Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Okay, today is suppose to be Thankful Thursday. But in all honesty, I have been quite depressed lately. With my dh last job and then the hold over to the job he currently has we are B...R...O....K.....E!!!!!!!! It is hard to be so cheery and joyful when bill collectors have you on speed dial. My ds birthday is next weekend and I have no idea what I am going to do for a party. We may not be getting our stimulus check because our account refuses to speak to us. He always has some excuse and so we have not filed our taxs yet:( Candy, over at always seems so happy and calm. I just wished I could be like that. But after reading her post about choosing to be happy, I think maybe I am going about it all wrong. I have so many things to be thankful for. I have my wonderful dh, my great kids. DH has a good job now. I am able to homeschool my kids and watch them grow. I have my savior and a place in heaven reserved for me. These things are all eternal. The relationship with my dh along with being here for my kids and training them up all leads to a legacy that I hope my kids understand. I pray that it leads to their relationship with the Lord and that they will instill that in their children. And as far as my relationship with my savior, I think that is self explanatory. So the bill collectors and things I want are not what I need. Because I need nothing more than God because he will supply all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19 Have a blessed day!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Please take time to pray for our troops. Even if you do not believe in the war we are currently involved in, these people and their families sacrifice so much. May God bless them all. This video titled Thank You reminds us all of the sacrifice they make. Also keep in mind of the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us this Memorial weekend. I hope we can all run to our heavenly Father the way this little boy runs to his daddy. Blessings!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Praise Report!!!! Praise Report!!!!

Last week, my dad's doctor had done some ct scans of my dad's lungs for his black lung case. My dad had worked 30 years in the mines and after retirement, he filed for his black lung case. The doctor had contacted him saying that there was a lesion on his lung that appeared to be malignant, not from the black lung disease. He then told my dad that he would set him up with a PET scan to see if it was indeed cancerous. Well, my dad got the results today and cancer. Praise the Lord. They are still going to try and figure out why this lesion looks so different than the scarring from the black lung disease, but I am happy thus far. Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What? No, Mcflurry

Okay, today we go to the store for some groceries and the kids were really good. As I promised I took them to McDonald's. They were all excited to get a Oreo Mcflurry. So we go and guess what they clean the ice cream machine at that time and they don't know how long it will be until it is back up and running. UGH!!!! Two very upset kids and I must say one upset momma, because those things are so good. Anyway they settled for a frosty from Wendy's. I was very proud of them for taking it so well. I know it is just ice cream, but it also is a measure of how well they are learning to be content with what they have or can have. So we came home eating our frosty and jammin out to some songs on the radio. My kids love music. No really music is everything to them. It started to rain and I realized life is pretty good. Me, the kids, frosties, good music, and rain on the windshield:)

Does anyone have a husband?

Does anyone have a husband that works strange shifts, that is:) DH's new job has very strange hours and has sent our daily life into a tail spin. I have worked on our schedule over and over and it just doesn't feel right yet. I hope he goes to day shift soon, but I need to make due for now. It is still raining on and off here for over a week now and my poor, poor garden. I so wanted a full harvest but it doesn't look like it will happen. If dh gets a three day weekend this week and it doesn't rain maybe we can work on that and my poor chicken coop. We have been working on it for two years. I have chickens at my in laws. They have been there for two years. Can you sense the frustration in my voice? It only needs the fence up and a door. We have a dog so the chickens have to have a fence for a little while. I don't think he will bother them much because he is getting so old now. Well, gotta scat, need to finish up school work and head out for a few groceries. Not many to get this week;) Here is the menu.
Today- Mcdonalds ( I am lazy)
Wednesday-Breakdfast-sausage biscuits Dinner-hotdogs
Thursday-B-pancakes D-Spagetti
Friday-B- cereal/oatmeal D-lo spagetti
Saturday-B- gravy D-burgers
Sunday- biscuits D-pizza
Monday-french toast D-don't know- we'll see
This weekends may change as our weekend plans change.


DH and I was baptised Sunday. There were also three other people who were baptised. It was a wonderful day. I had to explain to my 5yo and 3yo what was going to happen. I didn't want them to freak out. So after dh and I explained that our pastor was going to "dip us in the water" we asked them if they understood. My
5yo must have confused what was going on with Sunday school earlier that day because he looked at us and said yes, you are going to walk on water. Of course, we busted out laughing. We had to try to explain it again. Later that day he was telling his cousin about the day's events. I overheard him say, "today we went to see mom and dad hypnotised. ROFL. I guess he will understand in due time and we will miss his funny little mix ups. God Bless!!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Goings on

I haven't been able to post for a few days. We have been very busy. DH has ended his own business and has starting working for a coal company again. We are finally getting over the worse cold known to man. It finally stopped raining. And now it is time to get down to business:) First, I had a wonderful mother's day. DH bought me a lovely tree for the yard. At Sunday school my kids made me a wonderful hand print picture frame and I received two additional plants:) I also put up the kid's winter clothes last night(I know I'm running late). Also last night, I was going to do some laundry and realized there was no water. UGH!!!!!!! Our water pump quit working and we had to use our car payment money to buy one. This of course, hurts because our car payment was already behind. But the Lord will provide, he always has. We just have to keep on keeping on.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What color am I?


