Monday, March 31, 2008

What I've learned about the internet

And message boards. In no particular order.

*never assume anything

*never assume anyone is your friend

*people on the ‘net embellish

*anything posted is open for ridicule

*people that post on message boards do have friends in real life

*never pm or e mail anything you don’t want others to know

*never publish private messages or e mails

*people will always mock kind gestures

*even if you have met someone, sometimes you can’t trust them

*you cannot change peoples opinions of yourself

*people will always think you have a motive for doing something kind

*if you own a board, have clear and concise rules

*don’t have separate rules for mods/admins

*respect is a two way street

*rarely is the whole story ever known

*inaccuracies abound on the 'net, sometimes they are harmful

*sometimes people like drama

*there is even drama on a crochet board

*women can be catty

*sometimes the hurt isn't a lot, but it's hurt none the less

*never have “private” forums because they really aren’t private

*nothing is private on the ‘net

*it doesn’t matter if you get hurt, people will always justify their behavior

*don’t expect an apology

*there is always a ripple effect

*don’t think you can ever be a part of a message board community, even if you post and get to know others on the board

*there are some worthless crap posts out there, don’t assume your posts are not WCP even if you didn't intend for them to be

*not everyone that posts on message boards is socially inept

*Don't give your input, even when it's asked because it will be seen as complaining.

*don't tell the board owners if you have a problem, or issue,or opinion, even if they ask. It will be seen as complaining

*be careful what you share

*post count means nothing

*my internet world is getting smaller and smaller

*nothing shocks me anymore

~~I'm surprised there isn't even one comment on this post since a lot of people have read it!

Psalm 34:13-14
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

R.I.P Dith Pran

I have followed Dith Pran since I saw the movie "The Killing Fields"
I was sad to read of his death this morning.

Dith Pran (September 27, 1942 – March 30, 2008) was a photojournalist best known as a refugee and Cambodian Genocide survivor and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields. He was portrayed in the movie by first-time actor Haing S. Ngor, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

In 1975, Pran and New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg stayed behind in Cambodia to cover the fall of the capital Phnom Penh to the communist Khmer Rouge forces. Schanberg and other foreign reporters were allowed to leave, but Pran was not permitted to leave the country. When Cambodians were forced to work in forced labor camps, Pran had to endure four years of starvation and torture before finally escaping to Thailand in 1979. He coined the phrase "killing fields" to refer to the clusters of corpses and skeletal remains of victims he encountered during his 40-mile escape. His three brothers were killed back in Cambodia.

From 1980, Pran worked as a photojournalist with The New York Times in the United States. He also campaigned for recognition of the Cambodian Genocide victims, especially as founder and president of The Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project. He was a recipient of an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1998 and of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.

Pran died on 30 March 2008 having been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer just three months earlier.


My teams season opener is tonight! I am excited for baseball season.
We traded our best pitcher and got some mediocre talent in exchange.
I am not thrilled with some of the players though. I am thankful we have a major league team here though.
I have no illusions we'll win the world series this year either. Because we won't.
This year we will bring the boy to the park again. He had a fun time last year when we went to a game.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Proverbs 29

This was in my mail box this morning. I thought it fitting for today. I especially like verse 23. Enjoy

Proverbs 29

1 Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism
will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.

2 When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.

3 The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.

4 A just king gives stability to his nation,
but one who demands bribes destroys it.

5 To flatter friends
is to lay a trap for their feet.

6 Evil people are trapped by sin,
but the righteous escape, shouting for joy.

7 The godly care about the rights of the poor;
the wicked don’t care at all.

8 Mockers can get a whole town agitated,
but the wise will calm anger.

9 If a wise person takes a fool to court,
there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.

10 The bloodthirsty hate blameless people,
but the upright seek to help them.[a]

11 Fools vent their anger,
but the wise quietly hold it back.

12 If a ruler pays attention to liars,
all his advisers will be wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common—
the Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor fairly,
his throne will last forever.

