So, I was reading Kelly's blog tonight and got a little inspiration. All of us, (I am speaking mainly of my real life friends) are in very different stages in life right now. For the most part, we are separated by a lot of miles, too. I miss the close "girlfriendy" (yes, that is a word) relationships of the past. In an effort to come up with an idea to foster that, Kelly gave me an idea. Why not create something akin to Secret Sisters, but it's something you send in the mail. The real mail. SNAIL MAIL. How happy would it be to open your mailbox and see something inside from a friend? It could be a card...it could be a small trinket you picked up from somewhere. Maybe it's a magazine article that made you think of that person, or a picture from days gone by that you stumbled across...or a great recipe....can this sentence get any longer!?! You get the idea. Now, it's up to you girls to let me know if you would be interested in doing it and help work out the logistics. Each person could send one thing each week to someone....etc. Something along those lines. What do you think? This could be girlfriendy, right? Let me know! Talk to you ladies soon!
So...here's what I am thinking. I need to amp up the readability (is that even a word?) of my blog. So...I said to myself...I said, "Self"... I have a few friends that blog and several people that read my blogs who have no idea who these friends are. They are a huge part of my life and part of the inspiration of many blogs. I plan to (humbly) ask these friends to guest post on my blog...maybe one each month? I may have to beg them but I so want any of my "lurkers" to learn who these people are! The other thing I plan to start doing is reviewing books on here. The one I am reading now is "What Difference Do It Make". It was sent to me by the Thomas Nelson publishing company to read and hopefully review. I am about halfway through and hope to get that put together sometime next week.
Let me know if you guys have any other ideas for amping things up around here! I want my blog to be something that people WANT to come read, as well as a place for me to just be myself and lay it all out there. Do I even make sense? Nah, forget it. Don't answer that. Leave comments and give me any ideas that you've got! See you soon!
Ok...so my hubby and I made our first attempt at Hallelujiah Acres diet yesterday. Notice I said attempt. We are doing "Naked Juice" (which makes me laugh) and fruit for breakfast. I found out the juice isn't the greatest choice because it is pasteurized. Blech... We are also doing salads, fresh veggies, nuts, etc. By dinner, I found out from my MD that I had a UTI. After stopping to pick up antibiotics, I told my husband that my stomach was about to eat my spine. I told him I was "sick and fragile and I needed chik-fil-a for dinner". He told me I was crazy. I pouted and got my chicken sandwich! I am sure Patrice at the Williams Family Blog would be proud of my effort to get a hold of chik-fil-a. Today I have done much better but I feel like I am about to starve. The easy way to get protein on this diet is through beans, but I can't have a lot of those b/c of the carbs. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I wish I could pack my grandmother in my bags and she would live with me for a year and cook all of my food. I'm just saying, is all. On another note, we are in Texas. Again. Not that I don't appreciate Texas. Everything is bigger here, so I feel like I fit right in. I just don't like spending more time here than I do at my home in beautiful NC. Just saying. Well, this is officially going to go down as the most. boring. post. ever. Ashley asked for one...although I think she was looking for a little humor. I don't think I will try to switch carreers to comedian anytime soon. Or spelling bee champion. Whatever. Love you guys....pray I don't shrivel up and fly away with the texas tumbleweeds!!!
I am a Christ following, 31 year old girl, trudging through life trying to learn to be an adult! I am my husbands girlfriend, my step-sons encourager, my dogs mom, as well as a daughter, granddaughter, friend, niece, sister, and lots more. I am learning to juggle all of these things, and along the way my Father is teaching me a lot about myself. Join me on my ride of learning lessons!
Meet Olin. He is my rock, my foundation, my grounding force, my spiritual leader, my husband, and my best friend. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. He is eternally patient with me and all of my crazy ways. For that, I am very blessed. He loves Nascar, history, politics, and his boy. He loves to teach me things and take me outside of my comfort zone. He challenges me all the time and makes me long to be a better person.
Meet our 11 year old middle schooler!!! He is becoming quite the young man! A lover of science, outdoors, movies, and snarkiness...He gets the last part from me! :) We have had big adjustments leaving elementary school this year, but none that he hasn't taken in stride and worked hard to overcome. His dad and I are so proud of him and the young man he is becoming. Our prayer is that we lay a foundation that will withstand all of the trials he is sure to face in the next few years. One thing is for sure-boys sure are a hoot to have around!