Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quick GiST #6

Texas just won game 2 of the College World Series, forcing game 3 for the championship.

Hook 'em Horns!!!

Grace in Small Things #10

  1. I. love. this. song. In 1977, my class put the Commodores "Zoom" LP on the record player every chance we got! My body will NOT stay still while "Brick House" is playing!

  2. Vacation Bible School - Growing up Catholic, we didn't have VBS. My mom said I went at my grandma's church the summer I was 4, but I don't remember it. I changed church affiliations a couple of years ago and this is the first year I've been able to participate in VBS. I am, in fact, co-director of the skits (well, ain't you somethin', Miss La-Di-Dah!). Last night was the first night and it was just great. The kids are so cute - squirmy, squirrelly, enthusiastic - and I enjoy all of the adults so much! It's a very satisfying experience and the fact that it is so much fun is just icing on the cake.

  3. A 40 minute IM, then a 2 hour IM, then a 20 minute phone call with Himself in the span of 6 hours last night. Fun, silly, and very, very candid conversations. Only God himself knows what it all means, but today I am content with it. No matter what it means, no matter what comes of all of this love and confusion, Himself is a good man and I am grateful that I know him.

  4. Air conditioning. 'Nuff said, right? Right.

  5. My parents actually ASKED if they can come visit in August. Normally they just tell me when they will be here and why, which makes me feel like a hostile hostel (heeheehee I just kill me) and makes me feel taken for granted. Funny thing how asking me instead of telling me changes my attitude - I even asked for half days off while they are here!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Honest Scrap

Cool, my third award! Thanks to Em I now get to lay more honesty on all y'all...

7 Honest Things about Myself

  1. I don't want to be thin. I would like to be less fat than I am now, but I do not aspire to a size 10, let alone a celery-crunching size 2. I would rather enjoy my days as a BBW than spend my life on a treadmill to meet a social standard. I like my curves, I like my *ahem* ample assets, I like the softness of my body. I also like cake.

  2. I feel that loving and marrying a man who loves me will complete my life. I know I'm not supposed to feel that way, that I should feel complete all by myself. Well, I believe that I am programmed for quiet, domestic happiness and there will be a piece missing until I get there. And I will get there.

  3. The only reason I consider going back to college to complete a bachelor's degree is to earn more money. I'm perfectly happy working 9-5 at my civil service job, I just wish I made a bit more money doing it.

  4. I don't think Daniel Craig is hot. I don't even think he is good looking. I also do not get the appeal of Sean Connery - he's just a really old Scottish dude. Roger Moore was the best James Bond. (wait - was that three honest things??)

  5. I detest olives. They just taste like rubbery orbs of salt to me. My momma brought me up right, so I will generally eat what is served me, but olives are one of the very few foods I can't choke down.

  6. I haven't vacuumed my house since March. Well, to be really honest, my mom did it when she was here (because I was recovering from knee surgery). Yes, it needs to be done...and it will. Probably on June 26. Because my sister and her family will be here June 27. And while I'm airing my dirty house laundry, I haven't dusted this house since I moved in last July. And I'm totally fine with that.

  7. I love having long hair. I had very short hair for years and years and decided about 2-1/2 years ago to grow it out. It's just past my shoulders now, and it's not long enough yet. I'm not always happy with the style, but I revel in the way it feels on my neck and shoulders, the way it blows in a breeze, the fact that I can put it in a ponytail or up in a clip or let it flow around my face. I am, I'm told, a very tactile person and I LOVE running my fingers through my own hair.
The rules:
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers:
Merrily Down the Stream
Chocolate and Whine (poor girl, I think I tag her every time. Good thing she has the good sense to ignore me most of the time.)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Grace in small things #9

Hi, honey, I'm home - did you miss me? I was in Chicago for work from Wednesday morning until this afternoon. I stayed in a (very nice) college dorm, after which I appreciate the following things here at home:

1. Fitted sheets.

2. Ample parking.

3. Not living out of a suitcase.

4. Access to the WWW from my living room.

5. Television, even bad, leftover summer television.