Day 14. . . Lent

I’m totally digging black and white photos this week. This caught my eye lying there under the light so I grabbed my camera and shot it. It’s a beautiful rosary Stephen brought home from Guatemala.

cross and rosary

 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.”  John 14:1

It’s funny I would pick this one today. There is so much going on in my life right now I’m so thankful to have my Catholic Faith to carry me through.  I  guess it’s no coincidence I  saw this rosary on the table just like this , under the light. We have them all over the place around here.

1.) I am grateful for the food we have in our bellies. Even though the kids complain there is noting to eat – we always find something and there is always enough.

2.) I am grateful everyone is home tonight safe and sound.

3.) I am grateful everyone gets along so nice in this house.  Yes, we have our ups and downs but, there is a great respect in this house. . . and it’s just so nice.

4.) I am grateful to my cousins who have heard about the happenings here and give me a phone call  just to let me know they are there for me.

5.) I’m grateful to Stephen for going to work with Mark today. He is such a blessing to us.

6.) I am grateful every time I hear Matthew’s voice when he calls just to say good night.

7) I am grateful for the encouragement the kids give me to get my school work done.

8.) It always makes my heart sing when someone tells me they liked a photograph I took.

9.) I am grateful for we have heat. It would be so cold here if we didn’t.

10.) I am grateful for Liz’s beautiful smile and the fact she got up at 6 this morning with me. I could get to my posting but, we had a great morning and really that’s what counts.

Join us we in our link up for the 40 days of Lent and stay focused on the positive: You can do this with a list of: the things you are grateful for, a photograph that makes your heart sing or a post. Keep it positive and loving and let’s support each other as we walk through the 40 days of lent and life.  Faith Hope and Cherrytea

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Day 13

Day 13 and guess what? I’m running late again. I’m always late.  My husband asked me the other day if I was going to be late for his funeral? my reply was – “YES! and you will be too.”

I’ll be back soon to list my 10. If your ready please join in.

Bloom Black and white

Here is the verse that is speaking to me today.

“For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich.”  Cor 2 – 8:9

My 10! Finally!

1.) I am grateful for rainy days. I love them, especially when I get to stay home – bake, read, watch a movie or just hang out with my family.

2.) I am grateful Mark is feeling better.

3.) I am grateful Kathryn’s eye looks better today.  She can now open it halfway. Yay!

4.) I am grateful Patrick helped Elizabeth with her math lesson today.

5.) I am grateful my history teacher is giving me another day for my midterm exam. With the crazy week we had last week I totally missed it. I’m so grateful she is an understanding woman.

6.) I am grateful for all the support I have received from strangers telling me how they love my lists.  And I thought my mom and my wonderful Aunt were the only ones reading.

7.)  I am grateful for the great friends Kathryn has.  I know when she is with them and their family my girl is safe.

8.) I am grateful Stephen went to work with his dad today. It does this mother good to see the love these kids give back.

9.) I am grateful Matthew, Miceala and all the kids I know about made it back to Atchison safely.

10.) I am grateful I can depend on Kathryn to care for her little sister while I catch up my school work.

and I’m grateful I’m doing this Lent Journey.  On these really busy days I couldn’t do these lists if I didn’t have you guys checking on me encouraging. Thank you so much for traveling with me!

xoxo, Lisa

Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day Y’all.

 

Lent Day 12 . . . back to school

It’s the second Sunday of Lent and we just dropped Matthew off at the airport. Spring Break is over for him and he is headed back to school. I’m so glad he likes school. He works so hard. It is hard not to be proud of this son of ours. I think back on the past 21 years of Matthew’s life and sometimes I can’t believe I’m his mother. As silly as it sounds, I can’t believe I am old enough to have a son that is 21 years old already.

Gee, it’s true – time flies right by. 

As we start a new week, I’m hoping and praying it will be a quite week. With all the things that have happened and with the future so unknown right now I can say, I am so very grateful for the way my family is progressing. Mark and I have worked hard to keep this little family of ours together. Someone told me the other day Mark and I are June and Ward Cleaver of yesteryear, and it made me laugh. I bet she was better with keeping up with the laundry then I am. Ugh! I hate that job! and don’t even talk to me about the dishes in the sink.

Pear Blossoms

and this is were my reading lead me today

“stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter” 2 Thess. 2:15

1.) I am grateful Matthew gets to go back to school and he studies so hard.

2.) I am grateful Matthew knows good grades do not come easy to anyone.

3.) I am grateful Matthew knows his calling in life and wants to graduate as a Philosopher. How many people know the answer to the question ” What do I want to do with my life?”

4.) I am grateful he has Micaela in his life. It’s hard for him to go back to school right now knowing his father is so sick. Micaela is such a wonderful and loving girl.

5.) I am grateful Matthew and Mark spent the day together yesterday. They went fishing. Good medicine for the soul.

6.) I am grateful Matthew calls us everyday to check in. I know it’s not normal that a college student would call his parents everyday to talk. He’s worried about us, and .  .  . we are worried about him worrying about us. 🙂

7.) I am grateful that in spite of the crazy week everyone gets along and Matthew’s brother and sisters will miss him.

8.) I am grateful Matthew will be home in four weeks for Easter.

9.) I am so very grateful I have been home with all my children from the time they were born.

10.) I am grateful for the soft rain on this rainy Sunday.  What better day to catch up on all the things I have to do?

Have a great Sunday Y’all!

Join us we in our link up for the 40 days of Lent and stay focused on the positive: You can do this with a list of: the things you are grateful for, a photograph that makes your heart sing or a post. Keep it positive and loving and let’s support each other as we walk through the 40 days of lent and life.  Faith Hope and Cherrytea

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Lent . . . Day 11 – It’s a beautiful day

I’m running late with my list today.

Bird

 If you want to link up please do. We would love it!

I normally like to try to post the night before but, yesterday I couldn’t think straight . . . so I didn’t get it done, and now I’m late posting my 10. Keeping this Lent list of 10 things I am grateful for has caused me to think about what is good in my life rather then whine about what I wish was better. It’s empowering. I love it!

and this is where my readings lead me today.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” John 14:1

and again I say WOW!  my heart is light. Thank you for the encouragement and thank you even more the prayers.  You guys are amazing to me.

1.) I’m thankful for all the prayers and encouragement I receive from all of you. You’re the best!

2.) I’m thankful Mark is better today. Breathing makes so much difference in one’s day.

3.) I’m very grateful Stephen looks and feels better today. I didn’t tell you about the sunburn he received while in Guatemala. It was bad.

4.) I’m so grateful a friend of mine came over last night.  I just had the best time.

5.) I’m grateful my friend and I took our older girls to listen to Abbey Johnson. She is such a powerful speaker.

6.) I’m grateful our teenage girls would want to go and listen to Abbey speak. It’s one thing to hear these things from your mother but, to hear these things about the way of the word from some who knows – that’s something.

7.) I’m grateful to Abbey Johnson for helping to make the world a better place. I admire her bravery so very much.

8.) I’m grateful for the relationship I have with Mark. I love our talks. He helps me put so many things into perspective.

9.) again. . . I’m so very grateful to my mother the fixer.  She is the most generous, loving woman we will ever know. I don’t know what we would do without her.

10.) I’m grateful for this beautiful day.

I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for and  posting a photograph. Some of us are just posting a photograph  or maybe posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s a good thing.

Day 10. . . the Lent Journey

It’s day 10 of my Lent journey and I find myself counting my blessings over and over in my mind. Yesterday was a difficult day us . . .not because of the accident but because of the Doctors appointment. Like I said yesterday, the kids are all really fine. . . Kathryn got a little banged up but, really they seem to be okay.

And so here is were I hesitated to tell you what’s really on my mind because if you know me, you know I keep things close. I put things in my hip pocket and carry them around with me until I resolve them in my mind. . .  and then I will  tell you – some of what is gone on in my life. Why do I do this – I don’t know. I just do. But, I read today in times of trouble you need to ask for prayers and since this is a lent journey – what better time is there then this to ask?  

My dear husband is sick with heart failure. At this time things have grown seriously worse, and so in a simple way I’m asking you to pray for  him. . . for us. 

Here is a little something I read today that made me smile and say Yeah we need this today.

Hard times are prayer times. Good times are prayer times. Pray always (Lk 18:1)

For some reason, I need to be reminded of this over and over again.

Liz's new bag

and I’m so grateful to have this journal and this network of friends that I have slowly developed. I look back on my day yesterday and think even though the day was long. . . I have so many reasons to count my blessing. I was wrong when I said to my mother I would have to really stretch my list of 10 for today.

1.) I am grateful for the great doctors that are taking care of my husband.

2.) again, I am so very grateful my son, daughter and nephew were okay in the car accident.

3.) I’m grateful to my mother for her constant support.

