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Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Healing and A Break!

Hi everybody.

I, like most of you, haven't had a lot to say in the last week. Also, like all of you it's been quite busy around our house. Christmas was wonderful of course. We had my hubby's family here for the day and we had a great time and our celebration even included a birthday cake for Jesus. Which our girls loved. Our daughter's all three got new baby dolls from Santa. Our oldest got this one. I wasn't happy about her wanting it and still am not too happy that we have a doll that can stain the carpet of the parsonage..... However, she loves it and I suppose that makes it worth it.......maybe. Everyone had a big day and hubby and I ended the day talking with the girls about the REAL reason for the season one more time......less they missed it along the way.


The rest of the week has been a busy one of taking down all the Christmas decorations. That is a big job and I still have to take down the stuff on my front porch today. On Friday, I went to see a new cardiologist. I decided to change doctor's because this particular doctor's office serves one of the top 10 Heart Center's in the United States. I figured they must know what they are doing.

A year ago, I visited a different cardiologist and was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Regurgitation of a level that needed to be watched. So, on Friday they did a new Echo cardiogram to check on it, and I am here to tell you girls that I have been healed. The new doctor said my Echo looked perfect and there was nothing to see on it.


I honestly believe the Lord has healed me and I praise him for it!

I am still having palpitations with no real reason why but my heart is healthy in regard to the Regurgitation. I gotta make time to exercise and cut out my 2 cups of 1/2 caf. coffee a day.......that is a big challenge for me. The doctor saw no reason to even schedule me another appointment at all! Praise the Lord!

I was planning on posting my 100th post last week, which is started but not finished. And in honor of my 34th birthday - which was Christmas Eve and the day my 100th post was to be done, I was going to do 34 things about me. Hubby was actually going to do it, but hasn't gotten around to it yet.
And since we are headed out of town today for two weeks, it'll just have to wait. We are going to visit my family in Georgia for a week and then on Jan. 6th we are going on a 4 night Disney Cruise. We are all SO excited.
Ya'll have a Happy New Year and I will return sometime after the 12th of January!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thanks and a couple of video's

Hi everybody.
First, I want to thank you all for your prayers. I can really feel them this weekend and I cannot thank you enough. Please keep them coming and I know the Lord will deliver me from my fears!

Second, there are a couple of video's I want to share with you:

First, while visiting my friend Cyndi, at One Day More I found this and it is just MORE FUN!!!





Second, while visiting BigMama there was this and I hope that it touches you as it did me and that you all have tears streaming down your face, too.



See ya soon!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Coveting Your Prayers

Hi ya'll.
I really intended to get back here on Monday and do my Christmas Tour of my Home.
Sorry it never made it. Maybe some other time.
It's been crazy busy as I am sure you all are at this time of year.
Also, this week my anxiety and fear of death have really reared their ugly heads.
I do have some things that are medically contributing to my fear but I shouldn't be afraid like I am.
I am just posting today to ask that if you stop by here today, that you will pray for me.
This spiritual warfare (and I believe this battle is even more spiritual than physical) is kicking my butt.
Please pray for deliverance from the fear for me. And an added prayer that God would heal me physically will also be appreciated, too!
Thanks everyone.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Hardest Thing!!!!

The hardest part of ALL of my holiday season is trying to take pictures of my girls for the Christmas cards. THEY are impossible.
I always end up frustrated and they are frustrated and mad and maybe even crying.

A lot of the pictures turn out like these next few with NO ONE looking!!!!




And then some turned out like this one. My middle daughter said she couldn't smile. She didn't know how.

WE did finally manage to get a few that will be usable if not the most picturesque in the world.



Hope you are all having a great Monday and I hope to go over to BooMama's place and join the tour of homes later today maybe. I hope -- if I can get everything else that I need to get done -- done in this day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pray for Kate

I was visiting Heather at Especially Heather and she is asking for prayer for her friend Kate.
Go on over and check it out and pray for this family.

Have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Play Along

I love these things because I love getting to know people. SO, play along if you like!!!


Okay, here's what you're supposed to do and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy this entire email and paste into a new blank e-mail that you can send.Change all the answers so they apply to you. Then, send this to a wholebunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. It's the season to be cheerful!!! :-)

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags wrapping paper!

2. Real or Artificial tree? REAL - it smells so good!

3. When do you put up the tree? as soon as I can after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? This year it will be on Dec. 29th since we are leaving for vacation and will be gone for two weeks.

5. Do you like Eggnog? No

6. Favorite Gift you received as a child? my pink pucci dog.....

7.Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? my mom

9. Easiest person to buy for? ???

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? I don't know.

