Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Put a fork in me

Seriously, you could put a fork in me and call me done for this semester.  My husband feels the same way.  We are so done with this semester that it is unreal.  I should be studying right now before I jump in the shower to get ready for class, but instead I am writing about studying.  LOL…. Does that count?? Let’s see, Rob and I have a test tomorrow in our MLT class on urinalysis, and then tomorrow night I have another test on chapters 8,9,10 in Chemistry 1151, which is Survey of Chemistry. That class is basically ALLLLL the chemistries rolled into this one class!!!! Oh Vey!! So, that is the homework that I am trying to finish up, for chem.  My homework is online for this class, and it’s due on 12/4. Then on 12/8 for chem. I have FINALS!!!!!!! But wait, before 12/8 in this class, I have a lab final on 12/6.  Are you dizzy as I am with all these dates too??!! I’m not worried about both of MLT classes. So, no sweating it there. Alright off to do some homework before shower.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Full Of Grace Contest

Another BEAUTIFUL Full Of Grace contest!!
It is a freshwater pearl bracelet and it comes with your choice of a miraculous medal or small crucifix.
So enter in and win!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

To another wonderful Thanksgiving

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! My husband and I prepared most of the food the day before. So all we had left to do was the ham and sweet potato casserole. I usually bake a double layer pumpkin pie cheesecake, but hubby said no and for me to relax a little with the baking. I felt weird not making it. It’s always a hit when we have other family members over at my in-laws, but my in-laws went to the mountains in N. Georgia this Thanksgiving.  So I guess I will make it this Christmas. YUUMMMYYY!! Emmaline started the prayer before we ate. It was sweet. Then we went for a walk around the neighborhood, and the girls rode their bikes. Tomorrow Reagan’s best friend will be here to spend the night. She is so excited. And guess what we are having for dinner the next few nights?? THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!!! LOL

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


My husband Rob and Piper
Our dog Piper is a weird little creature. We rescued her when she was 4 weeks old from Animal Control.  She is an Affenhuahua, in other words she is part Affenpinscher and Chihuahua.  She looks like a mini Chewbacca or a Ewok. LOL! Well anyways, she likes her food heated, she throws a temper tantrum at night in bed if she can’t get in the middle between Rob and I, she knows exactly when the girls are home from school and gets excited about their arrival, and she refuses to go to bed at night until one of us goes to bed.  Piper loves to be cradled like a baby, and she has the sweetest sighs. Oh did I mention that she usually won’t eat her food until the cat eats? It’s like a competition type deal between them.  I don’t know, it’s strange!! 

Plans for today

Plans for today:
Go to class
Study some when I get home (finals are coming up)
Make the girl’s beds, clean fresh sheets are ready to be put on
Do some laundry
And study some more!

Saint of the day

St. Clement
St. Clement I of Rome (92-101) was one of the first popes; according to St. Ireneus, he was the third after Peter. Clement most probably died as a martyr. Otherwise little is known of his life. It is not certain whether he is the one Paul mentions as his companion in Phil. 4:3. St. Clement's letter to the Corinthians is authentic; in it he authoritatively intervenes in that strife-torn community, a memorable act in the early history of the papacy.
The breviary gives these legendary details. Because of his zeal for souls, Pope Clement was banished to distant Chersonese; there he found two-thousand Christians who had received a similar sentence. When he came to these exiles he comforted them. "They all cried with one voice: Pray for us, blessed Clement, that we may become worthy of the promises of Christ. He replied: Without any merit of my own, the Lord sent me to you to share in your crowns." When they complained because they had to carry the water six miles, he encouraged them, "Let us all pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that He may open to His witnesses a fountain of water." "While blessed Clement was praying, the Lamb of God appeared to him; and at His feet a bubbling fountain of fresh water was flowing." Seeing the miracle, "All the pagans of the neighborhood began to believe."
When Trajan heard of these marvels, he ordered Clement to be drowned with an iron anchor about his neck. "While he was making his way to the sea, the people cried with a loud voice: Lord Jesus Christ, save him! But Clement prayed in tears: Father, receive my spirit." At the shore the Christians asked God to give them the body. The sea receded for three miles and there they found the body of the saint in a stone coffin within a small marble chapel; alongside lay the anchor. "You have given a dwelling to Your martyr Clement in the sea, O Lord, a temple of marble built by the hands of angels." The body was taken to Rome under Nicholas 1 (858-867) by Sts. Cyril and Methodius and placed in a church dedicated to his honor (S. Clemente). This is one of the most venerable of the churches in Rome because it retains all the liturgical arrangements of ancient times.
Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch.
Patron: Boatmen; marble workers; mariners; sailors; sick children; stonecutters; watermen.
Symbols: Double or triple cross; tiara; fountain; anchor; maniple; marble temple in the sea; cross and anchor; nimbed lamb.

