Saturday, February 28, 2009

Busy Life

I am sitting her blogging, matching tv, and listening to hubby and son snore. I thank God daily for giving me such a wonderful hubby and son. My baby boy(19yrs old) is home from college for the weekend. He comes in drops clothes at the door to be washed and gives me his shopping list for next week then he goes beaver hunting with friends. Can you tell he is a little spoiled? That is OK. I did it and enjoy every minute I have with him. Slick is the sweetest young man with a big heart.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back to Work I go

It is 5:00a.m. on hump day and I am already working. Everyone thinks being a housewife is easy even working from home. The problem comes in when your mother calls crying because your dad is being sent to Jackson MS to UMC and she is scared and dont know what is going on. Well, I call my husband and tell him I have to go with momma. Then I tell my son he will have to wash is on clothes for college because Nanee needs me. I spent three days in Jackson asking questions of the doctors. Momma does not ask questions. She just goes with the flow while the doctors are in the room then she calls me wanting to know what is going on. Momma is so worn out. Her doctor has told her if she does not slow down he will put her in the hospital. I told momma if she does not slow down we will be putting her in the ground. Momma promised me she will come out to my house this week and help me with the convention. When she shows up I will make her lay down and take a nap or just lay down and talk to me while I do computer work.

Momma, Karianna and Me at Slicks senior night in 2008.
Karianna is designing one of the t-shirt for Scrap~N~on the River. She want tell me what is going to do, she said she wants to surprise me. Karianna is going to make me a great-aunt in Sept. We are so excited! She will big showing real good at the convention. I am sure everything baby will be purchased by Kari's momma, Nanee/momma, and Aunt Pam.

It is confirmed, Lisa Bearnson will be at Scrap~N~on the River in July 2009. I am so BLESSED to have Lisa coming to Natchez. I look forward to being able to show her around Natchez after the convention. I know she will be ready to go home but I want to show her some of my favorite places, like Staton Hall, Longwood, Mammies, etc. For all of you that do not know who Lisa Bearnson is, she is the co-founder of Creating Keepsake. Lisa will be signing her books so anyone wanting a book can go to her website
Be sure and register for the convention and make hotel reservation as soon as possible.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

On the Road Again

Well, the day started off yesterday with momma calling saying pawpaw was at the ER. He was dehydrated and not sure why. Momma said not to come because a had a bad head cold. I called and stayed in touch. Then around 5p.m. momma called crying saying they were taking pawpaw to Jackson to have surgery. I went to throwing clothes in a suitcase and told her to come get me I was going. Life is funny in a way. When momma calls and she is crying everything else gets put on the back burner. As of now we are waiting to see if pawpaw is going to have surgery Monday morning. Please pray for our family.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Full Day of Work Planned

My mind is running 90 miles an hour. God is blessing my family over and over. I have to go sign for our taxes than file for Slicks pal grant for school. I also am trying to get the website updated. There is so much info I need to post. The steak dinners have to be added to day. Momma is coming out so we can count the number of scrapbookers. We can only take 300 scrapbookers. I have my Blackberry fixed to get all my emails. The ring tone is a voice that says "I'm stuck in your pocket". I can only laugh when I hear this. Laughter is good for the soul. Always lauch it is better than crying. God has a raisen for everything. I guess I better get busy with lunch and everything else.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

God Answers Prayers

I am known for talking and asking questions. Well, it worked! I contacted Lisa Bearnson and asker her if she would like to come to Natchez, MS. for Scrap~N~on the River. Lisa said YES, she will be at Scrap~N~on the River. If you do not know who she is check out Lisa's website God has just blessed us because we have keep the faith through ALL the storms.

Busy Day Ahead

My dad is having another surgery today in Jackson, MS. I can not be there because I have to meet with insurance company for my parents. Four and half months ago hurrican Gustav hit the coast. I am not sure how high the winds got but one of my parents peacan tree limb broke off and went through the roof. Thank God they were at my sisters house. The limb did not go all the way through. It just broke through the tin. It rained and went down the walls. The walls are just cumbling and the BLACK MOLD is everywhere. This happened Sept. 2, 2008 than on Oct. 8, 2008 our dad was in a school bus wreck. He was air lifted to Jackson, MS. to UMC. He has had 22 pints of blood and a number of surgeries with more to come. Once we found the BLACK MOLD we insisted that momma could not stay there anymore. So she would stay with each one of us a few days each until we could figure out what we needed to do. As time went on momma was becomming very depressed. We have been working on all of this for weeks. Momma just needed a place to sleep and call her own. She is renting an apartment from my sister, but there needs to be some alterations made so our dad can come home and visit. He is in a Rehab at this time. We are trying to go through the proper channels, for instance, State Farm to FEMA to SBA back to FEMA back to SBA. I can see why people just give up. It is so much RED TAPE. Please pray for me as I go and meet with each of these people today. Pictures will be posted later today.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Happy Valentines

Well it is Sunday morning and I have lunch going, clothes washing, and sitting here blogging. This past week has been a tough week but God saw me though it. I woke up Valentines morning and walked into the kitchez for my coffee and to my surprize there was a valentine from my husband. That was the sweetest thing but I had nothing for him because I had not went to town. He got me a basket of Mary Kay makeup that was on my wish list. I loved my Valentine.

It was a rainy day so we just watched movies and we cooked steaks for supper. My day was great!! After 21years of marriage I did not have to remind him. I pray SlickARoo will have a life that loves him as much as I love his dad. I think that was the Best feeling. I am steadily working on Scrap~N~on the River and he understands. After I get our taxes done Tue. and file for my sons pal grant for school I will be working on Scrap~N~on the River non stop.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Update on the Jerry Roberts Scholarship

Doug Logan was the first person to receive the Jerry Roberts Scholarship. We as a family are so proud of Doug. We have just found out that Doug made the football team at Southern University. I know Jerry is dancing and singing as he would when he would get excited. When we found out that Doug had made the team we all teared up and laughed at the same time. We look forward to awarding this years scholarship. The next couple of months we will be preparing for Scrap~N~on the River. This year in order to raise money for the scholarship we are going to have steak dinners on July 25, 2009. The dinners will be $20.00 each. The dinner will consist of a ribeye with bake potato and salad. We will also be celebrating 5years of Scrap~N~on the River. We will have a birthday/pajama part with cake, punch and ice cream. The cake will look like a scrapbook.

Pictured is Slick Frank, Graham Roberts, Momma Sue, Doug Logan, Ms. Logan/Doug's mother, Deanie Roberts, Maecee Thornton, Pam Frank