Friday, January 30, 2009

How Do You Live Your Life?

This song really spoke to me. It is such a great reminder not to live your life just "going through the motions". It is often times very easy to get sucked into the every day routine of life. But is that really enough? Is that how your life is to be spent? I know that it isn't enough for me nor is it how I want to live my life. I don't want to get to the end of my life and have to say "I wish I would have _____". I am not perfect and I mess up many times daily but I know that even in the midst of my screw ups God still loves me. So why in the world would I want to live my life just going through the motions when I could be living out the life that God has called me to? What keeps us from living the life that God called us to live? Is it fear? Is it pride? Is it people around you? Is it laziness? It really could be any one of these things and more. I know all of the above have been a factor in my life at one time or another. And there are times that I still let some of these hold me back. But I don't want to live my life in fear, selfishly, or prideful. So what do I do...I ask God to take the fear away to remind me that he is in complete control and there is no need to fear. I ask him to help me let go of my selfish pride and to give me humility. I ask him to show me where he wants me to go, and who he wants me to be.

Those are just my thoughts. What about you...what does this song make you think about? What does "the motions" mean to you? What are some ways you live your life so that you aren't just going through the motions or what are some things you should/could change to make this happen?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Caption Please

This is my dog Izzy. My mom snapped this picture of her last night. My mom gave it the caption "Leaning On The Promises". What caption would you give this picture???

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Will You Help This Family?

As it goes in the blog/networking world you come across new people everyday.  Today I came across this blog.  The family is trying to raise the money to bring their little girl that they adopted from Korea home.  One way they are raising money is by hosting a raffle on their blog.  So I urge you visit their blog, donate some money, be entered in the raffle, and help a family bring their precious baby girl home.  

What an Eventful Day!!!

This past Saturday my family and I spent moving my stuff out of my storage bin. And it turned out to be quite an eventful day.

My bro-n-law and the Runald were in charge of taking care of all the heavy furniture. My mom and I took care of all of the boxes, and light weight furniture. I had forgotten just how much "stuff/crap" I had. So my sister's car was loaded down with the remaining little things. Since the boxes were the 1st to be loaded up us gals went on to the house and unloaded.

When we arrived at the house my mom decided she would pull around to the back yard so that we didn't have such a long walk to unload everything. And the fact that is was freezing Sat. definitely came into play as well. My sister was behind us and she just followed suit.

We get everything unloaded and hurry to get the cars back in the driveway before the Runald and bro-n-law get there. My sister goes first...perfection! So my mom and I are next...so far so good...then the hill comes...OK we're good, we're good...um wait we're not goin' anywhere. Oh yes, we were STUCK and stuck in the middle of the yard nonetheless. So we backed up and tried to go up again. No luck...tires still spinning. We tried this several more times and still nothing. My sister came down and began to direct us...nada. So the three of us resulted in what we do most of the time...we began to laugh. But the laughing quickly came to an end as soon as we saw the guys pull up. I'm not sure that any of us have ever gotten out of a car and up a hill so fast in our lives. And I'm pretty sure that the word s*@! was used more than any other in that exact moment.

The guys eventually get out of the truck after sitting and staring for what seems like an hour at the little mess we had made. My mom immediately starts screaming "I know, I know. I messed up. I never should have tried it". The Runald just shakes his head and bro-n-law covers his mouth so that the Runald doesn't see his smirk. The Runald attempted to get the car up the hill. No such luck. And a tow truck had to be called.

You might think wow, well that sure made things interesting.  But that's not all that happened!  Once the car was pulled out of the car the guys were going back for another load.  When they get in the truck to leave it will not start!  After working on it for a while they get it working again and headed back for the load.  We eventually got everything moved out and unloaded it just took a little bit longer than it should have ;) 

There is still more though...on Friday, I had a flat tire.  So Sat. morning I had to drop my car off to have my tire fixed while we were busy moving.  Thank goodness there was nothing in my tire...the air just leaked out.  THEN, while we were waiting for the wrecker to get to the house we had the dogs outside.  I noticed that Gracie was acting funny.  My mom ended up taking her to the vet...she had a bladder infection.  THEN, later that night we discovered that my mom had lost the keys to the Runald's car!  We turned the house upside down but did not find them until the next morning in the floorboard of my mom's car.   

So as you can tell there was not a dull moment for us on Saturday!  I'm so thankful that I have such a loving and giving family otherwise we probably would have all killed one another.  Haha. I thought that it was all very funny and just thought that I would share our eventful day with all of you since I have not blogged in quite sometime.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wanna help feed the hungry?

Well you can and you can do it right from your very own computer!  I came across a website a while back that I would like to share with you.  It is FreeRice.com. Some of you may have heard of it but some of you may not have.  So let me explain it a little...when you go to the site you are able to "test your knowledge" so to say and for every answer you get right 20 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.  By default you are given words and asked the meanings of each.  You can however, change the subject and the level.  Some of you may be a bit skeptical so I have even taken the time to go to Snopes.com to prove that it really is legit.  So next time you are at the computer and have a little time go on over to Free Rice, play a game, feed your brain, and donate rice to the hungry all at the same time!  Oh and in case your wondering...IT'S FREE!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lots To Learn

So I got a new toy for Christmas...
 and boy do I have a lot to learn.  I've got most of the basics down but there is still so much to learn.  I've never worked on a Mac before so you can imagine the task at hand.  But I'm definitely up for the challenge.  

Which do you prefer Mac or PC?  Have any pointers or tips for me?