Taken from: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2010-11-23

Monday, November 22, 2010


Okay so I have been thinking about this coming Sunday.  Advent.  This will be mine and the girls first year celebrating Advent as Catholics.  Even though hubby is not Catholic, he is extremely supportive for us. 

For those that don't know what Advent is, it is derived from Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is Coming.

St. Nicholas
I was looking at what other Catholics do during Advent in the forums that I frequent a lot.  And I love the St. Nicholas one where on December 6th (St. Nicholas feast day) I will have the girls put their shoes outside on the porch, and then St. Nicholas will put gold chocolate coins in their shoes. I think I will also tell them about St. Nicholas as well. 

I also have to get the Advent wreath down from the attic this week and place it on the table with the 4 candles in it. We will say a prayer each Sunday as we light the candles.  I found a neat site containing blessings and prayers during Advent.  Catholic Mom has some wonderful ideas as well for Advent that I am going to do with the girls.

I would also like to have a Jesse tree, but will not this year. Next year we WILL!!! Or maybe we can make one this year.  Hmmmmm.

Full Of Grace Contest

Cam is having another contest for this week.  I am not going to sign up because I won 2 weeks in a row and I feel bad about it.  I'm afraid of winning again. LOL
But here it is a beautiful single decade rosary.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Fly Unto Thee: Christmas Parade

I Fly Unto Thee: Christmas Parade: "Emmaline with her troop during parade escorting Santa Claus in. After the parade, cheesing it up!!"

Christmas Parade

Emmaline with her troop during parade escorting Santa Claus in.

After the parade, cheesing it up!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saint of the Day

St. Edmund Rich - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Feastday: November 20

Archbishop of Canterbury England, who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he studied at Oxford, England, and in Paris, France. He taught art and mathematics at Oxford and was ordained. He spent eight years teaching theology and became Canon and treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral. An eloquent speaker, Edmund preached a crusade for Pope Gregory IX and was named archbishop of Canterbury. He became an advisor to King Henry III and presided in 1237 at Henry’s ratification of the Great Charter. When Cardinal Olt became a papal legate with the patronage of King Henry, Edmund protested. A long-lasting feud between Edmund, the king, and his legate led him to resigning his see in 1240. He went to Pontigny, France, where he became a Cistercian. He died at Soissons, on November 16. Edmund was canonized in 1246 or 1247. A hall in Oxford bears his name.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Baby Fix

I am getting my baby fix at this moment.  Isabella is here for a few hours while their parents have adult time, they went to see Harry Potter and to have dinner.  Isabella is 7 months old and just as sweet as can be.  She has been sooooo good.  Emmaline enjoyed playing with her, she also helped me change her diaper and sing songs to her.  I think Emmaline got a little jealous too.  She had a hard time understanding why I was giving kisses to Isabella.  So she cuddled up with her daddy for a while, while I played with Isabella and kept her entertained.

Isabella LOVES Jon Stewart.  We never allow that show in our house, but her daddy watches that show, so Rob and I turned it to Jon Stewart and Isabella quickly looked up and smiled sooo big!

That picture is kinda hard to see but she is watching Jon Stewart.  Poor kid, Aunt Wanda is going to have to teach her right, and show her Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity!!! We have to teach her about conservatism. LOL!!

Birth or Not

I was reading another blog and came across this horrible news.  There is a couple, that is pregnant and they posted a poll on whether or not to have this baby! What kind of monsters would place a poll on their baby's life?? There are so many couples that cannot get pregnant, and this couple is dangling their child's life on a thread. What is wrong with adoption? Absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Here is the first paragraph of the article:
Demonstrating a remarkable callousness toward the dignity of the human person, a Minneapolis couple has decided to let a website vote determine whether they should give birth to, or abort their unborn child.

For crying out loud, these people nicknamed their baby "wiggles".  The "mother" says that she is selfish and that she doesn't want to give that up. Ummmm....maybe they should of been more careful not to get pregnant, like maybe charting and not have sex on her fertile days.  
This is what she said

“I’m not convinced that I want to change the status quo,” she wrote on her site. “I feel that as I age, I’ve actually gotten more selfish and set in my ways. I fear that the constant pressure to be the perfect wife and mother while maintaining a full-time job will eventually cause my brain to implode and lead to a nervous breakdown.”

