Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
In case you were wandering, doubt that, but just in case.....we had us a little trip this past week.....hence my reason for not posting. We actually pulled one over on the boys. Our original plans were to just get in the car and drive. I couldn't quite get settled on that. Plans seem imperative for me. So in last ditch efforts I scramble on the web for the perfect 4-day get-a-way, close to home, and something the boys really love to do.
I find a deal and forward to hubby, he approves and off we go. All the while the boys think we are on this horrid road trip with camping gear and golf clubs (just in case:). Amish country....yeah that's where we'll go. To that, they both stick their ipod ear buds in and roll their eyes:) lol!!! "Just great" they proclaim.
Hubby is having a blast with this one.
After about 2 hours of driving we reach our destination. Boys are clueless. One thing we didn't count on....son #1 is MapQuest. He knew we missed our exit to the Amish country. We deter them by stopping by our fav-o-rite Krispy Creme for a early morning snack. Again, we make another wrong turn according to MapQuestSon. Our wrong turn drove us straight to our place of stay. They both instantaneously say, "boy, this would be a nice place to stay and hey, there is a RTJ Golf course...man that would be awesome." I busted, could not contain myself any longer. We told them this is our place of stay and yes, you get to golf here. They were like, "no way."
Oh what fun!
I'll post some pics later.
Just checking back in.
Having blogging withdrawals:)
Ahhhh...I feel better now.
P.S. I was the DH for golf. I drove the cart and was instructed on when to speak etc. I got a lot of shushing and be quiets:) Finally after the 3rd day.....3 very long, hot, 4 hour days......I managed to understand this game they call golf. They even let me keep score....well sometime. Par for the course:) I understand that statement alllllllll tooooo wellllllll:) now:)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Quiet is gone!
The boys have a vision....playing the guitar. I hope and pray that I will never interfere and always support any God given vision they have. Even if it means wearing ear plugs:) JK! I pray that whatever gift/talent God gives them, they will use for His glory!
28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Today is a very Thankful Thursday for me. My kids are returning home! Let me say, the first couple of days were nice.....no cooking, picking up after them, etc........but then I heard quite. I didn't like it. Very strange. Empty nest syndrome. Mom tells me you get over it:) lol!!!....quick:) I guess so after 4 leaving the nest!
Thank you Jesus for:
~Your love and forgiveness
~Salvation full and free
~Saving my boys
~Safe trip home for the grandparents/boys (en route now)
~Family and Friends
~Roof over my head/shoes on my feet
Singing again....."Thank you Lord for your blessings on me." Join with me in song and praise on this beautiful day that God has made.
As the world looks upon me, as I struggle along They say I have nothing, but they are so wrong In my heart I'm rejoicing, how I wish they could see Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me
There's a roof up above me I've a good place to sleep There's food on my table And shoes on my feet You gave me your love Lord And a fine family Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me
Now I know I'm not wealthy, and these clothes , they're not new I don't have much money, but Lord I have you And to me that's all that matters, though the world cannot see Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me
Repeat Chorus, then: Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me
Thanks to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday!
Blessings to each of you,
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I'm going to try. Here it goes.
The mission of "A New Heart" is indeed just that. The journey of my Mother who is waiting for a heart transplant. The desire to blog, came out of my need to express my thoughts and feelings. But first and foremost, I wanted to proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ is the same today as He was when He walked this earth 2,000 years ago. I want to praise Him for His many blessings. I John 4:19 says, "We love him, because he first loved us." That my friend is my motto.
Statements of Purpose
-If you are looking for an experienced eloquent writer, you are on the wrong blog.
-If you love the Lord our God with all your heart, soul and mind, you are my sister/brother in Christ, nice to meet you.
-If you don't know the Lord Jesus as your Saviour, I'm praying that you will listen to His word and accept Him before it's too late. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life."
-I will keep you updated of Mom's journey. I welcome comments directed to her. I will pass your words of prayers and encouragement on to her. Also, leave your comments if you have had a transplant, or know of someone who has.
-Last, but certainly not least, I have to write about the details of my life. Those very important details are my husband and two sons. I love them so! Oh, and my family and friends, they are a big part of my life too!
Thanks to Becoming Me for giving me a shot in the arm. Although I had to think, it was the best medicine!
