Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I just had to post this. Some will not see the humor, but I think it is hilarious!
The other day my midwife was planning to stop by my house and do a prenatal since she was going to be passing through. Well, things didn’t go as planned, and she ended up leaving way late. That meant that she would be passing through at about 11 pm.
As she had some things to give me and equipment to leave at my house, and since she needed to do a check up, I agreed to meet her in the parking lot of a convenience store on her path through.
Yes, you read that right. I met my midwife for a prenatal appointment at 11 pm and did my prenatal check up in the back of my Suburban.
Who else gets to do crazy stuff like this?
Next time someone says to me in reference to home birth, “Oh, you’re brave!” or “I could never do that!” I am going to grin inwardly and think,
“You don’t know the half of it!”
I got out of bed about 2 minutes before 9 am.
I was going to get up sooner, but fell back asleep. I really didn’t want to stay in bed the whole morning. Oh well, maybe I won’t need a nap later…
Hmm. As I was typing that, I yawned. I see a nap in my future…
Friday, October 17, 2008
Okay, I don’t think that is how the song goes…
But, I did get the yucky webs wiped off my walls today. Ah, THAT was a good feeling! We had a hatching of spiderlets down here that invaded everything. I thought I better get all the webs down before someone mistook my house for the haunted house event! :)
Now if I could get my windows washed…
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We had a wonderful time at the conference in
There were more people in attendance than last year. I am not sure what the ratio of increase was, but it seemed pretty significant. It definitely seemed like they have outgrown the facility were it is held.
The sessions were just as good as last year, and even better. So many of the questions that we had going down were answered. We came back refreshed and challenged. Hopefully, I will get a chance to write more about what we learned later.
We had planned on camping, which we did, but in a modified way. When we got to the campsite, we were informed that there was a cabin available. It was very nice, and comfortable for a lady with a big belly. :) We spent one night there and then one of our friends from the church invited us to stay in their home on Saturday night. That was a blessing as well. We had a good time of fellowship that evening.
Now I need to get to work on my to do list. Lots of things are screaming for my attention! Pray for me today if you read this post… I am heading to war and I intend to be victorious over the enemies of clutter and piled up chores! :)
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Well, it is official. We will all be attending the FIC conference this weekend.
I am so excited!
For several reasons.
One being the conference.
The other being, this will be my first trip to
I have a lot to do to get ready, but come time to leave, ready or not, here we come!
I am planning to cook a roast, make some bread and then make up sandwiches ahead of time to take. Adding a few fruit type snacks and maybe some chips to that should work nicely. I may also take some of the old standby peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. With peach jelly, of course. :)
We are planning at this point to camp while we are down there. It will be a different way to experience
Sunday, October 05, 2008
We are looking forward to the FIC conference that will be in
The deadline for the conference registration has been changed! So, as long as the registration is in by the 7th of Oct, there will be a meal included with the conference fee. (A very nice meal, I might add!)
At this time, we are not sure if the whole family will be going or not. While we would really like to take everyone,
Please pray that the Lord will show us what to do.
If there is someone needing/wanting to go with
If we just need to go as a family, pray that we will have clear direction and provision to do so.
If you are interested in info about the conference, click here.
For a direct link to the registration page, click here. This page says that lunch is not included for registrations after Sept 26, but we received an email from Grace Family Baptist stating that registrations received by Oct 7th will include the lunch.
BTW, if you are reading this and are planning to be at the conference, leave me a comment! :)
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Today I had one of those experiences.
You know, I had a plan and something got in the way.
I tried to print a picture for
After digging here and there, I finally found the manual.
I looked up the error.
The manual didn’t know what was wrong. It said to check the manufacturer’s website or call customer service. This was an advanced error.
So, still trying to do something else and a bit disgruntled that I was going on a hunt for a solution to an “advanced error” I logged on to the website of the manufacturer. I searched this way for the answer, that way for the answer.
The website didn’t know what was wrong, either.
Finally, I called to speak with a human.
After going through menu prompts, I got to a human. He asked me info about my issue, then offered to sell me more print cartridges, (at a better price, of course), before transferring me to a technician who would help me.
No, thank you. I am having a cartridge error. I think I will wait to see if it can be resolved before I buy more cartridges…
After I was transferred, the technician took info that I had already given…
We worked through a series of steps to try to resolve the issue…
As I was trying pulling my cartridge in and out, unplugging my printer, etc, the technician made polite comments about things unrelated to the printer issue. I asked where he was located. He was in
At one point, I decided to tell him that I had 3 kids and was pregnant with my 4th. I then told him about how I had been diagnosed with cancer and how I am now healed.
My technician friend was getting a bit excited at this point.
I am not sure, but it really seemed to me that he was a believer. He said that he would pray for a safe delivery for me in Nov.
I also told him about the fire and how we are now living in the house that God saved in the fire.
He was very encouraged, it seemed like. He could see how God was taking care of us.
I got off the phone having gained a friend on the other side of the world.
Thanks to my printer throwing a fit today.
Oh, yeah. The printer.
It still isn’t working. They are going to send me a free cartridge and see if that resolves the issue.
It is going to be inconvenient having the printer down. But somehow, I don’t really care that much.
Because of my stupid printer, or stupid cartridge, whichever is to blame, I made a connection with, I am assuming, a brother in
I think I can handle a messed up printer and plan.
There has been some concern expressed that this pregnant momma will not be able to see over her belly and will trip on her new rug.
I would like to lay all such fears to rest with one question.
Have you ever seen a pregnant cat trip and fall?
I never have.
This momma is like a cat.
I may moan and groan in the bed like a cow, waddle like a duck, and even resemble a hippo in appearance.
But, when it comes to balance, I think I can be compared to the cat.
Just thought I would ease the concerns out there. ;-)
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Okay, I am admitting right up front that this is a weird way to be nesting, but here I am. I have the rug bug.
I started this rug yesterday afternoon and this morning got it finished.
As I was putting the edge on it, I ran out of jute! So, as you can see, the right edge looks a bit rough. Otherwise, I am so pleased with it. It worked up quickly, (I just crocheted it), and it seems like it is going to wear well.
Anyone have a scrap of heavy jute lying around…?
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
…about the bailout package being rammed down our throats, follow this link.
If you agree with the plan that is laid out, send it to your Senator’s and Representatives.
I don’t know if
“By the People, for the People…”