Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Catchup day

Hi there! We had an awesome weekend a childhood friend of my husbands came to visit us for the weekend (our weekend was Sunday Monday) so after church on Sunday we went out to what we call the desert and explored for a while Pics at bottom of post then Monday we went for a drive to show him some other lakes and things around here. Today is my monday and I have much to do. I have to clean up the house and later have some errands to run. Enjoy your day! It is snowing here! Spring is coming but today it is very cold.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Feeling much better today:)

Today is going to be a Better day~! I am going to accomplish things actually last night I had a bout of energy and did get much accomplished Praise God. Today we have done a good deal of reading already(studying Jamestown) and the kids just did some outside paper airplane flying :) now they are having some late breakfast..they really wanted to head outside so I let them wait till now for breakfast so we shall have brunch and then move on with our day. I am going to get some bread made and cookies possibly but definitely bread and then get the house in shape...I say that but as I look around it really is not that bad lol. just need a good vacuuming from the woodstove mess and put away some clothes keep laundry going today and then enjoy some nice weather outside today looks to be 60 but then we will have rain starting tonight for a couple days which may mean snow here you just never know they said no snow just rain this weekend and we woke to 1 inch here at our house. I think the town 30 miles from here where the news comes from has a completely different radar system that doesnt show us acurately lol! Anyway I am off to have a great day! God Bless

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Motivation/energy where have you gone??

Oiy today I have just felt zapped of all energy, I did some things this morning but aside from that have not accomplished much all day. Sad to admit but I have those days do you? I am now going to get up and go clean up the kitchen and make dinner. Have no idea what to make. I have to say when I was planning out our meals and sticking to my schedule my days seemed much better. I shall get back on track. Praise God I have gotten back to craving my daily time wiht the Lord now I just need to get my schedule back in order and make it work for us. I have so much I want to accomplish but when I start I tend to feel overwhelmed and just dont get much done at all this has happened alot since moving into the new house. I must get better about that. Ok off to tackle the kitchen and then dinner tomorrow is a new day I think I will map out what I CAN get done tomorrow and just try to bring about order...I did manage to get all the backed up laundry that was clean folded and put away yesterday and today have been working on washing that needs to be done. That reminds me I need to switch loads. God bless you all and have a great night! See ya soon!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Catch up day around here and Thanksgiving... Yes Thanksgiving lol...

Well hello all! Today is going to be a catchup day for me and the kids on housework and kitchen work. We are going to be inside for the most part as it SNOWED last night! AHHH so tired of snow but thats ok we will need moisture this summer so I will manage my frustration at not being able to dig the garden. I attempted Sat however things were still too frozen so I gave up before hurting myself trying:) Thought I would share a little of my reading from this morning. 1 Corinthians 1:4 I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
the footnotes in my bible say:
Paul thanked God for the Corinthian believers. During the Thanksgiving holiday we focus on our blessings and express our gratitude to God for them. But thanks should be expressed everyday. We can never say thankyou enough to parents, friends, leaders, and especially to God. When thanksgiving becomes an integral part of your life, you will find that your attitude toward life will change. You will become more positive, gracious, loving and humble. Whom do you need to thank today?

This got me really thinking. Those are all areas I would love to have more of in my life, positiveness, graciousness, love and humbleness... So my prayer is that today I dont overlook opportunities to thank those who have helped me grow stonger and those who are a part of me.
Thank you all of you who comment and read my blog. Having Sisters in Christ is a wonderful thing supporting eachother as we grow in Christ. Have a blessed day all and Thank God and others today and everyday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I'm Back, Kinda...

Well I am going to try and start posting again I feel that I have some heart issues worked through and will continue on my journey with God leading the way:) today I have one whopper of a headache, a dirty house to clean after having some friends children over for a couple days...actually the house really isnt dirty I just need to put away laundry, vacuum and clean the kitchen up that actually isnt so bad LOL... it just feels messy to me so anyway. We are currently mid reflooring project in our master bathroom after I looked down and saw mold creeping in we found a couple water leaks including all around the base of our toilet! Ah! so now we are down to one toilet in the house and are you ready..the other toilet is on my front deck LOL.. potty anyone! Oiy... oh well i say to myself it will all come together in due time. We were blessed to find lightly used carpeting and padding at the recycled building supply place close and that was enough to do both the childrens rooms as you may remember the previous owners it appears did not potty their pets outside all the the kids rooms will be getting a flooring overhaul probably next weekend and tomorrow we will hopefuly get the potty back where it belongs as I seem to walk into my bathroom at night and then remember I have to go to the other side of the house LOL.. minor incovienance but oh well. I have to get some bread done today and other lunch snacks made up and I think todday will have meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner.
My garden will get some attention today I am going to attempt some shoveling and turning in there we will see if it is defrosted yet. I have lettuce going on my garden rack inside, cucumbers are sprouting as of yesterday, cilantro, basil (this sprouted today) green onions which also are peaking this morning and tomatoes which have yet to peak out but this year will be my learning curve with a bigger garden area and this climate, sometimes we freeze mid summer so I am looking at inexpensive covering for the night time. Last year hubby built a small greenhouse but then I cooked my tomatoes... hoping to have some harvest later this year as I learn. Well my head is killing me so I am off to make some food and get ready to go outside later after a quick clean up in here. Sorry to ramble but so many things to update more to follow:) God bless you all have a wonderful weekend. I plan to update every couple days hopefully.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Taking a Break to Dwell with God

