Archive for November, 2009

Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach Giveaway

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I received this Oxygen Bleach from Tropical Traditions to review and giveaway. I really like it. I’m a little bit of a laundry nut. I get excited about things that get our clothes clean. I’ve used it for about a week and am very pleased with the results. For example, Lee’s clothes after welding are […]

Works of God

Monday, November 30th, 2009

We enjoyed a lovely weekend with my brother and sister in law. They spent Friday and Saturday with us. James got to play with my brother’s Wii, so he thought it was a perfect weekend. I ‘m blessed to have a family that loves and supports me. What about you?  Did you have any blessings […]

It’s what you make it

Friday, November 27th, 2009

My mom did a wonderful job rearing us.She didn’t allow us to whine. We didn’t get to skip gym class at “that time of the month”. She taught us to work and do it well. She didn’t try to make everything “fair”. Although, she is very much a lady and would never say these exact […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, November 27th, 2009

I like this cute and easy calendar idea from Shutter Sisters. I probably won’t get around to knitting him this year, but this little snowman is cute. James made this pie (with a few variations and a homemade crust) for a contest at church. He’s baked his little heart out for 5 years, and this […]


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I am thankful for so many things. I try to practice gratitude on a daily basis. Counting our blessings and thanking God for all things big or “small” keeps our minds focused on Him rather than our circumstances. Believe me–watching our circumstances is not a good thing. One thing for which I’m incredibly grateful for […]

Wright On Time~Book Review

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

We received a book to review from Mama Buzz by Lisa M. Cottrell-Bently. The book features a homeschooling family and their RV adventures. From the back cover: “First stop, Arizona! The Wrights’ homeschooling RV adventure starts with exploring a desert cave. Nadia can’t wait to find minerals and see rock formations. Aidan wants to see […]

Tears in Church

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The other day, I thought about my friend Gigi and how much I miss her. She used to be my cry through church buddy! I haven’t been as raw emotionally lately. I don’t mind that. I detest crying in public! On Sunday, we had a guest soloist and he sang, “He’s Been Faithful to Me” […]

Works of God

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

What are you thankful for this week? I mentioned in the middle of the week, that I was thankful for Lee’s pay raise and my new piano student. I’m also thankful that I found stuff at the thrift store that we needed last week. A skirt and top for me, pants for Lee (welding is […]

There Will Be A Day

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I drove home last night listening to the radio and this song came on. I saved some other songs to share, but this one is for today. I shook my head as I listened. Yes! Someday, no more tears. Here are the lyrics with my favorite parts bolded. I try to hold on to this […]

I’m listening to

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

the washer. It’s washing a ghastly load of my husband’s work clothes. Then I smiled! I’m SO thankful that he has a job where his clothes can get so filthy. Then I’m beyond blessed that he’s not locked away in prison so that he can work and I can get a smooch sometimes. That’s all!