Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Random unrelated thoughts for a Wednesday

1. It is not nice to make fun of the President, no matter who he is. It just isn't.
(P.S. This is not directed at anyone I know, just at this wacko on the radio this morning who made me embarrassed to be a Republican for few minutes. He. Is. Our. President. Respect the office!)

2. I think I could spend $5000 in Sam's in one trip and not buy one single food item. (OK. Maybe a diet coke and a pretzel.)

3. Pink eye in blue eyes looks much worse than it does in brown eyes.

4. If school started at 10AM everyday kids and parents would like it better, but only if it still got out at 3:20pm.

5. Sometimes life is not fair, and it stinks, and it hurts... but you still have to be nice. You just do.

6. Ice covered trees are BEAUTIFUL in the sunlight.

7. My clutter tolerance has grown exponentially over the last year.

8. Potty training is not for the faint of heart.

9. I sorta liked my big 80's hair. Do people still get perms?

10. It is not fair to have to fight acne and wrinkles at the same time.

11. This was a bad week for the garage door opener to break.

12. Girl Scout cookies are an endangered species in my pantry.

13. Any day that starts with pancakes, eggs and bacon is going to be a good day.

14. God made two-years-olds so cute because He knew how hard they could be to deal with.

15. I miss my far away friends so much some days, but Face book helps.

16. THEY MAKE A HOT CHOCOLATE MAKER! and I think I want one.

17. The busier life gets, the harder it is to remember why I do what I do.

18. The Lord's prayer is always appropriate.

19. Those "green bags" don't work if you never take them out of the box and use them. UUUGGGG! More waisted spinach.

20. When faced with mountain of laundry and a dirty kitchen, I can type about nothing for ten minutes and really enjoy myself. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What's up?

All three of you have probably noticed that I haven't been too good at keeping up with this blog lately. There is a reason for that. I've been immersed in a PTA project that quite frankly has taken more time and energy than I ever imagined. BUT it is coming together and I am so excited about it! If you are really interested you can visit my current project's blog at svegreenpanther on blogspot. (I'm not linking to it here but you can find it if you really want to! :)

Other than that, we are busy as usual... actually more than usual it seems! Is it too early for me to say I am ready for Spring Break, or Summer even? :) Not really. We are looking forward to Kolby turning 11 next month. We hope to get some things done outside and in the kitchen this Spring and I'm itching to travel. Not sure exactly where we will go but I am looking forward to a good road trip this Spring or Summer. Other than that, I don't have much to report.

See why I don't update more often? :)
Hope you are all enjoying 2009!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I used to blog...

Then there was Facebook. :)

Well the first week of 2009 has come and gone. The older kids are back in school, Ella Kate and I are REALLY READY for her school to start next week, Rob's grad classes start next week and PTA deadlines are breathing down my neck. It seems like with PTA, no matter how early I start, it should have been started earlier. But it will all get done eventually, I HOPE!

I am going to try to flex my boundaries a bit more this year and not let any one thing take all my time. Balance is hard for me. I'm usually an "all or nothing" kind of girl. While that has worked to my advantage several times in life, in the day to day, a more structured or divided system works best. If I have a resolution for 2009, it is to be more deliberate in structuring my commitments and time.

I also thought I might get back to scrap booking this year. I found some high school and college albums in dire shape. So instead of traditional scrap booking, I thought "I'll just scan them all in and digitally scrapbook." If I only had a few dozen pictures, that would have been a great idea. However, I have a few hundred pictures! SIGH. This project is gonna take a while. But I have had fun re-living the past through pictures the last few days.

That has me thinking.
I love re-uniting with old friends. I love looking at old pictures. (I have spent hours doing both on Facebook this week!) I always think of Heaven as being one big reunion. The thought of being with God and all those loved ones who have gone is so sweet.

However, I was re-reading The Shack the other day and came across this section (page 141, if you really want to know) where Jesus asked Mack where he spends most of his time in his mind and imagination, in the past, the present or the future? Mack answers how I would have. Then Jesus says

(You're) Not unlike most people. When I dwell with you, I do so in the present-I live in the present. Not the past, although much can be remembered and learned by looking back, but only for a visit, not an extended stay.
Now I realize this is not really Jesus talking. It's just what the author thinks Jesus would say. But God does say he is the great "I Am". He did not say he is the great "I Was" or " I Am Going To Be"... God is definitely the God of the present moment. So in reference to Heaven, I wonder if my reunion vision will hold true for long. When you have eternity to live, what do you do?

Just wondering...