Well, I've decided that if I'm going to keep this little old blog going, I can't wait to always have something "big" to talk about - some topic on my mind. Instead, you just get me and my ramblings and an occasional picture.
>> Thursday, March 4, 2010 – Life and Family
Since I started this grey and dreary with quite a bit of coffee and can't seem to get my thoughts to flow into beautiful and smooth paragraph form, I'll shoot them off in a list instead:
1. Coffee is a good thing. Now that I've decided that Splenda is not from the devil, I can enjoy my coffee without calories. I haven't developed a brain tumor yet, so it's possible that I'm right about Splenda being just fine.
2. Cheese nips, however, ARE quite possibly a delicious and cheesy temptation straight from the pit.
3. Why all this talk of food? Well - a confession: I've joined Weight Watchers. Now, I've never...I mean NEVER...struggled with my weight until just the last year or so. One of the problems with never having struggled with my weight is that I've developed an unhealthy habit of eating whatever I want whenever I want. Now? Now that I'm closer to 40 than I am to 30, and now that I've had 4 babies...NOW I have a problem with my weight.
4. I came across my notes from my first couple of pregnancies yesterday and discovered that a week ago (when I started WW), I weighed 10 POUNDS MORE than I did when I went into labor with my 2nd child!!
5. Now, I weigh 5 pounds more than when I went into labor with my 2nd child. That's right - I've lost 5 pounds! But this is hard work, people. I hate it. I LOVE nachos and chocolate and fried anything. Sure, I can eat all that stuff, but it leaves me with nothing else to eat for the day but dry salad or boiled vegetable soup. It's just not worth it.
6. Did I mention already that Cheese Nips are from Satan himself?
7. On to a different topic - we've recently made some financial decisions that seem completely against reason or logic...but that are very Biblically sound. We both felt called to make these choices, so we *finally* obeyed. It's truly a liberating and exciting feeling to put another part of our lives in His hands!
8. It's raining like crazy here today. I was sipping coffee from my travel mug and enjoying a piece of dark chocolate melting on my tongue as I drove on the freeway to bring Sammy to preschool this morning. We hit a puddle. For an instant, we were not driving, but floating down the road (going 60 miles an hour). I thought "Wow, this is it. Hey, at least I'm going out with the taste of chocolate in my mouth and the sounds of worship playing on the radio. Dear Lord...spare the babies please."
And then we were back on our tires as if nothing happened. "What was THAT?," Sammy asked. "We just drove through a puddle, sweetie"..."Well it felt FUNNY". I'm thinking it felt funny because there were a couple of angels carrying our car.
I'm not saying that I want to die...I don't. But I am ready to go. It was an amazing and exciting thought - the thought that I could be Home at any moment.
9. Oh! I have to leave to go get Samantha from school now. A friend recently brought this band to my attention - they sing the Psalms in such a new and beautiful way, I could listen to them all day long! Enjoy: