Thursday, April 26, 2012

These are all out of order but this is what we did over spring break. 
It was fun to spend time with all of them and to get the plants in the ground! 

Laban (in the striped shirt below) trying his photography abilities.

Fastening the plastic with furring strips.

Daddy raises a lot of his produce in these things- they are called high tunnels.
The ones on the right are ready for tarp.

Budding photographer!
I had my camera and he wanted me to take a
picture of him taking a picture. 

This ugly critter was in the basement where I slept at Grandpas.
We found it and decided to take it home and show it to the boys.
We out it in a Tupperware container to take it home.
When we opened it later it was still alive but it smelled like burnt rubber
but it was so much worse!

Crazy picture but we had so much fun!

  3 months? Terrible I know! I am really behind here and I have been trying to think of a good excuse for a three month gap between posts in a very NOT boring life. It seems like there is a lot going on all the time but when I look back and try recount why I was so busy memory fails me! 
  School is going good. We have seven more class days and four days of finals then graduation on the twelve. Lord willing two weeks from this coming Saturday I will be on my way to Ohio for the summer! So looking for a change of pace, but I don't think its going to slow down I think if anything its going to speed up. 
  I am going to live with a family from church in the area where I grew up and will be working five days a week at an Amish store near Richmond Indiana. It will be long hours and a long commute but it will help pay for school next fall Lord willing.
  Speaking of next fall. It feels like it is a long ways off but in reality it closer than it appears! Lord willing I will begin some classes at the local community college where hopefully I will be able to get my nursing degree. School starts the 13th of August there so I will be back on KMBC campus 10 days before school actually starts here. I am looking forward to taking some of the "sci-ency" classes starting in the fall. I will take Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 in the fall. 
  Some exciting news! I get to go to Washington! I have a ticket for the 16th of August. I got the ticket before I realized that school started in town earlier than we do here. I will be there till the 21st. 
  Since January I have had lots of not so hot days. Just nauseated and no energy and other random symptoms. I have seen two doctors and I am on four medications and things seem to be getting better, I am so thankful for the progress that has been made! 
   I am sure there are other things that should be included in this post but I will save that for later should I remember something else. Right now I am going to work on a picture post and share my spring break with those who are still checking in! Its good to hear from those who check in so leave note! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What Happened to You Can Never Have to Much?

 If I go about filling my schedule with things that are trivial and tomorrow will not have an impact then of course I won' t have time for the things that will really make a difference in the outcome of my everyday.  When will I get it! Unlike that piece of pie that is definitely an option at the end of a yummy meal, God is more than an option! He is number one and deserves much more of my life than He gets! 

 These thoughts bombarded me while I was on the dish crew after lunch today. When I walked into the Dining Room at lunch time I was greeted by Noriko (a new freshman from Japan). She was so excited!! WE ARE HAVING ICE CREAM!!!- she exclaimed! We went through the line and got our food and when we got to the dessert table sure enough we were having vanilla ice cream on top of fresh homemade apple pie. As we were trying to pick our plate she couldn't find one small enough. One of the young men serving dessert said " You can never have to much pie!". Noriko found her piece of pie and we went and ate. 
  Later as I was gathering up trays from the counter I saw the "You can never have to much pie" man and noticed he hadn't been able to eat all his pie. I said- what happened to "you can never have to much pie?" His response was "It wasn't the problem of having to much pie it was the fact that I had to much of everything else. The wheels had started rolling in my head already when he came through the kitchen and said-"If I would have eaten my pie first I would have had room for it." 
  Lately I have been wondering how I can fit enough time in to feel like I am really filling my "cup". Trying to figure out how I can do all the things life demands and still have enough to have my quiet time and really see God in all HIS power. To really be able to feel all His power in my life. 
  In chapel the first day after Christmas Break Dr. Speas preached about this very thing. His message was titled -ORDERING YOUR PRIVATE WORLD-. He said sink holes are created by extreme droughts. He compared our lives to these sink holes. Our lives are like sink holes. They will cave  in the when there is not enough influence of the Creator- if we don't worship and wait for His voice our life is nothing but one big sink hole. The minute we get overwhelmed we will find that we are stuck in the sand!  When Mr. You Can Never said that if he had eaten his pie first it reminded me that I am guilty of saving the best for last and then wondering why I never get enough! DUH!!! The question is answered and I knew it all along but I was to busy filling my planner with things I probably won't remember next week. 
 Luke 10:38-42 talks about Mary and Martha. There was a vast difference in their personalities and priorities. The things of preparing for the meal for Jesus overtook Martha and she got frazzled and complained to Jesus that Mary should be helping her because why should she have to do it all alone and get so stressed out. Jesus informed her that she was troubled with many "things" and that her sister had the one thing that no one could take from her. That one needful thing was what Martha was lacking in the midst her busy hustle and bustle of serving.
 My prayer is that we will all be able to remember that good part, that one thing that is needful! 
 God bless you all! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Swauger, Room 201 (My Room)

Last Semester will be remembered for the mouse invasion. As it got cooler the mice welcomed them to Deanna and I's rooms at one point we watched one go between our rooms under the door. 
I slept in a different building for a couple nights and I think we got the problem fixed. This here is just to remind them where they belong.

 This sweet snowman was a Christmas gift from one of the girls. We drew names. She also gave me a 3 foot gummy snake with a note that said- Maybe this will get rid of the mice!