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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Randomness on a Thursday

1.) I still have not finished Jeb's nap mat. He has taken an ugly, plastic mat to school with him every day for 3 weeks now with the words, "Belle Slaughter" written in sharpie in the corner. I am ashamed. When he finds out it's not ready again tomorrow, he's gonna be TICKED!

2.) Today in the Chic-fil-a drive thru, I was tempted to ask for a large drink for the price of a medium. I mean... if I was IN the restaurant, I would drink my drink, then go back for a refill. But since I am in the drive thru, and clearly won't be there to get refilled for free, it makes total sense. Right? Right?

3.) I stood up from the bathtub this morning and felt something stuck to my bootie. (That's what we say in this house, ok? Bootie.) It was gum. A big ol' wad of chewed up Hubba Bubba. We are now under a gum ban.

4.) On Friday, Estella Dru has her stick horse rodeo at school. I am checking and double-checking to make SURE it is, indeed, Friday. See here for why I might be a tad paranoid.

5.) Yesterday my husband won Employee of the Quarter at his quarterly luncheon. Just a few of the things that were said of him:

· makes everyone they meet feel welcome and valued.
· is the definition of “relational” and they use these relationships to minister to others.
· has an outstanding attitude about their job, their co-workers, their Church, & our people.
· You can trust this employee – to do the right thing – to do what they say they will do – and to tell the truth.
· is Christ-like in their behavior and attitudes.
· has helped lead our school to achieve its highest enrollment in 9 years.
· Everyone wants this employee on their team - especially during a golf event.
· He is a very talented individual that again serves others and does so with a great heart.
· He teaches a small group and sometimes leads chapel service – all with great confidence and in Truth.
· He represents us all very well and he represents our Savior well.

I'm shocked they didn't list incredibly handsome and smokin' hot, but oh well. I am BEYOND proud of him. I am well aware of his crazy awesomeness and SO happy for him. Have I mentioned he is the love of my life lately? Wow. He so is.

6.) Y'all, getting a book published is HARD! So I haven't actually sent anything out yet, but I've been reading information like a maniac and putting together proposals. But wow. It's nearly impossible to get your foot in the door. I am praying for a miracle--that is, if that's what God has for me. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed the other day. I reached for my Bible and prayed for Him to talk to me. When I opened it, this verse was staring me down. Hold on to your hats. This one might just blow you away. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith and if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him. Hebrews 10 35-38.

7.) I made muffins today. Lots of muffins. If you like pecan pie, you need to stop what you're doing and make these right now. They are SO yummy. I swiped the recipe from a Pioneer Woman site. Five ingredients, y'all: flour, brown sugar, eggs, butter, pecans. Five ingredients to heaven. SUCH an awesome, easy treat for the fall. Go here for the recipe. (FYI: I used a mini muffin pan for little bite-sized jewels.)

8.) I never say anything about comments left by my readers, but let me say now... I SO appreciate every single person who takes a second out of their day to read this blog. I love to write. I love to share my family. I love to share my faith. I love to share my life. And so, this blog is an awesome way for me to do all that. Please know I am overwhelmed when just one person tells me they visit this site. Honestly. Overwhelmed. Thank you so so much.


Joycee said...

Great to meet another Arkansas blogger! We have two things in common, I live in NWA too, near Rogers and my better half used to work with your Dad! Come visit me at Granny Mountain...

Boni said...

I love all your posts, but these random ones are quite possibly my favs! A little laughter, a little God and a little love...what's better than that!?

Aimee Bryan said...

My favorite thing about your blog and your friendship is that you always talk the truth and you share your real life experiences with us. Gum stuck to your bootie is hilarious, and it's one of those things that happens in a busy life with little kids. Love it, love it, love it!

Elizabeth said...

I will never think of you again without thinking about the gum stuck to your bootie. Quite possibly the funniest thing I've heard all week!

Addison is taking an ugly blue and red plastic mat to PDO too. Where in the world do I get a cute one, b/c I certainly cannot make one!

Angela said...

Elizabeth, you get them in boutique stores around here for like a kazillion dollars. Since we don't have a kazillion, I have always made my kids'. And let me tell you... if I can do it... you can do it!! ; ) My sewing skills rival my math skills.

Nel said...

What a fun post. Poor Jeb, Bless his heart! I know you are proud of your hubby, that is too cool. I am very happy for him but mostly for you, because you are so happy and have a beautiful family! And the bible verse - wow! Not a coincidence dear! Hang in there, it will happen!
until next time... nel

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love random posts! Laughing about the gum stuck to your booty. (We use booty and butt interchangeably.)(Smile.)

My husband has had some books published and believe me, it IS a hard process. It's very rewarding though, so keep persevering! :)

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

i can't help but think of your sweet hubs saying arnold palmer! sorry, i know this post was quite complimentary of him and now i've gone and brought up a sore subject!

Liz said...

I love that you share the ins and outs of your family! And, Rosa, Annie and I always say how we loved the days when Matt was our boss. We were totally excited for you all, but TOTALLY bummed for us when he left our office to head over to Shiloh. :-)

Angela said...

Liz, we miss y'all too. It truly was a FAMILY environment. And FUN! A really really great place to work. Matt talks about it all the time, and Estella Dru still says, "Remember your old work? I miss it."