Saturday, April 30, 2011

Packing, Packing, & More Packing

I really hate packing. I used to think that I'm a pretty organized person. I mean usually it's pretty easy to locate things in our home when you are looking for them. Unless of course my husband or kids have used them. No, but seriously, I have a place for everything and try to put it back there when I'm done or when I'm picking up the house. However, when it comes time to pack I realize just how scattered and unorganized everything is. I pack up a box in one room thinking that all the items related to that box are in it and I proceed to tape it up and declare it ready to go. Then when I get to the next room I find something that should have been in that box. So frustrating and no matter how hard I try I am still finding odds and ends laying around that should have gone in one box or another. I guess I should just start a box that says "odds & ends" and I will know that it has a mixture of items from throughout the house. I also try to clean things out as I pack. I mean there is no point in hauling stuff that we don't need 700 hundred miles, right? But my husbands packing philosophy? Just start chucking everything into boxes, any box, with no rhyme or reason. After all it's all going to the same place, right? Guess that gives you an idea of who does the unpacking! LOL!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just Thursday...

Outside my window…It is beautiful outside. Nice day to be at the beach.

I am thinking…about all the families who are suffering as a result of the tornadoes and storms that have passed through the country recently.

From my kitchen…There hasn't been much activity in my kitchen lately because I had a wisdom tooth cut out on Monday and haven't felt much like cooking.

Around my house…there are a lot of boxes. The packing has begun. I hate packing, hence the procrastination that has been going on! Ha!

I am thankful for…my health and so many other things

Tomorrow I am…spending the day with my husband!

I am wearing… Jeans, a blouse, & sandals. I love sandals!

This Weekend I…need to do more packing and cleaning.

I am reading…nothing at the moment.

I am creating…nothing at the moment unless you count trash - lol. I seem to be producing a lot of that lately as I purge the things that are not needed around our house.

I am praying …for the Hargrove family as they say goodbye to a sister, daughter, & mother. A woman much too young taken by cancer.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday April 27th

I found this through a blog that I follow and it looks like fun so I am jumping on the bandwagon.

{one} have you ever been stuck in an elevator?
No - thank goodness! I would FREAK out.

{two} have you ever ridden on an elephant?
No way!

{three} have you ever met a well known celebrity?

{four} do you have any food allergies?
Not that I know of

{five} do you know how to sew?
Yes, but I have not exercised this skill in some time so it is probably pretty rusty.

{six} did you get an allowance when you were young?
No, but my mom pretty much bought me whatever I wanted or needed. My husband will tell you that I was a little, ok, a LOT spoiled.

{seven} how often do you fill up your gas tank?
Usually every couple of weeks, but with the price of gas now I hate doing it even more than I used to.

{eight} have you ever been stung by a jelly fish?

{nine} have you ever been robbed?
Yes, I have had a bicycle stolen and money stolen while at a friends house. It's not a good feeling!

{ten} what is the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
Oh wow! That's a hard one! I'm sure I've had several styles that weren't the best choice. But I always look at it as it's just hair and will grow back if I don't like it. It's hard to know if something will look good on you until you actually try it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Great Insight

I am a pastor's wife (I think I've mentioned that before) and I ran across this blog entry through a forum for pastor's wives that I am a part of. It has great insight into some of the things a pastor's wife (& a pastor) go through at times. I am VERY blessed to be able to say that my church does NOT treat us like this AT ALL. We have been so blessed by our current church family. As a matter of fact I consider them family.

At any rate I thought I would share this here in case there is anyone who might benefit by reading it. If you are a church member you can be a tremendous support to your pastor & pastor's wife by treating them like they are part of your family. I pray that this article may enable you to have insight into what it is like to be in ministry and that it would enable you to take steps to be a blessing to the leaders that God has called to care for you. Ask God what needs your pastor and his family may have that you could help to meet.

Why Are There So Many Angry Ministers' Wives?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Had a really good weekend. The kids were gone all day Friday and Friday night and since my husband was out of town that meant that I had the entire house to myself ALL day. I rented movies and enjoyed the peace and quiet. I can't remember the last time I had alone time. It was very nice.

I spent Saturday shopping with my daughter for a prom dress.  We finished up just about the time my husband got home from out of town and I was able to spend the evening with him.

Sunday was worship with our awesome church family followed by lunch and a nice long Sunday afternoon nap. I don't know why but Sunday afternoon naps are always the best. On Sunday night we sat down for a family supper. With my oldest teen working now and having his own car it is hard to catch up with him so we have to schedule time to spend together.

All in all a very relaxing weekend. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dusting off the Cobwebs

"Whoooo!" That was the sound of me blowing the cobwebs off of my blog. Not only did I dust off the cobwebs I actually did a little renovating around here.  What do you think?

I have been MIA for a while. Never knew raising teenagers could be so challenging & exhausting! If you have small children, take my advice and read all the books on raising teenagers that you can get your hands on before adolescence arrives! Not that it will prepare you for the initial shock of waking up one morning and finding that your child has morphed into this foreign being that does not seem to have a brain. But at least you will have a base of knowledge to pull from. 

I am so thankful to say that despite my lack of ability and knowledge in raising teens God has been very gracious and kept His hand on our kids through every situation that has come up. When I ask for wisdom and discernment He never fails to come through!

In addition to raising teens I am also preparing for a big transition coming up in the life of my family. God is moving us back to Florida! I can't say that I understand completely the reasoning behind this move at this time in our lives, but I can say that I trust God has our best interests at heart. And since He can see the big picture it is better for Him to be the one making the decisions. It's so hard to leave the friends we have made and our church family who we love dearly. The bright side of it is that we are moving back to the same area where most of our family lives (all of our immediate family). So it won't be like moving to some place completely new to us. I'm thankful for that. 

Today is the first day I've had down time in a while so I'm off to watch a movie and relax. I'm hoping for a very relaxing weekend & I hope you have one too!