Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How can you say no?

The Jib was peacefully napping in her high chair. I was afraid to move her, because I didn't want to wake her up. Puckey came into the kitchen, looks at The Jib, and asks, "Mama, can I kiss her head?" I whispered, "No, Puckey, Jibby's sleeping." Puckey looks at me with her dark chocolate eyes twinkling and whispers back, "But she's CUTE, Mama!" I mean, really, how can one resist THAT? (I did, but Puckey got me back by "accidentally" waking The Jib up while getting some pretzels off of the kitchen island) Maybe next time I'll just let her kiss The Jib.

I added 2 other posts today, please check them out as well...

Prayer requests

I got a call today from my mom, and would like to pass along these prayer requests.

My aunt and uncle recently returned from a vacation to Hawaii. From what I know, my aunt Kathy was sick when they got home (or shortly thereafter). Last Friday she was taken into emergency, and ended up being put into a medically induced coma so that the doctors could put her on a ventilator. Apparently her oxygen levels were at 40% (which is NOT good). She has double-pnemonia, and possibly another infection, but my mom wasn't sure of all the details. Kathy was transferred (via helicoptor) to University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor today, because they have more high-tech ventilator equipment there than what they have here at our local hospitals. From what my mom told me, Kathy is pretty much on the verge of death right now.

Kathy is a really nice person. She is very caring, loves her family, and has a real soft spot for animals. She is a wife and mother. Kathy is not a Christian. As a matter of fact, she is Wiccan. It is my prayer that God would see fit to heal her, and that by His miraculous healing she would see that He is Lord, and that she would want to give her life to Him, or at least be more receptive to Christianity. In that light, I also pray that members of my family who aren't Christian would also see God working in this situation and pursue a relationship with Christ.

I have one other request. While Ande was growing up, his neighbors Bob and Carol were almost like second parents to him. He spent a lot of time at their house, and he's maintained a relationship with them since childhood. Bob was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. Doctors gave him 6 months to live, but Bob soldiered on had fairly successful treatment. Around Halloween, we got a call from Carol that she thought Bob might not make it much longer. He managed to make it through all of the recent holidays, much to the surprise of his family. We got a call last night that Bob died yesterday afternoon. Bob and Carol used to attend church years ago, but for a reason unknown to me, they stopped attending. I don't know if Bob reconciled with God before he died, and I don't know where Carol stands in her relationship with God. I'm praying that the Christian people who will be interacting with Carol over the next days, weeks, months, etc. will be a blessing to Carol and draw her close to the Lord.


Please see my other post from this morning, which can be found below.

Back by Popular Demand!!

Okay, so I'm breaking the rules and posting funny stuff even without Ande's permission...LOL. Things have been a little busy around here and I just haven't had a lot of time to actually sit down and post stuff. Plus, I got tagged, and I had to come up with my answers and figure out how on earth I was going to tag 7 people, since I've pretty much exhausted my resources of blogger friends. You'll see what I ended up doing later....

First things are you all at math? I'm not the greatest, but I thought I'd share a couple of story problems with you...

Once, there was a little girl.
She was a happy little girl (and cute as a button, I might add)

One day, she met a handsome little boy.

Eventually, they had a baby.
Who does she look like?
Okay, next problem...

Same little girl, different picture...

Same little boy (sorry, only have this one picture at my disposal right now...)

And they had ANOTHER baby.

Who did she look like?

I guess I never knew that A + B = A!! (No wonder I didn't do so great in algebra!) Since my older kids don't really resemble me, I LOVE it that Puckey and The Jib do!!

Okay, now, I've been tagged AGAIN. I'm beginning to run out of unique answers for these things, but I'll try to be as interesting as I can. Here goes:

Mary, at Mom2-2GoodBoys, tagged me. I have to tell her (and you, my reading audience) 7 interesting things about myself, then tag 7 other people to do the same. I can't guarantee how interesting they will be, but I'll try.
  1. When I get to Heaven, I get to meet my 3 older brothers. That will be cool!
  2. I can wiggle my right ear and my nose.
  3. I have been friends with my best girl friend for 20 years. We met in 7th grade gym class.
  4. I played Thomas Edison in a school play when I was in 4th grade.
  5. I still have all 4 of my grandparents.
  6. My husband and I worked for the same company for over a year before we met.
  7. One of my favorite veggies is spinach.

Man, that was kind of hard! I'm really not a very interesting person. Okay, so now I have to find 7 people to tag. I only had 1 person left out of my friends that I haven't tagged yet, so of course, she's first on the list...

Destini - who is one of the kindest people I know (hey, you asked for a post, you got one, sister!)

Now...where to get the other 6? Well, when all else fails, just randomly pick out people from the blogger world. So, here's the other 6...

Keely - because I love her name and I think we may be similar in our thinking...

Faithful Chick - because her blog is pretty...and she is apparently a master of the computer, according to her son!

Emily - because she gives some good tips she learned about saving money at the grocery store.

Suzanne - her hubby works for Starbucks. Need I say more?

Rachel - because her most recent post is pictures of an 80's party.

Sweetly Broken - because she seems to have a good sense of humor.

Wow, that was REALLY hard! I don't know any of the above-mentioned women, so I can't say whether or not they will respond. I hope so, because I really enjoy reading other people's perspectives on things, and it would be fun to add some new "blogger friends" to my list....