Friday, July 08, 2011

Heard this song tonight on my way home.  The timing wasn't coincidental.

By Mandisa

Hey, heard you were up all night
Thinking about how your world ain't right
And you wonder if things will ever get better
And you're asking why is it always raining on you
When all you want is just a little good news
Instead of standing there stuck out in the weather
Oh, don't hang your head
It's gonna end
God's right there
Even if it's hard to see Him
I promise you that He still cares

When the waves are taking you under
Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain't gonna last forever
And things can only get better
Believe me, this is gonna make you stronger
Gonna make you stronger, stronger, stronger
Believe me, this is gonna make you ...

Try and do the best you can
Hold on and let Him hold your hand
And go on and fall into the arms of Jesus
Oh, lift your head it's gonna end
God's right there
Even when you just can't feel Him
I promise you that He still cares


'Cause if He started this work in your life
He will be faithful to complete it
If only you believe it
He knows how much it hurts
And I'm sure that He's gonna help you get through this


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I NEED A Fence Fund

I'm starting a "I NEED A Fence Fund" because of this:

All of this lovely greenbelt behind the houses on my street...

(Ignore my lack of lawn.  I've tried for 3 years to plant grass without success.  Didn't even bother this year due to the heat).

And my neighbors on either side have decided THIS is the acceptable place to dispose of their dead limbs...

(Neighbor on the North)

(Neighbor on the South)

Neighbor on the South has been dumping his brush there for over a year now.  I have tried moving it to the green belt and he only moves it back.  And there is not much I can do because its kind of common area...BUT the weeds are starting to grow up around it the the company that mows our lawns for us (part of the HOA dues) won't mow close to it (can't say I blame them).  Of course, my neighbors don't have to look at it because THEY have FENCES.  So I have decided if you can't beat'em, join'em!  I need a fence so I don't have to look at their mess.  Now how I'm going to PAY for this fence is still TBD, so if you know of any deep pockets willing to part with approximately $500 let me know and I'll send you my paypal address. :o)  Hey, a girl can dream! ;o)

Friday, July 01, 2011

Jumping Spider?

Came home from work today to find a very dense spider web in the corner of my front I did what I do best...I went and grabbed a can of spider killing spray.  Eventually, the spider eventually came stumbling out of the web looking like a drunk trying to do a field sobriety test.  Felt a little bad, but it didn't last.

But not knowing if I needed to be concerned about this spider, I got online and did a search for "black spiders with white spot on back."  First, most of the sites weren't helpful because they kept posting pictures like this.

I had to put my feet up on the coffee table because I kept feeling like something was crawling up my leg.  **Major Shutter**

I finally found a website that actually showed the full body of the spider and so I'm pretty sure I just killed a female jumping spider.  Not thrilled about the jumping part, but she is on the way to meeting her demise and didn't look like she would be jumping anymore in this lifetime.

But as I was reading about said Jumping Spider, it said this "Jumping spiders are easily distinguished from other spiders by their four big eyes on the face and four smaller eyes on top of the head."  WHO IN THE WORLD IS GOING TO GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE IF IT HAS EYES!?!?!?!  NOT ME!!!!!!!!!