Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hodge Podge.

1. Wow, it's been awhile since I blogged. I don't even have a really good reason for it except life just got busy and stressful.
2. Instead of being full of anxiety and worry, I am focusing on hope. God promises hope and I'm feeling pretty convicted for worrying... Since, you know, God told us not to worry.
3. Garth and I are starting a study of Galatians during our coffee time at 6a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. I'm pumped!
4. We went camping with Garth's family two weekends ago and it was fun. It was cold and I roughed it in a tent, but I had a great time. We had great conversations and quality time over the camp fire.
5. We are doing a study at work on Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and it is amazing. I am really enjoying it because I'm one of those people that take on everybody's problems and stress out for them. And the first chapter is really about gaining freedom by chosing how to respond to others actions and deciding if you can do something or not. If you can't then you need to release it because it is just wasted energy. Wow. That really struck a cord with me.
6. Garth is still working a lot of overtime so we haven't had a chance to go house hunting. I'm hoping next week is the week!
7. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Today is my sweet, adorable niece's fourth birthday!!! Lovely Lilly is four! I just cannot believe it. I remember rushing to the hosiptal with Garth's sister and mom like it was yesterday. My how time flies.
8. Lilly and I are a lot alike because we LOVE our mother-in-law's cooking. Oh man, she makes the best food. And she is making one of our favorite stews today!
9. Happy Tuesday! Make today great.

15 comments:

Jess said...

Happy Birthday to Lilly!!

Sounds like you guys have been really busy! Way to go on roughing it during camping..... I am SO not a camper. Smores are the only thing I like about it, lol.

Lauren said...

Was glad to see an update from you, lady!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

have heard that is a great book for the workplace...I might have to read it for my grad class! :-)

Lindsay said...

Ah, life gets in the way of life sometimes, doesn't it? :) Happy Tuesday to you too!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Good to hear from you! Hope your niece has a great birthday!

Rebecca Jo said...

Ahh - I love you two are going to do a study together in the morning... that is priceless! :)

Marissa said...

I have heard great things about that book!

Tracita Linda (Tracey) said...

I've been meaning to read that book for awhile... still on my list.

Kassie said...

Yay, glad you're back! Missed you friend!! :)

Jen Caputo said...

oh wow, sounds super busy! Glad you got some relaxing camping in. I'm so excited for the football game this weekend! We're coming in late Friday night so we can start tailgating in the 7am hour :) Go Blue! :P

Gwen said...

You are so brave camping in the cold!!! I can't even hack it in the summer. :) I hope Lilly has a fabulous birthday and I hope you are having a great week!!! XOXO

Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back girl and Happy Birthday to Lilly.

5th Belle Avenue said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little niece!

Lauren said...

Glad to hear from you...and Happy Birthday to sweet Lilly! Hope Garth's work schedule slows down soon so you'll have some time for house hunting!

brown eyed girl said...

Welcome back & bless your heart, camping?! You're a better woman than I! :)