Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Heavy Heart

My heart is heavy today, as my BFF received "no so good news" about her pregnancy. The baby she is carrying,"Plum" has Edward's syndrome. We do know now that "Plum" is female and a very special one. My thoughts and prayers for this family, as there is so much ahead of them to deal with. I pray for God's guidance and his will during this pregnancy. Lord give them strength.

Please keep them in your prayers.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yesterday was such a bizarre day at work. But today was even stranger. Oh my, I'm not even sure stranger really covers it. For one solid hour all I did was take phone calls - odd phone calls. I honestly could not get my work done for all of the calls. Thank goodness the afternoon was better. Now that I look back on the day, all I can do is laugh and be thankful that I have a job.

This morning I fixed what my kids call "church spaghetti." Fixed all of my stuff and put it in the crock pot - dinner will be ready when we get home, right? Surprise! someone (being me) forgot to plug in the crock pot. HEHEHE After the day I have had, I really should not be so surprised.

Good news - over at "my charming kids" -MckMama gets to take Stellan home. Praise God!

Well it's been a different day, but funny. I look forward to tomorrow and what challenges it will bring.

Live, Laugh, Love


Please allow me to vent for a moment............. people are driving me crazy!!!!!!!!! I need a Valium or perhaps a day far away...............................................................................................
God has given you and me a brain, please use it!
Urghhhhhhhhh......Scream, Shout, Yell, Jump up and down, over and over and over and over.

OK feeling a little better.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beautiful Day

Oh my what a beautiful day God has given us. Although I wont be outside most of the day, because my house is a wreck and I must clean, clean, clean; I am going to open the windows and let the sunshine in.

Today I am hoping that Jamie has an awesome time at the prom. I know that she is excited and a bit nervous.

Praying for my BBF Nikki and family as they will be going to Charlotte on Monday to see a specialist about her pregnancy. Lots of love guys. I am praying and thinking about you.

Looking forward to a great weekend. Thank you God for such a lovely day and for your many blessings.

Live, Laugh, Love

Friday, April 24, 2009

Just blabbing

Over the weekend my boys, I and some friends when to WVA to ride 4 wheelers. Love doing this. It is fun, peaceful - no phone. We stayed in cabins and cooked all of our food. Now I don't particularly like to cook, so mostly I cleaned up, which works great for me. I must tell you that being the graceful person that I am - flipped my 4 wheeler - OH GASP! It was really weird, I was only going about 5 mph, something jerked by steering and over I went. Other than a really nice bruise I have on my elbow, I am fine. Scared everyone! You know me - there always has to be drama in my life.

Proud Moment !!!--- DRUM ROLL................I did get my butt out of the bed this morning and took another refreshing walk. This is not easy, I really have to make myself do this. As usual in the end it was totally worth it. This walk is a great way for me to spend time with God.

Hoping for a great day and a sunny weekend.

Live, Laugh, Love

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Off to a good start

This morning I decided I needed to take a walk. My mind is going in so many directions I thought getting outside with nature might help. So at 7 am Sadie (my dog) and I took off. I must say it was so refreshing and a little cold. This walk gave me the opportunity to admire God's handiwork. I love dogwood trees and there are many on our farm which are white with the exception of a pink one that I have in my yard. Each time I look at these trees I am reminded of my Savior Jesus Christ and what he has done for me.

Now if you saw me walking this morning and my lips were moving, you might just laugh and wonder what I am doing, who am I talking to? Of course I was talking to God - giving him thanks for the beauty of Spring and talking about the things that I have on my mind. It was a great walk and very refreshing. My day is off to a good start.

Special prayer going up for my friend Nikki and her family. There is a concern with her pregnancy (baby "Bean"). Praying God's will in their lives.

Live, Laugh, Love

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Woot Woot!!

Tomorrow I am leaving to go camping and 4 wheeling in WVA (in the middle of no where) I am excited because we always have such a good time. The hubby isn't going because the chicks are to old and he will not leave them. I am sad that he isn't going. However, my boys are going and some friends and I am hoping we all have a wonderful time. I will take pictures and hopefully can post some of them when I get back.

Hope you are have a good week.

Live, Laugh, Love

Friday, April 10, 2009


Today has been a total R&R day and it's been nice. I did get my hair done today, had a pedicure and the eyebrows waxed, ouch! I have laid in bed for two hours now reading, watching tv and blogging, ahhhhh! so nice!

Our church is having "Brunch with the Bunny" tomorrow. By the way, Travis is the bunny and I am the Bunny Bodyguard, ha! I know you say, bodyguard? Oh yes, most kids love the bunny and some a little too much, hehehe. Not only that, Travis can't see very well out of the costume, so there are times he needs guidance. We did this last year and it was lots of fun, but for some reason I am just not excited about it. I am sure it will be fun, but can you image - what if it rains?

I think I am going to read a little more and then sleep, zzzzzz!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I must ask - do you believe in this way of thinking? - Do it and ask for forgiveness later. I am sorry, but I don't think that we should be doing that. Maybe it works in some situations, but if your "decision without permission" is going to make a huge impact, then don't do it. I know someone who is doing this and using their "position" to think that it's ok and nobody will say anything. Is that not taking advantage of people?

I am so disappointed :(

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Chuckle, Chuckle

If you should know anything about my mother, it is that she is a junk collector. Today our church had a breakfast / yard sale. I am sitting at a table talking with my sister-in-law and my mom comes up from behind me, taps me on the shoulder, then hands me this crystal candy dish along with $3. She says, I want this, so take it and pay for it as you leave, then bring it tonight (dinner for Travis' birthday) and I will get it then. And I say, so why don't you just take it with you when you leave? And she says because I have already bought so much stuff your dad is going to be upset if I bring anything else home. Chuckle, chuckle! And then I say, so you want me to be the bad person??? Chuckle, chuckle! (by the way it's me chuckling-not a good idea). She then leans down, looks at me and very sternly says, "Just do what I said!" With a look of surprise, I say OK. Oh my, I had been spoken to as a 10 year old. So what am I to do? I took the candy dish, paid for it and put it in my car like a good little girl. Chuckle, Chuckle!

Tomorrow, my baby, Travis will be 24 years old. I can not believe it! Time really flies. We are having his birthday celebration tonight.

And what a beautiful day.................

Live, Laugh, Love

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's Friday

Yay, it's Friday and I am off from work today. Looking forward to a long weekend. It is absolutely beautiful outside. After being blessed with so much rain, everything is a deep green. I love Spring.

Today, I am getting a massage, woohoo. And then back to the house to do a little cleaning and outside to enjoy this beautiful day.

My mind has been working overtime about a situation that has been haunting me for several years. I am considering having a conversation with the person that caused me so much grief. I believe and am hoping that if I do this, I will finally be able to let go completely.

I hope that everyone has a blessed day. Go and soak up some Vitamin D.

Live, Laugh, Love

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I am at work, patiently waiting for the good doctor to return from the hospital, aagghhhh!!!! We are, as I write this, 55 mins behind schedule. Yipes!!! If I were a patient waiting, I would not be happly :(

Anyway, I am looking for a new crock pot / slow cooker. I DO NOT want stoneware, but also don't want to spend $100 on one. I believe I would like to have one that automatically sets to warm after so many hours, hmmm.

I have a stoneware one and it is awful - never cooks at the same temperature. Yesterday it burnt my "church" spaghetti.

Help me, any ideas??