"Count your many blessings, name them one by one, Count your many blessings see what God has done..." This is a hymn we sing in church. A lot of times it is easy for me to get down on life and everything in it. It is so very easy to think about what my life is lacking and what I want and don't have and forget about all the ways that my life is full. Yes, there are a few super stinky things in my life right now... we don't have two dimes to rub together, unemployment sucks! I have a fly in my house that I can't get rid of, and I never sleep. But on the good side, I have much to be thankful for... I have two adorable little boys that are healthy and happy, a Boo-bah that loves me and makes my life as perfect and sunshiny as she can, a perfect little house and a wonderful church that kept me from losing my perfect little house this month, we were just blessed with a whopping $650 of food stamp benefits. Oh my beloved taco shop, how I do enjoy the free food you give me, but I suppose I will don my apron for at least a few homecooked meals. I am blessed with kind people in my life, kind people at the taco shop, who love my little Caillou, and kindly accept cookies as a form of payment for rolled tacos. I am blessed to have friends at the hardware store who give us goodies, I am blessed to have not yet been arrested for stealing rocks from all over town, I am blessed to have a car, even if it is a crappy car! I have a lot to be thankful for.... However I do still have a loooong list of things that I want, things to be thankful for in the future. Like a mint condition red and white semi automatic transmission volkswagen bus, with polkadot upholstery and enough seat room for my brood of children I plan on having. A new wardrobe, sunshiny, polka dotted, and ruffled. A miniature donkey. And weekly spending money to the fabric and craft store. Yes, I know I am greedy, but I am trying to improve!
Homeschooling Mama of 3 rowdy little boys...so far... baby #4 on the way! Self proclaimed eccentric, free-spirited, hillbilly hippie chick! I like to sew it, grow it, make it, and bake it... doing my best to live a homemade, handmade life! Happiness is... giggling children, snuggly babies, cupcakes, polkadots, good old Golden books, ice cream cones, holidays, vintagey goodness, clothes lines and crisp aprons, merry go rounds, gnome houses, red sneakers and crinoline skirts, oh yes... and a nifty pair of rose colored glasses.