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My Family's Sheep Ranch...

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I had a great 48 hours at my family's place Sat-Mon. Sadly, hubby wasn't feeling well, so he decided to stay home. I had fun seeing my lil niece, and my parents were looking after Bebop over the wknd, so he was there, too. I wish the weather was warmer, but we had fun anyway. I thought I would post a few pics (if it would let me!!) of the beauty that I still call home....
The Sheep in the field.
A Momma and her baby.
The green is begnning..finally The orphan lambs:) My Lil Niece... Looking towards my grandparents (now my aunt and uncle's) house. I love this scene. Looking West. I love Sunset shots. Well, I could upload tons more, but I have lots to do do today:) If you are my friend on FB, come and check them out.

SUYL-Girls in their 20's/Married with no kids.....A bit (more) About Me..

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I wasn't going to link up with www.kellyskornerblog.com this Friday, as it is about College girls/girls in their 20's , but then she also said that she was also highlighting girls who are married, but who don't have kids....sooo...I thought "1 in 3 aint bad, right?".

So...a little be (more) about me!

I won't say my EXACT age, but I somewhere between 29 and 49...maybe:) I got married to my man (whom I met online!!), nearly 6 years ago. We have a 15 year old kitty (Siamese), who I "adopted" as my own when I met my hubby. I am not a cat person (or I wasn't) until I met him, well, now that has changed. I love my kitty-child:)

We live in a 1 bedroom apartmen, and we have been here since we have been married. I hope to move this summer..hubby would like to say where we are at....we shall see:)

I am the oldest of 7 kids, an aunt to 3 (I have bragged a bit about them on here), and a daughter to two WONDERFUL parents! My dad is a pastor/sheep farmer, and…

Cooking with a 2 yr old...

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There are simply no words...I don't usually post pictures of Bebop on here...but I had for the sake of this post...he helped me bake cookies last night....and by "help", I mean he tasted the batter and licked the beaters...he had fun, though...here are a few picts from last night
Licking the batter...
Mixing the choco chip into the dough
He helped himself to a few extra cookies while we weren't looking. Happy Thursday!

PS.....

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Here is the picture that wouldnt upload when I was trying to write the post:)

I also came across my FB friends page today..and her blog post...I had to post it...http://theinformalmatriarch.com/when-pinterest-goes-wrong/

Also..have a mentioned that my new job is fairly close to my house?

ARRRGHHH!!! Some people (no, MOST people) just Don't get it!

Last night, I posted this picture from yesterday's post on my FB profile, for a bit of a joke, a long with the status "We would like to announce that we are not pregnant". I did this partly as a joke, but also, partly because I wanted people to try to see our side of things. Some people were nice about it..and pretty understanding, but someone else said this:

Well, yes you can April! There are kids all over the world waiting for you! If you really wish for a family all you have to do is move forward and step up! I am lucky enough to have four naturals, one foster, (actually fostered four) and five steps....second generation is wonderful...you want family....go get family!

Well, I can definitely understand where she is coming from, she didnt understand my situation. If only it were that easy!!! Adoption is not an option (as far as we can tell) for us. First of you all, you need money..and yes, we could foster to adopt from the province (which would be free), but we aren`…

Ramblings and good news....

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Happy Tuesday!! Yesterday, I wrote my final test. I have NO CLUE as to how I did, but I don't think I did well. I hope I passed, though. I am fairly happy with my (so far) final marks. I got home yesterday afternoon, and hubby and I went for ice cream at DQ. So good!!! I then met my SIL at Ch@pters/SBX and we had a nice visit. She left, and I ended up wandering around the store, which was fun. I came home and hung out, watched tv, and went to sleep. I had a hard time fallin asleep, which happens every once in awhile. At least I got to sleep in this morning. I woke up not feeling well..kind of crampy and just plain gross...I think it has worked itself out..maybe? I went to SBX again, and looked through magazines and I journalled. I met my SIL at the mall, where we wandered around, and I grabbed a snack. I got some groceries, and on the way home, I decided to stop in at our (fairly) new Christian Book Store to see if she had I got my resume. But first...a bit of a back story...

Our …

A Tale of Two Movies

Everyone once in awhile, you come across a movie that scars you. You know the one. The one where the images haunt you late at night, you just can't get them out of your head. But then, every other once in awhile, there a movie comes along and changes you. Or at least makes you think. You can't get it out of your head. You want to go out and buy it, or you want to buy the associating book. I have had/seen two such movies.

The first one I watched a few years ago. I heard that it was "SOO GOOD" by people..and by 'people', i mean Hollywood. Well, that was back in the time when you could still rent movies, so one wknd, while Hubby and I were at my parents' place, we started to watch it. It was called Ch@ngling. Let me tell you, that it was one of the most horrible movies that I had ever watched. Never mind that it was a true story, and the murderer was probably related to my Gr. Aunt (on her mother's side). Anyway, I just remember, a few of us watching it…

Road Trip, The Blogging World, and things I don't understand!

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I was going to link up with Kelly's Blog with her weekly SUYL, but it had to do with kids crafts, and I really don't have anything exciting to share, so I thought i would do my own thing this week:) But, if you are interested, her link is www.kellyskornerblog.com.

Well, if you noticed I did a few lil changes to our blog the other day. I wanted to look a bit more inviting. I hope you enjoy the changes! I also am wondering what other blog sites there are other than blogspot.com. I know of BlogHer, and that is all...anyway..just am wanting some more inspiriation for my blog, and BS doesn't let me do too much.

Speaking of blogs..wow..there is SUCH a HUGE blogworld out there!! I thought of titling this post "so many blogs, "so little time". I added a few more the other day, and there are still a few that looked interesting that I thought of adding. But honestly, why? I can barely keep up with the blogs i DO read. Do you you "rotate" your blogs? How do…

The World needs Jesus...

