Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm Here!! I'm in here!!

Any idea where that movie quote comes from? It's from The Money Pit starring Shelly Long and Tom Hanks. Tom's character has fallen through a hole in the floor and is stuck in a rug....My sister and I laugh hysterically every time we see that movie and that particular line is used in high frequency between the two of us. is that relevant? I suppose the explanation of the movie line is a bit over kill, so that part isn't relevant at all. What is relevant is that I am still here...still full of ideas and wishes. I'm just running a little short on time.

Today I would like to spot light a completely adorable blog. Pure and Lovely is a design, style, crafty, journal blog that has become a staple for me. Ashley and her super cute family are creating a charmed life full of creativity and inspiration. I look forward to seeing what she and her fam are up to and what cute bits of craftiness I can swoon over.

Someday I might actually have a a few people who read this blog and I want them to know about Pure and Lovely.
Now selfishly, I have to tell you that I get to put another entry into her fantabulous give away for a dress from Shabby Apple. By blogging about Ashley and her CA-UTE blog and this give way, I get and extra entry BUT...that does not in anyway diminish my affection for her.

Here is where my bloggy naivete is really going to shine....I would love to post a picture of the adorable dress that, coincidentally, I would look smashing in, but I have no earthly idea how to do it. If you stumble upon this tiny corner of the internet world and have any suggestions for me, I would be most appreciative.

I do, however, know how to post a picture from my own files and, since it's been awhile since I've been around, it would be a shame not to share my current favorite snap shot of my sweet baby boy. I could just gobble up those cheeks!

Happy Friday!

Monday, February 7, 2011

God is good. All the time.

Well it seems I can't even manage a blog post once a week at the moment. I seem to have a bad habit of jumping into things, making grad proclaimations about how "I really am going to stick with it this time and this time" and then letting life interupt me, and, boy is life interupting me right now.

Have you ever felt like you were at a crossroads? I certainly feel that way now. It feels as if my whole existence is at a tipping point. I don't want to bother you with the details. You...that's kind of funny since no one is actually reading this yet. I guess "you" is me and I certainly don't want to bother myself with the details...I remember them just fine. Where was I? Oh, yeah....tipping point.

One very important door slammed shut for me this week and I am currently searching for the window that should be opening any day now as a result of this very loud, very rude and very uncalled for slam. One big decision is where to go from here. Do I want to stay in education or is it time to branch out to other things.

Some days I feel all kinds of creativity and optimism bubbling out of every inch of me. Other days, though, I feel like a wet rag all wrung out...not one drop of water left to squeeze out. This week has wrung me out. From a new phone (my barely year old one crapped out) to new internet service (a day of my life sucked away that I will never be able to reclaim) I don't feel any ounce of creativity or optimism. I feel defeated. I feel frustrated. Yet, I still feel hopeful.

I just keep telling myself God is good all the time. God is good ALL the time.

God is good through students with 8th grade-itis. God is good through unfair, bullheaded bosses. God is good through technical support agents who make simple internet set up hard. God is good through bad customer service.

God is good ALL THE TIME.