Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Good Facts to Know ...

You may already know this stuff but, I didn't

1. Kool aid can be a dye in paint
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes (Has anyone tried this? Does this actually work?)
4. Mayonnaise will kill lice. It will also condition your hair
5. Elmer's glue: Paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any
6. Shiny hair: Use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn: Empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn: Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it
10. Arthritis and bee stings: WD-40 and rub in
11. Bee stings: Meat tenderizer
12: Chigger bites: Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes: Preparation H
14. Paper cut: Crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet: Jello
16. Athletes foot: Cornstarch
17. Fungus on Toenails and fingernails: Vick's vapor rub
18. Use Cool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put it in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet
19. Kool aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint. Your kids will love it and it wont hurt them if they eat it.
20: Peanut butter: Will get scratches outta CD's! Wipe off with coffee filter paper (Has anyone tried this? Does this actually work?)
21. Sticking bicycle chain: Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam will also remove paint and grease from your hands! Keep a can in the garange for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with cornstarch and watch them slide on
25: Heavy Dandruff: POUR on the VINEGAR
26. Body paint: Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave. Pour into a empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice. (Has anyone tried this? Does this actually work?)
27. Ty Dye T-shirt: Mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping: A large bottle of club soda and a cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 minutes and let it dry. It will last for many years
29. A slinky will hold toast and CD's
30. To keep glasses and goggles from fogging up, coat with Colgate toothpaste
31. Wine stains: Pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt
32. To remove wax: Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain. It will absorb into the towel
33. Remove labels off glassware etc: Rub with peanut butter

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Update on Operation Christmas Decorating .....

I have the bookshelves (in the den) cleaned off where I am going to put 1 of 4 manger scenes. Yes, we have 4. See:

1 The Manger scene from when I was little
2. The Manger scene that has a stable
3. The sparkly Manger scene
4. A porcelain Manger scene

I'm tidying up the office so that I can put the table (not the one we eat off of) in the middle of the room to put my Christmas village on but, I will have to wait until Momma gets home to get that down! It is a to man ..... er, woman job! I would also like to put my train around it but, my train is out of commission and has been for a while now.

Daddy has previously stated that I was not to get the tree down until Momma got home but, I talked to her today and she said that I could get it down so, I'm planning on getting the tree down tomorrow. We are not going to have a decorated tree but, it will be just as nice!!

There is to be no huge decorating event this year. Just plain and simple. However, the stockings will be hung by the fireplace with care as always!!!

I have to get some decorating down before I leave to go out of town. When and where you ask? You may never know .....

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Update on Will


For those of you not on FaceBook below is what Amy posted today. I thought you’d like to see it. He is not out of the woods yet as he has another four to five months of recovery. He can still easily get sick as his resistance is way down, but the danger of fever and infection from the transplant has passed. I cannot come up the words to express my thankfulness to God!

The doctors have said he will come home in a few days. I am excited about that prospect to say the least.

Praises to God!


I am so thankful to all of you for your prayer and support. My sweet husband feels so good he is hard at work like nothing ever happened. We are blessed! His count starting going back up today so he is out of the zone where fever and infection could have occured. Now we pray the new cells keep working for him and not against him.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Trust and Obey

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.


That is the song running through my head all day today as I was thinking over this (almost) past year.

I moved out of my parents house in May to move in with a friend of mine just to get a feel for living on my own (without Mom and Dad having to furnish and rent an apartment for 6 months). I moved back hone in August to settle in to life again here at the farm.

Anyway, the same week I moved back home, we left for Texas. My brother's WBC (white blood cell count) had shot up. The doc's did blood work and the lab at the hospital made a mistake. Well, a couple months after that, his WBC shot up again. We found out that he needed a bone marrow transplant. In November, my sister flew out to Texas and my Mom drove out there. My brother has since had the transplant and I do not see him having any side effects from it.

It is now December and Dad and I are here. Mom is in Texas still and I just dont know when she will be home. I just hope that she gets home in time for Christmas. Daddy will not allow me to get down any Christmas decorations until Momma gets home.

What is this blog post about? Apparently its about random things. :-)

What I originally was going to write about is this:

I've learned that since moving home that if you follow God's will, things are alot easier. In the past, I've fought God in not wanting to finish my GED but, this year I took a leap of faith and it is paying off!! I am almost done!!! I followed God's will and it is alot easier. I'm also currently following God's will and not thinking/wishing I had a boyfriend and it is paying off as well! I mean, I'm so busy right now with Momma gone that if I had one, it would still be like I didnt. I mean, I'm so busy and here lately, I've been traveling ALOT! So, if I had one I couldn't/wouldn't have anytime to spend with him ....

I hope that this blog post makes sense ...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Update on Will


This is Day 2 post transplant and I stand amazed in the presence of God. Will was supposed to have really bad side effects from the chemo but he only had one bad day where he threw up a couple of times; no sores in the mouth, no rashes, nothing. If there has been anything they haven’t told me. His counts are going down and will continue to for five to seven days post-transplant. He is supposed to be feeling worse and worse. But this morning Amy reports he is “chipper and doing fine”. Brothers and sisters in Christ, our prayers are working. God has given me such a peace about this. I have never doubted we would pull through but I thought the road would be so much rougher! He is not out of the woods yet, he still has a few more days of an uphill battle before the turn–around. So we still covet your prayers.

I was mistaken on some of the time-line. I now understand that it will be two to four weeks post-transplant before we know if the graft has taken so that is still on our prayer list. Also continue to pray that God will maintain a shield around him to protect from all germs that can cause infection. We are all doing our best toward that end, but only God is fool proof so we continue to depend on him.

I stand amazed in God’s provision of a sibling donor. Before this I would have thought that probability rather high but many of the medical staff are saying we are blessed to have that. They say it is still unusual and have told of several that had five and six brothers and sisters but no match. Even one that had eleven and no match. Many wait on an unrelated match and never get it. One man found a match that had to fly from England. Not only am I speechless, but even my thoughts are dumbfounded on consideration of God’s provision.

I stand amazed at the number of people praying for Will, Amy and Anna & for us too. So many of you have added them to your church or prayer group list and also forwarded the emails. If it were possible to count them I know the number would be in the thousands. Again God provides.

Please know that even if you feel your prayers are inadequate they are not because God has provided an intercessor, Jesus. He sits at the throne of God interceding on your behalf and he translates the prayers to the Father so that every prayer is the good and perfect prayer. You cannot pray an imperfect prayer!

Again, thank you from the depths of my soul and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I thank God for our friendship.