June 12, 2009
It's storming today. This would be the perfect day to be in bed - all day! It is so dark outside it looks like it's about 8:00 at night. I kind of love this type of weather. It's something refreshing about the rain. Now, I don't tend to enjoy the tornado warnings that come with a large portion of our storms, but all in all I enjoy the storms. Thinking about storms makes me review the "storms" in my life. Storms brew and brew and we let them fester in our lives. We need to learn to let go sooner and let the refreshing "rain" of God fall in our lives and wash that rain away. Think about how refreshed we are when the "rain" starts and the "storm" ends. It's a breath of fresh air. You feel like you have strength to fight another day. HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! Surely the earth feels the same?? After days of us driving and walking and who knows what else, it's time for the earth to get a refreshing wash and soak in the rain. There was a scripture that spoke to me today. The past couple of weeks have been a trial in my life. Lots going on internally and externally, to me and to my family and on and on. I fell on this scripture this morning and wanted to share it. Ecclesiastes 11:3 - The Message "When the clouds are full of water, it rains. When the wind blows down a tree, it lies where it falls. Don't sit there watching the wind. Do your own work. Don't stare at the clouds. Get on with your life." WOW - Get on with your life!! Don't stand there just staring at the clouds. That spoke to me. Don't know about anyone else. I tend to dwell on things when they come into my life. I've got to stop that! I've got to go on with life. Anyone else tend to catch themselves "staring at the clouds" at times? We need that release when we get full. The problem is sometimes we try to gather those "things" that have been released and put them back into our daily lives. Lord help us let go! Thank you God that I can go through trials and know you are always there to swoop me up and focus my attention somewhere other than the "clouds".
June 11, 2009
I discovered a new techno toy a few months ago. Yes, THE KINDLE....ta-da!! I hear trumpets sound everytime I say the word. It has completely taken over my thoughts in my life (OK, a little exaggeration there). What a great device for people who enjoy reading.
I decided to pay the horrific price for my Kindle because I was going to be going on family vacation to Cancun and wanted something that I could read but didn't want to pack an actual book (or books as it would have turned out!). Books to me are like clothes. What I want to read depends on how I am feeling at the moment. ha-ha Anyway, I have found myself not able to leave the Kindle anywhere. I have to have it with me at all times. It is so thin that it fits right into my purse. I find myself reading when I'm at the Dr's office, waiting in traffic because of a wreck or even in the - AHEM - potty room. Yes ma'm!! :-)
I have always wanted to be a devoted reader but, never felt like reading much. I would feel more guilty sitting and reading for hours than I would sitting and watching TV for hours. I did mention in a previous post that I am a TV addict! Anyway, I thought this would be the answer to that and I could read in small snippets all day long. It has actually been wonderful!
Like I mentioned before, I wanted the Kindle so I could read while sitting on the beach! Wouldn't you know I did not take the Kindle out ONE TIME while I was on vacation. I just couldn't pull myself to do much of anything but lay on the beach with my eyes closed, listening to the waves - and of course the occasional "MOM" that would come from somewhere. Maybe I was dreaming?? Anyway, I felt kind of bad for not reading it. I did get to enjoy reading my Kindle in the Houston Int'l Airport. We had 4 hour layovers there and it occupied some of my time.
For those of you who do not know what the Kindle is, please click here to read all about it! It stores so many books. You can get your newspapers delivered to it and several magazines are on board also. It gives you wi-fi access to download books at any time and the books are a fraction of the price you would pay in stores. It has the ability to let you send and receive emails. WOW! It's just quite the machine! It will read to you also...if you can stand the monotone voices (you can choose male or female). I was so excited about my Kindle that when I got it, I immediately went to show my boss. She wound up buying TWO of them immediately.
Well, just wanted to post something about my life and what I enjoy. I'm trying to come up with some great topics to talk about but, I'm only realizing that I lead a pretty dull life. Nothing like my friend over at Girly Muse (WOAH!!). She always has the greatest things to blog about...I think I might be a little jealous (don't tell her..). I love you Lori! I enjoy your posts a LOT! I dare you to go read those posts and not laugh your booty (sorry Lori) off!!
Anyway, I'm trying to get creative & maybe even gain a few more readers?? Don't know how my bloggy friends are accomplishing that! I get a thrill when I get comments from the three of you that actually follow me!
Hope all is well in your world! Till another time!
