For today, October 1st 2009
Outside my window... the sun is shining and the wind is blowing lightly. It was actually pretty chilly this morning while I was standing outside doing car duty. The fall weather is definitely starting to show it's face and i'm so excited! Such pretty colors await us!
I am thinking... that i've grown so much over the past few months. Its amazing to me how God can turn a person or situation around in such a short time and in the most simple way. Praise You, Lord!
I am reading... He Loves Me by Wayne Jacobsen - it's a devotional chapter book that I really enjoy. The author reminds us continually through out the pages of the book that God's feelings for us never change. His love for us is unconditional, steady, constant, and eternal. I truly believe our whole outlook would change if we could just wrap our minds around the fact that He just LOVES us. You can't read your bible enough to make him love you more, you can't sing enough songs, be kind enough, work in all the different programs your church has.... stop trying - HE LOVES YOU!
A friend also let me borrow The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey! I have now stared at myself in the mirror and admitted that I am the person with the problem (ha)... and now i'm ready to get a budget and plan started.
From the kitchen... i'm not sure what's going on in the kitchen. Mom prepared a very delicious, spontaneous meal the other night for dinner. If you know her you are already aware of how picky an eater she is. With her being the cook of the family that kind of means we all get to eat what she picks. haha. She stepped out of her box the other night and cooked something new. It was yummy!!
I am thankful for... my parents. They allow their 22 year old daughter who already graduated from college to continue to live at home (and I never hear them complain about it). I decided this week that I needed to step it up when it comes to helping out around the house. My bedroom and bathroom are mine and i'm good at keeping those clean, I also do my own laundry as well, but there are plenty of other things I could do around the house to help out my family and not just myself. Starting next week Monday's are going to be my evening to cook supper.
I am creating... a consistent exercise routine. Okay, so maybe the consistent part isn't all that true, but I hope to make it that way. In August I took up running with the hopes of participating in a 5K sometime in the future. Dad and I ran 3.1 miles in 28 minutes the other night. Atleast we know we can finish now! :) On rainy evenings I try to continue my Shred workout by Jillian Michaels.
I am wearing... a mixture of clothing right now that totally does not match. I took off my black dress pants and replaced them with my red, white, and blue Nike workout pants. I haven't gotten a chance to change my shirt yet - black cami and a long sleeve white fitted shirt. And pink moccasin looking house shoes.
I am hearing... Francesca Battistelli singing on my playlist.
One of my favorite things... most of the time I don't know what to put here, but today I feel like I could list off so many things that i'm learning to enjoy! We'll keep it short and say my kindergartener's! I know they technically aren't mine, but I feel like they might as well be and I love them so much! My favorite part of teaching and working at a school is the relationships - I never thought i'd enjoy it this much. I stinkin' love those children (it makes my eyes water)!!!
A few plans for the rest of the week... a quick trip to pick up an accompaniment track for a wedding, preparing motions for Children's Choir, early release for the children tomorrow at school, and spending time with my family this weekend.
A picture thought I am sharing with you... Katy's sweet children, Heidi and Luke, playing with my sunglasses. I miss not being able to see them as much as I did this summer.
Hello there bug eyes!!! haha!