Wednesday, September 29, 2010

addition to the Family

Say Hello to BABY!

I have wanted to get a kitten for a while now. After we got all settled in our house, I started going to the animal shelter and checking out the kittens. But not just any kitten, I really wanted to find a blue/grey one. Years ago, we had a cat named Chester and he was that color. I went this past Monday and they had a litter of 3 of them!  I filled out all the paper work but had to get Fred to agree to getting another pet in the house.
In a a gesture of complete selfless love to me, he said ok! I know he would rather not have any pets, much less 2. But I think he knew that I have been in a 'rough' place lately and to have something that would 'need' me, would be like therapy!
She is so stinking cute! She found the food right away and we saw her use the litter box last night. We were such proud new parents!  haha

She loves the laptop for some reason, don't know if she likes the light from the monitor or the humming, but she is very comfortable with it!
 But mostly, she does this..... and I am ok with that!
 Poor Kaya is very angry right now. At first sight of the kitten, she ran to our bedroom and hasn't left under the bed. I have tried several times to go under there and love on her and she is actually hissing and growling at me. That makes me sad. :(     I hope she comes around soon.

More cute pictures of Baby.... 
Fred said I better make sure she doesn't get outside or a bird will swoop her away! He said he didn't think Kaya was ever that little, but I know she was. Oh, how we forget! haha

I intend on enjoying this little fur ball as long as I can!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

little projects

I finally got the spray paint to spruce up my fountain...
don't know if the pictures do it justice, but I think it looks better.
 This is the 'before' look....
This is the 'after' look....

I also bought this 'kit' to hang clay pots together at the flea market a couple of weeks ago. Well, I thought it would be nice if I painted the pots....
And this is how they look with plants and hanging up....
the contraption is just pieces of wood with 'hooks' cut on them and the pots clip on to....
I like it!

And last but not least, my pretty old window
Fred bought me this old window in Dade City last Summer and I hadn't done anything with it yet...
Well, Fred took and sanded it down for me and I cleaned up the glass on it.
The next step is to paint it. I am thinking about red and putting a 'crackle' finish on it to keep it looking 'old'.
Also, I think I am going to take the hummingbirds pictures that Freddy took and make them 5x7 and put them in the windows.  VERY excited about this, I just hope it doesn't take me till NEXT Summer to do it!! 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

now on to happier things!

I had every intention of posting pics of the kids' visit here as soon as they left. But that didn't happen, of course. (see previous post)

Freddy and Steph arrived on Thursday. Freddy drove 5 hours, Steph flew into Dallas.
Friday, we went to Canton Flea Market. It is a HUGE place and it's open the weekend before the 1st Monday of the month. Everyone around here has been telling us we HAD to go to it, but to wait till it was cooler. So we tried it out, and God blessed us with wonderful weather!

Apparently Freddy has a crush on Taylor Swift, hahah
Steph's new nickname!
have to say the guys were great sports and patient with us girls looking at all the stuff
ok, so everything IS bigger in Texas!
yeah, this is best I could get of the siblings together, Freddy is a goof
we thought this girl was too happy, yeah, did I mention Freddy was goofy?
We actually found these letters laid out....
Fred and I with some crazy lawn ornaments!
stopped at this place....

for this...
the sign was appropriate!
On Saturday, we took the kids into 'town'.... which didn't take long!

found a cute gazebo for pictures...

Freddy taking pictures of the old buildings

On Sunday, it was great having the kids with us in church!!

Went to Chili's for lunch (not many choices in town!)
Freddy showing off his Iphone to his dad

Then, did some relaxing at the house. Didn't feel like doing anymore driving

Steph and I attempting to get our pic together!
about the best we could do!
Freddy in backyard trying to catch pictures of the birds
Here's a couple of the hummingbirds
I think it's so cool that you can actually see their wings 

Monday was Labor Day, so we had Mom and the other Nassars come over for a cookout. Mom's Birthday was on the 8th, so we sang Happy Birthday to her. Tom made some 'molten lava' cakes as well as a 'dark chocolate' cake. The boy likes baking, and we are glad!!
Tom looking normal...
Most of the Nassars together
and last but not least, Grandma and the Grandkids!

It was a wonderful visit, especially since I know the kids weren't all that excited about our little town, but still had great attitudes!  My babies are all grown up, and I don't know how I feel about that!

Pity Party

I read a devotional this morning. It hit me smack in between the eyes.

It spoke about having a "pity party" .   I went through that last week. 2 of the 3 kids came for a visit. They left on Tuesday, and that's when the party started. I went into  a dark hole of depression. Maybe depression is too strong of a word. But I was really down. Fred was calling it 'post partum depression'.  I loved having Freddy and Steph here, but it emphasized that Andy wasn't. Our relationship with him is not much better, another reminder....
After the kids left, I can't say when I will see them again, and that is sad. Things aren't going that great in Steph's world, and I can't do anything about that. And I am left in the middle of East Texas. I felt very lost and alone.  It lasted about 3 days. I didn't want to see or talk to anyone. I had to take mom to the store on Wednesday, and it took every ounce of strength to do that.

Ok, so after saying all this, not to have anyone feel sorry for me, I realized something had happened. I didn't pray. At all. For a week. Now, did the blue mood come from lack of praying or I didn't pray due to the blue mood?  I don't know, but I don't think it matters. The point is you'd think I would have had a "DUH!" moment!  The minute I started feeling down, I should have been DOWN on my knees.  But after all these years, I am still a hard-head.  (ha, I guess that's where my kids get it!)

So, I am going to put the scripture below on my bathroom mirror. I will see it every morning as a reminder cuz I sure don't want to go through a 'blue mood' again.

Let the Peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. And as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
                                                 Colossians 3:15-17