Friday, October 30, 2009

This made me laugh

On a day I have hardly any voice, this made me laugh (more like a silent belly roll). :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book give away

Kim alerted me to this contest.

Devotional Christian has relaunched their site and are giving away some books.

All I have to do is talk about it on my blog. Cool eh? :)

These are the books they are giving away.

  1. Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, Leather Gift Edition by Bennett, Arthur G.
  2. Morning by Morning and Evening by Evening: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on the ESV Bible (SET)
  3. Holiness Day by Day: Transformational Thoughts for Your Spiritual Journey (Hardcover) by Bridges, Jerry
  4. Knowing God Devotional Journal: 365 Daily Readings (Paperback) by Packer, J. I.
  5. Daily Light on the Daily Path: Devotional Book for Every Morning and Evening by Crossway Books
  6. Golden Treasury of Puritan Devotion: Selections from the Writings of 13 Puritan by Di Gangi, Mariano
  7. Faith Alone: A Daily Devotional (Hardcover) by Luther, Martin
  8. Search the Scriptures: A Three Year Daily Devotional Guide to the Whole Bible
  9. Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers (Hardcover) by Hudson, Christopher D.
  10. Teach Us to Pray: 365 Prayers from the Bible (Paperback) by Beals, Timothy J.
  11. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters (Hardcover) by Keller, Timothy
  12. The Fruitful Life: The Overflow of God’s Love Through You (Paperback) by Bridges, Jerry
  13. In Christ Alone: Reflections on the Heart of the Gospel (Hardcover) by Sinclair Ferguson.
  14. The Loveliness of Christ (Soft Gift Edition) by Rutherford, Samuel (foreword by Sinclair Ferguson)
  15. The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians (Paperback) by Storms, C. Samuel
  16. Lord and His Prayer by Wright, N. T.
  17. Taste and See : Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life by Piper, John
  18. Practice of Godliness by Kuyper, Abraham
  19. Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine by Tozer, A. W.
  20. Confessions by Augustine
  21. A Year with C. S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works (Hardcover)
  22. Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Our Time at the Pumpkin Patch

These ones mommy? they are hard?
See they are bongos!

They are bongos Mommy! Pumpkinnies Bongos!

Making roads for the pumpkinnies! :)

the fruits of our labour and fun!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What a lovely productive day it's been

Today I...
  1. cared for the bunnies
  2. got some laundry started
  3. went to the dam with Justin to collect some leaves and do some tree rubbings. We had a totally lovely walk. Watched the geese swimming on the lake, a group of them came pretty close to us checking us out. At the end of the day Justin said this was the "veryest, veryest part of of the day". (I asked him what was the best part of the day)
  4. Then off to pick pumpkins. Cue one little lad running madly through a pumpkin patch, finding pumpkin "bongos" to beat. Cue one sad lad when the pumpkin he rolled all the way from the field to the car had a soft icky spot, but that lead to a good thing...RUNNING all the way back to the field to find another bongo drum pumpkin and to build roads for all the pumpkinies to travel on.
  5. Out for lunch at McD's with the lad. We shared a large sized order of McNugget Combo. yes, I know, not healthy, but a chance to just hang out with my lad. AND to discover just how long it takes a wasp to recover from being totally covered with honey, and then to find it's way out of a McNugget box. (five minutes for those interested).
  6. Home again to unload the pumpkins and then to decide to mow the lawn out front. The lad wasn't keen on headed into the backyard to dig in the dirt. I figured...ah what the hay...I'll go back there too and work in the gardens. Got two beds emptied completely and reworked with compost. Got one just fairly reworked and replanted all the onions that we found in both beds. If anyone wants travelling onions...they are actually quite cool.. they will over a season (if you let them) travel across your garden. I'll be giving some away in the spring. :)
  7. Burned up some of the wood we had laying around in the backyard (it was a fairly calm day). Bagged up three bags of compostables that I don't want in my compost (weed heads/weird looking pumpkin leaves and an overabundance of tomato vines). Threw some compostables under the hedge out and such like that I don't mind coming up wild there. :)
  8. Fed the boy a snack when he got soaked and therefore cold. Got myself a drink while at it.
  9. said hi to my sick hubby.
  10. mowed the lawn front AND back! woohoo!!! that was a job well overdo!
  11. inside to make supper and do some laundry.
  12. played with the lad over supper while enjoying soup and apple. the lad doesn't do soup so he had a couple of sandwiches, cheese, and the rest of my apple.
  13. Made the lads' bed, folded some towels, read a LONG book with the lad and chatted much with him and his cat Milo.
  14. Did J's bedtime routine with him, then downstairs to eat my nightly ration of Puffed Wheat.
  15. Told Teo when he stopped in that I'm sorry, I thought everyone had been called about Jim being sick and there being no consistory meeting. He mentioned he'd been out since 5. Oops! Can't fix that one. :(
  16. Now to answer rabbit emails, do some more laundry, and to just relax for a while.... ah...won't that be nice? Oh...I will need to do my exercises yet or I'll never sleep tonight.
It has been a totally lovely day.
God has well blessed my efforts today. :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My lad occasionally stumps me

