It is NOT a secret that I hate going to the Dentist. I have had so many bad experiences there. I have only been to one dentist who has understood that RED HEADS need extra numbing. So, I have tried to make do for years, until last week, I got the most extricating pain that I have ever had. I had to wait 6 days before I got in. By the sixth day, I was in bed, not eating, taking meds every 4 hours. It was NOT a happy time in my life. I went yesterday and had a Root Canal done and found out I have so many things going on in my mouth. UUGH….Genetics has not been kind to me. And guess what, yep Red Heads have gum issues to. Can you believe it? LOL… Needless to say, I will be in therapy and the Dentist for the next year. Bless God for every more. But, I will say Farabee Family Dental was a great place. I was very pleased with their service. I was not in pain as they worked on me (5 hours to be exact), they numbed be plenty of times, so that I would not feel it. And my mouth will be worth a lot of money after a year. We got a Dental policy just last week, but will still be putting out a lot of money. Thank the good LORD, we don’t have to pay all at once. Not happy that I will be there off and on for the next year, but at least I will be taken care of while I am there.
The hubby was going to give the boy his truck sometime in the next year. We were going to get a new vehicle and just turn “squeaky” over to him. Hubby and I have talked about what we wanted to do for over 6 months now. We loved the fact that we owned both vehicles and no car payments. But, we also knew that both of them were not in the best condition. We either save and buy another half way decent used one. We borrow and buy a half way decent used one. We borrow, fix mine and buy the hubby a cheap one (cause he pretty much uses his for work only). Or we bite the bullet and purchased a nice almost new from a dealership. We kept going back to the fact it was nice not having a car payment. But, in all reality we DRIVE my vehicle. Since we have been Pastoring, we have put quite a bit of mileage on my SUV. The hubby and I are headed out to our normal Monday errand day, when he said “Let’s go look and see what is out there, how much we need to save, what we might be interested in purchasing after a year of saving” Sure, NP! We looked all over that lot and I kept going back to the KIA Optima (it was a chocolate color that added to it as well, LOL) I told hubby that this is what I would really like. The salesman was super nice. Didn’t push us, answered our questions (truly I may add, because I was looking it up on the internet right behind him on my smart phone) And left us alone as we talked about how much we needed to save. Later I found out this was the number 1 car from U.S. News & World Report in safety. The hubby asked the salesman to run some numbers. WHAT???? I thought we decided to save. :”), but I kept my mouth closed because he knew what he was doing.
Long story short, we purchased the vehicle that day! Before you say, you should have waited. We prayed the whole time we were there. We both felt the LORD speaking to us on this. And we have felt blessed ever since Monday. Yes, we have a car payment. Yes, our insurance is more than what it was before. But, the peace of mind we feel is unbelievable. We now have a car that is less than 2 years old, 16,000 miles, bumper to bumper warranty for 10 years, free towing, free car rental, and if the car is total today, it will be completely paid for (because they gave us that gap insurance). I can turn the air on 2 and have chills because it is that cold, I can push a button and tell the car to phone so and so, so the phone won’t be in my hand, the windows are tinted so I can see you but you can’t see me, LOL. And the color is CHOCOLATE, my favorite thing in the whole world, hahaha.
No, we are both grateful for the blessing God has given us. And the boy, well the boy has his truck. He shined it yesterday, bought him some air fresheners, and already found someone to fix something on it for free. :”) What is funny though, he needed gas, so he put his last $20.00 in the tank and it didn’t go far, so he said “Mom, that hurt putting that gas in there, just to see the gage go up just a little bit”. I smiled and said “Welcome to the real world, son”. HAHAHAHA…. He is doing odd and end jobs at the moment, but he is putting applications in all over the place, hopefully he finds something soon. For his and his truck sakes!!
I was awake when the husband came home from his 3rd shift. I had fried up some potatoes and eggs. Had taken out the biscuits and had everything on the table. I had had a restless night, and this pregnancy was really getting old. I still had 10 more days until my delivery date and I was NOT waiting patiently. :”) The day before we had celebrated the husband’s 31st and I really wanted the baby to be born on his day for a “present” to him. We didn’t know the sex of our baby, because we were poor and barely making it. I had gotten pregnant on our honeymoon, we had no insurance and we were living in an upstairs apartment that attracted racoons. I had moved from Va to Indiana, and we had only seen each other 3 times before we were married. I was so emotional, didn’t feel loved and was HUGE.
