Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Meditation--Laziness

September 30, 2013

I think God is tryin' to tell me somethin'...

...again.

I woke up about 3 a.m. and just couldn't get back to sleep. Not worried or upset--nothin' like that. Just AWAKE. So I got up and came to work on the computer for a time, since no one is up to need me to do anything right now.

As I stated last week, I want to get back on track with my posts, so today I'm workin' on Monday Meditations. I picked up my old King James Bible, and began to just flip through it, lookin' to see what the Holy Spirit might prompt me with. Ended up in the book of Proverbs.

Here's what my eye keeps fallin' on:

Proverbs 10:4 - He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Proverbs 19:24 - A slothful [man] hideth his hand in [his] bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
Proverbs 6:6 - Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Proverbs 6:9-11

9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
10 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 13:4 - The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 20:4 - The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.
Proverbs 12:24 - The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Are ya seein' a pattern here?

Now, at first, I was a little confused, because I am pretty darned industrious most days. I try to keep busy and do everything that needs doin'.

However...

Lately I have been a TAD bit lazy when it comes to prayer and Bible study...

...yeah...

That in turn has led to my havin' not quite the attitudes I should...

...and then I get frustrated, overwhelmed and a 'little' burned out.

So, I guess my meditation for today is to spend time in prayer and the Scriptures to find out where God wants me to be right now, and what He wants me to be doin' when I get there.

So--where have YOU been lazy lately?

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013




 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Introducin' Faith Filled Fridays

September 27, 2013

I decided that I wanted to designate Fridays posts as 'Faith Filled'. I have been wrackin' my brain, tryin' to come up with a post that would fulfull that slot on my blog.

However, with all the turmoil that has surrounded my family this past week, with the deaths and funerals, and even yesterday, my son's beloved horse, Shekinah Glory, passed away from old age, and we had to arrange for her remains to be dealt with--well, my brain was just COOKED.

So the Redneck, in his simple wisdom, said at supper last night,

"Baby, just do what always works for you--wait for the HOLY SPIRIT to give you the post."

Oh yeah--I forgot.

So I quit tryin'.

And then I walked in here to open up the internet, and I piddled around with a few sites, catchin' up on other blogger's sites, lookin' to be inspired (okay--I admit it--I was STALLIN'). I pulled up PINTEREST, and was readin' a few pins from my friends, when I saw it--

I simple 'poster' that I had pinned from a friend's board.

Honestly, for a first post for "Faith Filled Fridays", it was perfect.

So, here it is...

 
 
 
Philipians 1:6 says:
 

6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.


So I can be filled with faith that Jesus is workin' His will in my life, makin' me into who He wants me to be--not who other folks or even *I* think I oughta be, but who He KNOWS I should be. And I have faith that all I have been through and all I WILL go through, will have been worth it.

 
Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thriftology Thursday Is Back--Alegria Shoes!

September 26, 2013

Yesterday was looooong. We attended two funerals in the same day, 100 miles apart. One was in the mornin', the other in the afternoon. Let's just say that we are all tired today, physically and emotionally. But the Redneck went to work, and Obie and I will do the chores that need to be done (although, the chores  may get done v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y....).

Today I want to try to get back to doin' the blog posts with SOME kind of consistancy of subject matter. I had designated Thursdays for Thriftology, so let's start there.

This is also an experiment to see about my bein' able to take photos with my little phone, then emailin' them to my laptop, so I can upload them to the blog. I THINK I have this worked out--let's see...

A couple of weeks ago, I told ya'll that I had done the rounds at the county wide garage sale, and told about the treasures that I had acquired. I was particulary thrilled with a pair of shoes that I had purchased for only a quarter, even though the lady had them marked for $10.



They were Mary Jane style, which I love, and the tapestry design is gorgeous. They had obviously never been worn, and they have a bit unusual sole.

Well, I had them in my closet, and I decided last Sunday that I had to create an 'outfit' to wear with them. I pulled out a soft blue long dress, and a fuzzy grey scarf that I tied loosely about my neckline.

