Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We're looking a little yellow....and green!

Wow - what happened to our gorgeous springtime weather? Okay, at least the nice weather that happened in the middle of all the rain? I mean, I was beginning to think about building a raft, just in case. Even though I live up a hill (of sorts)... there were little 'lakes' forming everywhere! But for the past few days, we've been living in a fog...of yellow. Pollen. Nasty stuff that makes my car look sorta yellow. And my car is burgundy in its original state. Sunday afternoon I went to open the garage door and noticed a dust cloud of yellow billowing by. At my parents house, you can see tracks through the pollen on their nice clean (or was clean) driveway. It's insanity! It's making me sneeze and feel all blah. But guess what? The rain is returning today... I think I'd rather have miniature lakes all around than live in a yellow world. It doesn't go with my hair...

Okay, so update time before I get to the big news around here. And no...I'm not pregnant. As you may have read, my parents' 50th anniversary is coming up in May. We were supposed to plan a reception....but now my sister is apparently planning on having surgery. So my precious Mom called me Saturday morning and said she and Daddy had talked it over and that it would be better to wait. We could easily do it in the fall. Well after my nephew's wedding. Which is okay...but I sort of feel like my parents are being cheated. But I can understand how she feels. So that's on the backburner although I have decided to not let that detour the planning. Because they finally came clean that they did not really like what my sister had thought would be a good idea...and I have been frantically trying to find a place to have a reception, all the while avoiding the church fellowship hall option because it's too tiny for what they have in mind. Wish me luck!

Next....I am hosting the shower for my nephew's side of the family. In June. Yes, I know that's a while off...but at the same time, I need to get on the ball because I have application deadlines in June. I'll have to be interviewed and do a big-time writing assessment before I can be accepted. Hubs is considering driving out to Washington state to meet his stepmother. He has not seen her since he was a little boy. His Dad died when he was a young man and he wants to go out where his Dad eventually moved and see where he is buried and where he lived the last few years of his life. His stepmother kept all of these things of his Dad's that she wants to give to him and I think that is extremely nice of her (for keeping them and offering them to him) since his Dad died in 1979 and she has since remarried. She said she even has a toy that had been his when he was little that his Dad always kept - his parents had a bitter divorce (which is another story). So we'll see ... if we do drive out there though we want to go to Arizona and see his Aunt Jackie. So time will tell.

But back to the bridal shower. I have an idea of what I'd like to do for Danielle but am not sure if I can pull it all together and pull it off. I want to give them a kitchen shower. With a 1950s housewife theme. Their kitchen colors are black and white with a lot of stainless steel and some red. I've gotten some decorating ideas from Hostess with The Mostess. I've talked it over with my sister to see what she thinks. You know, we'll do '50s types of foods and all. You know, the whole housewife in heels and pearls, cooking a meal without breaking a sweat. Probably sounds corny...but I am trying to work out the details on the invitation. I had found a picture online that I'd like to use, but I need to figure out how to change the colors to red, black and white. I might have to go with a backup plan. Which is probably insane. I thought about doing the entire invite as a paperpiecing. Create a black and white floor that looks like tile. Figure out how to paperpiece cabinets and a frig. I have the paperdoll that would be perfect and very "Danielle' like and I think it would be really cute, if I can make it all work out. It's something that I had thought about working on today...but instead I haven't accomplished anything other than going to Walmart for milk and Joanns to cruise the craft supplies. But for those crafty people, and those not-so-crafty, do you think this might work? Would a themed shower like this be fun? Or a flop?

And the big news - and why we are seeing GREEN. Last night when we dropped Bug at Karate, we were told that she was going to get promoted. Usually we walk the golf paths while she's in class or run to the store. Instead we got into the van and drove out to get a disposable camera because for once mine was at home. She was thrilled and totally did NOT expect it to happen last night. Walter seems to be very impressed with her. I am amazed at how well she seems to remember all of the different combinations that he has taught her. She's usually the person in class that he has demonstrate the combinations and he uses her as an example on how to spar or work with another classmate. While she constantly seems to grumble on Monday nights, she loves it once she's there and has a blast. I wish I had the camera so that I could see the pictures today. She is now a 5th Kyu. I hope this is something that she continues until she gets her black belt. Funny, I would have never thought I'd care if my daughter took karate, but one thing I know - she could defend herself far better than I if someone were to attack us. And I love the discipline that he insists on in the Doju!

so that's it for now. Sorry to be so long winded.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday's Words March 25th

Good morning. This morning I'm going to share a song that is one of my husband's favorites. Well, in addition to While I'm Waiting. My Savior, My God by Aaron Shust. This is one song that, when it comes on and we are in the Momstermobile, we all sing along - all talking will cease. I hope you enjoy the song - and the lyrics speak to you.

