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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Project 365 – Week 9

Hey there y’all.

I’m a bit lat today but here is my contribution to this weeks 365.

If y’all want to see more go over and give Sara a visit for more 365 participants.


Sunday, February 21

I observed the Sabbath and did not take any pictures. The most strenuous thing I did after returning home from church was exerting the energy to turn the pages of my book.

Monday, February 22

The DD was not in the mood to help me with 365 as the some 15 odd photo’s of the inside of her palm that just got deleted from my computer will attest to.


Tuesday, February 23

The need for toilet paper and coffee made it necessary to make a trip to the grocery store. I was very eco friendly as I remembered to take my re-usable shopping bags into the store. I usually leave them in the back seat of my car.


As well as the grocery store I made a trip to the H Mart for produce.


My refrigerator is absolutely bulging with fresh lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers, apples, limes, lemons, eggplant, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, kale, fresh spinach, onions, potatoes, carrots, fresh herbs, two nice filet’s of Mahi Mahi….oh and they had buy one get one free pasta at the grocery store, and I used coupons and saved almost an additional $20.00 off my grocery bill.


Because I had been so eco friendly and used my re-usable shopping bags and because I had to make a special trip out in the first place to buy toilet paper and because I was a super shopper and saved a boat load on groceries (well a boat load for me since I am just learning how to use coupons) I felt it necessary to stop and get an iced coffee and a chicken sandwich from McDonalds on my way home. The nearest Chick-Fil-A is way to far away so this is a passable substitute.


Wednesday, February 24

After dinner at church I head upstairs to our newly renovated prayer space called the “Upper Room” for our monthly prayer and healing service.


Thursday, February 25

I am peacefully taking a break drinking a second cup of coffee when I hear a high pitched bark. This high pitched bark is Buster’s way of letting me know that he has grown bored with the back yard and has decided that it is time to come inside for his allotted time on the sofa sleeping. I get up and go the the kitchen door and he is sitting there looking like this!

Coming in the house….I don’t think sooooooooooo! What is it about dogs and rolling in the grass anyway???????


Friday, February 26

It’s time for a vocabulary lesson. Mis en Plas or Mise En Place. I learned this one a few weeks ago while I was watching a Food Network show called Worst Cooks in America, fun show by the way.

It means “everything in place” so here is my mis en plas for my Friday evening dinner. My second vegetarian offering for the week.


Penne Pasta with sun dried tomato pesto (homemade by my own little self if you please!!!)  with spinach and mushrooms. It was good y’all!


Saturday, February 27

I went all day long without a moment that compelled me to pick up my camera. As I was heading to bed Saturday evening I looked out side and I thought that the house next door had installed some new flood light or something. There was an extremely bright light washing over my back yard. I stepped outside and look up and there was the most beautiful full moon. It’s light shone (is that right Lid???) so brightly that you could have read a book.

This picture does not do it justice. It was just beautiful!!!!!

But I grabbed my cameras a snapped off a few shots!!!


Well that’s it for me this week!


Happy 365 y’all!




Friday, February 26, 2010

Eating Chocolate Cheerios and waiting for it to warm up so I can take the dog for a walk…

Yes I had a coupon for the chocolate cheerios and as chocolate cereal goes it is not to bad.

It is a bit chilly out this morning the temp registering at about 27 degrees and the DD did not have time to walk the dog this morning. Now under normal circumstance dog walking is strictly her job but being the wonderful mother earth that I am (NOT) I gave her a pass this morning.

She had a big Orchestra concert last night. Whoo to the Hoo, they got a superior rating. I did not get to attend the concert but the hubs said they sounded very good.  She did not get home until almost 9:30 and was so exhausted she went strenth to be and made the decision to do her home work in the morning.

Why didn't I get to go? I am glad you asked!

For reason that I am sure made perfect sense to someone they decide to schedule the Large Group Performance Evaluation on the very same day as 9th Grade Parent Orientation at the High School.

