If you know me, that title makes a little more sense...
If it makes totally NO sense to you, hang in there. We'll get there....
I won't even waste any more time... here's some highlights of the weekend.
... I had read an article about healthier drinks you can get from Starbucks. I will say, I was happy my iced coffee & my iced green tea lemonades (minus the sweeteners) were on there - but there was one I hadn't tried. A Skinny Iced Cafe Mocha... & a venti is only 140 calories. I'll give it a try. When they handed it to me, I was a little shocked at how BROWN it was... & then really couldnt believe how RICH the chocolate tasted to be under 150 calories. I wasn't sure what I thought about it, but rest assure - there wasn't a sip left by the end of the evening. Chocolate always wins.
... Taxes - DONE! Bam! We had an appointment to get it done & sitting there going through the process - when the electricity goes out. NOOOOOO!!!! We were scared to death that all the info we had told the lady was gone. Luckily, when the power came back on & the computers back up, everything was still there. I would have crawled in a fetal position & wept if we had to start over again.
... Poor Ricky - he lost his cell phone & noticed it just in time to get home & have to drive all the way back down to the tax office to look for it. I'm just glad it was still there. (That will be noted on Thankful Thursday - for sure)
... I ended my Friday catching up & watching the rest of the People Vs. OJ Simpson series. I still am amazed that he got off. & watching it all over again, still just makes me feel so angry at how off track the whole court case got.
... I woke up to Ricky cleaning out the garage so it made me feel like I needed to get to a jump start on something, so I started to tackle my library. I made a pretty good dent picking some books to get rid of. & please dont think my library looks empty - it doesn't look like but a few of books are missing off the shelves. I really need to go through again & pull some more. (That only leaves room to buy more, right?) ... I have to say, as my eyes have aged, the small print of some books, I can't handle reading them. Its why I love my Kindle so much. Being able to adjust font sizes is a huge bonus for me.
... Bible Journaling time. I was excited to try out stencils for the first time.
... got in a workout that left my knee still making me nervous about the upcoming half marathon.
... went over to my mom's to see a few of my aunts that had come over to have lunch with my parents.
|4 out of the 10 siblings|
... got to talk with our newer neighbors & trying to get their dog to like us. Ricky & I can't handle having dogs near us that dont like it so its become a mission to get this fur baby to be our friend.
... Ricky & I are trying hard to get caught up on Arrow. I think we're only 1 episode away now from being there.
... OK... so here's where the title comes in. So we went to check out the middle school ministry at our new church Sunday. & if you know me, the C-Word stands for the one food that I have the biggest aversion to more than anything. Cereal. I literally just burped typing it. It makes me barf - truly - just thinking about it. I may have to go throw up just typing this out. So we're sitting there watching how things are ran & I had noticed across the room there were cups everywhere. I just assumed there were drinks in them. But a few minutes later, I grabbed Ricky's arm & said, "Do you smell that?".... yes, I know the smell - its why I avoid that aisle in the grocery store (seriously people) ... & then I noticed people weren't drinking out of those cups... they were full of the C-WORD & these kids were all around me eating away. ..... I'm gagging....
AND... then the service started & I thought, OK, the nightmare is going to end... & then they have a few of the leaders up on stage & start talking about some 'get to know you' questions... & all the leaders start talking about their Favorite C-word!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I just looked at Ricky & said, "Is this a sign I shouldn't be here?" ... it was funny because when we talked with the youth pastor later, I told him about it & he was just amazed that I've worked so long in middle school ministry & can't handle this topic. It's like Middle School 101... but nope. Not this girl.
& then I thought that the stupid devil is the one trying to sway me away from something I love with these tactics. He'll do stuff like that. So I am keeping fingers crossed this isn't an every week occurrence, or I'll have to go in wearing nose plugs or something... I aint giving up on my where God wants me to help...
... I got to spend most of Sunday taking some baby pictures of Grandbuddy #2 - who was a DREAM baby. He is just the most laid back baby. We waited for big sister to wake up for some pictures... who was having NONE OF IT. Bless her little heart. She is the baby that hated having her baby pictures taken too. I told my friends I think the clicking sound is just like her cue as anger is the cue to The Hulk. It just ain't her thang. But we still got some cute pictures. It only takes a second to grab a moment.
... The rest of Sunday was filled up with loading all the baby pictures & excited to start editing away...
So how was your weekend?
Have a food that you just can't handle?