Category: God


Thanksgiving 2018

Well we had our Thanksgiving with our children and their families last night.

Everyone was here by six thirty and they were all gone by eight thirty.

We had Turkey with dressing, Ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, home made cranberry sauce from our eldest daughter Paula, scalloped corn, green bean casserole, rolls and pumpkin pie, and or chocolate cream pie (for my grandson as he doesn’t like pumpkin pie)

It was a bit insane eating all of that so late at night but it is the only time that worked for all of my kids.

They will go to their spouses Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday and I will be at work from 6 till two that day.

So this was our only time to have our Thanksgiving.

I suggested we just not have it at all this year but the kids vetoed that.

 

So anyway that is done for another year.

I didn’t take any pictures because my kids tend to object to it so I will wait and do that on Christmas Eve.

Any hoo….we have tons and I do mean tons of left overs.

And anyone who knows me knows I am not a bit left over person.

I will eat some, but definitely not days and days of it.

 

On another note I am staying at my youngest daughters house while her family of five go to Minnesota to spend with her in-laws.

To house sit and watch her dogs.

I do have to work on Thursday as I mentioned and Saturday and Sunday 6 am till 6 pm, but when I am not working I will be dog sitting.

Which will mainly be at night tonight, tomorrow night, all day Friday and we shall see about Saturday night.

Emily seems to think they will be home on Saturday.

🙂

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What Is That One Thing?

If you had one wish, only one, what would it be?
What would that one thing be that you want above all others?
Living to be a hundred?
More money then you knew what to do with?
Being a successful novelist?

Bringing back a loved one?

Right a wrong you once made?

What would that one wish be?

I understand that it would take a lot of thinking to come up with that one thing.

But if I had one wish,  just one~ it would be that my four children and their spouses and children and my husband Rick, would know and love the Lord Jesus Christ as much as I do, and know that only through Him, will they have everlasting life.

All the money in the world will not bring my family and loved ones closer to God and His Son.

Righting wrongs from the past definitely wouldn’t do it.

Being a successful novelist or anything else being successful at…..would not bring them closer to Our Lord.

That is my one wish.

I pray nightly that God help me find the words to teach and talk to my children, husband and grandchildren, to work through me to bring them all closer to Him.

Only through God and His Son will they live in Heaven one day.

God willing, one day I will be able to help them find the way…..

Jesus

 

God bless all those fire fighters who are working every day on to put out the fires in California.

God bless all fire fighters but the ones who are in California right now are not getting much if any breaks from fighting those horrendous fires.

I know, every fire fighter works hard, but according to the news on ABC this morning, the firefighters who are working in California are working twenty four seven with little to no breaks.

It is horrific.

God bless those who are losing their homes, who have lost loved ones and for those who have died in those fires.

What a horrific way to die.

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my heart just aches for them all.

So I am doing a bit of cleaning today.

Cleaning out my dresser and putting some summer clothes away and getting fall and winter clothes out.
Yes it may be a bit early but it is something to do and it needs done eventually.

I would love to be working in my yard, but all it does is rain so there is no being outside today.

I found a old journal that I began in 2016

It was before my sister Cyndi passed away.

Before Ava was born…..

I enjoy reading things I wrote years ago.
It takes me back to that time….

I should try and write in one every day but….this blog is sort of a journal in itself.

I titled this Somewhere over the rainbow……because in the journal I asked “What would make me happy?”

The answer is quite simple.

That everyone believed in God and that everyone treated everyone else with respect.

There would be no murder, no harming of children….no political people who are just out for themselves and not our country.

There would be a cure for cancer.

There would be happiness all around.

As Elvis once said in a song “If every day could be just like Christmas…..what a wonderful world this would be”

I would love to be thinner, but I am working on that.

I would love to have more money too but until I get a few things paid off, I will just have to keep on struggling with that.

I want to retire and hopefully I can by the time I am sixty.
Sooner if possible.

 

Somewhere over the rainbow….in a perfect world…..in an unattainable reach……things would be so much better.

Love would conquer hate.

People would treat each other like they wanted to be treated.

In a perfect world………….

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Heading South-

So Sunday my husband and I are going to fly the friendly skies to Florida for a three day vacation on the beach

It will probably be our last time for a long while  as I start watching my three grandchildren full time on September 15th and won’t be able to just up and go like this once that happens

On August 26th my husband and I will be having our 38th wedding anniversary so this is sort of for that…..and we both have off of work

So God willing it will be a great time and sunny and relaxing

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A few days before my sister Cyndi passed away I was helping her go to the bathroom

Actually my brother was holding her up and I was cleaning her back side.

