Lots of Going Ons.

So, I have been working behind the scenes on something fun. Learning some new things.
And, in a few weeks, we will all get to travel there, together.
I would love to tell you we are that we are going to Paris,  or Belize. Maybe a trip to Hawaii or a cruise to Alaska. Though, I so would not want to do that this time a year. Can you say Titanic?
I so would love take a trip to the mountains here in Kentucky or even head south some and go to the Mountains in Tennessee.

So, where are we going? We are going to to a new home. A new blog home.
Soon.
So speaking of the new blog. What would you like to see there? I would love some input from you. So come on and give me some ideas. PLEASE??

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I am so glad I took the leap and got back into blogging again. I have missed it. A lot.

Just Not Feeling It.

Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel?

Or, around the bend is an old woman with a cast-iron pan waiting to smack you?

Or, that the bogeyman is really under your bed?

I am a pessimist for the most part. The glass is half-empty and not half-full. If something does not go right, I tend to panic. If I forget something, I about lose control. That is me, and somehow, someway, my husband still loves me. Not sure why yet, But, I figure after 12 years of chaos, he must be in it for the long haul. For which I am glad.

I need to step up my game, and I have begun to do that. I am doing a review for this devotional. Excited about it, and I think it is very doable.  It is called Putting on the Spirit by Katie Hornor. It is coming out soon in December. So, I won’t go into too much more detail. Hate to give away the review already. But, it is good. I have enjoyed it immensely.  It is helping me with my spiritual life. 

 

I am just not feeling things. But, I do know that God is still on the throne. He is still in charge. He is still calling the shots. He is still in the process of saving souls. I know how the book ends. So even when I am not feeling it, I still feel his arms around me. 

That is all I need.

 

Finding Time

How do you find time to do all that you do?
I struggle with time management. I really do. For instance, I have 7 tabs open on my Chrome browser. Four of those browsers are for Facebook. One for this page. Another is for an author page I am working on a book launch/review with. Then, the last tab I have open is for a review company I have been with since 2002.  I wonder if I have ADD?  Oh yea, I am listening to a message about lying and it is on Lifechurch.tv. Not my usual cup of church. I tend to navigate towards IFB ( Independent Fundamental Baptist )
I am also spending time with a Jacks that keeps coming up to me in the office and wants to be picked up and spin in Nana’s chair. Or, I am fixing the Kindle for her, either putting on a drawing ap, or the piano ap, or putting on the Veggie Tale movie we have on there for her.
I tend to not stick with a schedule, though, I do better on them. But tell me I need to be up at 6 am, or even by 9am and I will laugh at you, unless I HAVE to get up at that time for something that is beyond my control.

So, you can surmise that spending time with God is not first on my list. I am ashamed to say that. I always make these huge plans on reading through the bible in a year at the beginning of each year. I tell myself each night as I go to sleep that I will get up, and I will pray and I will read some scripture. Instead, I get up each day, I grab my phone, I click on the alarm and shut it off. I then head to Facebook to see what is going on in the world. Yuck!
I know, I heard you. Bad Ginger. Truth be told, I bet you do it too.

I know I don’t have to wake up and pray. Prayer is good no matter the time. However, I want to put on the whole armor of God right away. So, I can be ready for the day. Any good suggestions? Let me know in the comments please!

Finding time to bake and cook. How does one do that? I LOVE cooking and baking. I will be making time for that. What is a blog without a cooking section?

I figured out a lot of my issue is with Facebook. I LOVE reading about other how other folks are spending their day. Or reading some newsworthy items. But, I tend to get involved with debates. I also tend to post silly stuff. So that said, time on FB is going to be severely limited. Plus, I am cutting my FB down to whatever helps me grow as a Christian, an AVON rep, or a blogger.  I will keep various friends and family. But will be limiting my time on that. Most of them really do not post like I do. I am sure there are those that have limited my postings. I tend to post things that are very political and religious that does not really help anything other than getting me tagged as a pain.

