Thursday, September 30, 2010

Megan the Photographer

It's been a while since I blogged about Megan.  Probably not since she had Emily and that's almost 19 months ago.   WOW!!  That made me realize I haven't posted any new pictures on here lately either.
Anyways Megan has decided to go into the photography business.  So if you will go check out her new photography website.  We all remember what it was like just starting out on a new venture.  So go show her some love.
I may be just a little bias because I'm her Mom, but I think she takes wonderful pictures, and has a lot of potential.

Don't forget about my current giveaway ending Monday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Out of this world Random Dozen

This were strange or out of this world more so than others.  But to join in as always link up over at Linda's.

Also don't forget about my giveaway.  Deadline is Monday.

1. Do you believe, somewhere deep inside, that blondes do indeed have more fun? That they are "dumber" than brunettes or redheads? Be honest!
I'm blonde and sometimes can be pretty ditzy, wouldn't say dumb.  But I know brunettes and redheads that can be just as much if not more ditzy.
2. Which animal would you most like to observe in its wild habitat?
As long as it wouldn't attack me, I think a bear may be interesting to watch.

3. This week the U.N. announced that Dr. Mazlan Othman has been appointed the official "Alien Ambassador," should any extraterrestrials contact us. Have you, or has anyone you know, ever seen a UFO?
Nope, no UFO sightings here.

4. Name your favorite Hitchcock film.
Has he made a chick flick?  Can't say I have one then.

5. Would you rather spend time at the library, the mall, a craft store or home?
I love to read, and I can spend an hour or two sometimes at the library.  Just looking at books randomly to see if they may be interesting to read.

6. Which Disney princess is your favorite? (Or Disney character, if you are a guy)
Cinderella is the first one that comes to mind. 

7. What kind of art is your favorite?
My kid's art.  You know the ones that fill up space on the refrigerator.

8. How do you feel about viral videos, that is, videos made by amateurs that end up on Youtube receiving thousands of hits?
I don't search them to watch them.  But if one of the kids have one they want me to see I will watch it with them.

9. Where do you buy your jeans?
I mostly shop at Cato's/

10. Tell me about your first automobile accident.
Fortunately it was a fender bender.  I was leaving work and backed into another car.

11. Have you ever been honest when you knew you would benefit more if you would be dishonest?
Probably so because I always try to be honest.

12. If you were appointed "Ambassador to Aliens," what would you show and tell first about life on Earth? What would be the most difficult thing to explain?
Aliens as in outer space or illegal aliens.  hehehe  Illegal aliens I would show them their way back to their home country.  But I suppose were talking outer space.  All I can keep thinking is ET so I guess a phone.

Monday, September 27, 2010

$15.00 Gift Card and biscuit giveaway

As promised Blog Sparks is offering another giveaway.  This is one that  I believe everyone can enjoy.

If you´re looking for homemade taste but don´t have the homemade time, then look no further than Pillsbury® Grands!® Frozen Mini Biscuits, the new freezer-to-oven biscuits that come warm, fluffy and fresh from your oven in just minutes.

Each 70-calorie biscuit is a delight when served hot from the oven, with a warm fluffy center and golden, flaky crust.  Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits are the perfect size for kids, or for mini sandwiches and appetizers.

One lucky winner  will receive a coupon for a free bag of Pillsbury Grand Mini Biscuits, a bread basket, butter dish and spreader.  Also a $15.00 visa gift card that can be used anywhere.

All you have to do to enter is submit your own recipe ideas, demonstrating how you would like to use Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits.

Deadline will be next Monday October 4th.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chris is Home

I actually went and picked him up from the hospital on Tuesday.  First time I had drove to Macon by myself so we got a little turned around coming back.  Almost ended up on I-75 going towards Atlanta.  Finally made it home and had to get prescriptions filled and settled in. 
Wednesday  I got him in to see a throat specialist.  I had never met him but he is a wonderful christian.  Talked to Chris about what had been going on, and then asked him if he attended church.
 He made Chris's day by telling him he could eat popsicles and lolipops.  I just can't imagine having not tasted anything for two months.  But little by little maybe we can get his strength and weight built back up.  He's lost 48 lbs in the two months he was in the hospital.

