Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rome, Roaming & Friends

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1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. He's quoted as saying, 'Experience is the teacher of all things." So what has experience taught you lately?

To not borrow trouble today because tomorrow will present its own.  I think that is also Biblical.

2. Where did you last 'roam'?

Last Saturday morning we "roamed" with our friends Tom and Judy to the Downtown Shreveport Farmer's Market.
 Afterward, we "roamed" to the original Strawn's for breakfast with Mike the Tiger.
Strawns, which opened in 1944 is known for its delicious ice box pies, but also for the murals on the walls.
 I thought this one was particularly appropriate with today's "Rome" theme.
Then, we decided to just "Roam" northward to see the new 15 mile
connection between Louisiana and Arkansas.
Only we who live in the ArkLaTex can fully appreciate this new 4-lane highway and anticipate its completion.

3. Speaking of 'Rome', pasta, can only pick one, which would you choose?


4. 'Rome wasn't built in a day', 'All roads lead to Rome', 'When in Rome...' which 'Roman' idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.

I think the idiom, "Rome wasn't built in a day" is perhaps the most applicable to me.  I have to remind myself sometime, that I can't expect immediate results, or things to happen on my time table.  The Lord is patiently teaching me these truths.  Wait, Seek, Trust!

5. What's a movie you've seen or a book you've read, that makes you want to book a trip to Italy?

I haven't read or seen anything recently, but I have been to Italy and would love to go back.  There was much I didn't see before and would enjoy exploring the countryside this time.

6.  Walt's original Disneyland opened almost sixty years ago, on July 17, 1955  Have you ever been to the California park? How about any of the other Disney parks around the world? What's your favorite amusement park ride or attraction?

I have not been to any of the Disney parks and quite frankly do not enjoy amusement park rides.  The last amusement park I went to was Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri many years ago with all our grands and I enjoyed watching them have fun.

7. It's that time of year...when were you last bitten or stung?

In Louisiana that could be a daily occurrence with mosquitoes.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Last night the women's organization to which I belong, PEO, had a couples cookout at the lovely new home of one of the members.
 It was hot, but since her house is on a waterway, 
 the breeze was pleasant, and most everyone chose to enjoy the beautiful scenery outdoors.
 Margaret, Diann and I were on the planning committee which meant Diann cooked, Margaret directed and I took pictures.  (And yes, it is Diann's home I have been featuring on Mondays)
 My sweet friend Margaret and I
 Some of the lovely ladies with hostess Paula and her new puppy.
 We were a couple!
With the exception of the new sofa and two chairs in the family room, every piece of furniture and most of the accessories in this home are heirloom pieces from the owner's families.  The furniture in this room belonged to the hostess's great, grandmother.  How special is that!
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  1. What a beautiful outdoor space! I could have answered Rome wasn't built in a day...weddings aren't planned that way either : )

  2. My daughter is part of the PEO in her neck of the woods and I have attended several of their meetings when I visit. A wonderful group of women.

  3. I believe this is my first visit to your place, and I enjoyed stopping by from The Hodgepodge.

    What a beautiful home your friend has, and how special to have it furnished with such special things!

  4. I believe this is my first visit to your place, and I enjoyed stopping by from The Hodgepodge.

    What a beautiful home your friend has, and how special to have it furnished with such special things!

  5. What a gorgeous home...inside & out! Love your answer to #4.

  6. Ah, what a lovely gathering and what a beautiful home. And, you look great in orange!

    It does seem that my shoulder and neck are better today but they are still "there." He gave me no restrictions at all, except no driving yesterday because of the "happy meds" they had given me for the injection. HE gave me some stretching exercises and then I'll go back next Tuesday for the 2nd one and we'll only do a 3rd if there is considerable difference, otherwise, we'll stop with 2. I see Dr. Sin again on the 15th of Aug. And, I have never been in agony or dire pain, more less just aggravating pain. Sometimes it is definitely worse than at other times. I take nothing more than Advil when needed, so it could be much worse for sure but I would love for it to be GONE! :o))

  7. I just had to look up that verse, it is Matthew 6:34. Sounds like a fun day of roaming! Oh my, that is a lovely home your were at.

  8. I'm so blessed by your comment on my post about living a beauty-full life. I'm glad it led me here to your beauty-full blog! Feel free to repost, as you requested, with a link back. If it blessed you and can bless others that is what matters! I've actually been having a bit of writer's block, but felt God really help me with this fact, I believe it was all His idea!

  9. Your friend's home is so beautiful. I love the heirlooms.
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog yesterday. You have a great day.


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