Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rain, Rain Do NOT go away!

That's right! I love the rain! I love the sound of the rain falling, I love the fresh scent that rain leaves behind. I love the way it makes the ground look. I don't even mind the worms that appear when it is raining.

I am not fond of my teen-aged driver having to drive in the rain, but she is learning to be cautious and allow extra travel time. She doesn't mind driving in the rain.

The cats - well, they are not very impressed by the rain and the wind. In fact they are pretty freaked out by the combination of mass amounts of precipitation and the wind which screams across our back yard.

Russ doesn't like to work in the rain, and I can not say that I blame him for feeling that way.

But - still, I LIKE the rain.

So ...

Rain, Rain don't go away, stay to play another day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So nice!

There is such a feeling of vibrancy and newness within my soul this morning. I can not help but to say,

"Thank you, God! Thank you for working in me, through me, and for me. Thank you for refreshing my spirit and lifting me up to a new awakening. Thank you Lord for sacrificing your life for me, that I may live and enjoy the beauty of each day."

Friday, January 8, 2010

I've got a Pointer Sisters tune playing my head that is!!!

"I'm so EXCITED!!!!!"

Why is that tune looping in my head, and why am I excited?? Because I signed up for my first SU4Me swap of the new year!!!! After having an emotional breakdown early last year, I am finally ready to jump back into life.

And, I have scheduled the first stamp party for our lil stampin cult of friends on January 21!!!! Oh yea!!!! I can not tell you how much each of the women in this group of friends mean to me.

We may just be a bunch of Carmen's SU groupies --- but they are such wonderful women.

Yes! Life may have changed, my budget may been stretched to the absolute limit, but I refuse to be depressed and feel unworthy of enjoying life. My God has taught me that I am ok. I can be happy with "enough" and be happy in who I am.

Whoo hooo!!!!! That is right, I am feeling like it is time to dive back into me, and relish and enjoy the creative side of who I like to be. I am determined that this year is going to be a much better year than last, and that I am going to be in control of who I am and how I feel about me.

How am I going to do this?? By faith.

That is right. By my faith in God, and by living my life with Him in control, I am going to LIVE my life!!

I can achieve my wants, needs, desires and dreams simply by turning my fears, worries and concerns over to God and letting Him guide me. With God, all things are possible, and I know that happiness is one of the greatest blessings He shares with us.

Maybe happiness seems like it should be "given" to us, but I believe that happiness is a blessing from God. I believe that He gives us what we need to be happy. I am blessed to have happiness, and I am blessed to be secure in my Christianity and know that I can walk with God.

I am excited that I can be happy and feel like being me. Being me is important. It means that I am living life how I feel it should be lived, and that I am not ashamed to be who I am. Who I am is not more important than who others are, but who I am means being true to my beliefs and feelings and not having to pretend that life is perfect.

This quote came over in a Facebook "chain" letter of fun. I really liked it, and found it appropriate to what I was blogging about right now, so - here it is:

'May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are.. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us..'

I am me. And, today - I am EXCITED!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year! ... and those silly things we do ...

First off ~~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope that our lord Jesus Christ will rain down His blessings upon your life this year. May He work within your life to provide you with all you need for true contentment and happiness.

So last night I decided that omelets sounded great for dinner. After all they are warm and tasty.

I concocted an omelet for Manda and slid it onto her plate - piping hot from the frying pan - it looked DELICIOUS! I was excited to start mine. I was hungry and the scent of the golden cooked egg with melted cheese and sausage was making my stomach growl and my mouth water.

Well, I should have reigned in my sensory overload ... and I might have realized sooner that I was holding the blazing hot ring of the metal pan (the connection piece between the actual pan and the safety cooled handle) on the side of my left hand. All of a sudden my left hand pointer finger felt like I had melted it clean off!

Yikes! So not smart of me. My finger has a 2 - 3 inch blister on it today, and it burns like heck. But - in the light of day it is pretty funny.

Oh and my omelet -- it didn't get made. I am left handed and could not use the pointer finger at all last night. But - I had great scrambled eggs with egg and sausage. My stomach was still satisfied.

Life - sometimes you just have to laugh at the silly things we do.

Have a great day!