Saturday, January 24, 2009

7 Random Things About Me..Inspired by Laura

This is tough choosing only seven random things about me, but I'm enjoying the challenge. One of the blogs I follow by Laura, inspired me to do this.

1. I used to enjoy sleeping with the fan on and hating sleeping with socks on my feet. Now I find myself turning my fan on low, the heat up and wearing long lounge pants and socks to bed. Am I getting old?

2. I love peanut butter, banana and mayonaise sandwiches. The bread has to be toasted, the bananas sliced and the mayo is slathered on heavy. I love mayo! Me loving mayonaise is not random. LOL.

3. I am currently trying to read two books at one time. This is crazy because I have a hard enough time getting one book finished with my busy life, let alone two. I am reading Many Waters and Monster. ( Monster is a fiction book about Bigfoot-pretty interesting)

4. I love and hate my SUV. I always wanted a Ford Explorer and was very happy with it until a few months ago. So many things have started to go wrong and my warranty has ended.

5. I used to love the Fall Season, but I have changed my mind. I love Spring. I love when the grass in green and recently cut. The flowers are blooming and it's warm but not sticky hot yet. It stays dark until 8:30 and I can enjoy playing outside with the kids longer.

6. Six is the number that my daughter was born on. In so many ways that day has changed my life. I gained a new member to my family and what a blessing she has been. It opened up a new door in my life. I'm so thankful for everything that has happened since then. The people that have come into my life and I really can thank my little girl for that.

7. I love to cook. I enjoy making meals and getting creative with them.

That's a few randoms about me, some old and some new. Hope that you get inspired and write some of your own.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Well Water

Having a well is really a great thing. There are no water bills, you don't have to worry about contaminants that some terrorist could put in there, it's ground temperature and it's clean. Downfall, if you have no power= no water, if you don't filter it, you have iron on everything and if the temperature drops to freezing, the well freezes.
This morning was the coldest morning we have had this winter and I had no water. I had enough water to take my shower before I realized that I drained the water that was in the holding tank and hot water heater. Not a good thing. Thankfully this was at 5:30 in the morning and my husband was still home. He tried to warm the pipes with my hairdryer which didn't work. He decided that he would make a fire in our burnpit (those mobile kind) and put it next to the pump to heat up the pipes.

But I didn't have time to wait for the pipes to get warm. This was a school day and I had both kids to get ready, with or without running water. I was glad that I still had a gallon jug and some Zephyrhills bottles of water left in my computer room. It was the funniest thing. I felt like we were camping out with no running water in a modern home. LOL.
So having a well hasn't been the best thing, when it comes to a day like today. It's supposed to freeze again tonight. They're forcasting a deep freeze. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I am so blessed

Last night while I was at Bible Study the group and I were reflecting on a point we were discussing. A few members of the group had missed Sunday service because they were out of town for the holidays. We were talking about how the world is always changing but the Lord never changes and how important it is to witness to others. One of the ladies that had been out of town told us about an experience she had on Sunday. She said that she felt like she missed out not being in church and expressed her feelings to some other people she was with. Those people didn't understand the big deal. They said that you don't have to go to church to be with God or pray to God. After she told us this story it reminded me of something that I had been thinking about that Monday afternoon.
I was cleaning Kay's room and I started to think about when she gets older. That she'll have responsibilities and I hope that she loves God enough to continue going to church when she is a teenager. I hope that if put in a situation where she has to choose going to do something fun on a Sunday or going to church that she chooses God. I hope that it's important to her.

Back to Bible Study. So I told my friend about what she missed on Sunday service during the NOW Testament (this is when all the youth come forward to chat with the Pastor). Our Pastor was talking about the Holy Family and asked Kay if she knew who they were. She remembered that Mary and Joseph were Jesus' parents and said their names. I was so proud! One, because she actually didn't clam up in front of a crowd and two, because she remembered!

I am so blessed by God to have this wonderful child. Blessed to be her mother.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Kids do the darndest things

After eating dinner, I always ask Evan if he's done and he answers in his little boy voice "ahh done". It's the cutest thing. When he got down from his high chair tonight he must have not been finished. He ate his dinner before us because we were eating tacos and he doesn't like them yet. He sat down at his big boy chair at the table he that uses sometimes and said "eat". We gave him some cheese but he handed it back. I finished eating and sat down in the family room. Evan was wandering around, climbing up in my lap and busy being a boy. I never noticed when he walked over to his highchair and dug into the seat area. He pulled out a cookie that he left there from dinner and ate it. Not my idea of a snack. Boys will be boys. Something I'm trying to get used to.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year or not?

Most of my friends hope that 2009 is going to be a better year. Not sure if they just mean financially because a few of them have had some rough times. REALLY rough times. I on the other hand am being very optimistic. Like why does the start of a new calendar year mean a clean slate? It doesn't really. The hardships and woe are carried over from December 31st to January 1st.
I'm the type of person who believes in "signs". Some people may think they're just coincidences but not me. Rewind to the New Year's Party we were at. We're counting down the ball, 10...9...8...7...6....5...4....3....2.. and the tv goes to black and white fuzz!! What the hell? We're all in shock. What happened? Did the network go out? Then my sister in law hands me a tv controller. She must've hit it with her elbow or sat on it or something. In those few seconds we lost the start of 2009. Ok, coincidence or what? Scary..
Another sign that 2009 is possibly going to be bad. It's a southern tradtion to eat ham and black- eyed peas on New Year's Day. To make it easier my mom bought frozen black-eyed peas instead of dried which take several hours to soften. The package for the frozen said 30 minutes. Well, we cooked them little peas for over an hour and they were still hard. We all ate what we could swallow. I smothered mine in mayonaise. In hopes of having a good year I ate more than I would have, just in case. I payed for it later. About an hour after dinner my stomache was killing me. I felt like I ate at an All You Can Eat buffet. I swear it was those black-eyed peas. They must've been swelling up in my stomache. I thought I was going to burst from the stomache pressure.
It all boils down that it might not be a good year.
But I'm not ruling out a good year. 2009 is 12 months long and it could pull through and be the start of better times.