When I put the Mary Janes on--I was astonished at just how comfortable they were. I mean, I could have walked a long time in them.

Yesterday, I wore sort of the same type of get up for the two funerals, and again, I was amazed at the comfort factor in these shoes.

 



Soo.....I checked the label inside, and found that they are Alegria brand. I Googled them, and found them at www.alegriashoeshop.com.

Then I saw how much they sell for.

$109.00.

Oh yeah--whoa!

This is the description for this design of shoe:

The Alegria Belle Bordeaux Mary Jane-style clog by Alegria provides day-long comfort in a classic design. The Belle has the mini-bottom outsole, and an adjustable velcro strap makes this a great fitting shoe for most widths. The footbed is a mix of cork, memory foam and leather-covered latex, and forms to the natural contours of the foot. The Alegria footbed insole is also removable for your custom orthotics. Silver stitching accents the outsole and a silver side button covers the velcro closure. Add the Alegria Belle Bordeaux to your fall shoe collection.                             

I seldom pay full price for ANYTHING--and yet, I would actually consider payin' full price for these shoes--they are that comfortable.  As it is, I will be checkin' online and at outlets to try and locate more of these brand of shoes for a lower price. And you can bet your granny's favorite knittin' needles that I will be keepin'  a sharp eye out for them at resale shops and yard sales!

Heck--I may even be wearin' more skirts and dresses now, because one of my biggest gripes about dressin' up is that the shoes are never comfortable.

So what is the Thriftology lesson today? Learn your brands, learn what you like and what works for you--then do the research to insure that you can find what you need at the price you are willin' to pay.

Oh, and yay me--I figured out how to do photos for the blog again!

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

More Sad News, And A Tribute

September 22, 2013

Got to church this mornin', and got some awful news. One of our oldest members had passed away last night. It was wonderful because he went quickly and is now with the Lord, but we was so loved in our church, and he will be greatly missed.

L.H. was what we called him, and he led an extraordinary life. He was 86 and a half, and he had been a paratrooper in the  military, a rodeo champion, champion cuttin' horse trainer and cattle dog trainer, and I understand at one point he even had a gold mine. His was a rags to riches to rags to riches tale from start to finish. But most of all, he loved Jesus, and you couldn't be in his presence for more than five minutes without knowin' that.

L.H. left an amazin' wife, Jody. She was a couple of decades younger than L.H., yet she loved him dearly. You saw it in every look and gesture that passed between them. They had only been married a few years, but she said she was glad to have him for as long as she did. She herself is a remarkable lady, a horsewoman of great skill, dog trainer in her own, right, and a medical researcher in the field of reproductive medicine. She had just retired for the SECOND time Friday afternoon, and L.H. passed Saturday night.

L.H. and I only butted heads once in the two years I knew him, and I was pretty sore for a bit, but you just couldn't stay mad at him for long. Once, when we hadn't been able to go and pick up new hay bales for two of our horses for a few days (we weren't in that big of a hurry--they had plenty of grass at the time), L.H. came drivin' down our road with a big round bale on his tractor for our horses. He just dumped it in the corral, and then took off without a word. He was always doin' nice things for folks like that. He was generous and givin' to all who needed it, and even to some of us who didn't need it, just becuse he felt that givin' was the right thing to do at the time.

I ask that ya'll would keep his family, and especially his wife in your prayers as they go through this time of mournin' their loss and yet rejoicin' in L.H.'s goin' home to be with The One in whom his soul trusted.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sad News-- But Wild West Days A Success

September 21, 2013

Well, some sad news, and a good report today.

First, the Redneck's grandfather passed away last night, just as the Redneck was walkin' into the nursin' home to see how he was doin'. We found out that the funeral will be Wednesday, so there is that to prepare for this week.

The good report is that we did well at Wild West Days today. Obie and I went around and got many wonderful things to auction off to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital durin' the Trial Ride next month. I even have a few people to call this week in order to pick up larger items.

Durin' the day, the event features some 'gunfighters' of course. They do 'gunfights' and skits. I was talkin' with a lady at her booth today, and suddenly, there was a loud "BOOM!" right behind me.

