May 31, 2004
It thrills me every time I see her doing something like this. She is quite talented, even at five. I am going to do all that I can to encourage her to develop this talent (if she desires to do so).
May 29, 2004
May 28, 2004
May 26, 2004
The act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
I feel empowered this week to do things I haven't done in a long time. And what exactly is empowerment? It is when we give ourselves authorization. WOW! That is awesome. We have the power to either stop ourselves from going for what we want, or pushing through the barriers to move forward with our goals.
Here's your authorization. Do what you want to do today!
May 25, 2004
When I opened a blank file and began typing, I amazed even myself. You see, after writing a handful of "wants" down, I couldn't think of much more! So I opened a new file for my "accomplishments." To my delight, I began remembering things I've done that I'd forgotten about.
You see, I've been so focused on what I'm not doing, that somewhere along the way, I've lost sight of all the things I've already accomplished in my lifetime! I am humbled, and yet excited. Because I can see where I've come from and I see the path ahead of me.
Are you feeling a bit blue with your present situation? Feeling like you will never be what you want to be, or do what you want to do? Sit down now and create a list of your life's accomplishments.
May 24, 2004
I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that God has heard my prayer. I have my first assignment. I am a woman on a mission. Stand back and watch me roar!
May 23, 2004
My Favorite Things
1. What is your favorite color? RED!
2. What is your favorite piece of clothing? pajamas
3. Where is your favorite place to eat out? Fazoli's
4. What is your favorite meal? Baked Spaghetti
5. What is your favorite sport or recreational game?Volleyball
May 22, 2004
Where are these questions coming from? My own blog-hopping-craziness! :)
May 21, 2004
May 19, 2004
I needed to regroup and gather my thoughts. After dealing with the baby being sick for several days, I was stretched and pulled to every limit, and then some!
Monday Rob came home and shoved me out of the house. He knew I needed some time to myself. All it took was a few minutes. I took my laptop outside, sat on the swing underneath the oak trees, and started writing. Fifteen minutes later, I had three completed articles. They still need editing, of course. I felt absolutely fabulous that I'd create these pieces in such a short amount of time. There's no telling what I can do if I could just find a few free minutes each day!
May 16, 2004
...was in love.
Seven years ago at this time my best friend, sister, and I realized that nobody had made rice bags for the wedding. My head covered in pink and purple hot sticks, we jumped in the car, and drove to Hobby Lobby. We made it there before they opened, and sat in the car waiting for the doors to open. We went in and bought tulle, ribbon, and a white wicker basket to hold the confetti bags. Then we ran back to the house and set in to make the tiny pouches.
What sweet memories!
May 14, 2004
May 12, 2004
Okay, I admit it. I've been hiding out. It seems like I've been in a whirlwind for about a week now. The dust is finally settling, and I'm kicking my booty into high gear. I have To Do lists coming out of my nose. Hopefully with any luck, I'll get half of it done today.
The kids are both fussy and grouchy. Emily is dealing with a terrible bout of allergies (wonder where she got that from?) and Elijah is still trying to cut teeth. Although the two bottom teeth are out, they've just bared popped from under the surface of the skin. So he's still uncomfortable from that.
Yesterday's episode of Starting Over was interrupted by the probing into the abuse scandal. Now I realize that this is a real issue, with merited concern. But I need my STARTING OVER, people!!
May 10, 2004
I sat here playing with my Word Web trying to find the right word to use to describe the way I feel today. I found the perfect word.
1. Disappointingly unsuccessful
1. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
I am thwarting myself. I know this. I've known it for some time. So why do I continue doing this to myself?
May 07, 2004
Well, it's nearing 2:30 and I haven't received a call from Robert yet. Maybe they will pass his unit again. It certainly is tiresome on my mind to worry like I have been. I think they should keep quiet if they really don't know anything, until they have definite concrete news!
So yesterday was weigh-in day and I lost 1/2 pound. I knew I wouldn't lose much, if any, because I had a terrible week last week. I'm having a much better day today. There's something about feeling like you have a fresh start.
May 06, 2004
Okay, I know I went through this same routine last week, but I really mean it this week. Today's weigh-in day, and I know I've gained at least 2 of my 5.5 pounds from last week back. I didn't even do good HALF of this week. I did horrible every day. I've got to do better this week.
May 05, 2004
May 04, 2004
I got the kids' pictures yesterday, and they are so good! Unfortunately my scanner doesn't work, so I can't scan and share with you right now. I said I wasn't going to spend extra money on a bunch of pictures, but.......well.......I fibbed! All in all, for what I paid and what I got, I definitely got my money's worth! You just can't put a price on memories!
May 03, 2004
When Robert got home last night, he informed me that they told him at drill this weekend to be expecting a phone call this week. They also told them to be prepared to be gone for 18-24 months, and that their destination will be Iraq. Now I was fine until he said that. Then I cried a little. For my son. Elijah is only 6 months old. If Robert were to be gone for two years, Elijah would not remember him. Yes, I can show him pictures and talk about his daddy to him, but that's not the same as seeing him every day.
So now I must put my game face on. Yes, if he has to go to Iraq I'll worry about him. But if he has to go, I want our time together now to be good. I don't want him to leave and have him worry about me the entire time he's away. I want him to leave knowing that I will be okay, and that his family will be right here waiting for him when he returns home to us.