Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I am sitting here in disbelief!!!
Before we left Oregon I had my A1C down to 7.7
not great but not bad.
Some of you are probably asking
What is A1C?
In layman's term it is the average of my blood sugars
for the past three months.
So today I got the results from last week's A1C test
Yes, 10.0 ~ I could not believe it.
It has not been this high in years,
in fact, in 1995 when I was diagnosed it was a 12.6!!!
This explains why I am so dang tired all the time!!!
I really thought it would be about 8.0 to 8.5
I know that part of the problem is
what meals are served here at The Ranch ~
Lunch today consisted of a Patty Melt on Texas toast,
deep fried pickles, breaded cheddar cheese bites and jalapeno poppers.
I had the Patty Melt, one jalapeno popper,
one cheddar cheese bite and two fried pickles.
Dinner wasn't much better ~ it was chicken pot pie (I ate the chicken insides,
no crust), wild rice (I didn't have any) and a piece of chocolate cream pie
and yes I ate that.
Most of the meals cooked here at the ranch are fried,
deep fried and include French fries, fried chicken,
corn in all forms, chicken fried steak w/gravy,
pancakes, lots of bread/biscuits, bacon, sausage,
gravy ~ you get the picture
Not healthy choices
but great for teenage boys!!
I am supposed to be working on reports
for the day
and yet I sit here
wondering what the heck am I supposed to do.
My weight is down from when we left
Oregon so that is a good thing.
But an A1C of 10.0
is NOT okay.
Would appreciate prayers
as Ron and I come up with an
healthy eating plan
The week we are on duty we are expected
to eat family style with the boys ~
in the dining hall
the food that is prepared.
I have got to come up with some alternative
meals that are easy and quick to fix
(I don't have time to be in the apartment
once our day has begun)
and that can travel easily.
I am in shock
and just shaking my head.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I am so
who know me well
to tell me the hard things.
I know that so often my emotions
like to run away
like a deer being spooked.
After a few good talks, emails,
chats and especially time with the Lord
my spirit has calmed once again.
Now looking forward to a couple of days off,
a couple of appointments for
Isn't he a cute Santa?
And time with friends.
Can't believe we are close to celebrating 41 years
of marriage!! How can that be???
(will write more about that later)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
It Doesn't Really Matter
~ it doesn't matter how hard I try
~ it doesn't matter what you do for others
IT'S NEVER ENOUGH
~ it doesn't matter
~ it plain doesn't matter
And I am
I am done trying to be strong
I am done trying to give the benefit of the doubt
I am done trying to follow the rules
WHY should I try to follow the rules ~
no one is held to the rules,
consequences are not given,
told one thing but then another happens or doesn't happen
I AM DONE!!!
You want a robot,
you got one
You want a BITCH
you have one
Ask politely someone to turn the TV down
get told IT IT - Hell I can't even hear myself think
Yes, I am pissed and I don't care who knows it
I am told I am not fair
HELL, LIFE IS NOT FAIR
Why have rules and expectations
It doesn't really matter
Do as you please, there will be no consequences
Oh how I could write more
but really what does it matter
Nothing will change
the game is bide my time,
let the chips fall where they may
guess when real life
kicks you in the ass
then you might pay attention.
I might be paying attention sooner than later!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Today is a new day
and a different day.
Usually Tuesday's are our changeover days
but this week it changes to Wednesday here at the Ranch.
So today all four Home Parents will be on duty,
with four boys as three of our boys are on Home Visits
and one was released on Saturday.
It seems kind of crazy to have four HP's with only four boys but
hey, that's an extra days pay for both of us so that's good!
I woke up before my alarm so that tells me going to sleep about 10 pm
is a good thing for me. I always feel so startled when the alarm goes
off, so I am thankful I woke up on my own.
My devotions came from both the New and Old Testament
Hebrews 11:8-16 The chapter on Faith,
Abraham had faith God would give him his promised land,
Sarah had faith God would give her a baby
So many in the Bible shared their faith of what they
believed God would do for them.
And I am reminded of Ruth, how she clung to God and his faith
that He would provide for her.
And HE did. I look at my own life,
we have been unemployed,
we have had to deal with major illnesses,
we have seen our boys struggle
and YET through it all
God has been faithful.
We have never gone hungry,
we have always had a place to lay our head,
we have always been surrounded by friends & family,
and we truly have never gone without.
And for that I am thankful.
And we continue on in faith.
We have hit a couple of roadblocks of purchasing
a travel trailer, but maybe the time is not right.
When its supposed to happen it will happen.
And I know I need more practice in being
patient and learning to wait.
and then I read in
which when I saw the scripture in
I immediately thought of our own little Malachi,
a cousin's grandbaby
who is fighting for his life, an infection
that began to block his breathing tube
and so I prayed for little Malachi,
asking God to bring healing to him,
wisdom for the doctors
and peace for his parents, grandparents
and all who love him.
Would you join us in prayer
for complete healing for this precious baby boy?
And then I read
And I am reminded of many things:
But a gut wrenching emotions
without a change in behavior
is not true repentance.
I remember a time I was angry at the world,
every person and situation in my life
all because of things that had happened in the past.
I lashed out at everyone and anything,
over and over
I came to a place of forgiveness,
never would I hear "I am sorry"
from those who hurt me over and over
but I did find peace in the lap of my Abba Daddy.
I began to live my life in love and joy,
not hatred and anger.
I began to see the many blessings my Abba Daddy
shared with me:
a wonderful husband who loves me just the way I am,
though I know he much prefers the joyful wife not the angry wife,
two healthy son's ~ who have forgiven me for past wrongs
and let's me be a part of their and their family's lives,
an opportunity to do things that I could never imagine:
working in a carnival!!
traveling around in our motor home,
working at campgrounds where we got to enjoy HIS beauty
and meet wonderful people and who many have become
friends and even family.
Yes I am blessed beyond measure
and I thank the Lord
for reminding me that
sometimes life looks bleak and scary,
doesn't feel real comfortable
if I continue to keep focusing on Him
His love will abound!
And for that I am truly thankful
that I am loved and blessed
and as 3 yr old Christopher said
"that leads to awesomeness!!"
How can I pray for you today?
And may I ask that you pray for little Malachi
for complete healing and peace for his momma and daddy
Monday, November 21, 2016
I know my last post sounded like I was ready to run
and run fast
I stopped, we stopped
and talked with good friends
and our bosses
and took a week off
and heard the Lord say
and after staying quiet, resting, praying,
laying low due to cough
and spending time in the Word
we know we are here for such a time as this.
Days may not always be easy but we know
we are never alone.
Someone saw this
as my profile picture
and said how happy we look
and you know what
We are happy,
we are happy where the Lord has brought us,
we are thankful for our health
(which is good most of the time)
we are thankful for health insurance,
doctors who take that insurance,
we love our children and grandchildren
and can't wait to see them the end of
November and December
we are thankful for our little apartment,
co-workers who love the Lord,
bosses who support us all the time,
even when we feel like handing in the key
and they just keep encouraging us
but most of all
I am thankful
for a husband who loves me
through the thick and thin,
tears and laughter
and most of all,
all my quirkiness!
Monday, November 14, 2016
I believe that we are called for a purpose
and yet right now, right this moment
I am ready to say I don't like this purpose,
and I think
or else what I thought was God calling us to this place,
for this season, for such a time as this,
maybe I was wrong,
Am I admitting defeat
no, not yet,
but is it clearly on my mind
Am I a quitter,
I am the
but I don't
I can continue in this fight.
Maybe tomorrow will dawn
a new day and new thoughts
But right now
I can honestly say
and I think they are going to win!
Thursday, November 10, 2016
I woke this morning crying out to Jesus ~
last night was hard,
hard because I felt like I was fighting a losing battle.
How do you teach respect?
By showing respect even in the midst of hard stuff.
And the first thing I read was
God never changes
He is and Always will be the Same!!
No matter what is happening in the world
Jesus is here and always will be.
I was on Facebook for a bit yesterday afternoon
and I could not believe the the nastiness, the rudeness,
the name calling, the belittling that was going on
and supposedly between friends.
All over the outcome of the election.
What happened to people using kind words?
Being an encouragement to others?
I was dumbfounded.
Facebook has been a place for me to reconnect
and connect with family and friends.
Enjoying pictures of babies and seeing kids grow up,
sharing about our day ~ yet yesterday was like
someone said "let's be mean and nasty as we can be."
No thank you...I want and need positive in my life.
