Monday, April 6, 2009

New Home CUP

Change is here!!!

I have MOVED!

I have a new home....well no I still live in my same house but my blog has new home.

Come see my new HOME!

Thanks for you joining me on my journey so far.....


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Smile CUP

Today is brighter
Today I'm better
I didn't go to church - I stayed home so I could have some time alone and read and did some writing and then sat at my computer going through so many pictures and so many blessings and thanked the Lord for how many times each day my cup overflows. I am blessed.
So today I smiled...especially when I see pictures of my family and friends and my sweet niece and nephew and think of how full my cup is with all of them in it!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Good and Plenty CUP

Today was a very hard day....matters of the heart are always very was very very hard. Have I mentioned it was was!

I can't be funny

I can't really focus so no work has been done...list what list?
It's hard to hope even though I know that's the only way

It's hard to trust yet I know I have to

It's hard to believe but then what am I really without belief

A friend said today would catapult me - I think I like that word so I thought I should use it (a weak attempt at funny-ness today)
I pray she's right

....I can't make sense either so please forgive me :)

Today was hard

Today my BFF and my friend Kailey surrounded me with comfort....
They went to the store to make me some comfort food...
Salmon and scallops and shrimp and crab....

ahhhh sushi and I didn't have to put on any make-up or even get dressed!
then Kailey brought me one of my favorite candies....

love of dear friends......good and plenty of it is what I needed today!

and then on the spur of the moment, like the wind whirled them away before they could talk any sense into themselves......they were out the door and on the way to Best Buy to purchase some fun for today.......a latte would have been much cheaper but who am I to complain!

8 hours later and my thighs and stomach and arms and calves and butt and everything else hurt......I like distraction but hurt in another form isn't exactly what I had in mind but it was a blessing and I laughed and smiled and had good and plenty fun! Thanks friends!

Not all of today was good and plenty though......

the sprayer on the faucet is in need of some help....I kind of felt like this faucet earlier today....water breaking free from it's normal trained flow and squirting everywhere and some crusted hard water stains to boot....yes I kind of feel like it does!

Tomorrow is a new day - thank the Lord for new mercies every day!

BTW - this isn't AT ALL the "change" I told you was comin'.....this was simply an unexpected intermission. Change in a completely other form is still a comin'.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Change CUP's kind of a funny word isnt' it? A word that many people are afraid of?

I'm actually not one of them.

Change doesn't really bother me but then again maybe I haven't had to experience much life altering change. Sometimes I think I'm a creature of habit but then I'm not (especially if you track what time I get up and/or go to bed every night). I don't follow a routine...yet you've seen my excel life. I think I love details and multi-tasking but I'm willing to ebb and flow as situations dictate (or so I fool myself anyway).

But there are people that do not like the word change and.....gasp.......gulp.....sigh...hits them all at once.

That's not me. Is it you?

Change - cause to be different....change can be good right?
Change - to give a completely different form or appearance to.....hmmm
Change - to give and receive reciprocally.....too big of a word for me at this time in the morning...sorry.
Change - to exchange for or replace with another (that's not so bad if it's of equal or greater value)
Change - to lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.....ooooooh maybe this one is what causes people to gasp?

Change - now I don't like the kind of change in the form of a lower domination in many not so much. It weighs down my purse!

Well my blogger case you hadn't noticed the theme.......

I know you're sitting on the edge of your seat.......stay tuned!!

Happy favorite day of the week and that's never changed!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Music CUP

So I have a question for all you bloggers out there in blog please chime in even if we've never met and you have dropped by to visit from time to time........

When you visit blogs, do you like music on them or no?

I'm curious....I'm torn......of course I know what Tracie's answer is but I want to hear everyone elses as well :)


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Plug and Pour CUP

Anyone with me on this.....anyone.......anyone?

I tell all my Washington friends that coffee comes out of the faucets in their town...this would be even better seeing that I'm clearly addicted to both coffee and computers!


Spreading the Word and the Prayer CUP big time!

If you have never been to or visited this blog you should! This is an amazing blog about a family and a 5 month old baby who has SVT. Jenny mentioned it one day and I've been hooked every since. "MckMama" tells her story about her family and her daily life as a mom, her love of photography and her relationship with God.

As many of you know I went through a rough patch a couple months ago when someone who got access to my blog used it poorly....I'll admit it had me stop and think, should I secure my blog, should I password protect it, should I? I do this to share and to meet new people and to reach people I'd never be able to without the internet. I've made some new friends simply by stumbling upon their blog, secretly reading it and never posting cuz I felt like a blog stalker but then I got over that and have since made some new friends, have been encouraged and touched by old friends since reconnecting this way and have had many a many laughs....oh how it feels good to laugh! So why should I block that access....but when someone has hurt you, you want to close it off. I didn't and I'm thankful!

This mom and her blog are amazing and since Stellan went back into the hospital a week and a half ago, she has been getting over 200,000 hits! What a testimony she is and what a message she has been able to share of love and hope!

She created this link called Stellan's Name Gallery where people have taken pictures of his name written from literally all over the world - the pictures will give you chills..Check it out! She has and is touching thousands of people through this physical struggle of her baby! What a testimony!

I love that our blogs can not only be journals of our lives, pictures of our memories, fun, entertaining and many times a message of love and encouragement! This sweet mom would never have so many people praying for her precious baby if it wasn't for her blog!

So blog on on!


Spring CUP and FREE too!!

FREE - 3 of them! No not from me - I don't have that kind of advertising on my site yet....yet? Not sure I want it but you know what I mean.
Well miss Pioneer Woman is giving away 3 of them today so go enter before 8pm PST!!! You even get to pick your own color!!!
Go go go - yes leave me now and go here...or here...or here (in case you missed it the first 12 times!
P.S. Pic borrowed....okay stolen from TPW website!! See what I'm willing to do for you!!??