4.) I’m grateful our little Liz has  the “Best Nana Ever” to whisk her away when hearts are heavy and kids are recovering from . . . bumps in the road. 😉

5.) I’m grateful to these kids who are worried about there friends dad.

6.) I am grateful for my husband who still works everyday. He doesn’t give up. He is such an inspiration to me.

7.) I am grateful for the prayers we have received.

8.) I am grateful for the medications my husband takes . . . today he tells me he can breath. Yay!!!

9.) I’m grateful he can breath!

10.) I am grateful I can count my blessings. It’s going to be a beautiful day.

The Long Road to China

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I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for and  posting a photograph. Some of us are just posting a photograph  or maybe posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s a good thing.

Lent Day 9 . . . and the phone call

We got the phone call last night. But, Thank God they are okay.  That’s why I’m running late with my journal posting this morning.  AND  I have to call my mother before this goes on and let her know . . . They are all okay. The cars not but, it’s just a car.  I would have liked to have kept it but, it’s just a car. The only thing that really happened to them is Kathryn has a black eye and that is it. She was driving with her cousin, and her brother; long story short,  she went off the road and hit a tree.  But, like I said . . . They are all okay. Thank God.  

The last thing Mark said to me last night was: “You know Lisa, someone is watching out for us.” and I said, “Boy! Is that true. Thank God.”

March 12 2013 Black and White

And when I picked up my reading this morning this is what it said:

God allows trials to happen to move us to a better place. He does it to give us an increase and an improvement. The problem is that we treat trials as a problem not as an opportunity. We think that God came against us, when He came to help us.  

In every problem, there is an opportunity hidden by God for us.

and again, I’m amazed. And I’m grateful to have this Lent Journey.

Have a great day y’all.

xoxo,

Lisa

If you would like to join in our Lent Journey we would love it.

1.) Even though the Stephen bomb went off in my house, I’m so glad he is home. He is so full of life, love and laughter. I hope he never changes.

2.) Even though Wednesdays are the days I run, run and run some more.   I love teaching my 2nd grade religious education class. I’m grateful for the children I teach. I love their happy faces and hugs when I walk through the door.

3.) I am grateful for Adam’s shy hug today as he said,  good bye Mrs. Advent.” “Thank you for teaching me today.” Those little comments make my Wednesday all the more meaning full.

4.) I am grateful Mark and I got to sit in quite tonight and talk about all all that ails us.

5.) I was grateful today when Stephen stayed over my mother’s. He is terribly sunburned from his trip. I was grateful she was able to keep a watchful on him while I was out.

March 12 2013 blooms 1

6.) I was grateful when Steve Wood called us today and told us about the healing Masses at St. Rofka on Wednesday nights.

7.) I was grateful all the kids went to the Mass with us tonight and Matthew knew all the responses even though this was a Maronite Mass.

8.) I’m grateful to the police officer who came for the call this morning. He was so nice. To the point but, so nice.

9.) Last but, not least. . . I am grateful all we have is a black eye. . . and everyone is okay. Thank God!

10.) and even though we are all upset . . . as my aunt says: “I’m grateful for what it isn’t.” Thank God!

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Lent . . . Day 8

We are moving into the second week of Lent. I can’t believe the first week has gone by so fast.   I normally wouldn’t do this but, since this is a Lent Journey I’m going to share this passage that struck me today in my reading.  ” It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you. . . ” John 15:16.   It was the first thing I read this morning.

I picked up this little book written by  Pope John Paul, flipped to the first page and that’s what it said. We have so many of these books, and every now and then I pick one up to read it.  Well . . . if you know me, you know most of the time I don’t always read the whole book.  I thumb through it only picking out what strikes me the most. . . . but who knows I just might read this one.

 ” It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you. . . ” John 15:16. 

This  passage struck me so much that I wrote it down on a piece of paper.  I put it in my pocketbook and have carried it around all day.  I pulled out these words over, and over again to remember them. Some how these simple little words made me feel special.  I can’t tell you how but,  I can tell that they just did.

So anyway:

I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for and  posting a photograph. Some of us are just posting a photograph  or maybe posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s great fun and strangely freeing.

These are the rule. Don’t worry,  they are simple and we would love for you to join us: If you wish write down one or ten things you are grateful for,  add a photograph or not if would like.   My friend off line sends me 5 things she is grateful for. Faith Hope and Cherrytea is linking up with a  beautiful photograph each day. Some of us like poems, quotes whatever you want to do to show gratitude.   You can change it up from one day to the next if you wish. Feel free to jump in for one day or all the whole 40 days. There is no stress. Oh! Yeah, and  don’t forget to encourage others. We all love comments and nice words to each other.

