Thursday, October 15, 2009

the post that I decided to work on cause it would take less time but instead has taken copious amounts cause I got all thinky

So, I have several different posts I could be working on right now. For instance, the post about my baby turning 8 over a month ago, or the really fun time we had with friends many Saturdays ago, or the 8 year old's first ever sleepover that I survived, or an amazing MIRL that God orchestrated, or how my absence here in the blog world is just an indication that I'm spending more time with God, my family, my IRL friends, taking care of my home, and simply kicking back with my hubby instead of my laptop....and maybe trying to get a little more sleep since I can't seem to kick this tiredness.

But I have NO intention of giving up this blog that I love so much or the "in screen" and now "in skin" friends that encourage me, touch my heart, and make me laugh. I am simply in a "season of a little less blogging" right now. I read yours when I can...sometimes without time to comment. I twitter here and there....cause it takes mere seconds. And I occasionally take a few minutes to catch up with my mix of in real life and bloggy friends on Facebook.

For today, though, I'll just catch you up with these little snippets.... (An idea I stole from someone elses blog.)




Sitting. . . In a chair, in front of the desktop computer (Yes, I said desktop. Do y'all know what those are?), waiting for the Posture Police to make their appearance.

Drinking. . . Alternating between my free (cause they have punch cards!) Dutch Bros Eggnog Vanilla Latte (Because I, in no way, feel guilty having it twice in one week...) and water (Apparently one should not live on mochalatte alone....pshaw! Who made up that rule anyway?!).

Moving. . . forward, past some old and into the new. It's a God thing, and it's a good thing. How's that for vague?;)

Reflecting. . . on the fact that God judges righteously. It's not my job. If I feel like I've been wronged or I'm hurt by something someone did, didn't do, said, or didn't say I need to continue making sure that I'm living out His will for me by obeying His Words to me (love, be gentle, be kind, forgive)...He will take care of the rest. Even if the person doesn't necessarily deserve it or ask for it. Why do I do this? Not for that person, not for me, but for HIM! I do it because that's how I show my love TO HIM. THAT'S my motivation.

Planning. . . a menu for Saturday night. Some long-time friends are coming over for dinner. It has been waaaaay too long since we've gotten together with them. I also just might be planning on holding a precious tiny person all.night.long.:)

Looking forward to. . .Bunko tonight, getting some nice family and kid pictures taken by some talented ladies in our church. Thanksgiving - Family Reunion Style!! & Christmas (Elaboration not needed.)

Wanting. . . an iPod. Yes, my material girl is rearing her ugly head. Does it make it more spiritual if it's because I'm finding praise song after praise song that I want to buy on iTunes and listen to over and over again? Just means I need to get crackalackin' and sell some of this junk gently used articles of clothing that are piled high like Mt. KillinMeWithClutter in the corner of my bedroom neatly folded and store away in matching RubberMaid totes.....cause I want me some Hairapy too. And I am living in a material world and I am.......possibly the last human being on the face of the planet to own an iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iDoohicky, or iWatchamacallit....

Hoping. . . that I get a little better at time management. Right now it's football, school, church, school, church, football, church, school...you get the idea. Before too long football will be replaced by Upward Basketball which both Will and Emma will be participating in...and so it begins....and I still have not been menu planning very well. Hoping I get my rear in gear....

Regretting. . . that I answered the call of those cookies in the pantry yesterday. The term "popping them like happy pills" comes to mind....

Surprised. . . that I already have a good stash going for Christmas. The best part? Rock bottom, clearance prices. I'm so proud of myself!

Studying. . . my husband. Just trying to brush up on my knowledge of what makes him tick and what things really show him that I love and respect him. Pretty sure I'm enrolled in the life course....and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Frustrated. . . that I continually care what others think of me. OK...that may have sounded bad. What I mean is, ultimately I really only need to worry about what GOD thinks of me. Others may have false impressions or opinions of me, but God's view of me will always be true. He sees all of me. And if that doesn't light a fire under me and encourage me to be more like Him, I don't know what will.

Eager. . . for my next MIRL (meeting in real life), for more opportunities to see and visit with the 2 MIRLs that I've already been blessed to have, and for chances to love on and hang out with my precious "in skin" friends who live in my neck of the woods.

Enjoying. . . our church family. We truly feel God's leading and direction in where we settled in. We have been blessed already by the people, the worship, the teaching, and in being able to serve.

Missing. . . our family that lives far away....and being able to fit into those size 6 10 jeans.:)

Bummed. . . that all of you can't experience Lincoln's Nobel Peace Prize winning (Exaaaactly.) rendition of High School Musical's "Get Your Head In The Game" in person.... But don't despair, it will be coming to a blog near you very soon, so get your tickets and popcorn ready.

Until next time... when I spend way more time on a post than I intended to spend... and use way more ellipses than are appropriate....

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11 comments:

whimzie said...

I was touched by the "studying" part. I could do a better job at that myself (studying my husband, of course, not yours). That's a course we just can't afford to flunk, is it?

PS, you get to move Raising Rascals off your Friends that You'll Meet Someday list!! How cool is that?!

Amanda P said...

Mmm...now THAT was a spoonful of sugar for me, I really need a heart to heart sometimes and that almost did it for me! I miss you, in skin girl. I hope you are well and am inspired by your thoughtfulness. I'll copy you too one of these days.

Tiffani said...

I may have to blog lift this little idea!!! I loved reading your thoughts today...

I too, love that you're studying your man, such a great way to see things...never wanna fall short, I know I don't, even though I will, grace he gives me over and over..and I'm sure yours does too.

I'm so happy that Lincs loves him some HSM...I've got a front row seat!!!!

Pam said...

I don't have an i-pod and probably never will...nor an i-touch phone...so you are not the only one!

Mighty M said...

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun dinner this weekend. Bunco rocks - have fun and win big!! ;-)

Carpool Queen said...

Whimz stole my comment (as she is wont to do). I'm studying mine as well. It's interesting to look at him from that perspective, isn't it?

Amber said...

I love me some....ellipses...so...I didn't...notice anything...was out of...the ordinary.

I love you, sweet IN SKIN friend!! And I love that I get to say that!!!!

Your thoughts are precious and real. Love them.

And that Linc....lovey his HSM dancing....he learns from his mama and his Aunt Amber!!! ;)

Amber said...

Hey, HomeChick....would you move me already to your "fleshy friends" spot....c'mon, now!!!

:)

Kellie said...

I amy steal this for an aout-post this week...I'm needing a little unplugged time as well!

Gretchen said...

Sensing a little melancholy here, friend. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. More of a thinky thing. Lurved where you are at this moment and that you were willing to share. I could use some of that time management mojo, as well. So honored to be one of your MIRLs. Only regret our time was so fleeting.

Kate said...

I just love reading your blog and getting to know you better. Let's get together soon! Hope you have a super day!!