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Friday, April 2, 2010

Ms Pearl Needs Your Prayers and The Winner Is!

Before I tell you the latest about Ms Pearl lets talk about something good like who
is the winner of the Paula Deen pans!
What a time I had figuring up the head count for this giveaway....five extra points was confusing will not do that me still bent over like a Willow Tree. No seriously my back is somewhat better today but will have to mow probably by tomorrow because yes it rained here again....

These giveaways are so much fun but I actually stress myself out waiting for the day to pick a winner...then I want everyone to win so that is stressful...but using the Random Generator thing is so much better than writing everyones name down.  I was so excited that yes I did the Random Generator thing at right after the deadline at midnight. lol

A very kind lady won this and if she will just email me her address to then CSN will mail her Paul Deen pans to her.

and the lucky winner is Diane of  Crafty Passions! I was reading Dianes comment and April Fools day was her birthday so Happy Birthday to you and this will be a nice belated birthday gift. Hope you enjoy it Diane and thanks for entering.

Thank you everyone for entering my first sponsored giveaway! I hope that they will ask me to do another one sometime. They do have lots of things on their website to drool over so it was nice to have them sponsor this for all of you. I wanted to enter

You guys are just so sweet to me because all through  this giveaway I had Paul Deen on my sidebar spelled Paula Dean and no one corrected me. I did not notice it until a few days ago and by then being so late I left it. Sorry Ms. Deen for not knowing how to spell your name. (Like she would be reading my site) hahahaha

I am ashamed to write this next part. Yes Ms. Pearl showed herself and she needs your prayers to keep her mouth shut! The only thing she did do that I am so thankful for is she did not hit the woman. Good gosh I could just see me on the other side of the bars trying to get out. Not good!

This story took place at my home in town that I have rented out. Please do not think I am proud of this I am not and it has made me loose two nights of sleep.
 You see as most of you know when my dirt bag hubby left me for his ska_ _, (theres Ms Pearl again) I had to move out of my lovely home in town to live in the country. Don't get me wrong I am blessed to live in this ole farm house but it is not mine.....Anyway I rented my home out in town to a very nice couple who were building their dream home. So the first year was fine having renters but OMG ever since as been like something out of a Steven King movie....pure horror. The renters I have now pay me I suppose by putting the numbers 1 thru 31 in the Random Generator and whatever day comes up they send me a check. Well if I could afford to do that I would live in the lovely home instead. So Ms Renter calls and says she will be paying me April 22 instead of April 1st and I told her that was totally unacceptable and she hung up on me. Well fine who wanted to talk to someone that dumb anyway. So I type up a letter telling her if she could not pay by the 5th she could move out by the 10th....please don't think bad of me but this couple have been doing this to me for 8 months and the last two checks they gave me bounced higher than my butt does on that darn tractor. Long story short I take her the letter by my house and she refused to take the letter so I explained to her what was in it and the reasons for it. I also explained to her if she paid on time for once she could stay but the house was going up for sale immediately.
Let me tell you for about thirty minutes I thought I was dealing with one of the crazy people in jail. She went completely left on me and I was thinking oh my gosh I rented to a real idiot.....This fool was waving her arms and hands like she was trying to learn some new wild native dance all the time screaming in my face and almost hitting me. I actually almost grabbed her one time out of my law enforcement training and slam her to the ground...thank God  I realized I was not a work.What caused Ms. Pearl to surface was when I turned to leave the woman said, "Well at least I still have a Husband!".....where in the world did that come from what in the devil did it have to do with our conversation....Whoa Ms. Pearl calm your big self down because God knows girlfriend Maggie can't go to jail for hitting this woman....don't get me wrong I have never hit anyone but boy Ms Pearl sure wanted to and it took a lot of will power to hold her down! What I said to her I am totally ashamed of Ms Pearl said, "You mean the looser your married too!" Totally uncalled for on my part and I am angry for saying such a horrible thing.
It bothered me all of last night thinking that I had words with this woman and that the reason in the first place that I rented to her was she went to my brothers church and I thought she was a good Christian woman but believe me the words she used yesterday were not coming from a Christian. I am no saint but thank goodness I did not react like her or use the lanuage that she used on me. Boy where is a bar of soap when you need it.

