November 28, 2005

Church was awesome yesterday

You know God is so good...Led worship again yesterday and even though there were moments during Praise & Worship that things didn't go well with the music (Dave started playing a different part during one of the songs) God still took it and used it for good. We had a guest speaker yesterday since Pastor Rod and Joann were gone and the amazing thing is that the songs that I selected to sing went perfectly with his sermon about knowing God. Not that I deserve any of the glory or praise, but I just thought that was so amazing...definitely a God thing. I was in such awe, as I usually am when God works. This was probably my last Sunday to lead worship for a while...I'm glad. Though I enjoy leading to a certain degree, I'm glad to be passing the baton back to Joann...she does a good job. It'll be nice to fade into the background again.

Then last night we had another church join us for worship, Shiloh Baptist, and their Pastor spoke. He was great too! It was so nice to be able to not only mix denominations, but also to mix races. It's nice to know that even though we may belong to different denominations, we still serve the same God. I love that. No one is better than the other, we are all the same. The Pastor talked about how we are our brother's keeper and need to care for one another. It was an awesome sermon.

Today was an OK seems like Mondays for whatever reason are so hard after such an uplifting Sunday. Boys didn't have school today...they go back tomorrow. HAd the girls for a little bit today while Michelle drove her brother back home. They were good, except Alexis kept getting scared of Tigger for some reason today...I think she was just tired.

Speaking of tired, I'm tired too. I'm not sure if it's just being tired or if something else is up, but I've been irritable and fatigued tonight (no it's not that time either)...beginning to wonder if it's caffeine that is affecting me. I'm going to try to kick the caffeine for a while and see how it goes and try to narrow down what it may be.

Thinking of getting my hair cut shorter again...especially for Disney...easier to take care of. Kind of like a hairstyle like the one in the photo:
Let me know what you think.

Later folks!


November 26, 2005

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving...

Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Hope yours was a happy one. Mine actually turned out OK...everyone was great and seemed to have a good time. I made 15 lbs. of mashed potatoes...I don't know what I was thinking?!?!? I have enough potatoes to last till next turkey day. Needless to say I'll be taking mashed potatoes to Charlene's tomorrow...and still have plenty left over I'm sure. YIKES!

Getting excited about Disney...get some details finalized...going to start on a shopping list of things I need to buy before we go. Can't wait...I'm getting excited. Dad and I are going to sit with the other siblings and try to get them nailed down to at least a rough schedule because if they don't they are going to be so overwhelmed. Not only that they will never be able to use their Disney Wishes for meals...I'm hoping everyone will have a pleasant vacation...I think we all deserve it.

So with Thanksgiving I wanted to list a few things that I'm thankful for:

First of all for the saving grace of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who loves me just as I am, takes me back when I come crawling back for forgiveness and died for a wretch like me so I could spend eternity with HIM! JESUS ROCKS!

Second for my husband who works so hard so I can stay home and raise our family...He ROCKS too!

For my awesome boys! They are the coolest...the rottenest...the most amazing beings in my life!! They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me want to yank my hair out, but they are beautiful and I'm so blessed to call them mine!

For my awesome extended family...for in-laws that honestly and truly do ROCK...they love my boys (all 4 of them ;-) ) with so much's not the "lets spoil them with gifts"'s the true "let me show you how much I love you" love...they ROCK and they are always willing to go out of their way to take the boys to school, take care of them when we need them to...they are great. For my family who is taking us to dad wasn't able to afford to buy us a lot as we were growing up so Disney is his way of giving us what he wished he could have when we were young, yet now the grandparents get to experience it with the grandchildren too.

For awesome neighbors and friends...who made us two pumpkin pies for thanksgiving, always willing to share and hang with us, and their two beautiful girls that I get to babysit through the week. For friends who may be seperated by distance currently, yet still hold a huge place in my heart!

For an awesome church family that I love!

That's about it for now...may God's blessings truly rain on you and may you always cherish those things in your heart!


November 23, 2005

Another mountaintop thrown right into the valley moment!

Yes folks...though I may have colored my hair a darker shade of doesn't matter how dark a blonde I color it I still have those blonde moments...and this one was BLONDE can I possibly be anyway?!!?

