Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Blog

I am no longer going to be posting on this post, site, page, whatever you call it. I've created a new blog home and you can find it at http://pliableprincess.blogspot.com/ come visit me there...PLEASE!! I can't wait to hopefully get my blog up and going more that this one was and to hear from you on my new page. Bye :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's been a while

While at our small group Bible study this past Tuesday I was saying something to the effect of how I haven't blogged in awhile. One of my friends said, "3 months!" Has it really been that long? WOW!! Sure 'nogh! 3 long bloggless months. What's been going on?...too much to tell. God is really wanting to work in my life and I am struggling to let Him. I see good things happening soon I just gotta let God help me get through some things. Probably doesn't make sense to you and it doesn't make sense to me either...sorry. I am in the brain storming stages of starting a new blog page. A total redesign...new name...new...new...new. I feel like I am slowly becoming a new person so why not a new blog page. Not quite sure how to do it or when but who knows...maybe in 3 months!!! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Life Lessons From a Biblical Perspective

My husband, whom I totally love, lost his wallet earlier this week. My husband, whom I totally love, has a tendency to loose/misplace things on a semi regular basis. I am the first to admit that I also misplace things, not quite as much as he, but more than I like to admit. So any way... He can't find his wallet. He looks everywhere in his car and in the house. At that point in the week our house was pretty...cluttered. Not a bad , call social services mess, just clutter. Craft stuff on the table, shoes scattered about, a few baskets of clean laundry waiting to be put away, toys and books and what nots not put where they belong, baseball gloves out, etc. Kids clutter and parents clutter not put away. Needless to say my husband couldn't find his wallet. He didn't think he left it at a store and he didn't think it fell out anywhere but maybe it did. He was pretty upset and worried so I called the credit card companies to cancel our cards and called the bank to let them know what was going on.
Now earlier that morning the kids and I read a devotion about Joseph and how his brothers did something bad to him by selling him as a slave, but God protected Joseph and let something good happen out of the bad situation.
When I came home later that afternoon I cleaned up the whole first floor of our house and some of the second. I called all the places we had gone the day before to see of anyone turned ion a wallet, nothing. With a clean house I still couldn't find the wallet. My husband came home from work that night to a clutter free hose but no wallet. I talked to him a little bit and was getting ready to go up to bed when I happened to glance at a ladder that was leaning up against the wall and there sat his wallet on the top step. "Thank you Lord his wallet is here!" was my first response, "Oh yeah, that's where I put it" was his.
The next morning I told the kids that we found daddy's wallet and I tried to relate the whole thing to the day before's devotions. We thought the wallet was lost which was a bad thing. But the good thing that came out of it besides finding the wallet was that the house got picked up. I don't think I would have done it if the wallet wasn't lost (that's another whole post)
I love being able to relate life to lesson's to the Bible and to what God wants us to know and teach our kids. Sometimes I have a hard time finding these opportunities, but I think those are the times that I'm not really looking!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

the things kids say

I love my son. He's six years old, almost seven. He, like most kids, tell it like it is. They don't realize that the truth is sometimes hurtful, not appropriate at the present time, or just better left to yourself. This morning I was sitting on the couch with my two wonderful children, one on each side of me, reading some books. Paul climbs over me and his sister to sit next to her. As he's climbing over he says to me, "You have big fat legs." Deep down I knew he didn't say it to be mean. He was just stating the truth, but the truth hurt. So now it's time to really think about loosing some weight. Well, not think about it but actually do something about it. We'll see how well that works!! :(

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fire Works

I love fire works as much as the next person, especially on the 4th of July! I love sitting and watching all the beautiful colors that light up the sky. I remember when I was a kid, my dad would set off some of our own fire works. Even though I haven't done that since I was a kid. My children are not into loud noise so any kind of loud...anything is pretty much out for us. Oh well. So last night when we got home from watching the fire works display in a neighboring community we were not surprised to hear fire works and fire crackers going off somewhere behind our house. I told myself, "Hey, it's the 4th. It's only 10 ish at night. No big deal." Our kids were freaking out at the loudness but we kept reassuring them that they were only noises, they were not going to get hurt, blah blah blah. I was a bit worried that they would have a hard time falling asleep but they had such a long and semi busy day they fell asleep pretty fast. Around 11:30 ish my husband and I decided to watch a movie. The neighborhood fire works were still going off fairly often. We had to turn the volume up pretty far to hear the movie during some points. Granted the windows in our bedroom were opened so that didn't help with the noise, but still. Even if our windows were closed we'd still hear the fire works. I wanna say the neighborhood noise went on until at least 1:30 in the morning. Luckily the kids didn't wake up and we didn't have to work the next morning. I don't mind if someone wants to set off some fire works, just have some consideration for others. Going until 1:30 AM is pretty rude, don't you think?!?! And speaking of fire works...why is is legal to buy and sell fire works in the city we live in but it's not legal to set them off?

Friday, June 20, 2008

How long has it been?

It's been a long time since my last post. I think lots of things have happened and I wanted to blog about them, just never had the time and now I can't remember what I wanted to say. Don't you just hate when that happens?!?! Well school is over for the year. I officially have a first grader and a kindergartner. I can't believe how fast they are growing up. My son informed me on his last day of school that he doesn't want to be in first grade, he wants to stay in kindergarten forever. Don't we all!! There are so many days that I wish I were a kid again and I didn't have to deal with all the grown up stuff. I know kids have their own issues of being a kid but when I compare the two I think being a kid would be so much easier. But I suppose they feel the same way. Oh well, can't go back so I might as well focus on where I am and trust that God will help me get through!

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Things I Want

The things I so desperatly want my husband to do to me and for me are to gently touch my hand or the small of my back when he walks past and to tell me how much he loves me and how thankful he is for me half a dozen ish times a day. My husband is GREAT and he is pretty good at sometimes doing things like this but not as often as of lately. Things are pretty tense between us. He works 3rd shift and is having a hard time sleeping during the day. He is more worried about the finances than I am. He's more frustrated about our messy house. All these things and more I'm sure are making our marriage rough. I know he loves me I just don't always know. And then it hit me...I'm so concerned about what I want FROM him, what about what he wants or needs from me. The other day he came home from work and told me he had a bad night. He talked a bit about it and then I went down to deal with the kids. When he woke up I was frustrated with the kids and with my husband about something. A few minutes later he told me that he was hurt because he had a bad day at work and then I raged on him. It was at that point that I saw that just as much as I need things from him he needs things from me. After that I listened to him and prayed for him and asked for his forgiveness. So many days I get caught up in my own problems that I don't even think about my husbands problems or heart aches let alone other peoples.
God is trying to do something in our lives, we just need to be still and trust Him.