Sunday, January 23, 2011


This morning in church the pastor mentioned meditation - the Bible says we're to meditate on God's word, His wonders.... I leaned over to Tim and said "some call it meditation, I call it hunting". I can't spend those hours in the woods without thinking of God and being in awe of all His creation and thanking Him for allowing me to be out there experiencing the cycle of life first hand.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New job!

I started a new job this week! I've been applying for different jobs for the past few months but haven't had any success. A couple of weeks ago I came home to a message on the answering machine asking if I'd be interested in working 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ARE YOU KIDDING? Those hours are PERFECT! I won't need to pay someone to watch Ben before or after school and the additional income would sure be helpful. It really seemed like a "God thing" - just the right thing for this time in my life. So... this week I rejoined the working world. I'm doing very basic admin. assistant work, but I'm just glad to have an income again.

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In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience.
Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

~Harold Geneen

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm still alive!

It's been ages since I've blogged. Seems like Facebook has replaced blogging for the most part. It's certainly much easier to post photos and interact on Facebook than here. But here I am!

We're in the last couple of weeks of the summer months and with it being as stinkin' hot & humid as it's been, I'm really looking forward to fall!

Just found out that Tim & I both managed to score doe tags for the Huntsville area this season (doe tags are assigned by lottery and they are pretty stingy about handing them out). Last year Tim and his pals were tripping over does but didn't have a tag between the 4 of them, so our doe tags this year (and my involvement in the hunt) should guarantee that we don't see any deer at all this season. Which would be the same as my dismal local hunting was last year. One of these years I'll shake the monkey off my back! lol

In spite of the heat, the summer has flown by! As soon as school was over, Ben & I joined my mother for a quick drive to visit my brother's family in Alberta. Four days on the road, 4 days in Edmonton, 2 days in Jasper, 2 days in Radium Hot Springs, and then 4 days to drive back home. Ben called it a "Stop-and-Sleep Trip" - we'd told him that Uncle Mark and his family live so far away that if you wanted to drive there you'd have to stop and sleep a few time before you arrived.

I'll post some photos and comments about the trip in the future, but for now I'll leave you with some photos of Ben's first fish. He'd decided he wanted to try fishing so we took him to the local stocked trout point (Trout Springs) and he pulled out a couple of dandy big trout!