Friday, March 30, 2007

I hope it's Gas!

Hello Friends. Lately, I have been experiencing some chest discomfort & pain. I went to a Cardiologist this week. I have a Nuclear Stress Test on Monday & Tuesday at 9:30am. Please pray the Lord will heal & guide me during this time. If the Doctors do find something wrong, please pray it is a minor & there is an easy way to resolve the issue. The closer it gets to Monday & Tuesday the more I worried I am. I will find out the test results on April 16th. My Doctor did say if the test came back horrible he would call me before April 16th. Also, my Doctor told me my symptons could be numerous things: acid reflux, gas, panic/anxiety attacks, stress, etc. Can you imagine if the Doctor actually told me my chest pain was just gas? God, I pray it's Gas or any of the minor things the Doctor suggested!!

Praying for Gas or Acid Reflux,
Your Sister in Christ,

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Easter Room.

Chinese Fortune!

Lately, I have been addicted to Pei Wei (Chinese food). In the last 2 weeks, I have eaten it 5 times. Addicted! Here's my last fortune: Keep true to the dreams of your youth. This is one of my favorite fortunes. I keep thinking about my childhood's hopes and dreams. Time has truly changed my dreams now. When I was a child, I wanted to be just like my accountant. I thought that was the coolest job. I also wanted to have 5 kids, 3 dogs, live in the country, and drive a huge full-sized van.

What were some of your childhood's hopes & dreams?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Saturday Night and Our BIG FUN.

I had a great weekend. I went to see the Princess Show on Friday. I had a wonderful time. I love cute kiddie stuff. Before the show, we went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory! Incredible food with some Incredible Girls!

During the day on Saturday, I spent some needed alone time with myself and God. I did a few chores, prayed, and talked to God most of the afternoon. Saturday night, Karla and Deborah came over. I cooked dinner. If I do say so myself, dinner was good. We also had Pink Panties! YUM! I thought we were going to have a nice & relaxing time eating dinner and watching a movie.....Karla & Deborah wanted to play games, but I kept saying to myself....I did not want to play a game, I wanted to watch a movie. So, they twisted my arm & we played a game.......New Orleans Monopoly. It was BIG FUN. In the New Orleans Monopoly, the Chance and Community Chest are called BIG FUN & CONTINGENCY. The first time Karla got to pick up a BIG FUN card she literally screamed BIG, the mood was set......each time any of us picked up a BIG FUN or CONTINGENCY card we all screamed BIG FUN or CONTINENCY. It was priceless. Deborah and I laughed so hard the first time Karla screamed BIG FUN. I had an incredible time on Saturday. Karla & Deborah, Thank you for a great evening.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Taking a Sabbath.

In the last few weeks, both of my Pastor's have preached on taking a Sabbath. I have not had a Sabbath day in about a year. In my younger days, I would take a "ME" day, never really a Sabbath day to reflect on my walk with the Lord. I am taking a Sabbath on Saturday. I will do my chores first thing in the morning, and then I want to spend some quality time with God. I am really looking forward to opening my Bible, reading God's word, applying it to life, and living life as God's example. It's amazing how my life has changed since I started going back to Church and Worshipping God. Heavenly Father, Thank you for your patience with me. I need your Word in my Life. Please bless me Saturday with our time together!

Disney on Ice: My Childhood Returns!

Happy Friday! I am Very Excited about my BIG plans tonight! Tonight, Karla, Stephanie, Kirsten, and I are all going to Disney on Ice: The Princess Wishes! I am so very excited! When I was a little girl, my Grandparents took me to Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live, and the Circus every time they came into town! I have always loved it! I am counting down the hours until the lights go off and A Princess walks on stage!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Farm.

Over the weekend, it was my friend, Tim's, Bday. I watched their daughter, Jillian. Jillian is one of the Sweetest Kids I know. She's loving, kind, sweet, huggable, kissable, and lots of fun.........UNTIL you try to feed her foods she does not like........Mental note: Never feed her lettuce in tacos or scrambled eggs ever again........NEVER. Funny story: Saturday night: Jillian and I went to Taco Bueno for dinner. I ordered her a taco kids meal. I un-wrapped the taco & instantly she started saying she did not like vegteebles.....she kept repeating herself until I finally realized she did not veggies. (Okay, I may have been a little slow). So, I removed the tomatoes from the taco, but kept the lettuce in the taco thinking I fooled her somehow. While eating her taco, she dropped over half the contents on the taco wrapper. She started eating everything that fell out of her taco & "flirting" with the little boy behind us. So, I scooped some taco meat, cheese, and the smallest piece of lettuce in the world. Of course, being the smart little kid she is, Jillian instantly saw the small piece of lettuce & started saying again she did not like vegteebles......So, being the sweet little Aunt I am, I removed the small piece of lettuce. I put the cheese back on the spoon I removed when I removed the lettuce.......I put the spoon in Jillian's mouth and she started flipping out, crying, trying to spit the food out. Yep, Jillian does not like lettuce. I kept watching her melt down and kept thinking to myself.........Is this really happening? Is she really crying b/c I put the cheese back on her spoon.....I finally told her to stop crying and chew her food, and she did just that..WOW, I have the kid crying stopping magic! No, really, I do! Okay, maybe after I showed Jillian the lettuce on the paper, she stopped. The same situation happened when I tried to feed Jill scrambled eggs! Will I watch Jillian again? YEP. She's one of my favorite kids!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Dreams: The Incredible Joy (hopefully one day).

