Thursday, April 28, 2011

Satan works so hard doesn't he

Why oh why does Satan have to work so darn hard??? Seems like every darn time I start to feel positive about something Satan rears his ugly head. And he is wonderful at using other people to try to knock you down. I have a group of people right now where nothing I say or do is right, and they even call my a hypocrite for standing by my faith. It is already hard enough on a day to day basis to hold the faith when life is tough, and I don't need these people. But Satan knows that I suppose. I suppose he has the knack of kicking people while they are down to a precision measure. I had a nice talk with God the other night and just told him that I needed help with who else but Satan himself. I am really hoping that I can keep these negative people in my life at bay sometime. I can't really completely avoid them although I would love to! So I am trying very had at not giving them any ammunition to use against me. Not that I find that easy either. If you can spare any prayers or wise words for fighting Satan, I sure could use them!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Still not able to get into the garden

It just won't quit raining. There is water standing on top of the soil, because it has nowhere to go. I am dying to get the garden started! I want so badly to go out and pick some stuff for a salad, or lettuce for tacos! Not to mention I want to quit buying the stuff!

We are waiting for a phone call for Beloved. He had an interview, and needs to do the test drive. They were supposed to call yesterday or today but haven't yet. Beloved is going to call them tomorrow if he doesn't hear from them today.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dinner menu planning

I am so bad at this! I just can't seem to get my act together. It isn't the lack of food. We have a nice full pantry and freezers! I just never seem to plan far enough ahead to have a game plan. So I end up running day by day far to often. It works most of the time. But sometimes it is the cause of much stress. I would love to hear how my fellow bloggers and readers get on the ball with this! I keep telling myself if I would sit down one day a week and get it done, it would work out. Somehow I just can't seem to manage it! HELP!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Well it just won't quit raining

We have had a few great days. But it won't quit raining long enough to till the garden! I really need to get in the lettuce, spinach and broccoli, but the ground just won't dry up. Sure I want rain AFTER I get the stuff all in lol.

Turns out Erica may need glasses. We are working of course on finding out for sure. Poor thing, I hope not for her. As someone who has worn them all my life, I can say they are no fun at all. She is really looking forward to her summer. She got her first mowing job today. Hopefully she will have several this summer. It looks like she may have three people right now. Of course when she goes to Kansas for eight days we will have to work something out. Maybe she can find a sub or something. I am just really happy that she is willing to do some jobs.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I think spring is really here now

I hope so anyway. Now if it will just stop raining long enough to get the garden turned over that will be great! We usually do it with a shovel, but this year we are going to rent a rototiller. They are only $25 a day at Ace hardware, so that is affordable and we won't need more than a day. There is a deposit, but not a big issue because you get that back. I think I am also going to do one small raised bed this year for the tomatoes. Mainly because I need to rotate things this year. I can't wait to plant! I have planted some green onions already.

It won't be long before I set Erica off on her first flight all alone. I am slightly worried about her of course with the plane change in Chicago, but she really is smart and has been there with us before. And she has a two hour layover. When I booked the flight, May 31 seemed so far away, but it is creeping up on me so fast! I hope she has a great time visiting her grandparents and uncle though. It has been so long since she has seen them. It is going to be odd with her gone so much this summer. Eight days in Kansas, and two sessions of church camp. I have never been away from her for even eight days at a time before. Last year five days for her first time at camp was hard for me! But she is excited to go, and I know she won't get homesick. Of course I am a phone call away and she knows that. I will probably call her every night when she is in Kansas of course. But at camp that isn't so easy. As much as I will miss her, I know she is looking forward to going and her first flights alone, I think secretly it makes her feel more grown up. Keep my in your prayers I will be missing her!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I don't trust them

But what can we do?? I don't trust our government when they say we don't have to worry about the radiation coming from Japan. It is proven in our milk and water. Sure it is below "dangerous" levels. But they are comparing those levels to levels we get from external things such as Xrays. First off I don't know if I trust that, secondly I am not sure if I think it is the same if we get those same amounts in our food and water. But what can we do? Bottled water isn't any better, it comes from the same supplies. Sure, we can use our stockpiles of food and water, but we will run out and have to replenish. Even what we grow ourselves will possibly be contaminated. Yes, I am a worry wart. No, I do not trust my government. What are we to do? Anyone else have the same worries? I would love to hear from you.