Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sunflower Heart gets to come back home.

Good Morning!
You are my Sunflower video
Oh so Good!
Our contract with the Realtor is up on Monday. We have "come on home".
Please celebrate me home!
My Beloved, feeling poorly, poured his heart into mine yesterday.
Independence Day! Free from selling and moving out we have "come on home".
With so many wonderful lessons along the adventure.

To our delight we are re establishing our living room the way "WE" love it.
It felt so nice for our little family to watch movie night in the living room together. Well I left after supper to play (work) on my fabrics.:)
I just had to!

We used a chair on wheels to move the television into the living room. We still have the other half of the entertainment center to move.

I have gone from this week sewing here to ....

Oh! Glory ! Oh Joy!

I watched a lot of u-tube videos and found some ideas for my new sewing room.
One of the many perks of packing the house up is now that we are unpacking I get to start all from scratch and create a wonderful studio.
I am so grateful to begin again.
I have a clean palate of a house .
We have all the walls freshly painted.
When we moved here it had rose pink carpet throughout.

This will be my new sewing station. We sold the sewing desk that was once here.
This has been used in Hubby's old office, Dash's room and now it will become my sewing desk.

This is the view of the cutting table storage from behind.
All of my supplies, well not ALL of them but box by box.
It is very hot out in the garage so we have to just do a little at a time.
I will be very choosy about what comes back into the house.
We will still be making great efforts to become debt free.
So I will be selling things as I sort out.

I have got to have color!
This is a beautiful fabric I got when a sewing store closed.
I will do the kid's bathroom in it.

I will create a flower, and earth theme I think.
I love the cute little insects.
Life! I love life all around me.
They will match the kids decor

So much JOY here to get to stay!
I was willing and took all measure to let go of my home and it has been given back to me.
I let go and God said learn, stay and continue to grow.
I will most likely get employment part time in the fall.
It will be a job caring for the elderly I think.
We will continue on our budget and financial plan. It will be a much slower process.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Kit Kittredge tells what she knows, reporting. A great movie!

Acts 1-7
He said to them " It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority:
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest art of the earth"

Daddy Man had the children running word possessor today. They are doing reporting of the things they witnessed yesterday. Typing and asking for word spellings.
It is a joy to behold!
They are so excited to share what they know.
This is happening at their request.

We saw the Movie Kit Kittredge Yesterday. Great movie!
About the pre-depression era. How wonderful to see them act it out.
The lead character was an 11 year old little girl who wants to be a reporter. She takes notes about what see sees, hears and experiences and writes articles. Note the hair cut :)
She is reporting on a boat she say in the theater lobby.

Dash is writing a story about a man who had his money stolen.
How the man is going on a quest to find his wallet.

She wants me to drive her to the theater to get a picture of it.
She is so excited to add things to the report. "people wanted to touch it so they had to put ropes around it"...

They are hunting and pecking the letters out.

They are so involved!
" and it shall be in the last days that I shall pour out my Spirit upon all mankind: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy..."
It begins through equipping them with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
It begins with the fear of the Lord. :)

Oh my goodness this is so cool!

Yes my friends I really did cut off the 8-9 inches of hair I had worn for that 30 something years.

Freedom is not Free!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

God bless America

Liberty is a Gift!

Sunflower Heart

Last night while with my friend I awoke my heart.
I walked by this magazine and felt alive when I saw this cover.
My heart leaped and I am listening.
I will be doing the kitchen and art studio in this type of pleasure.
I will have a sunflower day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Knowing what I have need of.
Knowing my heart better than I.
Loving me beyound any measure.
Dressing me in HIS spender I see the reflection of myself in His eyes.
I weep with the truth of the beauty I see.

I am loved.

Spending the evening with my dear friend ,I remembered who I am.
I saw my artisic soul sitting there awaiting her turn.
I saw the thrill of color.
The color of the thrill.
Chickadee and sunflower shine.
She smiled with me my friend, laughed and cried.
Appalled by the lack of humanity we were human with and for each other.
Delighted and reshed.
Humbled and beloved.

A new day.
Today my hair has been cut for the first time in 30 years.
All of you close to me may think... 3 inches max.
For you have known me to hold on.

This adventure in letting go of my home and not having to loose what I have,
has caused me to let go of my hair with a remarkable ease.
I cut 8-9 inches off. Yep me...
I am beautiful.:)

The children are spontaneous.
Dove cut her hair today like Kit Kidridge in the movie.

Dash has a little boy cut too cute!

They are free
as am I.
I just did it!