First off last night began great. Went with our women's group from church to a Thanksgiving Dinner they were putting on at the high school (which BTW creeps me out on so many levels since it's been 20 years since I ate in that many weird moments there), then we went to the Tabernacle to hear Pastor Rod preach the community Thanksgiving service. (BTW the new Tabernacle is beautiful...and huge). The service was great and uplifting...a mountaintop moment. Then I came home, which was fine really, until we put the boys to bed and hubby proceeded to tell me that his parents weren't very happy to hear that I invited my parents and sister's family over for T-Dinner too. (Which stupid me did without asking hubby first...I know, big mistake...what was I thinking!) In fact the in-laws thought about canceling. Which of course broke my heart. They thought that since my parents are taking us all away for Christmas and we'll be spending all of Christmas vacation with my whole family that T-Day would be THEIR day with us. Oh, and hubby's brother and his family won't come because my family is going to be here. Now I've upset my in-laws and the whole day is just going to be uncomfortable instead of what I had in my mind to be a day where I'm surrounded by the people I love most. I thought about just canceling the dinner all together, but hubby says it's too late for that. Anyone got a major illness they can pass my way so I CAN cancel???? (I know...shouldn't wish that.) I am so upset with myself for being so "blonde" and for screwing up the holiday. Makes me want ot find a huge rock to crawl under and stay there for...I don't know till I'm old and gray maybe?!?! Now I know why I don't plan anything...even if I try to do something nice it always ends up blowing up in my face. Oh well...pray for me. I'm really going to need it.


November 22, 2005

Well only 33 days...

Until Disney that is...I'm ready for a vacation. Not that disney is going to be much of a vacation, but it will be nice to get away.

Lead worship yesterday at church...didn't do so well as I did last time. Joann was there which praise the Lord for that, she's feeling a bit better, but I just don't feel like I do as good a job as her, so it makes me a bit nervous and I think it showed yesterday. Oh well...there is always next Sunday. We had our Harvest Dinner at church yesterday...some good eatin' there. Love our church get togethers.

Oh, and I'm fixing Thanksgiving Dinner for Kevin's parents. I told Kevin that I refused to do another Thanksgiving at a Ryan's or Golden Corral...I want to have Thanksgiving at home and enjoy my family...all of my family. Anyway like I told the hubby I want leftovers! I miss turkey leftovers since I'm usually not the one fixing turkey dinner...I WANT LEFTOVERS!! I want lots of turkey...lots of desserts, lots of dressing and, I want it all. I'm excited about fixing dinner. Kev's fixing the turkey. I'm doing the rest plus trying to get the house ready which I'll be hammering on come Wednesday.

Well I better go...I have some ironing (I hate to iron) calling my name and got some other things I need to take care of before I go to bed.

Later folks!


November 18, 2005

Don't let this innocent face fool ya!

Don't let this cute inncoent three year old face fool ya. This boy is going to pull my hair out. Was pretty upset tonight. Little Coltie...yes my sweet lovely little angel of a three year old...I was ready to toss him to the curb tonight (OK not really, but...) I don't know if it's a stage he's going through cause I don't remember the other two guys doing this, but he is going through this stage of saying "stupid" and "stinkin'"...Stupid is a no-no word in our house...and just the way that little guy uses the word stinkin'...kind of like "I don't want to pick up that stinkin' car". Maybe it's the attitude behind it as well. He's just so strong willed. He will look me in the face and say it and hardly bat an eye. It was a battle of wills with him and I for sure tonight I was bound and determined not to lose! (I was praying for strength and wisdom the whole time...Jesus..Jesus...just give me strength.) I finally got tired of his mouth and attitude that after dinner I washed him up and put him in bed. The whole time he was crying "I want to be good...I want to be a good boy" which just didn't work for me tonight. I was glad I stuck to my guns and put him in bed. I think he was tired anyway...and I know I was tired of his attitude. did my parents ever allow us to live!?!?!? Man being a parent sometimes can be so is worth it though, it's just that days like this make it hard.

I'm so glad God blessed me with these would be too boring without them.

Well I'm going to try and re-attach my hair now ;-)


November 17, 2005

Weird day sort of...

