Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Are you into stamping?

Good morning all! I just wanted to let you know that we all have a chance to support one of our local bloggers. Blest With Sons is having an Ebay auction to help pay for her new laptop. She has decided to let go of some of her stamping collection. Stampin' Up sets, yes I said sets, whole entire SETS! So, if you are into stamping or know someone who is then click on over to her site to get a preview, then bid away! She has the direct links to the Ebay Auction right from her blog pictures. I already have dibs on the Christian Stamps set, but I am willing to duke it out if I have too! Good luck and good bidding!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

I got an award!

I am honored and thrilled to get my first ever award. I never win anything...EVER! Yet, I am also very humbled by the title of this award. Eph2810 over at Sting My Heart has awarded me the first ever ENCOURAGER OF THE MONTH AWARD. I know that I gave my thanks over at her place, but I need to give the love over here too. So at the risk of repeating myself ...

Thank you.... thank you...please sit down....thank you , oh thank you!
(blushing) Please hold the applause! Thank you!
First of all, I would like to thank our heavenly Father! Without Him I would not be who I am today, saved by grace! (hands up to the sky)
Secondly, my loving, caring (incarcerated, now saved) husband, without him and the things that he put me through I would NOT have this story to tell! I love you baby! (blow kiss). And my kids, I love you guys so much! Thanks for letting me be your Mom and throwing new trials at me everyday (shaking finger). Then, my family (both real and spiritual), you guys are the best and my blogging buddies, oh, without you (mascara dripped tears falling down face) who would read this anyways! I love (voice cracks) you all! (more kisses blown)
And you Iris, you, well, I am not sure I can express my
gratitude for this awesome award! I am at a loss for words, except thank
you! Thank you so much! (((BIG HUG)))

Now check it out in my sidebar! Pretty cool huh?

Friday, May 26, 2006


As I sit here at this keyboard this morning, my heart is aching. Aching for my brother, aching for his girlfriend, aching for my parents, and aching for my other siblings. I have always been the type of person that wants to fix things. I want to make it all better. But through the years of my own tribulations I have realized that I am not in control. God is in control. He tells us "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" in Isaiah 55:8. What did He just say? I am not in control here?

But now, I know that what ever I am going through, that He is with me. Always! He is always present to comfort me if I let him. "I, even I, am he who comforts you." Isaiah 51:12. As we acquaint ourselves more and more with God , then we will find His grace and the peace that He offers us. He has offered to help keep us strong, ok not help, but TO keep us strong regardless of what happens! Our God is able to free us from our hurts. But we have to let Him in!

Sometimes, I am so amazed at the power of our Father. He created the earth and EVERYTHING on it. He created the beautiful flowers, the sunsets, the beautiful creatures, even the ugly ones. He created us, in His own image nonetheless. He created all of this. Now tell me why wouldn't we give it all back to Him? He is the Almighty One! He offers to carry our burden!

Now tell me this, if you had a huge load to carry all by yourself. I mean big stuff! And you are walking down the street with all this "stuff" and a man comes up to you and says "Let me help you carry some of that for you, it looks like way too much for you to carry alone." What would you say? Now really what would you say? Of course you would let him help you. That is what God is asking us. He WANTS to help carry our "loads". Give it to Him, not only does He want to help us carry it, He wants to carry ALL of it for us! He wants us to walk along side of Him to wherever He goes, while He bears the burdens. I heard a saying once, I'm not sure if I remember it exactly but it goes something like this...Give ALL your worries to God, He's up all night anyway. Well, when you think about it like that!? How easy is that?

Now when God's word becomes apart of your life, then you have something to base your life on. When a problem arises or fear sets in, you will have the confidence, because of God's word! God wants us to come to a place of knowing Him so well that we can feel his comfort. And we can feel His peace. Even when there seems to be no reason at all for it! Then, when we are weighed down by the anxieties of the world, of life, He can lift us up and wrap His arms around us and comfort us. This is one of God's awesome ministries to us!

The things that happen to us are simply the result of living in a fallen world. We have a choice. We can allow the things of this world to make us bitter or make us better. Not a very hard choice, honestly, it isn't. We can accept His comforts. He wants to carry our burdens and our anxieties.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you." 1 Peter

Let Him carry it, get rid of it! Give it to Him!