She said to my brother “She should have been a nurse”

And all of my life I have always had the desire to be a nurse.

But kids and life got in the way.

Tonight at work one of the residents said to me “Marge why are you always so nice to me?”
I laughed and said “Because I like you and it is my job to take care of you”
She smiled and said “You have such patience and such a good heart.  You should have been a nurse”
🙂
I told her I have always had that desire.

 

And honestly I was seriously thinking about going to nursing school this last spring.

I prayed about it and was even looking into a community college.

It would cost roughly $15,000 to $20,000  to do it, but I was seriously thinking of doing it.

The thing that stopped me was…….My daughter’s permanent babysitting decided to move away and my daughter had asked me if I would start watching her kids full time once she goes back to work after maternity leave.

I could not tell her no.

She has never had to pay a babysitter for watching her kids.

Her mother in law had been the babysitter until she moved to Minnesota.

I prayed about it and I even asked God to give me a sign, any kind of sign if going to college to be a nurse wasn’t the right thing to do.

Not even two days later my daughter told me she needed me to watch her kids as her mother in law was moving away.

God does answer prayers.

And while a part of me will always long to be a nurse…..it does warm my heart when an elderly person tells me I should have been a nurse.

🙂

 

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I’ve Had My Moments-

You know I feel like I am happy 95% of the time

It’s true there is one or two days a month when I feel moody or hate life, but I do know I have a good life

My sister Cyndi (God rest her soul) told me a few times that I was a lucky person.

That life has always been easy for me, or things have come easy to me.

I attribute my luck to two things, first and foremost God has blessed me so very wonderfully and I know all I have are blessings from Him.

And secondly, the man I am married too has always been a hard worker and determined to work for everything we have.

Yeah we have dept and yes we haven’t always made the greatest choices, but his level head has kept us and me heading in the right direction

No he doesn’t have a passionate bone in his body, and he is overweight and occasionally lazy, but I am overweight and lazy too

Yes I would love passion in my life, I am only 57 after all, but I’ve lived without it for the past five years so I guess I can keep going with out it.

It isn’t the most important thing in life….

God and family are…..

And I have a wonderful family and life is good…..

Yes there have been struggles and times I thought about throwing in the towel

I’ve had moments when I was so tired of the fight that I felt ready for God to take me home

Thank God I got over that slump.

Every one has moments, times when life is exceptionally good or exceptionally hard.

Some more than others it’s true

I have had a pretty great life and a beautiful family.

I have regrets….don’t we all, but life is good.

🙂

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She Is Here-

My newest grand daughter is officially 24 hours and 23 minutes old

She is so beautiful and precious

Thank You God for her and for all my children and grandchildren

I am so blessed

 

In less than twenty four hours I will have a new grand daughter.

It will be wonderful to finally meet Miss Ava Marie.

I look forward to holding her and welcoming her into the world.

God willing they will both survive labor and delivery and grow up together.

God willing.

I am so very blessed with my wonderful family and I don’t ever want to take that for granted.

Thank you Lord for all of the wonderful people you have graced me with in this life.

Amen.

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So Aaron and Bailey came today and both wanted breakfast pizza, so we went to Casey’s to get some.

Almost six dollars later they are eaten and now we are watching Captain Underpants.

Like SpongeBob Square Pants I find this show to be really dumb

The two of them enjoy it and I let them watch what they want on TV.

It keeps them happy and usually from being bored.

 

Two days and counting down till we get to meet Miss Ava Marie.

I am anxious to meet her and God willing she and Emily will be fine.
I always worry as many many years ago, probably close to forty or fifty I had a cousin who gave birth and a blood clot went to her heart and killed her.

I always am afraid that it will happen to one of my kids.

I know, I worry…..

But God willing all will be well.

Then after Emily has Ava my husband will bring Aaron and Bailey up to meet her and then we will all go back to their place where I will stay over night there with the kids and their two dogs.

Not sure if Emily will come home on Friday or Saturday but if it isn’t till Saturday I will stay over again Friday night.

I do have to be at work on Saturday at six so……Rick, my husband will have to come back over and spend the day with them until Emily, Adam and Ava come home.

Emily is off for seven weeks so hopefully she will get caught up on sleeping and spending time with her kids before she has to go back to work on September 17th.

In the mean time, we wait…..

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