Thursday, October 6, 2022

 I don't know how many of you are familiar with the famous "Sonic Fast Food Drive Thru Places?"

"Sorry....I tried to upload some pictures, but they never would come up." 😓

Our little town has one that is less than a mile from our house and I am a frequent everyday!!

I always make a trip each morning and purchase TWO large Un-sweet for me and one for Sam.  Hey, this is much better than drinking a Dr Pepper every morning.  

This afternoon, I was on my way to pick Mylee up from school and I saw a Sonic in a different town from where we live.   I thought that it would be nice to have something cold for Mylee to drink, especially since she has athletics for her last class.  Figured she would be sweaty from running and a nice Cherry Sprite would be just what she needed.   

I pull in to the drive thru, and I order two medium Cherry sprites.   When I get to the window to pay, I give the young lady my money and it ends up that she owes me $12.49 in change.  I am watching her as she gets my money ready to give me and she never touches her "CHANGE" drawer.   Instead, she hands me $12.00 and $12.00 only.   She then said, "Would you like your .49 cents??   I was a bit startled by her question, but I then said...."Yes, yes I would."   

.49 cents?   That's like paying an extra .25 cents per drink.   Why would I not want all of my change?  I was thinking, if they do this to every customer, just think how much extra they make each day.  What if my change had been .79 cents or .89 cents.  Would she still have asked if I wanted my change?

I don't understand a lot of things about how things work in our world today.  I know that .49 cents  these days will not buy much by itself,  but when I was 10 years old, it would have allowed us to purchase 2 loafs of bread.  

I don't know.......I was just so puzzled for her to ask me this question.  

Laughs today!

Is there anyone else out there having problems with photos not loading onto your post??  


Sunday, October 2, 2022

 Adding vibrant shades of "Fall" colors to your home decor, makes for feelings of a visually satisfying sensation, that we embrace with a welcoming spirit.

Adding tiny bright lights to a wreath filled with colors, gives much warmth to any room.....and hey, who doesn't love these amazing little lights that bring warmth to any room?  The lights are so gentle and cozy.

I use them all the time, throughout the year, no matter what season it is.

This is also the time of year when I love to burn candles.  Mind you, I'm not a huge fan of many of the fragrances of burning candles.  I have my favorites as well as my dislikes!
Vanilla and apples are some of my most liked smells, but I stay away from anything cranberry!  Cranberry was always my moms favorite candle, but for me, it is too sweet.

Who keeps their dining table set throughout the year?  
ME!  I do.  I still have my turquoise and white dinner set out, I just added a sunflower for now.  I may get a little more creative in a few weeks, and add some small pumpkins and gourds.  

Same for this cabinet that I have had for 25 years.  This one piece of furniture has brought me so much joy!  Adding color to the face of this piece of furniture adds so much to our dining area.    I usually keep it decorated with plates for whatever holiday or season is happening at the time.   I also love adding colorful magazines to the front of the cabinet.  

Pumpkin Spice, Lattes, Hot Chocolate, bon-fires, sweaters, football season, Changing colors, mugs of Apple cider, picking the perfect pumpkin, Caramel, Fairs, Crisp Air, Scarecrows, Hayrides, Decorating, Candy corn and peanuts, Fall festivals, scarfs, boots, drizzling rain, Thanksgiving.....WOW, so much to enjoy about FALL.

I'm very excited for the season of Fall.   The gorgeous colors are a reminder of how awesome our God is.  The crisp air, refreshes my breathing and I so enjoy stepping outside so I can take in the scents of nature.  
Being the soup lover that I am, I love the smell of a full pot of soup simmering on the stove.  Comfort food makes me feel good.

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let go of things that weigh us down.  May your spirits be lifted each and every day, as you watch the colors change and as you feel the presence of each new day.

Shug 🍂

Saturday, October 1, 2022

 Life is moving fast, like a swift moving river, making its way down a steep gradient slope!!

Seems like yesterday, I was chasing our 6 grandkids all through the house, playing hide n' seek.  The boys were constantly wrestling with me or pulling jokes on me.  Lots and lots of laughs.

Tori was always exploring through every drawer in our house.....and her favorite thing to do was going through my jewelry box.  Honestly, she still loves doing this!!

Mylee, the baby of the family always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen.  She always wanted to "make cookies for the boys."  She also loved singing "Oh happy Day," while running throughout the house, sometimes doing a little dance.  

I am extremely thankful for all of these precious times, and I'm thankful that I was given the opportunity to be a stay at home grandmother, and to be able to keep the grandkids while they were in their younger years.  

I only wished we were back in those days!!

What is so hard to believe, is that MYLEE (the youngest grandchild) will be getting her drivers permit in just a few months!!  This is CRAZY.

Time. . . . . Please slow down. 

Now, the oldest grandson lives over 1600 miles away and his a family of his own.   Our second grandson lives about 40 miles away and he and his wife are busy, busy!

The others are in College, working and the youngest is in High School.  They all have busy lives!

I've gone from cooking breakfast for all of them EVERY SINGLE DAY, to seeing Tyler's family once a year......Tucker and his wife maybe every two months and the others a couple times a week.  