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I wasn't going to blog tonight, but upon seeing and hearing of the explosion at the Boston Marathon, I thought I would state the obvious: Clearly, the world needs Jesus...or, at the very least a hobby other than violence:( I am shocked (although I don't why) of hearing of yet another act of violence. Why does the world act this way? Why can't all the worlds problems be solved over a cup of coffee or tea? Seriously, I am just baffled by this. I am also saddened by the 8 yr old that died. Such a sad thing to hear. People dying at the cost of someones's violent acts.

To my American friends: Please know that your friends to the Norh are thinking of, and praying for you all. My heart aches for everyone that was injured and killed. This just isn`t right. Why do people resort to this awful act? Wasn't it just a while ago we heard of a stabbing, then before that, wasnt there a shooting at another school?

I just don't understand (see, this is the kind of thing that I …

Coffe with Jesus, and Randomness!!!

So, I finished my last assignment today. It feels sad, relieving, and happy all at the same time!!! I only have one final test left to go, then I am done. I am still debating on whether I will be doing another year or not.

Country singer Thomas Rett sings a song called `Beer with Jesus``. It talks of him what he would talk to Jesus about if he could kick back and have a beer:) I don't drink beer, but I love the song. We got talking the other night about what it would be like if we could have a coffe with Jesus. First of all, woudl He be a coffee chain (Tim Hortons/Dunkin Donuts/Krispy Kreme/Starbucks) kind of Guy, or would He go the independent route? What would He order? Would He pay (probably!!)? Would He order non-caffienated drink, or something strong (you know, with having to listen to people's problems and all...)? What would we talk about? Would we talk about social issues? Would I ask him questions (actually, I KNOW I would)? Would I ask Him how He was doing? I would L…

SUYL-Heath Tips, and ISO of Canadian Bloggers!

Happy Friday!!!

I don't know about you, but I am VERYhappy that it is the wknd:) I also wish a had an entire wknd of nothingness ahead of me, but I have offered to look after Bebop tomorrow, plus I need to finsih off a couple of more projects for school. Oh well, at least I will be able to sleep in somewhat.

So, health tips..I am linking up with Kelly's Korner Blog for healthy tips. I actually wasnt going to particpate this wk, b.c I am not the healthiest person in the world, but there are a FEW things that I try to do that make eating a bit healthier.

I love cucumbers!!! I also love baby carrots, and baby tomatoes. Sometimes (not as much as  I should) I will cut up cucs and eat them with my meal..I will also eat baby carrots..that I do a lot..even if it is an unhealthy meal, I will add a few carrots, and I feel like I ate a bit healthier. I also dont need salad dresing when I eat raw veggies (except for broccoli and cauliflower), so I know that helps with lowering the calorie…

Panic, Stress and Fear.

The above feelings have been evoking me the last few days. As I near the end of my school year, quite frankly, I am scared. I am scared that I won't like my job (if i even get a job) when I get one. I am scared that I won't get a job, or not enough hours. I am panicked, b/c we need money..like YESTERDAY! I am very serious about going back to my old job that I had for nearly two years a couple of mornings a week, just to get some money to pay for our bills. I hated it, and I totally felt stuck being there, but it was quick and pretty easy money, and I am thinking of going back on my terms...salary, days, hours, time off if/when I need it, especially if I another casual position comes along. Those would be my conditions. I will go and check it out next week.

I am scared that I will have forgotten everything that I have learned (actually, I think I already have..lol). I am stressed about finishing school, and getting a good passing grade. I know I shouldn't feel this way. I K…

How I Spent My Sunday (A School Update)

Normally, I really try to make Sundays my Sabbath day from homework. If it isn't Sunday, then I make it another day of the week, however, since I played hookey last weekend, and we are at the end of the semester/year, I KNEW that I had to tackle my school work!! I have a paper that is due tomorrow, and as of 6:30 this evening, I had barely started on it. True story. I also have a test first thing tomorrow that I had no where nearly studied for (ok, I did spend yesterday writing out the answers to the questions she gave us), so I had to that, too. Well,I think I scored my new personal record...4 hours from start to finish!! Other than a few little details, it is done! I am SHOCKED that I got it done. I thought that I would have to ask for an extension, or at the very least, I would have done it half-passed, but I actually did a good job (I think, anyway). As for my test goes, I am not too worried about it, as I am getting good marks, so even if i fail (which I probably wont) I will…

SUYL-Kids Books, and our Easter Wknd Recap.

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Yes, I am combining two posts in one:) I am busy, and I keep forgetting/been too busy to post much., so I thought I would do two posts in one.

So, SUYL  (www.kellyskornerblog.com)! This wk is Kids Books. Well, I don`t have any kids, but I was a kid once, and I have a lil nephew, so I do read the occasional kids' books. And with my going into my career choice that I am, I will and have read a few books. First off..I LOVE kids books. Possibly more than adults. I actually love ANY kind books. I am a very tactile person, and the Kindle, etc, don't interest me much. I love to have the book in my hands..ok...on to the subject at hand...

One of my favourite kids books is "I Love you Forever". It was given out when Mom was having the 4 younger ones..you know, in those baby take home bag things...and we read them, over, and over, and over again. I DO love it, though.  I don't cry much at books or movies, but if I did cry, it would be at this book..Love it:)

One of my favi…

Over 1,000 Hits!

Thanks to in part of sharing my blog on www.kellyskornerblog.com, I now have 1144 "hits" or views on my blog:) I am soo excited!! We had a great Easter wknd, but I am supposed to be studying, so I will have to properly update this wk sometime...pls pray for me, as I am will be doing a lllot of all nighters, since I played hooky this wknd while visiting my parents.