And so this morning as I got out of bed
because I couldn't sleep and I cried out to God
he showed me and reminded
He never changes, it is us who change.
And so I said to God
"Please show me my purpose. I truly believe You opened
the door for us to come to MCH, to share your love with others.
Help me to be the light that shines in these boys life
EVEN on those difficult days when they don't want to listen,
when they lash out in anger, are disrespectful to us as the house~parents,
to the Unit Manager and each other.
Lord help me to just love on these boys ~
that is what I do best.
And I turned to Mark 1:16 ~ 18
Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed.
And immediately felt like God was
letting me know that He is the one who has called us here,
to love on these boys
just as He loves on me/us.
And again, I am reminded
And so I say
for loving on me,
loving on these boys
giving us each
a chance to start over
and to make
today a better day
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
My mind is flowing with thoughts.
It's election day ~ yes we voted, thankful for mail in ballots.
Now it is wait and see with lots of prayers.
Wondering if it is a
as it sure feels like it with these boys.
Two are sick with the flu ~
and don't understand why they have to wear masks,
can't go to the dining hall and it doesn't help that they
don't feel "sick" but have all the symptoms.
We have an extra boy in the unit for a few days ~
so that changes the dynamics.
We got a new boy last week, Wednesday, and so he is feeling
his way around the unit. He is new to our unit but not to the ranch ~
so he is struggling with what is okay in this unit,
getting to know the other boys in a totally different situation.
Thinking how the change of houseparents is similar to parents
sharing custody of kids...each has their own rules even though
they follow the same guidelines yet we are different people and so handle things
differently ~ neither way is right or wrong, it just is.
Tuesday's tend to be our hardest day
and every week we have a short house meeting once we come on duty,
to remind the boys we start new today and move forward.
The boys know we like to have fun yet they know we
expect them to meet our expectations
and MCH Rules/Life Skills.
Sort of like MCH 10 Commandments
1. Use Good Words to Communicate
(no swearing is a biggy)
2. Be Gentle and Kind
(use good words and keep your hands to yourself)
3. Show Respect
(of people and property)
4. Listen and Learn
(listen when spoken to,
learn how to manage your feelings)
5. Understand Who is in Charge
(houseparents, unit manager, MCH staff)
6. Accept Decisions of Authority
(even when you don't like it,
remember wherever you go in life you will have a boss of some kind)
7. Make Good Choices
(in life, school and relationships)
8. Focus and Finish Your Work
(school work, chores, projects)
9. Negotiate and Compromise
(when appropriate, remember #6)
10. Build Trusting Relationships
(don't manipulate, be honest and true to self and others)
Seems easy enough right,
but not always for any one of us.
Sometimes we all need reminders.
My reminder came to me through my devotion this morning:
And so throughout the day,
as things were shared,
and then things changed,
laughter and tears
through it all
May God bless each of you who reads my blog
and as I always say:
please feel free to leave a message,
share a prayer request,
ask a question
but most of all
Jesus Loves You!!!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
It's what we all do at different times of the day
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately ~
~ why don't I seem to have enough time to get done the things I want to do
~why do I feel I am always rushing to get the things I need to do done
~ been asked if I have done everything on my bucket list
~~ heck I don't think I even have a bucket list
~ am I supposed to be doing something I am not doing
~ why do I feel so unsettled right now
~ why can't I seem to get on a schedule
~~ both during our week off and our week on duty
~ why do I feel so discomboobulated???
yes that's a word I just made up
And then I go through my mind
~ we really like our jobs here at the Boys Ranch
~ we see we are building positive relationships with the boys
~ we are better off financially then we have ever been
~ we are both healthier than we have been in a long time
~ we don't really want for anything;
oh there are some things we would like to be different such as
relationships with some family members
I know what I am missing
~ being involved in a church family; we enjoy the worship services at MCH Chapel, the messages are great, directed towards real life issues facing the children in care at MCH and even to us personally but it's not our church YET on the flip side it's hard to find a church family when we try to take advantage of having a week off and being able to travel and see the area we live in, going camping, going to the ocean and just enjoying being together
~ making new friends; we have connected with some of the other couples we work with yet on our off week each couple is off doing the things they want/need to do so where else do we make friends
Sometimes I think I think too much.
