Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Blues

.... Just a short post tonight... I am a bit under the weather... Tried to help hubby yesterday paint and clean a house that we are trying to get on the market, but had to come home. Seems that this happens every year. Last year I was in the ER on Christmas day... I have a tendency to over do as most of you I am sure.. I need to learn to slow down and give myself some time off. That is what I did today. Sat in my comfy chair and read a book and napped and worked on my blog a bit. Tonight I am sinking fast and will head to bed here pretty quick.

..... I am reading the best book called "Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller. It is an amazing book. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry because of the brutal truth. He has such a way of sharing his conversion from sinful man to being redeemed. If you get a chance to read it do so, but it is not your typical "christian" read.

.... I have created a new blog for my weight loss journal. It is not quite finished but I will post a link when it is ready. I wanted something for myself mostly. A journal to keep me on track but you will be free to read it off an on as you please. I need to loose 59 lbs and now it is health related and not my vanity.... I created the blog a few weeks back before I realized that I could create more than one blog with the same email address .... Thus it has a different account log in and password..... bummer.......... If anyone knows how to link it to this one I would appreciate the help...
..... I had an experience with the Lord the day before Thanksgiving and I am going to post that tomorrow.. I have it started but not finished....... I am anxious to share it with you..

Be blessed


Friday, November 23, 2007

Sugar High

...I woke up this morning with the worst headache possible. Too much sugar. My husband and I do not eat sugar. I bet we have not bought a 5lb bag of sugar in the last 7 years, but yesterday we ate pie. Pecan pie, chocolate pie, lemon meringue pie, etc.etc.etc. ahahhaha. I will chase it all away with a couple of cups of caffeine and away we go.
......We had a wonderful day yesterday. Mom was especially alert and joined in the conversation, that is until I plugged in my lap blanket and turned it on low warm, it was then she went sound to sleep. Dad ate a very good meal and seemed to enjoy the day. Most families get larger as the years go by but mine seems to be getting smaller... There was no word from the other brother that lives only 20 minutes away. I just cannot understand that but maybe it is not mine to understand.
...... My son Chris even cooked for the occasion. He brought with him a pumpkin junk cake (at least I think that is what he called it) and it was tasty........ He is 38 and gooooooooood looking and still single......... I have tried over the years to help him out a bit but nothing ever sticks. I have given that over to the Lord and now I just sit back and wait to see which direction she comes from. He is in law enforcement here in town and despite never one day of college he has done well for him self. He is now an investigator for the Chickasaw Nation. I am proud.
.........PE and Alpha of course were here (brother and sister (in-law). What a blessing they are... We are meeting them here in town today to look at a house... and then most likely coffee somewhere... They are a hoot to be around and my husband Dennis and PE get along so well.... The four of us laugh a lot....... It is good for the soul..
...My husband and I are trying to get a house ready to put on the market. It was not of our choosing to do it now but do it now we must. It was a rent house that was left in, well, not a very good condition. We decided to sell instead of rent but there is a lot to be done. We will spend his next 3 days off painting and cleaning.....
.... The Lord did an amazing thing in my heart the day before Thanksgiving... Maybe I will sit down and share that with you tonight after the paint brushes are put to rest... have a good after turkey day ladies............ and if you are the shopping kind I wish you the best sales in the store...


Tuesday, November 20, 2007






.......... Just wanted to wish all you gals and guys a happy Thanksgiving... Tomorrow will be busy with cooking and getting ready for family... I seem to have taken up the mantle for family gatherings... I love to cook and do and decorate and have my family all together...However it has been many years since we were all together and that saddens my heart... I am a peace keeper but I have not been successful in mending and gathering together...

............God knows my heart and He knows that I have tried... Mom and Dad would love to see their 4 children all together laughing, talking and just enjoying the moment, but it seems that it will not happen again this year... I also have a son that has not been in my home for a holiday in 24 years now. He has three children and I have not been a part of their lives. That is a long story for another day..........

..... I have made my mistakes as we all have but some just cannot seem to understand that life is so short and family should forgive and be forgiven.

......... So to Mom and Dad I say............. I love you and I look forward to another Thanksgiving with the two of you across the table from me... To my brother Paul and sister-in-law Alpha I say, thanks for being not just family but best friends.... You are so loved........ To my son Chris I say that I am so proud of you and the accomplishments in your life and your dedication to family.............. I am truly Thankful for my family and I will take it all in and cherish the times that I am able to spend with my family.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Found My Widget........

I found most of my widgets...... but cannot for the life of me get my Samaritan Lady back on my header..... It shows it in the edit but when I hit save it goes away......... oh well..... maybe tomorrow... I am tired and headed to bed... We will chat tomorrow.....


Dumb, dumb....

Trying something different with my blog... ahhahaha messed up... No time to fix this morning but maybe tonight.. i lost my widget! What is a widget? I bet I find out and fix it...

have a great day


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Home Again

......... Dad is home again and he is fine... Thanks for all the prayers ladies.. Prayer knows no time or distance. Dad was happy to get home to Mom, they do well together. Little Mother did ok but has to be watched pretty close. She spent the evening with us watching TV and listening as we visited with my older brother. We put her to bed under the electric blanket and she slept like a baby... Dad will not have an electric blanket so it was a treat for her.
....... Sunday mornings are my favorite. Time to be still and just enjoy the view. Life is too fast but Sunday mornings slow me down for just a bit. I have been decorating my house the past few days and I need to finish the task today. Every year I say I am going to cut back and every year I do the same things.......... creatures of habit!
..... I am the peacekeeper in the family and every year this time I try to get all four of us kids together in one place, and I do it just for the sake of Mom and Dad. I hope this year will be different and the two that are estranged from the family will decide to spend a little time with us here..... We do not know what next year will bring or when we will have this chance again.........

..... Have a great Sunday gals and take it slow and easy...................
Be blessed