Sunday, August 11, 2013

Well this hasn't worked as I had hoped...

   So, OK, I suck at blogging! It interests me and I am willing to keep trying, but maybe I'm jut not cut out to be a blogger.  Granted I became very ill soon after my last entry and many terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things have come and gone since then. So bad I can hardly wait for this year to be over! All that said, I still hold tight to my faith and know that God's infinite plan is far better than I could do on my own and that He is bringing me (us, counting Tom too) through these trials to strengthen us and and prepare us for the work He has planed ahead of us. He has given us little rays of hope along the way like the laughter and smiles of our grandchildren, a kind word from a friend, a purring kitty, and an occasional surprise. Then there have been some blessings such as getting Tom approved for his SSDI (this was long awaited),  for our spiritual growth together, and answered prayers.  Standing firm on the solid ground of Jesus Christ has brought us through these hard times of the past and we have faith that that He will continue to do so as He prunes us  to bear His fruit (It can hurt at time)and mold us into His image. 
  Now if He would just guide me through this car buying time of our life, I would be a totally happy camper! Thankfully He has equipped me with some awesome people in my life to guide me along the way.  A HUGE thank you to my sis-in-law Jennie for giving me good pointers and where to get good info, such as Consumer Reports and, both have been very helpful. Then there is Steve and Chris, who out searched me by a long-shot and they are willing to come with me to negotiate and make sure I don't get robbed! Last time I went forth to buy a car, God directed me to a Christian dealership and equipped with a used car buyers guide and a great friend, I drove off the lot with a Van that was priced at just under $10,000 for a mere $4,000! God was surly with me that day! Right now I am searching and researching and sadly finding nothing worth what is in my price range. Needless to say t is very depressing... in fact I'm beginning to think that ignorance is bliss. Nahhhh......
   OK, well I don't want to bore you with too much at once so I'll make this short and try to leave you with a good video about God's pruning. TTFN!

Well it's not how I envisioned it to show up, but here it is just the same. I have viewed this many times and I can never get through it without tearing up. I challenge you to view it and then comment on it! Lt me know how it made you feel and what you think about it.
Good Day and God Bless

Friday, January 11, 2013

Geepers, this is hard ...

    I can't believe its been 7 days since my last post. I know it has been a very busy week and I am readjusting to back to school hours, but really I didn't think I would have this much trouble. I have much I want to post, so it may take a few days.
    To start off with getting back into my work habit was a bit strenuous this time. I got into a very bad habit of staying up with my DH until he was ready to go to bed.  The bad part was that it was like 1 or 2 in the morning! This was all fine and dandy since I didn't have to get up early for work! So this week has been grueling trying to get my self to bed at least before midnight... and what is so mind boggling on my part is that I ignored how tired I was the whole week.  Well Wednesday got the best of me.  I decided to take a nap for the hour before our last night of our special annual bible study (which we had been enjoying immensely). I um... didn't wake up until 8pm... was I mad at myself! So since it was past dinner and everything else, I grabbed a bowl of cereal and watched the early news and went to bed soon after. I hope I have learned my lesson. We shall see.
    Since I brought up Wednesday, I might as well elaborate on that day a bit.  First work my regular morning hours and then off to pick up the DH and the dgs so we can head off to PA for a VA appointment. Fun! (not...) It actually went off very well. DH got a new doc and they made some changes we hope for the better.  Still trying to figure out how to get through all this red tape to get the VA disability and pension. I know its a long road.  Which reminds me I need to get an email off to our DVASR. For those of you not in the know, this is a dear veterans administration service representative! The really good ones are very dear to those whom they have helped! I have hopes of him finding one to serve us out here in the boonies.
    Well I have a meeting going to start in a few minutes so I will be posting more this weekend I hope! Wish me luck!
God Bless

Friday, January 4, 2013

Back in the saddle...

