Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winter Jam 09

Last night I went here
And had a great time! Little did I know we should have arrived earlier than the 6pm door opening time. IT WAS CRAZY.

But I do love tobyMac so I'll sit anywhere to see him. Including behind the stage. The place was PACKED and the only place we could find seats was behind the stage. People were sitting in the aisles and standing everywhere. So at least we had seats.

But way fun. And I know I'm getting old because I was really concerned that I forgot my ear plugs at home. And that I would have to use my fingers to plug my ears all night long. But the speakers were facing the opposite direction. And my ears only rang until I fell asleep.

And if you love tobyMac too, I really suggest buying the alive and transported album. It includes a CD of the live concert and a DVD as well. I told the girls with me last night that we can put in the DVD and watch the show from my couch, and see the front of the stage. :)

Enjoy the short video I caught. It's like you're behind the stage with us!

video

Saturday, February 21, 2009

bowling

Last Saturday I took Jarrett and Bradleigh bowling so their parents could enjoy a night out on the town. It was really fun! And a great way to spend Valentine's Day.



Bradleigh is one good bowler! She actually was the only one in our group to get 2 strikes. After pushing the ball down the ramp, she'd point her fingers in the air and yell, "Go, Go, Go!" I was laughing so hard I forgot to take some pictures.

We also found the snack bar! They take after me and I'm not even related!! Maybe we hang out too much!

wonder where i've been?


In front of my tv. Catching up on LOST.

I got tired of everybody talking about it and having NO idea what was going on. So I started watching shows on-line. But my home office isn't very condusive to comfy tv show watching so I decided to rent the shows at BlockBuster. But $4 a disc x 6-8 discs per season x 4 seasons is a lot of money to have nothing to show in return.

So I bought all 4 seasons. At Amazon.com.
I'm catching up, slowly.

I've also hooked Ed and Sus in. I actually got nothing done last week so I left Season 3 at their house last weekend. Mom called a couple of days ago and asked where Season 4 is.

Dad asked what kind of genre this tv show is. (Not sure he's into SciFi like Sus and me.) But he's still hooked.

So if you haven't seen them and are feeling left out, I'll let you borrow them!

Monday, February 16, 2009

marriage

So as a single gal still gagging from Valentine's Day I went to church yesterday to find solace.

Not so much.

What are we discussing for the next 6 weeks? Marriage. (I know. Princess Bride running through the memory, "Marriage is what brings us together today. Love, true love . . . " with the lisp of course)

I digress . . .

Yeah, marriage. And the Vow. That's the title of the series. Like I need to be taking notes on the Vow. I'm so far from that at this point. Haven't been on a date since the 90's. The recent ones don't count because I was paying for them.

So I'm praying under my breath, "OK God. I like this church. But you know how I lose interest in marriage sermon series." After 31 years of marriage talks, I've heard it all.

But this was different.

(Maybe it was the hunk sitting in front of me raising his hand that he's single. AND TAKING NOTES. No I did NOT introduce myself, that's just sad.)

I again digress.

We were challenged to put God #1 and our spouse, someday, #2. I've heard it before. But this time it sunk in. He asked us if we really were putting God #1 like we were when we were looking for a mate. (Back to the dating above) I've done it all--E-Harmony/It's Just Lunch. Maybe I need to join God.

So I'm praying, every day, for something specific about my future spouse.

This morning, as I'm grumbling and complaining while driving to work still mad that I said I would pray for my spouse and 31 years later still single, I start praying:

OK God. This is it. You ARE #1. I'm not trying to find a mate anymore. I'm focusing on YOU and what YOU have for my life.

And I look up and see a rainbow. And I start crying. A rainbow in February in Oklahoma. Not so much. God--oh, so much! See, a rainbow is a sign that God would never destroy the Earth by water again. For me, it was God showing me He heard--and He wouldn't destroy my desire and my heart and His promise to always provide for me.

So Valentine's Day came on the 16th of February this year for me.

God is #1.

Oh, and tomorrow I'm praying for a Starbuck's Mocha Non-Fat No Whip. God did it last time, He can do it again . . . . :)

Love you all!

HALLELUJAH!!

The lawsuit has been dismissed!! What a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!! Praise the Lord!! Now I can start sleeping again!!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who's been praying!!! The Lord is Good!!! All the Time!!!

I'm using exclamation marks all night!!!! And maybe into tomorrow!!!!!

And my new theme song is playing to the right. Sorry about the Beyonce--I think we've all had enough of her!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

quotes

"Itch in virginia" (I think you can figure out what this is) There is more to the story but it's just too much for a blog. . . .

"Cys Its" (for Cysts)

What a day! This is how you know I'm working on finishing notes at home. My distractability kicks in. I get bored. Notes stop. Posting starts. I'm at the computer much longer . . . . . . . .

I hope tomorrow is a better day!