Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mind of Their Own


I think this blogger has a mind of it's own..... It has messed up my header.. I cannot fix...... Oh well..... have a great Sunday
Hey Hey,, My dear husband helped me fix it....... he is soooooooo
smart......... It is good to have a computer guru for a husband...


Thursday, December 13, 2007

12-Christmas-Things-About-Me Huppla


I've been tagged !!!!!!!!!!!! from Sharon over at Sit With Me A While


Yeah............ it is my first time to be tagged.......... at my age I do not have many first times left.............ahhahahhah soooooooooooooooooooo here goes..........


12-Christmas-Things-About-Me Huppla

1........... I have spent Christmas in England, Philippines, Taiwan, California, Florida, Delaware, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Idaho, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York.


2........ As children, we never saw our Christmas tree until Christmas morning...... Family tradition of Dad's...... When I married and moved away I put my tree up before Thanksgiving....


3.... I made hundreds of sugar cookies for my two boys for years and years and years... We made them on a Saturday and decorated them all day ...... Then we had cookies for months after..... The boys will tell you that they remember Christmas sugar cookies more than the gifts.... How fun.... Maybe I should make some sugar cookies and have for Chris on Christmas morning...... He will laugh..


4..........My very WORST Christmas gift ever was a bowling ball........... A bowling ball....... can you imagine.. !!!!!!!!!!! A bowling ball....... ahahha


5......I refused to put up a artificial tree all the years my boys were growing up.......... We would go and cut down a tree (with permission)........ How much fun was it to go tramping out through the woods to find just the right tree.


6...... 1973 I cried this Christmas eve when my church showed up on our front door with gifts for my boys......... Wrapped matchbox cars and trucks, candy canes, sweaters and socks, chocolate, and all the things that would make two little boys eyes light up the next morning... We were alone the three of us and money was pretty tight... Ain't God good.


7........ I ate Christmas pudding in England, they set it on fire you know! Is that strange or what, but you talk about Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!


8...... The greatest thrill in my life one year was to watch my two boys stand on stage and little elf's with pointed hats and pointed toes........... Each child had a single card to turn over one at a time... Their cards would spell out Merry Christmas........... Christopher was 7 and he was the third from the last.......... when he turned over his card it was upside down........... the crowd of parents began to smile then smiles turned to laughs as when finished read Merry Christwas...... what a hoot............ I still see that little face with a big grin as they all filed off stage..... He was the life of the party............


9....... I love Christmas carols and in 1964 I was asked to sing at our church Christmas program. I sang O Holy Night and my Dad was sitting down off stage with an easel and as I sang Dad sketched out the stable scene with the star ........ He timed his charcoal drawing to my finishing my song........... I wish I had that picture....... I was 17.......... I will never forget that.


10...... I do not remember many of my Christmas gifts when a child but there were two that I remember as it were yesterday.......... One was when I was very young and it was a vanity table with a mirror and a lacy skirt with a little bench..... I think that is what caused me to become so vain.............ahahhahah I must have been somewhere around 7-8 years old........do you know that I still had that little table up until about 9 years ago...... It finally needed to be discarded... but my my , I loved that little table......... the second was a stereo, you know the kind that opened from the top and you carried like a suitcase? It had that big center thing where you could stack lots of 45 records...... I think I was somewhere around 12 or 13 not sure, but with the stereo there was a STACK of 45 records......Oh my.......... I was in hog heaven....... Wonder what happened to all those records? I would love to reminisce for just a while...


11.... I still get up early in the morning and fill my husband and my single son's stockings with all kinds of good things........... There is just something about hiding something very special down deep in the toe...... This year I will have two more stockings to hang ........... but I cannot say much as my little 90 year old Dad will be reading this and one of them might be for him........


12........ Christmas 1999... my first Chritmas with my soul mate..... I was 52 when the Lord brought Dennis into my life.....I do not know why it took so long, he is here... We will spend the rest of our lives waking next to each other on Christmas morn..........


Now............ It is your turn........... here are the rules................




1. List 12 random things about yourself that has to do with Christmas.


2.... Lets call it hoopla........ something abut a dreaded 'm' word.. Someone will have to clue me in on that


3.... You must specifically tag your people...




4...... Hurry, Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat... hahah




I tag................ Edge ... Dee.... Mary (is she has not already been tagged) and my dad... Paul.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

To-Do

.... Just a quick post this morning before I begin my day.... Dad is much better so that makes the day much brighter despite the rain outside.... He gave us a bit of a scare....
.......... We all have too much on our plates this time of year and I am no different... some days it is a bit overwhelming like Monday and Tuesday............... I am not one to make a "list".

........... My sweet husband is, he is always making a list and I guess that is why he is much more organized than I am........ Maybe I will try that one day.... anyway... My to-do list is in my head and that is not a good place to be right now... It is sharing space with so many other "right now " jobs that it is always on the back burner.............

