Thursday, December 27, 2007

Santa's Helper

There were a few helpers I caught in action on Christmas day!

And it continues...

And the celebration continues...........
I miss the usual blogs that I keep up with but know all are having fun with families. They will return to us with their tales later.

In case you haven't noticed we are now on the count down for Pearson's arrival which is supposed to be January 20th but you know how well these babies listen to the scheduled dates.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you girls out there with these babies.
Jaci who is now late....Cryssy who is on bed rest....and of course, my Lisa who has 24 days to go.

And I can not neglect to mention Davis, the subject of several blogs who was born July 22nd at 30 wks to Brad and Tegan. I received a Christmas card with Davis and his sister, Delaney in front of their Christmas tree, precious children, precious family.

Love to all.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Gone Shopping

Went shopping last night.....

Went shopping this morning......

Not finished still.

I remember back when I loved shopping for Christmas presents. That is when it was easier and there was not so much stuff to buy. I want to have the generous spirit back but the pressing time and the pressing crowds are just overwhelming to me instead. I want to get something for each person that will make them smile and yell "Yipee" but only the kids do that now and they can do that over a nerf ball pop gun.

So I have taken inventory and these are the things I have learned about keeping my sanity and enjoying family during one of the most hectic times of the year:
  • Chinette instead of china
  • Plastic instead of sterling
  • Stack the dishwasher as you go
  • Bottled water with individual flavoring packets, and individual hot chocolate mix envelopes on the shelf in a kid friendly spot
  • A 1000 piece puzzle started in a convenient spot
  • Colors, pencils, markers and lots of lots of paper
  • Get down on the floor at the kid level as often as you can

But most importantly no one's happiness is dependent on my gift to them or the amount of money I throw at them and that the love you feel the whole year through is evident in how you speak to them and how you treat them every day of the year.

Enjoy your time with family or whoever is sharing the time with you, smile and laugh and get on the floor a little.

Much love to all.

Friday, December 21, 2007


I was playing around with my blog and did something I should not have done evidentially because things look different in my formatting areas.

I can see YouTube videos on my computer but when I post them on the blog they do not come up so they are blank screens.

Nor do I have the options I used to have for my fonts etc. I can not change the size, color, or font so I am stuck with whatever and the templates are more limited than they used to be.

When I go to look at my options for other templates a bunch of them that I used to see are gone and my selection is more limited. Is it just me or did blogger do something?

I know I changed something but now I need to figure out what I changed.

So bear with me until I have time to sit down and play with this silly blog.

And me with Christmas shopping to do still.......

Friday, December 7, 2007

Funny Thing

Funny thing....ever notice how angry looks so ugly on other people than it does on me?

Selfishness is when other people think so highly of themselves but never me!

And we always want life to be fair except when it means we get what we deserve!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Just checking in

I, like Amy, have nothing new to post but am just checking in.

I spent my weekend preparing a lesson that I give tonight. I can not tell you how stressed I have been over this. I have to asked myself why teaching a lesson would stress me but this time it is among my peers and the older women.

I teach kids daily. I have control of my classroom at school. They misbehave I discipline. If their performance is not up to my standards, I help them adjust to reflect a more demanding standard as was set out for them.

I can sit around the table and talk to anyone in this group but leading them a class is very intimidating.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

This Minister has Guts

This was sent to me in email.
I thought it was worth posting!

It seems prayer still upsets some people. Please read....
When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the
Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but
this is what they heard;

"Heavenly Father,
We come before you today

To ask your forgiveness and
To seek your direction and guidance.

We know Your Word says,
"Woe to those who call evil good"
But that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium
And reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and
Called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness
And called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn
and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists
And called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline
Our children and called it
Building self esteem.

We have abused power
And called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's
Possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air
With profanity and
Pornography and called it
Freedom of speech and expression.

We have ridiculed the time
Honored values of our
Forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God,
And know our hearts today;
Cleanse us from every sin
And set us free.

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked Out
during the prayer in protest.

In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is
pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 Of those
calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving
international requests for copies of this prayer from India , Africa and Korea

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio Program, "The
Rest of the Story," and received a larger response to this program
than any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our Nation and
wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one
nation under God."

If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends "If you
don't stand for something, you will fall for anything."
Think about this: If you forward this prayer to everyone On your
email list, in less than 30 days it would be heard by The world.

How many people in your address book will not receive This you have the guts to pass it on?

I just did!