Thursday, March 29, 2018

Checking In

Hello dear friends! I thought since I have a moment I would write a quick post. My daughter Kaitlyn is doing better today. She was on Tamiflu for five days. Her fever was down and is staying down. I don't know if she will have energy to go to youth group tonight though.
Miranda my oldest is here. She is the one who was on a YWAM mission  overseas and she has been back in the states a couple of weeks now. She is exhaussted and happy to back in the American soil.

I finished one dishcloth using regular crocheting. I also finished a tunisian crocheted dishcloth. Both look a little weird because of mistakes made along the way but they are functional. I will post a picture of them in another post.

Currently I'm working on a potholder plus I'm trying out crocheting a doily. I have never used crochet thread before and my goodness! It's so weird to work with and using a steel crochet hook is even  weirder! But it's fun! I will post a picture of that one in progress when I get far enough into it.

That's it for now. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Busy This Week

I will be busy this week. My youngest daughter has a bad case of the flu so I'm going to be Doctor/Nurse Mom and also my oldest daughter is coming this week for Easter. Hopefully
I won't be around much. I will try to find time in the evening for visiting if possible.

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook

                                                 For Today
Looking Out My Window..
It's actually looking and feeling like spring!

I'm thinking... I should type this post really fast before my internet goes away!

I'm thankful ... we are getting spring finally.

One of my favorite things... is Tea Time Magazine with a cup of tea!

I am wearing ... a jumper with white shirt, a white hanging veil and slippers

I am creating... a crocheted dishcloth in honor of National Crochet Month

I am reading... Fragrant Whiffs of Joy by Dorcas Smucker. It takes me awhile to get through a book because I get so busy. I started this book a few months ago.

I am hoping... my internet will continue to work while I'm  writing this post.

I'm  learning... how to do tunisian crocheting  which use a hook with a stopper on the end like knitting needle. I'm also learning double ended crocheting which uses a crochet hook that has a hook at both ends.

In the kitchen... are a couple of bags of dried beans to be pressure canned tomorrow 

Shared Quote
"If you're happy and you know it, tell your face". -My husband
So a little backstory about the quote. At Christmas  time, Tim and I  were at Trader Joes in search  of mini baked brie bites. Tim had been ahead of me and I  was totally focused on my mission. Well I guess I was so fixated  with looking for the mini brie bites I had an unintentional  frown. A little old lady who was passing by me says " Merry Christmas!" She told me I  had a frown and she felt I  needed some cheer. I apologized and explained I was deep in thought looking for something.
When I caught up with Tim, I told him what happened and that's  when  said the above quote

A moment from my day...
This is the crocheted dishcloth I'm working on. This is what tunisian crocheting looks like. The stitches look like knitting. The hook was part of a set of hooks from a book called I Taught Myself to Crochet.  The book referred to it as an afghan hook. Now you are going to fall over laughing but I didn't know an afghan hook was also a tunisian hook! Remember a few posts I was looking for something called Easy Tunisian Crochet hooks? And I couldn't understand why people kept telling me I can find them online? Okay now I'm falling over with laughter! But I thought all tunisian hooks looked like the ones I had posted. Okay enough about that. Here is also a picture of a double ended crochet hook aka cro-hook. Tunisian and cro-hook crochet a similar. 

Post Script... If you want to create your own TSW Daybook follow the link below with instructions and complete list of prompts
Be sure to link up with Peggy. She is the  original creator of The Simple Woman's Daybook

Internet Issues

Hello Friends,
Just letting you know I'm having internet issues  today where it comes and goes. I will be replying to comments and writing a new post. Hopefully, my internet will have resolved itself by the end of the day.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's a cutie we found at Dollar Tree.
I'm also experimenting with trying to crochet some sorry looking shamrock garland. The fabric is my dress.
In the crockpot is corned beef and cabbage. When I married Tim, I had to learn to make and like corned beef and cabbage. I'm a better fan of it now than when were first got married. Our daughters all love it!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Being Martha When We Want to Be Mary

Hello dear friends! I apologize for my absence. I've been busy the past few days.  Anyways, I'm here!
Okay so I'm sure you are all familiar with the passage from Luke 10:38-42. Jesus has come to Martha and Mary's house.  Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus while poor Martha is busy trying to serve a proper meal to Jesus. She complains to Jesus that Mary isn't helping her. Jesus responds beautifully  in verse 41-42 "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Now I have to admit, when I first read this passage many years ago, I sided with Martha. I thought that Mary was being rude and she needed to help her sister. I mean Jesus is your Guest and shouldn't you be practicing hospitality?

How many of us have felt like Martha in our quiet time with the Lord? I know I have. I have found myself becoming a clock watcher lately and trying to rush through my time with the Lord.  I start thinking about my " to do" list and wondering if I will get everything done.
I need to be more like Mary.  Mary concerned herself with  spending time with Jesus. I want to be more like her.  Charles Stanley wrote in a devotion I read recently about spending "unhurried " time with God and and His Word.
Lord help us all to be more like Mary!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Training Our Children

Prov 22:6 says "Train up a child, in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
I like to watch various court cases on YouTube because I find the judicial system interesting and how laws vary from state to state. Disclaimer: I discovered over the weekend that some cases are fake after looking up a case between a mother and daughter one particular court show that seemed rather "off" and discovered they were scripted  almost word per word from the 1959 movie  "Imitation of  Life" but that's not the topic of this post.

One of the shows I've been watching in the past week has been Judge Judy. Judge Judy Schedlin is a very tough judge and it would be hard for anyone to pull the wool over her eyes. She's served in criminal and family court.
Lately the cases I've watched have been ones involving teens and their parents. In almost all the cases, the parent denies any wrongdoing from their son or daughter. They believe what their teen has told them which usually a lie and after much probing from Judge Judy(and she is good at it too) the teen will fess up to the truth. The teen is left embarrassed. The parents are embarrassed and ashamed. Then there are the parents who after all the evidence proves their teen is at fault, they want to blame the plaintiff. e.g. "If she didn't let me drive her car I wouldn't have wrecked it."" He/she gave me beer so that's why I got drunk."(Excuses!)

I'm left wondering why weren't these teens and in some cases young adults trained as children to know right from wrong? Raising children is hard but I do know we as Christian parents need to raise them in the ways of the Lord. There is no 100%  guarantee they will stay in the faith or not get into trouble with the law. We need to know that we did our best in raising our children with godly values. We need to constantly pray for them that they will make right choices when they are adults and stay grounded in the Word of God.
 But I do believe children who are raised in godly homes are less likely to get into trouble with the law than those that are not.
 At church on Sunday our pastor put up this quote by A.W. Pink "We are ever so prone to regard sin lightly, to gloss over it's hideousness, to make excuses for it."
Ladies those are chilling words. Parents need to stop making excuses. Discipline them when they need it! Spend time with them and pray with them. Watch who they hang out with and monitor their use of social media.

That's all I have to say on this subject. I just needed to talk about this subject because there are far too many young people getting into trouble with the law.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bible Bee

Hello sweet ladies! I want to let you know registration for the summer program of The National Bible Bee has started. If you register your child ages 5-18 before March 15th there is a 20% discount off registration. 
More information can be found here National Bible Bee

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