July 29, 2011

There's a chipmunk on my hood!

I'm driving down the road, headed into town for a day of shopping and an eye doctor appointment.
Singing along with the Andrews Sisters, a sudden movement under the hood of my car catches my eye.  As I stare (with eyes bugging out and mouth hanging open, no doubt) a chipmunk's head appears and suddenly I find myself in a most astonishing predicament.
I'm driving down the road with a chipmunk on my car hood! 
A very confused and frightened chipmunk with fur whipping in the wind.
As soon as I possibly could, I pulled over to the side of the road.  
Chipmunk and girl stared at each other through the glass. 
In approximately two seconds, I decided three things...
  1. This is a highly unusual situation.
  2. A chipmunk capering about in front of the windshield is a major distraction.
  3. I had to get him off my car.
Just how I was going to do that, I wasn't sure.  I opened my door...and he immediately popped back under the hood.  Ok, shooing him off was apparently not going to work.  Time for a phone call.
"Alex, this is Tasha.  I have a chipmunk on the hood of my car."
"Yes, really!  I don't know how he got there, but I tried to shoo him off and he went back under the hood...and he won't come out!  What should I do?!"
*Alex asks dad what I should do*
"Dad says to just keep going."
"Uh...it's kind of distracting having this chipmunk on my hood."
"Hmm...okay, we'll come and help you out."
After telling him where I was and hanging up, I went back to watching the chipmunk, who was once again on my hood. 
Then I called Kellie to tell her I had a chipmunk on my hood.  It was just too good to keep to myself;)
Right after I hung up, the chipmunk decided it was time to abandon ship, so he jumped off the side of the car and into the bushes. 
Whew!  Thank you for fixing that problem, Lord!
After calling home to tell the boys that I did not require their assistance any more, I made my merry way into town.
The tragedy of it all, is that I had no camera with me, so I have no proof that this actually happened.
You'll just have to trust me.
~The End~

July 22, 2011

Friends, Romans, Countrymen...

Friends, Romans, countrymen, and otherwise, lend me your ears...
Today was a BIG day.
I made my first, official Etsy sale!!!
I'm sooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
I sold this lovely heart hatpin/stickpin...
Happy Trails, y'all!
Very excitedly yours,
~Natasha Marie~

July 20, 2011

Hidden in My Heart {Part 1}

Accurately memorizing verses, chapters, and even whole books of the Bible, is how God’s Word becomes hidden in our hearts.  Why should we hide His Word in our hearts?  That we may be better witnesses, able to wield the Sword of the Lord with skill.
 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.  Psalm 119:11
 How wonderful it is to have a verse pop into your head when you’re about to give into temptation...

July 9, 2011

Summer is...

...making music with friends
...running through the sprinklers
...playing croquet
...daisy wars (yes, daisy wars;)
...sipping iced tea
...going for long walks
...singing in the rain
...also dancing in the rain
...days spent at the lake
...cute blouses
...flip flops
...napping on the glider swing
...gazing at the stars
...sleepy kitties
...having fun
...trail rides
...road trips
...good times with family and friends
...polka dots
...dirty bare feet
...straw hats
...sleeping in
...getting up early
...bucking hay bales
...getting ice cream at the Little Town Market
...hiking at Farragut
...reading your Bible outside
...staying up late watching movies
...playing badminton (Idaho hick style)
...frequent trips to the library
...Airsoft battles (I don't personally enjoy it, but it is part of summer:)
...getting a farmer's tan;)
...enjoying life
...picking cherries
~Summer is wonderful~