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands One who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me this I read
And in my heart I find a need
For Him to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves,
My Savior lives,
My Savior's always there for me

My God He was,
My God He is,
My God He's always gonna be

Yes, living, dying let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on High
And come for sinful men to die
You count it strange so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves,
My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me

My God He was,
My God He is
My God He's always gonna be

My Savior lives, My Savior loves
My Savior lives, My Savior loves

I will tell you know that I am grateful that God sent His son to die on the cross so that all of my sins would be forgiven and forgotten. I am not perfect, but the blood of the Perfect Lamb of God was used to cleanse my slate clean and give me the comfort of knowing beyond the shadow of a doubt that my eternity has been secured because of His precious sacrifice. I am not worthy, but I am loved and grateful to be a child of God.

Romans 10:9-10 - That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord, " and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

With that being said, I need some Kleenex and a nap. Be blessed to be a blessing to those around you today. Do something unexpectedly good for someone who crosses your path. And check out the Wednesday Prayer Meetin' over at The Source's blog. Just follow the button at the top left.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Morning Thoughts

This morning my good friend D from down the street called to see if I wanted to work with her at the preschool but I couldn't - because the orthodontist's office called yesterday afternoon and changed our repair appointment - and I was relaying this 411 to Hubs when he told me that they had called again and had left a message that the appointment was back to Wednesday afternoon. Confused yet? Yeah, so am I. So anyway, I proceeded on with my day, feeling completely bummed because a girl's gotta buy eggs, milk and bread ya know? when Hubs calls and asks me to open the front door and see if the paint comes off. He had painted the front door last night, along with all the shutters, but had to put the door back into the frame, otherwise the glass 'screen' door might not be enough security for a paranoid soul such as mine. So I opened the door and the paint stayed on it. He asked me to leave the door opened all day and let the paint 'cure'. So imagine if you will our conversation tonight around the dinner table.
"What did you do today?"

"Oh, I was going to go to work, but instead I decided to sit around and
watch paint dry...it was exciting!!!"

It's all in the daily life of a slacker!

I thought I'd use this time to get some things out of the way that I've been sort of putting off. I need to go outside and clean off the front porch, but it's very overcast and cold out there right now so instead I'm opting to catch up on some more emails and some bloggy reading. The world has been extremely busy these past few months that I've been sorta MIA. I also need to start the online application process for State so that I can get everything in by the deadline for admissions and start to get everything into place to apply to their College of Education. I spoke with the program coordinator yesterday and she told me that there are always about a handful of 'older' students who take the courses. That I won't be alone! Hallelujah which is important to me for some reason. I mean, I know when teaching you're surrounded by younger students obviously but I don't want to spend the next two years of my life being the old lady in the room. The Momma Hen. I am excited though about the prospect of getting on with my plans. I do worry that so many school systems are making cuts right now...but I hope that by the time I am finished, things will be a little bit better and I'll be able to find a job. If not, I'll look at going into corporate training. I've known a lot of teachers who have done that when they've felt the need for a career change.

I have started doing The Love Dare to Hubs. Let me just say that it's been interesting. The first day, you are not allowed to say anything 'negative' to your spouse. You know, like "why can't you put the toilet seat down?" or "Could you stop putting the empty milk cartoon back into the frig?" Well at least that's my extent of 'mean' things that could be said. I am enjoying it so far - but today I have to take a few minutes and make a list of things that I like about him...and things that I don't like about him. For some reason, this makes me nervous.... Not that anybody will ever see those lists....it's just strange. I had suggested that my sister do the Love Dare to her husband, who has now been out of their home for a little more than two weeks. I told her, even if he's not there, do it. Even if you don't talk to him, do it. The book states basically that the 40 days can be used to rebuild or strengthen a marriage and that you will feel a tremendous blessing when completed. Even my Mom is thinking about doing it for Daddy. Only time will tell...but I do know one thing, we could all use the blessings right now and nothing ventured, nothing gained.

