Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Friday, May 2, 2008


Where to start...where to start...hmmm. Well, first of all, I can no longer write about the lives and drama of those that work for McD's. Hubby and I decided that we no longer needed the extra $7.25 an hour that I was making seeing's how he triples that amount with OT. He can do in 5 hrs what I did in 15. So, no more who's sleeping with whom. In a way, I'm sad about leaving. It was a great job with little responsibility and I worked hard enough to make a difference. I had fun and met some quirky people so I'll miss having that outlet. Yet, the drama was weighing heavily on me. I found myself getting mired into the muck and caring too much about something that was detrimental to my mental and spiritual health.

Speaking of, as I digress, there is entirely too much lethargy and unconcern for spiritual wellbeing. I admit, as one who struggles on a daily basis with the idea of faith and God, it is difficult to maintain the kind of behavior necessary to glorify Him. I found myself eroding and I didn't like it. I figure I have a hard enough time as it is - I don't need the added temptation to stray. Any time we would get into a conversation about God it wouldn't turn out well. I had a girl flat out tell me that she no longer believed in God and nothing I could say would change her mind. Granted she had some serious issues that contributed to her lack of faith. Still, I felt sad for her and I still pray for her.

Back to the summary, next on the list is LD. He's doing great. He's growing like a weed and is as busy as a beaver. How's that for a metaphor! He's fun and exasperating all at the same time. I expect it's normal for nearly two years old! I love that kid more than I ever thought possible. He's been reveling in the outdoors. Now that all that nasty snow is gone, we've been outside nearly every day. He loves it. We've built a fenced in area for him right outside the back door. Once we move his sandbox and get him a play set he'll be ready to go! And, I won't have to traipse all over chasing his backside! (Good exercise, though!)

On the sticks, or just off: My sister's fantine sweater is finally finished and it looks terrific! I just have to sew the antique French button on and wrap it up for her. I can't wait to see it on her. I hope she likes it. I bought enough skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted to make myself a long 3 season coat with moss stitch lapels. I'm planning on casting on sometime soon. I've found that my current project is my priority - I've finished the first sock and have cast on for the second one! I LOVE doing socks. Turning the heel and picking up the side stitches were so much easier than I ever thought. I just followed the directions and with only one hiccup I managed to do just fine. I still have the baby blanket in my bag, though there isn't much going on with it right now. I'm also going to do a quick project here in this coming week - I need to knit and felt a case for our new portable GPS system. We are loaning it to my Dad and sister for their week long drive back down to Atlanta. Also, my MIL just came back from Ireland with a brick of gray heather yarn (12 skeins) and two huge hanks of aran off white yarn for me. JACKPOT!!! I still have the felted tote bag floating around in my mind to do, too.

Sad note, Dad had to put his dog down several weeks ago. Poor guy had cancer and was really sick. We had no idea what was wrong with him. He was tested for everything and it all came back negative. So the vet did exploratory surgery on him and found the cancerous cells. When the results came back as positive she was quick to call my dad and tell him that he did the right thing in putting Jordan down. There was nothing they could've done for him. Very very sad. My little dog was really attached to him and has been trying to find his place now without another dog around.

My new car is a dream to drive. She is a wonderful, dependable, skippy little car with quite an attitude. Still have no idea what to name her, though!

Word of caution to all you glasses wearers *PLEASE* remember to take your glasses off and place them in their proper place BEFORE trying to have sex with your husband! Yeah, I rolled over mine and snapped them right in half. Talk about putting a damper on the mood! So I visited my old childhood eye doc and for $20 he set me up with a new prescription. New spectacles will adorn my face by tomorrow eve!

What else, what else.... Oh, I'm sure I've forgotten something! But I need to sign off and go get my little BooBoo. Sounds like he's waking up from his nap!

Anyway, I'll remember what I've forgotten as soon as I post this, I'm sure! Happy Knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris