Saturday, October 29, 2005

Genevie in her facy spowts jaackeet, smell da ginga? (sorry, private joke)

Check it out Tam (the stool I made for B) :)

Friday, October 28, 2005

Got his one from Liz :)

My blog is worth $3,387.24.
How much is your blog worth?

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Psalms 40:1-17 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. (2) He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. (3) And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. (4) Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (5) Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. (6) Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. (7) Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, (8) I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (9) I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. (10) I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. (11) Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. (12) For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. (13) Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me. (14) Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. (15) Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. (16) Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. (17) But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Oh, I guess I'm tagged again but by Cadet this time. :) So here we go: Five fast random facts with no fears of tags following.

1. When I was younger my voice was 3 times higher in pitch and at least 2 times the volume than it is now.

2. Chai is my favorite tea and I don't really like hibiscus teas.

3. I want to be a jack of all trades.

4. My great grandfather (on my mom's side) escaped from prison on a bike, don't ask me why he was there, as no one was willing to tell me. After this, the whole family changed their names. My grandmother was more than happy to be rid of hers, as she had been taunted by classmates for years. My grandfather left behind a bible that was well worn and it also showed that he had poor spelling skills, I guess this apple didn't fall far from the tree.

5. I tracked part of my family line (on my dad's side) to Albany NY, they had come from Holland and were members of a Dutch Reformed Church in Albany. Oh, and I never met my grandmother on my dad's side, as she passed away while my parents were engaged.

Have a great Lord's day everyone. :D

And as it's Belinda's birthday tomorrow

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Hm, well as I have been tagged by Cheryl I suppose I had better start thinking.

1. I abhor wearing tights or hose, the only think worse then wearing a pair myself is seeing someone else scratching their leg while wearing theirs..sends shivers down my spine (ok, yes I'm weird. :D ). The shivers resemble those that occur with nails on a chalkboard. I also don't like to wear turtle necks, they make me feel like I'm being either choked or smothered.

2. My extended and preextended (yes, I know it's not a word, but I'm using it like "prehistoric" so therefore by the word [non word] I'm attempting to insinuate those who I have decended from) family has a bad history with handling guns. Need I say more?

3. I didn't enjoy drinking coffee, eating avocado, or eating chili until I was 17 or 18.

4. I was supposed to be a boy (or so they thought) and due to that belief I received a blue baby blanket and a brown and blue teddy. Blue still remains my favorite color (on most days, as red is a close second) today and come to think of it, I'm the only blue eyed person in my family. I still have the teddy bear.

5. I fought a lot with my sisters until I was 14, at which age after having been all (actually only 4 out of the 5 of us) crammed into one bedroom for a year and having undergone a lot of different trials, today we are now all the best of friends. God is very kind in his providence. :)

I tag Amy,, Mitch, Laura, and Leah

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Psalms 37:3-6 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. (4) Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (5) Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (6) And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Hello, hello, so here I am again to put in a "real" post if I get that far. :D

I guess I'll start with the best news I've heard in awhile. Although I think everyone who checks this already knows what that great news is, I still believe that as I am the one (one of the ones in truth)who is blessed once more with the joy of being an auntie I also get the joy of repeating it here on my blog. Yep, Tam and Shawn are gonna have a baby!! So yes, I'm thrilled, but this whole Albany = a million miles away still stinks more than ever. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Alabny can be a lovely place (or at least it has nice buildings, trees and our church ppl?), but alas, too far away for my liking. But thankfully not all is lost as this also brings in the fact that we have technology that enables me to fly there (or them here), phone, email, chat, receive photos, mail and a hundred other things that really help when being so distanced by miles. :) If Saturday wasn't going great at first that news certainly changed it for the better. :D:D

The Lord's day was a little out of the usual as Belinda was planning on staying home with the kids who all have colds, and a little later Mark was feeling ill (although not with the cold). So I ended up going to church alone for I think the first time since I moved here, opened the building, set up, doors, heat etc. Everyone else seemed to be well which was nice to see, as it seems like we've all been taking our turns with illnesses. Had the sermon on Ecclesiastes 3:6 and quite enjoyed it.

Been working on some sewing for a last few days, doing an apron top and a long skirt so perhaps if that works out (and so far so good) I'll post a picture of it so that ya'll can criticize it to death, haha. After I finish that I really have to get back to working on my quilt. It's odd because I've attempted it a few times but it seems like the second I pull it out something comes up that demands all of my free minutes and leaves the quilt sitting on my floor gather dust from my repeatedly stepping over it until I finally give up on getting some time for it and return it to its box and stowed it in its place. Ah well, I at least have all of the materials for it now, so that shouldn't be a set back.

Worked on clearing out the garden (this kind, not this kind) for a bunch of this afternoon, pulled out all of the dead/dying plants that were starting to get gooey from all of the feindly (yes, I said feindly and meant it too)beer drinking slugs (this kind {ew}, not this kind). I attempted to kill a few of them last month with a trial bottle of Molson Canadian and one of Budweiser. But for the rain that seemed to break from the clouds both times I put the cups out there, I think it worked quite well and after tallying I've formed my hypothesis that not only does Bud and Molson cost the same, look the same and taste the same, slugs also like both equally and are happy to drown in either given the chance. Next year perhaps I should test a Molson with a bottle of Stout or other higher rated "man beer". Yeah yeah, some may consider it a waste, but it's all in the name of science right? :D
I'm thinking next year I need to build a second compost box so that we can start rotating the soil, plus we never seem to have a lack of things to fill it with. I also started to organize the outside shed and managed to come out of the mangled mess of hoses, wire, garden tools, shovels, bikes, boards, poles, dirt, mower, string and everything else alive (amazingly enough as I was trapped in there for over an hour due to the stuff blocking the door)but still far from done as knots and tangles are rather time consuming. After I finish that I think the garage is begging for my attention.

I'll likely be change my email over to my gmail account as they've come up with a feature I feel that I simply cannot live without. What feature could be so prized? An auto save system. :D Every couple of minutes it saves your email into drafts so that if the computer goes down or decides to do something illegal without your say so, you still have a good portion stowed away for that rainy say (due to tears of frustration). I've had an account for several months but figured that to switch everything would be a pain not worth undertaking, but times have changed. So if anyone is interested in setting up an account I probably still have 50 invites to gmail left, haha.

Tomorrow I need to go shopping with Belinda for a present for Calvin's b-day, take the kids to swimming and Lord willingly clear away several other things on my mental to do list, so it had better be off with me. Have a great day!

Now it's off to bed, off to bed.


Thursday, October 06, 2005