That’s right next year will be my precious eye rolling little angel first year of High School. All kidding aside I am so very proud of her, given the difficulties of her last year recovering from her back surgery she has bounced back tremendously. She was even recommend for a few accelerated and honors classes.

But I digress, having to park about three blocks away from the high school and hoofing it in the freezing cold to get to the meeting on time I finally found the auditorium. I immediately notice that a majority of the parents all have a small bound booklet in hand. I spot a familiar face in the crowd and inquire “Where do I get my book?” the familiar face responds “Well DD should have brought it home from school this afternoon!”

Well since my precious eye rolling little angel did not come home from school because of the orchestra concert. They all left for at 4:30 from the school so I found myself wandering around the common area trying to use my psychic abilities for which class information to pick up! It was so fun y’all!

I retuned home with a small handful of brochures and as the old saying goes “Even a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut” I did manage to pick up a few of the appropriate brochures.

It’s almost warm enough but I will procrastinate a bit longer.

Here is a total unrelated question for you.

When is a bargain not a bargain?

I am working to try to slim down our grocery budget a bit. I had a coupon for toilet paper and I came home from the grocery store with a different brand then I normally purchase. Big mistake! Thankfully I only have 4 rolls left and then it’s back to the Charmin for me!

And another totally unrelated subject change.

Ya know what bugs me. Movie titles that don’t have anything to do with the movie. I watched a movie called the “Painted Veil” I am a big Edward Norton fan and since the addition of my DVR I have been taking full advantage of it’s capabilities. Anywhoo…unless I totally missed it I watched the entire move (which was a bit so so’ish) and as the credits were rolling I sat there thinking “Exactly just what did a “Painted Veil” have to do with anything related to this movie???

I’m just saying…

Still to cold to go outside…

So on to another totally unrelated subject change…

I informed my husband and DD the other night at dinner that as of this week I am going to be placing at least one if not two suppers on the table each week sans meat. For budgetary reason as well as health reason the elimination of meat will do the grocery budget and our inner working a world of good. There is a penne pasta with sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms on deck for dinner tonight. I even took a leap of faith and bought oyster mushrooms and shitake mushrooms while I was exploring the enormously varied and huge selection of produce at the H Mart.

If y’all have any really good vegetarian recipes I would live to see you post them.

Almost warm enough and I just took my last sip of coffee and it has now gone cold so it’s time to wrap this up and get the dog out for his walk.

Mother earth signing off for now.

Y’all take care.



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Dozen

Joining Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee for this weeks Random Dozen

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?

I have never fired a gun but I have a faint memory of using a bow an arrow once back in the day at a summer camp experience.

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?

No, very sad but true!

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?

Early or on time. I absolutely hate it when I am late! And while I’m on a roll it really bugs me when someone else is late, chronic lateness really send me over the edge.

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?

If I have to pick, it would be California. However perfection would be a sweet little cabin surrounded by a beautiful garden with a view of the ocean and a short walk to the beach. I would be a happy girl!

5. Do you have a special ring tone?

Not anymore. I have not figured out how to change the ringtone on my new phone. I had it all figured out on my old phone but the new Windows phone is a bit more complicated, plus I am too cheap to get the data plan so I refuse to pay for cool ringtones.

6. What is your favorite type of chip?

Tostitos with a Hint of Lime.

7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....

Wow I’m not sure I can pick just one. Get Smart, The Pink Panther, Operation Petticoat, Groundhog Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels…but I’m such a movie hound and I just love all kinds of movies. Romantic Comedies are one of my favorites though. I totally loved The Proposal, Maid of Honor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding,Something’s Gotta Give, How to Loose a Guy in Ten Days, Overboard, Working Girl, Splash, and my all time favorite Moonstruck!!!!!

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"

I used to trim my own bangs when I had them. It took me forever to grow them out and now I no longer have to put up with the trauma of trying to trim them up myself. I was also to cheap/lazy to make a special trip into a salon to get a 1/4 inch trimmed from my bangs.

