Finally, some relief!

I was just looking at the weather report and it seems as though we are going to get a break from the craziness. All this week highs are going to be above the freezing point. Yup, it’s true, and I couldn’t be happier. I think I got frostbite last night on my toesies. Also, it means some of this snow will dissipitate. (Well, there’s a 10 cent meteorological term if I’ve ever heard one! Hope I used it right.)We had a pretty good weekend. Friday night we had pizza and went shopping at Wal-Mart. Yes, I know, we are pretty exciting that way. 🙂

Saturday we spent the day baking cookies for a youth event that night. We made sugar, peanut butter and chocolate chip. That was a whole lot of cookies going on. Of course, most of them didn’t get eaten, so guess where they are sitting now? Yes, half are in my belly, half are on the kitchen counter. Mr. Right needs to take those to work for goodness sake!

So we went to the youth event, it was a Valentine type thing but meaning love for God. It was a really nice event and the kids seemed to enjoy it, so that is good. We go to a really small church in a tiny community where there are other small churches, so the churches have banded together for youth events so there will be more than 2 or 3 at each one. It’s been a great thing and about 25 kids were there.

Sunday we went to church and then Mr. Right took the peanut over to his parents house for the day. Yes, that meant 6 whole hours of free time for me. Holy cow, it was great! I relaxed, took a bath, watched an episode of House on DVD, played with my blog (of course!) and cleaned. It was so nice just to have that time. I’m thankful Michael gave it to me.

So that is about the tall and short of it. Today I need to drop books off at the library, get an oil change and other errands like that. Hope you all have a good President’s Day!

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My cup runneth over

As I’ve mentioned before, it is seriously snowing here. The fluffy white stuff just keeps coming and coming and coming. I guess we are supposed to get another 2 inches by tommorow.

Well, I have a beagle. Beagles are short dogs, of course. So, snow and beagles peeing usually doesn’t mix. Poor Ellie’s hoo hoo must be freezing because she tries to take care of business as fast as possible and get back in the house the quickest route. So cute! Michael actually had to dig a square for her in the field across the street so she could go #2 as well. You got to love having a dog.

Anyway, Michael was taking Ellie across the street to do her business and Lilla and I were standing at the door watching Ellie hopping up and down with white stuff flying everywhere. It was as tall as her I tell ya! Michael was looking back at the door just laughing and Lilla was laughing and pounding on the door just wanting to be part of it. It just made me laugh.

As I stepped outside of the scene for just a moment I couldn’t help but be thankful for all my blessings. I just had to remind myself of what a good life I have. We are not people of means. We have the smallest house in the neighborhood, we drive older used cars and I shop at Goodwill to save some money. I tell you that just to say, money cannot buy happiness. Being married, having kids or a dog, travelling to far away countries or meeting famous people will never do it either. Ultimately you just have to be thankful for what you have. I need to be thankful for what I have. It seems to me that when I am truly content with what God has given me, that he just blesses me with more. My cup runneth over. What a good God.

My cup runneth over

As I’ve mentioned before, it is seriously snowing here. The fluffy white stuff just keeps coming and coming and coming. I guess we are supposed to get another 2 inches by tommorow.Well, I have a beagle. Beagles are short dogs, of course. So, snow and beagles peeing usually doesn’t mix. Poor bad dog’s hoo hoo must be freezing because she tries to take care of business as fast as possible and get back in the house the quickest route. So cute! Mr. Right actually had to dig a square for her in the field across the street so she could go #2 as well. You got to love having a dog.

Anyway, Mr. Right was taking bad dog across the street to do her business and the peanut and I were standing at the door watching bad dog hopping up and down with white stuff flying everywhere. It was as tall as her I tell ya! Mr. Right was looking back at the door just laughing and the peanut was laughing and pounding on the door just wanting to be part of it. It just made me laugh.

As I stepped outside of the scene for just a moment I couldn’t help but be thankful for all my blessings. I just had to remind myself of what a good life I have. We are not people of means. We have the smallest house in the neighborhood, we drive older used cars and I shop at Goodwill to save some money. I tell you that just to say, money cannot buy happiness. Being married, having kids or a dog, travelling to far away countries or meeting famous people will never do it either. Ultimately you just have to be thankful for what you have. I need to be thankful for what I have. It seems to me that when I am truly content with what God has given me, that he just blesses me with more. My cup runneth over. What a good God.

Global warming? I don’t think so.

Okay, so here’s a picture of my house on a normal February day…

Now here is our house today…

Any questions???

Global warming? I don’t think so.

Okay, so here’s a picture of my house on a normal February day…

Now here is our house today…

Any questions???

Friday Feast

Appetizer
What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?

It would be nice if it was light music, something soothing that never turned annoying and didn’t wake the baby. Also, if it woke me up it wasn’t an irritating noise but something that makes me smile.

Soup
Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms (partly cloudy, sunny, stormy, etc.).

I’d say partly sunny with a slight chance of storms.

Salad
What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?

Social work. I studied it for so many years, I feel like I know it pretty well.

Main Course
Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. Which books/magazines/newspapers would you choose to read?

The bible. I would love to be able to memorize a whole days worth. Wouldn’t that be amazing?!?!

Dessert
If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next confection, what would it be like and what would you name it?

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Smooth and creamy, maybe a touch of almond or hazlenut. But, the most important part is the chocolate. Milk chocolate, not dark.

Friday Feast

Appetizer
What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?

It would be nice if it was light music, something soothing that never turned annoying and didn’t wake the baby. Also, if it woke me up it wasn’t an irritating noise but something that makes me smile.

Soup
Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms (partly cloudy, sunny, stormy, etc.).

I’d say partly sunny with a slight chance of storms.

Salad
What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?

Social work. I studied it for so many years, I feel like I know it pretty well.

Main Course
Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. Which books/magazines/newspapers would you choose to read?

The bible. I would love to be able to memorize a whole days worth. Wouldn’t that be amazing?!?!

Dessert
If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next confection, what would it be like and what would you name it?

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Smooth and creamy, maybe a touch of almond or hazlenut. But, the most important part is the chocolate. Milk chocolate, not dark.

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