Tuesday, September 30

Another Day In the Garden

I spent another day in my gardens.
A nice pretty cool front blowing in
on this September day,
did NOT happen,
but I went out anyway.
It was only 98% humid.
Could have been worse, right?

It was warm, not hot, but warm.

I've heard some people say they don't care
about flowers.  Or flower gardens.
Or anything like it.

 I get bit by red ants.
Sometimes when I pull a weed,
the dirt and sand will fly right into my eyes.
I sprayed myself with OFF, which is
something I hate, but the mosquitoes are horrible right now.
I get dirt under my fingernails,
I break my fingernails and I get rocks in my shoes.
I pinch my fingers and get poked
with rose-bush thorns.
I get sunburnt and thirsty.
Everything is heavier than it used to be......

My hair gets in my eyes,
I think about other things I could
be doing, opposed to wearing leather gloves
with holes in them.....
pulling,pulling,pulling, weeds.....
dropping rocks on my toes and
dragging scratchy things to the 
sidewalk trash pile that make me itch.......
Lemon slushes, Pinterest,
Hobby Lobby, Carino's....
DONUTS.....a cup of coffee and the weather station......

But you know what?
It's worth it.
Because I have flowers.


Monday, September 29

Four Days

My husband left for four days to preach a revival
in Humble, Texas,
for Brother Reynolds.
He left Sunday morning and got home
Wednesday night, late.
I sewed an apron......
and a shoe bag for Kimberly.
I left the box of biscotti ON the cabinet,
no worries about anybunny taking one.

Monday morning EARLY,
Klarisa and I drove to San Marcos.
Yes, I drove.
Yes, we made it.
No, nothing weird happened.
We were looking for a wedding dress.
We found one.
All day long was fun
except for about 10 minutes.
Ate lunch with David San Marcos,
went to the gazebo where they will be wed,
then went off shopping.
Gave up on San Marcos,
so we drove to Austin. 
I also found out that
Burlington Coat Factory
doesn't just sell coats.
Sounds like a coat store to me....
but what do I know?

We all said YES to the same dress.
Actually, the store that we bought the dress,
doesn't do the YES stuff.....
so Kimberly just rang their *make a wish bell.*
I hope her wish included me.
I bet it didn't.

After we ate at Carl's Jr.'s? for supper,
we thought we'd better head home, since it was
eight and I turn into a pumpkin at midnight.
While we were getting gas,
there were thousands of birds all squawking
around us on the wires.
The only other time I see this is when we are
Christmas shopping around Baybrook Mall.
So, I don't see it very often.
Freeport may be the Bird Capitol of the U.S.,
but when the birds fly through, they're
like alone or something.
Never in a flock.
I love a good fly-over of birds.

Yes, Klarisa helped me.
She was my GPS.
We talked for four hours ON the way,
and 3 1/2 hours on the way back.
I don't know for sure why it took a shorter
time to get back,
it was dark.
Couldn't see where I was.....
I just did what I was told.

A present from David.
It's on Kimberly's piano.
Well, it's kind of her piano.
I guess it's mainly mine, now.


I always kind of wonder what I would eat if it was just
and nobunny else to be concerned about.
I guess I found out.

I cleaned my bedroom.
I thought it would be a good idea to do it
while my husband was gone.....
cause I figured if I didn't finish,
and get the stuff off of OUR bed,
that I could sleep in the
*Sleeping Room.*

I think I am going to *re-gift*
this object this year.
I'm done enjoying it.
Totally done.

Sunday, September 28


Without Him
Without Him I could do nothing
Without Him I'd surely fail
Without Him I would be drifting
Like a ship without a sail
Without Him I would be dying
Without Him I'd be enslaved
Without Him life would be worthless
But with Jesus thank God I'm saved
Oh Jesus, oh Jesus
Do you know Him today
Please don't turn Him away
Oh Jesus, my Jesus
Without Him how lost I would be
Without Him how lost I would be


I have a little tape player in my sewing room.
I buy tapes nobunny else will buy.
I got a Gathier tape.....
for a dime....
The last four songs on side two
Without Him
Tho Autumn's Coming On
(I could have gone all day without THAT one)
Through It All
Hold To God's Unchanging Hand.

