Saturday, March 15, 2008

An uncommon house...

Most folks have order and an organized home.
We have a measure of controlled chaos:)
We finished the kitchen wall and replaced the wood blind


The new family room is ready to set up as the entertainment center is empty.
I need to reload the dvd's and such.

This will come together shortly.
I'll have to shampoo a rug to set the stage here.

This wall got painted and I'll shampoo the other rug and make a little set up of chairs here.

Beginning the morning like this... I finished these boxes. Beloved took the "high dressers out to the garage. I had unloaded them yesterday. I made all those curtains and vallence. I will have to recover the door.

I took my leather wedding dress down and put the wedding ring quilt on the wall.
The vacuum and carpet cleaner will come into play during the week. I will shampoo this end of the house.

I removed all the drapery (dusty!) and left the hardware up for the new owners to use as they like.

This pink and burgundy has to go. So I had to "kill" it with a primer. It is stubborn.

It is really surprising how difficult it is to cover. The burgundy just keeps coming through. Two to three coats did it.

same with this wall and the commode.

Sorry side ways picture. It is just about how I feel. I went outside for some fresh air and decided to do this post and rest a bit.
Well post is done as is my rest.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Possibilities...


Possibilities...
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We watched a beautiful Movie in the Daddy Mans office tonight. It was so dear. Dash made a comment about how the mother did not believe in the magic the wonder of possibility he said..." thats like you Mom...you don't believe in magic either mom".
It made me stop and wonder...
Tonight I found myself just falling apart and detoxing all the furry that consumed my ill guarded mind today. I have been so angry and under such intense attack today. Lies filling my mind until it all but exploded in the desperate frustrations that overwhelmed me. I expressed myself until I was at my my end all worn out from the excessive angry energies that consumed my peace and stand. Beloved let me down load it all and allowed me the space to just have a royal fit!. What we are encountering in this phase of our lives is very difficult. The labor of it it is so intensive and so difficult that I have found myself exasperated at the endless efforts I must extend.
This is very hard. Ins o many ways this is hard. I am (we are ) reinventing ourselves. I could not find my focus today and the last three days have all but left me wrung out of my self and my pride, greed and anger of the loss that we are facing in the choice to let go of this stuff. It is a time to fix our character onto what is of true value.
I am an orange with zest spraying all over the place while all that is unnecessary is pealed off me box by box. All the nurturing I have giving this crop is tested out to the inth degree. Every branch that needs to be trimmed is being so. It hurts, I feel naked with the removal of them. I know that the fruit that my next crop might bear will be much greater. much higher in the wealth of drink it might even offer others , but for now it hurts!
I do believe in the magic of the possibilities, I desire the wonder of a child to gaze through my own eyes. My sight is dim in that now, but I do believe.
As I dig up this basin so as to water deeply, as I fertilize and endure the pruning of all of this preparation. It is my hope that through all of this I might yield a crop worthy of God favor..

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Nothing heavy or too thought-provoking.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Today’s question is:

What is your kitchen color scheme?

I am currently exploring my options for my new kitchen. I love sunflowers, humming birds and flowers. I am excited to dream about it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What Kind of Puzzle Are You?




You Are a Jigsaw Puzzle



You are a complex person, although at first glance you seem quite simple.

Your personality is comprised of many interesting and distinct pieces.

You are captivating and often visually interesting. You can be seen from many angles.