June 9, 2009
Well, I did my blog duty and FINALLY put up a "survey" that I was tagged in. I've avoided them for a while, but now I did it!! Happy???? I don't know. I guess it does give me something to blog about! I've recently been dealt a few heavy blows. From schedules to not feeling "myself" to family medical issues...it's all just quite overwhelming at times! Even though I am kidless this month, I have found PLENTY to keep me occupied. I went to my Dr yesterday to follow up on my blood work & she told me I did too much....no really? She suggested I cut a few things out. What in the world can I cut out?? I work, go to college, take care of my home and go to church. What of those can I cut out?? I don't think I can unless I give up on College AGAIN!! Not gonna happen this time. I am determined to get my degree. I may have to pay for it in fatigue and crankiness but, I'm gonna get it done! Anyway, other than that...life's great! ha-ha Really, just feeling a little down and worried. I will climb up in a few days & get back on top of the mountain. My weight is becoming a big concern in my life. It's kind of overtaken me. I need to stop that and just focus on my vitamins and healthy eating habits. I do good for several days and then fall off the wagon. What is up with that? Chocolate seems to follow me around when I am eating healthy. It hides behind corners & cabinets!! LOL Hope everyone else out in bloggy world is having a great summer! Let me know about some of your healthy eating "tricks". Maybe I can gleem something from others!
OK, so my bloggy friend (and real life friend) Nicole tagged me on this survey. She sent over very harsh words "DO IT!!" Sooooo, out of fear, I am doing it.....nah!! 1. Shopping - don't know why...could do without it...would stop a lot of bickering in my house! 2. Planning - anything!! I get a high out of planning an event & seeing it through. 3. Other people's opinion of me. This is something that I have got to stop worrying about!! Is it unimportant?? YES!! Especially if they are people I don't really even know. Gotta make everybody happy!! 4. Along with Nicole, I get a high out of getting comments on my blog! I only have 3 blog friend so, I don't get many comments but when I do.....YIPPEEEE!!! 5. TV - I'm an addict.....there I said it! 6. Sleeping in! OK, I have been instructed to tag six people...HMMMMMM, lets see...only 3 people follow my blog & two of those were already tagged....Ya know, Loren may have already tagged Girly Muse. I haven't even checked.....sooooo, what now???
June 5, 2009
When I got home and went to bed, I couldn't shut my mind off. I've been doing a lot of soul searching recently & asking questions to myself. One question that pops up in my head over and over is Why do you attend the church you attend? Why that one? Why not another one?? What made you choose to go here? What do you get out of it? Do you go for yourself? Do you go for others? A lot of questions have just been swirling through my head. I want a deeper walk with God and I'm beginning to question everything I do in my life. Why do I do that? What purpose does it serve in my life?
Anyway, no worries...I'm not backsliding or not going to attend church. I'm just trying to understand why I do what I do. I want more!!!!! I want more of God. I want more depth. I want more ministry. My ground is shaking and with the down time (meaning no children talking in my ear all evening) that I have, I have a LOT of time to dwell on these things.
After leaving bunco and settling in for rest, I found myself wondering about other people with these same questions. Why do you attend church where you attend?? Is it because of family? Is it for a position? Is it because that's where you went all of your life? Just curious.....it would be very interesting for me to hear from others on this issue. Like I said...JUST CURIOUS!! Trying to think through some things.
Sorry to ramble. I'm taking an English Comp II and our exercise this week was freestyle writing. That's when you just write for 5-10 minutes and never stop writing. If you get stumped just write down that you don't know what else to say & go on with another thought. It's actually been kind of a nice thing for me to discover. I did that last night in my head as I was trying to go to sleep...Thus all the questions.
Anyway, what's ya'lls take on this? WHY do we go??
June 3, 2009
Just trying to get my summer in gear. I was hoping and thinking that this summer would slow down for me and I could rest while the kids are gone. NOT!! I am taking college courses and working two different jobs on top of that. What have I done? What was I thinking? I guess this will keep my mind occupied while the kids are away. It's awful quiet in my home. I have no one to talk to! No communication makes me a lonely girl! What am I going to do when all of my kids move out and go to college?? I will be a mess! Just had to get a post up here so I could prove to myself that I can take time out and put something up. It may not mean anything to anyone that reads it but, I've got to get back in the habit of putting a few words down. I hope everyone has a fabulous summer!!