Bloggy Giveaway Time!

Yay! It is giveaway time again!  I get to giveaway something and you try to get it! If you want more tries, go check out the list at BloggyGiveaway.

What am I giving? A subscription to Readers Digest for 1 year.

Why am I giving this? Because I like to read it in the bathroom and I thought maybe you would too!

How do you win? Leave me a comment and tell me why you want it.

Easy Enough?

I will pick a winner on Sunday the 3rd.  Only US mailing addresses please.

Design Remix

It is WFMW at Rocks in my Dryer.

I do not know about you, but I have many things around my home that need work. Some I can do, some I can’t and some I think I can’t when I really can.

I watch a few shows on HGTV and DIY that show me that there are things I can do with a very limited budget. I like design remix as well as some others. They show you how to take something and remake it into something else, and for little to no money. Just rearranging helps so much as well.

I saw something on the Design Remix with using a glaze and paint mixed and doing a wall with it. I thought it looked great, but could not even get the glaze at the time, or so I thought. I went to a yard sale, got a bucket of glaze, a sponging tool, some paint and other items for under $2 and did my headboard!

I watch these shows and get ideas when I can and them I have something to go by when I want to do something. My new project is taking some old windows, crackle painting them and then using for picture frames above my fireplace. Paint is oops paint from Lowes and crackle was the same, windows were from a friend who is moving and knew I was looking for them. Cost for three large windows, $7 plus what ever it will take me to frame the pictures in the opening. Believe me, it will not be much!

Try watching when you can and get ideas. You can remix the remix ideas and come up with your own as well!

Works for me!

It’ll be all right!

I can’t believe it has been 10 days since I last posted. Well, I guess I can believe it, but it sure has zipped by.

How do you handle life zipping by? Feel like you are missing something? Wondering where all the days went?

For me, I look back at the last year and wonder where it went. It seems like there have been many stress situations, trials, disappointments, hurts and struggles.

However, there has also been joys amid the pain, Answers to prayer among the trials and love amidst the hurts.

I am one that seems to be able to laugh at myself, find humor in situations and be bawling my eyes out at things one minute and then finding a humorous side and laughing through my tears. I think God blessed me with that ability.

I also have a husband whose favorite saying is “It’ll be all right”.  Sometimes I would get upset with him, but yet that saying brings a reminder that it WILL be all right.

Why will it be all right?

  • I am a child of God and He loves me and answers prayer
  • He has promised that “all things work together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose..” Romans 8:28
  • I am trusting MY God to handle MY life

I quoted Romans 8:28 and want to say something about it. So often people quote the first part and forget the last. If we are not a child of God, not born again, we can’t hold God to the first part of that verse. It is because we are His that things will work for God. If we are not His, they are not working for good.

So, while trials and struggles come and go in this life, we need to trust our Savior and let Him handle.

I learned long ago that my dependency is on God. Not my husband’s job or my ability to make money. Not my church. Not my husband. Not my car or home. Only God. He provides, supplies and opens doors never thought possible.

How have I made it thought this year, and all the years before? God.

I have not always trusted Him, and still get fearful, angry, revengeful at times, but usually I get turned around and put my trust where it belongs.

Now, you have problems?Trials? Hurts?

  • Trust Him!
  • Remember He will work it out
  • Cry
  • Laugh, Laugh, Laugh through it all
  • Remember: It’ll be all right!

Where has Peggie Been?

Sometimes I seem to be missing a lot lately. Someone read my blog this week and told me I sure let it all hang out, well, I am me and yes, I sometimes do.

Today will be one of those posts. In fact, I am going to put the same post on my other blog also, as the same reason for lack of posting has been there as here.

And, what are those reasons?  LIFE.

  1. I moved from blogspot to my own .com’s several months ago. I have been fighting with things ever since. Templates look nice until I instal them and then they act strange. What works for one blog will not work on the other. This one the feedburner sign up can’t be seen and no matter what I can’t seem to tweak it right.   My other blog has had template problems too. I have one now because it works, but not because I like it. Discouragement.
  2. Another reason I have been slow at posting is a bit of stress. Well, more than a bit. We have been struggling with his job situation for some time. The church, also where he works, has been going into apostasy. As with everyone, the gas prices are getting to us and we have had a number of “disasters” here at the house.
  3. Hubby found another job but at a big difference in pay. We prayed and struggled over that decision knowing we were already struggling financially, yet we felt that God was telling us to get out and make the move. We did and he started today. This leaves us needing to make up the income.
  4. Both of us have had physical problems
  5. I just turned 60 and and thought it was the end of the world.
  6. My 19 month old granddaughter is taking way more of my time than she used to!

I find myself wondering how people keep up with their blogs everyday and still keep up with everything else. How do others handle themes not working right, lack of time, stress and still be creative? Am I weird?

I want so much for my blogs to be of use to others, help others and be there if and when I am needed. I have plans, but can’t seem to find the right groove.

I will be back on track, and there will be  groove, hang in there with me.  I miss writing and miss the commenting on other blogs too.

Thanks for being there.

How To Know When You Are Ready For Parenthood

This came in my email today. If you want some good laughs subscribe to The Cybersalt Digest

“How To Know When You Are Ready For Parenthood”

MESS TEST: Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub on the walls. Cover the stains with crayons. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.

TOY TEST: Obtain a 55-gallon box of LEGOs. (If LEGOs are not available, you may substitute roofing tacks or broken bottles.) Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream (this could wake a child at night).

GROCERY STORE TEST: Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop at the grocery store. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.

DRESSING TEST: Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff it into a small net bag making sure that all arms stay inside.

FEEDING TEST: Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill it halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a stout cord. Get the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal (such as Fruit Loops or Cheerios) into the mouth of the jug while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.

NIGHT TEST: Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8 to 12 pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 8 PM begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9 PM. Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10:00 PM. Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing them until 4:00 AM. Set alarm for 5:00 AM. Get up and make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

PHYSICAL TEST (WOMEN): Obtain a large beanbag chair and attach it to the front of your clothes. Leave it there for 9 mo. Now remove 10% of the beans.

PHYSICAL TEST (MEN): Go to the nearest drug store. Set your wallet on the counter. Ask the clerk to help himself. Now proceed to the nearest food store. Go to the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited to the store. Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.

FINAL ASSIGNMENT: Find a couple who already has a small child. Lecture them on how they can improve their child’s discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet training, and table manners. Suggest many things they can improve as well. Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children to run riot. Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you’ll have all the answers.