Monday, November 30, 2009

A Sunday Thanksgiving??

Well, we had our Thanksgiving dinner last night and it was great. I stuffed myself so full that I felt I might not eat again for a long time. I ate dessert a few hours later.
We missed the Shelby family and Andrew. Regi and Caroline came over, as well as Tim.
The menu consisted of turkey (of course), mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans with ginger orange sauce, eggnog, sorrel drink, buns. For dessert we ate rocky road and cookies and cream ice cream, pumpkin pie, and coconut cream pie. Tim brought the ice creams! Mmmmm. Those of you who know med student budgets or island living can appreciate getting 1-1/2 gallons of ice cream! He also brought chocolate syrup and peanuts. For the last week or so, Tim has been bringing me cookies and all sorts of goodies. I think he wants to fatten me up.

Mmmmm... now for leftovers!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A busy Saturday

Today we attended the All Saints AMSA Health Fair! What a to-do! They helped over 450 persons. The local chiropractor was here giving free scans, her coworker gave free 15 minute massages, the AMSA students gave free bp checks, glucose tests, BMI checks, vision acuity checks, HIV awareness, women's health... What work.

Travis was on the local television station for an hour interview with a local commentary on Thursday night. He had done "something new" by inviting the local chiropractor inside the sacred halls of the medical institution. I, for one, am all for integrative medicine. You can't seem to have all or nothing of anything but God in this world.
Modern medicine and traditional medicine should work together to bring the health and well-being of people to a place of ease. Dis-ease is not normal. But, I am preaching to a deaf crowd... Of course I am part of that change that has come again that tells the doctor that I am an active participant in my health and care. I am not one to swallow any pill or pay for any procedure unless I am informed. After all, I am the one who must take responsibility for my own body. No doctor will pay the cost for what a drug does to my body.
I trust that God will keep me and direct me to seek another's help if it is needed.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving already?

Phew! the year has flown by with no thought to what we are doing. Thanksgiving! Well, for me, this holiday brings up memories of famiy gatherings and turkey dinner. I remember as a child the ladies shooing us out of the kitchen so we would not be underfoot while they were preparing a huge feast. Turkey, mountains of mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce... the list goes on.
I would go on, but my stomach is aching just thinking of it!

We are not having our turkey dinner today... boohoo. But we will be gathering on Sunday for a big feast. I think I better make 2 pots of potatoes. Lately when we make mashed potatoes for a typical dinner for just us, I have to make 6 quarts of mashed potatoes! Trevin himself can eat a huge plateful, not to mention the 3 servings Trajun downs. I think they like potatoes!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Principles by which I live.

Quite a while ago, I was tagged by Kelly-Anne Gray at Beautiful Girlhood to tell the principles by which I live. I have to say that I was not excited at the prospect of sharing these. What I have come to realize is that I am above petty differences and I should not worry about how others think of me.
I saying I heard: If I please God, those who really matter will be pleased.
It may sound harsh, but who do I try to please? Myself? I will never be truly happy. My extended family? I would always be bouncing back and forth. If I am pleasing God first, all others will fall into place.

Principles by which I live:

1. I beieve I am made for a purpose which is not defined by how others would have me live.

2. I beieve I am a daughter of the King and should behave as such.

3. I beieve I am guilty of death by sin, but covered by Jesus' blood which brings life.

4. I beieve that I have a God-given place in my family.

5. I beieve that forgiveness is the key to joy- my forgiveness and joy and other's forgiveness and joy.

6. I believe that I am bound by my thoughts, words, actions, and attitudes; I must choose wisely what I allow into my home and heart.

7. I believe that God provides every need for me much better than I can ever provide myself. He is ever merciful and well able to see what I need before I need it.

8. I believe that treating others as I want to be treated is the fastest way to build a relationship.

9. I believe that every baby is planned by God, even those not planned or wanted by humans.

10. I believe that God's ways and thoughts are higher than ours. We cannot see beyond the moment.

11. I believe that trials and tribulations are God's way of strengthening and proving us.

12. I believe that all that I do is known and that my outward as well as inward being is in subjection to God.

13. I believe that as a wife I am accountable to my husband and God.

14. I believe that as a mother I am a role model and teacher of Godly knowledge.

15. I believe that God does not give fear but a sound mind.

16. I believe that God gives beauty and joy in place of my ashes and sorrow.

17. I believe that Jesus is the only entrance to Heaven, verified by God's Word.

This list took a while! I started it and came back several times before I was able post it.
Now to pass on the assignment!

I tag:

Jonathan Blikstad over at The Blikstad Breeze
Dawn Washington over at That's Just Me
November 1st, already! Wow time flies. Pretty soon we will be welcoming a new one into our extended family. My sister is due at the beginning of December with girl number 3. I am excited for them. I think Rhyann and Nev want to see the new baby. I sure do, but I will not see her until she is about 5 or 6 months old. Boo-hoo.

It has been crazy busy here. I am trying to catch up on transcription while balancing homeschooling, chores, time with children and husband, studying with husband, and resting- not in that order. I can't believe that we have been here for 2 years and we have only 5 months to go! I can't wait... or I can but I am excited!

The puppies are growing big. Within 2 weeks we will have no dogs again. YEA! No growling, pee on the floor, whining, chewing puppies. I will miss their puppy dog eyes, but I will not miss the stink and the annoyance of being interupted every few minutes with puppy concerns. The children are getting plenty of time in the backyard though.

Travis has exams in 2 weeks again. It seems like a never ending cycle. I am not complaining as the cycle s what brings us closer and closer to the day when we leave.

October seemed like a long month, but it is over now. I am missing the chilly days with leaves everywhere. I liss the smell of backyard leaf fires and apple cider. I don't know if I can live in Florida. A few things have been settled. We are not staying for 5th semester here since it would keep us here until late August. We will be returning for Travis to attend 5th semester in Chicago. i dont know where the children and I will be for the 3 months he is in Chicago. We have not decided yet. We are talking about a house somewhere ew can have a base with a travel trailer or such for him to live in while at clinical rotations. It just depends on where he will be.

I like Florida for clinicals. I like Las Vegas too. I just don't want to be in Chicago for 2 years.