Important Notice!!!

Praise the Lord! After 6 weeks or so of dealing with medical facilities, we are finally back in our own home. David's foot is looking much, much better. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but he'll make it.

Please bear with us as we get adjusted to being home again and get back in the swing of blogging again.

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08 July 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins - 8 July 2016

This is a fun meme co-hosted by McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!


Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Friendly Fill-Ins, Week 9, July 8, 2016:

1. ___________________ was easier than I expected.

2. Bucket list:
1. _____________________
2. _______________________
3. ______________________.

3. I cannot believe____________.

4. If I could ____________, I would ________________.

1. Giving birth to my first baby was easier than I expected. People were always telling me that it was the most awful thing one could endure. My grandma helped me and was a great encouragement to me. She told me that it was no day at the beach, but it wasn't anything to get all worked up about either. I knew that she wouldn't lie to me. I knew that I could trust her. I carried those words with me into that labor and delivery as I worked to bring forth an elephant child. He was 8 pounds 8 ounces. Her love and encouragement, along with the encouragement of my husband and a great obstetrician (who just recently delivered his 8,000th baby!) made all the difference in the world.

2. Bucket list:
a. Find the direct link between David's family and mine. I am on the trail!
b. Write a book that someone will actually want to read.
c. Make it back to South Carolina before my number is called.

3. I cannot believe some of the things we're expected to cow down to these days, all in the name of "tolerance". The flip side of that wonderful piece of work is that we aren't supposed to expect tolerance in return.

4. If I could sing (and remember the words), I would sing the beautiful song that Heavenly Father gave me in my dreams one night.


  1. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. I am glad your labor wasn't as difficult as you expected despite his size. I bet you could write a book about geneology, I would be interested. I hope you can get back to South Carolina. And I am sure you sing better than I do- I was asked to mouth the words in college in the choir :) Have a nice weekend.

    1. Thank you and Annie for hosting the fill-ins. I enjoy them!

      Thank you, on all counts. :) Maybe some day I will write a book about my genealogy adventures. I've just got to figure out how to get my brain in gear again.

      How rude and mean of them to ask you to mouth the words! My mama was the one that discouraged my singing. She said that I couldn't carry a tune in a tin bucket. Really, I wonder who could?

      I hope that you have a great weekend, too, as well as a beautiful day. :)

  2. I enjoyed reading your fill-ins! I've never given birth to a child, but I sure have heard other women tell some near horror stories. I'm sure glad your labor pains weren't horrific, though! My mom always tells me how much of a blur my birth was, as I was born less than an hour after they arrived at the hospital, and I was born at 9 lbs 8 oz. with my mother having received no pain meds or anything of the sort. I feel like I owe her a huge apology.

    1. Oh wow, 9 lbs 8 ozs! I bet your mama felt that for a while! I made my mama pass out. Her blood pressure shot way up and out she went. When she woke up, she was afraid I was still in there. :)

      It sounds like you were in a hurry to arrive. Our youngest was born only an hour after getting to the hospital, too. She would have arrived sooner, but as soon as they mentioned drugs, I said "Gimme!". I knew better and shouldn't have taken them. All they did was put her to sleep and slow down the works. I drove myself to the hospital at 7cm dilation and thought I was going to deliver her on the road.

      Were your siblings over 9 lbs, too? My mama and her siblings were all big babies. My mama had relatively little babies. I was a month early and weighed 6 lbs 2 ozs. My brothers were twins and just over 5 lbs each. My sister was the only average-sized baby and she was a little over 7 lbs, if I remember correctly.

      I'm sure your mama doesn't think you owe her an apology. I'm sure she's happy to have you. :)

      Have a beautiful day and a great weekend!

  3. Great answers! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and a beautiful day. :)

  4. I am in agreement with you on #3. I am so upset with what has happened in America. This division is killing us, literally.
    Have a great weekend. Thank you for being part of Friendly Fill-Ins. Hugs.
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

    1. Thank you, Annie. It is very upsetting what this country, this world has come to. One of these days everything will be made right again. I can't wait for that day.

      You have a great weekend, too. Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins. :) Hugs.

  5. My grandmother had 11 children! - so when it came time for me to have my first, I wasn't that scared at all. And then all started going wrong! But then, it all turned out okay in the end anyway. Women are fierce - mine was 10 pounds, 8 oz!!!

    I just see tolerance simply as I am accepting towards the other person as a fellow human being, just trying to find their way in this world; same as me. It doesn't mean that I "accept" their choices or behaviour. And yes, I certainly expect the same consideration in return. It's really not that hard to do at all.

    1. YOUCH! Did you deliver regular or c-section? One thing that I found for me, the bigger babies were the easier deliveries. They were strong enough to help in the process. My smallest surviving baby was the hardest delivery physically for me. I'm glad that everything turned out okay in the end for you and for your grandma. :) My grandma had 7 babies and my granny had 3. I agree, women are fierce and tough. :)

      We can be nice to people even if we don't agree with their lifestyles and choices, very true. It is just infuriating when we're expected to ignore this or that they are doing, but they can jump all over us for this or that we are doing. I think the whole earth needs a chill pill these days. :)

      Have a blessed day.

  6. Great answers!

    I've been wanting to write a book for the longest time. I did complete one but it was rejected by all the publishers. Oh well...someday I'll try again :)

    1. Thanks. What is your book about? Have you thought about self-publishing? That might be the way to go so that your work is out there. Some folks are rejected time and time again by the mainstream publishers, then self-publish and are successful. Then, the mainstream publishers wake up and realize they missed on a good thing. This happened to Zig Ziglar with See You at the Top.

      It is worth a try. Just because they rejected your book doesn't mean it is without merit. Some of the gatekeepers just don't want to bother with a new author. Why not try publishing it on Kindle for starters?

      Have a blessed day.


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