Friday, January 11, 2008


Good Friday Mornin' Yall,
I do hope that each and everyone of you had a great Thursday and ready to start a new day. It is currently 36 degrees with a windchill of 31 degrees. Yesterday morning after I had done my post, it started raining. It did finally move out tho around noon. The Sun came out yesterday afternoon and it was on the windy side, but still a pretty afternoon. Today is suppose to be a nice day with a high of 48 degrees.
My MIL called me yesterday afternoon and invited me and the girls over for supper. We went over there about 4:30p.m. She had cooked a pot of Brown Beans with Ham, a pan of Cornbread, some Tomatoes and Macaroni, White Hominy, and had peeled and cut up some Potatoes and boiled those. It was a good supper and I ate too much. LOL. We enjoyed visiting with her as well. We came home a little after 6:00p.m. Our oldest daughter had Basketball practice last night, so we had to come home and let her get ready for that.
I received another Award last night. It is called "BLOGAHOLICS ANONYMOUS". I received the Award from Grams and Hope. "THANK YOU" both for this Award.

Here is what they had to say about this Award. Now it’s really more of a club than an award- and you all know that you belong in this club!
So, here are her rules:Please grab the button and proudly display it on your blog.Pass it on to as many people as you want to.Feel free to give Livin’ With Me a little linky love. I wonder what would give these wonderful ladies the idea that I'm a "BLOGAHOLIC"? LOL. So, Hello, my name is Karen, and I'm a Blogaholic. There, I've made the first step and that is admitting it. LOL. I don't know if there is a 12-Step Program for this yet, but I'm sure that if there is, someone will surely let me know. LOL. So, if your one of my regular readers, and you want to join in the fun and admit your a Blogaholic, please feel free to grab and button and join in with the fun. Again, "THANK YOU" Grams and Hope.

I also received another Award yesterday from mailto:Brandy@Mommy . It is the Wonderful Weather Girl Award. "THANK YOU" Brandy for this Award.

Brandy is Hope's niece and is new to blogging as well. Since I am always talking about the weather and all, I guess she thought I deserved this. So, since I have received these 2 Awards today and one yesterday, I am going to have a little fun with this. I am going to roll out the Red Carpet.
Oh, yes, I am going to be walking down this Red Carpet and I am going to show you how what I will be wearing down this Red Carpet.
Yes my friends, this is the beautiful dress I will be wearing down my Red Carpet. Isn't it beautiful? Since I am a Plus-Size Woman, I figured this would look nice on me.
This is the Necklace and Earrings I will be wearing to go with my dress as well. Oh, I'm not done yet. LOL. I am going to have my hair all fixed up and this is what I will be wearing with my new do.

Oh yes, I'm going to be wearing this Beautiful Tiarra. So, do you think I will look stunning or what? LOL. I just feel so honored that all of these ladies have chosen me to have all these Awards that it made me want to feel really special. I do hope you enjoyed my Red Carpet Fun. I was surfing around the net last night and found these pictures. I've seen other friends do stuff like this before, and since I finally figured out how it was done, I thought I would have my own littel version of the Red Carpet since I had received all of these Awards. Also, since mailto:Anni@Hootin is hosting Phriday's Phavorite Photo Phun, this is also my post for that. I killed 2 birds in one stump huh? LOL. If I'm going to dream, I might as well dream big tho. "THANK YOU" Anni for Hosting this. I do hope you enjoyed it.

Okay, the fun is over with now. LOL. On to more serious things. I do want to let yall know something tho. I do believe this will be my last post for a while. Some things have come up and I don't think I will be able to pay our Cable and Internet Bill today as planned. So, they will probably cut it off late this afternoon. My DH had got his first pay the other day. Since DH and his Uncle had worked for this company before and had insurance thru them, when they quit working for them, the company didn't inform the insurance company of them quitting. The insurance company had still been holding out the insurance premiums each week for 8 months and when they both started back working and got their first pay, they took all the money from their pay to pay for the backpay on the insurance premiums. Oh, DH and his Uncle were highly upset. They did talk to someone at the company they work for and they are suppose to be taking care of it. But, you know how that goes. And, to top that off, our Bank has us overdrawn in our checking account. So, we are broke and have no money until next week sometimes when DH will get paid again. Our Bank has done this to us before and it seems like they do it once a year. It couldn't have come at a better time I tell ya. I went to the Bank yesterday and got a printout and I have been trying to find out why they have us overdrawn. It's hard to read this printout with the way they have it and all. I just wanted yall to know this since I won't probably be posting after today. I will try and go to our local Library a couple of times a week and check my emails. But, as soon as we are able to pay the Cable and Internet Bill, I will be up and running again. I would like to aske each and everyone of you to pray for us during this difficult time. I know I can count on you all for prayers. This has really got me down and all. I feel like we have hit rock bottom and I don't know how to get back to the top anymore. "THANK YOU" all in advance for your prayers. Each and everyone of you are very special to me. I so enjoy visiting with you all.

