Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
and ran again to the well to draw water, and - The Holy Bible
Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
What is the last thing you watched on TV?
WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is:
Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
air conditioner running
When did you last step outside? what were you doing?
noon - went to lunch
Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
What are you wearing?
brown courderoy pants and a pink shirt
Did you dream last night?
not that i remember
When did you last laugh?
not long ago
What is on the walls of the room you are in?
a couple of pictures, a mirror, and a wreath
Seen anything weird lately?
all the time
What is the last film you saw?
I dont remember but I am sure it was a kids movie
If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
people would be more friendly
Do you like to dance?
Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? a boy?
Skylar & Stephen
Would you ever consider living abroad?
not unless I could take all my friends and family with me
Friday, April 20, 2007
What is your favorite kind of bread?
homemade sour dough with lots of butter
When was the last time you bought a new pillow?
The last pillows I remember buying were right after I found out I was pregnant with Stephen - gee he just turned 7 - it's time for new pillows
Approximately how many hours per week do you spend surfing the ‘net?
I plead the fifth on that one
What’s the highest you remember your temperature being?
I really don't remember my temp being unusually high.
Fill in the blanks: When I ____________, I _____________.
When I get home, I am cleaning house.
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Tax season is officially over - FINALLY!!!!! It was really getting stressful on everyone by the end. We have all had a few days to recover now and things are getting back to normal. We are all looking forward to a few days off to get our lives back in order. I plan on taking off one day next week just to clean house - by myself. And next Friday, the whole family is going to the zoo with Stephen's class.
Speaking of Stephen - he got in trouble at school for the first time this week. I don't know what is up with him. He has always been a good kid at school even when his attitude at home leaves a lot to be desired. He tried to scare a kid coming out of the bathroom, which disrupted not only his class but the class next door. Then he was caught throwing rocks on the playground with a group of boys. Next he pushed a boy at the water fountain. None of this is like Stephen at all. He will be in discipline p.e. today at school because of it, and he is grounded from playing with any of his Star Wars toys or his X-Box at home for the next week in addition to being made to go to bed 20 minutes early each night for the next week. We also made him write a note to Mrs. Heidenreich explaining why he acted the way he did and apologizing for his behaviour. I hope he learns a lesson from this and we don't have anymore discipline problems.
Friday, April 13, 2007
One of the passages that really stuck with me after finishing the book was a conversation two characters had about Psalm 37:4, which reads “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Much like Carrie in the book, I once selfishly believed that if I was a good girl then God would reward me with whatever my heart desired. It wasn’t until I really knew Christ that I realized that being good isn’t good enough. I have to delight in the Lord, put Him first – do His will even when it’s not mine – and He will reward me not by giving me what my carnal heart desires, but by changing my desires to match His. That’s what Christ does for us, He changes our hearts and makes us a new creature from the inside out.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
When they came back in the house she saw some baby chicks on tv and said, "Mamaw, they have adorable baby chickens just like you!"
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
As is obvious by the loss this week, I made it through both the cookout Saturday and the breakfast Sunday without getting off track. I took my own food for both events and stayed away from the fat laden items everyone else brought – and I didn’t feel a bit deprived. It helped a lot that Tanya was there eating the same things I was. We supported each other and it makes a big difference. I am really proud of her too. She has lost quite a bit since the beginning of the year and it is really starting to show.
My birthday also means that tax season is almost over. Only one week left, and trust me the countdown is on. I am ready for things to settle down here at work. The constant phone ringing and people in and out all day long begins to get on everyone’s nerves by this time of year.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I am finally getting my wedding set re sized, after over a year of wearing a sizer on it to keep it from falling off. Brian asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and since he made it very clear that he did not want to buy a new wedding set, I told him to have this one sized and the prongs fixed on my engagement ring. He took it to the jewelry store yesterday and I really feel lost without it.
On another note, I saw this video this morning and it really made me think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2gD80jv5ZQ If you watch it you will see that they transform a very average looking lady into a gorgeous model for their ad. However, this really distorts our view of what beauty is. When we see these models in ads we really don't see what it takes to achieve this look. She has tons of people working on her, and then the photo is edited so that it doesn't even look like her. So how in the world are we supposed to ever achieve this notion of beauty if the model in the picture cant even get there without the help of makeup artists and photo editors?