I want to ask someone, sit down over a cup of coffee, go to dinner with people and build relationships out of our work atmosphere but don't even know where to find people
and then thinking I need to write letters, send an email or a card but during our week on it seems there is never time and on our off week I am catching up on sleep, spending time with my sweet hubby, doing fun things or just plain hibernating without any demands on my time
so I find myself asking
what's a gal supposed to do
do I schedule stuff
do I just stay busy to say I'm busy
do I just keep doing what I'm doing
and feel like I am missing something
but what is that SOMETHING?
I don't know
I just don't know
So I guess I just keep plugging along,
keep thinking about things
and moving one foot in front of the other
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Monday, a new day, a new week which led to lots of thinking last night.
Isn't that what most people do ~ think about Monday as a new day, time for new beginnings.
So I got on the scale ~ UGH did not like what I saw, my weight is crawling the opposite direction of what I want. My eating is once again out of control...thoughts of "get with the program" "get off my fat a** and get moving again" "make good choices" you know...the litany continues on and on.
And now it is Tuesday, first day of our work week. The dang house alarm went off at 6:00, then lots of yelling...am sure the new boy in our house doesn't know not to come out of the bedroom before 6:30 am. Knowing my alarm was set for 7:00 am I rolled over and went back to sleep. Got up when my alarm went off even though I had been hearing lots of noise from the boys for the past half hour. Made my way to the kitchen to make some coffee and then got dressed for the day. Coffee was ready and so headed to my little corner to meet with God.
I began praying, telling God once again I had failed at spending time with Him daily. You don't want to know how long it has been since I sat in the quietness of my corner and just talked and read God's Word. And how unhappy I am with myself regarding my weight, my eating habits and feeling like such a loser.
And then I opened Our Daily Bread for my devotion of the day.
And once again I sat humbled as God met me right where I am this morning.
Ready for a Change?
Read: Galatians 5:16–25
Sunday, September 11, 2016
First a quick update about life at The Ranch
We are enjoying our work/life here at The Ranch. One of the benefits here in Waco is that we work seven days on and then have seven days off. Our week with the boys, which I wrote a bit about last weekend, is going well. We remind ourselves often, boys will be boys and teenagers aren't the best of thinkers. We look for the good in each day and try to focus on the positives with "our boys." And we marvel how the Lord is leading us as we live and work with these boys.
One night last weekend I headed to bed early as I had a headache. Like I always do, I kissed Ron before heading into our apartment. Two of the boys reacted with a groan...I asked what was wrong and one of them said...do you always kiss all the time? I said you betcha...we love each other and kissing each other when one of us leaves or heads to bed for the night it is just a reminder to both of us how much we love and enjoy each other. Many times over the past month we have been asked "have you really been married to each other for 40 years?" and we always say a resounding YES!!! For these boys knowing someone and being married to the same person for 40 years is not the norm.
September 7 to 10, 2016
One of our goals is to go on a weekend getaway at least once a month. Our weekend was from Wednesday to Saturday. (We are off Tuesday's at noon to Tuesday's 9 am).
Wednesday, September 7th
On our way to Galveston we came across the George Bush Presidential Library
Here are just a few of the pics we took.
We hope to go back again where we can spend more time.
Thursday, September 8th
A Day at the Beach
We enjoyed the day as we drove the length of Galveston Island - 32 miles.
We really enjoyed walking along the beach and had planned to go back on Friday morning for a few hours but the weather wasn't cooperating. We look forward to going back to Galveston and spending more time at the beach.
Friday, September 9th
We took a two hour evening cruise. It was beautiful and very peaceful.
We were able to see some dolphins though not quick enough to get pictures.
Captain Ralph did a great job on guiding us on our tour in the Gulf of Mexico.
Saturday, September 10th found us taking the long way back to Waco. We put our address in and then chose the "avoid highways" option. We saw a lot of neat entry gates to ranches, found ourselves trying to avoid the heavy rains but most of all just enjoying our time together.
We hope you enjoyed this small glimpse at our Galveston getaway.
Today, September 11, 2016 I am reposting my blog post from September 11, 2015 because nothing has changed. Today is my sister, Joanie's birthday and just as last year I felt these things I feel them again today. So much has happened within our family over the last year, more memories made, major moves and job changes, exciting happening's with our family that I would love to share with Joanie but alas she still chooses not to have contact with me or anyone in my family.
So once again I say:
So once again I say:
Happy Birthday Joanie!!
