Saturday, August 9, 2014

Word Wise

I can not completely remember where this idea came from, but none the less it's a good one!

OBJECTIVE: obtain a canvas, buy a old book, decoupage, brush, rip out pages of book, lay out pages so they are visually pleasing start assembling. Once everthing is dry stamp on a phrase//Knowledge is POWER//

Count down to school begins...

Wow...this week teachers back on the 10th...students back the 22nd. Wow. Where did the summer go? Megan gets students THIS monday! wow!! My mom and dad would crack up starting school so early! They were back in the generation that school was out after Memorial Day and did not start back til after Labor Day...please bring this back!

Went to a "free" store for teachers today. Got up at 3:45 meet the group at 4:30ish and the store opened at 7! But we were FIRST! Great stuff. Hey my Donors Choose is going really slow...just an FYI!

Went to an amazing concert! Hillsong worship. Amazing God! He was present. He IS present!

Wow..being very techy tonight...downloading cd's on iTunes, crafting some magnets and listening to Chains on my playaway (book)
Hi....I am back. Wait and see what is coming. A little creativity(my own, not from Pinterest), a little family,a little of this and that, but a lot of my Jesus. He moves mountains where I sometimes can't even imagine climbing. So back soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Life not real simple right now...

It has been a whirlwind of a summer. Being an "educator/media specialist" we are to have these grand 3 months off. Well, that was in another lifetime. I worked this whole summer entering books. But I LOVE my job! In fact if I was not married and had no "outside" life, I would have a cot in my library!

Today was an exciting day....I got my BUSINESS CARDS!! If you are old enough to remember the movie The Jerk with Steve Martin...remember the day he sees his name in the phonebook...well that was me today!!! I was sooo excited!

The "Life is not real simple" is because I feel overwhelmed by my job, but in a good way. In a blessing kind of way! I actually had a "fellow" Media Specialist spend 4 hours with me on Wednesday. My dear friend, Lois' twin sister...Kathy! Wow, what a blessing that was. She told me "you will never be caught up, it is the world of the librarian". I figured that is "job security". NICE!

Still missing Keith...but loving on the family! have a great is Molly's 19the next year both girls will be in their 20's (well, megs you have been turn 27 next wed. !!!)

blessings blog readers!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My blog manager "manages" again...

Hey there....
There are so many things I am not aware of when it comes to my blog. Like the "stats". I have a viewing audience (HI to YOU all) and where they come from...which is mainly the U.S....thank you! I have "lots" of hits...but I am not sure how long they stay. Maybe seconds cuz it is not that "updated".

Our church is going through some tough times right now. Our incredible worship pastor, Keith Martin passed away from cancer. He was amazing. His witness to others was amazing. His patience was amazing. He was a God's man...does that make sense? He was a child of God. He worshipped God not the world. He lead worship like that too. He was passionate about it too! But He is in a new body with Jesus...cancer free. Everytime someone dies from cancer...i want to wear a "Cancer Sucks" t-shirt even though I do not like that word. But it does. I have lost so many precious people to cancer. But they are in heaven. Happy. We are the broken-hearted left behind. But God is catching our tears. He is healing our hearts. We will be fine, but it will take time.

School starts soon and I still have 1300 books to catalog. wow. but it will work out.

You know back to Keith. Tim our Sr. Pastor said some amazing things about Keith. His devotion time to God. He said he knew he had to fill his head with God's word in order to battle the world. (not exactly how it was said, but close) He challenged us to do what Keith and serve...serve and care!! So onward we go.

Serve today...because we are never promised tomorrow.

He lives in me. I do not know what the Spirit will do or where He'll lead me each time I invite Him to guide me. But I am tired of living in a way that looks exactly like people who do not hae the Holy Spirit of God living in them. I want to consistently live with an awareness of His strength. I want to be different today from what I was yesterday as the fruit of the Spirit becomes more manifest in me.

See you...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Why have you forgotten blog cries!

Okay...I am the WORST blogger yet, well maybe the second worst! I so desire to have a blog people love to read share my faith, and come to hear encouragement. I recently got a call/message that the "blogworld" was going to "knock" me off "blogworld" if I did not post soon! (thanks brother john!) So here I am again, not even going to count the months in between but going forward.

So what has kept me from doing one of my favorite things? Several things, work, family, work, girls being home for the summer, work, 300 lbs of books being delivered to my Media Center at "work". Did I mention work? Most teachers/media specialist are off for the summer, but not me! I have gone in 4 days a week staying on an average of 5-7 hours. Why, you might ask (if you didn't skip down a few sentences!)...I have had to enter about 250 books from the current year that I never got into the system and I also have 1,380 books coming in (and 980 more later)! I also do not have a barcode scanner that would speed up the process...darn budget cuts! I am bound and determined to find a business partner to fund the $250.00 barcode scanner, any ideas? Our school was awarded 2,240 books (which explains the 300 lbs) FREE from a program I did called JustRead,Florida. How cool is books! I am the queen of never turning down an opportunity for free things. In fact I just got my first Donors Choose project funded and you know what was on my project...MORE BOOKS! Bring it on..I figure it is job security!

Another girls...I love having the girls home...they keep me busy and on my toes. Megs is home from her apartment for awhile before she has to go back to teaching July 27 (whoa...early!). She is my craft buddy and library buddy. She makes a great dinner salad and helps around the house which is great! (thanks megs!) She also probably misses her pretty little apartment, so will be heading back soon (sad). Next I will go there and hang out with her! Molly is busy with summer school(now over), summer odd jobs (could not find a summer job), and her very sweet boyfriend, Jake. She is helpful too, just not home alot, but that is her very exciting young life! Both girls have birthdays coming up...Molly is July 29 and becomes 19...she is holding on to the fact "this is my last year as a teen"....(and we have heard that a couple of times!) Megan's birthday is August 3rd and she will be working on that day. She says she never thought that being a teacher would mean she would work on her "summer birthday". But for her birthday we are going to Hillsong United concert! YEAH! So the girls are some of my time.

So what has kept me from blogging? Just stuff...stuff gets in the way....but fun interest. But I am sorry blog and here is my apology to you...

Dear Real Simple....I have not forgotten you nor left you. I have fallen into the "busy" trap and been consumed with it. But I refuse to make false promises, but will try to be better. Thank you for missing me. Thank you for forgiving me!

I just read a poem called "Today & Time" bits and pieces from the poem...

"Today is here. I will start with a smile and resolve to be agreeable. I will not criticize. I refuse to waste my valuable time...", " Today I begin by doing and not wasting my time. In one week I will be miles beyond the person I am today.", and last "Today I will stop saying, "If I had time"...I know I never will "find" time for anything. If I want time, I must make it."

Words to you have the time?

Happy 4th...I am listening to patriotic songs, bangs from fireworks behind our house, and Ruthie (our dog) snoring! Happy bang, bang, pop, pop Glorious Blessed 4th of July to you all! God has truly blessed, yesterday,and forever! Praise Him for His amazing Grace!!!!

Hugs those who have been patient with blog topic.."Rules for parents on Facebook, from one who has had to learn the hardway!"

Saturday, April 23, 2011



Thank you, Jesus for saving me! For saving the World. For taking my sins upon that cross...and coming again! Blessed be His name....Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound....Awesome God....Shout to the just want to sing every praise song you can think of!

That is it for the post...that is all that needs to be said!