29 November, 2009

sick and tired of being sick and tired again

This morning I have no voice (kids are thrilled) and aches all over. I am going to rest and read and drink some hot tea with lemon. This is getting really old. I hate this. I feel like an old old woman.

To tell you how miserable I am, I am not watching football.

23 November, 2009

Thanksgiving Menu

Peeled Shrimp with Spicy Horseradish Sauce
Dill Pickles
Green and Black Olives
Salad with Baby Greens, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberries
Assorted Dressings

Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans with Cheddar Fried Onions
Yam Balls Surprise
Meat Dressing with Celery and Onions
Butter Basted Turkey
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Slice Ham with Mustard Sauce

Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream
Cranberry Frozen Dessert

"God, this is a day for saying 'Thank you,' and acknowledging that you are the source of all the blessings we enjoy. In spite of all the challenges we face, we are richly blessed. 'Thank you.' This is also a time for us to gather as a family and ask for your help and healing. You never promise that our lives will be easy; but you do promise strength, and the wisdom we need to prevail. 'Thank you.' You are welcome here at our table. At times we fall short of being everything you have intended for us. But this is why we pray: to express our gratitude and to ask what we cannot make happen on our own. Bless our conversation, and this food. And when we come back together next year, may we be able to recognize the ways that you have brought us closer - as individuals and as a family - to the destiny you have for us. We say again, ahead of time, 'Thank you,' in Jesus' name."

14 November, 2009


Yep, Fully Rely On God. It takes some time, but in God's time things will happen. We've been really thankful for some good things lately.

I went to the library down the street and got 3 books yesterday. Trying to save some money and reading books that I have wanted, but am too cheap to spend the money on. And I can also read some non fiction books that I've been really wanting to get into. They had my OLD address, like from 10 years ago. The kids computer has a virus and needs some help so she's been reading. She went and got her card too and got 4 Nora Roberts books. I love my kiddo. We can sit and read together.

Time to go. Books await.

11 November, 2009

Thank You

To remember those who died in Flanders fields and since.

Thank you to all the Veterans who serve their country in far flung destinations to make this country free.
Thanks to the first responders at Ft Hood for their selfless heroism.
Thanks to the men and women who serve every day in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
Thanks to the sailors on the sea.
Thanks to the marines on the ground.
Thanks to the Air Force in the sky.
Thanks to all who took the oath to protect and defend this country.
We are better for it.

08 November, 2009

Damn Dryer.....it's only 22 years old

Yes my dears, after 22 years of hard work the dryer of my dreams has given up the ghost. No pounding rubber mallets, no new solenoids, no new widgets can make my baby lite up and heat. Sadness overwhelms me. That dryer has been with us since before we had a child. The washer we bought with it died several years ago. This means I have to go and look at some used ones and find a gas dryer that will fit the bill. Sadness and more sadness.

Went to church today. The widow's mite and how we're all beggars and we can't be choosers. But God has chosen us. This is most certainly true.
Mark 12: 41-44
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’

I forgot my food offering. Will have to get it ready for next week. I try to bring some dry goods like muffin mix and canned goods every week for the needy. The church also does feeding of the homeless or needy once a month, as and Pastor says they don't get to choose, they just take what they get. We are also collecting new sweatshirts XL and bigger. Makes you humble. We don't have a lot but we share what we have.

Our usual organist is in Korea so we had a guest today. Much better technically but not a hymn player really. Needs to know we like the music loud and we'll sing louder. The Alleluia was kind of piddly.

Watched a wedding via a live stream this Friday. The bride is 28 and the groom a little older. They are Calvinistic Presbyterian and very conservative. They never kissed till they got married, I can imagine there were a lot of long phone calls getting to know each other. Her father controlled every aspect of her life, and now that power has been transferred to her husband. I hope that doesn't mean that slavery and ownership of human property has come back into being. She is moving to CA now from Mo. She lived in CA a long time ago. I hope they have a long and happy life and she can experience new and exciting things.

Kind of down today. Maybe it's just knowing we've got to come up with extra money to pay for the dryer. And everything else that needs to be paid for. I want so much to go back to school, but I don't know what my future holds. And I've got to get the attorney going for my schedule award.


05 November, 2009

My Ipod Shuffle today

1. Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland
2. Margaritaville ...
Jimmy Buffett
3. It's 5 O'clock Somewhere ....
Alan Jackson
4. Children's Dance ....
Alex de Grassi
5. When God Dips His Love ....
Alison Krauss
6. Down to the River to Pray ....
Alison Krauss
7. Bad Reputation ...
Joan Jett
8. Baby's Got Back ....
Sir Mix-a-Lot
9. Djobi Djoba ....
Gipsy Kings
10.Shouting out on the Hills ....
Ralph Stanley
11.Big Rock Candy Mountain ....
Harry Mc Clintock
12.The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys ....
13.If I Had A Boat ....
Lyle Lovett
14.Getting to Know You The ....
King and I
15.Country Boys and Girls ....
Tim McGraw

Just random thinking

Was St Paul really pissed off when he wrote 1Corinthians 11? It reads like he is really anti woman. Doesn't that go against Jesus? Too many people take things too literally. And there are a lot of things in the Bible that we don't agree with today, shellfish, polyester, shrimp, ham and the like. Just a thought.

Worried about my kiddo. She's got an appt to see the GYN on Monday. She's not feeling up to par. I worry about ovarian cysts since she's in a great deal of pain. Being a mom sometimes isn't being a doctor. And she hasn't heard from any of the stores she's applied at. That adds to the stress. I love my kiddo.

Got to end.

01 November, 2009

Been a not so bad week

Well let's see what went on this week:

1. #1 kid went back up to 40 hours + overtime.
2. Errant husband was finally appreciated at work.
3. #2 kid had 2 good interviews, perhaps a working girl is in her future.
4. I have to return the lawyers call on Monday regarding the future of my arm.
5. Went to see "That Perfect Moment" last night in North Hollywood. Can I say it's a wonderful play and I hope it goes on to greatness.
6. Had a wonderful Panini at a neat place called the Pit Fire Pizza in NoHo. Went with an old friend and really had an awesome time.

7. Had a discussion with the kiddo about life, liberty and women's rights.
8. Got a refund from Amazon for the book that never got here and I wrote an honest review of the seller. I was not a happy camper. Now I have to wait till Thursday till I go to Costco and buy it.

9. Found out that wearing a brace on the ankle makes the foot feel better. Walked a little last night and it was not really too bad. Walked slowly, that always helps.
10. Football is on, Packers v. Vikings. Just want it to be a good game. Getting closer now.
11. I am still a liberal, pro-choice Christian mom.
12. I can't wait for Thanksgiving! Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, pie-ah.

That's all for now. Peace, love, and happiness.
da bunny