Monday, November 29, 2010

Crazy Christmas Lights

Here I sit!!! After hauling out all Christmas lights to get ready for decorating half of them are not working! How can that be? Last year, when we ever so neatly tucked them away they were working...sigh.
Tomer says, after this year no more mini lights and that we will change to the new (more expensive and much brighter) LED lights. Okay, but will that end our dilema?
I don't happen to believe so. Nope, I think I should have kept the box of big ol' lights my Mom-in-law still used...ya' know the ones that burn your fingers off? They were well over 40 years old and still shining, with no half-strands darkened and never to work again! Plus, there were no fits of anger to steal our joy and I am sure, that they were made in the good ol' U. S. Of A., not China or Taiwan etc. etc.
Thank you very much for letting me rant tonight...I sure wasn't gonna say anything to my Tomer- cause one loud gutteral groan was enough for this ol' grammy. LOL
New lights they be a coming!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

My pies are out of the oven...later tonight my Tomer and I will have our traditional taste testing with lots of whipped cream!
Tomorrow, we will gather round the table with our daughters and their families and thank the Lord for His many blessings. I Pray that your day is filled with hope and joy...
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cheesey Movies On My DVR

It's that time again...time for all those cheesey Christmas movies on the Hallmark and Family Channels. With remote in hand, here I sit...sigh. Kell and Elek left a bit ago. So, I finished the scrubbing of the bathroom, passed the vacuum and polished all fingerprints from the tables.(laundrocizing will commence later)
Finding myself with a few hours alone...I am going to push the DVR button, cuddle up with a blanket made just for me and drink myself a tall glass of lemonade.
Yes siree, this ol' grammy has learned to take time to let the cares of this world roll right off my shoulders! I won't waste another moment dwelling on things that I can't control or change by worrying. Why bother? The Lord knows my needs before I even ask!
Oh, friends I have much to be thankful for! Click...I'm fixin' to watch the "Christmas Choir."
I am blessed!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Catching Up

Here it is Saturday! I am happily catching up on some of the housework, that was ignored while I had the cooties. Dusting the bedrooms and doing things, that only I knew were needing to be done. Little unseen corners...Hmmm, makes me ponder on the little things in my life that are seen only by God. Can I catch up with those things I let go...when I know what God expects of me?
Life gets busy...too busy! I am trying, to not just take care of my household chores but make the work that God has for me in His House (my body, mind and Spirit) most important.
After all, He made these hands to be used for His glory. So today,I lift them in Praise and thank the Lord for His goodness. I am blessed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Love From The Pig Pen

Mess maker, mess maker, make me a mess! That is the tune that I sing to our resident Pig Pen...Elek! Once upon a time my house was a sparkling, everything neat as a pin, kind of place. Not so much since Elek has hit the the floor running!
I have never seen a child go from one thing to another so quickly, leaving paths of destruction all along his way...sigh.
Now, I am no Spring Chicken! In fact, this ol' grammy has days that I barely keep up with the devastation. LOL. I cannot even finish making a bed before he has scaled the bed post and is happily jumping up and down while chanting "boing, boing, boing."
I have found it necessary, for my own sanity, to leave some of the toys lay where they fall or drive myself utterly up the wall. If you are looking for peace and quiet don't come around here. No, don't do it because there is nothing quiet about Elek or Xavier. But, if you want lots of I love you's, big hugs and mushy kisses...This is the place for you.
Yes, indeed my boys are a mess! But, no matter the mayhem, I promise that you will leave here feeling loved and wearing a smile.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Chocolate Shakes And Michael

It is sooo good to finally be back! Between computer woes and me feeling like junk...I have not been here much of late. As for the computer, I finally broke down and bought myself a new laptop when the Mart was running a great sale last Saturday.
Oh, I know that I said I did not enjoy my Manda's laptop but this newer version is awesome. This ol' gal just has to get used to this mouse...touchy, touchy, touchy.

I am starting to feel human again after being sick...thank the Lord! I woke up Sunday in the wee hours feeling lousy. Made myself crawl out of bed for Sunday School since my Tomer was in the woods of Bronson...hunting. Someone had to teach our class and i was it. Honestly, I did a little groaning but the words "Obedience is better than sacrifice" kept running through my mind. Thank you Lord!
After Church I was like a horse heading for the barn! (I promise that I kept the speed limit.) Made a run through White Castles for lunch and one of their delicious chocolate shakes. If you haven't had one, let me just say "that they are good for what ails ya!" Yum!!!

So, after crock pot meals and spending lots of time vegging on the couch...I am up but not quite going at full speed, as yet. The Lord is good! And believe me, I am not complaining about having a cold...for a 58 year old grammy I am blessed with good health and strength enough to care for my grandbabies. And for that...I am so grateful!

Love to you all...bessings.

Sandy...I found this recent song by The Gaither Vocal Band and I love it. Thought you would too...especially since Michael is singing it! Now, I have to get to Family Bible Store so that I can pick up their new CD!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sick got me thinking of my favorite authors and this poem has been running through my mind. It always makes me make me happy, what wonderful little beings they are!

"I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more--that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke--
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is. . .Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

Sick... written by one of my favorite authors, Shel Silverstein
From his book Where The Sidewalk Ends.