Friday, July 27, 2012

high anxiety

no, not the mel brooks classic.
real high anxiety.
you may have heard about the 2 girls, Lyric cook, age10 and Elizabeth collins age 8, who were abducted from  a small town park/lake area. Those girls lived down the street and around the corner from my mom and dad.
it has caused my anxiety level to go sky high, not just about child abduction, about a lot of other terrible things that COULD happen (but most likely wont)
especially as i prepared on wednesday night to visit my parents.
we could get a flat tire on the side of the highway.
we could get robbed while stopping at a gas station. the car could get stolen with the kids in it. the baby could choke in his sleep. dominic could fall off the swings, hit his head just right and die on impact.

well. you get the picture, im NOT that person, i dont prepare for the worst! i dont think of all the calamities that could befall me and my family.

the only solution is prayer, praying for God to protect us and also prayer that The Enemy will have no foot hold in my mind, he is really, really good at getting in and telling me all of the worst things that could happen. the more time i spend worrying, the less im depending on God, the less faith im having that he will protect me, that he has good plans for me and that he will give me rest.

also, i vow to NOT watch the news or read peoples FB links to news stories that are about crime and the decline of the human condition. the news is like food for my anxieties, was reminded of that last night, it meant tossing and turning all night contemplating how humans could be so disgusting and broken.

but lets conclude this with God is Good and will make all things new in his time. i cant wait

Friday, July 20, 2012

wood floors and the olympics.

busy day yesterday!! my friend Lori and her two teens helped me pull up our old ratty, dirty, juice stained, cat hair ridden carpet. this is what had been covered up for the last 25 years or so.

we pulled out carpet, padding, staples and tack strips from 9am until 6pm, swept up, dust mopped, and applied orange cleaner.

i wont go into the details of the dirt, dust and allergens we discovered under the carpet, suffice to say, i will not be someone who advocates carpeting anything, i would say for the rest of my life, but ...ya never know what the future will bring.

the less one makes declarative statements, the less one looks like a fool in the long run.

also big news. Ken bought me a digital antenna to hook up to my vintage 1990's tv so that i can watch the olympics and the world series.....i never knew i was a sports fan.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

whatcha doin?

oh, not much just making pulled chicken and watching my sweet baby boy try to get his legs up underneath himself so he can learn to crawl.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

she's alive (sub title, a few things i thought about while looking at pinterest)

quilts- i like them, but i know i dont have the patience to make a big nice on like the ones i see one pinterest with nice herring bone patchwork patterns and if i did make one, i would keep it all to myself and not let anyone else, especially not the cat, use it.  since it isnt Christlike to be that selfish, i think i will just save myself the whole forgiveness and repentance thing and not make a quilt.

fonts-im a font geek...there i said it, are you happy now?

home organization- i love the idea of home organization, i impliment and idea here and there but lets face it, that looks like a lot of work, i would rather just search all around the kitchen for the scissors, open the junk drawer only to have it explode its contents all over the floor and then end up using a knife to cut whatever it was that i needed the scissors for because the scissors never surfaced.

knee length skirts- they work on everyone. look classy and protect your modesty at the same time!

back yard bowling alley- do i even have to comment on why this would be awesome?

Chic fil a- yes i pinned a recipe of how to make chic fil a chicky nuggets, theyre Dominic's favorite fast food nuggets, he loves going to Clarksville to the dentist because we get to stop at Chic Fil A.

hula hoop tent- now heres one i might actually do!! i have a hula hoop and i have a lightly used king size sheet, i may do this today...seriously.

on another note, im hoping to pick up a more regular blogging schedule when school starts the baby will sleep and i can get some blogging time in...heres hoping.