Monday, November 19, 2018

With Gratitude

After a long weekend of preparing for our holiday away, I am taking it easy today.  Tomorrow will be a day of traveling and then I'll enjoy a blissfully crazy week of grandchildren!  I wish I could bottle even a tiny bit of their energy and take a spoonful each day.

Continued prayers for Lilah Rose would be greatly appreciated.  She is still struggling with tummy issues and my husband is staying home as we can not border her while she is sick.  He insisted I still go up north.  He plans to be up north on business soon and will visit them then.

I won't be taking my computer with me so I will say my Happy Thanksgivings today.  I will not be able to visit you until I return from up north.

I think I need to step away from my YouTube channel for awhile.  It is definitely too unsettling peopley there.  I don't think I am meant for greater world things.  I am much more content in my little cottage in the woods and my little home away from home blog here.  I had forgotten what a scary wicked place the world is and my heart longs for home.

I pray that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  My heart is filled with gratitude for so many reasons.  One reason being I have made such lovely friends through blogging.  You each have a special place in my heart.  I wish that I had been able to send out Thanksgiving cards but that didn't work out. Christmas is right around the corner and I will definitely be sending cards out then.

Much love,



  1. Enjoy all those kidos!
    Safe travels and come back with all the excitement and energy you can capture.

  2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Give kids and grandkids lots of hugs from all of us. Look forward to pics when you get back! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi Gina!

    Happy Thanksgiving!! There are so many things in this...peopley world to be thankful for, and you are one of them. I so appreciate all the years of friendship and love. I know that when I click on to your blog, I will find comfort, peace and joy!

    Enjoy your little grands, they grow up so quickly! Extra prayers for your sweet, Lilah Rose.

    Hugs and Much Love,

  4. Have a great weekend and enjoy the grands. I now totally understand that. Poor little Lilah Rose. I hope she gets well soon.
    I just like my little old blog. I have an Instagram, but it is a rare thing for me...mostly my cross stitching. I find that the people on the blogs are just sweeter and I have enjoyed that part of social media.

  5. Oh dear, I hope little Lilah Rose is better soon, how upsetting for you. The world is becoming scarier and scarier isn't it. How lovely you have the cocoon of your beautiful home in the woods to bless your days. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration with your family, dear Gina. Travel with care♥

  6. Have a wonderful time with those babies. While I enjoy You Tube, for me blogging is best!! I love your description...Too Peoplely!!

  7. I'm so sorry to hear your little dog is not well, Gina. I will send my prayers her way. It will be nice to see your little grandchildren to take your mind off things. Yes, the world is a little crazy, especially on social media. People have no filter when they can hide behind a computer screen. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with the family. Sending hugs and blessings xo Karen

  8. I loved your "Too Peopley" tee-shirt in your previous post, Gina. Yes, it's so YOU! Enjoy your time with your sweet family. Hopefully your Lilah Rose will improve with your dear hubby staying home. Safe travels to you, and Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your friendship.

  9. I hope you have a most blessed Thanksgiving, dear Gina. I am sorry to hear about your little dog...I hope her tummy troubles go away soon!

    Sending love and hugs your way!

  10. I hope you enjoy a wonderful time, so sorry your hubby isn't able to go up with you, hope that Lilah Rose will be feeling better soon!


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