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I am Still Here!

Five months. That is how long it has been since I last posted here. I hate when I don’t post, because that usually means I am not writing, or I have been stuck with writer’s block. In this case I suppose it is all the above coupled with busyness. So all excuses aside – here is a little about what I was doing, and what I am planning to do if the Lord wills. Continue Reading

Blog All the Things.

So, I have failed big time. It has been over a week since I last wrote. I have fallen into a rut of old blogging habits, and for that I apologize! This post is going to cover all the little things I didn’t blog about due to life happening. I still haven’t done a Christmas post, which is pretty pathetic. After new years my grandmother passed away, so life has been in a bit of a jumble. I feel like I am now finally back to real life.

Christmas was a wonderful time with family and friends. If I ever had a relaxing Christmas break it was this year. I was so ready for it to start, and I was just as ready for it to end; there is something to be said about routine. Oh how I love routine. My parents went all out this Christmas in the gift department. WOW. It was almost too much awesome to handle. I got a Kelly Moore 2 Sues camera bag.  I very jokingly told my mom this is what I wanted when she asked me what I would love, but would never buy for myself. I never in a million years thought they would actually get it for me. My parents have always been the awesomest, but this took it to a whole new level. 😉 Not only did I receive the bag, but I also got a great new teapot, some winter shoes, and my dad got me a sweater. I got some other little things like chocolate and such. I love my parents, and the gifts I receive from them does not make the love better or worse, rather it reminds me that I have been so blessed in life, and my parents are one of the greatest blessings.

Now on to work. Work is very routine like lately. I went through some challenges right before the new year with new stuff at work, and now I have settled in again and it has all become normal again. I prefer doing my job well, and so I am happy all the kinks have been smoothed out again.

Sometimes when I feel like my brain needs a workout I decide to start learning something new. Last year I slowly starting reading a Ruby on Rails programming book, and lately I have been working through some of the stuff I learned and am still currently learning. I quickly discovered that I should probably refresh my (limited) knowledge of PHP as well. So I have been learning new things. It’s enjoyable, and maybe it will come in handy someday.

Healthy living is tough in this world. I have been continuing to do so to the best of my abilities. Last year was really successful, and I am hoping this year will be the same. I have actually not been going to the gym a whole lot this year, but I haven’t been skipping workouts. We have a great treadmill at home, so I have been jogging at home. I also have a spin bike, and some weight stuff, so I can get a great workout in at home. Going to the gym helps because it makes me go and do the workout after work everyday, but so far I have been consistent at home. I do miss the elliptical trainer though, so I have been going to use the one at the gym a few mornings a week as well.  I am excited for spring/summer/fall; having the option to walk/jog/run outdoors is always nice.

Enough of my rambling. Thanks to the few that visit my blog. My views have actually been going up a lot, but comments are still pretty low. Shoot me a comment if you stop by!

 

 

When I Was Young

Being a kid was easy. Stress was something that happened when the velcro on your shoes didn’t stick. Decisions were always made the same way; “eeny-meeny-miney-mo,” no matter how big or small the decision. You always had someone on your side; older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors. Life commitments were followed by the ritual of solemnly declaring “honest promise cross my heart, if I lie you can poke a needle in my eye.” (Mom never liked it when we would say “cross my heart, hope to die,” so we went to the less brutal version… poking eyes.) When we would hit or punch a sibling too hard and they started to cry we would make a deal that they could punch us just as hard or harder so they wouldnt go tell mom and dad; so all teary eyed we would wind up and slug each other. Simple problem solving.

I sometimes get lost when I watch young children playing. I sometimes wish I could just have one day in the life of a young child again. Some differences between kids and adults:

– When adults hear music they love, they know they can’t carry a tune and dont have much rhythm, so they sit self-consciously and listen. Kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words. If they don’t know them, they make them up.

– Kids think you can get anything. They are really funny. You tell kids, “We’re going to have three swimming pools.” And they say, “Yeah. Three. One each. Stay out of my swimming pool.” See, they start dividing them up right away, but adults are not like that. Adults say, “Three swimming pools? You’re out of your mind. Most people don’t even have one swimming pool. You’ll be lucky to get a tub in the back yard.” You notice the difference?

Enough of my rambling. Kids are so cool.

January Update!

Well it’s been awhile since I have done and update of any sorts. Life has been rather routine like for me; get up, go to work, come home, eat supper, hang out with the family, and then go to sleep. It seems as though that’s all life has for me right now. I grow tired of it sometimes then I remind myself that I have a good job and a wonderful home and family.

Winter… I don’t have very many words on the subject except that I wish it was over already. I really don’t enjoy winter all that much and look forward to warmth. Winter wouldn’t be that bad, but I live in the North Pole, my igloo gets cold, and my dog sled needs some work.  I can’t wait till all the green stuff will start blossoming again. I miss the colors and sounds of summer.

On a more serious note; these last few months I have realized what is most important to me, and who is most important to me. That’s a difficult place to come to; it has been for me anyways. Friends have come and gone… and I feel that right now in my life I have everything and everyone that I need. I have such great Godly examples in my life, I thank God that He opened my eyes and allowed me to SEE them! My spiritual life has been one huge construction zone these last months and God has been so patient with me while I have been figuring everything out. My bible has become a better  friend. The other day I found myself feeling content with where I was spiritually, I very quickly realized that it was not a good thing. I examined my life and realized that there was so much for me to achieve before I was ever supposed to feel content with where I am spiritually. To be honest I don’t think that we should ever reach that point, there are so many things that we need to obtain as we strive to become Christ like.

So yeah, that’s my little update for now. I know there are a few loyal readers so I wish you all good days and safe winters. Stay on the tracks! Be Blessed.