Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chocolate Lovers

I am a self professed choco-aholic and not afraid to admit it. In my daily quest for chocolate I have run across the Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act. They have FREE chocolate bar Friday!! Every Friday from now till the end of September you can request a coupon for a free cholclate bar. They give away 250,000 coupons each Friday and it is first come first serve. You can choose between Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Dove and M & M's. There is no catch to this, no hidden strings attached, just FREE chocolate. Now who can pass that up!!! Here's the link Go for it! You know you want to!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

1. Having a child when I was 19 forever changed the course of my life for the better.

2. I cannot stand a dirty streaky mirror. I have to clean it.

3. I have a deformity. I was born with a hammer toe.

4. I homeschool my children and love it.

5. I am addicted to coffee shakes and coffee ice cream.

6. I love to sing and I do it badly!

7. When it comes to talking I have attention deficit disorder. I jump from one topic to the next without warning.

8. When I was pregnant with Bethany I ate fried green tomatoes every day for lunch.

9. I love spending time with my children. They are the joy of my life.

10. I have a bad habit of laughing uncontrollably at the wrong times. Usually at really serious moments.

11. I love to research things that I am interested in.

12. Material possessions are not important to me.

13. I am a master packer. I can fit more things into a small space than most people would think possible.

14. My kids make me laugh and smile every day of my life.

15. I am deathly allergic to wasps.

16. I believe in fairy tales.

17. I was raised in a christian home and taught about Jesus. That is how I want to raise my children.

18. I wish I could play the guitar.

19. I am terrified of snakes and spiders.

20. When my children are grown I would love to go back to school to be a neonatal nurse.

21. For 14 years I lived in a small country town with a population of less than 600 people.

22. I talk to my dog Daisy like she is a human.

23. I am a night owl. I am rarely in bed before 2:00 a.m. Therefore I am NOT a morning person.

24. I was hit by a car when I was 2.

25. If it was not for the grace of God I would not be where I am today and I never want to go a day without thanking him for that.

10 Lessons I have Learned

10. Don't sweat the little things.

9. Walk like a duck, talk like a duck, does not make it a duck.

8. Never pray for patience : )

7. God's timing is better than mine.

6. God still does miracles.

5. Be careful what you say because you may end up eating your words.

4. The things that are truly important in life are not the same things that I once thought.

3. God's will is always best.

2. God can take a bad thing and turn it into a blessing.

1. God is always in control, but you have to let Him.

Memorial Day - a day with double meaning

Memorial day for me marks the beginning of summer. It is a day for families, barbeques, camping, opening your pools and relaxation. But it is so much more than a day of celebration and outings. It is a day set aside to remember the men and woman who lost their lives serving our country.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and it was established in 1868 by Union General John A. Logan to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. It became a federal holiday in 1971.

Whether this day brings a day of refreshment and celebration or a day to mourn and remember, we should all take time to pause and remember the men and women who have died to give us our freedom in this great country!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer Vacation!!!

It's finally here! We are officially on summer vacation! We finished the last of our school up on Friday. So what does summer vacation mean for me? Planning the next school year! I have spent my evening going through old curriculum, trying to decide what to sell and what to save, then what to use next year and what I still need to get! I love planning out our school year and going through books. I find it funny that as soon as summer vacation comes, I immediately start planning!!! I am counting down the days to the used curriculum fair, it is my favorite sale of the year. This year we pretty much have everything we need already so I will get to shop at a more leisurely pace! Let's hope I don't impulse buy. I am very bad about that. As I go through my book shelves I see several items that I have bought with good intentions but ended up changing my plan. This year I am determining in my mind not to impulse buy.....but then again there's always that one item that I don't think I can live without!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How does your Garden Grow?

I am so glad that I got my garden tilled and planted before all this rain came. This year I am going bigger than last. I planted corn, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelon, cantelope, lettuce and onions. I am also going to plant some pumpkins a little later in the year. This is the first time I have ever planted eggplant. I have never even tried eggplant, but I want to, so I thought I might as well grow my own. This is also the first year I have ever planted green beans myself. I cannot wait for harvest time! Nothing beats homegrown veggies. There is a certain satisfaction that comes with it. I am watching very carefully for new sprouts. I started some tomatoe plants by seeds this year (indoors). I have not yet planted these in the garden. I am trying a new kind. I had to order the seeds off the internet because they are hard to come by. It is a white tomatoe and they are soposed to have hardly any acid in them. This will be great for me since acid affects my bladder condition. I hope they taste good. If they don't I have planted plenty of the regular kind! If they all make it I will have more tomatoes than I know what to do with, but part of the joy of having a garden is sharing the harvest with friends and family!!! Now if we can just get a little sunshine!!