Anyway when I left there she told me that she knew the law and the system and she would live in my house for at least 45 days without paying me rent. Can you imagine! Yes there are people like that who are users.
Well praise God she phoned me this morning and told me they would be out by the 10th but did not know where they were moving too. She also said She was sorry that we exchanged words yesterday!.....I told my sister-in-law Linda about it soon after my renter called me and Linda said, "Oh my gosh I prayed just last night asking God to reach down and touch this woman and make her realize how wrong she was for acting like that and that I knew she went to a good church and to help her."  Linda just could not believe that God had answered her prayers so quickly. I then grabbed Linda hugged her and said, "Ok Linda now tonight when your down on your knees you pray that my home will sale super fast!"

One of the hardest things for me to do was ask a family to move out in such short notice but if I could afford those big house payments I would live there myself. Of course, I might have cut off my nose to spite my face because now there will not be help making payments but I do have the power of prayer.

I think giving up my home was almost as hard on me as giving up what I considered my best friend for 25 years. It was hard very hard packing up years of memories into boxes and moving into someone elses home. My home was full of antiques I had collected over the years and now they are scattered to I don't know how many different homes of family members because this ole farm house could not hold them all. I have learned though it took me several years to do so that God has a reason for me out here taking care of the North Forty....never in my life would I have thought at my age I would deal with inmates and run a ranch but here I am bouncing on a John Deere and trying my best to keep Ms. Pearl in lockdown. hahaha

As far as selling the home I love it is just a memory now and one that I know I can not have back so please pray that house sells and to someone that loved it like I did.

I hope all of you have a wonderful blessed Easter weekend. We are so lucky to have each other in blog land to wish a Happy Easter too. What a blessing all of you are! My son Clint is bringing my two grandbabies to see me Saturday so I have lots to do to get Kaci and Baileys Easter ready for them. They are just spending the day but thats okay my DL has her mom and dad who lives near her in Austin who I know she wants to get back and spend Sunday with them. I take what I time I can get with my little darlings.

Happy Easter everyone and love to all of you



Diane at Crafty Passions said...

WOW !!!!!!!!!!
You could have knocked me over with a feather !
I could not believe my eyes as I was reading ...Thank you so much !!!!!!!!
Made my April Fools birthday even more special !!
I love Paula Deen using her pans will be a pleasure !!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend !!!

Me....bunny said...

Congrats to Diane....what time is dinner?
Maggie, you gotta do what you gotta do. Obviously these people have been taking advantage of you good graces. My mother used to say "don't mistake my kindness for weakness" and Maggie...your anything but weak. Hang in there and if worse comes to worse...jump on ol' John Deere, drive by the old house wearing you're uniform and unleash
Have a great weekend!


AtOneWithHim said...

It never fails to surprise me what fellow Christians will do or say. We all say things that shouldn't even come into our heads let alone our mouths but hopefully we come to our senses as quickly as you did. It's refreshing to admit and air mistakes and know that my fellow Christian really means that they are sorry. I hope that makes sense.
I have an infraction that I have only admitted to my daughter. I have a new neighbor of about 8 months now that has 2 little barking dogs. It is the first time in my life that I have wanted to poison an animal. I know I am ashamed of myself just for thinking it. And honestly at this point I cannot talk to them because I am SO ANNOYED #1 because how do they not know? #2 because ...I forgot #2. Anyhoodizzle. All this to say, I appreciate your honestly about your actions.

and happy birthday-congratulations to the winner!

Susan said...

I am so sorry to hear all that junk that happened to you. I think you showed remarkable self-control.
I think God gave you that big area to mow as stress relief!
I'm so sorry you have to sell your home, but maybe it's God's doing and a way to help you move on...?
Have a wonderful time with your grandkids.
You will be in my prayers.

Julie Harward said...

Yea for Diane...thats great! Love the picture of your grand kids, they are both so cute..have a fun day with them. Loved your Ms. Pearl...I should get one. That had to have been an awful situation to have to deal with. I was so glad when we sold our rental house because renters don't care one bit if they ruin a house. Good luck with selling's a good time of year for that, hope you can. Have a good weekend...come say hi :D

Angela said...

