Thursday, October 15, 2020


 Good Thursday morning!

Well, I have not had the chance

to get out and buy a new Mac yet.

Things have been hectic here.

John is still struggling with health issues

and we have no more answers

than we had a year ago.

More tests coming up and 

I will keep you posted.

Here is a picture of him with our beautiful

Mindy Rose

taken almost a year ago on a 


         She's our Irish girl through and through.


Our sweet Alana got engaged

and her engagement pictures

are beautiful.

I am 'stealing' one

to share with you here.

            She is a 4.0 nursing student

and works 2 jobs besides.

I hope if I ever get sick,

I have someone like her to take

care of me.

She wears her heart on her sleeve

and wants to go into women's medicine.

So, kids,

That's it-

That's all I got-

Heading up to 

Door County

to check the camper one last time.

Next week


or else---

and y'all know what that means.

I might have to throw a 

hissy fit the next time this

computer shuts down because 

it feels like it.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Bear with me as I try to get around

to visit everyone!

your photo name


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Congrats to the happy couple!

Pam Kessler said...

Aww, what great news! Sucky news about the computer though. Here's to a productive week!

LV said...

Hang in as things will get better. There days I wonder why bothering to get up. I love life so I turn my "thinker" in another direction. Trust they do not find anything serious with your hubby. The girls are beautiful.

Shirley said...

Good Morning, Diana, Congratulations on Alana's engagement. It doesn't seem like they should be that age, but time does pass fast. I keep praying that you get some answers, and I know how you feel and the frustrations when you don't. You know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you were for me. Take care, my friend. Hugs and prayers. xoxo

Ginny Hartzler said...

I'm so glad to see a post from you! I agree, it is not good to buy any big ticket item when you are in a hurry. You need to take your time. Your daughters are beautiful! Alana is a HERO!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful news! And what a beautiful couple! Hope you have a good day and get things done...especially the computer business! Hugs!

Susie said...

Diana, I can not even believe Alana is old enough to be engaged. Wow the years have flown. Seems she was just one of the little princesses that played in your yard not so long ago. She is a beauty. Mindy and John look great in that photo. She is soooo Irish, I love it. Diana, I pray for just seems that someone somewhere would find out what is happening with him. It's heart breaking. I will continue to pray for you and John, I know it's a team thing.
Oh you think I haven't want to take a sledge hammer to this blinking computer and bury it in the back yard. LOL I hope you get your new one soon...or somebody is going to pay. LOL I had a cartoon where a man was shooting his computer and it said, Harold finally learned to install hardware. LOL.
Blessings to all of you there, hugs for John. xoxo,love, Susie

Chatty Crone said...

Wow she is going to be a beautiful bride! Hope your husband gets better.

Vee said...

Alana is engaged? I thought she was 14! Warm best wishes to her and all the family. Praying for good answers for your husband. Hope that you can find a great computer. Door County? You must watch Parisienne Farmgirl. No need to visit me...not a thing going on. 🙂

Nellie said...

Sending happy and encouraging thoughts your direction! Prayers for John!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats on the engagement! I am sorry to hear the tests have not giving your any results yet!

jack69 said...

Thanks for the pictures, SWEET. Hope John finds answers soon. IT is so good to hear of dedicated, smart and talented young people who will run this world. after us computer burdened folks sign off for the last time.
Thanks for allowing us to visit.
Love from down here,
Sherry & jack Stay safe

Wanda said...

Yes, Hang in there....this too shall pass. Love the picture of you darling and adorable daughter. And the special engagement precious. What a special career too.
Sorry to hear your dearest is still struggling with health issues. It seems this life is so full of hurts and illnesses.
We have turned a corner for the better in my dearest case, and I am eternally grateful. Years of illness and caregiving are no fun, but in God's plan so I say Praise His Holy Name, and will keep praying for you and your family.

Lowcarb team member said...

That's lovely news.
Many congratulations to the happy couple.

