Oct 24, 2005

Sadly the pictures for some reason are no longer connected to the original blog post but this blast from the past brings happy memories.

How quickly 10+ years has passed, so many things have changed but yet how much has stayed the same… yes I still get frustrated at how slowly things get done if I require for lifting to be done but at this point I’m just ignoring it because there are other things to for me to do…

God will answer our prayers in His time & way in the mean time we must just Stand On His Promises & fight for our families on our knees.

 

 

Feeling God’s Peace Today

Just a quick happy & thankful to God post
Navy Son has been a great help getting the apt into order
Navy Son had the place all ready for the moving of the futons
afterwards Navy Son showed us navy life on his laptop
while we waited to see if Byron would in fact show up
i had sent Byron 2 emails 1 asking for him to pick up a few items
the 2nd showing how the 3 of us were sleeping widths in the futon
which had Navy Son’s feet hanging over the edge of the bed
i guess a picture truly does speak a thousand words
yesterday Byron showed up around 2:30p
Byron gave me a few dollars to pick up the items i emailed about
Byron said the other items will have to wait until this Thursday
i think Byron felt a bit uneasy about Navy Son being here
i suspect that Byron was worried about how Navy Son was going to feel about him
but he & Navy Son hugged & they got right to work
& the futons are now moved into the proper rooms
Byron was in a good mood & he & Navy Son chatted about guy stuff
while they worked on moving the futons into place
Byron spoke to Navy Son about prepping for civilian life afterwards
Byron’s career choice in the navy didn’t translate to civilian life
so Byron asked Navy Son about what Navy Son’s training choices are
& the importance of making sure that the choice will translate to
civilian life job-wise
Byron was acting like when we 1st got married
back in the days when we couldn’t keep our hands off of each other
it was a very pleasant surprise to see that Byron was copying
our brief stint into video back in 2003 & sending the pics to himself via email Byron was very helpful & not only got the beds moved with Navy Son but
also worked on a few of the kitchen items a bit
so now the convection oven is working
he also put up my 2 decorative cup holder racks for me to decorate the kitcheni told Byron about the free tv i got for the boys room
so after a short break Byron brought the tv up from the car
he tried to connect it to the vcr but we didn’t have the connector cables
it’s not the greatest of pictures but for free it’s ok
so now the boys (Navy Son & G-son) have a tv in their room & vcr

Byron called one of the Comcast cable guys so that
Byron could meet him & get some short connector cables since we had none
mission accomplished althou Byron did get lost trying to find cable guy
which made Byron a hero with G-son & we all gave a cheer when Byron got back

I’m in heaven right now with my family all home safe in CT
Oohh our family is a long way from perfect but I feel that
God gave me a glimpse of what is to come in the near future

I ask for continued prayers for my fathers health in his pending surgery
that my father may come thru this fine & that the doctors will be able to remove all cancer

I have a peace today & i was able to sleep so soundly last nite
even thou i was the only one in the apt after Byron & the kids left

many nites after daughter would leave i’d feel sad, last nite i didn’t
Navy Son & daughter took G-son home to her apt so they could spend some time together
I was happy to see them leaving together chatting about this weekend’s plans
i know that Navy Son’s time is slipping by sooo quickly
they need this time together to reconnect as brother & sister & uncle

i think the only person happier than me yesterday was G-son
who’s wish is for us to live Dallas style like when he came into this world knowing
Pop-pop, Mom-mom, Mommy, Uncle Navy Son & G-son altogether under 1 roof

i felt good & peaceful which i’ve not felt in a very long time
i even felt peace about my dad’s pending surgery Tuesday morning

i’m praying that everyone on the boards can feel the peace which i felt last nite
& today even it’s still with me
i can only feel that this is the peace which is an answer from God

that althou it may appear that God is slow in answering He does have answers
God will answer in His time which may seem slow to me or like He’s not listening
but in fact God is answering my prayers in His time as He knows Best

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June 12 2010

Vlogging, Blogging, Journaling, Writing a Diary the ways in which we tell our story share our feelings & vent our frustrations has changed over the years but I was thinking about it as I was reading some of my old posts these writing tools are in a small way a piece of history, maybe not super important changing the world history but still the history of a family.

Like many others who blog I’ve shared some not so nice feelings, but since this is part of our family history & they were thoughts & feelings & part of the healing process I am going to work to preserve & gather the posts from around the various places & stitch them together here.

As the title indicates this is a blog post from 5 years ago – sometimes the mundane is in reality a blessing it all depends upon how you look at it…

Looking back at the posts is a blessing yes some of the posts bring tears to my eyes while others are making me laugh  but all of them are making me thankful as I see how God has worked in our lives & used some of those hard times to shape me & our family & HE is not done with us yet…. what will the next 5 years bring?

Rainy Days

Sitting here listening to the rain & wondering

How many are sitting & crying out there?
A grey rainy day can be at times depressing when looked at in the wrong frame of mind
Rain is considered to be a Blessing from God by farmers & in the Bible
Although your outside plans for today may have been cancelled due to rain today
Have you considered how the rain is blessing you?
Is your lawn & garden getting a free watering?
Are you drinking a cool glass of lemonade or koolaid? 
Well the rain has replenished the reservoir or well that you got the water for your coffee even
So stop your tears & say Thank You for the small blessings of rain

2015 May Thoughts

Pearly & Me

Pearly & Me

I’ve been rather busy with life so I’ve not been updating as I had planned when I started this blog

I spent this weekend enjoying my son’s short vacation home which ends tomorrow when he goes back down to his job on the ship.