Well today didn't go anyway that I thought it would...but it still turned out OK. Which is how I planned it right ;-) Girls were good today, except Alaina is sick and I tried to get her to take some medicine for me and she stubbornly refused...I tried but it was no use. She did nap for 2 hours though and I think that's what she needed. Colton still has that barky cough. If he still has it tomorrow I may take him back to the doctor. Hopefully he gets over it.

Helped hubby with some P.O. work. He needed some name tags done for a big shindig they're having swoops "Publisher Queen" to the rescue. I love love love Publisher. Made the name tags, not to brag but they did look good and most of all hubby was happy.

There is a new scrapbook store that opened in town today...hoping to get down there to check it out sometime this week...hope they have some cool stuff!

Well going to get to bed.


November 16, 2005

Happiness depends on...

Me...and my reliance fully and totally on you Lord. That seemed to be the "hit me over the head" message I received today. You know sometimes it takes a message being pounded into me all day for me to finally get it. I was reading a book last night by Stormie Ormatian and that's pretty much the message I got from what I read, then I was reading my devotions today and it was a Psalm...another rely on God...then I was watching Joyce Meyer a little bit today and she always preaches John 10:10. Yes God wants me to enjoy my life, but it's up to me to enjoy what God has given me. Then I got a coll from Pastor Dean today. He'd been thinking about me and just wanted to see how I was doing. So sweet of him. Thank you Lord for hitting me over the head today. I made today a good day...and it was! God has truly blessed me and if that's all I ever get from now on, I still am blessed.

After Pastor Dean called today the hubby called me. I was telling him about PD's call and as we were talking I finally came to grips with the fact as to why I'm having such a hard time moving forward...these folks PD, Rachel & PL were a huge spiritual support system for me. There were times that Rachel would call and just say the things that I needed to hear, whether I liked it or not. Rachel could be opinionated, but she always told it to me straight and I needed that. PD has always been there when we needed him and PL too for that matter. PL...I think I miss her most...she'd always make me laugh and we just seemed to click. I got teary-eyed talking to Kev today about them. I miss them...terribly...and the fact that we didn't get to see them this past weekend really bums me out. They were my huge support I feel like I don't have much of anything as far as spiritual support...not spiritual ROCKS anyway. But I know I need to move's just been a harder struggle that I initially thought. But God gave me a push I'm taking up my mat and I'm beginning to walk...slowly ;-)

Changed my blog song today...bought the hubby the new Jeremy Camp CD...though this song isn't on that CD it is one of hubby's favs and I like it matter how much we screw up, Jesus is always there to take us back...THANK GOD! For me that seems to be a daily occurance :-)

Hubby and I went over the last details on Disney tonight. He'll probably be making reservations for meals tomorrow. It's getting so close. Can't wait....38 more days!

Later all...


November 14, 2005

Sunday..a day of rest...

Yes it was a day of rest (forgive me Lord) but it was nice to sleep in somewhat for a change, made breakfast for my family (homemade scones...which K-man loved, and homemade pancakes...which I thought turned out pretty well for my first try). Then we cleaned out the playroom. That took a little while since we dusted and swept really good, but it looks better. Then I went to Payless and got a pair of shoes. Still not totally sure of them, but they do go with my outfit I bought the other night. Then I made lunch and pretty much vegged the rest of the night...played Battleship with Austin...he beat me the first game (with some help from Bren) and then I won the last game. Then we played games on Disney Channel. It was fun. I tried to scrapbook tonight, but the boys wanted to play games so I guess scrapbooking will have to wait for another day. I think once I finally get my scrap space cleaned off maybe I'll feel more inspired to scrapbook anyway.

Kevin pretty much vegged all day which he deserved and totally needed...he's in such a better mood today, much more relaxed and refreshed.

Well the countdown now begins....40 days until Disney!! Yippeee!!!!!

Later my friends!


November 13, 2005

As usual a change in plans...