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self?

HOUSE! No question. My bedroom, the DD room, the bonus room, the dinning room are all in need of a facelift.

10. Are you allergic to anything?

I once had a very nasty reaction to a sulfur based anti-biotic. It was actually worse than the infection I was trying to clear up.

11. Why is it so hard to change?

If everyone would just do things my way there would be no need for change! Duh!

I think we are all instilled with the need to control our environment or try to control the circumstances around us. We also are very much creatures of habit. We don't like it when things change. That’s why family traditions and comfort food are important because they do not change. However refusing to change is also not a good thing. When I am faced with behaviors that need to be changed open mouth insert food and I refuse to make the changes then I am very much steeped in unhealthy or even sinful behavior.

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic.

Love is mentioned 505 times throughout scripture. It is our biggest struggle to love as Jesus loved and our our greatest joy is to receive love. When someone we love hurts us there is no deeper pain. Love never fails (1CO 13:8). I like that because I fail all the time!

1JN 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

2JN 1:4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

Well that’s it for me this week!

1CO 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Somehow given the last question I think this scripture will be flying around the blogosphere today.

God is so good y’all!

Blessings Y’all


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You Want Some Cheese with that Whine

I had a bad dream last night.

I can’t find something I need. The hubs said well it should be right …well it isn't right there!!!

The DD sassed me and rolled her eyes at me this morning.

My hair is dirty.

I have to finish my bible study.

We are completely out of toilet paper and coffee.

I need to go to the grocery store and the bank.

My house needs to be picked up.

I have a slight headache :(

Really all I want to do is sit on the sofa and read my book…

But since we are out of toilet paper and coffee I will be forced to leave the comfort of my bathrobe and sofa and venture forth to bring comfort and caffeine to my loving family.

This may require an emergency stop at Starbucks.

On a more positive note I have just found my good tweezers which were not put back where they belong which is supposed to be in my makeup drawer, I found them on my husbands side of the bathroom in his drawer and I have been looking for them for months.



I don't even feel like typing my full name so I’m not gonna

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Project 365 – Week 8

Joining Sara for this weeks edition of Project 365.

Y’all what a difference a week makes. There is not one picture of a wadded up Kleenex or empty packet of Alka-Seltzer Plus to be found. It is good to feel better!

Sunday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day to me! I had a 30% coupon from Kohl’s and this was on sale and well I have always wanted a Panini maker so I snapped this puppy up for a bargain price of under $15.00….yea for me!


I fired that bad boy up on Sunday afternoon for lunch.



I was good y’all…a nice hot ham & cheese Panini on sourdough bread!


Monday, February 15

It’s a breakfast miracle. Our toaster no longer toasted no matter how many times you pushed the toast down and on many a morning there was a very nice puddle of coffee on the counter under my old coffee maker. So along with my brand new shinny Panini maker I got a new toaster and a new coffee maker ( I totally burned up the 30% coupon, got some great deals) so Monday morning I had coffee with no counter leakage and toast that was actually toasted.

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Tuesday, February 16

An Orchestra concert at the Middle School, they are getting ready for Festival…practice, practice, practice…



Wednesday, February 17

Apparently nothing picture worthy happen on Wednesday so I got nothing!

Thursday, February 18

It was to pretty to pass up so I bought it for a friend.


Friday, February 19

My sweetie came for a visit.


Saturday, February 20

Earlier in the week I went to the grocery store. One of my husbands favorite things, lamb and one of my favorite things a bargain equals a really good dinner on Saturday night.


I marinated the lamb in olive oil, shallots, garlic, cracked pepper and rosemary. I baked a homemade loaf of sourdough bread and steamed up a head of fresh broccoli and tossed a couple of nice big fat potatoes in the oven and served them up with sour cream and butter and we were in good dinner heaven.


Well that’s it for this weeks 365.



Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Won…You Win continues…

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Congratulations to Cathy at Tales of the TCKK Family.