.... Monday was a pretty much trashed day... computer software was crashing, and that is the program that I create all my embroidery in....... but with a lot of persuading I at least finished the two jobs left in the shop....... My son Chris went to Vegas on Sunday despite the fact that he is very sick....... Then he calls and I find out that he is much worse and I cannot get to him...... Now if you are a mother and reading this you know what that causes...... Ok, he is 38 but what in the world does that matter......... I cannot get to him.......... I talked with him again yesterday and he is much worse that Monday.........now the tears....... cannot handle that and I made him promise that if he was still as sick today he would catch a flight home........... he promised......... I have not heard from him yet today.................. AND I said all that to say this.. my to-do list is falling by the wayside...........

.............. Sometime yesterday afternoon durning the hustle to finish in the shop and the tears over Chris.......... I guess a lot of things came flooding in on me......... You know ladies that once you start that tear thing it is hard to stop........... Monday was my oldest son's birthday along with Dad's..... He turned 42........... I have not been able to hug his neck on his birthday since he was 19.......... oh my............ I cried over that yesterday.... but sometime in the early afternoon I had an encounter with the Lord and all things changed......... I called an end to the self pity party and my to-do list was rewritten by the Lord...............

He wrote it on my heart and not my mind thus it has taken priority this day.............

T0-D0

.......... Pray for the sweet ladies here on the blog that are walking is some very dark places this day......... One in the foremost of my mind is Deena...... What she is going through makes my trivial problems fade into obscurity...
.......... Pray for our soldiers, they are in harms way and they need the protection of the Father that comes from the saints on their knees...
.......... Pray for my family member that have their lives so messed up that only God can piece together the pieces.........
..........Pray for healing of relationships that are so broken that the world would look on and say how impossible to fix............. but God can....
.......... Take time to sit and read the word of God and let the Holy Spirit put my life in order of priorities...... Not the priorities that I THINK but the priorities that HE thinks.........
......... Take the time to call out the names of those that have lost a loved one this year ...... They will need the Lord to get them through this Christmas season...
......... Pray for my husband ............ he lost his dad on May 30th this year.........
......... Pray for my son Chris........ he wants so much to marry and settle down, but she has not shown up on the scene yet...
.........Pray ........... just pray..........

........ What a gift we are able to give to all those in our lives, the gift of prayer.........

It knows no distance or time....

It is effectual and God turns His eyes toward a praying saint...

Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

Prayer is faith filled words spoken by the believer that brings God on the scene..........

Prayer is our acknowledgement that we are totally reliant upon God........

Prayer is a conversation between the Father and the daughter..or a son.

Prayer is making our petitions known and if He hears He will answer........

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 1 John 5:14

Prayer is spoken in any language or is spoken in no language at all..........

Prayer is a cry from the heart......... and is assisted by the Holy Spirit in times when words are not enough........

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26

blessings to you today........ I have started a new to-do list..... and I think I will write it down...


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad........ and Thanks for the Medicine




.......We had a little get together last night for Dad..... Seems that Monday night no one could be here... Life is too fast....PE and Alpha and Mom and Dad and then myself and Dennis...... We had pizza and cake....... Root beer...... Dad did not want a party..... He just gets too nervous around too many people anymore....... I wanted to have big party with streamers and confetti and such, but I guess at some time in life you just want to slow down........

............ We have a sister in Tulsa that works nights and could not be here..... Grand children are scattered around and the one grandchild that could have been here was home very sick.......... soooooooooo we ate cake and did enjoy that pizza and talked with Mom and Dad and laughed..........

........ Tomorrow is his birthday and he will be 90...... He has the best sense of humor and my older brother PE and I inherited that........ mine is sometimes to a fault..... and we will not even talk about PE's........... he and I were sent away from the table so many times when we were growing up I cannot even begin to count the times... and church......... that is another story......

...Seems I was always sitting by Grandma and something would happen that would set me and PE off we would begin to laugh... grand mom would pinch the fire out of me and that would just cause me to get worse......... Dad usually was sitting in the choir and we dare not look at him....... You could see his shoulders shaking and there we would be...... out the back door or in mucho trouble when we got out of the church........ those were the days growing up with Dad...

... I am so thankful for that sense of humor, it has got me through some really bad times in my life..... the word of God tells us that laughter is good medicine and that is the truth........ I think it has saved my life on many occasions...........

.... He still enjoys laughter and has maintained that wonderful sense of humor....... we do have to remind him on occasions that life just happens and he needs to remember to laugh...... He did go through some dry times last year after his cancer surgery but he is much better in the past few months.....

.....I appreciate him as a father but much more I appreciate that he passed down his gift of laughter....... PE and I are still a tough act to follow and anyone will tell you that when you get the two of us together there is trouble coming........ My husband Dennis and PE's wife Alpha just know what to expect.......... and they just let us roll.........

........ I love to laugh, I love my Dad and the gift he gave me........... I love that he is 90 and still in pretty good health and living in my back yard.......... I love that I can walk across my back yard and share the laughter that has been such a big part of his life and is alive and well in my life... I hope that the laughter continues for many more years...................

............ We had pizza and chocolate cake and we laughed.............

Happy Birthday Dad