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daily record something to be grateful or thankful for! (read all 105 entries…)
Thankful for Tuesday April 22, 2014 Earth Day!

kids up ready, and out the door for school.
thinking I was going to have a day at home, instead daughter invites me to go out with her.
weather is good, sixty some degrees, no rain as predicted.
best pizza we have had since moving here in ‘94 for lunch.
ended up being out all day, made it home just as the two younger kids got off the bus.
hubby called asking where I was, he joked about me not having dinner ready(which I normally don’t), however, I told him I would then I went out.
home to cook hubby’s dinner with him.
“Bible” read.
boys to bed.
movie with hubby “RED”.
to bed!



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Is it still Easter Monday...it was when I was a kid? April 21, 2014 Thankful:

the oldest got up a little before eight and when it and took his shower and got ready quiet as not to wake the second.
second woke up at eight twenty and got ready with now issues.
heading over to daughters with only one little fit from the second.
can say I am thankful for the way the rest of the time went at daughters.
we ended up coming home and second sent in for a nap.
third and fourth grandson’s came for lunch.
oldest went with daughter to take baby to doctor.
second woke up and the rest of the day went smoothly.
third and fourth had a nice play time on my deck out front.
dinner is over.
getting ready to try making flour tortilla’s.
then “Bible” read and the boys will be off to bed.
nice phone call from a friend. She lives about an hour and a half away and we rarely see her. Maybe twice a years so it was a nice visit. Hubby talked with her too. Since the time they meet thirteen years ago they call each other brother and sister. So sweet.



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Easter Sunday! April 20, 2014 So thankful:

the boys were up at five, but didn’t wake me till seven.
disappointed that they had no baskets here.
they showered quickly and were ready very fast.
took the coffee cake to their moms to cook.
they received baskets at moms.
she did the resurrection rolls with them, but she said they didn’t turn out to well. Marshmallow went everywhere, but the kids enjoyed them just the same.
boys rode with mom will I got to stay behind and plant the tootsie pops. The kids love, love, loved that!
lunch at moms.
neighbor invited all six of my grandkids to do Easter egg hunt at her house. The kids all had a blast.
daughter went home and me and the boys stayed here for a break away from each other.
dinner at moms.
home for two day “Bible” read.
too bed with the boys.
helped hubby with his homework.
now quiet time that I love.



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Yesterday was Good Friday, so does that make today Good Saturday? April 19, 2014 Thankful:

second up early and ready to get the day started.
oldest got up shortly after and got ready as well.
breakfast for the three of us.
mixing up batter for tomorrow’s coffee cake, and some batter for mini egg cakes with white and chocolate bark.
oldest riding bike to store to get parchment paper and some milk.
off to daughters to help her finish getting ready.
all of us off to the easter egg hunt.
kids had a blast and they worked it so the little kids five and under went. Each person was to get ten eggs. The five and up to twelve went and each got ten eggs. After everyone had ten then they let everyone go and collect what was left. The kids all had a blast.
oldest out to play with neighbors niece and nephew who arrived last night for the weekend.
second was mad he can’t go out and play too. I am sticking to I have to be able to trust you inside before I can let you outside without an adult. Not happy, but I just put him to work helping finish the egg cakes. All day he asked if he couldn’t have one of each as they looked so good.
a fast trip to Wal Mart for a few things I forgot the other day.
pizza out, and grandpa joined us.
no clean up at home.
just realized we didn’t not do our “Bible” read today so we will have two days tomorrow.
long , but nice day.



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Good Friday April 18, 2014 Thankfuls:

sleeping in till eight.
boys getting up and getting the day started.
Saturday chores completed today.
bed linens washed and put back on beds.
dish towels and rags washed folded and put away.
gifts for my friends sister’s birthday.
$ got friends baby and $5 for two year old sister.
ride to town for groceries with daughter.
not thankful for my bad food choices again, but did say thanks for the delicious ice cream I ate.
rest of Easter stuff bought.
dinner for boys, bought rotisserie chicken for hubby.
“Bible” read.
after eight to bed, to bed, to bed I go!



Make more projects and get the grandkids to make more too! Let this be part of our random acts of kindness! (read all 10 entries…)
my first ever ribbon/bow...

I love Pinterest! This is a big accomplishment for me as my brother had a flower shop and was excellent with these, and he made them so effortlessly. He tried to teach me, but I wasn’t able to get it.
Ribbon with silk flowers sent to my friend that has West Nile that has been in the hospital since August 8, 2013.



