Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Dozen


1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?

I fired a gun when I was younger and I hated it.

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?

Yes, I have found most of them on Facebook :)

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?

I am usually early, I hate arriving late to anything and people who arrive late irk me.

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?

California, I like sunshine and the ocean.

5. Do you have a special ring tone?

Umm I have several, but my general ring tone is "How Great Is Our God"

6. What is your favorite type of chip?

Cheetos....Is that a chip?

7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....

hmmm, I'm not sure. I really liked The Proposal that was a pretty funny movie.

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"

Yes and it was not pretty. I had to get it fixed immediately.

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self?

My house, I think I am too big of a chicken to go under for vanity's sake.

10. Are you allergic to anything?

Not really Allergic, but I can't drink anything with whole milk or heavy whipping cream in it.

11. Why is it so hard to change?

Because it is so hard to give up the life styles we are accustomed to. Going into the unknown or doing something out of the norm is always stressful.

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic.

When you give someone your whole heart you are vulnerable to what they are going to do with that love. Is that what you meant???

Monday, February 22, 2010

Oh Snap

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My back is out again……..Seriously Getting Older Stinks

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sleep Deprived

All these posts of pictures with people and animals sleeping was probably God’s way of saying you need to rest up :

So Stinkin Cute , Sleep Tight My Angels , As I lay Me Down To Sleep

Because this week the hubby has been out of town and guess what, I have not had a good nights sleep since Monday.

I am so tired I can’t stand myself right now.

Every night I have been so stinkin’ tired, but I fall asleep only to wake-up an hour later and then I hear every noise known to man in my house and it freaks me out. Not to mention my dog and child have been sleeping with me because I am a chicken like that and I get to listen to the melody of them snoring all night.

And for some reason my dog thinks that a queen size bed is not big enough and feels the need to kick me all night…

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Is it sad that I can’t wait for my husband to get home today for the shear fact that I will be able to sleep tonight.

Monday, February 15, 2010

90 Days

1. Are you reading the Bible instead of other things in your life or in addition to other things?

I am not reading any other books at the moment.

2. If you are struggling with your reading, are there activities that you can replace with Bible reading rather than reading in addition to your current activities? What activities can you eliminate?

I just need to find some more quiet time. Today is a holiday so I am going to try to catch up.

3. What advice can others reading with us give to those still trying to find their Bible reading rhythm?

This is something you are doing for yourself not for everyone else, so if you fall behind or you are having a hard time finding time don’t fret you will finish when you finish and you will be happy you did :)

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Here are the verses for the week:

Monday: Deuteronomy 23:12 through Deuteronomy 34:12

Tuesday: Joshua 1:1 through Joshua 14:15

Wednesday: Joshua 15:1 through Judges 3:27

Thursday: Judges 3:28 through Judges 15:12

Friday: Judges 15:13 through 1 Samuel 2:29

Saturday: 1 Samuel 2:30 through 1 Samuel 15:35

Sunday: 1 Samuel 16:1 through 1 Samuel 28:19

blessing amid chaos

Friday, February 12, 2010

So Stinkin Cute

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Carnival hosted by Lolli over at Better in Bulk

I know what is it with me and sleeping….Maybe I need a nap

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I’ll take a dozen randomness please

1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?

Grumpy and whiny, it is the only time I am allowed to be so why not work it for all it’s worth ;)


2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?

We rarely have this unless there is a tropical storm or hurricane, but my first reaction is woooohooo, more beauty rest for mama. I hate school as much as my son does.


3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?

Cooking, I do an okay job, but I wish I could make more really cool dishes.  I would also love to be able to decorate cakes and stuff.

4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?

Nope


5. What song is on your mind today?

A New Day Has Come by Celine Dion….Love that song.

 

6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?

Contemporary


7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.

I’m pretty good at hiding my feelings, but then I let them build up and eventually explode.


8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)

He was cute and very sweet with a great body….too much information…sorry about that image

9. When was the last time your heart raced?

hmmm, I’m not sure. 


10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?

Roses from boyfriends, Candy and card from friends.


11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?

Reeses, I know it is not elaborate or anything, but I love them.


12. Red or pink?

Red

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shutter pics

Manic Mother

The Challenge:
Take a picture of something in action, you can freeze the action, or purposely blur it to show movement.
I am not sure if I did this right I kept messing with the shutter speed while my son was running around being a ninja, but I never really got a blur effect from the motion? I think I need some more practice.
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Here were the tips from Beth and Lolli’s blog:
* The longer the shutter stays open, the more light that comes into the camera, and the more likely you will be to get blurred motion.
* The shorter the shutter stays open, the less light that comes into the camera, and the more likely you will be to freeze the action in your shot.
* Use a fast shutter speed to stop action, or for fast-moving subjects.
* Use a slow shutter speed to let in more light (in lower light situations), for stationary subjects, or to show motion.
I took these photos with my Sony Cybershot DSC-H20
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Monday, February 8, 2010

I think I can, I think I can

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90 Day Bible Journey, Week 2

blessing amid chaos

Here are some questions my sis-n-law Patrice posted for us to answer:

1.  Have you tried to read the entire Bible before?  Why or why not?

Yes, I really would just like to know more of the stories in the Bible not just the ones we have known since childhood.

2.  If you have tried to read the Bible in its entirety, what challenges did you face in fulfilling your desire?  Where did you start?  If you did not finish, how far did you get?

I have never completed reading the Bible because I am going to be honest I just get lazy and some of the books are just more interesting than the others.  I always start at the beginning, which may be my problem since I have probably read Genesis a good 50 times in it entirety and yet I still find things I did not before….hmmmm….  I am not sure where I left off all umpteen times I have tried to read it in full.