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I have to do today

1. Rest and pace myself. Spend time quiet and in prayer. Asking for wisdom and guidance is so essential. So many folks are so desperate right now. I have a dear friend on an adventure to a writers conference. Another sweet lady has conceived after 5 yrs of trying. I am celebrating her in prayer as well. I have begun to find myself in a type of rejoicing delighted prayer for the things that are to be gained by the trials of those I love. I often think of what Jesus said at the last supper..."Help them resist temptation"... I am being tempted daily now to be grumpy and ill tempered because I have become too tired. I need to be wise and pace myself better. Part of resisting temptation is to be careful not to set myself up for it.
2. Paint the trim on the floor of the studio/family room. The couch and TV center is moving in here tonight. I got to be ready.
3. Paint the kitchen wall, window , and around the sink window. That will finish the kitchen off for the listing.
4. Contact my nephew to see if he will be coming today to help Beloved move the sofa and entertainment center.
5. Change the washer/dryer and lay out the clothing. My Laundry is huge! Wow! Life goes on and laundry is piling up! I am also packing up the winter things it is hot here now.
6. Call and cancel my children's ride in the morning. A dear friend has offered to give the kids a ride to school. I am going to put the yard sale off a week in order to better use my energies. I see the plan now for a call came in that a woman who needs the clothing and a few other things will be in valley next Thursday. It will give her time to go through it to see what she might need .I can also add more stuff to it this week as I do the last of the packing over the weekend and early next week.
7. Paint the trim on the sliding glass door. That can be low on the list but as long as the brush is full of trim paint I might as well .
8. Unload the DVD's and such and then reload it once it is moved
9. Cut up veggies for a big salad tonight.
10. Bring the kids home and enjoy them! Play and time together. They need to have me. I need to have them too. What a joy my children are to me. I wish that when we get moved I can have more of a laid back life as to give them lots of my time.
11. Put some music on to uplift my energies and spirit. Music is an important part of my life. I love to have lyrics that are life giving echoing (without the fabrics it is very echo-y) through my home.
12. Spend some time with my Husband. We are so worn and wherry. We are not worn out but close. It is very difficult to labor so hard. We have a goal.
13. Watch Lost at 7p.m. and 8p.m., and check out! I love my quiet Thursday nights. I go into my room and just enjoy the show uninterrupted! I am not too sure how this will all work out tonight.

Thankful Thursday


Fresh foods!
I am so glad that I pushed through my exhaustion yesterday and followed my path to the Whole Foods Store. Where I purchased organic eggs, and baby portabella mushrooms, tomatoes and green onions. We had Cara Cara (blood) oranges yesterday and the children had fresh strawberries after school. I have been living off my freezer and pantry for a month. I so missed healthy fresh foods. I am so thankful that I stopped and made this a priority.
In my exhaustion yesterday I became easy target for anger and frustrations.
Never get too tired to hungry or too lonely.
Well I really did myself all three. Beloved got the hot wind of it as I exhaled all over him my thoughts of all the injustices. Way, Way too tired!
Working so hard on this house and packing up our belongings has been a terrific amount of hard physical labor. I My strength is a vital part of accomplishing all the tasks that lay before me. Caring for my nutritional needs is important to do. I may even walk today after my visitor comes and leaves.
I had the idea of the children doing a lemon Aide stand during my yard sale so I have decided to postpone it a week.

Scrambled Eggs
Slice mushroom then dice.
Green onion Sliced very thin.
Slice bell pepper thin then dice it.

Heat pan first, then add a little olive oil
When oil is hot add vegetables and sweat them a minute or so.
Add two range free, organic large brown eggs
Using a chop stick (easy to wash) break yolks and stir.
The hot pan will cause the eggs to cook fast do not walk away.
When shine is dulled they are done.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Walking on needs your help!



Margarita "Magui" Martinez
DOB: 4-19 1994
MISSING: 3-10-2008
I am posting this picture of my Ladybug with her sunglasses on. Due to her RP, if outdoors, she will be wearing sunglasses. She has photophobia. She also has nighblindness and tunnel vision. I will be posting more pictures as we are able to get them into the computer.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. They are a comfort to us and Magui (wherever she is).

Margarita "Magui" Martinez 4-19-1994
Missing: 3-10-2008

If anyone in the Southern California, El Centro/El Cajon/San Diego area see this young girl please contact your local police department.

I know this is a large area and many young girls this age look alike. So please take a good look at her picture.

She was last seen Sunday evening. And we believe she may be headed to the San Diego area with a hispanic male.

Please pray for her safe return. I will keep everyone posted.

Tackle It Tuesday

Last night 9:P.M.

Good Morning!
Last night during mens group I tackled the painting of the open walls in the Studio. I saw my couch and TV in here so I am soing the work to make that a reality. The men were amazed to see the room all but done to the point I was able. I am so excited aboutthe future. i hope that this adventure away from the normal things is not too boring for you all. I do miss cooking and meal prep and all. This is a priority to get this place staged and listed.
I had a call from a friend (MILove) she is going to loan me some chairs and silk trees for the living room. I anm having a yard sale on Friday and Saturday. With a birthday party Dove is too attend on Sunday afternoon. My days are so full.
I have boxes to pack and these shelves to empty today.

