Monday, June 28, 2010


I woke up at 5:45 this morning with great intentions. You see, I ran four miles straight last night.... no walking... no cursing... no water chugging. I just ran and ran and it felt amazing! Now, I have friends (and a husband) who can hop up on the laziest of Sundays and run six miles without even breaking a sweat, but I'm more of a three mile kind of girl. When the treadmill reads 3.0, I stop - that's it. What I realized last night, though, is that your body can go SO much further, if your mind will just allow it to. All of a sudden 3 miles turns into 3.5 and 3.5 into 4... you get my drift.

However, this morning my mind was so involved in the crazy dream I was having that I automatically hit snooze time and time again until all of a sudden my 5:45 wake-up call to hit the gym was 7:30. I have a very, very kind husband who lets me get away with this behavior. Needless to say, I had to be a responsible adult, skip the gym and haul my tail to work.

And now, it's five in the afternoon and I'm tired, I'm hungry, and I just want to find a couch. Yes, I'll be back on the treadmill bright and early tomorrow morning (you can hold me accountable!), but for tonight, I just want to listen to classical music on the rainy drive home, change into my lazy gear and eat some carbs....


Thursday, June 24, 2010


In the midst of it all, He's there.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Love

Today is the first day of summer - what are you doing to enjoy it?

Another favorite of mine for your Monday....

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n' wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to you enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead "Well done" good and faithful one...


Friday, June 11, 2010


Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Office Space

Listen up, I work from home by myself…with nobody to talk to… no reason to make myself look presentable in the morning…no lunching with co-workers or gabbing over a snack break…sounds appealing, huh? It’s hard, so hard that when I was given the opportunity to work in an actual office for the two months that we’re in Dallas this summer, I jumped with glee! You would be surprised what a few years of 8-5 isolation can do to a woman…

I’ve been in the office for two weeks now and it has been amazing!! I find myself enjoying the smallest, and usually aggravating, things that my co-workers ignore or drown out with iPods. People chatting, the girl next to me smacking on her cheetos (oh wait, that’s me), keyboards clicking….glorious evidence that there is life around me! See, I told you that isolation thing made me a little cooky…

Anyhow, aside from the obvious of seeing my co-workers everyday again, these are some of the reasons I especially enjoy being back in the office…

Meetings – Let me tell you, to actually be able to see who is talking on the other end of the phone is such a beautiful thing. No more straining to hear what’s being said by someone on the other side of the room… no more wondering what kind of reactions I’m getting from people when I’m talking…

Snack room – You know I love food, so you should have seen this coming :). We have one of the best snack rooms I have ever seen… EVER. It’s full of deliciousness and I avoid it like the plague until…

I grab the Cheetos – Now let me just say that they are the baked variety, and yes, I do recognize that there’s absolutely no ounce of nutrition in them, but they are so, so good… my guilty pleasure… an addiction I unsuccessfully attempt to kick to the curb every single day. I love my baked Cheetos and we have an abundance of them in that devilish snack room, and I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who eats them…

Big city ambiance – Windows border our office walls and the views are spectacular. West Texas is beautiful, but a city skyline is stunning to me..

A desk – While sitting on a couch every day sounds lovely, sitting at an actual work desk is far more appealing. I feel so much more professional and focused. Maybe it’s a cubicle and maybe nasty fluorescent lighting hovers from above, but still, I love it…

Music – The speakers in our bathroom boldly play the likes of Lady GaGa and Jay-Z. It always catches me off guard, but then I find myself dancing a little jig as I wash my hands and realize that it puts a smile on my face every time :)

For all of you who work in an office, bask in that fluorescent lighting and decorate those fabulous cubicle walls ;). Seriously, you are lucky… trust me!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Making Lemonade

I know I said this recently, but my life has been completely wonky lately... not in a bad way, just all over the place - fun, exciting, fresh.. but wonky. I've been absent, I have, and I'm fully aware that I'm not going to win any kind of 2010 blogger award, but please bear with me!!

I've been celebrating marriages...

seeing my teddy bear of a brother-in-law off to Germany...

taking advantage of every spare moment I have with my husband...

lunching with friends...

and emailing and texting like crazy with those I left behind in West Texas for the summer...

City life is fabulous, but I do miss the slower pace of West Texas where there's no such thing as traffic and toll roads. I've been yelled at for driving too slow, have become far too dependent on my iPhone and am never, ever quite sure where I'm going exactly. Bottom line, it makes for an exhausting day, and it's all I can do to turn myself into a downward facing dog and call it a night... sigh.

I'll be back soon, I promise! Lots of prayers for you in the meantime!