Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm an avarage user, are you?

A wandering heart had this quiz to see what level of internet addiction your at . . .

I tested 38 . . .which means:

I'm an average on-line user. I may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but I have control over my usage.

Not an addict, honey . . .see?

Wordless Wednesday

Yeah, it's a welders mask.

Monday, May 28, 2007


I am slowly making my way through my bloglines . . .


Yet I take this as a good sign . . . life is too busy . . . that's good!

So my friends . . . expect a hello from me by . . .say . . . um . . . July?

I've got to go sort baby clothes now . . .

love ya all!

bye . .

Friday, May 25, 2007

The pregnancy

It's going to be a boy! Funny thing too, since all the old wives around here had guessed as much. I've heard told to me more than a few times that it was going to be a boy since my face is getting thinner. That or the gestational diabetes diet they have me on. . .
No matter, it's a boy and an active one at that! Kicking like crazy. And speaking of gestational diabetes . . . I am having to take some meds to control the blood sugars, but so far no need for the needles!!!!
(oh, and a post script here . . . My birthday; T minus 4 days! Woo Hoo!)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

From Church Football

Quarterback Sneak - Church members quietly leaving during
the invitation.

Draw Play - What many children do with the bulletin during

Halftime - The period between Sunday school and worship when
many choose to leave.

Benchwarmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or do
anything but sit.

Backfield-in-Motion - Making a trip to the back (restroom or
water fountain) during the service.

Staying in the Pocket - What happens to a lot of money that
should be given to the Lord's work.

Two-minute Warning - The point at which you realize the
sermon is almost over and begin to gather up your children
and belongings.

Instant Replay - The preacher loses his notes and falls back
on last week's illustrations.

Sudden Death - What happens to the attention span of the
congregation if the preacher goes "overtime."

Trap - You're called on to pray and are asleep.

End Run - Getting out of church quick, without speaking to
any guest or fellow member.

Flex Defense - The ability to allow absolutely nothing said
during the sermon to affect your life.

Halfback Option - The decision of 50% of the congregation
not to return for the evening service.

Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing

Received from Umi A Ryuuzaki.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I learned something yesterday.

Q. What do you get when you combine a large metal slide with polyester running pants?

A. A lightning fast 3-year-old-body-launcher that propelled her about 4 feet horizontally off the end of it . .

Praise God for soft sand landing!

Now if mom could stop laughing and tend to traumatized child . . .

Just for fun.

Just 'cause.

Monday, May 14, 2007

The 7 meme!

A wandering heart's has tagged me to complete this meme.

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things,as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

  1. I would love to be in a community play/musical. Would love it! Even if I don't have the talent. Trust me, I know, and I have several years in high school drama appearing as "chorus" to prove it.
  2. I did a summer as an ice cream truck driver.
  3. I really, really like Dr. Laura. She's got a lot of sense. (I even have a Dr. Laura action figure that my daughter calls "mommy's barbie")
  4. I can't tell left from right without thinking about it, but instead North, South, East and West are how I do directions fairly easily.
  5. I like to cross stitch, but I rarely make/take the time to do it, and I have one piece that I have been working on since 1992 that is about half way done.
  6. I really think men are more handsome in glasses. So even though my hubby has perfect eye sight I sometimes tease him that I'm gonna get him some reading glasses just for fun.
  7. I love a dill pickle wrapped in cream cheese and a slice of ham, or just a dill pickle with peanut butter. I don't care for a dill pickle plain though . . . and these likings are whether I am pregnant or not!

Now I'm supposta tag 7 people:
Pollywog Pond
Barefoot in the Garden
My little corner
Fair Love

Friday, May 11, 2007

another one from my uncle . . .

The 3 men in history to walk on water:

The 1st one was Christ....

The 2nd one was Peter (the apostle)...

Then there was this guy, Jose...

Monday, May 07, 2007

Forwarded to me from my uncle.


I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it myself a couple times unintentionally...but this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e-mail list.

