Friday, March 30, 2007

Songs stuck in your head

Normally I absolutely hate it when I get a song stuck in my head. This could be because it is usually some silly song from one of the kids programming. Songs that have absolutely no meaning to me except to annoy me. But this morning is different. I have a song stuck in my head and I can not get rid of it. The thing that is different is that I don't want to get rid of it. I absolutely love this song. It is such a church hymn called "Be Not Afraid". I have been humming it all morning and even decided to go find the lyrics so I could actually sing it correctly. I love this love love this song. I'm not one of those people who can quote scripture or even remember what books of the Bible to find what I am looking for half the time. But this song holds such promise to me in my simple faith, so I will just enjoy it being stuck in my head.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Things that annoy

Last night my husband opened a can of worms when he asked me what are some things that annoy you. This is after I told him he was cutting the casserole we were having in the wrong direction. Yes, I am anal and I know it but I had to tell him since I was starting to have nervous ticks in my face. He was cutting his portion along the longest length of a 9 x13 baking pan. I in my strange quirky world, I have to have it cut along the shorter length. Now this is obviously not the first time this has happened during our almost eleven years of marriage. I really try not to mention it most the time since he always forgets and does it "his" way the next time. But since he asked why I was making such a pained face I told him. Which then brought on the discussion of what other things annoy me. Now not wanting this to turn into a huge discussion on each of our faults I focused on the question. What annoys me? He didn't ask "what things do I do that annoy you?" but he said "what annoys you?" So thankfully I jumped all over the question. I probably amazed him with all the passion I had on the different things that annoy me. I could tell it wasn't what he was expecting since none of my annoyances involved him (at least the ones that I mentioned) but we enjoyed ourselves. We also discovered a few new annoyances that we share together. I guess even after eleven years we still don't know everything.

Works for Me Wednesday

My kids love to drink Kool-Aid type drinks and juice bags. I am always wanting to control the amount of sugar that they have in these drinks which is hard at times. So what I started doing was just buying sugar free mixes like Crystal Light in the flavors they like. They think they are getting Kool-Aid but I know they aren't getting the sugar that it contains. Since I started doing this Wal-mart started to carry a generic version of Crystal Light in their favorite flavors so now I buy that brand for a a lot less. This works for me so maybe it will work for you. For other great ideas on Works for Me Wednesday click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Burst of energy

Every now and then you get a burst of energy and it seems like you can do anything you need to. Today was one of those days for me. I had a a lot of errands to do and a doctor appointment for my daughter an hour away. Yet somehow I managed to get all the cleaning done and make dinner for our "new parents". I spent some quality time with each of the kids one on one (a rarity I'm afraid) and even got an hour long walk in I guess when you limit the time you spend on the frivolous things like Internet, television and standing around out front with the neighbors along with sticking to the schedule you have planned for your children that is what happens. Maybe I should try this more often. I feel better about my day then I normally would and I am convinced it's because I accomplished what I normally would do in three days in just one. I hope to continue with this new decision my husband I have agreed on to spend more time with the family instead of friends.

Monday, March 26, 2007

She said yes..

Have you ever just been amazed at something and then wonder if you would be able to rise to the occasion. I am just always amazed at the way the Virgin Mary said yes. She said yes to God and in doing so became the mother of our Lord. What would have happened if she said no. We all have free will including Mary so technically she could have said no. Granted she was handpicked by our Lord to be Christ's mother but still...she said yes. Imagine the joy and pain she had to endure during Christ's life and death and further Resurrection. None of it would have happened if she hadn't said yes. I am constantly trying to follow her example. I feel very inadequate some days in doing so but continue to try. I hope someday to be worthy of her grace and our Lord's and hope when asked I will say "yes".