Thursday, January 29, 2009

My computer notebook

I think it was Marcia, the Organised Queen, that said she kept a notebook by her computer and wrote things down in it every day and started with a fresh page each day. I have started doing that. Next to my computer is now a "journal" of sorts. Each day is noted and I keep any password/screennames that I have created or changed in it. I write my notes and maybe a notation of something that I have read on one of my favorite websites. Two places that I go every day are the TOH Recipe Boards and the Voy Craft board. I have many friends there and I get lots of new ideas/recipes from these wonderful sites. Other than my blog and facebook, I really don't have time to go other places on the internet unless I am looking for something more specific. But even more importantly in this notebook are the people that ask for prayer or that speak to my heart prompting me to pray for them. In this notebook, I now keep their names and their specific request and if there is a response with a specific answer to that prayer I try to put it in also.

This notebook helps me with several goals. It helps keep me organized in the recording of specific information on websites. And it helps keep me organized and makes me follow thru on a commitment to pray for someone. I really dislike it when a friend requests prayer and I say I will pray for them, which I do immediately but then forget to continue in prayer. I want to follow through and be a prayer warrior and this will help me to obtain that goal. And in some ways it gives me a prayer focus and I can't help but feel that focusing on prayer will help me with my emotional state.

Now, you probably aren't too impressed with this post, lol, but I had to get it out there for me, I guess. Creating a little accountability to follow through with my goal to be a better person!

Speaking of being a better person, I read a wonderful blog post today about being a better person. I could not have said this any better. Click here and read what this sweet mom has to say. I think it is a worthy post. It says just exactly what I feel and sometimes I feel so defeated. Yet, this friend captures the hope. I have to be honest. Last night on my drive home from work, the "downs" set in... I thought and teared up all the way home lamenting on wanting to be this better person.... I struggled with my thoughts and prayed to the Lord about it all the way home.... and then this morning, I read this on a blog that I follow. Guess that I am not alone. I don't know if I am making sense or not to you, lol, but I know what I mean! ha!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Turning 5!

The bottom pic is a video. For more wordless Wednesday click here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My granddaughter's 5th Birthday

Here is the birthday girl. She had a wonderful day and I just love the look of wonderment on her face. Her birthday is always a bittersweet time for me. She was born just 3 1/2 weeks before the Lord took my mother home. So we felt like we gained one and lost one. I am sure that mom looked down from heaven and smiled on her birthday girl.

Her is the birthday girl's daddy and my son. I am very proud of him. He is truly a good daddy and godly man. And mommy is just as good a mommy and godly woman.

This is my granddaughter's maternal grandma. Because there were several family members missing this time and not as many people I was able to spend some wonderful one on one time fellowshipping with my friend. It was a delightful visit and we were even able to discuss our reading "The Shack". That was fun to discuss our ideas and take on the book! Jana is truly a beautiful, genuinely unpretentious person.

The day was wonderful even though we had a 2 hour delay in traffic on the way home as a drunk driver caused a serious but NOT fatal accident on the Hood Canal Bridge. Another time I am glad that I did not give in to any negative feelings and stay home!!! My family is much too important!

~*~ I am getting back ~*~

Wow. It has been three weeks since I have posted here. I am struggling with depression. The holidays started it and the weather, I am sure hasn't helped it. It is difficult to say that I am struggling with depression because somewhere it is BRANDED on my brain that as a Believer, I have no reason, etc to be depressed. Well, I guess that depression doesn't need a reason and there is no reasoning with it. But there comes a time when one must confess defeat and realize defeat. I am working on attitude but I think this time the doctor needs to be consulted. This is really more than I want to admit and say but I guess sometimes we need to openly discuss our struggles to help us get thru them and to also share with others that may be struggling with the same issues and to realize that we aren't alone.

So, today, I let you know that I have been struggling and that I am going to come out of this. A few weeks ago, my favorite tea shop put on a class about tea. I wanted to go but no one could go with. I didn't want to go alone. I made myself get in the car and drive there. When I got in the parking lot there was not one parking space. I was a bit early. No parking spot, I was NOT going to stay. I was not going to go. I left the parking lot. Talked to myself and said this is ridiculous. Drove around the big block and came back. Guess what a car had left! Actually more than one car had left! I parked and went to the class. I am so glad that I did. I am so glad that I overcame my feelings and went. The class was tremendous! I would have missed out on so much and I would have missed the joy that it brought me that day which HAD to help this feeling. Gosh, even as I write this I want to cry! Good grief! LOL

I am going to start posting again. I am going to start working on crafts again. I am going to pick up where I have left off on organizing and I am going to smile. I have LOTS to smile about - 15 reasons are age 14 to 7 months! LOL So, that is my story for now. And could use your prayers and next I will post some pics of my sweet 5 year old granddaughter's birthday!

So thanks for listening. Thank you for caring and thanks for sticking with me! :)

Matthew 10:30 "God even knows how many hairs are on your head."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

~*~ Valentine Treat/Candy Box/bag ~*~

This is cute! and looks pretty easy to make! and you can add pre made stickers to the front to decorate.