Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 27, 2009

Good morning SUNSHINE! It's a beautiful day in our part of the world. Very crisp, but sunny. We've had some days in the 50's lately, but the first day of spring, it dropped to the low 40's! Today it's supposed to be in the upper 40's. Yea! It won't be long before I start complaining that its too hot!

Last Sunday and Monday, Jim took the boys out to launch the model rockets that they got a year ago for Christmas (yes, I mean 2007!) I have some good pictures, but since I moved all my photos to my external hard drive, I don't know how to edit them or do anything with them! That's why you won't seen any photos until 'computer illiterate me' figures it all out! When I did transfer all my photos OFF of my hard drive, I freed up 21 GBs! Noboday believed me when I said that I have TONS of pictures! I also think that there are multiple copies of each photo! Since my external hard drive is 500 GBs, I think I'm safe for now until I figure out how to get rid of the copies.

The week was busy with learning and playing. That being said, we celebrated Nathan's 12th birthday on Wednesday, March 18th. From his grandmother and 2 uncles (and aunt) he received a slot car race track. He's having a ball with it.

Although this post will be dated 3/21 (because that's when I first started it and saved it as a draft) it is several days later--3/27.

I'm getting sick again. Hopefully, this time it'll be short lived. I've been working very hard lately at catching up on homeschooling reports. I'm learning that my IHIP and quarterly reports are very long -- I need to simplify, for my sake. If the school district and the state are satisfied with shorter, less detailed reports, then I need to learn to make them that way. It's very stressful for me because it's a lot of work. But from what I'm learning online -- yes, from NY homeschoolers -- I'm writing way too much. I just want to do the right thing according to God first and then whoever else I have to report to!

Again, I will include photos when I figure out how to post them!

blessings, joie

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Today is my birthday; I will be 47 later this morning. (actually, my birthday is March 6. When I went to post this, it was 2 minutes after midnight, but the date at the top shows up as March 5th!) My sisters Donna and Brenda are supposed to come over for lunch (barring weather problems). Check out the cute picture of me below!

This past Tuesday night my 3 sisters and I sang Amazing Grace at a wake service. It was for our Aunt's sister. We called her Sister Mary -- she was a nun. She was a delightful woman, and she will be missed. We've been singing Amazing Grace together for years -- first time at our cousin's wedding in the early 70's. Click here to see a post from a while back of us getting ready for our cousin's wedding! First you'll see snow photos on that page of my boys. Just scroll down and you'll see my two older sisters and me. Brenda was too young; she was a junior bridesmaid at that wedding! My cousin wanted We've Only Just Begun, but the church wouldn't allow it. In the last 13 years, we've been singing it at funerals for family members. It's such a great song with such an awesome message!


This is one of my favorite cds! I love Kristyn Getty's voice.
And her husband, Keith is such a wonderful songwriter.

I also have and LOVE the latest cd by The Gaither Vocal Band: Lovin Life! Everything about it is great. Yes, I know that this group of four is no longer together. Guy Penrod and Marsh Hall left the group. It is now: Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, and Michael English! So the group of four is now a group of five. It will be interesting to see how that will work out. I'm very disappointed that Guy left, but he has to go as the Lord leads him...

I have a new favorite movie. I never watch movies, so my list of favorites is very small. Several weeks ago, we watched Flywheel. Flywheel was the first movie from the creators of Facing the Giants and Fireproof (we've not yet seen Fireproof--although it is in our posession, as my sister lent it to us).It's very late, so I should be going! Until next time...

blessings, joie

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