Wednesday, February 9, 2011

If at first you don't succeed . . . .

Okay, here's another go at my blog. I need to keep on top of things. I get so side tracked. So, I'm seeing if this works and then I'll post my 'real' blog. Thanks for your patience! : )

Friday, March 12, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions . . . Ugh, why can't I make decisions for myself? I'm so afraid I'll make the wrong decision that I don't make any decisions at all! I make a lot of lists about what I should do . . . but then . . . that's where it ends. I feel as though I've made so many wrong decisions in my life. When I sit down and look at it though I have made some pretty good decisions as well. The bad decisions seem to stick in my head more than the good ones. I think that's true for most people. I'm going to try to have more faith in myself. At least I think I'm going to . . . I'll have to make a list and see if that would be a good decision . . . . Hmmmm

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ahhhh - sunshine

What a gorgeous day! It was so nice to have a sunny warm day for a change! Spring fever . . . . love it. But in a way it's kind of a tease. Here's a beautiful day, enjoy it, soak up the sun, go outside and play . . . then the next day . . . just kidding - now it's cold and rainy. Grrr. At least this time of year we know the cold won't hang around for long. Kind of like life I suppose. We have beautiful days we just soak up . . . and days where the rain just keeps falling. I've had a lot of those rainy days. But maybe that's why I appreciate the beautiful days as much as I do. And what amazes me, without fail, is how God can take the bad/stupid choices I make and makes something good out of it.

Friday, March 5, 2010


I can't believe I haven't written on my blog for almost 1 1/2 years! Time to get back to it. I've been busy working, homeschooling, taking care of my family . . . . I've even joined Face Book. It has been awesome getting in touch with current friends and friends from the past. I've always been one of those people who gets attached to people very easily. And because of that, when people leave, it leaves a little bit of an empty space in my heart. Oh, except for the ones who were jerks. : ) Then I feel grateful. : ) haha I love seeing the wonderful faces of the people who have had a part of my life. We may not look like we did 25 years ago . . . . but that is kind of nice too. We aren't the same people as we were - we have grown both emotionally and physically (bellies??) haha - and it's a beautiful thing. : )

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Slow down!!

I cannot believe that I haven't written for so long! Where has the time gone? It all a blur. Sometimes it seems I spend way too much time just trying to 'get through the day' and not really being 'in' the day. Focusing way too much on all of life's problems that I have (which, I have to say, is quite a lot) - and not focusing enough on all of the beauty God created around me. I forget, all too often, to keep my eyes on Jesus. This morning I was talking to God and said . . . "God, please help me to fix everything". But then God told me . . . . "You don't need to fix everything - give it to me to handle and I'll take care of it". Wow, that helped a ton. Not but 1/2 hour later my husband came to me and said that he is going to help me more and that he realizes I've been doing everything on my own. He hasn't been too involved for quite a while. He said he was in the bathroom shaving and watching football when something (God) told him that he needed to be more involved and help me. Thank you God. He knows what we need.
I'm homeschooling Trent this year and it is going quite well. He is finished golfing with the Junior PGA for this year. Matt earned his Eagle Scout and received his award recently. It was great. Only 1 to 4% of all scouts are able to get to eagle. Angela is working on making some wonderful items to sell on the internet. She is so gifted. She didn't get it from me! I wish I had more creativity! Well, I'd better run. We got a new dog (now 2 dogs and 3 cats - oh, and a goldfish) and he is a little hyperactive. (Yes, I am nuts) If we take him for a couple of runs a day he seems to behave better. Love ya all.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Scrabble Pieces Beautified

My daughter, Angela, gave me some of these pendants for my birthday and I fell in love! They are so cute and are actually made from recycled scrabble pieces. So creative! They are from HomeStudio, a store on Etsy. I am so glad that I found out about them and will be going back to their store for myself and gifts for others in the future. The next pendant I want is the Halloween jack-o-lantern one. So, what I am saying is if you haven't been there already, you should. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Hi everyone. I couldn't think of a title so . . . HI was what I came up with. haha If you read my last blog you'll be glad to know that all of our animals are finally healed. YEAH! Thank the Lord. Garrett and Angela moved back to Boise. Again, thank the Lord! I was very proud of myself because I did NOT try to talk them into coming back. I just told them that I'd support them no matter what they chose to do . . . but I was really hoping they'd decide to come home! They got a new little kitty. He is so cute. His name is Jack. I'll try to get a picture of him on here . . . and of my animals too. I'm also pet sitting 2 dogs at my house again. Jenny, a golden retriever, and Maxwell, a Sheltie. So when Garrett and Angela brought Jack over we had 3 dogs and 3 cats in a very little space. It was quite . . . interesting. haha I haven't been feeling well for a long, long time. I went to the doctor the other day and found out I am anemic. No wonder I'm so exhausted all of the time. I am taking iron right now. It may take a while though to start making me feel better. Some sort of kidney count was also low but she told me not to lose sleep over it and we'll recheck in 6 months. But, of course, it is kind of bothering me. I've been taking caffeine pills to try to get through the day. Otherwise I'd probably stay in bed all day. UGH. I really hate this. Trent is 28th in the state (out of 41) for Junior PGA Golf. This is his first year. That is really great. His feet are still really bothering him. He goes into the specialist again on Friday. Matt starts college soon. I can't believe it. He's taking some really hard classes! He has to take atleast 30 credits a year for pre-pharmacy. After that he'll go on to get his degree in pharmacy. George and I have been trying to deal with the problem of constantly working and not enjoying life at all. We are always so busy that we never get to do anything we really like to do. We have got to figure something out. I'm thinking maybe going out alone every other Monday (maybe even every Monday). All work and no play makes mommy a very grumpy mommy. :) Well, guess that's it for now. Hope all is well with all of you!