Thursday, September 24, 2009

Can I just say.....................YUM!!!

Okay, I am not lusting after this man. But can I just say, I really, really like him in everything I have seen him in. Preface this with the fact that I haven't seen him in everything he has ever done, but no one likes everything any actor has done, just sayin'.

I love Royal Pains on television. I know, I know. But I do.

I just watched his performance in the movie titled "In Her Shoes". And I love him. He is so adorable. Guy next door. Long suffering, hottie. And he does a really good job acting too.

Oh, BTW, everyone send some love out to Kori today. Melissa from My Version of Sanity is going to join her this afternoon to help clear out her dear daddy's house. Kori girl, love and hugs and prayers for you.

And, did I hear something about an Estrogen Extravaganza? Can't wait to get more details. Exciting. Counting my pennies and the days.

Monday, September 21, 2009

One of God's beautiful places......

Okay, my family loves to camp out. We love to go to different State parks and find out what they have to offer. And we have been to some really great ones, and we have been to some not so great ones.

This past weekend we went to a place near Dunellon Florida called "Rainbow Springs". I highly recommend this trip. You can camp. The campground facilities are nice and clean. You can go swimming at the head springs for free (if you are a camper). You can tube down the river, for a fee. Or you can go to the river near the campground and tube for free. Or you can kayak or canoe, or swim in the pool at the campground. This area is so beautiful. I highly recommend it. I am trying to upload a picture of the swimming area at the head springs. We all enjoyed it, except the fact that it was all over our heads, there was no where to stand up at except the steps. But still, a beautiful place.
What are some of your favorite places?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Y'all have got to listen to this song.....

Okay, it's not a law or anything like that, but you really will like it, I promise.
First of all, it's being sung by Brad Paisley (who is this generations George Strait) just sayin'. And Sara Evans.

Oh my, I got all teary eyed listening to the love and devotion. Wow.

It's the first song on my playlist, so turn it up and be blessed.
Is that retching that I hear.....

Guess what lovely spector has shown up atour house...Yeah, the flu.
Abby and Carl have both missed school and now my Chris has it.
Yippee, only a matter of time before that train stops here and picks me up.
Can't about y'all?
Hope every one has a blessed week.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just wanted to say, We remember 9/11/01. May God bless the families of those who lost their loved ones that day.
May God bless the United States military personnel on foreign ground and domestic. God bless them for their sacrifices and God bless their families for their sacrifices so we can sleep safely tonight.
For our fire, rescue, and law enforcement personnel, thank you for all you do. May God bless you all.

Everyone, take just a moment, to remember the sacrifices that our veteran's and our military personnel and their families make so that we may live in freedom and enjoy the many freedoms that we do.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes.......

Upon learning that her little cousin is hurling chunks sick, my little darling girl wanted me to relay a message to her.

Tell her I hope she feels better soon and not to forget to keep her little garbage can right next to her, cause you never know.

LOL. Dr. in the making.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Birthday Swap arrived......

Shawn held a birthday swap. I signed up for it several weeks ago.....remember


My package has arrived and let me tell ya, I don't know if my swap gal was physic or what, but she could not have sent me anything that tickled me more than what she did.

Somehow, she knew that I have sensitive skin and sent me some Sensaria Freshening Mist and Sensaria Sole Survivor for rough and cracked feet. My heels are so cracked this is just the ticket for them. Also included is a lovely All about You magnet that can be placed on several different things I'd Rather Be doing.....i got a big kick out of that. But my two favorite pieces in the swap by far are the beautiful coffee mug from the Public market Center in Seattle and the wall hanging about faith. I absolutely adore these gifts.

Kristen from all that Hoopla, you ROCK!!!! girl. Thank you so much for these wonderful gifts.

God bless you and your family. Your husband and his unit are in my prayers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Invisible Illness Week is coming up soon.....

I, personally had no idea this even existed. I was surfing around the blogosphere and stumbled across this "meme". And although I do have an invisble illness, I am not going to go for all thirty questions. To see this woman's "meme" go to
I guess I feel for her because having an invisible illness does make people ask and say things that aren't always the most tactful or loving.
I suffer with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and yes, I am on a medicine regimen that has severely limited the damage my joints suffer from this disease. That's what can be seen. This disease is affecting my heart and other organs. It's the nature of the beast. Some people look at me and see a lazy person, I am not, nor have I ever been lazy. I get so frustrated at not being able to do the things I once was able to or maybe not be able to do them as well. It makes me want to scream sometimes. It frustates me that I cannot stand for long periods of time without excruciating pain. I can do a lot of tasks, but I must be sitting down to do them. I used to be able to do so many things, so many, many things. And I get discouraged because I can't really do a lot of them anymore. Well, that's not really correct, I can do some of them, but the cost is high in pain, and I have come to be leary of that pain and try to avoid causing it at most costs.
The fatigue that comes with this disease is horrendous. And you don't really have any warning when it's going to strike. Last week, I was going to start a walking regimen with my MIL and SIL. I could barely make it 1/4 mile. Yes, some of this is because I am out of shape, but some of it is the pain that I live with in my lower back and in my knees. It is frustrating not to be able to walk like I used to could. And I praise God that the flares are not as frequent as they used to be, but it still takes a couple of days to get over them.
People judge so easily, but I wonder how they would feel after living a day in our shoes?
Thanks for listening. Please go visit this other blog and let her explain her illness to you. She needs our prayers.