Saturday, July 31, 2010


I have some questions today for my few readers, I will start off by saying that living life organized is more demanding than a full time job at first and then when you get it figured out I hope that it slows down and is less demanding.
( My dad and I at my wedding rehearsal 5 years ago. )

You make a plan and then follow that plan through to only find that something went wrong. It is either to hard, to time consuming or nobody likes the outcome.
( Homemade onion rings and hamburger buns we made a few months back. )
So how is your family's schedule figured out? On paper or a computer calender? Do you ever overbook yourself? How do you mange what you will eat? Is it planned out ahead of time or is it decided an hour before dinner time?

( Me after a job interview a few months back at my dad's office. )

How do you juggle the job you are called to do at home and the job that you are called to do at your place of work?

A lot of questions that I wonder if there is a easier way than the way I am doing life.
Thanks for your time!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Date Night

A few Thursday's ago for some reason I wanted a STEAK.
So I called our local butcher shop (I have known the owner since I was itty bitty and was friends with his son in high school) and ordered two 1 inch ribeye steaks. Yes, this was a little bit more than I wanted to spend but way cheaper than us going out to eat. They gave us free baked potatoes and the piggy in me picked the biggest ones. Then after I left Burt's Butcher Shop I went by Publix and picked up some asparagus, mushrooms and the dressing's for a hefty baked potato.
I called Keith and told him the plans for Friday night (so the steaks could marinate a good day) and that was the plan.
On Friday as it came closer to getting ready for dinner we wanted to go out on the boat. So I said that we could take pb&j sandwiches Friday night and we could have the steaks Saturday. He said let's make Friday night 'Date Night' and eat at a restaurant on the river and Saturday night 'Romantic Night' so that was the plan.
Here are the pictures from Date Night...I am so glad this wasn't suppose to be Romantic Night.
After we put the boat in and was heading to the restaurant we spotted a rainbow.

I think this might be a better view of the rainbow. Then we stopped by a friends cabin and chatted with him for a bit and docked the boat and had dinner.

This was the sky just after we got back in the boat and realized that we needed to get back to the loading ramp and go home. Since we live only about 3 minutes from where we put the boat in we knew if it was storming on the water it could very well be storming at home.

Keith was trying to get us back fast and upright. At this point the water in Lake Harding was white capping. It felt like it was raining but it was just the water blowing all around.

And finally a picture of the sky right before Keith loaded the boat up.
"For you are my lamp, O Lord,and my God lightens my darkness." 2 Samuel 22:29
We made it home all dry and was able to cover the boat and get inside dry. It ended up raining that night but it was after we were in bed. I am so glad we made it safely.
Saturday night was AWESOME, I love a good steak and could eat it every week if it was more affordable and healthier.
With the ribeye we also had sauteed mushroom and onions, asparagus, baked potatoes with cheese, bacon, sour cream and butter plus bread and olive oil.
Yummy, my mouth is watering now just thinking about it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Piglets - 4 days old

I am sorry about the quality of the pictures. I was zooming in all the way to take these.

The daddy Sock's getting his visitation time through the fence.

Miss' Piggy is a little wet that is why she looks two toned.

Sweet sibling love.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Power Outage

Last Sunday our power was out for over 2 hours. Read what I typed up about that power outage...

"What was I to do?
- I had slept pretty much all day (It was around 5:30pm)
- I finally was awake with some energy and wanted to cook a few things for the week (bread, biscuits and hamburger buns)
- The power was out and it was raining cats and dogs

I watched a squirrel and blue bird sit so perfectly on the clothes line and bird house in the rain...

Watched as a goldfinch flew from this bird feeder.

Do you see the yellow line just above the hook?? That is him flying to the feeder in the next picture.

and he landed safely to eat more food.

I sorted all the laundry so that I would be ready on a day where the power was working and the sun was shining. I would like to say a couple of things before mentioning the next thing I did... Yes, this is laundry for TWO people and I DID was clothes this past Monday we just really need to clean out and go through the things we truly don't need.
I swept the bathrooms and then proceeded to mop with equal parts hot water (thankful for not having a tank less water heater) and vinegar. I blew out all the candles and the smoke gave me a quick headache so I sat on our small front stoop and left the door open to let it air out, then I played bejeweled on my iPod and thought how I should be reading one of my many books I have started and I turned around to see if it smelled still and ta da the power was back on.
So I am still playing bejeweled and thinking of what to cook."
So what do you do when the power goes out at your house? Do you play cards, read a book, clean house like me or just take a quick nap?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Cutie

In case you can't sleep tonight I thought I would show you a cute little pig.

Now maybe after seeing how well he is sleeping I hope you can get some good rest.

Keith and I are Grandparents...

Miss Piggy and her six babies are doing great.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"Deprive your body of water, and your body will tell you. Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and your soul will tell you. Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages. Snarling tempers. Waves of worry. Growling mastodons of guilt and fear. You think God wants you to live with these? Hopelessness. Sleeplessness. Loneliness. Resentment. Irritability. Insecurity. These are the warning signs. Symptoms of a dryness deep within.
Treat your soul as you treat your thirst. Take a gulp. Imbibe moisture. Flood your heart with a good swallow of water. Where do you find water for the soul? "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink." John 7:37"
Come Thirst
Taken from Paula's Bread Newsletter, to see more of her great inspiration visit her blog.

Friday, July 2, 2010

What could it be??

This is the plant as a whole, I can't describe the smell of the leaves and have no idea what herb it is.
Here is a close up of the leaves and flowers...

and the plant again.

Do you have any ideas? I want don't want this beauty to go to waste, I want to use it for something in the kitchen but I have no idea what it is.
Thank you in advance for helping me figure it out.

My desk on my very last day was...

Covered in coupons!
It was a sad and short (I only worked 3 hours) day. But coming in 2 days in a row, knowing a select few took time out of their day when they are way behind to make my last days special really meant so much to me.

So much that as I am writing this, thinking about the words to type I am tearing up.

I was placed with this company at a time that I was not very close to God like I am now and looking back at all the things that he put in my pathway, I took I know now that me transferring to the department that I was last in was such a God thing. I met great Christian ladies (Robin, Phyllis and Valerie) and just great women that I share interest with and that I didn't just share a job with.
Thank you guys if you are reading this for helping me discover God's purpose in my life as a wife, friend and church member.