Hey guys, I know, I really need to start being on here at least twice a week. I’ll be working on that. Anyhow, you folks know how life just gets involved and seems to get in our way? I’m a stay at home wife to a trucker, and Mom to four beautiful children, two of which have moved out on their own, done well and will be separating in the next couple months.

I’ve been working on crochet projects for a friend who’s due really soon with a little boy. I’m still having issues finding the perfect crochet hat pattern that I like. If anybody crochets, and has a good crochet hat pattern, I’m up for suggestions, patterns, if you’re referring me to anything, I’m doing free patterns. I’ll probably be doing prayer shawls for a bit.

This is the baby blanket and booties for my friend having the baby. I’ll try and start posting pics up of stuff I’m working on.

For anybody on prayer chains, I’ll need prayers tomorrow, as will my mother, who doesn’t believe in prayer at all. She will be having open heart surgery early in the morning and I’m praying things go well for her. I’ll post more again tomorrow. Have a great night everybody.

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Planned out

Good afternoon folks, it’s been a little later that I blog this time. Fun family stuff, summer time seems to sometimes be worse at bringing drama than the fall and winter. Anyhow, in the past nine days I wasn’t here, I was learning and starting a bullet journal, which, because I love to write, will hopefully be an advantage to my writing here. I’ve finished a book and started another one, review will be up on my book review blog soon and I will leave a link to that for anybody who’s interested. Hubby and I have lost a dear friend last week to various health issues, we weren’t, unfortunately, able to make it up for the funeral due to schedule conflicts.

We’ve been since discussing our tree damaging our unattached garage with our insurance company, unfortunately, they aren’t able to do anything about that, unless weather takes it down. If anybody in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area is interested in doing a favor, and cutting it down, I’d be forever grateful. Our vehicle is on the fritz, and we’re dealing with health issues and insurance people there also. 

Anyhow, enough about my problems, feel free to start a group pity party here, but enough to get things out and on the table so we can figure out how to further fix them. But, I’m researching how to fix our dilemmas without, hopefully anyway, breaking the bank to do any of them.

This week, I will be starting to read more, craft more, and tentatively, write more. Again, my book reviews are on my blogger blog, I’m not sure how to link from here to that one, but as soon as I do, I’ll let you know. 

Ok, that’s all for now…. One more thing, here in Grand Rapids,MI, our Grand Rapids museum, will be having free admission from 12-5p.m. there will be a charge for the planetarium and whatever else you may choose to do there, enjoy this beautiful weather wherever you may be and I’ll catch ya later. Prayers and blessings to everyone.

Good morning folks,I haven’t been on all last week due to travel with my husband. As you may know, or remember me saying before, that my husband is a truck driver, well every once in awhile, I get blessed to go with him. Last week, we started out heading to Georgia, then had to go to Oklahoma, then back home.

I’m not sure if I could truly get used to being in the truck with him all the time, because it wouldn’t be him per say that would get bothersome, it would be readjusting to being with him all the time, being in close quarters all the time, and adjusting to having personal, me time in close quarters, and both being able to listen to what we each want to listen to, ie.. Music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc.

Anyhow, my insomnia worked to my advantage in the truck, I was able to stay up while he was up and driving, delivering, etc, and even when we went to bed….😞

I hope everybody is having a great week so far, prayers and blessings to you all, safe travels to the ones traveling, prayers for the ones who need healing for their body, mind and soul, and to the ones who just need a pick me up, I pray you all have a great rest of your week. 

Good evening everybody, I’m back. This week, I’ve been on the road with my hubby, he’s a trucker and I had the opportunity to go with him, so, right now, we’re sitting in Tahlequah,OK, for his morning load. We left early Tues morning, and Weds evening/Thurs morning, after having a pretty good trip so far, having great conversations with God, and it was after responding to a friend’s Facebook post, that gave me an epiphany on the way to go with my writing.

Y’all know, I love to write and read. I love to research things for people. Well, I also know how my family/household survives on one income every week. So, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, you’ll be seeing posts from me, tentatively every day, minimally three times a week.