This needs to be completed, boxes to pack, papers to sort so my Beloved can put the shelfs in the garage tonight. I'll paint that wall and have the desk in the other room. The file drawers will wind up out in the garage in that big hayworth.

10:20 A.M. Wow!

Now the Kitchen looks like this though! :)
Inch by inch...Foot by foot:)

Beloved came home after overtime and moved the shelving units, the jewelers desk and the cutting table out to the garage.

He moved the file cabinet too.
The correspondence desk went into the living room.
I finished the wall all but the ceiling trim.
It is 8 P.M.
I am so tired!

This room is all but ready to receive the entertainment center and couch.
Now all we need is help moving it. I have a call into my nephew.

The Kitchen however looks like this :(
Wow! we did it.
We saw another foreclosure house today and got into the lock box to view it.
The children explored and warmed up to the idea of moving a bit.
They now have a sort of "face " to put on it. Although this is not necessarily the house we get. They really liked it. The enthusiasm was so encouraging to me. They played house and moved us into it( pretend).

I need to make an add for this table on Craigs list

This did not get done
This is the drawer of antiquated cassette tapes. You know you have lived when albums,8 tracks and cassettes are a thing of youth and a collection of memories. We have always been a multi media family.
I did plant some flowers out front. They look very pretty.
I used reds and purples.
Daddy Man is reading to the children. We sitill have the roller and brush to wash out. I wish I were done with the trim. I am just too tired to finish it!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sold! For asking price.

Amazing Grace how can it be...That you my Lord should die for me
Amazing Love I know its true.
It is my joy to worship you!
In all I do I worship you.

Walking into this new day.
I saw this and it is now a reality. Perhaps it was a reality even then.
I am going to rest now for I have done what I was to do.
We can ready this room for paint now.
Last night I saw the furniture that is in the living room, coming in here to make a family room. I will need to borrow a few chairs to create a living room vinuett.
I was able to ready the yard sale things for Friday. The garage bay is open for the other book shelves once I finish them.
It is so wonderful to just follow His lead.
The children will come home in an hour and I will be rested for them.
Beloved (came home from work over the lunch hour), and the men loaded the desk. What a nice man purchased it. This fellow as I went to shake his hand , respectfully embraced me instead. That was so cool.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Desk is on Craig's List


This morning I saw this in my minds eye and we did it.
It is now up on Craig's list.

The Studio is officially packed.
We also put the pink play house out on the driveway after The Mr. washed it down. I saw myself put a sign on it for $50. so... I did so. Not but an hour later a knock on the door gave way to $50. in my pocket and the play house sold!
Now lets see this desk sell fast.
I am going to do a yard sale next weekend.
The Mr. is out with a pick ax chopping the weeds that do flourish is the dog dung heap. He does hate that job. We all do. It is ridicules the extremes everyone goes through to avoid it. I am not able to go out there because it will set off my asthma.
I think I'll head off into my closet to weed clothing out and pack up the winter things.

Sunday Smiles

Good Morning
Dash asked me to tell all of you thank you for your well wishes.
I slept in until 9:30 this morning and am just now having my tea and getting ready to task.
Beloved is going to attack the lawn and the dung today and I am going to follow what I saw myself doing. The desk and the studio is needing to get set to paint. Oh my if I look beyond the thing I see to do this moment it feels like a waterfall knocking me off me footing. So I will wisely just look to what I see this moment and do what is required of me next.
I will give Dove a floor sweeper and set her to a task. Dash will work with the Daddy man. I wish for the day to have ease but there is an urgency to task as we must get this place on the market.
There is a possibility that The Mr and I might have a date today if the kids go to a friends. Not sure if it is going to happen or not.
Oh I do love His presence (the Misters too) I am speaking of Abba Pappa God My Friend. I can just reach out and touch Him. I am kept on a focus by his tender rod goading me to keep away from overwhelm. it is looking . I cried last night in the shower when I let myself think beyond the moment. So much work to do and I can so easily feel sorry for myself if I go there. It is by a choice I pull back to center. I know that this is for a season. For a purpose. For freedoms sake.
Well my word the day begins. Yee haw!
Keeping His sabbath in the most unusual of ways.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
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  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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