Hmmm

Well… I had deleted this blog, luckily for me blogspot keeps it “active” for 30 (or 90… I can’t remmeber) days so I changed my mind. This is my outlet for me to vent when I have no other way to do so. If someone reads this blog and doesn’t like what they read then DON’T read it. I write for myself, and occasionally my venting is read by my close friends who pray about situations that I’m dealing with. My blogs are not meant to harm anyone or to cause “drama” as a few put it… it’s for ME. I love my blog, I can look back on almost 3 years worth of my life stories and that is special to ME. So again. If you don’t like what I write, then don’t read it. This is MY blog. I’m an adult. I can write what I choose in MY blog. Thank you.

Hmmmm… A Few New Ideas

I’m hoping to add some more pizazz to this blog of mine… first I want to re customize it. I’d also like to incorporate some crafty things including quilts I’m working on, loom projects, and possibly some crafty ideas I have for some little monsters I know ;-). I’d also like to ask my mom about getting copies of my great grandma’s recipes and possibly do one a week and post about it with pictures and the recipes to share. But for now it’s just a thought.

So I have lots of updates today…. drum roll please….

James and Jonathan are officially here! They arrived on Sunday, December 20th at 8:26pm & 8:27pm. Both are doing well and so is Ms. Janelle. I’m soooo excited for her and her family, and I’m sooooo excited to meet these two new Flint monsters in the future!

I have been working on a quilt for my husband’s nanny, it’s burgundy and white (with a burgandy floral print)… it’s almost finished, all I have left is to buy the batting, tied the square corners and finish the edges. Whoo! Since I’m currently snowed in and can’t buy the rest of the materials I need, I have also started cutting 1 inch squares out of all my scraps for a throw for well… me! I have scraps leftover from a few things I made James & Jonathan, scraps from Nanny’s quilt, scraps from a quilt I made Justin, and some various scraps bought at thrift stores. I’m lovvvving being crafty!

I am still snowed in. My car is BURIED and our drive way is literally over a foot deep in snow. Luckily my inlaws came and rescued me yesterday and took my husband and I to pick up a few groceries. Thank goodness for macho man trucks right? LOL

My friend Hannah is finally home from school! YAY! She was stuck in her apartment because of the snow but was finally able to drive back to our good old mountains safe and sound! Can’t wait to see my friend!

Mine and my husband’s friends from Michigan flew down on Saturday and had some issues getting to the house they are staying at, but thank goodness they finally made it! Can’t wait to see them either!

It’s currently 12:36am Eastern Time, so Christmas is officially 3 days away! Yikes! We are having a family Christmas Party at my mom’s house on Christmas Eve, which is great except that my Granny can’t get from the nursing home to my mom’s house… which is why I tried to get them to have the party at the nursing home so she could participate… guess I’m to young to know better right? So that’s a little disappointing, but Justin is going to help me prepare some yummy foods and puree them for her so that she can enjoy some of our holiday goodness!

I’m also happy to announce that this year, Justin and I are spending our own Christmas at home. In the past 3 Christmas’ we’ve had together we have run around to my parents, his parents, grandparents… EVERYWHERE and made the holiday so stressful we just wanted it to go away. Well not this year! However… unfortunately Justin has to work 12pm to 8pm which puts a bit of a damper on things, but since he works in the nursing home my Granny lives at… I’ll most likely go and spend the day with her. So that works out pretty well I think.

Wow. Now THAT was a long post. Let me know what you think about my ideas for updating my blog and until next time…. and if I don’t post before Christmas… Have a VERY Merry Christmas, and remember that JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON!

Forgiven

I apologize for my previous rant. You ever just have one of those days? That is why I LOVE this blog. No limits! I can rant and rave and fight through my emotions until I feel better and nobody can stop me! What’s even better is that I know despite my anger and disappointment… I am forgiven. Forgiven for every sin committed, forgiven for every slip of a naughty word, forgiven for every stray though… this wonderful Jewish carpenter suffered through horrendous beatings and a monstrous death in order to save my soul. Wow. What more could a person say? I think it’s simply AMAZING.

I have decided to start brand new today. Since moving into our new home I have become incredibly lazy, now before you jump to any conclusions this is partly from having to sit around doing homework nonstop (I can’t wait for Christmas break!) and not being able to have the time to do anything else! But then again, there are some moments when I just don’t want to do the laundry, or I don’t want to take the dogs out! That is changing today. I am determined to take a new step in my life and make a better effort. My husband has been so wonderful, I am constantly working on papers and catching up on homework so he dutifully does the laundry, washes the dishes, and does other household chores that I don’t ever seem to have time to do. I have a lot of homework and papers to write tonight, but I AM going to finish washing, drying, folding and putting away the laundry. I WILL make sure there are no dishes in the sink. The puppies will be taken out and I will be patient while they do their business. My house will be clean for once, and I will actually mop those dirty floors and vacuum those dusty rugs. I have a goal and I will meet it. And once that’s done I will make a scrumptious dinner to thank my spectacular husband for being the man of my dreams. Then I will work on my homework.

ps. Prayers might actually help this goal… any takers? 😉