Archive | January, 2013

Powerless

24 Jan

Today’s blog:  What is your favourite thing to do when you lose energy in your home and can’t use electronics?

This.just.happened.  Last week, a transformer blew outside of our house and we were in the dark.  There were no favorites, justsoyaknow…it was just whatever kept the kids quiet!  We had all of our devices, 3 iPads, iPad mini, MacBook, 3 iPhones and a Touch…6 rechargeable candles…1 Mag-lite…and we were set!  MJ watched Tangled w/ headphones as to not hear the wind…Mike and I talked…and slept.  Christian chilled in his room, playing games on his phone…it was a regular night, actually….just darker.. 🙂

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Creative Conservation

23 Jan

Today’s post question ~ What is the most creative way you conserve energy in your home?

I’d say the BEST way?  I don’t cook!  Ha!  I save energy on a few things….my stove, oven, water (since there aren’t dishes to wash), dishwasher…  I can give you 100 excuses…but it boils down to time, energy and convenience…. My hubby loves it when I DO cook but at this point, it’s so rare it is such a cool thing…he thinks it’s a special occasion!  Works for me!  🙂

 

Powered by Toddlers

22 Jan

Today’s blog:  Come up with a creative plan (and no, it doesn’t have to be realistic and scientifically-based — toddler on a hamster wheel, anyone?) to create energy once we use up our fossil fuels.

Here is a good plan ~ somehow determine how best to bottle toddler energy.  Maybe it’s a chemical in their glands, maybe it’s in their blood, maybe it’s secreted in their urine…but somehow, it’s there.  They have a ton of it.  They can use less and we can use it for everything!!!  BOOM.

 

Water, Water, Everywhere

21 Jan

My prompt for today:  What is your biggest concern about the future of the environment?

Obviously, I’m concerned about the future for a few reasons….  Of course I just CARE.  I’d like to see this world we live in thrive and be green and pretty and all that jazz…  However, if the Lord doesn’t return soon and I leave this world before my children are left to hang around and endure it – I’d like for them to have pretty things to see, air to breath (that doesn’t harm them), animals to observe and clean water to drink.  I think water is a big deal for me for a few reasons….I LOVE IT first of all.  I love to drink it, swim in it, see it, you name it!  My job is obviously greatly affected by water.  We want people to ENJOY it…we want people to benefit from the cleanliness of it…we want to MOVE it…  It’s a big deal, y’all!!  I could give you lots of stats but you all know the deal.  There’s a lot of water.  There’s a lot of pollution.  There’s a lot of work to do…we just need to be sure we’re all doing it, that our government is funding someone doing it and that we are all supporting it!!!

 

Moving On

20 Jan

I can’t imagine losing my husband…or my daddy.  I have such emotion right now for my friend and her mom.  I can’t imagine the “what do I do now” feeling or the immense feeling of loss.  I know they are absolutely relieved that he’s no longer in pain, but I would imagine that they are also having that empty feeling as well.  I don’t know how you move on…how you go about your daily life and miss that person….how you sit down to dinner at the table you shared with them and they aren’t there.  The whole “time heals all wounds” saying would fall on deaf ears to me…it would almost offend me.  I’d want more time…more moments…just a few more memories.  Knowing that person is in a better place, of course, helps you with these feelings somewhat I’d think…but not having them present in your every day life has to sting so much.  I am praying so hard right now for this family…I love them so much and I know if there is any way they are going to heal, it will be from our Lord.  God bless them…

Date Night

19 Jan

Mike won a gift from the Marriott in downtown Raleigh while playing in a golf tourney last year. That’s what we are up to. We planned out this night to take advantage of a free night here…

Very cool view…ice skating rink on Fayetteville. We are on the 17th floor! We had dinner at 42nd street and it was delish as always.

My heart though, is with my Sanford family and friends. We lost a great man this afternoon in Mike Moody. He was a special man and fought a disease that all too often wins. I feel for his family…for my Daddy, his buddy…I just can’t imagine the feelings they are all experiencing tonight. If you’re reading this, whatever brought you here, would you please pray for them?

I’m off now to enjoy the rest of this night with my hubby. I’m so appreciative of this time together. Being married to my best friend for the last 6.5 years has been one of my largest blessings. Night!!

What’s in a name?

18 Jan

We’ve already established that I’m not a superhero…but if I were…I’d have you call me – MOM.  Thas all.  Most of those are pretty superhumanish, don’t you think?

 

Save the people, Save the world

17 Jan

So my writing prompt today is:  How would you start saving the world if you woke up tomorrow with superhuman powers?

I don’t need superhuman powers to know what our world needs.  Our world needs Jesus.  Our world needs to know the love of our God, who gave up His only Son…for us.  To save US.  If we all, every one of us, kept that in our minds all day, every day…I wonder how the world would be different.  Maybe the shootings might end?  Would the deceit and lies and petty things and adultery and theft all cease?  If you thought of your sin as a direct mark or hit on Jesus – would it stop you?  Stop looking to be saved by acts or power or money or deeds and look to the One who can do it….Jesus.  Invite Him into your heart.  Pray this:

Father, I know I’m a sinner and that I don’t deserve eternal life.  Please forgive me.  I want to turn away from my past sinful life and turn towards you.  Please help me to not sin again.  I know that you sent your son, Jesus Christ, to die for me and my sins.  I also know that He is alive and hears this prayer.  I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from today forward.  I accept Your gift of eternal life.  In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

If you prayed that….tell me!  Tell everyone!  Welcome to the family….  🙂  Praise the Lord!!!

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

16 Jan

Ha!  How ya like the 3 Doors Down reference there?  Uh huh, thought so!

Soooo, today’s prompt is:  If you were a superhero, what would be your kryptonite, draining your energy?

This is almost a one word Wednesday answer……….

MONO!

Durrrr.  😉

Are You Strong Enough?

15 Jan

So…assuming I’m already a superhero…let’s talk about strength versus speed.  Would I rather be my same wimpy self and really fast about it?  Or would I rather be crazy strong and my usual self?  Hmm.  My energy level is finally getting back to normal after mono.  (If you didn’t know, check the archives or the tags because trust me last year was the year of THE MONO.)  I feel like I have a pretty good tempo at work, driving – check, walking – check, and when I’m hanging with the kids – I can keep up.  So, maybe speed is not a desire of mine.  Strength, though?  I wish I had many of them.  Physical, yes.  I need some more of that.  My arms are pretty sad and I feel like if I honestly NEEDED to use my muscles on a daily basis that we’d all be suffering.  My legs get tired fairly easily and actually, so does the rest of me too.  Emotional strength would be good too, since I have always been a sensitive, tender-hearted person.  It’s a blessing and a curse.  It usually keeps me from going off on people or saying things that I don’t think through first….but it sure makes it worse when someone does it to me.  I cry when I’m mad.  I cry when I’m sad.  I cry when….yeah, you get the picture.

 

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