Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quick and Easy Christmas Stockings

You start with the fabrics, and end with these cute quick and easy stockings. From start to finish it took me about 1 1/2 hours. Not counting washing the fabrics. All that is left is to write the names on the cuffs.

My 200th post !

Well on this blog anyway lol. If you count in my other blogs I reached it a while back. But it was exciting to see when I signed in that it was my 200th. I didn't know if I would make it this far when I started.

Ok. Now to blog about my stockings. See post 201.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A post for Alexis

My sweet little girl said she thought I would blog about her accident. So here it is. Some of you already know the story cause I called or emailed you for prayers right when it happened. For the rest of you, here is the story of her accident.

Last Sunday evening we got a call from Keri, Alexis' mom. She was very upset, and said Alexis had fallen and hurt her leg very badly. What hospital was close? See they recently moved back here from North Carolina. They tried to carry her, but she was in sooo much pain, they called the ambulance to pick her up. They took her to the nearest hospital with orthopedic on call. The pediatrician saw her first. He had x-rays taken of her knee and then said they needed more x-rays. He said he knew the knee was dislocated, but he thought from the x-rays the tendon was torn. So we waited for the othropedic to arrive. He looked and said he needed more x-rays, but that he would put the cap back in position before taking them so that he could see the tendon better and access the damage. So he had her put under and when he straightened the leg, the cap slid back into place on its own. He had the x-rays taken to be sure but told us that 98% of the time that happens the tendon is fine. Well God came through and the tendon was intact and no surgery!! She is in a velcro cast and will be for 6 weeks and probably have to have physcial therapy after that to strengthen the muscles, etc, but no surgery is a great thing.

Ok Alexis, here is the post you were waiting to see lol. Hope you are happy with it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A great man

Today would have been my father-in-love's birthday. I say would have because he passed away a few years ago. I miss him. He was more of a father to me then my dad ever was. I was so blessed to meet him when I did. And even more I was blessed that he treated me like a daughter.

Was he perfect? No, no one is perfect expect Jesus Christ. Did he make mistakes? Absolutely, but who among us hasn't. But he loved deeply. Even though he had a hard time showing it for most of his life. The last few years, he got better at it and for that I will always be thankful. During those years my husband was privileged to develop a close loving relationship with his dad. And during those years he learned how loving his father could be to him. And for that he will always be thankful.

This man was a sharecropper for years raising his family on almost nothing. He was a hard worker who taught my husband that you work hard for the person you work for. That a job worth doing is worth doing well even if the person you do it for doesn't appreciate it. He taught my husband that you stand up for what is right and you protect the people you love. He taught my husband that you respect your elders and under no circumstances do you allow anyone to disrespect your wife. He later became a deputy sheriff and retired from the sheriffs department. He had reached the rank of Captain. He was admired among his peers and even officers on the city police and state police knew his name. He was respected as a man who always told the truth even if it wasn't pleasant.

I am so thankful that my hubby has his dad's good qualities. Yes his dad had some not so good qualities. Don't we all? But he gave my hubby the best ones he had and because of those my hubby didn't take the bad ones too. And for that I am grateful.

November 11th

I am thankful for our veterans today. I am thankful I live in a country where I am free to worship God. I am thankful I clean a house with Kaci today and will make a little more Christmas money.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10th

Today I am thankful that for the first time in a really long time for about 6 hours I felt really good physically.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 9th

I am thankful that the medicine I took for my backache is finally working.

November 8th

I am thankful that I have the stocking stuffers for all 4 grandchildren bought and 3 major presents bought.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

November 7th

I didn't get a chance to post my thankful post yesterday, but I am posting it today.

I am thankful that it was payday and that the check was enough to buy the small heaters we will use to heat our home this winter.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

November 6th

I am thankful for the electric heater I was given today.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5th

I am thankful that I borrowed Kaci's mini vac today and am getting some "extra" cleaning done today.

Ps 91:1

Psalm 91 is not Jesus' excuse for avoiding the cross, but His reason for going to the cross. Over the next few days I will be studying this psalm. It is not the first time I have taken a few days and dwelt there. There is so much in all of the bible that we should study, but I do have favorite places to rest for a while. This psalm is one of them.

Ps 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Ps 17:8 says, Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Thy wings.

This first verse in 91 and in verse 8 of chapter 17 have special meaning to me every time I read them.

Alot of years ago, I was riding in the back of our pickup truck. And things weren't going well on a lot of different levels for me personally. I wasn't depressed, but I was unhappy. As we were going down the road at about 45 miles an hour, I heard a voice in my ear (that old demon the devil) telling me my family would be so much better off if I just jumped out the truck. I immediately realized what was happening and began to pray that the Lord would block that voice and give me peace. He showed me a vision right then and there of a huge eagle in the sky. It was magnificent. And then the eagle opened up its wing on one side and in the feathers close to his heart was me. I knew right then that the eagle was Christ my Savior and He was telling me that I was gonna be ok. That I was under His wing and in His shadow and NOTHING could touch me. Every time I get in a place where I think there is no way out, I read these two verses to remind myself that I am under the shadow of Christ my Savior and that this too shall pass.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4th

I am thankful it is time to go to bed. I have had a sinus headache due to the burning sugar cane all day.

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 3rd

I am thankful for the time of fellowship I had with some old friends tonight.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Far above rubies

How do you feel about yourself today? Do you know what God says about you? He says your value is far above rubies.

Pr 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Now of course as in most things we are required to do certain things. Here we are required to be virtuous. But as christian women we should be striving for that anyway.

So next time you feel down about yourself, remember this verse and that your Father in heaven thinks you are worth more then precious stones.

November 2nd

Today I am thankful my hubby is coming home from his fishing trip. I miss him. Yes even after 34 years of marriage I still miss him even though he left yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1st already!

Wow do you realize we are almost at the end of another year? This year has gone by fast. And at times I am glad, and at times I am sad. The grandchildren are growing up so fast. There are times I wish I could slow down time. Then there are the situations that come up that you just want to be done with and I wish I could speed up time. Anyone else feel that way? Maybe it is just me.

Well it is official we will need a new central heat unit. Sigh. I will purchase some small electric heaters on Friday when Lester gets paid and we will use them until we see if/how much his end of year bonus is. Hopefully he will get one and it will be enough to buy the heater part at least. It would be great if we could change out the a/c part too. The system is 18 years old so we definitely got our moneys worth from it, but things are so expensive now and we have no savings after the price of gas has gone up so much and caused everything else to go up. And now this. We were hoping he would get a bonus and we were gonna change out our front window and blow insulation into the attic to help with utility bills. But now with the heater, we will have to wait another year for all of that.

The blessing in all of this is that we found out before lighting the pilot. Because it could have been dangerous if the pilot had lit. So God protected us and for that I am very thankful. I also know that He will provide a way for us to be warm this winter. I am also thankful for that. Seems there are lots of things during this month of thanksgiving that I can be thankful for. hmmm maybe I will try to remember this month to post a thing every day I am thankful for this month. Want to join me? If so let me know so I can check out your blog and rejoice in your thanksgivings with you.