Thursday, December 10, 2009
We went to the U.P. to visit my sister after Thanksgiving dinner and didn't come home until Monday, it was a nice visit. I miss having her here in town. There is a big difference in our ages (she is 15 years older), but we have always been fairly close. It is beautiful up there but she lives SO far away from anything! A nice place to visit but I think I would go crazy if I lived there.
We are in a snow warning today but I am not sure why, I think somebody from Florida called it, because though it is cold, snowy and windy, it isn't that bad. And it IS Michigan!
Dinner is done and just needs warmed up (Pasta Carbonara) so I am off to clean the house a bit before hubby gets home. Today did not seem overly productive and I HATE that!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The two things that are bothering me the most is that the police said the only reason he would be there is for a drug deal and that they weren't wasting their time on looking for the robbers for a drug deal gone bad. He told them that wasn't why he was there and they kept insisting it was. It has made me lose a little faith in the police department.
The other thing is that somebody pointed a gun AT MY BABY (I don't care if he is 27 he is still my baby) and my first thought was that I wanted to track the bugger down and beat the crap out of him. Now THAT is not a particularly Christian thought which is why I need the prayer. I am going to need a little help forgiving this one......
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
The weather is starting to get a little warmer and I have hopes summer will come soon. Though living in Michigan that is probably a little silly to be hoping for when it isn't even mid-May yet. I am just anxious for sunshine and a little warmth. I actually got to wear shorts a couple days ago and it was awesome!
I have also started "de-junking" my house. After living here for so many years and still having things of my Mom's (even though she died 2 1/2 years ago) I have decided to take charge. One room, one drawer, one day, at a time. So far I have my bedroom done and the linen closet upstairs which is huge and tended to be a catch-all. I am working in the upstairs bathroom now but I got a little side-tracked today. I helped a lady from church do her resume and it was bread making day too so I didn't get as much done as I had hoped. I am getting rid of all the things we don't use and scrubbing every room top to bottom. This just MAY take me all summer but at least it will eventually be done. I am not in any hurry, I am in NO fear that someone will break into the house and do it for me. :)
Okay, I am off to do a little Bible Study and read the book my daughter gave me yesterday. It is number eleven in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, it is called Armageddon. I LOVE this series!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My youngest son and I are going to put in a garden this year. Mind you he is 24 and has his own house, but he doesn't have the yard space. So, we are doing one here and sharing the work and the spoils of our labor also. He has already started some bell peppers, jalapenos, pumpkins, shallots and onions from seed and I bought some herbs that were buy one get one free at Home Depot. Things are tight all the way around so there is no sense in me not trying to save a little money with a garden. I keep telling everyone right now I have more time than money! That is why I have been baking my own bread too, it is definitely cheaper and it sure is tastier too!
What I need to do once the finals are taken and the grades are in is develop a new routine for myself. When left to my own devices I tend to be less productive than when I am following a schedule of some sort. I need to set aside specific times to fellowship with God, de-junk my house, work in the yard/garden and work on my writing for eHow and my new food blog. I suppose I should squeeze in just a LITTLE time for Pogo games too. ;)
I am reading a new book "I Became a Christian and all I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt" by Vincent Antonucci. He is a pastor in Virginia Beach and will be speaking at church this coming Sunday. I am over half way through the book already, it is very funny and a quick read. Our small group will be studying the book this month also. I would like to get it done before we hear him speak on Sunday. I think I stand a pretty good chance of getting it done...... only time will tell.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I am also trying decide what type of appetizer to take to small group Saturday if anyone has any ideas.
When we think we don't sin, when we think we don't have any unforgiveness in our hearts we must look more closely and remember our standards are much lower than Gods.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
All my kids were home last night which was obvious when I got up this morning and felt like Old Mother Hubbard (my cupboards were bare). Katy said she was telling someone at work that when they were out of food it was time to go and visit Mom. ::laughing:: You have to know -- they HAVE food -- it just isn't pre-cooked and ready to eat! Seems like I always have leftovers around, except for a morning after they all come home. I was grateful there were enough potatoes left for the shepard's pie!
My new half semester's classes start tomorrow night. I am all ready for them and praying they are as good as the last half a semester. It seems they either go very well or I have a bunch of "problem children", students who have never sat in front of a computer before and have difficulty with the fast pace of the class. One or two students per class like that aren't bad but when you get several it is extremely hard to give them the attention and help they need because it is an accelerated class and I have a certain amount of information I need to cover in 7.5 weeks. Then it gets a little frustrating for all of us.
On to the thinking part -- kind of an offshoot of the blessing thought Sometimes when people don't think they are blessed I wonder if some of it has to do with not being content, with always wanting MORE. To truly be content doesn't mean you have to get everything you want, it simply means you need to realize how much you already have. Today's society tends to be so materialistic. No matter how much we have it seems we always want more, or want what someone else has.
- My husband and I were high school sweethearts and have been married since 1977. We have both been Christians for years but it is only the last 4-5 years that we have been walking the walk as well as talking the talk and following Jesus. It used to be about relgion and now it is about relationships.