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Monday, November 24, 2008

My New Hair!

For my friends that aren't on Facebook, I am posting a picture here. I dyed my hair at my mom's this weekend!

Here are some pics:

Not too bad is it?

Craft Day, finally!

I am finally getting my Craft Day pics up.

It was only a week and a half ago. :)

My mom's rental car was a PT Cruiser! That is so not fair.

The boys out doing work of some kind. ;)

At least she got something done!

She was working very hard, too.

Deep Fried Pickles. Can you say YUMMO?

Becky and Tater. (my sister and my niece)

Bec working hard.

Em eating...

Robin eating...

My new coffee mug! Isn't is beautiful?

There are more and there is a video clip that I will have to add later. For now, I am going to bed!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Special Blessing

Today was our youngest dds day to get the mail. (yes, we have assigned days!) When we went out to get the mail, we were surprised by a wonderful blessing.

We received letters from some very special friends. Actually, they are more than just friends, they are family.

Grandpa Richard and Grandma Ida have been a very important part of our lives for many years. Ida is my mentor. She is, well, she is a very dear woman whom I love very much.

Richard is a quiet source of strength and wisdom. And we love his quiet humor!

They moved away from us several years ago and we have been in mourning ever since. We have been able to visit only once and it wasn't nearly a long enough time to stay.

Hopefully we will be able to go out this spring, if they are willing to have us??

Can you see our youngest? She was quite comfortable snuggled up with Grandma Ida.

Grandpa Richard held them captive with ice cream and train talk! ;-)

We love you guys and cannot wait to be able to hug you again. Blessings to you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Um, yeah, I stole it...

I totally stole this picture from my thither'th blog. I just had to. I think it is a very good picture of us. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What was she thinking?

Follow this link and listen to what Joy from the view thinks about homeschoolers. It is indicitave of what they think of anyone who doesn't fall in line with their 'views'. Yet again, ABC has something to apologize for. Will they, I doubt it.

You have to go through an advertisement to get to the clip. Sorry abou that, I just wanted to get it directly from the ABC website. When the clip comes up, Joy's comments are around the -3:08 mark.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Day to Remember

This morning (yesterday!) I got a call from my sister asking or saying where is mom, is she coming over there, have you heard from her? Now, I couldn't really understand her since I was really still asleep. I had overslept, again, and she was waking me up.

I woke up much faster when I realized that she was telling me that mom had been in a car accident and was stuck on the side of the road.

Eyes flew open and brain started working.

I was fully alert now and ready to solve the problem. However, I did not have a car to aid in solving the problem. (mine is broken) My mom had called David, her dh, and he was on his way. I called my dh, who immediately set out for my mother. My sister called me and we whined about not being able to go. ;)

We called more and I was able to get dh to come back for the kids and I when they decided to take mom to the Emergency Room in the nearby town. Sister, Robin, set out at the same time. (Brother, Ronnie, came too!)

After we realized that dh's speedometer was around 15mph too slow, we made very good time!

We got there in time to see mom in a neck brace, (bad memories from her first broken neck) and glass all over her. Now, I may be being a bit dramatic here but you could see little, tiny pieces of glass sparkling all over her. A few minutes later the Dr., at least we think she was a Dr. she was dressed more like a nurse, told us there were no breaks. That is a good thing since they had mom up and sitting in a chair!! Seriously.

Anyway, as soon as they said it wasn't broken, mom tore off the neck brace and threw it across the room. (okay, she didn't throw it but there was a lot of passion in the turtle slow movements she was making) It took a full 10 minutes after that diagnoses to be discharged and for us to end up at McDonalds for breakfast. That's not that long considering that she can't walk that fast! ;0

I had the forethought to grab the camera on the way out the door. Actually, it may have been more of a morbid sense of 'I have to put this on the blog'; but, we won't tell anyone!

Here are the pics of my mothers 'Day She Met the Deer...'

Not a good picture of the little, teeny, tiny, nick on her face. I tried.

I snapped this when she was unaware. I was like a tiger waiting on its prey and then pounced when she was vulnerable.

Here is where it gets gross. The close ups of the hair from the deer is Robin's fault. I just want that out there.

The broken windshield and the deer fur.

Oh, yeah, an even closer look at the deer fur. Yum...

The hole the deer made in the windshield. In my effort to not think about how bad this could have been, we are not going to talk about this picture. :)

Some of the dents that were all over the side of the van. Oh, and a little sumpin', sumpin' from the deer.

More souvenirs from said deer.

A general overview of the front of the van. I guess she won't be using that side mirror anymore. :(

Isn't that a sad sight? We are hoping that they can fix her right up.

I know that I have been a little silly with this post and that it is actually a very serious issue. I just am not going to talk about it like that. Otherwise, I would end up in the loony bin and Robin would come over and hit me.

Seriously though, we are praising God for His protection and Mercies for our mother. thank you, Jesus.