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April 17, 2014 thankful:

that I didn’t have to go anywhere.
thought to go to Sioux Falls, but decided against it. Nice to have the option.
third grandson came after school(mom was shopping with her significant other.)
project with the third and oldest. Second missed out since the dominoes disappeared and he still hasn’t admitted taking them.
nice afternoon with early out.
early read of “Bible”, a little of the “Outsiders”, and how to write letters for kids. They will make a letter over the weekend. One of their projects I gave them.
easy dinner.
delicious shake. When I say I had shake it is made with fruit.
tomorrow boys have off school so we will do are chores, and then go to Sioux Falls if all goes okay.
too bed, to bed, to bed we go!



Make more projects and get the grandkids to make more too! Let this be part of our random acts of kindness! (read all 10 entries…)
two out of the three standing garden containers...

hubby made out of pallets. So excited that we are making some progress.



Make more projects and get the grandkids to make more too! Let this be part of our random acts of kindness! (read all 10 entries…)
Tiles that are the beginning of another project.

Doing these in stages.



Make more projects and get the grandkids to make more too! Let this be part of our random acts of kindness! (read all 10 entries…)
Oldest grandson ...

learns to make a paracord bracelet on his own.



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Wednesday April 16, 2014 Thankfuls:

Crazy days!
boys up and ready.
me not so fast, but out by nine.
even though it was raining we went to Sioux Falls( and hour and so away).
eats at Target with daughter and three grandkids.
ran around and did most all we wanted to do.
left to get home in time for the bus.
thankful that we made it, even though we were late. Started snowing and got real slippery. Trackor trailer in the median. Fed Ex went in the ditch about 25’ drop and hit a tree. Didn’t see damage to truck and driver was okay. We slipped a little a few times too.
got a hold of the school to have the third dropped at my house so he wouldn’t be locked out.
we made it before the bus anyway.
supper over, making hubby’s lunch.
not going to church do to the roads.
peaceful night at home.
“bible” read.



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Tuesday April 15, 2014 Thankfuls:

up at 5:30 to get my shower as soon as hubby was done getting ready for work.
dressed and checked weather. Hubby let me know it was 12 degrees and there was ice on the car window.
second up and ready. Only took ten minutes to get dressed.
oldest up and ready.
started car early, but didn’t have it on defrost so had to scrape windows.
drove oldest to where the usual bus goes, but she took a different route this am.
was half hour late for test, but they were okay with that.
didn’t have to wait long for doctor this am.
did have to wait an hour for the chemo, but worked out okay.
had just enough time to pick up book we ordered for my friends sister for her birthday, then on to Menards and was able to get the tile. $25 for 50 tiles. So excited that I was finally able to get them and they were cheap.
oldest went to his mom’s as I was fifteen minutes late arriving home. This gave daughter and I to finalize our plans for Easter.
Second did not come right in when the bus arrived and I caught him unpacking a backpack full of toys. As he knows he is not allowed to bring toys to school he lost them till school is out.
oldest went to help neighbor work on cleaning out more things. He only came home with a little stuff today. Unopened pack of sandpaper for grandpa, army hat for second, colored pencils for oldest and more things for church.
“Bible” read. Love Proverbs!
talk with hubby to use the Buick to go to Sioux Falls with daughter tomorrow.
now I get my quiet time.



write just for the sake of saying something... (read all 9 entries…)
how come things are so simple yet I always seem to make them so difficult...

the girl who is living with her sister says she does not think the church I go to is for her. Okay, I am fine with that. Actually what church is going to be right for a girl who has never been to church and will be thirteen in a week. On top of that she lost her mother two years ago, almost three. The mom had a heartache at work and died instantly from what I understand. Both parents were alcoholics, and she was left with the dad. So at the beginning of the school year the girl I know, her sister goes and gets her from the dad. The dad is not really caring for the girl. The sister, the woman I know, tells me a few months ago that she has the girl not because she wants her, but because she feels obligated to have her. That’s why I decided I should invite her to church. I had to call the woman I know yesterday to ask if she was staying at my house tonight while she has her baby. Oh, no my husband’s mom is going to stay at my house with her. Okay, is she having a party for her birthday Friday. Well, I have something planned for her, but I am not sure what. Okay, just say to stay out of her life, or you feel threatened by me, or the girl doesn’t like me. Run around answers. Well is she planning to go to church Sunday? She told John that she would love to go back to Chinese and he would get a cake for her and we could all celebrate together. Well, I don’t think she is going to do that, that church is not for her. Well, I need to let the guy know as he was getting a cake and gifts. Well, I don’t think she is going to go. Okay, I well tell John that.
My grandson wanted to know what happened. I told him that you can open your heart and let someone in, but if they are not ready, then just keep your heart open should they change there mind. She has gone through a lot and she hasn’t had a lot of exposure to caring people, and I think we overwhelmed her. So we just need to keep praying for her.



