Sunday, July 30, 2023
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Saturday, July 29, 2023
WooHoo! Anime Fighting Simulator on ROBLOX not only got an update, but they got an entire new sequel called Anime Fighting Simulator X. And I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty darn awesome! Me and my not-so-little kiddos have been training.
l admit that there have been many events, whether they have been holidays or birthdays, etc., that my family (my kids, my husband and me) have not attended over the years. And I don't care if you are family, life gets in the way. But sometimes, its family that make the situation more unbearable. Like the time my brother-in-law looked me dead in the face and asked if we were going to have to put our daughter in an institution. Seriously??!!! Or the time that a grandparent slapped our daughter's hand because she touched the TV. Please be patient with a toddle that has Autism. Not cool. You don't lay a hand on my child without coming to me first!! Or, when you overhear a negative conversation about you. Being told the negatives of homeschooling your children, especially one with special needs, and that you are going to make them socially inept. Or when a niece directly tells you that you are harming your child and holding her back. I could go on about the many things that I have heard through the grapevine about my kids and my husband. After my husband's TBI, he cannot handle being around several kids at a time, loud noise, flashing lights. My daughter still cannot. She has Autism, extremely high Anxiety and OCD. Yes, we try to go to places like Six Flags with tons of people and enjoy a day here and there, but we do have days where they can't handle it and we have to turn around and come back home. Honestly, people fail to understand, or comprehend for that matter, what it means to raise a special needs kiddo that just cannot be put in certain situations. You don't force it because "they are family and we should be getting together". It really can make things worse for the individuals.
The ones that constantly talk behind our backs are the reason why over the years I have continued to decline attending any type of event. The only time we hear from anyone is when they are having a party of some sort and want us to bring a gift or food. What about all the other days between? There are 365 days in a year.
Just another reason to re-affirm my decision to distance myself from family. 😑
Friday, July 28, 2023
Sunday, July 23, 2023
One year! It has been one year since I found Fort Worth Presbyterian Church. 😊 And I feel so blessed to have come across a church that I feel so connected to. Yes, I have only attended the online services, but I believe I have gained more from watching Pastor Brandon and the sermons he preaches than I did when I sat in the pew of the church I grew up attending for years. I am so thankful to have found FWPC!!
"To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for
comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a
Savior; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to all who hunger and
thirst after righteousness; and to all who will come, this church opens wide her
doors and offers a welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
Saturday, July 22, 2023
My niece, Dani, came over for the weekend to visit. Of course, we were gaming. LOL! I did raise her with my kiddos and she is part of the Skylords on Minecraft. We decided to play the Switch for bit - Mariokart - then hopped on Robox a while and played LOCOFFICIAL, which is like UNO, and Copyright Artist. It was quite entertaining. 😁
We would have played as our mafia on ERLC but the extra computer I have doesn't have the processing speed nor the RAM to keep up with the game. I am going to check into getting a new gaming system. I found one on AMAZON for about $360.00. Not bad for the games that would be played on it. I don't need a high end gaming system to run WOW or Skyrim on.
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Bev Sykes gave us today's questions! You can join in HERE! Thanks, Bev! I haven't participated in quite a while, so here are my answers.
- I can be brutally honest and I believe this comes across to some as intimidating.
- I am kind, but not nice.
- Trust takes years to build, but seconds to break. Be careful.
Saturday, July 15, 2023
For several weeks now we have been without an oven, and our household does a lot of cooking. 😁 I got online and started pricing ovens. Wow! I am sure all appliances have gone up over the years and our oven was 16 years old, just like the majority of our major appliances. But there was no way were could drop $1300.00 on a new oven in one drop, so we decided to give American Freight a go and we were approved.
My hubby and son were finally able to get the new oven up the stairs and installed and we had cornbread cooking within an hour. We traded out of Frigidaire for a Whirlpool. My hubby is over the moon with the new stove-top. It has a total of five burners, with an oval one in the center. It also came with the griddle.
We will be working on replacing our washer and dryer next. Our washer is giving us quite a bit of grief and not wanting to spin out the laundry. It keeps going off balance and it's so frustrating! The dryer is still not heating and we can only air dry. But since we have starlings in our dryer vent, I guess that is a good thing. LOL! Both appliances are 16 years old. Now, if only I can find a top loading dryer. If I can't, I sure am gonna miss the one I have had.
Well, as you can see, I went back and snagged my posts out of draft to update. LOL! I don't know why I don't just post them. 😜
The last several weeks have been hectic for me and my injury to my forearm has not been a joke. I am still wearing a brace half the day and the muscles and tendons get fatigued so easily. It really makes it difficult to type and working has definitely been a chore. I mean, I am an administrative assistant and that is what I do the majority of my day. LOL!
It has also affected my gaming. The use of the W-A-S-D keys and mouse have really put a strain on my forearm, and I know between working and gaming, that my injury is taking longer to completely heal. I would have to not use my arm or hand at all and I just don't see that happening. I finished all my medications and the steroids helped. I still have a cream for pain that I am using several times a day.
On another note - I have shared pics here and there about our little rescue kitten, Tumbledart. She will turn two years old in October and we have still NOT fully integrated her into our little family. I feel like we have kept having to start from square one and not really getting anywhere. It seems that Tabitha, my daughter's special needs cat, just will not get along with her and accept her. 😕 She feels threatened anytime Tumble is in her presence. This saddens us. We have been trying so hard but Tabitha will either try to attack her, or she will just run and hide in another room. And poor Tumble, she spends her nights locked in the front room. It's so not fair to her, but I don't want Tabitha to hurt her while we are sleeping. Tabitha has a paw that never formed right with only one claw, and it's as sharp as a dagger. Zac and Korina have gotten used to Tumble and really don't both her. Zac has chased her a couple of times, but he does this when he knows food is in the kitchen. Goodness knows he can't have the cats getting something before him. 😄
Korina and Tumble playing
Thursday, July 6, 2023
I was so sad to log on my Facebook tonight and read about my online friend Bobby P. Heaven has gained another angel. 😢 Bob Perks
always had a kind word and was a great inspiration to so many. I never met Bob in person, but had been Facebook friends for many years when I read some very uplifting words he had for me when I shared some crazy issues that we all have with this thing called LIFE.
Not a holiday or event went by that he would not try to put together something for the residents of his building, and he always wanted to make sure everyone had what they needed. He would make the day special by decorating, cooking food, and singing. He went above and beyond and I will miss his stories that he loved to share with everyone. Fly free Bobby P!!! Heartfelt prayers!! RIP Bob!!! 💓 I wish you enough!!!