15 To discipline a child produces wisdom,
but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

16 When the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes,
but the godly will live to see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
and will make your heart glad.

18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.
But whoever obeys the law is joyful.

19 Words alone will not discipline a servant;
the words may be understood, but they are not heeded.

20 There is more hope for a fool
than for someone who speaks without thinking.

21 A servant pampered from childhood
will become a rebel.

22 An angry person starts fights;
a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.

23 Pride ends in humiliation,
while humility brings honor.

24 If you assist a thief, you only hurt yourself.
You are sworn to tell the truth, but you dare not testify.

25 Fearing people is a dangerous trap,
but trusting the Lord means safety.

26 Many seek the ruler’s favor,
but justice comes from the Lord.

27 The righteous despise the unjust;
the wicked despise the godly.

Five weeks!!

That is a picture of a male Ruby throated hummingbird. They visit my area starting about May 5th or so.

They are the only hummingbird that comes to my part of the United States.

We are bird watchers and my husband has planted our yard with all Hummingbird friendly plants and flowers.

Each year we look forward to the birds returning and watching them stake out their territory and do their mating dances and watching the fighting! Then we get to watch the babies as they grow. One day I would like to find a nest but so far, in 14 years, I have not had any luck with that.

They are fascinating little creatures to watch and it is incredible how they function. They are a magnificent creature to behold.

Sunday Song

Open the eyes of my heart by Paul Baloche

Open the eyes of my heart Lord,
Open the eyes of my heart,
I want to see You. I want to see You.

To see You high and lifted up,
Shining in the light of Your glory.
Pour out Your power and love,
As we sing holy, holy, holy.

Holy, holy holy. Holy, holy, holy.
Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You.

Ephesians 1:18
18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Saturday, March 29, 2008

This makes five

This is the fifth blanket for March. I like this one. I like how the yarn self stripes.
The color is Mediterranean. This one will go to a charity. It's a male type of afghan with the browns and greens in it. I know someone will enjoy it. That is my hope anyway.

Galatians 6:5
5 For each one shall bear his own load.
Be Generous and Do Good

Friday, March 28, 2008

Watch it grow part 2

Here's a picture of the plant. It's beautiful and is smells great!!
There is also a yellow flower blooming. It's a tall one and I cut it off for this picture.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Galatians 6 ~~ God is not mocked.

I like this portion of the chapter. Especially verse 7. Enjoy.
Galatians 6
Bear and Share the Burdens
1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For each one shall bear his own load.
Be Generous and Do Good

6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

I think God is trying to tell me something

The web. WWW. Yahoo, AIM, YIM, Message boards, Yahoo groups, blah blah blah.
My internet community is growing smaller by the day.
I now belong to exactly two PCOS type message boards.
I also still post at my crochet board.

My friends, the ones I trust are now a handful of women.
I think I have learned my lesson. Not to share too much on the internet, and never ever share pictures. And not to mention that it's stressful!

I really think the REAL lesson here is for me to get my butt off the computer and pay attention to the things in life that are important.

Do I really know who I am talking to on the other end of the screen?? NO.
I guess my trust in people on the internet and message boards has disintegrated. Really, I find it hard these days to even trust anyone on the 'net.
How sad is that?? It makes me sad because some of these women I had talked with for many years.

Oh well, we live and learn don't we. And we move on. A new season. I am done weeping over lost friendships on message boards. DONE. I am moving on.

I leave you with Ecclesiastes 3

Ecclesiastes 3
Everything Has Its Time
1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for
*Good doctor visits! My son had a doctor appt yesterday. He is doing well
*True friends--they are few and far between
*Melting snow--it's almost gone but we are expecting more
*Time together--my husband has a few days off from work
*Spontaneous hugs and kisses from my boy
*the sound of laughter from same boy!

Colossians 3:2
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wow, I'm shocked.

Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice? No, I suppose not since it's typed, but believe me, it's there.