She will be the next leg in I Won…You Win. So if you want to join in on all the ‘I Won” fun keep your eyes peeled on her blog for your chance to be the next winner!

Blessings Y’all

I cant wait to see who will be the next winner!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Fill-In’s

Friday Fill-In’s

spring flowers


1. Johnny Weir, ok had to Google him because I totally did not know who he was. Now that I have Goggled him I am not sure I needed to know who he was.
2. Have not watched the 2010 Olympics.
3. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud,was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. (a poem “Risk” by a woman names Anais Nin) ok had to Google this one too and again I had no idea what this one was either. Maybe Friday Fill-In’s is not for me. I don't like to have references on my blog to things, folks and stuff I am not familiar with. Who was this woman and does anyone else know who she is???
4. Google can answer almost any question if you get an urge.
5. Having sweet dreams would be a wonderful thing, but I rarely remember my dreams.
6. What does it take to live a balance life?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dropping my DD of at a sleepover and my husband returning from a business trip, tomorrow my plans include making lamb for dinner and Sunday, I want to go to worship, take a nap and read some more of my book!




Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random Dozen

Joining Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee for this weeks edition of Random Dozen!


1. If you could compete in one Olympic event (not necessarily winter sports) what would it be?

Gymnastics or Archery. I had aspirations in high school for perusing gymnastic but sadly I did not have the tiny little body nor the aptitude, coordination or dedication necessary. Plus I dislocated my left shoulder during a P.E. class and that put a huge damper on things for me.

2. Do remember a specific Olympic moment from the past?

No,not really. Not being the sport enthusiast I do not pay attention to the Olympics, but as I am thinking about it I do remember watching last years opening ceremonies in China and being blown away by the visual impact. I was amazing!

3. Have you ever known anyone who competed in the Olympics?


4. If everyday activities were Olympic-worthy, which activity would you have a gold medal in?

Latte making! I ROCK at extra foam!

5. Do you know anything about your ethnic heritage?


6. Do you enjoy sleeping late?

I would love to sleep in, however having suffered from headaches and migraines my whole life one of the things they recommend is going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time. I am not sure why but oddly enough if I over sleep nine times out of ten I will wake up with a headache…no fun.

7. Have you ever performed CPR on anyone? Do you know how? (Yes, that's two, I know. Whatevs.)

Thankfully I have never had to perform CPR, but I did take a Red Cross class once. I will say that the official methods of CPR seem to change so often that I don't think I can keep up!

8. Name one country you'd like to visit and explain why.

Gee since we don’t have all day I will try to narrow it down a bit. I would love to go the Greece. Every time I see pictures of the Greek islands I am captivated by them. But then there are so many places that I have never been and would love to go to. England, France, Australia, New Zealand,  not to mention all the cool places here in the United States that I have never been to either, the Grand Canyon, New England, Washington D.C. We hope to make the trip out to the Grand Canyon this summer and I am very excited about it!

9. Have you ever fixed up a couple romantically?

No! Wow! That’s three no’s for me this week.

10. What is the last book you read?

The last book I finished was “The Horse and His Boy” by C.S. Lewis. I am a multiple book reader so I have a couple book that I am currently reading right now. “Praying the Names of God” by Ann Spangler is wonderful, my small group is slowly making our way through it! I am currently reading “A Breath of Snow and Ashes”  by Dianna Gabaldon again. I am eagerly awaiting beginning the next installment “Echo in the Bone” which I got for my birthday but I picked it up and since it took her over three years to get the book to print I need to refresh my memory by re-reading the last book before I can start the new one. But I am all about delayed gratification so I am enjoying revisiting the last book again and hugely looking forward to getting into the new book.

11. Do you enjoy sleeping late? see answer to #6

12. What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant?

We have a small home cooking restaurant around the corner called ‘The Harvest Table” and they have wonderful meatloaf and great southern style veggies. Stewed tomatoes, greens, sweet potato casserole, green beans, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes & gravy…but any meal that I don’t have to cook is my favorite meal. Hands down one of the best meals I have ever had was the dinner we had at The Lady & Son’s restaurant in Savannah but since we cant drive to Savannah every week I will take the next best thing at the Harvest Table around the corner from my house.