Now, while it startled me--I learned a very important thing...

...unexpected gunfire will stop a HOT FLASH.

That's right, I was feelin' a hot flash begin, and when that 'BOOM!' went off--the flash stopped in it's tracks.

Now, I don't suggest it as a preventative measure, but it was funny!

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wild West Days Tomorrow!

September 20, 2013

Tomorrow is Wild West Days in Springtown, Texas!

Yup, in the mornin', vendors from all over will set up booths to sell goodies, there will be music and a parade, and our church will have a booth also. We even have fellas from our church entered in the bar-b-q contest--and that's some goooooood eatin'!

I will be doin' my thing, goin' around and askin' for donations to the St. Jude's Trail Ride Auction. I love to schmooze, and I often get some cool goodies for the auction. Last year, I kept showin' up at the booth and handin' stuff over with all the information, then shootin' off, Obie in tow. This year, the preacher's van is supposed to be near enough I can just chuck the donations in and not have to go so far.

I really hope this one gentleman and his wife will be there again. He is a painter, and he is good. After his wife mentioned that she was hurtin', I came back after puttin' his donation away, and I worked on her for a while. I didn't do it for money--I did it because she needed it. However, her husband told me to take a small paintin' that I had commented on earlier. It was the Alamo, and it was gorgeous. He even signed the back of it for me. I want to tell them that I got it framed and that it now hangs in my entryway so it can be seen by everyone who comes in my home. I think I'll also make up some bath salts for his wife to help her relax after doin' the show tomorrow.

I have a 'gueset' comin' in for bodywork this afternoon, so I'm not startin' any big projects this mornin', just doin' the basics here at home and restin' up for doin' a massage.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Call George A. Romero--I Can Be In One Of His Movies

September 19, 2013

Yup--I'm ZOMBIE MAMA today.

I wrote yesterday about how tired I was from a slight illness the day before. Well, folks, I'm even tireder today.

We went to bed early last night, and I was snoozin' peacefully, when I heard the Redneck's cell phone go off. I checked the clock--it was midnight, so I knew this was probably NOT gonna be good news.

It was his dad, tellin' him that his grandfather was in the emergency room and didn't have long. We got up, got dressed and drove to the ER. When we got there, the Redneck went in and Obie and I stayed in the waitin' room.

After a couple of hours, the family all came out, and I learned that the grandfather was goin' back to the nursin' home. We came back home, crawled back into bed, and passed out until the alarm went off.

I didn't make breakfast for the Redneck this mornin'--just made certain he had plenty of coffee and his lunch was ready. I told him not to worry about feedin' critters, Obie and I would handle it.

After he left, we fed and watered, and then had a very simple breakfast and our devotions. Now I'm waitin' for the food to kick into the bloodstream so I can have SOME energy.

Isaiah 40:31 says;

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

I could definitely use some eagle's wings today.

Well, tired or not--I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Prayers Answered--I'm Draggin'

September 18, 2013

Thanks for all ya'lls prayers for my friend--just heard that she is doin' fine, gettin' dressed for the day, gonna have some yummy broth, then should be able to go home this afternoon. Glad to hear it.

As for me today?

I'm draggin'. I had some 'tummy distress' yesterday, and spent most of the day um...readin' in the bathroom, if ya get my drift. Got very little done, and this mornin' I haven't made beds yet, washed an clothes, or turned on the dishwasher. How I got a simple breakfast for the guys done and the animals fed--I dunno. I slept very little last night, and I just wanna crash right now. I have a 'guest' comin' in for a massage later this afternoon, though, so I will rest and get the basics done so I can be ready for her. Thank goodness I keep the studio massage room ready at all times.

Well, I got chores--just ain't sure I'm gonna get to them. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Prayer Request For Friend--Kind Of Slow Day

September 17, 2013

Beautiful day today. Kinda overcast and cool. I've got the A/C off, and about to open windows to air out the domicile.