Well, guess I'll go for now. I do hope that each and everyone of you has a great Friday and a great Weekend. Take care my friends and may God Bless Each and Everyone of you.



Lynne said...

Oh Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about the financial problems. I'm sure that things will turn around soon. Just hang in there! Saying prayers for you and your family.

Hootin' Anni said...

This sucks! I will miss you. And I hope the insurance situation gets all worked out and you're back with us as soon as possible.

Ya, I know what it's like to have the bank come and tell me I've overdrawn! I tellya, sometimes life hands us a pot .....and it's NOT gold!!

Luvya bunches. See you soon I hope.

Lib said...

Hi Miz.Karen,
Thanks for the weather report:o)
Thanks for the tour of your red carpet walk!
Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear about the insurance deal.I don't know how some cos. get away with some of the things they do!
Just remember friend ,when you hit rock bottom ,there's no way for you to go but UP UP UP!:o)There's been things to come in my life I had to remind myself of this daily! Just hold to God's unchanging hand ,he will see you thru.Remember this too shall pass.Often I felt like JOb! Together ya'll will make it thru.
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
I look forward to your e's.
Love,Hugs,and Blessins',Lib

Joyce said...

Hi Karen, Congraulations for the two awards. And thank you for adding me to the Blogahalics (sp) I will put that on my post. Keep smiling God Loves You. I know about money problems. Have been there and done that. God has mighty plans for you and your family. Will miss you but will continue to pray each day for you. Will miss the weather report.

Love and Hugs Friend,

Angela said...

Good Morning My Dear Sweet Karen,

Congratulations on your awards and thank you for walking us down the read carpet with you. BTW I love that dress and jewlery. Good choices.LOL.

I will pray that you are only away from us a few days. You will be greatly missed and prayed for.

Karen, remember...we have all been where you are sometime during our life...and this to shall pass!

God has you and his family in the palm of his hand and we have you in our hearts and prayers.

Please remember that my dear sweet friend!!!!

I love you dear Karen,

Melanie said...

I just found your blog because of the Blogaholics Anonymous- I created it. I stopped by to let you know that people are so excited about it that I decided to start a Blogaholics Anonymous blogroll. So, when you get your internet back on- stop by my blog and let me know if you'd like to join the blogroll!
Livin' With Me

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Karen honey..I'll be praying for you all!!
I'm going to email you too..
Hope you can answer.

bj said...

Dear Sister Friend, I am so sorry you are going thru this hard time. We have ALL been there, sometime or another and it is NOT easy...
I will keep you and yours in my prayers and just hang in there...this will pass. We know how much GOD loves us and HE is going to help you thru all this. Keep the faith, friend.
hugs and blessings, bj

Leeann said...

Karen, I, too, will be praying for a quick resolution to the financial trouble. Sam and I have gone through those same things and it's hard for a time but God is in control and will see you through it. Just know that you have lots of friends who love you and are praying for you.
I've had a bad day or so due to my feelings being hurt by a member of my family. It wasn't intentional but the result was the same and I've just been very sad. I know that God will see this through and when all is said and done, we'll all be back on track and it will glorify Him.

God bless you and your family.

Hope said...

Hi Karen,
I'm so sorry that you're having such a hard time right now. Most of us have been where you are and know what you're going through. When Dave was in training for the RR he had to go to Atlanta for 2 weeks. On top of that he didn't get paid for a month. It really put us in a bind but we made it through. Sometimes I think it's a little test of our faith. I can tell you one thing, girl, you sure are loved by your blogging family and if having lots of friends is a sign of wealth...YOU"RE RICH INDEED!!

I love your awards ceremony!! The dress you chose is gorgeous and I just know you would look beautiful in that with the jewelry and the tiara!

Please keep in touch with us if you get to go to the library. In the meantime just know that you and your family are in my prayers.


dabrah said...

Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your problems. Don't lose heart, and if this really is rock bottom, then from now on the only way to go is up. You are going to be so missed, but I will e-mail you, and I think that you'll find whenever you manage to check your e-mail that your inbox will be full with messages from your friends.. Till you're back and blogging again, take care.

Anonymous said...

Karen I know when you look back on this moment you will see your faith will be stronger because you will know He is taking care of you sweets! Remember He even takes care of the sparrows ...
big cyber HUG !!
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BittersweetPunkin said...

Karen...I am so sorry to hear about the hard times you are going through right now. I am a Seasoned Veteran as we have been through quite a bit over the past several years...this WILL pass...and you will come out on the other side in a better place. Just don't let it get you down...understand that you just have to get through this and things will be better...I will for sure be praying for you! Take this time to spend with your girls but don't let them be aware of your hardship.....celebrate the time you have together!
Hugs and Prayers!

