Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Home Hair Cut Gone Wrong Part 3 (pict)



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Well, you've been having so much fun with the other pictures, we decided to give you a few more.
I figured since I had to give him an "Relative haircut," I just as well have fun with it.
I like that look in the bottom picture. That makes me laugh and squirm a little at the same time. You can tell he thinks it's funny, but he looks like he might be plotting something too. 8-0! It gets fun around here. :-)
He called from work to tell me he's been having fun with it all day.
I still feel horrible though.

Home Hair Cut Gone Wrong 2


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That bottom picture, he's saying "You're gonna put this on the blog, aren't you?"
To which I replied "How can I not?!"
Later, he told me, "I have the weirdest sensation. I am hot all over my face, but my head is refreshingly cool." LOL

Home Haircut Gone Wrong! (pict)

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First of all, thank the Lord for giving me a humble, easy going husband!!! Whew!!
Secondly, I wish I could title this "Don't mess with Wendy!" but it really was an accident.
After Clint had lunch with a relative, Clint told us how the relative clips his hair with no guard on the clippers. When I gave our men haircuts yesterday, I asked them "Who wants a "relative" haircut?" They all hid from me. So, I dug out the blade guards that cut the hair at a specified length.
While I was trimming Clint's hair, the clippers got too hot and I had to cut them off and let them cool. I took the guard off to clean the hair out of the blades and teeth. Clint and I got to talking and when I started on his head again, I forgot about the guard. You can see the result.
I was trying to find the words to tell Clint what I had done to his hair. Amanda saw my face and FLEW to get a look. She solved my dilemma by laughing so hard she fell down. Then she called all of the other children over to look and they started rolling. He made me take a picture so he could see what I had done. Then he made me cut the rest of it off..."cause Wendy you can't do any worse than you've already done."

Scarecrow in the Outhouse (pict)

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Pumpkin Butt (picture)

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We saw this in a neighbor's yard and laughed. We named him "Pumpkin Butt." Now what we need is "Pumpkin Gut"- a scarecrow facing the road with a pumpkin for a belly and the stem as the belly button.
I am going to fire off a couple of short e-mails and then get back to it. We are cleaning out Clint's car for him and bringing down more winter clothes from the attic after homeschool today. It's going to be very busy.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Priorities

I am often asked by mothers who are struggling "How do you get it all done?" I don't get it all done. There are many things left undone when I crawl into bed each evening. Sometimes the workload gets to me and I have to stop and reevaluate what is important.

God has made it clear to me through His Word that my husband, children and home are to be my priorities. (Titus 2:3-5) Anything that takes away from them needs to be refocused. They have to stay where God placed them in my life.

I enjoy helping with ministries, making soap and homemade gifts and selling online. I enjoy working with our animals, maintaining our websites, taking pictures, drawing, staying in touch with friends and reading. I also enjoy gardening and yard work and making herbal medicine. I like to sew, draw, cook and take walks along the waterfront. I enjoy many things, but none of those things are to be given precedence over what God has said must come first.

The last pregnancy put me far behind in many areas of my life. (Every pregnancy puts me far behind in many areas of my life! :-) I haven't been able to do much about it, but now Emily is older and more content to wait for me to get to her. I have recovered my health and most of my strength. I am suddenly overwhelmed by all that needs my immediate attention.

I've been asking God for more energy, more time, more help and more ability. Still I fell behind even though I was working from dawn to dusk trying to catch up.

Yesterday morning, I cried out to Him and asked "There is so much that needs my attention Lord! I can't see me getting it done any time soon. While I am thankful for so many opportunities, I am overwhelmed by all that needs my immediate attention. Help me to know where to start and how to go about catching up. Show me what is OK to let go and what needs doing first."

God pointed me back to His Word. He reminded me of what should be my priorities. He illluminated where I am (lamp unto my feet) with a clearly lit path to follow as I begin to find my rhythm again. I am a wife and mother first. Then I need to make my home a blessing to my family and our visitors. I've been here many times before and know that if I do it God's way, the rest will fall into place as I go along.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path Psalms 119:105