Then Wednesday evening Scott got home from being out of town all week and had hurt his back.   So I had to take him to the Doctor yesterday, but all the medicines seems to have helped him by this morning.
So it's been a very busy week.  But with time we will all adjust. 

Giveaway coming Monday so watch for it.  It's another great one from Blogsparks.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturday..............Praise The Father Praise The Son

For TSMSS I had originally choose Our God Is Greater by Chris Tomlin.  But then this morning I looked to see what other songs he had.  That was when I found this one and realized it was perfect to go with my post yesterday.

Ephesians 6

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I just read the following  on Sonja's blog and it inspired me to tell what has been going on lately. 

When God is going to do something Wonderful
He begins with a difficulty
If it is going to be something very wonderful
He begins with an impossibility

Back in May it seemed like it was one thing after another.  That no matter how hard I prayed things just didn't get better.  Then Chris being in the wreck in July added more stress.  Finally I began realizing that something wonderful must be happening.  And the devil is mad and was coming against us full force. 
Well first Scott was asked to start being the substitute for an adult Sunday School class at church.  Then I was asked to teach 1st-3rd grade Sunday School.  I had always taught Sunday School at the church we attended before we moved.  But we have only been at this church a little over a year.  But I accepted it and I am LOVING it.  Then Scott was asked to be a Deacon, in which the Pastor has approved but the church votes Sunday night.  I look back now and think that is why the devil was fighting so hard to destroy our marriage.  Because if he did, most likely Scott would fall out of church and his children would never have the opportunity to be in church.
Now to bring ya'll up to date on Chris.  I'm sure there may be some that don't agree with what we are doing.  Because of his drug problems in the past.  But if God opens the doors I'm not going to close them. 
We got a call from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and the therapy that Chris needs can be done now as an out-patient.  We spent all day yesterday at the hospital talking to his doctor, physical therapist, speech therapist, and case worker.  He still can't swallow so therefore he needs 24 hour supervision.  Because in his mind he thinks he can eat and if alone, he would choke to death.
He doesn't have insurance to cover medical costs once he's out of the hospital so it would be our responsibility.  We're looking into a couple of options but if anyone knows of medical assistance please let me know.  He could be disabled up to at least a year.  They can't tell us when he will be able to swallow again.  Just that it takes time. 
Therefore since I don't work outside the home most likely he will be coming to live with us.  In which that will put him in a Christian home, something he has never known before. 
He still has a long way to go, he has a body of a 19-year old, but his mind is probably about that of a 10-year old.
There is still consequences to be faced when he recovers, but I know God has it all in control.
Thank you to each of ya'll that have prayed for him.   Sunday will be two months since the phone call that they didn't know if he was going to make it or not. 
And now we're at the point of him getting out of the hospital.  I stand amazed at what God is doing in his and our lives.  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random Dozen

It's Wednesday so time for another Random Dozen.  Ya'll know the drill by now.  Click on over to Linda's copy and answer the questions.  Then link to the rest of us that are wanting to learn more about fellow bloggers.

1. Do you do garage sales? If so, tell me about one great find. If not, tell me why not.
Yes most definetly.  We found a Coleman Lantern once, bought it for $7.00 and sold it on Ebay for over $900.00.  Need a couple more of those kind of finds.

2. Name the last thing you fixed.
As in repaired something.  I wouldn't have a clue.  As in cooked it would be dinner last night.

3. Name your A) Favorite item of makeup OR B) Favorite tool
I don't really wear make-up, if I do, it's just mascara and maybe lipstick.

4. Which room in your home needs organizing more than any other?
Kitchen  I don't have enough cabinets.   Enough said stuff is thrown in them every which a way and I just have to walk away from them.

5. Which room could use re-decorating?
Well the hall bathroom still isn't finished so I guess that would be considered re-decorating.

6. Share something unique about your town.
I glanced at some others answers, trying to decide what would be considered unique.  We have a peanut festival every August.  Only picture I could find online and I don't think it's a recent one.  Even though it's an annual event.

7. If you could send a one-sentence message to your great-grandchild, what would it be?
Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind.

8. Do you Facebook?
Yes I do.

9. Describe your favorite shoes.
flip-flops, need I say more. 

10. Do you listen to more talk radio or more music radio? What kind of station is it?
music radio, contemporary christian.

