Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sooooo...tell me....what are your talents? Mine is most likely my sense of humor. In my family we choose to either laugh or cry at the hardest moments in our lives...I choose to laugh...it burns more calories don't you know?! I also juggle...no I literally juggle with balls. I am not a master by any means, but I can keep three balls up in the air for a little bit.
Now, it is your turn. What are your talents? Unusual or what the world calls normal. Share with us!!! Oh and by the way...that baby is made out of marzipan. I know, my jaw dropped as well!!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I was reading one of my "favorite" bloggers and she mentioned about following promptings if they be good. We have done a lot of following promptings around these days and I see the good it does. However, I also would like to share a story of my own receiving. When my children were little itty bitties we had a tough time with money. After paying all bills for some time we were able to spend $25 a week on groceries. Believe it or not I did fairly well. I was workin' the coupons and sales like none other and kept my kids fed, diapered and happy...Oh and all three were in diapers at the same time!!! GASP!!! I know...That nearly killed me. Anyway, back to the point. I hit one of those days where nothing was working. The sales items didn't work for me. I had no idea just what I was going to do. I prayed so wholeheartedly I could feel it in my toes. I poured out my stress to Heavenly Father and He listened...He always does. He listened to me name off about 15 different and REALLY random items I could use to make it through the week. It wasn't anything fancy, but it would blend well with my other items I managed to get from the store. Somewhere, someone was listening as well. When Heavenly Father whispered my list into their ear and told them where to drop it off...they listened. Not 24 hours after my prayer I opened the front door to find two bags filled with every item on my list. Somewhere, someone listened. Somewhere, someone thought they were being incredibly random...What they didn't know is not only did they provide me with the food to feed my children, but a lesson I will carry in my heart always. To all who are on the receiving end...never forget those blessings. And to those who carry out random acts of kindness and follow those sweet promptings from a receiver...thank you.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
GRRRRRIND!!! SNAAAPPPPP!!!! GURGLE GURGLE!!!!! BLUCK!!!!!
Yup, the pool pump went out on us. Did you know it was a state law that the pump must be working in order to sell the store?Oh yes, it is true. Bummer!!!! We talked to our fabulous, never fail, pool guru. This man has a passion for pools and besides he has a great sense of humor. So, I called him and he handed me the bad news. Another state law determined that we needed to install a newer pump that was energy efficient....$2000 is the price tag!!!! Huh What?!?!?!?! Actually, he managed to find a loophole in the law that he could order a pump that was manufactured after a certain date. He found one!!! yay for the pool guru!!!! So he ordered it and we waited. We waited......and waited....and waited. Three weeks later I get in touch with the all knowing guru who tells me that he is waiting on a bracket to install the pump. It should be here any time. Do you know what happens to a pool after three weeks? I didn't know either...until now.
Yup!!! This is my pool...It is actually a beautiful green that even Swamp Thing would approve of. While talking to the guru I mentioned there was a lot of algae. I mentioned I could actually walk on water. He didn't believe me...until he showed up today. He laughed as he walked into the store holding a can of a new product called "Green to Clean" and he figured this would be a great test. We had a good laugh as he threw a dump truck of chemicals to help battle the algae. it will clear up and once the bracket is in we will get our pool back to the crystal clear Tahoe Blue waters I love. Until then, if you see Swamp Thing tell him I have a temporary home for him to hang out in!!!
****In a surprise note---though we don't expect the algae to completely dissipate without the pump in place I do have to admit this morning there was a significant drop in the murky look and algae. We shall see how it looks tomorrow.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Corinna is headed to high school for some brand new adventures and started getting a little bit of school spirit in her last night. Of course being graduates from her crosstown rival we took the time to tease her to the utmost of our ability. It is only fair!!! Bryan is moving onto 8th grade and Molly will be starting 7th. Where did the time go?!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
No, I am deeply sorry, but Blake did not walk in. We would ahve a great time messing with him if he did!!! Anyway, back tot he story. A young woman walked in with posters and honestly I thought she was in high school. Well, come to find out she works for the Oakland Oracle which sits next to the Coloseum where the Oakland A's play baseball. She asks if we can put a poster up for a concert. I agree as it is Blake Shelton and I love his music. Before I can get my hand son the posters to put up She also hands me a small envelope with 4 free tickets to say thank you for displaying it...I would've done it for free...Last time I met him he gave me a hug and said: "Hello darlin'. I'm glad you came today. I hope you enjoy the show." HELLO!!!! I jsut got a hug from Blake Shelton. You bet I'm gonna enjoy the show. And now I get to enjoy him again!!! Life is good!!! All this for just showing up to work!!!
