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Sanity is not needed here...

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Being a mom, a wife (a pastor's wife at that), a home-school teacher, a nurse (I am always handing out the band-aids or ice packs), and let us not forget...referee. I have decided that sanity is not something that is required for any of the above mentioned jobs. I think the more insane you are--or get--the better. At lease when Elisabeth takes the glue stick to the cat to reattach the cat's fur because she is shedding, you laugh instead of cry. When the children sit in the next room and you hear them fighting over the fact that "girls are stinky and not allowed in the boy's room." or "NO, boys are stinky and are not allowed in the girl's room." Or do you know that we have designated "boys bafroom" and "girl's bafroom" and at no time can one or the other use the wrong restroom without the bathroom police [e.g. Elisabeth] letting you know you are in the wrong "bafroom." Then there is the daily discussion on taking ba…

The trip to Target that changed my life!

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Have you received this email? It goes something like this:
I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back. The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.' Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''

The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.'' Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly.

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.'

I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after…

A Mouse in the House

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I have debated over posting this, but everyone assures me that they have had a mouse in their homes and that having a tiny mouse guest does not equal piles of garbage in the house.

We have two cats, Denver and Espresso. Espresso is our cat that likes to explore everywhere and conquer the other animals in the house. This she does at night when I am trying to sleep. Well on Tuesday morning about 4:25 am, I hear the cats "exploring" but there is a more vicious sound to it than normal. So I get up to check it out and as I turn on the last light by the cats...there is Espresso with her mouth full of a mouse's head. Of course I calmly had her put it down, put the dead mouse in a bag and went back to bed. NOT EVEN CLOSE!

I called Martin at work and told him what was going on. He of course could not come home and here I am imagining all kinds of diseases this thing must carry and if it is not dead and only playing dead and it bit the kids..what would I do? So, Martin is trying to…

The poodle look is good right??

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I am off to get a perm in just about 30 minutes. I know that flat, straight hair is the "in" thing but I just need low maintenance hair. You may be saying what do you do that you need a perm? Well, have you not been reading my blog?! ;) I hate the first few days after a perm, for I do look like a poodle having a bad hair day, but it settles in the end. I remember right after Martin and I got married, I got a perm. I had tried to warn him of the first few days look--he must not have believed me. I got home and he said, "is it going to stay that way?" I cried, for that is what newlyweds do and then much later we laughed about it. So we will see how Elisabeth reacts...she has only known me with straight hair. She has been on a 3 year old roll, with saying whatever seems to be on her mind. It has been funny. Well gotta run. Love ya all and pray all is well. Anyone coming to SC anytime soon? (hint hint)

Who would have thought

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Well this is such a crazy thought pattern for my life. I have hit every end of the spectrum in the last few weeks. We have decided to try and have another baby, this will be the focus for the next 4 months, if nothing happens by then we will forgo that idea. I am also going to go to a class to learn and get certified to carry a concealed weapon. With Martin's work schedule, this will make me feel more at ease. I also went to Curves today and would like to join. That I have to see how our budget goes. It is just a "gym" for ladies and only about 15 minutes away from the house. I have a 14 year old..so babysitting is covered. So see I want to lose weight, have a baby and carry a gun. Doesn't that sound like a Movie of the week? I would ask for your prayer about the baby...that it is the Lord's will and that if it is all will go well. Any "you are insane" comments will be understood completely. ;) Love you all!!

Your Health

Friends, I just wanted to share this video with you regarding a form of breast cancer that is more serious and more common than what we hear about when we talk about breast cancer. Please watch this video and I encourage you to pass the information along.

Disclaimer: this video is from a news report by a television station and is slightly graphic in the portrayal of diseased breasts.



I know God is in control of our health and the most diligent person may still suffer a deadly disease or illness but please let's care for and encourage each other so that we may enjoy a long life as faithful witnesses for Christ.

God bless you, my sisters and friends!

Getting ready for School

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I will start by saying, I am now the mom of a 14 year old. James' birthday was Monday and we had a special day with him. Oh my! I am just getting to be so much older than I feel, with every one of their birthdays.

We are getting ready for another school year. I have gotten everything set up and the grading system all set up and ordered the missing PACEs that I never found. The kids are not so excited but we still need to get into the swing of things. It always seems harder to get into the "groove" after a move. Maybe that is just me, but now we must push forward. With the new school year comes a new routine. I will not bore you with the details but Lord willing we will find that consistent and helpful routine that is so needed in home-schooling.

I am making a whole chicken in the crock pot. I have this crock pot cookbook and I decided to make it my main meals for the next few weeks. I enjoy fixing and forgetting, which may seem crazy, but then most of you know how much I…