Even though you have chosen not to speak to me since September 2008
I want you to know that I think of you often, wondering how you are doing.
Like I have said to many,
I don't know what I did to you
that makes you hate me so
but I want you to know
I love you!
I wish you would speak to me
and tell me what is wrong.
Matthew 18:18 tell us
and so I don't understand how you can claim to love Jesus
and be a Christian YET refuse to even speak to me.
Jesus tells us to love one another
and yet you despise me.
I just don't get how you can say and do things
that conflict radically from each other.
I asked our niece to see if you would allow her to give me your address
so I could send you a birthday card
Your reply - NO!
What do you think Mom, Dad or Kathy
think about how you refuse to speak to me.
You have nephews who have grown into some of the
best young men around and yet you choose to act like they don't exist.
Your stubborness is causing you to miss out on so much.
Do you even care that you have a great niece or four great nephews?
I thought long and hard before writing this post.
But I have heard through the grapevine that
you read my blog so I am putting this out there.
Happy Birthday Dear Sister!
I am saddened to think that you have no siblings in your life,
no nephews. I am thankful that at times you speak with our niece.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a family get together
and encourage one another?
I think so.
Your niece thinks so.
Your nephews would love for you to meet their families.
I can only do so much.
So once again,
I am reaching out to you.
Wondering if you will accept the offer
to connect once again.
I love you.
Ron loves you.
Happy Birthday Joanie!!!
Sunday, September 4, 2016
One month, can't believe we are already into our second month here at the Ranch.
It has been an interesting time: times of laughter and tears, crazy mistakes and great accomplishments, easy and tough times yet through it all the Lord has been right here with us.
We began our time here with two weeks of orientation, shadowing, being shadowed and then it was time to start officially as House Parents (HP).
Our first week on was filled with boys who chose to be defiant to see how far they could push us ~ they found out we will not hesitate to call in reinforcements if necessary as we demonstrated our first Saturday morning here when they engaged in a food fight in the dining hall, left the dining hall without permission along with using every swear word ever said ~ and yes, we had heard them before.
And laughter at my expense when I got lost taking a threesome to school at a different campus ~ of course they waited to tell me I was going the wrong direction when I was almost to the main campus!!!
Received lots of thanks from two boys who I had to take to doctor appointments and pick up from football as I stopped at Sonics because I was dying of thirst and can't leave them in the car to go into a store.
And then we had our first week off...can you say
and that's just what we did that first Tuesday we were off. A four hour nap and then heading to bed even before 9 pm. And we slept till 9 am the next morning!!!
Our first week off we did some shopping for the last of household furnishings we needed like a couple of pole lamps, bed stand lamps, cleaning supplies and of course some groceries.
That's one thing that is different here at the Ranch then was at Astor House ~ because of our schedule we do have to do some cooking on our own. One night I made a roast with all the fixin's and my go to ~ spaghetti.
On Saturday we went to the farmer's market and then a flea market where we got some
pear cactus fruit!!
It was delicious and we can't wait to get a bit more.
Dinner Saturday night consisted of bbq ribs, fresh corn on the cob, fruit salad made with cantaloupe, pear cactus fruit, apples and oranges ~ yummy!!!!!
Sunday we attended Greater Waco Baptist Church
and stayed for their potluck ~ you can never go wrong there!!
Not sure if we will go back or not ~ it is a huge church and doesn't have some of the things we are looking for like a women's ministry group and small group Bible studies.
Monday we stopped at
sort of like a Dunkin Donuts with lots of choices.
Donuts were delicious but that is one place we won't go to very often ~ can you say
And then it was time to head back to work.
We were rejuvenated and ready!!!
I am happy to say that our second week has been much better.
Wednesday there was a major leak in the water system at the Ranch and we had to take the boys, yes six boys to dinner ~ not something I was wanting to do for a long time. You ask why ~ well if you saw their behavior in the Dining Hall you would understand: hoarding of food, wasting lots of food, swearing and "picking" on each other. Nope, not on our agenda for a long time.