So tune in tomorrow for Wednesday's Words. I'm sort of enjoying this process. I always like lyrics, sometimes much more than the songs. I also like quotes. Poetry. So after a while I'll venture away from the music and into something else. Hope to see ya around tomorrow. Until then, be blessed and be a blessing!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday...Whoo oh oh

I know, I do the Bangles good, right? But it's Monday and Mondays are usually a little bit insane around here. And while I wish I could crawl onto a perch by the window and take a nap with my paws covering my eyes like our cat, instead I get to face the day with vigor and robusto! Sorry for the blurry shot - she was NOT happy that I was taking her picture...


All kidding aside, today is shaping up to be a good day. I had to call the orthodontist's office early this morning to inquire about an appointment for The Bug to get her bracket reattached...it came loose eating ice cream at a slumber party early Saturday morning (like 2 in the morning)... I just love having to call them after the last bracket incident. Where I tried to pull my daughter's front tooth out with a dress at Macys.... and had no idea that I had popped the bracket off because her poor mouth was wired up better than Fort Knox. But believe you me, this mom learned her lesson. I was on the phone with the office at eight and scheduled a repair appointment.

I am weeding my way through my emails. I don't think I've checked them since sometime over the weekend. I am in the midst of planning an anniversary party for my parents. A bridal shower for my future niece-in-law. Balancing checkbooks. Paying bills. Planning menus. Restocking my craft closet upstairs since the new shelves are in place. I'm telling you - this place is hopping with activity. In fact, we've been so busy that we haven't even opened the Twilight 3-CD set that I rushed out and bought at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning. It's still sitting upstairs on The Bug's dresser and not even the seal has been broken!

All kidding aside the exterior painting is going well...but Mother Nature doesn't seem to be in agreement with our plan. We are expecting rain later so we've got to try to get all of the shutters painted today and we've got to take down the front door and prime it and hopefully paint it before the drops ascend upon us tonight. Once this painting is finished, we hope to replace the shrubs that we pulled up out front - they were all old and overgrown. I want something smaller and compact. Seriously, I have been known to drive around with my camera in hand and take pictures of peoples' shrubs. It's a sickness at this point!

And that's all that's happening in SlackerMommaville. Hope the sun is shining in your part of the world.

Be blessed!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fitness Fridays

Well, I have managed to lose almost all of the weight that I had gained back. I have just a few more pounds to go....but why is it, when we gain weight, it's such a pain to lose it? I mean, I'd already lost this weight - why do I have to lose it again before I feel like I'm making any progress????

I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I got this idea when I was subbing at our local elementary school. The teacher is on a diet and a friend of hers gave her a chain of colorful paperclips - that were to be used for each pound that she lost. What a great idea! I came home and started my own 'chain'. I make sure to update it with each pound lost - I'm doing 10 lb increments of the same color - and let me tell you, it's a great motivator! Because when I see the clips hanging there, I realize how much weight I've lost and it feels good.

We all have set 'goals' for this summer with our weight loss. Hubs would like to be down 30 pounds by July (my nephew's wedding) and I would like to be down at least 40 more by August (when I go back to school full time). I think these are easily obtainable. We just have to stick with what works and leave the snacking out of our lives.

What about you? Got any fitness goals to meet for this summer?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Decisions

Yesterday I ventured to a couple of local universities, because as you may know, I have been sitting on my laurels rather than trying to figure out what the next step in my educational quest might lead. So I went to a local four year and talked to someone in their middle school education program. At first, things sounded great. My classes should transfer. She gave me both applications that would need to be processed and talked about the admissions process. I asked, candidly, the age range of most of the students because to be honest, I don't want to be the mother hen in the program. Average age range - well I should be okay. They have a student who is in her sixties... But then she had a phone call that interrupted our discussion. She came back from the call - it was her daughter's school. We started talking about raising middle schoolers and then she told me - the program is extremely aggressive and that the students have a hard time trying to maintain jobs (you take an average of 18 hours a semester) and that they've even seen some students get separated and/or divorced while in the program. Now let me ask you....does that sound appealing to you? Because right then, I felt a big "OH NO" forming in my brain. We talked a little bit more and then I left the office and decided to drive downtown to check out my options at State.