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Monday April 14, 2014 Thankful:

Kids had off school so got an extra half hour of sleep.
boys getting up and getting ready for the day.
out the house on time.
good chiropractor appointment for us all(8).
return what daughter had me pick up yesterday from rummage sale.
people did not hassle me, but seemed not impressed with us, however, we were not impressed either. The woman said it would be cleaned and it was not. Daughter did clean it, but still dirty after she spent and hour, so decided to return it. The woman told her she did not need to be rude.
fast stop at the grocery store.
lunch at home with the boys.
watch a movie with daughter and all the kids.
went with hubby to pick up daughters mattresses. Again, not impressed, but couldn’t beat the price. Got there in the nick of time to get the last king size. They sold more, but they were not there for pick up. The woman behind me had to request her money back.
“Bible” read, along with a few pages of the “Outsiders”.
dinner, The Voice, the boys to bed.
quiet time for me!



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Sunday April 12, 2014 Thankfuls:

for waking up to a new Sunday morning!
making coffee cake with second grandson the third Sunday in a row.
Holy Life Tabernacle where the holy spirit can be felt!
picture for the six grandkids with Easter Bunny at Wal Mart.
short trip to Wal Mart and home for a delicious lunch.
hubby got three total for my standing garden.
having more than enough mulch for the three garden beds so far.
truck bed emptied so hubby can pick up the mattresses for daughter tomorrow.
noodles for dinner( I have fallen off the wagon with my diet).
“Bible” read and started reading the “Outsiders” to the boys. very scary the way the second interprets things.
clothes were folded by the two boys and myself.
ready for bed!



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even though I have so much to be thankful for it still feels like a crappy day!

am very crabby. Thinking this is coming from the chemo. It happens every so often, but then perhaps it’s the April 15th moon, mars alignment thing. Pick up something from rummage for my daughter and she didn’t like it and didn’t want it, and so she was upset. Number two grandson did his I don’t have to do what you want I am playing, so I got upset with him. Now I have a very bad headache.



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Saturday April 12, 2014 thankfuls:

boys getting up and doing the routine. (shower, get dressed, strip beds, eat breakfast, do chores.)
all out to get the mulch, one step more toward my garden.
dropping boys at boys & girls club.
an hour and a half with hubby.
lunch with hubby at subway.
free time to shop around.
back to Lowes to get moulding for living room and the last piece for the cat room.
home for dinner.
drop stuff to daughter.
home again, home again, jiggety jig.



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Thank God it's friday April 11, 2014 :

up and out with the kids.
get self ready.
drop off something at daughters, and I didn’t forget.
pick up kids by eleven.
and hour and a half to appointment.
early for appointment so went and got a few sale items at Michaels.
interesting conversations with boys counselor.
he is worried about the younger and how he is so self absorbed and thinks only of himself and what he wants.
gas and pizza for supper.
back to school for the carnival that second and third had to work at, plus daughter had to make bake goods for them to sell.
thank God it is time to go home, rather I am home, and very tired.
glad the kids are in bed and I can stop vibrating.
four hours in the car~half hour to pick up boys, and hour and a half to appointment, hour and a half back to school, and half hour home.
boys did amazingly well under the circumstances.
thankful I don’t have too many days like this. We decided if they say the kids half to work, we will tell them we are not available.



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Thursday April 10, 2014 Thankful:

for another beautiful day.
two walks today.
ride with daughter.
noodles to make projects with.
lunch with daughter and four grandkids.
putting second back in shape by having him help, instead of sitting and pouting~too bad it doesn’t always work.
nice veggie soup for dinner.
visit with the neighbor.
hubby still making my off the ground garden. Two pieces done so far, and now I know where to get free mulch. Things are looking up. Going to plant the herbs in cans and put them in pallets like I have seen on pintrest. Last garden was three years ago and it was only weeds, even though I invest with my sister nearly $100 for the plants and stuff.
visit with a church person who was picking up his son from a neighbor down the street.



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Wednesday April 9, 2014 Thankfuls:

still very thankful for each day, but a little down that I have not stuck 100% to the diet. Getting moving in the mornings is so hard, even when I am so excited for the day.
days have been peaceful in the mornings with the kids going to school.
hubby comes home at 2:40 so it makes the day very short.
going for a walk with the daughter.
lunch at daughters. Seems when I get home the energy is gone and it is a struggle to do anything.
boys had sandwiches for dinner.
“Bible” read.
getting ready to go to church.
daughters friend says she is going to go, but we shall see since it is her sons birthday and her brother and nephew will be at her house.
my friends sister has not gone with us in two weeks since her dad passed away. Can you imagine what you would feel like loosing your mom at ten and then your dad by the time you are thirteen. Living with your sister who says she really doesn’t want you there.
looking forward to the pick me up on this hump day.
hubby is working on my raised garden bed…Yay…he does not want to go to church.



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