blessings · Broken · Goals · lupus · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized


…well… air hockey!

Bruises and a table top air hockey game should NOT go together. Had so much fun though!

@leadershipokaloosa #lovenewfriends

blessings · journey · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized


An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.  The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.  May you be open to each thread that comes into your life —the golden ones and the coarse ones —and may you weave them into a brilliant and beautiful life.

Thankful for the golden and coarse threads in my life journey.


beach · beaches · blessings · fall · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thought

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.

I miss Fall in Northwest Arkansas.  Fall in Florida, well, it was 92 degrees yesterday.  David and I went to the beach.  It was beautiful, and I am very grateful to be able to live here.  I really do love Fall here.  It is still warm enough to enjoy the beach (even get into the water), and it is a lot less crowded than in summer.The water was crystal clear, and a nice breeze.  It was just nice to sit and enjoy the sound of the waves.  This is something I normally do with Carmen.  David hates the sand, and would rather stay indoors or go to the mountains.  I don’t blame him.  But I love it here.I just miss trees that turn a color other than brown.  I miss the crisp air in the evenings.  I miss this…  Oh, I know, that I should be grateful, and I am very grateful to live where most people come for their vacations.  I just need to see this again in person.  Fall.  Trees with colors, yellow, orange, and bright reds.


Maybe next year we will travel to Northwest Arkansas for the turning of the leaves.  I would love to do that again.

What is your favorite season, and why?


Anxiety · blessings · Budget · friends · Uncategorized



Well, God came through, and our friend came.  He was able to hop onto (David’s words) the roof, and just fix everything.  Apparently, a squirrel decided he liked our shingles so much that he ate through the part of the roof’s ridge line.  We will wait out the repair, and hopefully the rains will prove Travis’ work strong and durable.

Friends are amazing when God places them in your path.  It had been over a year since we had spoken with Travis and Jess, and there was not one pause about coming to help.  Helping when able (even when you aren’t really able) is such a blessing to both the giver and the receiver.   They wouldn’t take anything for payment, and if had been reversed, we wouldn’t have either.

Overwhelmed by God’s grace.  Please continue to pray for us and we tighten our belts, and stick to what needs to be done instead of what we want.

Blessings for this Monday, and always.



blessings · Carmen · family · friends · Holiday · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Happy August

Today is National Girlfriend Day.  I love these women. 

I love that Carmen and I are more friends now as she has gotten older. 

So very grateful for all of them in my life. 


Be Kind · blessings · Dexter · love · Uncategorized


Nope raccoon that David has named Rocket.   Dexter found this little one outside, apparently fallen from the next.  It was in the middle of the day, so we brought it inside to warm up until night fall.  

We did follow the instructions as to try to get her back to her Mom. We also knew not to feed or give the any water.  David found out that warming uncooked rice in a sock for 30 seconds in a microwave would keep them warm for a longer period of time. 

Abby was not happy about the little one in the house at all.


So it turned out that Rocket was a Rosie.  Mom never did come back to get them.  After a long night, and lots of inside warming time, and outside for Mom to find them time.  David took them to the Wildlife Refuge on first thing Monday morning.  

David contacted the refuge on Thursday morning to check on them.  Rocket ended up passing after a couple of hours after David had dropped them off.  But Rosie is thriving!  Our hearts are both happy and sad.


beginnings · blessings · Changes · Goals · Random Thoughts

Moved My Cheese.

So, last week I moved my cheese.

I quit my job.  I have worked there for 12 years, doing a variety of things.  It is different not having to go in on a Monday morning.  It is different not dreading Monday.

Yesterday was the first time in a very long time I sat in my church just as a church member.

God has placed the right people in place for me to let go.  Let go.  If any of you know me, you know how very difficult that truly is. Letting go for me has never been easy.  This was different.  God let this go.  He is letting me relax in this guided path.

I will still be there as a consultant when they need me.  If they need me.

But this week, new habits, new routines, new beginnings.

Jerry Ann