Thursday, April 23, 2015

House Love in "New Neighborhood" in Empire, Michigan

A planned community ... nestled in the hills near Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

In January of this year, my sisters and I were able to go up to the Traverse City area ...

We stumbled into this new little neighborhood full of cute houses to love.

It was so flippin' cold, I took pictures out the window for you.

There is some reflection on the windows but for the most part,

they're good!  And you should LOVE THEM!  

I love the metal-roof porches on this, it was a 'town hall' of sorts for the little neighborhood.

 A farmhouse-design that is made to look like an addition was added.  Pretty cute!  

The unusual trim colors on a classic design catch your eye... 

Oh, yes, I loved this one, ORANGE!  One of my favorite colors! 

So colorful! 

There were piles of snow everywhere...

This one looked so cozy...

I loved the fish above the door...

Can you imagine this one, all decorated for Christmas?  

This was a barn red ... 

Hope you enjoyed looking at the new houses that are similar to the days of old...

I hope to get back to blogging on a more regular basis and this is my 'comeback' post!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oh Where Oh Where Has Joni Been??

I want to say thank you to all who have sent me email asking if I am okay.  I am!  I am just busy as a one-armed paper hanger in this Patriot work of mine.  I am tired but I keep fighting--mainly for service men and women abroad.  They keep going when they're tired and so shall I!

Wonderful writing opportunities have arisen and up until this Monday, I wrote for TWO major pages on FB, and I'll only tell you which ones if you email me to ask, I won't announce it here.  The combined audience on both was 44K on the first one, and 55K on the second one when I took them on.  The first page is now up to 131K in spite of the censorship of FB, and the second page went from 55-305K in the month I participated.  The second page was very fun, because it went from 55K to 305K in the space of about five weeks.  Needless to say that page was on the cutting edge of our peaceful rebellion.  I may go back soon, but really needed a break, because of the intensity.

I do believe we will make a difference, finally, in kicking the throne out from underneath his highness King Barry.

I have given it my all and I will continue to do so until the dam breaks, my friends.  I write like someone possessed, because I'd rather fight in the arena of ideas, than on a bloody battlefield.

Let's hope in never ever comes to that!  We can do this peacefully if we persevere!

Someday I will hop on here and tell you of the history I have had the blessing of witnessing from my computer screen.  I know when I tell you, you will be amazed at the breadth and the scope of the things God has been doing on behalf of those who trust him--it's totally a GOD thing!  

I miss you but I cannot leave this work until the dam breaks.  I would love to hear what you've been up to!  Thanks so much for all your concern over me, it truly is touching and to be honest, I hadn't had time with all going on personally and with my writing to even check that box in MONTHS!  So let me know what's up with you all, my dear bloggin' bloggy blogger friends!  May God bless America and may America bless God again!

Yours truly,
Restless Patriot....

Friday, July 19, 2013

I Want to Go Back to a Time...


Do you find yourself as you travel across this beautiful country wondering if you're having a bad dream? Everything LOOKS normal, but NOTHING feels the same at all.

Doesn't it seem like the crumbling of the foundations of our Republic should be evident in the faces and the places you see as you drive along and conduct your business?

Does the urge ever come to you in a crowd of people to yell out and ask everyone if they realize that their country is on the edge of a cliff and about to go over into a totalitarian state where all is dark and gloomy?

Do you ever look at the sky and think that the dreams you had as a kid laying on your back watching the clouds go by would end in a nightmare called Washington, D.C.?

Sometimes I want to weep when I see what is happening to us, other times I am angry and righteously indignant.

I think we are being abused in every possible way by those we have trusted to lead us. Like any person in an abusive situation, our frustrations are many, our bruises show at some times and not at others--we look for ways to cover how we are really feeling, what we really think. We rage into our pillows at God and ask him why.

We imagine ways to throw off the chains of our captor and safely escape. Liberty is all we want. To be left alone is all we want. We wonder when our abuser will tire of his games and endless battles to rob us of our freedoms: will it take a strength greater than his? Will it require us to "stand OUR ground"? We plan, we watch, we look for our path of escape. Sometimes it looks absolutely hopeless, and whisper a plea to God for a way to breathe, think, and talk freely again.

Yes, abuse, America is being sorely abused.

And we remember the good America we knew when we were younger and more innocent and pray with all our hearts that our children and grandchildren will know what being carefree means; to know that "American Honey".

A Restless Patriot