Sunday, December 27, 2009
I have been sitting here for the last 1/2 hour complaining. It was so bad I erased it and I'm starting over. So what do I write about now? I could write about the cat scaring me this afternoon when it came down our hallway from the bedrooms. We open the window because it gets to hot in here with the stove. It likes to jump in. So apparently it did when know one was looking and was taking in the sights of the house. I could write about Gavin putting snow on my toes when I wasn't looking. Ya, the window was open again! I was sitting there reading a good book and HAAAA! something very cold hit my toes. It was Gavin putting snow on them from the window. He thought it was hilarious!! Or I could write about Matt and I hitting our heads on the fan that hangs from our doorway between the living room and dining room. Ya, thats how we get the heat to the back of the house. But it hangs down so low that we hit our heads if we are not paying attention. Lets see, what else could I write about?! (thinking) - - - - - -- Oh, ya I could write about our stove!! It is going well. A few glitches, like it getting 84 in the living room. Having the window open and the cat getting in. Having the snow blow in the window. (Good entertainment for the boys though) We can get it started pretty good now. The best thing is we haven't had to run the furnace yet! We are really hoping that, that continues. So I guess I did find something to write about!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Christmas!!! It's Christmas!!! I love christmas!!! Now last year I did not. We didn't put up a tree, I was grumpy, and there was no snow. But this year I am so excited!! The boys can't wait either. Actually if it was up to me, we would do Santa this weekend! LOL!! But really, I think that I feel the wonder of it all this year. Levi is so into Santa, but he is also asking so many ?'s about Jesus and "how are we going to send him a gift". Kids are God's gift to us parents to keep us on our toes! How do we send gifts to Jesus? Have you ever thought of that? Really, we know the answers love people, give gifts to the needy, seek God. But do we, as adults really get that? No, I don't think we do. We think that gifts have to be big and expensive. Wrapped in pretty paper and bows. We are embarrassed if our gift isn't as nice as someone elses. We love on the people that we want to love on, because others are just to much work. We give to the needy at stores, but not like we should. Why, why do we do these things? I think it is because we don't fully know the love of God. And that being because we don't take the time. We get wrapped up in OUR lives, that we forget about others. What makes us the happiest? I think we should think about that ?. Than take that and do it for others. I love presents!! Unwrapping those pretty packages!! LOVE IT! So, I am going to think of a way to do just that, and not to my family, to someone else. Who, I don't know. It may be someone at Walmart! LOL that would shock someone! Actually that might be an awesome idea!! Hopefully they don't think it is a joke! Well those are my thoughts this Christmas season. How can I give a gift to Jesus? Thanks Levi! Keep mommy thinking! Merry Christmas everyone! May you get the love feeling, this year and carry it on into the next.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
It just took me over an hour to figure out my email and password for this thing. Sometimes I really scare myself! It is all wrote down so hopefully that won't happen again. My little world has been so full of things that I don't quite know where I am or who I am. Actually I am so frazzled right now I can't think. I will type more latter.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Well, it's Sunday morning and I'm home with Caleb and Gavin. Caleb has a cold, so it's a great time to put down some thoughts.
Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think I would love to burn and chop wood. Oh, ya! OOH,OH,OOH! (Tim the tool man grunt) I chopped some wood this morning! We needed kindling. So I went out in my skirt, tennis shoes, and an axe. And I chopped some up. It was great!!! Caleb was scared, he said Moms don't do that kinda thing. Half-Pint did and so can I. You know, I don't want to be a women that can't do anything for herself. I'm a wimp when it comes to pain, so why not be manly when I can. It's a great way to let off some steam. So if you want a good laugh drive by and you may just catch me chopping. The axe only got stuck in the ground once! I thought that was pretty good. The fire starting thing is going good too. I can get a pretty good fire going and don't need much paper. OOh, Oh, OOh! Ok this is sounding pretty prideful. Sorry, but I really enjoy this new adventure. Now ask me again in the middle of winter and it might be a different story.
