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It's chilly this morning (46)- but in comparision to the rest of you, well, I will change that topic
DH and I rearranged the den last night- it needed to be done, but I just could not get myself to start it. It felt overwhelming. But, DH really did a great job and now there is more floor space, and less clutter.
Jenni- snowman #4 looked like the little sis of the group, that's why I picked that one. Turns out you and I are one in the same snowgal.
Rox- so sad to have to see your MIL decline so much. It has to be really hard on her husband. My mom seems to be better when there are people around her. We try to do something with them 1-2 times a week. I think this week we will take them to the casino buffet-she will like that.
Leora- do you work New YEars? I am enjoying th pic's of your family you post on FB.
Kay- I cannot figure out how to do the games on FB- I will get my youngest DD to show me how- I'm not ignoring you, I'm just computer slow.
I'm going to try and get a walk appt for my annual poke and prod- I missed this year. And, I am going to try and go donate blood before the year is over.
What did everyone get for Christmas- tell me one or two please.
I got some lovely cassarole dishes in blue and white-so it gave me a chance to clean out my cubboard and donate the extra stuff. I also got some lepard jammies from my mom-(bless her heart). She loves to shop the clearance rack, and picks out sizes that are all over the chart-from petite medium to the jamies that are a 3X! I think I can use them as a parachute.
Kallee- I don't suppose the leopard jammie is a onesie? We got elder d a pair and they are too short. We are going to look online for a pair and see if we can get them in 3X.
I got a pair of jammie pants and a pajama short set from younger d. Love them both.
This afternoon Honey and I are going to visit a couple about half an hour's drive away. The wife doesn't get out much because she can't be around scents. She comes into town once in a while and pays for it. I wash everything in plain water before we go up there. No shampoo, no soap, no deodorant, no perfume, and no detergent or softener on our clothing.
I have to go to Costco and pick up one of my meds. Don't have enough to make it through the weekend.
I hope today finds you all well, even if you are snowed in. Greetings to all of you, and give a 'hi' to your spouses and children.
I work until 11 on New Years Eve but have the next day off. We do not drink very often so not really into the party scene. New Years Day we are having lots of food and snacks and will hang out and watche movies and play games.
Kallee I love to show off the shorties and the dragons. They give me so much pleasure that I have to share.
Jenni I picked the 5th snow woman since it was next to the sled and I have always loved to go sledding.
Rox I have the same thing with my MIL it is so hard to watch she was such a strong woman.
Kay are you snowed under today?
Hi everyone. no we didnt get snowed in. got quite a bit but not as much as expected. they called off the blizzard last night. im glad too. kallee dont worry about fb games. i really didnt think i sent a request as i might have just didnt realize i did. still learning some of them myself. im gonna run im not in such a mood to "chat" today. really dont feel like myself.
i was sitting here going through some old emails when i came across one i wanted to share with you. see i signed up for a newsletter from a homeschooling site and this was one i received. i often forget and i read it to remind myself of a few things i tend to forget.
When God Says No
May 17, 2012
"In the day when I cried thou answeredst me" (Psalm 138:3a). Our family was considered poor while we homeschooled. Living on one income left us with little money, and trips to the grocery store were made only for milk, flour, eggs, and other staples. We baked our own bread and supplemented our food budget with a bountiful garden. Thankfully, we always had something to eat, and my children never went to bed hungry. However, there were times during our homeschooling when I didn't understand why God allowed our financial situation. I longed for the convenience of prepackaged foods and thought, "It's not fair. Other homeschooling families don't have to cook from scratch, and they have so much more time for field trips and fun days." My frustration continued until I taught my children the inspirational story of Amy Carmichael. Amy was a Christian missionary in India who founded an orphanage for thousands of children who otherwise would have suffered a bleak future. As a child, Amy prayed to have blue eyes instead of brown. When the color never changed, she was desperately disappointed that God hadn't answered her prayer. Amy's mother lovingly explained that "no" was an answer to prayer, too, and years later, Amy discovered the reason for God's answer. To rescue the abused children in India, Amy had to disguise herself as a native. Dyeing her skin with coffee, Amy was able to keep from being recognized as a foreigner because her eyes were brown, not blue. After reading Amy's story to my family, I thought, "Maybe God has a reason for telling me 'no,' too." As time went on and my children grew into adulthood, I finally understood God's reason for those hours spent cooking in the kitchen. Because our resources were limited, my children had enjoyed a healthy diet of homegrown, homemade food. They were fit and strong and had also learned how to be good cooks themselves. What I had considered a detriment to our homeschooling had actually been a huge blessing. What do you do when God answers your prayers with "no"? Satan will tempt you to pout as you see greener grass on the other side of the fence, but don't believe him. God's perfect plan for your life will only be fulfilled as you learn to follow Him in obedience, including those times when He says, "no." "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jeremiah 29:11).
There is nothing new to report. It was a quiet day here. We're old boring people. LOL Trying to rest up and not over-do. I fall asleep frequently. I'm better on the pain tonight. I'd say I'm around a 6.
Blessings to you all.
C You tomorrow,
Jenni- very good news on the pain scale- finally, right?
Leora- we are not party animals here iether- infact we may celebrate an earlier time zone so we can go to bed. There will always be the honking horns outside, and perhaps a dumb cluck will fire a gun into the air-dangerous.
Kay- I love that essay- it makes sense to me. I heard a little poem on the radio today that stuck with me, I will put it in tomorrows post
Rox- the PJ's are tops and bottoms. Kohls will have large size jammies sometimes on the clearance.
Kallee- Too bad. I was hoping that it was a onesie. We have to return elder's pj's. I found a site that sells 3X that I'm going to try. She was so disappointed when the pair that we bought crawled up her crotch. We're going to try and find a pair online.
We're taking younger d up to her birthdad's for the weekend. Got her hair all straightened tonight.
Well, I think I'm heading off to bed. ho hum.
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