11. How far would you travel for a really good (favorite) meal?
About an hour or so near Darien there is a seafood buffet call Pelican's Point.  Haven't been there in a few years but it's really good.  There's also one near Brunswick called The King and Prince.  Both have every seafood you would want.
12. If you were totally honest with yourself (and us) what should you probably be doing right now instead of blogging.
Cleaning house.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

TSMSS..............There's Something About That Name

This song has helped calm me several times this week. 
Everytime I would become stressed I would sing this song over and over in my mind.
For more wonderful music join Amy for Then Sings My Soul Saturday

Friday, September 10, 2010

Flashback Friday

It's been several weeks since I joined in on Flashback Friday but this week was one I could really relate to. 

Tell about TV when you were growing up.  Did your family have a TV?   Was it color or black&white?    How many TVs did your family have?   Did you have one in your room?   Did your family leave the TV on most of the day or turn it on for specific programs?  Was the TV on or off when you ate meals as a family?  Were there rules about watching TV?   What were your favorite shows?   Are there any particular memories you have of TV in your younger years?

The first TV I can remember was in the living room of our house and was a console black and white.  It was there as far back as I can remember so I'm not sure what year we may have gotten our first one.  That was the only tv in the house for several years.   Until I got one in my bedroom when I was 15 I think.  The best I can remember.  By then there was only my brother and I at home and I can't remember if he had one in his room or not.
I'm not sure if my Mom watched it during the day while we were all at school during the week.  On the weekends and during the summer we were outside most of the day.  I do remember waking up on Saturdays and watching cartoons until we saw other kids outside.  You know that was back in the days that you played outside until  the street lights came on.   I also remember watching Romper Room, Captain Kangaroo, and Mr. Rogers, but I think they were on during the week in the mornings.
Not really rules but Dad controlled the TV if he was home.  He worked shift work, so one week every month he was at work in the evenings.   When he was home I can remember watching Red Skelton, Hee Haw, Petticoat Junction, and always the news.  The local weather had Captain Sandy, he would stick his hand in a clam shell and pull out a card with the weather on it.  My how technology has changed since then.  Later on was The Waltons, Allin the Family, The Jeffersons, and Bewitched.  I'm sure there's many more.
Once I had a TV in my bedroom, must see couldn't miss was One Day at a Time.

 The Cosby Show, and Happy days were also some of my favorites.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Random Dozen

It's Wednesday as some refers to as Hump Day.  But for alot of us it's time for Random Dozen.  So click on over to Linda's and join the rest of us. 

1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you.
Not much of a sandwich girl.  But if given the chance, Cheddar's makes an awesome philly cheese sandwich.   If I'm at home just plain old bologna, or peanut butter.
2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie?
A good conversation

3. What is your favorite board game?
Scrabble, but if the kids have their choice it's always Monopoly we end up playing.

 4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children?
Well considering my grandaughter is 18 months old, I would have to say more patience.  I'm sure her Mom would say she gets by with more than she ever did.
5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of.
6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"
7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited.
The Washington Monument in the late 70's with my parents on our trip to Washington DC.
8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?
In someone else.
9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours?
My spices and canned good have to be in alphabetical order.  Mild case of OCD I guess.

10. Are you a crafty person?
Somewhat I guess.  I love to do crafts with the kids, and crochet.  But have never learned to sew, don't have the patience.

11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food?
steak, nothing like a good steak on the grill

12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend.
Saturday night my husband and I had the house to ourself and watched a movie with no interruptions.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturday........No Matter What

This is the song that was in my head when I woke up.  So I went with it without looking through many others.
For some more wonderful music hop on over and join in with Amy and the rest of us.  You won't regret that you did.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

God the Healer

I can't believe I missed Random Dozen yesterday.  I had the pleasure of spending the last two days with Emily (my grandaughter).  She's eighteen months old today so you know she kept me on my toes. 
Also Scott works out of town alot during the week so some nights I don't sleep very well, and last night was one of them.  But he is on his way home and was able to come to stop by and see Chris today.  So I have written an update on my blog  Prayers and Praises.  We serve such an awesome God that still answers prayers.