Friday, November 26, 2010


T - Truth
H - Home
A - Accomplishments
N - New mercies every morning
K - Kindness of others
F - Family
U - Uniqueness
L - Love

I have so much to be thankful for. I'm truly blessed with the best family and friends anyone could ever ask for. So much encouragement and support, I couldn't ask for anything more. Count your blessings, not just today, but everyday. Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with sounds of laughter and feelings of love.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Birthday changes

Well, a new decade is here! It feels pretty good actually. I've been so focused on my goals for the last year, but as of late I've forgotten about them and have been working on making some changes instead.

New habits: I've started working out with a personal trainer each Wednesday. She gives me homework to do throughout the week when I'm working out by myself. I think she might be trying to kill me. :) Now, if I could just stop eating... or rather, eat healthier. What fun is that?! Sidenote: It has been helping to attend birthday parties and shower with my trainer because then I'm aware of what I'm eating. LOL

Keeping up with old habits: I'm still trying to get through the Bible... not jumping in feet first because I will quickly lose interest. Also going to attempt to blog (and read/comment) and read books!

New look: As I posted a few days ago, I got braces two weeks ago. Looking forward to the end result... already. :) They aren't hurting so far, I'm just mildly annoyed with brushing my teeth so much.

Keeping up appearances: I entered my 30's with Alex Haley... oh no. May need to fix that before my birthday trip.

All in all, it's time to start thinking about and taking care of myself. Maybe something I should have started at 25, but it's better late than never, right!? Might think about going to bed earlier too... hmmm. My birthday's over in an hour -- I won't be awake to see it end. Have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Here's how it works: describe your life -or something- in six words. Explain or don't, either way, have fun! Visit Cate at Show My Face to read all about it and get started! :)

Saturday of parties on little sleep.

Today I'm doing Operation Christmas Child packing party, birthday party for a 10 year old... feeling like I didn't sleep much last night. Have a great Saturday everyone!!

It's your job

Have you ever known the women who are stay at home moms to beautiful children, yet seem annoyed at their existence? I understand that spending 24/7 with your kids can be a little wearing, but being a stay at home mom is your JOB. Included in this job description is laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting, etc. When your kid says they don't want to go home because it's dirty.... there's a little something going on and maybe you should listen.

Granted, I'm a single girl with no kids. I work with kids two days a week and see a LOT of parenting skills. Some good, some... not so good. I admire those parents who are stay at home parents, I hope that if I have children someday, I'm lucky enough to be one.

Now... these same women have one child and one on the way. Seemingly annoyed at the thought of pregnancy, yet before this WANTED to get pregnant. Ummmmm.... it probably hasn't changed since you had the first one. I'm just saying.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I never thought I'd be heading to the 30... with braces. It's been a week and three days. At first my mouth wasn't that sore, tonight it kind of does... and I find my jaw hurting the more I talk - which is really helpful at work. :)

One of my friends posted this verse when he got braces: "Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him. " Psalm 34:8 At first I thought it was funny, now I get it.

If you have never had braces, try to imagine... this contraption holding your cheeks so your teeth don't get wet... then another device holding your tongue. Then come the tools and fingers in your mouth. It was quite the experience I must say.

Here's what I've learned:
1. Biting a sandwich feels weird.
2. Wax is your friend, even when you think you don't need it.
3. I'm already sick of brushing my teeth.
4. Even when you're 30, people will act like they're 10 and call you names like "metal mouth."

I was kind of dumb and made my appointment at 8:30 on a Monday morning... this is me that afternoon. I was sore and felt like I was on drugs. :)

I go for a check up in six weeks. Wowsa. :) It's a lot to handle and a lot going on in my mouth.