Blessings to you,
Monday, July 14, 2008
Update: Doctor told Mom, "no more jumping on the bed", ;) lol!!!, no seriously, he told her that everything seemed okay, except she would have to come off her fluid Rx for a while. So, she is still on the IV pic line and will be until she gets a heart. They didn't move it (IV line) to her chest, and I forgot to ask when they will. So far so good! Keep praying for God's will to do done. I know "it" will happen in His time and for His glory!
Just got off the phone with Mom, and her heart cath, you know the one she dreads, went good! Praise the Lord! We dread this for her every time she is scheduled to have one. So we asked for extra special prayers to make this an easy one, and He doesn't disappoint! She is waiting to see the doctor, so when I hear from that visit, I'll update!
We are childless! No elaboration needed:)
My head is spinning.....sinus....again:)
Well, I can't help but elaborate on the childless thing. The grandparents were so kind to take the boys on a little adventure. They left yesterday morning early and are due back Thursday. What to do? Hubby takes me out to eat and a little shopping:) My new favorite "Abuelos". I don't even like Mexican restaurants. But this place is awesome. I think all the hot foods got my sinuses loose....hince...the head spinning thing:) Joy! We even watched a whole movie..."The Pursuit of Happyness".....cried like a baby......crying + sinus=supercharged head spinning:)
Now, I just miss them:(
Thanks for your prayers,
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
As for the black dress and white cardigan....1) I didn't have to iron it and 2) I was trying to make it look like I wasn't attending a funeral.......guess it didn't work.
I dislike ironing.
I love the fact that my kids care enough about themselves to let me know when I'm embarrassing them by looking like a pilgrim, in the middle of town, standing in front of these statues:) ROFL!
We're having a blast this summer:) lol!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Update: I've had a few requests for a pic....and the sad part of it.......I almost did:) ROFL!!!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Absolutely loved it! Our 4th involved these chairs for the most part. We did get to see a fabulous show on Thursday night and enjoyed some good food with family on Saturday and Sunday. MIL made some great kabobs and I made a stab at some home made peach ice cream/soup:) Slight problem on the freezing end. However it tasted good. And lots more grilled veggies and peach cobbler on Sunday. Couldn't ask for anything better!
I'm new to this whole grilling/baking veggies. Baking/grilling meats I've been doing, but veggies? I've always thought if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And how can fried squash/okra, etc. get any better? Grilling/baking, that's how! KT introduced me to the carrot/sweet potato..aka KT's Jaunders. I just added squash, zucchini, red potatoes, onions, red, orange, yellow pepper, and a new kind of squash. Mom and I were in Wally World making our way around the produce aisle and there was this huge bin of *coyote squash. Being the shy women we are, we asked a guy that was working in that department, "what was this thing that cost $1.25/piece?". He opened his pocket knife and cut it open. Seeing I didn't know where this knife had been, I refuse to try. Not Mom..... she ate it......living on the edge:) She loved it! It's a mixture of squash and some sweet fruit. A good twist to throw in the mix. Add you some olive oil, sea salt and peppercorn on all the veggies and bake/grill until tender. OH MY GOSH!!!
Another first for me. I'm 36 years old and I canned my first green beans last night. Mom has always canned beans. She just didn't want us around while doing it.......possible explosion:) What I thought was some big hairy deal, in fact is not. My only fear now is Hubby is going to want to make a garden next year....gulp!
*not sure of the name....sounded like coyote:) lol!!! I tried to google it...to no avail. Next time I'm at Wally World I'll get some more of them and let you know the correct name.
Have a blessed day!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Back to work I go!
Hope your having a good day!
I am! My head is beginning to feel normal again....thanks to antibiotics...this sinus stuff is dragging me down....and everyone close to me:) Anybody still with me? If so, I think we need to form a sinus support group! 'Cause I haven't been coping very well:)
Do you see me trying to smile through this:)
To date......THIS IS THE WORST POST.....EVER!
I'm going to try and make it better now. My devotion today told me to...."DEAL WITH IT!" Thank you Lord for speaking the truth to me!
P.S. If this is your first time to stop by, please, please come back....I'm not usually this scattered...usually:) lol!!!!