Well that’s it for me this week!

Blessings and Happy Random Dozen y’all!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Won…You Win continues…

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It’s that time again. Y’all go over to Nel’s blog Fastenau Facts and toss you name in the wooden shoe for the next leg of I Won…You Win.

This will be the sixth leg for “Sister Chick with Wooden Shoes” if you want to be lucky number six then head on over and give Nel a visit!

Good Luck to all!



Monday, February 15, 2010

A thought to ponder…

Yesterday during worship our pastor shared these words:
“to say that God loves us without condition is not to say that God approves of every behavior”
God loves us all unconditionally, that is the meaning of agape.
When agape love is practiced it overlooks the faults and it expect nothing in return.

God is the perfecter of agape love, He is our example of how we are to love others. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all practice agape love all the time, but as humans we tend to fall into the practice of expecting something in return.
As I listened to my pastor speak a word to us I thought a lot about how God loves me, unconditionally. However, it was the last part of the statement that gave me cause for concern.
God may love me unconditionally but He does not always approve of my behavior.
When I look at the course of my day I have to confess that there are many thing that occupy my time that do not glorify God. 
That’s a huge one for me. I find that I do so much better in my day, get so much more done when I just turn it off.
The internet (Blogging, Facebook,E-Mail and etc…)
I love y’all and all but there are times when I just need to close up the ol’ laptop and spend time with God and in His Word.
Here is another big one, my thought life. Let’s just say that there are more times than I can count that my thoughts will run amuck unchecked into places that they need not go.
I was reading in my bible study this week in 2 Corinthians:
2CO 10:3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

So here I am living in the world but thankfully as a Christian I have God’s agape love, God’s endless strength, compassion, mercy to use to wage war against the things that consume my time, my thoughts and influence my behavior.
I have been pondering my pastors words since yesterday morning.
“to say that God loves us without condition is not to say that God approves of every behavior”
This week my focus will be to take captive every thought and make them obedient to Christ.
Daily, more likely minute by minute, asking the question, “Is this behavior or pursuits meet the approval of my Heavenly Father?”
Verse four gives us a big advantage, I am so very thankful that I have access to the divine power that can demolish any stronghold in my life. I only have to be obedient and recognize what needs to be changed.
So what works for you?
How do you prioritize your time and your choices?
Well that just a few of my thought to start the week with!
Y’all have a great week!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Project 365 – Week 7

Joining Sara for this weeks edition of Project 365.

I have to share with all y’all that this week was a challenge as you will note from the Alka-Seltzer Plus flavored photographs.

But I forged ahead and made an attempt to capture the “effervescence” of my week. 


Sunday,February 7, 2010

I began to feel not so good!



Monday,February 8, 2010

It is confirmed, by Monday morning both the DD and I were tucked in and nursing the nasty cold/flu ickies!

The hubs ordered Pizza for dinner!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The last thing on my mind was documenting how awful I felt with a picture.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

To my surprise my ever faithful Alka-Seltzer Plus is now Orange Zest flavored, it turned orange…kinda reminded me of Fanta Orange soda except not! It was slightly less revolting that the regular flavor.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

I managed to take a shower, put on actual clothing and even cooked a meal on Thursday. I was even feeling well enough to venture out to my accountability meeting with my gal pals. I returned home with a sweet stash of chocolate for valentines day and a cute little candy dish to set out.

Aren't girlfriends the very best!!!!



Friday,February 12, 2010

Well sometimes the weather people get it right. We got the snow they said was coming. It started at around 2:00 PM Friday afternoon and lasted all evening long. Four inches of the white fluffy stuff covers everything!



Saturday,February 13, 2010

Saturday morning we woke up to a wonderful 4 inch white blanket of snow!



Happy 365 y’all! that’s it for me this week!



