Friday, September 28, 2012

Rockin' down memory lane

I've been pretty quite this week as far as blogging.  I just haven't finished any projects or really had much to say.  But I thought I would at least get a fill in the blank Friday in.

My first memory is foggy. ;) I have the worst memory when it comes to remembering things from my childhood. I remember kindergarten pretty well but that seems kind of late for a first memory.

My first love was since I don't want to answer this question the way I think it is meant to be answered I'm going cheat and answer with the first hobby I loved was... rubber stamping!  I was an addict and I think I was only probably 12... but my Mom would take me to classes on how to make cards and crafts with rubber stamps.  All my $$ went to adding to my collection  and I truly LOVED it!

My very first favorite color was I don't really know.  I remember in 4th grade I had a purple and a turquoise pair of Keds which I LOVED... so maybe those?

The first time I really felt like a "grown-up" was when I  had my first job, lived with a roommate in Lewisville and had to start paying my own car insurance.

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is depends on the morning.  If it is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or every other Friday I stumble to my bathroom for my towel and then go to the other bathroom to take a shower.  If it's Wednesday or every other Friday I stumble to the kitchen and make coffee, let the dogs outside and plop at my desk to start working.  On the weekends... it's never the same.

The first CD (cassette tape, record, etc...) I ever bought was ... probably New Kids on the Block... or Amy Grant I'm not really sure.

My first car was a silver 1992 Nissan Stanza! It was my Dad's car first but when I was 16 he tied a big silver bow to the front and gave it to me!  It was awesome!  I still love that car.  We kept in until it had 300+K miles on it, sold it to some of my friends for $500 and they drove it til it completely died.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall!!!

Something I am very proud of is hmmm my hubby of course. I feel like it is a "girly" thing to want to see an aspect of someone's life that you don't know - so that when you aren't there you can visualize it. Can anyone relate? Well anyway, Phil's job is one of those curiosities to me. I really want to see the ER from his standpoint, meet the people he works with, see how he sutures?... ummm are we really sure he does that...anyway I want to see him in this environment that he has worked so hard to get to. I mean seriously this week when he was telling me about a kiddo that he was stitching up I really had to stop and think because I still have a hard time picturing him with a needle and thread sewing up some kid.

My favorite thing about myself is probably that I'm reliable. I indeed (to a fault and sometimes my own chagrin) am faithful and will follow through with what I say I will do. I think it is a good quality to have and one that a lot of people justify not having.

My favorite color for fall is the deeper tones of green/brown.

Something I've been learning lately is my insecurities are me not trusting God with my life.

A book I am reading now/have read recently is So long Insecurity, You've Been A Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore. As some of you know I have "issues" with Beth Moore and as I was reading a few reviews on this book I read one user's review that summed up my "issues" to a T! I wish I could have said it this succinctly and accurately. "She is almost insufferably girly."... AHHH yes exactly. That being said while I usually have a very hard time relating to her manner of speech and emotions I have still found this book to be profound and true...though many examples she uses as sources of insecurities root don't resonant in my own heart, I am glad to be reading this one.

My favorite Pandora Station is this one isn't very creative but it's what I listen to the most...Country Pop Radio

This weekend I will pull out my fall decor! I am very excited about this and since tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox I figured why not! will post pics soon...hopefully.

Here are a few inspirations I'm thinking about incorporating:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just pick one!

There is a commercial on right now for some car company that depicts a lady who is a very swift decision maker, she is sure of her choices, she knows what she likes until all the sudden there are so many great car options she ends up beside herself in indecision...

today I feel like that.

I decided to pre-order the new iPhone5 which is kind of a big deal for me since I am still using the 3GS and I have been wanting to upgrade for awhile.  I was due to upgrade with my contract for a while but I have been holding out; just waiting to see if the new iPhone was going to be worth me getting or if the 4 would go cheaper and I could get a win that way.

So regardless of which phone I upgraded to it meant I was going to get a new cover.  Previously I have been sporting the affectionately dubbed "ninja turtle" case. It has served me well as I have not completely destroyed my phone in some drops that could have done it in.

But now I am thinking I would like a case that is a little less "sticky" and has more personality to it.
But oh the choices when you are trying to choose one case to represent your personality or design aesthetics or character.  I almost feel like I have different personalities when choosing.

One of my new favorite sites is called Society6, it is kind of like Cafe Press where artwork is uploaded and you can order t-shirts, mugs, prints etc. from that art.  I got this gem for my hubby and my bro...

I decided that I would check it out for a new phone case....and boy was I overwhelmed.
I picked out my top designs and started narrowing them down.  Now I have a top 4 that I just feel a little torn between.
My style.
My passion/career/humor.
My happy -so so cute it just makes me smile.
My softer/cute side.
I'm pretty sure I'm going with the oh so adorable lil' owl but it's funny to me how such an inconsequential decision really has me stumped/personally reflecting. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

This is the day the Lord has made.

Fill in the Blank Friday...

Right now the weather where I live is amazingly awesome.  High of unheard of it seems.  Of course rain is in the forecast and threatening to undo all outdoor plans for the weekend but you win some - you lose some.

The best piece of advice I've been given is live one day at a time.

God grant me the serenity 

to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; 

Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life 
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

My most favorite person in all the world is my hubby!  I'm so proud of him, I love him and all his craziness, I admire his compassion, I'm thankful for his humor, I'm honored to walk beside him.

If I were to have a "mission statement" for my life, it would be
To quote a historical document (Westminster Shorter Catechism) I will try to answer this question.  It is hard to "keep it real" and answer this because I don't always live my desired mission statement but if I were to make one this is what it would be:

Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

My most favorite item in my closet is generally always the "newest" item is my favorite so right now it is red skinny jeans (that I haven't even worn yet), and three new tops from the JLo collection at Kohl's...they are so cute!

The best cure for a bad day is to go to sleep and try again tomorrow.  That may sound totally Eore - esk but that is generally how I feel when I have a bad day.  I'd rather just wave the white flag on the day and reboot for the next day.

Today is the day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and glad in it.

Monday, September 10, 2012

100th Post!!!

This is officially my 100th post!  I feel a little sense of accomplishment.  Thanks for everyone who has taken the time to read my musings that have quite a range of topics.  I thought just for fun I would let you know what some of my top posts have been (in case you missed it),what some of my favorites have been, and some great ones that just maybe didn't get a lot of reads.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Wedding Creations

As I promised a few weeks ago I would post all about the creations I helped with for my sister's wedding.  Well we had some minor tragedies regarding some of these creations but nevertheless I thought I would show you what I was busy creating.

First of all the invitation and programs for the wedding.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September - Compassion Blog Month

It is September! I am very excited for Fall. I actually love summer the most of all seasons but I am looking forward to Fall clothes right now and cooler weather is a must for the Fall fashions to make their way out of my closet. But those cooler temps aren't happening here this week, today it is supposed to reach 104 degrees F which is a bit outrageous.

This September is the Compassion International Blog Month where all us Compassion Bloggers are teaming up to spread the word about sponsoring children through Compassion International. I blogged a week or so ago about becoming a Compassion Blogger, blogging unselfishly with a purpose and Compassion is behind that mission.