Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Round em up!

Even though I don't celebrate Halloween, I had to dress up for work.
I came as a cowgirl. :-) Big surprise right? ;-)
I've got the whole deal - hat, bandana, vest, plaid shirt and all. I took what was probably the only opportunity I will ever get to wear my jeans to work!

And tonight, I get to dress up again for our Reformation Party! Wohoo! Two costumes in one day! I haven't played this much dress up since I was about 10! :-)

Friday, October 27, 2006

I'd like to be a Swedish chef - so I can say "Bork!" all the time

"I will now endevour to perform acts of incredible lunacy" ~someone from the Muppets
Life is full of surprises. Just thought I'd share that thought.
I know you were waiting for something profound to come from me but I believe that some of the greatest profundities are not always original. Don't you?
Thought so.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

not on purpose....

Sorry. I know I'm disobeying direct orders, but I did get sick. I could hardly help it.
Now I'm taking my Vit C and drinking lots of water and using boxes of tissues and feeling generally miserable. I'm just glad I have the next two days off of work. There is but one thing I want to do.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

'I sink I'm gebbing a colb'

my head aches and my throat is sore. I hope don't get one-- I have lots of stuff to do. Maybe I can kick it before it gets any worse.

Monday, October 23, 2006

I know this will sound very redundant of my sister's post but:
She's coming in 4 weeks! I was able to get the day after Thanksgiving off and we're going to go shopping!! :-) I can't wait!
I mean, I suppose I'll have to wait, but I do get filled with a certain delightful anticipation, the kind that desperately wants the time to speed by! :-)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Busy day

It's been a busy day - going to work, coming home to pick up littlest sister, taking her to her doctor's appointment, then picking up other younger sister from college, taking them both home, (all within less than 2 hours) going back to work, and then I'm off to choir practice.

So now, about 3 1/2 hours, an ear-infection in the right ear, a determination to succeed in English class, and the whole tale of "Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus" later: I'm pooped!! :-)

Monday, October 16, 2006

lo and behold!

I'm feeling very proud of myself. And why shouldn't I be? In case you didn't notice-I have a whole new list of links to the left of my blog page.

<------- right there! And wouldn't you know, I finally figured it out!

On my own!!

HA! "Take that Pembridge scholars!"

Now I understand that may not be such a big accomplishment to some, if you happened to know my dismal, extremely technologically challenged past, you will understand what a milestone this is for me. This is a truly gratifying day! :-)

Today my list of links - tomorrow--the world!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I love my mommy. She fixed me oatmeal for breakfast, and made me a sandwich for work, and fixed me some coffee for the road too. *sigh* She's so good to me. Thanks Mom, those little things mean so much to me. :-)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mea Almost Culpa

Intentions vs. Actions. How many times do we hear or use the phrase "It's the thought that counts."? It's pretty common I think. But, if you think about it, we're judged on our actions, not what we intended or thought. Somehow, I don't think that when we stand before the face of God, that we get extra Merit Badges or Brownie Points because we thought of the right thing to do - we had the best of intentions of course.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

In my great disgust for certain male fashion tastes (or the lack thereof) I almost forgot to mention:
Check out my new Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/thederbygirl
Somethings I'll never understand.
Like how guys can walk around with their pants hanging off of their backsides with their oh-so-not-so-lovely boxers showing at the top. I mean, seriously, that cannot be comfortable.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Small blessings

Sometimes it amazes me how good God is. I know I shouldn’t be amazed but in my fallen state I do forget to give Him the Glory due His name. I was talking today at work to my new supervisor about school. She asked me what I wanted to do. I asked her if she was referring to school or life altogether. She though a moment and said “ Well, all of it.”
I explained where I was in school and my goal in school to study History and get some kind of degree. I told her that ultimately I want to get married and have a family and be a stay at home mom and to homeschool my children like I was. She was surprised to hear that I had been homeschooled and had lots of questions for me about it. Did we get to go on outings? What prompted my parents to it? Were they homeschooled? Where did they get materials? Did we have a schoolroom or did we work in the kitchen or dining room? Did I ever go to any school outside of home?
I was able to tell her (without going into much detail right now) about my homeschool experience and how my parents chose homeschooling because they wanted to give their kids a solid Christian worldview and education etc.
I felt I was able to give a witness and testimony to my Christian heritage and upbringing and give a good witness of my faith. I’m praying that my words were right and I was able to speak boldly for what I believe while in the workplace. Lately I had a hard time finding ways to be a witness in words not just in the way I act and don’t speak. J I am very thankful to the Lord for this opportunity. It was an answer to prayer and I’m praying for more such doors to open to discussion and witness opportunities. There have been days lately that I’ve been feeling down at work or the day has not been going well for me and God has been encouraging me in little ways reminding me that He