He comes downstairs telling me...This one isn't a sticky one mom, it's a good solid one!

Me: What?

Oh ...Justin you have poop in your hand!
Let's go put that in the toilet

J: NO!!! It's for my poop collection!

Justin, you are NOT having a poop collection.

J: but how will I see it again?

Why do you want a poop collection?

J: the bunnies in bunny town have a poop collections!

NO, you CANNOT have a poop collection.

J: but I like having collections, pillow collections, poop collections, bottle cap collections... I like collections mommy.

That's good Justin. I know you like collections. Collections are fun. But you CANNOT have a poop collection. I will even let you have a spider jars...BUT NOT a poop collection.

J: but I can put the poop in jars mommy

Justin NO.. you can't have a poop collection. It's icky.

J: Why?

Because poop has all the bad stuff in that your body can't have in it. That's how we get rid of it. You can't have a poop collection because it might make you sick.

J: so where can I collect my poop?

In the toilet, goes to the sewer...

The conversation then degenerated into a discussion on sewers, sewage treatment, processing plants and such like.

A poop collection???
I know he's a boy...

but WHERE did this come from?????


My Hubby....the repairman

Despite some frustration at not being able to find what he wanted when he wanted it.
Despite the inexpensive welder proving, well......not quite it's worth.
Despite tiredness and soreness.


He fixed the church's lawnmower that we use to cut the grass!


it need welding and what not done.

I'm proud of my fella!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Just wanting to wish what few readers I have a very happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

If spending time with family, enjoy them, treasure them.

If not, count your blessings for what you do have. You have much!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Check out this cool hymn!

Though I was born A Orphan © 2009 Eric M Schumacher

Though I was born an orphan,
Abandoned and alone,
Enslaved and bound in darkness,
Without a hope or home,
The God of grace and mercy
From his eternal throne
Ordained to be my Father,
To claim me as his own.

That I might be adopted
The Father sent his Son
To live in full obedience
And die for all I’ve done.
Now through his resurrection,
Through faith, with him I’m one.
A member of his household,
I am an heir, a son.

To soothe my fearful spirit
The Spirit from on high
Was sent to be a witness
That “Father!” I might cry.
O How I love this Father!
I’m never left alone.
For he comes to dwell with me
Until he calls me home.

If I have this adoption,
I cannot close my home
To widows and to orphans,
Abandoned and alone.
Lord, fill me with compassion
To love the fatherless,
That I might show the nations
How great my Father is!


So today I've managed to can up the last of the tomato sauce for the year, another 6 jars done! YEAH!

the laundry is mostly finished.

I've made meals for both of the men in my life.

I've played with the younger one frequently and have talked lots with him. have given the older one hugs and hopefully extended understanding of his frustration right now.

We (as in Jim and Justin picked him up) got Milo back from the vets, he's very subdued.

Now it's time to play with the boy again AND see if I can do a unit study on Seasons with him. :)

I've also decided that sometimes family relationships (as in birth family) are sometimes very difficult to manage. They lead to lots of mixed emotions.