Ding Dong the Witch is Gone…

The Wicked witch is gone!  🙂 I have been singing that song all week long! But alas she was only on vacation and she will be back come Monday morning! So my enjoyment is short lived indeed! 😦  This week was really nice at work, no one was mad or crying, or griping, or acting like middle schoolers! Everyone did their job and got along quite well with everyone else in the office! So who do you think is the one who is stirring up trouble all the time? hmmmmmm I wonder…Let me think here…well the only one who was not there this week was………………yes you guessed it! Was our office manager!!!!!   I think maybe she is like those fighter fish, you know the ones, they have to be put in a bowl by themselves because they will fight any fish that is in the same bowl! Very pretty but deadly to any other fish you may have. Yes that is what it is like at my work, so I have learned to stay out of her way. Not looking forward to next week I can assure you!   I was really hoping that my Doctor was going to go into private practice but he has signed a contract with the hospital now and that won’t happen any time soon now. I understand why, the cost of going indepedent is HUGE, but I was really looking forward to getting out of that enviroment. God is in control and I know He is working all things out for the good of all His children. For whatever reason I am supposed to be there and that is where I will be until He moves me. But I do have to avoid the Beta fish!  :-{

Holly had a job for all of two weeks before Walmart decided to lay off their seasonal workers, now why I ask you did they even bother to hire them for 2 weeks? She didn’t even have time to finish her training! She is handling it very well, she is trusting God and knows that he is taking care of her. The person who let her go did tell her that they were very pleased with her work and that they wanted her to come back in 30 days and reapply. that was encouraging.

Our previous Pastor, Mark, lost his mother Tuesday morning early. She had some serious health issues and the Lord took her home. I know that Mark and his family are grieving her loss greatly. We are praying for them. Charlie and Holly are going to attend the funeral on Monday, I have to work. Some of you reading this know them and I know that you will be praying for them in this heart breaking time.

Michael is doing great, he got a new car this last week and he has loved the freedom! He is dong so well and we are very proud of him and the choices that he is making. God has done a work that is amazing in this young man. I know that He is not finished and that Michael is going to continue to grow and grow!

Well that is enough for now. I will try to blog more often….I will try!


We are heading to Branson to spend the day with family! There are going to be 23 of us there and I am really looking forward to getting to spend time with everyone. All of my children get to be with us, we thought Holly may have to work and not get to be with us this year. But she is off tonight and dosn’t have to be back until Friday night. Haven’t had Thanksgiving at a restaurant in many years, I have cooked this meal for so many years that it is weird to not be home! My mom let me know that I needed this break and that it was time to take it, and sooooo I listened and off we go to Branson.  I hope that all is well with all of my 3 readers this Thanksgiving and that it is blessed by the presence of Jesus in every way.

Holly is coming home for the weekend, preparing for play next weekend,

so much to do and so little time to get it all done! I don’t have time to be on here right now but I am…just chilling for a minute. My car stalled on a main street in town, hate that! Really chaps my cheeks especially when it shouldn’t be giving me any kind of trouble…it is a Honda!

Anyway on to better things, Holly is having a birthday this weekend! And she is going to come home and spend it with us, I really miss this girl. Not that I saw her that often when she lived here but at least I got to see her.Holly she is still looking for a job in KC and hasn’t had much success yet. I am praying for her to get a job soon! I don’t think I can fund her there for long. Keep her in your prayers when you think of her.


Kelly had her Fall concert last night. She is growing up so quickly!  They did a really good job. The choir all dressed the same and they looked so sharp. They usually have the honor choir all dressed alike as well, but for some reason the girls all dressed in black but not matching…not as nice,  in fact somewhat tacky after seeing the choir. But that is just  my own opinion.

We have to get the set for the play we are doing for halloween night done. It is called “The Room” and it is about a young man who finds himself dead and at his judgment, just him and God. It is rather intense and definately makes you think about your choices in this life. It will be really good if my main character learns his lines! He promised me that he would have them memorized by Monday night.   So anyway the set is going up Saturday morning and we will do any finishing up on it Sunday. We have to record some things as well. So much to do and so little time to get it done in.

Michael is doing well for those of you that havent seen him around. He is really trying hard to do what is right and make better choices.

