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Lambs

Thursday, February 02, 2012

This is always a fun time of year. This is when the baby lambs are being born. It can also be difficult in that we will lose a few lambs and a few ewes. For the last couple of years I have missed all of our births. I just don't get up early enough and am so busy. I have pictures posted from years past in my gallery. It is so much fun to watch them take their first few steps and then to watch them as they bounce over the fields. To watch a good mom nurture her young is a wonderful sight as well. I have learned a lot from sheep through the years. I have gotten upset at God for comparing us to them as well. Sheep are not fast learners. Those who get separated from the flock are the first to lose their lives when danger looms. At the same time they will follow you wherever you go if you spend enough time with them. Just enjoying remembering all as the cycle repeats itself one more time.

  
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3CATSLEP 2/2/2012 9:26AM

    I would love to see some of your pictures!!!

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Keys and Treasures

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I am still on the hunt for the lost keys. This is the second time within the last couple of months and my husband is not sure what to do with me. I know I had them in my pocket when we went out to eat on Saturday. They are not still in any of the pockets I wore that night or in the laundry. I am beginning to wonder how long it is going to take this time. I have been making sure that I put them in one place lately, after the last time, so I am not sure what went wrong this time. My son on the other hand was able to get a free set from Toyota and is on the move again. My husband is afraid I will lose his set of keys to my car as well and wants three sets. Now that is bad folks.
I am sure if Jesus was to give a modern day parable, he would say to seach the Word for the treasures hidden there as you would for your lost keys. I don't have any pearls of great price. Oh wait, my husband misplaced the pearl earrings he bought me on our honeymoon, two years ago and they still haven't been found! Any way, where was I? Oh yeah, if we will seek for the things of the kingdom just as I am seeking for the keys then we will find it. Oh that we would have a greater hunger for the things of God.... and find all the other things that are hidden from us like our keys.

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/31/2012 3:47PM

    When I've lost things in the past I've prayed, "please help me find them or it" and most of the time I'll come upon them, usually when I am not even looking, but alas not this last time when I lost my two keys to our building. Wouldn't God be pleased, if we did seek him as hard as we do our lost objects. Have a nice day. We got up in the 50's today.

Hugs,
Shirl

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3CATSLEP 1/31/2012 9:53AM

    I always pray for God to show me where things are or what to do next - He has such a wonderful sense of humor - when I do His will, He makes me chuckle with assurity that HE is in control:)

Praying for you:)

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Productive Again!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I am productive again. I am already on the hunt for my lost keys. In order to find them, I always clean house. That way I kill two birds with one stone so to speak. Sad thing is, my son also lost his keys the same day halfway across the state. Hmmm I wonder if it runs in the family? Along with my daughter's lost cell phones, I am going to have to say that is a yes. Why couldn't I have passed something else on??? So I vacuumed and am cleaning out stuff where I know they aren't, but seeing as I don't know where they ARE it is a good place to start.
I did my first set of cardio since I got sick. After our TV going out before Christmas then getting sick, I have hardly done any cardio for six weeks. Square one is a good place to be. Watching my blood pressure rise again because I haven't been doing it is the only motivation I need.
I feel good and am going now to take a bath and wash off all my signs of productivity that you can smell. Then my routine will get further into the productive arena as my day goes on. Getting a couple extra hours at work today as well. I am feeling good!

  
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WINDSWEPTACRES 1/30/2012 7:08PM

    We have a set of hooks inside the closet right by the front door. As soon as we come in, the keys get hung up. If they aren't there, we know to start looking immediately, beginning with the clothes we're wearing. This is, of course, hard-earned wisdom stemming from too many hours spent searching for the darned things. I swear they migrate in the middle of the night otherwise.

Glad you're feeling better and are getting back into the cardio routine. emoticon emoticon

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LILRED75 1/30/2012 11:12AM

  Productivity - YES!

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EOWYN2424 1/30/2012 11:08AM

    good for you!

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Back in the Saddle

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Well it is back to the grindstone time. My husband is better after battling pneumonia and is out of the house more so I can get back to my exercise. After our TV breaking down and him getting sick, I will have to go back to square one on the exercize. My routine has been all messed up. When I don't feel well, I don't do anything. I will be so much happier when I can exercise, then take my bath and while I am waiting for my hair to dry pray. So much has been out of whack for almost 6 weeks now. I am losing the weight that I gained at Christmas and am quite happy with myself there. Now when I add everything else back in, who knows what results I will get?! My house will be much happier when it gets cleaned and organized too. Sooo it is back to normal at the Houghton house today. Oh yeah, and we are celebrating our 28th anniversary with something more than a box of Kleenex passed between us. We will be eating out tonight.

  
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3CATSLEP 1/30/2012 8:46AM

    Congratulations on your Anniversary and things getting back to normal - I can relate to that! Enjoy yourselves!!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/28/2012 11:21AM

    Well, glad to hear the two of you are on the mend and get to do something to celebrate 28 yrs. together!!! Congratulations to you.

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No Second Best

Friday, January 27, 2012

Life doesn't always go like we had planned or hoped that it would. But is that always a bad thing? I don't think so. Sometimes, I think, if we could see the end of our plans we would understand the wisdom of them going a different route. My son broke up with a girl several years ago and though he was young he had planned on marrying herand was crushed when it didn't work out. She had pressured him to do something he wasn't ready for at the time and gave him an ultimatum. That, in my opinion, isn't real love anyway. I told him hard as it was at the time that there was someone better for him. Now he has met a girl that is simply amazing. She is so worthy of being his wife. He would have missed out on her had he settled for second best. We settle for second best all the time due to lack of patience. We want it and we want it now. We would take pearls when diamonds were in the forecast. The Bible tells us that there is a way that seems right to man, but there way ahead is death. If we commit our plans to the Lord they will succeed and if we do not trust in our own understanding, not only will he make the road ahead without bumps and curves, but he will give us the desires of our hearts. So today let us clean out our ears and put on our Holy Ghost glasses. Great things are in store for us!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/27/2012 6:34PM

    Amen!!! So glad that your son found a wonderful girl that is just right for him!!

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