Monday, November 30, 2009

Crowd Shoppers, We are Not.

Well I tried it. My sister, my daughter and me decided to do what we have never done before. We set our alarms and woke up at 3:30 am and went shopping. Our first stop was HHGreg, we pulled in and there were people wrapped around the building, my daughter said, I didn't bring a coat to stand outside, so our next stop, the mall. JC Penny's wasn't to bad they had a few good deals, next was Belk's. We went to the ladies show department because Audrey wanted a new pair of boots, we were there only a few minutes when she exclaimed, I can't do this, there are too many people, too many germs and I can't breathe.....So we left there went by fast food and got a biscuit and coke and headed to Kohl's. We walked in the door, laughed, decided to see how far the check-out line was, followed it around the store, probably 75-100 people deep at each check-out. But what was so amazing is, as we are following the check-out line, we go by the one lady and she is probably 50 people deep and all she had was a couple of towels. Audrey flipped out and was saying how she couldn't believe someone with any sense at all would stand in that line and wait that long for just towels. I knew then it was time to take her home and go back to bed. Our shopping tripped lasted a total of 3 hrs. My sister bought a pack of white t-shirts for her husband, I bought a coffee pot, Audrey a coat, and my mother-in-law a pocket book, Audrey left with nothing...We here back home all snuggled in our bed by 6:30 and learned that we are not crowd shoppers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving Holiday I am thankful for my wonderful husband, if you look closely he is smiling. When he is hunting and taking a picture this is about the only time he smiles, he hates when I take his picture.
I am very thankful for my kids, it nice when they grow up and still like to hang out with you and each other sometimes.
I am also thankful for all of God's creation. When I look at this picture I see the beautiful skies, the man made creativity and am thankful God give us so many things.
We have dreams, God -given talents, and we have the ability to do many things. Do we stop and say thank you for the smell of a turkey cooking, the sight of the autumn leaves changing, or the taste of a delicious pumpkin pie. There are a lot of things we take for grant it. I just want to say thank you God for all of your provisions and for loving us when we can be so unlovable.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I did it

I accomplished pretty much my goal for the Saturday. I washed down my bedroom walls, pictures, lights, and foot boards. I finished getting up the leaves and still had time to wash clothes, clean house and watch about 4 or 5 Christmas movies in between. I enjoy being able to stay home, so that I can clean and cook at my own pace. I know it doesn't sound like I rested but trust me I got more that enough rest. By now you can probably tell I'm a little high strung. I'm a get from A to B as fast as possible kind of girl. So for me to slow down and work at my own relaxing pace did wonders for my mind, body and spirit. My goal Sunday was Church which was pretty wonderful, lunch with the kids, and relaxing watching My favorite quarterback, Payton play football and then more Christmas movies. So as you can see I am rested up for the Thanksgiving Holiday....

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Goal for the Weekend

Out of touch

Do you ever feel out of touch? Right now I feel a little out of touch with many things, God, the holidays, church, and even people. I think alot of times it has to do with just being tired....
I don't know about you but I have been on the go alot lately and haven't gotten alot of sleep. Between the cat, Joey being gone so I couldn't sleep good, kidney stone problems and just the fact that I am getting older and sleep eludes me sometimes. I know that God is always there for me even when I don't feel it. I know that we cannot make choices based on feelings because our feelings will mess us up, especially when we are tired. I know that I have to regroup sometimes and make myself (mind & body) slow down. I don't know how hard this is for you but for me it is terrible, I think of things I can be doing, I have the "time is short make the most of it mentality". My goal this weekend is to rest, maybe clean out and rearrange my son's old room, rest some more, and maybe get up leaves, then rest some more......Hopefully by Monday I will be a new woman.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

They're Back!!!!

Here is the motley crew again at their favorite store in the world.....Cabela's in Rapid City, SD
Ladies believe me when I say they can stay there all day...In the planning of this trip there is a day set aside with the intent to shop, browse, see the big stuffed animals that they all dream about.. You know the big one that got away. My husband called me regularly to tell me that everyplace he went to out in the great states of SD, WY, & Montana "I could probably live here,"
if you noticed I spelled out Montana, because in his heart he believes he is meant to live there,
I'm just not sold yet. They once again had a incredible time, with many stories to tell, some true and some I'm not so sure about. Some stories I don't think we as wives, children or friends need to know, they should be kept sacred amongst the hunting posse. We are glad to have them home safely and all in one piece especially after driving 30 hrs straight. More pictures to follow.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AT&T Again.........