11. Christmas Cards...Snail mail or E-mail? snail mail

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? This year it was at 3:30 AM the morning after Thanksgiving

14. Have you ever 'recycled' a Christmas present? not as Christmas gifts but I have given things away that I couldn't use.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? the things I remember from being a kid. Peanut butter kisses.....

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? CLEAR

17. Favorite Christmas Song? O Come All Ye Faithful,

18. Travel at Christmas or Stay Home? we usually travel

19. Can you name Santa's Reindeer? yes

20. Do you have an Angel or a Star on top of your tree? Right now we have an angel that needs desperately to be replaced. She has seen better days.........like back in the 60's when she was new.

21. Open the Presents Christmas Eve or Morning? Well - for me it's a tie. Christmas Eve Service is always the best but then the kids are so much fun on Christmas morning. Plus - Christmas Eve is my birthday.....

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? people who don't remember the reason for giving gifts.

23. Shopping...Mall or online? both

24. Do you decorate outside for Christmas or just inside(or at all?) both

25. Favorite Christmas cookie? ????

26. Do you own Christmassy clothing or jewelry? I used to when I was a teacher.....it is the required uniform.

27. Do you believe in Santa? Absolutely.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Worn Out and please pray

The Open House was what I would call a success! Many, Many people came and ate and saw the home that they provide for their pastor's family.
But, ya'll - I am slap worn out. So, I will try and post later in the week when I can think more clearly.
I would like to ask you to go on over to For Such A Time As This and pray for this family.

Have a great Monday.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Conversations with children

For supper last night, I made pasta. But, because it served it in bowls my girls thought it was soup. I kept telling them it was pasta and not soup.
After they had said "I'm eating my soup!" for the 867th time, I said in my exasperation

"It's NOT soup!"

My husband then said, "Mom takes offense to you calling this soup. Do you know what offense is?"

A. (6 years old) said, "A gate."

My two year old is sick so we took a trip to the pediatrician yesterday. She has had a cough now for about two weeks and a fever (not too high) off and on and yesterday morning took a long nap and spent her waking time whimpering.
So, off to the doctor we went. They said that everything looked good but since she had been coughing for two weeks, it was probably a sinus infection. So, we have medicine. She did take her medicine at bedtime last night but spent the entire night whimpering and crying in her sleep. I am assuming that she is in pain, though she hasn't been able to tell me where except that every once in a while she says her belly hurts. I am frustrated by all of this because she seems to be in a great deal of pain but refuses to take any Ty*lenol.
Please pray for us and her. I hurt to see her in so much pain.

Ya'll have a great Wednesday

Monday, December 3, 2007

The List

I am a list maker.

I have a "to-do" list each and every day and I really enjoy marking things off my list and being able to see what I've accomplished each and every day.

This Sunday, we (my family and I) will be hosting an Open House here at the parsonage for our church family. I am not exaggerating (ok - maybe a little) when I tell you that I have a million things to get done this week.

Here is today's list. It has many of the mundane things I need to get done anyway on it -- PLUS the extra's of this week.

1)Laundry......it's laundry day at my house and this will have to be done.
2)Call the eye doctor
3)Call Fabric Company about the fabric that was ordered months ago that has yet to arrive.
4)Call Walmart.com about picture order that wasn't delivered to my house.
5)Call bookstore about a Jesse tree book. We are behind but I WILL catch up!
6)Deep Cleaning of Kitchen - including but not limited to: clean out fridge, clean cabinets inside and out, Move and sweep/ mop behind appliances, sweep/ mop the rest of the floor, clean stove and oven, sweep ceiling and clean baseboards.
7)Go get some groceries so my family won't starve this week.
8)Go to Walmart for: buttons for girls bedding and mail them, Oasis and floral wire, white lunch bags for luminaries, poinsettia's, whatever else comes to mind while I am there.
9) Take A. to dance
10) UMW dinner at 6PM.
11) OH yes, and take two toddler's to Story Time at the Library in 40 minutes. And drop off Preschool app. on the way for next year.


So, that is just today's list. There is much much more for each and every day this week.
So, why am I sitting here posting about it instead of doing it? I'm stressed to the point of being paralyzed.......I don't even know where to start......
Hope ya'll have a good Monday.
And I don't know how to go back and cross things off this list so ya'll can see my progress.....so if you know how, let me know =) and maybe I can do that later on.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

ALL Girl!

I found this while visiting another blog. It looked like fun so I thought I'd try it.

I could have told you what this quiz would show about me!

It is very much the truth.





Your Brain is 93% Female, 7% Male



You have the brain of a girly girl

Which isn't a bad thing at all

You're emphatetic, caring, and in tune with emotions.

You're a good friend and give great advice.

Just as I expected. I am definately a girly girl. And pretty proud to that God made me this way.
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.