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Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Truly Thankful Thanksgiving

This dog.



The one who buries under the covers to sleep.


The one who loves to jump on me and make my work clothes muddy......before I go to work.

This same dog sunning himself....


Saved our lives last night.

To make a long story short, he barked his little head off at 3:00 am. Earl is not a "yappy" dog but he has his occasional fit now and then. It's mostly people driving by that irritates him (especially at 3:00 am).

We were sleeping soundly.
My husband got up to check things out because by the time we woke up the dog was frantic!

Next I heard something I pray to God I never hear again.

"Everybody get up! There's a fire in the basement" yelled my husband.

Out water heater started fire which caught a bunch of boxes on fire which if it wasn't for Earl would have started our downward spiral towards death. I'm not afraid of "death", but I really don't want to burn to death. Nope not on my agenda.

Peacefully in my sleep sounds better.

So even though I now have no hot water, I don't really care.

We. Are. Alive.

Everyone is safe. The house is still ok.
even if we would have lost the house, as long as we are ok and together, that's all that matters.

I am truly thankful to God for my family that is safe and sound and for our four legged hero, Earl who with God's help saved our lives.

What are you thankful for??

Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Love, me
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Truly Thankful Harvest

As you may recall, we were pretty worried about our soybeans this year.

Soybeans aren't made for hiding under a blanket of 12 inches of heavy snow.



They're just not.



We prayed.

We prayed some more.

And we got answers.


















God heard us.

Thank you Lord.

Love, Me



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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The card I made in the dark.

Ok. Semi dark.

I want to write to new friends we made in Missouri. So I started making them a card. One thing led to another and I found this:





I don't remember where I got this from, but I just realized a ton of uses for it in the paper crafting world!

I made this card..







I used some jute with beads woven into it and threaded it through my lace.







I also added swirly clips and brads to help hold my lace in place.







I stamped a big 'ol "thank you" from my ancient Close To My Heart collection then added a brand new Unity owl stamp which I chalked in!!

That is all! I just had to share.

Love, me





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Day 5

Still no electricity.

Doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon either.

Met-Ed guys were just here with a very curious southern accent. Wanted to know how to get into the fields to check the poles. It's like a swamp in there. With all the snow that just melted? A small stream. They said they'd report to the home office. Wonderful.

I wanted to ask the question but I didn't. After spending almost $300.00 worth of gas for the generator up till now,(that's including shutting it down all night and the middle part of the day), I would love to ask how long it's going to take them to fix it. I couldn't do it. I think they have enough questions to answer so I let them drive away.

This October storm has brought me to my knees in prayer so many times in the past 5 days. We have soybeans to harvest.
Our corn didn't yield but a 4th of what we hoped it would with the drought we had.


We have a farm to run. So much to pay for with a harvest looking so dim.

We were praying (still are) about a move we would love to make halfway across the country to milk cows. No answers yet. All in God's time I know.

Times like this, all I can do is wait patiently to see what He has in store for us. If it's not what I want or thought it would be, I'll still believe and have faith.



I wanted a miracle for our daughter to be cured. She deteriorated and passed away. The end result was not what I wanted, but it was for the best. It was what God wanted. I believe this with all my heart and I'm at peace most of the time. I still miss her. I wonder what she would look like at her ripe old age of 18. I wonder what her taste would be in clothing. If she would have wanted to go to college, what her favorite food would be.

I'm waiting patiently (most of the time) for both electricity and answers..I'm not perfect but whatever (or wherever) God decides for us is okay with me.

Sometimes I need reminding :)



I'm off to a work forum then to stock up on pumpkin for I hear the crop has failed this year.

What answers are you waiting for?

Love, me
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