There's a message board I joined a while ago. Well, joined is the wrong word since I was "invited". This is a board that developed from a group of women being banned from another site. We had been on yet another board that basically folded.

One of the women started this new board and said it was a clean board with none of the hurtful things from other boards and recent happenings.

I guess my first mistake was in thinking that these women were my "friends". Turns out they really really aren't. As it turns out they aren't many peoples friends at all!!

Follow me so far?? Well here's more. A few months ago some other friends of mine started yet another board. I was a part of that board before it imploded, but it's still struggling along. One thing we wanted to be sure of was to not have "secret" forums where the members could talk about other members. We had all seen it happen and agreed we absolutely did not want any more of that type of board. We wanted a place where people knew about all the board happenings openly. Yes, we have a mod forum but there is absolutely no talking about members there. It is strictly for mod business.

Imagine my surprise--oops, there goes my sarcasm again, when I learned today that this board I was "invited" to has an "inner sanctum". You guessed it. This is the place where these "friends" tear down other members and women from other boards!
Nothing and no one is beyond ridicule. They mock post subjects, what people post on other boards, political views, almost anything is open season.
I was banned from that board for sending a link to the chronicles to two women. I know that in our place that some of those women would have done the exact same thing. the EXACT same thing!
And I wonder if the person that posted the e mail and private messages was banned??? Probably not since she is a co admin of the board anyway. Different rules apply.

Well, I am disgusted. I am so done with message boards. I guess I should have known better. Really. I am so disillusioned right now. With message boards and people.


Apparently I can add another board I am banned at to the list!! I'm surprised I wasn't made a miserable user.

And struggling?? Yeah, we are all struggling over this. It's not exclusive to one group of women, it's everyone involved.

Please DO NOT use my blog to snipe at other people in the comment area. That is NOT the purpose of this blog.

1 Peter 3:8
8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Clan of the Cave Bear

I became interested in these books in about 1989. I was working and some women were reading these books and I started reading Clan of the Cave Bear. I was HOOKED!! I stayed up late nights reading them.

I asked my mom if she had ever read them and she said she had and so I read her books. At the time there were only three of them published. I didn't have too long to wait for the fourth book of the series but the fifth one took twelve years!!

When the fifth book came out, my husband bid on a limited edition British Proof book from Ebay. He won the bid and I got to read Shelters of Stone almost TWO months before it was available to the public! I was so excited to read the book.

After it was available publicly, the author, Jean Auel, came to Minnesota on tour to sign her books. I went to the signing and she signed my limited addition and even commented on it and asked where I got it. I told her Ebay and she laughed!!

There is one more book due out and there is a community anxiously waiting for that book! I hope it comes out soon. These are books that are kept forever and read multiple times. I recommend reading these books.
 ETA (Feb. 27, 2011) The last book of the series comes out on March 29, 2011
Here is a list of the series of books:
*Clan of the Cave Bear 1980
*Valley of the Horses 1982
*Mammoth Hunters 1985
*Plains of Passage 1990
*Shelters of Stone 2002
*Land of Painted Caves 2011

Monday, March 24, 2008

Watch it grow

My mother in law gave me this plant since I told her I didn't really want flowers.
It has several different types of flowers that my son and I will watch grow. I am excited to see how pretty it is.
I'll post another picture of it when it starts to grow.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Two more blankets

Two more for this month.
The one on the left is Sunshine. It's soft yellow and I made this one for a baby blanket.
The one on the right is Coral Gables. It's an orangy pinkish coraly color.

Sunday song

Paul Baloche
Above all

Above all powers
Above all things
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began
Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

He is Risen

Cecil Alexander

He is risen

Said the angel, “He is risen!”
Tell it out with joyful voice:
He has burst His three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice:
Death is conquered, we are free,
Christ has won the victory.

Come, ye sad and fearful hearted,
With glad smile and radiant brow!
Death’s long shadows have departed;
All our woes are over now,
Due to passion that He bore—
Sin and pain can vex no more.