Friday, February 12, 2010

Breathing a sigh of relief…at least a little bit anyway and Friday Fill-In

Thankfully I am feeling a bit better. I managed to shower, wash my hair and actually get out of my bathrobe on Thursday. I cooked for the first time yesterday, chicken chili which was good.

Today I feel almost normal. I still have a slight cough and a bit of the sniffles.

The world returned to normal very quickly as I have a few loads of laundry yet to do and since I am back in the land of the living I now have to think of what to cook for supper again tonight.

Why oh why does my family insist in easting on a regular basis????

The weather people are all in a tizzy in these parts as we are currently under a winter weather advisory. Some of the schools in the southern areas of the state have already been closed and they are predicting the snow to hit later this afternoon.

Never fear, I am prepared with an extra gallon of milk, and unopened container of coffee, plenty of coffee creamer, hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows and lots chicken noodle soup to last for a good long while.

Wish us luck y’all!

It could be a record breaker, we may get more than an inch (LOL)!


and now for a Friday Fill - In

1. Pickles are not my favorite, I don't like dill pickles but I do enjoy a sweet pickle!
2. If the snow comes I will be glad that I am at home.
3. The snow is in our forecast and I am waiting to see if it will actually come!

4. I find God at His most creative and awesomeness in nature.
5. It's 5:16 PM; that means I am cooking dinner.
6. Anything that I cant remember where I left (which happen all the time) is hard to find.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending a quiet evening with my husband and DD, tomorrow my plans include probably helping the hubs with the taxes (YIKES) and Sunday, I want to go to church, come home light a fire in the fire place make a nice hot cup of tea, take a really good nap, read some of my new book, heat up leftovers for supper and watch Food Network!




Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nyquil take me away!

Y’all the DD and I are in the land of sniffles, coughs and generally feeling terrible! My head feels like it is floating about 12 inches above my neck and I have the general feeling that there is a 50 pound bag of sand on the rest of my body.

So no blogging for me…I’m off to take some more alka-seltzer plus

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Project 365 – Week 6

Joining Sara for this weeks edition of Project 365!

Y’all Link up and join in on the fun!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

It was Communion Sunday. The Prayer Shawl Ministry takes this opportunity to lay out the completed prayer shawls on the alter for the congregation to pray over.


Monday, February 1, 2010

A light dusting of frost. It was pretty while it lasted.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

An unexpected lunch date with my husband!



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Skoots1mom ran up on a bargain and shared the wealth. Yum, Red Peppers!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thanks again Skoots1mom the peppers were really good on top if this frozen pizza. 



Friday, February 5, 2010

Our waterfall transformed by Winter.


A visit for my granddaughter. She had so much fun with her new toys from Goodwill (last weeks project 365)



And now for quite possible the picture of the week!


The puppy always get very excited when the grandbaby comes for so visit. We had to put him in time out for a few minutes when he got a bit to rambunctious. However my little sweetie went over to torture him a bit further….


Talk about timing!



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday morning the DD was at the computer and I hear an excited “Mom! There are birds on your birdhouse!”

I will be waiting with great expectation to see if the D.O.R.C. is back in  business! Until then I was able to snap this picture of one of the blue birds as he dashed away from his perch and landed on the fence at the back of the yard.


Blessings and Happy 365!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

A New Look and a Morning Off!

Do y’all have days off?

When I went to a paying job I used to love my days off from work.

Now that I am no longer a member of the working for a paycheck crowd I find myself back in that familiar boat of feeling like I always have to be productive on the home front.

Realistically there is always laundry that needs to be done or  bills that need to be paid. There is always something that needs to be clean, but sadly my husband married the wrong woman where house cleaning is concerned. I’d rather balance my checkbook and I really hate doing that!

But do you ever just take the morning off?

I guess in the stage of my life right now I can take a morning of without the world coming crashing down around my feet.