3.  What have you found to be difficult and what have you found to be rewarding in your attempts to read the Bible in 90 days?

I think it is difficult to retain as much when reading it so quickly..  I find myself going back and re-reading sections that I just read because I am completely lost.  Hence the reason I am still only in the middle of Exodus image .  I will catch up though.  The rewarding part is knowing I am not alone as the only person on the planet not to have read the bible from front to back and that I have support. 

4.  For those who may be struggling, what advice can you give to help encourage them to stick to the goal?

Try your best and if you fall behind don’t stress out, this is not a competition.  Whether you finish in 90 days or 180 days we still love you and so does Jesus image .

 

5.  What excites you most about reading the entire Bible in 90 days?

That I will finally have read the Bible and I will have more knowledge of what God has laid out before us.

Here are the verses for the week if you want to join in:

Monday:  Leviticus 1:1 through Leviticus 14:32

Tuesday:  Leviticus 14:33 through Leviticus 26:26

Wednesday:  Leviticus 26:27 through Numbers 8:14

Thursday:  Numbers 8:15 through Numbers 21:7

Friday:  Numbers 21:8 through 32:19

Saturday:  Numbers 32:20 through Deuteronomy 7:26

Sunday:  Deuteronomy 8:1 through Deuteronomy 23:11

Have a blessed Monday.

I AM THAT I AM.
Exodus, 3. 14

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We all could use a little sunshine

My new blog buddy Cathy @ Tales of the TCKK Family gave me the Sunshine Award.

Isn’t it super cute.  Thanks Cathy, that was super sweet of you to think of me

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world. Below are the rules for accepting this awards.

  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog.
  • Share the love and link to the person whom you received this award from.

I think all of you in bloggy land deserve this award:

Patrice @ Blessings Amid Chaos

Greg @ Greg's General Store

Linda @ 2nd cup of coffee

Darla @ heartshare 365 days

Lolli @ Better in Bulk

Kathy @ Mama's Losin' It!

Shonni @ Nations Around Our Table

Becky @ Life with Kaishon

Short Mama @ Family of Shorts

H-Mama @ Family Team

Beth @ Manic Mother

Julie @ Our Family Life . . . Unscripted

Wow that was hard to pick just twelve I actually had 20 listed before I realized I went over the accepted number.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sleep Tight My Angels

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Carnival hosted by Lolli over at Better in Bulk
Brad and Caleb Sleeping
This is not the best quality photo, but it is my favorite for the week. My son has not been feeling well this week so there has been a lot of sleeping on the couch and crawling in bed with us in the middle of the night. I could not pass up taking this photo the other day, they were so sweet.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It’s Okay honey we just need to go to the Emergency Room.

Explain a time there was an emergency. What “mode” did you go into? Freaking out, calm and collected, etc.

When my son was two him and a friend were playing on my exercise trampoline with his cars, using it as a race track. They got really tickled about something and my son was laughing so hard he rolled off the trampoline and right into his mini rocking chair. The one in this pic:

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“Jennnny”.

I pulled him away from me and all I could see was blood all over the left side of his face and on my shirt.

This was my first Oh My Goodness my child is hurt moment, sure he had boo boos before, but this was not a boo boo there was a gash in my sons head.

I was shocked that I did not panic, I took him into the kitchen and washed the blood away and put pressure on it til it stopped bleeding and then put a band aid on all while I was trying to calm him down saying it would be okay.

In the mean time my sister called the pediatrician, the father of his friend so he could come get him and my Mom since we needed her to ride with us to keep him awake. 30 minutes later myself, my son and my mom were headed to the ER where they put him in a straight jacket, they don’t call it that but that is what it looked like, and applied Dermabond.

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It was a pretty quick visit, but I could have done without the straight jacket, trying to hold a 2 year old still while the numbing agent takes affect was not the highlight of the ER visit let me tell ya. Now he has the just the faintest scar. P1040457


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just Random

1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”

Yes, most of them I already donate too so I don’t feel so guilty for using them.


2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?

Night when the sun is setting. I love the way the sky changes colors.


3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food? (Keep it G-rated please)

Alligator and some other stuff I am not sure what it was. I am not into eating anything that is not normal seafood, (ie: shrimp, lobster, crab), but my friend Greg ordered the sampler at a seafood place and made me try everything on the plate.


4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)

????, just at theme parks, ya know when the music comes from the rocks in the landscape.


5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?

Spanish, I know some phrases but I would like to speak it fluently. Mainly so I know what people are saying about me at Disney World ;)


6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

I have no clue what I would put, Patrice your good at this make one up for me :)


7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.

Just Jenny :)

8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?

Yep, LOST

(update: I forgot to put my all time fav soap opera GH...the shame I forgot this the 1st time)


9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?

I do both and both are awkward

10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?

Internet

11. Are you a good speller?

Yes

12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lost lunch?

LOST is thought about always and lunch I sometimes forget, but usually remember around 3.

Are you LOST

Are you LOST

Cause I sure am, last night was confusing?

ABC's Lost: LOST Untangled - LA X

Monday, February 1, 2010

Today Is The Day

blessing amid chaos

I am joining in with my sister-n-law, Patrice, to read the Bible in 90 days.

It is sad, but I have never read the Bible cover to cover. I always skip the chapters that start listing who was related to who, because to be honest those parts confuse and bore me.

If you want to join in pop over to Patrice's blog by clicking the button above.