Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here is the miracle. He had no way of getting her around. Really she couldn't walk and needed a wheelchair even to get to and from the car. He was also concerned about her using the bathroom. My friend Pat had a chair thing that can be used in the bathroom and was delighted to get it out of her house. I went over to pick it up and on the way I see a garage sale on Sandcastle. There was this wheelchair. It was Sunday so I debated for a moment and then decided it was worth at least asking about. The wheelchair was quite old and bulky but it would serve its purpose. After picking up the bathroom chair I got in the van and went to the sale. I pulled up an asked "How much for the wheelchair?" "Oh, sorry, this man just bought it." "Darn, just a minute too late." The other lady there says..."Oh, I have one in my garage, come and have a look."
I crossed the street into the neighbors house. Out come a perfect little chair. It is wonderful! It was little and looked about 50 years newer than the other one. So here I am wheeling and dealing on Sunday...ummm...
"So, how much for the chair."
"No problem, let me get it. It is perfect, she just got out of the hospital."
"Oh, is it for an older person?"
"Yes. She just got home the other day and doesn't get around very well."
"Just take it."
"Are you sure? No, take the money."
"No, its fine, God provides for the bigger things in life."
I wanted to jump for joy. A miracle if I've ever seen one. Someone had a need and God did listen! A true miracle!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
We went to my friend's house in Hobble Creek...ABSOLUTELY beautiful! We could have spent days there... the kids obviously had fun in all the leaves!For those of you family members...try to guess who we visited next... I rode on this merri-go-round many-o-times.Here's a great ride for the grandkids! The girls loved it!Lawrence Flake! How cool is that. He lives almost next door to my friend I visited earlier! He had horses and cats...I cannot say they went unharmed.Isn't he cute! Sunday we interrupted other friends... I'm so grateful for good friends!Wynn and the girls.Grandma and the chubbubHere's the whole gang. Corey was ready!!! Herb was able to work on my back this night. I couldn't walk for 2 days but it feels much better now!
Sorry for skipping so much. It really was a great trip. We stayed with Aunt Ellen and had a great time with her and her dogs. So nice to see family!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I went through the day and every time I entered my bathroom I scanned the floor expecting the little creature to be sitting in the EXACT same spot greet me....duh! No such luck. At the end of this very long day full of the usual Jenna exibitions, tutoring, schooling, meetings and such I was ready for bed. I went up to my room, carefully scanned the bathroom and decided it was okay to enter the closet. I took off my shorts, folded them and was about to set them in the pile of clothes when I looked and saw my little friend from the morning. No screaming allowed! The kids were asleep. I shoved my shorts into my mouth and ran out of my room! I whispered down the stairs at Scott to come and kill the thing. Thankfully he came equiped with a shoe - mine.
After smashing the bug Scott picked it up to put in the garbage. Are you kidding me? The thing might come back to life! It was ENORMOUS! Nothing is impossible for those things. So we flushed it. Then I couldn't sleep thinking it was going to swim up the toilet and bite my bum the next time I went to the bathroom.
Oh the joy of living in the desert.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I spent the morning decorating her cake, making a peach pie for the grown ups. We were pretty spoiled!
Monday mom and I did 35 quarts of peaches, froze 2 bags of peaches, 2 batches of peach jam, 13 quarts dill pickles and 8 quarts sweet pickles.
When I say we... let me explain that mom did most of the work. I kind of felt like the manager while she cut peaches. She would get a set in the processor and then ask what else I wanted as she kept cutting. So we froze them, jammed them...whatever we could. My mom is a HARD worker! We our last batch of peaches was in the water within 4 hours of starting! She is amazing. It also helped that dad entertained the kids and ran to the store when we needed!
So we will enjoy these for the rest of the year and hope they come down to help next year!