I had made the breakfast for the husband, but who was I kidding that is what I wanted, LOL. The husband went to bed and I went to the couch. I could not get comfortable, so I went walking. Outside, Inside all over the place. I was determine this baby was coming early. I wasn’t going to wait another 10 days. I walked, drink water, ate, laid down in 15 minute intervals from 8:00 to 3:00. I was having cramps, but not unbearable. By this day, I had already been to the doctor 3 times with false labor. The husband woke up @3:00, because he had to be back at work at 4:30. I was walking the hallway and a not so easy pain hit. I told him we might need to go ahead and go in. He of course, kicked it in high gear. Not crazy just a little bit faster. We had a 20 minute drive to the hospital, so I called the doctor and my brother. I was having “contractions” every 7 minutes. So, they wheeled me into Emergency. After 10 minutes of laying down and timing my “contractions”, a nurse came in and checked me. She says, “What!!!! We need to get you to labor and delivery NOW” I was at 6 and I was bearing the pain. She rushed me down there. When they got me there and check me 10 minutes later, I was at 8. And then I just kinda stopped. I walked, and laid down. A student nurse was brought in, but she got on my nerves cause all she did was stare at me. So, I told the husband to get her out. I was starting to get a little cranky because I was starting to feel the pain. And then the most wonderful nurse came in around 7;30. She was scheduled to get off at 8:00 but agreed to stay with me. (she left as soon as the baby came out and I tried to find her, but couldn’t and no one even could tell me her name, Angel?? IDK) She kept me laughing, breathing and focused on the baby and not the pain. Finally at 9:00, she went in and broke my water. She said “Let’s get things moving.” And then it hit, WOW. It was painful, but NOT unbearable. The nurse kept talking to me and breathing with me. I asked for epidural, but was to late. I pushed to the point of almost passing out. This was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life. The husband tried to comfort me, but I grabbed his shirt pulled him down until he was face to face with me and said “I am hurting you are NOT!!!” He politely said, “Babe, you stretching my shirt”. I said “Oh, sorry” and let him go. Finally, the baby came out. It was a baby boy (I knew from day one it was a boy, just as God told me I was pregnant, He told me it was a boy, the husband and most everyone else said it would be a girl.) He was blue and it scared me (I was so naive and unlearned) The doctor asked the husband if he wanted to cut the cord, he said no to my disappointment. And they place the boy in my arms. It was not love at first sight. Today, I think I had post pardom blues. I didn’t really connect with him until he was 4 weeks old. I was just down and didn’t know what to do. But, with God’s help and the husband, we made it thru. Now, that little boy is 17 years old and going out into the real world in a year. I love him so much. It was just him and I for 6 years before the girlies came along. We still have a great relationship and he is really a good kid, To God Be The Glory.
How horrible I am for missing what 2 weeks on this blog. Sorry!! I have been a busy bee, not lounging around by the pool, although even if I had one, I wouldn’t be doing that. Because I am not a water or out in the sun for a long period of time person.
The boy had a birthday ( I will write his birth story tomorrow, Lord Willing). I took him to see his friends for his birthday. He is now officially a senior and is getting his license tomorrow. Yippee, I think!! LOL He is grown up and will be moving on. (as my heart catches and tears well up in my eyes, but I quickly brush them away, because this is what life is about)
Belle is all over the place taking photos. She is doing a photography for 4-H along with Consumer clothing. We gave her an old camera, but found out is cost close to $25.00 for film and developing. WHAT??? So, I am letting her use my phone, uploading them on the computer and then sending them off to Walmart via internet, and going to pick them up in a day or so. That is mega easy. My sister-n-law told me about that. They will do books for you as well. I think I am going to gather up a bunch of my pics, scan them and send them off for books. And they destroy the originals. That will save time and space for me. Cause I got lots of pictures.
Sissy well, is still Sissy. You gotta love her. She keeps my plants and flowers watered daily. Keeps the birds fed, watered, and exercised. :”) She did Wildlife and Child Development for 4-H and pretty much finished it completely. A couple weeks ago, for 3 days she only ate 1 meal and drank water the rest of the day. When I found out about it on the 3rd day, she explained she was on a fast. I asked her what for. She replied because I am overweight, so I am fasting it off. WHAT??? lol, needless to say, that fast is OVER. hahahahaha
The husband and I are getting ready for our Annual Convention, Bible Quiz Competition, Revival, Church Picnic within the next couple months. A family vacation (the kids are still debating this one), then in September, it will be 18 years of marriage. I want a trip!! :”)
Well, we went out of town this weekend to a Bible Quiz Competition, a mini vacation and to my Dad’s birthday party. We stayed at a real nice Motel, the girls swam in the pool (the best part of the trip according to them.) We stayed extremely busy the whole time there, but it is was relaxing because we saw family, we took our Pastor hat off most of the time, and slept great in that bed.
The girls are doing great in their testing. Belle is getting A’s and B’s. Sissy is getting B’s and C’s. I am happy for Sis, with her learning disabilities, it is hard reading, and filling in the little circles. She takes a little longer than her sister, but she is getting it done. She is reading for it to be over though, LOL. Today, should be the final day, we hope. We will be heading to an out of town library and Ice Cream tomorrow for celebration.
I did miss one thing this weekend that I am still tore up about. A great friend of mine graduated from college and I missed her party, which was uncontrollable. I love you, Rachel and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The girls are testing this week and they got a little frustrated yesterday! English/Language Arts/Spelling they both passed with “B’s”. Then we went to Math and they were a little flustered. Each test is timed, and it was hard at first. By time 11:00 rolled around, both of their brains were fried, so we took a break. We got back on it around noon. Needless to say, we quit for the day an hour later because Sissy was almost in tears because according to her “my brain is liquefied” HEHE….I do understand and feel for them. So, we stopped!! We are hitting the “testing” again this morning, with breaks every so often. It is not fun, but important to me, because I want to make sure they are learning everything they need to learn.
