Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Pretty Pink Hodgepodge

Some days we wonder if life can get any crazier.  With cities being taken over by anarchists, valued landmarks and statues being torn down and desecrated, children getting shot and killed on the streets, people still getting sick and dying from a foreign virus, and states and businesses remaining shut down after almost four months, we wonder what is happening to our country.

And yet, we still see and hear of miracles of grace and mercy taking place all around us.  There are still acts of kindness and forgiveness; love and acceptance; healing and salvation taking place in people's lives every day.

God desires to manifest Himself to us in things present.  It is my desire to see Him.

Thank you Joyce for bringing us this mid-week gathering to reflect and think about good things all around us.  Join us at this link:

1. This time last year where were you?

We were home.  We had just gotten back from a two-week trip to Indiana for our granddaughter's high school graduation.

Exactly one year ago today, I posted a photo summary of that trip and you can see it HERE.  It was such a great, enjoyable trip full of beautiful things to do and see.

2. In honor of National Pink Day (June 23rd) tell us your favorite pink food or beverage.

Can we count watermelon as pink for the sake of this question?

Was it on the menu at your house yesterday?

Watermelon is on the menu most every day during the summer at our house.  In fact, I was eating some at midnight.

Do you like to wear the color pink?

No, my skin tone is much too yellow to wear pink.

If we came to visit would we find this color in your home decor?

You would find it only in paintings that I have done.

Blush-fuschia-salmon-raspberry-your favorite shade of pink?

It would be raspberry.

3. Stop and smell the roses, looking through rose colored glasses, a rose by any other name, not all moonlight and roses, no rose without a thorn...which rosy saying currently fits your life in some way? Explain.

"Not all moonlight and roses" would most likely fit my life right now.  Some times it's more like peas and cornbread, or humid and weeds.  For us, daily life is much more down-to-earth and comfortable.  After being married almost 56 years, we no longer require moonlight and roses, although when that happens it is sweeter than ever.

4. Are you a 'reader'?

Yes, I am a reader to some extent. I enjoy reading but I don't devour a book while chomping at the bits to read the next one.

Do you tend to read lighter books in the summer months?

I do not consciously read lighter books in the summer although I have read a couple sweet, light love stories lately.

Do you have a summer reading list? If so, give us a title or two.

 No, unless you consider all the many, many books in Kindle waiting to be read, a list.

5. Share with us one rose and one thorn from your weekend.

The rose was getting to see our daughter, her husband and our youngest granddaughter when they came through from Dallas on their way to Florida on Friday.  They left sweet Sophie (dog) for me to babysit.  They have rented a large house on the water in Seabrook and are enjoying all 4 girls and 2 sons-in-law.

Another rose was a phone call from our son and his family, wishing Dick Happy Father's Day.  Their singing renditions are something else.

Sunday night we realized our air conditioner had gone out.  It got hot really fast and before we knew it, it was 85 degrees in the house.  Thankfully, Dick braved the hot attic and knew what to do to fix the problem and we had cool air in short order.  But, this is not the time of year, you want to be without AC in the south.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

As mentioned earlier, our daughter and her whole family are vacationing in Seabrook, FL this week.  When the girls were younger, this used to be their family vacation destination every year.

What a blessing it is for Christy and Chuck to have all their girls and now two sons-in-law together on the beach again.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Such a sweet post. It is nice to read of pleasant happenings these days.

  2. What a thoughtful prelude, Libby! Ugh on A/C issues; thank goodness your hubby knew what part to bang. (LOL) How I'd love to be at the beach -- any beach -- right now. Your granddaughters are beautiful.

  3. Glad the AC was easily fixed. I hope they enjoy the beach

  4. Yea, for Dick. It's so nice to have a husband that is handy. Those girls are just so cute, pretty and beautiful. Goodness, can't imagine all the raging hormones that has taken place in their house over the years. :o))

  5. I said watermelon too and for us it's on the menu all summer long too. Your girls are beautiful! Have a great week :)

  6. So glad Dick was able to get up there and solve that AC problem. Mercy! When it's humid and hot, it's just unbearable. Your granddaughters are all beautiful. It's never been my good fortune to look pretty at the beach!!! Lol!!! You are so blessed. Enjoy that little grandpup!

  7. Loved the prelude. Glad the AC is working. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  8. Not sure how we survived childhood without AC, but I do know it feels essential now : ) Watermelon is one of my favorite foods, pink or otherwise, and is also on our menu most days. I think I might be able to eat an entire melon myself. I don't but I could-ha! Enjoy your peace and quiet!

  9. Yes for watermelon. It seems to be in season in the South so maybe I should try it again. It wasn't sweet enough a few weeks ago. So glad your husband could fix the A/C. Wow, 85 inside the house is HOT! Have a great week :)

  10. Glad you got your AC fixed. I can't imagine life without AC.

  11. Someone else said watermelon and I thought it was a great answer! I like your answer to "not all moonlight and roses." I'm so glad you got to see family. So glad you were able to fix the air conditioner. Such lovely photos of your daughters family.


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