Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hump Day Gumbo

My friend Crissie Leigh over at In The Wings does Hump Day Gumbo and I decided to participate today.

A. First of all looking a this picture of gumbo makes me want some gumbo. I think I am going to have to make some. Only thing about it is that I am allergic to tomatoes and shrimp. But I can use chicken instead of seafood but what am I going to do about the tomatoes! You can't have gumbo without tomatoes. I'll figure out something though.

B. My nephew Matt will graduate from the University of North Texas this weekend. My niece Mindy will graduate from the local community college next weekend. Way to go Matt and Mindy. I'm so proud of you!

C. Still don't have a full time job for the summer. Thankfully God has provided a couple of part time jobs that will pay the bills. When will I learn that God will will always work things out for good even though I don't think they are good at the time!

D. Memorial Day weekend I am headed to Alabama for my grandmother's 95 birthday. We are having a combination birthday party/reunion.  I am happy to see everyone but I am not happy about an eight hour drive!

E. While I am there I will get to see the beautiful beaches of Mississippi and Alabama. I just hope they are not too covered in oil. They are so white and beautiful as opposed yucky blah brown sand of Galveston. Galveston, don't get me wrong. I do love your beaches but they are not my favorite

F. The oil spill in the Gulf totally hacks me off! You think with all this technology we have that we'd be able to clean it up! I think that the oil company should have to pay for all the wildlife as well as jobs lost in the area due to the oil.  While I am on my soap box....

G. What is up with gossiping-especially at my church. I don't' remember ever having to deal with so much gossip! Aren't we supposed to support and lift each other up instead of talking about each other. If you have a problem with me talk to me about it. Do Not go and talk to someone else about a problem you have with me.

H. Thank you everyone for letting me get those two things off my chest. How do you guys deal with gossip? what do you think of the oil spill in the Gulf

I. My niece Kaylin will be 4 next week. I can't believe it. Time does fly when you are having fun.

J.  I baby sat for friend of mine yesterday and got a bad sunburn. The sad thing is that I was in the shade the whole time. I didn't think I could get sun burn in the shade.

K. Did you know that putting vinegar on a sun burn helps it. Well it does for me. It makes it feel so much better. It's like it takes the sting out of it. My hubby thinks I'm crazy for doing it but whatever helps.

L. I had a cup of Peru Chanchamayo coffee today from Starbucks. Great flavor but man it's made be hyper!

K. Maybe I should drink coffee more often  so it doesn't affect me so much?

L. I'm really enjoying working from home. I like the flexibility of being able to do laundry, and house work while at work. :)

M. The worst thing about working from home is that Sophie (my dachshund) mops at me while I am trying to work. She thinks I have nothing better to do than love on and play with her.

N. Our church's first Girlfriend Event is a little over a month away. I am started to get really excited about the Pajama Rama. It's going to be a blast. We still have a lot of work to do though.

O. Ladies, what song would you like to hear at a slumber party? I am working on the music for the Pajama Rama

P. I'm having a Girls Night Out Friday. I think I am going to have a chick flick marathon. What movies should I watch? What are your favorite chick flicks?

Q. I finally replaced my worn out pillates DVD. I can't wait to start doing pilates again.

R. I like to do pilates on the days I don't go to the gym.

S. Sophie must be tired of me working on my computer. She just plopped down across my lap in front of my lap top. She's so funny!

T. I guess I should hurry up and finish then

U. I have some great post planned for next week. I am starting my weekly fitness challenge. book review as well as Arlee's Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites Cruise. Be sure to check back next week.

V. Great website: Print Friendly is a great website.  You can make web pages more print friendly. You an also tweet web pages and save them to PDF's. Best of all it's free! :)

W. I am reading Power of a Wife. Phenomenal Book. WOW!

X. My sister just called me. She's not my biological sister but my sister in Christ.

Y. How's your day been?

Z.  I hope all is well. I'd love to hear from you.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Garden Bug

I've been bitten by a bug. The gardening bug! And I absolutely love it! Last weekend I finally planted our Easter Lillies. I was really nervous at first. I'm always a little apprehensive the first time I do something because i don't know what to expect. It went great though. Despite getting a a splinter in my hand from the railroad timbers that make up our flower bed. It was so therapeutic to dig around, pull weeds and play in the dirt. I can't wait to get some more things to plant. To all my garden friends-is it to late to plant any thing else this year-like flowers? Do you know of any "low maintenance" flowers for garden newbies like me?

Do you have a hobby that is therapeutic and brings you joy? I'd love to hear about it.

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