Monday, April 30, 2007


When I posted the Friday Feast on Friday, I had every intention of following through with my weekend plans. However, I didn't realize I would spend the weekend in bed sick! I'm blaming my boss. She has a cold and she used my office phone one day last week before she was out sick Wednesday - Friday. I did manage to do some laundry and basement organizing yesterday, but that's about the extent of my physical exertion. Unless you count watching 12 episodes of CSI on DVD. You know I was sick when I didn't drink any coffee this weekend!

One day last week, I went to the grocery store. I hate grocery shopping. As I was leaving the grocery store, I crossed the line of traffic on the marked pedestrian crossing. Traffic going both ways is to stop for pedestrians. I'm walking across and this car is kind of drifting past the stop sign, like he's going to hit me! I put my hand out and mouth to him, "Slow down there, buddy!" And I got safely to my car before he hit me. When I got back to my car after returning my shopping cart to the proper place (I hate when I find shopping carts in parking spaces!), the driver of the car that almost hit me came up to me and apologized. This is what he said, "I'm sorry about that. I didn't see you. I was daydreaming." People - I am not hard to miss - he must have been doing some serious daydreaming!

This week is shaping up to be kind of quiet. I have no plans for tonight, tomorrow is dinner with Vickie and the kids, Wednesday I'm planning to go clean mom and dad's living room and bedroom, Thursday is my regular weekly Stop, Shop, and Crop, and I plan to get a perm and haircut on Friday.

On Wednesday, I will celebrate my 22-year work anniversary! I need to distribute my wish list to my co-workers! LOL

I hope everyone has an enjoyable week and remember to keep Heather and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday Feast #2

I was at a conference last weekend, so I didn't get around to doing a Friday's Feast. But here are my answers for this week's edition!

How fast can you type?
I haven't timed it, but I can type fast! My boss is amazed. =)

What is your favorite online game?

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are?
Main Course
Name three of your best teachers from your school years.
Mr. Humbert, Mrs. Sale, Mrs. Harmon

What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?
Sleeping in on Saturday, doing some laundry and cleaning, creating a Story Book, organizing my basement, reading, watching CSI DVDs (I'm addicted; I signed up for Blockbuster's DVDs by mail since I am a new CSI addict - started at Season 1; just started the first Season 2 DVD); then church on Sunday morning, followed by a singles luncheon, Sunday afternoon nap, and more CSI DVDs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Let's Bless Heather!

Today's the day! Go here to make a donation through PayPal to help Heather! Just click on the Make a Donation button in BooMama's post.
Click here for Heather's story. If you aren't able to give (the minimum donation is $1.00), then please pray for Heather and her family.
What are you waiting for?? GO!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I'm Ready to Rally!

I was shocked when I ready Heather's post that she has a brain tumor. I know she is a believer and her faith is in Jesus. And I knew I wanted to help in a more tangible way. So I emailed BooMama and asked if she would, once again, organize a web-a-thon.
She being the kind, caring, lovely person she is, heartily agreed. She is ready to rally!
So now, in addition to praying for Heather, we can help with her travel and medical expenses.
Please join in on Wednesday, April 18th with whatever you can give. I believe we can raise enough money to help cover all of her and Mark's travel expenses and then some. As BooMama says, it's our opportunity to love on Heather and her family!
Let the lovin' begin!
The truth of God's love is not that He
allows bad things to happen. It's that He'll be there when they

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday's Feast #1

This is my first Friday's Feast!
I've seen them on several blogs and thought I'd give it a try this week.
When you were a child, which crayon color was your favorite? Probably purple, my favorite color.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest), how likely would you be to change jobs if it required you to move? 6
Take all the numbers in your birthday and your phone number and add
them up, one by one. What’s the total? 2,023
Main Course
Have you ever “re-gifted” anything? If so, what was it and who did you pass it on to? I don't think so.
Name something you need from the store. Hamburg, to make meatloaf for the Kreiger's dinner tomorrow.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

He is Risen

I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, And just the time I need Him, He's always near.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus
lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along lifes narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

In all the world around me I see His loving care, And tho
my heart grows weary, I never will despair; I know that He is leading thro all the stormy blast, The day of His appearing will come at last.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.

