Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day!
Causes of static electricity
Materials are made of molecules that are normally electrically neutral if they are balanced by each other because they have an equal number of positive charges (protons in their nuclei) and negative charges (electrons in "shells" surrounding the nucleus). The phenomenon of static electricity requires a separation of positive and negative charges. When two materials are in contact, electrons may move from one material to the other, which leaves an excess of positive charge on one material, and an equal negative charge on the other. When the materials are separated they retain this charge imbalance.
Thank you Wikipedia my life would be ignorant without you.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simply Green Joy

My long awaited green light plate switches arrived.  I got this HUGE box for three light plate switches wrapped and wrapped and wrapped in large wonderful green bubble wrap.  So....after I excitedly put them on the switches they were intended for with my helper Tobias in tow....we HAD to have a bubble popping party.  Supper and bathes done, we were ready for some fun.  Courtney declined - loud noises annoy her so she closed her bedroom door and tuned us out.  So the remaining kiddos home and I had fun.....
 We rolled one sheet out at at time and discovered Sophia wasn't heavy enough to jump on them and pop them.
  So she got on her big girl pink cowboy boots - that will do the job.  Nope.
 So helpful big bro Tobias, helped sqqqeeeeezzzzeee it together so she could enjoy a "POP" - Berkley was NOT impressed!

Simple Green - Simple Joy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

My View is Changing

Aaaggghhh (that is my Charlie Brown holler) – MY VIEW!  I came home the other day and someone is making mountains of Kansas dirt in the way of my VIEW!  The nerve of them!
A street was put in a few years ago and VERY slowly (economy?) a few houses started at the one end and we estimated that we’d have about 5-6 years before there would be a house behind us.  We’ve joked about buying the corner lot to “keep” the view on the furthermost point as we’ve loved our view. 
In 2004 we ruined someone’s view when we built our house…..such is life.  I’ve since learned whose McMansion that will be and I’m excited for the family who are looking to adopt three kiddos I believe as well – so I understand the need for “more space” when you add three youngin’s to your family. 
Also this week my “view” changed at work as I moved into a different office space.  So dear Lord, thank you for “changing my view” in life to keep reminding me that things shouldn’t be so compfy that life doesn’t change….it is this very change that can refresh and challenge us to accept things sometimes beyond our control.  (positive) Or make us scream in stress! (negative)
So often Foster and Adopted children feel like they don’t have any “control” in view in life.  They are told where they are going and taken to this foster home or that group home, yanked from the only family often they have (even if it wasn’t healthy) the change is hard because it isn’t familiar. It is a new view, new surroundings, new rules.  Some are grateful and see the change as positive, others negative and constantly battle inside themselves with the demons of the past and those around them because of it.  The older the child, the less likely that change is embraced.  I have children at both ends of the spectrum.  As I age – some changes are harder to accept too as I grow compfy in my life and ways.  
 So – I’ll look in new ways to find my beautiful view that is changed and appreciate God’s changes as he brings them to me.  I’ll pray to keep embracing the “new” in positive ways so I may set an example for my children to endure the changes in their lives and grow from it.
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.  Proverbs 5:21

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sun Trees

As the sun set and caught the top of the trees behind our house tonight, it lit them up like they were on fire.  It was gorgeous and moving for me.  The contrast to the cold grey of winter's barren trees was stunning.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  So yes, it made me think of life and how Jesus, God's own "Son" was sent to light us up that we might shine for others in the grey gloom of sin and sadness on this earth.  Today I was more grey than sunshine and I took this as a reminder God sent to me to work harder at the positives 
and find that "sun" in my life.

"Finally, brothers, (and sisters!), 
whatever is true, whatever is noble, 
whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, 
whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - 
think about such things."
~Philippians 4:8 NIV~

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day 2012!

First the kids.......nothing like a Lego "We Love U"

Then the hubby....aahh - I LOVE roses!  I love you too honey!!!!
May you enjoy this day and take time to tell those around you and far away that you love them too!

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