Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holding on

languor: a feeling of lack of interest or energy; inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy; lacking zest or vivacity

indifferent and unenergetic: not taking any interest in anything, or not bothering to do anything

Burn Out
to cease functioning as a result of exhaustion of the fuel supply; to become or cause to become exhausted through overwork or dissipation; a total loss of energy and interest and an inability to function effectively; to melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

Holding to...
Psalm 36:7-9
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. 

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls

John 10:10
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 

Ephesians 3:16-20
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. 

Isaish 40:26-30
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
 Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; 
they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Best Cleaning Product Ever

  Let me begin by saying that I hate cleaning. I love for things to be clean, don't get me wrong. I just wish someone else would do it; however, for the time being it looks like i'm up to bat. So every once in a blue moon when I do actually clean the shower, I use my favorite cleaning discovery.
  I realized to my dismay while cleaning apartments one day (old job I had) that I had forgotten a sponge (necessary evil). I was up a creek for sure but decided to improvise with the closest thing I had, a magic eraser I had on hand for cleaning the many, many wall marks tenants inevitably leave behind. And lo and behold it worked, well, magic on that nasty tub. So I decided to try it at home and what do you know...more magic. I'm not sure the secret of this magic wielding eraser but I love it.
  As I mentioned I don't clean my shower near enough, and well that nasty soap scum has gotten the best of my tub many a time. But I'm telling you a magic eraser will make quick work of the worst of scums. Just rub lightly on the walls and floor and you can feel the spots where the eraser sticks more from the scum. Rub till no sticking and whala, clean tub!! No scrub brush and sore arm muscles needed!! It even cleans my tub's textured bottom, no problem.
  So I thought I had discovered a wonderful new cleaning secret and was feeling pretty proud of myself until I saw the commercials on tv for the new and improved just for showers magic eraser. I've remained slightly miffed that someone beat me to the secret punch until yesterday when I folded and bought a box at the grocery store to finally test. The result: an even magicer eraser than ever before. This one is bigger, doesn't rub into little pieces after one use, has cleaner already in the sponge that, get this, doesn't make your eyes burn while scrubbing in a small enclosed space, and actually smells lovely.
  I have no idea the cost of said magicest of erasers, but honestly I don't care. It's worth every penny to anyone who's tired of scrubbing the scum. Will it make me clean my shower more, no probably not, but as long as I have a tub to clean, I will definitely be periodically using the wonderfulest, magicest eraser of scum.

Oh, and p.s. we're having a boy!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Not my day

Well, it was just one of those days today. It started out well, Beckett and his "oomeal", bag packed for MDO, Beckett dressed and ready, me showered and ready but we are running a bit late (as usual) So I'm rushing all our stuff out to the car, then back in for one more load and... the door's locked. Keys and phone on the inside, Beckett and Mom on the outside. So we spent the next hour and half knocking on doors trying to find someone home with a phone then playing in the car and on the porch waiting for Kev to come bail us out. Thankfully Beckett loves to pretend to drive the car and thought it was all just a fun outing. So we finally made it to MDO slightly late :-), and I headed to work to pick up work and then headed to lunch. And what do you know, I hit a truck. Well it was somewhere between a bump and a ramming. Thankfully it only scuffed my bumper (which we just had replaced, dang it), and the other guy didn't even get out to check his truck. After that to feel better I came home, ate a candy bar, drank my vanilla diet coke, and watched hgtv...for 5 min till I had to go get Beckett :-) Oh, well at least the snickers was happy.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Pics

I always have to have my shoes on

Big Kisses

My favorite book about trucks

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Away he goes

Well, we shipped the Beckster off to Hotlanta with his Mimi and Pops for the week.  Quite the adventure! I dropped them all off at the airport yesterday afternoon. I only cried a couple tears on the way home. I'm sure he is going to have a blast wearing every one out. And I'm going to have a blast sleeping in! I do miss him just a bit though :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

            Sneaky Little Booger

A Poem

I changed my background to try to inspire me to write something on my blog. This is as far as I got. I call it "The Last Nine Weeks"

I am not feeling hot.
I've been lying on this cot
For something like a year, or not
Poor Beckett thinks he won't get caught
When playing in the trash can rot
Cause mom just lays there quite alot
upon the couch that we just bought
It won't be bad I thought...
It won't last long I thought...
I'm gonna puke quick get a pot

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not It

Ok so I was thinking something like this would be really hot for summer..
Or NOT!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Shoe

Ok so I've been looking online unsuccessfully for a new pair of summer sandals. I've started early because last year I waited too late and started looking only a few days before vacation, and last minute shopping is never a good idea. Then by the time I decided what I wanted it was the end of the season, and I hated to pay full price for shoes I was convinced should be on sale. Then I forgot about it. Then they weren't for sale any more. Stupid. So anyway I've started shopping early, and I really only have a few requirements so I don't know why I can't find anything.

*Color: Brown or Camel but not Nude
*Comfortable for every-day wear but not granny-style
*Can wear with shorts or capris for a casual look
*Can wear with a skirt for dressier look
*Not shiny, patent, or animal Print
*No ankle strap cause that makes my cankles look fatter
*Not a flat cause some heel helps my cankles look smaller
*Not a 4" heel cause I carry a kid around all the time, and I don't need any broken bones
*Maybe a wedge
*Under $50 cause a girl can't just wear sandals. Nobody wants to see that.
*Needs to look exactly like the shoe I wanted to buy last summer

That's not too much to ask is it?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Proud to be a walk/jog half marathon finisher!

A Half marathon - 13.2 miles - been there, done that, got a really big medal! It was a blast (a really exhausting blast but a blast nevertheless). Kevin and Kyle beat their time goals, and Meg and I pushed through and finished really strong. Running through the last 50 ft tunnel of cheering supporters was amazing! Now we are tired. If you haven't, you really should marathon.  If I can do it anyone can - I am definitely not a natural . Training starts out easy and works up slowly. You can do whatever pace works for you, and belive me, you will see every kind of runner and walker during the race. It's a great accomplishment. Plus you get lots of free food at the end and no one cares that you just scarffed down two hot dogs, a bag of pretzels, a banana, a smores debbie, choc. milk, and then went to lunch!
Thanks for all the encouragement to keep going! It was def. worth it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy V Day

Big thanks to Mimi and Pops for Beckett's Valentine! He loves his bunny book and turns the pages way too fast to even read the words just so he can get to the end and find the bunny in the bed. Then he giggles, too cute :-) He likes to read his card, too, and amazingly enough he hasn't eaten it yet. Here's his other new tricks:
Big boy crawling: (but only on the carpet then he goes back to his army crawl)
Pulling up on everything: in bed, the couch, the ottomans, the kitchen drawers, your pant legs
Three favorite words: Bup, Fuf, Dat. Such a talker.
 I can't belive 10 months is just around the corner. Very weird.

P.S. whoever invented mens double luge has issues.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Whoa, can you believe it! Two posts in two days. Wait no. Oh bummer its been three days. Oh well. I've been inspired to do better at this here blogging. It's been like a bajillion weeks since I caught up on my blog stalking, so I decided today was as good a day as any. And here I am however many hours later and I've only gotten through New Years day on my blog roll. Good grief you people are blogmazing! I'm inspired by you. So here I am. I owe you an apology. You came to my blog, even signed up to be my follower friends, you come back to see how I'm doing and nothing. I haven't written in months. I'm especially sorry to my family and friends who are far away and would love to know what in the world is going on over here. Anyway I vow to do better. Have I said that before. Surely not. Well, that being said, I have to go. Beckett needs dinner. Kevin needs dinner. I need to get ready to go to bible study (which should only require grabbing my bible and possibly applying a bit of makeup, but seeing as I haven't finished my lesson it will now require a bit more time). I'll try to think of something real to say tomorrow.

Here's Beckett trying to copy my hairstyle

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Beckett's First Big Snow

It's been a beautiful couple of days. Thursday night the sleet started and stayed until Friday afternoon some time. Then there was snow! Lots of snow. It was so pretty. Big fat flakes that kept coming down till about midnight. This morning everything was bright white. The view out the back windows with all the trees down the hill covered in white is really beautiful. I think we got about 4 inches (that's past Beckett's knee) at our house. Kevin still had to go into work Friday, but Beckett and I ventured out while it was still snowing to see if we could catch some flakes on our tongues. And to get the mail. Today we all went out together and Beckett got to investigate a little further. We coaxed a couple smiles. Definitely not a fan of eating the snow, though. He made the best face. Better than his first taste of babyfood face. Later in the afternoon Kev went back out to shovel the drive for church in the morning while we watched through the window. Maybe next year Kev will have someone to play in the snow with :-)