Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here are a few pictures of what I am seeing as I type.
As far as I can tell we got about an inch of snow.I don't expect it to last long. The sun is shining, and I'm sure it will warm up enough to melt like it did yesterday. Then I'll feel safe to go out! I know I'm a chicken!
Jeff started painting the guest room last night. Hopefully he'll finish it today. I am very anxious to get it in shape for Micah to use while he's home. Although I don't have a whole bed for him to use. I have a mattress, and the other furniture, just no box springs/platform. Maybe I'll find something cheap.
I can't wait to have a finished product to take pictures of to post on here. You saw the before pictures a while back.
I am gearing up to do my Christmas decorating. I try to have the boys get my "stuff" down from the barn loft while thy are home. We are going to have a family picture taken this year. I have been making plans and preparations for that. I am almost to the 40 pounds lost mark (I still have 20 more to go after that...maybe) I have lost this last few about 4 times now. I keep going up 4 , then losing it...UGH! I always used my weight as an excuse for not having family pictures done (how stupid is that?) Needless to say, the last family picture was when we were in Florida before Liz died. And I still wasn't happy because I was so heavy. But now I treasure it because Liz is in it. It was just one month before she died.
Wow, look how young we all are. Chris was in 5th grade, Jordan 6th, Micah 9th, and Liz 11th.
Now, all of my guys are adults and I need to do this before they are to far away to cater to Mom's whims.
I have GriefShare tonight, then next week we have our final session in this cycle. I have something special planned for then.
We are going to present the new GriefShare "Surviving the Holidays", on Tuesday, December 2, at 7 pm at NewPointe Community Church. If you are interested you need to register at the church 330.602.5600. We have about 40-50 workbooks for that, so be sure to call if you are planning on attending. The cost is $4.00.
I need to get laundry and dishes done so I'll have to quit playing. See you later.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I made a boat load of cards, and to/from tags. I didn't do any scrap booking.
I have to include this picture of Mary's sister Carol and Chase. Poor little guy thought he'd stick his fingers in Mary's "Queen Jean cheesecake" and we all hollered, and he burst into tears, I felt so bad, but I thought this picture was so sweet I had to include it!
Carol is expecting her second baby in the early spring, so little Festus is gonna be a big brother! Awwww...
Well I have shared a portion of my weekend with you. I hope you enjoyed it, I sure did.
Today I went to a new writer's group at my friend Sally's house. I have been invited several times over the past few months but have never taken advantage of the opportunity until today. I went with a bit of nervous anxiety, but came home very encouraged. The woman that is leading this group has agreed to help me with my book! I e-mailed it to her about three weeks ago, and today she gave me some feedback! I look forward to working with her. She has already given me suggestions that will help it to flow better (Tina, I'll send you the un-edited version)
Well, that's the news for the moment. I have so much to do in the next couple of weeks to get ready for all of my guys to come home for Thanksgiving, so I may not be blogging as much, but I'll try to keep you posted on the newest happenings.
Friday, November 7, 2008
No one can make Him any different than He has ever been! Hallelujah! God does have His hands full with all of us anyway. None of us are perfect. No Republican or Democrat, no King, Queen, or any other ruler will ever meet that criteria. Jesus Christ is the one and ONLY that has ever met all of the qualifications. I just happen to be VERY GOOD FRIENDS with Him! Of course, it is not a special group. It is something that is open and available to anyone and everyone! Your choice! If you want to know how let me know, we'll talk.
In moving on I find that I have ever so many things that need to be done. I started canning soup again this morning at 6:00 a.m. I have the second batch in the pressure canner, and a third waiting to be put into jars and processed. I now have: Beef vegetable, 15 bean, Sausage-Lentil, Tortilla, and also just beef that I am canning. It always tastes so good in the winter. I am also going to try something new this year. I am going to can potatoes. I love to do this sort of stuff. It always looks soooooo nice to go to the basement and look at the shelves where I keep all of my home canned food and see what I have accomplished.
Tonight I get to do two things. One is something that brings tears to my eyes, and that is to go to calling hours for a young man that died at the age of 18. It is very tragic circumstances that I will not go into, but I know his Grandmother and Aunt very well, so Jeff and I will go to support and pray for them and the rest of the family.
The second is: I get to go to an all night scrapbook party! WOOHOO. And along with that I get to celebrate MARY'S BIRTHDAY with her !!!!!!!! I'll get to see a lot of friends, possibly hold a baby or two and eat ho-ho cake from Litty's!! Now can you think of anything that could cheer me up more than that? Forget the diet (not that I have done anything to help it this week) I am going to have a blast.
My van is loaded but I still have one very important stop I have to make before I can go play tonight (I can't tell it's a secret) so certain people that always read my blog won't know what they are getting for their Birthday...
My timer is almost ready to go off so I need to end this one here. I have soup that need to be taken off the stove. Ummmmm yummy....