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Things in my head and now …. not

Monday Mind Dump

  • Busy home office week… I am prepping for a big meeting I have on Wednesday.
  • I had a busy yet productive weekend….
  • Saturday I went to Group Power (for the 4th time this week) you would think by now a muscle would start to grow….
  • Sunday – Mother’s Day was FANTASTIC!  Both Brad and Justin came to church and then Al took us all out to brunch.  It was fun to have everybody together.
  • Sunday evening Sandi and I had the opportunity to stay over at First Presbyterian (yes, I am sleeping in churches AGAIN!) for the IHN – Interfaith Hospitality Network that houses the homeless and helps them find work and homes.  We had a “spa” night for the mom’s in celebration on Mother’s Day.  We had back massager’s, foot bath, paraffin wax hand treatments, facial spa, and painted nails.  It was really fun and we all enjoyed the space.  Kristi Anderson came and offered hair cuts and eye brow waxes to the guests.
  • Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian opens this weekend!!!  I think we need to plan a big movie event for this!

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Just me | Comments Off on Monday Mind Dump

The Fairy Godmothers Guide to Mother’s Day

I was recently reading a new friend of mine’s blog at Dandelion Seeds.  She was writing about Mother’s Day and reflecting back to past blogs she had wrote on the subject.  I read them all and found her words to be inspiring… she found God in the midst of all her doubts and struggles and I was inspired by her genuine words. 

So I began to write my own Mother’s Day Blog….

And it started out something like how I really don’t like any holidays and how I find them bitter sweet….


Even I was bored to tears reading it and felt it was a true cry for therapeutic help.  So…. I trashed that idea ( into the Draft pile, which will someday soon be another blog topic…)

Then… today I was on the phone with that same new friend and she was inquiring about my blog on Mother’s Day… or lack there of….  

I told her how truly awful and depressing my blog had turned out and through our shared laughter…. a new thought developed…. better… non dreary even…

SO…  with no further ado…..  Here is my version of the ideal Mother’s Day:

1.  You wake up and upon looking in the mirror find your hair to be perfect – just as it is.  The best hair day ever.

2.  Your positive when you smile your teeth are whiter and you are certain that you are at least ten pounds lighter.

3.  Upon stepping out of the house in the best outfit EVER before seen on the planet earth you are greeted (much like Snow White) with birds that rest on your arms and squirrels that scamper for your attention. 

4.  You listen and wherever you go your favorite song (now from this day forward known as your theme song) plays gently in the background.

5.  Your children (yes, those little darlings that after all – made you a mother…) have cleaned the house – AND, before you cringe at the thought, have done it so well you couldn’t have done it better yourself. 

6.  With rose petals at your feet you walk to your horse drawn carriage and speed off to “Universal Free Day” where all purchases for Mothers are free (please have child along for ID purposes…).

Ok, Ok…. enough already.  I’m just kidding around.  I truly love being a mom.  I have two wonderful boys who have brought to me so much joy – so many paths I would have never traveled, so many adventures I would have missed if it were not for them.  And while – they will both be the first to admit they have not always been easy – God provided them to my care and if not for that, I would not be who I am today. 

I thank God for His incredible blessings on my family….  my ideal Mother’s Day – is being able to spend time with Brad and Justin.  As they grown into men before my eyes and amaze me, because I am way too young to have children this age…. (ha ha)… I know how truly truly blessed I am. 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!  Anyone want to share what their ideal Mother’s day would be?

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Insane Moments | 1 Comment

Argument to Beethoven’s 5th

I have to admit… this was kind of cool. I think I want to argue to music from now on. There is something kind of poetic about it… Check it out here.

May 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Monday Mind Dump…

  • The Teen Challenge Silent Auction Team is doing so well!!!  It is exciting to be in on this.
  • Tuesday evening Al and I went to the Kinship Banquet at Craguns – it was well done and a lot of fun to meet and talk with other Kinship Partners.
  • Had an opportunity to go with friends to the movie Baby Mama and jumped at the chance to do this.  This movie is incredibly laugh out loud funny!  It was good just to hang out with friends too!
  • We finished the 401 class and the book, Just Walk across the Room by BIll HYbels.  See book review here.
  • Friday I went garage saleing for the first time this year!  Woo Hoo!  I love garage sales!
  • Sunday went to the movie Nim’s Island with Chance which turned out to be really good.  We then went roller blading (me) and skate boarding (him).  We decided we were both out of practice but it was still good to get out on such a beautiful day and head out on the trail. 

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Just me | 1 Comment

I am…

A Mother A Wife A Friend A Confident A Mentor A Christian A Sister A Daughter A Cousin A Niece A Child A Co Worker A Business Owner A Housekeeper A Cook A Nurse A Counselor A Judge A Jury A Parole Officer A Chauffeur A Planner A Photographer A Nut A Sounding Block A Comedian A Writer A Teacher A Student A Perfectionist A Mess An Adventurer A Fighter A Thinker Fun A Reader A Writer A Creator A Movie Buff A Rollerblade Enthusist A Nature Lover A Gamer A Gardener A Missionary A Team Player A Scrapbooker Committed A Cheer Leader A Collector A Traveler Busy An Explorer A Work In Progress A Planner Curious A Sun Seeker Grateful Thankful Determined A Worrier A Survivor Exhausted Learning A Garage Sale Junkie A Reporter Flawed Thirsty Concerned Prayerful Loved Improving Tired The Lead Singer In My Car An Adventurer Unafraid Persistant Open Minded A Dog Lover Hopeful Honest Loyal Creative Competititive Structured Stubborn Cheesy Amazed At Peace

May 1, 2008 Posted by | Just me | 3 Comments