Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Laisy Day Saturday

Today has been a lazy daisey day!
Becka and Stormy are on their way back home.
The surprise that she gave to us by appearing on Wednesday evening was awesome!
We enjoyed the visit with her but then anytime we are around the family we are overly excited.

On Thursday afternoon we went and ate at

They have the best SUPREME SALAD and then to boot their Supreme pizza is good too.
By the way, the pizza is gluten free!

As we were driving out of the parking lot a friend from Lamar, drove into the parking lot.
So we met up in the Wal-greens parking lot where we visited with Jill for a few minutes.
Jill calls or comes by almost every time she is in Little Rock.
She is so sweet to do this for me...sure is a "happy" in the middle of my chaos most times!

We then headed to the New Balance Store to get my new shoes.
I must say that I call them my "Memaw" shoes (only because these are the shoes my mom had to wear) but they are quite comfortable.  I could almost sell you on them but then I don't think I would make
any commission on them!  lol!
This quote came from New

Developed for all day comfort, this industry-leading motion control walking shoe is a perfect choice for those seeking maximum stability. The 927 features the ROLLBAR® for enhanced motion control and advanced cushioning ABZORB® SBS in the heel for exceptional shock absorption.

Becka and I hit the Party City here in LR and in NLR while daddy sat in the car!
We then got a visit at Hobby Lobby before we made it home for the day.

On Friday we ate out lunch at Sam' about cost effiecient..$1.80 for a sausage dog and a drink.
After I had physicial therapy we took daddy home while we went to WalMart, Hobby Lobby and then $1 tree.  One day in the future I will be able to share what all this double store shopping is about but until then it is a secret! ha!  We ended our day at Shorty Smalls for supper.  Becka had never eaten there so we were able to share a different meal with her.
Then we went home to watch movies for the evening.

On Saturday, we ate at Olive Garden, they have the best salad and soup!
We came back home where she said her goodbyes and we got hugs from her and rubs for Stormy!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Mrs. Susan, Can I really find true love like in the movies?"

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.       —I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)

  The question that is in my title was a recent question asked by a recent mother that was a momma to be in our house. I paused a minute or two or more before I replied: Well, first of all I would advise you to pray for the man that God has for you. Little Momma looked at me with a face full of question. Little Momma said with some disgust in her voice, I am not sure I can wait for God. Wow! This answer rocked my world. I was not surprised by this answer but she was so sincere with her answer.

We had been watching several movies (Selenia, The Secret Life of the Bees and Letters to Juliet) that showed the woman or girl star of the movie finding her true love including that "touching kiss" that all movies show. The typical movie that leads us all as young teenagers to believe that this is the true love we are all searching for thru our teenage and young adult lives. For those that have not been raised in a Christian home have not idea about the above verse. They have no true meaning in their lives of Christian love. The love that is patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs. But this love always: protects, trusts, perseveres and NEVER fails.

Many of the girls I know have had no one to protect them, no one that they can trust their life with, they do not know what the word perseveres means much less have had it in their life nor have they ever had anyone that was always there for them in the word of Love so love has always been a failure in their life. So if they have had none of these descriptions of Love then that also means that they have never developed the meaning of love: being patient, kind, no envy, to not boast, to not be proud, not be rude, not self-seeking, not easily answered, no records of wrongs. I have personally seen all of these definitions of love in each of my girls but more in the way of not having them in their personal life! In other words not being patient, they are envious of each other and others that seem to have more, they love to boast of what they really do not have, they can be rude but only because that is what they have been taught in life, they are self seeking only for themselves, anger is a huge problem within their live and they keep records of everyone that has done them wrong! This is what I have been working with them by showing them thru our lives what love is....not what love is not!

