March 17, 2012

what's one more pet?

At a birthday party last week my youngest daughter was introduced to the world of Winter White hamsters.
The next day she put on her cute face and convinced Daddy she really needed one.
She'd pay for everything.

Surprise. Surprise.
Daddy agreed!

After waiting another loooonnnnnggggg night of "can we go NOW Momma?!"

We headed to town and came home with Pearl and her pretty princess sparkly cage.

Oldest waiting on me to finish the assembly

and Pearl the hamster.
Can't get a photo of her worth anything!

My daughter lived up to her bargain. She priced it all out.
Found the best deals and bought everything she needed.
Had $3 left over to boot :)

We left the hamster alone a few days after bringing her home.
She let us pick her up and handle her on Thrusday without screaming or biting.

Now to break it to the pups that Pearl is not a new fun toy to chew ;-)

they sit and stare at the cage ALL DAY LONG

March 15, 2012

before and after GW coffee table

Good Will tables

mostly wood and in decent shape
I bought 2 side tables and a coffee table set.
$60 total

I sold the side tables for $60! 
 Oh yeah!

Refinished the coffee table

a coat of  SWCreamy, custom mixed stain, and some glazing with the stain

a French graphic added and sanded back a bit

and Patriot the Great Dane pup had to get in on the picture action

linking up

Furniture Feature Fridays

The Shabby Nest

clearing the clutter out

I've been culling through all the rooms pulling out broken and unused toys, out grown clothes, decor ideams I don't use anymore and other whatnots. I piled it up in the living room for the last few weeks. Not good. When company showed up they threw it in our room. Really NOT good. So yesterday I messaged a friend on FB and asked if she knew of anyone in need. Today she and a friend showed up to get it all. They filled up the entire bed of the truck! WOOT! Didn't think there was that much but I was wrong (and glad to be!) Now my house is a wee bit less messy. It feels good to be able to help others too.

Still so much to go. Slow and steady wins the race right?

March 12, 2012

2 good things

The doctor put me on thyroid meds almost 3 wks ago even with my "normal labs". Since then I have noticed my hair has STOPPED falling out! Praise Jesus! It was coming out in fist sized clumps for the last few years and now I loose barely enough to see on the comb. woot!

And it might be my imagination running wild but I am noticing a slimming down in the fat that starts just under my br@ line. Much less back fat in that area too. No diet or exercise change (way less active now)  Now I hope that fat loss keeps moving its way down and I can loose all the excess packed around my middle. :)

limits stink

I feel so useless and I can't stand it. Hubs is doing projects and all I can do is sit and watch or maybe hold something in place while he works. I want to get in there and HELP maybe even learn to use power tools so I can do stuff around the house on my own. sigh

I stayed home from church this morning with a sick kid. Got her taking herbs and essential oils, hot drink,and then all snuggled in my chair and I *thought* cleaning sounded great. After all we are running out of time to clean for Passover and Resurrection Day! We put our church's service on live stream to not be complete sinners today ;)  The worship music really helped to get me moving and singing praises while I worked! And God was speaking to me right through the pastor I just know it! Pastor actually didn't preach today because  he felt the anointing so strong he called for prayers and laying on of hands for the whole service! It was amazing to watch and hear testimonies of those hearing His voice this morning and feeling God's AWESOME peace. I so wish I had been there. The worship team stayed on stage and played/sang quietly as Pastor spoke blessings and prayers. Hubs went up for the first time to the alter and asked for prayers for our family :) I AM SO PROUD! What a step of FAITH!

I launched straight into my kitchen starting with unloading the dishwasher then attacking the huge pile of dishes in the sink. Got the dw going again and also started a load of laundry. Scrubbed the inside of the oven out. Steamed the microwave and wiped it out. Switched out the laundry and started more. Gave the counters and cabinets a good wash down. Sprayed all the appliances to remove finger prints and buffed the stainless and black finishes. Not much really...I didn't even touch the table or floor.

Hubby called on the way home starving for lunch so I threw together a huge meal.... mistimed the chicken getting cooked though. BUMMER. Got everyone fed and the food packed up in the fridge and I laid down and slept over 3 hours and I still woke up tired. Hit by a Mack truck type of tired. Needed tooth picks to hold my eyes open. Totally completely wiped out.

yep total whine there sorry :(

Wasn't long ago I could do all I did today and then tons more all the way until late night night and fall asleep. Tired but a good tired of things completed. Now I feel lazy and useless. I feel way older than my 35 yrs! It hasn't sunk into any one's thinking that mom isn't so much the supermom that would power through and get it done any more. It's causing some issues with expectations being unfulfilled. I'm having to learn to ASK for help and no feel lousy when something simple (like picking up a hurt child from the floor) can't be done without help. Everyone else is learning to listen when I ask and try to not be mad that once again I need them. I pray we all learn the new way of things quickly and I get some energy back too.

I am praying its just the busy stressful week(s) I've had catching up.
Curse you DST!!!

God IS good and this too shall pass :)
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"O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1

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