Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A PRAYER REQUEST FOR A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

I love it when people I know
ask me to post a 
PRAYER REQUEST!

I have been following this sweet lady
and her family for quite a while.
She is just one of the sweetest people
I know!
This is JILL from
Isn't she pretty?

I took this picture off her sidebar 
so it is not MY photography skills, 
this time, folks!

Her blog is warm & welcoming
and full of family life.

Jill is having some pretty extensive 
abdominal surgery
tomorrow-Monday.
She is a woman of faith
 but
even those of us that are full of faith
have times when we are scared---
when all those horror stories 
we have heard about surgeries gone wrong
assault us.

Please pray for a successful surgery 
and please pray for 
PEACE OF MIND
for Jill.

To add to her anxiety,
her oldest daughter has been having
a lot of health issues and they 
cannot nail down what is wrong.

AND
her husband has an injury that is going 
to require surgery in the near future.
That is a LOT going on in one family, folks.


Isn't it true that when
IT RAINS IT POURS?

Please SHOWER THEM with
PRAYERS.
If you are not a PRAY-er,
please send up good thoughts 
and  well wishes.

They do have one 
GREAT BRIGHT SPOT
their sweet red-headed daughter,
KATHLEEN.
She fills their hearts with joy.
Thank all of you that
are such faithful and wonderful
followers.
My blog would be nothing 
without all of you.
YOU are part of my BLESSINGS
and I have come to know 
and love many of you
on a more personal level!

I will be back with the results
of the 
in a day or so.

Still time to pick a place!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

FUNNY ON FRIDAY--THE ACCOUNTANT

She was so sick and tired
of her mother nagging her...
Nag..
Nag..
Nag....
She did
NOT WANT TO
be a ballerina.
And, no amount of
dance classes or
Charm School
influence
could change her mind.
Her Dad had told her she
had the perfect aptitude
to be an Accountant..
because she was good with numbers
and they would teach her how to
BALANCE THE BOOKS.

She was so excited to be accepted
into business school.
 She proudly
walked into the front door,
just as you see her,
to sign up for 
Accounting 101.

Happy Friday- Keep Smiling!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

PICK YOUR FAVORITE- EASTER TABLE SETTING

It's been a 
LONG TIME
since I did a 
Pick Your Favorite Feature.

I think it's high time I 
did it again, 
don't you?

Here's the deal.
You pick your favorite 
and I tally up all the votes
and tell you who you are
sitting with in a day or so.

Ready?
These are all from either
Martha Stewart 
or 
Good Housekeeping, Country Living
or 
Woman's Day.
You can feel free to vote without 
fear of hurting anyone's feelings
because these settings are not from blogs.

Will you be at....
TABLE #1
AQUA & PINK

OR
TABLE #2
PURPLE PLEASURE

OR
TABLE #3
PRETTY IN PINK

OR
TABLE #4
SWEET GRASS

OR
TABLE #5
PEACHES & CREAM

OR 
TABLE #6
KNOT MY NAPKIN

OR
TABLE #7
NESTING EGGS


SO---
There you have it.
What's your pick?
Let me know and I will let you know
MY FAVORITE TABLE
in my next post!

This is VA DAY for me
so I will check in later.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

FREE BLOG MAKEOVER GIVE AWAY

Well, if you came here
thinking it was ME that was
doing the 
FREE BLOG MAKEOVER
you can stop laughing now.

It's NOT me!
Nope!
It's Linda
The Fairy Blogmother!
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Linda is the one that took my blog
from pathetic to pretty.
Just imagine what she can do for
YOUR BLOG.

Head on over to 
sign up HERE!

Good luck and 
Happy Weekend.  
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Friday, March 17, 2017

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY----FUNNY ON FRIDAY/AD NONSENSE

Sure and there was a lot going on
at the 
IRISH DAY FESTIVAL
being held downtown.

'Twas a fine day for the
folks that were Irish
and those that claimed 
to be Irish.

Everyone knows that
there is magic surrounding
the Irish.

Flying cars are normal
as are bottles that spray a
FINE GREEN MIST
into the air.

Sure and the lads had a 
whale of a time with the
canny Irish lasses 
that waved
checkered flags for those
that wanted to race for
the Guinness beer.

Everyone had a great day
except for poor Dickie O'Connor.
He was the one that picked the
short straw and had to
strip naked and act as a
human ice holder.
Thanks be to God,
he had tattooed some
designs on to his upper thighs
years earlier.
People thought he was crazy
when he got tattooed like that-
but he smiled to himself
as he thought---
Who's crazy now?  Huh? Huh?
Still and all- that ice was cold
sitting in his lap that way.


Poor Dickie!
He said he is never attending another
IRISH FEST 
in his life.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
TO YE!

I got home late yesterday and have
the grandgirls today.
Will share some pictures this coming week
and try to catch up with everyone.

To the advertiser:  If you would like me to remove this ad-please contact me.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

FUNNY ON FRIDAY----FRENCH FRIED!!

Jacques Johnson
was beyond
embarrassment
when his
Grandmother dropped
him off in front
of his new friend, Chloe's house.