I also was allowed to learn a bit of our family history that filled in what happened during some years when I was struggling as a single mother & it left me feeling appreciative over the drama that God kept me from having to deal with had I stayed in the mess instead of getting out when I did…

God will guide us if we allow Him to

LOL Tin Foil Hats Discussion 8-14-13

The difference a year makes we grew & grow looking back it amazes me sometimes at how far we’ve come

This video is from our livestream show Around the Cabin where we introduced “Big Dirt’s new show “The Zombie Zone”

My show Prepsteading with AvonCTStyle Wednesday Nights 8pm started on G+ but transferred to skype

Quitting Smoking 2013 & 14

March 6 2014 I’m still trying to be a successful quitter

below the picture is a post from last year on a blog I’m closing

My 2014 Quit Smoking thoughts for today

It’s very hard to quit but I have cut down thanks to eCigs

Hubby, Son & I all need to figure out how to beat this monster called Nicotine

We have each at different times been able to quit for a short period of time

Unfortunately we’ve not been able to quit it for good

I think it will help if we can each ID what our “triggers” are

For me so far I’ve IDed the Stress Factor as being a big problem

I also have to do something about the “Eating Instead of Smoking” thing

As I’ve cut down I have done more munchies & have gained some weight

Clothes shopping is a downer as I’m moving back up into that “in between sizes nothing fits right” problem

I don’t want to get back into sweat suits mode I gave them all away for a reason

just like I gave away all my “big girl” clothes & my “wow I WAS way under weight” size 5/6/7 clothes

As spring approaches I hope to get outside more & walk the weight gain off & get back to my perfect size 10/11 again

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Quitting Smoking

November 20, 2013

Wish me luck as I am about to go from Smoking cigarettes down to only using eCigs.

I’m weaning myself from smoking fulltime to using the eCigs with the goal of New Years Day being only a ‘Vapor’.

I’m hoping that by the time June 2014 comes around I’ll be able to cut even that use down to almost nothing.

I’ll be posting updates every so often here

I’ve struggled in the past trying to quit

I did post some videos about it this year when I didn’t do so well

I’ll share my new videos here

Have you tried to quit smoking?

how many times did it take you to quit?

What made your quit successful?

Reflecting back to Feb 2009 – Just for Laughs

As the title suggests this is one of the posts I’ve had out there from a few years back

Times seemed so much simpler back in those days

The joys, wonders & mishaps of being “new home owners” was still with us

The new admin hadn’t yet steamrolled the country & economy onto the full fledged socialist path

Feb 2009 seems to be such a long time ago & such a happier time

I hope & pray that as a country we can get back to those happier times

So here’s a couple of laughs about the next coming snow & silly email chain letters that we all have gotten over the years since we started on the internet

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LOL I Like Bro Bills Title ABC of ME aka Crap U Really Didn’t Need to Know

February 13, 2009 at 4:08am

ABC’s of me – AKA crap you really didn’t need to know

Copy and paste and put your own answers. 🙂

A – Age: Old Enuf to Know Better & Young Enuf Not to Care – now You know better than to ask a lady her age that’s just plain rude

B – Bed size: Queen

C – Chore you hate: cleaning the cat box – a certain unnamed tossed out the Litter-maid & hasn’t yet replaced it with the Kitty Toilet

D – Dad’s Name: Daaa-deee

E – Essential start your day item: Nicotine before feet hit the floor & caffeine must be 40 ozs minimum a day (0;}

F – Favorite actor(s):ok are we counting the drama queens in our lives or not?

G – Gold or Silver: Gold

H – Height: 5′ 6″

I – Instruments you play(ed): recorder, guitar, flute, table harp thing, bells

J – Job title: Praying Wife, Mother & Proud Mom-Mom

K – Kid(s): 2 boy furbabies (although 1 is currently catnapped & being held hostage) & 1 girl furbaby of the 2 legged kind I have 1 26 yr old DramaQueen complete with son 8 & 1 25 yr old NavyBoy

L – Living arrangements: new home owners and loving it even when things are starting to break

M – Mom’s name: MMaaa

N – Nicknames: ok now it’s too many to list but T is most common regardless of state

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: whose birth mine or the children’s?

P – Pet Peeve: Stupidity close second DramaQueens & people who ask for advice & then don’t follow it

Q – Quotes you like: “This Too Shall Pass” Dad & usually he was right – “Stop Touching the Unclean Thing” G-ma paraphrasing a bible verse usually when she’s referring to someone we shouldn’t be hanging with

R – Right or left handed: very very very right (but of course I’m almost always right – trust me on that)

S – Siblings: biologically -Jim 4 brother by another mother Bill sisters by other misters Kelly, Carol, Rita & Kathy

T – Time you wake up: ok it may sound bad but noon is good when I’ve only gone to bed for good at 9am most nights & days

V – Vegetable you dislike: BEETS o they look so pretty purple on the plate but uuugghh

W – Ways you run late: exactly why am I Running in the 1st Place to be running at all? – LOL ooo it’s a fire out the door I go

X – X-rays you’ve had: shoulder, uterus, right hip & spine

Y – Yummy food you make: meat & potatoes kinda folk here, cakes

Z – Zodiac: Twins or is it Quads?