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Lazy Saturdays in Time

Updated on March 8, 2016
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Welcome

Good morning all and welcome as always to the Fireside. We have made it to another lazy Saturday and I do hope you are finding the same. Come in and get warm, rest up and join in with the rest of us. Help yourself to the refreshments and goodies. Be careful of Quigley, she is on her usual morning terrorize the house routine. She gets so silly in the mornings.

Welcome winter, it has arrived for about the next week or so according to what the weatherman is telling us. Cold, snow and high winds so might as well park here for a spell. I so love these days when you can be inside and watch the world slip by. Mrs. Quill is having a sleep in this morning so it is just you and I and Quigley and the several tropical fish that wiggle every time you walk past their tanks.

The Chill

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© Quill Collection

A Taste

In case you missed it coming in this is what it looks like this morning at 7:15 am outside. The kind of wind that slips right through you. It is a rude awakening from a nice warm bed. The kind of wind that make Quigley have one of those really quick morning pee's.

Winter is special though as much as I complain about it. It is a time of the year when the earth gets a rest after working so hard to produce for all our needs. She deserves the rest just as God has planned it to be. We are located in some of the highest producing farm land here in Alberta and the land is hard working as are the people who farm it.

Technology has entered into the farming community and the size of the family farm has increased over the years and some of the equipment they are using these days takes up the entire road and then some when they are moving from one field to the next. Plotting a field with GPS and the many new innovations to reduce the costs is something to behold. Hats off to those who are stepping into the arena and taking on the new challenges.

Drumheller Alberta

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© Quill Collection

Visiting Mom

We are taking a short road trip today to visit with Mrs. Quill's mm in a continuing care facility. She lived upstairs in the house when we we were in the city and when we decided to move to a smaller center she was part of our plan. Sadly though a few days after she got settled in she had a stroke and we thought we were going to loose her then but she is still ticking along. She has slowed considerably and has some memory loss. It is sad in many ways but then she has reached the age of 90 now.

I often think of the old days in the city and the days of her sitting in her chair looking over the day through her picture window. She loved to watch her flowerbeds flourish as I would tend to them daily for her. The amount of prayer that we were covered wit daily was incredible. She is a prayer warrior and has gone to battle many times over the years for those who came and went from her life. She has survived the death of her husband, two children, many siblings, two great grandchildren and many others. As short as her memory is she still recites Scripture and knows she is loved.

The best part is she is still sharp when she is teased and is able to pass it right back. She loves it, not that I would ever do that to her or anything.


The Resting Place

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© Quill Collection

Rest

I will be heading out to the cabin in the mountains within the next while. The peace and quiet out there is second to none and I do love the time I have there. It is a completely isolated and very rustic with no amenities with the exception of and wood stove and an outhouse. All else needs to be brought in.

I must own up to the fact I do have a generator. A must as I need to charge the computer. I have a project I have been working on for the past few months I need to get complete. It is a three book novel series called "Checkers Corner." An interesting Christian/Fiction that has unfolded as I have been writing. The reviews on the first two I have been getting back are a blessing to read about. It is of a man and his friendship he has established with a wild wolf in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and the people who have come and gone from his life. He is a man who has seen his fair share of suffering and healing he has found with Christ.

It was inspired at this cabin and seems only fitting to come to a close there. I would appreciate your prayers over its completion.

Soon

© Quill Collection
© Quill Collection

Soon

I was looking through the masses of pictures I have on the computer and this one popped up this morning reminding me change will be along soon. This was taken in one of the flowerbeds we have in the front of the house. I so love and appreciate Tiger Lilly's. A shame their life span is so short.

God's grace is sufficient to carry us through the cold, the pain and the suffering and bring us out better people when we stop and look at His creation and the many blessings He gives us. As you go through this day and the next and the next, take the time to seek out what He has to offer. He is a God of love and will fill your day with His presence if you allow it. Take the time each night as you rest your head on the pillow and recall all He has done for you and thank Him. He is the provider of all and He loves us all so dearly.

Heavenly Father, You and You alone know the plans You have for each of us. Teach us to be ever mindful of love and Your grace in all we say and do. Thank You for Your love and I speak blessing into all who read this. May You touch them in a profound way this day....

© Rolly A. Chabot

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi FordeAhern and welcome to the Fireside... may you find peace and many new friendships here...

      Blessings from Canada

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      FordeAhern 6 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      HI there, would you believe that here in Ireland its a beautiful spring day for a change. Your photos are really cool and your hub was great. thank you. voted up and interesting.

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Clover and thank you for the warm wishes... good to have you visit... big waves again.

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Good morning, my fellow Albertan! I appreciated your lazy Saturday fireside chat. Warmest wishes to Mrs Quill's mom. Hugs :)

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning heart4theword... Good of you to stop and say hello. Sorry for the cold and blessed to hear you were warmed at the sight of flowers.

      Winter is always a time of reflection and anticipation of the coming season.

      Blessings as always

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      You just are the traveling man! The picture of the iced snow on the post made me cold and the warm looking flowers made me warm:) Thanks for sharing! God Bless:)

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi DeBorrah... Thanks for spendi sometime at the Fireside with us and I do hope you have been as blessed as we have seeing you here... will be heading out to te cabin sometime in February as looks like life got a little busy all of a sudden.

