I got almost everything accomplished that I wanted to today. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned some more. I did some laundry, catching up on my laundry routine. I swept the entire house, vacuumed the rugs, and mopped the entire house. Then Katie, Riley, and I went and bought groceries. I had intended to clean out vehicle and wash but after walking through WM, my hip bone was screaming!! I will do that tomorrow. We came home and I cleaned out the fridge and rearranged the kitchen cabinets before putting the geoceries away. Then I washed dishes and made dessert for after supper and started on supper, which ended up being pizza and for dessert, walnut fudge brownies topped with ice cream and homemade caramel sauce. After supper was a super hot bubble bath and some reading. Whew!!! I'm kinda tired. To bed, I go. Good night. Sweet dreams. Dont forget to say your prayers and count your blessings.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Today, August 29, 2015, marks the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina. This hurricane brought massive destruction to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Today, we remember the many lives that were lost. We remember the so many that lost their homes. I pray that those who survived have been able to re build or relocate and have rebuilt their entire lives and are stronger than ever. Unfortunately, I know that is not true for all. There are some areas that are still being rebuilt. I haven't been to the coast since 2009, which was just 4 years after the hurricane. I had also just been to the coast two months prior to the hurricane. The difference before and after was just crazy and sad. While a lot had been accomplished in four short years, so much was still left to be done. I couldn't count how many empty slabs I passed, where homes...really nice homes stood. There were many who had fema trailers and even just tents on their properties...st
Still.After.Four.Years. !! I just felt so sad for them. I've seen pictures and documentaries in recent days that shows how much more they have accomplished since I was there in '09. I kind of wish we had gone through there on our way to Florida back in July.
Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on this day, ten years ago? I was at work, as usual. We didn't have any tv coverage as we did with 9-11, but had radio. I don't think I really thought it was going to be as bad as it was. Kids were let out of school early that day as they were expecting bad weather here as a result of the hurricane, even though we are at least 5 hours North of the Coast. I was kind of glad though. Anytime some type of disaster strikes, I always wanted (and still do) want my babies (and now grandbabies too) right at home with me, under my wing, so I can keep them all safe.
Well, since I AM up early on this one day that I *could* be sleeping in, I might as well get this day going. Have so much to get done. I have slacked on my chores this week, so I MUST catch up. Then I need to catch up on laundry. I tell ya, I have totally slacked this week. Then after all that, I need to make a grocery list and go and get that done. I want to rearrange my kitchen cabinets today as well AND clean out the fridge AND fit the treadmil in there somewhere too. Will she get it all done??? That remains to be seen. Don't even ask me what's for supper. As of this 7:30a.m. hour, I don't have a clue! Not like me at all lol. Perhaps I will find inspiration on Pinterest lol.
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
What a crazy busy week it has been at work. Why is it there seems to be so many who are looking for work yet don't actually want to work when it comes down to it?? Or they aren't qualified for the position or if they do want to work or are qualified we get a bad background check or a failed drug test. Helllooooo....if you are job hunting, you should automatically assume that MOST employers DO drug screenings these days, so yeah might wanna lay off smoking the weed or meth for awhile. For real. Dummies. Forgive me Lord but I have simply come to the conclusion that some people dont have the sense God gave a watermelon...and that's pretty bad considering. Either that or they just really don't want to work and just fill out applications because they are required to to continue getting unemployment benefits or food stamps. I am nearly sure that's what many of them are doing because they can come in one day and you go to call them in for an interview the next day and guess what...disconnected phone #...a phone # that they probably knew it was a bad phone # all along.
Ok, hump day rant over lol Carry on good people.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Yes!! It is Friday!! Hallalujah!! Praise Jesus!! Not that I am tired from work, mind you. Just tired from a busy busy week, really outside work. I think that if I could drink right now, I think tonight would be the night that I would have a glass of wine and a super long, super hot bubble bath. (which I can't drink, because I am on blood thinners and I'm not a big drinker anyway, but I like a glass of wine or a beer on occasion...but not while I'm on blood thinners. That's a big no-no) Calgon, take me away!! Oh well, I can still do the super long, super hot bubble bath.
Pay day for me today. Didn't even barely see that one. I immediately divided it among the 16 medical bills that I have from my surgery. I haven't owed anyone so much money in all my life. Of course, dividing my little paycheck amongst 16 medical bills, no one ever gets very much. I try to use the Dave Ramsey method of debt snow balling, but when you owe SOOOO much, the bottom line on each one never seems to go down very much. I'm surprised that none of them have been sent to a collection agency yet because they aren't getting paid in large amounts. Well, one of them actually has...and did in May...one month after my surgery...and I had JUST paid them $56 two weeks prior. But, like I told them, you will get what I can give. That goes for all of them. I get paid twice per month. With the first check, I buy groceries and with the second check I pay on the medical bills. Whaattt??? You don't combine your income with your husband's income?? Yes, it all goes into the same account. I just deduct the amounts I am paid for groceries and my medical bills. He pays all the other bills AND the high priced medical insurance that comes out of his paycheck. Thank God, we don't have any kind of credit debt, just basically utilities, phone, vehicle ins. and life insurances and short term disability for him and his parent's Life Alert buttons. It's crazy how in your 20's you go into credit debt, in your 30's you learn your lesson and get out of debt and then in your 40's come the medical debt. Oh well....that's life. Please know that I am quite happy to pay these high medical bills and that I am still here to pay them. I came pretty close to NOT being here after my surgery. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. He will provide our needs, always.
Yall have a blessed weekend. Tune into my "Food" page to see what's for supper tonight. I haven't really planned past tonight. That's not really like me...but, it is what it is this week.
~Blessings, Love, and Hugs~
Thursday, August 20, 2015
~Blessings, Love, and Hugs~ from Our Little Cabin In The Woods: Blogging Through The Bible with Good Morning Girls...
1. You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink
2. I cannot fix everyone or their problems, nor can I make their decisions for them. I have to give it all to God and I know he certainly knows, better than I, how to handle
everyone and their problems. He surely knows that I have plenty of troubles, myself,
that I don't need to take on anyone else's. Does that mean that I don't love all these
people around me or don't care about them?? No, just the opposite. I love them all
endlessly. I just have to pray for them and pray that they are also praying.
I'm getting closer and closer to the day that I will hopefully deactivate our FB pages for good....at least I hope to. The absolute only reason I will not deactivate is if I need it to be a part of one of the Good Morning Girls Blogging Through The Bible groups, that will be opening up for new members soon. So, we will see.
I am still trying to decide whether to use our real names on this blog. No last names of course, but whether to use our names or nick names for each family member and if I do that, then I wouldn't be posting any pictures on this blog. I really wanted to post pics for family, but I am just so skiddish of the the whole internet and the hackers that are out there and the just plain weirdos. I came across a blog once that the mother had a way of fixing her settings to where NO ONE could right click a picture and save it to their computers. I need to get in touch with her and see how she did that, because I know she was on Blogger too.
I better get back to this work day and get some work actually accomplished.