Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Greetings. For some reason I can not load the images that I wanted to my post right now. I was going to show you a cute baby and a new painting or two. I was even gonna maybe show you 2 cats fighting (I took a pic cuz your really dont see that everyday). So maybe next time I post it will be operating correctly. Let the rambling begin: Have I complained to you about my lavendar smelling kitchen garbage bags yet? Well, let me just say that I have discovered that the instilled lavendar smell, smells worse than the garbage! Makes me wanna puke everytime I come near them. I think I have like 30 somthing bags left to use. joy. I let Isabelle have a sleepover with a friend last night. The girls had so much fun and it brought back tons of memories for me...when I was young many moons ago. I might get some time to myself (well not counting Olivia) coming up the next day and if that is the case, I think I will whip out the scrapbooking supplies. I am sooooo far behind....and I have the creative urg. Just want to make a least a couple simple layouts or a mini album. I have guilt that Olivia is in like none of our scrapbooks....and I so enjoy it and miss it much...its just a lot to drag that stuff all out, but if I keep it simple, It should work...of course I must unbury my creative workshop desk (card tables in the basement) first. I finally got the kids to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. (I was avoiding paying/fighting an unjust fine, but I faced it and took care of it). I also signed up and I got a free book from a red cart. The book I choose is one currently in the stores as somewhat popular, it is titled: Heaven is for Real. It is about a little boy's account of visiting heaven while he was on an operating table. I love when the grass is fresh cut and the floors are clean. Yesterday was that day. I switched funiture around in the living room which is always fun. Ben helped me with the floor and told me he thinks he does a better job then me. I made an eye dr. appt to get my eye irritation problem figured out. I think there is something faulty with my contacts or somekind of something in my eye...I dont know.....when I told Ben they might give me a patch for my eye, I found him crying later on....he told me that he didnt want them to take my eye out or for me to wear a patch. I told him that it probably wont happen and if so we could be pirates together. He was happy again. It's quite chilly out at the moment...long sleeve or jacket weather. I don't mind. I have pink paint on my wedding ring. I do mind. Lots of giant blue jays lately...must be the suet. I think that is all I feel like talking about right now. Lots on my mind. Lots on my heart. Lots on my to-do list. I'll probably write again soon. I know I did not mention anything in regards to chocolate milk like my title may indicate, but I couldn't think of a title and C. milk is always a nice thought. I wish you farewell until we meet again.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Surprise Tea Party waiting for Grandma to arrive.
Horse Riding.How beautiful is this morning? The sun, the slight breeze, the birds. What gifts. Simple, yet not. Simple to appreciate if taken notice. Easy to miss if not. I have one vent this morning and then I will move on with positivities. The vent is as follows: I am so sick and tired of picking up other peoples (and when I say peoples, I don't mean just children, I mean adults as well) garbage (not even messes, but actual garbage including especially: popsicle wrappers, chewed gum and the remainders of a seeded watermelon). Disqusting. O.k., so we move on.... I am trying to fight a slight saddness that seems to be seeping into my heart the last few days. I am trying to focus not on numbers (ex: facebook friends, scale, bank account, etc), but on HeArt and love and goodness and sweetness, because GOD knows that I am blessed with so much of that amazing content in my life. I must remember that in what may look like a hopeless situation, that there is hope. I must not give up and must keep trying and showing kindness that maybe it will make a difference in someones life afterall and maybe that will matter in the big picture. Right now I am praying for a little girl (not my little girl) who seems to have a very naughty nature and angry and at times mean heart. This makes me so sad, and as frustrated as I get, I must remember she is a child and what my purpose, influence ...Heart...can possibly do if I don't give up on showing love. I do find it extremily challenging and tiring, but I know I just need to take deep breaths and keep trying the best that I can. I need to try harder. Today I focus on the beauty of the day. I focus on the smiles and hugs that I constantly get from my children who are so filled with love and light. I want to attempt to create some art today. I can already feel the paint running through my veins. I must remember to take steaks out of the freezer for the evening meal. I found Olivia naked in her crib yesterday saying: hi , hi, hi. She took off every stich of clothes including her diaper and threw them over the edge. The children are getting too big too fast. Summer is running away. Time is slipping away. Lightening bugs are out. (not at the moment but last night). I am having a problem with my eyes/contacts. I need to get in to dr. soon and find out what is going on. The newest issue of Life: Beautiful magazine arrived in the mail the other day (thanks to a beyond awesome friend!) and it is an excellent issue that I got much out of. My goal today is to make the children feel extra special and loved today. I will extend many smiles and try to say as many YES's as I can to requests. I plan to do minimal cleaning just to get by today because honestly there is not time in the day for it all. I hope the guy comes to cut the grass today...it looks like a jungle out there. The garden is producing snap peas now which is super. Ben only wants to wear sleeveless shirts these days so he can show his big muscles. We were blessed with garden fresh picked strawberries from our neighbor...so sweet. I hear singing from the bedroom, they have risen for the day (they sleep later when I drug them with a fan). May your Saturday be bright and peaceful. Good Day to YOU.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Friday, June 03, 2011
Man, am I tired this morning! I really should make some coffee. I am so grateful that school has ended and summer has arrived (not for the hot hot weather of course but for the lifestyle that summer brings on...the freedom, the release from routine, etc.). We have a fun & beautiful Friday planned. I am looking forward to lot of wonderful today. Along with several other things ending at this time. The Esther bible study that I was in for the spring has now ended. I have decided to do a study on my own for the summer. This one is: Daniel (by Beth Moore). I will be spending much time in the Lions Den learning about integretity and such. The mosquitos are bad already. The dog wants to go out but I am making him wait til I finish my post. I hear the baby up. I was gonna go downstairs to ride the exercize bike. Guess, I wont be doing that now...should have done that first! I was reading The Little Prince to Ben the other night and he fell alseep. Probably cuz there are big words and minimual pictures. I sure do love that story though. I need to refill my birdfeeders. Lots of lettuce and spinach in the garden already. o.k., the day is waiting. May the best be yours today...rejoicce and be glad in it! (even if you are tired and even if you run out of peanutbutter or milk or stub your toe. Listen to the birds, feel the breeze...look for the sun.).