Friday, March 15, 2013



           Friday Friday Friday........oh how I love the sound of that:


I love winding up the work week, not because I despise my job - but simply because now it's time to stop.

This week's work is done. Over. Time to re-group and prepare to return on Monday with a renewed heart, clean slate, and a fresh outlook.

It's amazing how difficult tasks seem so much easier after a short break over the weekend.  Troubling situations often are solved without even needing my intervention.

There's a lesson in that.  God designed us to work.....and to rest. We weren't created to live on No-Doz and  Energy Drinks.  When it's time to work, WORK, and work hard.

When it's time to stop and rest, STOP and REST.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Terrible Tuesdays??

Today I have a choice:

Today can be a Terrible has already started with a splash.

 Literally. Of vomit.

Have I mentioned lately  I'm a school nurse?

Yes, this could be a terrible horrible day.

But, I doesn't HAVE to be.

 Instead I could choose to thing on good things. Good things such as:
My young sickling is now home with his mommy, where everything always feels better! Mommy was easy to reach on the phone and was able to be here right away for him.

Another good thing I can hitch my thoughts on today is that my heavenly Father is never ever hard to reach, He's always everywhere present.

 Everything always feels better when I remember He's with me, and I'm with Him.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Last night the hubs & I travelled to his mom's hometown with a hot-cooked meal in the back seat of the car.

My mom-in-law recently had rotator cuff surgery. She's recovering nicely and says her drs are pleased that she's doing as well as she is! Her birthday cake next month will hold 80 candles and she's quite independent. Widowed 30 years ago, she lives alone. So she's an almost 80 year old living alone with the use of just one arm for several more weeks!

It was my idea to bring supper & visit with her. My husband was quite happy to call her and set it up. She was looking forward to it. A good plan. Helpful. Caring. Nutritious. Dare I say : noble???

The idea lost its charm (for me) sometime Friday morning. I was ridiculously tired. The week had been a hard one, being sick, having a few unexpected expenses (good-bye grocery $) and on top of it all it all the events of the day had become emotionally draining. I really just wanted to go home & flop on the couch. Really.

After work I stopped at the store & picked up some items for the meal. At home I began the slicing/dicing/frying/baking process . The hubs did his part to help by sitting at the kitchen counter, idly watching me. (Ggrrr!) Just how DO the helpless survive in this world, I wondered?? Oh that's right - he has ME to take care of him ....lucky guy.....

Zoom ahead to the meals-on-wheels delivery: she really was happy to see us, praised the taste of it all as we shared supper at her table - and even helped helped dry the dishes I cleaned up afterwards with her - pitifully using her one hand & a dish towel while the hubs leaned against her frig, watching us work.

Moral of this story: helping someone out can still be done even when you think you're much too tired, don't really want to, and even if you're mentally rehearsing a smack-done of the hubs in the process

Or better put: women dont have to be perfect to still be a blessing to those in need of a little help!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snow day!

Today was a snow day - meaning school was cancelled! I was grateful because I'm still recuperating from the horrible terrible sickness. Perhaps I should donate my sinus cavities to science?? I am on an antibiotic now, which should help, and have been getting lots of rest while I'm not working. Nice!

Funny thing is, while I was outside today snapping some "snow pictures" to send to my son (now living in California) I was amazed by a strange sight in the side yard. There was a bare patch of grass, surrounded by the tall waves & hills of snow, and there in the middle of the grassy patch was a ROBIN! Isn't it amazing that we can delight in signs of spring coming soon in the very midst of the biggest snow fall all winter??

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wedding Memories

My daughter & son-in-law celebrate their wedding anniversary today!  Funny how the first thing that comes to mind when I think of her is that she's an awesome mom with 4 beautiful children, a wonderful & hard-working husband - she's a high-energy nurse, and best of all loves the Lord Jesus.

I don't think a whole lot about their wedding day.

I know she looked beautiful in her wedding dress - but, she's beautiful. Period.  Who did her hair? What earrings did she wear? Honestly, I can't even remember what the cake tasted like.

Weddings are nice. They're a celebration. But, it's the marriage that matters - not the dress & flowers & cake with all the trimmings.

Have a wonderful marriage, loving each other & building each other up as long as you live!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Water water....and more water!

This week has been one of self-reflection. I've joined a challenging group of women at church who want to become honed & toned warriors for God. Fighters!! Each week our coach gives us challenges to tackle during the week.

I'm realizing that I've spent a lot of time through the years since becoming a Christian fighting MYSELF instead of fighting evil.... Isn't it about time I grow up in The Lord and rule over my immature attitudes and habits??

This week one of the challenges was to limit our beverages to just water. Yes you read that correctly. Water. I love water BUT drink it in addition to my morning coffee and/tea.... It's amazing how one simple tweak to my daily ritual can make me stand up notice that I'm a creature of habit ...and I want to walk in the Spirit, to walk by faith, not by habit!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Siege

Today my brain cells are being overrun by thick green snot. This is miserable, just miserable. Is it possible that one's IQ can be lowered once diluted by mucus?? Time will tell ....

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Beginning

Today is my new start as a BLOGGER!  Naturally I have someone in the know holding my hand & showing me where to point & click, and I'm so grateful! (Thanks, Ruth!)

I want my blog to be about LIFE! Particular MY life....and my take on the world as I see it.

 Choosing a blog title was easy:  while listening to Blues Guitar Legends the song "Voo-Doo Child" by Jimi Hendrix came on.  I am NOT a voo-doo child;  I'm a christian, redeemed by the shed blood of my Savior, Jesus Christ!  REDEEMED.  In my world, serious & funny are not contradictions - I love to laugh & am definitely a  glass half-full kinda gal, so - Redeemed yet still Ridiculous it is!