Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Do women love shoes? Now I know not all women do but ALOT do...I would be one of those women. Some love pocketbooks (me not so much)but a cute shoe...yeah that tugs at my wallet. Well I bought 5 (yes FIVE) pair of shoes the other day them all for less than $100! Shopping like that keeps Brian from freaking out on me when the big box arrives with the shoes. I bought 5 pair of pumps. One black with a cork heel, one black with side slits, one brown velvet mule (very cute), one brown peep toe open back and lastly these....

I LOVE these I have to find a dress to match....and don't roll your eyes at me....alot of people buy their shoes before they buy their outfit!!!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In the Mail

My laptop is in the mail!!! WOOT WOOT! I sure miss that thing...I need it to buy Third Day tickets next week (well I need all the computers in my house!)

Okay just thought you all needed to know that bit of news.

Oh and I got this in the mail today. Looks like a book I'm going to enjoy reading!

Oh and I bought this too....I love Leeland!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Doing as I'm told

I read this blog daily. It is Mercy Me's blog (okay Sarah don't disown me!). Bart has got to be one of the funniest people ever. Well I have an tell others about this great I quit reading this one and go here!

Girlfriends rock

Well if you read this you probably are one of those girlfriends that rock! I just bought plane tickets to go to Oklahoma in October. I am going to go to 4 Third Day shows that weekend....yes I've lost what little mind I have ....

Brian will be out of the country and he told me I could go see my girlfriends in Oklahoma and Texas. I come! I am very excited about'm really is awesome!

Brian comes home tomorrow too....I miss him.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Never fails

Well it never fails. Whenever Brian leaves town for a while I end up doing something either really dumb or I hurt myself. It always happens. I've busted my head open when he was gone. I've fallen off a horse while he is gone. And today I locked my keys in my car. Not too big of a deal right? Well...the car was running (yeah gas is $3.50 a gallon and I decide to WASTE it!) and my house keys are in the car (the house is now locked since I closed the door to go to work) and my cell phone is located in my purse that would be located inside the said locked car.....yeah...great way to start the day. I had to go next door at 7am and use Ms Williams' telephone to call my mom. She had a key to my house (I don't like the idea of leaving a key outside but I'm rethinking the idea). Now while waiting for my mom I realize that I also have Brian's keys in my purse and they have the other car key on them.....great just great. Mom gets to the house and I go inside praying that I have the master car key in my dresser drawer where I believe I put it years ago...Hallelujah and the angels sang...I got in my car and was only 30 minutes late for work. So goes my life....

So how was your day?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I want....

My laptop back!!!! Yes I know I've posted already today but I just wanted to vent. I sent my laptop to PA to get fixed. The power source plug in the back was loose and I actually had to hold the power plug while using it (makes it quite difficult to work). It is a HP stupid design....well I've been without my laptop now for 3 weeks. I have an OLD let me repeat OLD PC that I'm on right now...what a pain. Nothing is updated (it was a cheap model that we bought before we could afford the laptops) and I can't open half of my files because they are newer versions than this computer has on the hard's very irritating. I really like my laptop but when it dies I'm going more HP nothing!

okay you may return to whatever more important you were doing....

101 List

I saw this on Traci's blog and thought it was a good idea. I have yet to think of 101 things to do but I'm getting there. I had planned to start of April 1st but forgot to submit my list at Day Zero (the inspiration for the list). Therefore I will start on May 1st.

Here is my list:

