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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Daybook: 10-29-12

Outside my window:
It is raining and a little windy.  I am completely shocked by this of course, since we haven’t been told SIX MILLION TIMES about this Hurricane Sandy chick.  Yes, we need to be prepared, but there seems to be a real effort by the tv folks to encourage us to all start the superfreak and continue it for the next two days.  I will choose when and where to freak out.  I’m quite adept at it all by myself.

I am thinking:
That since school is out today for sweet Sandy, I will encourage study time, essays about why we are thankful for each other and gathering the boys in a circle to share our hopes and dreams.  Either that or Xbox, movies and junk food.

I am thankful:
For the newest addition to my people! Thank you for praying for my cousin and her baby.  Welcome to the world sweet, little-bitty, healthy baby GIRL(!)  Be a fighter, little one.

In the kitchen:
Queso, chips, salsa, diet Coke and Halloween candy – if we are stuck here for a couple of days due to the hurricane, in my world, those things come way before batteries, water and a generator.

I am wearing:
Old Navy pjs and I don’t see that changing for a day or two.

I am going:
To try to conjure up the thoughts in the post exploring my past struggle with postpartum depression that I wrote last week and then promptly lost.  If it doesn’t show up here later this week, I guess that means my brain lost it, too.  I’m sure it won’t be the first time.

I am wondering:
why, oh why, when I (think) I finally made a decision on a couple of rugs, I find that they are back-ordered and would be delivered on December 28th.  Yes, three days, after I will have a house full of people celebrating the birth of baby Jesus.  Come on, y’all.

I am pondering:
The fact that sweet Mary, blessed mother of Jesus, did not despair that the Bethlehem Pottery Barn would not be able to deliver her a rug to put in the stable for the arrival of the King of Kings, so maybe I should have some perspective and just chill out.

I am reading:
 The Great Gatsby.  I’m on Chapter One and  I think I have to be done by Tuesday for Book Club which appears to be tomorrow.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t learn anything about procrastination in high school since this might be exactly how much time I gave myself to read it when I was seventeen.

I am hoping:
That all of this weather is finished blowing through here by Wednesday.  No, not because of Halloween, but because I have a HAIR APPOINTMENT on Wednesday.  I’m pretty sure I never knew a Sandy that didn’t understand the importance of a highlight and cut.  Come on now, girlfriend, make a quick exit.

I am listening to:
Rain fall, wind blow and children who still woke up at 7:30 am even when they stayed up until midnight to watch the World Series and THERE IS NO SCHOOL.  Go back to sleep, people!

On my IPod:
I had my Ipod on "shuffle" when running Saturday and this song came on that I hadn’t remembered was even on there.  It reminded me of 5th(?) grade when it came out and how I always felt a little guilty that I kinda liked the devil’s music better than Johnny’s.  Seriously, I’m not kidding.  Sorry, Johnny.

I am praying:
For safety of all during Sandy and that I can keep my “worrier” child away from the weather people who are all kinds of fired up and scaring him to pieces.  Back off, Al Roker.

I am learning:
So much from Beth Moore and her study of Esther.  I find myself nodding and weeping and grateful that she knows so well the complicated heart of a woman.  I want her to come over and eat chips and queso with me.

A favorite quote for today:
From Beth Moore, when talking about dealing with “mean girls”.  I wish that every middle school, high school and adult woman could hear this part of the study.  We’ve all met a mean girl and Beth says that “mean has a history” so there has to be some amount of compassion in dealing with her.  I wrote these three quotes down from the study yesterday:

1)       There is nothing meaner than a coward.”  Amen?

2)      “Anger is power to those who don’t think they have any other source of it.”  Amen?

3)        “You wanna drive a mean girl crazy? . . . I know you do.  No matter what, you be nice to her.  Don’t you serve her.  Don’t you bow down to her.  But, you love her with the love of Christ . . . until her heart sears with conviction in the face of a life well lived.” AMEN!
Share it with your girls, mamas.

Verse for today:
Do not pay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Do not take revenge my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:  “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.  On the contrary:  “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”  DO NOT BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD. – Romans 12:17-21

One of my favorite things:

A single by number 10.  PS, I have no idea if this video will work, but I have nothing but time on my hands today, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

Around the house:
Joe and I moved all of the furniture off the porch and the deck to be ready for the winds.  Also, by the way, I could not stop thinking about THIS “PIVOT” episode from Friends as we were moving the deck table.  I was laughing so hard that even though he didn’t even know what I was talking about, Joe started laughing, too, and we had to take a break. 

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Rain, wind and my DVR lineup of Parenthood, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. And The Great Gatsby

A peek into my day:
This was the prettiest one I found. 


Jenny said...

Thank you for the quotes on mean girls. Unfortunately, I am dealing with some right now...and I'm 40 and these are ladies at church. I thought this stuff was supposed to stop when we, I don't know, went to church, became wives and mothers, celebrated a 40th birthday.... Ugh!

Jenn said...

I know, Jenny, right? Women are somethin' else, aren't we? . . . even when we are supposedly mature and wise! I'm sorry that you're having to deal with this. I'll be praying for you. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you and to that cutie pie in the photo with you :)

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