Friday, August 3, 2012

Hey y'all.  Whew!!  What a day.
In just 16 short days, I return to work.  YAY!!  I think...Anyhoo, I have been looking all summer for a full size refrigerator (gently used) real cheap.  Guess what, that combo ain't happening.
So, last night, on Craigslist, I saw the answer to my prayers.  A full size fridge for $25.00.  Okay, that should have been my first clue.  But it looked OK in the picture.  But they did warn that it had a "little" rust and needed to be cleaned up.  I was so excited, I almost peed my pants.
Bright and early this morning, I went to the designated house to pick it up.  Pulled up in the driveway and .......urk!!! Stop right there.  That fridge had more than a little rust.  Oh well, what did I expect for $25.00?  My heart was broken. 
So, my son wanted to stop at a resale store to look at clothes.  I figured, what could it hurt.  Might even have a cheap fridge in there somewhere.
There was not one fridge to be seen anywhere.  BUT, I got something that I have been wanting for a long time.  But I never would have paid full price.  Just could not see me spending that kind of money on something other than clothes for the kids.  BUT, (choir of angels singing here) there was a used Kitchen Aid mixer.  Yes, it was.  Less than $150.00 with all the attachments in the bowl. 
So, it was a bad day and a good day.  Hope you all have a blessed weekend.  Now, I have to excuse myself, because I think I am going to make some Boston Creme pancakes for breakfast tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello everyone,  
I hope you summers are progressing well. 
I have a confession to make.........I am about to lose my mind.  The kids are stealing it. 
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready for school to take back in.  Bickering and fighting and crying over nothing name it.   Please don't get me wrong, I love my children.  I have just had a really bad day. 
My DH is out of the country right now on a mission trip.  And he took my car to the airport.  My nice, small, air conditioned car.  Great on fuel, car.  Comfy, car.  And left for me to use, a 23 year old diesel truck. Dualie. Air not working so good.  Temperamental truck. 
Today, I remembered that the tag on my teenage son's truck expired 2 weeks ago.  NO problemo.  I'll just hop into DH's truck and roll on down the road to the tag office.  Yeah, not so quick.   About 1/4 of the way there, it starts refusing to go into a higher gear.  Makes an awful noise and will not go into the next gear.  So, I pull over to the side of the road and try again.  The noise it makes is AWFUL!!!  Thus, my 10 year girl starts crying. Because the noise scared her.  Then my other son starts yelling at her and I yell at him and then I yell at her and quickly reached the end of my rope.  Short story, I was crying in the tag office and I'm sure they thought I was insane (which at that point, I might have been close). 
Turns out, there was grass in the transmission.  I don't even want to hazard a guess as to how grass got in the transmission of the truck.  We made it home and I am staying here. 
The good news is that we are all fine.  Some extra snot from crying, but otherwise in good health.  The bad news is, I have to drive that monster to a crowded metropolis tomorrow for a doctors appointment.  This thing is almost 22 ft long.  How in the heck am I gonna get that in a parking garage?
Y'all pray.  Love to all.

Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm supposed to be on vacation here!!!  Does anyone else feel like their summer is just flying by?
I hope all of you are having a great summer,even if it is passing quickly.
I have to confess that I backed out of going to see Magic Mike.  I thought about it long and hard.  I basically made the decision not to go because I certainly would not appreciate it if my hubby went and saw a female stripper movie.  So, that's also why I will not be reading Fifty Shades of Gray.  I would not appreciate him reading that kind of book.  No judging, just me.
I am packing and getting ready to go camping at the beach for a week.
So excited.  The campground has a pool.  No sharks in it either.  (I hope).
Be blessed everyone.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This Friday, June 29th, is National Girls Nite Out..........
Are you and your girls gonna do anything exciting?
Me and my girls are supposed to go watch this........
I bet the producers of this movie have bets with each other.  About whether or not this nation of women will make this the highest grossing movie on it's opening weekend.  I believe they may be right. 
Hope everyone's summer is going well. Be blessed.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hi, it has been a l.o.n.g. time since I last blogged.
In my last post, I was asking for prayer from my blog buddies because I had a job interview. I really wanted to have that job. I went and bought a new outfit for the interview. I was so anxious for the interview that I showed up a whole 24 hours too early. YIKES!!!!
The next day, I was on my way to the interview and the butterflies were beginning to flutter ferociously. Then I heard God talking to me and they calmed down. I prayed the prayer that never fails, "Your will be done Lord". I felt a calm come over me and I wasn't worried anymore.
I went through the interview. Thought I did a great job. Had the correct answers to the questions that were asked of me. I knew everyone on the interview panel. I knew 1 of them well, the other 4 I was acquainted with, but they had not been on the receiving end of any of my volunteer work.
I felt confident. I came home and relaxed with my family and didn't worry about it anymore. After a couple days, I began to worry, but I heard God telling me to calm down. He had it.
Three days after my interview, I received a letter in the mail that I had done a great job in the interview and that the entire panel was impressed with my answers, BUT, they had chosen an employee that was already in the school system. I won't lie and say I wasn't disappointed, but I was not devastated. I felt that if God had wanted me in that position, He would have made a way. And that He must have something else He wanted me to be doing. So, I praised Him for His love and went on about my business. (I was a little ticked off at the money I had spent for the new outfit, but I could wear it to church).
At Church on Sunday, everyone was so curious as to whether or not I had gotten the job and they were disappointed for me when I told them I hadn't gotten it.
Two days later, on Tuesday, I got a call from the Assistant Principal of the school. He asked me if I could come in and talk to him for a bit. I said sure. I figured he was gonna tell me why they didn't hire me. When I got there, he asked me how I was doing and I told him I was great. Then he offered me the job I wanted. NO KIDDING!!!!! The person they were gonna hire changed her mind and went to work somewhere else in the system.
Pure and simple, this was my Lord's way of putting me right where He wanted me.
Praise, praise, praise!!!!
Thanks so much to each of you who prayed. It WORKED!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello everybody, he.. he... hello everybody.......
Hey folks, hope life is treating all of you good. I have just not had time to get on here and blog lately. One of my favorite things to do is lurk around and read y'alls posts, I haven't had time for that. I am gonna try to just have a day here soon when that is all I accomplish. Meantime, how's everyone feeling about all the negative campaigning going on? Truth be told, I'm sick of it all. BUT, I am glad that I live in a country where, for today, at least, I am still free to say that. God bless America!! And bless our troops who serve and protect to guarantee that right.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Okay folks, I am in serious need of your prayers.
Long story, short....I applied for a job today. There are lots of financial issues going on right now and I could really use the job (that comes with benefits). I know that there are lots of folks out there with the same issues. But, if you remember, please throw my name in your prayers. I sure appreciate it. Hope everyone has a great week.