Thursday, May 21, 2015

Just thinking about things...

OK, lets not all pass out! I am actually getting back in here again just one day after posting the last blog. I just might get the hang of this after all.
Seems to be a bit therapeutic to get to write down the things that are playing out in my mind and heart. I have so much going on right now in life that requires me to be in constant prayer, because it involves situations that I alone do not have enough wisdom to deal with. I really need the guidance of the Higher Power to even think about some of it.
Seems I have made way too many decisions in the past that I regret, and perhaps it is because I did not spend enough time really praying about them before making them. Not any more. I am too afraid to do much of anything anymore without completely dissecting every aspect of the situation and fleecing God for a divine answer. However, sometimes the answer must be made before I can get a complete "right feeling" about it and then it is the "what and see what happens" scenario.
How I wish things were not this complicated right now, but they are. And I really am not sure just what to do about a few things. Seems any direction has its pros and cons, and so now I must take some time to weigh out which would have the best outcome.
Why oh why must life be so complicated sometimes?
All I know is that I am truly thankful that the Lord is a constant friend and strength to me. I cannot imagine trying to get through this life without Him being here for me every moment of every day.

So many things are just so messed up right now, on too many levels to even try to explain. And, it would do no good to try anyhow because I am always very misunderstood anytime I ever try to explain my feelings. Again, just really glad that God does know, and He understands. Sometimes I just really need for people to, too!!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nearing the end of the school year!

Today as I sit here at my desk at work, I am thinking how quickly yet how slowly this school year has passed.  At times it seems things have moved right along, and other times I feel like time has just dragged by. Regardless, just 6 more working days until we are set free for that much needed and longed for Summer Break!!  It has been a pretty rough year, and seems that youth these days are just getting worse and worse in the disrespect area.  I firmly believe that scheduled breaks for teachers and staff who work in the public school system are a must in order to maintain some form of sanity, and to be able to regain mental composure. I know I sure need it after this year.
The rains that we have received have sure made everything green and glorious, with flowers and rose bushes producing the most beautiful blooms.  It is a bit unusual since we are more used to the droughts that cause things to be much more dim, so we welcome this wonderful change around us.  Not real happy with all the tornado weather and floodings that are happening, but we are thankful for the much needed rain around here.
With this being the end of the school year, it is also a lot of excitement going on for the Seniors, as they wind down their final year of High School.  It is hard to believe that we were experiencing all of this just 2 short years ago with Mandi, our youngest daughter.  Seems the older they get the faster time goes by.  Wonder why that is?  Memorial Day weekend is in a few days, and I usually plan a patio party and cookout for some of our family and friends. Well, presently our patio holds the contents that we had moved out of our storage back in April- and we have yet to get it all sorted and done away with. Just haven't had the time to tackle it, but maybe if we get a little bit of energy on Saturday we could clear enough space to enjoy some fellowship- otherwise we will just try and make other plans. Going to just wait and see what the weather has in store. Kind of wanting to wait until I am off work for the summer before starting any cleaning out projects. I just don't have enough energy these days to get stuff done like I used to. Have to kind of pace myself better and allow much more time. It gets me so aggravated when I can't function as I wish to, but oh how thankful I am that I at least am not an invalid and having to depend on others to take care of me. So I will take my having to slow down and take my time to get things done over not being able to do anything at all for myself.
God is so good to me, and I am thankful for my blessings.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

WOW! It has been over a year since I posted in here last.  I guess I am just not great at "blogging" even though I really want to be.  Maybe just maybe I will get the hang of it soon.
Seems blogging would be a much better way to express my feelings and thoughts than on other social media places where you are criticized for "sharing too much" even though that is what the sites are for, are they not??
Eventually I would like to start a brand new blog- one that would highlight my crafting activities and such- and might actually be something I would keep up with better. Who knows. I am not even sure if anyone sees this blog and its post anyways. I could be only talking to myself- and in all actuality I might as well be.
Well, if you are happening to read this post, could you please do me a favor and let me know? Might be good to know on this end. :)
Until the next time I decide to check in here, I bid you farewell.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April, and about over at that!

