Monday, February 25, 2008
I wish I could say I was super productive this weekend, but unfortunately I wasn’t. At least not for the most part. Chase had to work Friday night, so I went and ate with some friends and went to Meredith’s to watch a movie afterwards. Chase came over when he got off of work, and we babysat Buttons for the night. On Saturday, I had TONS of things that I wanted to get done: clean the kitchen, clean out the guest bedroom, get groceries, do some laundry, clean the bathroom, fold the towels, get all of my Christmas boxes into the garage instead of sitting in our front room.
Unfortunately, all I did was clean the kitchen and grocery shop.
I tried to get other stuff done, I really did. I just couldn’t get motivated to move on from the kitchen. BUT, my kitchen is spotless now. It’s also super organized thanks to sweet Chase’s help on Sunday afternoon. (Although I think his help was just built up frustration on how UN-organized I am. Either way, he helped so that’s fine with me!)
Sunday I woke up feeling awful, so I didn’t go to church. I pretty much just lounged all day except for the 2 hours or so where I got a sudden burst of energy and organized the kitchen. I figured I’d stay home Sunday night to just in case I was getting that bug that’s going around.
Today my mom and I met Ali and my dad at one of my FAVORITE little restaurants, Cucos. It a little Cuban sandwich shop over by my parents’ house. And tonight I’m going (dateless) to our Sunday Schools Valentine banquet. Dana and I are going together since our hubby’s decided to abandon us. (I shouldn’t complain, mine will be like 30 minutes away, while hers is in Panama)
I just found out that our receptionist Renee lost her 25 year old son, Josh, in an auto accident today. He left behind a wife and a 5 year old son, so PLEASE keep them all in your prayers. Renee is a wonderful Christian lady, and I hate that she has to go through something so traumatic and devastating, but I’m glad that she knows she has a God in Heaven that can get her through it. Please keep my boss in your prayers too. She is a close friend of Renee’s family and she is having a hard time with this, along with trying to figure out how we’re going to handle everything in Renee’s absence.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
If you worked for a company who made cartoon children’s Bible story videos, would you put seductive belly dancers and voluptuous fortune tellers in them? Would you really think that was appropriate?
I was just waiting to for the video to be done and for all the girls to get up and start shaking it like Shakira.
Thank goodness we had snack to distract them!! Next time, I guess I’ll preview the video before I play it.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Lately, I’ve been in a funk. Just a bunch of negative thoughts filling my head constantly. Things about money (or lack of), the house, my car, things I wish I had, things I wish I didn’t have to do…the list could go on. Well, all it took was that slap in the face for me to realize that I need to stop being a big baby. Seriously, I’m in a room full of women. Women who have lost their husbands, women whose husbands have left them, women who have a child in prison with a drug addiction, women with multiple health issues. I learned about a women who had to take her 4 kids and leave her husband because he beat her, and another women who is in a coma and may not survive leaving behind a 6 year old child...and here I am feeling sorry for myself because I don’t have a nicer house, or a newer car, or more clothes.
I need to get over it. Thank God I have a house to sleep in at night, a car that gets me wherever I need to go, and enough clothes that I don’t have to wear the same thing twice in a week. I have a husband that loves me and never ceases to show it. I am in good health and so is Chase.
The study we did last night had nothing to do with what I got out of it. I really couldn’t concentrate on the lesson because my mind was racing with thoughts like “How could I have been so selfish?” or “Why can’t I just be grateful for what I have?”
I’m just glad I have such a gracious Savior. One who will forgive me for being so selfish and help me to move forward with a better and clearer outlook.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Ok, so I’m officially tired of cold weather. I liked it for the first couple weeks when I was able to pull out all my cute sweaters that I had been saving to wear….oh wait. I own like 2 sweaters! Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to stock up on sweaters once they go on sale. And every year when I go to the mall in January or February with the intention of buying some cute sweaters for next winter, the sneaky people at all the stores have started putting all the cute Spring clothes out. And even worse, stupid Kohl’s just had to have a massive shoe sale, making it very hard on me to buy stinkin’ sweaters that I wouldn’t be able to wear form another 8 months, when I could spend the same amount of money on clothes that I could wear NOW! Come on, it was like 70 degrees outside. Who wants to buy a big bulky sweater when you could buy a cute skirt, tank and 2 cardigans on sale at Old Navy?
Oh, I know who. Someone who watches the weather!!! Because they would have known that the weather was going to be back in the 30-40s and their cute skirt and cardigan would NOT keep them warm. Ugh.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Well, I've been meaning to start up a blog for a while now, but it took me forever to decided on a name. Well, I finally decided on one (am I creative or what?!) so I'm going to try to keep up with this. I'm basically using this as a journal of sorts. So, here goes!
Happy Valentines Day! I have been in a GREAT mood all day, which probably doesn’t happen very often, at least not on days that I have to go to work. Don’t take me wrong, I actually do enjoy working with most of the people at my office, and I usually like doing what I do. I just have too much to do sometimes. I do not handle stress well at all - I think it runs in my family. My mom has nightmares about work, and I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about something I may have forgotten to do at work. It’s so annoying. BUT, I’m not as bad as Meredith. She is practically on the verge of a panic attack anytime she’s stressed, poor thing! Anyways, moving on….
You know that saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?” Well, apparently I’m a MAN! My sweet hubby got up extra early this morning so he could surprise me with my favorite breakfast (although I kind of figured it out when I heard his truck pull back into the driveway. Hint: If you’re going to surprise me, don’t use your truck. It’s loud. Even louder than the trains and you KNOW how loud those are at our house.) Anyways, he brought me my chocolate sprinkled donut (little sprinkles, not big ones), a sausage roll, and chocolate milk from my FAVORITE donut shop! Seriously though, that could be my only VDay present and I would be happy! We decided to go out on Saturday, since I don’t feel like waiting an hour to be seated anywhere. Chase is supposed to be planning what we’re eating tonight, so I’m excited (and a little nervous) but I’m sure whatever he does will be super sweet. He’s an amazing hubby and I just love him like crazy!