Saturday, May 28, 2011

TSMSS................Praise You In This Storm

Then Sing My Soul Saturday over at Amy's

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. 
Megan still hasn't had the baby.  Her actual due date is Tuesday, but at her appointment Thursday they told her they didn't think she would make it through the weekend.
So hopefully we will have a grandson soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


My heart is heavy this morning for our church.  We received some devastating news last night and it's just so unbelievable.  Our youth pastor was arrested Tuesday afternoon for child molestation charges.  As of now all we know is pretty much what the police report says, that there is at least 3 counts, maybe more.
But through God's grace our church will move on.  My heart hurts for all the youth that trusted him and are now hurt.  We have a wonderful group of youth that have been on several mission trips and aren't ashamed to witness to their friends at school.
My prayer is that the youth won't let this get them discouraged, but will lean on God for the answers and healing that they need.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Biggest Loser is Great

Written by my friend Teodoro Martin

There are a lot of reality shows that a person can choose to watch. Many of them are really very good. Some are not. One of the best of these is on NBC. I watch it on my Direct TV. It is called The Biggest Loser and it follows the adventures of extremely fat people.

The people on The Biggest Loser are so fat that many of them have trouble doing even the most basic workouts. It is fun to see how hug their bellies are when they come on the show. I would not believe that people could get this enormously fat if I did not see it with my own eyes. Many of them are over 400 pounds.

The best part about this show is watching all of these tremendously fat human beings try to lose their extra body weight. Each week, the show has a weigh in. It is very dramatic. The people who lose the least weight have to go home and can no longer workout with the incredible trainers the show provides. Basically, it could be a death sentence for these poor people. That is why it is so compelling to watch this show. People act like they are fighting for their lives just because they can't stop stuffing their faces. I love it.

The Biggest Loser is the best show on television.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

TSMSS.............No More Night

If you have seen the news any at all this week everyone is talking about Harold Camping's prediction of the world ending today.  If anything he's making a laughing stock out of the christian.  Because if anyone reads their Bible they know that nobody knows the day nor the hour. 
  But as a christian why should we worry?  We should be excited not dreading it.  My only concern is those that are not ready.  It breaks my heart to know I have family and friends that aren't ready.
While looking for a song for today I came across this one and I think it says it better than I can.

For more great music join Amy at Signs, Miracles, and Wonders.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Be prepared...............VENTING

All along the Doctor has known that I don't have insurance and that I'm self-pay.  Go through previous procedures with minimal payment other than D&C.  It nearly drained my wonderful Mil's savings account.  So today I go in for another test, and meet with the surgery co-ordinator.  She has the wonderful job of telling me that the hysterectomy will cost me 9410.00, but if we can pay in full it will be 20% off.  If not then we need at least half by pre-op. 
While in the office I couldn't help but notice all the young girls pregnant and seeing them on medicaid.  I'm sorry but it's frustrating to know they made a choice to have a baby.  I don't have the choice of having to have surgery.
On a brighter note.  Megan had her check-up yesterday.  She is completely effaced and dialated to three.  So the only thing holding him in is no contractions and her water hasn't broke.  So hopefully our grandson will be here soon and I won't have to worry about other stuff for a few days.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Let's try this again.  I had the entire post typed out and then it all just disappeared.  Blogger is really trying my patience.  Anyways it's Wednesday so it's time for Joyce's  Hodge Podge.

1. What reveals more about a woman-her refrigerator or her purse?
Her purse.  Even though I'm not one of those women that carry a big purse, but  I have seen some that's big enough to carry everything but the kitchen sink in it.

2. When was the last time you went to the zoo? Where? What's your favorite zoo animal?
I took Brianna, Kenneth, and Makayla to the Jacksonville Zoo during Spring Break in 2008.
Not sure I have a favorite but anything but the reptile section is fine.

3. What social issue fires you up?
There is quite a few, but I will choose one that's effecting me and Makayla.  Bullying, she has had to deal with it more this year than any other.  Nothing major but it's frustrating that our kids can't just go to school and learn.  But they have to deal with bullying.  I picked her up yesterday a little early for a dentist appointment.  When she got in the car she broke down crying and I asked her what in the world was wrong.  She said they were out on the playground and another girl had a tic-tac mint container and kept opening and closing it right in her face.  Finally I guess it got the best of her and she said she pushed the girl away from her.  So naturally the other girl went and told the teacher, and the teacher told Makayla she was in trouble.  But then they came and got her and told her I was there to pick her up. 
I made light of the fact of her being in trouble.  Maybe that was wrong, but she's like me she takes so much and then she just lets them have it.

4. Are you a coupon clipper? If so, are you extreme?
I take it by spells.   I go for weeks clipping and printing and then I stop.  I  have never been one of those that saved more than they spent.  Just don't understand how they do that.
5. What is one of your favorite souvenirs brought back from your travels?
Not that many travels, but I do enjoy taking lots of pictures.
6. Lemon meringue or key lime?
Neither one really as far as pie.  But I do like key lime cake, and candy.