Sandra said...

Karen I'm so sorry you're going through such a hard time, I'll keep you all in my prayers and thoughts.

I've been exactly where you are, a couple of times actually, it's so hard not to break down and be upset about it, just know that it's in the Lord's hands and he will take care of you and carry you through it all....and know that we're all here, praying for you, thinking about you and waiting anxiously until we hear from you again so we may celebrate with you :)

You're very loved by all your bloggy friends :)


Shari said...

Oh Karen, Sorry to hear about your financial woes. That's awful the way the insurance wasn't terminated 8 months ago. That's weird that the company didn't notice it all this time or notify them? What a mix-up.

I hope everything gets straightened out.

Congratuations on the awards.

Take care and God bless you and your family.

Tammy said...

This was such a creative post, and I enjoyed it very much!

Gal, I hope and pray everything starts going your way financially. Just remember after the bottom there is nowhere else but UP!

You will remain in my Google reader for the duration, however long it takes, but I'm hoping for your sake that it is quicker than you think!

Will miss you while you are away!


Kathleen Marie said...

I think this is my first visit to your blog so thought I would say Hi from South Dakota!

God Bless! said...

Hi Karen, I am so sorry about your insuance mix up! You know we all have been there where you are at one time or other!! In fact this morning Kelly got on line and she saw she didn't have enough in the bank for one check she still had out and she was flipping out!! I gave her the money and she ran up to the town that is close to us that has a bank with online banking!! So she she is ok! It happens to us all! The girls think I am nuts to stay with my bank that I have been with for over 45 years but I like it!! BUT we just did get atm machines!!
Who know when we will get online banking!!
You did such a good post!!

I will pray that God Blesses you with all that you need and things work out soon!! Love and Hugs, Grams

Jackie said...

Oh Karen we will all miss you so much. Hopefully everything works out and you will be back shortly. I plan on checking everyday. Take care of your self and your family. I plan on blogging about the new job jar this weekend. Now Harvey can't say he is bored anymore.


Diane J. said...

Hi, Karen. I'm sorry about your financial worries. I've been there many times, my friend. I just wrote out a check for our phone/internet bill and it's still a month behind after paying on it. I still have to go back to the eye Dr. next week and will probably have to wait until Feb. 1st to actually buy my contacts. Sometimes you just have to do what you can a let some things go.

Love you and praying for you,


Shelley said...

Dear Karen , so sorry you are having problems right now. I am going to miss you while you are away. I will be praying and I know God will come through for you and the family. Those are some awesome awards you got. You really deserve the Wonderful Weather girl award. You are always so faithful to let us what the weather is like in your neck of the woods.
Hope to be hearing from you again real soon. Keep your chin up and your eyes on the Lord.


NAME: CIELO said...

just wishing you a wonderful weekend.... take care my friend.


Mississippi Songbird said...

I just found your blog thru Renie's blog.. God be with you..Have a good weekend and I enjoyed reading your blog..

Betty said...

Oh no, no, no, Karen. I hate this so much for you as well as for myself as I miss you so much when you are not posting and commenting. I look forward to visiting with you each and every day.

I am sending up a prayer right this minute that you and your DH will be able to get your finances in order very, very soon.

Thank you for your encouraging comment on my Show and Tell today.

Mike Golch said...

I would like to assume that there is a twelve step program for blogaholics,there seems to be one for every thing else.
step one) came to believe I'm a blogaholic
step 2)that I'm powerless over blogging
step 3)came to believe that a higher power could relieve me of blogging.
Some one else make up some more!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi sweet Karen!

I just wanted to come over and thank you so much for your sweet comment in my post. It meant so much to me!

Much love,

Chrissie said...

Hi, Karen! I loved the red carpet show - that was fun! I'm just sorry that you're having such troubles. Be encouraged, dear friend, that you are loved and prayers are going up for you. God has everything under control, even though we don't see it yet. God bless you, my friend, and I'm looking forward to seeing you back again real soon! Take care!

Mary said...


I agree with Anni that this sucks. I just get back from vacation and am looking forward to your posts. However, I've been down this road before many years ago. I know it can't be helped. I will keep you in my prayers that your finances will improve abundantly.

Love and many blessings,

Susie said...

Dear Karen,
I'm so sorry you and your family are having such bad times. You will be in my prayers.

Sally said...

I will keep you all in my prayers as well. Yes, many of us know how you're feeling. God is good, though, and He will see you through this. I know He will.

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for joining Blogaholics Anonymous! I've added you to the blogroll. Welcome to the club.
Livin' With Me

Denise said...

You make me smile.