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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lots to say....

...but will I remember it all probably not. I wanted to type this up yesterday it was wordless Wednesday so what is a girl to do?

Ok Swine Flu, really?!?! The 'normal' flu takes around 3,000 lives a year and everyone gets it at some point. So why are we so worked up about this one that so far has only one death? I mean that is nothing to take lightly but...I guess my real problem isn't with the flu. (although I do keep trying to add an e at the end of the word) its with the "the world is coming to an end, lets only report things with a negative spin" attitude I don't like. I stopped watching the news a long time ago because I couldn't/didn't want to deal with that much doom and gloom. Sure I'm not as informed about what is going on but I find I'm a generally happier person than most and I think that may have something to do with it.

Ok next subject. I've been failing miserably with my 'no sugar' thing. But I started again yesterday and success! I did have one chocolate (but it was the last one in my house.) However the bigger deal is I didn't have any at work (and there is plenty of temptation) I'm going to be flexible with myself this weekend with 2 birthdays and a wedding shower but besides those I think I'm going to be ok. I think my body was going through withdrawals yesterday I ended up with a migraine...who knows what from but I'm blaming lack of sugar.

I'm still hung up on this whole Miss. America thing. I guess I don't see the problem, with her answer (except the grammar.) In my opinion it was a trick question, either your for or your against and if your against then your set up for failure. I think she did a good job of stating that it was her personal belief with out being disrespectful. I don't believe it is my moral obligation to treat everyone "fairly" I think it would be nice but its not a MORAL obligation. It is my Moral obligation to stand up for my beliefs while being respectful of other people. Its the whole "love the sinner hate the sin" thing in practice. I know people who are gay, and they know I don't agree with their life style. However I can honestly say these two people are some of the nicest, hard working people I've every met. I still don't understand how people are so crazy about freedom of speech until it disagrees with their point of view. Don't slam us and we shouldn't go around slamming you. Promote your cause peacefully not with disrespect and the same is true in reverse. We need to support our cause with respect not craziness.

Humm thats all I can remember for now, and I think that is plenty.

In HIS Grip,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A few things I'm not fond of:

Here are a few things that I'm not fond of and they all happened this morning:
1) Alarms not going off
2) Being late for work (only 3 min)
3) Not being totally put together (that's what happens when you wake up 3 min before your work time)
4) Missing breakfast!

Grr bad start but at least its only today tomorrow is a 9 hour day today is only 8.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

How we met

I got to spend the first part of the week with Ryan! Monday we had off together and then Tuesday and Wednesday I only worked 5 hours!!! We did a little registering for our wedding, and some planning too. We are staying pretty on top of things but some stuff I just can't do until I'm actually there. Like flowers, those guys are too busy on the weekend for me to stop in and talk to them.

Some people have been asking me how Ryan and I met so here it is:

We actually met in 2007 at a Halloween party my friend held. He was a Secret Agent of some type suit and all. I was a Wild fan (hockey.) Well apparently that sparked some interest. In July 2008 (around his birthday) my friend Vesta threw him a birthday party and invited Tracy and I along to go mini golfing. After that the whole group went to Get Smart and Ryan and I spent the whole moving 'accidentally' bumping into one another. The rest as they say is history. We spent the next 2 weeks or so before I moved finding any excuse to hang out together. He came to my good bye party and we stayed up with two other friends until 2:00 in the morning playing Wii dodge ball. We also found time to go out to dinner with some friends and watch videos at their house. Once I moved we started e-mailing and calling each other. Both of us without telling the other were trying to find out if this was worth our time, and distance to persue. Well it was!

I soon found out that Ryan was an amazing Christian guy with a love of music and adventure.

Well hope that answers some of your questions, later.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Miss California

So apparently there is a big controversy over Miss California's interview portion of the competition:

"Perez Hilton: “Vermont recently became the 4th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?”
Prejean: “Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”

It may have cost her the crown and it may not be the most grammatically correct answer but I say good for her for standing up for her beliefs! So many people are in an uproar about this saying she doesn't represent 'the people' of the United States. Well ok then maybe she shouldn't be Miss USA but that still doesn't' make her answer wrong it makes it hers.

How come people are only entitled to their opinion if its politically correct?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"I'm so excited..."

he he he, when I go home from work today Ryan is going to be there!!! What an amazing feeling, its really not fair. When I visit him (almost every other weekend) he has to work a shift on Sat and a short one on Sunday. He gets this feeling all the time. What an amazing feeling I can't wait till July and this gets to be my everyday feeling!

So here are a few other reasons I'm excited.
* The parents met this weekend (Ryans and mine) and it went great!
* We saw the house again I'm even more in Love now that alot of their stuff is down. Plus my Dad was impressed
* My Aunt is getting married to a great guy this weekend, she so deserves it.

Well thats all for me today hope your weeks are starting out as good as mine!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Been a while

Wordless Wednesday!

Mommy wow....

....I'm a big girl now.

You would think being nearly 26 years old and going through everything I've been through I would have thought that a long time ago. The truth is I have, many times over but in different areas of my life. Bills, work, navigating the health system. But I've really struggled with one, but I'm not sure I've even known it was a struggle till recently. My attitude is directly affected by those around me. I don't' mean other peoples attitude affect my own (that is natural) I'm just simply talking about peoples presence. People that make me nervous or I feel threatened by make me crabby and defensive. People I want to impress make me nervous and on edge. I've been living my whole life with these emotions surrounding me for no good reason. I need to stop letting other people mere presence affect me. So now that I've realized it, what do I do???


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sugar & Candy = Not Good

I'm addicted again, I don't want to be I'm not proud of it but I am. I'm not 100% sure how it happend, it was a combanation of no will power and yummy treats at work, on the road, and Easter. My face is breaking out, I'm tired and I'm getting migrains again, I need to change.

