Monday, May 2, 2011

Misc. Thoughts

Wednesday we drove to Houston, TX to our church's annual District Assembly. We spent some time that evening with some of my family - Aunt Pam, Uncle Chris and Savannah. They were kind enough to cook us dinner and let us hang out with them! We had a great visit. It is always so fun to spend time with the ones you love! No pictures.

I have not been very good at taking pictures lately. I will try to get better.

The Royal Wedding. No, I was not/am not obsessed with it. However, I did have a large desire to wake up at 4am to watch it - but only until 4am came! I was too tired from being at District Assembly the day before. I did, however, wake up at 7am and watch highlights until I actually had to get ready at 8am. Beautiful couple, beautiful dress. That's all. No obsession.

I bought some sunglasses this weekend. They are a deep purple color and really, too big for my face. But, I have a small face and I have been trying to purchase new sunglasses for months now.... Nik said they looked good - so I bought them, with a Steinmart gift card.

Funny story about that particular card. Two years ago I was in Houston, at District Assembly, and went to Steinmart. I signed up for a chance to win the gift card. Right before we had to leave the store, they called my name - I won! We were out of time to shop, so we left. And never went back to a Steinmart. Until this weekend! I held on to that $10 gift card for 2 years...!

This past Sunday was our first Sunday without our Pastor behind the pulpit. (He retired). Please pray for our church and staff during this time of transition. We are seeking God's direction for our lives - please pray for us as well - as we are trying 'not to be anxious about anything' (Phil. 4:6) and claiming God's promise that 'We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose' (Rom. 8:28)!

Don't you love after-holiday-candy-sales? We totally hit up Wal-Mart for our favorite Easter Candy (after Easter): Reeses Eggs! The. Best. Easter. Candy. Ever!!! I also picked up some starbursts. Something fun and different for a change.

I just came across some exciting news about Cucumbers - stay tuned. It deserves it's very own post!

Today, at work, I was reading over some minutes from a meeting I missed on Friday. Included in the minutes was the statement: ..."After a spirited discussion about Carla swallowing her gum, it was decided..." (and on to other important matters). My co-workers are still discussing / laughing / making fun of me (whatever you want to call it) about my traumatic gum swallowing incident. (see post "Bike Riding" on April 14 for details.)

I have a strong desire to go through my entire house, and purge it! We really want to have a garage sale sometime this summer. Hopefully, we will set a date soon. I like to be prepared. So before we have a garage sale, Nik and I go through every room, closet, drawer, nook and storage box in our house and attic sorting stuff. Keep pile (repack and replace), Sale pile (price and box), Give-a-way pile (box) and Trash pile (straight in the trash can). Can't wait to start...just need a free night!

It has been too windy to ride my bike (now named Gloria). So when I finally get back on the saddle (bike) I will have to work through all the soreness, AGAIN. Not looking forward to that. The upside to that is - while I was riding my bike I lost 4 lbs! Hence my bike's name: Gloria. For "Glory, Hallelujah - I actually lost some weight!" (Glory + Hallelujah = Gloria).

May is here. We have a really busy month ahead of us. I'm trying not to let the month fly by without enjoying each moment of it, not taking anything in this life for granted!

Those are my thoughts right now...stay tuned for the post on Cucumbers!

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