Just like them... I decided too, and just did it!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Works for Me Wedensday

WfmwsmallKids Laundry
"Kids get hangers"...
I lay out the shirts flat each person has their own pile.
Then fold the pj's and shorts.
Stack under ware flat.

Make a pile of socks and then match them.

Place hangers in shirts as they lay flat.
Just bend over then when all of the stack when every shirt has a hanger in it
"kids come here"...
"I need runners..."
Then they each take their own clothes to the closet and hang it up.

Some days Dove lays out her shirts and Dash tuns his right side out.
Then each takes the stack to the respective drawer.

I don't fold shirts because I find it is just a big mixed up mess in a drawer waiting to happen.

By sorting like small items and letting the kids stack them they are able to develop fine motor skills through repetitive action.

I use recycled clip hangers for pants and find hung clothing is easier to sort though.
Folded clothing just gets to messed up.

Hung clothing also stays nice and wrinkle free.

I read a wonderful quote today.
"doing for children what they can do for them self's make you a burden."

5 items or less theme.

Peanut Sauce
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup Tamari or Soy sauce
1/4 Molasses
1teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

In a small saucepan whisk together, heat through, but do not simmer or boil; cooking can cause the sauce to curdle.

This sauce was amazing over broiled chicken last night!

also check out last weeks works for me here.
I have some savings ideas.

Wordless Wendsday

baby pine cones very sticky


Kick the bucket with the Apron Queen!

Well here is a new weekly carnival for you. Over at the "Confessions of an Apron Queen"
It is a good thing to think of all the wonderful dreams and desires we might have. This intrigued me. I need to "Dream". If I were to find that my life were to end soon I would make a list of what I might what to do before my end. I have done many things I desire. Now with the goals of becoming debt free the desires don's seam so impossible.
There are many things I have done and so now it is time to "DREAM"

I wanted a man who loves God and a home of my own. This has been so for over 26 years now.
Well of course after waiting 16 years for Little Dove and 20 years for my Dash Hawk anything is possible. I am a Mother. That life long dream is being lived out.

A romantic getaway with Beloved.
A vacation get away with the family.
I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon.
I have always wanted to drive a VERY fast car on a race track.
I have always wanted to grow my own food. Or at least pick it.
I have longed for a rest in the forest.
A beading studio/ sewing room. Mine is in boxes in the garage.

I often glance at those books of 100 things to do before you die. They intrigue me, but I never pick it up to purchase it. I always felt that those things were just way too far out of reach. If we sell or if not and continue to pay off the mortgage these thing could be possible.

Tackle It Tuesday

Good Morning!
"I think I can make it now
It is gonna be a bright, bright, bright sun shinny day!"

I went for a early morning walk with Dash done
My Honey is off with his lunch. done
My chores are rather caught up for the first time in as long as I can remember!
Today I have the bills to write out.
The master Address list to type up
I would like to have some shirts ironed up for my Sweet heart.
Sew Lady Love onto my Bible Bag
Read my Bible some
empty the dish washer done
Do some of the kids laundry (I finished ours yesterday!)
Make a meal for lunch another for supper. done
For lunch Dash had Elbow macaroni and bottled sauce
Dove and I had left over cut up hot dogs and Boston baked beans
On the menu for supper
Grilled chicken with Peanut Sauce
With coconut clove sushi rice
Carrots with ginger
In the desert I try to do all my cooking and hot chores before 1P.M. in the summer time
Utilities are cheaper.

Peanut Sauce
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup Tamari or Soy sauce
1/4 Molasses
1teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

In a small saucepan whisk together, heat through, but do not simmer or boil; cooking can cause the sauce to curdle.

I set this aside and will use the micro wave to reheat it tonight.

I used the 14 oz can of coconut milk
1 cup 2 oz of water
1 1/2 cup sushi rice ( this is a moist sticky rice ideal for rice pudding)
1 teaspoon of clove (yummy sweet)

I will broil or grill the chicken breast on bamboo sticks tonight.
Carrots With ginger
Make some cookies or muffin or something. Use what I have to create for the family wonderful savory things to enjoy.
I need to grind flour. I have a grist mill out in the garage.
I need to write out the list of curriculum I have to sell. List other things that we can sell as well and begin to clear out the garage .
We are going to sell our camp trailer, so we need to set up a time to empty it and take photos.
Work on advertisements.
Beloved needs to see when our storage contract is up. We need to tow the trailer home.
I will be reviewing the idea of setting back up my sewing room and art studio. It is one more week until we sell or stay.
Research different budget form types for a zero budget where each dollar is a signed a place.