Well of course as par for the course our plans for tomorrow have changed...We won't be going to se PD, PL, & Rachel at their new church. PL isn't even going to be there, PL's dog is supposed to have puppies this weekend so Rachel probably won't be there either, so I guess we won't be going. And I just made toll house pies too! I'm bummed...was looking for a moment to sort of get away, but maybe we should just take advantage of the day and SLEEP IN! I know that is so bad on a Sunday, but I already made arrangements not to be there on Sunday...not like we (especially Kevin) couldn't use the rest. We'll see what happens. I think God would understand.

Well I'm going to try to get the boys in bed so hopefully we could all get a good night's rest.


November 12, 2005

Venting my frustration....

Yes...I am totally frustrated at the moment...went shopping tonight. You know there was a day...a very very long time ago mind you, that I actually enjoyed shopping. Now it's just a hassle and just plain depresses me. A new Kohl's store opened not too awful far from us and the boys needed new winter we went. Found them coats...yipee...also I am in dire (and I'm not exaggerating) need of some new clothes. Thought, hey why not. It turned out to be pretty much a 2-3 hour fiasco. The boys were restless running all over the store. Lost Brennan once (though he was actually playing hide & go seek with me, though he failed to tell ME that), I tried on several pieces of clothing and ended up with only a pair of pants and a sweater. Everything I tried on was either to tight on "the twins" or made me look like my grandma. When did my boobs get so big?? I never wanted big boobs and still wishin' that now. Then if the shirt was to clingy it showed my "baby fat roll". I was so stinkin' frustrated I could have spit nails. Then I saw a pair of shoes I likes that would have gone great with my new outfit...of course none in my size. Pair of boots I liked too...again none in my size. Can't anyone make an outfit that makes a woman going on 40 look hip and younger without looking like a teenager with half her belly being shown off and without looking like her grandma!! And why don't these stores get smart and create a play center where you can drop off your kids while you shop??!?!?! That's why I never go shopping for clothes for myself anymore and why my wardrobe looks the way it does cause I've been wearing the same stuff for years or stuff I have just quickly picked up off a rack at Wal-Mart because I don't have time to do any shopping for decent clothes for me...ARGH!!! Sorry for all the plus though....I saved the hubby an awful lot of $$$. At least he found a few nice things to wear to work which he desperately needed. Thank God for that. Well I'm going to try to sleep and hopefully tomorrow I'll wake up a size 6 with a 34 inch bust.



November 11, 2005

Random things today...

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Well the day went not quite as planned, but it was still good. Didn't do any shopping...which was probably a good thing since it's burning a hole in my pocket.

I did scrapbook...the pictures above are my creations today. One for the dare # 14 that I was behind on...not too fancy...not too special either...kind of boring IMO...but it's done. The other is a digital layout I made to thank the Effer Girls. They didn't have a dare this week and I know it must take a lot to get one up each and every week. Here is hoping that there is one tomorrow!

After scrapping today, I just feel very uninspired and it showed. I'm in a funk creative wise and I think it's becaue my desk is all in shambles and Kevin has repaired the wall behind my desk yet so who knows when my craft table will be back to normal...what I wouldn't do to have my own room!!!

Papa took Coltie-man this afternoon so for a little while I was kidless...that doesn't happen often.

Other than that, it's been another long day, yet a relatively good one.

Oh, good news (I think)...I think there is another scrapbook store opening up on Main Street. All I could see from the street were shelves with scrapbooks on them and racks with paper that would be so nice...hopefully they carry some cool stuff, not just the basics like the other store. That would be awesome...may have to take a stroll down ol' Main Street this weekend :-)

Have a good one!


November 10, 2005

What to do...what to do...

I'm in a quandry as to what to do today. I don't have the twins today. May even have the option of pawning Coltie off for a little while (though I doubt will happen cause he's been rather clingy to me lately), but anyhoo...a day to do what I want and not sure what to I do the practical thing and...
clean house (which it could really use a thurough cleaning) do I... go shopping (boys need new winter coats)...or do I SCRAPBOOK...I'd love that...but with Colton it may be near impossible but I could at least get some layouts started, pictures printed, things put out to embellish's been so long since I scrapbooked...I'm going through withdrawl...of course shopping isn't a bad idea either...haven't done that in a while and I could use some new duds myself. It's so cold out right now though...decisions, decisions, decisions....I'll let you know what happens...hopefully I don't do what I usually do and just waste the whole day.


