Saturday, October 27, 2012

Silly Saturday: A tutorial

My sister Lil' G showed me how to do "Pony Side-it's".

A very (cough) handy thing to know.

Step 1. Find a door way. Make sure there is nothing you could bump on.
Step 2. Stand on the left side.
Step 3. Hop to the right.
Step 4. Repeat as many times as wanted.

Happy Silly Saturday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What I needed to hear

I am taking a fast from email this week.

Which is hard, because that is how I access my blog, through email.

I do this every now and then. It really refreshes my outlook through God's word and how I see and chat with my friends.

Email is my form of communication. No Facebook, no cell phone, no texting, no Twitter.

I wanted to write a blog post.

Why, I have no clue.

I pulled up my email to access my blog.

And I saw I had a new blog entry to read from "A Holy Experience", written by the author of "One Thousand Gifts".

And I read it.

And her post talked about something I am dealing with.


I have a pendulum.

It swings another:   I AM IN WHO CARES MODE

I try to do one or the other. And I am never happy where I am. And then it struck me.

I am fine.

I help out around the house.

I help my Mom.

And then I think.....

:~D ....the rain is falling. But the Son is shining!

I had no clue what to write.

But now I do.

I am going to write my goals.

  1. Continue my skim through the Bible, reading about God's holy women.
  2. Straighten the library like I promised Mom.
  3. Start my French book. And do some math.
  4. Think of dinner, because its been a long day for Mom.
  5. Work on repairing an antique blanket.
  6. Take costumes to the dance studio. 
  7. Work on my clothes of Compassion, Kindness, Humility, Gentleness, Patience, and Love. (Colossians 3:12&14)
  8. Have a tea party with my sisters. 

I have nothing to worry about. 

If my bed isn't perfectly made, the cat who was sleeping on it won't care, that is okay.
If my sisters aren't perfect, that is okay. 
If my outfit isn't perfect, that is okay. 
If my hair isn't perfect, that is okay. 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Silly Saturday: Family

Yes that's me. Giant Cindy Lou Who

She doesn't want to waste away her 15 lbs of  fat cuteness by walking to the food dish. 

Deck the halls with boughs of Sully. Falalalalalala



Nope I checked, its still here.

Happy Silly Saturday!

P.s. The cat wasted away on the way to the food dish. :~D

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday: Table talk

Dinner with your family is something people strive for.

We are blessed to eat dinner as a family. 

During dinner we talk about what we did that day, Dad tells us about work and we eat a yummy dinner out of the deal! ;~D

During dinner last night, my sisters had this discussion:

T-Tot: I want to go swimming in Mr.---'s pool next summer!
Lil' G: Me too.
T-Tot: We should go on the water slide. You would like it.
Lil' G thinks about this.
T-Tot: You go down the slide and splash under water. You can wear goggles or your eyes, but I like goggles better. Then Moriah will wave to you. She does that all the time!
Lil' G: But I don't want to get my eyes wet!

Thought for the day: 
"Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves, that you forget, truly much you have always loved to swim.”
― Tyler Knott Gregson

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wacky Wednesday!

This week's wacky Wednesday is wacky because:

Here is Munchie Monday & Tutorial Tuesday!

Munchie Monday: Green Tomato relish, (no really, is yummy)!

We made 2 half recipes with things out of our garden (tomatoes and peppers).

  • 3 tablespoons mustard seed
  1. In a grinder or food processor, coarsely grind tomatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and onions. (You may need to do this in batches.) Line a large colander with cheesecloth, place in sink or in a large bowl, and pour in tomato mixture to drain for 1 hour.
  2. In a large, non-aluminum stockpot, combine tomato mixture, celery seed, mustard seed, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Sterilize enough jars and lids to hold relish (12 one-pint jars, or 6 one-quart jars). Pack relish into sterilized jars, making sure there are no spaces or air pockets. Fill jars all the way to top. Screw on lids.
  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with boiling water. Carefully lower jars into pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary, until tops of jars are covered by 2 inches of water. Bring water to a full boil, then cover and process for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove jars from pot and place on cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press top of each lid with finger, ensuring that seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Relish can be stored for up to a year. You can also freeze some in zip lock bags! 
My Mom loves having relish... she is allergic to cucumbers, this is so similar no one would know the difference. 

Another thing to do with excess tomatoes!

Tutorial Tuesday: T-shirt skirt!

I made one for the 6 year old, and she loves it!

I used a Hanes Men's Adult Large pale pink shirt.

I chopped off the bottom straight across from under one sleeve to the other.

Then I pinned over a inch, (left a spot for the elastic) and sewed a 3/4 inch (or so) single stitch from the edge.

Then I fished the elastic through and sewed the elastic together. 

Last I sewed up the "hole" and Voila! 

