Saturday, January 24, 2009

4-H "Super Saturday"

My sister asked me to volunteer for a crochet class during super saturday 4-H event.
I obliged. I was very nervous to teach this class as I am a self taught crocheter, and am not very confident in my teaching abilities.
I started strong, but soon other "helpers" who knew more than me, took the wheel.
I was relieved, and a little sad...but it was all good in the end as the young ladies learned the basic chain, and dc stitches. They went home with yarn, hooks, and knowledge.
Next was Lathens birthday party. A very nice, relaxing event. The girls and I enjoyed a fun day...oh and I got to hold Erins sweet baby Noelle.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Have you ever had "one of those days"

Today was just that. I made some trips out to do errands. I managed to see all those people in my life who since I have moved here have had some sort of a run in with. I think today I seen them ALL.
Lets start with the woman who is very close friends with someone who shouldn't even technically hold a grudge against me, but does by association.
Just before her in the parking lot I seen someone who was an actual friend at one time, and we both pretended not to recognize eachother.
Then later in the day in the grocery store I seen the woman who when trying to witness to didn't want to hear it...sort of created a wierdness between us.
I could go on, but it all gets kind of blurry.
SO strange, I don't see them hardly at all, then all in one day!
Other than that the day has gone quite well. I managed to get my van cleaned, really cleaned.
So that makes my van, my kitchen, my bedroom, and my two ds baths YAAAY. I was sick for a couple of days, and the cold still lingers, but it was too sunny and beautiful of a day to waste.
concider me logged and blogged.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

project for dad is done

This is the hat that I had mentioned in previous posts this style has been so easy to make, and has produced hats for my nephew, my husband, my husbands friend, his son, me, my sister, and now my dad. I should be a professional at this hat, and one would think I would have the pattern memorized. I don't, however the scarf as I mentioned on photo is my own creation that came from trying to mimic the pattern in the hat. I had to be carful and change my stiching a little bit as the scarf was beginning to curl on me, and that was not the look I was going for.
I really am happy with the outcome, and it is nice to know that my dad will have something that i made that will hopefully last him many winters.

Under the weather

I am so happy that I was able to get 4 rooms overhauled before today. These rooms are mine and hubbys bedroom, the kitchen, and the two lower level bathrooms. I have only organized and thrown out trash so far...chemical cleaning will have to come when I get over this dragdown cold. To look at me one wouldn't think I am sick...but to feel like me is no fun today. It is ok though because I can be a baby as my children can do well for an hour and a half while I rest.

We go over the rules about 3 or 4 times about not answering phone or door, and coming and getting me. They get it. I get some rest.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I couldn't post all the photos to this blog as it had trouble downloading all of them, and I just don't have the time to do one at a time, or even two for that matter. This was a very long and careful project, but the hard work paid off.. I am very happy with the results and have it done in time for the baby shower...which is what I wanted.

I hope you enjoy what you see...I am debating on making more of them for future baby havers.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

If I were an artist, I would draw a most beautiful picture.
It would be of me and my savior walking along a beach...kind of like the one you would picture in foot prints. I would be looking up at him, and he would be looking down at me.
When I look at the picture I would see and feel the love that flows from my Savior.
He would have his arm around me and I would feel so warm and loved.
We would be talking about how wonderful he is. He would be telling me how much he loves me, and I would be asking him all sorts of questions, and sharing with him about my faith, and how much I love him.
I would know all my sins are washed away, and that he wouldn't be able to see my past, my dirt, and we would be in heaven so I wouldn't have any of these fleshy mean thoughts that make me so putrid.
Our hair would be blowing in the gentle breeze and the Light of God would be illuminating the beach where we walked. The ocean and the sky would be the bluest ever, and the white caps of the waves would be as white as snow.
And as we pass others on the sand they would be also walking with Jesus and we would smile to one another, truly having an agape love for one another.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweetly Blessed

Back to school (for the kiddos) back to routine for me. I still have some projects to finish. I completed the hat for Steve and his son...sorry I gave them away before I got photos, but the one I am making for my dad will look just the same, and I will put it up.

I tried to make the booties for my nieces baby. I have come to the conclusion that I have lost my bootie mojo. I keep messing up, then ripping back (which takes a lot longer than it sounds like) then I finally finish the bootie. It comes out too big. UUGGHH I should have known to tighten my tension from the last 6 booties I have made. I just have to lay that project down and make the scrapbooking project that I have much more control over.

I have been reading my bible with more heart lately, and been really looking to the Lord for my everything. Now that I am doing it more often, I am realizing that in the past month I haven't been going to Jesus as often as I should have been. Blessings are flowing in the way of my teaching. I teach on Sundays to the 2 and 3 year olds, and on Monday, Thursday, and Friday
to the 1st and 2nd graders. I have been praying before I go into it, and the Holy Spirit has been gracing my toungue with wisdom. I have to be careful to remember though that I am constantly fighting with my sinful fleshy self, and that the closer I get to Jesus, that there is a very real enemy out there who wants nothing of the sort because he hates me. I know that i have not, and probably never will be tempted by Satan himself as he is NOT omni present, that he can only be in one place at one time, and probably has bigger fish to fry...however one third of the angels fell with him, and Satan has set in motion a plan for all of us to fail with thier help.

All that being said I am so thankful that there is a true and living God who IS omni present and who wants the best for me, and can defeat my enemy easy.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A new day is dawning.

Today will mark day 3 of being smoke free.  I have been praying for grace and strength from Jesus.  I know he will give it, I just hope we will accept it.  I was looking around at some stop smoking help and found out some very interesting facts about trying to quit.  One of the most interesting facts to me was to learn that it would be harder for wealthy people to quit smoking as they are accustomed to getting what  they want, when they want it.  People who are not wealthy are more accustomed to practicing self denial.  So for those people they suggest checking into a hospital program where you stay a week with others doing the same thing. 


   It got me to thinking.  Practicing self denial wouldn't be a bad thing.  I am no where near wealthy enough to check myself into a hospital for a week and foot the bill...however I do make it a habit to just buy it if I want it.  We are not talking about cars and major appliances here, no no what I am referring to is craft stuff; yarn, paper, fabric...etc.  It would  really do me good to practice some self denial.  I think that and patience go hand in hand.

Friday, January 2, 2009

All is well with the world

The cat has batteries again!
Today has been a good day. I got the teachers projects almost done...among other things.
I have been thinking of adding more to this blog. Links to charities etc...
I would also like to post encouraging scripture.
Today my Emily asked me to go swimming with them "mom come on, you never go in the pool with us". As excited as I was to get into my swimsuit, and the pool, I contained my zeal and joined the fam at the pool.
It is taco night here tonight and I am about to go have some dinner with an ice cold coca cola. MMMM what a treat!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009
I hope you are enjoying the start of your 2009 as much as i am. So far today has been really relaxing, and as I promised, my husband and I have laid aside the cigarretts and gone smoke free. So far I have only wanted to smoke a couple of times, however when I look back on the morning and realize that I have not smoked...I feel free. Let's just hope and PRAY that we stay this way. Why I always go back to it, I will never know.
So the thoughts I am having on this January first are about all the projects I have promised others and myself that need to get done.
1. nieces baby shower gifts due by Jan 10th
2. Dads hat I said I would make
3. nieces boyfriends scarf I am in the middle of
4. husbands birthday gift
5. Teachers Christmas gifts....yes I Christmas gifts. The school day was cancelled just before break, so we were unable to have class parties. Well now that I have had time to think about it, I have brewed up all sorts of new ideas for what to make.
I know a lot of the stuff I dont HAVE to do, but when I have these big ideas and I don't complete is dissapointing.