Wow!!! Is it enough to live in the same small town as the man?!?! Now we are going to have people following him around for his own TV series?! Are you kidding me?! What will the world come up with next?! Yes, Stanley Burrell,aka MC Hammer, lives here in little ol' Tracy, California, home of the Dry Bean Festival. So, they are going to follow him to Home Depot..yes he frequents there and is a decent do-it-yourselfer. They will more than likely follow him to his kids' little league games and even frequent the movie theater. Fabulous!!! Maybe they'll skip over our small town and just follow him as he commutes to the Bay Area, Oakland to be exact, working as a minister. Seriously, what happened to sit-coms. I loved them. Give me a Cosby Show, Home Improvement, Growing Pains or even Family Matters!!! Give me a bad situation that is dealt with in humor and love and the world's problems are solved in 30 minutes...I'm good!! So, everyone...enjoy hammertime. If you see a woman darting behind the stacks of lumber hiding from the cameras...it's me!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The moral of the story: "Always follow your bishop's counsel!" ;)
If a friend's car broke down 4 hours away would you drive to pick them up?...Or would you call them a tow truck?
If a friend called right as you were getting ready for bed asking you to run and check on their grown child several hours away would you go? Or would you insist everything would be fine?
If friend asked you to watch over him while he prayed...would you keep a vigilant watch?...or would you fall asleep after a long day?
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
classroom. The teacher was going to explain
evolution to the children. The teacher asked
a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree
TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass
TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see
if you can see the sky.
TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes
later) Yes, I saw the sky.
TEACHER: Did you see God up there?
TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see
God because he isn't there. Possibly he just
doesn't exist. A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the
boy some questions.
The teacher agreed and the little girl asked
the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass
LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the
LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?
LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we
were taught today in school, she possibly
may not even have one!
(You Go Girl!)
'FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT'
II CORINTHIANS 5:7
I thought you all could use some plain silliness!!!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
All night....yes all 8 hours of what was scheduled to be uninterupted beauty sleep turned into a concert of wailing and sounding exactly like a young child.
I heard the noise first when I was a teen and spent a couple hours listening and trying to find the "toddler" that made its way out of bed in the middle of the night and unwaringly out into the street.
While everyone slept I heard the noise outside searched for it. Boy did I feel stupid when I found two furry friends sharing a private moment in the bushes. I got angry and from that moment I voted cats off my favorite list and stuck with my good ol' mangy dumb dogs.
They may bark ALL NIGHT, but they never sound like a baby.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Let's just add in the groups shall we?
50% are people I know now and we are just trying to keep up with each other's lives
40% are people I knew in high school
5% are people I actually liked in high school
4% are my girls...my laurels!!!
1% are ex-boyfriends in high school....apparently starting some sort of weird club!!!
I am not complaining and I know we are getting older and wiser and such, but could someone please explain to me why a girl I went to school with...yet never spoke to once...would want to add me on as a friend?! And please tell me why an ex-boyfriend would want to add me as well?! Sort of creepy if you ask me, but I know...who's asking?!
Then there is the BIG question....why did I say yes to these people as friends?! Why do we always want to be accepted?! Soooo much to think about today!!!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
All week after the delicious treat Brother Davies had delivered to us I thought about the sweet gift. As I watched each bar be handed out among those who were present my mind began to drift into gospel related items. I began to think about Jesus healing the ten lepers only to have one of them return to give thanks. I often wondered...which would I be? The other nine lepers were most certainly grateful for the gift of healing bestowed upon them. I have absolutely no doubt of that. Just as our ward members were all thankful for the treats handed them.
I saw Brother Davies today in the hallway and called out to him so that I could personally say thank you. He smiled and handed me another large bar of Ghiradelli deliciousness.
"This is for saying thank you."
He smiled and walked off down the hallway. I could not feel better for the beautiful smile of this brother or the goodness in his heart, I am truly grateful. I find though, what means more to me than the bar laying in my church bag right now...is that this time...I was the one who returned.