Well, much has taken place since my last post.
I have moved out of the building, and we now occupy 2 storage buildings instead. Working hard to eliminate at least one of them, and in time, the other one as well. No one needs this much stuff!!
My health is keeping me from being able to do much at the present time, but I am praying hard for healing as well as some answers as to why I am feeling so badly.
We are close to being out for the summer break, and I am counting down the weeks now. Only 5 more from the time of this post. Working at our High School in the discipline department, known as ISS ( In School Suspension )  has challenges all of it's own, and some days I just want to walk away and never look back. However, it is a job, and I happen to need it right now. So I endure.
I have hopes and desires for my little "home business" at some point, but first must get the cottage in shape and all set up to where I can be productive. Right now, it looks about like a storage bin as well.
I want very much to get back into doing crafting and sewing, as that brings me much joy and seems to be a form of relaxation for me.  Baking and Candy Making are still in my plans, but the crafting is something that I have been idle in for some time and want to start back doing soon.
I realize that I do not have but a few followers of this blog at this time, but hope to maybe expand my "fans" soon, and be able to actually create this thing to be a bit more interesting and entertaining. We shall see.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Already!

My oh my! Once again, it has been awhile since I last posted in here. I really need to get better at this!
I had to re-read my last post just so I could know what was going on at that time to know what to say this time. Ironically, I still am occupying the building, still trying to decide exactly what to do with it/about it, and yes it is quite a tug of war in my heart! However, I do know that in the very near future I will have made my mind up for sure and will either be conducting events or moving into a storage building. I have enough "stufff" to open a super center thrift store!!!! MUST ELIMINATE!!! I am hoping for a miracle in the means of a couple of days of having a CLEAN SWEEP TEAM to come and assist me. I have a couple of volunteers already, if I could just find a few more and a good time for everyone, then I feel sure the impossible mission could actually be conquored. We shall see,
My family is going through another stage, one that is a little hard on this momma, but as the seasons of life must come and go, so does the growing and changing in families. My daughters are both grown adults, still have them at home for now but feel that is changing soon, too. My baby will turn 20 this year, and for some reason I am really having a hard time dealing with that idea. My oldest daughter is feeling the wind under her wings and is contemplating a big change that I know will be taking her from my nest, but never from my heart. This must happen for her to be able to find that independence that she needs, and as time does have it, it is that time. Going to be a big year for lots of changes, but I am ready!
Maybe it won't be 6 months before I get back in here to post, and perhaps I just might actually try to do it more often. I don't have many viewers, and rarely ever get a comment from any who are viewing, but maybe I can increase my followers, and am even contemplating starting a new blog that is all about cooking and crafting, but going to be sure that I can keep that one up before I start it. I want to learn more about the actual running of a blog, with all the additives and add-ons, ect. I see some really great blogs and wonder how they got it to look so great. Going to be checking all that out, and will post when I launch my new one.
If you want to share my blog site with any of your friends, feel free to do so. And, if you have a blog and I am not following it, I would like to, just need to know how to get on there.

Friday, September 20, 2013

My How Time Flies

Well, as usual, it has been a long time since I came to this blogsite. Shame on me. I really do want to be a "blogger", but guess I just have yet to make it a habit. Maybe I can do better, since I do have the time to actually get on here now and be a little more regular. My job does have some nice perks, for the most.
Since the last post too much has happened to try and catch it all up on here, so guess I will just say what is on my mind or post the most recent happenings.
For starters, I am recovering once again from a health issue/set back, seems that the current stresses and pressures have caused my body to once again reach it's limitations and I had to spend a few days hospitalized. Thankfully nothing major was allowed to progress.
Now I am in the middle of moving out of the shop building that we have occuppied for the last 2 years, again, and this time will probably be the last for a long time. These 2 years have been a complete nightmare with expenses of trying to maintain a building in HOPES of getting a business up and running, and each time I thought it was going to work something else would set us back and basically knock us completely off of our feet. If I ever go back into a business, it will probably be after Dale has retired and we can work it together as an extra income. I do have some hopes and ideas, but we shall see.
Right now my main focus is to just get us caught up on things and try and work on getting out of some of the debt that has us so bound up. Lord have mercy!!!
I am hoping to be a little more successful in my efforts of getting more healthy and shedding some pounds, but truthfully it is quite a challenge when you are so depressed all the time. Somehow I must overcome it and find a way to stay above it. I am looking forward to getting back into an old way of relieving my stress, and that is crafting. I enjoy it so, and hopefully I will be able to create some peices to sell that will bring in a little extra financial help. I am also thinking of creating a whole seperate blogspot area for that, eventually.
My favorite season is upon us, and I plan to enjoy it all I possibly can! FALL!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy 70th Birthday to my Daddy

Today is my daddy's 70th birthday!
I was trying to upload a picture, but it kept posting it sideways, and not upright like it needed to be.
Anyways, I just wanted to blog about that today, and am wishing him a great day!
We had a surprise celebrtion for him last weekend, but today is his big day!