So now what? First a few ground rules:

1) No candy while driving

2) No sugar over 8g per serving unless it is natural (ie fruit, and the exception of yougert)

3) Limit deserts to 1 or 2 per week

4) When craving sugar drink water

This should be a good start, hopefuly I'll be back on track in no time.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Challange

I had something very exciting happen this weekend. I was challenged, and not just by anybody but by my future husband. I've been praying for a man that would challenge and help cultivate my faith, and boy do I have one!

I called Ryan Easter morning (he had to work early) and not too far into the conversation he asked me why today was any different than any other day as a Christian. This perplexed me at first, what could he mean by that it was EASTER after all "He is Risen!" I stumbled over my answer in till I understood his meaning. Later after I had time to wake up and process what he was asking me I e-mailed back a response here it is:

"Your right today in the big picture of life isn't any different than yesterday. However even I a "good Christian" (in saying that statement I have judged people as worse than I and put myself up on a pedestal.) Don't remember His death and resurrection the way I should. I go through most days without praying, without being in his word, without acknowledging him at all.... When people ask me to defend my faith I often can't give them a Biblical reference for what I believe I just know "its in there somewhere." (huh, maybe not such a 'good Christian' after all.) These are things I'm working on, and have been for a while (I'm honestly hoping that you will help with this.) So isn't it a good idea to take one day aside every year to remember the basis of our faith? To hopefully spur us on to remember this day continually so that it isn't a big deal next time? Heck isn't that the point of communion that we have lost when it becomes a ritual? So many parts of our faith have become a ritual we have lost the meaning behind it all. "

This just breaks my heart. I'm never going to stop celebrating Easter, that was not the point of the question. The point is that why MUST we have a big celebration to remember this? This is the foundation of our faith, Christ dying for our sins. How could we ever forget that??? But we do, often, I know I do.

I want yesterday to be a new start for me. From now on I don't want to go through one single day without acknowledging God and what he has done for me. This could be prayer, worship, study, or remembrance. I not only want others to see a difference in me I want to see a difference.

So please check in on me, ask me how I'm doing and if you want let me know and I will do the same for you. Also notice on the side I've added a prayer request list, please if you feel lead pray for those Items and feel free to comment to this post with prayer requests of your own.

Wedding Stuff.

By they way for those of you who have some how missed it I'm getting married this summer!!!!

The wedding will be July 11th in MN. We are attempting to keep it as small as possible, so please don't be offended if you don't get an invite. Its going to be a simple reception with cake and punch and because of that we are not inviting a lot of people who don't live in town. Doesn't seem right to ask people to drive just for cake...

Ryan and I are planning a Caribbean Cruise! We will be seeing Belize, Honduras, Cozumel, and Grand Caymen. Were hoping to do some swim with some dolphins, maybe a ropes course and some snorkeling!

Words to a song

I found these lyrics on a friends Facebook status this morning. To be honest I'm not even sure if I've heard the song before but I love the lyrics. I've been trying to find a song for the wedding and I'm having a hard time finding one that is lyrically strong AND Musically acceptable for a wedding. Plus it needs to have an accompaniment track and sound good with girls singing it...too many requirements. But never the less I like the lyrics to this song, and if you have any suggestions for the wedding let me know.

When the sun came up,
We were sleeping in.
Sunk inside our blankets,
Sprawled across the bed.
And we... were dreaming.

There are moments when,
When I know it ends.
The world revolves around us,
And we're keeping it,
Keep it all going,
This delicate balance,
Vulnerable, all knowing.

Sing like you think no one's listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
just a little bit,
You would kill for this.
Sing like you think no ones listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
just a little bit,
You would,
you would...

Sing me something soft,
Sad and delicate.
Or loud and out of key,
Sing me anything.
We're glad for what we've got,
Done with what we've lost.

Our whole lives laid out,
Right in front of us.

Sing like you think no one's listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
just a little bit,
You would
Sing like you think no one's listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
just a little bit,
You would,
you would

Sing me something soft,
Sad and delicate.
Or loud and out of key,
Sing me anything...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I need to eat healthy again.

I've been failing in my eating habits lately and my whole body is feeling it. I'm crabby, breaking out, tired and craving sugar and fast food again.

These are all of the reasons I started eating healthy to begin with...

I've been traveling a lot lately and have been very busy when I'm home and I've been using those two things as an excuse to eat poorly. Well no more! Ryan even helped me out last night by making me a sandwich before I left the cities so that I wouldn't have to stop and get a burger or something else equally as greasy. Tonight I'm going to make homemade chicken soup so that I have lunch for the rest of the week.

I'm also trying to find recipes to use up the things I have on hand so I don't have to pack up a lot of food when I move. Especially since I'm moving to a friends house for the first week.

I hope to see improvements in my physical well being over the next few weeks.

I think I'm going to have to cut out sugar again to stop the cravings but that is hard with Easter here. Jelly Beans are my favorite. I'll cut down this week and then stop after Easter. We will set up some rules then so look for that post and let me know if you want to join me or have any ideas!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

5 cent rebate!

So more and more main stream places are starting to reward people for bringing their own bags! Co-ops and such have been doing this for a while now but now some chain stores are. Since I've moved here I've been getting a 5 cent per bag credit at Hy-Vee and just the other day Target did!!!!

So there you go another good reason to BYOB (bring your own bag.)

I can't help but wonder how long it will be before the reverse happens and people get charged per bag that the stores have to provide.

I can't wait till Wal-mart catches on to the fact that their little spinny bag holder thing is not BYOB friendly. That is the hardest place to use a cloth bag, they don't have anywhere to set it down and fill it up :(

Oh well life goes on.