Showing posts from June, 2015

Okie stuff, caught in the Act, and doing all the things!!

So, we picked a spot for my Okie swag to hang. Bam!

He told me to look like I was having fun in the picture. Not sure what it looks like I'm doing, other than being a poor dresser... I'm guessing he doesn't like me for my after-work fashion sense. I either have professional duds, or running wear. This...this is something.

But look at that Okie schwaaag! Thanks dude!

Back to the Act
 Reading on in Acts 16, Paul and Silas traveled where the Holy Spirit led them. They were beaten and imprisoned for preaching the Word of God. (How many people have been beaten and imprisoned so far? I've lost count!) While in prison they prayed and sang hymns, and God opened the doors and released the shackles from their feet. However, they did not run out to freedom. They remained, as they should, and had the opportunity to convert the jailer! How awesome is that?! Afterwards, they were released without further har…

Good Monday, finally got moving, and not really any news.

Today is a good Monday. My hair looks awesome, I'm wearing my favorite skirt, I remembered to put tanning lotion on all weekend, and I worked out yesterday so I'm sore!


I don't usually follow fitness fads or trends. I believe that cardio, weights, and healthy eating are all you need to get in shape and stay that way. It takes determination, will power, and hard work. No magic pill or potion can substitute. There may be some products that help suppress appetite, or replace meals, but chances are you won't live that way forever, so I don't even start it. I don't want to avoid carbs for the rest of my life, or replace lunch with a shake. If I do, and it works, when I go back to eating normal again, I'll more than likely just gain the weight back. It's pointless.

This week I started a new workout plan that I did find online. I'm not giving any details yet, as I don't want to …

Pre-birthday stuff, and Friday fun!

Did you know that when people like you, they get you things for your birthday? I always knew my parents did, but they have to, it's the law. Other people don't HAVE to though, so if they do, it's because you are super awesome or, they are scared of you. OR BOTH!!!

I got a pre-birthday surprise last night from my fave. I'm very excited to try it out. I'll post this weekend to show you how it goes.

I had a nice lunch date today, got a good book to read in my down time, and made a promise to myself to run after work.

25 days until vacation. Time to get serious!  (like it really matters. I love myself, just how I am, but my clothes don't feel the same way)
Tonight is all about running, lawn mowing, cooking, eating, and relaxing. Garage sales tomorrow, and the usual un-planned weekend of mystery that I get myself into. 
Check back when you can to see if I post any hints about my fun. Otherwise…

TWPICK Thursday, a great show, and my birthday is near!

I know you come here to hear me complain, and you lucked out today!

The internet guy was supposed to be at my house by 3pm yesterday. He showed up, unannounced, at 7am. Super great. I had just gotten out of the shower, had to throw on the closest awful thing I could find, and stand outside with him and sweat. Super duper great. Then I find out he can't finish the job before I leave for work, and I had just wasted all of my good 'gettin' ready' time. Guess what happened next? Yep, I cried. When 'wants' become a hassle, I don't want them anymore. When 'wants' take up more of my time than they should, it's time to move on. This 'want' is really starting to be a pain in the...

After he did his civic duty of talking me off of my ledge we made an arrangement for him to come back this evening.

Then I had to find anything appropriate for work that would fit (remember, I haven't been working out?), I had to try really hard to not hate my hair…

Without the face Wednesday, and caught in the Act (finally)

Wednesday is one of my favorite days. It doesn't compare to Saturday or Sunday, or my birthday, or Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day, ...or Thanksgiving and Christmas...and let's not forget New Year's Eve. But, of the normal days of the week, it is my 3rd favorite, and my favorite day starting with a W.

I made it home from the office around 7:45 last night and went into my drool coma again. So fantastic. Naps rule.

No make-up for water project
I was added to a (thankfully) 'secret' group on Facebook that has challenged all members to drink at least 1 gallon of water per day for 30 days. I drink about 2/3 that on a normal basis, so it shouldn't be too difficult, but I have days when I only get 8-16oz of water, usually the weekends. We took selfies with no make-up so we can see if we have any transformations over the month. 
I don't have pronounced wrinkles, or dark circles, or acne. I…

Doing ALLLLLLL the things!!

Can I get a hooray for Tuesday? Bye Monday, Bye!