1. Go to Greece
2. Paint/redecorate spare room (making it my scrapbook room)
3. Pay off credit cards
4. Learn the guitar
5. Take a photography class
6. Buy and learn a PhotoShop program
7. Go back to California
8. Learn a new language
9. Lose 10 pounds
10. Walk/jog at least 3 days a week
11. Sing at my dad's church
12. Go skydiving (no kidding!)
13. Clean out my attic
14. Pay off my house
15. Read ALL my books I own
16. Read the Bible in a year
17. Finish the scrapbooks that I have started
18. Replace the kitchen floor
19. Watch a meteor shower
20. Visit all the museums in Raleigh
21. Learn to clog
22. Pray earnestly daily
23. Clean out garage
24. Learn the sound board system at church
25. See WICKED on Broadway
26. Meet Clay Aiken
27. Meet Chris Daughtry again
28. Get Day of Fire to play at my church (or somewhere in Raleigh)
29. Go see my 40th Third Day show
30. Go to New York
31. See Scott get a new place of his own
32. Go to Europe (I've been to Israel but I mean Germany/Holland and such)
33. Watch Highlander Seasons 1-6 in order
34. Replace windows in my house
35. Get very involved in Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child ministry
36. See a George Strait concert again
37. Walk on the beach with Brian
38. Fix my PC (reconfigure and add memory)
39. Sing with my brother again
40. Go kayaking at the Outer Banks
41. Attend Creation Fest in PA
42. Do not go shopping at Target for a month
43. Participate in a charity walk/run of some kind
44. Go parasailing
45. Go fishing (I haven't been in YEARS!)
46. Recycle more than I do
47. Take a photo of self at least once a month (stole this from someone's list...thought it was cool)
48. Take my dogs walking at least 2 times a week
49. Redo bathroom (replace sink and floor)
50. Drink green tea every day
51. Organize music on laptop
52. Call my dad at least once a week
53. Call my brother at least once a week
54. Go see Brian's sister in Massachusetts
55. Go see Brian's sister in South Carolina
56. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Inn with Brian
57. Go to a Tarheel basketball game
58. Go on a cruise
59. Read my National Geographic EVERY month
60. Teach a small group Bible study with Brian
61. Go snorkeling (I have to overcome my fear of masks and ocean waves)
62. Do a Third Day 4-fer show weekend
63. Highlight my hair (I've never done it before)
64. Order the 3 pound lobster tail at Shuckers and eat ALL of it by myself!
65. Go back to Disney World
66. Repaint the living room
67. Repaint the kitchen
68. See Space Shuttle launch
69. Learn to be content with all I have
70. Be happy in my job
71. Get rid of my critical spirit
72. Mail a card to a friend at least once a week
73. Save a month's worth of salary
74. Visit Harry, Angela and Warren's graves more often (they are next to each other so this is just one trip)
75. List 101 reasons I love Jesus
76. Memorize a Bible verse for every year I've been alive
77. Memorize Psalm 91
78. Donate blood
79. Do not buy a pair of shoes for 2 months
80. Do NaBloPoMo
81. Organize my pictures and videos on my laptop
82. Check my credit score 3 times a year (one from each source)
83. Host a Christmas party at my house
84. Put together a Hurrican emergency kit
85. Make a folder with all personal info for husband
86. Downsize Christmas decorations
87. Don't stress out during VBS (I'm the co-director)
88. Take kayak out more than once a summer!
89. Pay for person behind me in the drive-thru
90. Volunteer with Special Olympics again
91. Ride on a train
92. Name a star
93. Drink only one Mt Dew a day (or even none)
94. Unsubscribe to at least 3 magazines
95. Decide if I REALLY want a tattoo and get one if it's a YES
96. Visit 3 states I've never been to before
97. Find God in EVERY DAY!
98. Have coffee with a friend at least every other month
99. Go see a movie by myself
100. Finish my Winnie-the-Pooh puzzle and frame it
101. Organize this list into categories

Monday, April 21, 2008

Long day

Man I am tired. It is kinda strange...I get more sleep when I work midnight shift than when I work day shift...go figure. I am just tired. I get up at 4:45am! to get the dogs up and out then eat breakfast while reading the Bible or doing my Bible study. Then take a shower and be out the door no later than 6:30. Be at work by 7am. This week I am working in Traffic Court (not my usual courtroom) and it wears you out. There were 957 people on the docket today (yes you read that right). Tomorrow is about the same but Wednesday there are over 1200 people on the docket. It is just tiring to hear the same stories and say the same things over and over and over again. My brain doesn't want to function afterwards. I need to balance my checkbook this week and pay bills...not sure that will happen because I can't seem to think clearly after dealing with so many people all day. To top it all off there is a bad thunderstorm rolling through here and my dogs (I have 4) are freakin' out. They do not like the rain and thunder and cannot be consoled...they pace and pant and drive me crazy. Sooooo what do I do? I get on the internet to check email. I make chocolate chip cookies and eat more than I should and soon I will go to bed and start my day again tomorrow at 4:45am!

Friday, April 18, 2008


It is a shame when we allow someone else to hamper our studying God's word. That's what I allowed to happen last night. Last night Brian and I went to see a prominent Pastor (not mentioning names)speak. When he introduced the worship band he mentioned his son's names and then "two other guys that go to my church". What??? You are the Pastor of your church, you travel the country with these people and you can't remember their names? The "two other guys" just looked at each other as if to say "what the heck?". That was the beginning. Next the band had sound issues that showed they had not practiced beforehand. Then the Pastor stood in between the pews to talk (not usually an issue for me) and the sound system was horrible. I understood about every third word he said. Lastly, there was a lady with a crying baby (which I believe she should have removed) and the Pastor stopped and said QUOTE..."lady I can't preach with that crying baby...usher you need to do something about that right now before I continue". I was done then....yes she should have the sense to take the baby out and the ushers probably should have said something to her but the Pastor's tone was demeaning and rude. Well to say the least I let all that ruin what God wanted me to probably hear. Yes I still listened to the message (which was GOD IS IN CONTROL from Acts 12) but not with the right attitude or heart.

Although I let that happen, God did get my attention when the Pastor said "my inability to fathom a solution to my problems does not in any way limit or stifle God's ability to see me through those problems and to do the most good for me while bringing me through my problems" other words God is in control and I can rest in that fact.

Be blessed! I know I am!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Back again

Well I left here for a while but I'm back. Why? Because I have alot of blogs I like to read lately and Vox only allows you to have 5 links. FIVE? Who only has five friends? Okay I guess that would be some people but I am blessed to have more and I want to keep in touch with them so.....I can put all the links I need on here and visit them daily (okay not daily but at least more often than I do now). So....I will try to post more and be somewhat entertaining but don't count on it.

Have a great day!

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