LET HIM IN! Do you hear me? You know who you are, just do it!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Thursday Thirteen...vol.5

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13 Things That I Learned About Laughter...
1. Humans are one of the only species that laugh.
2. The average adult laughs 17 times a day.
3. Laughter is actually a complex response that involves many of the same skills used in problem solving.
4. There is strong eveidence that laughter can improve health and help fight disease.
5. Evidence shows that laughter strengthens your immune system.
6. Laughter is thought to increase intellectual performance and boost information retention.
7. Laughter enhances creativity.
8. Laughter encourages teambuilding in the workplace.
9. Laughter is a major stress reliever.
10. Laughter increases joy.
11. Laughter increases the sense of being alive.
12. Laughter is contagious.
13. I need to laugh more!
Proverbs 17:22...A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Chicken Fingers on a Stick

I just saw this recipe on FamilyFun and thought Mmmm how yummy would this be for the Memorial Day holiday cookouts. So, since I talked about dieting yesterday...here is my contribution. Doesn't seem too fattening! Let me know what you think!
I think I am gonna do these this weekend, that reminds me I need gas for the grill...gotta run!
Chicken Fingers On A Stick
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
Salt and pepper
24 (10-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 1/4 cups plain dried bread crumbs

1. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide strips and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold the chicken strips slightly and weave them onto the skewers.
2. Prepare a charcoal fire or set a gas grill to medium-high, close the lid, and heat until hot -- about 10 to 15 minutes.
3. In a small bowl, stir together the oil and the barbecue sauce. Spread the bread crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper. Lightly brush the sauce mixture over the chicken strips and then roll them in the bread crumbs.
4. Grill the chicken fingers uncovered until they're no longer pink inside, about 2 to 4 minutes per side on a gas grill.
5. Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice.
Serves 6 to 8.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Are there Kisses in heaven!

I love to eat, I think I always have. I am not really over-weight but enough to be concerned. When I was younger I think that my body just accepted my sometimes poor eating habits, but not anymore. It seems that I can do well for a few days but it never lasts for too long. Well, not long enough anyways. I start to thinking about certain yummies and my will power just fades away. Hershey's Kisses are my most fav (this week) and I just love Chef Boyardees Pepperoni Pizza kits! I think I could eat the whole thing by myself! Oh, there are so many other weaknesses.

I have tried tons of different diets. Maybe it is the word "diet" . I have done the low carb, high protein diet, but that gets really boring. And Slim-Fast, talk about boring. I have tried diet pills, the newest is Hoodia. I have done Weight Watchers and did really well on that on until Christmas came along, and now I just can't get back into it and it is already the end of May. Go figure! I tried the low fat, burn fat diet and all it did was burn me out. I joined the YMCA (still a member paying the monthly payments), but I just never try to find the time to go.

I am thinking that the "Nude Beach Diet" will be a good one. Have you heard of it? No? Well, pretty simple actually, you sit on the nude beach, fully clothed, of course, and watch all the nude sunbathers. You either observe and feel really great about yourself or you achieve that motivation to never eat again. Could become pretty popular I think!

Anyways, I was talking to my Mom on the phone today about how tired I have been feeling lately, when we hung up I realized that maybe I am so tired because I really am not eating well. I can either go till after lunch without eating or start eating at breakfast and not stop till after dinner. That's not good! No wonder I am so pooped! And I also realize that unless I want to get as big as a Macy's Day balloon, I better get this under control. So, I am gonna start excercising, gonna use that gym membership.

Throughout all of struggles with weight, the Lord has tried to remind me that He wants to be my food. But obviously, I haven't listened. Why can't I just rely on Him? I have done that in other areas of my life why not this one too? Some days I let Him fill me up with the peace and power He provides, but other days I just want to run to the junk food cabinet. (Again!) I realize that it is gonna be a daily battle to let Jesus be my Bread of Life. Sometimes it is so much easier to run to a friend, turn on the TV, grab a Snickers, than it is to turn to the Lord and tell him what I need. Yes, I know that He already knows what I need but He is just waiting for me to ask. He wants to help work on my problems with me together!

