Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I have so much to be thankful for... so many blessings to count. I am thankful for my family... my parents, my husband, my kids (in no specific order). I am thankful for my Salvation and the cross. Thank you, Jesus. I am thankful for a good job that allows me to provide for my family and help others. I am thankful for my relativly good health and for great health insurance when its not so good. I am thankful for having a roof over my head, food to eat, and a car to get me to where I need to go. I am thankful for a furnace and water heater that work. I am thankful for coffee every morning. I am thankful for amazing friends who are like family to me. I am thankful for the snuggle time I get with my kids. I am thankful for a husband with an open heart. I am thankful for the advice I get from my wonderful mother. I am thankful for so much. I am blessed.

Have a happy thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is it the weekend yet?

This has been the longest week I've had in a long time. A lot of busy stuff at work. Some launches and tight deadlines and other things. I feel mentally exhausted, is it the weekend yet?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Confessional


I confess... this has been a hell week. I am exhausted. It has been so busy.

I confess... that as much as I am happy that my sister is getting married today, I am not sure how 85+ people are going to fit in my parents house.

I confess... my son is a goof. He told me today that he is going to sleep in his clothes at night so he doesnt have to waste time in the morning getting ready.

I confess... I paid for a latte this morning that isnt very good and I am kicking myself for spending the money on it.

I confess... The body heat between me and hubby wasn't good enough this week to stay warm and I ended up having to call the  HVAC guy b/c our furnace wasnt working. Ends up being the thermostat and not the furnace, thank God.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I Am Blessed!

I have so much to be thankful for... I have an amazing husband, great kids, a wonderful family, a fabulous church. Food on our table and a roof over our head. I have the opportunity to work in the kids ministry and help other's learn about Jesus. I am in good health, thankful for my neurosurgeon. I have a great job that I enjoy. I am grateful that I dont have to work for my salvation. I am thankful for having the freedom to worship where others do not.

Simply put, I am blessed.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Confessional


I Confess... this has been a really long week. I am a creature of habit and this weeks things have been thrown at me without notice and I dont do well in those situations.

I Confess... I am happy to be back teaching in the kids ministry at church. This week I was assigned to the 3-5th graders. Its a new program we just started in the past couple of months and I think I am going to like it.

I Confess... I am happy to have this weekend with my hubby. The last time we didnt have kids we were doing his dad's funeral planning. I am excited to just relax and snuggle.

I Confess... I want to go shopping. It could be dangerous. I need to go get money out of the ATM and pay cash when I go otherwise I may end up spending more than I want to. I just feel like I dont have any warm weather shirts/sweaters. We'll see...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I HATE lying... but I love the little liar.

If I had to tell you one of the top 3 things I despise, it is lying. Just be honest with me and we'd get along a lot better. Being lied to gets me so worked up. It puts a weight on my heart. It irritates me like nothing other.

With that being said... I dont understand why my darling daughter feels the need to lie about the dumbest things. "Have you been texting boys?"... no.... "Did you clean your room?"... yes... "Did you turn in that paper at school?"... yes... when the correct answer was the opposite.

 Last night I noticed her bangs looked shorter. I asked her if she cut them and she says "No". Hmmm... are you sure? They look shorter. "Well, I got a rubber band stuck in them last week and Angie had to cut it out". Well, Im pretty sure that I've seen your bangs since then and this doesnt look like a little bit, but whatever.

After dinner, she goes upstairs and messes with her hair some more and I notice it even more. I ask her again... still getting some BS answer and my irritation level is even higher now. After bible study, her hair is completely down and I see the chop job. I call her out on it again, "This is the last time I am going to ask you and I expect you to be honest with me...."

FINALLY she tells me that she didnt like them the other day and she cut them. Really? Was it that hard? Ugh! We discussed that lying isn't acceptable and wont be tolerated... so she is grounded yet again for lying. We talked about being responsible and asking for help. We talked about how if she came to me and told me what she wanted to do and we talked about it before she does something how it has a better outcome... but even if she did it on her own and she confessed when I first asked, it would have a different outcome. Its the lying that got her in trouble.

She was pretty upset.... I kept my cool. I didnt yell, I didnt swear, but I did voice my disappointment and I think that was worse for her than me yelling and screaming about it. We discussed it in a biblical sense and she prayed for help to stop lying. I told her that regardless of me being upset, I love her unconditionally and we will get past this but we need to be honest with each other.

If we are already lying about dumb things at 11, I need prayer to make it through the teenage years. This is stressing me out already!