Jesse just walked from his room to mine, lays down on my bed, and said,"Addie only got one and she was supposed to get two!"
Me:" Addie only got one?"
Jesse:" Yeah, but she was supposed to get two!"
Me:" Should we wake her and give her another?"
Jesse:" No, she's asleep."

He gets up and goes back to bed.

He was totally, absolutely, positively ASLEEP!
(Should I wake him and find out what Addie is in need of getting another one?)
  • kailua
    My first thought is... no wait... my second thought is... just too many thought to put into words. I will just say PAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA!
    by kailua at 07/15/17 2:53AM
  • ceoltoir
    by ceoltoir at 07/15/17 6:25AM
  • joc
    Yes, very funny!
    by joc at 07/15/17 12:26PM
  • tryphena
    Hahaha!! Funny, but a bit unnerving at the same time. I was a sleepwalker/talker in my preteen years.
    by tryphena at 07/15/17 2:30PM
  • bandmom
    by bandmom at 07/24/17 10:07AM

Did a post on FB bring back any Pleonesters?

... anybody?

... hello....?
  • friend2all
    by friend2all at 07/13/17 2:21PM
  • tryphena
    What do you mean?

    And, hello!
    by tryphena at 07/13/17 2:25PM
  • ceoltoir
    I saw it, commented on it and hello.
    by ceoltoir at 07/13/17 3:18PM
  • misssonja
    Come back!
    by misssonja at 07/13/17 4:34PM
  • joc
    by joc at 07/13/17 9:46PM
  • split_rock
    I liked your comment on that post.
    by split_rock at 07/14/17 6:04AM
  • kailua
    It was great to see your name lit up!
    by kailua at 07/14/17 3:39PM

06/09/17 1:40PM

Not much going on here and a ton of changes.

The weather has been all over... pouring rains and beautiful days of sunshine. Record heat and beautiful days in the 70's this week. Rainbows and georgeous blooms, lightening and roaring thunder. Yep, God is in control and all is good.

The Nashville Predators are playing for the Stanley Cup, well except last night when they set out the game and let the Penguins play while they watched. We have enjoyed the energy in Middle Tn for the last several weeks. This weekend, however, the CMA, Stanley Cup game, and Bonnaroo are all at the same time and 400,000 extra people are expected in and around! I don't want to leave my house! AT ALL!

We have had our spring meeting with Greg Gwinn. He is doing an excellent job! If you haven't heard him the sermons will be available on our website Westvue church of Christ in Murfreesboro...

I have been asked to bring cards to a local store. They want to sell them. I would rather sell to friends and family but have only had a few orders there so this is an option I am looking at. I'd rather just teach classes. I have the 2nd class in my series tomorrow morning. This class is free so I can develop material.

The kids are doing well. Addie is helping me make cards- she is a creative soul. She is also interested in learning sign language and gets up early and studies her book after she cleans her room. She is dyslexic and has short term memory issues but sits in the car spelling words with her hands! This is great because it helps her learn better and saves the info in her brain long term.

Jesse has been suspended in time while the men of the congregation decided what to do with him. He is an 11 yr old Christian but the class teachers were all women. They finally decided to put him in the high school/college class. He seems to be doing pretty good.

James lost his job and has been 2 months without. He has been delivering papers which is useless. It pays for gas for you to deliver papers so you can pay for gas to deliver papers.He is expecting a call back on Monday for an interview - I'd appreciate prayers!

I have been trying to take better care since I now have insurance that covers a local dr. My A1c was 10.8 in Jan and I have it down to 7.4 a month ago. I have gotten it lower now but don't go back to the doc until Sept. I go every 4 months. Following a keto diet - any of you try this?

Ok I gotta go. I teach class tomorrow and need to get 15 card bases made for each student and cut out their cards for them to assemble.

Blessings and peace!

  • misssonja
    Baptized or not, he is an 11 yr old boy, not a man. However, being with young men (vs boys) might challenge him to study/learn and might encourage him to think/behave in a bit more mature fashion, so that might be a plus.

    So glad to hear that you are managing your health with so much improvement -- commendable! I've read about keto but haven't tried it. I imagine that requires some serious self-discipline.
    by misssonja at 06/09/17 3:10PM
  • tryphena
    Miss Sonja said what I was thinking about an 11-year-old male Christian...still a boy. However, each congregation has to deal with that in its own way.

