Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Blogging Addiction

I think blogging could easily become an addiction. Do you suppose they have an intervention program for obsessed bloggers? I can't believe how many times I have gone to a blog and begun clicking on links and pretty soon 1 or more hours have passed and I realize that I can't even remember where I started.

I was just on a blog that a mother of 6 children had been doing and she had decided that she had to quit blogging because her family was being neglected. (Boy, that takes some willpower.) I don't have children at home anymore but I could really see how it might take over your life.

One nice thing about surfing blogs is that you can read about real people and very real and identifiable situations. No Hollywood glamour, tabloid rubbish, political rhetoric etc., just REAL EVERY DAY LIVES of people and somehow that is much more satisfying to me.

I love to read how creative some bloggers can be.

I love the ideas that are shared as well as testimonies of people who know and love the Lord.

I love the cute "isms" that are shared.

I love to see pictures of families who are dedicated to each other.

I love to hear about real trials and triumphs.

I love to search out tried and true recipes that are shared.

I love to know that there are far more "real" people just like me who care and share what they have.

I love to hear about those who struggle with some of the same things that I struggle with and how they handle things.

And I love that I can have a creative outlet of my own. I don't care if anyone ever reads my blog but if they do I hope that maybe there is at least one person who can identify
with me.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Create your own FACEinHOLE

Here is Spencer as Mario. This fits him so well, he has the funniest personality.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 2009 Flooding

This was taken at the south end of Caslte Rock, just south of the Rock.
This is a shot of the Caslte Rock fairgrounds. The river is off in the distance past the little blue building. The water you see in the forefront is supposed to be a road.

This is taken from Four Corners intersection on West Side Highway, looking north. In the distance you can see a county dump truck (double click on picture for a closer view) that was washed over into the ditch. These dump truck are not small by any means so you can see how dangerous water over roadway can be.

Pictures taken around Castle Rock

This picture is take at the north end of Caslte Rock looking across the river to where we used to live. We went and checked on some old neighbors and they are still ok but were told to evacuate last night about midnight. They chose to stay all night but were not flooded this time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wet, Wet, Wet!

Oh my goodness, we here in Washington are about to drown. The rivers, streams, creeks, ruts, mud puddles etc. are so full and overflowing right now. Right here in my hometown we have had over 6 inches of rain since last night. Our ground is so saturated with water that you need rubber boots to walk across it. I know there is at least 4-5 inches of water standing under our house. Thankfully it isn't up into the wood.
We had a similar storm about 13 years ago here when we lived in an area that was flooded. Some of the homes around us actually got water in them but luckily our home was spared with water only up to the foundation. We could actually hear it lapping under the house. Our neighbor, just 20 feet to the north of us, had 14" of water in her house. Let me tell you I was bound and determined not to have to live through that again. Within 4 years we sold out (long enough for people to forget how bad the flooding was) and moved up on a hill. I must say that I have not regretted one moment making that move. My husband has to agree with me now but he sure wasn't too keen on moving anywhere to begin with. He is sleeping peacefully right now even though it is pouring cats and dogs out side and I will soon join him and have some sweet peaceful dreams myself. I do feel bad for people who are having to deal with the flooding of their homes because I know the stress it causes (let alone taking years off your life).