Come, with high and holy hymning,
Chant our Lord’s triumphant day;
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking over the purple east:
Brighter far our Easter feast.

He is risen, He is risen!
He has opened Heaven’s gate:
We are free from sin’s dark prison,
Risen to a holier state;
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

Romans 4:23-25

23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,
24 but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,
25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21 2001

Seven years ago the Taliban in Afghanistan destroyed these Buddha statues of Bamiyan. I was very sad when it happened and thought it was terrible. There were two of the statues and both were destroyed. They were built in about the 6th century.
Even though there were no more Bhuddist in the country to worship the statues, they were destroyed anyway. It's a shame. I can only wonder WHY??

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
*Wildlife-that I can see it out my back door
*Spring--today is the first day of spring--new life and new beginnings
*Vegetable gardens--being able to plan one
*My dh--that is a good daddy and provider
*My washer and dryer
*my dogs
*dinosaurs--my son loves dinosaurs

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My Deliverer

Another one of my favorite songs.

My Deliverer

Rich Mullins and Mitch McVicker

Exodus 2:23, Exodus 3:8, Second Samuel 22:1-7
Psalm 40:16-17, Psalm 70, Isaiah 53:5
Matthew 2:13-21, Luke 4:18-19, Revelation 6:13

Joseph took his wife and her child and they went to Africa
To escape the rage of a deadly king
There along the banks of the Nile, Jesus listened to the song
That the captive children used to sing
They were singin'

My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by

Through a dry and thirsty land, water from the Kenyon heights
Pours itself out of Lake Sangra's broken heart
There in the Sahara winds Jesus heard the whole world cry
For the healing that would flow from His own scars
The world was singing

My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
He will never break His promise - He has written it upon the sky
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by

My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
I will never doubt His promise though I doubt my heart, I doubt my eyes
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by

My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
He will never break His promise though the stars should break faith with the sky
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by

My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by
My Deliverer is coming - my Deliverer is standing by

My Deliverer is coming

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Wildlife

This is a Cooper's Hawk. It landed in our back yard this afternoon. This picture is from the internet but it is what the hawk looks like.

DH and I are birdwatchers and when my husband opened up our bird book, there was a notation that we had seen this same bird here in 1997.

The hawk moved before we could snap a picture.


Tomorrow is the first day of spring and this is what we woke up to. About three inches of heavy, wet snow. It's beautiful the way it sticks to the trees. It will probably all or mostly all melt today and tomorrow. I took these pictures about 7:30 this morning.

This is through the back yard where the deer were last night.

This is the side yard with my Weeping willow (on the right) and my River Birch (on the left).

This is my front yard.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another Deer visit



This is my other link of seeing deer in my yard.

Tonight the dogs were acting funny again. It was almost dark so I couldn't get any pics.
But there were four beautiful deer in the yard. And in the neighbors yard. It looked like they were feeding and drinking.

The picture above is pretty accurate except it's not green here, it's brown with a snow covering.

I watched the deer for about 15 minutes and then they walked back to our back 40!
I love living out here.

A third visitor

There has been one other occasional visitor--Mandy. If you read the comments in the "Gobble Gobble" post, you can see what she had to say to me. FTR, I communicated with Mandy via e mail and she never responded to it. So today I noticed she visited my blog again. WHY?? I have no clue after leaving the inappropriate comment on my blog.

So Mandy--if you really want to be done with me, QUIT LOOKING AT MY BLOG. It has absolutely NOTHING of interest to you anymore.

Oh, and when you post about your personal stuff on an open, public board like Soulcyters, most anyone can read about that too.

And I also e mailed Mandy so maybe she will read and respond this time, but who knows??

I am very sorry it upset you to know that I was still interested in your life and cared about you. But really, I get it now. No need to continue reading here anymore.
Please leave me alone now.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Two Visitors

There are two regular visitors to my blog that have been puzzling to me for some time now. There are others that regularly visit but they aren't bothersome at all.