Have a prayer request today. A friend of mine from high school is goin' in for some major surgery, and I am askin' that ya'll just pray that she will do well, and that she will get the results she needs to regain her health.

I made a new two tier bed skirt yesterday, and it looks so pretty with all the pillows and other stuff I use to decorate my bed with. Honestly--I HAVE to get a new camera, there are so many things I want to show ya'll.

Let's see...what all is goin' on today?

After I finish here, I am headed to the kitchen to juice pears, carrots and grapes for a refreshin' drink to enjoy throughout the day. I also get to make tumeric capsules, and this time I will wear the plastic gloves so my hands don't end up glowin' from the stain!

Gotta burn trash today--not my favorite thing to do, but it's gotta be done.

Not a lot of stuff on the achedule for today--more of a "Hey, let's see what happens" kinda day.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Garage Sale Bargains--Herdin' Guineas

September 16, 2013

Hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend--mine was great.

Leigha and I made it to the food co-op on time as the Redneck and Obie headed out for a church workday. She and I finally got finished volunteerin', then we went shoppin' at the county wide garage sale.

I spent around $10 through the whole day, and I found almost everything I was lookin' for, along with  few surprise goodies. I found the dvd sets for the first season of DEAD LIKE ME, and THE VICAR OF DIBLEY--for 50 EACH. They re in perfect condition, and If I decide not to keep them in my collection, I can happily donate them to one of my local libraries.

I'm workin' on makin' a bed skirt like the one in last month's issue of MARY JANE'S FARM, and I was lookin' for some lace curtains and a large fitted sheet. Leigha found some really nice curtains at one sale, and we located the sheet at another. I found a little sign for my livin' room, some XXX sized t-shirts to try makin' simple skirts out of, a few books--INCLUDIN' a copy of the scandolous 1956 novel, PEYTON PLACE, in great condition, for only a quarter! I will be callin' my buddy Debra later today, and she will find a collector to purchase it, hence makin' money for both of us.

Oh, and my favorite purchase of the day--a pair of tapestry design Mary Janes, lookin' like they have never been worn...for 25 cents. Can't hardly wait to put together an outfit with those!

Now it's Monday, and the whirl wind that is my life has started turnin' again. I have already had to 'herd' a flock of guineas that have taken up residence in my back pasture over the weekend. I have no idea where these guys came from, but I now have seven young guineas that wander around, eatin' grasshoppers. I wouldn't care if they stayed in the back pasture, but these idiots insist on comin' up to the front pasture, where my dogs are all housed, and I have to go 'herd' them away to keep them safe.
Seriously, it's funny to watch them all huddled together, trottin' along as I swing a large stick at them to make them go where they need to be. The only noise they make is a soft 'squeakin' sound, like a rusty bed spring. Then once they get to the fence, they all fly over, and then they begin to make a chatterin' noise, like they are sayin' "Can you BELIEVE what she did? The NERVE!"

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday The 13th? NO PROBLEM!

September 13, 2013

It's Friday the 13th. Some folks believe that today is bad news, but this mornin', I got to witness a 'small' miracle.

Before the Redneck left for work, I got a call from a neighbor askin' if I would like to come help her clean out a stall where she stacks hay, in exchange for all the loose hay and a few bales. I said sure, would be over in a bit. The Redeck left, and Obie and I headed up in the little truck I had borrowed from a friend to take Obie to his Chinese Herbalist yesterday. I thought it was cool that God arranged for me to have the truck for an extra day so I could haul the hay home.

I also brought my neighbor some of the surplus fruit and veg that I had from my co-op run last week. I gave it to her in a plastic grocery bag, and she thanked me and set the bag on a shelf in the barn. Then we began to clean up the loose hay and put it into big contractor bags and load the bags into the truck.

While we were workin', her paint geldin' came around and watched us for a bit, then moved around us to another part of the barn...

...where the bag of produce was.

We didn't realize what had happened until I stopped to wipe my face off, and then I saw that he was eatin' the produce. We laughed until we realized...

...the plastic bag was gone.