I texted Hubs and told him I wasn't sure this was the best option for me...or for us as a family. He called me and we talked. I told him that I was coming downtown - he told me where to park when I got there. We talked a few more minutes and then I got on the interstate and headed north. I proceeded to find the College of Education building and talked to the receptionists there. They both told me that the program classes are basically from 9-12 each day and that you get assigned to a cohort and take all of your classes with those people. That's pretty much the norm. They told me about the application procedures. Gave me the department handbook. I left there feeling much more confident about that as an option than the first school that I visited. There's an interview process and a writing sample that has to be submitted. I failed to ask about the average student body...again, I don't want to be in classes with kids that could actually be mine so I need to call and ask a few more questions.

Today I am going to check into the program that is offered where I just graduated from in December. It's not where I want to go - but I am going to see how it works with my family and our schedule. Then there's still the university where I was supposed to start this past January ... you know, the one where they told me that I needed these four classes - and then came back weeks later and said I didn't. The only reason I would consider them is if I can take my classes at the satellite campus just one county over. I've also received some calls from the school that is offering the degree in Special Education but I'm not sure that's the field that I want to pursue. To be honest, there program structure worries me a little bit and I'm afraid that there could be some problems in getting the classes that I need. But I might consider it as an option at this point. I'm trying to stay focused on state colleges right now rather than private ones - I don't want to have to take the additional courses that are required and I don't want to even begin to think of the cost!

So the past twenty-four hours have been mind boggling to say the least. I waited around yesterday afternoon till he got off of work and drove home with him rather than coming on home and him catching the bus. We talked about options. I asked him if it would bother him if I took classes there and he thought it was a good idea. We talked about my options for driving in or catching the bus. We talked about the other options as well. The one that offers the middle school program - well I would have to travel to various middle schools every Wednesday, some over an hour from here - and would have to be there at 7:30 in the morning. What would we do with The Bug? He suggested that I sit down and pray about it and make a pros and cons list. That's what I'm about to head off to do. To be honest, I don't want to waste the application fee by applying to place after place after place when I'm not sure. My GPA is almost a 4.0 so I'm not worried about meeting the academic requirements for any of the schools.

Boy, I am really rambling today aren't I? It just goes to show how uncertain I am of the next step I'm going to take. Not to mention the fact that our state is laying off teachers left and right now because of the economic downturn that we are living in. I feel like I need to go somewhere and find a quiet corner and just really pray that God will lead me to wherever He wants me to go. In the meantime, if you've made it this far in reading, what questions would you be asking these colleges if you were me? What would you do? Any and all input is greatly appreciated.

Have a thrilling Thursday today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday's Words

Today I want to share with you a song by Warren Barfield. I had never heard of him until recently.


Love Is Not A Fight
Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave
Lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees
Love is a shelter in the raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave, may God send His angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for
To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do
Love will come to save us
If we'll only call
He will ask nothing of us
But demand we give our all
I will fight for you
Would you fight for me?
It's worth fighting for

If you to to Warren Barfield's website, you can read the story about the song and see the video. And make sure you head over the The Source's homesite to check out this week's Wednesday Prayer Meetin'. Till the next time, be blessed and be a blessing!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fitness Fridays

I don't know about where you are in the blogosphere, but we have been experiencing some lovely weather here in the south-east. T-shirt and shorts weather. Where your head starts thinking about sunscreen and tanning lotions. Then you start thinking about swimsuits...and you find yourself dragging out those jogging shoes to go for a brisk walk. Because you've got some love handles to deal with!

