hugs, bj

Susie said...

Good morning Karen!
I'm having my coffee while I catch up on all your news. A true blessing that your husband is safe and sound while traveling on those dangerous road conditions.
It's only 38ยบ this am, so feels very chilly here!!

BittersweetPunkin said... have such a big heart and I enjoy you so much! I will be praying for your family and your husband...I will pray that the Lord will bring your Husband a new job opportunity.

Hope said...

Hello Karen,
Sorry I missed coffee with you this morning. My neighbor came over to visit and had coffe with me so that was good. She lives alone and gets lonely.
If you lived closer to me I wouldn't have to watch the weather report on tv all the time. I'd just tune in to Karen's Weather every morning to know what was going on!! lol
I too have much to be thankful for, especially at this season. First, Jesus, Who died for me, my husband who changed my life in so many ways, my wonderful children and grandchildren, all my family and friends, and last but certainly not least...all my new Bloggy Friends like you!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Dawn said...

I am so glad that you're enjoying our trip with us so much. Yes, that was me, not looking my very best! We had been on the ocean that day while my hubby snorkeled with others and I stayed in the rubber boat. That rather large black thing on my head kept me from getting burned on my face. So then my hair looked so terrible is that I had to leave it on the rest of the day!

So - the lei is made of plumeria. Amazingly wonderful aroma. I am allergic to perfume, but this scent doesn't giv e me a headache, where some other flowers do. $3.00 is an amazing price - at the airport they were making them and asking $9.00. At the Farmer's Market they were $5 or $7. So, yes, that's a VERY good price. And that they only went up $1.00 since ten years ago is equally amazing.

Have a wonderful day - and don't stop asking what you want to know!

Diane J. said...

Hi, Karen. It's a little after noon, but I'm still drinking my coffee. Have another cup with me, LOL! ;o)

Cecil has this week off for vacation so she and Sue will be here in a little while to spend the afternoon with me. I think I'm going to make another batch of fudge, some glazed pecans and maybe some homemade dog bones for my vet friend. She gives them to her veterinarian friends for Christmas. I'm not sure what all I'll get into this afternoon.

I'm like you - I don't think we'll get much in the way of snow either. I think most or all of it will go North of us.

Glad you're feeling better. Have a good day, my friend! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Nunnie's Attic said...

Good Afternoon Karen!
I was running around this morning getting my laundry done, do I missed my morning cup of coffee with you.

So glad to hear that your husband arrived at his destinations safely. And I pray that a better job is on it's way to your door.


Leeann said...

Hi Karen!
As always, I enjoyed your post this morning. We all have so much to be thankful for, don't we? I'm sure you know I am especially grateful for my two granddaughters and can't wait to go back and hold them. We may get snow this weekend in my neck of the woods and I hope that doesn't keep us from being able to travel. It's about a 2 hr. drive to visit my children.
I'm praying for your situation as your husband looks for a job. God does everything perfectly and I'm sure He has great plans for y'all that you don't even know about.
Talk to you later, Karen!
Leeann said...

It is afternoon and I am just getting over here!! I enjoy your blog so much!! Thanks for all your prayers! We are to get a bunch of snow tomorrow but that isn't bad like ice! Hugs Grams

Cottage Contessa said...

I'm so happy to hear that your husband is safe and sound! I'm sorry to hear about all those poor families effected by the ice storms. I can't even imagine what that must be like, but it would be devestating. I will certainly be praying for them, and for your family too sweetie.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cottage Contessa said...

I'm so happy to hear that your husband is safe and sound! I'm sorry to hear about all those poor families effected by the ice storms. I can't even imagine what that must be like, but it would be devestating. I will certainly be praying for them, and for your family too sweetie.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Kelli said...

Hi Karen!
Great Thankful Thursday post, I'm glad you are feeling better!

I saw your comment about Show and Tell. There is a new Mr. Linky posted each week, so if you signed it a while back, it won't show up on last weeks list. I'm not sure how long ago you participated, but here is a link to the newer guidelines:

I hope you are able to join in the fun tomorrow!

Mary said...


I'm so glad that our prayers were answered and your husband is safe and sound. The life of a trucker is a hard one and just as much so for his family.

There's so much to be thankful for, isn't there. Friends, loved ones, health and so much more. I truly enjoyed your post. Thanks so much for sharing.


Renie Burghardt said...


Your posts are always so down to earth and friendly. You're a genuine, loving, lovely person!

Thank the Lord your husband made it back okay, and that you slept better and are feeling better as well.

Have a nice evening with your loved ones. And thank you for the always nice comments on my little blog.

Stay well and happy, and God bless!



Cecil said...

Hey Karen... Sorry the leftovers are all gone... hubby ate them yesterday! :) maybe next time..Glad your husband made it ok... prayer works!!! I hope if we get anything this weekend that it's snow... no ice! Diane made more goodies for Christmas this afternoon so we got samples! But we didn't eat any of the dog treats... I'll let her do the taste-test on those! lol Have a good day tomorrow! Hugs to you... Cecil

Brenda said...

Oh yes indeed God is Good! I'm so happy for you that your husband made his run and is now home safe and sound. An Angel dropped into my mailbox and blessed us today. It's amazing how God sends them to us when we need them most.

Betty said...

Hi Karen,

I've been gone most of the day and am just now catching up on reading all the blogs.

I'm glad you are feeling better and thankful that your husband's travels have been safe ones.

Betty said...

Karen, I just read the comment you left on my blog. It almost brought tears to my eyes as it was such a sweet and caring comment.

Thank you for visiting my site, but most of all thank you for your prayers. It means a lot to me.


Joyce said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for your post today. Do not feel bad if you can not post any pictures. I do not have a camera to take pictures. I am still learning how to up load and hope to get some help from my daughter during Christmas. We are to get snow but not much. Thanks for stopping by this evening.

Love and Hugs,

Pear tree cottage! said...

Karen hello from Australia! gosh it was nice to be visiting bloggers I know and new friends as well after a long break away. Your blog page is lovely and I can tell you are a gentle friendly sole who is a friend to all you meet. Your weather sounds a little topsy turvy! like ours one minute it is one way then over night it changes. we are coming into a very hot summer they tell us so I am not looking forward to that much.

anyway I do look forward to visitng you again very soon. blessings from Australia Lee-ann

Mary said...


I've tagged you for a little Christmas hoopla. The information can be found on my last post. ;-)