Wordless Wednesday

As a kid a TV dinner was such a treat. Imagine my delight when I saw that Banquet was concerned for me as a consumer and now sell an even higher "quality" product. I never knew a corn dog would be considered as a select recipe. LOL! And at almost twice the price of a regular TV dinner I'm wondering now why I didn't stock up. Too funny! I'm still laughing about this one!

Thursday Thirteen #12

Thirteen Things About Me That Start With The Letter "L"

1. Loves of my life -
First, my Savior. Second, my husband David. Third, list making! I take the first two very seriously though.

2. Laughing -
I'm glad I can laugh at myself, but it's good to be able to learn something too!

3. Listening to my husband sing -
My husband has an amazing talent and I'm glad he has chosen to use it again for the Lord. He is singing I Stand In Awe by Chris Rice this Sunday. It gives me goosebumps every time!

4. Licking the mix out of the bowl -
sometimes I would rather eat the leftover cookie dough or lick the cake batter than enjoy the end result!

5. Lemonade -
pink, preferably please! Since I quit drinking NOS energy drink I've switched to this. And water! Can't forget that.

6. Leftovers -
they don't bother me a bit and sometimes I like them better than when it was first made. Especially soups!

7. Letters -
you remember the hand written kind? I love to get one in the mail and hold it in my hands and read it over and over. I cherish them and hold on to them forever!

8. Lazy days -
I haven't had one of these in SOOOOO long. I want and I think need a day where I can lounge around for most of the day and do things like read a book or play a game with the family or just lay in bed curled up with my husband and dream of our future. Sounds good to me!

9. Leaves -
when they begin to change in the fall! Oh my, do we have some beautiful trees here that I look forward to watching change!

10. Loraine -
that's my moms name. Since my dad died two years ago she has aged 15 years herself. Her personality has changed, she has become demanding, she is different. My brother and I are going to have to make some tough decisions in the near future. Please pray for us that we do His will, not ours.

11. Limping -
I am quite bionic with my replaced knees and new hips, but I still limp quite a bit. And that's okay. It used to bother me to get called names like Hop-along or crip, but now I embrace it. I've come a long way and am doing so well now. God is good, without Him I can't imagine what my life would be like.

12. Long lost friends -
It's been great re-connecting with old class mates and friends from church through Facebook! I love my friends! No matter how far apart we are they are forever in my heart!

13. The Love Dare -
I just watched Fireproof on Friday and am waiting to get my book, but have started already. I love this! Good stuff. My husband really enjoyed it too. It hit home with us for sure.

I Stand In Awe

I long to leave this world behind me
With its hatred, pain and fear
When I’m reminded of my journey
That I’m just a pilgrim here
Then my eyes begin to fill with tears

That’s when I think about eternity
And a place I’ve never seen
I wonder how it’s gonna be
and I’m caught up in a dream
Where I find myself at Jesus’ feet

I stand in awe of one so Holy
I stand amazed before His majesty
And soon I find myself no longer standing
But bowing down in His glory
Knowing I’m unworthy
Until His hand of mercy
Raises me again to stand in awe

Someday my dream will be reality
When He finally takes us home
From every nation, tribe and family
He will come to claim His own
And we’ll find ourselves before His throne

We’ll stand in awe of one so Holy
We’ll stand amazed before His Majesty
And soon we’ll find ourselves no longer standing
But bowing down in His glory
Knowing we’re unworthy
Until His hand of mercy
Raises us again to stand in awe

"Not Me!" Monday

It was NOT I who was hungry and yet so tired that I opened some ravioli and ate a few right from the can. Don't judge me!

And nope, it WASN'T ME that ran out of drinking glasses so I used a measuring cup for my iced tea.

I WOULD NEVER be so lazy that I threw in the whites, darks and dress clothes together in the washer. And I WON'T ADMIT that some of our undies are a disgusting gray color now.

It really WAS NOT ME who spent a lot of Valentine's day Twittering even though I'm not really sure what it's all about instead of paying attention to my husband. Why did I start that too?

