Sunday, October 31, 2010

upon the first day of the week...

1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

6 I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13


Saturday, October 30, 2010

fun filled family fridaysaturday

Today we all slept in until after 10AM...It was GLORIOUS! Then we rushed around and headed out the door to drive up to Florence. With the sun shining and clear blue skies, we enjoyed an afternoon at the Ferguson family farm. We explored the farm by hayride, we hid from one another in the 5 acre corn maze, and we looked for pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. After petting the animals and taking a pony ride (Emma) we hurried over to a presentation of Chicken Little, starring Emma's friend Madeline as Ducky Lucky. After many hugs and congratulations, we said our goodbyes and headed to Mall road for Michaela's favorite thing (and the thing Emma and I detest the most)~~~~shopping. After several trips to the dressing rooms, we paid for the final selections and then headed to dinner at Don Pablos on the river to stuff ourselves with salsa and fajitas. (YUMMY)!!!Truly a great Fun-Filled Family Friday Saturday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

friday frivolity...

I just returned home from a night out with my husband.
He met me downtown after I got off of work...
and then we headed to Cardinal Cafe...
(yes that would be a Uof L establishment---Mac is appalled!).
After dinner we headed to Central Park...
where we began a Ghost Walk through historical Louisville.
We had a great time hearing the stories of some of Louisville's famous ghost...
and saw some great old Victorian houses!
What is the word for dinner and a night out without children...
Is it 'date'?
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On this walk I found the where I want to live!
A sweet area known as Floral Terrace.
The houses are mid sized Victorians...
with a sweet cobblestone sidewalk...
and beautiful courtyard front yards.
I think I could trade land for a house with character...
and a neighborhood with history.
Now to convince the family that a move into the city would be great!
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While Steve and I were out on our date, Michaela and Emma went to a Halloween party.
Food, friends, and a hayride...
and of course a bag full of candy!
No need to go trick or treating on Halloween now!
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The bus driver left Michaela yesterday morning...
Drove right past her without stopping!
Thankfully Steve was home and could drive her to school.
Of course when I found out, I called the bus garage to find out why.
I was polite!
I just wanted to see if there was a problem.
What I didn't realize was that when the individual I was speaking to put me on hold and contacted the bus driver...
her conversation broad casted over the radios to all the bus drivers.!
And even better...
some of the people on the buses also heard the dispatcher asking the bus driver if she had forgotten to pick someone up!
Michaela also became aware of this...
when various people asked if she had been left by her bus driver...
and if her mother had called in to ask about it.
She is really happy with me!
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I realize it is dark...
and there are no street lights or house lights at the end of our street...
but really...
Come on!!
Michaela has been standing at the end of the street for almost three months.
In the same spot...
At the same time...
Nearly every day.
Common sense should lead someone to stop and check!
The bus driver's explanation to Michaela later that day...
"It is really dark out there and I didn't see you...
You need to carry a flashlight and shine it so I know to stop."
and then she went on to say...
"And you need some pepper spray. It is really dark out there and I am afraid someone can get you while you stand and wait."
Yeah...that is something you should tell a young girl who stands on a dark country street corner at o'early in the morning by herself.
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Steve finished painting the dining room this afternoon...
he vacuumed while I read Emma a story tonight...
and he is now busy replacing the beautiful (i.e. ugly) light in the dining room...
I knew there was a reason I kept him around!
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The house we are living in was built in the late 80s...
and I am sure at the time the fixtures were 'in style'.
But a few decades have past...
and things that once looked good now belong in the garbage somewhere else.
Slowly...we are trying to bring the house out of the 80s and into this century.
Not quick enough for me!
If I never see brass and glass again...it will be too soon!
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I am still in training for my job.
It has been three weeks so far...
and I still have three more weeks to go.
I realize that handling Medicare is tricky...
and that accuracy is crucial...
but 6 weeks!!!
Really????
At least it is paid training!
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Tomorrow morning we are heading back up to Northern Kentucky.
We are going to grab some lunch...
do some shopping in stores I am familiar with...
visit a pumpkin patch and corn maze..
and see Emma's friend in a play.
And of course visit my drive-thru friends at Skyline Chili!
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It is going to drop into the 30s tonight!!!
I am going to go open some windows in the bedroom...
and put an extra blanket on the bed.
Great weather for sleeping under a bunch of quilts!
But I better go do it before Steve gets in there...
because he is a 'cold weather wimp"...
and freezes if it it is below 70 in the house.
Shhhhh!!! don't tell him the windows are open.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

renea...this one is for you!

To my Alabamian friends....

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

not quite wordless wednesday...

Today was the day Emma had been dreading for weeks~~~the day she had to run ONE MILE for her fitness test at school. She has been running around the backyard to 'train' for it. She has been talking about it incessantly. She has been stressed about it because she 'isn't fast'.

Her Daddy and I have been reassuring her and reminding her that she ran over 2 miles in England with no problem. We were promptly told, "Yes, but t
hat was sooo long ago." But the completion of the run is a state requirement and there was no escaping it.

So this afternoon, Steve woke up after 4hours of sleep and we headed to the school to cheer her on.

At 12:50, she was on her mark...ready to go!

Going strong at the end of her first lap...only 5 more to go to cross the finish line a 'winner'.By the 3rd lap she was ready for some motivation to finish...so along came her hero to help her along the way.
and 11minutes and some odd seconds later...she crossed the finish line!!!!

Not too shabby!

Friday, October 01, 2010

friday...

Just got home from our OCHS's football game against SOHS!!!!

Way to go Colonels~~~40-19.

Now it is off to bed!