One of them is Mindijean. This is the same person who told me she was done with me yet continues to visit my blog. WHY??? I have no clue. She said she was bored and enjoys reading ex friends blogs. Again why?? Mindi, feel free to comment here, I'd surely like to know why. I don't think I blog much that could be of interest to you. And no, I'm not going to make my blog private just because of you. But it puzzles me why you continue to look at my blog.....

Glad to see you've visited and read this Mindi!!

The other visitor is from Illinois. I am not one hundred percent sure who it is, but I have a good idea. Using different IP addresses doesn't help mask who this person is either. I know the area, I am familiar with that part of Illinois. My Mom is from there and my Grandma lived there until 1999, so yeah, I'm familiar with the area.
This visitor also puzzles me too. If it's who I think it is, again I can only wonder WHY. I know several people in the area and I can't imagine any of them being soooo interested in my life that they continue to look at my blog sometimes several times a day.
I actually think it's my internet "stalker" that follows me around on different PCOS sites. LOL.

Again, really,leave a comment for me. Speak up, so I know who and why.
It's a bit irritating to know that these people continue to read my blog yet never want anything (allegedly) to do with me anymore.

For now my blog will remain open. That may change though.
If either of you have something to say to me, go ahead and say it here.
Anyone else--please feel free to comment.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Beware the Ides of March

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the Roman calendar, the term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other 8 months.

In modern times, the term Ides of March (Latin Idus Martiae) is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated, in 44 BC, the story of which was famously retold in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. The term has come to be used as a metaphor for impending doom.

A popular phrase, "Beware the Ides of March", originates from Shakespeare and refers to impending doom. In Julius Caesar (Act 1, scene 2, 15–19), a soothsayer relates to Caesar "Beware the ides of March", warning Caesar of his impending death.

Two Blue, or Blue too!!

These are two blankets I just finished. The one on the left is called Montana Sky and the one on the right is Cobalt. The size on both is about 3x5. that's usually what size I make for little people.
I think they are pretty blues and they are for two little boys that I kind of know.
It's a surprise for them and I hope they like the afghans!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for
*God's favor
*spring break--though it seems early this year
*a clean house
*the truth
*wild turkeys!!
*being able to breath!!
*true friends
*the sound of birds singing. It's been a long winter and it's good to hear birds again!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Gobble Gobble

The above picture is a wild turkey. A group of turkeys is called a rafter. Interesting huh?!
When I was exercising today upstairs in my spare bedroom, I noticed a wild turkey out in the yard in the trees. In all the time I've exercised upstairs, I've never seen anything but birds or rabbits. Today I saw a turkey. Just one. I didn't see anymore the rest of the time I was up there.
We frequently have lots of wild animals visiting since we live out in the country. I have seen a rafter of turkeys in the back yard before.
It was something to help the time go by while I was running/walking on the treadmill and I welcomed the diversion.

Ramblings and observations

My husband and I have been couch hunting for a long time. We just wanted a simple couch like we already have. But the colors are hideous. So, finally on December 29th we went to our small town furniture store, where we should have gone to start with since it's where we got our last couch. Lo and behold they had the couch and color that we wanted.
We got a phone call today and our couch is finally in!! I think we will go get it today or tomorrow. YAY!! Daughter will get the old couch and she is happy about that.

It is almost spring and I am happy about that. Though since having my son winter is different in that he loves the snow and all that is associated with it.
I signed him up for T ball and I think he will like that since he loves to play with the bat and ball outside.

Now onto blog reading. I started this blog when I started the Seven things project and since I am done with that, I have moved on to just using it to blog stuff I think about etc. A journal of sorts.

This blog is open, not private, so I have no control over who reads it at all.
But I know who visits because I have a counter on it. And I find it interesting the people that do visit continually. A lot of these people are ex friends or aquaintences that are apparently still interested in what I have to say despite what they have said in the past. They are people that seem to be afraid of leaving a comment too. Or maybe it's that they find my blog mind numbing?? Well, if that were the case then why would they continue to visit my blog on an almost daily basis??

