Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Snow Day

Two Days ago we had a terrific snow storm! Yay! We were very excited to see it snow ALL DAY. Up 'til now this winter has been pretty dry. Hardly any snow. A few weeks ago there was about a foot in town and we got maybe an inch or so. It was depressing. But, our luck has turned and now we have an abundance of snow! :) See for yourself.....

Our pond covered with snow....

Even the birds were snowed in!

Hope you are all having a wonderful winter wherever you are!


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bingley's Progress Report

Hey there my friends! It has been awhile since I posted anything. So, I thought I would tell you a little about the goings on with Mr. Bingley, my car. As some of you know he was sick for about a month and consequently making my life a bit harder and more confusing. Lots of girls and not enough cars is a very stressful thing, don't you know?

So, Bingley broke down on me and I had to confine him to his room, a.k.a the garage. My very smart brother and I worked on him. Gave him all new spark plugs and filled him up with yummy oil. Nothing.

Changed the fuel filter too. Hmmm...nada. Checked the compression. That was normal. Still nothing. After all that and multiple test drives he was still sluggish. So, I opened up the hood and decided to stare at the engine. Not really sure why because I don't really know what I was looking for. However, I did notice that there was a tube coming off of the fuel pump that I thought should have had some kind of cap or something. So, next time my brother was here I showed him and sure enough the hose had gotten bumped off by accident. So, we fixed that problem. OK, here was the big test. I drove him and he was doing a little better but he was still giving me fits. *sigh*

"Well, Mr. Bingley, I'm just going to have to take you to the Doc (a.k.a. the mechanic)."

I made an appointment for Tuesday morning.

On Saturday I decided to clean the windows in the garage. In order to clean the windows I had to clear off the window sills. In order the clear off the window sills I had to clear of the workbench that is in front of the sills. In order to do that I had to have a place to put the stuff that is on the workbench. And in order to do that...well, you get the picture. I ended up cleaning the garage. So, I had to move Mr. Bingley outside. With much coaxing and choking he grumbled to life. I pulled him out and decided just for fun to let it run for 20 minutes or so and then test drive again. So, I did it and it ran perfect. Not a complaint or cough to be heard!! Hmm...do you think it was the threat of a Doctor visit that made him well? I think my car was just being ornery so he wouldn't have to work. The Slacker! So, I kept the appointment just in case it was just a fluke. But Monday came and Mr. B was still running good. So, my faith restored, I called and cancelled. But what do you think? Not 8 or 9 hours later I'm driving into town and he starts coughing and losing power again.....

"WHAT?!?!?! Ooooh....if you weren't a car....I'd ditch you..."

The next day I decided to drive it anyway and it ran fine in the ice and snow that got dumped on us the night before. *puzzle, puzzle*

Since then Mr. B has been running right fine. I gave him a stern talking to and he is quite repentant. I hope that this good behavior continues...

We shall see what we shall see.......

Hope you are all having a wonderful 2008!


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cry Out!

There is hope for the helpless,

Rest for the weary,

And love for the broken heart.

There is grace and forgiveness,

Mercy and healing,

He'll meet you wherever you are.

Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Our Tree

I forgot to post a picture of our tree! Well, here it is before we cut it down. Isn't it a beauty?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas 2007

Here are a few Christmas pictures! The picture above is called Christmas Explosion. :) That's what it feels like sometimes doesn't it? It's a good explosion though.

These are our stockings that our Marmee sewed and embroidered. She made one every year there was a new baby in the house. Every two years pretty much! :)

This was fun. We went to a Golf Course near our home that had a spectacular lights display that you could drive through. It was fun!

And this is our house...heh heh, just kidding. ;-)

This was our favorite! The castle of course! (pic by Marge) We really enjoyed driving around and looking at all the lights. We thought about putting lights up on our house this year...it stayed a thought. A nice thought, but a thought only. :) Oh, if we had servants...hee hee! :)

We went to a party at Robyn and Scott's house. Just look at that food! They made killer clam chowder (Scott's Grandma's recipe). So good. :)

Isn't their house so pretty? I love their tree. At their house you will ALWAYS find candles burning throughout the house. Gives it such a warm and welcoming feel.

This is their house. They got their lights past the thought phase. :) Beautiful!

I hope that you all had a beautiful and merry Christmas.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Blowing Bubbles and Such

I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

Recipes for Bubbles!!!

Basic Bubbles I
1/4 cup Liquid Dishwashing Detergent
3/4 cup Water
1-1/2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup
Mix all ingredients and let bubbles settle.

Basic Bubbles II
1 cup Dishwashing Detergent (Joy, Dawn or Ajax are best)
1 gallon Water
1 tbsp Glycerine (optional-makes stronger bubbles)
Mix all ingredients and let bubbles settle.

No More Tears Bubbles Great for little kids!
1/4 cup Baby Shampoo (no-sting type)
3/4 cup Water
3 tbsp Light Corn Syrup
Mix all ingredients and let bubbles settle.

Good Day Y'all!