Good Morning!! Had a wonderfully busy weekend. Saturday was our annual yard sale at the town beside us “TOWN WIDE YARD SALE”. We worked for 7 hours and made close to $1,000.00 for the Youth. And we only packed up 6 boxes. We were ecstatic. We made $50.00 the first minute we opened the garage door of a parishioner. :”) People were waiting outside the door. It is because they know we are there every year and we have good stuff. It was a lot of work, but we had a great time. The boy was late getting there because he slept in, but we worked him good and proper. The girlies worked this year and had a grand time. Sissy was manning the “Refreshment Tent” (as she called it) selling Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Doughnuts. She LOVED it. I think we have a seller on our hands. :”)
Mother’s Day was lovely. We had a program at church. If you would like to see the pictures, we have a Facebook page now. Christ Gospel Church of Attica, IN. If you can’t pull it up, let me know and I will send you an invitation. My family bought me plants, gave me money, took me out to eat and a cord for my Nook (I lost my other).
Yesterday, the husband and I cleaned out a storage container for the church. We threw away, gave away and stored items in totes instead of cardboard boxes things we were keeping. That was a 10 hour job. WOW, we want things to be kept and looked nice for the LORD. IT is just as important as our spiritual life. God expects us to be like that. And we stored it all in our attic. We downsized a lot as well. It look so nice and neat. It makes my ADHD mind calm and steady. And my soul is relaxed HEHE…
Today the girls will be tested to see if they have past for this year. Haha…they are “nervous” Pray for them.
So, Sissy and I have had a rough week. She is so done with school, but she has 2 weeks left. I have tried to let her have more breaks, but just not happening. Plus, we both have had allergies off the roof. UUGH…Yesterday, I knew we both needed to do something. We both had hollered at each other and said things we shouldn’t have. When the husband came home, we left to go on a Mother/Daughter date. We went to Sonic to eat because she loves the roller skate delivery, :”) We went to the Library because it is one of her favorite places in the world. And then we went to the Mall. When we got there, we found out it was Mom’s Night Out. We got a “goody bag” filled with coupons, pencils and pens. There was a raffles for around 25 prizes and the “big” prize of the night was a $250.00 gift card. I did win a prize from Mary Kay products. I laughed when I won it because I don’t where make-up, but later in the evening I asked if she had skin products instead, and lucky for me she did. :”) Sissy insisted we stay till the end. We walked around and into almost every store there was. I am NOT a shopper nor a walker in the Mall. :”( But, we stayed until the end. Our date ended up being 6 hours long. But, we talked, we apologize, we made new commitments, and we prayed. I was wore out when I got home, because I did not wear my “mall walking” shoes. But, it was well worth the tiredness. She told me thanks numerous times, she smiled a lot, she held my hand, hugged me and kissed me. Not an expensive or elaborate date, but it made my daughters day.
The birdies are just tickled pink the weather has turned warm. Feathers has not layed an egg yet, and IDK when it will happen. Dixie, the male, simply loves the husband. UUGHH…that silly bird rarely talks all day, but when the husband comes thru the door, he starts in. As we are eating supper, he is constantly squawking. The husband has to turn around and talk to him some. And he continues non stop for the next two hours chirping and going on. Yesterday, the husband was tearing down wall paper (the whole house is covered in wall paper and then the landlord just painted over the wall paper), and wasn’t talking to him. Dixie commenced to squawking to the top of his lungs, over and over and over. It was enough to run you batty. Needless to say, they took a trip outside so he would shut his mouth. And I thought the girlies were loud. Hehe…
On another note, I am looking for patio furniture. Nice, but not to expensive. With the umbrella, table and chairs. We have checked at Menards and Walmart. Does anyone have this furniture? If so, were did you purchase yours? Is it worth the price and is it nice?
We all are doing somewhat better. We are up and going. I went yesterday and got 90% of the flowers I will be planting this year. And the vegetables to plant. We got home to late to fix it up, so we decided to wait until today. Wouldn’t you know it, it is dark outside and we are fixing to have a thunderstorm. Hehe….God always fixes me right up. LOL…
The husband and the boy fixed the trash can so the coon can’t get into it. Well, the first night, that coon must have been extremely angry because there is deep scratch marks on the can. And he has some strength to knock over a full can. Needless to say, we haven’t seen any evidence of him being back. And I hope he is gone because I don’t want my veggies eaten. :”)
The boy has applied at every business in town I think, but none will hire him. So, a gentleman in church has hired him to help once a week in yard work. And unless God performs a miracle, we won’t be able to move for a bit. We decided to fix the old rental to look a little better. We are paying him to paint, and other odds and ends jobs. He also is teaching a boy in the church to play the drums and we pay him for that. He is already in a better mood having a small cash flow. :”) He has a birthday at this end of this month, 17 years old. Already :”( And he has asked for one thing $70.00 pair of shoes that look like bedroom slippers to me. :”) He says “Mom, they are Tom’s” Like that means anything to me. Hahahah