Monday, January 30, 2012

ceiling in the floor, carpet at the dump...

I have not been here in forever. Life gets in the way....
The Thursday after Christmas, we came home from what my granddaughter said, "was the best Christmas ever",  to find our front door mat soaked with water and once inside we were shocked! Toilet tank upstairs overflowed and the kitchen ceiling is in the floor. Carpet and flooring on both floors is ruined. Stove is filled with water.
We have spent the month trying to deal with the chaos. We began doing whatever to prevent further damage and called the insurance company. They said, "we will send and adjuster in a week"! Hello Somebody! What is up with that. We told them that we would work on it for now, but might need help later. We had a bad experience with cleanup company, before.
We have had some estimates, but the total is still not computed. The adjuster came on Thursday the 5th and we did not hear back from him, until we called our insurance company, so that was another week. Someone from the insurance company emailed and wanted to know details about the toilet, to help  re-coop the deductible. We just want to know when we can start fixing the mess.
We are now talking to contractors, who don't seem to return phone calls or follow up with what they say they will do.
We did get a new roof, last week to make sure when we start fixing the ceilings, there are no roof leaks on our new ceilings! Pictures coming soon!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I want to learn to link up with some of the blogs that have Linky Parties. Just have to figure that out!
Simple Mom has a challenge going on called Project: Simplify.

There is a Closet Clean Out Party and I want to go! Tomorrow will be a new challenge and I am so late!!!

The dates are wrong on my pictures
  today is 3/13/2011. Guess I need to read my manual, I am having lots of
technical difficulties.
My spell check will not work!
Wow! I don't have a clue about how to link up with a before and after
but there is just one way to start,  just do it.

This pile of stuff needs a place to stay!

I don't wear the stripped shirt! So it will be the first to go!

Some of these items belong to my  husband. He will be glad for me  to work on this as long as I keep all his stuff! But, he thinks it is o.k., for him to get rid of mine! We have been married for 22 years(so, I am keeping him and his stuff)!

See that  lime green  niteshirt. Well, the only way we know it is there is that I held the camera up in the air. I cannot see that shelf. I am 5'2'' and shrinking.

That shelf has underwear and socks on it. My husband has been helping with the laundry! I work alot.
So, sometimes it is the only way it gets clean, I am grateful!

Wonder Woman is headed to the bed room now! To work on this mess! To clear the clutter and wash and fold clothes!
 I will edit this post later.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Today our priest talked about the viciousness in our world, retaliation for things that can sometimes, be trivial.
We seek vengeance instead of showing love and kindness. There are many things that I do not understand about people and their actions, but willfully setting out to destroy someone goes against my very being.
The Lord, reminds me every day to try to be kind, loving, supportive, understanding, hopefully and faithful.
Daily, I see so much hurt and dispair.
I want to be the voice, hands and feet of Jesus! To carry my light high and encourage others to do so.
Praying, today for peace and guidance to be an encourager to all!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


People have often commented about my eyes....they are big....they are pretty?....they are green....they are sparkly....they look like my mothers!  What I know about them is they are important!
They allow me to see God's beautiful world! I try to see everything and know that the Lord is in control.
Why would he want to be in control of the ugliness? the sadness? the down trodden? the unloved? the poor? the heavy laden?....
Because under all the ugly is just needs to be tended! We are placed here to love things, people, places, everything needs to be nurtured and cultivated and guided into full potential, in order to become beautiful.

Please help me today to see the beauty under the ugly, to know the potential, of each piece of earth, of each person, of each situation, to make it better for my having been there. With eyes wide open allow me to see the need and fill that need with love and understanding.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


The cottage with snow.....
I was really sick during the snow of 2011. Thought I would share the one from 2009. Isn't it lovely!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I have to go to court today for a child custody case.
I am not looking forward to it.....

I found this in a book I am reading.....

"For we all go through pain and sorrow, but the presence of God, like a warm and comforting blanket. can shield us and protect us and allow the deep inner joy to surface, even in the most devastating circumstances".
                                                                              Barbara Johnson
                           (as found in Essentials for Life for Women by Marcia Ford)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

plans....or where is my thingy

So, I had plans, plans to do a post when I arrived home last night. I grabbed my laptop, my camera, my diet coke(bad stuff, makes me feel good), pizza smells are coming up the stairs and I am ready to download pictures.
So where is my cord thingy(you know it hooks to your computer and your camera)? Not in my basket that my friend(assistant, sista girl, partner in crime) found for me. What is up withthat? Big hole in my basket. I go downstairs and get slippers, flashlight, car keys and head out into the cold, looking on the ground and praying,"Lord let it be here on the ground or in the car or on the bumper where I propped the basket when I was locking my car". Maybe it is on the floor where I set the basket when I took of my jacket. But, No!

O.K., I know I saw it in the basket when I was at work. So, just calm down and you will find it in the morning. Now, check out the rest of Edie, from Life in Grace's blog to know her and love her more.(Note to self : figure out how to do links to other peoples blogs so your peeps can love your blog peeps, too.)

I have lost my cord thingy before, so I know replacing it will not be easy. My camera is no good without it and now that I am on a roll learning new stuff and enjoying it as I go, I am aggravated, can you tell? ......More on this sometime soon(I hope).

Update: I found my cord thingy.