Matthew 4:4---Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man
does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of

So as of this moment, my prayer is that I will hunger for the Lord more than I hunger for earthly food. That I will get as excited about diving into His word as I do about eating. That I will commit my body to Him and let Him fulfill that hunger craving in me.

One last thing----Lord, I hope that there are Kisses in heaven!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Attention all Moms (and Dads)

Ok Moms, we were given a challenge by Everyday Mommy. Are you willing to join me in taking her up on it?

“A woman is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from a woman, and it is confirmed only by other men.” –Camille Paglia

I am a member of an awesome Bible believing, Bible teaching church. We have great teachers and I have learned so much about raising my children to look to the Lord for everything in their lives. I had the opportunity to be apart of a Sunday school class devoted solely to Practical Parenting.

Boys….”Raising boys offers a unique challenge to parents.”

Isn’t that the truth? I have 2 brothers and 2 sons so I know the kinds of things that boys do without any regard to their own safety. I can do all that is in my power to keep them protected. But boys will be boys. They will climb trees and perch themselves at the tippy top. They will throw rocks and accidentally break windows. They will bring home a stray dog and beg to please keep it. They will find that hidden book of matches or lighter and try to master the art of a controlled fire. They will make THAT noise with their hand and armpit. And being a sister of 2 brothers and a mother of 2 boys who have 2 sisters, they will do anything and everything to aggravate and torment their sisters. That is just the way boys are made. They make up the rules as they go.

But, I also have learned several things about my boys. They are not all snips and snails and puppy dog tails. They are sweet and caring and protective and passionate human beings. They are children of God. And it is my job to do everything possible to teach them to be Godly men. And it is my job to show my daughters what a Godly man is, so that they will make smart choices in the future when I am not around.

Here is my charge to you!

Boys need their Dads. And I realize more than anyone that sometimes Dads are not around, as my own husband is absent from our home at the moment. Single Moms need to find a Godly man to spend time with her son, to take him to sporting events, to go fishing or hunting, to just do guy stuff. A Mom cannot teach her son to be a man, only a man can do that. A father (or father-figure) will bring his son into manhood.

Boys need words of affirmation from both Mom and Dad. Mom- “You are just like your Dad.” “My, aren’t you handsome.” Dad- “Great job today…let’s go to the hardware store!” (said with a big grunty voice! ) We should never just say nothing at all, and always tell them that you love them!

Boys need physical affirmation from Mom and Dad, but especially from Dad. Dads need to have physical contact with his son. Hug him, wrestle with him, roughhouse, whatever it may be. The touch is very important. Dad also needs to identify with his son, take him for a walk and just talk a bit.

Boys need sports. Competitive sports will teach boys to play as a team and to lose as a team. Teach him to play fair and honorable, but play to win. It does not matter if he is athletic or not, show your son how to catch a ball.

Boys need Dad to protect them from pornography and sexual predators. (Proverbs 7:6-23 and King Solomon was also tempted in 1 Kings 11:1-2.) Dads need to teach their sons Job 31:1 "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.” Teach it to them and obey it yourselves. Don’t let your son catch your roving eyes, what kind of example is that?

Teach your sons from God’s word. There are so many cool stories in the Bible that are all boy. Read them these stories! Teach them Joshua 1:6-9. Show them by example, let them see you reading God’s word and memorizing it and doing it.

Teach your sons to pray. Dads should lead their families in prayer. Pray for peace of mind, resisting temptations, and pray for a purpose in life. Teach your sons to tithe. Teach your son Christian principles. (Galatians principles)

Will your son be a difference maker? Will your son protect? Real men will protect the innocent you know. Christ is the key to all of it. If we obey what we know then our children will follow suit. Kids want to be like their parents and they start mimicking us at a very early age. Give them good examples to mimic. Respect your wife, honor your husband…it all starts here.

"I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.” 1 Kings 2:2-3. This is King David’s charge to his son Solomon as he was about to die. Now go back and read it again, teach your sons this! Know it yourself!

We are all sinners, raising little sinners. Being a parent is not easy, but look to our handbook, the Bible, it is all laid out there for us to use. Use it!

Our Story...below...

I promised you a testimony post and I did just that the other day. Please be sure to come back and read it when you have more time. You can either scroll below to the 4th post down or just click here!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Friday's Feast #3

Appetizer: What is the last thing you had to have repaired?
So funny you ask...I just got my prized possesion back today after a $108 repair bill...I honestly can't live without it...it is my life line and my job...my Brother sewing machine...yeah, it's fixed!

Soup: If someone gave you $2,000 with the stipulation that you had to spend half of it on yourself and give the rest to charity, where would you spend the $1,000 and which charity would receive your remaining $1,000?
I think that I would get an industrial strength sewing machine or a larger embroidery machine ( a wise investment, I think!). Then I would give the remainder to the Faith Home Inc., Christian Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Greenwood, SC

Salad: What is one of your favorite songs from the 1980s?
Physical by Olivia Newton John...I loved this song and had the leg warmers to boot...it is an 80's song, right? (I even had a routine!)

Main Course: You enter a pet store. Which section do you go to first?
I always get Harley and Cooper big 'ole chew bones.

Dessert: On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how athletic are you?
I used to be pretty athletic, playing tennis in HS, then women's softball league until I broke my leg 9 years ago. Now unfortunately, not very, I'd say maybe a 6 and that might be pushing it!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Thursday Thirteen vol. 4

I saw this on the internet a few weeks ago and thought that it was really cute and since I couldn't come up with anything creative about myself, here are 13 things we should learn about life from Noah's Ark!
1. Don't miss the boat.
2. We are all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. (It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.)
4. Stay fit. (You never know, when you are 600 years old, God may ask you to do something really big!)
5. Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
6. Build your future on higher ground.
7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
9. When you are stressed float a while.
10. The Ark was built by amatuers; the Titanic by professionals.
11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there is always a rainbow waiting.
12. When you see a rainbow, remember all of God's promises will come true.
and 13. The woodpecker probably needed to be in a steele cage.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Let's share six minutes of your life!

I saw this on Girls and God's site. This is hilarious! Please make sure to put down all drinks and such that can come spewing out of your nose. I needed something lighter today after my post yesterday! Sit back and enjoy the show! And try to remember how many of these you have actually done!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Our weekend...

My ganddaddy's 80th birthday!

Daddy, Billy, Ryan and Bernie.

Amy (my sister), Austin, Billy (BIL), and Will

These are aprons that I made my Mom (blue) and my MIL for Mother's Day, I'm thinking of adding these to my Carolina Rags' line...let me know what you think.

Florida Gators purse that someone ordered for Mother's Day! Should I add it too?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Tagged again...

I was tagged by Everyday Mommy to do the ABC's MEME, so I tag anyone who hasn't done this one yet! Here goes...

Accent: Southern drawl
Bible Book that I like: James has got to be my favorite at the moment, for 1 we are studying this one in SS class and for 2 it is so rich in wisdom. (and i can use all I can get.)
Chore I don't care for: Laundry, I so hate laundry!
Dog or Cat: I've got 2 dogs and a cat but I guess if I had to choose it would be dog.
Essential Electronics: Kitchenaide mixer and cell phone, oh and my 'puter.
Favorite Cologne: I never wear it...gives me a headache :(
Gold or Silver: Silver
Handbag I Carry Most Often: Handbags...now we are talking my language...I carry a different one all the time because that is what I do for a living...come see
Insomnia: No, not really but I do tend to be up very late at night working when the kiddos are sleeping, but I have no problems getting to sleep and staying that way.
Job Title: Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Follower of Christ, Friend, Caregiver, Worker at home, Handbag designer, Title researcher, PTO volunteer, oh and I could go on and on and on....
Kids: son-15, daughter-10, daughter 7 (almost 8), & son-5 (almost 6)
Living Arrangements: Just me and my crew in a huge double wide MH
Most Admirable Trait: Creativity
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I made my little brother touch an ice machine with bare feet on a soaking wet floor...he'll never forget it and neither will I, it through him for a literal loop!
Overnight Hospital Stays: 4 natural child births and a factured femor with a halo...ugh!
Phobias: I hate making phone calls to people that I don't know, fear of rejection, I guess, not real sure!
Quote: "You can't succeed beyond your wildest expectations unless you begin with some wild expectations." -unknown
Religion: I am Southern Baptist and attend a non-denominational Bible believing, Bible teaching church.
Siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers...all younger!
Time I Wake Up: 6:30am to 7:00am
Unusual Talent or Skill: I can alphabetize the letters in a word really quick and I used to get really obsessed with doing it ALL the time...not so much anymore....my family used to practically put me on display and say "watch what my sister can do".
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Collard greens and brocolli
Worst Habit: Probably letting my clean laundry pile get too high before folding them.
X-rays: Too many to count
Yummy Stuff I Cook: Chicken 'n Rice, Lasagna, and I love to bake any new, fun recipes and they are always a hit...I can bake a mean pound cake too!
Zoo Animal I Like Most: I like the giraffes.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday's Feast #2

