Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I consider that our present sufferings are not worthy of comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.   Romans 8:18

I have been thinking about this verse a lot lately. I know of a family who is suffering right now. They are watching their 5 year old daughter die of brain cancer. Amanda is in her last days here on this earth. I have been following this story for quite some time now. Please pray for this family.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Biggest Fan

So, for a quite a while now I've been noticing on my map that I often get a visitor from Victor, NY. That's two towns over...just so you know. I've thought, "What reader lives in Victor?...Someone from my church, perhaps?  But, who?" It has been a mystery for many months.

I found out who it is! It's me! LOL! I guess my iPad thinks it's on Victor. So...that means I'm my biggest fan!

I amuse myself sometimes!

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Back to Work!

I am so excited to be able to go back to work tomorrow! I love my job. It was originally supposed to be over on December 19th. I am so thankful that I still have a job to go to tomorrow...and one that I really enjoy too!

On a not so happy note, my son left today for Boston. We drove him to Syracuse to get on the bus there. We will miss him very much, but we sure are proud of him in what he has chosen to devote himself to this year.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy Holidays!

From left to right: my husband Jamie, daughter Audra, daughter Alicia, son Allen and me

We have been blessed to have all of our kids home. Allen is home from Boston where he has been working with City Year as he rethinks his college plans. He has been trying to figure out what college to transfer to for the fall. Meanwhile, Audra is a senior and is exploring her options for college choices for the upcoming year as well. Alicia is a sophomore. I also am not sure where The Lord will take me as far as schools in the fall. Life is unknown right now. I thank God that it is not unknown to Him.

Living by the seat of my pants while learning to trust Him...as usual. The lesson never ends!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

May the gift of Jesus be felt by you this season.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What to do with an old book

I've been busying myself making Scandinavian Woven Stars.  
My first attempt.

My second star. 
They are intended to be Christmas gifts for my wonderful TAs in the library in Fairport.
They each took me about two hours to make.
I like the second one better than the first.

If you are interested in making one yourself, go to an antique shop, 
buy yourself an old book,
And then go to this tutorial.
Have fun!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Enjoy This Year's Christmas Video!

My husband is the production manager at a small company that makes professional videos. The company has made a number of local commercials, training videos for companies, documentaries, etc.  They have done work for Xerox, Aldi, International Food Network, and Gould Pumps to name a few. In fact, Xerox even sent them to France and Germany to create videos for their international division.

Every year they create a Christmas video for the amusement of their family, friends, and clients.   So here is this year's video. After clicking on the link, scroll down to see a portfolio of videos. The last item shows Christmas Videos.

Here's the link!

Just for the record, my husband is the shorter of the two Animal Kontrol guys and the one who flings himself into the tree.

Oh yeah...I almost forgot. One of the very important jobs my husband has (along with everyone else who works for LaBarge) is to spot inconsistencies and other mistakes during video work. In this year's video....they created one on purpose. See if you can spot it.