Hi everyone.... I am going to take a blog break for a short while. I may post some of my thoughts from Bible study time but am really feeling God directing me to focus on him right now as I am vulnerable to outside thoughts with some things going on here at home and in my mind/heart. I am going to instead of picking up my computer when I need short sit downs during the day, pick up my bible and dwell with Him who comforts me. Please continue to pray for Little princess as this week she has to have some uncomfortable testing done to ensure her system is functioning properly. (this situation is what has been causing worry and stress for me and instead of giving satan what he wants I am going to beat him with God!) Please pray for strength for my husband and myself as we walk through little one not being well. I will check in every now and then not sure how much of a "fast" from things I need I am going to let God Direct that as he sees fit. Please know that even though you may not see me as much I will return and I am praying for all of you as well!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Its Snowing!

Ahhh.... Woke up to white ground this morning...I was really enjoying our spring like weather and since it is March was thinking Spring may have arrived however today it is snowing. Do we have a lot, No but still things are white with a skiff of new snow. My instant reaction was to be frustrated that its snowing however I am going to try and really enjoy its beauty and Thank the Lord for the provision of water for summer... Good plan I think yes good plan. I talk to myself if you havent notice either outloud or hear LOL. Today we have the basics on the plate as well as Awana's this evening. Tomorrow is Little Princess' trip to the specialist please continue in prayer that all we shall find was a minor infection that is clearing. Thank you for your prayers! Have a most awesome blessed day whether its snowing, raining or sunny in your neck of the woods:)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Living With confidence in a Chaotic World~ Book Review

Hi everyone, Most of you know that I periodically review books for Book Sneeze if you are interested in getting free books to read and review(you pick the book) then click on the badge at the side right for more info:)

I have had this book for some time now and finally am going to share it even though not a 100% finished but there was a part in it today that God is prompting me to share he wouldnt let me read any further till I stopped and shared,ever had that happen to you?? It doesnt happen often for me but I had that overwhelming feeling to share this with you so here goes.

Pg 109." To encourage is to "pour courage" into someone who needs it. Christians are blessing dispensers and hope ambassadors. Wherever they go, accomplishment and fruitfulness should bloom all around them because of the relationships left in their wake." taken from Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr David Jeremiah

This book has been such a blessing to me I hope some of you can read it either from your library or to have one of your own so you can highlight and go back to it when you are troubled. The other day as I was reading there were things in it that reminded me to do all I do as to the Lord and For the Lord..what was I doing that day, Folding Laundry! I was feeling frustrated because of the mutlitude of laundry that was not turned right side out(never happens right moms lol) anyway this book reminded me to serve as I would serve the Lord, with that new attitude I began folding as if these were Jesus' clothes...would I grumble if they were his and turned wrong side out?? Certainly not LOL! So today as I read the above quoted section I was really inspired...we are to encourage those we come in contact with daily...who are you going to be in contact with today?? Just your kids you say, well thats perfect they need encouragement as much as anyone let us find something or someway to be of special encouragement to those around us today. This book is perfect for today's atmosphere of fear and trepidation with all the uncertainties of daily living in our culture and world. It has reminded me to take a deep breath when the fears of the world try to creep in. Mind you it is not a cure all for that but it reminds me of God's promises and Love for us and to pick up my bible more and immerse myself in his words. If you have a chance to read this I hope you will take that chance I think you will really enjoy it as it is modern and references some things that have happened most recently that Made it hard to put down. Great book.

Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this book by Book Sneeze to review. No other considerations were provided.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Its monday again! LOL

Well I didnt even realize that it had been a week I thought I had blogged since last week but aparently not! Not a whole lot to blog about been pretty normal schedule around here cleaning, baking, homeschoolin and laundryin and such:) Today I need to tidy the house up and get some things organized. This week will be a bit hectic I have a couple children's ministy meetings at church one on friday is actually just decorating we are painting murals on the walls some of the Ladies and I. Wed have a meeting to work on VBS planning, I am the Special Events coordinator now for childrens ministry. I really hope to be a positive spiritual influence on some of the young ones that dont get as much of it at home or elsewhere... I enjoy working with the kiddos. Once a month I help in the nursery which gives a nice baby fix LOL..since I cant have anymore I really enjoy the hour or so of baby holding:) This weekend we had a lot of fun yesterday we did some logging LOL..well we used our jeep to pull out some of the smaller trees where my garden will go (getting ready to start the plants inside soon cant wait to see how it goes this year) that way we got the roots too then I played a bit and so did hubby in the back yard in the jeep did a lil muddin! What a blast. We drove around where my horse round pen will go..thats one way to till the soil LOL... the kids had a blast riding along we were mostly just spinnin circles but they had fun with the mud flyin everywhere. We so love having our little chunk of heaven right here!
I do have one prayer request... little princess is having some bladder difficulties that we have to see a specialist for this week please be in prayer that her little body can heal itself and that no further intervention will be necessary. I was born with only one functioning kidney so we are praying that this isnt the case for her and that it was just an infection that willl clear itself shortly. Deeply appreciate all my praying friends Hugs to you all and God Bless you all lets make it an awesome week for God's Glory!