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Saturday, January 30, 2010

2 Years and Days 15 & 16 and hibernation

We finally got the promised snow, but never did get the ice (thank goodness for that). Last I knew my parents, grandparents, sister, were all without electricity, the ice really hit them hard.

I ended up with no kids on Friday and I spent the day just hibernating, napping, watching TV, and eating. It was wonderful. Today was another relaxing day, it's nice to just be snowed in and get to relax.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

2 Years & 14 Days and Wintry Weather

Well, I waited and watched all day for the huge winter storm we're supposed to be getting. It has finally snowed some tonight, but that's it. Not that I"m complaining, mind you. Being cooped up inside with these kids is not a lot of fun. LOL.

Anyway, I grabbed frozen pizzas at the store for supper last night, but was feeling well enough to actually cook tonight. So hopefully my asthma situation will continue to improve.

Stay warm and safe!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2 Years & 13 days and slipped last night

My asthma has been bothering me really bad for the last few days and I was feeling especially bad last night. Tom didn't get home until late (he had band practice) so I wasn't going to be cooking supper until after 8:00. By the time Tom called, I couldn't even motivate myself off the couch, so I asked him to bring home supper. The good news is that we ordered off McDonald's value menu so it wasn't too expensive and we skipped drinks all together.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2 Years & 12 days and life is short

Life is short. How many times have you heard that cliched remark? The thing is, it's not a cliche. That has been proven repeatedly to me most of my life. I've seen parents lose a child and children lose a parent. I've seen siblings lose siblings and friends mourning the loss of friends. Each time I am reminded of how fleeting life is. Just remember that God is there for you, ALWAYS. Remember to be there for your friends and family when they need you. You don't know the right words to say? Don't say anything, just be there. Give them a hug. Hold their hand. Pray for them. That's what they're going to remember anyway. After my brother died, I cannot remember most of what people said, but I can remember the people that came and hugged me and were just there.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4:

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Monday, January 25, 2010

2 Years and 11 Days and ever feel like giving up?

My devotional on Saturday was about Elijah wanting to give up, even after God had used Elijah to show Israel how powerful He was (1 Kings 18-19). That got me to thinking about how many times I've wanted to give up, even after God showed me how powerful He is. Elijah felt alone. I often feel alone. But Elijah was not, and neither am I. Then Sunday's sermon at church was what to do if your prayers were never answered. What if our prayers aren't answered about Tom's job? What if my openings aren't filled? What's the answer? From Habakkuk 3:

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

In other words, rejoice in the Lord and look to Him for my answers.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

2 Years and Days 9 & 10 and very sad

I had a post in mind to write today, but just learned that the mother of one of my daughter's friends passed away. Please keep the family in your prayers.