But it WAS ME that learned so much yesterday at church on worshiping God in the midst of trials and then last night a valuable lesson on being humble. I can do NOTHING on my own. Any success, no matter how big or small, comes directly from Him!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

1000 Blessing's Friday



316. My mammogram came back free and clear! I admit I didn't want to go. I'm 44 and should have done this years ago. My husband has begged me to go all this time and if anything I should have gone because he asked me to. But it's all good now!

317. I've been able to reconnect with some very old friends on Facebook! I definitely spend too much time on there, but it is SO nice to get reacquainted!!

318. I got my hair cut last night and for once I really, really like it! It is going to be easy to do in the mornings which is great because my fingers are pretty stiff then. I've never had a haircut where I can wash it and dry it and go. Until now!

319. My back is getting stronger all the time. I've been able to really help this week in the kitchen, doing laundry and even took a long shower without using my seat! Much progress! Taking it one day at a time baby.

320. My husband has been very sweet all week and sending me texts of why he loves me! It's been a rough few years for he and I. The trials aren't over yet, but we're making changes and working at it! We'll be married 25 years this year. Wow!

How have you been blessed this week?

"Not Me!" Monday

Welcome to another addition of Not Me! Monday, where we can be brutally honest with each other, and live to tell about it.

I got the test results back from my first mammogram and I am happy to report that I can say NOT ME, nope, free and clear from breast cancer! PTL!

No, it really WASN'T ME that got the giggles in church yesterday at a very inappropriate time. Well, when is an appropriate time to be giggling during church? I had to excuse myself for a few minutes until I gained some composure.

NOPE, NOT ME. It wasn't me who ate four oatmeal creme pies from Little Debbie on Sunday while working on tax stuff. And they weren't even that good. With all the freshness and stuff I could barely choke them down. Thank goodness for that glass of chocolate milk!

I will continue to DENY that I did see the dog throw up and left it on the shop floor for my husband to clean. Don't judge me. It was on concrete. Thank goodness!

Twitter this and Twitter that. It was NOT ME that joined this fad. Like I need another distraction from doing my real work. Pssst, but if you are a Twitterer please let me know!

This blog carnival was created by MckMama. Head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. I promise you won't be sorry!

What I Learned This Week

1. I am 44 and went for my first mammogram this week. Over due I know. I learned that a squashed bosom can be quite painful. But to ease my pain and suffering I was given a bar of chocolate afterward the test!! I learned I recover quickly when given a Hershey bar. ;o)

2. I learned that when you drink a NOS energy drink practically everyday for months and months you get addicted to the caffeine. I also learned that when you decide to quit drinking them because you know that it is SO bad for you that you will have a migraine for days and days. Not fun, but will be worth it in the end.

3. I am learning that my frustrations and lack of patience is my own fault because I won't say no to people. It is okay to say no once in awhile. Even to your own mother who doesn't understand it. She will live.

4. I have no money. Seriously. Our line of work (restoring old Mustangs) has been affected by the economy. My husband and I are really praying fervently on what we should do next. He keeps opening doors for us that tells us we should continue. We want to do His will not ours. And sometimes that is very hard. I am learning to be still and listen. Please pray for us as we wait on His answer!

Anything you're willing to admit you've learned this week? Join the fun at Musings of a Housewife.

"Not Me" Monday


Welcome to Not Me! Monday, where we can be brutally honest with each other, and live to tell about it.

Yay for new memes! I saw this one today at several of the blogs I read and have been laughing ever since!


It was NOT ME who griped and complained that I never have a moments peace to get my work done.

It was NOT MY family that decided to give me ALL day Saturday to do my paper work.

No, it was NOT ME who couldn't get motivated for a long, long time because the house was too quiet. Where were all the usual interruptions?

It was NOT ME that made excuse after excuse for not taking full advantage of the day.

It is NOT ME that just completed some very important paper work that is due TODAY!

This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.