Monday, May 5, 2008

Movin on up!

I now have my very own website!!! It is still under construction, but my blog is up and running, so this blog is now retired. Thank you to all who visited me here, and please visit me at my new cyber-home at (*** Bribe to come visit- there's a giveaway going on!***)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thirteen Things on my weekend to-do list...

Thursday Thirteen Edition #5

I have tomorrow off, so I have a three-day weekend. And I am looking to take full advantage of it!!! :-) Here's what I'm planning to do with myself for the next three days!

1. Sleep In!!!

2. Give myself a pedicure using my foot spa and my Arbonne Pampermint Foot Set.

3. Going to my friend/co-worker's purse party.

4. Finish the two books I'm reading

5. Start a new book (after I finish the other two :-)

6.Hopefully, depending on delivery, program my new phone!

7. Having dinner and going to a movie with our friends (who are moving at the end of the month :-(

8. Laundry

9. Conquer the piles of mail that have built up- divide into things that need to be dealt with, trash or shred.

10. Organize my magazines, get out all the recipes I've marked to try- trash or file magazines

11. Get May menu plan and grocery shopping list finished

12. Take a nap

13. Last, but not least, I'm going to get at least the blog page (and hopefully the homepage too) of my new website up & running!!! So be sure to keep checking back here for details- I think I'm gonna have some kind of contest/ giveaway to celebrate!!!

Check out other Thirteeners here.

Have a great weekend!!! :-)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gratituesday- Things to come...

My little desk calendar at work has its own Gratituesday for today! It's a "Life's Little Instructions from the Bible" page-a-day calendar. On today's page it says:

"Show gratitude, if not for what you have now, then for all the goods things still ahead."

Wow! Sometimes I pray for things I want to happen in the future- like paying off bills, or hopefully, someday having children and getting to stay home with them. But I don't think I have ever said to GOD, "Thank you for my future blessings, whatever they might be..." But you know what? If I were fully trusting GOD to provide for me, now and in the future, I should be able to to say that- and mean it!!! I know I am going to have to work on this.

But today, I can also give thanks for those things which He has already provided- the most exciting for me today being that I am about to have my own website!!! YEA! Woo-Hoo! :-)

I am ironing out details, even as I am writing this. So please pray for me and this new adventure GOD has put into my life. Pray that it will be a blessing, not only for me, but for all who find their way to its pages. (And keep checking back here- I'll let you know when it's up & running- cause then all my blogging will be over there too!)

And I am also grateful to Laura and Char for all your encouragement ans advice and help with the details so far! I can't wait to get this going!!! :-)

But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." I Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)

Be sure to visit Laura at HeavenlyHomemakers to see what others are Gratituesday-ing about! :-)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tagged by Jayme...

Jayme tagged me with this MEME, so- here it goes...

*** Update I forgot the 5 snacks or treats!- Now they are there... :-)

What was I doing ten years ago?
My second semester of college, babysitting the neighbor's little boy, and starting to help with taking care of my dad's parents.

5 places I have travelled:
Las vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NM
Mt Rushmore, SD
Carlsbad, NM
Lubbock, TX

5 snacks or treats I enjoy:
Diet Cherry Pepsi
Most any kind of cake or cookie
Potato chips
Trolli Sour Cherry Bombers
Fruits & Veggies more & more! :-)

What would I do if I were a billionaire?
Support the Lord's work in this country and abroad
Pay off debt
Have plastic surgery (to remove the excess skin from my gastric bypass weight loss)
Find a big place where we can build houses for all our family to be close by each other
Have lots of kids (natural and adopted)

Places I have lived:
Pueblo, CO
La Junta, CO
Rocky Ford, CO

Jobs I have had:
Cook/waitress at Pizza Hut
Appointment Scheduler for Ft. Carson, Air Force Academy & Petersen AFB medical offices
Social Worker
(and take a guess what my degree is in- none of these!:-)

People I am tagging:
Laughing Laura

Anyone else feel free to play along- leave a comment to your post if you do. :-)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Suzy and Drala who won my bloggy giveaway! I have contacted both of you with a request for your mailing addresses- as soon as I hear from you I can get you gift off to you!
Thanks to all who entered. I can't wait for the next one! (Maybe next time I'll even have time to actually enter some giveaways too! :-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

13 things I can give to Christ...

1. My praise
2. My adoration
3. My time
4. Prayer
5. My attitude
6. My obedience
7. My trust
8. My attention
9. My effort
10. My tears
11. My burdens
12. My love
13. My life

I would appreciate your prayers this week, as I struggle with some of these- my attitude most of all. I've had a "poor me" attitude as of late, and have forgotten to be content in my present situtation. Please pray that that is something I can work to change in the following weeks.

Check out other Thursday Thirteens here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway!!!

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

I am excited to participate in this for the first time! I've had these little creations lying around for a couple of months and have been wondering if there would be some interest in them, I though they would make great secret sister or office gifts. So I'm testing the waters by giving one of each away! (U.S. only, please). Leave me a comment with your choice of the tea mug or the water bottle, and I will randomly draw two names Sunday April 27th at 8am, mountain time. Please only sign up once, duplicate entries will be deleted. And please be sure to leave a valid email address if you don't have a blog.

Here's whats in the Tea Mug:

And here's what's in the water Bottle: