This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


I don't know what this guy is. Any answers?

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Monday, May 12, 2008

This is my Brain on Blog

Something I do way too often:

52 words

Speed test



And I don't seem to improve all that much.

Random Ramblings

Yesterday was gorgeous here. Today promises to be even prettier. The trees are changing every time I look out the window! The boys are changing every time I look at them.

We are on a push to finish things up & tie up loose ends so the boys will be able to take a short break (hopefully they will get two weeks off) from school. I will be on a cleaning & decluttering roll, hopefully. We have been bouncing around the word "M-O-V-E" for a bit and I don't want to get caught off guard. We've been in one place for four and a half years! That is amazing for us. We will celebrate sixteen years of marriage in the fall and we've moved thirteen times. So for us to stay put for over four years is a huge thing.

I'm going to have to decide what to do about my book dilema. Over the last four years we've okay I've amassed quite a library thanks in no small part to the Half Price Bookstore. And still I am checking out an astounding amount of books from the library. You know you are a homeschool mom and a book junkie when you have so many bags of books the librarian offers to help carry your load out to the van. I love my library!

The last few weeks have been busy. We've gone to a carnival at church; the boys had a blast. We got to see a great ballet. We've had rehearsals for Spring Performance. We've been on the road. We've gotten lots of school work accomplished. And we've had a few birthdays. So that leads me to my last rambling note.

An Informal Poll:

I was wondering...

Hypothetically of course…

Say you make a cake for your husband’s birthday. Do you:

a) Pour all of the batter into the pan & bake the cake?

b) Pour most of the batter into the pan, bake the cake and eat the rest of the batter and some of the finished cake?

c) Pour most of the batter into the pan, bake the cake and eat the rest of the batter, sharing some with your children?

d) Pour half the batter into the pan, bake it, eat the left-over batter and skip the baked cake?

I of course would not engage in anything other than the first option, cough…sputter... just asking.

For the record, I didn’t short the cake (chocolate cheesecake if you all want to know) I just made extra batter.

Ummmmm…did I just admit to that online???

Late Grains of Gratitude

I am late, but still grateful for all of the blessings the LORD has put in my life.

I am grateful for the three people who have the most to do with me being a mom: my husband, my Roo and my Boo. How different my life would be without them. How quiet and empty. I am grateful to be a mom.

I am grateful for our weather--ours has been gorgeous and we've been spared so many times. There are tornadoes and cyclones and earthquakes, weather and forces of nature changing people's lives in the blink of an eye. We've been fortunate to miss out on the damage. We are praying for those who have been forced to deal with these things.

While I really enjoy the boys' activities, I am grateful that there will be a small pause in the running. My hope is to give the boys a small break from school before more joyful chaos resumes. Roo will be attending a "day camp" type situation for four weeks for six hours a day and will not be working formally on school. Boo will be doing a short version of the "camp" experience and so will resume a scaled down version of school. I am grateful for the flexibility that homeschooling has afforded our family.

I am grateful for all the family and friends who daily share God's love with me.

What are you grateful for?

Grains of Gratitude is home at one of the most joyful bloggers I know--Christine of Brady's Bunch.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

On My Mind Lately

This song has been haunting me...

I've been trying to remember the lyrics.

Edited to add--The Cebu Song is no longer available on YouTube...Sigh...I am SOOOOOOOOO very sad.

We'll have to do with the pirate song. I love Veggie Tales. Larry is my hero. LOL!



...I think I could be doing something more productive.

BUT SINCE I'M NOT...

Just for fun...

If you are in need of more "Pirate-y" material:

Have I mentioned I love Captain Jack & Will Turner?:



LEGO Pirates:

Happy Mother's Day

I really need to laugh today. So I totally stole this from Heidi.