Monday, February 28, 2011

Update on Prayer Requests

Update on recent prayer requests can be found here on my prayer blog.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Prayer Requests

I was planning on doing a blogoversary post today, but have been so overwhelmed this week by the different ones that I have heard about that needs prayers.
My niece's step-dad (Dave) went to the hospital about a week ago for severe pain and they found out he has colon cancer.  They have ran more tests and it has spread to his liver, spine, pelvic bone, and tail bone and is in stage 4.  He is very young with 3 children ages 2, 4 and 8, and his step-daughter (my niece) that's 13.  This is the niece that lost her real Dad (my brother) three years ago.
But more importantly than his healing is his salvation. 
Then a friend of mine, her Mom  (Janet) went in the hospital about a week ago for pneumonia and they have found out that she has lung cancer.  They have tested her and it hasn't spread so they have her on chemo treatments.
Last but not least I just got an email from a cousin of mine and her Grandmother (Helen) is in the hospital not doing good at all.  She didn't go into any details just said that the Doctors says she's at the end.
But as we all know the Doctors doesn't have the last word.  God does and I know he can still perform miracles.
But please keep these in your prayers:  Dave, Janet, and Helen.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Welcome to this week's edition of Wednesday Hodgepodge.
Here we go, so join Joyce and the rest of the gang.

1. Did you know there is a national day of pretty much everything in the universe? Feb 23rd happens to be National Inconvenience Yourself Day...when was the last time you were inconvenienced?
Can't think of anything off the top of my head.  I would say sitting two hours in a Doctor's office but that's to be expected apparently. 

2. When a room in your house needs painting, who does the job?
I do, and I should be painting today.  But my get up and go just hasn't got there yet.

3. Are you friends with your cousins?
I have a few on facebook that I talk to from time to time. 
We had a family reunion last year, first one in probably 10 years or so.  It was great seeing alot of them and catching up.  Hoping to make it a yearly thing.

4. Do you use an alarm clock-if yes, is it an actual alarm, music or something else?
I have an actual alarm clock.  My husband on the other hand uses his cell phone and it's very annoying.

5. What do you put ketchup on?
hamburgers, french fries, and my spaghetti.  Yes spaghetti, something my Grandmother started me doing.  I have to fix me a special bowl because no one else eats it that way.  Just noodles, meat, and ketchup.

6. What smells make you nostalgic?
I can't think of any particular smells.  Pictures does, they take me back to the time they were taken and remember what may have been happening at that time.

7. Did you hear about the high school English teacher recently suspended for some things she wrote on her personal blog? You can read the story here but in a nutshell she vented a lot of frustration onto her blog. She didn't mention individual students by name but she did make some harsh comments about kids in general and their parents.

What are your thoughts-if you're a parent is your child's teacher online and are you a 'friend' or 'follower' there? If you're a teacher are you on facebook and do you accept or friend students there? How about their parents? If you're a student are you friends with your current or former teachers online? Do any of them have blogs you read? If you're a teacher or a parent do you ever use your blog as a place to vent your frustrations with our educational system? So much to discuss....

This is my first time hearing about this particular teacher.  I have seen others vent on facebook, and/or blogs about their jobs regardless of their occupation.
I do believe you have to be careful of how much you put out there, because it can be seen by some that you may not want to see it.  If she needed to vent, she could have wrote the post and just never published it.  But then again so much of what she said is so true.
It's a shame that the younger generation is being raised this way.  It makes it hard on us that are truly trying to parent our children differently.  I try to teach Makayla that we have the things we need but not necessarily our wants.  That respect is expected regardless of how she feels about the person.
I'm a parent and have facebook but none of Makayla's teachers are my friends on there.  As far as if any of them read my blog.  I have no idea, it's link is at the bottom of my emails.  But whether or not any of them has ever clicked on it I wouldn't know.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Two year blogoversary post coming up this week.  I can't believe it's been 2 years already.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Beat the winter blues and join the Hodgepodge this week.  So many are getting snow blizzards right now.  We had rain last night but it's a sunny 66 degrees this morning.    Ya'll northerners can go ahead and be jealous.  To join in this week as always click over to Joyce's and grab the questions and link up with everyone else.

1. Would you rather be seen as a person who did their duty or forged their own path?
I mostly do my duty.

2. This week's Wednesday Hodgepodge happens to fall on Groundhog's Day. In keeping with that theme, if you could have a do-over of any one day out of the last seven, which day would it be and why. If you haven't seen the movie Groundhog Day this question will make absolutely no sense but that's can answer anyway.
Saturday, the one day I get to sleep late.

3. Hot cocoa...yay or nay on the marshmallows?
no marshmallows.

4. Do you wear makeup every day? What are the top two must haves in your daily makeup routine?
No makeup except on special occasions.  Now that I'm getting older maybe I should, but I don't make it a daily routine.

5. Is it more important to you in a relationship to be loved or understood?
I would rather be loved.

6. Parsley sage rosemary or thyme... your favorite?
Not really sure.  Maybe that's what I need is to add spice to my cooking.

7. What do you do when you feel angry?
Depends on why I am angry.  If it's at someone close I usually let them know why. 
Sometimes not in the most pleasant of ways.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I've been thinking of doing a guest post on my blog.  So if anyone is interested in writing a post to guest host on my blog please email me.

OH and there's a giveaway coming up by the end of the week that has to do with "chocolate".