Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's a New Day

Today I start anew! I am starting my routine this morning as next week we start homeschool:) I have a few min before I go shower and thought I would post.
Today's Plan:
  1. Shower/Dress/Hair Makeup
  2. Start laundry- My wonderful hubby is already doing this so I will fold what he brought in and then switch over when dings!
  3. unload dishwasher
  4. breakfast with kids
  5. cleanup from breakfast
  6. tackle my room-it has become a drop zone- get it cleaned and organized
  7. make dd's bed with clean sheets and cleanup her room
  8. plan homeschool week assignments see if I need anything for the week-go obtain
  9. I have physical therapy today at 11am so that will interupt the flow a bit but will get homeschool planning done before I leave so I can make a trip to get anything I need
That will probably be more than my back can handle today but I shall try my best to accomplish my goals.:) Till then

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Once again the messy mommy struggles yet

Ok so today I have sat on my rump. I admit it. I was in much pain after our vacation and traveling home yesterday. I had physical therapy today and it increased my pain. However we have someone coming to the house tomorrow night to look again to see if they want to rent-to-own it. We may have the opportunity for my husband who is currently on Disability due to a knee injury we may have found a new job for him in the eastern oregon hemisphere! We are so blessed to have this be a possibility. I pray for guidance from above to know if that is the right move for our little family it is a very remote area but only 70 miles from where my family will land in 11 months when they retire which is where my grandparents currently live. This would be wonderful. My hubby will be released soon and could then go back to work. Money is so tight and I am watching what I do and buy however this is an area I struggle with and get up each morning and Ask God to guide me in this manner. I did wear dresses over the weekend along with the clothing my hubby bought me. I think this served us both well:) Last night I woke in severe pain and ended up out here on the couch for 3 hours from 1:30am to 4am... so I think that has thrown my good intentions for today out the window. I am starting my homeschooling on Monday so the end of this week I need to put my schedule in my HMB together. I am so excited for this as I was blessed with many supplies between st vincents, goodwill, freecycle(Lane county pay it forward) and from Wal-mart for the school supplies as I was there last night so I stocked up on markers, good crayons, paper folders and erasers oh and glue...I need to come up with art projects that arent horrendously messy for 3 yr old to participate but also keep 9yr old ds interested. If anyone has any ideas for art projects that are not expensive please forward to me:) Well I am going to get off my tushy and go clean the kitchen. One step at a time I will get this all done:) One Christian Mom, I missed communicating with you and Bren over the Last few days. Have you read Jane Kirpatrick Books? My church has a library...I will miss them so when we move...but my point was anyone looking for a good novel that has good Christian values and no muck check out Jane's books as I highly recommend them for a good read. Ok...going to tackle the kitchen. If you dont hear from me by tomorrow I fell in send help LOL......till then

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Today we have much on the agenda, we have to get the house clean as someone wants to look at it tonight and It is close but not good enough for a viewing, plus we have to get packed for vacation and get the camper ready:) The time away is going to be nice but the preperation is always hectic isnt it! Ok I am off to do bible study before anyone stirs in the house. I am getting excited for darling son to come home I miss him. And I cant wait to start our homeschooling year. I have been doing much research and am really excited for the year I think we will both enjoy homeschooling. My family is not really on board with this so it is difficult. My hubby is allowing it but doesnt quite agree with it he feels that it will lead ds to be too sheltered. I think it is what God is calling me to do but the beauty of my darling hubby is that he is willing to let me try. I can feel God softening his heart to Him as last night we were at some friends house, I felt a little defeated at first as Hubby really wanted me to wear some Capri pants he just bought me and I wanted to wear a dress, I guess I havent found the right dresses for his eyes yet as he is still giving me a bit of grief over switching to all dresses. I have to confess Ladies I caved and wore the capri's for him and I felt guilty as I have been so strong the last 5 days and have worn them in all I do except phyisical therapy time for my back...Dress gets caught in things so I wear excersise clothes. So in my struggle though on the way there and home I had KLUV playing on the radio, the christian channel and he always flips it to a different one right away but he didnt and just before that he was in the living room and actually turned on the 700 channel! He did flip it to a different tv channel right before the prayer for salvation but I feel like he is making small strides forward and I am Blessed! Even though I felt guilty for letting my values take back seat to the his request to not wear a dress I still felt encouraged overall with the progress I see in him. Our home has been much calmer this week without ds here and I pray for strength as we march into next week that the calmness I feel right now will stay with me and I can be the kind loving mother who gently raises my tomatoes LOL without yelling or feeling on a razors edge if you know what I mean. I found info online through Candy's page where I can read Raising godly tomatoes I am so excited. I am going to read when I can to stay on track. Well I am off for the day wish me luck ladies and God Bless you all:)

Monday, July 21, 2008

I did it (well for the most part) YEAH!

Ok hubby should be home soon and its not perfect but it is so much beter! Here are the before and after shots I am going to hop in the shower dd is very cranky.....oiy vay....ok ladies good night see you tomorrow:)

I better hurry up!

