Saturday, December 27, 2008

a whole lotta white stuff outside!!

I woke up this AM .... threw the shade open ... and there before my brown eyes ... a whole lotta white stuff!! okay they said possibly snow ~ but with rain and couldn't predict how much. HHHmmmm ... I want their job ~ can't predict and won't predict and most often than NOT wrong!!! So, darlin D and I scooted out for breakfast (this is a favO'rite for both of us) ... then hurried to the bank ... then had a quick fix for the 'puter!!! and now, safe and sound at home. I was re-checking through my bags ... hard to pack t-shirts and summer stuff when it's only 26 degrees outside. And, now it looks like we will get the chance to paint some housing for the children. Oh how much fun, do they know that I love to paint? and that I'm the messiest painter in the world? Maybe it will be different on a different continent. Well, I'll say dumela (hello/goodbye in Basotho) for now and catch ya in January. Happy New Year!! Much love to my family and friends for all your financial support, prayer support and just plain O' support .... I take you with me in my heart! Know I will always love you tons! I can't wait to hear your stories and to share mine. much love, michelle

Friday, December 26, 2008

It's the day after Christmas .....

and all through the house not a creature is stirring not even a mouse! Oh what fun, quiet times, laughs and goodies too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
It's going to be cold here in Idaho for awhile!! But the white Christmas was beautiful and enjoyable because all my family was under one roof. Ryan especially enjoyed the Christmas dinner of steaks, salad and baked pototatoes. We've done this now for 26 years and every year we enjoy it! Have a happy day and do something nice and anonymous!!
love, m

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SNOW .... and more snow .... and more!!

okay, I woke up at 2:14AM (don't ask!) ... and it was snowing, the most beautiful quiet large flakes ever. And it kept snowing and snowing and snowing. Now, I've learned NOT to listen to the weathermen b/c God is going to do what God is going to do. Well, this was not "predicted" ..... and I don't have my FORD F-150 anymore ... and I won't be able to get outside'tis AM to go buy Christmas dinner (steaks, salad and loaded baked pototates ~ we live in IDAHO! no doubt!!) until way later this afternoon ~ NO! I am NOT whining ... I'm just telling you all that there is a lot of SNOW ... and more snow .... and more!!! and I'm packing for 90 degree weather .... I will get this done TODAY!!! Grace given daily ~ love, m have I told you lately Merry Christmas ............ enjoy!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

5 more days ....

are you ready? I sooooooooooo enjoy Christmas. The meaning, the time spent with family and friends, the quiet moments, the miracles that happen, the giving, the sharing ... Christmas! One of my favO'rite Christmas words is J O Y. I just love it! Joy to the world, joyful, joys ...... what's a favO'rite of yours? I'm giving my neighbors TX pecans for Christmas tonight, so I best be going and gettin' them caramalized!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

F R I D A Y ....

hooray it's Friday. I really enjoy the weekends. Doug doesn't have any school work, I don't have any training .... it's the countdown to Christmas. Spending free time and quiet moments are tooooooooooo much fun for me. I hope you can slow down and enjoy some quiet times too. love, m

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


....welcome the to Pacific Northwest. It's cold and getting colder and then getting colder!!! zero degrees tomorrow night! I wish I had some photos for you but my camera battery must be cold toooooooo!! and the 'puter is under the weather toooo. Happy Wednesday everyone. Make some memories and tell me about them. love, m

Monday, December 15, 2008

random thoughts ....

it's cold in the treasure valley and SNOW!!! not much here but much in the higher elevation it's beautiful . It's very very cold, and the high for Thursday will be 18 degrees ~ yikes! and the COUNTDOWN begins ... 10 days and counting. Merry Christmas everyone. I've decided to give my darlin' girlfrineds the gift of time = you know, Christmas coffee together, a walk in the park or a looooooooooooong long distance telephone call!! Have a merry Monday and a great day.
love, m

Monday, December 8, 2008

favO'rite TV Christmas movie!


My number one favO'rite is Charlie Brown!! I love the CB Tree!! You're the Charlie Browniest ever!!
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early send off!


9 of teamAFRICA headed to Lesotho this AM! I am way jealous, but will meet up with them on Dec. 29!! Travel safe and God bless. And of all things ..... 4 letter words ~ SNOW & BRRR is what I'm talkin' about. The most beautiful and large snowflakes fell this AM. See the photo of my front yard!! Merry Monday everyone. ~ m
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

the latest! health issues

dearest ones, I hate to whine! and yet, I am in need of prayers. Not only am I, but doug and paul, sick and are fighting this. Went to the doctors on monday, she prescribed leviquinn (sp?), both ears are infected and "angry" as she stated, bed rest, fluids and more rest. I am doing all of the above, and yet not getting a whole lot better. THIS IS WHERE I NEED YOU ALL ... prayers for quick recovery, that my ears will completely clear and that all nasal congestion will stop and my body will build up a healthy immune system so that I can travel Dec. 28th.
Thank you!!! all and happy December to everyone!