Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #4

Taken at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, WI on 7/04/07 with a Canon Powershot A540.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Caffeine Level

Found this via Jaybird's Blog.

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
Created by OnePlusYou

Tackle It Tuesday #5

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I actually did this one a while back, but I never got around to posting it. I thought I would share what I did this week.

My project was to rip out shelves in the cold storage room. The shelves were set up for canning jars, quart and pint size, to be stored. While we are working on getting produce from the garden, we probably will not do canning or much of it. I just can't envision us having the energy :)

Before with stuff just thrown on to get it off the floor.

Simple tools used to do this project.

Destruction in progress.....

Every other shelf has been removed. The shelves went from 7 inches apart to 17 inches. Now they are actually useful for me.

Food for the wood stove in the garage.

It's still a work in progress. I haven't figured out exactly where I am putting things, but for now they are off the floor. A few things will be getting donated, given away or sold. I've got a pile of stuff to donate and a pile of boxes to burn. One step at a time.

Sitting outside the cold storage room in the basement:
The boxes are food for the wood stove and the black bag has donation stuff in it.

More donation stuff.

Now I need to get the donation stuff loaded in the car (or van when it's fixed) to drop off one Sunday.

Stop by 5 Minutes For Mom to see what others are up to this week.

Monday, April 28, 2008

So many blogs, so little time

I have tons of blogs of online and real life friends that I love to visit. Some are about home schooling, parenting, Christian living, medical transcription, life in general, politics, decorating, health issues and even organ donation. My blog roll to the right isn't even all that I visit. If I put them all on there, the page would be a mile long. *lol*

So many places to visit, but never enough time to keep up with them even using a RSS feed reader. I try to read each one at least once a week, but lately it's been longer. So much good stuff out there.

I guess, I will just have to forgo doing something around the house. It can't be cleaning, cooking or yard work as I already slack in those areas. Can't give up my TV shows or my email lists or my message board forums. Hmmmm.... maybe I can give up sleep...nope, my body won't cooperate on that scale either. I guess I need a time turner like Hermione had in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. If I had one of those, I could get everything done :)

Just some rambling thoughts till next time :)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hymn from today's worship service

More Holiness Give Me

by Phillip P Bliss

More holiness give me, more strivings within.
More patience in suffering, more sorrow for sin.
More faith in my Savior, more sense of His care.
More joy in His service, more purpose in prayer.

More gratitude give me, more trust in the Lord.
More zeal for His glory, more hope in His Word.
More tears for His sorrows, more pain at His grief.
More meekness in trial, more praise for relief.

More purity give me, more strength to o'ercome,
More freedom from earth-stains, more longings for home.
More fit for the kingdom, more useful I'd be,
More bless├Ęd and holy, more, Savior, like Thee.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Organ Donation

While I have had the words DONOR on my driver's license for some time now, I finally went and registered with the
Donate Life America
website to donate my organs, tissues and eyes should I die. While MN does not require my family's consent, I have spoken to my son about this. I don't want him surprised by it at such a difficult time.

I've posted a couple of times about baby Ashley and at least once about Tricia. Both these beautiful lives are here today due to organ donation. Please consider giving the gift of life.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hilarious Bear Video

Love the music they picked for this.

The Bear Rub.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

50 Things about me

As I was catching up on blogs, I found this meme. So I stole it :) I guess I should say from who. *lol* It was Mrs. Clark at Clarksville. Thanks! (started this post weeks ago)

1. What time did you get up this morning?

With my weird sleep schedule, I got up in the afternoon about 2pm. It's 4:30am as I type this so my mornings come at odd times.

2. Diamonds or pearls?


3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

Either the 5th Harry Potter Movie or the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

4. What is your favorite TV show?

Law & Order (any variety)

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?

don't eat breakfast

6. What is your middle name?


7. What food do you dislike?

mushrooms and cooked carrots

8. What is your favorite CD at moment?

Apologetix Hits: The Road

9. What kind of car do you drive?

'97 Ford Taurus

11. What characteristic do you despise?


12. Favorite item of clothing?


13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?


14. Favorite brand of clothing?

Cheap... Levi's

15. Where would you retire to?

Someplace where it stays dry. Hate wet weather. Don't mind heat or cold, but HATE wet.

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?

My 30th. My son went around telling everyone he saw that his mom was 30. I mean EVERYone. We went to the movies, Wal~Mart, Target, Sam's, the mall.

17. Favorite sport to watch?

Baskeball or pro-wrestling (yeah, I know!)

18. Are you a morning person or a night person?

Definitely a night person. Mornings should be outlawed!

19. What is your shoe size?

9 or 10 depending on the brand

20. Pets?

4 total; 2 dogs and 2 cats

21. Exciting news you'd like to share with us?


22. What did you want to be when you were little?


23. What is your favorite candy?

Sprees or 3 Musketeers

24. What is your favorite flower?


25. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?

July 7, 2007 (we find out of Mom's cardioversion worked)
January 25, 2009 (my son's 18th birthday)

26. What are you listening to right now?

cat's playing

27. What was the last thing you ate?


28. Do you wish on stars?


29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?


30. How is the weather right now?

warm at 37° F

31. Last person you spoke to on the phone?


32. Your favorite soft drink?

Diet Dr. Pepper

33. Favorite restaurant?


34. Hair color?

brown with natural red highlights

35. Your favorite toy as a child?

Fisher Price Little People and Mattel's Barbie

36. Summer or Winter?


37. Hugs or kisses?


38. Chocolate or Vanilla?


39. Coffee or tea?

Depends on my mood.

40. What is under your bed?

storage boxes of out of season clothes and lots of dog hair

41. What did you do last night?

fumed and read email

42. What are you afraid of?

something happening to my family, esp. my mom and son

43. Salty or sweet?


44. How many keys on your keyring?

too many, just counted 7, two cars, mailbox, house, church

45. How many years at your current job?

disabled, back in school to be a Medical Transcriptionist

46. Favorite day of the week?


47. How many towns have you lived in?

15 and 4 states

48. Do you make friends easily?

if I want to

49. Do you play a musical instrument?

not anymore

50. Who will you tag?

Anyone who reads this and feels like doing this.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Blogger in Draft

Here is the homepage of Blogger in Draft. Evidently this has been around for a while. I found a post on Blogger Buzz from last June talking about it. I'm probably one of the last to know. *lol*

I think I will enjoy some of the new features such as scheduled post publishing and tons of new gadgets to add like the "search this blog" and subscription module. Of course, now I have to remember to log into Blogger in Draft rather than the regular Blogger. Hey with the new scheduled post publishing, I have no excuse for not whipping out those posts that I think of but don't want to do all in one day :)

Friday, April 04, 2008


Quick change artist known as the Living Cartoon

Song and Prayer

Heard this on another blog and thought I would share it with you.

"God Will Lift Up Your Head" by Jars of Clay

If you have a moment please pray for these families:

Ashley and her family

Baby Lauren and her family

Tricia and family