November 9, 2005

When you're on the mountaintop...

You know...when you are on that mountaintop...there is a certain "person" (I don't even want to call him that) that doesn't like it and attacks. Yesterday it seemed like my day just drug on and on...never had time to stop. Brennan was home with a touch of I had to take him to the doctor...luckily Kevin was home to watch Coltie and the girls so I could take Bren to the doctor or that could have been a lot of fun. Then I had to drop the boys off at art club, go to Wal-Mart to get the prescription, pick up the boys from art club, get home and start on homework and dinner, clean up from dinner, and then I went to bed with Bren cause we were tired...but then I ended up getting Austin & Coltie ready for bed too. Then the two boys were making such racket downstairs I didn't sleep much anayway.

But overall...I praise God anyhow. I read a book Pastor Rod had been suggesting us board members to read and it's been pretty good. God was good anyway and I praised Him anyhow for giving me another day.

Today though was a better day and went relatively complaints here other than hubby being a bit tired and grumpy, but hey that's OK.

Just a comment's been ages it seems since I've scrapbooked...need to get some creating done...maybe tonight...probably not, but maybe tomorrow...or maybe Thursday...I may not have the girls Thursday...maybe I just need to write it on my calendar. :-)

Hoping all is well with all of you and that you have had a good day!


November 6, 2005

God is Good....

God is good...all the time...all the time...God is good. I know I need to trust God more, that He has a plan, a purpose, and all I need to be is a willing and obedient vessel. That has become so so so clear to me today. I know last night I said I was stressing about preparing for worship this morning...last night after I posted it didn't get any better...Colton did NOT want to go to bed. I finally put my book, my Bible and notes away and just finally said...OK Lord, you are going to have to do this because I can't. I even thought I'd try to get up early this morning and work, but God of course had other plans because Colton was up with me and there was no time to prepare then either. So off to church I went, luckily a little early. But Travis was there at church and sometimes (bless his heart) he wants to talk. So still no huge amounts of time to prepare...I had time though to open the Bible to Psalm 100...after I read it, it was perfect to go along with the music we had prepared...praising the worked...then in the youth's Sunday School we have been studying Revelations. Today was chapter 4...and one of the verses was about the 24 elders casting their crowns before God's of the songs we sang today was "We Fall Down"...we fall down we lay our crowns at the feet of was so perfect...then it rained shortly after service began...the last song we sang was a medley we do of The Potter's Hand & Lord Send The Rain...I'm just so in awe as to how God works...the service went somewhat flawlessly and we really felt the Spirit of God move in the sanctuary this morning...and (I don't want this to sound boastful cause it's not) I am so in awe as to how God uses me. As I've said before I'm not a person who likes being in the spotlight...I'm not one who likes to be the center of attention. And maybe that's why God is using me...I don't know...maybe He likes a good laugh...who knows...but I just give God all the praise and all the glory for what He has done so far today. Still have evening service to get through today, but if it's even half as good as this morning it will be great! PTL!!!

God truly is good!

Praise His Holy Name!


Ok...I'm stressin'

Yes...I finally have to admit it...I'm stressing out about tomorrow with leading worship. I know God is in control...I know God will make it work...I know by this time next week no one will remember what mistakes we may have's just that there are so many elements against me. Not singing with Dave at the piano, and don't get me wrong, Cindy plays the piano just fine, just she has her way of playing that is a bit different than the way Dave plays. Then I am also trying to get a whole service together myself for Sunday night, which I think is what I'm more nervous about. Again, I know God is in control...I just don't like being in the spotlight, but for whatever reason God keeps putting me there.

So right now I'm going through Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life" book to go along with my service tomorrow night on "Worship"...with the boys today it's been hard to concentrate on it may have to wait until they go to bed...I'm just needing a some hefty scrapbooking, which I really haven't done in a while. Maybe it's a good thing that there is no Dare this week.

Well I'm going to go read now and hopefully God will lead me where He wants me to go.

Have a blessed weekend.


November 5, 2005

I'm going to try to keep this short...

