The Wandering Workentins

The Wandering Workentins ~ Ron & Ali: God loving, couple with two great sons, two delightful daughters-in-loves and five wonderful grandchildren, Max, Opal, Christopher, Treyson and Alexander. Following the Lord wherever He leads. Travel along with us as we visit family, friends, work wherever He lands us all the while trusting Him every step of the way. We enjoy meeting new people and seeing new things along life's journey.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time for Change...

...a BIG Change!

As many of you know
I have taken a self-imposed break from Facebook
as I take care of me
and make things a little simpler for me
and to bring back
peace, joy & contentment 
into my life.

One of the ways I am doing this is  combining

my two blogs

Alice's Restaurant ~ Dishin' Up Food for Thought


The Wandering Workentins




Just click the link above
and you will find us.

Friday, August 09, 2013's Friday already!!!

Wow it's Friday already. 
I knew that when I woke up but when I saw Donna B. McNicol's post 
I thought how can it be Friday already???

Where has the time gone? 

So this past week

1.  Have enjoyed making time to write each morning.  

You can check out Alice's Restaurant - Dishin' Up Food for Thought to see what thoughts have been going through my mind and how God has been talking to me.  I am amazed at how much better my day's go when I have time with the Lord first thing in the mornings. 

2.  Made my first ever fresh pasta salad!!!

We love pasta salads and I buy them quite often from the deli at Country Mart (similar to Haggens for our Pacific NW friends/family) but have never made one.  Well this week I did.  It was delicious.  I had spaghetti broken into 2" pieces, sliced olives, sauteed onions, red, green, yellow peppers, garlic and Salad Seasoning by Johnnie's all tossed together with Lite Italian salad dressing.  And it was even better the 2nd day.  Definitely something I will be making again and soon.  Also going to try it with quinoa.

3.  Stayed in my jammies all day Thursday!

Yep, I did...slept till 10 a.m and had a true day of rest/sabbath reading, crocheting, talking with my hubby, doing some writing, and just being.  That is a hard thing for me as many of you know..just to be.

4.  Wrestled all day on Thursday that my baby is now 36 years old.  

How can that be.  Wasn't it just a week ago we brought that little 4 lb 7 oz baby boy, dressed in Cabbage Patch doll clothes home from the hospital.  Or did he go off to kindergarten just a few days ago?  No really, he was playing soccer and challenging Mr. Steelquist on the soccer field.  Nah...he just joined the Army and then went to Iraq for a year.  But really he is a hubby to sweet Suzanne and daddy to Opal Rae.  A hard worker and home owner providing for his family the best he can.  Where oh where did that baby go?  Hard to believe he is 36 now!!!  Happy Birthday Jamie!!!  We love you and wish you the best year yet!!!

5.  Enjoyed a great rib dinner with new friends.

Feeling God's blessings over and over as we work here at Branson View Campground.  Was invited to dinner with a God loving couple who is staying in the campground.  Being able to share a delicious dinner and great conversation with a sweet couple...sharing how the Lord has worked in our lives over the years.  Definitely a blessing!!

So that's my was yours?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I Am So Excited :)

Some days it doesn't take much to make me smile
and today is no different.

I have had 
this phone since November 2012.

I had 
417, yes four hundred and seventeen pictures 
on the phone
but had no clue how to get them from 
the phone
my laptop.

I am happy to say somehow, not even sure how I did it
I got all those pictures now on my laptop 
and I am happy.

Here are a few pictures that have been on my phone
At the Comedy Jubilee and Ron playing a game!!!

Krispy Creme motor home in Branson...pretty cool.  Would have loved to have seen the inside.

A little magnetic board and magnets given to me by Pam, one of my Forever Friends, for watching MamaKitty while they were on vacation last Spring.  Fits perfectly on the pantry cabinet here in the motor home.

And one of the grand boys toys found in the Jeep after our return to Branson March 2013!

The band playing at Friendly Baptist Church before we moved to Coffeyville, KS.

Love the bumper stickers on this truck.  Ron loves the truck.  Ali thinks its UGLY!

Looking out the window of the motorhome during one of those scary storms while we were in Kansas.
 And of course 
no blog post would be complete without pictures of my sweet grandchildren.

Max one of the few times I was able to get a picture of him.  Can't believe he will be 15 in a month!!! those blue eyes.

Christopher after he bumped his nose!

Alex giving Grammy a smiley face.

Opal smiling at her cousins!!
Bet you are not as excited as I am that I now have all those for more to come!!!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Five Fact Friday

Got this idea from blog writer/author Donna B. McNicol just am not sure how to link back to her post.

I am thinking this is a good way for me to write, at least for today.

Five Friday Facts about this past week ~ 

1.  We went to the Ozark Empire Fair yesterday.  
It was a nice day to be out walking and looking around. 
 We were disappointed as we are used to big fairs like the Puyallup Fair and Lynden Fair (both held in Washington state).  
We spent quite a bit of time wandering around the mid-way and of course comparing it to Funtastic Shows.  We liked their shirts and the garbage cans ~ they had clown faces on top and their mouths opened wide ready to receive the garbage.  
Animals...not very many, vendors...not very many...Pig to watch, Ax Women of Maine was quite fun to watch...chopping, cutting, running the logs...all with big smiles on their faces.

2.  Most of the painting is finished in the apartment.  
Waiting for the carpet cleaners to come out and do their magic.  No painting this week...will work on it again next week.

3.  Feeling overwhelmed - self explanatory.

4.  Ron had a slight accident with the John Deer gator...backed into a van...broke the tail light and dented the hatch door :(.

5.  Still loving the Lord and focusing today on the 
Joy of the Lord!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Bestest Hubby Ever!!!

We have been
but not too busy to 

wish a

to the




wish you the bestest birthday ever!!!

PS ~ do you remember what I did on 
the first birthday we ever celebrated together?

It happened not once but twice

and I sure hope it doesn't happen again today :)

Happy Birthday 


Saturday, July 06, 2013