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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Playing "Catch Up" With Pix

I know, dumb title, huh! But I got nothin' else, so there you have it! lol It's a little late and definately out of chronological order, but here are some pics that I got from my friend Esther (remember my camera made everything green, so had to borrow pix)of our September Women's Ministries meeting. We had decided to take our church Food Pantry as our project for the year, so we decorated everything with food items.

Also, the "price of admission" was to bring in at least one food item for the pantry. Here's part of the bounty:
We also ate good,
and Esther made this cute little cake to celebrate the Fall season:
I am so proud of our Women's Ministries at our church. We are a small church of about 85 people, which, in turn, means our Women's group is also small. But these ladies are so awesome! You give them a project, and they always go above and beyond the proverbial "extra mile". We provided enough food to fill 30 baskets for Thanksgiving, and we have leftovers to start on Christmas. And you saw the pix I posted of the day we put the boxes together. There were so many ladies who came to help that we were completely finished within about 15 minutes. These ladies love to give and they truly show the Love of Jesus in their giving. I love them so much. I am so thankful for the pleasure of working side by side with each and every one of them!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys, fat turkeys. Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys are we. We're not here for living; we're here for Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys are we!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Work Day

Over the weekend our Women's Ministries at church put together food boxes for Thanksgiving to give out to the homeless. Here we are in action:

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Don't tell God how big your storms are, instead, tell your storms how big your God is.
I just read this on someone else's blog and wanted to pass it on. I'm not going thru any personal storms at the moment, but am sharing some pretty major storms with some people who are very close to me. And I am telling those storms that my God is bigger than any storm the enemy can throw our way. The scriptures tell us that God is our Provider, our Healer, our Peace - He will supply our EVERY need, if we will only trust in Him!
So if you're going thru a storm, don't tell God how big it is, He already knows all about it. Instead, tell that storm that you have a great big wonderful God Who loves you beyond measure and will come on the scene at exactly the right moment and take you right thru that storm with flying colors!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

Today I just wanted to give honor to all those who have, or are right now, working to defend our country and the freedom we are able to enjoy because of their sacrifice. I am deeply grateful to live in a country where I'm able to voice my opinions and live the way I choose without fear of being arrested. That is because of the bravery of our service men and women, and also their families who make huge sacrifices for their loved ones being in the military. I say Thank You and may God continue to bless America.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, Monday

Today is Monday. What are you doing today? I've been working on thoroughly cleaning my house from top to bottom. Today I cleaned the top and inside of the refrigerator, and cleaned the hardwood floor in my livingroom. Wow, what an exciting day! Don't you want to read more? Are you waiting with baited breath for the next installment of my mundane little life? I thought so. lol
O I almost forgot to tell you all - had to get a new vaccuum cleaner last week. The old one puked its guts and gave up the ghost. I sent hubs to shop for one without me. I told him my only requirements were that it have attachments with a long hose and be the bagless kind. He came home with this nifty little gem:

It has all kinds of attachments, including a telescopic duster that self-cleans. It's the neatest thing - you just take it out and use it like any feather duster, then replace it back in it's little canister, turn on the vaccuum, press the lever, and badda-bing, badda-boom, that puppy twirls around and sucks the dirt right out of the duster! Does this much excitement over a vaccuum cleaner make me a total moron, or just a Martha Stewart wanna-be? I heard her say before that she actually ENJOYS ironing. I'm not saying I enjoy vaccuuming, 'cause believe me, I DON'T. But I totally lurve this vaccuum cleaner. So I haven't even minded do housecleaning. O, and MY Eureka BossD4 is flamin' red. Maybe I should paint some flames on it, ya think? :)
Peace out, people!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Do I Have To Have A Title To Every Post?

I was just going to post some pics from the summer months' activities, but as I look at the pics, the quality is so poor that I won't be posting. For some reason, my camera is turning everything green. I thought I had it fixed, cause I was able to take a few good pictures, but now it's back to doing it's "green" thing again, and I don't know what the problem is. O well.
Just turned on my computer and found an email from one of my old high school friends. I was just thinking to myself that I was going to write to her as soon as the computer booted up, because we haven't talked for a while. So I was so excited to open up my emials and find a letter. Great minds think alike, no?! lol
Okay, it's Sunday, and I have to leave for choir practice in about 1/2 hour, but wanted to post something, just to keep myself in the habit of blogging regularly. Went to lunch today after church with some "new" members of our congregation. Technically, they aren't really new members - they grew up in this church, but moved away for many years. Recently they moved back to town, and are coming back to church. It was really fun spending time with them. I love this family - they always make me laugh. I'm thanking God that they are back "home"!
Guess that's about it for now. Bye-e-e-e

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Catching Up On The Past

Way back in August (?) I said I was going to post pics from my summertime events. I'm just now getting around to it. Sorry for the delay, but I've just now got the pics off my camera and onto the computer. Something's been wrong with the camera, and I even lost some of my pics. But here goes:
Some pics from August Women's Ministry- Wedding Theme, "Extravagant Love".