I'm not sayin' that I panicked, but my heart just dropped to the ground. If he had swallowed the bag, he could very well colic and die. I was heartbroken that this sweet gentle animal might be harmed because I was tryin' to be nice to his owner.

We checked his mouth, but no bag. We looked EVERYWHERE--no bag.

I began to pray as I loaded more bags of hay into the truck, and she called the vet. I asked the Lord to please let the horse be alright, don't let him be in trouble.

As she began to tell the vet what had happened, I walked back around the truck and 'happened' to glance down at the sand where I had JUST LOOKED for the bag.

There, at my feet, was a yellow plastic grocery bag. It was chewed, wadded up, covered in fruit pulp and slobber, but completely intact.  The horse was five feet away from the bag.

I grabbed it and held it up for my neighbor to see, yellin', "It's okay! I found the bag! It's right here!"

She stared, told the vet that it was okay, and hung up. We just looked at the bag, amazed.

I am tellin' ya'll--that bag was NOT where I found it when I looked for it not more than 5 minutes earlier.

Is my Heavenly Father good or what? He showed mercy to all of us this mornin', and now I get to proclaim His glory and grace to the whole internet this afternoon.

Take THAT, Friday the 13th! Superstition has NO PLACE in my life, because I serve a God Who in in complete control of all things, people, and situations. The Bible says:

1 Timothy 4:7 - But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness.

Did you break a mirror? Clean up the glass and replace it. Don't freak out over a black cat. It's just a cat. Does your nose itch? It don't mean company's comin'--you have hay fever. Stevie Wonder had it right when he sang,

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way


Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013






 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tyler Perry's MADEA Series Of Films-A Sort Of Review

September 12, 2013

WHOOP! WHOOP!

COUNTY WIDE GARAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!

Me and my girl Leigha are gonna work the food co-op and then go bargain huntin'--folks, this Saturday is gonna be OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!!

Yeah....I've been watchin' a LOT of Tyler Perry films this week while sewin'.

I confess, I LOVE to watch him play MADEA. She is an over 6 foot tall, 64 year old, HIGHLY outspoken black woman, and she is adorable. All the plays I've seen are about real life problems and trustin' Jesus to run your life, forgiveness, redemption and family.

Oh yeah, and she loves guns. LOTS of guns, which makes her VERY popular with me.

While I had heard about this man and his works for a long time, I didn't watch anything of his until earlier this year, when I found MADEA GOES TO JAIL at a local library. I got it, began to watch it, and fell in love with the characters.

I like that Tyler Perry speaks his mind about God and the relationship he has with his Creator. He says,

"I believe in God and I don't apologise for it."

"Did you know you can't say Jesus in a sitcom? They told me that and I was like...if you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money...it ain't gonna happen."

Hey, it works for me. Check the young man out at www.tylerperry.com. And watch a few of his films. THey are a little rough at times, and they tackle some heavy subjects, so don't plan family night around them. But if you enjoy good stories, good singin' and a character who will make you laugh till you cry--try them out.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I Made A Difference

September 11, 2013

Had a very cool and yet humblin' experience yesterday when Obie and I walked to town. We got up near the school, and this gentleman was walkin' in the opposite direction. He said somethin' to me, and I said, "Excuse me?"

He said, "You got me walking years ago. I haven't seen you for a long time."

Well, after a few minutes of talkin', I learned that he was someone I had spoken to years ago when we lived here before. I apparently has talked with him about health, and how walkin' was good for health.

Turns out, he started a walkin' program, and he has kept it up ever since. He has lost over 40 pounds, and he feels wonderful. He walks into town, has coffee with his mom, and then walks back home, and drives to work.

Now is that cool or what?

It's also humblin' to think that God used my little ramblins about walkin' to help change the life of someone. I hope that happens here on the blog, too--I just never know where the Lord is gonna lead me when I begin to write.

What was really strange was when he told me that he had actually been RUN OVER in the school zone one time, and that the girl who did it apologized, because she THOUGHT HE WAS SOMEONE ELSE.

