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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Joy and Sorrow

Last night, Drake lost another tooth.
He is adorable with his new, gap-toothed smile.

This, however is not a full smile. He was embarrassed to show it, but he humored me!

Today marks one year since my mama fell and was basically lost to us.  She went into a coma and never came out. 13 days later, she died after three days off life support.  No pic for this.

How true it is that joy and sorrow often go hand in hand.  Life moves on. Drake is growing up, learning and changing. Mama isn't here to see it, and that hurts. But I am grateful for the years we had her, and for her salvation of which we are assured. 

It's a bittersweet day.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Things are looking yummy 'round here, y'all!
I've managed to build up a small stash of meats and pantry staples, and this is what we're eating this week. Enjoy!

  • Beans and rice w/ham (Navy Beans this time)

  • BBQ chicken legs, mac and cheese

  • Beef Roast, taters and gravy, mustard greens (from our garden bed!)

  • Shrimp Burgers w/Checkers fries

  • Steaks on the grill, broccoli, baked potatoes

  • Cubed steaks, rice and gravy, corn on the cob

  • Chicken Enchiladas (frozen family meal, my night off)

And that takes us to next Monday, when we'll start over. Technically, I have enough meats for yet another week of meals, but we'll stop there. Who knows what I'll be in the mood for next week!

Happy March!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Of Books, Cats, Couches and Boys

Today Drake's 2nd grade homeschool curriculum arrived.
We are going with Abeka across the board this year, supplementing with magazines, library books, field trips/vacations and such.  Our year starts October 1, but now was the time for us to buy. I'm glad to have it ready to go.

Here's a pic of Nita (Lanita Bonita Conchita Cash) lol. Drake's 'favorite pet'.  She lets him wallow all over her, carry her about, tump her off the play table, ect and then comes back for more. Winner!

Here's a pic of the boy himself, enjoying a Sprite. Or it might be Root Beer, which is his favorite drink ever, lol. He's growing up so fast!
Lastly, we got a new couch. Well, loveseat. Dh's recliner bit the dust, refusing to open. Then, once you had it open, it was a pain to close!   So we went to a local flea market and found a great loveseat for $75.  It's just the right size for the guys to cuddle up on while tv watching. Or wrestling. Which somehow always seem to go together!
(No pics though, just imagine it! :D)
Happy Almost March//Spring!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's been awhile....

Took an internet break, but I'm back now. 

We had a good, if quiet Thanksgiving/Christmas.  We didn't do nearly the amount of going and doing that we normally do. No Okefenokee Light Show, No local live Nativity here in our little town. We did manage the Christmas parade, but I was so out of sorts it wasn't really fun for me. 

I chalk it up to being the first year without my mama.  Although had she lived she would have been in a nursing home and unable to be with us, I still was unsettled. I just wanted it done and gone. Sad, but true.

Now, I'm ready for spring. So ready for spring!  Some months back (yes, months) I planted (finally) some greens in my garden bed. They were doing really well, then it rained. And my garden box didn't drain.  Half of them drowned before Dh could fix it.  Now I'm left with about 4 bundles of greens about 8 inches high.  After several month of growing.  Not a stellar success. 

I plan to harvest them soon, and prep the bed for spring planting.  Drake has gotten interested in helping me pick out seeds, and as a result I have enough packets to plant the entire Midwest. Well, it feels that way, my seed box is overflowing! At least it's good for his science projects and learning!

We also got this great new grill.  We've used it twice now, and love it.  It's been years since we had one, and we've missed the delicious flavors of home grilled food. 

The weather today here in SE Georgia is cold and clear.  Pretty, for winter.  Here's a view from my back porch door. You can see Dh's shop on the back left, where he's working today on something or other. It's a man thing, lol.

Hurry up Spring, we need you!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 Soccer Pic

So proud of my big boy, he's doing very well and is really picking up the sport.
Next year will be even better.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Soccer and Six

Yep, it's official.
I'm a 'Soccer Mom', and I'm loving it!

Drake's first year in the sport is going well. He's not at all aggressive, doesn't get into the skirmish for the ball, but he runs about keeping up with his team and having a good time. That works for me. Mad Skilz and passion can come later. Although, if they don't that's fine too. He's having a good time after all. :D

Also, today we held his 6th birthday party.  Where has the time gone??? I ask this every year, as I'm sure most moms do.  He won't be 'officially' six until September 30/Tuesday, but as that's a weekday...

The party was great, with lots of Paw Patrol, Soccer and Sonic stuff to tide over any near-6 year olds heart. Ladderball, Party Pong, and lots of running around with cousins and friends topped things off just right.  Here's hoping he sleeps well all night long! 

So proud of my big, big boy!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What you believe matters

Today our church hosted the Creation Conference with Gary Bates.  He's the author of numerous books and articles answering questions about the Bible and Christianity.


And more.  It was sort of a crash course in apologetics, really.  Great stuff! Here's something I took away from it:

1. Where did I come from?
2. What is my purpose?
3. What will happen after I die?

The answers to 2 and 3 depend on what you believe about 1.  Kapow!

There are over 9500 articles and videos on his Creation Ministries website,
Print out the questions and answers and share them with people. It's a really great resource!

After this conference, I feel much stronger and better equipped to teach the truth in science to my 5/almost 6 year old.  Don't be fooled by the scientific 'evidence'. It ain't what they say!