Saturday, January 31, 2009

Random randomness......things that made me smile today:

  • my kids showing their delight as we drove through a carwash - they commented on the pretty colors of the soap, the power of the spray and that it all felt like being in a pretty (I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad that a drive through carwash was the highlight of their day)
  • my daughter went to her first high school basketball game last night - the humor was her trying to explain the game to me - she knows nothing about basketball and kept talking about the last line of anyone. Made her night when she saw her mom's name on some of those banners and realized how much time I spent in that gym!
  • the enjoyment I had watching my children eat solo styx and cesear salad at Pizza Solo without complaint...although Jacob almost choked when a gal came in with a hair color that is not found in nature.
  • my husband and son eating food BEFORE they left to a men's event at church where food was being SERVED!
  • visiting two local bookstores and my children engrossed in reading as we drove home.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Does anyone else find it bothersome that the longest word i have created on pathwords is 'sinner'?

Monday, January 26, 2009

i don't always know what people are thinking...actually, i'm not God so I never know what people are thinking, but here are four very random thoughts in regards to my drive (twice) to Kettleman City in 30 hours- also known as the most beautiful city on earth. NOT!

-saw a bumper sticker that said, "I heart Spinach". OK....what makes a person share that thought? I like spinach as well, but the need for the bumper sticker....yes, we live in america.

-A huge billboard showed a picture of a smile with a gap in between the front teeth and said, "This space available". was an add for rental space. I obviously saw the sign, but still think it lacked taste ( pun intended).

-On a large semi truck, "Expand your vocabulary - Send flowers," What....? I still don't get that.

Picture this.....standing in the middle of absolutely no where in a starbucks. You are the only one in the starbucks. Read that again....YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE IN THE STARBUCKS. You are a little hungry and thirsty-----ahhhh, order some tea and a little food that must be warmed up. No problem - you would think. Sorry, ma'm I say. I can't see the types of tea from 30 feet away (does it frustrate anyone else that starbucks does not list their tea varieties?) Do you have something with lemon and ginger, I say. A shrug from the employee. about chamomille? Another shrug...we have something called 'calm', she says. That will do says I. I could sense a need for calm. I am handed my tea, pay for my nutrition and stare into the eyes of the employee who is NOT moving to warm up my food. She looks expectantly behind me....(let me remind you....there is NO ONE else in the place. No need to ask "what drink may I start for you"). Will someone be getting my food, I inquire? Yes, she says...we will take care of it. Now think about this...WE....who is the we? She does not move from the cash register......I'm looking around....after a couple of minutes a customer comes in behind me with a mammoth drink order - (seriously people, just order coffee - how many pumps do you need?! ) Another drives up to the drive through where an employee mysteriously pops up - oh, that must be the now famous WE. The first employee is now deep in discussion and thought taking the mammoth drink order. The second employee is also taking a large food order. The first employee is now fulfilling the mammoth drink order....HELLO PEOPLE....IS ANYONE GOING TO WARM UP MY FOOD? Apparently the Lord feels I need some work on patience. The second employee warms up numerous food products -none of which are mine. The first employee keeps staring at me as I am moving closer and closer to the freezer and microwave - face it...I was hungry. Several minutes later employee number 2 looks at me and hands me my food - somewhat warm and sad looking (the food, not the employee). I may never be able to have a peppered bacon sandwich and tea again...the memories are too dramatic. made me sad.

it does remind of the time my husband and I were the only ones in a fastfood restaurant - we had a paper with the number 71 on it....the employee kept coming up to the mic and calling number 3.....number 3. other people in the restaurant ....ok, that is another it is also the story where i was sitting on my husband's knee and he tossed me to the ground (no joke) when they finally called number 71....

Saturday, January 24, 2009

i opened up photobooth and look what i discovered.
guess who was in ALL 290 photos?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, David....

Monday, January 19, 2009

From My Utmost for His Highest recently.

...."Always make it a practice to stir your mind thoroughly to think through what you have easily believed. Your position is not really yours until you make it yours through suffering and study. The author or speaker from whom you learn the most is not the one who teaches you something you didn't know before, but the one who helps you take a truth with which you have quietly struggled, give it expression, and speak it clearly and boldly."

excellent thoughts....

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm not going to preface this other than to it all the way through.

Upside Down from Pace Hartfield on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

you know....sometimes only this will do.....(note to self..and anyone interested...i only eat the frosted blueberry poptart)

let me just say that the yellow kick out advertising made me laugh "Good Source of 7 vitamins and minerals!" I wonder which vitamins and minerals they would be referencing...

Monday, January 12, 2009

I sat in a hospital waiting room this morning....there was an older couple (late 70's) sitting together and I noticed that she was holding his hand, but in a way that was very relaxed, comfortable and obviously familiar with each other. I couldn't resist (as I seldom do....) I asked about their life together. Much to my surprise they had only been married three years, yet had known each other for 18. She was widowed and he divorced. She didn't let go of his hand until they called him in for his surgery. After he went - she, with tears in her eyes, began to tell me the entire story. She didn't think the Lord was going to give her a soul mate at this stage in her life.... it made me once again think of Ecclesiastes 3:4...

"A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Souper! Friday

Soups On! Friday....was a success here are a some pics of a few of the masses..

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Soups On! the event is at my home this friday....stop by any time between noon and need to RSVP, totally casual open house style, bring a friend.

Monday, January 05, 2009

those toes wandered off the local beaches and back to the school room today...
it was explained to me last evening by the combined owners of those toes that
school should only take 13 days TOTAL. one day for each year of school....
i can't say i really blame them....