22 November, 2010

The Fun Stuff

Sundays are the best. My pastor is doing a series out of the book of John, called Life. He is totally and completely blowing me away. This man can preach! I love it. The first week it was "Who is This Jesus?" which gave us a description of who Jesus really is. Even for someone like me who was raised in church and saved at an early age, it was awesome. Last week was about God's plan - how His timing is not always our timing.

This week was [something like] "Mud in Your Eye." He told the story from John 9 (or 6...I have intermittent dyslexia =P) where Jesus puts mud on the blind man's eyes, tells him to go wash his eyes in the pool of Siloam and he was healed. The basics of it are this: The healing (or answer to a prayer) doesn't always come the way we want it to, or the way we think it will come. Sometimes, it can even be an irritation. Think about it. Jesus put mud IN they guy's eyes. That had to have hurt or been super annoying! Then Jesus sends him on a long walk to this place where he's supposed to wash his eyes. He's blind. Jesus told him to walk all this way... He had to have been upset about that. --> So, our journey to the answered prayer/healing is also very important. So, so powerful. How many times have I gotten upset when things have changed - haven't gone according to plan? How many times have I prayed for something only to get in the middle of some wacky, annoying situation? Awesome, awesome, awesome. I stinkin' love my pastor.


I've started reading What to Expect Before You're Expecting. I love the title. =P Makes my love of planning things even more funny. Anyway, I was reading about weight and diet tonight. Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh. According to the BMI, I am slightly overweight. Yuck. Not much... I'd probably be ok, but this is just another reminder that I should be working out on a regular basis. *sigh* 

Also, my diet has been super sucky lately. Wanna know what I had for dinner tonight? It ain't pretty, y'all. A bag of popcorn, 3 twizzlers and a gingerbread cookie. Oh, and a glass of sweet tea. Not so sure that's baby friendly. Or healthy. Oh, and take a look at what happened to the bag of popcorn.

Woops. I still can't believe I did that!

Jasper got to reap the benefits of my accident. =P

I was not hungry at all... Junk food sounded way better than attempting to cook for myself. Lean Cuisine has been my lifesaver in the last two weeks. I have no "want to" to cook at all. Except for cookies. I could bake lots and lots of cookies. Maybe I should find meals that I could bake.... Hmmm...


I finally got to have a decent Skype chat with Joe today!! We talked for like 2 seconds this morning... Which made me sad. I had waited all morning (ok, like an hour) to talk to him and then his internet finally decided to work right about the time I needed to get in the shower and get ready for church. I chatted a little longer than I should have...because I was super emotional and did NOT want to have to go. I definitely cried when we hung up. I have cried a lot in the last few days. I'm sure it's hormone-related, but geez!! Cut a girl some slack! I feel like I cry a lot more than I should. Especially for someone who is NOT pregnant.

We got to talk again tonight, and for much longer. Woo! We did get interrupted several times, but we were lucky enough to be able to reconnect. This is rare. Very rare. Once again I was reminded of the many reasons why Joe and I are so incredibly perfect for each other. I was telling him about the Scentsy party last night, and that I had mentioned his, um, accident/mistake when we got our first warmer. He put a whole BAR in the warmer. You wanna talk about an overpowering scent?! Oh my goodness! Anyway, he said he was happy to provide me with entertainment - free entertainment. =P I love that silly guy. Aaaand then we were talking about guns. I haven't gone shooting in such a long time... And I'm dying to get my own handgun, if just to have in the house. So, we're adding "go to the firing range" to our R&R to do list. =) I told him that I suppose the statement, "you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl" is true. =P


Ok, who else was totally in love with the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys performance tonight?! *raises hand* Ooh, ooh pick me! ;-) I was in boy band heaven for 3ish minutes. And how much do you wanna bet that those Justin Beiber teeny bopper girls had NO CLUE who either of those bands were?! It felt good to see a comeback... I love BSB, but I am an 'NSYNC girl through and through. I listened to them first and just fell in love. I can remember listening to them on cassette tape (I hadn't entered the CD world yet) in my bedroom and dancing around. Ah, memories.

Look at those baby faces!! I still think that JC was the hottest of the bunch. Sorry, Justin. ;-)

I just had to post that one. =)

I was lucky enough to have this CD in my stereo one night when it decided to randomly turn on. Waking up to NSYNC would have been nice if 1) It hadn't been 1 a.m. (I did actually go to bed early at one point in my life) and 2) If it were them in person. Lol! ;-)

I was lucky enough to marry someone who was a Backstreet Boys fan. But, he also listens to 'NSYNC. One night when we were dating, we sat in his car listening to 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys and acting like total goobers. I loved every. single. minute. of it. =) Of course, we still do this from time to time. Reason # 5987 I love him.

Hope y'all had a good weekend!


ACUs and ABCs said...

What to Expect Before you are Expecting?? I have never heard of that one, but it sounds right up my alley!

Elizabeth said...

That sounds like such an awesome series! I'm taking a course on the New Testament this semester in college, and I'm surprised by how much I never really knew about Jesus.

Also, I was more of a Backstreet Boys girl. :)

The Mrs. said...

I thought JC was the best looking from NSYNC as well. :) You should totally get a hand gun, my husband bought me one last year and going to the shooting range is one of our favorite things to do. :) Have a good week!

Jenn said...

Total flash back!!
I was such a boy band nerd!
Shoot, I still am :P
The series at your church sounds awesome. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm hoping that NSYNC will take after nkotb and BSB and do a tour again!

Jenn said...

I might have to go pick that up one of these days!

Just Another MilSpouse said...

That sounds like an AWESOME dinner, lol, sometimes you just need to have a crappy dinner night. You can't eat healthy EVERY night. The baby will get all the nutrients he/she needs regardless of one night of dessert for dinner.

As for NSync, I am so with you on the JC thing. I never thought Justin was all that cute to begin with. My 14 y/o came in while I was listening to your videos and he goes "oh mom, you aren't listening to that Bieber kid are you". LOL. I tried explaining that this was a band from my childhood but he got bored and left before I finished. I'll just never be cool in my kids eyes. lol.

Oh, and I LIVED by that book. What to Expect When You're Expecting was my bible while I was pregnant

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

You guys are adorable. I love it.