Good songs.
I also have a little tape player in my bedroom.
I listen to the Bible on tape in there.....
I have Lester Roloff reading the New Testament~~~
and the RANDOM one I chose
to listen to this morning......he also said....
***Without Him I Could Do Nothing***

maybe I ought to think on this today
and tomorrow.
And the rest of my days.

Friday, September 26

September 26, 2014

Psalm 42:9
 I will say unto God my rock,
 Why hast thou forgotten me?
 why go I mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?
Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should be nothing left but long leagues of the mud of horrible poverty? Who told thee that the winter of thy discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow, and ice, and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Knowest thou not that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Hope thou then! Hope thou ever! For God fails thee not. Dost thou not know that thy God loves thee in the midst of all this? Mountains, when in darkness hidden, are as real as in day, and God's love is as true to thee now as it was in thy brightest moments. No father chastens always: thy Lord hates the rod as much as thou dost; He only cares to use it for that reason which should make thee willing to receive it, namely, that it works thy lasting good.
He was better to me than all my hopes;
He was better than all my fears;
He made a bridge of my broken works,
And a rainbow of my tears.

Thursday, September 25


If I am in your town,
and you're in a restaurant,
and a straw wrapper
flies past your head.
It was probably me.
And I'm not sorry.

Thursday, September 18


I love people.
I love my friends.
I love to meet new people.
I don't mind being in a large crowd.
I don't mind being with strangers.
I can start a conversation with a stranger.
I'm a people person.
But this?

Wednesday, September 17


Today, this really isn't very funny.
It's very true.
And real.
Too real.
My parents both have wonderful teeth.
My one and only sister has nice teeth.
I do not.
I had a rotten tooth pulled before I even started school.
I had braces.
I've had fillings.
I've had gaps.
I've had extractions.
I've had reactions from pain medicines
But, I'd rather GO to the dentist
 and deal with the pain THEY can inflict,
 rather than live with the pain
 my own teeth have caused me.
I like dentists.
My real dentist is an Iron Man.
He wears funny socks.
He swims, then rides his bike, then runs.
Let's talk about pain.
If a preacher tells you he's going to have to tell you the truth,
it will probably hurt.
If a doctor tells you to take a breath....
you better prepare yourself for something unpleasant.
If a dentist tells you a shot is going to hurt,
it WILL.
Pain comes in many forms.
The pain you get from getting your finger pinched between two bricks
is nothing like the dark feeling of pain your soul can have.
Falling off of a bike feels nothing like worrying about
somebody's welfare, happiness or safety.
Stubbing your toe hurts, but it's different than having to call
your insurance company to report a claim.
A claim that was your fault.
Because you're dumb.
The pain of getting bit by a stray dog isn't the same kind of
pain you feel when you LOSE a beloved dog.
The pain of missing a loved one isn't anything
like the pain of healing up after a surgery.
But it's all going to be pain in some form.

Pain is Pain
It can be a noun:
physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body:
a back pain.
mental or emotional suffering or torment:
(now there's a nice word....TORMENT)
It can be a verb:
(used with object)
to cause (someone) mental or emotional pain; distress:
Your sarcasm pained me.
Physically, I have a high tolerance for pain.
That's why I let this wisdom tooth go for so long.
Cause I could *take it*.
But even I have a point where I can't take it anymore.
John 16:33  (KJV) These things I have spoken unto you,
 that in me ye might have peace.
 In the world ye shall have tribulation:
 but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Sooooo,  guess what?
We will live with some kind of pain
as long as we are on this earth.
And pain will come from every direction.
Whether it be a tooth,
a relationship,
a money problem,
or just a good old fashion heart-ache.....
Let the Lord be your strength.

Nahum 1:7King  (KJV)
 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
 and he knoweth them that trust in him.


