Archive for August 17th, 2007

a little rant

Friday, August 17th, 2007

I just thought I would pop in to post about my horrible terrible very bad no good mood. We went to the doctor today for Izzy’s immunizations. We sat and waited and waited and waited and waited… ugh. Anyway, she had her five year old well child check. The pediatrician was impressed with her great health. You can’t beat God for good health… anyway, she weighs 43 pounds. Which began my bad mood btw. I had to weigh for the nurse and then holding izzy to get her weight. That was fun, not! I won’t mention my weight but let’s just say that it called for a stop by chili’s for carryout to celebrate my pudginess. Izzy was good patient, she hadn’t seen the dr. since her last child check… a whole year ago! That alone is a miracle. Anyway, she had to get three shots. She cried and cried. It was pitiful. Next we were sent to the lab for a blood count. When the lady pricked Izzy’s little finger two things happened… 1) blood went everywhere! and 2) Izzy cried worse than when she had the shots! So, we were off with a pretty but tight silvery bandaid.
I had to run by the credit union and since I had Iz we hit the drive through. BIG MISTAKE!!! I promise you we were behind one white minivan for at least 30 minutes while they sent and received stuff in that little capsule! HELLO!!!! If you need to do major banking business, GO INTO THE LOBBY!!!!! The drive through is for quick banking and when you do finally finish your extended bank visit, PULL UP SO THE REST OF THE LINE CAN HAVE A TURN. I dropped off my check and was out in maybe 30 seconds.. sheesh. Can you tell I wasn’t lying in the first line of this post. I think it is important to give you a glimpse of the darker side of Annie. What do you think of me now? (I can see the joker in batman when I am typing that btw).
So I called in some fat food from Chili’s, drove home, fed my face & Izzy too. I had to get cheesecake from Chili’s for poor little Izzy ’cause she just had shots ya’ll! I’m sure you understand my logic and she was much too tired to eat the whole piece so I, being the good mama I am… ATE THE REST!!! I’m enjoying cap lock, can you tell?
This is therapeutic, I should rant more often.
So, I go pick Amanda up from the place where no one knows how to drive high school and we are literally in line for 20 more minutes and I am plumb sick of my suburban by this point. Even though it is very very clean, I want to be home blogging for goodness sakes…
Then an ambulance and firetruck come by and really mess up the flow. WHEW, we are finally home.
Since being home the only negative thing so far was when Amanda was trying to put a plate with popcorn chicken (after school snack) in the microwave, Bailey made a ninja move to get the microwave first and so the kitchen floor was showered with little popcorn chickens, ick. Then I had to keep them from a physical altercation… everyone is just tired, it’s the first week of school. They are all in their spaces with sunshiny faces, and the doctor just called and told me that little Jose’s blood work was all normal. JOSE WHO??? Oh, yes, Isabelle’s is too.
All’s well that ends well right?

friday’s feast

Friday, August 17th, 2007


Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?

I have to do laundry everyday. With six people in our house there is always laundry.

In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?

Truly old? I think that changes every once in a while. When I was a little girl, 25 was truly old. When I was a teenager, 40 was truly old. Now that I’m thirtyish, maybe over 100 is truly old and what an accomplishment and blessing of a long life. I really enjoy being with older people and gaining knowledge from their life lessons.

What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?

I recently achieved a goal of finding a new church home. yay. Now my goals relate to diet and being fit is my short term goal… my long term goal would be a timely arrival to HEAVEN.

Main Course
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.

I walk by faith, not by sight. (II Corinthians 5:7)

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?

I’m happy today, oh yes, I’m happy today

In Jesus Christ, I’m happy today

Because He’s taken all my sins away

And that’s why I’m happy today

Excuse the singing outburst, it just popped out when I read that question. It’s early, but I’ll say a 7.

faith lift fridays

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Hope for the Harried by Gail Rogers

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down”
(Proverbs 14:1).

The frenzied pace she kept was taking a toll on her home. Life just seemed to be fraying around the edges.

When we live at a pace that continually drains us, we end up taking it out on those closest to us. Complaining, frustration and lack of patience can surface all too often. As women we can actually be tearing down relationships by our own hand and not even be aware we are doing so. A wise woman will take note of her reactions and make a choice to be a builder.

If your quiet time with God has slipped to the wayside of your life, it won’t be long before you notice the tell-tale reactions of complaining, negativity and frustration in your life and relationships.

Ask God to come in a fresh way into your life to help you make time with Him a priority. Choose to make some changes in your schedule so God can make some changes in your heart.

Invite His Holy Spirit to be the change agent in your life today. Ask for what the Bible calls the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22) It’s “The Great Exchange.” He will help you build your relationships. You can depend on God to be your source for all your needs.

Exchange your weakness for His strength.
Your unhappy heart for His joy.
Your annoyance with His love.
Your anxiety with His peace.
Your impatience for His patience.
Your complaining for His contentment.
Your harsh attitude for His gentleness.

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