Monday, July 20, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - July 20,2009

FOR TODAY …July 20, 2009

Outside my window...76 Degrees and Clear Blue Skies…This is one of those most wonderful summer days that is going to be wasted sitting in my cubicle. I would much rather be at the pool or the beach enjoying the sun.

I am thinking...about my bible study that is starting tonight. I am the facilitator and we are starting with Liz Curtis Higgs – Bad Girls of the Bible. It’s been a lot of fun to read so far. I am excited to get this going.

I am thankful for...our cars. They just keep on ticking.

From the kitchen...homemade grape jelly! I am on a mission to can some ASAP. Never done it before but that’s never stopped me!

I am wearing...Black top, Black Slacks, Black Shoes

I am creating...our year book for 2008 on Picaboo. I have hit a bit of a road block as I have met the maximum size for data and pictures and still have some tweaking to do…It’s a little frustrating.

I am the bookstore sometime today to get the rest of the books from the girls in my study.

I am reading...Wives and Daughters, The Bad Girls of the Bible

I am hoping...that my husband gets an interview for a job he applied for.

I am brain snoring! I am having a hard time getting going this morning.

Around the house...I need to call to get maintenance on our dish washer. It’s not quiet working well and it’s really frustrating.

One of my favorite things...The Lap Top my husband got me for Christmas. It is just an amazing little piece of Technology. I just love it.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, Housework, Laundry, Bible Study tonight, Demolition Derby if we can find tickets at the fair on Friday, Church, and maybe I might get to go see Pat Benatar and Blondie with the girls in my family if we can get Tickets for Sunday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

This is Carter my Grand Nephew. I just love every opportunity I get to Snuggle with this little guy!

He is a total Snuggle Monkey!

Special Thanks and Blessing to Peggy The Simple Woman for hosting this post.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Dogs have GONE Mad....

There is a moment when you realize that your life is a bit too hectic. That you are not the only one who is affected by the stress and chaos of day to day life. There is a moment when you have to stop and re-evaluate where you are, where you have been, and where you will be.....

That moment is when your DOGS go MAD!!!
After listening to much commotion in my living room I was greeted with the following scene.

That's right...our home has turned into a circus of silly puppies who like to chew on their food dishes...

We have stuffed toys, chew toys, and the occasional sock or toilet paper roll...but none of that is good enough for our dogs.... They want to chew on their dog dishes....

Silly boys!

The Good Stuff

One of my all time favorite songs is "The Good Stuff" but Kenny Chesney.

Well, me and my lady had our first big fight
So I drove around 'till I saw the neon lights
Of a corner bar, It just seemed right, So I pulled up
Not a soul around but the old barkeep
Down at the end and looking half asleep
But he walked up and said what'll it be?
I said the good stuff
He didn't reach around for the whiskey
He didn't pour me a beer
His blue eyes kinda went misty
He said you can't find that here
'Cause it's the first long kiss on a second date
Momma's all worried when you get home late
And droppin' the ring in the spaghetti plate
'cause your hands are shakin' so much
And it's the way that she looks with the rice in her hair
Eatin' burnt supper the whole first year
And askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up
Yeah man, that's the good stuff
He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass
And I smiled and said I'll have some of that
We sat there and talked as an hour passed like old friends
Saw a black and white picture and he caught my stare
It was a pretty girl with mufont hair
He said that's my Bonnie, taken about a year after we wed
He said I spent five years in the bottle when the cancer took her from me
But I've been sober three years now '
Cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey
Was the sight of her holdin' my baby girl
The way she adored that string of pearls
I gave her the day that our youngest boy Earl married his high school love
It's a new t-shirt sayin' I'm a grandpa
Bein' right there as our time got small
And holdin' her hand when The Good Lord called her up
Yeah man, that's the good stuff
He said when you get home she'll start to cry
When she says I'm sorry, say so am I
And look into those eyes so deep in love And drink it up '
Cause that's the good stuff That's the good stuff
I love the story it tells, because its such a wonderful representation of my Marriage and the days in the past, and the love I hope for in our future. We have had some many ups and downs, so many amazing moments, and moments that go so terribly wrong you just have to laugh! I just love this song!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday - July 15, 2009

— Ephesians 5:4 —
Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
The picture above was from my Husband's 30th birthday party a couple years ago. We had a most wonderful time, but its a reminder about joking and crude talk. Not all of our friends and family believe in our faith or value system. It has been hard at times to stand apart and hold our ground, without being swept away with the joking and bad language. This verse is a wonderful reminder that we need to be set apart and cautious of what we say and do as we are lights in a fallen world!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Totally Quotable Tuesday

I love quotes.
In the clarity of others words, thoughts, and feelings I find connections with generations that have come before me, whose knowledge and grace ignite a passion in my heart, and a longing to become something better.

