Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Father In Law's Passing

I just wanted you all to know my Father In Law passed away this past Monday. My kids and I were with him at the hospice room when he passed along with my mother in law. Thank you all for your prayers.

Please keep us in your prayers and especially my mother in law.

We appreciate it!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Update on My Father In Law

I mentioned in the previous post my father in law is battling cancer. Well, this past Sunday night he became unresponsive at home and they took him to the hospital. Little did we all know that would be his last time home. A place he treasured. Due to his condition and the health of my mother in law who no longer can care for him on her own we had to put him in hospice care. It was a very hard decision. My mother in law has been staying with me. We live local where the hospice unit is. But she lives 2 in half hours away. She also cannot drive. We (including the other sibling of my husband) live off from them so helping him on a daily basis is not possible.

This will be a huge transition for her and all of us. He has really went down. He no longer remembers us, can't walk, and barely talk. He has not eaten in days or drank anything, but this to be expected in the phase of hospice.

Please continue to pray for our family at this time. Thank you.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Little Break- College, Cancer, and Life

Hello everyone. I am taking a short break as we are in a busy season finishing up school, spring busyness, college touring with our oldest, and the latest is dealing with my father in laws cancer. He has gotten worse and he doesn't have long. Please pray. He is not saved.

He is losing his memory and very aggressive. He has cancer in lung, bones, adrenal gland, and brain.

You all have a great week. I will not be gone long.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Favorite Fictional Book Since January

I am on a kick posting about books, and authors. I thought I would share that I updated my Books Read 2017 page which is in the top bar if anyone would like to peep.

I shared with you all my ALL time favorite books last post. I thought it would be fun to share my top book that I have read so far starting in January this year. I love inspirational fiction.

My favorite book this far as been.........................

The Runaway Bride by Noelle Marchand.  This book was a book I just so happen to find on a good ole faithful library shelf. I simply loved it. I felt like I was in the story the whole time. It was such a great read. I am not for sure if this author has more books. I will have to investigate that. *Smiles*

My second book because I cannot just do one...****Smiles**** is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. This book took me a bit to get locked into because of the Old English but once I did it was like I stepped back in time and it was twisted, emotional, and raw but it was an excellent read. Only thing wrong with it was that I waited too long to actually read it. *Smiles*

How about you?  Your favorite book you have read this year in the fictional category?


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Someone's Trash is My Gift

A few weeks back I found this cute black table in someone's trash pile on trash pick up day. I was taking Ethan to math class and saw it. I hopped out and looked it over and there was NOTHING wrong with it at all. Matter of fact it looked brand new!

I put it out on the deck and got me a pot of flowers. It has been my favorite little bright spot to sit at.

How about you? You ever found someone's trash to be a gift to you?



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Love to Hear From YOU!

Hi friends!!!  I love reading! Love it. I go in waves and read a lot then I slow down and mull on one for a bit.  I like to read all kinds of books. Classics, Mystery, Christian growth, Amish type, love stories (as long as wholesome), and biography's as well.

What about you?

What is your ALL TIME favorite read??? If you had one book you would recommend what would you suggest? I know we all would say the Bible and that is the BEST book. Outside of the Bible what would you suggest?

It could be a book from when you were a child, teen, young adult.  I also read aloud to my children. I am currently reading Little House in the Big Woods. Did or Do you read aloud to your kids?  If you did or do what books would you say was a favorite for your children and you to read together???

As a teen I would spend hours in summer curled up reading Sweet Valley High and the Babysitters Club. I loved those books. I loved Anne of Green Gables and it was my favorite as a younger lady.

As an adult this is hard because I have read so many books. I have to say though Wuthering Heights is on my top favorites. There was this AMAZING book I read years ago and it is so embarrassing but I cannot for the life of me remember the title or author. It saddens. I loved it so much. I wish I would have recorded my books years ago the way I do now.

Outside of fiction my favorite books are A Woman's After God's Own Heart and Stepping Heavenward. I also like most of Sharon Whites books.

Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts was an excellent read!!!!

What about you??? Please share.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Say WHAT!! Weight Gain

Hello everyone!

Has anyone dealt with a sudden weight gain?  Like a really drastic sudden weight gain!

I had lost 36 pounds over the summer and fall due to sickness and have maintained that. I have not changed anything in my diet and I am still walking like always. But EVERY SINGLE DAY for a week in half I have gained pound or two. I have gained 10 pounds in a week in a half.

I have even cut back on my food intake and walked extra miles.

Any thoughts??