Gods glorious Will Be done!
His loving lessons be gained.
Freedom be had!

I just feel good!
I feel interested in life!
I think I am getting over the hump of the bio chemical imbalance. The depression is breaking up. Yesterday I felt motivated and happy all day. My good friend Julie is home safe from Africa. I had a day of her presence here. It was wonderful to fellowship over coffee, laundry and child care. We are so at ease together.
Beloved and I worked some on the budget and have a plan to set a course with high hopes to have all debt paid off on the medical and a small savings set up by December. The Federal refund came in yesterday and It will buy us the life insurance on him (HUGE relief!), and pay a large part of Doves braces off. The economic stimulus check may pay off the braces and a good part of my implant surgery percentage. We are over joyed at the thought of a goal to have an emergency savings set up. Inch by inch. Then we can raise the percentage of our 401k and get our savings retirement up to a better momentum. We have a small start on the kids college fund, then it will be our quest to start attacking the mortgage. We have a strong plan.
This will take a lot of hard work.
I will try to sell what I can and clear out the things we no longer have need or desire of.
Now selling is so hard for he and I.
It is not in our nature to do so.
So much easier to just give.
This will really exercise us in big ways.
OOOooo..... Character muscles:)

Shout out to you Lisa B

Hay I would love to get together soon. Trisha too. That would be fun to do! Lets go out this week not on Wednesday. Michelle, I hope you can feel better soon I would really miss your presence.
Call me guys.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

June 29, 2008


Monday: Vegan Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes with Cherry compo

Tuesday: Chicken with Peanut sauce, Sushi rice with coconut milk. Gingery carrot salad

Wednesday: burgundy pepper Lamb tips, slaw with bell peppers

Thursday: Salad, boiled eggs, cucumber, tomato?, misc greens and homemade croutons.

Friday 4th of July: Salmon, rice pilaf and fresh fruit.

Saturday: Tacos and burritos for lunch and then Turkey enchilada's from freezer and homemade re fried beans for supper.

Sunday:Hot dogs for lunch and Chicken poopers for supper.

Church Family Pool Party

Last evening between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
We all met for a fun time at a local public pool.
It was a beautiful evening. A bit of a dust storm passed over and the sky was so amazing!
We also have a river bottom fire in the south west the sky was so pretty and the smoke was at a far distance so it did not disturb the play.

This is a wonderful shallow shore for the little ones.

Little Dove and Dash to the right. They had a great time. I swam with each child as did the Daddy man.

Dash liked the little kids slides at first.

But...Then he got a taste for the slide on the right. It had a shallow landing pool. The other one had an 11 foot deep pool and I did not try that one. I went down the one on the right and my bottom touched the bottom when I landed. The kids went over and over again.
Few Moms or women swam. I was one of the very few who dressed out in a suit to swim. It does take courage to when you think of it. If your chubby it is embarrassing, and if you look great it is embarrassing cause all the men star and the women hate you. Ha! So I just decided to enjoy my children and ignore the rest.

They had snacks set up in this area. Many people came. These all go to our church with a few neighbors and guests mixed in.

The sky was amazing. It really felt much cooler once wet. I got cold at one point and it felt wonderful. With it being evening hours it was shady so Beloved could swim. He can not be exposed in the sun for long. He has vitaligo and burns easy. It is a cancer concern if he stays out too long.

Dove met a friend and played and had a great time.

Dash was enjoying an Indonesian snack someone brought. It was a rice type crunch (shrimp) flavored disk. I love he trys different things. He even wanted to know where Indonesia was.

Beloved Met up with a Brother that used to study with him.
We had a really nice time. I even relaxed knowing there were life gaurds on duty.
I was refreshed by a few moments of letting go and giving the charge of the children over for a few moments. I met a couple of new people and a few other said hello.
It was a wonderful social.
Funny thing without my glasses (took them off to swim) I coould not see clearly and faces were a blur. So I was waved at but did not see who it was. Later they approched and said hello.
Dash was ready to go home. It was past his bed time and he was tired. The children slept soundly and we are all at peace this morning.

The Realitors report.
I stopped by really quick and read the lockbox manually. That agent who said he was going to show the house last weekend did not. I apologize for hisrudeness to request that you leave and then not follow through with theshowing.
The agent who showed it Saturday this weekend said that it showed nicely but that it's not on her client's short list. The agent who showed it today said that his client didn't care for the floor plan and would have preferred more tile and less pergo.

So... so far we have one more weekend. Our contract is up on the 7th. We will see...

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.”
  • Return with Honor
  • 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."
  • “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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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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