Thursday, November 18, 2010


  Making two scrapbook layouts of a younger me and a younger hubby and making Thanksgiving cards made me reflect on how truly grateful I am for everything. Grateful that David has a job, grateful that I get to travel and see my daughter, grateful for my parents, sister, brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins (of whom I have plenty), mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, my dogs, my kids (definitely my kids).

JD cleaned out one of the Jeeps for me today and bought it a drawing pad that belonged to Kimberly. I opened it up and lo and behold there were all her drawings and ideas for her wedding to the first guy she was engaged too. Made me think how grateful I am that God's plan are not necessarily our plans. He has all things in control and takes care of the details if we just put our trust in Him. (Proverbs 3: 5-8) She is now married to a wonderful man who loves her very much.

Here's the cards I made: just using leftovers of paper, ribbon, rub-ons, Stampin Up acorn stamp, markers, etc.

Card #1

Card #2


I am grateful for:

Gods grace, goodness and greatness because He has given me

Richly, all things, salvation and many blessings

And for this

Truly thankful I am;

Enjoying life each and every moment of each and every day

Filled with His Spirit from above

Underneath the shelter of His wings and His encompassing


Never enough my frail human cries out

Everlasting Father, eternal God

Save me, keep me

Shepherd of my soul.

by: Deborah Mussack 10/29/2002

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Times They Are A-Changin Again.

Today is a day of celebration - of sorts - mixed with sadness. I have finished all my classes in my Masters of Special Education. Turned in the last final assignment today. Yea!!!! I am happy. I honestly can't believe I have finished and have been approved to start student teaching in the spring semester. Where has the time gone? Seems like only yesterday, I had started my Associates in Degree. I feel like the eternal student.

Then I feel sad cuz I have made so many new friends during this course and it is hard to say goodbye - especially to my team mates. Hopefully, we will be able to keep in touch. I still keep in touch with many of my fellow classmates from my Bachelors Degree.

Note: my classes were online... so if you comment to my blog with substantive replies you will keep me from feeling sad since I will have someone to discuss things with... :>)

So.. on to another chapter in my life...Student Teaching and who knows?? By this time next year, maybe Special Education Teacher. Wow! Gulp...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Starting NaNoWriMo

November 1, all the chores are done for the day, errands are ran. I still have school work to do and bills to pay, but now I can focus on my novel for this month. My characters have all been jumping around in my head since the beginning of October. This year, I have decided to start with characters instead of a plot. I am just going to let my characters tell the story. And I'm not going to tell anybody what my story is about until December 1st, when anyone who wants to can read. It seems like every year I do more talking about what I want to write instead of actually writing. So this year... I am going to be hush, hush... shhh.... it's a secret.

Well, guess I'll go get started now. Pray for me... Wish me luck. Too stay on top NaNoWriMo suggests writing about 1667 words a day. That's a lot of words to write. Why is it I can get a 1700 word paper written for school in less time than 1667 words in a paper. Maybe because with the school paper, I have a given topic....

I might be asking some of you for ideas to get me over the hurdles when I get writers block!

Alright here goes!