Friday, September 17, 2010

A VERY BUSY SUMMER...PART TWO



SO…How was YOUR summer?



The season seems to go SO fast!...At least here in the four-seasons’ country…

I hope at least...

You made time for fun…





Were able to slow down...



That you took time to contemplate...





To sit a spell...



To figure out the pieces of your life...



I hope that you made time to enjoy the companionship of family...



Even if the children were tired...;)





SOME HAPPENINGS IN MY SUMMER…PART TWO



PUTTING MY DOG DOWN…

I had to put Hercules down on July 25…

That is never an easy thing to do, especially after I waited so long for the little guy...

But, as we all know…

Life isn’t always easy…



MANY MANY HOURS AT WORK...
.
.
.
MANY LONG HOURS WITHOUT SLEEP…

Because I work nights and also work some days...

The last several weeks have been very busy…

Trying to organize my schedule!

I just finished 80 hours with only 2 hours and 45 minutes of sleep…:/

But, it will be better from here on out, I am sure...:0)

It must!

Otherwise...

You know what they say...

Work your fingers to the bone...

Whada Ya Get???



Bony fingers! Ha Ha!



A SAYING THAT I LIKE…

"I hate when people punch my abs, and they break their hand."



Ha Ha Ha! Now, I only wish it were true!



AN ONGOING CHALLENGE…



For quite a few years now…

Nine to be exact…

I have wanted to return to school...



The Lord has closed those doors to me, in a very real way. I know that He has a plan, but it has been very hard to have the faith that I need to have. If I can’t go back to school to either change and/or better myself for my professions, I would love to be a full-time homemaker…

My home is where my heart REALLY and TRULY is at…It is in my every fiber, and I must admit that I get jealous of the ladies who are privileged to stay home…

Jealousy is not good, I know…I do hope that they realize their great blessing, though.

I really need to get stronger and have more faith….

And…That is what I am working on. :0)



HERBS!...

I have so been enjoying watching my beautiful organic herbs grow! I love them! I didn’t cut them back near enough (was having too much fun watching them get big ;) but am drying some for later cooking.



These mint leaves are from a plant that my daughter sowed last year…The plant is huge!



I planted both regular and garlic chives…



I guess I wasn’t thinking when I planted all of the herbs in an above-the-ground box rather than in the soil…

Likely they won’t winter over…



So, I am going to try bringing them inside…We’ll see what happens.

Lemon Basil…

AND...

Lavender…



A NEW CELLAR DOOR…

The old one was…Well…Old…

DH did such an awesome job in fabricating this new metal-framed door to take the place of the worn out wooden one. The guys then riveted steel over the frame for a super sturdy door!



MY BOY ACHIEVED HIS BLACK BELT!

With all of the worry about getting video footage for him to review, I didn’t get one still-shot! I can’t actually believe that! I am Mrs. Takes-Pictures-of-Everything!

Anyway…Is this one proud mama? Uh Huh! Elliott’s instructor said that he was one of the fastest ever to go from white to black belt (gloat…;)



A plus for me is that I’m able to learn a little bit here and there, which can really come in handy at work.

DB has a great advantage in that he doesn’t LOOK like he could hurt anyone...

He doesn't have the Arnold look...

Or...

The...

Ape look...



He’s tall, lean, and unassuming. A fourth-degree gentleman that he trains with has the same type of frame. But, don't let outside appearances fool...

They can pack a wallop!

Elliott actually received two Blacks that day…

AND…

I was about three feet from him when he broke the cinder-block slabs…Oh yeah!



YUP…One DOUBLE-PROUD MAMA here!



CHERISH YOUR FAMILY, MY FRIENDS…



We never know...

How long...

They will dwell upon this Earth…

HAVE A PRODUCTIVE WEEK...(And bless someone while you're at it;)

2 comments:

James said...

My goodness! So much to comment on. First off good to hear from you. I am sorry about losing your dog. I'm sure he left you many happy memories, think of those and smile. Congrats to your new black belt. The door looks great.Good luck with the school,I'm sure He will guide you.And finally what do you suppose the little one was contemplating?!

Zebu said...

Oh, James; it is wonderful to hear from you as well. I hope that your summer was enjoyable and that you were able to spend some time with those little men of yours.

Thank you for the nice comments.

And yes, it does make one wonder sometimes what the little people are thinking, doesn't it?