He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He
lives? He lives within my heart.

Rejoice, Rejoice, O Christian, lift up your
voice and sing Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King! The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find, None other is so living, so good and kind.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks
with me along life's narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

30-Day Organizational Challenge

I'm a little late in getting around to this post. I had wanted to be ready to start the Challenge on April 2nd because I will probably need 30 months instead of 30 days to organize my basement!

I can't believe I let it get to this point! I shut the door to the basement so I don't have to look at the mess and I only see it when I do laundry.

I have way too much stuff for one person! So it's past time to get this basement cleaned out and organized. I'll be throwing away, packing away, donating, and boxing some stuff up for a yard sale in June.

I didn't photograph the 15 storage tubs of decorations I have stored under the stairs! Nine of those tubs are Christmas/Winter decorations, three are Thanksgiving/Fall, one for Easter/Spring, one for silk flowers, and one that includes New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Independence Day decorations! But those are organized!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Spring Reading Thing 2007

Okay, I finally got my books picked out for Spring Reading Thing 2007. I have a pile of "to be read" books. I picked 5 for the Spring Reading Thing:

Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock
A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury
A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury
Stranded in Paradise by Lori Copeland
Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn

These are all from Women of Faith; and I have about 4-5 more that I haven't read. I think I ordered 10 at one time from! If I finish these first 5, I'll add more to my list!

I just finished the
Annie's People Series by Beverly Lewis. I wish there was a fourth book in this series!

Now I'm ready to start the Spring reading challenge!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Wow my last post was 11 days ago. A lot has happened since then.

My dad was in the hospital last week. He ended up losing half his blood and had a blood transfusion, all from an abnormal blood vessel. The doctor cauterized it during a colonoscopy. Thankfully, he's home and doing well. He's still tired; and he's not had a cigarette since Wednesday, March 21st! He's been a smoker since he was 11; he's 69. We're all encouraging him to not smoke!

On Friday, the 23rd, we had our board meetings at work. We celebrated Susan's 20th work anniversary, as well as mom's 20th work anniversary! Here are the flowers mom received. I didn't take a picture of Susan's flowers. And mom's arrangement was more full - she gave some of her flowers to nephew #2, who just loves flowers. He's so darn cute, too!

We were to celebrate my sister and brother-in-law's birthdays last Sunday at my parents, but mom had a pain in her neck and couldn't move. She ended up going to the chiropractor for an adjustment of two of her vertebrae. She said it hurt, but she felt better shortly after.

We celebrated birthdays this past Thursday. It was great to be together - the whole family. My brother left at 7:00 to drive to DC; he had a 6 AM flight on Friday to California. He's a groomsmen in a friend's wedding, which took place today.

My youngest nephew, who's 2, got new glasses on Thursday. Is he not the cutest?!

My nephew and brother in their glasses

I believe spring has finally arrived! Although it's chilly, we haven't had any snow since March 16th!

Yesterday, I went shopping with my youngest sister. We went to lunch and then I did some Easter shopping, grocery shopping, and stopped for gas on the way home. Paid $2.67 per gallon. Next time, they'll be asking me to lob off my right arm to pay for gas! I babysat for my associate pastor and his wife last night. They had their annual neighborhood progressive dinner. They were able to give their testimony and plant some spiritual seeds. Their 3 kids and I watched a cute movie, which I can't remember the name of!

After church today, I went to lunch at Red Robin with 4 friends. I had a yummy salad. Then Vickie and her boys came to my house for dinner. I made macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes.

This week is kind of busy. I have a church council meeting tomorrow; on Tuesday, I go out to dinner with Vickie and the kids; I plan to visit my grandmother on Wednesday - she's almost 93 and getting frail; I have a Creative Memories workshop on Thursday; and a Good Friday service at church. I have nothing planned for Saturday, and hopefully I keep it that way!

I hope your week is filled with many blessings!