I will be praying the house sells fast..I've been in that place also, and SO needed the house to sell..Sometimes as a Christian we feel 'bad' can we do that to these people, what kind of Christian am I..bla bla bla is what those thoughts can sound like...I remember dealing with a daycare parent, WHO was a Christian also,,and she started on me about,,'well as Christians we need to do good by one another'..well I had a few sleepless nights also..I NEEDED my pay, I earned my pay, ..well I found a scripture that popped right out,,your wages are not counted as a gift to you but they are OWED to you!

Well blow me down...our money is OWED to us, the rent is OWED to when this lady started back up on me I got out my bible and read her that scripture and looked her in the eye and said,,'it is OWED to me, I earned this. Christian or not, I earned it and you owe me my money'.

Blessed Easter sweet sis..and that Ms. Pearl, well her and I are quite GOOD friends actually...didn't know she comes to visit you too,,lol...

Nezzy said...

First happy birthday and congratulations to Diane. I'm sure she will enjoy the giveaway many years to come.

The nerve of some people! The gal knows your in law enforcement and no doubt have some pretty hefty connections and still had the gall to tell you her rights. Baby, I commend your restraint. Seems God took care of her before Pearl did. He's so good!

You have a blast with those grandkiddos and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

God bless and have a fabulous Friday, sweetie!!!

Garden of Egan said...

Congrats to your winner!
I for one, wish Ms Pearl would come out more often. I totally love that woman! I think I might know her twin, she's one of the voices in my head.

Well, the renter is a scum and as far as your saying that about her loser husband....truth hurts.
I don't think you should feel bad about having them move out. Maybe they shouldn't have rented above their means.

Honey, my prayers are hoping your house sells fast AND that Ms Pearl visits more often.

Happy Easter and I love ya!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi Maggie, Congratulations to Diane!! I'm sorry to hear that you have had a rough time!! But I agree with Bunny, you are a kind loving person not weak!! Shame on your tennant for taking advantage of your kindness!!! I hope your old home sells quickly for you, and that you don't feel too bad about it!!! Enjoy your time with your lovely grandchildren!!
Easter blessings to you!

Marie S said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Diane.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter, Maggie!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Maggie:
One of these days, you and I will have to sit down over an iced tea and discuss the ways of the world. Your restrain in the face of flying hands and words was actually admirable. I fear I would not have done as well. There are people in my world who regularly challenge me. Thank God there is half a country separating us, or I swear...
I'll pray that your house sells quickly. You need to be free of all the baggage and memories from the loser why? (as opposed to the loser ex). Thinking of your always...
Happy Easter, my friend.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Yeah...I meant "restraint". I've gotta get used to proofing before I hit the button!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

congrats to the winner..Amazing how renters have more rights then the "home owner"..I am so glad you got them out of there..cause it sounds like they were going to keep right on doing what they wanted anyway..I just hope your home stays intact ..but I will betcha they leave it a mess..I do wish you luck that you get it sold quickly...cute photo of your grandbabies..have lots of fun with them..;Happy Easter to you as well..:)

The French Bear said...

Maggie girl.... you showed remarkable restraint!!! Congratulations to the winner, yeah!!! I know Paula Deen won't mind the little slip....
Have a Happy Easter!!!!
Margaret B

The Lone Star Queen said...

Oh my gosh, what an ordeal! I hope that your house sells quick and that the renters move out by the 10th as they promised. I don't know how you kept your cool. I would have had to let Ms Pearl unleash her fury on that woman!


Your poor girl. I just hate drama like that, it really drains a person emotionaly. I am happy to hear she called and apologized and will be moving out. Who knows what is going on with her and her husband to lash out at you like that... I think we need to take things into consideration sometimes. I will pray for you all! Let it go now..shake it off and have a Blessed Easter!
p.s. Thanks so much for the words of encouragment for my blog.

Always Nesting said...

Maggie, don't fret. I think we all have a Mrs. Pearl inside of us.

