Dec 14, 2012

Lord have mercy.

Pray.  Pray for the children.  Pray for the parents.  Pray for the families and the community.  Pray for all of us.

Sandy Hook Elementary School; one that will go down in history because of the enormity of this heartbreaking and gut-rending tragedy.

Lord have mercy.

What Can I Do?

Do you ever wonder if anything you do matters?  Do you sometimes feel small and insignificant?  I do.   I feel like there's so much I need to do and not enough time in my day in which to do it.  I tell myself I need to do this or that and, unless I write those things down, they're gone.  Generally my reminders to myself elude me like steam from a kettle.  One minute they're there and the next they're not.  So I sometimes (a lot) feel like I'm just spinning my wheels trying to keep myself on track for everything I think is important.

Actually, though, what I may think important, isn't always that crucial.   There is something, though, that I can remember to do which is important.  I'm just one small person in a great big world . . . but I CAN do something.  I can pray.  When a situation or a person pops into my head, I can pray for them.  When I wake up in the middle of the night, I can pray.  When I'm cruising through my Facebook news feed and I see something, I can pray.  I can do this even though I may not personally know the person/s for whom I pray.

I have to wait until I get to Heaven before I no longer feel frustrated, forgetful and a failure.  When my wheels are spinning and I'm feeling at a loss because I can't keep track of all those "important" things that "need" to be done, I remind myself what's important . . . and I pray.  Some day I won't have to deal with this human condition, but, for now, I'll make do and carry on.

Dec 2, 2012

Carbon Monoxide, Katie and Emma and How We Dodged A Bullet

or  How God Was Watching Over Us And We Didn't Lose Loved Ones

A reminder for me to write this . . . another "stay tuned."  This one's important.

Things I Want To Write About . . .

But Have A Hard Timing Doing Because I Lose Focus and Forget And Maybe This Will Help Me To Remember and no, the oatmeal isn't in the pantry.  It's above your head in the cabinet.  Yes, right there.  Yes, that's them in the glass jar.  No, I didn't cut the recipe off the box.  Oops.  Sorry.  Husband asked me a question and I had to get up and now he's pointing a laser on me and the dogs are going bonkers and I'm going to have to finish this in a minute.  Dogs and lasers can be very entertaining.

Quaker's Best Oatmeal Cookie

  • 1-1/4  cups (2-1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3  cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked

Oooh! Oooh! Ooooh!

I just had the coolest idea and I'm going to give it a try; maybe even this evening or tomorrow.  I noticed this project here  Then I found this one a few days ago here  This is a project contributed by Sadie Olive to Souvenir Magazine.

I'm going to see about combining the two projects.  It looks cool in my head.  We'll see how it looks in real life.  Off the top of my head, I'll use a mini canvas, tiny vintage buttons, antique book pages, antique lace . . . and . . . I'm not sure what else.  Maybe some old glitter?  Stay tuned.

Dec. 14 --- Turns out I needed to make some things for a school fundraiser.  This is on the back burner for now.
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