Invisible Woman Speaks

Invisible Woman Speaks


Hi visitors! This blogsite is really intended to be a place for freedom of expression which I find I need in my life right now. It's my honest viewpoint, you may be able to see it and you might not. Your comments and opinions are welcome. IW

About Me

I'm a forty something happily married housewife, proud to be mom and homeschool teacher. Generic American variety. I am also invisible....well sort of


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To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Eccl. 3:1

Thursday, September 27, 2007

So Much has Happened

Well, it's been nearly a year since I've posted anything at all on this blog. So, I guess I'll bring it up to date, short and quick. We moved to Oregon, made nice friends, didn't find a good job, then moved to California for the good job, still working on the friends.

Thats the story in a nutshell.

Things are looking up and life is getting better everyday!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Well, I know it's been forever since I last posted. It seems like life is this big whirlwind and I'm just so busy. We went on vacation, came back, had to get ready for Christmas, I figured out finally what I want to be when I grow up! My life has changed and now, more changes, we are finally moving!

I feel so blessed. We've been praying for an opportunity to move for over a year now. And it seems our prayers have finally been answered!

I'm so excited! So, by this time next month, we'll be living in another state clear on the other side of the country. This is very good, because all this time, I have missed the West coast. Florida has never been home to us.

It also means that I'll not be able to post again for a while. I've got an entire house to pack, figure out where we are going to live when we get there, and spend 4-5 days driving across country. How exciting! I'll let you know more when we land!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Why are shoes so uncomfortable? I don't much like shoes. Mostly I walk around barefoot whenever possible. If I'm not barefoot I like to cuddle up with a nice pair of cozy slippers.

Slippers are so wonderful. They cuddle and gently hug my feet. They are nice and warm and soft. Shoes however are the anti-slipper. Shoes are hard and mean and hurt my feet. Doesn't matter which shoes I'm wearing. I have many many pairs. Some for dressing up in dresses, some for walking around with my jeans, some for that in the middle casual look. I know that without shoes I would step on rocks and hot cement and it would be painful, however every time I wear shoes I end up in pain by the end of the day. I can walk around my house barefooted for days and no pain at all. Once the shoes go on, the pain is back.

Today I'm having happy day. It's chilly enough outside to wear my comfy slippers. I'm home doing housework. My feet are happy. I'm happy.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I'm grateful for so many things. I've got a list going. Mostly I'm grateful for my family, our home, my loving relationship with God, and of course the dog.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Finding Joy

So, once again I'm getting over being sick. Three weeks I could barely talk so far. I had a three day break and came down with the Flu. Then the rest of my family came down with the flu.

Anyway, this time instead of letting it bring me down and getting depressed I managed to stay optimistic. Knowing that God was with me, knowing that I was going to get over it soon, and knowing that my life still has value and I'm still worthwhile even when I'm sick and can't do anything.

I feel like I've had a definite shift in perception. My sister and I were discussing how the way you look at things makes all the difference in how you feel about them. So, like when you are driving and some idiot pulls in front of you and goes way too slow, you can either have the strong desire to kill this person, or you can decide that it's okay to drive slow, and just relax. You can control how you think and feel about any situation. Whether it's really very nice, or completely sucks depends entirely on how you choose to look at it.

So, instead of feeling like I am a worthless nothing. I looked at the many wonderful blessings and goodness of my life. I looked at the fact that my family loves me and needs me. I'm so important to them. Even my dog needs me and loves me. Heck, I'm really loved.

So, about Joy. Joy is not something that another person can give us. It's something that we need to find within ourselves. It's how we choose to perceive the challenges and adventures life sends our way. Everyone has different things that bring them happiness. We are all so very different in this world. There are things that others do that make them feel good and I wouldn't want to have anything to do with it! However, there are things that I really like that make me feel alive and exhilarated that perhaps people might find boring or tedious. The thing is, that life is what we make it. We can focus on doing those things which are good for us, make us feel good and make us happy. For me, sometimes this is just looking at my family and feeling that peace which comes with knowing I'm treasured. Sometimes it's just praying and being close to God. Sometimes, it's going swimming and feeling the refreshing water. Sometimes it's relaxing and listening to some music I love. Sometimes it's just exercising and knowing that my body feels better when I get up off my butt and move it. It just all depends on how you look at it.

What brings you joy?