"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label I love my Bill so very much. Show all posts
Showing posts with label I love my Bill so very much. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Simple Life

One of my son's needed a touch of the simple life for an outing he was planning. He requested a picnic basket, a small cooler and the red checkered tablecloth that we have had for years.

Here is the picnic basket. Isn't it lovely?


Here is what I filled the basket with...the wooden piece on the top is actually a small table-very clever indeed!

The breakdown- a rustic candlestick to go with the red candle. White cloth napkins with simple throwaway utensils that match the color theme. Our checkered tablecloth~makes a simple meal spectacular, and of course the mini cooler that fit perfectly and will hold the luncheon items. It is far more special to do something not expected yet simple on an outing. Anyone can go to dinner and the movies...

On to my simple kitchen. Slowly but surely it is coming into the focus. No longer do we have two separate rooms, but instead have one great room with the table part of the kitchen.


My china hutch houses my Pyrex dishes as well as several platters I have collected over the years.

Here is the other side of the area near the table. Still playing around with how it will be when done. I love that anything goes when doing makeover and not applying any traditional expectations to the project. The hooks for this and the other photo were fashioned out of baling wire~as the farm provides pretty much anything I need!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Have You Ever?

Have you ever done something just because? On my trip I confess that I did something on a whim just because...

In Oklahoma on the last night of my trip I went to Arby's. Anyone that knows me, knows that I do not like fast food at all- but for some reason I pulled into the lot of Arby's and on the way inside to grab something to eat I saw a site that made me laugh out loud.
It says:
Just Hitched
~ Going to the lake to work on our son!!!


Now I am not the wealthiest person in blogland as most of you know...but this was a very humble car, and it sure didn't matter to them! I went inside and quickly picked out the newlyweds and the energy that they had and walked over and began talking to them. I have to be honest, marriage to me has been such a wonderful blessing that I love to see others starting out new. They were going camping because they had small wedding and only a few people attended the wedding. I smiled and asked them to wait a moment and I went to my vehicle and called my Bill. I asked him if I could just waste $20.00. Well he knows I am not one to waste so he said it must be something, so go ahead.

I took two tens from my purse and slipped the money in a little trinket I had picked up on my travels and went back in and gave them this gift from one who has been married for over two decades to the newlyweds.

The bride broke down in tears and it was then I realized that for whatever reason people must not have been too supportive to their union. My impulsive action seems to have been the right ticket...

I loved this moment and the youthfulness that causes recklessness and often impulsiveness, as many of you may know, 21 years ago I did something young and reckless-and ended up in Nevada and married a man who proposed to me two days after we met! This impulsive action has made all the difference in my life, and allowed me to become the woman I am. As I looked at that young couple I thought this, and even shared this with them. They have their future ahead of them that is yet to be written. Even if things go off track, they can always redirect and progress on in their futures.

As I am home relaxing I pray that their honeymoon was incredible and that they are blessed with many sons and daughters!
Jennifer