I have no exercise to report for the last 24 hours, but don't worry, I'll be fine.

My hair is wild today, as it has been. It's officially summer now, so big hair don't care.

Let's see what was up over the weekend!

My photo dump is a bit light for this Tuesday. I HAVE pictures of stuff on my SD card, but my phone is on a vacation back to Samsung, and the loaner phone doesn't want to send the messages out to my blog editor. Sooo....I only have a few photos from my tablet camera.

4 Samsungs, pic taken with Samsung tablet. I may be a fan.


Friday night we took his scooter to the Rex II to watch Tomorrowland. Awesome! Watch it if you get a chance. It's appropriate for young ones, and fun enough for us grown folk.

We installed the heavy bag so I can go back …

Tattle-tales, water pails, and the rest

Merry Monday! It was a dark for a bit at the ol' office today. Thanks OG&E. We're back up, and I'm back from the weekend.

You know I won't spoil all the fun on Monday, but I'll let you know a little...

Let's give them something to talk about...
I got relationship outed on Facebook this weekend. Not that I hide anything, but I don't advertise my personal life. We were spotted together, being a couple. OH NO!! Hahaha. It's more comical than anything that it even became the subject of discussion.

So, blog readers, it's true. I have a BF. My very own. A BeardFace. Yes, you heard it here, but maybe not first. I'm sure some of you had figured this out already, and I appreciate you not asking questions. I may let on a little more as time goes on, but we bloggers have to keep some parts of our lives to ourselves. Plus, who really wants to know about the mushy stuff? Gross.


Stay tuned

Getting 'net on Friday, I know I'm behind, and chicklet face.

Friday = sunshine
No rain today, and it is HOTT outside. Thankfully I have a desk job, so it's nice and cool in here.


I'm getting hooked up tonight! (that sounds bad...) Back online after an 8 year protest. Don't worry, I don't crush candy, I don't virtual farm, and I have no intention of snapping chats, so I shouldn't waste too much time online. I will likely spend most of my time blogging, looking at container houses and log cabins, and planning far-away vacations I'll never take.

...and shopping on Amazon.

Not much Action
I'm sorry. I'm behind on my book of Acts. If your walk of faith is relying on my tutoring, you'd better be really worried. You're not going to make it all the way to Damascus with me in the lead. If I go to my parents this weekend I should be able to catch up. I have fallen off the da…

Classic Khaki Thursday, good thing it's cloudy, and 32x32

Due to rain TWPICK Thursday and TOWPICK Thursday have be replace with Classic Khaki Thursday again!!! I feel like a slob today. Weekend khakis, sleeveless top, flats... gag me.

No sun, no glasses
I have a pair of these that someone left in my car last year. They have been quite comfortable to wear, and after losing my RayBans, they came in handy. They are American Eagle brand. Free glasses are the best. However, I believe I left them at his sisters house.

So I thought I'd use my oldie glasses. Why did I keep these? I can't see out of them, and they are missing the left leg.

I haven't bought expensive sunglasses in a while, but I think it's time to get an upgrade. What should I buy? I can't wear the kind with nose feet because they get stuck in my hair if I put them on my head, so, all plastic frames work best for me.

32 …

Well, that's (not) fair Wednesday, new things are scary, and RAIN.

I hate technology.  I hate it before it can hate me.  It's stupid.  It makes me crazy.  I cried because I couldn't figure out my username and password to Spotify so I could log into it on my new digital doodad. I cried and yelled at A DEVICE! Gah. 
I can't connect my tablet to my to my TV. I bought 2 adapters and nothing.  I can blog.  I can Spotify (finally). I can Pinterest. 
I feel like Leah is yelling.
Rant over. Sorry. :) _______________________________________________________________________ When fair is not fair
I like to be happy. Making other people happy makes me happy, but that is hard sometimes. I'm circling back to that 'dying to oneself' issue we all have.

Don't we just love to be justified in our feelings? When we are angry because someone made us angry, or when we are sad because someone made us sad; we want to point it out so they will understand, agree, and apologize. How often does that happen though? And, how destructive is that to the …

That flat internet machine, being human, and doing all the things!

Watch out.  Momma just broke into the new age.  I have my own internet and a blog creating machine for pinteresting and googling!

