Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tigers vs. Mosquitoes

This is a phrase I heard a long time ago, but I think it's very true:

It's not the tigers in the jungle that gets you. It's the mosquitoes.

Meaning, it's not the big things that occasionally come up that get you, it's small daily occurrences that can bring you down.

Sometimes, I just get in a funk about our home. It's completely my fault, I admit it. Right now, I really want to do some major organizing. Major. Organizing.

But where to start?

I should straighten up our laundry room. Some of the things I want to move should go in a cabinet in our kitchen. But, that cabinet needs to get straightened first. I want to move our computer to the desk in our bedroom and move the desk the computer is currently on to my craft room. Two fold problem: I need to straighten both the desk in our bedroom and my craftroom to make room for the desk. I want to get one of those wall-mounted-bracket things for the tv in my craft room and move the tv stand to another room. I don't even know where to buy the wall-bracket thing (technical term).

I feel like I have some good ideas for things to do to improve our home, but to do one thing, I have several steps in that one project.

And those things just don't get done when I'm laying on the couch.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Menu Planning Monday

(Notice, I have finally figured out how to to add a banner/image - woo-hoo!!) :o)

Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie is hosing Menu Planning Monday again this week and this is my plan for the week.

Tuesday-baked tillapia, green beans, whole grain rice
Wednesday-pb&j sandwich (Wed. is church night and it's hard to always do a full dinner, plus, we love pb&j's!)
Thursday-grilled chicken and grilled veggies (corn, mushrooms, squash, zucchini)
Friday-baked Buffalo chicken fingers, baked french fries

Friday, July 27, 2007

Guess Who's Pregnant!

No one in particular.

That was just a trick to get your attention. Did it work?

Hubby and I do not have any children. We've been married for close to 9 years and, frankly, we are quite content with our life just as it is. We *love* children! We're the couple at church that everyone else's kids sit with. (Yes, I just ended a sentence with a preposition.) Outside of church, we tickle and wrestle and chase and have a general good time - with other people's children. Several friends have asked us to be their child's godparents. We have a list of people who are not allowed to fly together! :o)

As far as we're concerned, we may be (bio)children free for the rest of our lives. And we're fine. Really. We haven't "tried" to have children and battled infertility. We don't dislike children. The truth of the matter is that we've never felt God urging us to have children.

Those of you who are parents remember when you got that feeling. That something. That nudge. That desire.

We've never had that.

Sometimes I think, "Um, God. Have you forgotten about giving us that feeling?" If we felt that, I'm sure our life would take a turn. Until then, it's just us.

Some people feel that "everyone" should have children. They'll quote Genesis "Be fruitful and multiply." I think when scripture is used, the context of that scripture is important. Anyone can make the Bible mean anything. What if you were flipping around and read where Judas hung himself, then flipped over a few pages and read, "Go and do thou likewise." Obviously those verses do not go together.

J and I feel like parenting is a calling. Until we are called, all we can do is be ready.

It's OK to ask us if we're thinking about having children. Just don't ask us if we're thinking about starting a family.

The two of us are a family.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Let the Fun Begin (or not)

There comes a time in every woman's life that she knows will come. She has dreaded that time and put it off as long as she can, but she knows it's coming whether she's ready or not.

I'm sure you've suffered from it.

We've all been there.

Now, the time has come for me.

Yes, folks, I went swimsuit. shopping.

At the end of July.

When everything is picked over and mismatched.

Non. Stop. Fun.

So, I did the best thing I could do.

I went online.

And, this is where the story actually picks up. I went to the Land*s End website and had remarkable luck! I bought a "tankini." It's two pieces, but I am completely covered. (Obviously.) AND (the fun continues) I got a very cute coordinating coverup, that came with a matching purse! Hubby and I are planning to go on a cruise in November (our first) and I felt like I needed a little something to make sure I'd feel comfortable. I'll be walking around in my suit a lot, so I thought I'd splurge a bit.

This is where it gets quite humorous.

I really don't know what swimsuits are supposed to cost. I am a bargain girl by nature and couldn't really tell you the last time I paid full price for anything.

So, I asked my friends this question: How much would you spend on a swimming suit?

I got the same reply most everytime: "That depends. What will it do?"

I cracked up! Like, it's a car that comes with features. "This is the deluxe. It has the ability to lift and separate at the top, slim and compress the middle, while not doing anything to accent the bottom."

What does it do?

Unfortunately, not even Land*s End offers magical swimsuits.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

5 Things I Love Right Now

1. Learning how to blog.

2. Feeling good about exercising

3. Favorite summer tv show - TNT's "The Closer"

4. Spending time with friends.

5. Enjoying the summer with my hubby.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Menu Planning Monday

Menu Planning Monday

OOOHHHH, how I wish I could figure out how to put a button on my blog!!

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller??

Monday: We have defrosted salmon and chicken. We'll eat one tonight and take the other for lunch tomorrow (and Wednesday, too). I'm so flexible!!

Tuesday: My girlfriend's bday, so dinner out for me and hubby will visit with his folks - night off!

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Hubby's parents' anniverary - dinner out!

Friday: Not sure...

Saturday: Picnic at Stone Mountain

Sunday: Baked tallapia

Starting Over Yet Again

OK, so I kind of fell off the blogging wagon, but I am really interested in getting back on it. I SO love reading others - and I'm often inspired by them. So, I've decided to give this another try. Just a few snippets of my daily life: work, play, creativity, and lots and lots of wisdom.

Yeah. Right.