But now that I have this new question proposed to me thru what seems total innocence only because she only knows what she has been taught: To love is to look at the outside not at the heart. This is a huge thing that I see that needs to be taught just as I taught my own children while they were growing up. Now the question is where to begin. My first teaching would to use the following verse:

But the LORD said to Samuel, “…The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”   —I Samuel 16:7b (NIV)

I am in search of books, short stories and personal testimonies of women that have waited for God to show them their husband, that have prayed for what seemed to be forever till God showed you the man he had for you, or just how to share with a young teenager that has chose to have sex before marriage but wants to know what God would want for her to do in her life.

So, how about it, does anyone out there have something about the love in 1 Corinthians: 13: 4-8a that they can share with me so I can share with little momma and future little mommas to come?


Friday, May 14, 2010

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Twitter Hop Thursday {May 13}

Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!

1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).

2. Click on the Twitter for the six hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.

3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!

Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code….” Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm Back!

I have had some recent knee surgery this past Friday
I had a tear in my meniscus which was repaired
They also cleared my knee of debris from pieces of the spurs that were on my kneecap
Then they cleaned my kneecap of any spurs that were left growing inwards.
Yeah, I know but God has been so gracious to me this time around
Four years ago I had this same surgery and my recovery time was long, very long.
In the past three days I have advanced to where I can get up and walk with a cane by myself!

Although I believe that I need the following to make my job easier at Promise House
Hugo Boss Hugo 4.0 Elite Rolling Walker

This thing would become "My 4 Wheeler"
I could crawl over mountains and moleholes
hills and bills
awwww....I can only dream!

All the above was just an update to let you know I have more postst to come in our future!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

To think that my doctor was right......

One of my favorite things to do is visiting
until my doctor told me back in January that I should give up Coke!...What!!
Rt. 44 Coke is was my favorite pastime.  No, not really, but very close!
So I have been very stuborn to give up my Coke even though I know that doing without the caffeine would so help me with my fibromaylgia pain level.

But two weeks ago this coming Friday I finally GAVE it up
I have even driven up to a Sonic, ordered the girls a drink and got myself a Rt. 44 water with extra ice.
For those of you that thought I owned stock in Sonic I know this is hard for you to believe!

So now my favorite drink is

and a glass of sweet non-caffeine sweet tea!

So I go to the doctor to weigh in this morning
I step on the scales and I weigh...
5 pounds lighter!
(and to think you thought I was going to tell you my weight!)

The scales were in my favor

but then my doctor was correct!
I was a daily visitor to my favorite place
Now I drive by and sigh!

I am so excited that I can't wait to see how I do on my next visit to see the doctor.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Our Last Two Days

Some of us felt like Toto and Dorothy on Friday evening
Just as we sat down to supper, which was BBQ chicken drums..yum!
The first siren for the evening blared out into our so quiet home.
The girls were awesome!
They all moved at a fast pace but not the East hallway.
This was our first real tornado siren since August 2008
As I got to them ...they were excited and had all kinds of questions
I told them to settle down "Toto" we would all be ok
I gathered pillows and covers then begin to answer the questions
I was amazed at the girls that had never heard a tornado siren before
Here in the city we get our weekly one every Wednesday at noon.

We were able to get up before long but then headed back to the hallway within 15 minutes
We were the fornuate ones that did not have a tornado come too close to us
Many were left without homes, family or friends before Friday and Saturday night were over.

I was scanning the pictures on Arkansas Matters when I came across the video below
If we could have all fit in a tub or had a tub to fit in...ha!  we all have showers here!
This would have been us exactly.
I love the bigger dog playing with the seemingly smaller dog!

And the winner is.....

Kelly's Lucky You
I will be emailing Kelly's Lucky You who has until 9 p.m. cst on Tuesday May 4th to contact me via email with her name and address.  If there is no response then I will pick another random winner.
Thanks to all that came by to see me during the Blogmania and followed me in some sort of way.
I hope to see you again between now and September 15th!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blogmania has ended...

Blogmania has now ended...until next time!
Thanks to all that stopped by to see me
Thanks to all that followed me in some sort of way

September 15th will be here before we know it!