Saturday, October 18, 2008

I had a To Do List too:
1. Wash Clothes
2. wash dishes
3. make bed
4. check blogs
5. weed Wac
6. make attempt to pull the last weeds
7. take things downstairs to be stored
8. plant spring bulbs
9. sweep walks
10. rake mulch
11. sweep crap off of cellar steps & spray for spiders
12. go for hike
This is what I actually accomplished:
Most of 1-4 (still have some clothes to wash)
Plumber had to come and unclog a VERY BAD backup in the bathroom! So much for plans. I think I will go buy some wine now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Meet Bigby.
Bigby is a foster dog hoping to learn how to be a good poochie for a good family to adopt him. But before that can happen, Bigby needs help. Bigby needs to learn dog manners when playing with other dogs. Bigby needs to learn trust in people. Bigby needs to learn how to be loved.

Meet Chris.

Chris is Bigby's new foster mom. This is something I have thought about doing for a long long time. Pretty much since I rescued Millie. Having Millie, and helping her get over a lot of pain in her little life has been so rewarding for me. I have learned that you don't give up, even when things get tough, and Millie was a challenge to say the least. But now, even with her few quirks she holds on to, she really is an amazing doggy! I want to do that for someone else, only I will be working out most of the bugs before his Forever Home gets him. This is my way of serving, of giving back. Giving back to a needy doggy, and hopefully to a deserving family who wants to open their heart to a special dog. Wish me luck, this won't easy, but I can hardly wait to get started!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Starbucks anyone?
Today at church, I was manning the Coffee Bar. I was a little stressed getting there, because of course I was late. Shocker! But when I arrived I was told the that coffee maker was not working and they couldn't figure out why. I belong to a church with a severe coffee addiction, so you can imagine how big my eyes got then. They decided it wasn't a fuse, and since the Electrician had been here earlier this weekend, they must have done something to cause this situation. I joked, "well, you know there is always Starbucks"! We all laughed, but I was serious. The worship band was about to finish their practice session, and they REALLY need their coffee, plus the early birds were on their way in! Before we knew it there was a large crowd hovering around the coffee bar, and I began to get nervous. Two guys decided it would be in our best interest to go get some hot water (we didn't have hot water for tea either people!) and a few canisters of coffee from the nearest gas station. So, the explaining began to each eager coffee drinker that approached. This whole thing turned out to be pretty fun. I talked to a few people who were here for the first time, and I was able to talk up my church and welcome them. I also talked to members of my church that I haven't seen in a while, cuz I have been sleeping in;/, and it felt as if the ice was broken. We laughed and joked, it was so fun considering I didn't have a very eventful weekend. The guys finally came back with three canisters of hot water, and only two canisters of coffee....sheesh! Needless to say the coffee was gone in about 2 seconds! Well, as church was just getting started, someone had a bright idea to check the back of the coffee maker. Yes, you guessed it, there was an on & off switch that was off for some reason, it is never off you see. I didn't think of this option because the machine had power buttons in the front too, so..... Anyway, I quickly made some coffee, and all was good and happy! For me, this was probably the best day I have had at my little church.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

For Karen

Last weekend I finally embraced Fall. I died my hair darker, got out my sweaters & turtle necks, decorated the house for fall, baked cookies, quit watering;), and got these little beauties at Kohl's! Happy Fall!