Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Interesting how life continues on.  Thankfully even when we want it to speed up or slow down it just continues on its normal merry way.  When things are coming to quickly say someone dies or a dream dies it just keeps ticking by.  Or when we are having the time of our lives and we would just like it to slow down and be able to savor the moments.  Thankfully it all keeps going.  I can't imagine time slowing down when life was painful and having to live the pain of a death or a death of a dream longer.  In the same light I think something that is wonderful would be a lot less wonderful in slow motion.  God made time to click by at a measured rate.  Not always do I like how fast or slow it seems to be going but time really does help heal our hearts if we just allow it to do so.  Time helps us remember the good and let go of the sad.  Time helps us to move past the horror of loosing a child to soon, or a relationship that we thought was solid.  
   Ecclesiastes 3:1 Everything has its own time, and there is a specific time for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pull out what was planted, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build up, 4 a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to hug and a time to stop hugging, 6 a time to start looking and a time to stop looking, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear apart and a time to sew together, a time to keep quiet and a time to speak out, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. (God's Word)

Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope. 12 Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, 

I am so glad that time keeps ticking on.  I am so glad that my God, Jesus Christ my Savior has a plan for me.  A plan for everyone.  Remember HE and HE alone loves you so much HE died for you.  HE and HE alone knows what you are going thru.  And HE and HE alone knows how he will use the pain you have and will endure to love someone else.  He hasn't forsaken us take heart.  

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trellis Quilt

I started this quilt sometime in early 2005 or even late 2004.  My cousin Nikki figured out all the measurements while we lived in Germany.  I bought 2004 and cut out all the fabric 2005 while Ric was in Advanced Course at Ft. Jackson, SC.  We moved to Ft. Lee, VA and I continued to work on this quilt. I could have 2 lovely twin sized quilts instead of this huge thing that has been harassing me for years.   Then we moved to Daegu, S. Korea and the quilt was left in storage.  Now we are at the current duty station and I have been working on this quilt for hours.  Finally at about noon Saturday 14 Aug 2010 I have finished this quilt.  After it gets washed it will go on my bed for at least a month.
Ok so the quilt is SO messed up.  If I had marked the original squares Nikki had me cut I would have known that there were some that were about 1/4 inch bigger than others.  As it stood I did not know that until I was putting the quilt blocks together and some were a little sort and some a little long.  If I had been smart at this point when I realized the size I would have cut it in half.  But since my blond roots stood in the way of common sense I continued on foolishy.  At some point in the past year while quilting and trimming thread I cut a part of the trellis.  So the Rose that is weirdly out by itself is indeed to hide a big booboo.  If it was truly complete it would have a name tape on it.  Well right now it doesn't ... maybe it will never get a name tag.
To my friend Lisa... I highly recommend making 2 twin's.  To my cousin Nikki... Thank you for all your work to help me even though I managed to mess it up as much as possible.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gluten Free... or trying to be as completely as possible

So today I am IM'ing with my sister-in-law while she is in Landstuhl Germany. When we get onto the subject of my gluten intolerance.  She is asking me all about it.  We have been moving around with the Army for 11 years now so we really haven't been around the families for to much time.
I say that Ric calls me on gluten Dr. Jeckle and Mrs Hyde.  That he doesn't like the FLASH ANGER or the PMS on steroids and the lack of rational thought processes.
Char says... a new superhero...FLASH ANGER, superhero on PMS steriods cause by eating gluten
to which I respond no all of the superhero's are against FLASH ANGER
Char says "oh evil villain"

My gluten intolerance is indeed an evil villain.  And as long as I consume no gluten the evil villain remains in check.  The moment I consume even a little the evil villain attacks.  

If for some reason you think there might be even a chance of Celiacs or Gluten Intolerance a really great book to read is "G-Free"   by Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Friday, August 6, 2010


Yay!  The biopsy came back.  My thyroid is just an ugly ol Hashimoto's lumpy, bumpy and goitered.
Thanks to my friend Shari who took me to my appt in Topeka since I destroyed my tired on Friday and my appt was Monday morning.
Of course Lisa would NOT let me drive to Topeka.  Which is why I asked Shari.
And on this day My incredible husband and I celebrate our 24th Anniversary.  I so appreciate him and all he is and all he does for our family.