My sister loves it!! :~D

If my tutorial makes no sense, Google it. I did it with out a pattern/tutorial...just grabbed the memory of my Grandma making one and worked from that. :~D


Wacky Wednesday:

For those of you who know me. This is TOTALLY RANDOM!!!

I painted my toenails blue (well my Mom did it for me....close enough).

Yup, they are a dark blue. :~D

I decided to do something random yesterday.

{Pardon the feet, between walking around the house barefoot, and dancing, they aren't purty! ;~) But my toenails are!!!}


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One of these days

Yesterday I had a bad hair day, like this: (pardon the blurry picture :~D)

Today, my hair is more tame-able.


Yesterday didn't feel like I accomplished much, but I did.

I played with my sisters.

I went to the library and post office.

I finished a French workbook.

I made green tomato relish.

I made pizzas.

I cleaned my Grandma's apartment.

I made more green tomato relish.

(It's yummy :~D)

I did do something.

I did.

I have so much to do, and so little time; like:

Catch up on last weeks school work, laundry, and cleaning.

Work on repairing an antique blanket.

Do some more sewing so we don't have a basket full of mending.

And a bunch of books to read....  :~D

I just got to remember to keep my head up, and I'll stay afloat.

That is sooooooo hard in this world.

Job 22:28-29
What you decide on will be done,
    and light will shine on your ways.
29 When people are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sermon Sunday: Fried


My grilled cheese,

my brain,

and my energy.

We visited old friends today, it was marvelous to see them.

Their Church is a small Baptist, and ours is a good sized C&MA.

Though different we all have one purpose:


Our Church is more contemporary, their Church sings hymns.

It was refreshing to have a change of pace.

Though I am fried, I am blessed.

We maybe from different towns, counties, states, countries, nations, or continents when God's people get together to worship, we glorify our heavenly Father.

That is refreshing.

To see what God has done, is doing, & what is about to do is AWESOME.



Please check out my new page! :~)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


.......I had a couple marvelous ideas for posts. And then

I got a mini migraine. So I as flopped all day yesterday.

I have a very faint dull ache but nothing note-worthy. :~)

One thing I wanted to tell you about was:

We got to see "The President's Own United States Marine Band!"

My absolutely favorite part was the "A Tribute to Bing Crosby."

Especially since I just read 2 biographies about him.

That was awesome!

The other awesome part about it, was it was free. :~D

They also played John Phillip Sousa's March Stars and Stripes Forever.

Though I didn't quite understand the guy next to us that was texting on 2 different phones.....

The other cool thing going on around here:

Is we have 2 shows this week!

Let me tell you about the Treehouse Creation Players.

I am the head of the group. But we all pull our own weight. :~D

We go to nursing homes in the area and put on shows. We have one show that varied from show to show, this past year that was called "Things are not always as they seem".

I am excited to announce we have a new theme "All around the world!"

We have something from every habitable continent. (No penguins, the zoo could not rent, and the penguins didn't have enough for plane tickets from Antarctica.)

And my 2 year old sister's debut is in tomorrow's show!

It is my favorite thing to do. Planning is SO much fun!

This week we have:

1 piano player
1 piano/guitar player
2-3 singers
2 prima ballerinas
3 mini prima ballerinas

And I am so excited!

Thank you so much everyone!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

A problem and solution!

I had papers upon papers, a thousand sticky notes, and a few hundred writing utensils.

Or approximately that!

So I thought and thought.

And came up with a solution!

Under the bed desk!

I could easily make a desk to go under bed with allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll my papers, sticky notes (I am a fan of sticky notes) and writing utensils.

On the left is paper, note paper, and craft paper.

In one of our craft closets I got the (center) organizer thingy. Pens, pencils and scissors are on the back. Paper, LOTS OF STICKY NOTES are in the middle, and tabs & erasers are in the front. In the flower box has all my wordless book materials, and other ways to share the Gospel.

It easily slide under my bed and I can each everything!!! And now my bedside table is ot overflowing with as much junk!

What clutter have you gotten rid of?

Columbus day

Happy Columbus day!

Last year to celebrate it we:

We left our socks out to be filled with "gold", "corn", and "spices". (Chocolate coins, candy corn, and spices!)

They were filled by the Nina,

the Pinta,

and the Santa Maria.

This year the ships couldn't make it due to the rocket NASA shot off. (Its as good as reason as any!)

Happy Columbus day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Great Grandma,
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy 90th Grandma! May God bless you with this new year!

I love you Grandma! :~D

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Silly Saturday: Fortune cookie saga

While frying onions, I decided to have a fortune cookie.

Sounded simple. We had plenty extra.

I opened it. 

"Only tears can bring a dreamer back to earth."

(I wish I had been dreaming when this occurred). 

My cookie was STALE! :~(

I threw it out and got another.