I want to celebrate those quotes. On Tuesdays I will be posting a quote that has touched me over the recent days, including an explanation for the connection in my life.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt.

There are so many areas in my life that this quote touches. Recently I have been dealing with fear from multiple angles. I have been fearful over the current status of my husbands job, I have been scared as a loved one is dieing without the grace of my Lord, I have felt anxious as I stretch and grow in my new job. I am terribly apprehensive about the results of a doctors appointment I have scheduled. I spend alot of my time praying to my almighty God for answers, relief, and knowledge of the unknown, and I keep on moving forward. Its the only thing I know to do right now. Dig Deep...and move on.

Please feel free to join me on Tuesdays and share a quote that impacts you.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - July 13, 2009

FOR TODAY July 13,2009
Outside my window...73 Degrees….and Sunny…one of those days that has been wasted being in the office.
I am thinking... about waking up this morning with a song on my heart. It’s a old camp song that hasn’t left my thoughts all day! “GOOD MORNING its God’s morning, weather skies are sunny or grey, Good Morning its God’s morning, hope you have a wonderful day!
I am thankful for...The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! Even in the melancholy of political muck…there is no place I would rather live.
From the kitchen...tonight’s dinner is a Taylor Family (My Mom and Dad) Favorite for dinner. Camp Steaks and Fried Potatoes, It’s not terribly healthy but its comfort food for a Monday evening.
I am wearing...Black and Teal Top, Black slacks, and black flats that have replaced my cute heals that (demon furry child) Diesel decided to chew up. I hate these new work shoes because they hurt my feet, but their shoes so I can’t complain.
I am creating... A year book in Picaboo for 2007, the year we got married. It’s really fun looking back through the pictures and reliving the memories.
I am going... to my mother in laws house to get some of the stuff we left when we were house/dog sitting last week, and to pick up so her home will be clean for her to return too!
I am reading...The Bad Girls of the Bible. I am starting a Bible study on this book next week. Its really GREAT!!
I am hoping...that my husband had a good day at work today. Things have been a little off for us the last few days.
I am hearing...snoring…at least in my head…I wish I could go back to sleep!
Around the house... Our Air conditioning is on the fritz. Our landlord is calling to get maintenance in for it. We are so spoiled.
One of my favorite things...Facebook – You can find me at Bri's Facebook Page. I have so much fun connecting with friends and family! Oh and Playing Farkle! I love that application.
A few plans for the rest of the week: PMI Meeting tomorrow night, Date Night Friday Night, Harry Potter and Dinner with My Mother in Law and Sister in Law on Saturday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing....
Opie and Diesel checking out Smoke Bombs on the 4th of July!

Special thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for hosting this post.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins July 10, 2009

1. The last thing I ate was a Sampler Platter from Dennys and Jello.
2. Food is something I recently bought.
3. When it rains, it refreshes the day!
4. Ryan was the first person I talked to today.
5. Hugs are Wonderful.
6. Big Fluffy Blankets are an extra comfort.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing Christopher Titus at the Improv, tomorrow my plans include a special Birthday Dinner for my Aunt and Sunday, I want to go to church and clean my Mother in Laws house as a suprise for her!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just One Word

Karen from Homespun Simplicity found this fun little write up, I thought I would give it a shot.
1. Where is your cell phone? Charging
2. Your significant other? Wonderful
3. Your hair? Clean
4. Your mother? Loved
5. Your father? Amazing
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Odd
8. Your favorite drink? Pepsi
9. Your dream/goal? Heaven
10. What room you are in? Office
11. Your hobby? Crafts
12. Your fear? Heights
13. Where do you want to be in six years? Home
14. Where were you last night? Out
15. Something that you are not? Skinny
16. Muffins? Blueberry
17. Wish list item? Diamonds
18. Where you grew up? Tustin
19. Last thing you did? Smile
20. What are you wearing? Jeans
21. Your TV? Off
22. Your pets? Puppies
23. Friends? Blessings
24. Your life? Interesting
25. Your mood? Upset
26. Missing someone? Yes
27. Car? Truck
28. Something you're not wearing? Hat
29. Your favorite store? Kohl’s
30. Your favorite color? Pink
31. When is the last time you laughed? Today
32. Last time you cried? Today
33. One place that I go to over and over? SeaWorld
34. One person who texts me regularly? Hubby
35. My favorite place to eat? Sonnys
36. My favorite food? Hamburger