But necessity changes things and we have learned over the last 10 years to be flexible and I mean real flexible...so we had a pow wow (Ron and I) and came up with a game plan...Ron would take three boys and I would take three boys and go somewhere as long as it was not McDonalds. I took my three boys, J, D and D and went to Chick-fil-et. We ordered, they stayed within their limit and we had a pretty uneventful meal. Helps to have free WiFi for the boys! And then I get a call from Ron ~ where are you ~ we can't decide where to go. So Ron and J, B and T joined us. We stuck around for about 15 minutes when the boys began to get a bit too rambunctious for our liking. But hey, there were no food fights or swearing ~ just six! teenage boys being boys. Looking at girls, slurping the last of their pop way too loud but again, they were boys being boys!!!
Wednesday night we had a mini-house meeting. We told the boys thanks for their good behavior at the restaurant and for not embarrassing us in any way.
Then things got interesting. Got a call from the On-call Unit Manager who said we were going to have an extra boy for the night...you know its serious when a boy is taken from his assigned home to another ~ yep it was serious. It involved 2 boys from the Ranch and 1 girl from Main Campus getting arrested ~ yes for something very stupid and that could have some very long lasting consequences.
We called our boys together and said that we needed their cooperation, 100% compliance as we needed them to do their night chores, get ready for bed and stay in their rooms without any issues.
They did a fabulous job!!!
Thursday was a busy day...court appearances, having to have meals delivered for me and the one boy staying in our unit - nothing like cold eggs or a chicken sandwich stuck together...thank goodness I could make a protein shake for breakfast and yogurt and fresh fruit for lunch. In the evening our houseguest was able to go back to his home unit but wait, never a dull moment where we are at ~ the youngest boy on the ranch, age 11, decided he was going to run! Now where is he going to run? We are at least 3.5 miles to the main road, we sit on 2500 acres and its a long walk to anywhere. So what does he do, he runs to our home unit with his HP following behind. He ended up staying the night in the other wing with one-on-one care for the night.
Friday was early release at school and then a rush to get four of the boys ready to go on home visits. Life here Friday night was definitely different with two HP's and two boys. The boys ended up watching a movie and hanging out with Ron for some guy time.
Saturday, J returned just after supper, in time to go to a local car show.
And then it was off to Dairy Queen for some ice cream.
And this is how we ended our evening
This morning we attended University Baptist Church with the boys and then went to Vegas Buffet - Sushi, Mongolian Grill and lots of oriental food. Again the boys were great. As I am writing the three boys are watching movies and having more guy time!!
Tomorrow we get to sleep in ~ the Dining Hall is closed for the day so we are on our own for breakfast, lunch and supper. We are going to be BBQ'ing burgers, hot dogs and watermelon for lunch and the boys have asked me to make dinner...it will probably be my standby ~ spaghetti.
Our other three boys should begin returning to our home unit about 2 pm and the last one is due home around 8 pm. Life will definitely be busy tomorrow night as we get ready for school on Tuesday
we are off Tuesday at noon and are planning a getaway for a few days. We are either going to Galveston (the beach) or Fredricksberg (wineries)!!!
Hope you enjoyed this little recap of our past month here at the Ranch!!!
Monday, August 15, 2016
Whew!! We are finally settled into our new home here in Waco, TX
We have a two bedroom apartment which is attached to Slator North (our boys home) here at the Methodist Boys Ranch.
|The Main Entrance to the Boys Ranch|
|The front door of our house.|
|Another view from our living room.|
|One of the views from our living room.|
Our front room
the door in the living room leads to the foyer of the house.
|Close up of my babies :)|
|The wall in the kitchen that continues from the living room ~|
on the other side of the stove is the double recliner.
Another view of the kitchen, from our bedroom doorway
And yes I know I have lots of earrings and necklaces!!
Below are the four different squares on our shower curtain.
When we left Newberg the bottom frame to our bed was broken so Ron figured he would just make a new one when we arrived here in Waco. Anyone who knows us, knows we have lots of storage totes, at one time alone we ahd 19 Christmas totes...not so many now :)
So here is Ron working on building the frame for our bed:
Taking a much needed break :)
And the finished bed.
We can store 4 totes on each side of the bed.
|One of the windows in our very long hallway.|
|In our spare bedroom I am working on a craft corner and this is my corner|
I have set up for my quiet time, Bible reading, letter writing, etc.
We are planning to get a hide-a-bed couch for in the spare bedroom too!
Because of our schedule of working 7 days/off 7 days we have lots of time for visitors
so if you want to come and see us, let us know and we can coordinate with our schedule.
We are quite happy in our little home
and look forward to making lots of
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