Please go to their website and vote for them to keep the baby, here is the link, since they are basing this child's life on a poll. 

Site of the Week

I have been thinking about covering, so Cammie from another blog suggested this site to me Garlands of Grace.  Their head coverings are beautiful, but simple enough to where i don't draw attention to myself. I like a few of them actually.

It's a pumpkin stretch lace one.

And delicately beaded headband.

I wish I could just post the pictures here so it will be easier to see.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


So I had Thanksgiving lunch with my youngest daughter Emmaline yesterday at her school.  Rob couldn't make it, he had to stay at school to learn how to do urinalysis.  :) I get to her school, paid for my lunch and waited for her class to meet me in front of the cafeteria. As I was waiting, I was watching the other little children with their parents, grandparents, etc. Some didn't want to let go, and were sad that it was time to say good-bye for a few hours till school let out. I also saw some children that didn't have parents or grandparents show up.  I felt sad for them.  Maybe their mom or dad had to work or what not. I wasn't able to go today to eat Thanksgiving lunch with Reagan, my oldest daughter, but Rob went and her Papa were there.  But I did go see her in her classroom after I was done eating lunch with Emmaline.

Well, Em's class finally came, and she was soo happy to see me.  I gave her a huge hug, and a kiss.  I love getting hugs from my girls, their hugs are so warm and cozy. We go through the line to get our trays. They served mystery meat turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans and a yam.  It was pretty good for cafeteria food. I talked with her friend and her friends mother that were sitting across from us.  Her dad wasn't there because he is an Kuwait. They are a Navy family. It was really nice talking to them.

I really enjoyed yesterday with Em during lunch and seeing Reagan for a few minutes in her class. I was sad that I couldn't make it today for Reagan. But at least her daddy and Papa were there.  Em didn't want to let me go when it was time for her to go back to class, she kept saying "One more hug mommy!" Made me all warm and fuzzy inside.

This morning when I was hugging the girls as they were leaving to go to their bus stop, Reagan said "Mommy your hugs are so warm, give me another hug!" They both hugged me a good 3-4 times before they finally went off to their bus stop. Sweet girls I have.

Saint of the day

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (Feast day - November 18) Born in Grenoble, France, in 1769, Rose joined the Society of the Sacred Heart. In 1818, when she was forty-nine years old, Rose was sent to the United States. She founded a boarding school for daughters of pioneers near St. Louis and opened the first free school west of the Missouri. At the age of seventy-one, she began a school for Indians, who soon came to call her "the woman who is always praying". Her biographers have also stressed her courage in frontier conditions, her singlemindedness in pursuing her dream of serving Native Americans, and her self-acceptance. This holy servant of God was beatified by Pope Pius XII in 1940 and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Found out today that one of my accounts have been hacked into.  Sooooooo....time to change all passwords.  They should definitely be changed often.  But it makes me so mad that someone actually hacked into one of my accounts. Don't these people have better things to do then to mess with people???

So instead of passwords you should create pass-phrases, and they should be at LEAST 15 characters long. 

See Me, Feel Me

TSA!!! When is enough, enough??

Okay, so I came across this piece of news this morning, and I am thinking, when is enough, enough??
I mean come on now, this is getting out of hand with TSA.  You can pat me down if needed but you will not touch my children.

I am graduating from college soon, and will be putting my resume out there across the western states. And I am dreading flying now, because TSA has just gotten out of hand.

Maybe they should take tips from Isreal

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another contest!!!!

Here is another contest that another blogger is doing!!!

It's for the freshwater pearl necklace.

Good luck to you all!

Her work is beautiful

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Here is a link for a contest that is going on at another blog.  I love this blog. 

Here is the link to the contest.  Enter in for a chance to win a hand made Amethyst Sacrifice Beads.



I absolutely love rosaries.  I think they are beautiful to pray on, beautiful to look at and beautiful to hold.  There is just something about them.  I get a sense of peace when praying the rosary.  You could say that I have a little collection of them.  I have plastic, wire wrapped, and just other regular rosaries.  My youngest daughter Emmaline has a scented one that smells like roses.  She loves it.  My oldest daughter Reagan has a blue one.  Blue is her favorite color.  I love going to different websites and looking at homemade rosaries.  You can really see the love, and the hard work that was put into each one.  Those are my favorite.  I am already looking at one that I would like to get for Christmas. 

This is one of them that I am looking at.

There are a few others that I am eyeballing of course.  

We will see.