Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just for Pam, I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I've posted. I honestly do prefer Facebook. It's faster, doesn't require much commitment and fits much better into my time schedule. Life is so much different now than a few years back. Both girls in college, one officially courting, one in first year of college and one now considered a "teen". I guess that now starts at 12 years of age. She is growing up fast. What time I do have away from work is spent trying to stay ahead of everything that needs to be done. But I know this is where God wants me to be. Some days I honestly wonder if it's worth it, but our deposits don't always see returns right away. That would be nice though.
I had a wonderful day with Alex. She and I, even with a couple hundred people, spent the time together. Mostly because I was holding her up! She was slightly impressed that I could ice skate. So was I. Michael got the Christmas decorations put into the garage today. Yes, they were in their boxes, in the living room. Did I mention that we both work....alot. And last night we both snaked the drains because my washing maching overflowed while Alex was doing laundry. Our Friday nights are always exciting. I did thank God for not allowing it to happen 2 nights ago when it got down to 21 degrees. That was a blessing!
Bill had a surprise birthday party for my Mom last night. Time like this, I really miss her. I LOVE being in Florida, I only miss the family up north.
Not anything real import to report, just some miscellaneous happenings. If I can figure how to get the pictures from the skating party off of my dinosaur of a camera, I'm going to post them on facebook. Now is when I really miss the girls.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I can't believe it's been nearly 6 weeks of school already. The girls and I are getting used to the early hours. It took awhile, but we do like getting home earlier in the evening. I now wake up at about 4:30 am to pray and then get in the shower about 5:00. We leave at 6:15 every morning. It's nice and quiet first thing in the moring and is a nice start to the day. I'm going on my first home visit with one of my students tonight. Please pray for this young girl; she is so close to accepting Christ as Savior. I can see a little more light revealed each day in the questions she asks. She loves our morning Bible class and is excellent at scripture memory.
Amber has her first visit at the vocal therapist on Oct. 4. The insurance has approved this, Praise the Lord! There will be some co-pays and other incidental costs involved but we are confident the Lord will supply. Please pray for her as she is experiencing her first real bout of depression. Alot of stuff going on at school right now, and then with her not being able to sing and having to limit her talking.....well, those of you who know her can only imagine how difficult that is!
This weekend will be a busy one. We are taking Ashley (and a few friends are tagging along as well !)to Busch Gardens Fri. night. Alex is going with a very good friend (Pam at MidnightMusings)and her son to Build a Bear. She is very excited!
Can't believe next week it will be Oct. already! Christmas will be here before we know it. I think I need to start making lists.......

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Short and Sweet

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.
And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Freedom Friday

That's what today feels like. This has been my first official week off of school. Today was my first day to go in the pool. Only after I cleaned the filter, vacuumed and hosed off the deck, but it was still fun. I even managed to read a few pages of a western I checked out when I was at the library the other day. Alex has been working diligently sorting through things in her room; clothes that don't fit, toys she has outgrown, things she's ready to give up. Today I made a quick run to the community help center and donated quite a few things. Some we have saved for a few girls at church. I promised her I would get her room painted before vacation next month(we leave on July 6) so it needs to be cleared out before I begin. She has a good head start before I go in there.
Tonight is graduation at school. That means hair and makeup today. Oh well, I'll get an idea of what it will be like for Ashley next year. I can't believe that this year Amber will be 21, Ashley will be 18, and Alex will be 11. Where has the time went?
Tomorrow I plan on going to a few yard sales. Haven't done that in over a year. Then stop and pick up some fathers day gifts. Can you believe it's that time already?
There is a load of Alex's clean laundry on my bed , and I'm headed there now to fold and put away.
Just a thought
Ashley told me a little of a conversation she had with our dear friend Pam. Some of it was concerning how Christian women in the church have lost their graciousness. I thing alot of it is because we have tried to be the Holy Spirit, convicting people to do what WE think is right. Questioning motives,accusing and none of it with the intention of helping, only of pointing out what is seen as wrong in their eyes.
This week I have been reading in Proverbs . We as Christian ladies need to seek wisdom, which would first lead us to clean up our own life, and that testimony would shine so that anyone around us would see Christ. After nearly 23 years of marriage, I finally learned that I cannot be my husband's conscience. They really do look at how we live our lives. 1 Peter 3:1,2 is a wonderful verse. And today I read Proverbs 1:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness: there is nothing forward or perverse in them.
This is wisdom, and it is not offensive, self serving or forward. I need to pray for this every day. Even more so to treat my family with gracious words and manners. Sometime it seems easier to be polite to total strangers than to the ones who are closest to us. Pray with me that I can be a gracious light of Christ's love, especially to my family.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thankful Thursday

After reading quite a few blogs today, I thought it might be easier to know what to post if each day followed a pattern of sorts. Many blogs today were "thankful" so here goes.
Things I'm thankful for.....
*my salvation
*a hard working husband who is faithful
*children who know Christ as Savior
*my dogs....I LOVE BICHONS
*long time friends
*self tanning lotion
*mineral makeup
*incense, no I was not a hippie
*no matter what size I am my shoes always fit
*chinese food
*my church and Pastor
*my Chiropractor!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


I was going to have this really cool post about 3 baby raccoons I rescued, with the pix to prove it, but my computer ports won't accept my new camera. So... now after all this time you are stuck with another MeMe. Here goes.

How it works:

1.grab the book closest to you it to page 161
3.find the fifth full sentence the title of the book and the author's name the text of the sentence to your blog
6.don't search around for the coolest book you have, use the one that is really next to you

The book next to me is" "The New Spirit Controlled Woman"
Author: Beverly LaHaye

Page 161, fifth full sentence says: "The day when every little girl had a baby doll to cuddle and to mother has swiftly passed."

I can't tag anyone to do this as I am so late everyone in creation has been there and done that. Actually, page 161 was a title page, so I went to the next full page. If you have ever read the original "Spirit Controlled Temperment" by her husband Tim LaHaye, you would enjoy this. I am almost finished. Maybe I can finish while I watch Alex swim this week.
I missed a ladies fellowship at church this evening. My head feels like a bowling ball on a noodle. Any minute I'm sure it's going to roll off. After a week of continous painting at church, it feels as if someone has surely swithced my former head for one that must be made of lead. See, I'm rhyming and not even trying!!!

I did start tutoring today. A young girl going into 2nd grade next year. It will be every Tues. and Thur. It was an answer to a need that I hadn't even asked God for yet. I didn't know how I would be able to keep up my faith promise missions without a paycheck for the next two months, but the Lord supplied! And I didn't even have to search this out, they came to me!! When God supplies, he supplies completely.

I'll post more later.....I think my head just rolled under the desk..........

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Even more about me

***You Have A Type A- Personality***

You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds

Do You Have a Type A Personality?