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

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Is it time?

I am off from work this week and trying to catch up on some things. Today I am pondering if I should take down my tree. It is time to take it down, isn't it? Nay, I think I will leave it up until tomorrow. I love the lights (just like a kid), so I need at least one more day. When it comes to taking the tree down, I am a procrastinator. One year I left my tree up until February and boy did the family make fun of me. So, let me have one more day with my tree and I promise to take it down tomorrow.

At church this past Sunday we had our Christmas children's program - it was awesome! They were so cute and funny (in a good way). We even had a live baby Jesus, well for most of the program. When he got tired of being the center of attraction he had to be replaced with a toy baby Jesus.

During our church service we have been having a "Discipleship Moment." This week a gentlemen in our church shared this: At a school in our community there are approximately 200 children that leave school on Friday and never have anything to eat until they return to school on Monday. GASP!! I had no idea. This news breaks my heart (tearing up). So, along with another church in our community we are starting "Back Pack Friday," which means that these children will be supplied with a back pack full of food for the weekend. Food will be gathered through out the week at both churches, then on Thursday night volunteers will gather and fill the back packs with donated food. I love the idea. What a great way to help those in need.

So, Sunday night I went to Wal Mart and to the Dollar General Store and purchased food. I was so excited while shopping, knowing that I was going to be helping a family in need.

Helping and giving to those in need as God would have us to do - it is such a privilege and a joy. I am thankful that I can help with this and excited that our church is involved.

Hope everyone has a good week!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

My evening was spent with my hubby, my parents, our boys and their girlfriends. We had a great evening together. We had soup and salad for dinner and then we gave presents out. Everyone was excited, talking, sharing stories - it was wonderful. I am very appreciative of my gifts, but one particular gift stands out in my mind.

The hubs and I purchased new Bibles for our boys and their girlfriends (which I will refer to as our girls from here on out). We choose the NIV Men's and Women's Devotional Bibles for them and had their names put on them. We choose this particular version because it is the version they use in their Sunday School class.

The Bibles were wrapped so they had no idea what the gifts were. We had them to all open the gifts at the same time. They were so excited and pleased with the Bibles and I was overwhelmed with their responses. (tears, tears) It's not that I didn't think they would appreciate the Bibles, I just never considered how MUCH they would appreciate them.

I was thankful for the evening spent with my family, but most of all the gift of overwhelming joy I received in my heart to see those faces when they received their Bibles. Oh the joy of giving!

Praise God for our blessings. My cup overflows. My God, our God is an awesome God. I am thankful for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the price he paid to save us from our sins.

Happy Birthday Jesus!! Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

YAY! we have 8 inches of snow at my house. I can not express how excited I have been!!! I don't usually get to play when it does snow because I am always at work..... but this time I was off Friday afternoon and because its the weekend, I have played and played. Last night the hubby, our boys and their girlfriends went sledding. It was so much fun. Today I was up early riding the tractor with the hubby while he cleared our very long drive way. Of course we had to clear some of the neighbors driveways also. Then off with the boys to ride 4 wheelers. We rode on the mountain behind our house. The views from the mountain side were absolutely beautiful. I love the snow! We have built snowmen, made snow angels and through snow balls. Since the wind has started to blow and because I am pooped, I think I will stay in for a while and take a much needed nap.

It's been a great snow day!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Finally, it's snowing here! I am sooooo excited!!!!! I love the snow. Now if I could just get out of work and go home to play. YAY!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Have you noticed......... the grocery stores there are boxes or bags of food for you to purchase for around $5.00? That food is given to those in need and who are less fortunate than you or I. I personally enjoy purchasing one or two each time I get groceries. It makes me feel good that I am helping someone in need, that I am giving as God would have me to do. Also, it's the mystery of giving to someone I don't know. It's the blessing of sharing, not only food, but God's love.

If one of you has money enough to live well and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help - how can God's love be in that person? 1 John 3:17

I am not saying that I am a wealthy person, but I am blessed with a job, food, family and a home. I hope during this season when you go to the grocery store and you see those boxes or bags of food, that you too will purchase and share God's love with others.

Live, Laugh, Love

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thank goodness, today is a better day. I am drowning in paperwork, but at least today is a better day. It was foggy / rainy / cold this morning, but at least today is a better day.

For this I am thankful!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday, ugh!

How can someone who chewed your "arce" up one side and down the other on Friday for something you had absolutely nothing to do with, expect you to be happy to see them on Monday? Two days away did not cure my hurt feelings. Lets just do the job and go home, okay? OKAY!

Friday, December 11, 2009


The hubby and I have been married for 30 years, yes I married young. Anywho, we bought a farm very early in our marriage, which had a nice (hehehe) ranch style house. Ever since we moved there I have always wanted to put a deck on the backside of our house. When we had kids I really pushed the issue. The hubby, of course, saw no need for a deck and I was always told we didn't have the money (which in truth we didn't). As the kids grew I pushed the deck issue. I could see MANY uses with this deck involving the kids and when we had people over for cook outs. I tried being forceful...........I want a deck for the kids and I to play on!!!! Again and again the hubby said NO! (only of course because he didn't want a deck). There were even times that we had petty arguments about this deck.

Now, our kids are grown and moving on with their lives, so not much use for a deck now. I actually gave up on the deck about 8-10 years ago.

SURPRISE! We are getting a deck, so I was told yesterday. WHY NOW?? I don't know. I explained to the hubby that I didn't want a deck now, the reasons for wanting the deck are now gone. And he said.......but honey you have always wanted a deck. I have ordered the lumbar already.

At this point all I can do is LOL!!! He just doesn't get it, but that's ok, better late than never. LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


My computer has been down and quite frankly so have I. Finally, I have my computer going. The problem was simple, but I so dreaded the time of calling tech support where you hold and hold and hold. Eventually I found the time and it turned out to be a 15 min conversation, yes really, that's all. I was so surprised myself. BUT, it took hours to reboot and download. But I did it all by myself. I am so proud.

Now for me - I am tired, frustrated, excited about Christmas, missing my friend, finally sleepy a little better, ill, have a sinus infection, thankful that God loves me, feel like I am not getting what I need from church, thankful that I have a job, too busy, have no patience, headaches again, very fortunate to have a wonderful husband and boys. So do you get it? I am a MESS, but loving life.