Friday, February 27, 2009


It feels nice to be sitting here for a few minutes with some peace and quiet while all 3 children are sleeping! As much as I love my kids, I really enjoy this part of my day too! I honestly do not know how people make it through the day with non-nappers...i only have so much patience.

Anyhow, here are a few of the random thought going on in my head this afternoon.

1. I hate cancer. I worked last night on the cancer unit. I took care of the sweetest man, in his fifties, in the middle of a 3 year fight against it. He looked so old after being through so much. Finding out only last week he will be a grandfather made him light-up, but there was definiltely fear and uncertainty in his eyes as well. My grandma died of cancer when I was in 6th grade, and my husband lost his mom to cancer 6 years ago, but this is the closest I have come to it. Cancer really scares me, and i feel like I am waiting for the day that it strikes me so much more closely than it has. I am thankful that I serve an Almighty God, but I know my faith will truly be tested if that day comes.

2. If you are thinking about coming to the seminar on dealing with difficult people at our church tomorrow, then COME! There will be a great speaker and great food and a great opportunity to share with the community what we have going on at Grace.

3. I am consistently being reprimanded by my daughter about my manners. I find it quite aggravating, but also hilarious and sweet. "What do you say, Mom?" and "That's not nice, Mom!" are the phrases I heard today. When I hear her singing her Bible Verse songs to herself as she plays, it truly makes me want to cry and burst with laughter all at once.."Do to ossers, do to ossers, as you would has them do to you..."

4. I am feeling so behind in every area of life right now (i.e. cleaning, organizing, taxes, organizing, thank-you notes, phone calls, organizing, taxes, etc.) that I really should go make some good use of my time!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So I am not claiming to have the most creative blog name on the block, but I am sure glad that I finally have one!!! After deliberating over many, many different things, none of which i liked, I finally thought of my kids toes, because I LOVE THEM!!! Then I began to rhyme with toes, and I then remembered that I love their cute little noses there you have it!!! I should have thought of this days ago, but this is not the first nor last time my mind has failed me lately. Anyhow, it just feels good to be happy with my blog, even if no one ever reads it! Now i can go back to switching between re-runs of The Office and Nancy Pelosi jumping out of her seat every 4th sentence.

Monday, February 23, 2009

simple pleasures!

It does not take too much to get me excited about things! And when it comes to money, saving just a wee little bit goes along way for me! One of my newer discoveries that I am loving are the rebate programs from the drugstores (Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, etc). Basically what it comes down to is that each week they have their regular sale items, and then they have their items that are typically on sale for a cheaper price, but then they offer a rebate too! You can obtain the rebate either on-line or through the mail (does anyone do anything through the mail anymore?).

Last week in Michigan, I had some time to run a few errands with my sister, and we went to Walgreens. The following is a copy of the receipt that was jsut emailed to me letting me know my cash back totals. On the items you see listed, i spent a total of 37.28 at the store that day. And now, i am getting, as you can see, over 22 back in a check that i can use at Walgreens, or just cash at a bank! The shampoo and lip gloss ended up being completely free, i got the Tide at a great price, and I got 5 bags of Almond Hershey kisses for 5 bucks. The last item may sound excessive, but it was a bit of a splurge before the diet...

Cash Back Offers

Fructis Wonder Waves
Revlon Lip Gloss
Gain or Tide
Hershey or Twizzlers
Total Rebate

Anyhow, like I said, things like this make me very happy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


So i claim no credit for this, but these tasty treats are just that, tasty!!! Nothing like 2 tablespoons of frozen cool whip pressed between 2 Chocolate Graham Crackers when you need a quick, low-cal snack! if you follow weight watchers, its a wonderful 1 point snack, and if you don't, then just know you are eating a very yummy treat for very few calories!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

here i go!

I have been wanting to blog for here i finally go! Welcome to my world of learning what it means to live for Jesus Christ as i love my husband, take care of my kiddos, keep a comforting home, serve my church...and let's not forget i LOVE a great deal, a yummy recipe, all things dessert-related, and anything else i will think of along the way. I am warning you now, i hate using capital letters while typing, but since i am thinking of you (the whole 2 of you that may be interested in my blog), i am going to work on it!