Friday, August 31, 2007


F. U.-- Fed Up

This is a message I have added to my, my space. If you feel the same as I do then try my little experiment and see what happens.

It is kind of bad that I had to go to such drastic measures just to get people to sit up and take notice. I have been trying to meet knew people through my space. I have come to the conclusion that I am being judged by how I look.

I have noticed that most people I have asked to be friends with me have declined. I pondered on why someone would decline because I feel I am a good person and I am interesting to talk to. I have decided to see if it might be because of how I look. I have locked out all my pictures to the pubic and I have taken my picture off and replaced it with an angle.

In six months I will see how many new friends I have made just by what they have learned about me on my space and not by what I look like. I don't judge people by how they look but I do know that a lot of people do pick their friends just by how they look. I challenge any one to do the same. Take your picture off your my space and see if you get more friends because of your looks or because of your personality.

Feb. 29, 2008 I will let you know how it turns out. You can come back then and see if my little experiment works. Wish me luck!!! Leave me a comment on what you think of this idea.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Outline of Life

I read a friends blog witch asked a very good question, Does prayer change things? I answered her by saying this. Yes, prayer does change things. I wanted to get into more detail about why I think this way, but I did not want to take up all her comment space. I can ramble on when I get going on a subject. So here is the 411 on why I chose to answer her question that way.

I do believe that our lives and the fate and course of our lives is predetermined by God. I also believe that prayer can change things in our lives even if it is just our perception of our life that is changed.

I think that God has made an outline of our lives, just like an outline we have made several times at school. We can have details added to the outline, and our lives can have details added too. The details added to the outline does not affect the out come of the outline. Therefore the added details to our lives will not change the outcome of our lives. Adding more may make our lives just a little more interesting to live.

I do believe that God wants to give us what we want just like we want to give our children everything they want. We as parents know that giving our children everything is not always best. If we are truly made in the image of God then, I think God looks at our lives in the same way. If He gives us all we want then we can not be molded into the good people He would like us to be, we would become spoiled little brats that would take His love for granted. Just like when your child cries in the middle of the store for a sucker. He may even throw himself down and throw a fit. If you give them the sucker then you are condoning that kind of behavior. If we pray for something we really want aren't we just like a child asking for that sucker. If we are good and He thinks we deserve it then we may get it.

There is a song by Garth Brooks called Unanswered Prayers. In the song he asked the Lord to make this girl fall in love with him. He does not get his prayer answered and years later he prayed and thanked God for not answering the prayer because he found someone he loved even more.

I say yes prayer can and does change things,but my question is to anyone reading this, do we want ALL our prayers answered? Do we want our lives to go as God has predestine or do we want him to answer ALL our prayers and give us what we want even though it may not be what is best for us?

I don't, I want my life to be what He has picked for me and if he happens to let me have a few extra gifts along the way then I will be grateful for them. I want to put my trust in knowing that He knows what is best for me.

Psalms 4:5

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

Meeting New People

This is a blog I wrote for my space and I wanted to extent it to my blog here. Let me know what you think of it.

I find it hard these days to meet new people. You never know who is out there and you never know if you will be accepted by those people. I have been trying to branch out a little to meet some new people but find my self afraid of who I may come across. I never knew that there were so many mean and nasty people in the world.

I will admit I have met some very wonderful people in my journey to make new friends but does the few I have met out weigh the ones that are, to put politely, unkind. Why do people choose to be mean and perverse to others when all they want are people to talk too. I know that there are some nut jobs out there, I am not so stupid to believe that I would not come across a few. I just never understood why someone would want to intentionally be mean to another person.

I pray that some day it would be safe to just go out and meet new people without the worry but I know that day will never come. Please give a smile to a neighbor or to someone passing you on the street. You never know when that person may be a new friend.:)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Little Prayers

Today is the first day I have been alone in over a week and I AM LOVING IT! Kevin has been on vacation and we have been spending time together and working on stuff around the house. He had to go back to work today and Shawn is at school. My friends are usually here but Stacy has asthma and because of the heat it is better if she stays home in the air. My friend Beth is running around town with my Mother and Brother. That leaves me plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the day the Lord has made.

A fellow blogger and friend named Kathy had wrote a blog about being blessed. If you would like to read it you can got to , her blog is worth reading. Today I was shown just how blessed I am. I was also reminded that even the smallest of request can be answered.

Kevin has been home all week like I had stated earlier and I am just not use to him being home during the day. I am use to doing my everyday routine just like before, well it didn't work out that way. We went to places for lunch and had picnics in the park. We took a couple of small shopping trips to get Shawn some more things for school. There were jobs that needed to be done around the house like painting the trim around the windows. Things just didn't go the way I had planned, but do they ever.

Anyways, I handle all our finances and even though we live from pay check to pay check we always manage to get bills paid and have enough for some play money. Kevin being home threw me off and I had forgotten to write down some money that we spent. All I could do was cry. I had not figured everything up yet but knew I had screwed up. I knew there was not going to be enough money to cover what needed to be covered. I sat down at my desk and said Lord help me. I started to figure up everything and then I figured up our finances for this week. The closer and closer I came to the bottom of the pile of bills the more scared I got. I was so into figuring it up that when I got to the bottom I couldn't believe it. There was still money left. I figured it up again and it still came out the same. I was so happy I turned to my picture of Jesus on the wall and screamed " YOU ARE THE MAN!", " YOU ARE JUST TOTALLY AWESOME!"

