Friday, August 31, 2007

Free on Friday

I just realized that I never posted free stuff last week. I'll try and make up for that today.

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and Coke The only one I know of around here is in York.

Kashi Snack You get to pick one of three different kinds.

Stonyfield Yogurt You have to vote and then they will send you a coupon for a yogurt.

Dove Hair Care You get to choose which kind you want.

Loreal Skin Genesis (sample of this product. Full size is worth $25 in stores.)

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Is Anyone Hungry?

Tuesday was the staff picnic for the church. It was held at the senior pastor's (Pastor Dave) house. We all had a great time swimming in the pool, playing games and talking to people we don't usually get a whole lot of time to talk to.

It was a nice calm day, until...

Bible Bat Boy found a grasshopper climbing up the wall of Pastors Dave's house. He came to me and said, "Mom, quick, get me a bug container!" (We have numerous bug containers at home. Bible Bat Boy is my bug fanatic.) I picked up the tongs that were beside the grill (with hot dog and hamburger guts still on it) and tried to help him catch this grasshopper. I certainly did not want to touch it with MY hands. That in itself was a feat. Grasshoppers DO NOT like to be caught. After enlisting some help from a few staff members, we finally caught the grasshopper. Now, where to put it? Sherri had a candle holder sitting on one of the tables so I grabbed that. The grasshopper was safe and happy in the container for all to enjoy.

While Bible Bat Boy was enjoying his catch, he called his brother and sister over to look at it. Shadow loved to watch it climb up the walls of the container. The next thing I knew, I heard Pastor Eric, the missions pastor, say to Shadow, "Hey Shadow, I'll split it with you. You eat half and I'll eat half." I ignored that comment because I thought nothing would come of it. Boy was I wrong.

Pastor Eric stood up, walked to the grill and turned it on. He told Shadow to bring the grasshopper to him. I wasn't sure what to do. Do I let him eat it? Will it hurt him? So I asked Pastor Eric if it was okay to eat. He told me that people eat them as a snack in other countries. Although I didn't particularly like the idea, I was okay with it.

In the process of bringing the grasshopper to the grill, it escaped. It was caught and then it escaped again. And again. I think it knew what was coming.

Pastor Eric finally grabbed it and put it on the grill where it jumped out before the door of the grill was closed. The grasshopper was caught again and this time held firmly in place on the grill. After about 2 minutes cooking time, Pastor Eric removed the catch from the grill and set it out to cool.

When it was cool enough to eat, Pastor Eric broke it in half. He took the head and handed Shadow the body. Shadow just stood there looking at it. "Eat it, Shadow" was cheered on by numerous kids and staff. Pastor Eric went first. His assumption on the taste was..."it tastes like burnt popcorn."

Shadow asked Bible Bat Boy to eat it. He said, "no way!" Shadow asked me to eat it. I said, "NO WAY!!!" (A mom has got to draw the line SOMEWHERE!) Shadow got up the nerve and was ready to put it in his mouth when Pastor Eric said he should take off the wings, "They are a little hard to swallow. They get stuck in you throat." Shadow took the wings off and bit part of the body. I asked him what it tasted like and he said , "nothing, really." Then he started to gag. He spit out what was in his mouth into the nearest trash can. I asked him if he was okay and he said he didn't like the shell.

He then ate the rest of it, even the legs.

Rumor has it at church, that Pastor Eric is telling all the staff that he is going to make a missionary out of Shadow yet.

All this said that if you ever don't know what to make for lunch or dinner, all you need is a yard and a grill.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mom Update

Things have been really busy here at home for a few weeks. Sorry it has been so quiet in my bloggy world.

Here's an update on my mother-in-law.

She was discharge from the hospital and then a couple days later got another infection in her leg. So she went back into the hospital. She was discharged for the second time last night. She is getting a MRI and a renal function test on Thursday so we can see if the tumor is still on her kidney. We fully believe that it is gone after the taking her to the healing prayer service 2 weeks ago.

They found while she was in the hospital that she has something going on with her heart. She had a few episodes of her heart racing. The doctors put her on some medicine for that.

Please continue to pray for her and our family. Pray for wisdom for Beautiful Grace. (She is our medical advisor). Pray for total healing of mom.

Thanks guys.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I need some organization help!

I have a bunch of pipe cleaners (or chenile stems, which ever you would rather call them). I have tried MANY different ways to store them over the last few years and they just are too big to fit in any of my containers. I am trying to organize my new school room and the pipe cleaners are just not fitting in.

My question for you: How do you store your pipe cleaners?

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Free on Friday

Here are today's freebies. In honor of my 100th post, I found quite a few freebies today.

Pledge Wipes (three different kinds)

Memory Cross Bible Card (coloring cards for kids to learn the salvation message)

Post-It Sampler Pack

Bowl & Spoon (from Beechnut)


Orange Julius Smoothie (you can click here to find a location nearest you).

Charmin Roll Extender (now you can use mega rolls.)

Laminating at Office Max (free laminating on Thursdays for Teachers until September 13th. I am not a certified teacher but I do home school and I took some stuff over yesterday and was able to qualify for the free laminating. I just had to fill out a Office Max Perks card. This freebie really excites me. I just bought a calender for my school room and wanted to get it laminated but I didn't want to have to pay for it. God is so good to me! You can click here to find an Office Max near you.)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Free on Friday

Is today Friday already? Where did this week go?????

Here is today's free stuff...

Scotch Bright Toilet Scrubber (you have to print a coupon and send in a rebate form)

Post-It Sight Word cards for kids (as a home school mom, I was really excited about this one)

Free Museum Day - Sept 30, 2007 (admission is free for you and a guest at any participating museums. You must print an admission card).

Kids Toothbrush from Colgate (you have to keep a reading log)

Bausch and Lomb Wear and Care (for contact wearers, like myself)

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Please Pray

It has been a while that I have found the time to blog. Here's why. When the kids weren't in VBS, we were dealing with this. For those of you who don't know, Beautiful Grace and my DSH are brother/sister.

and then this.

and now this.

Please pray for much wisdom for the family, especially Beautiful because she is the medical liason for the family. Please pray also for complete 100% healing for mom. She has been through so much in her life (brain tumor, operation, loss of hearing, sight, taste, and smell on her left side, she has lots of pain in her face because of that.) Satan has stolen so much from her and I would love to see the Lord restore everything that was taken from her as she lives out the remainder of her life.