I have recently been sick. In the turmoil of being ill and taking what felt like A LOT of medicines, I have realized something...cold medicines make you hungry. You eat. And eat. And eat. And gain back some of the glorious weight that you managed to get off in the first place. And then you realize if you keep going at this rate.... first off, Walmart might actually sell out of peanut butter and most importantly, those skinny Levis that are hanging in your closet might not fit so well next time you pour yourself into them. So you can do one of two things. Buy bigger jeans ...and why do that when you've just dropped off a ton of pants at the donations center ... or seriously get yourself back on the program and making a new commitment to lose more weight (including what you've gained back). Hey, did you notice how I went from talking in 1st person to talking in the 3rd? Like I'm my own personal drill sargeant here. Blah!

Anyway, I wanted to report this past week has been a little bit difficult but I'm losing weight. I managed to lose half of what I had gained back by Wednesday. I'll weigh later Friday morning and see how I'm done for a total weight loss for the week report which will be editing in. I have been riding my bike, although not every day. I am planning on dragging out my Pilates DVD and starting back to doing that soon. We have a weight machine on the covered porch - so I just need to find the guide to remember how to connect all of the cables. If I get that together, it's like having my own personal gym right outside the living room door!

What about you? How are your weight loss or fitness goals coming along? Are you counting calories? Doing weight watchers or jenny craig? Walking, running, or just sleeping in? Leave us a comment.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

And The Walls Came Tumbling Down...

Not really. But it feels like it. Remember way back when I mentioned that my shelf in the bonus room closet snapped in two? Because of all the weight in there on the rod from the clothes that were stored in it along with all the craft and holiday stuff that I had placed on top of the cheaply constructed shelf that we never replaced once we bought our house? Well, guess what? The shelf in the other closet started to fall and so now we have two big closets with no shelves. Or rather we have one closet with no shelves and another closet with a shelf that is holding on for its dear life because I haven't taken out the screws to remove everything yet. So that Hubs can put up the new shelves that we bought this past weekend. So that hopefully I can have ample storage space inside one of the closets. And maybe I'll wean out more of the craft stuff that's been sitting in there since we bought the house several years ago.

But not only are there changes in the bonus room closets... he demolished the railing on our front porch this evening. I don't know what I think about this. I mean, I liked my rails around my porch. Very few houses in our neighborhood even have front porches. We have always had white railing - here and at our other house. But no more. They are gone. Finished. Kaput. In fact, as I am typing this, he is outside washing the front porch and the windows in preparation to actually start painting the exterior of our house. Did I mention the weather guy is predicting rain this weekend? It always rains or gets insanely cold when he decides to start this kind of project. Poor guy - he can't seem to catch a break with the weather. I mean, we are that crazy house that has had no shutters out front since October - because he was going to paint the house back then, you know before it got to be so cold here, until winter came a little bit too early. Or it rained every weekend or when he took time off during the week.

I think he has Tool Man fever right now. He's talking about how he'd love to remodel our bathroom, too to give us a bigger closet. That sounds lovely, but sweetheart, there's a recession going on...remember? Not that I am complaining. I'm grateful to be married to someone who enjoys doing things around the house. I enjoy working on these projects together as a family.

I'll try to sneak around tomorrow and take some pictures of the demolition out front. One thing I know for sure though...this firms up where I'll be hosting my future niece's bridal shower... afterall, since he is working on the house again, who knows, we might just get a blizzard!

What about you? Taking on any big spring time projects?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday's Words - 3/11/09

Today I want to share with you another song. It's called "While I'm Waiting" and was written and is performed by John Waller. I first heard this song at the movies (yes, it was Fireproof...but I watch other stuff too!) and I really liked the song. I liked it's rhythm - the melody and the rhythm changes really got my attention. (Maybe I should have grown up and been a music teacher like my niece has told me!). Anyway, I really like this song. I had looked up the artist here at his site and noticed he has an album coming out in April!

When I looked up the lyrics to the song, the artist had also included some scriptures and a personal note about writing the song. Maybe this song speaks to me because I have felt pain in my life over so many things and I have been constantly reminded that God is there -He hears my prayers and my crying and that I have to be patient and WAIT on Him. I'm going to include the note and if you click on the scriptures, it will take you to another site to read them.