If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!! They only want to see you naked.

I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

My family knew that I was deaf
When I was only three,
and since then fifteen years ago
Have never signed to me.
I know when I'm around the house,
I try and use my voice,
It makes them feel more comfortable;
For me, I have no choice.
I try, communicate their way-
Uncomfortable for me.
My parents wouldn't learn sign
Ashamed or apathy?
I never cared about the sound of radios and bands;
What hurts me most is, I never heard
My parents' signing hands.

Stephen J. Bellitz, Reprinted from Senior News, July 1991

Friday, May 04, 2007

Baby naming . . .and other pregnancy news.

I've been struggling with this gestational diabetes, and trying to keep my blood sugars low with no meds and just the right diet and exercises. I am so frustrated, because is just doesn't seem to be working. I've taken to doing 20 min of exercises after each meal.

Funny thing is that my boy goes ballistic at mommy doing any exercises. He hangs and whines and cries on me during the whole thing. I've had to enlist the help of dad to distract him. And then there is my daughter who thinks exercises is really just an invitation to play.
Can you see me at the bottom of this dog pile trying to do a leg streach?
I try.

It still looks like I will have to take something though . . . anyway.

On the light side . . . I used up all my baby names when I had a girl and then a boy. And my husband didn't plan since he was small for the naming of possible babies . . . in essence I am telling you that we don't have an idea at this time what to name the baby on the way.

So I've been having fun over at this site:

Baby Names Country - Baby Boy and Girl Names from all over the world!

And that's my new button over on my side bar. I did find some ideas . . . we'll see.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

An update on Yesenia.

I thought some of you might like to hear the story from Yesenia's huband Jacob's perspective . . . His perspective and faith humbles me.

I'm writing this to you simply so you'll know and can be praying with us. I
hope you will read the story through eyes of faith, the way we're living it, and
not fear. I don't want to draw attention to ourselves in any way, but I also
don't want any of you to find out second-hand, so here goes...

Yesterday I hadto work a little late and as I arrived at our new home at around 6:30 (on the 25 acre Bible College site) I noticed the barbed-wire gate was mangled and open and our van was in an odd place. I was immediately tense. Yesenia, holding Ezra, called to me from the house and I could tell something was wrong. We walked
toward each other and when I was close enough I could see her eyes were teary.

She told me that about 90 minutes earlier she saw two vehicles plow through the
front gate. She rushed to lock the front door, then the back door, but as soon
as she turned around three men kicked through the front door and entered the
house. One had a handgun and two had automatic rifles. There were about 5 more
men outside. She got on the floor with the boys and began praying. They said
they were looking for guns as they searched through drawers, cabinets, and
still-unpacked boxes. They wanted to know who we were and why we were there.

Yesenia explained we're missionaries and we're building a Bible College. The
main spokesman of the group began reassuring Yesenia that they would not harm
them. They stayed about 20 minutes, apparently waiting for a ride. When their
ride didn't come they asked for the keys to our van, which they took down the
road. About 5 minutes later they brought it back and left it just inside the
gate. No one was hurt, nothing taken (except our van keys) and there was only
slight damage to the facilities.

The boys were scared, but are adjusting well. Most locals we talk to are pretty sure it was some sort of undercover police operation. Obviously, it was scary and we're shaken up. We're staying with some friends until our nerves calm down. But we plan to persevere. We're committed to seeing mighty things happen on that property. We're no strangers to hardship, but we don't invite it. If we considered the situation to be truly dangerous, we wouldn't go back, but there's no reason to believe that kind of incident will happen again.

This story probably elicits a number of emotions in you, the reader. I assure you we've felt them all, yes ALL. We've chosen to direct those emotions into prayer that God will protect Mexico and, above all, that He will raise up thousands of fearless Christian servants at this Bible College that will rock the foundations of this and every other corrupt culture on the planet.

We encourage you to stand with us in prayer, knowing that He that is in us is
greater than he that is in the world.

God Bless.