Wednesday, June 18, 2008

quick post - no naps

Yesterday I went to check on Han's naptime progress and found this:

She said, "Mama," - no, excuse me, these days, its "Mother" - "Mother, is it time for me to get up yet?"

Monday, June 16, 2008

the chicks

This crazy girl told me that she woke up with a stomachache. I told her she should go poo and she would feel better. She said she couldn't because the poopoos were all in the middle of her stomach having a playdate.
This baby woke up this morning and crawled into the kitchen. She cried and cried at the back door. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. She even lay her forehead down on the ground in a demonstration of her angst. As soon as I scooped her up and took her outside, she was I took her out to the chickens to bring them some leftover pancakes. She has been perfectly happy ever since.
P.S. I fixed the "comments" problem so you should be able to post comments now!

wisdom & understanding

There is a website I use often: Blue Letter Bible. It is the Bible, online - searchable by phrase, keyword, verse, etc. What I like most about it though, is that you can search in different versions. Say you learned a verse complete with the "thees and thous" when you were in 'grammar school' in a large Hampton Roads city. Then you grew up, re-read it in your NASB/Message parallel Bible that you bought for your small group study, and gathered meaning afresh in the newer translation. Intrigued, you wanted to see other translations, so, VOILA, you turn to BLB and look up about 8 different versions. Plus commentaries - all at your fingertips. And free.

This morning I read Proverbs 24 in my King James Bible. (My other Bible was in the room with Abigail, and not wanting to wake her, I left it!) Right now, I am in need of wisdom - and to a lesser extent, understanding. But the two go hand in hand. The Proverbs are full of admonitions to be wise. Most of it was written by King Solomon, who was one of the wisest men who ever lived. Anyways, after reading in the KJV, I re-read parts of it online in different translations. One verse that I needed to read this morning jumped out at me: Proverbs 24:26. The NIV translation is: "Do not say, “I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did.” Or KJV: "Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work."

I'll write more later about why this verse and this passage was important to me. I need to roll it around in my head and "hide it in my heart" today. Right now I have a mad Sugar Baby who wants her Ma to get her out of bed. I invite you to peruse this chapter though, because it has some good applications for all sorts of situations. And besides, who COULDN'T use more wisdom and understanding?!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Free music giveaway!

While reading my blogs on FRUGAL living and SAVING MONEY and living well on one income....I came across this contest:

All you have to do is have a blog, read the "Rocks in My Dryer" blog and post a link to ! Its that simple! Then, Carrie will select 20 (that is TWENTY) winners to receive two CD's.

Ohhhhhhhh, I hope I win!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Quick post:
I forgot to tell you about the black snake I found in the yard yesterday! She was only about 2' long. I found her when I went to hook up the trailer to the riding mower. She was so shiny and black that she must have just shed her skin. I say "her" because she just looked like a her. I didn't have gloves on so I didn't pick her up. I lifted her with a stick a couple times and then she glided under the woodpile behind the shed.
THEN, this morning, we heard turkeys up on the mountain behind the house. There must ave been a bunch of them because they were gobbling and rattling in the leaves and making a racket!