Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just Show Up

Have you ever experienced a day in which you oversleep? Curiously, instead of feeling rested after having extra sleep, you feel a step behind? I think we all have days like this. Every decision seems more difficult that it should; people get on our nerves more than usual.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Getting To Know All About Me

If this is your first time to stumble upon my blog, for whatever reason, I am SO happy you're here.  Welcome.

 I've been writing this blog since 2008, and have worked out many a problem through my writing about it.  Sometimes the problems I encountered lead to life-lessons I needed to learn, and I wanted to share those lessons with others, some posts were intended to provoke a call to action, still others were simply household hints and natural cleaning recipes I've picked up along the way in my years as a mom since 1995.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am ready to be ME.

I love music.  It helps me make sense of life in a way almost nothing else can.  At different periods of time in my life, a particular song becomes a theme song - an anthem of my life, if you will. Right now, in my life- a time of change and turmoil (some would call it a mid-life crisis), I have so many things going on inside my head and heart that it is difficult to pin-point one song that says it all. Because I am all over the place emotionally, I turn more toward a line here or there in several songs that resonate with me presently.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Psalm 100

 I love this Psalm.  I should dedicate myself to re-reading it  The over-riding message in this passage is simple.  We need to stop what we are doing and thank God for who he is.  We shouldn't have to be reminded praise him;  shout his name to the world;  worship him with gladness, and be thankful for the very lives he has given to us.  It really should be second nature, as believers. Unfortunately, we get caught up in our lives, and the problems of the world. We forget to pause, and enter into the court of God, where is is always waiting patiently for us, his errant children, to simply thank him.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Am I Significant?

Personally, I want to matter. I want to be significant. I want to leave my mark on the world. Am alone in this wish? I think it is pretty universal. I think we all want our dash to mean something more than sheer existence. How we go about making that difference, and how to figure out how wide a net to cast in our endeavors are the things that hang most of us up.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sock Bun Curls

I have been seeing all sorts of great no-heat-shortcut hair curling techniques on Pinterest.  I tried one headband method, which didn't work for me, because I have to sleep with my hair in a high ponytail or bun because I wear a special sleep mask for my dry eye issues due to Sjogrene's Syndrome.  The head-band wrapped hair got all wampy-jawed (Southern/Texas term meaning all effed up) while I slept, so I ended up with some funky-kinky-half-curled-half-crimped hair as a result.