7. What is the most beautiful word you know in any language?
Strange that you ask, my status on Facebook today is: 
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the Reach of God's grace
 & your best days are never so good that you are beyond the Need of God's grace
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm tired of being so busy.  I enjoy having something to do, but it's taking away my blogging time and catching up with my blogging friends.
Our church had a yard sale last Saturday, Thursday night we sorted everything, Friday we priced everything, and then Saturday was the sale.  I was tired, very tired.  Then Monday back to Savannah to my Mil's to pack and clean.  Will we ever get done?  God bless her soul, she gets distracted and just when I think we're going to throw some stuff away she decides to keep it.  And has to tell me the story behind it. 
Then yesterday Makayla had Dentist appt, tomorrow Mil goes for routine check-up at her Doctor,and then Friday I go back to the Doctor.
Megan called me Monday and asked if I was so busy that when the baby is born will I be there.  I told her we never plan appts. or packing on Wednesdays so she needed to go in labor on a Wednesday.  hehehe
She's 38 weeks so right now she really doesn't care what day of the week he is born on.  She's just ready for him to be born.
But next Wednesday would be pretty cool, because it would be a week before Megan's birthday, and Emily was born a week before her Daddy's birthday.  I'm just weird like that.  Just like I told Scott the other day that my oldest child got married a week before his youngest son's birthday.  And now his oldest child is getting married a week after my youngest child's birthday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Wednesday Hodgepodge, such a great way to meet and get to know other bloggers.   Joyce comes up with some interesting questions each week. 

1. How many times in your life have you moved house?

I could probably write an entire post on this question.  I lived in the same house from birth until I got married.
 Then in my first marriage we moved I believe it was fourteen times.  No we weren't in the military, somehow my husband seemed to enjoy moving. When we divorced the kids and I moved into an apartment for a year or so, until we could move into a house.  I wanted a house with a yard for them.  We lived there until I married Scott.  Then he and I have moved twice.  The house we're in now, we're buying and he says his next move with be when six men carry him out of a church horizontally.
I have helped numerous friends move and am now in the process of packing up my Mil's belongings, to get the house ready to sell.   She continues to live with us.  But she says in a year or so when her vision is restored she would like to move out on her on. 
*On that note, for you older bloggers that have lived in the same house twenty plus years.  Don't save "EVERYTHING" over the years.  We have found bill receipts that's over ten years old, empty boxes, worn out clothes, etc.  I could go on and on.  :)

2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?
I can think of three things I would really like to learn to do.   Quilt, play the piano, and speak Spanish.  But to choose one of those I think it would be to learn Spanish, so when I'm in Wal-mart I could understand what some others are saying.

3. What in this world breaks your heart?
Knowing that I have family and friends that haven't accepted Jesus as their Saviour.  And that if He came back right now or it was their time to go they would spend eternity in hell.

4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
My first thought was the disrespect teen-agers has.  But that's not an item.  Technology but it would have to break down to the cell phone.  Some people just think they can't live without them.  That they would literally die.

5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.
The only one I can think of is one our Pastor says alot.   It's not about us but it's about Him.
6. How do you like your spaghetti?
I think I have answered this one somewhere before.  I eat my spaghetti with ketchup instead of spaghetti sauce.  Somehow when I was younger that's how my Grandmother made it for me and it has stuck. 
7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?
Put God first and everything else will fall in place.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I go back to the Doctor in the morning at 9:30 for the results of my procedure last week.  Thank ya'll so much for your prayers.  I've heard people say they can feel when people are praying for them, and this week I have definetly felt ya'lls prayers. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

TSMSS.........Till The storm Passes By

I looked for Joy Comes in the Morning but couldn't find it so I settled on this one.  For other great music join Amy over at Signs, Miracles, and Wonders.  Not the greatest video but the sound is great.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Update on today's procedure

I went to sleep as soon as I got home.  Was pretty loopy, from the pain meds.  The doctor says that he thinks it looked benign, but would know more when the pathology report comes back.  I go back to the doctor on the 12th to find out the results.  But he did say that he sees a hysterectomy in the near future.
Thank ya'll for all the prayers, and encouraging comments.  Ya'll have been there so much for me in the past year and there's not words to express my appreciation.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Prayers Please

I won't go into a lot of detail.  But I have been having some female issues, so this morning I called the Doctor and told them something had to be done.
I'm scheduled for a  D & C tomorrow at 1:00, he says unless he sees something else that shouldn't be there, then he would stop and schedule a hysterectomy.  The words cervical and ovarian cancer did come up and hasn't been ruled out.
So please keep me in your prayers. 
Will be pretty loopy tomorrow from the pain meds but will update as soon as possible.
Thank you.