Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter Reflections............

What do I like about winter? I have to think hard about this since I'm a summer girl but here goes:

1) The cold air kills germs (or atleast that's what Mom told me)
2) It's quiet when it's snowing (don't believe me go outside and see)
3) Freshly fallen snow is beautiful (so long as I don't have to drive in it)
4) The starkness of winter makes me better appreciate the beauty of the other seasons.
5) You occasionally get a snow day.
6) It's a good time to escape to a warmer climate.
7) Christmas is during the winter.
8) It's the only time you can make a snowman.
9) I can wear my many sweatshirts.
10) It is the last season before spring.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

sometimes I wonder....

...just why I feel the need to be everyone's Mom. I think it takes a toll on me as I worry about everyone. I have a friend who had complications with an operation and is in the hospital, another friend with a blood clot, a coworker with cancer and I worry like crazy about all these people. I lit not one but two candles this week at church. I had so many that I was praying for it was almost like doing a litany of the saints.....

I remember when my parents were my age, my Dad saying that it was horrible watching all his friends get sick and then starting to die...........I know now exactly what he was talking about.

Life is too short people....enjoy it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009 2009 2009..........

.....hummmm how long will it take me to remember that it's 2009...well today was a very good day. I slept in (yeahhhhh), then I played my wii fit, walked on the treadmill, took a nap, went to dinner with the youth minister and rest of youth team volunteers....but last night....well lets say that's why I slept late. Midnight I hear a loud yelling, cussing, etc. I ran to the window in time to see about 20 kids running down the street with baseball bats. Next thing you know cops are everywhere. Well to make a long story short I find out in the am. that some kids was having a party.

There must have been some drinking involved. Anyway one kid found out that a bunch of kids were coming to bust his butt so he called his parents. They came and the bad kids beat up the dad and stabbed the mom in the leg and then as they were trying to leave in the car beat the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mad craziness....it's usually a quiet neighborhood....sure hope this isn't a sign of what's to come in 09