Sunday, May 30, 2010

No Video When You Want It

Yesterday we spent most of the day at the lake getting customers in and out of kayaks. In between times we swam and just enjoyed being there. At the end of the day as we were getting ready to load the last boats to come home, a man had his truck on the boat ramp getting ready to pull his boat out of the water.

All of a sudden, the truck starts backing into the water! Everything in his truck bed started floating around. I ran tot he office and had the gal call the caretaker. Meanwhile the truck went completely under. The guy and his dog were in the cab. Everyone was yelling for him to get out. Thankfully his windows were down and he just slid out. Then his dog went out the other window. Cheers could be heard all over the lake.

So scary watching it all just a few feet away and not being able to do anything! Another guy came up and had him hook a heavy chain and towed his truck out of the water. Several police showed up. Not much they could do. We don't know if the truck is repairable or not. Just grateful he is alive and fine. It cold have been a very tragic situation.

Friday, May 28, 2010


It is Friday evening and I am beat

No exact reason,just maybe the heat

Busy weekend starts this evening

Renting boats coming and leaving

As you see, I'm not too good with rhyme

So I'll sign off until next time


Thursday, May 27, 2010

God is SO Amazing!

I think I'll temporarily change the next few blog titles to Leat's Natural Adventures.

Yesterday I finally got up the courage to start some sour dough starter! I have been intimidated just by the thought of it.

Why? Because it is a commitment. I need to feed it twice a day. Well, my kids eat 3+ times so I guess I can handle two.

What if it doesn't take, all that flour wasted!
I wasn't sure after the initial start. But can already tell it will work! Big difference from last night to this morning!

And really the amount of flour at each feeding isn't as much as I thought it would be. It really pays to research and get the facts before passing judgement. It only takes 6 Tablespoons of ground whole wheat flour and 4 Tablespoons of water.

I am using the instructions from here:

After 4 days of diligently feeding and it doubling each time I will be ready to bake my first loaf!

The amazing part to me is that it is just flour and water. The yeast is just floating around in the air and doing it's thang in my jar! I won't have to buy $4 jars of store yeast as often! More $ to put towards fruit and other healthy snacks my hollow legged boys can't get enough of.

God is truly SO Amazing!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My day condensed:

Breakfast for the family eggs and toast.

Math with Jacob

Weed in the garden

Read Bible with the boys

Mexican for dinner

Luke mowing

searching craigslist for Bri.

Good night.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Switching Gears

I have become one of those bloggers who doesn't blog often enough. So I decided to switch gears for a bit and turn this blog into a daily diary of sorts. I'll just be posting at the end of each day what I ate, did, and maybe thought that day. Basically, I'll be rambling. Just to warn ya!

This morning I got up and made pancakes for breakfast. I didn't have to pack Brian lunch because he is in training for the next three days and they provide it for him. Nice to have a short break. Although I am grateful to be able to pack a lunch for him. Anyways, I am trying to switch our family over to real maple syrup instead of the cheap HFCS stuff. I get the least expensive I can find at the store, which right now is $6.24 for 12+ oz. Anyway, less is more with the real thing!

I got my whole Bible reading in this morning. Then rode 5 laps on my bike.

The boys spent a lot of time picking mulberries today. So I tried my hand at jam making. I got 5 1/2 pints put up. Not sure how thick it will be. If not jam, we have some tasty syrup!

Dinner is chicken broccoli rice casserole.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Alabama Judge

This an e-mail sent to me. My husband was in Alabama during this time. Almost three weeks during the month of August 2003.

This is truly sad for a Christian based country.

Alabama Judge

Some of you may be wondering what Judge Roy Moore has been doing since he was removed from the bench for refusing to
remove the Ten Commandments from his courtroom wall. Please read the poem he wrote.

The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama. Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the
Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama! The judge's poem sums it up quite well.

America the beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray

We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry,
that our land's a moral slum ?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes ?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide ?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide ?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within....

But, America the Beautiful,
If you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.

~~Judge Roy Moore~~

This says it all. May we all offer our prayers for Judge Moore to be blessed and for America to wake up and realize what we need to do to keep OUR America the Beautiful.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Isaiah 28:10

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

I had always thought of this verse as just being for raising kids. But really it can be applied to so many things.

Scripture memory

Math & other school work


Pretty much anything you can think of.

Everything has to start at the beginning and slowly build.

I'm finding most things cannot be rushed. I can't skip a day, or week, or month and expect to just pick up where I was before.

Consistency seems to be the key to everything. I'm the first to admit to being the queen of slacking and procrastination. This verse has knocked me up side the head (in a good way).

I need to just keep chipping away in all I do and want to do.

The kids won't just magically become obedient. They won't magically learn to read or memorize scripture and math facts.

This body won't just magically become fit and trim.

Line upon line, precept upon precept.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Brooks Bridge

Brian and the boys built a railroad tie bridge down at the pond field over the ditch.