Too much to put all in one post, so maybe I'll be able to do one event a day until I get everything posted. TTFN!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Car Crash

Just as I was about to post my last entry, kidlet called and said she had just been involved in a car accident. My worst fear! She’s been driving for about 6 months now, and she’s not exactly the safest driver in the world. But, this time, it was not her driving that caused the accident. She was sitting at a red light, and got rearended, and the impact pushed her into the car in front of her. So, she became a car sandwich. I thank God that she, nor anyone else, was injured. Her cute little car got pretty narlied up, though. Hubs and I raced to the scene of the accident, and found that her car was the only one that seemed to have any real damage. Great! Well, at least everyone involved has insurance. And again, I’m thankful to the Lord that no one was hurt. Cars can be fixed - not always so with lives. And, just maybe, this will make her be a little more safe in her own driving. Well, one can hope, right!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Thoughts About The Election

Two days later. I've been hearing a lot on the news and hearing and reading other people's thoughts on the election. So, I decided to "voice" my own opinions. I did NOT like the outcome of the presidential race. I do not like the fact that, as a conservative living in California, my vote virtually never counts, as California pretty much always goes to the democratic liberals. But, in this particular race, well in every race, I believe God is in total control. The scriptures teach us that no one gets into a place of power without God's knowledge and permission. It's all part of His Divine plan. That gives me comfort. I believe that these next four years are going to be a very bad time for America, but my trust and faith is in God. It's really exciting living in these times, because we are seeing Bible prophecy unfold before our eyes and that let's me know the time for Jesus' return for His Bride is growing closer each day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just Blow My Brains Out, Please!

O, did anyone go to the sale at Joann's last week/weekend? I went early in the week and was going to buy some fabric to make tablecloths for an upcoming dinner party I'm hosting. I picked out the fabric, then couldn't decide if I wanted to use the idea I had or not, so I put it back and thought I'd wait til later in the week. I was busy all week, so on Saturday (last day of the 50% off sale) I decided I'd better go get the fabric. Oh. My. Goodness, what a zoo. First of all I couldn't find a place to park, which should have been my first clue. Once inside the store, I headed straight for the fabric dept. There were so many people waiting to have fabric cut that I decided to take a number and then shop around the store. Good thing, even after I chose my fabric and looked around for a while, I still stood in line for 1/2 hour before my number was finally called and I could get my fabric cut.
Next, I went to the floral dept. and chose some silk flowers. Then I proceeded to the register to check out. Another long line, although not quite as bad as the first line. Finally it was my turn to check out. The lady at the reigster was very nice, and we chatted as she rang my purchases. After she totalled it, and I paid, it occurred to me that it was way more than I had anticipated. So I questioned it. Sure enough, she had charged me three times as much for the fabric as it was supposed to be. So she was trying to figure out how much to refund to me. I DO NOT KNOW what in the world was going thru that woman's mind, or how she learned to do math, but I was so confused I just wanted to blow my brains out. To me, it was a simple thing - just void the purchase and start over, this time charging the correct price for the fabric. I must have been there in that line for another 30 minutes, watching her write number after number on a piece of paper, none of them making sense or coming to the correct amount. Finally, a manager came up to the register, and handed me $5 bucks and some change, and asked if that was the correct amount I was owed for the overcharge. I said yes, I think so, and so she said to me that if I was happy with that amount, they were happy with it, too. So I took the money and left. I actually think I was owed a little bit more, but at that point, I said to myself that it's just not worth it. Even if it were a hundred dollars owed to me, I think it just was not worth the hassle. By the time I fought excessively heavy traffic to get home, I just walked in the house and told hubs, "Could you please just shoot me and put me out of my misery? Thanks, honey."
Later that evening I went to the grocery store to buy some pantyhose for church the next day. One little item - that's all! Every single register was a long line of people buying LOTS of groceries. I chose the shortest line, which had two people in front of me. The person at the front of the line was about to pay, when they noticed something wrong with their price total. Could this have been any better "payback" to me for what I had caused at the fabric store a few hours earlier? I just leaned back against the counter and said under my breath, "Could someone please just blow my brains out?"