Friday, November 27, 2009


I am thankful for many things in my life: There is so much beauty and a little bit of ugly, but it's all for me and to make me who God intends me to be:
I'm thankful for my family, the ones who love me in spite of me, and the ones that do not. You most certainly cannot choose your family and you cannot change your family but God bless 'em anyway.
I'm thankful for my friends, the closest ones are the ones I don't get to see or hear from that often, but they are always in my heart. I'm thankful for new friends and they way they help me deal with every day littles.
I'm thankful for the beautiful relationship I am in now, despite grey days. The colorful days make the grey days bearable.
I'm thankful for Missy, who has always been there when no one else was. She has taught me to really love.
I'm thankful for my health.
I'm thankful for the health of my friends and family.
I'm thankful for all the gorgeous love in my life.
I'm thankful for the depression, for it's always a glorious, God-filled time of being out of it.
I'm thankful for the little things that truly are wonderful: a puzzle with a child, a laugh with a father, a joke with a friend, a reassuring touch from a lover, the prayer of a parent, a good home cooked meal with family, a welcoming into a new family, and most of all God's love. Thank you Lord for the bountiful blessings in my life, for they are too rich for me to deserve. I am not worthy, but I praise you for believing I am.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New house/Thanksgiving/Still sick laptop

Just checking in since it's been awhile since I posted anything.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, obviously. Not exactly my favorite holiday, it never really has been. I am thankful for everything EVERYDAY, so for only one day out of the year for anyone to be thankful for anything is silly. So what else is there? Football and eating all day? I do that every day! :o) But Chris' family is coming, he's taking care of about 90% of everything, so that is a huge load off and a relief...especially since...we just moved!
We now live in this gorgeous, two-story town house that I love! The neighborhood is ok, neighbors have waved, although our parking space is taken by a run-down pickup truck with a flat tire.
There is still a bit of unpacking to do but that can all be finished tonight. Chris has been really fair in listening to my furniture and wall hanging ideas and we've compromised on a few things, so the new house is really coming together.
Laptop is still down, which I'm very sad about. I just miss being able to get online anytime I want, look at blogs, study recipes, watch my shows, read facebook, etc. Hopefully soon Chris can fix it!
Hope you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving! Don't forget to thank the Lord for the blessings in your life, and let your friends and family know how much you love them!

Monday, November 16, 2009


So my poor little laptop has a virus! I'm devastated. I've been telling myself to do more blogging, I've been looking at some super cute blog sites, so I'm definitely feeling inspired, and now, I'm stuck until it gets repaired! :o(
Hopefully Chris can work on it tonight some more, he wasn't able to figure anything out yesterday but he was constantly being interrupted by me, the girls, dinner preparations, etc. Say a little prayer for the healing of my laptop!

p.s. the trailer didn't work out

Sunday, November 15, 2009


This is why I love fall in Northern California

Miss Irish

Friday, November 13, 2009

Trailer Trash...

I'm a little nervous...Chris was out on a job today and found a double-wide mobile home for "Free" and is wanting to take a drive out to Gridley tomorrow to have me take a look at it. He kept saying "Keep an open mind" so that means it's tore up from the floor up.
I admit we need the space. He's thinking of gutting it and rewiring and replumbing it, then adding an additional room for us to move into so we have more room. I agree, we do need more room. I don't mind so much living in a mobile home, I've done it before when I was in high school for about a year. He's wanting to find a trailer park with an opening to haul it then park it. But a wise woman once told me that the only thing trashy about living in a trailer is if it's in a trailer park. I own a BB Gun. I am afraid the woman above will one day be me.

Miss Irish

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Funny story.
I get an email a few months back from one of the local movie theaters, asking me to take part of a survey.
It's all about 3D movies. Questions such as: Would I pay a few extra dollars to see a 3D movie? Would I even watch a 3D movie? I answered no to all questions. Don't see the point, don't want to spend the extra money. For taking part in the survey, they mailed me two movie tickets. SCORE!
Chris and myself finally get a free second, so we decide to go to the movies on Sunday. I wanted to watch the new Jim Carey movie, "A Christmas Carol." We arrive at the theater, my movie tickets clutched in my hand and they tell me I owe them two more dollars...the movie is in 3D! I just had to laugh at it all.
Well, needless to say the movie is absolutely wonderful, and I never want to watch anything BUT 3D!
Miss Irish

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sick Bed...

The Halloween party this weekend went FABULOUS! More on that later...because unfortunatelly, right now I'm sick :o(
Not sure with what quite yet...went to bed last night with an awful itch in my throat, woke up to full-fledged soreness, then suffered throughout the day. By 4 p.m., my throat had it. So, either coming into strep throat or another sinus infection, which would be awful considering I just had a sinus infection at the beginning of the summer. I was on a very strong antibiotic, I'd hate to have to take more medication this year! My poor immune system!
So, tonight I'm just relaxing. I've posted a picture of my "sick bed" for those of you who are curious as to where I spend my miseries. You'll see a bucket with some yummy candy in it, some throat lozenges and other cold medicine Chris went out and got for me tonight. I have a few notebooks and a pen because I cannot talk without pain, so I've been writing notes to Chris. A book I was reading before Chris brought my laptop to me and hooked it up for me so I could watch movies...can't wait until I feel better, I have a how-to blog to post for some Halloween decorations I did this weekend, but no longer have energy...nite-nite!
Miss Sick Irish