Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Good Ole USPS

Why is it --always-- that the packages that get "damaged" in the mail are embarrassing ones?
Usually I buy skivvies at the store, but the ONE time that I buy them online...

PS - I've decided that I watch waaaay too many TV crime dramas... I keep picturing some perv opening the package to handle my unmentionables... eww! laundry. now.

Friday, February 18, 2011

taking a step out of my comfort zone

I decided, while listening to a radio show today, that I have just let the government happen to me. Don't get me wrong, I certainly cherish my right to vote & use it every 2 years or so, but I generally avoid politics other than that.  Today I broke my silence -- I signed a petition supporting the Pence Amendment to stop government support of Planned Parenthood & keep taxpayers from having to unwillingly fund abortions.

I would pat myself on the back, but I know that this is all God's doing ;)
I really feel that He has a plan for my life and I have been making an effort to really listen for what His Will is for me. I actually took the Alter Call for Special Prayers this past Sunday (another thing that would normally make me uncomfortable). Pastor Chris prayed over me and I wept as my heart cried out to God to make me an instrument of His Will.  God is moving, folks... in my life, in the church, and in our tormented little world.
Maran atha!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I eat my peas with honey...

... I've done it all my life
It may seem kinda funny
But it keeps them on the knife

I've been saying that poem in my head (& frequently aloud, as well) every time I eat peas since I was a little girl.  It was passed on to me by my mother, who in turn got it from her grandfather.  My great-grandfather was always ready with a joke (especially a wry one) & I think he is the one from whom I inherited my sense of humor.  Granted, the jokes I make are not especially funny -- let's be honest, they're groaners -- but the important part is that I make myself laugh.  This fact is, apparently, not missed by my students. "Mrs. M," one said last year, "you really crack yourself up, don't you?!" and this year another student told me I was "much closer to the 300 mark" after learning that six-year-olds laugh approximate 300 times a day, while adults generally laugh 10 - 100 times per day. 

Whatever my daily tally, I am truly blessed to have the Joy of the Lord -- it is a comfort to me when I am down & out and always adds that little spring back to my step ... so that I can eat my peas whichever way I please ;)

Monday, February 7, 2011

errrrrrrrgh... (*dying noise*)

have to finish moving previous posts from former blog so that i can delete it.

hate this part.

ETA - done & done.