Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Just incase you forgot...

I sure love him a LOT!!!! LOOK at what a FANTASTIC job he did this weekend picking up leaves and acorns off the lawn!!! :) Who cares if he did it while zooting around on his buddy's lawn mower... someone still had to empty those containers on the back!! :) Stud.
He also helped me get the chairs and umbrella up on the deck for the patio set....LOVE HIM!!!AND JUST TO DOCUMENT THE KOOKIE WEATHER here in Northern New England on April 28, 2009....Hrrrmm.... how do you like THEM apples friends who shall remain NAMELESS that moved south!?!?! :) VERY quiet....

I'm interrupting the silence... just jumping on to leave you with a link...

We sponsor a child from Ecuador... Yadira... go read first hand what is going on in India with the group of bloggers that is in that country right now seeing what Compassion is doing for sponsored children.... Seriously....

P.S. I do have some pics that I want to post from the weekend, so while I am still on a mini-break, there will be some fluff in the next day or so?? I hope. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


It is the ONLY thing that we all start out with the SAME everyday. 24 hours... to do with as we please. I mean, sure, there are responsibilities and things that we "have" to get done but really... this is America. Let's be honest. It's pretty much "as we please".

Things on the blog have been a little sparse... with losing Grampa, some health concerns here and there, going out of town with Husband (Whahoooo) and just life in general... I think that my TIME has been focused elsewhere. And that is not a bad thing... just stating what may have appeared to some, the obvious.

I think I like it... I have some things I'm working on in this CountryMouse brain of mine and I will share my heart more in the next few weeks but for now... my time is going to be used in other places than Tales of the ABM.... keep checking back. All four of you that actually check the blog.... :)

You never know when something will strike me and I'll need to post about it :) but let's call this a little sabbatical.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's that time of year again!!!

Leave a COMMENT... Wish her a HAPPY DAY!!!

AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT... YES, I'M "YELLING".... REMEMBER THIS YEAH... WE'RE BACK THERE AGAIN... MY LEFT EAR IS BLOCKED UP TIGHTER THAN A DRUM... I went yesterday to have it flushed out because it was a little blocked and came home with one of the Great Lakes LODGED in there... I thought for sure it would be gone by the time I woke up this AM but no such luck....

Friday, April 17, 2009

Quick Catch-Up in the Mouse House

Husband bravely protected our home... twice. I just happened to only get a pic of ONE... evil things...Watched the Muffin man and got to hang out with GA... you think he loves HER much or is it just for the "cookie" :)nah... it's HER!
AND JUST because it is wicked cute!!! He THREW the nerf bball into Rebound's water dish SOAKING not only the kitchen, the island, and the floor but also HIMSELF! His jeans and socks were SOAKED so I threw them in the dryer for a bit... can't get enough of this guy!
Scene from family in from out of town and "geeky" JJ :)
More to come... Rebound is having yet ANOTHER surgery... took him to his "annual" appt yesterday and the Vet noticed (After Husband pointed it OUT!) that poor Reebsie has an absess tooth!!! (Laura Jane, can I get an AMEN!? You and Rebound were going through it at the same time!!!) SOOOOO our man is on an antibiotic for 10 days and 1/2 way through the dose (Wed next week) he will have surgery to remove the MOLAR! :( Poor poochy pooch! The Mouse House has def. been having some health concerns but we feel like we are headed in the right direction all around and GOD IS GOOD! He will protect, provide and do MORE THAN WE COULD EVER IMAGINE! No matter what.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday...

I'm thankful for...
  • my family
  • my "in" law family (because I don't feel like we are in laws!)
  • the sun shining
  • the promise of spring with buds on the trees and my lilac bush
  • Jesus
  • meds that keep me healthy
  • Doctors that know what they are doing
  • and of course.... Fenway, Baseball, diet soda and


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trust me...

just DON'T do it... sobbed the entire last 20-30 minutes.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"soon and in joy...."

Give to the wind your fear
Hope and be undismayed
God hears your sighs and counts your tears
God will lift up, God will lift up, lift up your head

God will lift up your head
God will lift up your head
God will lift up your head
Lift up your head

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command
Then shall we wandering on His way
Know how wise and how strong
How wise and how strong
How strong is His hand


Through waves and clouds and storms,
He gently clears the way
Wait because in His time, so shall this night
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy

God will lift up your head
Soon end in joy

God will lift up your head
Soon end in joy

*I actually thought the lyrics were "soon AND in JOY" :) so I'm going to keep singing it like that... I like it better... no offense to Jars of Clay

Friday, April 10, 2009

Extra special prayers and hugs today....

going out to Mrs. P and her girls, their hubbies and the grandkids today.... extra hugs...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Yeah...Yeah... Yeah... I've been slackin'....


I'll make up for it with a whole post of MUFFIN!!!! :)

Tuesday night we went to JJ, J and CJ's for STEAK TIPS (YUM!!!) pots on the grill and J's famous salads (I love all the crunchy things she puts in her salads :)

Of course the night was filled with... fun with Uncle "Husband"...Fun with FOR Reebsie... :) *slurp slurp*fun with Dad...and Fun with Yah-Yah... BAH! :) I SWEAR to you the KID really does "like" me :) I wouldn't go quite so far to say that he LOVES me, he's kinda partial to Husband (who can blame him :) but don't worry... this was about 7 seconds later...
Don't forget fun for "TiTi" and one of my favorite parts of the night... HB calls Baby Einstein "Baby Crack" I think that CJ has his own version. When Husband whispers sweet nothings in his ear he's seriously in some sort of trance :) Hysterical :)Always the best time with the little man!!! I promise you that there was fun with his Mama too and I'll be back to post the proof via video... trouble with blogger this AM... ggggrrrr...
Happy "Fun" Friday everyone!! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My world...

ROCKS because of him... *pic stolen from JJ's blog