Saturday, October 31, 2009

That Dam Bridge

Big Dam Bridge that is. I am back to walking it. I came to realize that I didn't like what I was seeing in the mirror. I can't wear my favorite pair of jeans because when I put it on I look like a tube of toothpaste half way squeezed out. Not pretty. So this morning I got on the scale and couldn't believe the number that I saw. I know how that number came to be: I love food. I especially love food dipped in ranch dressing. So pounds crept on. Being tall helps because the weight just spreads itself and before you know it you are standing on the scale ready to burst into tears. But instead of having a pity party this time I went to the bridge. It helped me loose weight before and it will help me now. If I walk across and back it's 1.6 miles. So that's what I did this morning. It was a start. I wanted to do another "lap" but I felt like I was about to throw up and my shoe was giving me a blister.
So, I am going to declare this first morning a success.

And until I learn how to put caption under the picture in smaller font telling where I got it, I'll just have to tell it after the fact. This one came from bridge's website.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Proverbs 31 woman, laundry and inner beauty

Tonight we studied about inner beauty and what it means to be a Christian woman with quiet and gentle spirit. Proverbs 31 was always used as an example of what a Christian woman should be like. I don't know about others but I always feel inadequate after reading it. The standards are so high and it is so easy to get bogged down in all the things that I fail at. How do I become that woman? How can I do everything with a smile on my face and happy spirit? Housework is not my strongest point, there is always something that needs to be cleaned, picked up, or ironed. Part of it is pure lazyness. I just don't feel like doing it. Did Proverbs 31 woman ever feel like that? I wish the Bible would tell how she got over that and worked through that. Did she ever feel so tired that she simply didn't care that there are dirty dishes and laundry overflowing? How do you stop feeling like a failure in almost everything you do because you don't feel like you measure up?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Where is Friday when you need it?

Here is what I feel like this morning.

I was so afraid of oversleeping this morning that I woke up nearly every hour. That's a recipe for a restful sleep. Not.

It's raining again and as much as I love the sound of it, all that humidity is creating a little critter problem trying to get into our home. Thus an hour spent this morning researching the internet on how to get rid of them without fuming the whole family in the process.

Today will be long but I know one thing for sure: God will see me through all of it. He is the only constant in my equation of life.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here we go

I am following so many blogs that I decided to start my own. Not a clue what to write about. I could talk all day about Zeus, my adorable shih tzu and I am sure the world is just dying to hear about it. I could write about how patient my husband is when dishes are left in the sink, laundry piles up and the ironing pile seems to grow on its own. Domestic goddess I am not. I will be talking a lot about my love of books and everything that I am currently reading but that will have to wait because I really do need to tackle the dishes.