You are usually very straight-forward. You have a passive personality and enjoy nurturing those around you. You are very grounded and prefer to keep things simple and honest.

Find out your color at!

They are so pitful when they are sick.

I know I am a bit obsessed with the "cold from hades". DS is feeling some better and his fever has subsided today. He is still however coughing like crazy, same as me. My dd is very sick. High fevers and headaches are taking a toll on her. Her eyes are so glassy and her cheeks are so red. She said the funniest and most pitful thing today. She was complaining of her head hurting. She looked at me very seriously and said momma the germies are eating my brain. Awwww!!! I have just been giving her medicine and hugs and kisses. She is taking care of her favorite doll Sally, the same one that got a cast when she got one. Please pray that our family overcomes this bug once and for all, if you feel lead too. God Bless.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The cold that just won't die.

I hate to repeat myself, but we are SICK, AGAIN!!!!! My son has been sick with fever and congestion, today my throat is real stingy and I feel terrible, and my daughter started her little fever and congestion last night. As much as I like to avoid doctors, I can now say that we have all been with this little nasty thing. It started with my son, then I got it with severe ear infections too, then my husband, back to my son, then my daughter, and now I have a sore throat. URGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! I pray that we will soon see the day were we are well. I am sure my garden prays for that day too LOL. I feel like I have done nothing but take care of the sick and lay around for a month now. Not that I mind taking care of my family, but I am a projects kind of a girl and this laying around thing is getting to me. I think the colds are made worse by the worse pollen count in recent history. Myself and my son are allergic to everything so I am sure it isn't helping. Well, gonna go pile up on the couch with the rest of them. See ya.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

you have got to be kidding?

A few days ago, I posted on how we were all getting over being sick. Well, that was short lived as my son has been sick since Monday and myself and dh still have this terrible cough. My son was running a high fever and complaining of pain associated with sinusus. He laid on the couch all day yesterday. After prayer and some good old fashioned water and vinegar, he slept all night and has been doing better today. He is playing in short spurts today and he is back to fighting with his sister:{ One day I hope that we will all be healthy enough to get back in the swing of things. We are behind on laundry, outside chores, hauling dh scrap parts from his business he had, and everything else. School has been extremely light with no school at all yesterday and our garden is pitful. If things stay the same I hope to retill the garden this week, I panic at the thought of our garden not producing this year. I know I am strange. My cousin is cutting our weeds so hopeful people can actually see our home from the road. I am suprised no one has stopped to ask if it is vacant...LOL I better skoot, this mountain of laundry isn't gonna wash itself.

Friday, May 2, 2008

maw maw

Eight years ago today my grandma past away. I find comfort in knowing that she is with her Savior and is no longer in pain, as she suffered a long time. I am not here to talk about her death, but to celebrate her life. We often talk about our legacy, she lived what would become her legacy. She was brought up poor in a hollow in West Virginia. She learned early that everything she would have would come by the sweat of her brow. She married a coal miner at a young age. She would shortly have her first child who soon passed away. She would go on to have eight more children and one more pregnancy that ended in fetal death. She worked hard as a pastor's wife and mother. She helped with the homestead while her husband worked in the coal mines. Gardening, canning, and tending critters. She always some how managed to have time for vistors or someone in need. She always had a hot meal to offer anyone who was hungry. Speaking of food, she was a cook that would make anyone envious. She was well known for her fried chicken and apple stack pies. I actually once saw two women arguing over the last pie at a family reunion. When people fight over the last piece of pie, you know it is good!! She lived a very hard life. Simple pleasures we take for granted were not an option for her. Going to the local Wendy's was a huge thing for her. She was strict but kind. And she would hurt like the devil when she would braid my long hair as a child:) Her legacy that she lived is the one we all aspire to be. She truly was a Proverbs woman. Out of anyone I have ever know she nailed the description. And that legacy is what I hope to pass on to my children. I know I fall so short when compared to her, but I keep trying, for God, my husband, my children, and her. She spent the last decade of her life bedfast. I only share that because there was so much she could have taught me and I am sure she wanted to teach me, but hopefully I will learn on my own by looking to her life as my example. I hope to make you proud, maw maw, I love you and miss you.