Archive for May 14th, 2007

Time Travel Tuesday ~ "Eighteen" edition…

Monday, May 14th, 2007

I mentioned yesterday that Coach Jenny & Karen had both suggested we travel to 18 so here we are…

(don’t you just love the 80’s bangs and odd earrings…)

I was 18 years old in 1987. I turned 18 in august after having just graduated high school in may. I was working and going to school. I got a job at the state of Oklahoma doing computer work and was enrolled at Rose State College. I had a scholarship for academics that I didn’t want to waste, but I had been dating Matt since I was 15 so I had marriage on my mind.
I met some fun women in the work place… and enjoyed going out to lunch and running around. It was a year of new freedoms even though I still lived at home with my parents. I moved from their house into mine & matt’s first home a couple of years later. Yep, that’s right, I never lived alone.
In 1987 the song “with or without you” by U2 was big, I loved U2 that year and played it loudly driving to and from work in my Pontiac trans am. I know God took care of me that year because I was a little wreckless. Dirty Dancing and Fatal Attraction were movies out that year. I saw them both… Fatal attraction was scary and I guess DD was too in a different way.
I was drifting away from God in this year, it really seems like a blur to me now. I went to church to satisfy people, but didn’t have any kind of personal relationship with Christ. Sad.
I took my religion for granted. It was very much based on works, not on me. I am so glad I have come to know Christ as my personal savior and to know what a powerful and loving God I serve.

I hope you play along this week, I also hope your 18th year was a little more interesting than mine.

Happy Monday~

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Good morning blogville!

I was out of town this weekend, so I didn’t get to post a weekend reflection (sorry Judi). I did take the laptop to Dallas, but I was using dial up and it was so slow I couldn’t even really do much but check email and then turn it off. I guess high speed internet is another thing to add impatience. Funny, I never prayed for patience. I guess I knew that to get patience you would have to have a circumstance in which you would develop patience. I am a fast moving, get it done fast kinda gal. This situation with Izzy has built my patience in a whole new way. Not only my patience, but my faith has grown by leaps and bounds. It is so strange to find yourself in a situation that not one person can make better. Only God. I began to rely on God. I always thought I had in the past, but it was nothing compared to how I seek Him now. I know that God is the only One who can heal my little Iz. I know that God is in control of everything.

We spent the weekend in Dallas, I think I mentioned that already… but, we went to attend a healing school. We also went last month, they are held monthly on the second Saturday of the month. We arrived at about 12:30 for the teaching that began at 1 p.m. and I think we left around 7:00 pm, so it was a long afternoon… especially for Izzy. It was again great information about things that interfere with life and cause sickness and disease. Thurman (tlsm.org) focused on wives and husbands quite a bit on Saturday. It was interesting. There was a woman who hated her husband, I mean hated him… and her children were sick, she was having repeated miscarriages etc. when she heard Thurman speak on this issue and her child was healed. It is an interesting testimony you can read here
I think Matt and I walk in a love relationship for each other, we may need some fine tuning though.

We drove home Sunday afternoon, another long drive which I have decided I hate driving long trips… Matt offered to drive, but I hate riding more than I hate driving. So, I drove and it was fine. I am not complaining. I was blessed with great comfortable transportation. An interesting note about the drive… I usually fill up with gas before leaving town and then again somewhere in Texas on the way home. This one tank of gas lasted the whole trip! It was a supernatural gas experience for sure. So, praise God for good gas mileage, especially since it is $3.15 now! and what is up with that? It is eye opening to pay $100 to fill up your car.

I hope everyone had a good mother’s day. I did I suppose. You read earlier that I had shopped for my Matt gift so it was kinda a normal day. When I got home Amanda has stayed here with my mom Friday night and then her friends stayed with her on Saturday night. She had cleaned the house and left a candle and note pads on the table for me. Very sweet. Bailey gave me some white furry flip flops and at our home congregation they passed out corsages for moms and he got one and brought it home for me. I thought that was pretty thoughtful for a 13 year old boy who had an out of town friend over for the weekend! Sweet kids. I am very blessed.

I don’t have my menu ready for MPM, but I have to get me & Iz out the door in a bit to go to Bear and so it will wait until later… I am hoping to have a minute this afternoon to visit everyone and say hello. I have to go to target (did I just say I have to go to target?) … anyway, I left Izzy’s bullet blender that I make her smoothies in that I special ordered in Dallas (ARGGG)! So, I ran out last night to find target closed so I grabbed something at walmart which broke on the first use… I have also been given notice that if I don’t start pulling my weight on the pool maintenance my hub is going on strike. So, I’m going to do some skimming and chemicals this afternoon along with the miles of laundry left here from a weekend away.

I’m looking for balance. I want to seek God with all my heart. I have a lot of jobs to get done, I have catching up to do. I just need to inhale, exhale… and then keep going. Thanks for all the sweet comments on that picture. I almost didn’t post it because, well, you know we are all our own worst critics. But, it wasn’t too bad and it was fun to see Carrie’s pic of a real preggy girl. She looked so cute. Oh, I also got to hold baby Will this weekend. Julie lives in that area so she dropped by Saturday morning. I did her highlights and held Will. He is so tiny and cute. Izzy was pretty interested in him too. It was fun to see them!

We will be traveling to 18 years old tomorrow, Coach Jenny and Karen both thought that would be a good age to visit. I think it was a special year for them. Hopefully I’ll have my menu up sometime and then TTT up tomorrow, so come back and play along, please.

MPM~May 14

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Monday
Taco Chicken

Tuesday
sloppy burgers (patent pending)

Wednesday
empanadas
rice
beans

Thursday
roasted chicken with rosemary, carrots & potatoes
rolls

Friday
spaghetti
broccoli
french bread

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