Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How Much is TOO Much?

You can never have too much (or too many):





Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Toenail clippers



Monday, September 24, 2007

Today's Wisdom

A very wise person reminded me today of this passage...

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -Matthew 6:25-34

I'm done worrying. At least for today, I'm going to live in the moment and enjoy the silence of the morning, the cozyness of my husband's embrace, the laughter and kisses of my daughter, and the knowledge that God has everything under control.

...At least for today.

Tomorrow - I may need reminded again.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Getting Cozy

Brillo Man and Olivia
watching a movie together
during "Olivia Time"

Friday, September 14, 2007

Stand Out

Today Olivia is having a pep rally in school. That means it's "blue and gold day". She awoke this morning and donned her blue and gold Greenville Trojans T-shirt. She wore a pair of blue jeans. She even had blue socks. As she was getting dressed, she told me that she had no idea what a pep rally was. I explained that the whole school assembles in the gym and cheers for (in this instance) the football team.

"Mom, you mean we all cheer together?"
"But I don't know the football team."
"Well, that's okay, it's just fun to show school spirit. You'll have a good time because you'll get to be all excited and make a lot of noise."
"But I don't want to cheer just because everybody else is cheering."
"Good for you Olivia. You don't have to cheer if you don't want to." often do we "jump on the bandwagon" of life, or "go with the flow", or do things just because everyone else is doing it?

Today -- Be an Individual.

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
-Romans 12:2

Monday, September 10, 2007


Then he sent horses and chariots
and a strong force there.
They went by night and surrounded the city.

When the servant of the man of God got up
and went out early the next morning,
an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city.
"Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked.

"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered.
"Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see."
Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes,
and he looked and saw the hills
full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

-II Kings 6:14-17

God will fight our battles for us.
May our eyes be open to see
that He has everything under control.
Even when the situation seems impossible...
with God ALL things are possible.
And what seems insurmountable to us
is really a small matter
in the eyes of the Lord.

Friday, September 07, 2007










...wash me,
and I will be
whiter than snow.
-Psalm 51:7b

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Where Does the Time Go?!

So, Olivia is in school all day and I have this huge, long list of things in my head which, upon arising in the morning, I fully intend to have accomplished by the time the school bus pulls up to the end of our driveway at the end of the day.

My projects for today included: Listing seven pair of earrings on my Etsy site (which I stayed up late last night -3:00 am!- to create); cleaning the living room; doing the dishes.

Of course, since I was so exhausted from staying up until 3:00 am, I had to go back to bed after I put Olivia on the school bus this morning. I slept until 10:30 am. There went half the morning. Then I had to putz around reading email and checking phone messages. I handled a business issue with our mortgage business. It's now after 11:00 am. Now I'm hungry. So - I putter around trying to find something good to eat. Nothing sounds good. I opened and drank a can of Cherry Pepsi which proceeded to immediately make me jittery. I spent the next hour photographing the earrings which I created last night, only to have to shoot them all over again because the lighting wasn't right and I was jittery from the pop. That was another 30 minutes. By this time, it's 1:00 pm. Brillo Man walks in the door from his three part hospital test today. (He had to be there at 6 am, 12 pm and 3 pm). We spent a few minutes talking and eating burritos for lunch. Now it's 1:30 pm. I sat down to list the earrings --listed four pair --more than half my goal. I'm on a roll! Mom called and I must say that I didn't mind that interuption at all since I rarely talk to her on a daily basis anymore because Olivia always monopolizes the phone conversations with Grandma... After a 30 minute conversation --it's now after 2:00 pm. Some more putzing doing what?, I don't remember, and soon it's after 3:00 pm. Finally, I decide to GET SERIOUS and I began to unearth the coffee table in the living room. That's almost complete. For some reason, I can't ever seem to completely rid the top of that surface from stuff! (My therapist might tell you that there's some reason for that...) Now it's time to sit down and rest because of the walking and bending and putting away of all the stuff that was on the table. My energy level lately hasn't been good (it doesn't help that I was awake until the wee hours of the morning). So...I sit down to type this blog. By the time I search the internet for some appropriate photos to place here and will be time to walk up the driveway and meet Olivia. Then, I have to start dinner. Thus far, I haven't achieved any of my goals....and the phone is ringing again...

...There's always tomorrow...perhaps I'll accomplish more then.

Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know
what a day
may bring forth.
-Proverbs 27:1