Friday’s Feast

Appetizer
What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?
I like the carousel. It just makes me feel like a kid again.

Soup
How do you react in uncomfortable social situations?

I start laughing at inappropriate times. Nice.

Salad
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics?

5, it just depends on who I’m talking to. I like to do it but only to an extent. I’m not a person who beats a dead horse.

Main Course
Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?

No. I was too sick, they wouldn’t give it to me.

Dessert
Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?

Too many. Being at home with a toddler, I see a lot of the Wonder Pets and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Friday’s Feast


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Appetizer
What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?

I like the carousel.  It just makes me feel like a kid again.

Soup
How do you react in uncomfortable social situations?

I start laughing at inappropriate times.  Nice.

Salad
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics?

5, it just depends on who I’m talking to.  I like to do it but only to an extent.  I’m not a person who beats a dead horse.

Main Course
Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?

No.  I was too sick, they wouldn’t give it to me.

Dessert
Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?

Too many.  Being at home with a toddler, I see a lot of the Wonder Pets and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Baby it’s cold outside

Is it just me or does the temperature seem to have dropped like a million degrees overnight. I am just feeling so bitterly cold right now. You know that kind of cold that feels as though it is deep in your bones and you can’t shake it? Yeah, it’s a lot like that. The only thing that seems to quelm it is a hot shower. Ooooo…that sounds real nice. Being that it’s almost 11 pm though, I think I will skip it. Maybe a hot cup of tea before bed, we’ll see.

Today has been a long day. It started off with my mom calling me telling me that some tests she took came back A typical. My mom had bladder cancer two years ago and has been in remission since. She went back today to do more tests. It’s a horrible thing to think about and we are just praying that something is amiss with the testing. She found out she has arthritis in her knees a few months back so she’s been popping Ibprofen like it’s going out of style. She’s hoping that was the cause of the problems in the urine sample. I don’t know if that’s possible or not but it sure would be a comfort to me.

To top it off Michael has been having chest pains for the past couple of weeks. Being the man that he is, of course he has done nothing about it. So, tonight he finally went to the ER (where he is as I write) to get checked out. I’m waiting for him to come back and just tell me he has a strained muscle or something. Makes me nervous even typing this. We decided for him to go alone because the peanut just wouldn’t do well at 10 pm in an Emergency Room. Also, the hospital is 5 minutes at most from here so that’s a comfort.

There were good things in the day too. Michael and the peanut put up her new swingset together! How fun is that!! We got it last week for 1/2 price so we are excited. It’s just one of the simple metal ones that will be good for her toddler years. It’s got a 3 swings, a slide, a teeter tawter and something I don’t know the name of on it. I really think she will enjoy it. It’s too bad it’s so cold out so it will be several months before she can really use it. We didn’t want to leave it in the garage though as we do, someday, plan on getting that new car!!

So, no, I still haven’t gotten another car. It stinks because it’s really kind of crippling in the middle of nowhere. However, I have also seen the blessings God gives me through friends at this time. I’ve had several friends offer to come and get me just to go shopping or to the library and playdates. It’s so nice because the peanut and I may have gone stir crazy without them!

I hope you all are well, I’m going to try and visit my blogging buds in the next couple of days. I’ve been really lacking on my visits. I need to have a fire lit under me! Oh, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad at this point, I need the warmth!!

Baby it’s cold outside!

Is it just me or does the temperature seem to have dropped like a million degrees overnight. I am just feeling so bitterly cold right now. You know that kind of cold that feels as though it is deep in your bones and you can’t shake it? Yeah, it’s a lot like that. The only thing that seems to quelm it is a hot shower. Ooooo…that sounds real nice. Being that it’s almost 11 pm though, I think I will skip it. Maybe a hot cup of tea before bed, we’ll see.

Today has been a long day. It started off with my mom calling me telling me that some tests she took came back A typical. My mom had bladder cancer two years ago and has been in remission since. She went back today to do more tests. It’s a horrible thing to think about and we are just praying that something is amiss with the testing. She found out she has arthritis in her knees a few months back so she’s been popping Ibprofen like it’s going out of style. She’s hoping that was the cause of the problems in the urine sample. I don’t know if that’s possible or not but it sure would be a comfort to me.

To top it off Michael has been having chest pains for the past couple of weeks. Being the man that he is, of course he has done nothing about it. So, tonight he finally went to the ER (where he is as I write) to get checked out. I’m waiting for him to come back and just tell me he has a strained muscle or something. Makes me nervous even typing this. We decided for him to go alone because the peanut just wouldn’t do well at 10 pm in an Emergency Room. Also, the hospital is 5 minutes at most from here so that’s a comfort.

