Monday, January 26, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Not Me! Monday is a game started by MckMamma at  Basically it's a chance to deny what you have done over the course of a week.  Go to her website and check out oodles of other people's denials.

Let me start this by using the obvious [not] me...  I did [not] have my own blog disabled because blogspot thinks it's spam.  I am [not] checking it frequently to see if it is back up again.  I have [not] taken over my husbands blog.  I do [not] really think they should be combined since his is Mikarts FAMILY.  It's just that I do[not] like my blog better than his.  (How do I word that so I say that mine is better than his??)  

I did [not] go completely lazy for the last two weekends and not clean my house thoroughly.  I did [not] jump for joy when Mark decided he would mop the floor this week!  I do [not] have a huge back-log of cleaning items - that I so neatly sorted using Travis's Spring Clean Year Round system.   

I am [not] in this huge renovation kick.  Ok, actually, I'm not - I just want to be... I did [not] drive Mark absolutely nuts with all these plans and ideas.  I do [not] want to get rid of the carpet in the bedrooms.  I am [not] tired of cleaning poop off carpet.  However, I am [not] the greatest poop-carpet cleaner ever!  I was [not] completely over said carpet when the dog got in on the carpet-pooping action.  I am [not] writing about poop in my husband's blog.  Nope, not me!

I am [not] disappointed that my Mephisto clog's only went for $15 bucks on Ebay!  The last pair of Mephistos did [not] go for $92.  I am [not] contemplating taking the boys to the Bargin Barn this afternoon for more bargins.  I have [not] struck out the last few times.  I am [not] a bad mother because I'm choosing Goodwill over the playground...  On that same vein, I'm [not] choosing to blog over getting dinner prepared.  

This is a pretty mild list, I am [not] sure there is more that I can deny... But how do you top poop and carpet?  Can you tell I teach  middle school????


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm temporarily taking over Mark's blog!!

Aaahhhh...  I have had my blog disabled!!  So now I'm using Marks. I would say "hijacking" but since he is a pilot, that's probably not the terminology I'm supposed to use - even though I just did.  Why is that when I don't have my own blog, I have all sorts of stuff I want to talk about??  

Here's what I think happened to my blog.  The blog robots that search the blogs to make sure they are "ok" thought mine was spam.  I embedded a map of my most recent run and that was the last time I "saw" my blog.  It wasn't even that impressive of a run - just 12 miles.  I was all set to brag about this weekend's 18 mile run.  Oh well.  I put in a request to get blogger to look at my blog, and I don't know how long that takes.  In the mean time, Mark's blog is going to become my own!

I really don't have anything to say - other than - I hope they fix mine soon!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm off...Fly'n For Jesus!

Well here I am, the day before a flight. I'm getting the last few things ready, maintenance is working feverishly to fix some small last minute things, and the last of the cargo is loaded. I don't think we could fit another Bible on that plane.

My thoughts race as to what we will encounter in our travels. Will the airports have any issues? Will the weather be cooperative? Fuel availability? (That's a big one.)  I remember calling an airport in the Bahamas the day before a flight and having the fuel guy tell me "We have plenty of fuel mon, com down". Only to arrive and have the guy say, "We out".  I called you yesterday and you said you had plenty! "That was yesterday mon". And so goes international flying.
The trip will include Eluthra, Cap Haitian, Port au Prince, Santo Domingo, Santiago, and back home.

Captain Mikarts

Captain Mikarts
Mark always says he has the best office view!


These are the mountains on the island of Hispanola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic)

Haitian Airport

Haitian Airport
Here is a picture of an airport in Haiti!

About Me

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Mark and I created this blog so that our friends and family could see all the blessings God is pouring on our family as we serve Him through Agape Flights. Mark is one of the captains, a flight instructor and maintenance man for God! We believe that through the thick and thin of life, you have to find the humor. We want the joy we get from the Lord to be evident in our daily lives. Our children have unidentified developmental delays, because of this, we have a heart for parents of children with special needs. Our kids have brought us the biggest joy - and the biggest challenges. Through our experiences, we pray we can help others.