It's been a long week as I'm sure you've read and I'm going to bed as soon as I get done typing this. I'm scared I may be coming down with the cold that has been milling around my house...and I have to lead worship this Sunday...please Lord no...I've been popping pills and Vitamin C like candy this morning...Got to nip this before it even tries to get me.

Talked to Pastor Dean, Rachel & PL tonight. Man I miss those guys. It's still hard not having them here. PL's mom is in the hospital, not doing too well. I guess her heartbeat is irregular. Pray for Avonelle Willey. We may go visit tomorrow depending how everyone feels.

Got two days of our Disney trip somewhat planned. Hopefully I can get the rest done soon.

There was no Effer Dare today and after looking on Two Peas they said there wouldn't be one this week. They said they'd post as to why later, hope everything is OK. Man I could use a Dare Fix right about now.

Well that's all for now...pray that I don't get this cold...I can't have a cold. Pray for me.


November 4, 2005

Not bad...

Today wasn't too bad a day...though I kept quite busy. Didn't have the twins today...Michelle stayed home from school today and watched that was a surprise today so I got some things done around the house for a while and then I took my hubby out to lunch at the Serenity Tea House (love that place...the atmosphere is so nice)...and I bought. It's kind of nice having my own money again...though it ain't much I love being able to spoil my boys. We had a great lunch and then my day went into overdrive...I then went to Wal Mart and got Kevin his prescription, then went immediately to the school to get the boys, got them home and started on their homework (which was like pulling teeth today), then I checked on dinner (made spaghetti with my homemade sauce), then had to take off to the school for parent/teacher conferences. Both boys are doing well...need to work with Brennan a little with speech and reading, but other than that they are both doing great...praise the Lord for answered prayer.

Then as soon as I got home Cindy from church called. Dave J. (My back-up to play piano on Sunday for worship) his dad had a heart attack so he had to head out to Maryland. (Pray for Dave's dad). So Cindy is my back-up for my back-up so to speak...I asked her to pick out music since she's not so comfortable playing...could be interesting on Sunday morning, especially since we haven't praticed at all. Then Dave & I were to lead worship on Sunday night...Cindy can't play Sunday night...I'm in a quandry about that...Asked Tammy F. to bring her IWorship DVDs...hoping she has some with songs we can sing...may have to do just an acoustic set with I said could be interesting, but I have faith that God is going to get us through this. Pray for us anyway cause it sure can't hurt.

Also trying to work on our itinerary for our Disnay trip...want it to go as smoothly as possible. So much on my plate...

Well I'm going to bed...I'm exhausted tonight. Hopefully I can read Ecclesiastes 4 tonight.


November 3, 2005

Just had to post this before I go...

I forgot to post this...I posted my curtains on the Two Peas wouldn't believe who commented on my curtains...Yes indeed folks...Donna Downey herself! To check it out go here:

Just had to made me smile.


To everything there is a season...

I feel like i'm in a rut...

Today wasn't a bad day, it wasn't a good was just a day...and another long one. I feel like my wheels are turning anymore and not going anywhere...I'm just in the same spot...just a different day. I'm not depressed, I'm not happy, I'm just not anything and that's what bothers me. I feel like I'm in the season of "children"...right in the thick of it and I'm lost...I've lost myself, among taking care of the kids, babysitting the twins, trying to keep this house together, doing church stuff...I feel like I'm lost and not sure where I am...I'm just existing.

Got a call from Pastor Rod today about leading worship until further notice until Joann can get back on her looks like she does have mono. Scares me to lead worship again. I just don't feel worthy to do it. I'm not the best christian, not the worst either...I mean, there are those I think would be far more worthy to do it. I just don't think I do that great of a job. I just hope that God is pleased and that His name is exalted that is all...that's all that matters right? I DON'T want people seeing me in worship...I want them to see's just something I've struggled with since I began doing this...I just want to do a good job for God.

Kevin & I are so in need of a getaway. We are hoping to get away as a family next weekend (we are hoping to see Pastor Dean, Rachel & Pastor Lisa at their new church). I would love to go away for the whole weekend...that would be so sweet and so so needed. Kevin is just so burned out doing this supervisor work...tonight he didn't get home until 7:40...and he only got a 45 minute lunch and he went in at 5:15 this morning.

