Jul 26, 2008

The week to come,

Well Jeremy finally got back to work on Friday. I missed him, and Anora was particularly out of sorts. But we're getting on. Today we spent some time at the church and Anora was a big help.
Because we're gearing up for VBS this week. I don't have a lot of responsibility, just being extra hands to people. I'm looking forward to it.
And then Anora stays with her grandma & grandpa at the end of the week. I'm looking forward to a day off.
God bless, and may you have a great week too.

Jul 22, 2008

Bizarre but nice

It's been a bizarre, but nice couple of days at our house. About 6:30 am on Monday a real vicious storm moved through the town Jeremy works in. It blew 100's of trees down and power lines. I think there 144,000 people without power right after the storm. The airport recorded a 100 mile/hour gust. It was terrible. A lot of people had trees go through their roofs or cut their trailer in half. Jeremy got to work, a little late due to debris in the road, but was safe. But once he go there, no power to do any work. So he brought some work home and worked here. He got what he needed done, and then hung out with us in the afternoon. It was nice for me to have him work from home. His boss called last night and it could be another day or 2 before power is restored. So he's gotten today off too. Jeremy has done some work and errands around the house. It's kinda like a Sat.
But now he's here to fight me for the computer. I'll let him have the computer now.
God bless.

Jul 18, 2008

Summer fun!

OH, so long.

I'm sorry it's been so long since I last posted. While we haven't really done much any day, it's been so long I'm sure there is a ton to report on.

We have a stuffed up kitchen drain. We've been having problems with it getting slower and slower to drain. So yesterday I took apart the pipes and made sure they were clear. After a lot of headache. They were clear. So the problem is beyond me. I'm waiting to hear back from the plumber now.

This morning though I got a call from my good friend/neighbor. She had been to a good garage sale. So Anora and I went. We spent $11 but came away with a lot of jeans and some shirts. All of them are school quality(4 weeks and counting). Anora couldn't wait to wear them.
After the garage sale we came home, I was dripping in sweat. So she played in her pool a ton. She floated and kicked, and put her face in. I was so excited. I took way too many pictures and video.

Speaking of pictures, I'm uploading a slide show, and on it there are pictures of Jeremy cutting down our tree single handed, Anora playing with her friend, and also our cat outside. Just general summer fun.

video
We've been strangely social lately. On Sunday we went out with a couple to brunch. It was a ritzy brunch. But so good. And I was glad to get to know them better. And then later that night, we had a guy friend from church over. Very different atmosphere. Home made pizza, mess house, and a movie. It was a lot of fun!

The day before, Saturday, we went to a friend/relation of mine. We had great food and a real relaxing time. Anora got to bug other people, and therefore was an angel. And Jeremy and I played a new game to us. Ladder golf. Jeremy has it all planned out in his mind to make one for here at home.

Jeremy is doing well. Working a lot, but not too much. He hasn't hit summer panic yet, so that will still be coming.
He is the most wonderful husband. This last week in anticipation of his dad coming to visit I've been spending most of my time scanning family photos into the computer. That way the photos can go back home with him. But our scanner would crash repeatedly and I finally just couldn't do it anymore! I was quickly losing my mind. He gave me permission to stop scanning them. Do you ever just need permission to do, or not do something? I did. I felt about 20 lbs lift from my chest.
So anyway, the 100's of pictures I had done already are burnt to cd for his brother and dad and us.

Our VBS will be coming up 28-31st. I'm excited to help with that. I love helping, and not being in charge. And that is exactly how this event works. I get to do a lot, and enjoy myself, without thinking it will fall apart due to me.

I'm straining my brain to think of what else we've been up to. But I'm afraid I just can't access that part of my brain.

Please pray for stray teens. As being a former misfit, I know there is nothing any man can do to fix them, please pray they let God in and let Him help. God Bless

Jul 7, 2008

indepence day




We've had a wonderful weekend!
I last posted that I was working on a float for the church to go in the parade. That fell through, leaving us with no obligations! Independence!
So Thur night we pulled out to a camping spot. The weather was perfect, Anora behaved and left to play a lot. Jeremy and I got along wonderfully!
On Friday we took a long hike, and went to the swimming pool in the park. Then at dark we hunted out a place in the park to watch fireworks. We found a real interesting spot. I'm not telling where, I hope to use it again next year! But we were able to watch the firework, and listen and watch deer all at the same time. With none of the traffic or booms! Anora was so tired she really didn't want to stay and watch, but she finally quit complaining and we enjoyed ourselves.
On Saturday we had a great breakfast and then got ready to leave. God was good to us. We pulled out and parked at home with no frustration or even second tries.
We felt great about ourselves and couldn't just stay home. We're still not flush with money, but we decided to treat ourselves with a rare supper and an upgrade of a toy for Anora. We bought the makings for poutine and a real set of legos.
Pray for relief to all those who don't have or can't afford to run the air conditioner.