Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama and McCain are going at each other's throats. People--friends...are going at each other's throats because of political beliefs. Yes, it's important, but how easily people forget that they are friends when politics are brought into the picture. We're all people right? We're all hurting in different ways right? We are all called to love each other right? We all have different beliefs, and we come from different places. That's what makes it America, and that what makes this country beautiful, so instead of judging others for their political beliefs, lets love them, and see how much further that might take us. :)

Top things I love this week:

1. Pumpkins. I really want to carve one! It brings back memories of the years when I was 12, tick-or-treating around my neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas dressed as a basket of dirty laundry. Best costume of my life. 

2. Blackberry pie. Hello crispy crust. I was sitting at work this morning, and about 9a.m., I began  thinking about a specific time in my childhood. I was in 7th grade and I was friends with a girl named Adrienne Maddox. I went to her house to spend the night once and her mom brought out blackberry pie after dinner. That was 9  years ago. No one should go without blackberry pie that long. Thinking about that gave me a sudden urge to jump into my past, grab a piece, stuff it in (and on) my face and walk around going "Mmm" with purple all over my face. Who cares. It's pie.

3. Shiny things. I love shiny things! I had my silver ring cleaned at the mall the other day and it keeps catching my eye. I saw a detailed black Toyota sitting next to a dirty Lexus at a stoplight. I wanted the Toyota. I love shiny black paint! I love shiny shoes. I love bright shiny Christmas Ornaments. I love clean shiny windows that reflect the sun in the morning on the way to work.  I love shiny hair. I love shiny chapstick and shiny nails. Shiny Shiny. It's just better.

4. Unplanned conversations. I love those great little conversations that make a good day become a great one, like someone nice on the elevator or a sweet little lady at the Post Office. I love sweet people at Target, cute little girls handing out flyers with pink bows in their hair, and conversations with your husband that remind you why you married him.

5. I love 409. It makes EVERYTHING you need to clean easy easy easy to do. 

6. Cold weather. Well, possibly because I love coats, winter clothes, and hot coffee. But still, I love cold.

7. Music. 

8. Silence.

9. Pottery Barn Books.

10. Gas Prices

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today is a fresh day. A good one. A new one. A new one. 

It's crazy how life is up and down and all around. Recently, Jonathan and I have made huge leaps and bounds. I'm working for a CPA firm, and it's great except for deadline days, but it's getting there. Jonathan is the new gameday emcee for the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team, and I couldn't be more proud! Not only that, he makes time to be with me and make me feel loved despite his busy travel time at SNU, his new job (which occupies 41 nights of the year), and video and graphic design work on the side. How amazing is he? I just have one job, and I'm off everyday at 5:30. Uncomplicated. That's how I roll. 

Well, we are blessed, yet again we'll tell you. We're so blessed. Mini is almost 6 pounds now. She is little, but getting bigger. We are hoping to plan a much needed vacation this next May. :) Yes, I'm already talking about it. Any great location suggestions? I'm ready for cool weather to come, which would also mean movies and hot chocolate, Christmas lights, football parties, and snow. 

Fall break is happening right now for the SNUers. I'm a little jealous, but I realize that adult life is not all that it's cracked up to be, and you never get a random day off just because (or week).  I guess I'm okay with that. I got my fall break last year, and well...the 20 years before that.

Hopefully today will be a little better. Well, it will be. It's the day after the tax deadline, Jonathan's coming home from traveling, I got to see Mendy and Tomy this morning :), I'm having lunch with friends, and my house is clean. How much better could it possibly get?

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will praise the Lord at all times. His love will continually be on my lips. I will praise the Lord at all times. I will praise the Lord at all times. (-Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Well Bummer! When I got off of work yesterday (at a CPA firm--which I love!!!), I noticed that the truck made a HIDEOUSLY loud loud noise when I turned it on. Andrew came out to help me and check it out (poor Jonathan was tired and sleeping). Seems that someone cut the Catalytic Convertor off of the underside of the truck--in the parking lot! What??!!! Supposedly, they had some fancy metal cutters called hacksaws? Well, they actually had a ton of fun because they cut the oil lines (for kicks I guess) and who knows what else. So, that's being towed and fixed (with a deductible of course...another bummer). However, I'd like to give a shout out to God, who, through it all, has always provided what we need. He is never lacking in anything. He has made a way for everything that we have ever needed, and we will not doubt that now--not ever. God takes care of his people, and I thank thank thank him now for his many many many blessings, and I can't wait to wake up tomorrow for a brand new day. :) Like mom says, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" But, you might want to watch where you park, and especially if you have a truck. StateFarm says that claims for this exact thing are sky-rocketing all over the NATION.  
Fortunately, it's just a truck, and it's just part of life. It's not a person or someone's feelings, it's just STUFF! And, no matter what happened, it can't be undone. So why in the world should I ever waste a day frowning when it could potentially be one of the best days of my life? How should I know unless I learn to live, and love God with no avail. I have it--that peace that passes all understanding--I sooo have it. 

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