She was a lovely young girl that
had offered to tutor
Jacques.
It wasn't bad enough that
Gramma had chosen a
French name for him....
or that she
drove a bright
yellow, rusted-out,
beat up old
Renault
(made in France)
but when she
yelled..
"Make sure you practice 
a lot of
Frenching with that
new frienda yoars"....
he liked to have died.

Gramma meant well
but with her
failing hearing she
had only heard part of
the conversation
when he told her
that he was going
to be practicing
the
French Horn
with his new tutor.

When he got home
he told his Mother
that he would be
walking to any further
tutoring lessons.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A LITTLE BIT 'O' IRISH AT MY HOUSE----


Do you ever wonder what
others see when they are
standing at their kitchen window?
Today,
as I was standing at my
kitchen window I looked
over and saw this....

and this

which are both part of this.
This window faces dead West
so it is always bright here.
If you peek through the
glass you will see the
girls' playhouse
in the background.
Closed now for the winter,
it will soon be open
for Spring business...
the business of dress-up
and make-believe.

But for the moment,
I am content to look at my
SHAMROCK PLANTS
because they remind me
of home and the Irish
heritage that came
from my father's side
of the family.

I am then inspired to bring
out the beautiful vase
that my daughter purchased while
she was in Ireland...
and the little
Irish music box..
Can it be a music box
if there is no box involved?
hmmmm..
Something to ponder~
Oh and this!!!!!.She's a beauty, isn't she?
Covered with shamrocks and
kissed by gold accents...A piece that makes me
smile every time I look at her. 
Now, you tell me,
how is it that the FRENCH can 
make such a beautifully inspired
Irish piece!

I apologize for the picture quality
and size.  
I am having so much trouble
pulling pictures since I got this
new computer and I can't seem to
resize them using the normal methods
I have always used.
Sometimes it works and sometimes
it doesn't....kind of like me!
Anway--onward---
Sorry- I  know it is a tad out of focus-
Kind of like my eyes in the morning.

The bottom has an Irish greeting
for St. Patrick's Day.
Overall, it looks like this.
~Erin Go Bragh~
I am adding this after someone
commented they had to look it up 
a while back.
You know THAT means
 someone that is 
NOT IRISH 
reads my blog!!
Whoo Hooo
Anyway-
Erin Go Bragh means
Ireland Forever
MyHero said he thinks it looks like a 
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT

I told him THAT COULD BE arranged!

And YOU know what I mean by that!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

MARCHING TOWARDS SPRING-

All Wintered Out!
I don't know about you but I thought
February would NEVER END.
Then March 
ROARED IN LIKE A LION.
We had several inches of snow.
Snow that glitters like diamonds-
so bright and dazzling 
that it would hurt your eyes.
Feathery soft,
white as an angel's wing.
coating every surface with 
shimmery sequins.
As pretty as it is, however,
I am not a SNOW person.
No.I.Am.Not.
I am MARCHing towards Spring.
I am always  TIRED of winter!
Tired of snow!
Tired of cold!
Tired of the frozen tundra.
Give me snow for Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day and then
take it away----please----

I am MARCHing towards 
St. Patrick's Day with my potted Shamrock...
the plant of  my father's mother
and her mother before her.
Other years found me
 MARCHing to the sink
 to wash the 
Irish China that my girls gave me.
However,
As we are preparing to downsize,
I let the girls arm-wrestle over
which one of them would "inherit" the
IRISH CHINA
they had gifted to me a few years ago.
Before this morning is over
 I am  MARCHing myself 
right over to 
STARBUCKS...where I will 
WALTZ IN
and order a latte.
A drink to warm my bones.
 While my heart 
longs for Spring,
my body is stuck with a
Dreary Winter Day.

I was thinking (that's dangerous)
and I told MyHero I might order 
him a nice little
LEPRECHAUN SUIT
for Saint Patrick's Day.
I'd been looking at costumes
 and I thought I 
finally found the right one.
I was all set to order until I saw that it said-
COSTUME ONLY!
DARN!!!!

I am back home but will only
be here for a few days
before going to visit
my daughter and sweet grandkids.
Oh! Look!
One is dressed and waiting for me
on the steps already!
Have a wonderful Monday.


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Friday, March 3, 2017

FUNNY ON FRIDAY-NO VEGETABLES IN MY FAMILY, PEAS

Connie's mother tried
to warn her the
night before the
wedding that once
she married into
the
Jolly Green Giant Family
 things would
be different ...
especially
once they had kids.
Connie's
Mother-in-law,
Grenella Sprout,
took right over
soon after the
first baby boy, Peter Pepper,
 was born.
In the Sprout family,
the third birthday marked
a 'coming of age' of sorts.

For Peter's third birthday
Grenella served
corn on the cob,
brussel sprouts,
green beans and
peas.
This delicious meal
was followed up by
the most
unusual cupcakes
Connie had ever seen.
After dinner,
Connie excused herself from
the festivities and
called her Mother,
sobbing softly,
to apologize for
not believing her
mother on 
the day of her wedding.


Still traveling- be home soon.
Hope this gives you a Friday smile.

Disclaimer-this is an ad I found in a magazine
and by no way is meant to serve as a real advertisement.  If the advertiser would like this
image removed, please let me know.
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