Friday, June 19, 2009

Product rave

Alba TerraGloss. I picked this up at Target the other day. It was a total impulse buy. I have to say I love it!! It is the only gloss that stay on for longer than 1 hour and still looks good. I love how it feels and since it has a slight vanilla scent it doesn't taste funky. It is a mineral gloss and that piqued my interest since I use mineral make-up on the rest of my face. I also use a mineral powder to tint my lips which can last pretty much all day. This is a perfect color pick me up mid day. So run to Tarjay and pick up a tube. I also picked up the clear but I keep this little beauty in my purse.

Have a colorful day


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Our cat is missing. She is an indoor cat and we think she may have left to die. Normally she doesn't go outside unless we leave the garage door open. Her litter box is in the garage so she goes there often. Many times we would find her just outside and she would run back in when she saw us. Last night we left the door open longer than usual and then we closed it after dark. We didn't notice. This morning we realized that she wasn't in the house and started to worry. Then we had to tell the kids that she may have left to die. There were tears....many tears... She was a good cat. We adopted her from the pound April 2006. She was already an adult and declawed. It took her awhile to get used to us but eventually she did and she actually started to like us.

This is the first time that my kids have had to deal with grief so close to home. I am praying for peace for them and me.

My boys want another cat. I don't know if I am ready to train another cat. Our house is lonely without her.


Monday, June 8, 2009

The Lord of the Rings

  • We love this triology. The funny thing about this series is that every year, since I was a teen, my dad has bugged me to read the books, and I never did. Well, when the movies came out I still refused (sometimes I can be stubborn... I know it is hard to believe) and I didn't even see the movies, unless you count the Hobbit cartoon from the 70's. Anyway, 4 years ago I talked about how I needed to read the books, so J gave them to me as a gift (including the Hobbit) and I poured over them neglecting my family and home.... Then I made J buy the movies and we watched them all in a 3 night marathon. I was hooked.

    The opening scene in the first movie has Galadriel speaking words that every time I hear them, "oh how true"

    It starts off with the words

    The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it

    and then after talking about the history of the ring she says

    History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge.

    Oh how we have lost the things that we once held true as a nation, as a world. We have forgotten our God and Savior. We have forgotten what is evil and cling to those things like they are pure and holy.

  • Thats all for today


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A little disappointed a lot of sad

I found out yesterday that an old friend of ours was killed in a car wreck.... (this is beginning to sound like a broken record) I am so sad for his wife and daughter. This part that I am disappointed about is that it happened over a year ago and nobody thought to tell us. I also found out that his wife was pregnant with their second child when he was killed. They were told, like us, that they could never get pregnant and they had adopted a daughter. I believe that their daughter is less than a year older than my A. So this baby was a surprise!!

My heart hurts for her so much, knowing that her husband would never see his second child born. I don't know how to get in touch with her at all. She was really there for me when we considered an open adoption for Z. She calmed my fears and talked me through all the thought and doubts that I had.

My heart hurts..again