Thursday, December 18, 2008


Hello!  I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit.  Please come in, and make yourself at home!

Yes, my hair HAS gotten longer.  Thank you for noticing!
Intentional?  Not really, it just grows so fast, and there hasn't been time for haircut!  
Ha! Ha!  No, I'm not going for a multi-colored look ~ those are just my roots showing.

Oops!  Sorry!  Let me just move those for you, and then you can have a seat.
Yes...I know.  I'm taking those to the donation station soon.  It's been hard to get over there before it closes.

Oh, did I forget to tell you?  I've been working some ~ there were some unexpected expenses, and then of course...bum-bum-bum...Christmas shopping.

Yes, Mr. Brownstone's car had to have a new radiator...and new tires...and valve replacement.
Is that all?  Oh, no, far from it. BowWow Brownstone had to have surgery.

Oh, yes.  He's doing quite well for a "geriatric" dog.  They say he has several more years to enjoy life with the Brownstones.
Thank you; we were so happy and relieved.  He's like one of the family!
Ha! Ha!  Yes, the kind that you put in the doghouse at night ~ unless is below 40 degrees or above 95 degrees.

Oh, girlfriend!  Don't even go there!  The telephones STILL don't work well, the Internet is temperamental, and the mobile phone...let's just say I could shed tears over it.  
Yes, the new computer is great...when I get to use it.

PTA?  The duties of my office are almost finished.  They should have been finished long ago according to the people that said it would be an "easy job".  
I KNOW!  They lie like cheap rugs!  But no...don't feel sorry for me.  It's nobody else's fault that I have a hard time saying "no"!  If I were them, I'd ask me, too.  I'm usually a sure bet.

Church?  Church is great.  We love where we worship!  It's crazy, though!  Teaching on Sunday and Wednesday is definitely keeping us hopping!  
Mr. Brownstone?  Oh, yes.  He helps ~ actually, you could say he does it,and I help.  

Right now?  He's outside grilling some burgers for us.
Mmm~hmmm.  He makes great burgers, and just wait until you try his homemade steak fries.

Scout meetings for two kids?  I'm not sure exactly.  Thankfully, they aren't on the same day, but even still it's hard to keep the days straight.  Luckily my scouting job is the same for both age groups.
You're too kind.  No, really, I'm not that organized.  In fact, Twister is missing an activity this week because I double-booked.
No, you're right.  It couldn't be avoided...but that doesn't take away the sting.

Definitely.  The other activities keep us even busier!
Sports here, creative arts there... 

Volunteer work?  Ha! Ha!  Isn't most of it volunteer?
Ha! Ha! Ha!  It's going well.  It's only every other week for right now because that is what works for their schedule.
I guess so ~ it probably is best for my schedule right now, too; BUT...I'd go every week if it worked out better for them.  It's definitely a blessing to be able to help!
Blogging?  Right now, it would be a guilty pleasure.  I don't know if it's good or bad (in this situation) that I'm not good at being guilty.
I know, I know.  Visitors have stopped visiting, followers have stopped following...  That's why it means so much to me that you dropped in for a visit.

Yes, it really does mean...  Oh, please excuse me for a moment.
Mr. Brownstone has the burgers and fries ready for us!
Mmmm...I know.  Don't they smell delicious?  I can't wait ~ some days there seems to be barely time to eat!


How to summarize the past few months?  I can't do it...just please pass the catch-up.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


It seems like Mr. Linky has not been working lately!  I did post a link this morning, but I've noticed that all of the links that remained open have disappeared.  Please feel free to leave your link in the comments section, and I will be happy to add it whenever Mr. Linky is once again in working order!


XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday

Good morning, Y'all!  Isn't this a blessed day?  It is a day that the Lord has made!  Rejoice, and be glad in it!

  1. I rejoice that we just got to spend a wonderful weekend of thanksgiving with my family!  It was so good to see all of them without the normal pressures of a week.  We spent the weekend taking turns holding the newest sweet baby!  It was almost enough to make me think about having another one.
  2. I rejoice that I've just celebrated another year on this earth!  I had a birthday over the weekend, and it was a good one!  It was also one that reminded me that having another baby is just a nice thought.  Though we would LOVE another baby and consider all children as a blessing from the Lord, I love where we are as a family!
  3. I rejoice that I've got such wonderful friends!  It's always a joy when I can look forward to spending time with them!
  4. I rejoice that I've been able to reconnect with some old friends!  It's so easy to get caught up in our daily lives that you can forget how much you miss talking to old friends until you're given the opportunity to catch up with them!
  5. I rejoice in our church home!  We have been so blessed to find a place that focuses on making church truly like a family.  I get such a warm feeling of comfort from those with whom we worship!
  6. I rejoice in having found a creative outlet!  It seems like I haven't really had a lot of time to blog lately, and computer issues put a big giant forced hiatus in effect for awhile, BUT...blogging is a nice creative release for me.  I wish it had been around longer!
  7. I rejoice that my kids are so great!  We just got back some testing scores for them, and I have to brag a little bit ~ they are so smart!  They are great kids in all of the other ways that matter even more, though.  They have a great capacity for loving others and for loving the Lord!
  8. I rejoice that Mr. Brownstone is such a wonderful man and an even more wonderful husband!  He makes me laugh every single day, he is a great provider, and most importantly, he is a man of God.  He is also the best daddy for whom our kids could ever hope!
  9. I rejoice that this is a season of rejoicing!  I LOVE this time of year.  I won't lie ~ I adore all of the commercial aspects of Christmas.  I love decorating, seeing Santa in the malls, and buying gifts!  I love the parties and the organized ~ and sometimes not so organized ~ chaos of all.  BUT...I really love having a special time of year to focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I don't care if He wasn't born on December 25.  Since there is no way of knowing the exact date, I think it's great that one has been picked to honor His birth.  I love that during this time of year there is a focus on giving, a focus on helping those less fortunate, and a focus on rejoicing!  Even in a time of financial upheaval, it is so heart-warming to see people digging deep and helping others however they are able!
  10. I rejoice that God sent His Son to earth!  What an amazing sacrifice we are so blessed to have so undeservedly received.  REJOICE!

As always, thank you for joining in the thanksgiving with me each week!  If you're a first time visitor, please add (first time) by your name, so everyone can give you a big warm welcome!

Have a blessed week!