Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
1. Technical Glitch with transript from Jones has postponed getting my diploma mailed to me.
2. Lost my Job at the doodle unexpectedly because of a careless mistake on my part. It happens.
3. Started a Bible Study with the ladies at church.
4. Dog sat an amazing Boxer named Baja for a week.
5.Met a new friend in the new music minister's wife and her precious children.
6.I was asked to move from my apartment because it went to another brother in the inheritance proceedings.
7. Had to pack up my life in starkville and say goodbye for now to my dancing buddy (t. craig)
8. Broke the screen on my phone, which is still broken (and i'm not happy with amazon.com at this moment because overnight shipping should mean overnight and not a week later.)
9. I set up an interview for a big girl job in slidell for tomorrow... Still not sure if this is where i'm supposed to be over the next year but I'm open for anything at this point.
10. My cousin is getting married and they are completely clueless about wedding proceedings ... so I get to be their source of knowledge during these next few months.
11. I found out that I have an electrical problem with the lights in my car so I can't drive at night until they are fixed... which is bad being that I am rarely in a city long enough to take my car to the shop.
Somewhere in there I had some really precious friends dealing with some serious stuff that weighed heavy on my heart.
Whew, that is a lot of information but you can see that my summer has been quite full. lol.
With all the stress and moments of paralyzing fear I have learned (with the help of Jmoney's wise words) that all that i have to do is breathe. Homes will come and go, jobs will come and go, problems will come and go and I have to do is keep breathing and survive. I can do that.
This song from Ingrid Michaelson has been playing over and over in my head through this month, so please enjoy it and just keep breathing.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Easy Pecan Crusted Chicken
1 1/2 c. crushed pecans 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Ms Dash 1 tsp Tony's
2 egg whites 4 servings of boneless,skinless, chicken thighs
Almost completely thaw chicken.
Grind or pound pecans to fine as possible, add 1st 3 ingredients & mix well.
Whisk egg whites. Then dip breast in egg & pecan mix making sure to cover both sides. Roll back into shape.
Place in a baking dish & Bake at 350 for about 35 min. or until brown & juices run clear.
I made some green beans to go along as a side with my chicken and it was so good.
What is so great about this recipe was that everything I needed to make it I already had in my freezer or pantry. Its so great to just pull a few simple ingredients and make such a delightful dish! Hope you enjoy with your family!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Then it hit me....
God knows I love taking the scenic route.
He knows my heart and desires and he will provide all those thing to me. He knows that I would hate to look back when all those dreams come true and see a safe and boring life. So He's taking on me on the scenic route to get there.
And me... i've been like a whiny 3 year old, begging just to get there already, not realizing all the cool things I get to be a part of along the way.... I keep forgetting I love the scenic route.
Ugh... I am soo silly.
So, now that I have realized what is going on, that I'm walking the scenic route with JESUS, I am determined to enjoy it and take it all in. The scenic route can be scary and lonely at times but thats ok... it adds to the richness of the adventure. I'm excited, you guys just don't even know.
I know I'm a little nuts!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
A couple of my friends and I are really going to hit it hard this time for real. We did such a great job at getting thin 2 years ago when we were all living together but since then ... well... their husbands have ruined our diet! Skinny boys don't mix well with diet food... and we don't mix well with unhappy men.
We are going to hit it hard beginning the morning. Its gonna happen for real this time. We have each got our own goals and needs for why this needs to happen so its going to. We are going to do this together.
I've got to conquer this weight thing. Not only for me but for so many others, most importantly my husband and children. I don't know them yet but I know that this version of me is not the best one I can give them. I need to be the fit woman I want to be when they get here before they get here not try to get there later. I want to be the best me, able to be active and not be worn out or in pain because of a little bit of strenuous activity.
I think this spring break is going to be a great turn around for me. I'm ready for something new. I'm ready to see what is coming next and I need to be preparing myself for that.
That reminds me of a special time that occurred this christmas break while I was in Ghana. A few minutes before we were to leave the orphanage for the last time I walked over to the courtyard and spoke with the house mothers and other workers that were holding the infants there. When I walked up one of the male teachers said to me "You're here to see the baby?!" I said "Yes! How did you know?" and laughed. He replied, "Because you are his mother." as the house mom handed beautiful King Robert over to me. I just smiled at him, not knowing if he knew how much I took those words to heart. After only a few short minutes of holding that baby and just loving on him as much as I could I saw the rest of the team heading for the bus, so I handed him back over, wishing with everything within me that I could just take him home with me but I couldn't.On that 45 second walk to the bus God revealed something to me, that no matter how much love and passion I had for that little one, I was in no way ready to take him home that day. Even if everything just supernaturally worked out on the African side of things no way was my life ready for a baby. Babies need things, food, clothes, diapers, insurance, etc., etc., etc. Lots of things and I didn't even have a part time job at that point. I'd really been enjoying the fact that I was a student and didn't have to have a job because God had provided me with parents that provided for me. But no way was my life ready for this child. He showed me that now is the time to really begin that preparation for the day when my husband and I head back to Rafiki and bring King Robert back with us to the US. It was time to begin to steward the funds that God was providing for me in a way that was future-minded, not in a worried about the future way but rather in a God is partially providing for then with the overflow of blessings now kind of way.
I need to be about this daily. I need to be reminded of this moment regularly. And tomorrow I'm gonna hit it hard for my babies. I'm gonna hit it hard for my hubby. I'm gonna hit it hard for myself. Most importantly, I'm gonna hit it hard because God wants me to. Preparation starts now.