Sep 30, 2009

Random Things

I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow. I used to have this teacher in elementary school that if you asked, “Did you get a haircut?” He would respond, “Nope…but I did get all of my hairs cut!” For some reason him saying this has always stuck with me. That’s really the only thing I remember about this man. Weird how certain things stay with you…random things. Why do we remember certain acts of history and not others? The ones we remember must have made some substantial impact on us…but a remark about a haircut? Strange.

I digress. I’m getting a haircut tomorrow and I’m really hoping it’s going to be amazing! I try not to get my hopes up too high…but I always do even if subconsciously. We will find out if tomorrow ends up being a good day or a bad day. Although…Wesley Poo is coming home tomorrow night so either way it’s going to be an AMAZING day, even if my hair ends up being a nightmare. Oh, please…don’t let it be a nightmare.

Sep 29, 2009

Caffeine Free

I woke up this morning to the gentle sound of rain falling on our roof. I buried my head deep into my pillow and groaned, “I don’t want to get up.” My body felt like lead and my covers were way more inviting than the prospect of a cold bathroom floor. I eventually rolled to the edge of the mattress and forced myself to throw one leg over as I lay there for more strength to throw the other one in the same direction. Ugh. This has to be way harder than competing in the Iron Man, I just know it.

I finally managed to get all the way out of bed, get ready, spend quality time with God, and actually eat breakfast. AND…I did all of this without one ounce of caffeine. I amaze myself at times, I really do.

Sep 28, 2009

Friends, Family, and Lots of Shopping

Well, I’ve survived the weekend without my Wesley. It hasn’t been easy though. I talked to him on the phone twice yesterday, which helped fill my Wesley size hole. Only three more nights to go…

On Saturday my mom kept me company while we literaly shopped-till-we-dropped. Mom is basically a marathon shopper…very hard core. She doesn’t really buy very much she just likes to look…at EVERYTHING. We went to clothes stores, to Costco, to home improvement stores, to large department stores. We did it all until my legs were about to fall off and I was pleading for water and rest. Shopping with Mom is not for the faint of heart.

My friend Allison kept me company last night which was so sweet of her! We chatted while nestled up on my comfy couches and ate Snicker’s ice cream with crunchy peanut butter on top. Ice Cream, family and friends definitely help to alleviate the lack of Wesley Poo.

So…my Wesley free journey continues for three and a half more days. Will I make it? Only the Lord knows…but I’m pretty sure with the help of good people and God I will overcome.

Sep 26, 2009

And God said, "You shall become one"

I always heard growing up how much work marriage is, "it's takes lots of communication...lots of patience...lots of sacrifice". But there is one challenge of marriage that far outweighs anything else that no one ever emphasized to me.

The hardest part about being married is loving someone so much that you know deep down in your soul how heartbreaking it would be to ever lose that person. No one ever told me that when you say "I do" it's one of the riskiest leaps of faith to take, not because of the commitment or even the loss of independence. But when you become "one" with your spouse the inevitable is that one day (even if that day is years to come) someone will be left a "half" person. Not that one cannot be made whole again through the help of Christ, but the healing that comes from the death of a spouse is a long and difficult road for anyone at any age to endure.

So, for now, I would say that marriage is one of the most challenging things in life, but not because of the frequent marital "hardships" that we normally hear and read about. You see, to willingly give half of your heart away to someone else you also have to be willing to lose it.

Sep 25, 2009


Wesley leaves for his Denmark work trip tomorrow morning. I’ve turned into one of those annoying wives that moan and complain about their husband not being home for a week. I was single for 28 years! You think I would be able to handle a week alone and not turn into a sobbing lunatic. I guess that’s what love does to you…makes you all weird in the head.

Luckily I have some great friends who have graciously offered to babysit me while my Wesley is away. Thank you Allison and Marci! I think I might survive this experience with the help of my friends, family, and of course…ice cream.

Sep 24, 2009

Amish Bread

“Do you want a zip lock baggie full of Amish bread stuff that you squeeze for ten days?” asked Keith as he strolled through the office.

“Huh?” I asked thinking I was most certain to never have heard that question before in my life.

“My wife wants to know if you want a starter for Amish Friendship Bread that you have to let ferment for ten days. Then you mix more ingredients with it and bake it and eat it! It’s really good.”

So…I said what any sensible girl would say, “sure!”

Now I have a zip lock bag full of starter goodness. I’m actually quite excited about this new adventure I’m embarking on…and even more excited that I get to eat it in the end! What could be better than a ten day goal that you get to eat? Not much I would say. Bon appetite!

Sep 23, 2009

Goal...Day One

So…I’ve decided to set a small goal for myself…I’m going to try and blog every work day. I need a new purpose, a new hobby…even if it’s as small as blogging. I realized this a few days ago and have been rolling ideas in my head ever since. I’ll get to work a little early, or stay a little late and blog away! I don’t have internet at home so weekends are out unless I get to a computer. I know…we live in the dark ages or something like that. We don’t have a TV either. Call the weirdo patrol! But, we actually love not having a TV. It’s very liberating. You should try it!

So this is day one of my new goal/hobby. Hope all my faithful readers enjoy this new obsession of mine…all faithful twelve or so readers that is…but hey, it’s something. (Thank you, reader!)

Stay tune for more exciting news tomorrow. I’m sure it will change your life.