Thursday, May 26, 2011
Unfortunately for Adam, he should not expect a great deal of respect from his favorite MIL! I will still be making him lists of things to do, telling him how to do things, and in general being a MIL! He's a great son in law and a great dad to my youngest grands---BUT --he MUST need ALL my wisdom and guidance!
On a side note, I have found a solution to my sleeping ----PACK TO YOU DROP---then you fall into bed and pass out in a coma in short order. I will tell you about the evil-possessed monkey the kids have in the next post.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I really remember very few tears that my Mother ever shed in front of me. This passes on to me the necessity of hiding my tears from others. I can't tell you how many times lately I have turned away so as to not cry in front of another. How many times I have changed the subject so I would remain "in control". I have literally told others-"I can't talk about it," more times than I care to say.
A Christian friend recently told me that I should be truthful when asked how I am. Most of us automatically respond, "Fine". He told me to be truthful and it was alright to say you are not fine.
Old habits die hard--I don't know if I can respond truthfully to how I am and letting the tears flow would be very out of character. How am I---Not always truthful about how I am.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Someone (NO ONE WILL FESS UP) had put up an almost full can of paint in the mud room storage cabinet without putting the top on secure. While cleaning out this cabinet, a shelf lost its pinning and the can slipped off and almost the ENTIRE can spilt on the mudroom tile floor. REALLY FUN TIME CLEANING UP THAT MESS!
Hopefully there will be NO MORE mishaps and things will continue to move along. At this moment---IT LOOKS LIKE A BOMB EXPLODED IN THE MIDDLE OF EACH ROOM!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I arrived to find Camille---waiting for Momma! LOTS of packing to do and we also have to continue to live this week-SO clothes to laundry, food to cook, house to clean, yard to mow--and babies to tend! LOTS to do!
Adam's sweet parents drove me to the DFW airport this AM following our 4 AM wake up call. ABOVE & BEYOND! I drove to Fort Worth with Adam's bike on the back of my car and various toys filling up the back of my car--BOYS! It was white knuckle time from Dallas to outside of Fort Worth with bumper to bumper traffic and a thunderstorm to drive through. Makes me proud to live in little old Ruston!
Adam & Camille are taking advantage of Momma being here---I am babysitting the kids while they party with their friends. Something about a "FINAL BASH"!
OFF to bed--still not 100%-but working on it.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Invariably when I am at my lowest point and life is looking really sad---God sends a little ray of sunshine my way. A reminder of the MANY blessings He has showered on me.
"I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and give me a firm place to stand."
I do indeed have "A Rock" upon which to stand. PRAISE GOD!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I actually am beginning to feel better---but as I sat here watching ANOTHER brainless made for television movie--I began to think about my funeral.--You know someone has to plan these things-after all--
SO I was thinking -the first thing you have to set is the time---
Why Not 5:30AM---???
SO many of my days have begun with a wonderful early morning run and seeing the sun rise as I finished.
I need to share that joy with my friends--
After the Praise & Worship Service of Home Going
You ALL (well 3 or 4) walk out to see the glorious sunrise--
My Final Gift To You All!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
NOW to recover before leaving for Erie! Would hate to give this to my precious babies!
I will indeed be better if I don't spend most of the night on the couch trying to NOT cough!
I noticed the armadillo was back---killing him gives me cause to live!
Monday, May 16, 2011
NO, Kim--I have NO secrets!
1 1/2 rolls Ritz crackers-finely crushed (I leave them in the sleeve and just knead the package)
1 stick butter ( I ALWAYS use the real thing)
2 c. diced chicken (I don't measure--usually use a lemon/pepper rotassarie chicken from deli)
1 c. chicken stock
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
seasonings to your taste--always pepper--sometimes i get carried away and become wild and crazy with lots of different seasonings.
Melt butter & mix with cracker crumbs
Put 2/3 crackers in Pam sprayed 9 x 13 dish
Pour mixture of remaining over
Sprinkle with rest of crumbs
350 degrees 30 minutes
Serves 4 really hungry or 6 normal eaters.
This easily doubles!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I had already volunteered to help at Med Camp clean up today---so off I went. Hopefully I did not expose everyone there to my germs Tried to be careful. I headed the "Kitchen Clean-Up" crew. Ask me -in person- to share that little fun chore! Great camaraderie with the folks from Crossroads. They are sweet people---and don't mind working!
I am drugged up and off to bed! Need to sleep this off! Have no fear-I have the gun loaded and by the door---waiting for Mr. Dillo to show up again! I think the word has gotten around---everyone says they will call before showing up for a visit! LOL!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
OHHHHHHH--his life span has just shortened! I plan to sleep in the den and set my internal alarm for every hour on the hour. The rifle is loaded and by the door. NO COMMENTS about the POOR Dillo----You want him-you better come get him.
Dillo stew on the horizon!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
As you know, I have a continuing war going on with all of the varmints around here. I LOVE living in the woods--but the varmints can be destructive and annoying.
This morning is one of the few mornings of the week that I sleep past 4:45. At 6:00 AM, I start hearing this knocking sound---this is not the first time this week this has happened and I know immediately what it is. The crows are on the roof pecking. These pesky creatures not only tear up the straw carpet in the woods searching for food, but also run off all the song birds. This does not make me happy. So far I have not taken up arms-but when I start losing sleep-I am NOT happy!
I grab the 22 rifle and head out to take a shot. I'm not sure exactly how this happened--but somehow I have shot a hole in the side of the house. This is a small gauge gun-thankfully and the holes are small-BUT there is a hole in the shutter, a hole in the sheet rock inside, and a crack in the shower tile where the bullet finally shattered. MAYBE I MISSED !
That's OK---I have a game plan now and the crows are on borrowed time. I taken the time to become more familiar with the way to operate it and I'M READY! As a back up plan one of the guys at church-after cracking up-offered to come take care of the problem for me. SO GLAD I could provide entertainment before church for all the men!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This post is PG13 definitely!
There seems to be a mouse in my attic
He rehearses for "Dancing with stars" for most of the night
The past few nights I have lost sleep listening to him rustle.
I've HAD IT-I need sleep--so I have set the trap
I have lathered on the peanut butter
I have set the spring
I have NO mercy for a mouse!
BEWARE----Mr. Mouse----I am on the hunt!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
It turns out the game was in Hornbeck, LA----NEVER even heard of it---BAD SIGN! WE traveled southwest into the middle of nowhere and then took a hard right to The End Of Civilization. This little town had one flashing caution light---that's it! WELL---the fun part was the miles and miles of trees that we drove through getting there--with little and sometimes NO sign of inhabitants.
We arrived--but remember we left at 2 PM -IN THE DAYLIGHT-for an almost 3 hour drive. You KNOW you are back in rural Louisiana when the C Store where we stop for a break serves "Crawfish Boudin Balls" . Don't know about boudin---google it!
I am not a baseball fan-but I am a HUGE Michael (Goose) fan--so I was working on getting points from Nephew Michael. The game was exciting and Simsboro won-but the best part was seeing Michael coaching and interacting with his players. He is WONDERFUL!
We start home and there is probably an hour or so of daylight left. I have been the navigator going down and have a good memory for directions - BUT on the way home- I am convinced I know a shorter way home that I have traveled MANY a time--usually in the daylight or not driving. The best thing to say about our trip home is that God reminded me ONCE AGAIN that he's watching over me and other fools and children! We somehow got home and without incident and in good time--but it certainly wasn't due to my navigation skills. I kept telling Nancy we are headed Northeast and that's toward home. Of course this was AFTER she told me that she doesn't usually drive at night because of her night-vision being bad.
YEP--God tells care of fools and children!