I mean these are women that have said nasty things about me. Women that have seemingly no interest in me at all. I just don't understand the constant visiting if that is the case. It's puzzling to me at times. Or maybe they think like I do. That even though we aren't friends anymore, I am still interested in their lives? I know, I know!! It seems very confusing to me too! I haven't yet figured it out. I don't think of reading a persons blog as a "privilege". If you post on a blog on the internet, and it's not a private blog, everyone has access to it. If you post on a message board, it isn't private either.

I read blogs, all kinds of blogs. I read blogs of people I used to associate with and people I am still friends with and blogs that I have no clue who is writing them but that I find interesting.

So maybe some of my more frequent visitors will leave a comment and shed some light on this most confusing subject!!

Monday's Child

Mother Goose rhyme
adapted by Sara Buffington

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child is ever so sweet,
Thursday's child is tidy and neat;
Friday's child is prone to a giggle,
Saturday's child is easy to tickle;
But the child that is born on restful Sunday
is happy and cheerful, and loves to play.

Psalm 139:14
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.

Here's the original:

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Irish Blessing

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
-- Irish Blessing

Monday, March 10, 2008


Again with the yarn!! I had an unexpected morning to myself. My Mother in Law came to watch my son and I did a little shopping. I didn't just go shopping for yarn but the yarn store was right there and this particular yarn was on sale!! It's Bernat Cotton tots yarn. I bought enough for two baby blankets, there's 8 skeins in each pile. This cotton yarn is so soft and easy to work with that I couldn't pass on the sale.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday Song

Holy is the Lord

Holy Is The Lord
Chris Tomlin

We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great, how awesome is He

And together we sing

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great, how awesome is He

And together we sing
Everyone sing

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

It's rising up all around
It's the anthem of the Lord's renown
It's rising up all around
It's the anthem of the Lord's renown

And together we sing
And Everyone sing

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with his glory

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with his glory

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Today my son and I drove to my brothers house to give him 3 and a half huge trash bags full of clothes for my nephew!
It could count toward my seven things project but it's a lot of clothes.
I had two sizes in two seasons of clothes for my nephew. Along with some jackets for all seasons, swim wear, pajama's and underpants. My Nephew is two and he and my boy had fun playing while I visited with my brother and sister in law.
It's good to get the clothes out of my limited storage space and I know they will get good use out of the clothes. These clothes are hardly even worn out, at that age they grow so fast before they can wear out the clothes it seems.
It was kind of sad to go through my sons clothes and remember when he wore them. But I just can't keep the stuff forever!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes I have a hard time making a list each Thursday.
Today I am thankful for:
*snowy days
*dh's job
*free will

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My Teddy Bear

I have a lot of time to think while I am exercising, in between listening to my music. My bear sits up in the extra bedroom where my treadmill and elliptical are. I was thinking about my bear today and thought I would share the story of Teddy.
In late March of 2006, we were shocked, and very excited to find out I was pregnant again. That meant a sibling closer in age to our son than our daughter is. We were excited! I called the doctor and got a bunch of test and sure enough it confirmed I was pregnant. An ultrasound was scheduled for several weeks later.
Before the ultrasound appointment, we went to a store called Build a Bear. We chose a Border Collie dog for our son and for the new baby we chose the above bear. It is so soft and cuddly and that's why I chose him. So both animals were boxed up in their cardboard homes in preparation for the baby and the boy playing with his.
The night before the ultrasound I just had an uneasy feeling, a feeling of dread actually. My husband and son were both coming to the appointment to see the baby.
We got there and the tech started the Ultrasound, but didn't say a word for several minutes, which I knew was a bit unusual. So I asked her what the heartbeat was--she said she hadn't calculated that yet. Ok, so I asked her about gestational age. She hadn't measured that yet she said.
At that point, I knew. I knew in my heart that this much treasured child was never to be. I started crying. She finally told me she hadn't seen a heartbeat but tried to tell me it might be too early to see a heartbeat. I knew differently though. Our dreams of another child were dashed in an instant. She left the room and came back with the radiologist and he had a look. The results were the same.
We went over to the clinic for my appointment. I cried some more. My doctor was great and so was the nurse. I left that day heartbroken and just waited to miscarry my baby.
It happened at home several weeks later.
So, I occasionally take Teddy out of his box and hold him. And just think about what should have been, and cry. Maybe one day I will be able to look at Teddy and not cry.
I know that wherever I live, Teddy will always be with me in his cardboard home. He'll be there for me to hold and squeeze and remember what could have been.