I hope your home sells soon. Have a wonderful Easter and I Love that pic of your grands.

jojo said...

some of the nastiness people call themselves Christians and us it as an excuse to be spiteful. That's not how it works...she was clearly out of place and using your kind heart to stay longer. I'm so glad that prayers were answered for you and I pray the house will sell fast and you can put that part of your life to rest forever.
Have a wonderful Easter sweetpea, I wish we could spend it together! take care Ms. Pearl...;p

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What in the world would I do without the support and love of all of you guys...Thank you for making me feel so much better. I felt bad even doing this post but you know me...I have to tell it all.
I love all of you and pray that this Easter brings all of you such wonderful peace and happiness that you all deserve.

My Grama's Soul said...

Dear friend, I just found you......I can see you have your hands full at this time in your life. Things always do have a way of working out.....and I KNOW your situation will too.

Happy Easter to you and many blessings,


Marilyn said...

First of all Congratulations to the lucky winner!!
Unfortunately as you know, criminals or at least those who are dancing around the rim of criminal life know the law better than the legal profession. This is the reason I absolutely refused to rent a house we owned years ago. DH was totally pi$$ed at me but I want NO PART in being a landlord...... Good luck to you in getting these vermin out!!
My advise, although not asked for, sell the house & love the memories....... It ain't worth it!!
Happy Easter Weekend!!

Cathy said...

I'm not sure if my comment went through, so I'll add another one! Maggie, I am so sorry that you have to deal with Ms Pearl because of these renters! But it sounds like you may have less headaches by selling your house, and moving on. The LORD is with you wherever you are, and a house is not a home when it brings you trouble and bad memories. I pray that you find your 'home' and that the LORD comforts your heart in this matter and in all matters! TRUST HIM NO MATTER WHAT!

sjmcdowell said...


I know this was hard on you but God knows that you could handle it, along with Ms. Pearl!!! Things happen for a reason dear lady and God is with you in every step your taking....and "We" your friends are here for you as well!!

Love YOU and Happy Easter!! Enjoy your Grandbabies!!


sissie said...

Hi Maggie,
I think that Ms.Pearl showed a great deal of restraint. I probably would have knocked that woman down and pulled her hair out! But, I would have been sorry the next day!
I think you handled yourself pretty well considering what she said and how they have been taking advantage of your kindness.
She should have been down on her knees asking forgiveness that's for sure.

I'll put out some prayers for you that your house sells and life turns better for you.
Lord, I think you could write a book.

Your such a sweetie and I want you to be happy.


Duchess of Tea said...

Darling sorry I have been a bit absent lately! I am finally getting to catch up, I needed some me time to relax and to get rid of my never-ending migraines. Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Dearest Maggie....

Don't be so hard on yourself. I think we all have had things to happen that we have been a bit troubled by. I know my Ms Pearl has had a real potty mouth at times (yes, I am ashamed of it too) but we are all human.

I am so glad you will get to see your grands tomorrow and that will cheer you up.

Guess who loves you?

Hippity Hoppity!


Shelly said...


I could write a book on "Tennants from Hell" which started when still in my teens when I managed apartments for my folks. Rentals are tough,,,,and until my son moved in my little rental cottage in back, I had TONS of problems!
Being nice can backfire!

You are awesome! Never forget that! You handled yourself well under fire and turned "the other cheek." Pat yourself on the back!

Maggie,,,,I had my story all done AND sent it to you and the evil Mail Deamon reared it's ugly head and sent it back! Do me a fav? Email me, just "HI" at and I'll try and do it again.....Lulu and I have this communication/email prob. If you email ME, it goes through,,,,,weird, sorry.

Guess who ELSE loves you?

Hugs and "Pieces!"

Shelly said...

I just sent a reply to your email, I THINK it went through! Hope so!

Have a great day tomorrow! And give a "squeeze" to the grandbabies!

Hugs and "Pieces"

Vicki said...

I'm late at blogging but had to get back here. I can't say much more than everyone else, but I do LOVE Ms Pearl! And you Maggie...I'm going to have to rent my home here soon and it's scary..Think I'll do background checks on everyone!
Have a fun weekend with your babies. Mine will be here Sunday.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Have fun with those precious grandkids!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sares said...

My goodness, it sounds like she gave you a rough time. I do hope your house sells quickly for you, even if it is with a heavy heart and I hope your heart soon feels lighter. Happy Easter Maggie and have a good weekend!

Eternally Distracted said...

