Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Not Very Exciting Things

OKay. Time for a new post. I've been slightly distracted from my devotion to blogger because I have recently discovered how fun and interesting facebook can be. Especially when you have several odd friends who are also on facebook and you can converse quite nicely. So my apologies to all. I have been working furiously for the past week and have not found much time for lazy things... Saturday I went craft shopping with the girls and bought myself a great "native-made" hand bag. Quite colorful and unlike any other I've ever owned. I also broke a Christmas angel and had to buy it. Yuck. But the nice lady gave me a discount. Sunday was church, which was quite nice. And in the afternoon I went to visit my Grandma. And Grandpa. We had a wonderful visit and I discovered that Grandpa would make a good waiter. He brought Grandma and I some coffee. Next was more church at which I helped in the nursery. Monday was work. It was busy which is good because last week was slow. In the evening was Bible study at Mom and Dad's. Today was more work. Then after a quick burrito for supper, Adam and I went to Mary's house (she's my boss) so Adam could fix the broken part and replace the thermostat. And that is what I've been doing. Also, everyone will be glad to know that the piano tuner-man is coming tomorrow to tune the piano. I sat down to play today and only finished two measures before I was back up to make the call. It was preetty bad. Nothing exciting going on yet. So sorry to bore you all. Come again though. One never knows when exciting things pop up.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

What are you thankful for?

Ah yes... The holiday season. Will you remember to be thanking the Lord for all the blessings in your life today? Here are a few things that I am thankful for...

*My husband. We will be married for a year in 10 days. (It has gone very fast.)
*My family. There are so supportive and they don't mind sharing hugs.
*Jesus. He saved me and my hope lies in Him.
*My baby. Even though she didn't make it, she still makes me smile and I know she's with Jesus too.
*My job. I have a wonderful boss and great people to work with (most of the time). It's also a good witnessing opportunity... I see so many people every day.
*My landlord. Could I have a nicer one? What a blessing.
*My house. Cozy and warm.
*Thanksgiving. To remind us to be thankful. And for the fellowship and tasty food. Mmmm.

Monday, November 20, 2006

An Update

I figured I should update everyone and let you all know how I/we are doing... I went to the doctor today (they thought I should come in) and they checked to make sure everything was okay. The miscarraige was complete, so I don't have to worry about infection or bleeding continuously or unpleasant stuff like that. This is good, although losing the baby wasn't so good. I guess I can't say that really because "...All thing work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose..." I just have to trust the Lord that He is working through our loss and I do trust that He knows best :) We would still like a baby, so if you could pray that the Lord would bless us with a child all in His perfect timing. Thanks so much everyone for your thoughts and mostly your prayers. We love you all and we have sooo much to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Let your not your heart be troubled..."

That's what I read the other day when I wasn't feeling very pregnant anymore. Yup, you read that correctly. I was pregnant and nobody (or hardly anybody) knew. I had found out Monday that I was pregnant (at home test) ... We were SO excited! But by Thursday evening I didn't have any other symptoms and Friday I told Adam that I was kinda worried that I wasn't really pregnant at all. But I had been. All along I had been having period-like cramps off and on. But last night (early morning actually) I bled a little. *Concern* And in the morning I bled more. By 9:00 this morning, I had lost the baby. Wasn't very far along and I know this kind of thing happens alot with first babies, but still, tears. Lots of dissapointment, but I know God's plan is best and His timing is perfect. We just have to wait on Him. So if you think of it, prayers are appreciated. I'm okay now, but I still want a baby and so does Adam. So next July there will not be a new little baby, but maybe there will be the one after that...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Being a Servant

Well, it's been a busy week. Yesterday I went to help the family that I used to teach. They recently found out that their Mom has breast cancer. This is a scary thing for a family who has eight kids. But God is good and faithful to His own. So Wednesday I spent the day out there cleaning and trying to help keep track of all the kids. They have another girl who helps do the schooling now, and she has spent alot of time there over the past couple of weeks. I have a job, so I'm not available that much. But we help where we can and the Mom went in for surgery today. Tomorrow I'll be there again and hopefully I'll be of some assistance. Though I'm not sure how tomorrow will go. On Saturday their aunt is coming to stay with them for the duration of the recovery period. Please keep the Hilton family in your prayers.

