Thursday, August 20, 2009

My dad got released to eat this week. He is ecstatic! He gets to lose the feeding tube next week. Truth be told he was eating before he was suppose to! But what's a girl to do with a hard headed man? Just love him..the one thing he kept saying was "When I get to eat, I'm having a double meat cheeseburger." Well guess what? He did! God was really good and my dad was fortunate that he recovered from the CVA so quickly. It was a scary time but I think it brought us all closer together. You begin to make time when you thought there was none. Little differences fade away and family is the most important thing there is. Why do we wait until things like this happen to realize that? Or maybe just remember...You'd think we would be smarter than that!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I have been putting this off and putting this off. Yard Sales are hard work and my mosquito bites are there to prove it! How does one person accumulate so much junk? Well, to be honest it's not hard for me. As I look through this mountain of madness I discover some treasures that I had forgotten I had and are hard to let go..and then there are some things that I wonder how they even ended up being boxed away to begin with?? We are pricing and organizing it all getting ready to send it home with someone else to take up space at their house! I'm sure as I scour the local fleas and make it to a few sales of my own, it won't take long to replace all that I have grown weary of with something new (or old). For now it feels good to clear out the clutter and add a little cash to the purse!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My dad had a mild stroke Friday. It's hard to believe. I guess you just think your parents wear super hero capes and are invincible. Right now he can't swallow and it's hard to see him so vulnerable. We are praying that God will reach his merciful healing hand down and change things. It's mind boggling how fast things change and how unprepared we are. And yet with Christ there is always hope. A confidence that God is in control of every situation, of this situation.

Monday, June 29, 2009

My favorite time of the year is fall but summer has it's advantages too. Summer picnics, days at the beach, the neighborhood ice cream truck, children in sprinklers, fresh vegetables, fishing, bbq, and strawberry lemonade just to name a few. Living in the south makes being outside during the day difficult at times due to the scorching heat. Sorry, I'm not a fan! But growing up in the south in the summer was the best! I remember running through the yard, chasing fireflies around the willow tree and sleeping late not having anything to do but just be...Maybe that's what I like about summer the most, the laziness of it...

Friday, June 26, 2009

I just read this wonderful Triology by Francine Rivers. I so want to have faith like Hadassah's. Forsaking my own will, no matter the cost for the will of God. Knowing that whatever horrible things may come into my life, God still has me in the palm of his hand. Put others before myself and forgiving the most horrible acts against me. Seeing others as God sees them and doing everything to see that even my enemies are prayed for and make it in to heaven. I have along way to go but reading these books has inspired me. I want to have less of me and more of him inside of me so that the possibility of even coming close to this level of intimacy with him is possible.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I want a new camera really bad and I am salivating over this one! It's pretty expensive but I think it will be a good investment overall. I could spend the price of the camera on Blake's senior pictures alone! Plus this is suppose to be my graduation present so I think I am going to go for it!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My mom and I have reserved two nights at this beautiful bed and breakfast. I love to visit B & B's. It always feels like you're stayin with friends. We just want to get away and relax, read, antique and chill, low profile. I think this will be the perfect place! I love the pond and I can't wait to head to the square and catch some bluegrass music. There's a wonderful "Ole Time" store that has the soda boxes. You feel like your stepping back in time. I'm a week out and can't hardly wait but I'll post pics of our adventure. Just wanted to give you a sneak peek.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quotes are one of the many things I collect. I was browsing through my favorite ones and ran across this scripture.."To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecc 3:1" I believe that. Of course I believe everything the Bible says so that's not a stretch for me. I have my own collection of old clocks, some are broken, peeling, they may not even work anymore. I don't care. I like to display them to remind me of this passage of scripture and that time is a precious commodity. All the hands are set to different times. For me this is significant as well. I won't bore you to death with all my philosophies regarding time and my clock collection but I do have my own thoughts on "There is a time"..Just randomness, but humor me.

There is a time to speak up and a time to remain silent (haven't quite mastered that one yet)

There is a time that the laundry needs to be done (working on this one as well)

There is a time to collect and a time to sell some of the MANY things you have collected. (That time has come)

There is a time to refrain from conversation b/c it's not in the best interest of either party (That time was today)

There is a time to do what's best for the other person and not what you really want to do (I really wanted to be selfish though)

There is a time to dust..(That time is definitely been for a while now?)

There is a time to do nothing (I'm looking forward to learning how to do that again)

There is a time to trun the computer off and go to sleep (I think that time is's almost midnight)

Share your thoughts on "there is a time" with me :)

We just bought a new house :) I am really excited about creating a new space that houses our "old favorite things"
We painted almost every surface in the house! There are still some things that haven't found their home yet, but we're getting there. Here are a few pics to share.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Don't you just love old quilts? I do. I feel honored to snuggle into something that someone has spent hours piecing together. I have several I have picked up at flea markets or yard sales for a few bucks. They are tattered and soft from many years of wear but still they are my favorite to curl up with a good book or an afternoon nap.