"You will have a happier day."

(I hope so. A stale fortune cookie could ruin my day!)

It was soft AND stale. :~(

I got another. 

"Oops... wrong cookie."


It was also stale.

I was still frying onions and I WANTED A FORTUNE COOKIE!!!

So I got a 4th.

"There is someone owing many thanks to you."

(For what? Getting rid of stale fortune cookies??)

It was awful.

So cookie no. 5 came along. 

"He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good."

Now I wanted to laugh. 

Especially because it was disgusting......

So I decided since the onions I was frying were almost ready for the potatoes....this would be my last.

I opened it.

Gently broke it open.

Carefully tasted it....


"The secret of success is constancy of purpose."

My fortune cookie saga. 

(Surprisingly we still have more.... :~D)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Christmas already????????

Christmas....don't you love that word?

I definitely do.

Snow, giving, and of course the celebration of our Saviors birth.

80 days till X'mas.


It is creeping up on us.

Gaining speed.


Hits you like a frozen snowball on your face.

It can't be coming.

The year just started.

We just had our birthdays.

We just danced in our dance recital.

I just went to camp.

We went just camping as a family.

The baby was just born.

School just started.

Apple and pumpkin season just got here.

Where did the time go?

It is not possible!

Celebrate the next 80 days as if it were Christmas already.

Cause it coming faster then you know.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inadequate: A sequel to Mr. Rogers' Words of Wisdom

Do you ever feel inadequate?

I sometimes do.

When someone else impresses you, do you feel inadequate beside them?

Do you ever feel inadequate when you see someone living the way you want to?

Or they have the kid of clothes you want?

Or they see you as someone that the want to be?

Do you ever feel inadequate?

I do.

When I am jealous. Lonely. Sad. Angry. Self-absorbed. That is when I feel inadequate.

Inadequate for the job God placed me on earth to be.

My job on earth is to

Glorify our heavenly Father
Be the best big sister for my 4 "followers"
To reach out and cheer up people through my gift of dancing at nursing homes in this area

That is when I feel inadequate. 

The definition of inadequate is;
Inapt, incompetent; incommensurate; defective, imperfect, incomplete. 

And I am not.

I have a heavenly Father you can strengthen me. Sweep me off my feet and tell me, you are more than sufficient to do x, y, or z.

Everyone needs to remember that. 

I do. 

Thoughtful Thursday: Mr. Rogers' Words of Wisdom

I love Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. It is an awesome kids show.

It ranks no. 1 on my list of kids programs (Barney comes second, Sesame street needs a magnify glass to see it on my list).

I recently read a couple books of his quotes, and a biography about him. Very interesting man. I didn't know he was a Christian!

This quote I copied and place it on my email signature...

When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong along with the fearful, the true mixed in with the facade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way. 
~ Fred Rogers

It is SO true. 

To love someone we need to be happy the way they were created, we are not to set out and find faults, but we are to set out and find the good in them. 

Kind of on the same topic, I recently read something that said only 2% of women think they are beautiful. They don't accept that they were created unique and with a purpose. They don't accept the way that God created them.

Psalm 50:2
From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.

We are perfect in beauty in God's eyes. 



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thank you thank you thank you Mom!!!


She purchased 3 cds as a thank you for me. In return I say:





For you nosy people, she got

  • The Piano Guys
  • The Christmas Cello (Also by the Piano Guys)
  • The Wizard of Oz

Wacky Wednesday: My cat Gillie

My 2 sisters wanted to have a cat. I was holding Sully. So we sent the 2 year old to fetch Gillie.

She returned almost in tears. Gillie ran away from her.

So big sister (4) went to help. And I here her walking away say:

"I'll carry the tail, you carry the head"

Happy Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Things I'm currently digging

(Who came up with that term?!?!?!?!  
  1. The action performed by a person or thing that digs.
  2. A place where ore is dug, especially certain localities in California, Australia, etc. where gold is obtained.
  3. (archaic, colloquial) region; locality)


Homemade laundry detergent!!! 

I have used it soooooooo many time. And I love how the clothes turn out. 

Timeless Classics (My favorite X'mas CD)

My Mom got this and I helped her put it together. It is an awesome resource for children's workers.

I think I have read about 75%-80% of his books. They are SO good. My Mom saw a children's one 
("The Dance", MOVING STORY!) by him, and said "Another book by Richard Paul Evans?" :~D

The lady in-charge of coordinating C.E.F.'s C.Y.I.A. training sent us our group pics! I put them up immediately in my room.

And a cleaned closet!

Things I am NOT digging:
  1.  No camera.....mine is officially dead. I loved my was an awesome point and shoot. :~(
  2. I am not DIGGING THE GARDEN!!! :~)

Have a wonderful gorgeous beautiful marvelous autumnal day!