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Sunday Stealing

..Stolen from TOY 2010 :) thanks Amy!

1. Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up:
1 A basket full of papers I should be grading right now instead of doing this
2 Leonardo DiCaprio.. on tv of course, remembering I was on a date when I first saw Titanic in theaters
3 Mike's laundry on the couch beside me
4 a cup Ally left on the in-table
5 my Uggs under the coffee table my feet are propped up on

2. How do you style your hair?
most days I just let it air dry and go with the natural waves, sometimes I blow dry & straighten it which takes forever cuz it's super thick and has gotten really long

3. What are you wearing now?
grey sweats and summit hoodie

4. What's your occupation?
1st grade teacher + full-time wife & mom

5. What do you hear right now?
water.. "I'll never let go Jack, I'll never let go!" lol

6. Who was the last person you hugged?
my wonderful mother-in-law who's keeping the kids tonite so I don't have to bring them out ear…

an Audrey lost in a sea of Marilyns

We all know that every woman wants to be like Marilyn Monroe, right? Glamorous, Beautiful, Sexy, Adored, Striking- Well I'm sure no Marilyn, that much is for certain. I'd like to think I'm more of an Audrey Hepburn. Ahhhh Audrey.. if only.. to be that lovely, that classy, that put-together.. but what would -Her Fabulousness- be like in today's times?
Sometimes I feel like I'm an Audrey Hepburn character cast in the wrong movie.. in the wrong era. As if I'm in a movie about a brothel or something. Of course there's the Holly Golightly character one could argue. (Audrey fans will know what I mean.) But even in Breakfast at Tiffany's when she's supposed to be a sort of harlot, she still appears demure and poised.
Where would she fit walking around amidst the scantily-clad, brazen women of today in her pedal pushers & ballet flats? Would she even be noticed? Would her class get her anywhere today? I'd like to think so but sometimes I wonder.

For …

Truths Revealed from "Redeeming Love"

Reading this novel opened up my eyes to some things. (Don't you just love it when a book in some way opens your mind and reveals truth to you?) First there's the obvious relation of God's love for us being so amazingly unconditional and no matter how we continue to stray, he always takes us back. But deeper than that, I felt other truths coming to the surface.
1. You cannot let a person take priority above God in your life. So often we do this and not even realize it. Perhaps it's the kids, or spouse, or a friend, or parent. When you find yourself wanting to please that person in spite of what God's word says is pleasing to him, you are drifting off in to sin. As someone who loves deeply, I have many times found that when I get very close to someone and that sort of "worship" mentality comes to me, something always happens to sort of pull the rug out from under things. Either that person's human flaws come into play, or they are taken away from me for…


I'm a nice person. I just am. I don't say that as a pat on the back kind of comment. I just mean that I veer more toward the nice side than the mean side of things. No one would ever be scared of me, lol. You could call this passive or meek or doormat and you'd probably get my meaning better. It's what's easier for me, to play nice. I find it difficult to speak up when I should or not be taken advantage of. I've become painfully aware of this and have been feeling sick of it.
So when a situation arose recently that I had to say something rather confrontational, I took a deep breath and just plunged into it. I didn't say much, just enough I thought. When I was met with defensiveness I simply answered that with the same straightforwardness and then considered the matter closed. I walked off without really thinking another thing of it.
Apparently I was the only one who felt calm in that situation. I later learned that this person had gone around bad-mouthing m…

Redeeming Love

Lovethe Lord your God, and love one another. Love one another as he loves. Love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you. Don’t weaken. Stand against the darkness, and love. That’s the way back into Eden. That’s the way back tolife

a Break

I am pouring coffee into a thermos and grabbing lunch out of the refrigerator when I hear something shatter on the floor. I look down to see a huge pile of red stuff on my boot and running down my leg. I see it's a brand new bottle of picante sauce that has fallen out of the fridge and broken. A quick glance at the clock reminds me that I have kids waiting in the car and will be late if I attempt to clean up this mess. Fighting tears of frustration I grab a rag and wipe the salsa off of me the best I can thanking my lucky stars that I'm not wearing my Uggs today. I shout out "seriously!" and throw the rag back in the sink. Figuring the snow will clean off the rest off my boot I jump over the pile on the floor and am out the door.
I'm a big proponent of "don't sweat the small stuff," but moments like this sure test my resolve on that issue. I didn't let it ruin my day, but coming home to the mess I had to clean up was sure not fun. It's funny …