All the best Jan

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweetie, I understand about computer frustrations! How exciting that your granddaughter is engaged. You just made me realize I should go post.
Love you!

Dewena said...

Prayers for you and your dear husband, Diana. I hope your Door County visit brings rest for your spirit and body and new vitality to embrace the happy engagement festivities. Your daughters are lovely and their father looks so proud and handsome. And welcome to your son-in-law to be!

happyone said...

What a beautiful engagement picture.
Hope your get your computer soon!!!

Terri D said...

First of all, that middle photo in your header is SO precious! And that engagement photo is just beautiful. Alana is so pretty and you can see in her face that her soul is just as lovely. Get that computer!! xo

Rose L said...

I am wondering how much longer my computer will last. I was given the one I have back in 2016. I was recovering from knee replacement and complications and mine had died on me. So several friends pitched money together and bought me a new one! I was so touched.

Laurie said...


bobbie said...

Safe travels, dear lady ~

Lorrie said...

It's so hard to wait for tests. Uncertainty is so uncomfortable. I hope you soon find out some results. That's a sweet photo of your hubby and his daughter.
What a lovely engagement photo of your granddaughter. Beautiful! Enjoy being up at the lake and I hope the new computer works well.

Cecilia said...

The trials of technology...hope you can get a new one soon. Still praying for John and answers.
What a sweet picture of your grand girl and her guy. She sounds like a sweetheart. Congratulations to them.
Hugs, Cecilia

JanL said...

Pictures are great. My sympathies on long term problems with no answers. My husband went through something similar a few years ago, multiple tests,xrays,dr visits. Specialists couldn't answer problem even as my husband kept losing weight. Finally sent us to surgeon for 'exploratory surgery'. Surgeon began telling his plan, I asked how do you know what surgery to do? He showed us the CT scan video, and exactly what the problem was. Surgery wasn't easy but fixed the problem. I hope and pray that John can find that one doctor who can solve this mystery!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm echoing Susie here when I say I can't believe she's old enough to be engaged and getting married, and I feel like I've been reading your blog forever! (Ha ha, not to make you feel old). The engagement picture is beautiful! I wish so much that you and John could get some answers. It must be wearing on the both of you. Take care. -Jenn

Bless said...

Congratulations to the newly engaged couple.

Door County! I remember going up there a couple of times! :) Take lots of pictures, please, to share with us!


I hope y'all get some answers soon about John's health. A good picture of him and Mindy Rose. Congratulations to Alana! How wonderful! I hope you get your new computer soon because just because you need it and want one! Love ya. Take care. xoxo Dolly

Junkchiccottage said...

Alana's pic is just beautiful. She is a gorgeous girl and she is going into a great profession. I know how proud you are of her. She will make a beautiful bride, loving wife and a super caring nurse. I hope you can get some answers on John so his quality of life can improve. You are going to love a MAC computer. I would never go back to a PC.
Happy Thursday Night. Have a great rest of the week.

Kathy said...

I am so surprised and happy with your good news of Alana's engagement. What a gorgeous picture! Still praying for John and hope he gets some answers soon.

Kay G. said...

Been thinking about you, Diana and hoping you have been okay.
That engagement photo is gorgeous! I am hoping that the doctors can get more help for your husband. You sure have a lot of friends in your corner, and I am one of them! xx

CHERI said...

Computer issues are enough to make a nice Southern woman spit! Mine are better but still not happy with this new (lemon) laptop!!! Sorry your guy is still having issues...praying for answers really soon. Love the name Mindy Rose! And the engagement photo is absolutely chillingly beautiful. Take care and my God watch over you and yours.

Terra said...

Congratulations on Alana's engagement. It is so frustrating when my computer is down, sometimes the connection stops briefly. I hope you get your computer issues fixed.

Ann said...