Had the option to clean my kitchen and bathroom tonight or play games with the boys and for a change I left the mess lay and played with the boys...we played Bingo and dino dominoes and had a blast. Sometimes I just have to tell myself to let them dust bunnies boys are growing up way too fast and hey them stinkin' dust bunnies will always be there...for tonight they get to live. :-)

Well I'm going to call it a night and try to get some rest and read. Been reading the book of Ecclesiastes...I love that book for some reason. When my life seems to be going out of control, for whatever reason that book puts things in perspective for me. Reading chapter 3 everything there is a season...

God bless ya!


November 2, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

Well I have been a busy little beaver again today...remember I needed to work doubletime today to make up for my craft project yesterday...Well finished the bigger curatin in the living room, but ran out of ribbon halfway through the last window...need to go to Wal Mart and see if they have more...if not I may have to go to Wal Mart in Z-town or Dover or Millersburg to see if I can find more...I'll be totally bummed if I can't find more of that ribbon.

Totally cleaned my living room and dining room today. Tomorrow I'm going to try to attack the kitchen and Kevin's bathroom. I'm feeling the need to rid out again.

Went to Women's Bible Study again tonight. We have a fun's nice. It's Michelle (who is the leader whether she wants to admit it or not), Leslie, Esther, Jess, Renee, Shelly H. and Shelly T. We spend most of our time fellowshipping than Bible study it seems but we do have fun.

Be in prayer for Pastor Rod's wife Joann...they think she may have mono. Would explain why she's been so exhausted. With two little ones it makes it tough to try to recooperate. Not sure then if she'll still be leading worship then. I hope so cause I just don't do as well a job as she does. I'm just not cut out for being an up front and speaking in front of people type of person. It's not me. But I'm willing to be used where God needs me and that's all that really matters, whether I think I can do it or not. Now if I had Kevin's people skills and my singing skills...then we might have something :-)

Also Pastor Lisa called me on my way to Women's group tonight. Her mom has congestive heart failure and she's not doing well. Her mom is still at home and they've given her meds to try to lower the fluids on her heart and lungs but if they don't go down then she's probably going to end up in the hospital. Her mom's spirits are low and she just wants to go home and be with her husband..which can't blame her...PL's dad passed away this past June. PL I don't think is ready to let go of her mom yet. I feel so bad for her...seems like for the past year especially she has done nothing but struggle. She's been with her mom since 3:30 a.m. this morning and was heading back home which is a 2 hour drive and then has a midterm to take tomorrow. Please Lord just lighten her load a bit...she needs it.

Brennan got his card flipped at school for the first time today...guess he wasn't listening to directions and do what he was supposed to be doing. He's been a bit out of it today...hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Well I'm really tired and have other things I really should be doing. Have a great day!


November 1, 2005

See what I did today....

Well I didn't do what I should have let's just put it that way, but I was productive...(does that really count in the grand scheme of things?!?!?) Though I should have been cleaning house and doing laundry, I opted for putting up my brand new living room curtains and then "doing a little scrapbookin magic to them". Can't take all the credit, got the idea from Donna Downey's Photo Decor book, but I think it turned out so stinkin' awesome! I don't mean to brag, but it just is so cool to see my boys pictures on the two more sets to do this to, I can't wait to do them...though I really need to do laundry I'll have to do doubletime tomorrow ...I won't have the twins tomorrow so maybe that will help.

Kevin carved pumpkins with the boys last night while I went to church. They turned out so cute...we took them out tonight and lit them. Colton's we just let him draw on his with marker...the thought of him slinging pumkin guts everywhere I guess wasn't to appealing to his Daddy...still think it looks cute.

We had Pastor Appreciation yesterday at church...had to sing for Pastor Rod...I don't think it was my best singing job, but it was kind of weird trying to sing while a person is literally staring at you. The service was good though. Pastor Rod seems to have such a caring and loving heart. Hopefully in the future we'll get to know each other a little better...I just have such a very hard time getting to know knew people and getting close to them. It's one of my downfalls that I'm trying to work on.

Well I better get to bed if I'm going to get all that house work done tomorrow :-)