Think about it--she wasn't upset that she ran over someone. She was upset that she ran over THE WRONG PERSON.

I think I've been watchin' too much Tyler Perry as MADEA, because I just want to talk like her and say "That child needs to be beat down!" or, "Someone ought to snatch her bald for bein' dumb."

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Well Butter My Butt And Call Me Darlin'--It's American Biscuits And Gravy Week!!!!!!!!!!

September 10, 2013

You heard right, folks--I just learned that this week is AMERICAN BISCUITS AND GRAVY WEEK!

God bless a nation that celebrates such ambrosial foods....

Seriously, is there ANYTHING better than biscuits, fresh made and hot from the oven, along with creamy, savory sausage gravy?

I like to put real butter on the open biscuit, then ladle the gravy over it, and then....

I spoon some sweet jelly or jam over that, salt and pepper it well...

And serve it alongside two over easy eggs with juice and hot herbal tea.

Oh dear--hang on a sec--I have to wipe the drool off the keyboard...

Zip over to www.kneadedcreations.com, for a good recipe. If pork sausage doesn't trip your trigger--Angela Coffman of the Grocery Shrink (www.groceryshink.com) has a wonderful Beef Breakfast Sausage recipe to try. I like to add a 'skosh' more hot pepper to mine for a kick.

If you think makin' biscuits is too much work--you are too busy! And yet I know that not everyone enjoys the process, so pick up some canned (Granny called them 'whack em' biscuits) biscuits--I like the GRANDS style ones, and the store brand versions are good at a lower price.

I ain't sayin' make this every mornin'--you couldn't STAND havin' somethin' that good all the time (but I would love to see if I could). However, enjoyin' an American Classic Breakfast now and then is a good thing.

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Feelin' Like A Lynyrd Skynyrd Song--Ooooh, That Smell!

September 9, 2013

Today has NOT been particularly good so far...

Got the Redneck off to work okay, then did a few chores around the house, made some juices, started some laundry.

Then the fun begn.

I whacked my forehed on the towel rack in the bathroom, couldn't get through to an organization I have been tryin' to call for days, went to work at the wellness studio so I can have a 'guest' in, and had to chase my stud horse away from the front door of the studio, because he suddenly felt the need for a massage, I guess, and was tryin' to come in the door. I shooed him off with the feather duster.

To top off all the other little fun things--I have finally figured out what the SMELL is that has been waftin'  around in my home for a while now. I tried everything to clear it up, to no avail. It wasn't constant, just a 'puff' every nce and a while, but it was unpleasant, and I couldn't tell what it was.

Until last night.

We were outside at the far end of the house, and when a wind blew up--we knew immediately what it was...

Somethin' has died under my house, and the scent finally came out from under the end of the house.

Ewwwwww.................

Oh, and joy of joys, the way my pop-in-law put up the skirtin' has  made it almost impossible to get under there to get whatever is dead out.

And since the Redneck has a weak stomach--guess who gets to go under there when I DO get it figured out?

Until then--buy stock in GLADE products, folks--I think there's gonna be a rise in profits for a time.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett



 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekend Windin' Down--Bountiful Baskets

September 8, 2013

It's Sunday night, the weekend has wound down, and I am looking forward to a good night's sleep to refresh and prepare me for another week of adventure.

Obie got to go to his dad's yesterday, and came back this evenin'. I do enjoy my 'Obieless' time when I get it--but I enjoy when he gets home, too. He is so precious to me. We had a nice dinner of tacos, and he kept lookin' at and pickin' up the fresh fruits we got from the food co-op yesterday. He's excited, 'cause he knows all the good produce means we will enjoy fresh made juices, smoothies and fruit salads this week!

Oh yeah--forgot to mention I went to the food co-op with my buddy Leigha yesterday mornin, and we had a blast. We sorted and distributed all those wonderful veggies and fruits, and she gave me a package of the tortillas she ordered so I could try them. Wow--they are great!

