hello all, been a while. Yes we are back in the 21st Century and I have STILL not found time to get on and say "Hello." So tonight I told Joel, "I really want to post, but I don't have all of my thoughts together." (wait a minute......do I ever????) to which he replied, "Think on THERE." So here we go.
Lately I have been one busy Momma. Joel and I can stop and sit at any moment and try to get Alayna to "Goo" at us. You would think she was an only child. Seriously. She is doing wonderful, Praise God. I have become a "germaphobe," with her and I carry her around so swaddled all the time that you would think I should have braids and be carrying her on my back. Seriously. I will admit to even hugging her so tightly that she whimpered. Ok she cried..... a little. I am spending more time rocking, kissing, hugging and just staring than I ever have and I am taking in each and every moment of this last baby stage. I am so melancholy that I have at times even mourned for what I am going to miss and haven't even missed it yet...... seriously.
I was blessed with almost two bushels of tomatoes....yes TWO, and we are now going into the Spaghetti sauce business.....or we could at least. I have been eating sleeping and breathing sauce and salsa and am glad that an end is in sight. I have pictures forthcoming. Boring maybe, but I needed some comic relief in the midst of the madness so bear with me, will you? I will say that canning with Joel is so fun even though it is a lot of work. He is a piece. Just love him.
Honey and vinegar is in full swing here on Haywood. As I type Joel is on the couch and there he has been all day with aches and a full head. Take my word for it, equal parts of apple cider vinegar and honey does the trick. A table spoon in the morning, noon and night will make you a new person.......and it just might grow hair on your teeth. We are presently testing this hypothesis.
Saw the film, "Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed," by Ben Stein. Great. Catch it sometime, it is very eye-opening. It exposes the fact that some scientists have been ousted for presenting the facts concerning Intelligent design in public universities. Gives me a renewed zeal to let folks see where Darwinism leads. To really understand what a world void of God means practically. Scary, but necessary to understand. By the way, Darwin would be 200 years old this year......correction, IS 200 years old this year, somewhere. And somewhere he knows the truth.
Been thinking, been reading, been discussing heavy matters here on Haywood with Hubby. Some things concerning our "circles" our denom disturb me and you will have to wait for another post to catch the whole matter. Suffice to say that there are reasons why often we are looked on with much disapproval by the world, but more than that, even other Christians. And yes I know that if the world hated Christ they will surely hate us. This is different. This is something that we do that hinders any testimony we project and it is coming to a post near you......
I want to bring more cookies. (I just love how I can take this sentence and stick it in anywhere in this post and it look like it belongs....) What I mean is that I want to be the one who offers to bring cookies, and not just bring what I need, but an abundance. AND not just cookies. We have Mission's Conference coming up in a week or two and I want to be one that can be counted on to not just do my part, but do a part and a half...help someone else with THEIR part as well. Boy just imagine you are in charge of something and you asked people to bring some cookies. Now imagine one by one your cookies arrive and as the last lady responsible for cookies comes through the door she has enough cookies for a small army. A wonderfully refreshing feeling would sweep over you. She was a blessing to BE a blessing to you. So I want to bring more cookies. I want to bring them even if I am asked to set them in the church kitchen where no one else will notice....God notices. So go bring more cookies....and while you do...send me a few eh?
Holding hands with your spouse is clinically proven to lower your blood pressure a few degrees. It is just enough degrees perhaps to keep you from selling your trouble-maker on ebay. My question is, "Where do they do these studies and where do we sign up????" ;-)
I am dying to know who all REALLY comes to visit here, so leave a note if you do and then I'll know if most of you were just being kind asking for an invite! LOL Leave me a note and your favorite fall recipe will ya?? Just somethin', anything quick and easy. And if you do.....I will.............I will.............................................I will.............................be happy? ;-)
Night has fallen and I have the "night before church" rounds to make. Heard a great quote this week, "Kiss your children goodnight even if they are already asleep." And so I shall.