Appetizer: What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip...Mmmmm

Soup: What are 3 things you would like to put in a time capsule?
Can I fit in one? Oh, OK, pictures of my children and family, my journals, and are you sure I can't fit? And the love letters that my husband has written me these past 3 years...they are so sweet and sincere! (Maybe I will share one with you soon!)

Salad: Name something you are 100% sure of.
I am definately 100% sure of my salvation, are you?

Main Course: What is something you do to calm yourself when you're stressed or upset?
I pray....I pray really hard...stress has become a big part of my life these past 3 years and I am just now learning to control it, kinda...upset..usually I just cry...not a lot of control there, then pray!

Dessert: If you could receive an invitation to any important event, what would you like it to be?
I would have to say..I'm really not sure...I guess an invitation to my sister's future baby shower....future baby, future shower. (The actual birth would be nice too, Lori!)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Thursday Thirteen vol. 3

Thirteen Interesting Facts About My Mom
1. She loves the Lord with all her heart and taught us all to do the same.
2. She has 5 kids (I am the oldest!).
3. She has been married to my Daddy for 4 years this September.
4. How can that be you ask? They remarried after 22 years apart.
5. She has 10 grandchildren and 10 granddogs.
6. She loves to ride the grandkids around in her small trailer attached to the lawn mower.
7. She snorts when she laughs.
8. She owns her own real estate company.
9. She loves gardening and has a beautiful rose garden.
10. She is terrrified of spiders and I mean heart attack scared.
11. She plays the organ at church and has for as long as I can remember.
12. She is my 911-I call her before I call 911, she says "call 911".
13. 2 years ago at a real estate conference with my sister, Mom went to the bathroom wearing an all black suit and came out with a long flowing tail. She sat down oblivious to her new tail, then later got up to get coffee. My sister, Lori, who was sitting right beside her, glanced up and noticed her "Angel Soft" tail. As she came back with her coffee, she couldn't understand why Lori was laughing uncontrollable. Lori finally squeaked out "You have toilet paper hanging out of the back of your pants." So she nonchalantly reached back and tucked it in her pants, saving it for the next potty break. I wonder who else noticed my Mom's "Angel Soft" tail? (And I really don't think they learned anything else about real estate after that! I am sure that there was a lot of 'snorting' going on!)
Mom, Me and Jackson

Monday, May 08, 2006

Austin and Petie

Have you ever...?
Austin lovin' his dog, Petie...this is my youngest nephew. He is about 19 months and is just about the cutest little buger. Of course, I am quite partial to him. He is at the sweetest age where he will just mimmick anything and everything you say. We are always trying to get him to say whatever we can come up with. And he says "no" to everything, so we ask him all kinds of silly questions. "Austin, do you want a million dollars?" NO! "Austin, do you love Mommy more than your favorite Aunt Angie?" NO!
So far, he is #10 of the grandchildren in our family. (I mentioned that I was the oldest of 5, didn't I?) (And did I mention that I have ALL nephews?) Come on guys, I need me a little niece to spoil too! Who's turn is it anyways? Lori? I do believe it is yours! No more dogs, have a baby!
Amy, thanks for sharing your sweet baby with all of us! (Am I a proud Aunt or what?)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Welcome to my new place!

So, do you like my new design? I am so excited!! Susie, who designed it, is an absolute dream to work with! She captured exactly what I was looking for. She is really inexpensive too, but you better get to her quick before she realizes it and raises her prices...grin...!