While I’m Waiting
Psalm 5:3, 27:14, 33:20, 37:7, 38:15, 40:1, Isaiah 30:18, Lamentations 3:24

John Waller...."The explanation for this song is simple, I was waiting on God and I was hurting when I wrote the lyrics. I probably wouldn’t have written a song if my friend, Mike, hadn’t encouraged me to document what I was going through during that time. I’m sure there are few people who can’t relate to this song, but the important thing to remember while we’re waiting on God is to not just wait but to actively wait. Serve, worship and be faithful with what you have, where you are… “even while (you) wait.

I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait
I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I’m waiting
I will serve You
While I’m waiting
I will worship
While I’m waiting
I will not faint
I’ll be running the race
Even while I wait
I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it’s not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting on You, Lord
© 2007 Travelin’ Zoo Music (ASCAP) (admin. by EMI CMG Publishing)

I went on the artist's website as well and read the following words.... and they spoke to me. I know that I've not been blogging a lot lately and I just wanted to say it's because God is doing things in my day-to-day life that I am focusing more on right now. I'm sort of getting myself back to the place where I used to be and it feels good. I'll be back to my usual goofy self eventually ... well maybe a more-improved goofiness - but in the meantime, I hope this song says something to you.
All things happen in God's perfect timing. Broken dreams are restored.
Relationships are renewed. Dormant gifts are awakened.

Be blessed...and follow the link over in my favorites to The Source's site for the Wednesday Prayer Meetin'. And thanks for reading.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday's Thought

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

-- Bill Cosby

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday's Words

To know me is to know that music has a special place in my life. You could say that I cut my teeth on the treble clef. I have grown up with a great musician for a father. I sing. I play the saxophone. I enjoy reading music and listening to music and I generally surround myself with music all of the hours that I'm awake. I've been known to BURST into song - sometimes at embarrassing moments for my older sister (in front of a group of cute boys when I was little).

Music has always been the background soundtrack to my life. I relate events over the years to the songs that I know and enjoy listening to on a regular basis. The music has changed over the years - but one thing that is constant - I have always enjoyed the hymns that are sung in church. From "Old Rugged Cross" to "Just As I Am", I have seen them work as a ministering tool to people. There are times in church where I will hear God's message through the songs that we sing rather than through the message of our minister.


One of our favorite songs is "Who Am I" by Casting Crowns. If you scroll down to the bottom of this site, you'll see it is listed among the Inspirational songs that I've listed. I just wanted to share the lyrics to the song today. Take some time and think over what they are saying. Listen to the song if you've never really heard it.


Who am I?
That the Lord of all the earth,
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I?
That the bright and morning star,
Would choose to light the way,
For my ever wandering heart.
Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.I am yours.
Who am I?
That the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again.
Who am I?
That the voice that calmed the sea,
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me.
Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.I am yours.
Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.
I am yours.
Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I fear?'
I am yours.
I am yours.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday's Thought

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
- Evan Esar

Sunday, March 1, 2009

S N O W

What makes a southerner HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY? No, it's not moonshine and soup beans! It's S N O W. We live such deprived lives the past few years since we don't get snow like we used to when I was a little girl. So imagine how happy I was when I realized it started snowing as I was walking from the sanctuary at church over to our adult Sunday School class... S N O W. I will admit, I kept sneaking peeks out the window at all the snow that was falling on the roof!

We were supposed to keep the 1 and 2 year olds in the nursery tonight but church has been cancelled because of the weather. It's just GORGEOUS to look outside and see all the white FLUFF blowing in the wind. We came in, quickly changed into jeans and boots and headed out to get a loaf of bread, gallon of milk and a newspaper. I'm making chili for dinner (sorry Slacker II...I know you HATE chili) and just relaxing for the rest of the day. All of our clothes from venturing out are hanging in the hallway bathroom. Boots are near the door drying. The Cat is asleep by the window.

Just a little something to hopefully make you smile today. When The Bug was in 3rd grade, all she wanted for her birthday was a kitten. We talked about it at length and talked about how we didn't want to get a kitten from a store at the mall because you hear often times how they are sickly. One Saturday morning, Hubs went into the bonus room where The Bug was on the computer. She had googled "Cats, just cats, not from a pet store". Guess who got an orange bundle of fur for her birthday?

Enjoy your day. Stay warm. And don't eat the yellow snow!