Mothers Prayer

This was posted at Bethany's blog. I really like it. Her blog is a breath of fresh air for me!! Thank you Bethany.

Mothers Prayer

Dear Lord, It's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray,
For life's been anything but calm,
Since You called me to be a Mom,
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with matching blocks,
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes,
And other stuff that children lose,
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week's mail to read,
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your Grace,
I see them in my small one's face,
That You have blessed me
All the while...
And I stop to kiss that precious smile!
— Author Unknown

Better is one Day................

The song below is based on Psalm 84
Psalm 84:1-10

1 How lovely is Your tabernacle,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young—
Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You. Selah
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
9 O God, behold our shield,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Better is one day in your courts
How lovely is
Your dwelling place
Oh Lord Almighty,
For my soul doth long
And even faint
For You
Oh, here my heart
Is satisfied (is satisfied)
Within Your presence
I see beneath
The shadow of
Your wings

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
(Than thousands elsewhere)

One thing I ask,
And I would seek,
To see Your beauty
To find You in
The place Your glory dwells
(One thing I ask)
One thing I ask
And I would seek,
To see Your beauty
To find You in
The place Your glory dwells

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
(Better is one day)
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

(My heart and flesh cry out)
My heart and flesh cry out
For You, the Living God
Your Spirit's water to my soul
I've tasted, and I've seen
Come once again to me
I will draw near to You
I will draw near to You
To You

Better is one day
Better is one day
Better is one day
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

March 4, 2004 4:31 PM

Four years ago on a Thursday, I gave birth to my little boy. He's no longer a baby, and I can't call him a toddler anymore either. He's growing so quickly it seems.
This is a picture of his cake. He likes dinosaurs lately so we got him a cake decorated with dinosaurs. He liked it and he blew the candle out on the first try.
He brings a great amount of joy into my life. I am thankful to have him in my life.
We waited almost 10 years for our son. We had actually given up on ever having more children. He is a blessing to us and our whole family.

1 Samuel 1:20
So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the LORD.”

Luke 1:13-14
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Letter box

This is a letter box I received at a shower I had for my son. It is by far the neatest gift I have received. I never had one of these for my daughter though.
So, each year my husband and I sit down and we each write a two pages in the booklet provided. I cry every year when I write this letter knowing my son will read them when he is 21. Mostly I cry because my son was such a wonderful, beautiful surprise to us all. I am thankful and grateful to have my son. He's not a baby anymore. He's growing too quickly!!

1 Samuel 1:20
20 So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the LORD.”

1 Samuel 1:27
27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.

Try this link for more info on the boxes

Seven Things

Today I sent seven things home with my Mother in Law for my husbands nephew. My son is done with all of those items and it's time someone else enjoy them. And, it's seven less items hanging around my house!!
I sent:
*brand new size 3T snow pants
*brand new size 3T winter jacket
*Fisher Price Stacker toy
*semi trailer toy
*shape shorter
*soft football

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Go look at this.........

Go visit this blog here. Or look at my sidebar to click on her blog. It's Stacie's blog.

I sent some of my February blankets to my friend. She is having a baby and I made afghans for her beautiful children. I am honored to call her friend.