For tonight, I’m signing off and sending prayers and blessings to you all for sweet dreams and a great night sleep.

Pain

Ok, I explained in a earlier post some of the health issues I’ve been dealing with, well, I’ve been trying to get some dental work taken care of and in the past 6wks, it’s resulted in pain in the left side of my jawline, clear up to my left ear and thru the left side of my head, making my jawline to past my temple feel like it’s on fire and the right side tries to sympathize with the left side.

I’ve talked to most of my Dr’s, two dentists, and everybody unanimously agreed,”go to the ER”. So, I gave in and went to the ER. 3 1/2hrs, and a cat scan later, there’s no infection or abcess, praise the Lord. However, nobody knows exactly what’s causing this antagonizing, painful ache and pain, the ER Dr just said, oh it sounds like it could be they got a nerve when they were pulling teeth. 

I don’t wish this pain upon anybody, ever. As long as I’m popping 3 Advil and 3curamin pills, I can go longer, usually, between doses.  

If anybody has ever experienced this kind of pain, I’m open to testimonies, what did and didn’t work,etc.. have a great night.

Health and travel

Ok, so, since the last time I was here, I’ve been dealing with some pretty aggressive health issues that, I haven’t fully gotten under wraps quite yet. I’ve been working on getting some dental issues addressed, some other health issues addressed and this week, decided, Mom was willing to take kids for the week, and give me some one on one time, just hubby and I. We’ve gone from Michigan, thru Indiana, down here currently to Georgia. Today, we’ll be working from Georgia, down to Oklahoma, back to Georgia then eventually to Michigan, home sweet home. 

I’m enjoying my hubby and me time, I’m not enjoying the plethora of meds I need to take to stay comfortable or the lack of sleep and uncomfortableness, and of course, I’m not enjoying the limited places to eat with my gut issues, so, knowing these things, Lord, I’m thankful for the sleep I do get, Lord, I am extremely grateful that the meds I take do keep me tolerably comfortable, and Lord Jesus, thank you that there is food I can eat, and Lord, I’m grateful for the food items that I brought with me for this trip. 

I don’t try to hide my faith at all, from anybody. I know, around certain people, it’s really really hard. My mother was born and raised Catholic, and by the ripe age of 21, Catholicism had gone out the window, party hardy days came along. When she was 24,I came along. Now that I’m an adult, a wife and mother, and of course a lover and follower of Jesus, something my mother hates, it makes it hard for our relationship to be close.

This is some of the beauty I’m getting to watch from the road, in Georgia right now. 

Until next time, have a great evening.

Present over perfect

Good evening folks, I know, I really really need to be more consistent on here, if I wanna have any kind of success. I had an email in my inbox today, that touched briefly on the Bible study I just started at my church Weds night. As my title tonight states, present over perfect, it’s learning to be who you are in the midst of everyday life. I haven’t jumped back into my daily assignment yet, but I will post here as soon as I do.

See, I have an issue with becoming who God created me to be, outside of doing, reading, wanting to much. That mentality of”as soon as I have_______, I’ll be happy,” or,”as soon as my weight gets to_____, I’ll feel better,” God didn’t create us to have that mentality, and even though that mentality is predominant to us females, guys have it also, you just don’t hear about it as often. 

Speaking of weight, I’ve been battling mine a bit lately, trying to get it down to a lower number. I’m not going to share my weight, however, I will say that, it’s the highest I’ve ever been in my life. My mother in law went, starting the 15th, Monday, on a 2 week trip to care for someone else and while she’s gone, I’ve been dog sitting. He is a 14yr old Chi-Raq, Chihuahua/Yorkie, and for 14, he’s still pretty rambunctious and energetic.

Here is Pilgrim. I’ve been taking advantage of having him, to hopefully get myself off my butt more and at least walking more, if nothing else. 

I’m going to end here for now, with I look forward to sharing more with you. Have a great night, tomorrow will be a busy day for my crew, two soccer games in the morning, grocery shopping afterwards, and then picking up my hubby from work sometime tomorrow.