Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Hello to all my wonderful readers.  I want to say thank you to everyone that has checked in on me over the last couple weeks.  I wanted to take a moment to let you know we are are ok, and to share some pictures of what things look like around here lately.

We made our trip to and from Delaware safe and sound, thanks to all your wonderful tips we had lots to eat and drink on the way there...though our car suffered some minor setbacks.....

The side light fell out on I95 on the way there.  We were given some blessings from my grandmother, and my nephew was also given some items that were passed on to him from lost loved ones, which made the ride back a little more crowded and difficult....and an impatient husband trying to close my car trunk resulted in a piece of it being busted off.  I don't know who works on a SAAB where we live, so it looks like I may have to check scrap yards or ebay for a part to fix the light.  The car has some other issues too, the a.c went out a few weeks ago and the switches that operate the defrost and heat broke off inside the dash.

Since we have gotten back we have done alot of this

My daughter contracted some sort of viral illness.  The sickness presented itself the day we got back.  I waited it out a few days, then finally we took her to the doctor.  The illness really brought her down, giving her a fever and cough for many days.  I think she is finally on the mend now.

I have only been able to get little projects done lately like this....(because a sick little girl makes a clingy and needy little girl, who really just wanted mamma, so I did my best to suck it up and be there for her and put the things off that I wanted or needed to get done.)

I reclaimed my counter top and replaced a broken printer...this is sort of an island in the kitchen that is set up like a desk where we keep our computer.  I am embarrassed that it becomes a catch all.  You all have seen that I struggle with keeping my house and I have worked since I started blogging to change that.  I realized finally that if I get a part finished, I need to keep maintaining what has been finished, while I work on getting new parts of the house done.  I don't know why I did not get that before...duh right.  One of my goals this year is to find a maintenance routine that works for me.  I may be on my way to accomplishing that!

A few weeks ago, I read this post http://www.zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-humbugs.html
and I loved her self created chalk board on her wall.  I feel I could use something like that as a way to feed my family a little Godly inspiration.  I have to get some chalk and pray about what scripture or inspiration should go on it, but eventually I plan to use the frames my grandmother sent back with me to make dry ease chore boards to go around it.  I hope to share the completed project soon. This is the chalk board I found at Kirkland's.  I feel a little guilty about the purchase, maybe I could have made something for less, however my husband says I don't have to make everything...

We also in a round about way discovered our previously adopted in November kitten, Mr. Cuddles, needed a companion.  We are unable to keep the one we wanted that my nephew has left here (long story...he still has not picked them up off the property but will not agree to let us keep him)  so we went to the local shelter and decided to give an older kitty a home.

We settled on the name M & M standing for Mr. Monkey.  He is estimated to be 10 and having him here has calmed my 6 month old kitten way down, and caused him to be much more affectionate.

We also purchased my best friend's van.  It has it's hiccups and is high mileage, but she took really good care of it, so we are praying we get many more miles from it.  It has heat and ac while we look to find someone who will work on the SAAB in our area.   We looked around and saw other vehicles we would have liked, but hers was one in our price range and we had some idea of what we were getting.  The only down side is insurance for two vehicles needing to be paid for now. 

That is a glimpse of what life has looked like here lately.  While we were away I read a book, or alot of it  called Beautiful in God's Eyes by Elizabeth George that has really inspired me and worked on some of the issues that remained in my heart about keeping our home. I have even decided to get my own copy off ebay.  I am waiting for it to arrive.  I have so many ideas and things I want to do that I don't know which ones to express or start working on.  I really wish I could just do it all at once, and then sometimes I have a fear of trying something new because I am afraid I will fail.  Getting all of this out and expressed, is one item off my list, and maybe I will make a physical list of all the other ideas and things that I want to work on.  I hope you all are having a great February.  Are you working on anything special?

1 comment:

  1. Good to see you back. I typed a long comment and when I published it, it disappeared. Will try again when I have time. Hope daughter is much better and life can get back to normal for you.