Friday, April 28, 2006

Thanks to Kim

Kim over at The Upward call had this posted on her site. I liked this quick quiz. :)

You Are Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Well...we have a new requirement

It seems that Christian blog roll has added a new requirement to it's list of things it would like to see in it's blog membership.
1. a weekly update
2. new members must have been writing for at least one month before joining.

Okay...I'm already a the second requirement isn't a stresser... but the once a week's summer! I have more to do than update my blog every week! I have a busy boy, camping, vacations, canning, gardening.... and so forth!

Should I stress about this?

Naw... i don't have time to do that! (very big grin)

I will just leave this all in God's hands and do the best I can. :) If I get booted, well...then I get booted...I suppose I can always reapply right? At least I hope so. Anyways, that's my weekly thought I suppose... :) Keep well all!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Found a new way to type things

Geese swimming birds singing cool breeze blowing, but warm sunshine dogs walkingchatting boy...

Went for a walk this morning with Justin and the dogs. It was so nice out. Occassionally we'd get a bit of a cool breeze, but the sun was shining, the dogs were well-behaved, Justin was happy and the birds were singing. We even saw the resident Canada Geese at the pond. Justin would chat up a storm as he saw new things. We walked the trail and then through town on the way home (that way we avoided the cool breeze blowing in our faces).
Sassy chased a squirrel. Riley woofed at Bandit.
Life was very nice for us on our walk.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Yesterday I worked outside in the yard. I turned over our veggie gardens, mixed the compost, cleaned up flower beds, and emptied the fish pond. It felt so good to be out there doing stuff! Oh, before I forget, I also worked on digging out the roots of the lilac tree that has been making a mess of our lawn and one flower garden. Got just a tiny bit done and then I ran out of energy to do that. Digging in clay soil is hard! I am pleased though that I got most of the roots out of the flower garden, getting the rest out is going to be a huge chore though.

Anyways, I got to thinking today about how hard it is to keep things nice - in the yard, the gardens, the home and so forth. Got to thinking about how sin invades every part of our lives.

Genesis three says:
17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,'
"Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are and to dust you will return."

Because of sin, God made the ground work against man-kind. The ground became cursed. We read later in scripture that the earth groans for the return of God to earth. It's like everything is waiting for God to make it all right again. Sometimes I long for that too. And yes, I know, I should long for it all the time. There is a part of me though that says...God...wait just a while longer...I have a son I want to watch grow, a husband that I love to watch learn new things, a dog that I want to see finish an agility title and... (the list could just go on).

But after my hard work of yesterday, and knowing that the ground is cursed because of my sin, because of the sin of all mankind....and how it groans for the Lord's return. It makes me think I'm just a tad bit selfish to want all my things, when the Lord's return will make all things right again. No more groaning, no more hard work, just good relationship with God again. My...won't that be a wondrous thing? :)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Unhappy son...

So this weekend Jim and I spent Friday night at his mom's place in London so that we wouldn't have to get up so early on Saturday to get to the trial on time.

Justin was feeling healthy so we got him in for his last set of baby shots. This of course, turned him into a somewhat unhappy child. He wanted to be cuddled, got a set of the sniffles (not sure if it's a cold or prelim to more teething), and didn't sleep worth a diddle Friday night.

Eva told me to sleep and that she would take care of him. Which was nice of her. She just figured..why should both of us be awake when I have a trial to run on the morrow? Good point, but I still think she's a sweetie! :)

Right now Justin is lying in bed...tired as all get out...but basically crying away his life because he doesn't want to go to bed. He wants momma to walk him until he falls asleep...but I know that if I do that...he'll wake up as soon as I lie him down and I'll have to start all over-again. And this momma is tired and wants her little boy to sleep tonight...not be up all the time wanting to be cuddled. :) Makes me feel like a mean momma writing this.... (tell me I'm not a mean momma...really)

This weekend was good/bad. It was mixed with worry for my boy not acting himself. But mixed is was my enjoyment for how well Sassy did at her trial (and spending good time with Jim and other dog people). If you want to know the scoop on that you'll have to go to my other blog for that.

Oh before I forget...a couple of people just made my day by telling my how great they think Sassy is. They just think she is an awesome dog! :) And to top it off... one of those ladies let me say hi to her Border Terrier and told me a bit about them. I have a bit of a long distance love affair with this very cute breed of dog. Not entirely sure at this point that I'd want to own one...but there is something about them that I just really like. Independent minded cuteness....wrapped in a terrier (go after vermin) body.

An update! 12 minutes later....Justin sleeps!!!! AND he sleeps soundly enough that I could put his blanket on over top of him to keep him warm and snuggly!!! YES! I am not a bad mean mommie!!!! My boyo is resting well! YEAH!!! God is good! (and yes, he's good even if he doesn't help my boyo sleep!)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Are You Surprised?

You Are a Jam Cookie

On the outside, you project a straight-laced, innocent vibe.
But on the inside, you're complex, exotic, and full of flavor.