Thursday, July 15, 2010

Realizations

So, I have come to some realizations about myself in the past few months. I have found that there some things about myself that...well, just are. I don't know how else to put it. I have some "quirkiness" about myself. One is the fact that I really want to like things and do things but I can't. Are you confused? Let me explain....

When I hear of a good book that comes out in the Christian Living or better yet, self help world, I immediately want to rush out and buy it and most of the time, I do...or I get it for Christmas or birthday if it is the right time of the year. Here are a few examples:




These are all GREAT books by GREAT authors! I have all three of these books lying on my night stand just WAITING to be read. I have read about 5 or 6 chapters (give or take a few) in each of them. This is the deal...

I have a problem where I can't just read the book and put back on the shelf and say, "Hmm..that was a good book" and move on. I want to dissect each part of the book, apply it to my life, and figure out how each chapter is about me and then use it...in detail. That's hard when you have two sweet little girls that want your time and devotion - and deserve it, a husband, a full time job, and a house to run. I find that I feel guilty about not really enjoying those type books.

I say all of that to say this....I went to Target last night to look for a book (yes, that kind of book that I am describing above) with no luck and I started looking at the "suggested reading" selections. I picked up, out of curiousity, a Jodi Picoult book - one that, even if you aren't familiar with her, you have probably heard the title:

Before I knew it, I was already into the book by several pages. I was captivated by this book!!!! It was amazing! I bought it. I actually couldn't decide between this one and another one:

I will read the 2nd one after I finish the first one which I am so excited about reading!!! Let me just say...I AM NOT A READER!!!!! The fact that I am excited about reading a novel that is VERY thick is amazing! I am slowly getting past the guilt of not wanting to read self-help Christian books. I do want to better myself but I just can't do it by reading not reading all of those books on my night stand.

I will let you know what I think of the book and then I will watch the movie and compare!

I'm so excited! :)


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Break

I don't guess I need to tell you that I have been on a "blogging break" huh? You kinda figured that one out all by yourself, I bet!!! :)

Uninspired? Busy? Tired? That's probably the reason!!!!

I had an absolutely FABULOUS day today!! I took a personal day. For ME! That's right and it was amazing! I slept late...a little. I got up, took a shower, took the girls to daycare, shopped at Babies R Us and met some friends at Glorias for lunch. GREAT food and fellowship with a godly group of some of my favorite ladies!!!! I LOVE them...all of them!!!! I can truly say that all 5 of them are women that I love, truly, deep down. I have such a unique relationship with each of them and I am so very blessed to know them all. Then after that, me and two of my friends went for pedicures....ahhhhhh....my toes are great! :) Then I went to Kohl's and got me some jean shorts. I had NONE that fit. I got a dress and two shirts too and some short sets for Lauren in bigger sizes...bless her heart! :)

I am also blessed to have such a wonderful FRIEND and co-worker who agreed to work my shift today so that I could enjoy all of this and not worry about whether or not my job was going to be done. I LOVE IT!!!! All too often, I leave not knowing if my work will be done while I am gone. Not today, folks! She.is.awesome! The thing is this...even on the weekend, I am stressed because when I have to come back on Monday, I am left to pick up where I left off on Friday. Tomorrow I can go in and know that work was actually done in my place today...what a great feeling.

Yes, I know, I have not posted any pictures lately. I have some on my camera that I need to download. I don't take many these days. The girls are doing well. They are rotten!!

Thanks for sticking with me even though I am a lousy blogger..... :)

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