Sunday, December 28, 2008


Greetings Friends...

I just got my second request to use one of my Blog Designs! I was excited by the first one, well, the first one that wasn't from a and with this second one, I am sooooo 'Snoopy Happy'!! That means I am almost ready to do the Snoopy Dance! I sooo love creating!! It is more than my passion, it's my lifeline, my sanity, my outlet! For someone that can't even draw a stickman, I think I am doing ok. LOL There is this inner artist inside me that has always, always struggled to get out! I would dearly love to be formerly trained but, I know that is a dream that just won't come true for me. I will be satisfied with learning from all the other wonderful PSPers and Scrappers and Designers out there and I know that I am blessed by the knowledge they share with us to. Thank you!

So, if you want to check out the designer who will soon be using my 2009 blog layout, you can visit her here:
Thank you for the honor, Lisa!

If you would like to see more of my blog designs, you can find them at:

They are also on my other blogs so, feel free to find those links on this page and visit them. Who knows, you might even find yourself addicted like us!

Blessings and love....


Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy New Year

I want to wish all of you a very, very Happy New Year!!
I know that things are so difficult right now, for so many of us. All I can do is hope and pray that God will keep us and hold us tight for with Him, all things are possible!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Christmas Miracle!

I have been trying and trying to get my oldest son to come to Granger Community Church with me!! It breaks my heart that he is not a Christian though when he was a child, there was no one closer to God than him. He has lost his way and is indeed a prodigal son. I have been praying and praying.
I asked him for one gift this Christmas. He has been unemployed for a while now and his 'wife' got her pink slip this week. I know how difficult things are. So, I asked him for one gift and told him that it wouldn't cost a thing, money wise, just in his time. I asked him to go to the Christmas Eve service at Church. At first, he was angry, as he always is when I bring up 'that place'. He refuses to talk about it and become biligerent. It breaks my heart. I very calmly told him that this was all I wanted for Christmas and that if it was as bad as he thought it was going to be, he would never have to come again. He finally, finally told me that he would think about it.
Tonight he called me. He was at the grocery store buying some baking supplies. They didn't have money for gifts so, he was going to make some cookies to give us, his family. There was a family in front of him, or so I thought he said as his phone was braking up a bit, a man, his wife and 2 children. Perhaps they were behind him and it was just a single man in front, I am not sure. The man took out his credit card and paid for his groceries. He had been 'playing' with my Grandson a bit while getting rung up. After he paid for his own groceries, he looked at my son. I know the look he must have seen...the 'what the F*** are you lookin at' look. He gestured to the cashier, leaned in and whispered something. He swiped his card again. He then turned and held out his hand to my son saying, "Merry Christmas, you won't need any money for your bill. I picked it up for you." My son said he was in shock, didn't think he heard right, asked him, "What? What did you say?" My daughter in law said, "Oh my God, oh, thank you, thank you..." stammering. My son said all he could say, and only in a whisper, was thank you and Merrry Christmas. With a smile, the man walked away paying 100.00$ for my son and his families groceries.
He also told me during this phone conversation that yes, he was going to Christmas Eve service with me.
So you see, there really are Christmas miracles and the most wonderful of all....the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ....He put the Christ in Christmas and I pray we never forget that no matter how difficult things are in our lives. No matter how little money we have, we can always give the one gift that is worth more than anything in this world...LOVE.
Merry Christmas and God Bless you.....


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Almost Christmas

It's almost Christmas! Even tho it's about -4 degrees here and things are icy, I think I can finally feel the Christmas spirit creeping up on me. At least for a moment or two, here and there.
Most years, I am so giddy that my excitement can't be contained. This year, not so much. Prehaps it's the economy and the lack of being able to do things I want that is effecting me so much. That shouldn't be the case but, it is. I hope that I can change it.
Anyway, I want to wish all of you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008


It's finally Friday and for a moment, I can sit back and do something I on my computer.
This week has been so very, very difficult! I can't ever remember working at a place so stressful and so difficult. I simply don't know if I am gonna make it or even how long I can hold on. I was told when I interviewed that the job qualifications were: Perfection, that you show up every single day, and you get along with others. I should have paid more attention to the "perfection" part, that and the low, low pay. I was so excited in this stressful time to finally have a job that I thought anything is better than nothing. Oh how wrong I was!! Don't get me wrong, I am thankful, very thankful for a job. It's just that I am human and thus, imperfect. Well, that is simply unexceptable! I am not joking, we are NOT allowed to make mistakes!! The world shudders and rocks when even the simplest of simple and easy correctible mistakes are made and the person that made the mistake is made to feel less than worthless! It is not a fun place to be! Still, I am hanging in there and praying for a better day.
Well, it's below 8 degrees outside so, I think I will settle in some blankets and do some reading.
Take care and God keep you!
Mental out

Saturday, December 6, 2008

White out!

The snow is really coming down tonight. Well, it's been coming down all day! But, tonight it's pretty close to 'white-out' conditions.

I know, crummy pictures but, I never claimed to be a photographer! One looking into the light and one looking into the woods. It is kinda cool how the snow flakes look reflected in the light/lens tho. We went up to the Marathon station and cars were all over the road, slipping and sliding! There is a LOT of ice under the 5-6 inches of fast falling snow. It shows no signs of letting up and I am thinking I am going to be missing Church in the morning. *sigh* I was really wanting to go to. I hate missing! lol

Anyway, I am off to play and create. Take care, stay warm and safe!

Mental out

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Work is kicking my bottom and that is all there is to it! I can never do enough, get enough done the 'way we like it', or be perfect enough! Have you ever worked for all women and all totally and completely anal women to boot? Oh My God!! Plus, I had 2 hours of training that consisted of watching and scrambling to take notes while the person who had done the job for years flew thru doing it and I watched! I don't know about you but, I don't learn that way, I am a hands on learning. You would think since I am doing the company invoices and entering the $$ information into the spreadsheets for the President's and Accountant's reports that they would want to train me!! Geeshhh!! When I mentioned, very carefully, that I didn't feel that 2 hours of watching someone do the job, one hour one week and one hour the next week was adequate training, I was told "well, no one helped me, I had to figure it out by myself so, figure it out." Excuse me but, dang!!! I can't get over these women!! Where on earth did they crawl out from under?
There is one lady, she is very helpful, kind and sweet but, she doesn't really work with or near me so, kindness is far away.
Now, these are the ladies in the office that I am speaking of. The people in the production area that I worked in for background training, they are all so awesome!!! They are really great people! What a difference it is from the people in 'the back' to the 'ladies' and I use that term VERY loosely, out front. It's kinda sad really.
Oh well, all I can do is pray and do the very best job I can do. I was told NOT to make any mistakes....LMBO!! Since last time I looked I was not God, I think that might be a bit hard to do.
Till next time....
Mental out