Ladybug Chronicles: A Baby Is On The Way!!!

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Lani, in June 2015.

Deuteronomy 28:4Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock.

So my wish has finally come true, my little ladybug is pregnant and is about to have her own little ladybug, and I’m so excited!!! Just a reminder Ladybugs can also be male :). Out of Job Corps, having jobs, in their own place, and pregnant.

I won’t see my grand baby until February or March though so I have a while to wait, but time presses on. Being a grandma makes my heart glad. Now I understand my mom’s joy when I had Lani, she was so ecstatic about becoming one.  I’m thinking it also may have something to do with my mom and I only having one child each and wanting to experience the nurturing process all over again. This is a very strong desire in a woman, who knew? What I mean is, I’m surprised at myself, when I was younger, I never thought the prospect of becoming a grandma would be this exciting!!

Lately, I have had some serious writer’s block which has affected my blog. I haven’t even wanted to write a movie review in sometime. I’m not exactly sure what’s really going on but I hope this will jump-start the blog processes again. I’ve missed reading my favorite blogs and just haven’t been around here much of late but I do miss all of you and hope I’m back for good now. Now I’m just wondering what my grand babies will look like??? matt and lani

Hey Everyone I’m Finally Back!!!

Wow, so much has happened in the last few months since I’ve been away from my blog. I’ve lost 40 lbs, my daughter and son-in-law both are working.  Matt (son in law) is graduating from Jr. College shortly.Read More »

The Ladybug Chronicles, (Matt Got A Job!)

I’m so proud of my son-in-law, because he did the work and got himself a job! He is now a paid intern for a engineering company, and he did it rather easily. He took care of business and is doing the business of taking care of his wife. Wow, what a proud mama I am now. It’s so nice to know they did things in a good order, first they finished their trade at job corps, and now finishing Jr. college and then starting state college, and working and looking for work, and then hopefully starting a family. I’m a huge fan of godly order.Read More »

Put Down That Mouse and Pick Up That Book!!!

My first New Year's resolution book/image; rainbowresource.com
My first New Year’s resolution book/image: rainbowresource.com

I was listening to a sermon the other day, and the pastor said, My father was an avid book reader and always had something interesting to talk about to his children and grand children,” and I decided this is something I should start doing with no looking back. I want to have something interesting to talk to my future grand children about, and the only way to make this happen is to do more reading. Why? Because non readers, only tell the same stories over an over again, and drive their relatives crazy repeating, washed up, boring repetitive stories, they forget they already told you because of their dementia. So, if I open my mind I will have something new to say in my old age. Since I caregive for someone who doesn’t read and should have read when they were younger, I now see why reading is truly important.

Also, because I’m turning 50 years old in a little over a week, I need to get started, being from the era of the television and not being encouraged to read more as a youth. Which I regret, but I’m going to change all that now and by golly, I’ve started already. So the first book I started reading last year that I’ve just picked up again to finish is, Hinds’ Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard, this book is an allegory. I will probably review it as well but not sure if I will on my blog yet, I haven’t decided. I’m also simultaneously reading a daily devotional by my old pastor, John MacArthur, called, Daily Readings from the Life of Christ, volume 2.

Simultaneous reading/image: amazon.com
Simultaneous reading./image: amazon.com

This is a heavy undertaking but I’m going to do it. For my future grand kids sanity.

My Ms. Know It All!

Ladybug at a weddingDelayed Contact ~ How would you get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?

The person would be my daughter, and she would probably get on my nerves because my daughter is a Ms. Know It All. When she was younger and in elementary school, she had answers for everything, since she grew up right in the age of computers and the internet, she would look it up and answer any, “I wonder why” question, I or someone she and I were with ever had. And her running answer to most of these questions was I saw it on myth busters. What I mean to say is, when I would ask her about her sources for answering the question she would say I saw it on myth busters and as she got older it just got worse.Read More »

Precious Moments Redeemed

In the bible it teaches us to redeem the time for the days are evil, Ephesians 5:16, and the bible is right. Since we waste so much of it, when you do really get to redeem it, it feels precious.

My daughter and her husband spent the weekend with me, and since I hadn’t spent much time with them in the last few weeks it was very sweet. Because although it was very early in the morning, I got to spend real quality time with my daughter since she married her husband. Just she and I, kind of like old times when she was young and would slip into my bed when she got frightened about something.

Even though she wasn’t scared she slipped into my bed at 3 in the morning and we talked for a while about how things are going for she and her hubby. The precious part was that it was 3 am, we both couldn’t sleep and she came in on her own. She said, “Hey mama, I can’t sleep can I get in bed with you?” and I thought, these are the moments that you wait for as a parent. The moments, when you don’t have to compete for affection from your married children. They just come to you and want to be kids again. At least for a few moments. I was so moved by this it made all the time we spend apart so worth it, because it’s true even though clichéd, absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

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My Blog Just Turned Two!!!

So today marks my second blog anniversary with WordPress. That’s exciting, having been blogging for a little over 2 years, I started blogging with Google’s Blogspot. But over time I decided it would be better if I tried WordPress.Read More »

The Piece Of Glass (Childhood Drama)

G and me in happier times.
G and me in happier times.

Odd Trio Redux: write a post about any topic you want, in whatever form or genre, but make sure it features a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and wise.

This story is in a narrative today

The year was 1972 or 73 , I was 7, and my uncle was 8 (long story). Anyway, we were at the park on a beautiful summer day celebrating our families summer birthday’s and my uncle and cousin were being extremely mean to me because I was the youngest kid of the group and I tattled on them a lot. And on this specific day, I was extremely frustrated with them and all the teasing.Read More »