Dunno if I posted the web site for the co-op--will do so now:

www.bountifulbaskets.org

Seriously, if you like fresh produce at a good price, and gettin' to meet and volunteer with a fabulous set of folks--try this co-op. I paid a total of $22.00 ($15.00 for the initial basket, plus splittin' the cost of a case of cauliflower with Leigha), and I got a LOT of food--more than I could have gotten at the local grocery store for the same amount. We got tomatoes, plums, broccoli, romaine lettuce, mangoes, bananas, honeydew melons, cauliflower, cucumbers, etc. I mean, come on--romaine right now is $2.50  a head at my local grocer, and I got TWO heads in my basket because we had some extras.

The also sell tortillas, whole grain and sourdough breads, special organic packages, juicing packs, you name it--they probably have it.

Well, I ai't got chores, I'm headed to bed. later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Blew It

September 6, 2013

Just read a good blog post entitled,

11 Blog Post Ideas for Those Days When Your Brain is Fried (www.moneysavingmom.com)

Boy howdy, is mine ever fried today.

First, I'm TIRED from all I've been doin' the past few weeks. I mean, I stay busy most days, but not like this. I called the elder that I've been helpin' move and asked if he needed my help today (all the time thinkin', PLEASE DON'T NEED ME!!!!!!!!!!!), and learned that he had finally finished up with all the movin'.

I still have to work is the wellness studio this afternoon to put a few things in order for next week--have some 'guests' comin' for bodywork--and I need to work on Obie's education agenda, along with workin' the food co-op in the mornin', runnin' to Eleanor's in the afternoon, gettin' ready for church--

Heck--whatever happened to a good lazy Saturday....?

Movin' on....

Last night, after I posted about how I was gonna work on becomin' more submissive to the Redneck--

After puttin' it out there for everyone to see--

I.

Blew.

It.

Big time.....{{sheepish grin}}

Oh yeah, the very next day, I did BEAUTIFULLY bein' a submissive wife...

...then the Redneck came home.

Somehow we ended up yellin' at each other over the DUMBEST thing--I can't even recall what--

And I snatched the key to the feed shed and went to take care of the horses for the evenin'.

All the way across the pasture, I kept sayin', "Lord, I'm sorry."

Of course, by the time I fed and watered and got back to the house, HE was all happy and wantin' to talk about our days and what we were havin' for supper, plans for the weekend, yadda, yadda...

I have to laugh, 'cause after all, it's hard to stay mad at my Redneck. He knows that I have trouble not snappin' at things said or done, and yet, he let's them roll off his back. He embodies Ephesians 4:26;

And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry,

Ya know what I really love about him?

Even after we have had the biggest "Shoutin' Shivaree", when we go to bed, he still reaches over and pulls me close so he can hold me as we sleep.

{{{SIGH}}}

Makes me wanna do better as a wife, just thinkin' about him, ya know?

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett


 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Long Day--Can't Sleep--Big Decision

September 4, 2013

Whew! I have had a loooong day today.

Got up as usual, did all the chores, then the Redneck dropped Obie and I off at the local food bank, where we helped to unload the truck and organize all the food that will be handed out tomorrow. Then we walked to the library and home, and after lunch, Obie went to his room to listen to music while I lay on the couch and tried to read, but ultimately fell asleep for about an hour. When I woke up, we did a few more things in the house, then went out to refill everyone's water troughs and bowls, plus feed and work with the horses a bit. THEN, we got showers and jumped in the truck for Bible study when the Redneck pulled in. Just as the study and prayer meetin' were endin', our friends who are STILL movin' out of their house (and they are closin' on the sale in the mornin') called and asked if we could swing by to help them finish. We went over and got a good dent in the last little bit of stuff to be moved, and made arrangements for them to pick up Obie and me in the mornin' to finish up the rest. Came home, had supper and went to bed...

...and I can't sleep, can ya believe that?

So, I got up and decided to write a post that has been naggin' at me for some time.

It's a post about submission to God's will and submission to my husband.

