Creekside Cottage

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Information Friday


We'll friends, this has been quite the week. We have seen what it would be like to live in a totalitarian state. We've now lived it a little bit. I have a lot of information on the raid on Mar-A-Lago and will endeavor to put it some kind of order.

It was interesting to me that the raid began at around 6:00 am on Monday, and yet no leak or information came out about it until DJT made his first statement late in the afternoon.

Neither the  F B I nor D O J made any statement about it for a long time after DJT's statement.

Some Republicans made statements right away.

When the F B I and D O J started to release information they were behind because the people - and not just Republicans - were angry.

Yesterday they were saying they were looking for nuclear papers. I don't think so. They have been shown to be completely corrupted.

These people hate DJT because he is not one of them. They are trying to find something that can keep him from being President ever again. They fear him, because they know he knows what they've done. And they know we know.

In some other news...

All the lies will be revealed...

The left have voted to increase the IRS (which is a tax collection service) with over 70,000 armed employees. This description (which has not surprisingly been taken down from their website) of the job description is alarming.

They're planning their own police force. They've bought up a lot of ammo, too.

Of the 10 republicans who voted to impeach DJT there are only three left, and Liz Cheney's primary is this next week. Out of the 10 - two decided to retire, five have been primaried with three to go. I love to see America First candidates winning!

I agree with this!

Many people feel that the raid on Monday was an attempt to get DJT's supporters out into the streets rioting. We don't do that. They want chaos. We must choose calmness. If you see any 'maga' people out doing those things, it will be fake maga. Like on Jan6.

Let's keep praying for people to have their eyes opened. It is a really hard thing to see what is going on and to recognize that the things we've been told have been so many lies. Some people can't face it. What the ramifications might be if they started to really look.

Have a great weekend friends. You are loved.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

This And That


As always, my zinnia are the bright spot in my garden in August. Funny that of all the different types I seeded last year, the only ones to reseed are pinks. The minis, the deeply petaled ones, and the flater ones - all pink. Last year, especially in the minis, I had oranges, lime, purple, too.

It's been HOT and HUMID but today and tomorrow are going to be mid 80's and then we are having a patch of 70's! Unheard of in August, but we'll take the break in the heat!

Our Texas friends will be here for dinner on Saturday and I believe I will make homemade hamburgers on the grill. The weather is supposed to be 77 degrees and sunny. It'll be perfect.

I take about 3 pounds of ground angus beef, raised and butchered locally, I add salt and pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. I use this patty maker and then Tim or Kyle usually do the grilling.

They taste fantastic and we rarely go out for a burger because we love our own so much.

I've been enjoying our friend Nigel Andreola's Album on Spotify this morning. You can find it {here}. 

Tim and I have been talking of an addition to the house and whether it is actually going to happen or not. My parents are reluctant in this economy. This has lead me to thinking about humble homes. We don't have a tiny house, it's about 1500 square feet, and we have a full basement. However it is not a grand house. However, it has sheltered a lot of people, hosted many events and gatherings, keeps us cozy and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Its a place where LOVE lives. 

The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine for ever.
Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul he leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love he sought me,
And on his shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.
In death's dark vale I fear no ill
With thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spread'st a table in my sight;
Thy unction, grace bestoweth:
And O what transport of delight
From thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within thy house for ever.

Because I love home and decor accounts on social media, I am always seeing grand houses, getting grand makeovers. Some I know are just making their home more suited to their own taste and that is great! That's how all our homes should be! I guess I am just wanting to write in praise of small homes. They have value and worth. I am going to focus on that more on my blog.

I hope you have an excellent day, friends!

Monday, August 8, 2022


 We had a fun weekend. Kyle wanted to go bowling for his birthday, and since we were all feeling better, we went bowling! Our friends joined us and that was a lot of fun!

My Dad used to bowl in a senior league. He hadn't bowled for several years though, and while we were concerned a few times that he might fall over, he did great and enjoyed himself!

Klaire and Kaidence bowled, too. Here is after Kaidence was done, hence no shoes. These little girlies loved the claw machine and ended up with quite a few dinos and duckies.

Yesterday, after church, lunch, and a nap Tim worked on the deck railing. Kam and Klaire swam for over an hour, then we went inside and he kept working.

He got all the rails on yesterday, and now only has the gate and stairs to put up!

I took a photo of it this morning! Once the gate and stairs are done, the inspector will come, then Tim can add the ladder that attached to the deck and we'll be able to use the deck. The other ladder will be stored in the barn.

Doesn't it look great? The gate will have the same panels. This will make it nice for being able to still see the swimmers. I'm going to put a chair up there and maybe an umbrella.

He's also going to move the electrical panel to the deck as well. Then that post will be gone.

I think he's done a fantastic job on the deck and Kyle has helped him a lot with it, too. Learning real life skills!

I came across this Bonhoeffer quote again this morning and thought it was so good.

"…blessing means laying one’s hand on something and saying ‘despite everything you belong to God’. This is what we do with the world that inflicts such suffering on us. We do not abandon it; we do not repudiate, despise, or condemn it. Instead we call it back to God, we give it hope, we lay our hand on it and say: may God’s blessing come upon you, may God renew you; be blessed, world created by God, you belong to your Creator and Redeemer."

Let's keep blessing our nation and the world by calling it back to God!

Information Friday

  We'll friends, this has been quite the week. We have seen what it would be like to live in a totalitarian state. We've now lived i...