April 30, 2009 at 9:51 am 2 comments

  1. I got a cold yesterday. Sneezing a lot.  Feeling very tired.  Sustained with meds.
  2. Went with mom to Evansville last night to pick up Larry Pop.  He looked really tired from lack of sleep on all the flights and layovers.
  3. Cleaning house, a teeny bit at a time, so as to convince myself that’s not really what I’m filling my day with, but trying to make progress, nonetheless.  Trying to knock off a job a day I REALLY don’t like doing, or at least small part of it!
  4. Really craving M&Ms this week.???
  5. Finished reading another Alex Rider book BoyWonder is reading.  A great spy, James Bond sort of thing, but some occasional language in it, and some violence, though he never actually has to kill anyone.  A lot of really bad guys after him all the time.  Great reads, though.  Good to teach him to be innovative and thoughtful.  Finding a hard time finding great books for him to read, and those are hitting the spot right now.  He read the entire series in about three weeks.
  6. Working on watercoloring some for stamping…mainly just because it’s fun and fast.
  7. Downloading some brushes from the net for PSE to keep from buying stamps to color.
  8. Shopping ebay for loose stock prismacolor pencils…found 56 for $20 yesterday…excited for them to come.  They are supposed to blend really well.
  9. I’m really into “coloring” at the moment.  Color therapy.  😀
  10. Thinking of great verses like:  “All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purposes.”  “It is God who works in us both to will and to act according to His good purposes.”  “Obedience is greater than sacrifice”  “faith, hope, and love…and the greatest of these is love.”  “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (sorry, I don’t know where they are right off hand, look them up at Biblegateway.com if you need a New Testament reference, they are all NT).

Pretty random.  What’s on your random list today?

Entry filed under: Everyday.

Prayer Request Joyful, Patient, Faithful

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  • 1. Stacey  |  April 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Sorry about the cold! I keep beating the Vit. D thing in everyone’s head who is nearby, but it is supposed to help with cold prevention and I haven’t had one in over a year, my asthma is gone and my allergies are sooooo much better. Just my experience, though.

    So my list:

    –already been to Wal Mart to get supplies to fill my menu for the next 2 weeks. Just in case Swine Flu hits, I don’t have to worry about getting to the store every couple of days as I usually do. Such a relief to have plenty of food on hand. Last time I did this, though… the ice storm hit the next day and I lost it all. 😦

    — reading a young adult Christian fiction book I picked up 75% off at Lifeway. I’ll let you borrow it if you like when I’m done. Reminds me of LOTR.

    — Updating my iTunes library on our new computer. My motherboard died on my old along with all my music. 😦

    — avoiding cleaning like the plague other than folding a load of laundry I have in the dryer.

    — possibly going to Send-Off tonight. I might need a friend to go along to motivate me, but noone has felt my vibe and called. 😉

    — spelling words!

    Miss you! I hope we can walk again soon!

  • 2. gchyayles  |  May 1, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I love the verses you mentioned. Some of them have been tremendous strength for me during this season. All things do work together for our good praise God.

    I hope you feel better. Go get some M&M’s.

    Love you XO

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