Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A few of my favorites.

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I'm just feeling discontent in some areas of my life, anxious, and stressed. It's been a tough few weeks so I wanted to share a few of the things in my life that make me incredibly happy.

God and His Word are a constant in my life. He keeps me grounded and gives me peace that transcends all understanding (Philipians 4:7). I've been meditating on this verse and really trying to keep this verse in mind.

My amazingly supportive, witty, talented, generous, loving, handsome husband that makes my life complete. I think Kelly Clarkston said it best - my life would suck without you.
Friends and family that are always there to offer hugs, encouragement, laughs, inside jokes, and game nights.

There is SERIOUSLY nothing better than biting into a spoonful of warm gooey macaroni and cheese deliciousness. The world's problems just disappear while I indulge in this incredible, mouth watering concoction.

A "healthy" blueberry muffin?! YES PLEASE! I look forward to waking up to this each morning. Yes, I look forward to breakfast. Don't judge me.

Anything by Jen Lancaster. She is my new favorite author because she is ridiculously FUNNY and real. I am always laughing out loud while reading her books and Garth looks at me like I'm a crazy person but it is soooo worth it.

34 comments:

family of 4 on the move! said...

Thankyou! I was having a pity party day and you reminded me to look for the good and Mac n cheese is soooo good! The verse gave me tears as well so thankyou so much for bringing that back into my mind! I hope you have a blessed day and keep the good ones coming!

The First-Year Wife said...

I always look forward to breakfast too, yum. I've never tried those muffins though, they look really good!

I think I might need to read a Jennifer Lancaster book soon-- I keep seeing them mentioned on blogs and everyone seems to love them.

Miss Jody said...

Me too!
I look soooo forward to breakfast every single wonderful morning!
I love starting my day with what I eat.. I have had the same exact breakfast since Oct. 2007....not sick of it yet!! :)

You look fantastic Lady!! :)

katie + bret said...

Um... Yeah, I look forward to ALL meals. I live to eat my friend.

Sorry you have been in a funk, I was in one on Saturday that resulted in champagne and tears :(

Glad you have God, your hunny and your friends to cheer you up! Hang in there love xx

Sarah said...

I know how you feel about the stress/anxiety. God's been giving me those exact same verses for a couple of days. =)

I LOVE macaroni & cheese!

The Neaves' said...

Lifting you up today. I've been in one too and it always helps to have a few things to help cheer you up, but especially your hubs and bible!:). Hope you week turns around!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Yay for healthy blueberry muffins!!!

I hope you week gets better! :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Aww, hope you get to feeling better. I didn't like all of the Jen Lancaster books. i thought she was kinda mean in one in particular.

Anne said...

I can so completely relate! To the funk, keeping grounded in the Bible, having a supportive husband, needing good food, and all that stuff. Hang in there girl! We are sooo blessed, even on the hard funky days. <3

Jules said...

I'm thinking of you and hoping that things get better! You have a great support system, especially Garth. I still have to read Jen Lancaster's books. I've heard how funny and good they are. I also love Fiber One muffins...so good!

Lauren said...

I'm always up for a good book...Jennifer Lancaster may have to be next on my list!

AmyT said...

those are some really great favs!!! I haven't read any of her books, I may have to check those out!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

these seem like very happy things :) ive heard great things about jen lancaster books!

Gwen said...

Sending good thoughts your way that you start to feel back to normal today. YAY for good food, wonderful hubbies and fabulous friends too!!! Love you girl!! XOXO

Jen Caputo said...

Hope your funk leaves you alone very soon. In the meantime, it's awesome to reflect on the things that bring you joy!

Elizabeth said...

I love digging into scripture!! Happy Wednesday!

Mrs. Potts said...

Your package should be there any day now, so hopefully that will be a bit of a pick you up. I had to switch the original polish since I wasn't able to locate it here after I had bought one for myself somewhere else. I think you'll still like it.

I love those muffins too!

New England Girl said...

Love this list! I would add a lot of yours to mine. :) Hope you're having a lovely week, lady!

Tara Gibson said...

great post! and now i want mac and cheese : )

Jane said...

Those muffins, I may have to try those muffins! Great list, hopefully your day is amazing!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I LOVE Jen Lancaster...she's hilarious! And I finally had a chance to make the Paula Dean Mac & Cheese....to die for!

Pleasant Drive said...

I appreciate your authenticity. You know, sometimes, we just get down. That's all there is to it. You are to be commended for not beating yourself up for it and deciding to simply combat it with God's word. Hope you see total transformation soon.

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

I love this!!!!!

Tiffany said...

Great post! You're right, sometimes we just get in a funk and it is so great to hear the things that give you a little pep in your step. :)

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I feel you on the funk...I agree with all of your favorites but I will totally amen teh mac and cheese, it seems to make everything better (wow, that just sounds so wrong). :) Spring will be here soon, you should know that as I write this they are predicting another snow storm for my area tonight through Friday. Spring CANNOT BE HERE SOON ENOUGH!

The Shabby Princess said...

Aw, sweetie, I'm sorry you've been in a funk. ::hugs:: Mac&cheese totally makes everything better and I love a good blueberry muffin and totally look forward to breakfast!

littledaisymay said...

I'm sorry to hear you're in a funk :( But the mac and cheese definitely sounds like it would cheer you up!

Melissa said...

I LOVE Jen Lancaster's books! She has a new one coming out this spring, though I can't remember the title right now. Also she has a blog on jennsylvania.com

M said...

I get excited for breakfast too! It is what gets me out of bed in the morning!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhh, the goodness of mac and cheese. It's ridiculous how happy a homemade serving of it makes me!

LyndsAU said...

thank you for those verse reminders. i think we all go through the this at times. lots of prayer will get you through this!! i will be praying for you friend!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, you did the best thing possible. It’s great to lay out all the positives on days when you are feeling like this! :)

Laura said...

Sorry you've been in a funk. :( It sounds like you have a great list of constant happinesses, though, and that's a huge blessing! :) You're a lucky gal.

...and you are not the only one who lives for breakfast. I'd eat breakfast for every meal with delight if it was all there was. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lil' Woman said...

Macaroni & Cheese always lifts my spirits no matter what.