I spend far too much time doing things I should not be, and not enough time what I should be doing. So, if you don’t hear from me, especially on FB, you now know why. I have much to be doing, much to look forward to. Spending time on the computer other than for work is not a good idea. I will continue to blog, I will continue to do all my other commitments. I love blogging. I have a few blog posts in mind. I have a few idea’s running through my head. Some will be ignored. Others will not like what I post. And well others, they might go well. We shall see.

11 Years, and Some Reflection

WOW, we just celebrated our 13th anniversary a few months ago. I love this man, Just another re-blog of a post I did. Working on getting this blog up and running again. Almost moved.

The last 11 years of my life, have been such a whirlwind. One minute I am in my poorly made wedding dress, running late to the park because of waiting for someone to get her hair done, and it was not me. I kept thinking that day how much my feet hurt, and I hoped that the seams on the dress wouldn’t rip apart like the buttons had already started to do. I get ahold of my dad’s arm, and he tells me he loves me and how much he loves me. I remember being thankful that I had both my parents there on this monumental day. Though they were not married any longer, and had not been since I was 7, they were there to support me. My mom was running around making sure the pizza was warm and the cokes sodas were all nestled in their bed of ice. She stayed clear of the hot chicken wings and instead stuck her finger into the mild sauce, just to taste to see if it was warm.
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I remember looking down the aisle to the wild-looking man. He still had hair, though it was starting to get that circle of baldness in the back. He was there with the Justice of the Peace. ( we so will not get into WHY I did not have the minister that was supposed to perform the ceremony.) My 3 bridesmaids were there, and the 3 grooms men. I had two flower girls and of course 2 ring bearers. Such a big party for such a small wedding.  All waiting for me to walk down the cement aisle and take my stand at the front. I walked with my dad and he reminded me, if I did not want to get married, we could turn around. I said no, this is what I want. So, we walked.
That day, July 21, 2001, will live forever in my mind. Not because I hated my dress and my shoes. Or that I was late. I won’t remember that day because of the people that were there or the music that was played.
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I will remember that day, because it was the day I married Jamie. the man who God intended for me.  This man took in a woman with two children that were not his, and gave us a home that day. He never turned his back on us. He became Daddy that day to a little girl who at that point had gone through so much in her short 6 years of life. And to a small blond, curly-haired tan little 13 month old. They became his children. The ones when he came home from work would go running to him to put their dirty hands all over.
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That day, I became a mom of not just 2 littles, but to 3. See, Jamie had an almost 5-year-old son from a previous marriage. Cody came to me as a wild little man who was such an early bird. Oh my, I remember  getting up at 4am with him. It was so tough those early few months after the wedding. It took us six months to train him to be quiet and stay in bed. See, that same wedding night, we quickly went from a family of 5, to a family of 6.

July 21, 2001 will forever live in my mind as the day I married my best-friend. Though at the time, I am sure we did not really consider ourselves that. I still liked my time and he liked his time. We fought, a lot. I got sick with PPD right after Jonah that lasted a couple of years.

But, as time wears on, we, have stood the test of time. His family did not think we would stay together. At all.

But, here we are, 11 years later, strong as ever.

We live in upper middle TN and just love it here. My husband is my best friend, and I am his. We both are in church with our 4 children and now our granddaughter. We are a family. As a family, we love God. We, as a family can not wait to really start serving Him. Only reason Jamie and I are still a team is because of Him. All honor and praise goes to Christ alone.

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Same Old Blog….

It is the same old blog, with the same old thoughts. I decided I want to resurrect the thing, give new life. So, I gave it a new name. I am not sure what I will be blogging about, but with moving to a new area, and again, a new state. I am sure I can come up with something. Some of what I hope to be doing is changing how we do some stuff. I plan on going back to the basics. Eating what we grow, or what we can get from someone else’s garden via farmer markets and co-ops. I also plan on be a miss susie-homemaker again. Again, for health reasons, as well as because I just can not go back and work a regular job. We will be living 20 15 minutes away from the nearest store. So, running to the store is going to be a thing of the past. Plus, at the moment, we are back to a one car family. Hopefully only for a wee bit. I can not stand be stranded. Since I am so erratic, and I never know which way my thoughts are going to take me, I decided to just go with a catch-all kind of name! Kind of fits me, ya know? So, tell me what you think? Like the name?

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