Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday: Grocery shopping and sports shopping. We needed a bat for Mighty Mouth, work shoes for the Englishman, and new tennis shoes for me for my first race in two weeks YAY!!!
Monday: Kids were out of school so we went to Chuck E Cheese. Then softball practice with new team. Love new team, and new coach, should be a great season..
Tuesday: Soccer Banquet for Soccer Girl and guess who got Best Offensive Player of the Year? Yup, that would be my girl. Second year in a row I might add. Yes, I am so totally bragging on her but I can't help it, after all it is my blog....
Hope everyone is having a great start to your week!!!!!!!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
So the tournament was cancelled this weekend due to rain but that didn't stop us from having a little excitement of our own. This is what happens when 5 preteens get together and one of them drops their cell phone in the toilet. (It was in her back pocket and when she pulled down her pants, well you get the idea) The weirdest part was that it sunk really deep into the bowl where it couldn't even be seen. Then the girls were to scared to put their hands in (to many scary movies, or germ a phobes?) The funniest part was when we called the number. I was having a hard time believing that the phone was really in the toilet because I couldn't believe it could go down that far. I thought perhaps the girl thought she had dropped it but that it was really somewhere else. So we dialed the number and all 6 of us stared at the bowl in awe as the toilet water turn turned different colors from the reflected light, the toilet started to vibrate, and we could hear music coming out of the bowl. It was hysterical. Finally, one of the girls with the smallest hands reached in and was able to get it out. The video is the worst quality ever and you won't be able to see a lot (except of course my big rear end in the beginning) but if you just listen it is a riot.
Friday, February 12, 2010
in Middle School.
Today is rainy and cold but we are making the most of it. My neighbor and new friend came over with her little boy and niece that she watches for a play date. I made salad and quiche and I ate to much of it so now I want to take a nap listening to the rain like my little ones. But since my living room is so full of toys you cannot even walk through it that is not an option. We also baked Valentines cookies with sprinkles Yummy!! Tomorrow we head to Gainesville for a soccer tournament. Miss Priss is staying home with friends but Mighty Mouth is so excited to stay in a "Hotel" for a night that she wants to come. I hope she doesn't drive me crazy with boredom, there is not a whole lot to do in Gainesville unless you are in college and into the bar scene and she doesn't qualify for that for at least 11 more years. Soccer Girl did talk about wanting to check out the UF campus but as terrible (see: selfish) as this sounds I don't want her to see it and get even the littlest bit interested because I want her closer to home for college like USF or UCF. We'll see how that goes. Well I better go create a walkway through my living room hope you have a wonderful love filled weekend.......
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
As I read these passages, I was like "yeah, yeah that's what I believe too" and it felt so good to know that someone else felt the same way. Especially, someone else who had traveled the world and studied with many different cultures to find the connection with God that felt right to her. Because while I have not traveled the world I have certainly learned about a multitude of Christian based religions trying to find my "fit" so to speak. So here they are:
"keep searching for the metaphors, rituals, and teachers that will help you move ever closer to divinity. The Yogic scriptures say that God responds to the sacred prayers and efforts of human beings in any way whatsoever that mortals chose to worship-just so long as those prayers are sincere. As one line from the Upanishads suggests : People follow different paths straight or crooked , according to their temperament, depending on which they consider best, or most appropriate- and all reach You, just as the rivers enter the ocean"
Wow, I love that. I have always felt that there is not one "right" religion. I believe that is why there are so many different religions. I believe God in his infinite wisdom knows that different people will need different paths but that as long as we all make it to him in the end that is all that matters.
Here's the other one:
"Love is infinite, I knew then that this is how God loves us all and receives us all, and that there is no such thing in this universe as hell, except that maybe in our own terrified minds. Because if even one broken and limited human being (she's meaning herself in this sentence) could experience even one such episode of absolute forgiveness and acceptance of her own self, then imagine - just imagine! - what God, in all his Eternal compassion, can forgive and accept."
I have always had a hard time with the idea of Hell because I don't believe for a second that God with all his "Eternal Compassion" could bear the idea of even one of his children not being with Him. I am not saying that there will not be consequences to pay for the bad choices that we might have made in this life but ETERNAL DAMNATION" I have always struggled with that.
Well that is all the philosophy for today LOL but if you are looking for a good read I highly recommend "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
But then I calm down....
I think to myself that everybody has risk factors for something. I tell myself that in some ways these episodes are good for me because it reminds me that I have to go the dermatologist every three months probably for the rest of my life because I am so high risk and as long as I do that there's nothing more I can do. I remind myself that God has a plan for me a plan I believe he knew before I was even born. Not that the decisions and choices I make don't effect this plan but that at the end of the day HE is in charge and I have to let go and give my worries and fears to Him because quite frankly they take a lot out of me. I remind myself of all the other things that have consumed me with worry in the past that have worked out fine. And in my heart I know that this will too. I guess that is why I am writing this down and sharing it with you. So that later when I have moved onto my next worry (because I don't kid myself I know there will be many more worries) I can look back at this post and say "see that worked out just fine and this will too."
So why do I worry so?