Brick Walls

Everytime I hit a brick wall, God lifts me up and over it.
Psalms 122…I look to the mountains, where does my help come from?

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Changes

I’m tweaking and moving stuff around again.

I renamed my Blog to CJ’s Lampwork & Life Blog….because it isn’t all about Lampwork.  There’s life in there too.  And God needs to be first, or nothing else happens.

I was just blessed this weekend to be a part of a Women’s Conference at our church (Emmaus Baptist) in South Oklahoma City.  What a blessing!  102 women came and shared and sang and just praised God.  Awesome!.

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Oklahoma Weather

Well, it got me this time.  Okla City had a fast moving storm come in Thurs at 5pm.  The hail commenced big time as soon as I got in my car.  I just thought I was going to leave work.  The hail & rain pelted the cars in the parking lot and the 70 mi an hour winds just rocked them too.  After my window broke, I ran back inside the building.  I got soaked.  My boss told me they just had a tornado warning and that we had to go to the shelter. 

What a way to end the day……I’m grateful though….I’m okay.

The hail busted out the back window.

The hail busted out the side window.

The glass just shattered and crumpled to the floor inside.

The glass just shattered and crumpled to the inside when the hail hit.

It took a while to vacuum all the glass out.  The back seat was soaked and had about a dozen quarter sized hail stone in it.

It took a while to vacuum all the glass out. The back seat was soaked and had about a dozen quarter sized hail stones in it.

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June Events

I have to remember my blog….I’ve been workin on my  Etsy site: (www.cjlampwork.etsy.com) for my lampwork jewelry.  It was a long time in the making…mostly because I didn’t know where to start.  Well, now it’s started and  I’ve got so much to tweak up …..and a lot more products/pics to add, and just learning to maintain.  I guess that will come with more experience.

Cosmic Black & Blue

Cosmic Black & Blue

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Kids for a Day

My son and his family came over to spend a day with me.  The kids had a great time.

Isabella

Isabella

Isabella is the youngest.  Isn’t she cute!  Her brothers just learned how to ride their bikes.

Jadon

JadonMicah

Micah

Micah

The boys are working on their balancing skills.  Abby’s busy with her bubbles.

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Venues

There’s so many things out there in cyberspace to learn and share.  My sister-in-law, Katie J has been burning up the Family Blogs with her dishinanddishes.wordpress.com recipes.  My niece Andrea has been traveling the world.  My brother, Bobby has been photographing the plant life (see his blue bonnets?) God created and I’ll be showing off my lampworking (Glass beads that I’ve made myself).  All the family is off on so many venues….it’s fun to watch them all.

Texas Bluebonnets

Texas Bluebonnets

 Well….I’m off on a new start….Later!

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Going Through The Emotions

I just came back from a business trip to Destin, Fla. It was beautiful, but bittersweet. It was the last place that Vernon and I shared a trip together a year ago. Last time, it was in February though. VJ couldn’t believe work would send me away during Valentine’s Day. So, he had to come with me….only solution. We had a good time, as we always did.
This time, walking on the beach without him was so hard. It brought back so many memories of fun things we shared there. I would take every opportunity to go out and walk along the shoreline, getting sand in between my toes and thinking happy thoughts. Sometimes I would sit for a while, cry, talk to him and wonder at God’s immense creation and knowing that VJ was with Him.
God also graced me with a beautiful sunrise the morning I took some of Vernon’s ashes out to scatter with successive waves; letting them take parts of him out every time they retreated. I prayed for God’s healing peace, as only He can give, to help me get through this. I miss you so much Vernon.

 

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