"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Day in the Life

I haven't done this for a while so it is time for another Day in the Life.  As it is just Bill and I at home now things have changed a bit.

Here is a typical day in the life of me, a housewife living in the middle of nowhere in southern New Mexico:

I slowly wake up~then I get out the ingredients to make one handsome husband breakfast.
Today I am making~hash brown potato/egg burrito
I pack Bill's breakfast as he is leaving early and will eat at work.  I also pack his lunch.
Breakfast is two burritos with orange juice.
I try and write something on his burritos just in case he forgets how
much I love him!
Lunch is albondigas soup and cheese slices. 
I hug Bill

 This is my view,

then I tell him I love him and he is off to work.
I read from the Bible.  This morning it was from
the Book of Romans.

I then make the bed, clean up,
This was actually my second attempt at a
that darn cat! :)
Breakfast dishes done.  I had orange juice
and bean/rice soup. 
And then I read some news,
I started with Drudge as I can go all over the world with his

I then read Weasel Zippers.
then Ace of Spades

 and I save my favorite for last Gateway Pundit.

I then head off to art class.
I close the gate,

take a deep breath and smile at the views
and thank the Creator for granting me 
the ability to see this each and every day,
and head to town.
Traffic was intense!

The views in town are as beautiful with
the stormy mountains to the east.

I parked the truck and once again took
in the views.

This is what I did in my morning art class today.

I then had lunch-packed.  Tea and applesauce. 
After I ate I then went to the library. These are the books I picked up today.  Oh I did get two DVD's as well.

Then I went to my afternoon art class. 
This is what I did in this art class.  I love Eric Carle and have been working on a few projects that are similar to his style.

After class, I drive home.
I listen to a little music. I do love this station.

I'm greeted by this one even before I finish closing the gate.

I have time before Bill comes home from work, so I do a Bible study. Right now I am studying Colossians.

Soon my handsome Bill comes home and I get a sweet hug.  We visit for a bit then it is time to feed the critters.

After feeding the critters Second and his wife and son came over to visit and stayed for dinner. 
Ended up in a major group text with the kids, their special loves and Bill and I.  It all began with this photo

Second texted the family and said " I got me some cookies!"
The back story to this is the trauma I have inflicted upon the gang of goofs
because when they were small I told them that crackers were cookies.
I confess it was not correct to do, but I do not like sweets so I gave
crackers out as snacks! They were excited~until the point that a friend
let them in on the truth. Boy I was busted!!!!
Anyhow it spiraled out of control last night and I ended up taking this
and said "piping hot cookies fresh out of the oven!"

Poor Third and his wife.  As new parents to this adorable little guy
Third humbled the rest of us with this 
" I turned on my phone and had to sit here 
and listen to 112 freaking dings.  I hope you are all 

Seriously.  We all kind of chuckled. But the thread ended.
Parents of newborn win!  
The cracker/cookie brainwashing will be tabled for another day.

My life is pretty simple.  Some days I visit the kids, some days they visit Bill and I but this is a window of my life. 

I haven't brokered deals, done more than the average person before 6 am, or even negotiated any peace agreements.  I can't remember when I last wore high heels (Bill is so tall I realized it was futile), and to be honest know that I haven't owned nylons in two decades, yet to my goof troop, their loves, my precious grandsons and my ever so handsome husband I have the perfect life.

I am certain if you take a moment and break down your day, you may discover the same thing!


MammaBear said...

Jenn!! Your view hugging Bill made me laugh so hard! Loved this post!

Deanna Rabe said...

Your story about the cracker 'cookies' made me laugh! As did the rebuke by the papa of the newborn babe! Your days are full of the Word and interesting things to you and your family. Sounds like a great life to me!


Anonymous said...

""piping hot cookies fresh out of the oven!"" made me laugh out loud! thanks!!


ps - loved the Niagara Falls t-shirt :)

Humble wife said...

Jennifer- I'm glad you enjoyed!! Pray all is well with your precious family!

Deanna-thank you and I am glad you enjoyed the cookie story! It is funny isn't it? Oh and I believe you have a lovely life and filled with much like mine, all because of placing Him first:)

Liz- I knew you would like that shirt! We picked those up a few years ago when First came back from Afghanistan and we visited him in NY and stopped to visit the falls!

MammaBear said...

I thought I would let you know that baby #7 is a ... YEP! A BOY! Expecting him in April.

Humble wife said...

Oh my Oh My Oh My Oh My!!!! I am so so excited for you all!! Of course a Boy!!! I can't wait for the updates!!!! hugs from NM!