Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another Crochet Toy Finished!

Meet my newest Amigurumi Crochet Toy!

My Elephant!
Isn't he just adorable? Does anyone have a good suggestion for an elephant name? I want him to be my mascot for my blog: Matters-Of-My-Heart.
Pattern by: Ana Paula Rimoli.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cute Mushroom!

My Newest Crochet Toy! A little Mushroom!

Pattern by: Ana Paula Rimoli

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Puzzle Thief!

Harrison and I found out that our bird Tootsie is a puzzle thief! She has to steal every puzzle piece she can get her beak and tootsie on and shred it! We unknowingly did something very stupid! We started a puzzle near her play area. We had no clue she had a puzzle problem. I have pictures to prove it!

She would sneak over and grab a puzzle piece with her beak and then run away. To the left is Tootsie getting ready to pounce! If she got away without me catching her, she would hold it with her tootsie and shred it to bits!

Here is the one moment I let her hold it, so I could get a picture. I had to take it fast though, because she is a fast worker. A couple of times she got away with it and shredded the piece. So now some of the pieces have Tootsie's markings on them. Even with Tootsie around, the puzzle is still making good progress ....

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun with Crochet

I have found a new craft that I just love! So much Fun! I have been crocheting like crazy! I tried lace crochet and failed miserably. So I decided to try my hand at crochet toys! I found this great book titled: Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli. You can also visit her blog at: Amigurumi Patterns. I have a few other toys up my sleeve by another author that I will share later!

I have crocheted a lot of toys and am still working on a few. I thought it would be fun to share some of the ones I have done in pictures. The owl, I made for Andrea (my mother-in-law), the Apple and Worm for Harrison, the coffee Cup for a girl at my church, and the Cupcake for me! :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Needed Prayer

This past two days has been very hard on me. I just finished saying goodbye to my Grandfather on the phone. He is having strokes and doesn't think he is going to make it. So he wanted to say goodbye to me and tell me he loves me. My mom and I are having a hard time. Please pray for us and our family. But most important pray for my Grandfather. Pray that the Lord will keep him with us a little while longer so I can see him again. But if that doesn't happen. The Lord gave me a short phone call with him, and a goodbye kiss the last time I saw him.

Happy Ending to a HOT Day!

In order to keep your sanity, some days you just need to laugh. However, I found it hard to laugh yesterday afternoon. Yesterday, after I finished with my blog, I went into the living room to wait for the air conditioner to be fixed. He got it all hooked up and had a few more things to do. I knew he must be so tired! Bless his heart! Working so hard in this heat. I found it hard just to sit in this 95 degree heat, much less have to fix someones air conditioning. So I gave him an ice cold can of coke, much to his delight. He then went on his merry way, most likely happy to be done with the air conditioning unit.

So here I was, a new air conditioner. I had it on for 5-10 min and the power went out! Ok, here is when I should have laughed. I thought I was going to go insane! I was sweating because my apartment was a sauna, I couldn't do my laundry, the birds were getting to hot, there was no good water in the house, so I did what any wife should do..... :)

I called my husband to tell my troubles. So he got off of work early, picked me and the birds up and whisked us off to my parents house for the air conditioning, where I was able to do my laundry for a spa party I was going to. My mom made us a milkshake and gave me a glass of water. And my dad pulled out the fan and I just laid in my mom's recliner sipping my shake. Aww, the good life!

I was able to spend the night at her house from the relief of 3 days of constant heat. Wheres the happy ending you might say? I am home in a cool apartment and it is 102 degrees outside! And my mom is bird sitting! So I get an afternoon of cool relaxation alone!

I still feel down because of my Grandfather's mini strokes and having to say goodbye to him over the phone, but I will at least be able to relax my weary body; while I pray for him constantly.I love you Grandfather!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The heat and bad news!

Wow, second negative blog in a row. Hopefully my next blog will be more positive. This one is a bit on the sad side. For the past 2 days we have been without air conditioning. Which wouldn't be such a bad thing except it has been 90 degree weather for the past 2 days. And of course today is a whopping 100 degrees. We finally were able to get a guy out here, and of course he said we needed a new one. So because of lots of prayer, he is installing a new one at this very moment! I am so thankful for that because I am roasting. But more important, I worry about my birds in this heat. I just pray that this new air conditioning is amazing!

But the saddest news of all is that my Grandfather had another stroke and he is paralyzed on one side. He is at the moment in the hospital. It has been a hard day for me, but with God's help, I know I can make it through. And I know He is watching out for my Grandfather.

I am comforted by some verses that I got from Ladies Bible Study from my Handy Little Chart. I picked out the ones that I am dealing with right now.....

I say: "It's Impossible" God Says: All things are possible ( Luke 18:27)
I say: "I'm too tired" God Says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
I say: "I cant go on" God Says: My grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9 & Psalms 91:15)
I say: "I feel all alone" God Says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
I say: "I can't do it" God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Just Me and the Neighbors!

Today has been a trying day for me. A day, when I realize, I want to get out of this apartment as fast as I can. Overall when everything is working and the neighbors are quiet: it is a nice place to live. But on a day like this, when the air conditioning isn't working in 90 degree weather and the neighbors are playing loud booming video games (with their speakers attached to their wall near the ceiling), there is no peace or solitude.

I find myself putting the birds in their cages and retreating to the bedroom where it is slightly more quiet and cool. I sit on my bed with a huge fan (as Harrison calls it, the typhoon maker) blowing on me and masking the noise of the neighbors while giving me some relief from the heat and my daily chores. It seems I have bad luck with neighbors. I always get stuck surrounded by constantly loud people (day and night) who have no regard for anyone but themselves.

So at this very moment of wanting to rip my hair out, I decided to rant and rave on this blog (lucky you!) and then retreat to my Bible where I can get peace of spirit. So when I am in better spirits, I will blog my promised blog entry. Until then......pray for my sanity! :) lol
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