Friday, October 19, 2012

chilled out Friday night....

I'm in a very paper lanterny kinda mood

I'm also in a get organized and have lotsa shelves kinda mood.  A trip to Ikea may be in order.
I'd best go check the money tree out back.
I think it dried up and blew away with the past summer's drought conditions.
I know this is backwards but I wanted to get this pic on my blog.
My friend, Mary M. from Calvary Chapel, brought this over to me today.
What a nice, unexpected surprise for this blustery Friday.
Isn't this cool?
I know I have some catching up to do in the JOY department...
in regards to the awesome people that still send things and pray and just plain ol' care.
It means more than I could ever express in mere human words.
They are inadequate.
Shellee, Tory, Stephani, Tashena...the list goes on.
So in this crazy pic above, with the cool JOY pic...I'd just gotten done running/walking. I'm definitely running more...5.0 and above. I like to push myself. I hope that it will translate into other areas of my life...e.g. my personal walk with Jesus Christ, my diet, my judgmental ways...etc. He is doing a work in me. I am most grateful for this...of all the trials and failures, heartaches and jubilations, I am so excited that He is working, moving, LOVING and changing me.

I'm viewing the world with some wide open eyeballs.

I'm wondering what He will have me do...How will the trials and hardships that I've endured help others? It is in many ways...As for the big picture?

That remains to be seen.

I'm at a place that I never thought I'd be. The canvas of friendships in my life has changed in ways I would never have imagined one year ago. Some have bid adieu and some have embraced my imperfections and idiosyncracies with both arms...I am so thankful for each one of you. Truly so.

Shellee, I will be sure to take pix at Monica and Todd's 11/3/12 wedding and find out their address for you. Thank you for constant caring and encouraging comments on here. Love you! Tory, I've been carrying around a letter I've been working on since Wednesday...YOU amaze me with your mad letter writing and caring skills. I stand in awe. Love you too!  Myssi, you are precious. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, Adam and sweet Greyson. Sending many hugs from up here, where it's chilly for now but promises to be in the mid to upper 70's all week long. I will pray it stays for a bit so you don't get temp shock.

David, Will and Ethan are over in Mahomet, IL, working on installing his HYBRID system in a brewery over there...whilst I miss them, it is niiiiiice to just BE chilled...I MISS U, D, W and E.

I must close this weird, random post....I'm in a blogging mood so stay tuned...Gotta go feed my #3-5 their late Friday night Pioneer Woman Pot Roast Round #2...and Mel and I will be masking our hairs, soaking our tootsies and hopefully scrapbooking, card and star making....ahhh pipe dreams.

Hope this finds you well, enjoying your Friday evening and embarking on some amazing weekend plans. yah!


Tesha said...

Love your honest candid heart. So glad some friends have stayed around even when things got messy, Isn't that just an awesome gift?! Saying a prayer for you tonight!

Anonymous said...

I love the JOY picture. What a wonderfully awesome friend that is able to encourage all of us. It certainly reminds me to find the JOY in everything.

I got Levi's card. I immediately thanked him in one of your letters-to-come, but let him know how much we all loved it! He is truly an awesome and thoughtful little man. I was telling mom and dad all about it before I was able to show them, and dad immediately caught on and said "Isn't it amazing that he gave his gift away and to us"! You certainly have some amazing kiddoes'.

Many hugs,