OK, I failed at blogging  two days in a row, but I did try to blog last night. It's just that the power went out and so I tried to do my post on my Kindle Fire, but it would only let me put the title in.  So now I have to figure out how to blog using my KF.  You know in case the power goes out again.
  Well part of the reason I didn't post on Wed the 2nd is because my youngest grandson and I had a very busy day catching up on projects we had planned to do before Christmas, but weather and other things hampered us.  So anyway they weren't all Christmasy now, but we made cup cakes, a cake, monkey bread and and decorated a rice kirspy house. We so made grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.  We had a great time! This kid is going to be a great chef someday! He loves being in the kitchen and making things!
 Yesterday we had planned to make a batch of brownies but before dinner s done the power went out so we just changed plans a little and then because of a threat of snow and bad roads we had a sleepover!
  Then today we thankfully had great weather and road conditions for our trip to VA medical clinic in PA (Port Angeles), then a little shopping, a lite snack, refueling and off to meet our SiL for the exchange.  Though I'm not sure we got the best deal...he got the grand and we got nothing in return...hmm.  Oh well, we get him again next week!
 Spent the rest of the evening putting away the few groceries and relaxing. After all it was a long night that went into a long morning. No UFOs started yet, but soon. After all it is only the 4th day of the new year, we don't want to do too much too fast! Right?
Take Care and God Bless...

ps...I promise to start posting pictures in the future.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year, a New Begining.

Well there is less than an hour left of this first day of the new year. Part of the things I'd like to accomplish this year is daily blogging or as close to it as possible or at least journal.  So I promised myself I'd post something however short it may be.  Among other things I'd like to accomplish this year is some crocheting projects started and not finished and some still in the planning stages.  I have a quilt that I started back in 1997, that a very dear friend helped me with.  Such a scardy cat I was...OK still am. It's a lot of work and I don't want to ruin it.  I'd like to start a new quilt after finishing that one. One that I have had the material for maybe as long or longer than the one I started.
  I want to get more organized this year and stay that way.  I need to practice what I preach to my dd's and my dil's. I was going to try to do the photo a day this year, but I'm guessing I wont start that this month?  I want to get this OAMC going full strength.  Dabbling in it is helpful but I will totally rock the benefits of getting it going all the way.  Then there is that "Super Couponer" thing, I'm good at using coupons, but I just haven't figured the whole thing out yet...maybe this year after getting the OAMC up and going well.  Working on my mother of  grown-up kids/MIL status.  It's so hard to keep my mouth shut when I see things I know I can help prevent from happening, if only they'd let me say or do something...I know, I know they have to live their own's just hard to let them go, but I am working at it.
 I want to grow closer to to Christ and lean on Him and lay my burdens at His feet.  Let Him have total control over my life. I pray daily for my children's (yep them grown-up ones again) salvation and that of their spouses.  Knowing full well that I most likely be the one to lead them, but knowing I am planting as many seeds as I can and nurturing them as much as I can.  The pruning in my own life is many times a challenge and painful, but I know it is nessary. One of the hardest things God has placed on my heart is forgiveness.  I have been harboring some negitive things and I know this will be my biggest challenge this year, but I am determined to work on them.
 My greatest joy of course is being Grandma/Memaw to 5 wonderful grandchildren. I was told today that we may be having another one.  It's not confirmed yet and not sure if I should have said anything, but no one reads this anyway. So I'm not too worried. My gut and my heart tell me that there may be more announcements this coming year, so I may have more projects than I thought for the year! 
Now there is 15 minutes left of this first day of the new year so I'd better post this now. Besides I believe I have rambled on long enough. Here's to bigger and better things for the year 2013, may we move onward and upward and may God be with us every step of the way.
God Bless

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Won't you join me too!

I have joined the Food Revolution and you should too! We need your help to change the way America eats. Every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Sign the petition to save America's cooking skills and improve school food. Thanks and please pass this message on.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I feel a Breeze!!!

There seems to be a breeze. This afternoon I went to our local beautician and had 14 inches of my hair cut off! Wow, what a difference! I donated it to "Lock's of Love" ( ). I mailed it right away and I feel really good both inside and out. I'm not sure if I am going to keep it this way or style it a bit, but for now it will still be easier to care for during my recovery time. I had Catlyn and Patrick take some pictures of the whole thing so you all can see too. This was a 3 year project to get to the minimum 10 inches. I actually haven't had my hair cut short for 17 years, so this is quite different for me.

Yep, that's me the green blob with the new doo! I supposed I could have picked a better blouse and a better pose along with a smile. I just wasn't paying attention to the camera. Oh well, next time. I feel great, but I'm just not sure about the look. If anyone has any style ideas let me know. I'm all ears! LOL! Hoping to hear any and all comments! Also hoping to inspire others to donate too. Until next time, Take Care and God Bless!