Saturday, December 31, 2005

Thoughts for the coming year

Quote from "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers


"December 31

Yesterday

"The God of Isreal will be your rereward."
Isaiah 52:12

Security from yesterday. "God requireth that which is past." At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise from remembering the yesterdays. Our present enjoyment of God's grace is apt to be checked by the memory of yesterday's sins and blunders. But God is the God of our yesterdays, and He allows the memory of them in order to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual culture for the future. God reminds us of the past lest we get into a shallow security in the present.
Security for Tomorrow. "For the Lord will go before you." This is a gracious revelation, that God will garrison where we have failed to. He will watch lest things trip us up again into like failure, as they assuredly would do if He were not our rereward. God's hand reaches back to the past and makes a clearing-house for conscience.
Security for Today. "For ye shall not go out with haste." As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, unremembering delight, nor with the flight of impulsive thoughtlessness, but with the patient power of knowing that the God of Isreal will go before us. Our yesterdays present irreparable things for us; it is true that we have lost oppertunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ.
Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him."

Friday, December 23, 2005

Our Mo

So my almost 4 year old comes up with a handful of coins.
I ask the obvious question: "Where did ya get them Mo?"
She brings over a large thermos.
"Where were they before that?"
She brings a small, teal play bucket.
"And before that, where were they?"
She brings a green hat.
"Before that?"
Another bucket, this time in yellow.
"Mo, where did you get them before they were in there?"
She grabs an orange bucket.
"Where did they start out at?
Were they on the top of the fish tank?
Were they in your jar?"
Apparently they simply appeared, of coarse, and have no origin!

Last night, same daughter....
It is dark in the house, and everyone should be asleep...
Daddy and mommy are snuggled on the couch watching a movie, when out of the darkness we hear the small little lisp of our Mo.
"Daddy, mommy, there's something crawling on our floor!"
Thinking it is just another ant, I sarcastically ask "really"
Then nicely, "Where?"
She points to what looks like just another toy on the floor and it really doesn't seem to be moving, still our good daddy, goes to look.
"Oh my goodness......
it's a frog!"
Now how it got in is quite illusive to us and how it evaded our vicious cat I will never know.
So being who I am, I wake our 6 year old who "wasn't sleeping" -- right -- to show her too.
We are weird, yes, but we live in a desert so frogs are a rare sight, and hey, how many come for dinner?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Words of wisdom for young parents...

Yes, I am a young parent, no this is not work of my own, yet truely an important outlook for those of us in the trenches of the early childhood years...

"If I had my child to raise over again"

If I had my child to raise all over again
I'd finger-paint more and point the finger less,
I do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play.
I'd run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do mor hugging and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd build self esteem first, and the house later.
I'd teach less about the love of power,
and more about the power of love.

I try to take this advice and apply it to oureveryday life.
When you hold your babies, remember that someday they will be to "big" to hold. The time is short so enjoy them while you can!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Computer Crash

I'm sure this isn't headline news, but it is why I haven't posted for a week.

We seem to be up and running again, but I'm sure that could change at a moments notice! :
I had the Holter Monitor test form Monday to Tuesday and it really wasn't bad. There were 7 electrodes when I was expecting 2, but I slept fine with it on and even got to skip a day of dishes! :-D
Of coarse they were waiting for me the next day...

I am now waiting on the Glucose Tolerance Test, and not so excited about this one at all! But it looks like I'll be getting it done next year ( in a few weeks), so I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

Christmas is shaping up nicely, and I am basically done; however, husbands can be hard to shop for.
Ever notice how all man toys are really expensive!?!
So we are awaiting what he actually gets for Christmas from others before we decide how much we're shelling out where and for what!

I have decided to make myself a gift.. I made aprons for both girls and am now going to make an apron for myself with the same style as theirs. I found some cute fabric on clearance and figure I need an apron more than the girls. Every day I soak myself as I wash dishes! Today I wear and apron and towel and not a drop gets on me anywhere! But this apron is only the waist down style so I will make a full apron and save myself the two outfits a day routine. Saves on laundry? another hated chore! Which reminds me that I have a load to hang!

I am so very sure you're all enjoying my rambling and stream of consciousness writing...yeah, sure...but I'd better go if I'm to get this load dry! :o)

Friday, December 09, 2005

Out of the mouths of my babes

All of us crowded onto daddy and mommy's bed...
Even our cat is snuggled on my side.
Ysabella, 6 years old, says to Moriah, almost 4 years old, regarding the cat
"Put your ear on her head"
Moriah does.
Ysa: "Can you hear her thinking?"

Dad and mom had a real good laugh at that one!

She also has a new Christmas song medley that's hilarious to hear, probably wont sound as good in writing.
"Better not shout, better not cry,
better not cry and I'm tellin' you why
Santa's comming, comming by,
I could wish you a Merry Christmas
if I had my two front teeth!"
The 'teeth' is a higher pitch like the whistle in that song.

In other news.... we are off to the DR to get a holter monitor on today.
Now I'll get to log everything I am doing as well as everything I am eating! Yipee :Keep you updated on how that all goes!

Update: The monitor wasn't there, so I go back in Monday!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Quote of the day...

One of y personal favorites as it is sooooo me!

"Todays mighty oak is just yesterdays nut that stood it's ground!"

:)

Most people who know me think two things....
1) "She's a little odd"... or.... "man, that girl is crazy" (hence the nut)
2) I stand my ground!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

No Surf Zone

Setting: The other night, after an intense movie. I am channel surfing and only managing to watch commercials...

Holding remote out toward hubby...
Me: "I am such an amature! All I can find are commercials!!!
At least when you channel surf we wind up seeing parts of programs!"
Giving up the remote to hubby...
Hubby: "You know, it's really not as easy as it looks." ;)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Bring you up to speed.....

Well, it's been a day or four.
Thursday was great fun for the end of our 1st semester of 1st grade.
We got to go to Knott's Berry Farm for the day and we all had lots of fun!
I was even talked into doing one of those carnival games where you have to climb a ladder to reach a button... I made it half way, twice, and have not yet seen the pictures; I'm sure they are oh so flattering!

Friday, I had an appt. with my GP DR. He has once again impressed me. I talked about the syncope vs. seizure (see my previous post) dilema and he also agrees that something is going on and we need to find out what. He has asked that I document my diet for 10 days and have a 5 hour gluclose tolerance test (gtt) and have a 24 hour heart monitor. I still need to make the appt. for the gtt and will get the holter monitor put on this week. I figure I have until July to get as much done as I can before my deductible starts over again, so I'm gonna try to cram it all in!

Saturday and Sunday are my usual boring life, so I wont say much about them...
I have finally gotten the dreaded cycle that I have been expecting, and I'd like to say that my hormones are back to what they should be; but for now, I'm still very moody and hormonal, so I'll wait on that! ;)

We have, for me, what is an exciting week, starting our 2nd semester of 1st grade and going to the dentist. I'll also get that heart monitor on, and look ever so fashionable for a day or so. :)
I am glad tho to have my DR. trying to look into what could be happening.

I also have my little girls' Christmas presents almost entirely finished! They are too cute!!!
I can't wait to see their faces on Christmas!

OK well, school must go on!
So I must go too. ;)