"I’m Blue"

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More New Pics of House

These are the latest pics of the house. I am super excited about how the craft room is coming along. See if you can figure out which room that is. Building is starting to “ware” on me though. I feel like all I do is sleep/dream, and think about this house. There are endless amounts of choices and even though it is considered a custom home, there are many things that the builder ends up telling me, “you can’t do that.” It drives me crazy. I really don’t know how anyone would want to do this again. It is A LOT OF WORK! If my children are reading this…know that your mom is only going to be this way until the house is built. I just keep telling myself that this will all be worth it after we move in. I know they tire of hearing, “I’m going to the house, be back soon.”

Again, please pray for us…our old home we live in now will be SO COLD without electricity!

Good Night,
Shan

More New Pics of House
More New Pics of House
Make a Smilebox slideshow

Preparing for Bad Ice Storm

Well, so it’s supposed to bad here and we are making the last minute preparations to survive the ice storm that is on it’s way here. Everyone here is expecting at least a week without electricity. JOY! As soon as I find them or if I find them, I will post pictures of the last ice storm that was here. It was like nothing I have ever seen before. We moved here 2 years ago today after the last MAJOR ice storm. What a way to celebrate, huh. I guess we will need to invest in a generator. The kids are charging all their gadgets and said all the kids at school thought it was fun last time. I find that hard to believe. But I really don’t think MY kids realize the enormity of going days without electricity. Please pray that it doesn’t last for long and that our electricity will not be out for long.

We will survive,
Shan

P.S.: See ice storm album by clicking here.

I absolutely LOVE this quote!

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration; most jobs are more dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time railway journey… delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
—Gordon B. Hinckley, quoting Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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I used to have this up on my fridge and it got lost in the last move. My sweet friend from Spiritually Speaking, Sarah found it for me! Thank you so much. I need to put it back on my fridge for occasional reminders. It is so true, not every day is what we think it should be. But if it were, then we wouldn’t really appreciate the good days because they would be all the same. Honestly, most days when I arise in the morning, I thank my Heavenly Father for another day to live. We never know when our day on this earth will be the last. We all need to be reminded to thank Him for letting us have the ride.

Enjoy the ride,
Shan

P.S.: Hoping I’ll have some more happy songs to put on my playlist. You still haven’t thought of one? It’s not that hard is it?

I DARE you NOT to dance!

There is a song I was “reunited” with lately. I have decided it is my happy song. What I mean by that is every time I listen to it it makes me happy. I can’t help but start to dance and get lost into the beat. Even my kids dance to it when I put it on. Yeah, yeah, I know it is disco…who says disco is dead?! Anyway, I am sharing it with you. Think about it, what is your happy song? Is there a song that when you hear it, no matter what mood you are in, it makes you happy. It is like all your troubles are gone while the song is playing. I am sure you do. Think about it and when you realize what that song is, let me know. I would love to put together a compilation of happy songs to listen to. You know on those days when we are feeling a little blue. Whether it be the sunless days or particular trials we are going through. This song might change over time but find the one that is yours for now. I can’t wait to hear your songs. Just send me the name of the artist and title of the song. There is no deadline and this is not school, it is completely optional, not mandatory. You will not receive bad luck or anything if you don’t send it to me. (Don’t you hate those chain letters!) I will add songs to this playlist as they are sent to me.

Anyway mine is by Patrice Rushen, Forget Me NotsI dare you not to dance! I DARE you NOT to dance! Push play on the player and go ahead & dance, no one is watching, get up and move around, it really will make you feel good!

Music makes me happy,
Shan

How do people live like this?

Today the highest temperature was like 24 degrees! Our poor cat’s water bowl was a frozen ice cube! I am hoping this will not do permanent damage to our brand new pool. I wasn’t feeling well today so I didn’t make it over to the new house to check on progress, but even if I was feeling well, I don’t think I would have made it over there. I felt sorry for the poor trim workers over there slaving in such low temps. I am glad they have propane heaters to help keep them warm. Still I was glad I was in my warm house. It is supposed to get down to 11 degrees tonight! Yikes! The weather is way more extreme here than where we used to live. Don’t worry, Mom, the weather is supposed to be a lot better this weekend for your visit. How do people live like this? I guess I’ll get used to it.

Warm wishes your way,
Shan

P.S.: Suzanne I replied to your comments after your comment on here.