There were good things in the day too. Michael and the peanut put up her new swingset together! How fun is that!! We got it last week for 1/2 price so we are excited. It’s just one of the simple metal ones that will be good for her toddler years. It’s got a 3 swings, a slide, a teeter tawter and something I don’t know the name of on it. I really think she will enjoy it. It’s too bad it’s so cold out so it will be several months before she can really use it. We didn’t want to leave it in the garage though as we do, someday, plan on getting that new car!!

So, no, I still haven’t gotten another car. It stinks because it’s really kind of crippling in the middle of nowhere. However, I have also seen the blessings God gives me through friends at this time. I’ve had several friends offer to come and get me just to go shopping or to the library and playdates. It’s so nice because the peanut and I may have gone stir crazy without them!

I hope you all are well, I’m going to try and visit my blogging buds in the next couple of days. I’ve been really lacking on my visits. I need to have a fire lit under me! Oh, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad at this point, I need the warmth!!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree

Gosh, where has the last week gone? It has flown by and I have basically been just far from blogland. I just feel like I’ve been super busy, which is a good thing. What does the bible say? Idle hands are like the devil’s playground? OK, that’s not word for word, but you get my idea. LOL
The last week has actually been a bit hard. We have been so blessed to drive two cars with no car payments for nearly 2 years now. How? Well, we drive old cars. It seems like everyone has nicer cars than us, but because we are living on one income, it is so hard, so we just are happy they’ve stayed with us for so long. Unfortunately, Michael’s decided to depart from us on Friday. What was a 4 cylinder, is now a 2 1/2 cylinder. Yeah, not so good. So, it’s sitting at Michael’s parents waiting to be salvaged. Of course we weren’t expecting that to happen so we’ve had to spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to do. We definitely can’t afford a new car payment. We went to the dealer to talk about leases and when they told us $400 was a normal car payment, our chins about hit the floor. First of all, we don’t believe it, and secondly, that is just crazy!! Particularly for people with 2 or 3 car payments. Absolutely insane!!
So, we decided not to lease either. So we are left with the options of:
1. Only having one car. This would be really difficult since we live in the country and Michael works 45 minutes away. I would literally be stuck for 4 days a week…ugh! If we had to we would do this but it’s not our preference.
2. Buying a used car. This is most likely what we will do. We’ve been looking around and we actually found a minivan we almost bought. Michael started talking to a guy at work though that owns a car lot and next time he goes to the auction he’s going to look for something for us. I’m not a fan of the PT Cruiser as I just don’t like the body style, but he thinks he can get one at a really good price and it would fit our needs for more room, so that may be the way we go. I’ll let you know!
How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was pretty nice. We started out the day looking at the ads for black Friday and ended it the same. In between, we decorated the tree that we had put up Wednesday night. And let me tell you how the peanut loved that! She was so cute coming down stairs and look at this…


I hope your holidays are full of wonder and magic too!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Gosh, where has the last week gone? It has flown by and I have basically been just far from blogland. I just feel like I’ve been super busy, which is a good thing. What does the bible say? Idle hands are like the devil’s playground? OK, that’s not word for word, but you get my idea. LOL

The last week has actually been a bit hard. We have been so blessed to drive two cars with no car payments for nearly 2 years now. How? Well, we drive old cars. It seems like everyone has nicer cars than us, but because we are living on one income, it is so hard, so we just are happy they’ve stayed with us for so long. Unfortunately, Michael’s decided to depart from us on Friday. What was a 4 cylinder, is now a 2 1/2 cylinder. Yeah, not so good. So, it’s sitting at Michael’s parents waiting to be salvaged. Of course we weren’t expecting that to happen so we’ve had to spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to do. We definitely can’t afford a new car payment. We went to the dealer to talk about leases and when they told us $400 was a normal car payment, our chins about hit the floor. First of all, we don’t believe it, and secondly, that is just crazy!! Particularly for people with 2 or 3 car payments. Absolutely insane!!

So, we decided not to lease either. So we are left with the options of:

1. Only having one car. This would be really difficult since we live in the country and Michael works 45 minutes away. I would literally be stuck for 4 days a week…ugh! If we had to we would do this but it’s not our preference.

2. Buying a used car. This is most likely what we will do. We’ve been looking around and we actually found a minivan we almost bought. Michael started talking to a guy at work though that owns a car lot and next time he goes to the auction he’s going to look for something for us. I’m not a fan of the PT Cruiser as I just don’t like the body style, but he thinks he can get one at a really good price and it would fit our needs for more room, so that may be the way we go. I’ll let you know!

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was pretty nice. We started out the day looking at the ads for black Friday and ended it the same. In between, we decorated the tree that we had put up Wednesday night. And let me tell you how the peanut loved that! She was so cute coming down stairs and look at this…

I hope you all have fun celebrating the holidays too!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you each have a fabulous Thanksgiving and remember to count your blessings!

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