Let’s inspire each other and share our love. Happy Lent Journey to you.

xoxo, Lisa

1.) I’m grateful thrilled I got two loads of laundry washed, dried and put away before anyone got up this morning. I feel like I can do anything today. Yeah, I’m on fire. 🙂

2.) I was so happy to talk to my old Martial Arts Coach today. Man I miss that guy.  I’m so grateful for what was and all those years I spent at the Karate School.

3.) I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to look out the window and see soon to be 17 year old Kathryn sitting in the tree house playing with her 7 year old sister. It’s  wonderful Kathryn gives Liz her time.

4.) When the weather is nice like it is today, I love the leave the doors open. There is a gentle breeze that blows through the house carrying all the troubles out the door.

5.) I know I have said this before.  But, I am going to say it again, and again and again. Because,  I am truly grateful to my husband. Even though he is not feeling well – he never misses a beat. He goes to work everyday. There are no excuses. I know he just wants to lie down and feel better. He tells me “the self employed must drive on”.  I know he keeps on going for me, the kids. . . us. AND MAN! am I grateful!

6.) I am grateful for the passage I found today.  ” It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you. . . ” John 15:16  I just love it so much.

Liz March 11 in blue darker

7.) I am grateful  to my seven year old Liz for always being my model as I work on my photography skills. I hope she can take the next 40 days.

8.) I am grateful  for the laughter we shared in my ASL class today.

9.) I am so grateful Stephen is home from his Mission Trip. I missed that big, messy son of mine so much. I can tell he is home because it looks like a bomb went off in the house. Stephen stuff is everywhere!

10.) I am grateful that all my kiddos, plus a few more friends,  are up stairs sleeping sleeping safe and sound.

AND Oh! did I say? My Stephen is home . . . and I’m so happy!

Wednesday Around the World

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Lent . . . Day 7

Today is the  Seventh  day of Lent and I can’t believe how empowering keeping this simple list is for me.   I read today:  “The only way to keep in time with your Beloved — is to keep counting blessings. The way to keep the rhythm of life — is to count the ways He loves. “ I couldn’t believe how true these words rang for me. Wow! I love them and I love doing this.

So by the way:

I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for and  posting a photograph. Some of us are just posting a photograph  or maybe posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s great fun and strangely freeing.

These are the rule. Don’t worry,  they are simple and we would love for you to join us: If you wish write down one or ten things you are grateful for,  add a photograph or not if would like.   My friend off line sends me 5 things she is grateful for. Faith Hope and Cherrytea is linking up with a  beautiful photograph each day. Some of us like poems, quotes whatever you want to do to show gratitude.   You can change it up from one day to the next if you wish. Feel free to jump in for one day or all the whole 40 days. There is no stress. Oh! Yeah, and  don’t forget to encourage others. We all love comments and nice words to each other.

Let’s inspire each other and share our love. Happy Lent Journey to you.

xoxo, Lisa

1. I am grateful even though Mark is struggling because he is sick,  he is still going to work. He is such an amazing inspiration to me. 

2.) I am grateful Stephen is coming home tomorrow and his brother and sisters are happy. I’m so grateful they all get along. There is a real friendship here and it’s just so beautiful to watch.

3.) I am grateful were three phone calls for the business today. Without the calls there is no work.

4.) I am grateful I loved it when Kathryn kept telling me how much she loved the day today. 

5.) I love it when the kids ((my nephew, and the boys friends)) come over and they all start cooking dinner for the family in my kitchen. It makes my heart sink. The house feels alive and full of love.

James working in the kitchen

6.) I am grateful James is home and cooking in my kitchen. 🙂

7.) I am grateful I found the Blog A Holy Experience it is so beautiful. You should go and check it out. I could spend my whole day there.

8.) I am grateful for all the new friends I have meet through this Lent Journey and it’s only day Seven. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

9.) I’m grateful the dinner the fellas made was so very good.

10.) I’m grateful everyone helped clean up the kitchen and I didn’t even ask them.

Oh! and today is James birthday. . . .It is so nice to have him home and hanging out at our house.

That’s all for now.  .  .   There is something about a gratitude journal that just brightens your day.

Playing along with: Our World Tuesday

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Lent . . . Day 6

Today is the  Sixth  day of Lent and Man! Six days in a row for me is a record.  I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for and  posting a photograph. Some of us are just posting a photograph  or maybe posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s great fun and strangely freeing.