Distance, it is said, Makes the heart grow fonder.  

This grandmother heart
misses those full days.  


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

 Well Friends.....  I found myself missing my blog more than I thought I would.  

I found that I actually have more time and would you believe that I have had so many topics to blog on since I decided Not to Blog.  

Hoping it will not take me long to start seeing you all stop by and say Hi...!

I am excited about catching up on all your post as well...

See ya tomorrow!!


Sunday, August 21, 2022

 Hope this day finds you all filled with Love and Joy in your hearts.   

It was 2010 when I first decided to journey into the land of blogging.  By doing so, I learned much about myself and I know without any doubt, that blogging changed me in so many ways.

I have decided that the time has come for me to move on to other things and while I do love my blog and ALL of the precious friends that I have made over these past 12 years, it is time for me to say.......See ya Later!  

I am friends with most of you on Facebook and I so enjoy keeping up with you all.  Over these past years, I have watched your families grow, I've enjoyed their birthday celebrations, I've viewed many beautiful wedding photos and I feel as if I've known your families as if you all were my next door neighbors.  

We have all prayed together, prayed for each other and our families and we have even shared life changing happenings with each other.  I will always cherish these relationships.  

I do hope that if you are not already my friend on FB, that you will friend me.     So....I will leave this post up for a week or so, and then I plan to delete it.  Thanks for all the sweet memories.  

Shug Pollard

Monday, July 18, 2022

Vacation time is the BEST!!

 Wouldn't it be great if we were all able to take a good vacation at least 10 days or so, ever other month?  When I win the big "lottery" I might just consider doing so.  Of course, you have to play the lottery to win it!

Sam and I just spent 10 days in Colorado, vacationing with friends.   Actually it was Sam and four of us ladies!
You know what though?  He had the best time.  He was our driver, our luggage carrier, our gas attendant, and best of all....we had curb side service at all of our destinations.......and he went and parked the car!!

We rode the train from Durango to Silverton and back.
Oh my....the most beautiful country side and the river was  absolutely gorgeous!

I took this picture of Sam at "Bear Lake."
If you have never visited Bear Lake, you need to add this to your bucket list and go visit this place.  Such peace surrounds this lake.  We all walked around the lake and just took our time.....sitting and loving all of the beauty around us.  

We stayed the first four nights in Estes Park, at the "Stanley Hotel."  I'm sure you all know about the Stanley?
The hotel where Steven King wrote "The Shining."
This is a Haunted Hotel......

I had to hire me a ghost Buster to walk around with me!!
Just kidding.   isn't she cute?  This lady is part of the ghost tours that they have each day.  Actually, I should say.....The MANY ghost tours that they have each day.

I was a little nervous staying here.....but wouldn't you know it, that we saw NO ghost, No Orbs, No Shadows, and none of the furniture moved around!!  lol.

Here we are....eating at the Stanley.  Minus our friend, Vicki.  She was taking the picture.

We had a full schedule.....Flew to Denver....Drove to Estes Park.....Stayed 4 nights.........took day tours through the mountains and National Park.....Drove to Breckenridge....had lunch.....Drove to Durango.....Stayed 4 nights......Rode the train....Drove over the Mesa Verde and hiked down to the ladder house......Drove the Million Dollar Highway......Went to Ouray.....Drove to Pueblo, stayed the night.....went to the Royal Gorge....Drove to Denver...stayed the night and flew home!

We saw lots of Elk, a Bear, Turkey's, Big horn sheep, rabbits, ground hogs, chipmunks, lots of mountains, many rivers and the most beautiful trees.

We skipped out on some of this Texas heat.  The mornings in Colorado were in the low 40's and the days were in the 70's.    SO NICE!

When we stepped out of the airport in TEXAS, the heat was triple digits.  🔥🔥🔥

Thank you Lord for this nice vacation with my husband and friends....

Hugs to each of you!!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

 Sunflowers are flowers that can brighten ANY day!!

They bring such a sunny attitude and they make me think Positive thoughts!!!

I guess you could say that they truly spread "Seeds" of happiness!!  Sunflower seeds are so good and they are actually good for you.  

Nothing like having a bag of sunflower seeds while you are sitting outside at a baseball game.  It might not be very "Lady Like"  eating them ... sure is fun and super tasty!

The Pecan Nursery has, like a cover crop in the Summer (on the Hill Yard) of Sunflowers and I keep saying I'm going to get smack dab in the middle of them and have a picture made.  Just haven't done it yet!!

I attended a funeral a few months ago for a sweet, precious young lady.  She loved sunflowers, and if a funeral can be gorgeous, hers certainly was.  So many Bright Sunflowers and that is exactly how she would have wanted it.  

Did you know that Sunflowers are native to America? 
In my reading about them, I found out that the Sunflower's botanical name is Helianthus annuus.....which is Greek; "Helios" means sun and "anthos" means flower.  

I also learned that sunflowers track the Sun.  They are heliotropic......meaning they make optimum use of light by moving with the sun.

There, you have it.  A gorgeous flower that is very smart.

Hope you all have a sunny Day.

Shug.  🌻

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