Let her know what you think in the comments, she would love the feedback!

And if you really love it then check her out at...A Little Luxury. You won't be sorry!

Thanks Susie, I absolutely love it...you have a real talent for this!

Check this out!

Remember this?
About a week and a half ago or so I did a post called "Talk about devotion!" and I shared it with a friend of mine, Ms. Debi, who is also one of the kids Good News Club teachers. She emailed me last night and said that she shared it with the Orangeburg Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship. She wanted to let me know that they put my sweet Jordan of their state website, along with my post. How cool is that? So go check it out! It is right on the home page. I just showed Jordan to make sure that it was OK with her that it was on there and she is just beaming! She thinks that it is pretty cool too! I explained to her that she is helping to spread the good news about the Good News Club After-School Programs and the Wonderbooks Devotional.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Gena!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Gena, Happy Birthday to you!
Gena and me on a hayride at our Fall Festival!
My friend Gena...well let me tell you a little about her... She and I met when we were teenagers and we were both Pirettes at our local Water Festival. Pirettes are the ambassadors of the Water Festival who travel around the state to promote the festival doing parades and such. It was a fun time. We remained friends afterwards, not real close, but I guess, acquaintances. Then, later in our lives I started dating her brother in law and then became her sister in law several years later. She has the most awesome kids! She has twin boys who are 16 now and she has done such a great job raising them despite her circumstances. They are incredible teeenagers! I envision one or possibly both of them going into ministry when they get older. They are already summer missionaries in the Ukraine spreading the gospel to those who have never heard it. I am proud to be their Aunt! She also has the sweetest 6 year old little boy who is great friends with my Jackson. Her husband is pretty great too...(good going Gena)!
Although she is not my sister in law anymore, she is and always will be a great friend. She was one of the first ones I called when my husband got into trouble and she was right here by my side within a matter of minutes. We may not talk every single day, sometimes we go weeks without talking, but when one of us needs the other, we are there for one another....ALWAYS! I love you Gena, thanks for being a great friend!

Glitter Graphics

I got tagged?

Alright, I guess since I am new to the blogosphere, I wasn't sure what it meant to be tagged. Until eph2810 informed me this morning that she tagged me, (I wondered what that was all about!?). So now I get it and here is my 22 Meme!

I AM: very tired.
I WANT: a housekeeper.
I WISH: I had 4 arms, I think I could get so much more done.
I HATE: doing laundry!!!!
I MISS: my hubby!
I FEAR: the Lord!
I HEAR: my embroidery machine stitching away (I am multi tasking as we speak!).
I WONDER: what the future holds for my family.
I REGRET: nothing, well maybe just a couple of things!
I AM NOT: scared to die.
I DANCE: with my kids to silly music.
I SING: REALLY loud when I am in my van, alone.
I CRY: often...
I AM NOT ALWAYS: organized!
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: just about anything and everything I can come up with.
I WRITE: about my life and such!
I CONFUSE: myself with so many passwords.
I NEED: more time in the day, then I might be able to get a decent night's rest.
I SHOULD: do my laundry, but...
I START: to do it, and then...
I FINISH: it never!
I TAG: Lori , Sandy , and Blest

You know, you really learn alot about yourself through doing these things. They are kinda cool!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Thursday Thirteen vol. 2

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Thirteen things that I have done to make money since my husband left 3 years ago.....
1. Child care/ Babysitting (all time hardest job ever!)
2. Ironed clothes (and I hate to iron my own clothes!)
3. Cake decorating (love it, still do it a little, but it takes a lot of time!)
4. Balanced checkbook ( my MaMa paid me to keep hers balanced every month!)
5. Dog breeder (well, this one was a pretty tough one too!)
6. Title researcher (I still do a little bit of this one!)
7. House cleaning (well, enough said!)
8. Sold make-up (not my forte')
9. Party planner (only did it once!)
10. Tinkered in alterations (not as much fun as creating my own things!)
11. Sold my kids clothes that they grew out of on Ebay (still do this one too!)
12. Had 2 yard sales (when I want to redo a room, I sell the old stuff!)
13. Make purses and diaper bags (my all time fav, my passion!)