I’m wanting (I think) to try my hand at reviews. I think I have a reasonable opinion about things–ok, well I’m plenty willing to say if I like something or not and how it worked for me, lol. However, I think I may need to have more blog follower for that, and that means writing more blog posts….I think I can, I think I can…

So here’s a couple of questions….

  • Do you read blog reviews?
  • Do you just read reviews of things you were already looking at purchasing or do you look at reviews and then decide to purchase based on that? Or both?
  • What kinds of reviews do you look for (items wise, i.e. kitchen stuff, jewelry, food….)
  • If you were someone who did reviews, what kinds of things would you review? Would you stick to a theme (like only jewelry or books) or would you review multiple things?

Anyway, I’m thinking about it. It could be fun…..

Sweet Dreams and Pleasant Nightmares,



Old Dogs

We’ve had our first “child” aka fur-baby for nearly 14 years. He’s an amazing dog and has been a wonderful companion and guard dog. He’s been wonderful with all three of our kids too. When he was young and we lived in MI he would play in the piles of snow just like a little boy playing soldier. He’d scrunch down in the snow and watch for his imaginary opponent and the attack. He loved going to the lake and playing in the water. I remember when we first got him we took him with us to Wal-mart. We needed 1 quick thing, so we ran in and left him in Matt’s truck (I know, I know- it wasn’t hot and we left the windows cracked). We came right back and he was gone, couldn’t find him anywhere. Then….we heard him. He’d crawled under the truck seat and had gone to sleep. The good stories I have of him are endless. But, so are the bad ones. As a puppy he sat at my feet and I thought he was chewing his bone. NOPE!! It was my bone colored heels!!

At one point he was 5 or 6 years old and he jumped up for a treat and yelped in pain. We thought we were going to have to put him down. Turns out, just arthritis and a bone spur. A little medication and he was back to himself. He’s been bothered by it ever since. Unfortunately his arthritis effects his digestive system too. I know the vet says it doesn’t work that way and my medical knowledge says scientifically it shouldn’t. But I’ve seen the proof and it does!! Unfortunately as he’s getting older, it’s getting worse. We’re gonna have to take out the carpet in our house I think.

I know we don’t have a lot of time left with him. Thankfully he’s not in a great deal of pain, he’s got cataracts and is going deaf, and his digestive system isn’t working well. I don’t want to put him down b/c it isn’t time yet. I don’t want to make him be an outside dog all the time. He’s been our baby and part of our family for so long. So at this point we just wait and see and I keep borrowing carpet cleaners from friends until we replace the carpet with laminate. Ahh the life of Old Dogs……..

Sweet Dreams and Pleasant Nightmares.



So I said awhile back that I felt a blog post coming on, but I didn’t know how to write what I wanted….I still don’t but figure I’ve waited long enough.

1 month ago we got a call. The strange spot on my mother in law’s tongue (yes I said tongue) was cancerous. We didn’t know anything other than that. They couldn’t get her into a specialist for at least 2 weeks. My husband wouldn’t stand for that so I started researching and praying and a few well placed (read- GOD directed) phone calls she was going to M.D. Anderson. They have a center devoted to head and neck cancers. This past Wed was exactly one month to the day that we found out she had cancer- it was removed. We still have a lot of questions that we don’t have answers for, like how did she get cancer, what’s next….but what we don’t have (ok- at least me—) is worry. It’s in God’s hands and He has proven over and over again already that He will and is taking care of this.

I could sit here a list every single small little way that I know He is in control but that wouldn’t do it justice. Those of you reading this that are believers already know God works this way. Those reading it that aren’t….well all I can say is you are missing out on a security and a peace that I have in the midst of a struggle that I can’t even begin to describe. Even my children have it. They know several people who have or have had cancer. They lost a very dear friend to cancer a couple of years ago. We were very concerned about how they would handle this knowledge but we knew they needed to know. They have handled it beautifully. They aren’t scared or worried, they know with out a doubt that their God has this covered- no matter the outcome.

Our God is Great and His mercies are new every morning!!!

Sweet Dreams and Pleasant Nightmares,