    You seem like you're doing better--hurray!
    by tryphena at 06/09/17 9:02PM
  • misssonja
    I think I would die on 20 carbs/day, so I greatly admire your tenacity. And it's the right thing to do -- so much better to manage health through good nutrition vs chemicals.
    by misssonja at 06/09/17 10:39PM
  • sjean
    Thanks for your sweet comment. By the way I am a dietitian so I really appreciate that improvement in A1c. As for 11 year old Jesse. When Jesus was 12 and had been talking with the Jewish leaders He went home and was subject to His parents. Knowing that an 11 year old is a child I have not been concerned with these young christians in my class. Parents have come to me to discuss whether or not I was concerned about this. I have always said I will step aside if it was a concern to them, or anyone ,but it never was.
    by sjean at 06/14/17 11:18AM
  • kailua
    I once knew a preacher's wife who deferred to her 9 year old son (in many areas) when he became a Christian - ridiculous.

    The same preacher decided that no female would be allowed to teach even young teenage male Christians - again ridiculous.

    Scripture says if something is sin to you then do not do it. That does not make it sin for others.

    Plus certain teens got a big head and had no respect for female Christians because they were now "men". Ughhhhh
    by kailua at 06/20/17 5:49PM
  • meditationis
    I'm late to the game on this one but I do hope that if Jesse is in the high school/college class, "the men of the congregation" have committed to studying with Jesse individually (or in a group of his age-peers) so that the can absorb all that he needs to as a babe in Christ, at least until they start teaching the junior high(?) class...
    by meditationis at 07/03/17 11:16AM

I am trying...

To do low carb as it has been the only thing to lower my blood sugar but this morning that was set aside as Jesse decided to surprise me with breakfast. He made homemade, gluten free sausage gravy and biscuits. Yum!
  • split_rock
    Nice job, Jesse!
    by split_rock at 04/24/17 1:48PM
  • ceoltoir
    Way to go, Jesse!
    by ceoltoir at 04/24/17 5:35PM
  • ginnyann
    Yummy! Good job, Jesse!
    by ginnyann at 04/24/17 7:22PM
  • tryphena
    Woo Hoo! If you're going to set aside the diet, this is the dish to do it for.

    Low carb (but not too low) seems like the best diet.
    by tryphena at 04/24/17 8:09PM
  • ginnyann
    Just saw a cute craft idea if your granddaughter is still into buttons.
    It's on Hometalk.com
    Just a thought!
    by ginnyann at 04/25/17 9:58AM
  • sjean
    What a sweet thing Jesse did.
    by sjean at 04/26/17 3:39PM
  • chickadee
    Go, Jesse!
    by chickadee at 04/29/17 9:49AM
  • chickadee
    I like the "blind" quote! I can think of several ways it could be applied.
    by chickadee at 05/02/17 11:37AM
  • kailua
    Awwwww, that was so very nice of Jesse. What a wonderful treat for you - food wise and especially him honoring you by making it.
    by kailua at 05/03/17 12:05PM

Jesse spent time with his dad today...

I have so much to say but I just don't want to move beyond this post!
Jesse has been trying SO HARD to not react in his normal hasty way. Please keep this specifically in your prayers that he can continue to develop new aspects and better control with his character.

While his dad baptized him! Rejoice with me and your new BROTHER!
  • tryphena
    Oh, that's WONDERFUL NEWS!
    by tryphena at 04/17/17 6:19PM
  • friend2all
    Here is a photo of the happy occasion

    Here is a great hymn

    by friend2all at 04/17/17 6:25PM
  • misssonja
    Good news indeed!
    by misssonja at 04/17/17 8:56PM
  • kailua
    Oh that is so WONDERFUL! I am so happy for you all. Just to think that angels were singing and rejoicing is awesome.
    by kailua at 04/17/17 11:49PM
  • joc
    ^What she said!!!
    by joc at 04/18/17 1:14AM
  • ceoltoir
    I will pray for Jesse as he begins his walk with God.
    by ceoltoir at 04/18/17 2:40PM
  • sjean
    So incredibly thankful for this beautiful moment. Thanks for sharing the picture!
    by sjean at 04/18/17 6:58PM
  • split_rock
    So happy!
    by split_rock at 04/19/17 6:03AM
  • ginnyann
    Wonderful news!
    by ginnyann at 04/19/17 5:32PM
  • chickadee
    I just can't get enough of this news even though it has been a couple days now!!!
    by chickadee at 04/19/17 10:27PM
  • tweedledee
    by tweedledee at 04/20/17 1:48PM
  • joc
    Yes, I will pray for Jesse. Happy to hear that he is working at doing what is right.
    by joc at 04/21/17 11:03PM
  • sjean
    I think this post needs to stay up for a while just for the smiles it brings. Our 4th was a foster/adopt. He had and has anger issues. I truly understand that. I am so thankful that Jesse is working on his quick reactions. With God all things are possible.
    by sjean at 04/22/17 8:22AM