March 19, 2010
crafts, gardening, home improvement
This personal blog is an accounting of my journey in God, and my everyday adventures in remodeling, gardening, and other things around the house that put on my “to-do” list.
I am by no means a Do-It-Yourself maven. I have no clue on how to garden, fix holes in walls, or even keep this house from falling into chaos, but I try my best to learn. We are constantly growing in different ways everyday. I hope my little corner of the net can help you.
Bless you and thank you for stopping by…
November 2, 2013
closing blogs, keeping followers, merging blogs, moving blogs
After much agonizing and thought, and asking an authority on social media and websites, I have decided that I am going to be moving this blog over to Li’l Bit’s Craft Corner. I would very much like all my friends, family and followers to come with me. I don’t like losing readers. Trying to figure out what posts to put where is becoming a daunting task, and I love to blog about all sorts of things.
Don’t worry, I will be keeping most of the categories from this one when I merge it. I haven’t decided whether I am going to make pages for them. I still have to think on that one.
I will be doing the merge during the next week, and I will post when I am closing this one down. I hope this will give all you plenty of time to follow me over.
Hope to see you at the Craft Corner!
September 18, 2013
ex husband, God, grace, home time, Over the road trucker, Prayer, professional driver, son, truck driving
October 4, my love comes back off the road, and when his home time is over, I can go with him again!
*dances with joy* I can’t wait! (Can’t you tell?) :D I have missed him so terribly much. When he is gone, a piece of me goes with him. Concentrating on things has been hard, but I have been able to manage almost getting the business blog updated and on track. We bought a hotspot for wifi where-ever we happen to park. Keeping in touch with friends, family, and my readers is important to me. The first months in the truck with no way to keep in touch except for a phone was liberating in a way, but I kept thinking about the business, and how I was going to keep it going on the road. Problem solved!
The view I had this morning.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved that Tina and Amanda blessed me with a roof, and made me a part of their family. Amanda’s children are wonderful, quirky, smart, funny, and kids. There are days that the funny moments keep coming, but there were also times you could pull your hair out. Being an only child myself, I got to see the dynamics of three siblings daily. I got to see them play better than most children play on a playground, and fight like nothing I have ever seen. I have also seen Amanda referee, skillfully and with as much grace as she can muster. I love this woman like the little sister I have always wanted.
She never misses an opportunity to teach her kids about being kind to each other and how God works through us. I listen as she starts the homeschool day with Awana practice and a bible reading. Grace is never skipped at dinner, and a story is never missed at bedtime. She teaches the way I wish would have been offered to me when Paul was little. I had to piece and scrap together curriculum.
My son is 21 now, and, with God’s grace, I have learned that some things can’t be fixed with a few words. Sometimes, even though it is difficult, you have to let go and let God handle it. I pray for my son, and my ex every night. I pray for his family as well.
Until next time, God Bless.
September 4, 2013
being creative, bump on a log, click scroll, crafting, crafts, creative person, creative side, creativity, lists, love, making lists, organizing, practice calligraphy, to do
I am a creative person. I love to draw, make jewelry, practice calligraphy, make teas, syrups, and all kinds of things. I do it as the mood hits me. What is wrong with this? I am not very organized. I start out that way, but it slowly
I have to put things back? Really? I can’t leave everything out where I can see it? Nope, so I sort, label, store, and make lists. I make lists for posting things, fixing things, making things, buying things, lists for goals, and lists for reminding myself what to do when I first get up. I look at my lists, and know, if I follow them, I will a lot accomplished. I will. I really will, but then my creative side kicks in, and the lists get put on the back burner, for weeks, months, or, I get up feeling down and missing my love who is on the road, and I begin to click, scroll, and refresh the social sites I browse, and spend the whole day like a bump on a log.
I made more lists last night. Two small ones that are now sticking to my laptop. So far, so good. Does anyone else have this problem?
Until next time, God Bless.
September 3, 2013
cramps, depression, feeling sad, God, hopelessness, missing loved ones, muddled, pain, sadness, tweaking
It’s Tuesday, and I find myself muddle-headed, and unmotivated. I have no idea why. Well, I have a headache. I woke up with one, for some reason. I went to bed with cramps and back pain and woke up with a headache. I guess it all migrated. *shrugs*
I have a lot to do today. I am constantly tweaking and changing my agenda for posts, fixing my business blog, and cruising the social sites to stay active, and I find that I am not making time to make more jewelry. I am determined not to be overwhelmed. I will get on top of this. I know God does not give us more than we can handle. I know he gives us what we what we need for our journey. Sometimes, just sometimes, I wonder if it’s enough.
It’s not due to lack of faith. It’s not due to not knowing that God has plans for all of us. It’s just that there are times that I am filled with sadness, and a sense of hopelessness. I turn to Him. I know He is there for me. I know with Him I can move mountains. Right now, I wish I could move me to my love’s truck. I miss him. I know that’s what this feeling is. Gotta shake it.
Until next time, God Bless.
August 29, 2013
depression, faith, family, foot, friends, God, mom, mother, motherhood, pains, Prayer, religion, spirituality, upset
Have you ever wanted to be somewhere do badly and felt completely helpless, because you couldn’t? I felt that way, and am still there this morning. Let me explain.
My mom called yesterday. She is depressed, very, and on top of that, she is having pains in her feet that the doctors can’t explain. She broke down over the phone, and it was that moment, that one moment, that I wish I could have dove through the phone and given her a hug and been there for her. All I could do was be on the phone until she stopped crying. I have never felt so helpless.
That night, I prayed for her, oh did I pray, and the tears started to flow. I got up from the bed and went into the livingroom until the tears subsided. My friend Amanda came out of her room, and put her arm around me. I heard a door open, and her mom came out. We prayed for my mother, and Tina, her mom prayed for me.
I am so blessed to have such good family. Can’t call them my friends really. They are more like family.
Until next time, God Bless…