Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Whatcha readin'?

Here is my first attempt to liven up this blog.  I love to read.  I always have severals books going at once.  So, I figured on this cold, rainy Wednesday, a day perfect for reading, I'd let you in on what I'm reading.  Call it a "Whatcha Readin' Wednesday".  Of course this won't happen every Wednesday, I'm not that fast a reader.

None of these books actually go together either so you will get a glimpse at how random and weird I am.

First, my actual book.  I have a Nook (and I love it) but the book I'm reading is an actual book not an eletronic one.  Found this at a used book store for cheaper than I could get it on my Nook.
I have found that I love history and I love biographies!  John Adams is very interesting and even though I'm just halfway through this, I love talking about it.  So, warning, don't get me started or I might just talk your ear off.

Some nights I have a hard time getting my brain to stop working, so I keep a good audiobook on my ipod.  I like to be read to sleep at night, I guess.  Also, I'm not a huge music person so a good audiobook in the car makes me happy.  This is what I am listening to right now.
Its the 4th and last in a series of sci-fi, military fiction.  If the print is too small for you to see, the authors are David Weber and John Ringo.  This is probably the 3rd time I have listened to this series.

Now I think everyone, except for my mom, reads while in the bathroom.  :)  This is what is in mine right now.
Martha Stewart!  I flip through this magazine and look at all the crafty decor I either can't figure out how to make work in my house or that I can't afford to put in my house.

And just to make sure I'm well rounded, I'm working on these bible studies.
The beth Moore study, To Live Is Christ, I did a few months ago with my mom's church.  I didn't do my homework (shame on me), so now I'm going back and trying to finish it.  Its all about Paul and very good.

Living Your  Life as a Beautiful Offering is based on the sermon on the mount and is the current study I'm doing with a group of ladies at my church.  We are just at the beginning of this one but it has been very good so far.

This is what my dog does while I'm reading.
While I've got my feet propped up in the recliner, he uses my legs as his bed. :)


Just a couple more, stick with me...

This is the magazine that looks up at me while I'm propped up in the recliner, most of the time eating.
It sits under my coffee table.  Look at her just laughing at me and mocking me.

One more...oh how I love my backyard in the fall...

Have a good Wednesday everyone!!

P.S. If you are curious, I don't buy alot of magazines.  I got the magazines I posted for free by filling out some online surveys I found through

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Silence...I don't like silence.

These last two week have been eerily quiet.  So many referrals and then none.  *sigh*  I like roller coasters and everything, just not mental ones.  So just like in Finding Nemo, when Dory tells Marlin to just keep swimming, we just keep waiting.

I keep trying to think of ways to liven up my blog.  Maybe, tell some funny stories about my everyday life.  Maybe, post some pictures.  Maybe, talk about some redecorating projects around the house (this would also help keep me focused on them).  I don't know.  I don't have kids, so no funny stories there.  My dog just loves to sleep.  I have come to the conclusion...I'm boring.  

What would you guys like to know about?  What could someone who is just waiting and has no kids write about that could be entertaining?  Hmm...

A REMINDER:  Shoe Cutting Party @ my house first part of November.  For all the details, check out my last blog post.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Project and a Party!!

What's been happening with us?  We are waiting.  Still.  There have been several referrals, and we are very happy about that.  The order has been all over the place, so its kinda like waiting on your lottery number to be called.  So, we wait, we pray, and we are hopeful. 

While we are waiting, I have a new project.  I have discovered  This organization helps bring shoes to the children in Uganda and Zambia.  Not only do they do this, but they also help widows and widowers that would otherwise have no income by teaching them to make these shoes.  Now what does this have to do with me or you?  I want to help and I need you to help me!  How?  I am having a party!!  I'm not exactly sure what date will be yet, but it should be within the first 2 weeks of November.

During this party we will be cutting out shoe patterns.  These pieces will be sent to Sole Hope, who will then send them on to Uganda and Zambia, to the widows and widowers who will make the shoes.  Sole Hope will then purchase the shoes, giving the widows and widowers income, and distribute them to the children who need them.  I hope you can come to the party!!

Here's what we will need.  Firstly, we will need donated denim.  Old jeans will be perfect.  This will be half of the fabric needed.  We will also need cotton fabric.  My letter says that we should be able to explain to fabric stores what we are doing, and most of the time they are happy to donate.  We just need a few yards.  This will be the outside of the shoe, so keep that in mind if you buy fabric.

Each pattern that is cut requires $10.  This money will go to purchase the shoes back from widows and widowers.  If you come to the party, please bring $10 for every pair of shoes you plan to cut.  I am hoping that if you can't make it to the party, you would be willing to sponsor a pair of shoes (or three).  I also have window stickers that can be purchased for $2.

Now, I know I've stressed the "work" phase of the party so far, but rest assured, there will be a "party" phase too. :)  We'll have music playing and snacks and finger food to sample between cutting out the patterns. Please contact me if you have questions, want to donate, or want to come to the party.  Like I said earlier, the party will be in the first couple of weeks of November so that we will have time to gather supplies and hopefully get some sponsors of shoes.  Please share this with anyone you think would be interested in helping!!