Great post and amazing self control ;0) Glad i stopped by today...

Happy Easter

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Happy Easter to you, too!

Hi! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for following and commenting on my blog. I'm so glad you did. I think your site is just lovely! I'm your newest follower! Cheers!!

Jacque said...

Good Morning!

Congrats to the winner! How lucky is she!!

Sorry to hear about all the drama but totally understand where you are coming from! My prayers are with you. God has a plan for our lives and I know that you know that. I also know that it is hard waiting on those plans to come together too! But, in the end it will all make sense.

Have a Blessed Easter and a fun day with your children and grandchildren.

Libbie said...


That picture of Kacie & Bailey with the Easter Bunny is WAY cute! They are so darling & I know they will have a good time with you! I am sure you guys ALWAYS have a good time together!

OH NO MAGGIE! That sounds terrible! I am sure it is giving you a ton of stress & icky feelings that you don't need to be dealing with right now! I can't imagine how or why that lady could have said that to anyone! WOW! So glad things are calming down a bit & my prayers are with you. It would be hard to be nice :) Good thing I wasn't with ya :) I would have been there with you on a good comeback or two :) But I am sorry you are going thorugh this. Just know you are amazing & you are loved!

Mumsy said...

Prayers are going up from here sweet Maggie that the house sells fast and to good people who will take care of it and love it. All is going to be okay. Wow! What a time you reason why I never wanted to invest in real estate and rent out. As if I had money to invest in the first place. :) Hugs!

Mumsy said...

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter sweet lady. More Hugs!

Grandma J said...

Congratulations to Diane!

I'm praying for the right person to buy the house, and may it be a fast sale!

Happy Easter :)

Cherrie said...

The power of prayer is awesome! May you have a great day with your grand kids. I am coloring Easter eggs with my grand kids today! I love it!
May God Bless you and may your house sale fast!

(my birthday is on April 1st also, I am 50 now. I am going to hop on over to Diane of Crafty Passions to wish her a happy belated birthday)

Marydon Ford said...

Ohhhh, I've been there with renters! Ucky-poo!
You are such a kick, tho ... best of luck with the sale.

The kid-lings are adorable! Enjoy!

Happy Easter!, sweet friend.
Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Obee Designs said...

Hi Maggie,
Breezing in to say Happy Easter and that I am thinking of you, your family and Ms Pearl. I hope the bunny is good to you and your grandbabies!!
Talk to you soon:)

Tammy said...

Hi Maggie. Happy Easter to you and I feel your "renter pain". We dealt with some real winners last year that (our fault) backed out of buying our house and wanted to rent,,,well, they were already in, we had no choice, we thought. I could not believe the damage this couple, in their 60's, did in three months, before we so ungraciously insisted they leave with two weeks notice. Then they accused us of throwing out on the street and the would have to live in their car (they didn't, of course). I hope your residents get out without too much damage.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and again a very Happy Easter to you and your family.

Tammy (Grammy Talks)

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Maggie,

I have nominated you for an award my friend,
you can pick it up at my blog but you don't have to follow the rules/instructions if you don't want to.

Love and Hugs


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Maggie, you didn't do anything wrong, you're human, and you reacted as most of us would when confronted with such blatant ignorance.

In fact, you responded a heckuva lot nicer than I would have!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Julie Pishny said...

Well, I think in the circumstance you did very well and I will be sending good vibes your way that your house sells quickly...there's something to be said for have a bright year ahead of you filled with love...I am sure of it! Hugs- Julie

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Congrats to the winner!

Oh Maggie, you are a Saint I would have decked that low life. Sending you prayers my friend.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * ƸӜƷEaster my Sweet Friend!

Auntie Cake said...

Oh Maggie,
So sad that you are having to sell your beautiful house. I get attached to all the houses I live in too, so I know it must be hard for you.

As for the renter? Don't feel bad about having her move out, I am sure she doesn't feel bad for not paying you. (I am just glad you didn't actually deck her, although that twist to the story would have been a good one...)I help my dad with rental property that he owns, it is tough to find good renters sometimes.

Cheer up sweet girl, something wonderful might just happen to you any day now. I can feel it coming!!! And you just let me know when it does!!!