Friday, May 25, 2007

Missed opportunities

Last night just before I went to bed I realized I needed a new towel to put in the kennel our littlest Chihuahua "Little Dude" sleeps in. For reasons in many other posts I have put on here he is on "lock up" at night. In case you have not read earlier posts they have to do with the proper area to relieve himself and getting into trash cans, laundry etc. Anyway, every one else was in bed so I made my way to the garage and as I walked in I noticed in my peripheral vision what looked like a creme colored cat. Since we do not have a creme colored cat, I looked that way and found myself staring at a huge possum. She is lucky it did not trigger my scream reflex as it probably would have made him/her faint. Anyway I took a bucket and tried to shew her out the cat door, but she hissed and then finally made his way behind a table and boxes. NOW if I was a good blogger, the moment I saw him I would have said "wait" and I would have run for the camera. But I guess I am still learning.....Maybe next time.

Monday, May 21, 2007

God Rocks: A Weekly Miracle Story

Being a Seventh Day Adventist, I get a a 24 hour "vacation" from all work every week from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. However the activities preparing for this mini vacation can get kinda hectic sometimes. One Friday late afternoon, when the kids were little, the dryer belt broke. We didn't have much money and the church clothes were in the washer. I think I can do anything, so I went and bought a new belt. I struggled with it for an hour before I realized if I didn't get it on soon the sun would be down and we would be out of luck. I prayed that God would not let Satan win and ruin my "sabbath". I called the place I got the belt, and the guy there was so nice he talked me through the entire process. I was also able to get all the clothes dried before sunset so we could have our weekly rest and time to spend with God.

Sometimes my Staurday mornings are hectic and I cant find things I need before church starts. Everytime I pray about it my eye or hand goes almost directly to the thing I need.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hide and seek

Watch the video of the wedding song below and see if you can tell when Darryl finally spotted me in the balcony of the chapel. If you need a bigger view you can enlarge it at the You Tube site.

The Interview

Fantasagirl interviewed Twisted Cinderella and I asked Twisted Cinderella to interview me. Here are the answers to the questions she asked me....

1) You currently work with your husband. What are some of the benefits and hard parts of working with the man you love?

Benefits: Darryl is the Administrator and I am the RN, so although we are both in management, our jobs are very different. We respect each others positions and the one whose job takes presidence gets to make the decision. Such as a choice to move a resident into the facility. Since most all workers work under my license, he screens the residents but leaves the final decision on whether a resident is appropriate for our setting to me. We always treat each other as professionals. We love working together, as we try to build on each others strengths to make it the best place for residents and staff. We have a great reputation in the community and we are both very proud of that. He is a super great administrator and treats all his staff including me with appreciation and respect.

Hard parts: The occasional difference of opinion. I once had to say "I am the nurse and I say NO" which I am sure a nurse who was not his wife would not have challenged him on. However I felt stongly that this was a safety issue for the resident and staff. (Yes he respected my decision)

2) You recently dedicated a wonderful post to your mother, in what ways do you feel that you are like your mother, in what ways are you different?

Like my Mother: I am very much like my mother. We both love our children like mother bears, we both want things to be as fair as possible, we both love flowers, we both dislike the color orange, we both love beautiful scenery, we both love electronics, taking pictures, and chatting on messenger, we are both introverted.

Different than my mother: She doen't like to cook and I love it, she is more shy than I am, I am taller by 2 inches.

3) Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up when you were 5, 10, and 20?

When I was 5 and 10, all I ever wanted to be was a mother. I would watch my own families and others and make plans. I wanted to be the stay at home mom, the room mother at school, the place where all the kids came to hang out. My favorite thing to do was take care of my little sis "Laughing Mommy". She was 8 years younger so was my living "doll". At age 20 I was in college and I wanted to be either a pediatric nurse or pyschiatric nurse. I did do pediatric nursing for a couple years after I graduated. I love it but we moved to a new state and I never did get back into it.

4) What is the best part of parenting teenagers? What is the biggest challenge?

The best part about parenting teens is seeing them grow into individuals and to find out how they are changing, what their thoughts are, where they are headed in life.

The biggest challenge is to stay on top of the discipline. It has to be something that is important to them, and if they are clever it has to go about 4 levels deep.
Meaning if you get a punishment and you dont do it, then this happens and if that doesn't happen, then the next thing happens, etc.

5) You are granted three wishes - what would they be?

1. To never fall away from my love for Jesus and to always want to share that
2. That no one would ever be hungry or cold
3. That every child would be protected and loved as much as I protect and love my kids

If anyone else wants to play along: Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions. You will update your weblog with the answers to the questions. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. Thanks for playing along, have fun