Just a quick note, how many accountant managers can one company have from AT&T..I have received calls from them almost daily with a new name of a new accountant manager...Possibly our bills could be lower if they had a least one person who could do the job and do it well, they might not need 3 people for one account. Does anybody hear me?????

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I don't know if you love music like I love music. But hear are a few great CD's around. First there is Selah's "You Deliver Me". It has a lot of old hymns and other songs and I have two favorites, First, "You Deliver Me" is a song about when things are hard and you feel you can't hardly go on God will deliver you. The second song is "I Will Carry You" also known as Audrey's Song. That is the reason I bought the CD because I have a daughter named Audrey and I was curious about the song. It is a sweet song of loss and love of a child, tears will flow.......
My next choice is last years Casting Crowns Christmas CD " Peace on Earth".. I have 3 favorites, " I heard the bells on Christmas Day" they sang this for President Bush last year and the theme for the song is that even through suffering and chaotic circumstances there can still be peace on earth in our hearts. "While you were Sleeping" makes me hope that I'm not sleeping when God is moving and I miss something. The last is "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" I have loved this song for many years, they didn't know he was the King of Kings as he lay in that little manger.
Finally the last is not a christian CD but is really good. I am a big Rod Stewart fan and his new CD is called "Soulbook" it has some great old songs like "Tracks of my Tears", "Rainy night in Georgia", and "Just My Imagination" to name a few. Music moves my spirit and I am so appreciative to God almighty who created song for us to enjoy...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ladies Bible Study

Last night was our usual Wednesday night Ladies Bible Study group. We are studying Bad Girls of the Bible (the green book). Our chapter last night was on Samson and Delilah. We have a very diverse group of women from many different back grounds. We were discussing where did Sam go wrong. He was raised in a home that taught him about God, he knew he was set apart and that he was raised special and God had great plans for him. Yet, he killed many, seemed to have a mighty temper, chased many women, and on top of that he seemed kind of dumb. Why would you tell a women who has tried to catch you with the stories you tell about your weakness the secret behind your strength.It doesn't seem to smart from where I am sitting. We were trying to figure out how he didn't realize God had left him (Judges 16:20). I think we get so caught up in life, we make good and poor choices but sometimes those choices leads us to a path of destruction and we don't realize it till our hair is gone. Then comes the consequences of our choices ( Samson lost his sight and ultimately his life) and we are left with a mess and sometimes we don't know how to clean up after it. Then there is Delilah, she deceived a man (for Money) who loved her, I don't know if she had ever known love before, I wonder if she realized all that she gave up to have nice clothes, a nice home, and time to do anything she wanted. That sounds pretty enticing, but there has to be loneliness in her life, guilt for her choices, and sadness when she could of had love, possible joy, and a peace in getting to know God. We all make choices some good and some bad, if we could only see the destruction it could bring ahead of time I wonder if we would make a that same choice..............................

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here is the motley crew head out again this year to the great state of Montana, My son is taking the picture. This was 2 years ago and they are at it again. They leave tonight at 5:00 and drive straight to Rapid City, SD only stopping for gas, food and bathroom breaks, they will arrive the following evening in time for dinner. I think they are absolutely crazy, I get tired of riding after about 3 hrs. This year they have decided to do a little sight seeing (Mt Rushmore) usually they drive straight to Montana and start their hunting expedition. My husband woke up this morning so excited, this to him is as close to heaven as you get here on earth. As you can see from the picture it's an unusual group of men, there is the gun-slinger first, fritzy and his children in his billfold, Bad Dog doing the hugging, Clay Mr. Mom, My man, and Tally the one who hates to leave his job (he has to much to do) and Josh (is taking the picture) who thinks that Montana is the greatest place God created. There will be stories to tell, pictures to see and they will be crying the blues on the 12th of Nov. as they see Broadus, MT in their rear view mirror........