      Yes we are truly blessed to still have both our Moms, they are the same age and working on 01 this year.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Thanks Rolly!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Rolly A Chabot, Lovely heartwarming "Fireside Chat!" Quill, That picture looks really chilly so make sure you stay warm. Thank you for sharing the wonderful bouquet of orange tiger lilies to remind us just how beautiful the seasons are...! They just radiant warmth!

      How wonderful that the LORD continues to keep Mrs. Quills' MoM... Enjoy the serenity of the cabin and stay warm & cozy!

      Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Good for you... would love to read it someday when I see it appear on Amazon.

      Blessings and Hugs from Canada

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Thanks Rolly for the answer to my question, I am on approx 13,000 so far, so a bit of a way to go! but only if I can write about what happened and not try to pad it out!

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Tip... in reading your comment I understand the love you have for peace and quiet. It comes fro deep within in the world we are living in that demands so much from us.

      We first as children of the Father above need to set our priorities and come to the conclusion we do need those quiet times to recharge so to speak. It is here at the cabin I find the peace I seek. Thank you for the prayers.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      I remember some of your stories you have told in the past of Mrs. Quill's mom. It is good to hear that she still has her humor about her, even if life is slowing her down a bit. I love your pictures! I use to live in a cabin in the mountains of Wyoming. It is truly peaceful and makes one feel closer to God if they take the time to sit quietly and listen. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers as you bring this next book adventure to a close. I'm looking forward to reading more! Thanks for the adventure!

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi LadyFiddler... it is a promise should we choose to live for Him... we are blessed.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi MovieMaster for stopping by and yes the cabin is still in use and there are many words been found there... smiles.

      Thanks for taking the time to say hello and enjoyed having you here.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Joanna Chandler 6 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thank you Rolly. Yes granny is doing fine by God's grace when we live for Jesus we have a hope that even if granny goes home she will be much happier and peaceful in Heaven.

      Keep on keeping on

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Rolly, it's good to be back at the fireside in such wonderful company! but I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Quill's mum.

      How I love and enjoy your wonderful photos, glad to hear you are still making use of that cabin and busy writing!

      Best wishes MM

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Sister Sky... thanks for the kind words as always... know that you are dearly loved.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Always... Many hugs coming at you this morning for the heartwarming comment you have left. It is good to have you back at the Fireside.

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Polly... that is our prayer and we pray it often. While there it was interesting to watch the way she reacted to a gentle teasing. Still as sharp as ever when it comes to some of the things I try and pull on her.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rolly, It's nice to see you back writing on Hubpages..Sorry about your Mother-in-law, hoping the best for her..It will be nice going to the cabin to write..Sounds great...Cheers

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      quill your warm hearted, tender words almost made the snow melt in the frosen picture. I am touched. Your mum is a dear, precious one. Thank you for the awesome read this morning the Lord has made. Love you bro. Your sis

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you for the prayer Rolly..What a blessing to have you back with us..Your words are an inspiration to me. I'm missing the flowers too. I have snow on the ground here and it's really cold, but like you wrote, the ground is getting ready for spring to arrive. My best wishes for your family..The cabin sounds like a perfect place to write..Cheers my friend..

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Even at ninety it is possible she will regain some memory and strength if she is looked after good. I have seen several older people come back even if never as strong. A sadness of the flesh. God bless you all.

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Rosemay... what a nice surprise to see you here again... the Fireside just got nice and cozy with you arriving... Good to see you...

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Rolly. I read the first 2 sentences and wondered is it?... then you mentioned Quigley and a big smile spread across my face.

      I am sorry to here about Mrs Quill's Mom, she sounds like a strong but very lovable character.

      Your little cabin sounds like a peaceful haven.

      Sending blessings for Mrs Quill's Mom and wisheing all the best for your upcoming book.

      Hope 2012 is a happy peaceful year for you and all your family. And a woof for Quigley

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Nell... tanks for coming along... there is always an extra chair inside by the wood stove and lots of tea... come right in and enjoy some quiet time.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Rolly, I can see why your stories are so popular now that they are in book form, I totally sink into the scene of the snow and I would love to have a cabin like that to escape too and carry on writing, good luck!

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi LadyFiddler.., it is always hard to watch but lie granny the healing we have seen has been an inspiration to all the family. We generally have communion and prayer when we visit and it is amazing to watch te spirt come alive in her. That is a blessing of knowing Him as He will never leave us no matter where we find ourselves.

      Blessings and Hugs to Granny as well.

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      Joanna Chandler 6 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hmmm sorry about Mrs. Quills Mom that's sad my granny got a stroke on september 30th 2011 and i thought she was going to die the condition she was in, But GOD who is master over ALL raise her back up and she is coming along gradually. She lost most life in her left hands so cannot do much by herself. I have seen God's miraculous intervention she has been progressing. She will be 80 this year if God spare.

      Enjoy your peaceful outing i to love nature and go to the gardens for peace and quiet

      I will Remember you all in my Prayer.

      Peace be unto you

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