I had not said a big prayer, just a small one. I just said Lord help me. I know that he see all we do and hears everything we say, but sometimes I would wonder does he really pay attention to little ol' me. Does he hear the little prayers? Today that question was answered better then I thought it could be answered. YES! He does!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


It is the start of a new season of football. I love to watch my son practice and play the game. I never really cared much for the sport until Shawn started to play. I am up in the stands screaming for him to plow the field with the little guys. My son is twice the size of most of the players so he looks like a giant to them. He is number 79 in this picture.I have had a lot of parents talking to me or family members about how big he is. They say stuff like " I don't know who that big guy is but he better keep his hands off my child." I just sit back and laugh cause they don't know that I am the big guy's mom. One of my husband's relation that we have not seen in years came to the game Saturday. She was talking to us about the big guy on the field and how she hopes he does not get a hold of her son. I just turned to her and said "well if he does I am sorry and I hope he doesn't hurt your son to bad. This is a picture of him with one of his team mates. He is knelt down in this first picture and standing up in the second one.

He is not happy and very tired. In these pictures he is number 99.

My brother, Chris, works with a couple of ladies who also have their children in football. From what he tells me Shawn is the talk of the town. They were complaining to him about the big guy and were asking him if he knew the kid because they know his nephew plays on the same team. Before Chris could answer them they started in telling him how the big guy better keep his hands off their kids. Chris just looked at them and laughed. He told them that the big guy was his nephew and if they didn't like it then the girls volleyball try outs would be starting soon and they can sign their boys up for that.

Shawn tries to be careful because he is afraid he will hurt one of them. Last year it caused a big problem because he was so afraid of hurting some one that he would not try his hardest to win. We finally convinced him that the other children knew when they signed up that they would get hurt so he is trying a bit harder this year but he is still afraid of hurting some one.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Finally Got Some Me Time! ! !

I have been so busy the last week or so that I was longing to get back to the computer and write. I did not think I was ever going to get a break. My mothers birthday was on the third but because of the yard sale I was too busy to get her a gift. She understood because she was also busy with the yard sale.

I spent most of my weekend running around looking for her a gift and getting my son some school clothes. Most of the running had to be done on Saturday because my husband decided that he wanted to work on Sunday to make some extra money. I don't drive so I have to do my running when he is home. I will explain why I don't drive in a later blog. I went to about 4 different stores and could not find what I want to get my Mother. I had gotten all of Shawn's clothes, but could not find any thing for her. I finally figured out what I wanted to get for her. She has been asking for one gift for the past 10 years and no one has ever remembered that she has wanted one. I ran to Baskin-Robins and got her an ice cream cake. She just loved it! She ate one of the hearts off the top before I took the picture so that is why it looks a little messed up. I told her, now I would never have to hear about it again, WRONG! She laughed at me and said she wants another one next year.

Sunday turned out to be a very nice day. Kevin had gotten his work done early so he was home by noon. I decided I wanted to get out of the house so we took a bag of bread crumbs to the park to feed the geese and ducks. I stepped out of the van and they came at me. I thought for sure I was a goner! I had never seen that many geese in my life. My Grandmother had geese so I knew they could bite. I had been bitten enough growing up so I didn't want to get bit again.There was one little guy who wanted to bite my butt and would not stop hissing at me. I ended up making Kevin take the food out closer to the lake so I would not get bit, or maybe I would have gave the goose a little bite, at the dinner table. Ha Ha ! No I could not have done that.
I am standing there watching him when I here a very loud quack come from behind me. I turn to see the duck from those stupid insurance commercials standing there. All I could do was laugh.
We headed for home so I could cook dinner. I decided I wanted to make a huge meatloaf because I knew some friends and family would stop by and be hungry. I had gotten it all prepared and popped it into the oven. I turned to wash the counter off and there was a butterfly just sitting there. I took it's picture and then I was hoping to get a closer one when it jumped into my hand. I don't think this happens to many times in a persons life so I took another picture and then it just flew out my back door.

Yesterday was Shawn's 14 Birthday so we let him skip practice and we took him and a friend out for dinner. Afterward he had us take him shopping so he could spend his Birthday money. All in all even though I missed being at my computer I loved the family time. Kevin goes on vacation next week so maybe there will be some more outings.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Just another glorious weekend!

Today the heat index had gotten as high as 105 and boy was it hot. I had a yard sale over the weekend with my friend Beth and my Mother. I pick a bad weekend to have it. The news reported that this was to be one of the hottest weeks this year. Thanks a lot guys! It would have been nice to know this before I planned a huge sale. The sale did not go to bad. Beth and I sat in the heat waiting for people to show up. The first day went OK. The sun was out and there were not to many clouds in the sky.Beth was tired because she had sat up the previous night and made no bake cookies and marshmallow treats to sale. I had set everything up for the sale the same night so I to was tired.I did get a chance to get close enough to a butterfly to take it's picture. I could not believe it just sat there and let me get close to it. The second day was awful and we had to rush around to put everything under a shelter because the news reported rain, which they failed to report earlier in the week. When they did report it they said a small shower. Wrong! It poured like I had never seen it do before. By the third day we were ready to call it quits. People just did not want to come out of their homes to go to yard sales. My friend Michelle came over with her little girl,Faith, and I got a big kiss from her. Just seeing her made my whole day better. All in all we made over $150.00. We also got pretty good sun burns out of it too.