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Friday, May 30, 2008

This waiting stuff

You know, I cannot imagine the faith struggle that Abraham, Jonah, Moses, Paul or any of the other "heroes of the faith" as we've come to admire them for being went through! This waiting for the Lord's direction and moving and leading is H-A-R-D!
As readers of the Bible, we have the luxury of knowing the "end" of the story for those who had to do the waiting, but I'm guessing the waiting part for them was KILLER! No wonder Abraham took matters into his own hands to get an heir--through Sarah's prompting... She was tired of waiting, too! Ugh! I'm tempted to probably go ahead of God and take matters into my own hands.
You name the Bible character that you admire, then THINK about the time they had to wait and think about how they must have really FELT being in that situation!
I know God has all things working together for good, but the waiting...the waiting is hard.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Holiday Happenings

On the first day of my summer vacation, I got up.
Then I walked to the park to eat my hot off the griddle goodness pancakes.
Then I came back home, opened a can of paint and got busy painting the north face of my garage which is a "wall" to my outdoor living space/pergola.
Then I grabbed a scrub bucket and brush and starting making our camper ours--wiping, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, and hanging the curtains I made for it over the winter!
Then I went into the garage where I had my decorations stored and got some things hung on the newly painted wall.
After that I was tired, so I ate my marinated grilled steak and baked potato with a glass of wine out on the newly decorated patio under the pergola.
Then I went back to bed because it was time!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank you!

To all our wonderful service men and women, past and present, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do and have done for our country. I know that the price you pay for my freedom is a sacrifice indeed! Thank you!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Don't know why

I don't quite know why, but I'm bummed today, and have been for a few days. We're well taken care of, so no worries there other than we aren't going on the vacation we'd anticipated. Perhaps it's because this will be the first summer since my kids were born that I'll be working regular hours, and while that's fine for now as long as Mark is home, I'd like him to not have to be home! Waiting is getting harder as the time gets closer to when his unemployment benefits run out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


So we're all bummed here. Mark & I have decided to cancel our plan to go to Washington for a graduation (three, actually). Economics are absolutely too prohibitive right now to make it work. We feel so bad for our niece, Angela, because this means we'll miss her special day and all the festivities around it. Nephew Tim is graduating from the pilot's training program at CWU, and niece Brit from vet tech training...
Next to the "event" of the unemployment itself back in January, this is probably the biggest disappointment of this whole ordeal. Please keep praying that the right fit for Mark comes along soon!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


The other night, we asked Leah to clean up the basement where she'd been sleeping while we'd had company. We neglected to tell her to not mess with the hide-a-bed... . So as she was trying to get the thing folded, she managed to get her wrist caught in between the bar of the bed and the frame of the couch. She's sporting a splint, because when we decided to take her in, the doctor wanted x-rays and saw a few bone chips floating around. Bad mommy moment.

Then, yesterday at a local festival, I lost track of her for about 20 minutes! I think she was embarrassed by how many people told her "Your mom is looking for you, she went that way." But I don't care. I AM thankful that the festival has a good system in place for this type of thing, but I wish I'd paid better attention to my daughter when she said, "I'm going to look down this strip..." I missed that part. I was visiting with a friend. Leah is growing up, and starting to stretch her wings of independence. When we were together again, and she informed me of her original plan, I said... "You have to make SURE I've heard you!" I'm glad she's safe.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Article on MSN.com this morning

I can say that my perspective on ADHD has changed over the years since a family member has been diagnosed with it, click here to read an article about the societal switch!

Halfway through a busy week

Mother's Day, parents arriving, a violin lesson, a piano lesson, a Concert, planting the garden and 2 hanging baskets, track practice, a soccer game, a Concert--that's all behind us for this week. A track meet, cello lesson, parents departing, a field trip, a doctor's appointment, a pizza party, giving 2 cello lessons, marching in a parade, a paper route, a roofing project, a soccer game, and another track meet--that's all in front of us. Yowza!
So how's your week going? My mother's day was okay, except that I spent the morning wrestling with our church's computer to get it to comply with my wishes--unfortunately, it won. Oh well, life goes on. I did receive a bird feeder and have been enjoying the variety of little creatures flitting in to partake of it's seedy goodness.
Did I mention that I'm changing jobs? I'm going back to my work "roots" where I was before our children were born--the local advertising paper. I'm excited about it.
Well, we're off to race through the rest of the week! Maybe we'll catch you at the parade? Look for us on Friday.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

He Shoots, He S-s-s-s-c-o-o-o-o-o-res!

Woo-Hoo! Last night after a disappointing track meet (he took 7th in the 800m run) Peter was predicting that he would score a goal in his next (and last) soccer game. What do you know? He DID it! And where was my camera? At home...poo! Oh well, he, and we, have the memory to cherish forever. It was an EXCELLENT shot, his uncle would have been proud!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

just when you're ready to throw in the towel..

You get thrown a zinger--case in point:
this morning as I'm feeding our charges breakfast (we've been baby-sitting for friends for the last 4 nights) and for the bajillionth time (okay, perhaps I exaggerate) have asked her to sit down and eat, Jordyn quips,
"I am sitting down at Jesus' side!"
Now how can you argue with that?