When I think of Half-pint, I think of how their lives where back then. They never knew when something might happen, so they where always prepared. We don't live in wood cabins, or a soddy house, but we do live in difficult times. So I feel, that I should do what I can now, to learn how to take care of my family. If it's by starting a fire, chopping wood, canning, or making homemade bread. ( I love to make homemade bread!) Or even learning something else, I'm willing if it benefits my growing and my family. We should always be growing and learning. To sit idle is lazy. Proverbs 13:4 says " Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper." Isn't that what we should strive for. The people in the pioneer days, worked and worked. They where fulfilled in what they did because it mattered. What we do matters! What I put my hand to matters to my husband, the boys, our home, and to our family and friends. I matter! Back in the pioneer days if you didn't work you didn't survive. You did not make it and neither did your family. So I want to be a Half-Pint. Work hard and see the accomplishments.
Well that's my soap box for the day! Make a fire! Chop some wood! Bake some bread! It feels good and it matters!
Modern day Half-Pint
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Well, what can I say. It has been very busy around here. There is not much time to do anything extra. My days are filled up, from the time I awake, until I go to bed. At this very moment Gavin and Levi are sleeping( which is very rare for LJ) Caleb should be home any minute, supper is on the stove, laundry is waiting to be folded, and my tomatoes are thawing in the sink to can. And here I am typing on the computer, not good! Tonight we have to pick more tomatoes because it is going to frost. I am sick and tired of tomatoes! Then my husband informs me that he wants to plant 20 plants next year. OH, MY, GOSH! I think he will be canning them. LOL!! Well I know that this is not very interesting but it's all I got for the day. Hey, I wrote, right? Hopefully to write more soon.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Have you ever said "I will do it another day,Or I'll start it another day?" So often I wish to speed up time. So I don't have to deal with all the trials of the day. I wonder why my children have to test me so often, why Levi can't just take a good nap(like right now), why Gavin has such a horrible temper, and Why Caleb's mouth is so sassy. (Levi is out of bed again) But then I am reminded that this is only a season, tomorrow is another day and it will change. The boys will grow up, become men, and leave the house. And I am sure I will wish for these days back again. Maybe, LOL!! It is amazing how in our heads we can imagine perfect days and lives. Make up this perfect house and family. And then make ourselves so disappointed when it doesn't come to pass. I want to be content with where I'm at and with what I'm doing. To wake up with a smile and enjoy my children. There is a quote from Emery Pottle that says "One is given many chances to be a man; one can be a boy but once." I think I need to remind myself of that daily. These boys need to learn, explore, have crazy adventures, and have fun. But they also need guidance, and discipline to grow into Godly men. How is a Mom to do that? How are we to guide them to their future? I think by not demanding to much of them, by loving them for who they are and not what I want them to be. By stop putting so much pressure on them when they do wrong and guide them and show them by example, of how to be. (That is so funny, the one thing I struggle with, is my temper and wanting things done to perfection. Anyone see my house lately! Well God, work on me first then, so I can get this right) I don't want another day to go by with this thought of perfection. Of thinking that my boys need to act better or do things exactly how I think it should be done. I want them to do their best and for me to do mine, but not let it take my enjoyment of life away. I always say "Another Day", I'll always start another day. Another day goes by and I don't start. Well hopefully that will change, and another day won't go by with me thinking perfection, but of enjoyment.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well, I thought that this would be a great tool! Tool for what, I don't know yet. But there are so many days that my thoughts go on and on. I just need to do something with them. So here I am blogging! (Hope your happy Dad, I finally did it!) My days are so full with busy boys, meals, cleaning, staying sane, and trying to keep peace that I just don't have much time for me. One of these days, though I want to look back and say I did my best. I poured everything I had into my family and look what came from it. One of these days, I want my kids to call me blessed. One of these days, I want to help someone with a child with ADHD or Autism. Help them to have the courage and energy to go on. To be that encouragement that is so needed for us Mom's that go through this. One of these days, I want to sit on my porch with my husband and look at our family that is serving the Lord. One of these days, I want to have time and energy to Dance. One of these days, I will wake up with a smile and a peaceful home. One of these days, I want my God to say well done my faithful servant. You persevered, asked for wisdom instead of riches, and praised me, through your storms. One of these days, I want to see my Savior face to face!