Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I have to admit that the snow is really pretty, but it is something I can do without! As a child, I loved the cold and snow. Then I grew up. At 16 I got my drivers permit in February, and of course (I lived up north by Akron) we had considerable snow. I think it was then that I started to NOT like snow. I absolutely hate driving in it! My boys are a whole different story (I gave birth to them, but they certainly are not like me) They are typical testosterone filled males that love to do donuts, and spin their tires... seemingly with no fear. Then there is me. I drive slowly, cautiously, white knuckled, can't sit back in the seat because I'm so tense. I'm sure you get the picture.

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.

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