Friday, February 15, 2008

Know and Tell Friday

I have to say I'm not going to reread this and my spell check isn't working for forgive me if there is any spelling errors.
Question 1
Did you eat candy this Valentine's Day? Yes I had one reese peanut butter cup.
Question 2
What is something you do to relax? I use to go to the kitchen an eat something that always seemed to calm me. Now I do a number of things crochet, scrapebook, paint or draw that relaxes me. In the nicer weather I like to sit in the sunroom and read or pray spend time alone.
Question 3
(From Poole's book) What is the best approach for resolving conflict? Conflict handled properly should be a freeing thing for people. I don't min conflict one thing for sure I try to always take time to think and gain rational thoughts about the situation. I try not to approach anyone when I'm tired or its late at night, when your tired you aren't alway thinking clearly, we tend to say things we will regret and or take offense to what the other person is saying weither its valid or not. I try really hard to remember that everyone has there own way of communicating and we don't always use the the same words that others would use, so if something is said that offends me I ask them what do you mean by that I don't completely understand, or I'm slittly offended by that I think maybe I miss understood what you said. I find that if I'm polite they wont get upset because I took them wrong or it I didn't take them wrong they will try to restate what they sid in a more loving way. The true stinks sometimes so we need to handle that true with care. Always give others the bennefit of the dought.
Question 4
(Poole's book again) How would you define "freedom"? (this could probably be a bonus question)
Peace is freedom to me. Jesus gives us peace, and peace to me is knowing that everything is working as it should. Having my house in order is freeing knowing that I could have people over at a moments notice and let them inside the house is a sense of freedom. I think haveing peace is freeing in so many ways.
Question 5
(Poole's book) On a scale of 1-10, how happy do you usually feel? Explain. This is kind of hard to answer, I would have to say on a good day I could be a 8-9, and average day 7-8, On days when I struggle with anxiety it could be anywhere from a 2-5 depending. Most days I would have to say I'm a 7-8, sometimes in our lives where we are today in our happiness is could neve compare to what it was like before so how could we not be a 9-10. Jesus is our ultimate source of happiness so when we are low on the happiness thing spend sometime thinking about the blessings that Jesus has given us and that should lift our spirits.
Bonus Questions
Question 6
If you could choose one "SIN" that you would never have to struggle with for the rest of your life what would it be? Pride would be the one. Pride holds me back because I worry what people will think and if I search deep I'm sure it's a pride thing.
Question 7
What is one thing that breaks your heart? It breaks my heart to think about how my children are missing out on seeing the family bonds from having relatives close by. I grew up very close to most of my aunt, uncle, cousins, grandparents, everyone, and it makes me sad to not provide that for my children. It breaks my heart sometimes thinking about how distance and conflict as changed my sister and my relationship from bestfriends who loved eachother more then life, to just loving eachother.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wordles Wednesday

A friend of mine and I made this afaghan for another friend who was moving it wasn't completely finished but now it is and it is beautiful. Have you ever done a project that you thought I don't know about this well this was one of those and let me say it turned out beautiful. The love alone put into it was all it needed.

It's been forever

I don't even know how many people who use to check my blog still do since it has been between 1 and a half to two months since I've blogged. I've had to get a few other things taken care of before I started bloging again. Anyway that isn't the reason I'm blogging today. I was reading some thing on flylady who I love if you haven't experienced her check out it's great we love her website. Our house hold hasn't master it but we are learning how to work together as a family. Anyway, I'm like sidetracked city today. I was reading a e-mail I got from flylady about this months mission which is to declutter for 15 minutes a day the whole month which I haven't done, I've read all the e-mail but not done the assignment which is another post, being the ultimate procrastinator out there I actually thought " I should go excersise fo r30 minutes instead of decluttering for 15 min" Is that not the craziest thing I would think of first to get out of decluttering. I could have thought I don't have time, General Hospital is going to be on ( I Love General Hospital it's an addition), I could have said I'll do it later, but no I said to myself I should endure physical excertion for twice the amount of time just so I have a good excuse for not decluttering. I thought that was funny so I'm sharing.

I hope you found this a little humorous.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

To Know and Tell

Question 1
1. Who do you wish you could meet?
2. Best food comes from which country? Pizza and Hamburgers are my favorite both of which I try not to eat often
3. If you are familiar with the movie/musical "Grease", what girl character would you be (let's apply this lightly...I know some of the behaviors of the girls was not too nice). This is a hard Question I would have to say maybe Frenchy only because she is somewhat quiet and trys things to find something she would like to do in her life. I'm not realy sure.
4. Would you be more likely to toilet paper someone's house, or would you be the one that has their house toilet papered? I want to say I would be the brave one and toilet paper someone's house in good, clean fun. I wouldn't get Toilet papered I can just sense when somthing is going on and I usually catch the toilet paper-ers in the act.
5. Do you like small talk, or deep conversations? Everyone loves deep conversation, but they aren't alway appropriate, so we tend to do more small talk. I think sometimes we all need to just set still and take the time to have deep conversations. I'm sure in this fast pace society we miss out on a lot of deep conversations.
Bonus Questions
6.Who do you most want to encourage this year? My husband and my Mother
7.If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say? Would they be right? What will you do about it? We all have strongholds in our lives, and stuggles recognizing them is half the battle, the other half is surrendering your life to God and letting him lead you in the right direction. If your focus is on God then his Focus will be on helping you over come your struggles.