Friday, March 21, 2008

Guest Bedroom

Here's a look at the newly redecorated guest bedroom.
My favorite part is the vintage European Moulin Rouge poster that I bought
myself for college graduation--and finally got framed.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Things that make me happy....
  • days that are cool enough to keep the windows open and the a/c turned off--in the house or in the car
  • sprinkles
  • diet the morning
  • my fuzzy white slippers
  • cat naps with my cat
  • laughing from the time ross gets home from work until we get in bed at night
  • our new dining room table and newly redecorated guest bedroom
  • kissing Ross at the door when he gets home from on one stair up from him so thta we can see face to face
  • birthday cake icecream with extra, extra sprinkles (multi sprinkles without chocolate ones)
  • a good shopping day with the girls
  • grande iced lowfat chai tea lattes
  • that aaah feeling of tingely facewash
  • the first cold day of a new year
  • days that the sky is so blue you would swear it was painted
  • hobby lobby 40% off coupons
  • laughing babies in a store that you can't see but you still can't help laughing out loud to yourself, despite what anyone else thinks
  • sleeping in L-A-T-E
  • cooking something so good that i have to say, "this really is good"
  • ross' laugh that makes him have to pinch the part of his nose right inbetween his eyes to stop himself from crying (usually at america's funnies home videos)
  • my family and time with them because we usually laugh so hard that we all end up in tears
  • bubble baths while watching tv
  • godiva white chocolate heart truffles and getting one at the mall when i can (a splurge of about a dollar)
  • falling asleep with my arm around ross' chest. i always fall asleep way after him so i just get to lay there and cuddle
just some thoughts....

*It makes me laugh when my students think that 4th grade is college

*It makes me happy to make dinner for my husband when he says, "Wow, babe--this is a keeper" (tonight was creamy orzo with prosciutto and green peas)

*I wonder if I will get a job for August, and I wonder what I am supposed to do all summer until then

*The husband got a new job, a wonderful promotion---so are we moving? where are we moving? where will we live? will we rent? will we buy? if we buy, where will we get a down pmt? will the promotion be enough for me not to work and us to have some babies? if we have babies, what will i decorate the nursery with? will i loose the baby fat? should i start taking prenatal vitamins now? just some thoughts....

*I heard a song today about not being cold, as in, not having a cold heart to others. This is something that I am guilty of. I get hurt, I shut down and I don't want to risk it again. The Lord has been teaching me that this is not the way he teaches. I need to risk it, to take the chance, to love and try to forgive. So today I met up with an old friend and we worked at rekindling the relationship. Afterall, isn't this life about making connections and relationships to share the love that Jesus showed us? I think so, and this is what I am learning about.

*I am also trying to learn to be a kinder, more gentle and lady-like person. I want to be one of those people like Mrs. Blades, Sarah Allen or Erin Kelley, that everyone says, "she is sooo sweet," one of those people that asks questions and listens to responses, one of those people who genuinely cares about people and knows how to make them feel loved and special. I want to be a gentle spirit, a fountain of love, a sweet person. To start on this journey, I will first clean up my language--not that I really say bad words--I say Christian bad words (pissed, sucks, crap). Words that I will not allow my children to say, so I should start cleaning up my vocabulary. Next, I should learn to ask better questions in conversations. That is a very valuable tool that I should study.

*Other things I want to work on....not being jealous and not to covet...not to covet thy neighbor's baby...or car...or purse...or gigantic diamonds...or house...or babies...or clothes...or, did I mention babies....

*Unfortunately, we live in a place full of liposuctioned-botoxed moms who have the body that I had in high school. I need to work on 1) living a healthier life by eating better and working out and 2) refusing to let those people make me feel bad about myself and 3) thinking better about myself, looking at the positive and refusing to go around all day thinking that I am fat and undesirable

*For now, I have lots to work on, lots to learn. I am glad that the Lord is revealing these things to me. I am glad to have these goals. I am glad to be trying to better myself for the betterment of my life, my husband's life and the lives of our future babies.

*I started a book the other day about this married couple. She has no idea that he is cheating on her all the time, having multiple affairs. I am going to stop reading that book. It makes me angry, it infiltrates my thinking, it is not promoting what the Lord teaches. Next book please.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

First Time :)

Day One....Sunday afternoon. Had friends over for pancakes after church. took a 3 hr nap. went and got ice cream. now under a tornado watch. yikes.