Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I had started my blog with things I want to be sure to do in my lifetime and I just realized I had forgotten one. I want to visit a concentration camp, preferably Aushwitz (I know I didn't spell it right). What reminded was a story I heard today on NPR from a Holocost survivior. One of my favorite books is The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom who was alos a survivor. I was in Germany several years ago but the people I was traveling with didn't want to make a detour to see one of the German concentration camps. Now I wish I had pressed the issue . . .

Monday, September 24, 2007


We had a great weekend - if only I could remember what we did . . . .

Oh, we went to see my neice run in a track meet since it was near us. It was really nice to be able to participate for once since we don't live near each other. She beat her best time ever. We also watched the guys run too and I spotted a couple of guys from church. I made sure to say Hi to one - couldn't find the other. It forced me to get up an moving for the day too so I wasn't lazy like I can be on a saturday morning.

We had dinner with our Sunday school class Saturday night. We went to a new place for us and even though the decor wasn't all that fancy, the steak was great. I had beef tips which can be tough sometimes, but they were great! Our class is crazy so we always have a great time. My hubby and I then left there and went to watch the rest of the UT game. It's always a great time to spend with him and fortunately they won!! otherwise, I probably wouldn't say that.

Sunday was church and I took my step-son for a haircut - he was real concerned about getting it done. I'm thinking because this coming weekend is homecoming and he has a hot date with his girlfriend to the dance. He is soooo cute about all this girlfriend stuff!!

Then I had to take my daughter for homecoming shoes - fortunately it wasn't as difficult as I was afraid it was going to be!

Last year we did a special dinner at our house so that the kids didn't have to fork out a bunch of money at a restaurant. It was fun to get out the china and crystal and candles. I think they really enjoyed it too. We're going to do that again this year. the best part has to be the stuffed mushrooms. My daughter has specifically requested those again!

Now I'm back to work . . . I didn't make my personal billing goal but I was very close so I'm happy with that!

Next time I'll share some stuff that God taught me last week. Cool stuff!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007


We are working towards a deadline of October 15th. That is the last day for all the tax forms to be filed for Profit Sharing Plans. However, my deadline is September 24th. That's our fiscal year end where I work and I really want a bonus. They have newly instituted an incentive program that we get a bonus if we bill over and above our goal that was set for us at the beginning of the fiscal year. I'm already over my goal but I had a number in mind and I'm really close but it might be tough to get to my number!!!

Other than that, I'm looking forward to my step-son's football game on Thursday. I really hope he gets to play. It's perfect football weather! I love this time of year. Even his baby sister recognizes Football!! We'll make her a football fan for sure!

Mmmmm . .. what else - Oh, I decided to listen to something different on the radio as I was driving into work. I usually listen to NPR - I know, I know - very liberal, but I like the news and the personal stories they have on there sometimes are very interesting. anyway, this morning I turned it to a christian station and heard the reading of the word and a short message from Charels Swindall. I think it's charles. I think it's good to get as much of the Word in as much as possible, especially since I do my devotionals in the evenings.

I should get to work now so that I can reach my goal!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A happier note . . . . I think . . . .

I have been praying for God to speak to me regarding an area of service. My philosophy has always been to be more than a chair warmer on Sunday mornings. Of course, my husband and I do child care and we sing in the choir but I felt I needed more. So I heard about the ministry of Dawson McAllister and I trained to be a Hopeline coach. My first night answering the phones was on Sunday night. It was a great experience, except I think I really need to pray for more wisdom as to what to say, although for the most part we are just there to provide the kids a place to talk and for us to listen. I've also been trying to be more attentive to my own kids in that regard. It doesn't make sense for me to listen to other kids with problems and ignore my own!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


My sister-in-law, Kim was killed in a car accident last week. Even though we usually only saw her on holidays, it is still going to be hard to imagine the holidays without her there. Last year she taught me how to shake my booty really really fast. It was so funny to see us all in there watching her demonstrate and us trying to do it. My 2 kids who have only known her since my husband and I have been married (6 years) had really taken to her to. She was just alot of fun to be around. She will be missed . . . .

The picture is of Kim and her two kids.