Adam is eating dinner without me, so I'll go join him.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Exciting Weekend

I'm blogging @ my Mom's house and wanted to pick a picture to put on my blog from her computer. So I picked a random photo (I couldn't tell what it was) and it turned out to be Oreo. He's one of my favorite cats.

I've had a busy weekend. Friday I did some Christmas shopping with my friend Bekah. We went out to the outlet mall and spent the afternoon wlking through some neat little stores. I still have a bunch of Christmas stuff to get done, but a little is out of the way. I'm hoping to get it done early this year. After shopping, I went out to eat with two of my other friends. Kinda for my birthday (talk about late). We went to Olive Garden. I had an enjoyable time. My friend Emily brought me a big ham....

So on Saturday I had to have a big party so we could eat the ham. It was a rather large ham- about 12 pounds. I couldn't freeze it because it had already thawed out. So I called my parents, my Grandparents and my brothers and invited them over for supper. It was quite the festive occasion, especially because it was Ben's birthday. We had a lovely gathering and we even played Apples to Apples. One of our favorite games.

Sunday was Ben's birthday party and we had cake and ice cream. Woo-hoot. (I got that from Christine's blog.) And there was church. I helped in the nursery on Sunday night with all the little chitlins.

And that was my exciting weekend. And it got even more exciting.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Birthday Boy

Happiest of birthdays to my thirteen year old brother Ben!

Friday, November 10, 2006

To Keep Dreaming as if Were Possible

Supposing I had a lovely day, spent in and out of the sunshine, would anyone care for a cup 'o hot tea to end the day? The evening should be quite uneventful, you and I sharing it like we would. Chatting about not much more than the chickadees and how they spend their afternoon caring for thar young 'uns or about old Mister Wilkus and how he plants his carrots in nice neat rows the way he likes. We'd have ourselves a right chummy time together. We could have our tea out in the backgarden in the old chairs that Uncle Charles found hid away in the wood shed last fall. Though it might be a bit dark by now, we'd still have the light 'o the moon and stars to light the way. Perhaps I'll even check to see if I've any crumpets left from Granny's visit the other mornin'. They'd go along nicely with our tea, they would. Though I'm not sure I like the way they crumble when they get too moist around the edges. But sippin' my tea in the dainty tea cup that once was my mothers, cracked though it is, I'd be quite content and perhaps comforted despite soggy crumpets... So would anyone like to share a cup?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Just a Virus

Good news... no strep. Guess I shouldn't have gone to the doc after all, although I did have a low fever- 99.9. He said it's probably just a virus. I might stay home from church tonight, make some soup and then rest. I wish Adam didn't have school so I could cuddle with him on the couch. I guess that's why he got me Louis... to cuddle with while he's gone. But Louis isn't much of a cuddler... Too bad.

Today's Order of Events

Today I went to the dmv and renewed my license. They even took a new picture. I don't know if it's a good one though because the flash from the camera momentarily blinded me so I couldn't see the new picture. And I going to the doc in a few minutes to see if I have strep throat. It doesn't feel as bad as it did earlier though, so I probably don't. But my ears are killing! We'll see... Oh and I think I broke the cable box. I dropped it and now it won't go on. I hope that either Adam can fix it or he won't get mad...

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Celebrating 100

100 random things to celebrate my 100th post on Beth's Garden.

1) Adam is a cutie.
2) The sky was partly cloudy today, but with lots of sunshine.
3) My landlord is a farmer.
4) A chili ristra is hanging in my living room.
5) Two giraffes are standing in my bedroom.
6) T.J. Maxx is a good store to buy random things in (like giraffes).
7) I love my Dad.
8) I never learnt how to sew properly.
9) I've served many cups of coffee.
10) I like to make dinner for my hubby.
11) My Dad has swum in the Pacific ocean.
12) I chased a little boy around the playground in kindergarten.
13) His name was Dean...
14) My first kiss was on my wedding day (awww).
15) I used to climb trees... but haven't in a while.
16) Someday I'll swim in the ocean.
17) I've been to a wedding in Texas and in New Mexico.
18) I have an aunt who lives in Canada and an uncle in Saskatchewan.
19) 100 is a big number.
20) Today I went grocery shopping with Mom.
21) You don't have to read all 100 things.
22) My license is expired. What do I do?
23) I was a teacher for a few months.
24) I liked it.
25) I planted a whole garden a couple times.
26) We still have to pick the carrots.
27) Tomorrow we're going to breakfast with some "kids" from church.
28) I still feel like a kid even though I'm 21.
29) I never went to college.
30) When I was young, I wanted to grow up and be a princess.
31) Dave told me I couldn't do that.
32) Now Dave is my friend.
33) We used to not like each other.
34) I like color on walls.
35) I bought new earrings today.
36) I used to work at Kohl's.
37) Sodus Point has a long pier, good for "anger management" classes.
38) I have sat in the middle of Sodus Bay... on the sand bar. It's really cool.
39) Christmas at Grandma's brings back good memories.
40) One month from yesterday is my one year anniversary.
41) My friend Carissa plays piano and is in a concert on my anniversary.
42) It's weird to think of me having an anniversy.
43) After all, I'm just a kid.
44) Louis doesn't like showers.
45) I have a "new" dresser as of yesterday.
46) Adam goes to school two nights a week.
47) My camara needs new batteries.
48) Now I have to stop and think.
49) I like old photographs.
50) But not too many are hanging on my walls.
51) Someday when I have a house, I'll hang up my photos.
52) My giraffes were supposed to be a Christmas present.
53) I drive a Ford Escape.
54) I missed a birthday party today.
55) Rebekah is turning seven.
56) My friend Stephanie is engaged.
57) The big day is June 9th.
58) Should I be excited?
59) I like muffins.
60) Banana nut, blueberry, cranberry orange, all types actually.
61) I had braces from the time I was 17 till I was 19.
62) I have a cavity or a soft spot in my tooth.
63) The dentist appt. is on Dec. 6th.
64) Adam like's to watch the Sabre's game.
65) Maybe I'll get him tickets for Christmas.
66) I had to tell somebody.
67) I often time get milkshake splattered on my shirt when I make them at work.
68) The cafe at church is a cool place to "work".
69) I help in the nursery at church too.
70) The flowers died in the garden.
71) They might grow back in the spring though.
72) I like to go tot the public market, but today I had to buy my produce at Wegmans.
73) Chai tea is yummy.
74) I try not to drink coffee.
75) But the other day at work, they were sampling new brands. So I helped taste test.
76) Tuesday is Andy's birthday. I think he'll be 26.
77) I'm slowing down now.
78) I used to tell people I was going to be a pig farmer.
79) I don't like spiders... especially when they crawl up my arm.
80) I don't drink soda a lot.
81) Elisabeth is my friend.
82) She went dress shopping with me once.
83) What if I don't get to be a bridesmaid ever again?
84) I think I'd be dissapointed.
85) Adam is saying it's time to go!!!
86) Jim is a graphic design artist.
87) We're supposed to find him a girl.
88) Sledding is cold.
89) I didn't go once last year.
90) I plan to go skiing this year though.
91) Carissa asked me to be in her musical next year.
92) In one of the major parts. I'm excited!
93) I was the mother nun in The Sound of Music.
94) Someday I'd like to have some kids.
95) I need bigger mucsles to move the chair pout of my living room.
96) The wooden playground was the best part in elementary school.
97) I used to run fast and wins lots of races.
98) My friend Hannah had the same birthday.
99) I'm glad Mom went shopping with me today. Having someone around is always better...
100)I'm never alone, cause I have Jesus.