January 3, 2009 at 12:18 am 2 comments

Well, I just read three blogs.  And that’s probably the most I’ve read all month.

All three kids now computer now with email…and that limits mommy time on the ‘ole gadgetry.  But, I like just one computer…we all need limits and that’s just one I have to oversee.

In the meantime, I have enjoyed facebook where I can microblog with locals in one sentence.  It’s been a good connection when I don’t have time for much.  There, I met a friend from high school I haven’t talked to since high school whose fiance is serving in Ira*q doing the same sort of things as my fam.  That connection was refreshing.

God has blessed me with touches of his grace and love at just the right times, and for that…I am truly thankful.

Thanks for YOUR grace, and for checking in with me instead for a while.  That’s been precious. God has been good.

Hidden in Him,


PS:  Moms who do chores while listening to an iPod and headphones could probably get an ear ripped off I dare say.  They’ll be having more fun, though.

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  • 1. blueraindrop  |  January 3, 2009 at 12:35 am

    to avoid getting them caught and ripped off, run the cord behind your back instead of across your front… then just bring the ear piece(s) over your shoulder to get to your ear. they get caught on things much less that way for both housework and exercise purposes.

  • 2. Stacey  |  January 3, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I haven’t had a lot of computer time, either, but I have still been reading and trying to keep up.

    I have really enjoyed hearing others holiday routines. We have been blessed by having the hubby off work all through Christmas and New Year’s. We have also been “blessed” by some light stomach bugs, but we have been fortunate as to how mild they were!

    BTW, I am signed up for the Crown Financial class starting next week. I signed up after hearing your reviews. 🙂 I’m halfway through the pre-read. Can’t wait!

    Hope you continue to have a relaxing weekend before gearing back up for school!

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