Okay--I figure I'm pretty good about not bein' bossy most of the time--until I want MY way, and then I can really make that 'quarrelsome wife' in the followin' verses look good;

Proverbs 21:9         
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

Honestly, this has been wearin' on me for some time. You see, a few years ago, I began to pray the followin' prayer;

"Father, I want Brian to become who YOU want him to be. Not who *I* think he should be, not who his mom thinks he should be, and not who he thinks he should be. I want him to live up to bein' the man YOU want him to be, so WHATEVER it takes to have that happen--I want You to do it."

I figured that had to be the best prayer I could pray for my husband--right?

One little thing I forgot about...

...anything that happened in HIS life--also happens in MINE. So any lessons that involved him also involved me.

And yet I never have stopped prayin' that prayer, and I have seen the spiritual growth in my Beloved, and honey--we have been through some STUFF together.

But I know there is more to come.

And now I feel that God is askin' me to step up MY part of this deal.

I feel that I need to truly submit to my husband, in EVERYTHING.

{{GULP}}

Everything???

1 Peter 3:5-6         
For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Never saw that underlined part until I began lookin' for these kinds of scriptures.

Oh yeah, total submission is TERRIFYIN' to this independent little control freak.

1 Peter 3:1-2         
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Ephesians 5:24         
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
1"1 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Can't argue with that, can I? Well, yeah, I can--but that would be just STUPID.

I'll keep ya'll posted.

Okay, no chores, but I'm headin' for bed. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013
 

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Considerin' Change To Blog--Spreadin' Blessin's--Smile Train

September 3, 2013

Is it just me, or does havin' a Monday off throw anyone else's schedule outta whack? I'm tryin' to recall just what happens when today. I'm doin' okay, but I gotta recall that church is tomorrow night, so I have things to do before Wednesday.

I'm debatin' on whether to put ADSENSE on my blog to make a little extra income. I read a good post about how much several bloggers make, and I think I would like to try it. So I'm prayin' about the situation. If ya'll start seein' ads on here--well, click on a few, will ya?

Got to sit out on our little front porch this mornin' and have my tea with the Redneck--in our new patio chairs we were given this weekend. It was a lovely time to enjoy with my Beloved before I fixed breakfast and got my son up. Just bein' able to do that little bit of time was such a blessin'.

We have officially been blessed to capacity for our home and studio. Whiile there are still a few things I would like to have, like a picture or two for different spots around our home--we have basically everything we need.

Now it's time to begin blessin' other folks. If things come in now that we don't need, they will be donated to different charities we help. I hope to have a large sale next summer to raise funds for different projects I want to work on.

Oh--real quick--there is a charity that I wanted to let ya'll know about. I haven't begun workin' with them yet, but I hope to raise some funds for them this comin' year.

SMILE TRAIN is a charity that provides surgery for children born with cleft palates, or 'hare lips' like they used to be called. It's not just a cosmetic issue--a cleft palate can even hinder a child from eatin' correctly, causin' all kinds of trouble. Their website is www.smiletrain.org. Please give them a look and see if you may be able to help.

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Happy Labor Day!

September 2, 2013

We finally got rain! It began around midnight last night, and it continued until after lunch. Thank You Father, we have needed it so much.

I woke up around 5 or 6 this mornin', and went into the livin' room to lay on the loveseat and watch the lightnin' show through my windows. I didn't realize how much I missed being able to do that. The house we lived in when we first got here only had two tiny windows, so there wasn't much of a view. But now, I can pull back my curtains and see out.  What a blessin'.

By the way, Happy Labor Day to ya'll. We have just spent a quiet day, at least until we got a call to go help with a little more movin' for my friends. We helped load up the dontions that are goin' to the homeless shelter, and we even got a few more goodies for our home and my studio.

Came home, made my order for the food co-op this Saturday (my friend and I are splittin' a 24 pound box of caulifower--YIPPEE!), heated up leftovers for lunch, and now the fellas are snoozin' while I play online for a bit. Tomorrow starts the work week back--and I have to get my pantry and fridge reorganized since we moved all the stuff around. No tellin' what all the Lord has planned for me this week.

Well, I ain't got no chores--but I hear a nap callin' my name. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2013