Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I'm just letting you all know that I have something terribly wrong with my laptop. It was so bad that my usually computer savvy hubby took it in to the big guys to get it fixed. I am a little afraid I will lose one year's worth of photos that I have not printed yet. But that's what I get for procrastinating in printing them AND not listening to my conscience when I felt I had to back it up.

I'll fill you in on other happenings:

I am going to a home school conference this week. I'm really looking forward to finding all the treasures I need for this fall. We are studying ancient history and I have compiled a list of books I want to read aloud and for the boys to read on their own next year. Wouldn't it be great if I found them all at the used book sale? I let you know how it goes.

I'm thinking about chopping off my hair. What do you think? I am going to be 40 soon. Am I supposed to have long hair when I'm 40?

Jouster is doing great!!!!!His attitude is good and he actually told us he's thankful he's where he is. He still has good days and bad days, and his roommate graduates the program in May, so keep him in your prayers. That will be a tough transition for him.

We have ordered our carpet for the basement. We are hoping it will arrive, and can be installed on Saturday. The bathroom is finally fully functioning, and I am painting woodwork and touching up walls. When my computer is fixed, I'll post photos.

I miss reading your blogs, and plan to catch up a little here and there when I get access to a computer. My most exciting news that I can share with you is that I am flying to Colorado in May. I'm going to help my sister with my nephew's graduation and will be there for about a week. Any blogger friends just north of Denver?

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden at Barely Controlled Chaos, presented me with an award. (I just need to figure out how to get it posted here.) Thank you. She said I was a good mom, and I was humbled...She just had brain surgery and went through a week of radiation. Stop by and give her some encouragement. I pray for her as the Lord brings her to mind. Would you too?

Have a great week. Hopefully I'll be back soon!



  1. It's so good to hear that Jouster is doing well. So, so good!

    I'm in Colorado! :) (I don't want to give more details here. My email should come through with the comment - can you email me privately?)

  2. Someone told me once you hit 40 you never have long hair again....that's why I grew mine back out I WILL have long hair past the age of 40!! I always was a little defiant you know!

  3. Oh, and you don't look even close to 40!!!!!!!

  4. You sound great...also glad to hear that the Jouster is doing well...thanks for the plug! Taking an extra two radiation treatments to insure I make it to Mindy's graduation...just posted on that...die, cancer, die through Friday @2:10-2:15 Oregon time...fellow warrriors unite!


  5. Ah, yes. I forgot you were going to the conference this weekend. I wish I could go. I just cancled my hotel room today. I just don't want to go alone. :(

    Have lots of fun and I pray you have great success in finding the books you want for next year at a great price!

    Love ya and Psalm 91 protection over you as you travel.

  6. I cut my hair when I turned 40. At 42 I grew it back. I like it better long. You'r beautiful, I would just stick with the long hair if you still like it. Just my humble opinion.

    Hope your computer is up and running soon.


  7. Thanks for the great update!! Glad to hear about Jouster.

    I, too, am thinking about cutting my hair short. I have to decide by Thursday. We could do it together -- the big haircut! ;o)

    ENJOY the conference!! See you on Tuesday??

    Blessings, Beckie :o)

  8. Just found your blog - hooray, another one I will have to read. So glad you are doing well.
    Still nothing to report on the adoption front, but I hope soon. Take care and have fun at the home school conference... I don't think I could ever do that.

  9. You are a great mom, Michelle, by the grace of God. Your children shall call you blessed of the Lord.

    Thank You, Lord, for what You are doing in and through Jouster!

  10. Hi there, how is your computer doing? I miss seeing you around.

    God Bless,

  11. Have a great trip. Best wishes on good book deals. Glad to hear good news about Jouster!

    I never looked good in short hair before forty, I do not think it would look good now. Did you ever like how you looked with short hair? Tha may help you decide!

  12. Yup - you can have long hair at 40 I have long hair and I'm 56. Do what makes you happy.
    I'm the same when it comes to digital photos - haven't backed anything up yet, nor have I printed out anything either.. sigh.....
    Hope your computer gets fixed soo.
    Glad Jouster is doing well.
    Yes, I've been over to visit Grandmother Goddess in the Garden. Sooooo happy her cancer treatments are over.
    Come back to us soon Michelle and congratulations on the award!!!


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