Monday, September 15

It was Monday alrighty......

I only like before and after pictures.....
if they don't involve ME
being embarrassed.
My gardens have been neglected.
I LOVE to garden,
but I don't like to feel like
I need to call out the
National Guard
for help.
I like to keep up on things.
I failed my gardens this summer.
Things got WAY out of hand......
we had a rainy, rainy, the weeds have been quite happy,
and quite busy.
This is the second pair of gloves I had on today. 
The first ones were pathetic.
These are the ones that got blood on them.
I was outside from around 9 until 5?
Yes, I took breaks.
One pretty long one when Roy Rogers came on.....
and ice cream was in my bowl.

I swept, tidied everything up.

I pulled weeds and carted them to the sidewalk pile.
I put rabbits in better places.

And, I pinched my finger between
two of these scalloped bricks....
that it bled.
My finger literally popped on the end.
I took a break then, too.
I've been flower gardening and doing yard
stuff since we moved here over 24 years ago.
I have NEVER hurt myself as bad as I
did today.
I've been bitten by mosquitos and red ants
and have gotten poked by rose bushes.....
but today was the worst.

I cleaned this corner.
Now, it looks like you can sit in this chair,
and drink something cold.
But don't.
The chair is almost rusted to the ground.
It's now yard art.

I was in Kansas in August.....and my sister gave me these rocks.
They were from my Granma's garden in Kansas.
Everything my Granma did was very neat and tidy.
Even her rocks were nice.
I'm glad I've got some of them.
I'm glad I finally took them out of the bag they've been in
for over a month.

So, everything is THIS garden is all fixed.
I have more to do.
Some of it might still need the
National Guard.
We'll see.

Just some friendly advice.....
take it or leave it.

Never MAKE more gardens in your yard
then you can take care of.

Never have more kids than you can home-school.

Sunday, September 14

When Does God Hear Us?

"God doesn't JUST hear us when we pray."  JCM August 2014
God hears our prayers, and everything else.  Do you think God just hears your cries for help but not your complaints?  Do you think God hears your words in time of need, but not your whining?  Do you think God just hears you when your soul is vexed.....but not when you're taking His name in vain?  
This is what God hears:
dark sayings, minced oaths, encouraging words, praise, gossip, songs, secrets, phone calls, lies, truth, all conversations, whispers, exclamations, murmurings, disputings, confessions, judgments,
clean jokes, dirty jokes, bad language, backbiting, talebearing, questions, answers......
So yes,
God hears your prayers.
And everything else.
Ecclesiastes 5:2  (KJV)
 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God:
 for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
 they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

James 3:11 (KJV)
 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place
 sweet water and bitter?
Psalm 19:14  (KJV)
 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
 be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
 Proverbs 4:23
Keep thy heart with all diligence;
 for out of it are the issues of life.
James 3:2King  (KJV) For in many things we offend all.
 If any man offend not in word,
 the same is a perfect man,
 and able also to bridle the whole body.

Saturday, September 13

Happy Birthday

Friday night we're at Sara's apartment for the
birthday party.
I remember when they were born.
During hurricane Rita.
I flew to Mississippi,
the twins were born,
James came to get me and
enjoy the twins,
but had to drive back to Freeport
to get the girls because
of the hurricane.
What a week.
On our way HOME from Mississippi,
we met the hurricane coming through the area....
and it was all calm on the coast when we got home.

Cousin Jonathan.
Always has a smile ready.

Ice cream cake.
Not a good idea.
In Freeport.
In September.

Saturday was the Spa Party for Alisa.
She turned six.
I can remember when she was born.
It was during hurricane Ike.
Why don't we all have babies during
hurricane season?

This is what went on.....

I thought these were just pretty fun.
The old people got bowls of
fluffy pumpkin stuff.
Heather starts in with the pumpkin stuff
in August.....

I love this last picture.
These three girls must be at the age where they
could not,
all three,
look at me,
at the same time.
This is not the only picture I took trying to get it to happen.