It's 12:15am and I can't sleep.  Le sigh.
The human in us
You know those verses you read and your soul just goes "oh......yeah"? Here is one I came  across when I was wide awake.  (Let's address this as well)
The reason I like this is it says "the life I live in the flesh". Right there.  God acknowledges that we are flesh.  I get so frustrated reading about not living for the flesh, dying to the flesh, setting my eyes and mind on things beyond the flesh.  I am flesh! I think and do things that the flesh does.  I can't help it.  (I CAN but I can't,  you know? )
I'm not trying to rewrite God's word here to make it fit my lifestyle.  I pray that my heart receives His word as He has intended. This verse gives me the comfort I need right now.…

Leaving the weekend makes me sad, life thoughts as deep as the kiddie pool.

Yep, it's Monday alright. The weekend is gone, and we have 5 days to reflect on how it was, and to dream of the next one.

I. Am. Tired. I don't know if it was the 28 year old or the 3 year old, but some combination of the two wore me out this weekend. It was all worth it. It was truly one of those weekends that you look back on and smile so many smiles.

Although I wasn't directly involved with the BBQ competition this weekend, I did get to do my share of helping. Groceries, cleaning, and rain removal. (wearing my swimsuit under my clothes was the best idea!) I also did a lot of walking around psyching out the competition. We had hot weather, coupled with heavy downpours from time to time. Humidity wasn't as bad as it could have been, thanks to a nice breeze.

I am so impressed with what goes into these competitions. The participants put a lot of money and time into this 'hobby'. Traveling, sleep deprivation, supplies. It's really impressive. It's not a ho…

Making hair gel, I hate weeds, and Friday!

Thank you, thank you, for coming by this week. We've had our ups and downs, and it hasn't been all too exciting, but, we finally made it to Friday! Isn't it wonderful?

Our spillway has finally trickled to a stop as the lake drops. We still have no beach, and we have a chance of rain tomorrow. No lake, no SUP, no sun. Boo. First world probs.

There is a BBQ competition going on downtown tonight/tomorrow. I may stop by to hang out for a bit, but it's a total man, meat, fire type of situation. I'll let you know how the judging goes. I am a bit biased this year, so you may not get a fair answer from me.

Curly Girl
I get lots of questions about my hair, mainly, how I get my curls to look so nice. My questions for anyone always start with: Do you use shampoo? Do you blow dry? Do you brush or comb? If you answer yes to any of these, you're doing it wrong. I'm not saying you don't know what you…

TOWPICK Thursday, yoga?, and more chocolate.

You know what day it is, so let's not waste time. I wore the OTHER white pants, you know it, and that's just that.

I spent a little time last evening yoga-ing in the driveway. No, I wasn't pretending to be a cheerleader... Anyway, I'm sore so I must've done some good. Flexibility is a big factor is strengthening your run, so I work on it often. I would like to be a yoga instructor someday, but that may be a pipe dream. For now, I'll just instruct myself. My power pose for the month of June is crow,  and I'm not doing too good. My scorpion is much better. (ok, so maybe I'm pretending to be a cheerleader, sometimes)

(not me, of course)

I also sat and watched the process of wheel bearings being greased and reinstalled. That was pretty interesting. I just fetched paper towels, but since I did help, I basically know everything now. Just don't ask me to do yours.
Run for coffee
I did m…

Will of the Father Wednesday, and other stuff I have to say.

It's 6am, I'm supposed to be stretching but instead I have been busy on Instagram,  so to balance it, I'll start today's post.

Why am I stretching? Oh,  only because I RAN this morning.  Whaaaaa????? I know,  I am amazingly awesome.  Pre-dawn solo run because neighbor wasn't able to go.

#1: humidity is a reality in Oklahoma any time of the day.
#2: wash off your fake tanner before running in humidity.
#3:  thank you drivers for seeing me.
#4:  humidity is a reality in Oklahoma any time of the day.

So I still love running,  but I really have to get back to it as I'm not acclimated to the heat this year. Our temps went from 60s, to a month of rain, to 100s. I need more time.

Are you willing?
Peter, James, Saul. All preaching the word of God to many, all while being chased, imprisoned, and for James, put to death. 
Speaking the Word of God, and being doubted. Could you do it? Could I do it? We su…