Thursday, October 25, 2007

Catching up

Sorry, I haven't been around lately...but it has been crazy around here!!! Ok, let's see if I can catch everyone up with my life (like you are interested, but I am telling you anyway... ;)
Saturday: Bubba had his last game for the season, and they won 20-0!! I was so happy!!! and so was he!!!
Sunday: As a celebration we went to Fuddruckers, because Bubba loves the hamburgers. And we watched the Raven's game, of course...
Monday: URGH!!! URGH!!! That's all I can say about this day!!! We (hubby and I) cleaned the boys rooms, I took one and he took the other. They weren't cleaning them so we cleaned them, and let me tell you, we took out 3 green trashbags of junk (broken toys,toys with missing pieces, and just plain old junk) out of EACH OF THEIR BEDROOMS!! Yup, you heard me right, 3 bags out of EACH room!!! The trash man will love us this week!! And it took us all day for each of us to do our rooms that we were assigned...and of course, I got Bubba's which was wonderful!!! But I just pitched everything that I could, and it was fun!!!
Tuesday: Started the laundry from cleaning the room (see Monday for explanation), and I dropped off an order that a friend of my ordered, and I saw her little one. HE WAS TOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! He was a month premature and he is about 3 months now, and he is cute as a button!!! I tried to put him in my pocket, but I think she would have noticed him missing...LOL
Wednesday: Well, I was supposed to go to my women's group, but I didn't quite make it there...I was in the bathroom when I should have been in my van cruising up to church. So needless to say, Wednesday was an awesome day for me...urgh!!!
And that leads us to today...I am feeling a bit better, but it is rainy and cold here and that helps my arthritis in my spine, and WHOLE LOT!!! URGH!!! I have plans for cleaning today, but I am not saying what they are, because when I do that, something always happens, so it will be my secret!!


I just went to Jaydee's blog and I had to do this test, and here is my results...

I am an

What Flower
Are You?



Ruth went to her mail box and
there was only one letter.
She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but
then she looked at the envelope ag ain.
There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and
She read the letter:
Dear Ruth:
I`m going to be in your neighborhood Saturday
afternoon and I'd like to stop by for a visit.
Love Always,

Her hands were shaking as she placed the letter on
the table.
"Why would the Lord want to visit me?
I'm nobody special.
I don't have anything to offer."
With that thought, Ruth remembered her empty
kitchen cabinets.
"Oh my goodness, I really don't have anything to
I'll have to run down to the store and buy something
for dinner."
She reached for her purse and counted out its
contents. Five dollars and forty cents.
Well, I can get some bread and cold cuts, at least."
She threw on her coat and hurried out the door.
A loaf of French bread, a half-pound of sliced
turkey, and a carton of milk...leaving Ruth with grand
total twelve cents to last her until Monday.
Nonetheless, she felt good as she headed home, her
meager offerings tucked under her arm.

"Hey lady, can you help us,lady?"
R uth had been so absorbed in her dinner plans, she
hadn't even noticed two figures huddled in the
A man and a woman, both of them dressed in
little more than rags.
"Look lady, I ain't got a job, ya know, and my wife
and I have been living out here on the street, and,
well, now it's getting cold and we're getting kinda
hungry and, well, if you could help us. Lady, we'd
really appreciate it."

Ruth looked at them both.
They were dirty, they smelled bad and frankly, she
was certain that they could get some kind of work if
they really wanted to.
"Sir, I'd like to help you, but I'm a poor woman
All I have is a few cold cuts and some bread, and I'm
having an important guest for dinner tonight and I was
planning on serving that to Him."
"Yeah, well, okay lady, I understand. Thanks anyway."
The man put his arm aro und the woman's shoulders,
turned and headed back into the alley.
As she watched them leave, Ruth felt a familiar
twinge in her heart.

"Sir, wait!"
The couple stopped and turned as she
ran down the alley after them.
"Look, why don't you take this food.
I'll figure out something else to serve my guest."
She handed the man her grocery bag.
"Thank you lady. Thank you very much!"
"Yes, thank you!" It was the man's wife, and Ruth
could see now that she was shivering.
"You know, I've got another coat at home.
Here, why don't you take this one."
Ruth unbuttoned her jacket and slipped it over the
woman's shoulders.
Then smiling, she turned and walked back to the
street...without her coat and with nothing to serve
her guest.
"Thank you lad y!
Thank you very much!"
Ruth was chilled by the time she reached her front
door, and worried too.
The Lord was coming to visit and she didn't
have anything to offer Him.
She fumbled through her purse for the door key. But
as she did, she noticed another envelope in her
"That's odd. The mailman doesn't usually come twice
in one day."

Dear Ruth:
It was so good to see you again.
Thank you for the lovely meal.
And thank you, too, for the beautiful coat.
Love Always,

The air was still cold, but even without her coat,
Ruth no longer noticed.


FlipFlop Mom said...

OH girl... you know I love you.. AWESOME BLOG entry today!!!!!!!

~Bev~ said...

do you think you could mosey on over to here, Lebanon, and maybe clean on my kids rooms too? I can promise you abour three more trash bags in each room again! How sad, but soooo true! Now, that would make me a happy girl, then I would rub your achey back ok! So, when ya comming? LOL!