These are the rule. Don’t worry,  they are simple and we would love for you to join us: If you wish write down one or ten things you are grateful for,  add a photograph or not if would like.   My friend off line sends me 5 things she is grateful for. Faith Hope and Cherrytea is linking up with a  beautiful photograph each day. Some of us like poems, quotes whatever you want to do to show gratitude.   You can change it up from one day to the next if you wish. Feel free to jump in for one day or all the whole 40 days. There is no stress. Oh! Yeah, and  don’t forget to encourage others. We all love comments and nice words to each other.

Let’s inspire each other and share our love. Happy Lent Journey to you.

xoxo, Lisa

These are my thoughts from today:

1.) I am grateful this extra hour of sun light we are going to get today. Summer is coming!

2.) I’m grateful for those long Sunday talks my mom and I have. Sunday morning coffee just seems to taste better this way.

3.) I am so glad Mark and Matthew got to go fishing today. There is nothing like those Sunday father Son bonding days.

4.) I’m grateful Kathryn washed the dishes the third time 😉 I asked her and then she cleaned up the kitchen. AND I didn’t even ask her to.  She truly is a wonderful girl.

5.) I’m grateful Spring seems like it is finally here. I love these flowers.

Flower 3-10

6.) I am grateful my sisters live close by. It’s nice to know they are just a short drive away.

7.) I am grateful my brother is law cuts my mothers grass  every Friday in the summer, spring and fall. He truly is a wonderful man.

8.) I am grateful I have great loving  neighbors.

9.) I am grateful for the wonderful photography classes I have been taking from Lisa@the long road to china and back.  You can find her site here. I love the class so, so, much.

10.) I am grateful I received a message from my son Stephen today and I know he is okay.  He will be home from his mission trip on Tuesday. I tell you: I will be one happy momma when I see him.

That’s all for now. I hope you join me. There is something about a gratitude journal that just brightens your day.

Joining in with: A Holy Experience

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Day 5 . . . Lent

Today is the  Fifth  day of Lent and I think I’m on a roll.  I’m playing this beautiful Lenten game with a few friends:  one off line and one friend from Faith Hope and Cherrytea  – Some of us are keeping a list of  the things  we are grateful for, posting a photograph or posting a full post. . .  for 40 days. It seems to be an easy task.  As I do with many of my thoughts and treasures I think I’ll keep my list here. And, since I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks I want to post a new photo each day with that list.  Please play along – it’s great fun and strangely freeing.

These are the rule. Don’t worry,  they are simple and we would love for you to join us: Like I am doing write down one or ten things you are grateful for,  add a photograph or not if would like.   My friend off line sends me 5 things she is grateful for. Faith Hope and Cherrytea is linking up with a  beautiful photograph each day. Some of us like poems, quotes whatever you want to do to show gratitude.   Feel free to jump in for one day or all the whole 40 days and  don’t forget to encourage others. We all love comments.

Let’s inspire each other and share our love. Happy Lent Journey to you.

xoxo, Lisa

Valentien photo Back of card

1.) I’m grateful for the weekends.  When time just slows down just a little.

2.) I’m grateful for unexpected hugs and hearing “I love you mom.”

3.) I’m grateful my kids friends feel welcomed enough in our home to just come in, sit down and talk to us – even when our kids are not home. I am grateful this is the gathering place.

4.) I’m grateful my seven year old includes me in her imaginary play.

5.) I am so very grateful my kids are good friends with each other. They help each other and celebrate each others good qualities – Now that they are getting older it’s such a beautiful thing to watch.

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6.) I’m grateful  this day was so beautiful – it was 70 degrees here today. I’m so grateful for the warm sun.

7.) I’m grateful Kathryn is home tonight. Even though her weekend of fun was cute short. I’m happy to have her home and out spending time with her brother.

8.) I’m grateful my kids are so willing to help their Nana.  She calls and they go. . . It’s a beautiful thing.

9.) I’m grateful for Saturday night Mass and the thought of sleeping in tomorrow.

10.) I’m mostly grateful my cousins daughter is home resting after brain surgery and seems to be doing well.

Well! It’s day five and t’s time you knew that I’m a cheater.  These photos are from Valentines Day and since I have never posted these photos and I’m talking a lot about love here I thought I would use them.

Shuuu don’t tell anyone, maybe no one will notice.

Have a great Sunday Y’all!

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Sunday Snapshot /  Sunday in my City / Still Saturday

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