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Goals are resolutions by another name
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      8 comments

Well, I don't normally hold with New Year's resolutions. For one thing, I'm like most people and find it impossible to carry through.....hence the fat I'm still lugging around. Anyway, I made "goals" instead. Ok, semantics. But leave me... Read more
December 29, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

God has a sense of humor. Have you looked at some people? They look like their dogs. What about ostriches - when they get upset they bury their heads in the sand. Now THAT makes things go away - NOT! And when I prayed to get out of the 1... Read more
God provided for the elementary school - no surprise!
Saturday, December 08, 2012      12 comments

emoticon I KNEW my stitching group would come through for the kids. (See my blogs from Nov 14 and 16). Last ... Read more
Christmas decorating is hazardous to my well-being
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      10 comments

I didn't realize how putting up outdoor Christmas decorations could be so hazardous. Each year, we put up plywood candy canes (painted red/white stripes) around the entire perimeter of the yard and string lights on top of them. Today I he... Read more
A prayer
Monday, November 26, 2012      7 comments

A friend sent this to me via regular email and I want to share it. She said, "We're not getting older....we're getting closer to home." Oh, how true. "Even so, Lord, come quickly." Father, Thank You for each and every day You have b... Read more
School and Thanksgiving
Monday, November 19, 2012      6 comments

Today was our volunteer-at-school day, and we got an update on the number/percentage of students getting free or reduced fee lunches. Last year (at this elementary school) there were approximately 80% of the students getting free lunch. This y... Read more
school update
Friday, November 16, 2012      4 comments

Just a quick update. Our stitching group IS going to be able to donate some hats/scarves to the elementary school. I'll check with the office Monday when DH and I go again to help out - I need to find out the proper procedure to follow. S... Read more
Shocking information
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      10 comments

Today DH and I found out that the elementary school where our grandson attends, has an enrollment of about 300, with about 80% of them at or below the poverty level. The teacher we help each week has two homeless kids in her class and that's no... Read more
Monday, Nov 12th
Monday, November 12, 2012      6 comments

I weighed and measured myself this morning....a day late, but hey, it's done. I gained an entire one-half pound over the weekend....but I'M not upset. That could have been water. The thing I'm most pleased about is that I lost a half inch... Read more
Kittens, crabs and yarn
Friday, November 09, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday was my morning to clean the kitten room at the no-kill animal shelter. I went in, greeted all the kitties I still have (another was adopted over the weekend) and set about my work. After washing the dishes, I cleaned the two large ca... Read more
Election Day, November 6th
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      12 comments

Election Day was a test of endurance. DH and I worked the polls, getting up at 5 a.m. so we could be at the location by 6 to set up. DH was Election Judge, and I was in charge of the voting machines. Promptly at 7 a.m. the doors opened to the... Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      7 comments

The storm was aptly nick-named, although Franenstein was the doctor, not the monster. You get the idea. Many people suffered much loss and heartache due to Hurricane Sandy. I praise and thank the Lord for sparing us any real lo... Read more
Saturday the 20th (Craft Fair) and Sun. the 21st
Sunday, October 21, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday (Sat. the 20th) I left the house around 6 a.m. to get to the site of the craft fair. DH drove the (covered) pickup and I drove a car, and we met the three women I worked with that day. After DH unloaded the truck, he took off in the ... Read more
Sunday and other stuff 9/23
Sunday, September 23, 2012      7 comments

My grandson Josh is 12, going to be 13 in Feb. He's on a 13 and under team (13U). Unfortunately, due to circumstances I have yet to understand, they don't have another 13U team to play with??? So they're playing 15U (age 15 and under) teams. ... Read more
Sept 9, 2012 Lesson Of The Horse Mask
Sunday, September 09, 2012      6 comments

I sat down this morning to read today's devotional from "Our Daily Bread" and almost cried from the blessing. God loves us so much. He sent His Son to die for us, He sustains us, and one day He will take us out of the presence of sin. ... Read more

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