Friday, February 29, 2008

"If your out on the roooad."

Well, for my birthday my hubby bought me the boxed set of "Gilmore Girls Season #1"
I LOVE this show! I feel all witty and smart and sappy after watching it. I also miss my sis when i watch it :P BUT! I now have a new ring tone under her name :) heeheheheeee

So, if you haven't seen it, thank the gnomes for syndication and find it, and get hooked, it's worth it! :)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

A song that really spoke to me today ....

Hold Me Jesus

Rich Mullins
First Kings 19:3-13, Matthew 11:25-30

Well, sometimes my life just don't make sense at all
When the mountains look so big
And my faith just seems so small

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
It's so hot inside my soul
I swear there must be blisters on my heart

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

Surrender don't come natural to me
I'd rather fight You for something I don't really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I've beat my head against so many walls
Now I'm falling down, I'm falling on my knees

And this Salvation Army band is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so deep
It makes my resistance seem so thin

I'm singing hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jelly beans!

Ahh spring, well, in Vermont it's two feet of fresh snow, LOL BUT! We still get jelly beans! The only holiday I really get crazy over candy is Easter. I LOVE jelly beans, like can't get enough. Jelly bellies of course are the best, but those are slow, mix and match things, i love the Price Chopper ones, sooo yummy :) 
Anywho, i was on the phone for a while this morning, and when i get back to the living room, my daughter looks very guilty. then i see the bag, the one that was nearly full, now nearly empty! Good lord woman! She IS her mommy all over again, bummer dude! :) 

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Change of scenery

Just a note ...... the sailor has just been moved from "friend's blogs" to "My tribe of origin"

In case anyone cares ;)

Friday, February 22, 2008

"Life as we know it........."

Ahhhhh! She lives! So it ain't so!! :)
Yes, i am posting a current newsy post. I have been pretty absent as of late. well, let's see, after the whole whirlwind that was Amy and Rick, they settled into a pseudo-honeymoon, living in an apartment my brother rents out. Meanwhile, they packed up Amy's things from Mom and Dad's and bought silly things, like printers and potatoes, because they had so much room in the little car to transport all the silly things to Virginia. :D They eventually left us, we almost kept them here, with the "Driveway of Doom" aka, my parents driveway. You must have a Vermont Winter worthy car to navigate the thing from December to April, otherwise, it'll be somewhat hazardous! :)
Back in November, i think? It was after Thanksgiving, My Nana, who lives with Mom and Dad, was diagnosed with Cancer. It was found in her lymph nodes, and it was determined to be terminal from the get go.
She went downhill pretty fast, and as they watched, they realized she wouold not live for many months. Shortly after Christmas, she had an emotional breakdown, after seeing my Aunt, realizing she wouldn't ever get to see her again. To which My Dad said, "You know Mom, There is a way you could see us all agian one day." And one more time, My Dad shared the Gospel with her, and this time, she got it, and accepted it, and was a different woman! My Nana, was out telling everyone she was going to heaven, she had met Jesus, she was going to see Him, she wasn't afraid of dying. It was pretty amazing!
Well,the first sunday Amy wasn't in church, Nana was pretty sick. The next day, she was admitted in the hospital for Horrific pain, and the Doctor told my Mom that Nana would not be going home this time :( SHe hadn't wanted any "help" in the end, no breathing help, or anything, just to go as peaceful as possible. So, Mom started calling people, Matt and Visited with her as she sat in the room with Nana. She wasn't really aware of anything, they had her on such high doses of meds that she was just sleeping pretty much. Wednesday, we were all iced in at our homes, and Mom got the call from the nurses that Nana had passed in her sleep. It was relief, that she finally got to see Jesus, and that she was happy, REALLY happy, and no more pain, and in eternal gardens, walking with Jesus. :) But it hurts, alot, Lots of good memories bubble up as you realize this person will not be here anymore, and it's all you have are those memories.
So, I went and helped Mom clean out the room Nana stayed in, they found a happy home for Nana's little doggie. In the spring, Mom will bury her remains in a little plot by the house, and then we will all get together and plant a glorious flower patch, just the kind that Nana would have wanted. As mom put it, "we will plant an obnoxious amount of daffodils!" heehee that will be a fun thing to remember her by, and beautiful thing for Mom to look at all summer as she misses her mom in the growing season. That woman had a knack for growing things, she will be missed!
This whole thing, along with normal business, sickness, weather, and my emotional stability *lol* have been what has kept me from my blogies, and my online contacts.
We are getting back into a grove now, I turned #31 on the 18th, My hubby ordered me a sewing mchine that i'm anxiously awaiting! Also season #1 of "Gilmore Girls" on DVD W00t!!
I miss my seester, but, i got her fuzzy BOOTS! :) and her yarn, which is happiness :)
So, Hello to y'all, sorry for the long post, but, as Bill Nye would say...
"Noooow Youuuuu Knoooooow!" : D heh

Monday, February 18, 2008

what a day ........


Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, died.


Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, died.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published.


Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system, was discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.


The first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil, opened in New York.


Yubmeister was born. :)


FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with spying for Russia.


Dale Earnhardt, Sr., died from injuries sustained at the Daytona 500.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

like a warm blanket ......

so, it's been icing and raining and miserable all day long, and night has fallen, in more ways than one, and as i looked up from my cleaning ( a Varnadore thing we have decided) i saw snow. Big fluffy white flakes of snow. Falling lightly to the ground, covering the ugly slush and ice and making the cold outdoors look very comfortable. God is so good, He sends us just what we need, right when we need it, Like a warm fuzzy blanket :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A song for my Nana .....

One of my personal favorites, and it came to me today, this is now her song too.

by (Jars of Clay)

"Love Song For A Savior"

In open fields of wild flowers,
she breathes the air and flies away
She thanks her Jesus for the daises and the roses
in no simple language
Someday she'll understand the meaning of it all
He's more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on her lips
Someday she'll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He'll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and she'll pray,

"I want to fall in love with You"

Friday, February 08, 2008

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

You MUST check out this blog! This is just the coolest thing, i think it waill be amazing to catch up on.

Read along with me!!

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

"Bicker Bicker Bicker"

OI! Well, i thinks it's safe to say we are on the mend here. This morning my son woke early, jumped out of bed, turned on the light cranked the radio and proceeded to play cars LOUDLY. :P
He was ravenous for breakfast, polishing off four toasted slices of Mommy's home made bread, and wanted more. He has been bossing his sister into the ground.
Sammy has dragged herself out of bed, waddled into the kitchen and grumpily waited for toast and milk. Only afterwards was she happy and able to converse normally. (boy i wonder where THAT came from?) She went potty like a big girl, had a meltdown over what to wear. (YES, not 3 yet, and having meltdowns over our clothes!) scheeeech

So, yeah, pretty normal i think, now i just need to catch up on sleep :P

Oh, two quotes for the day...also proving the "back to normal" state of my house.
after doing sam's hair and saying, "man your hair is stubborn today." she replies,
"No mommy! It's just crazy hair!"
Grant has been bossing the life out of her, so finally i said...
"Look, if you're going to act like the boss, then YOU get the dirty diapers!!"
he looks at me..
"UGH! Mom, that is NOT a good idea! I'm just a kid! You shouldn't do that to a kid."

o.0 yuh, it's all good i think

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"lemme splain, there is too much, Lemme sum up."

Sick sick sick and SICKER! 
if you want the details, it's like this see. January, a blur of activity, ending in a wedding. My aunt and uncle PC were here, staying with us, then they went to northern NH to visit my cousin and Brood. In that week, SAmmy was coughing, and coughing and coughing, then developed a high fever. So for a week or so i was not sleeping well, listening to the baby cough, then with the fever, i did NOT sleep with the fever, getting up to check and medicate all hours. Then the Aunt and uncle and cousin returned on Sunday for the night then they would head down towards home in the morning.
Well, I slept in the living room, so i could watch sammy, and around 1am her fever broke, YAY! shortlived :P around 3am, it was obvious that Uncle CP had been struck down by "the BUG" An evil 24 hr bug that leaves it's victim listless, on the bathroom floor wishing for death. *lol* You get the idea :) 
So they stayed an extra day while he recovered, we sprayed the entire house with lysol. bought ginger ale, and crackers, and ate very little for fear of getting sick ourselves. Tuesday morning, all have slept through the night, aside from Jesse's nasty cough, it looks like we are on the light side of the tunnel. 
I stripped the beds, opened windows, sprayed Lysol, febreze, lit candles, wiped down any and every surface i could. 
Mike and I had a nice quiet evening, looking forward to a peaceful sleep in our comfy clean germ-free, bed, but alas!
1130pm, Sammy is struck down, after the second round we knew the peaceful night's rest was for another decade *lol* Mike checked on Grant around 1am when we were going to bed, and sure enough, he started up too, and, another night of up and down. I did not see 4am on the clock, so i got one solid hour of sleep in there somewhere. :P 
Mike went to work late, and told me, "honey, your only goal today, DON'T GET SICK!"
I will try dear husband :) 
So, yeah, I just hope the that 45 minutes my sis and her new hubby spent here yesterday for lunch didn't pass it to them :( 
now, I'm getting coffee, and switching the laundry, and making some beds, and, OI! 

Saturday, February 02, 2008

When to call the doctor.......

so , you know Mommies, when your kid is sick, and you play the what should i do game? Should we sit it out? Should we go to the doc? Then we check our "source" Either the big old book, or the internet website with all the info. We read the section entitled, "when to call the doctor.."
Well, i don't think this is ever in there. LOL Here is my sick sammy, and here is her table from yesterday. She didn't eat morning snack, lunch OR afternoon snack, COOKIES! Now THAT is a sick kid! When the carb quenn doesn't eat her cookies, It's time to call the doc! 

And there she is hugging her "Gianna Dollie" :)