Sorry to hear your husband still has no answers to his health issues. That's a great picture of him and Mindy Rose.
Congratulations to Alana. What a beautiful girl she is.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

How exciting for the engagement news! Such a beautiful young lady (and the guy's pretty nice looking too!) And we will keep praying for your sweet hubby. That was a lovely picture of him with your pretty Irish Rose granddaughter. You are truly blessed with beautiful people in your family! And I hope you can find the computer of your dreams soon! Take care and God bless you and keep you safe and strong.

Tom said...

...a sweet moment.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congrats to the happy, lovely couple. ~ Praying for you and John, that you will get some kind of news from tests and that he'll be on the road to recovery. God's continued blessings on you and may you feel His loving, healing, comforting presence surrounding you. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Congrats on the couple getting engaged. It's so exciting to be getting a new computer so you can blog! I am hoping that John will be feeling better. Have a Happy Friday and weekend.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Congrats to the newly engaged! It's lovely to see your pictures. Seems you are getting along ok with the old one. Hope it lasts till the new one comes!. Enjoy your camper, it'll soon be too cold here for that.

This N That said...

Go on line and get it from Apple directly..From what I hear, you have to order it anyway..and wait a couple of weeks..Apple will talk you thru transferring all your data as well..
Happy engagement..sweet couple..I wish the years of happiness..
Sorry you still have no answers..
Enjoy your weekend Diana..xxoo

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh what beautiful photos! Your soon to be nurse is beaming!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You have beautiful ladies in your family and John is a cutie also. Congratulations to the happy couple. Take care, dear Diana.

Carla from The River said...

Continuing to pray for John and your family.
I am so excited for your sweet girl!! Is the groom from Wisconsin? From the back of his head.. he looks like my Sam.. same kind of hairstyle.

Debby said...

Sorry to hear of your husband not feeling well. I hope he gets some answers soon.

Your daughter is very pretty and that photo is gorgeous. Congratulations to the couple.

Jeanie said...

All the photos are wonderful. Alana is beautiful. Sending all good wishes that the answers will present themselves -- and the sooner the better. The waiting must be agonizing.

Kim said...

Beautiful and congratulations again. It's wonderful to see something happy and hopeful during these dreary times. Keep sharing! xo

bill burke said...

Congrats to the beautiful couple. Hope John can get some answers, it would drive me nuts and I'm sure it's driving you both nuts. Good luck with getting another computer. They can be a cause of annoyance but you already know that. :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Congratulations to Alana! Beautiful picture. And all prayers and good thoughts to you and John. xoxo

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Congratulations to Alana!

I hope John receives good news from his doctors. Sending positive thoughts and hugs to your family!

Pam said...

CONGRATS!!! The engagement pic is beautiful. So glad fall made it FINALLY! I love fall. Hoping you are well.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Congratulations to Alana. I do hope they can get to the bottom of what is ailing John. xo Laura

Diana said...

Ohh Mindy Rose is so beautiful in her pretty dress and John is mighty handsome dad next to her - GREAT photo! Congratulations to Alana on her engagement - beautiful photo! Technology sure can be fickle. We'll be here when you get back! Blessings!

Theresa said...

YEAH- an engagement, how exciting. We need exciting things to look forward to! Beautiful pictures. I pray that you all get some answers on your Husband's health issues. PRAYING! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Queenie! Wow! She's lovely and how exciting!
I know it's an endeavor to go get a new Mac. I need to utilize mine much more. Sending joy and friendship! xo

Alda said...

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Even tho we are far away you might grab a few ideas for your upcoming wedding planning. Much love and best wishes to all!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great pics!! Congrats to the couple!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!!
Take care!!

Linda said...

Continued prayers for your husband's health and some answers!
Congratulations on your new computer!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I can't believe she's engaged! Wasn't she just a little girl the other day?

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Debby said...

There is nothing that makes my heart happier than to see my children joyful. My daughter got married in the country of Georgia in August. Due to covid, they could not have a family wedding. It was heartbreaking to miss it, but her husband was returning to his native UK to accept a teaching position and they figured that a spousal visa request would carry more weight than a 'girlfriend' visa. I contented myself with pictures of their big day, but covid has complicated a lot of things these days.