As I was leaving the church last night after a wonderful prayer shawl ministry meeting Skoots1mom and I rode down in the elevator with one of our younger members. She was accompanied by her husband and two very adorable and very small children. Mom was holding the infant in her arms and as the doors of the elevator opened this precious little angel promptly spit up all down the front of his cloth and mom’s cloth and then landed on her feet and she was wearing an open toed sandal at the time. As I walk out of the elevator I glanced down at her feet as the you-know-what went oozing down between her toes. I casually leaned over to skoots and said “Thank You Jesus we are not there any more!” as I quickly walked to my car.

I think back to my days in the baby trenches and I remember them with fondness but I can defiantly say I am glad that I am on the back side of those experiences.

So to all of you who are up to your ears in spit up, runny noses, diapers and sleepless nights take heart it is over all to quickly. The next day you find you are eagerly awaiting the a visit with your grandbaby so far she has managed not to spit up on my toes , or suddenly you are in a death match with your teenage daughter over the flat iron and you can never find your good tweezers. They move from picking there nose to plucking their eyebrows and shaving their legs in less than a blink of an eye or eyebrow in this case.

But so far this morning the most industrious thing I have done is revamp my bog template, ate a bowl of honey nut cheerio's and nuked a second cup of coffee and you know what?

It was good not doing anything and the word did not come to and end.

Take the morning off (if you can), I highly recommend it!

Even Jesus took some time off every now and again!

MK 6:31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."




PS: Y’all go over and give Nel a visit at Fastenau Facts. She will be the next leg in the I won…You Win Giveaway! Congratulation Nel. I can’t wait to see where those wooden shoes will go next!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Random Dozen

It’s that time again. Y’all go over to 2nd Cup of Coffee for this weeks addition of Random Dozen.


So let’s get at it!

1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”

Usually no, since the invention of online bill pay the amount of actual physical mail to leave my house is nearly non existent.

2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?

Evening, I love watching the transformation of the colors as the sun sets. God does his best work as the sun goes down.

3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food? (Keep it G-rated please)

I’m no Andrew Zimmern or Jeff Corwin but I will try something new that I have never tried before. I draw the line at really nasty things such as liver, or any kind of organs, no kidneys, hearts or hypothalamus glands for me.

4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)

HAB 2:11 The stones of the wall will cry out,
   and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.

PS 96:12 let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them (this includes rocks).
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;

Nuff said!

5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?

Being realistic it would be most helpful to learn Spanish, however if  I had to choose a language to learn it would probable be Italian or French.

6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

In many many years when I am really old and really gray I would hope for a “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.

???, When I was younger I had daydreams of being a famous performer, who doesn't, but now I can say I spend very little time thinking about  being a rock star. It sound like way to much work.

And the crowd goes wild as “Grandma” descend from the ceiling suspended by invisible trip wires spinning wildly about as I belt out a tune…it just sound to exhausting. I’ll leave it to Pink!

8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?

I will have to say that in years past I was overly focused on my soaps, but thankfully I have finally broken the addiction. Every once and a while I will get the urge to find out what's going on in Pine Valley but I find it is like being an alcoholic I have to totally stay away from the source. However with the addition of our DVR I am totally into watching my favorite shows when I want to. No more missing anything for me! I already have my DVR set to program every episode of this season of Lost, Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy, I just love my DVR!

9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?

Both my husband and my DD no longer bother to say “Bless You!” when I sneeze because they know that with in a few second of my first sneeze there will most assuredly be a second and then a third and so on and so on. I never sneeze only once.

10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?

I very rarely read an actual newspaper. We used to have a subscription to the paper but it was eventually canceled as they all usually wound up unread in the recycling bin. I get most of my information from the nightly news, talk radio or I will check something out on the internet. However finding reliable facts on the internet can be at times a challenge.

11. Are you a good speller?

NO! Thank you to whoever invented spell-check!

12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lostlunch?

Usually when I feel hungry, but when I went to a job it was either the night before as I packed my lunch for the next day or grabbing a cup of yogurt or swiftly making a pbj before heading out the door.



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