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Ready for Normal!!!

Our scholars have been out of school since the end of the school day on the 17th of this month.  It is AMAZING what being out of a routine can do!  They finally got into a "new normal" routine. (Although they have a hard time sleeping in!)  

Christmas was wonderful!  We spent Christmas Eve with the almost entire Chilson Clan.  Our oldest son and his family were over on the twenty-third.  Our oldest daughter flew in from Fort Bragg, North Carolina early on Christmas  Eve.  This time she decided not to jump but wait for the plane to land!  She is Army Airborne!  Everyone visited while I finished up preparing lunch.  We had turkey, ham that we made into sandwiches, and the usual sides.

Two of the older boys went together and bought their siblings a BIG gift.  Keep in mind, it has been standing behind the Christmas tree for about three weeks.  Most of the siblings were trying to guess what it was.  The final guess was a BIG flat screen TV.  We put the box on the floor and counted …


Romans 11:33-36
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"

"For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?"

"Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?" 

 "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen."


Monday through Friday at 6:15 am, my hubby and I roll out of bed to see Son #5 off to work.  He is 20, but as a mother I still like to see my offspring off in the morning. :-)  This morning was no different than any other except our front gate was opened.  Both, Husband and Son, shrugged their shoulders, took a quick look on the porch and did not see anything disturbed.  I on the other hand ask them to check for footprints in the snow on the sides of the house.  The both look at me as if I ask them to run in a Polar Bear run!  

"Of course there are foot prints!  We  have children who have been out in the snow!!!!"  :-)
Son is off to work and we go back to bed.  It is Christmas break, you know! But, I can't sleep!  My mind has to think about the gate that was opened!  Husband of course, is back to sleep within seconds!  Then I had to stop and think, God has not given us the spirit of fear.  What is that verse in the Psalm 56?  "What time I am afraid, I will trust in th…


Psalm 27:14 "Wait on the LORD:  be of good courage and he will strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
Waiting is so hard!  I don't like to wait!  I usually talk my husband into letting me open a my Christmas gift on Christmas EveAFTER  our children are in bed and  asleep!  Why?  Well, I tell him, "I rather watch the children open their gift's."  Truly, I can't WAIT!  I am sure he knows the truth!  I am worse than the children! :-)  It is also kind of like a chipped nail, I can not wait and leave it alone until I can find a file or clippers to take care of it.  No, I have to pick at it, then it is worse than before and has to be clipped way down.  Then...UNEVEN NAILS!  THE SHAME OF IT!:-)
By the Bible verse on the top of this Blog, you probably can tell what my devotions were on today...WAITING!  It was actually titled "A Necessay but Challenging Lesson".  Ouch!  Thought we were on Christmas Break! 
This old flesh gets tired of dear hubb…

Yes! Christmas Break!

I must be turning into a softy!  Maybe it was the snow day I gave the scholars on Monday!  Thursday night I went to be in tears.  I was so tired all I wanted to do was cry.  So I went to bed earlier than usual.  By morning's light, and I'm not talking about the sun, I got thinking about what our real schedule was for Christmas break.  I am one who does not like to lose a day in school, FOR NOTHING! Get it done, get it done right and quick!  Come on, you would be thinking the same thing if YOU had nine scholars in eight different grades!

Okay!  Call me a control freak!  (I think of it as "keeping things in order"!) :-)
It is scheduled for the 20th of December and returning the 3rd of January. 
THAT'S A LONGTIME!  No, really it is okay!  If I am at the point of tears when going to bed and the scholars are in tears when they wake up, WE NEED A BREAK!

The morning did not start out the greatest!  I woke up about 6:30 with another headache.  I ended up having to take two …

Time flies...

I can not believe how time gets away.  I still l have not feeling well with this sinus stuff.  Just when I think I am better here it comes again! 

Life has been busy with home and school.  One of our sons came over on Monday over the last couple of weeks to help Hubby get some heavy cleaning in the storage area and rearranging done also.  He also spent time repairing some "dings" on the walls of our family room and painting.  Looks really nice.  We went with a milk chocolate brown.  Makes the room so cozy. 
New slip covers on the sofas also!  The room was in need of a change.  

Snow, snow, snow...kind of tired of it.  Well, at least the mess it drags in!  We  had a nice snow Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.  About 2 1/2 to 3 inches.  I heard on the radio this morning that we are in for 2 to 4 more inches tonight!  If only the snow would stay off the the street, sidewalk and parking lots!  Our dog, Lucy, was trying to catch the snow that the boys were throwing into the air

Long time...

Wow!  It seems like it has been FOREVEVR since I have posted!  I guess it has been a little over a week! :-( 

The weekend following Thanksgiving I ended up with a head cold.  I thought I was feeling better but it turned into a sinus infection.  I still am not feeling 100%, the top of my teeth still hurt.  I really feel it if I have to bend down to get anything.  Yesterday I started out with a headache that turned into a migraine.  It was about 4 o'clock this afternoon before it was totally gone.

The last couple of weeks have been real challenging for our family.  There have been a couple of times I wondered if God had forgotten us.  But just a quick as I wondered the Holy Spirit was kind enough to "nudge" me back to the right way of thinking! 

In our small human minds we tend to limit God.  I was reading in my devotions today Psalm 46.  One of my favorite verses in this passage is the first part of verse ten, "Be still, and know that I am God:".  You know, when …