A few nights ago, I dreamed I adopted 2 little Chinese girls. We were outside, they were running around causing chaos to the yard & dogs, being sweet little girls. One of them ran up to me & gave me the biggest hug. In that very moment, I have never felt such love as that. I kept thinking the whole time she was hugging incredible this was.....these 2 precious little ones are my very own. The love I felt was unbelievable, indescribable. (I have not told anyone about this dream b/c it's hard for me to even type I am sitting here at my desk at work with my eyes filling with tears.) This dream was incredibly real. I even woke up feeling a touch of that love. It made me a little sad knowing I have not yet experienced it yet.
One of my biggest desires in Life is to become a Wife & Mother. Some days, I think is today the day I will meet my future husband. Other days, I think it's in God's hands so I will let God handle it today. I want a Godly man in my life. A man who will lead his family to church, a man who loves me unconditionally for all my positive & negative traits. I want a man I can laugh with, who's faithful, understanding, patient. The older I become, the more likely my soul mate will already have children. I think that's wonderful. I have an amazing Step-Dad, now my Adopted Dad. I would love to become the Parent My Daddy was to me. Also, I still want to have a child myself and adopt a child or two. I want to have a "little big" family like my friend Karla (who has 4 children under the age of 5 and a 14 year old).

Today, I will let God handle the match-making.........tomorrow is another story. Please pray for my husband-to-be and my future children. May they are happy in God's Grace (and if my children-to-be are not born yet, pray for their safety into this world).

Monday, March 12, 2007

More info. about ME!

I read PandaMom's blog this morning and PandaMom said if I was reading this on her blog, I needed to do this on my blog. So, here goes...........


2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Friday night, when I had intense leg pain! Yep, I'm a wuss!


4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Honey Ham & Smoked Turkey

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? I have 3, but they all have 4 legs. I do hope to have children some day.....Please pray for my husband & children to be!


7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? I love it. Some people do not know how to take me........It's pretty funny at times.


9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Nope, Never! Scares the heck right out of me!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I absolutely LOVE fruit loops! YUM. Another favorite is the Banana Nut Crunch Cereal!


12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically-NO. Mentally-YEP.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Moist, Rich Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ice cream, or pecan pie

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? I notice their eyes, hair, smile, clothes, teeth, a wedding band or not, I notice way too many things

15. RED OR PINK? Pink! Red is not such a pretty color on me.



18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? If you are reading this, it means you have been TAGGED

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Black pants. Black & Neon-Green Sketcher tennis shoes.


21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The buzz of the lights at work.....and people typing.


23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Vanilla/Orange Candles, Watermelon, My Mom's house (it's home),

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My Karla Friend...She's so cute!

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? PandaMom never sent it to me, I just copied from her blog.........BUT Yep, I like her. She's a Great Christian Lady!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?Football, Hockey, Baseball


28. EYE COLOR? Blue

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No, glasses

30. FAVORITE FOOD It's probably easier to name the foods I do not like

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy Endings! Scary movies cause me to have nightmares!

.32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Just like Heaven

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT/BLOUSE ARE YOU WEARING? Neon-Green Sweatshirt with a white undershirt



36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Anything chocolate and gooey! AMEN!

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? With several blog readers visiting, then hopefully a lot!

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? My friends who like to rebel.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Not reading one right now.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? It's the name of my company!

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? Grey's Anatomy & Brother & Sisters (both reruns--which I was not too happy about)

42. FAVORITE SOUND? A Child laughter, or someone telling me they love me!

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Hate them both!



46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Somewhere far away!

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Hopefully the bloggers who visit me often and leave comments. I want to know about YOU! Just copy and paste girly-girls!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thursday 13: Bad Week.

