April 28, 2005

It's curtains for this window...
I spent some time last night making this curtain.... the tensioner on my sewing machine fell apart so I borrowed Bonnie's machine...then I broke a needle... fun fun fun! The little beads on the bottom must be the coolest thing you can buy at Wal-Mart under 3 bucks.

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April 27, 2005

Oh Brother, we thank you?

When I was young I thought that the perfect ‘mix’ of a large family must have an even
amount of girls and boys, and if that couldn’t not be so girls should be in a majority. My theory...if you have more girls you will probably get more help around the house, less burping, less fighting, more voting power at summit meetings, boasting privileges, less complaining and all around a more peaceful existence. I can remember crying after Daniel was born; we already had a zillion boys, why did God send us another!? ( I may be exaggerating but it sure seemed like it at the time.....) I’ve since decided that is a foolish way to look at things; all children are a gift from God! (Duh.) If you know me at all you know I have a few sisters and not a few brothers. Not as many as some of you but a fair amount. I’ve come to realize that boys are a blessing to a family. Don’t get me wrong girls are great too, nothing like a group of helpers whipping a house into shape or doing the dishes or fixing a mouth watering dessert! But being able to bring up more wood from the back yard, fix a power steering leak, fix a trailer light in the pouring rain, shovel snow, install all the scary parts of a new roof and staging, rebuild a heavy duty engine, and climb tall trees with a chain saw (!) are all pluses to having boys. Each family is unique and if allowed, planned by God. (I’ve been reading Full Quiver.) : ) He knows the future and what we need and that us weak woman need some strong guys around to do all the tough work. The only complaint is I’m losing muscle tone! I’ll get over it.

April 26, 2005

I was going to blog something worth reading but I have the most awful headache I can remember tonight. Mom said I should get off the computer...maybe that will help if I rest my eyes.

Special thanks to J for enabling comments for me! I felt better about the fact I couldn't get them to work when Bonnie couldn't get it to work either.

April 25, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

April 23, 2005

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My silly brother (the tall one) is on a step. He's not that tall...yet.
Update -Thanks for your prayers for Beverly...she is out of the woods and is very happy to be alive. I spoke with her Thursday. Prayers for her recoup would are welcome.

We had a nice concert and a wonderful reception at Cornerstone Church.The stage lights were hot, but it was cool to sing with the lights turned down! Mom and dad attended Cornerstone many years ago when I was born. I don’t remember much about the place since I was very young at the time....it was nice to meet their old friends!

April 18, 2005

Prayer Request
Please keep in mind my friend Bev who has been hospitalized for kidney failure. She is in ICU. She is a sweet lady and I believe she is trusting in Jesus for her salvation. Thank you for your prayers!

April 17, 2005

Nathan the pop boy.

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You can't see it unless you're looking (at least on my monitor) but he's holding a popsicle. Cute pic, eh?

April 16, 2005

Oh good! Taxes are all done and life is stress free again. HAHA! It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I've learned to keep better records and I didn't have any new forms to fill out - all stuff I've done before. I was listening to the radio and they were saying it takes the average person 27 hours to fill in all the paper work that comes with tax time. Wow...didn't take me that long. I guess I'm not average. ;)

Here is a picture of the most recent quilt I did. Very simple and plain but I thought it turned out good.

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It's now residing in Alabama with a little gal named Val. :)

April 08, 2005

By popular request I’m going to blog again!

Well, every spring I get some sort of blisters on my feet. They get so soft after a winter in boots and sneakers. So, when I wear sandals for the first time I pay....usually the blisters pop and get better without much attention. This time.... I got a ridiculous infection with a red spot the diameter of a tennis ball on my ankle! It scared me for a while...I’m better now and going to be much careful next time. No one really gave me any sympathy anyway...since it was my fault.

OK...what else is new? The weather has turned mild, 60 today. Simply beautiful. We got a ton of rain and the rivers and cricks (as they say down south) are all filled up and running strong. Maple syrup season is over now....summer doesn’t seem like a far off dream anymore!

Bonnie and I visited out our favorite bluelight store day before yesterday. She got to drive there and I drove home. Little strange since I’ve never driven in the car, or any car. I’ve been using the van, a much bigger beast. I think I like the van better, I’m up higher and feel superior to all the other drivers. Haha, not really....I’m just use to the van. Anyway, Bonnie picked three pretty blue prints for the quilt she’s working on. I bought a charcoal colored polyester blend with pinstripes and sheer red fabric to use as a swag for my room. Speaking of my room....I finding myself torn between themes. One wall has a bold red color with gold accents, it looks like India. I just finished painting a different wall
‘Brazilian Tan’ and it has a modern look with black accents, almost reminds me of the
20’s. My dad commented you can change the look of my room by sitting in a different
spot. I can remember some terrible idea I had one time to sponge red over my white trim. *GAG* That wasn’t a good idea. I keep thinking of that movie, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and how the downstairs of the mansion was all red. One of the characters in the movie comment it looked like the ‘reign of terror’. On time I cover my walls with silver contact paper, it was like chrome - I’ve never seen a room decorated like that.

I’ve been working on cd covers and designs for our project. There are so many variables on a cd cover/insert! What kind of font and how big, to include lyrics or not, which colors, how many colors, are those colors going to clash, how many pages should the insert be, and the MOST important; what are we gonna call it?? Dad said it’s like naming a kid, so we’re taking our time. We thought we’d wrap up naming this cd this week, it looks like it could take till next week to finally settle on something. We came up with what I thought was brilliant and then Bonnie added something to one of the top contenders and it’s in first place right now. I’ll just be happy when it’s over! We need to get a decent photo, preferably when it’s green outdoors and send it off to the graphic design lady with all our other ideas. The picture we took for the local paper really turned out nice...I used the camera I bought at Wal-Mart last December. I can’t believe it’s gone down so much in
price since then.

Till I decide to blog again ....

(You never know, I might blog twice this month!) ;)