Ok Sweet hubby that I talked with this morning and he said he was going to stay another day at my mom and dads just called and said he is heading home today! AAAAHHHH I thought I had all night to clean up my mess....better kick it in to overdrive I don't want him to come home to this! I'll be back when the cleaning is all done ladies watch me go.....vvrrroooooommmm>>>>>

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Clutz Award for the day goes to MEEEEE!!!!! OUCH

So I am such a clutz that just trying to feed my dogs produced this beauty on the outside of my thigh. I turned and ran smack into the u shape thing that holds the kennel gate shut you know the thing that goes up and down to lock the gate or open it, yah that thing! it stabbed me and this beauty of a prize is swollen and hurts like the dickens! Lets pray for quick healing and for it to be all gone soon:) I can't believe this looks like this after only a couple hours usually I bruise really easily but this is insane! Well lets hope tomorrow I am a bit more consious of my whereabouts and dont add any more prizes to my trophy collection LOL. good night all

This week of Feminine dress!

This is my darling daughters beautiful dress:) Isnt it pretty

Today was church and I wanted to share what myself and my daughter wore today I felt so light and happy today the Spirit filled me to overflowing at church today and I had a wonderful time. I am so Blessed to have such a loving church family. We are approaching a move and I am so saddened that I will have to find a new church finding a home for your spirit is sometimes hard but the Lord led me to this one and I know he will lead me to the right one wherever we land. Until tomorrow everyone, DD and I are off to pick up a shaved Ice machine, some skeins of yarn, and some bread pans for FREE from our local freecycle website. it is such a blessing to have people sharing their unwanted items for free I am lucky to have found this site last year as I have recieved many blessings from it Like My Kombucha Scoby's yesterday! my first batch is started as of last night and I cant wait to start drinking this amazing tea!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kombucha Excitement!!!

Ok, Today the most wonderful thing happened I got two huge SCOBY's from a lady on our freecycle system here each of them had 1 new scoby growth and the mothers are absolutely huge, too big huge she had said she kept getting vinegar out of hers and from what I read I think this may be why as she didnt seperate them but I am not sure. I have removed 2 baby's and am waiting for my black tea to cool so I can add the really nice one. I am going to show you pictures of these huge things anyone that is familiar with them please feel free to give me some (Nice) advice on this please. thank you and here's to a happy brew!

Today is the beginning of a new Chapter!

Today, the house is a complete disaster. I have not done well at all at getting it clean even without hubby home.We have painting to finish as you can see and I planned to have it all clean by today and play tomorrow, well I will just keep plugging The reason I post these messy photos is I want to watch the transformation through photos as I get it all organized and clean and start following my schedule I have made in My home management binder. Today I start my first brew of Kombucha in hopes of this tea helping my Back hip pain and my migranes that I experience I learned about this tea from another blogger I have learned many things from there. This year I will be homeschooling for the first time as well as I am going to get organized I have obtained her book "the Home Management Binder a Housewifes Best Friend" I am still reading it but have started my HMB and cant wait to get the house clean and organized. Life has fallen in around us recently but my faith in the Lord just keeps growning and the Blessings he has been putting in front of me Amaze me everyday. My Great Grandma, one of my Hero's in life, Passed away on April 25th exactly 54 years to the day from when her beloved husband left this world for Heaven. He passed on April 26th 54 years ago however this is Leap year so it would have been april 26th any other year! This was the 2nd miraculous thing that happened that week the first thing that happened was I opened 2 seperate bibles the night before she passed as I was trying to pick one I wanted to stick with-in the end I went with a completely seperate version the NKJV Family Traditions I love it. But back to the event- that night I flipped both open and they both opened to the same page and chapter- Psalm 23-" the Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death i shall fear no evil for you art with me". I thought at the time that night that this was for encouragement for what we are going through with my hubby and his no longer having his job due to an injury however at 6:30 am the next morning the phone rang and we were in a panic dash to get to gram before she left this world. She was my Great Grandma in so many ways of the word. she came from Sweden in 1916 through Ellis Island and everything then took a train or stage coach i am not sure which from NY to Montana! Her story is truly amazing and she was the most kindhearted women in the world. I miss her so much everyday. But I hold on to psalm 23 when I feel down I know the Lord presented that to me so I could stay strong for my kids and get through it. So this week we still dont know if hubby will have a job however I have an overwhelming feeling that it will be ok and I normally would be freaking out. Also I really wanted to try Kombucha but had never heard of any Scoby's or anything here in my area when the next morning a nice lady posted on our freecycle site that she had 2 giant ones in need of someone wanting to brew tea! A prayer answered! And also I had been praying steadily for someone to buy my horsetrailer and behold It sold this week! Also my hubby and I had just talked about him doing odd jobs if needed when he gets released from the doctor and we have someone that needs something done as soon as he can be released! What a blessing I cannot tell you how much I just know the Lord is going to provide for us so I can stay home and raise our 2 beautiful children! Well enough computer time for today I am going to post the pictures of my house in its wrecked status and post the pics one by one as I transform it into a clean castle:) Till tomorrow or later