Here are the 13 reasons why I am having a bad week:

1. My car repair which will cost about $1100.

2. Work has been busy.

3. I want to cry every chance I get & I do.

4. I had a difficult time making a decision on moving to a bigger apartment.

5. I am too busy this week--way too many things to do after work each night.

6. My Mom had a doctor's appointment about her issue.

7. My Brother is trying to get his life on track.

8. My house needs to be spring cleaned & de-cluttered.

9. My dogs need to be bathed.

10. I feel disconnected to friends and family.

11. I have a nasty fever blister.

12. Every day this week has been a bad hair day & I am not sleeping.

13. Oh, did I tell you my car is going to cost $1100 to repair!

So, I am having a bad week. Here's the upside: My car will be repaired & it will be okay. I have decided NOT to move into a bigger place just yet in June. My apartment complex will paint my walls a different color and clean or replace my carpet. So, I am staying with the smaller apartment. I will save the additional money so I can either buy a house or a car in the next few years. I will do spring cleaning this week and next so I can de-clutter & re-arrange furniture so it will not look so jammed packed. My Mom's doctor's appt. went great. The doctor said it's a common cyst women get! Praise God. My Brother is doing great on trying to recover from his addictions. Abby will get groomed on Saturday. My ugly fever blister will eventually go away. My hair has a mind of it's own. I will go to bed earlier than my "normal" bed time. I will have a fun this weekend cleaning and spending time with friends. Please pray for my positive attitude to return!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prayer's Needed for My Mom.

Dear Friends,
Please pray for my Mom today. She found a lump on top of her breast a month ago. She has a doctor's appointment this morning. Please pray for her.
Thanks, Your Sister in Christ.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sweetheart Pictures

Hello My Faithful Readers,

Here's 3 of the pictures from My Sweetheart Ball. The people in the pictures are Mom, Dad, PawPaw & Me (the big girl with the funky hair and crown)! :) ENJOY!

The SHARP Pains of being an Adult.

I keep debating with myself on upgrading my apartment to a 2-bedroom, 2-bath. It was an easy decision UNTIL I had my car to the shop yesterday. It's going to cost about $1100 to repair! HOLINESS, that's a lot of money! I truly want to move...I want more space, more room, but at what cost? I can afford the increase in rent, but do I really want to spend that money on more rent?! Life is repairs are unfair! My complex will have an available 2-bedroom in mid-April, but I need to put a $200 deposit by the end of the week. They would hold the 2-bedroom until June when my lease is up. Since the car repair, I do not have $200. So, I have a couple of options: I pray the apartment is still available when I do have the $200 in April OR simply sign a another 6 month lease for the apartment I am in now & move in December when my lease is up and I have money saved again....Adult decisions are never fun!

P.S. On top of the financial stress this week, I have the biggest fever blister. HipHipHooray for me! My new name is Poor & Ugly!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

My 13 Favorite Vacations.

Since Summer is approaching fast, I am ready for a vacation. The weather in Texas has been beautiful lately. Texas weather can fool you, but I think Spring is just around the corner.
My 13 favorite vacations:
1. My Senior Class trip to Cancun, Mexico (let's just say what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico........Also, we were the last Graduating Class allowed to leave the country for the Senior trip...Yep, we were that bad....and it's been 15 years, and they are still not allowed to leave the country.......the class of 1992 ROCKS)!
2. My weekend trip to New Orleans with my friends, Chris & Michael. I did not tell my family I was coming home, so I had the weekend to explore New Orleans.
3. My family vacations to Florida when I was a child. We went to Florida once a year for many years. It was always so much fun.
4. My family vacations in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. My Parents, Brother, and I stayed at a hotel in Downtown New Orleans during a couple of Mardi Gras seasons. It was wonderful! Throw me Something Mister.
5. My Girl's Weekend to Granbury, TX. It was a wonderful time away from all the chaos the city has to offer.......It was a fun, relaxing trip.
6. My Cruise I went on with my Parents, Brother, Sister-in-law, Aunt, Uncle, & Cousin. We went to Mexico.
7. My Girl's Weekend to Oklahoma last year. It was great spending time with Christian women who all had a heart for Jesus.
8. My family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN during Thanksgiving. I was very blessed on this trip.
9. My long weekend in New York City was incredible. I was the typical tourist. My friend was over me the entire trip. I kept taking pictures of everything & everyone.
10. I went to visit my friend's, April & Scott, in Reno one time during Thanksgiving. We went to Lake Tahoe & San Francisco. Lake Tahoe was the most beautiful, peaceful place I have ever been too........I felt God's presence. San Francisco had wonderful food.
11. I went to Washington, D.C. D.C. was incredible. The history was overwhelming.
12. My visit home after my MawMaw died was one of my favorites. I was extremely nervous & sad, but when I got home I was filled with the love & the grace of my family.
13. I am ready to make more memories on the vacations I have planned this year!!!