Well I really do need to get off of here. My parents are also coming on Sat. my dad is preaching at our church on Sunday, so I have to get things done around here, as I will be gone tomorrow working on a set!

The favor of God is amazing

I have put up with the things at work and only complained, out loud, on my blog and with my family. I have brought every detail to the Lord and trusted Him to take care of things. Well I don’t know if things are going to turn around for good, but this last couple of days have been knock outMUCH better. I have not been belittled at all for two days! WOW, that is sooooo nice! I thank each of you for your prayers and for your being there for me, all 3 of you! Just kidding I know I have tons of readers you just fly below the radar, right?  Do I trust this woman? NO! But I can work with her, because the Lord is my strength and He is my protector, hiding place, Big brother who will beat the living daylights out of those who hurt me!  Okay maybe that is out of character, but it makes me smile!!! I am growing through this and I am learning valuable lessons. I am learning that I am not the one in control, God is, He is able to take care of every situation I come up against! I am stronger when I am leaning on Him. I can deal with things in a mature manner even when what I want to do is throw a screaming fit and hurt someone. I am not controlled by my feelings, I am controlled by the Spirit Of God! At least that is my goal! Anyway I am going to enjoy my family and get off of here for now.

Remember Victory in 2009~

We have Michael for the whole weekend!

We are going to see that new movie out called “UP” tonight. The movie looks like it will be funny and it is rated G so wMOWING LAWNe should be safe there! We don’t really have any other plans this weekend, other than the usual mowing the lawn,

 hopefully finishing the roof,roofing




Cleaning house,

cleaning supplies

doing laundry,LAUNDRY


you know all the fun stuff! Wouldn’t want Michael to think anything has changed around here!



I am also planning to make a trip over to one of my dear friends house to see the new baby that they just brought home! Of course you are probably thinking that they brought this precious bundle home from the hospital, but this is not the case! They are just home from the Marshal Islands where they have adopted their little son, Sam! He is soooooo cute! If you want to see him just click on the link to Chelle’s blog called “and sam makes seven”  you will see how beautiful he is and how very blessed they are to have him!!!   The link is there to the right, at the very top of the list!

My job is going well and I am looking forward to what the Lord has in store for me…waiting seems to be what the Lord is wanting to teach me right now, and so I am content to “wait on Him” and enjoy the ride!


Waiting is hard to do!

I am still in limbo about the new position. It has been a week and a half and still nothing…my superviser went on a cruise and was gone last week and this week it seems that feet are being drug!!! I have come to the place that I am okay with however it comes out, if I get the position that is great if I don’t that is fine with me as well. I just want to get this decided so I can move on. Know what I mean?

On another note, my dear friend, Chelle, is in the Marshal Islands picking up her precious adopted baby boy! I am sooo excited to be able to see and hold this long awaited Blessing!!! Welcome, Sam we are thrilled to have you!!!! Love you Chelle, can’t wait to see you when you get back!!!

wow my days just seem to fly by!

Let me catch all two or three of you that follow this up on what is going on in my life!  We had a great time with Michael this weekend. We had a mandatory parents conference this last weekend at TC. It was good and informative, you know bringing a kid home that has caused untold grief in your home and life can be rather scary, even when you know that they have changed! So when the time comes to bring Michael home for good we have some tools and guidance for those times that get rocky! Michael was supposed to be home with us until Sunday afternoon, but due to his poor choices on Thursday night, he only got to come home for Friday night and Saturday. We were glad that he got to come home at all! There are very good things happening in him and we are watching a transformation that has been very encouraging. It does seem that we take two steps forward and one step back though!

My job is going very well for me. I have been at the drs office for about two months now. Now you who know me know that I have wanted to be an office manager from pretty much the beginning of my schooling! I just think God has such a sense of humor!!!  My office manager quit approx. two weeks ago. My dr’s have both asked me to apply for the position. I have and now I will wait and see what happens. Walking in the favor of God can be dizzying at times! Why is it that we pray for God’s favor and then act so surprised when He gives it to us? Well, anyway I am excited about what is happening and I am also scared, not bad scared, just not knowing what all is going to change…you know what I mean? And if for some reason they decide that it is not the right time I will be content to stay put and learn as I go. I have no doubt that I will be an office manager soon, if not now, later for sure!