Friday, January 30, 2009

My 25 Random Things

I've been tagged like umpteen times on Facebook to declare to the world what the top 25 random things about myself are. Notice I said the top 25. Because there are waaaayyyy more than 25 random things that I could tell you about. In fact, I have before. But I'll restrain myself. You're welcome.

Inga, Melanie, and Gayle, this is especially for you.

1. I hate warm fruit. This includes pies, cobblers, fruit flavored cakes, and toppings on perfectly good stuff (ie, please don't ruin a cheesecake by throwing some cheeries on it. Ew.). I'll eat fruit all day long, but I want it just the way God made it.

2. I don't shower every day. Sorry to break it to you. Just don't have the time.

3. I really REALLY want to play the guitar. However, I'm beginning to realize that some fingers just aren't made for that kind of stuff. Namely mine. An F chord is virtually impossible. My fingers just aren't long enough.

4. Some of my closets friends in the world are blog people. I have only seen some of them (in real life) once and have never met others face to face. But I would drop everything and go to them in case of a crisis or a major joy and I know they would do the same for me.

5. I hate more than anything to clean up the kitchen. I would rather go to the dentist. (and that's saying a LOT)

6. I have tried to like tv shows and movies that have a very quirky, silly kind of humor, but I just don't like them. This includes The Office (I'm ducking - please don't throw anything at me), Elf (again, ducking), Scrubs, & House. I do find certain lines in The Office funny, but the whole show kinda drives me nuts.

7. I would rather be beat up than go see a Horror movie.

8. I have no sympathy, NONE, for whining.

9. Same goes with people who feel entitled to things even though they have done nothing to deserve them and haven't worked for them.

10.I have never been someone to fight over a boy. I would've been a HORRIBLE contestant on the Bachelor. I would've, however, fought for my man. He's worth fighting for.

11. I wish Stacy and Clinton from What Not To Wear would come and kidnap me and make over my wardrobe. Oh, and the five grand they give you to buy clothes with would be nice, too.

12. I wore brand new boots to the Travis Cottrell CD recording last weekend and my feet still haven't fully recovered.

13. Oh my gosh, I'm only on #13?

14. There are usually piles of clean, folded laundry in my bedroom that need to get put away.

15. Can't promise anything on the "putting the laundry away" part.

16. My middle daughter, Tait, talks CONSTANTLY at home. But her teachers at school say she never opens her mouth. I think I'm gonna video her so they know I'm not lying when I tell them that she really CAN talk a lot.

17. I just put Bandaids on Tait and Camille even though they didn't have an injury. They just wanted one.

18. Of course, Camille, who is dern hard-headed, immediately wanted hers off.

19. Of course, Tait, who is the quintessential rule follower, immediately tattled on her for taking her Bandaid off.

20. When Mary Emma was in kindergarten, she told me one morning that her tummy hurt. I gave her a swig of Pepto and sent her out the door telling her "you'll feel better, I promise!" About an hour later, I got a call from the school nurse saying that she had thrown up all over the computer lab. I still feel guilty about that.

21. I pray for my future sons-in-law every single day. Cause Lord knows the one who marries Camille is gonna need it! ;)

22. I am deathly afraid of stinging bugs. I will run and scream if a wasp comes near me.

23. I have 2 big fears. One is to crash in an airplane and the other is to drown. If I had been on the airplane that crashed in the Hudson, I would've had a heart attack.

24. I have cooked several things from The Pioneer Woman's recipe collection. Every single one of them have been EXCELLENT. Most recently was "The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever." And her directions are spot on. Can't wait for her cookbook to get published.

25. I'm still holding out hope that Reba is gonna call me and ask me to be her BFF. It will happen. You watch.

Ok, now I'm supposed to tag people. However, I'm not going to. If you're having an "I can't think of anything to blog about" day, then feel free to make your list.

I hope you've enjoyed reading - now you may continue with your day. You're welcome.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Still LOST, But Enjoying It.

M'kay. Here's my thoughts on LOST tonight.

1. I take back what I said about Daniel being one of my faves. He's kinda creeping me out. And I'm not so sure he's not a bad guy.

2. Is it REALLY safe to hang a hydrogen bomb from a rickety tower and a rusty chain? I think not.

3. My mom made me take Latin in 9th and 10th grade. She said it would help me with my English. Tonight when The Others spoke Latin to each other, I actually recognized a few words. Maybe Latin wasn't a total waste of time.

4. Desmond's kid is named Charlie. AWWWWW! I'm kinda choked up about that one!

5. Charles Whidmore is the antichrist. That's all about that.

6. I flounder between "John Locke is a bad guy" and "John Locke is a good guy" every week. Tonight I'm leaning toward "good guy."

7. Poor Charlotte is a goner. However, that's what we thought about Claire, John, and Jen. I wonder if Charlie & Ana Lucia really aren't dead because that would ROCK.

8. I see bad things in the future for Penni and baby Charlie. Because don't even think that Charles Whidmore didn't follow Desmond back to the houseboat.

9. I totally want a houseboat. Except for my kids would live 24/7 in lifejackets and I don't think that would be too comfy for them.

10. Richard's eyes are fantastic. I'm starting to think it isn't eyeliner. I think he just has fab lashes. And I guarantee that his role in the whole LOST saga is far more important than I think it is.

11. DANIEL'S MOM IS IN LA WHICH MEANS SHE'S THE SCARY WHITE HAIRED WOMAN! The woman in the bed looked like the woman in the picture that Desmond found in the attic at Oxford. You know, the one with Daniel. Thoughts on her??

12. Still thinking about the Latin thing. I'm pretty sure it was a total waste of time.

Your thoughts? Adam, what did ya think? FYI, Adam is my brother and leaves fantastic comments about stuff like this.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Part of the Day Really Made Me Happy

Yep, that was a fun moment.

And please check out her coat. Have mercy.

Monday, January 26, 2009

I Wish There Were Enough Words...

This weekend, I went to Atlanta for the recording of Travis Cottrell's new album. I was meeting up with several friends who I have met thanks to the LPM blog and was planning on having a fun weekend. Little did I know how fun.

Ok. Now you know where I was, which means that it's time for me to attempt to coherently put together sentences that could possibly describe the awesomeness of the weekend. I'm on an"information overload / sleep deprivation / I witnessed Heaven on earth / I laughed so much that I'm sore today / I have wonderful, amazing friends" kind of high.

So here are some details.

Saturday night was a fantastic Italian dinner (with a cutie pie waiter named Floyd and a overly grumpy manager who wouldn't let us switch tables, pull up a chair to our existing table, etc.). Then it was back to the hotel for some deep down laughter. You know, the kind of laughter that most people don't do that often, but when you get a chance to, you realize how much you love it and how sore your stomach muscles are afterwards.

Sunday was filled with 2 church services back to back at the largest church I have ever been inside of in my entire lifetime. FBC Woodstock, you did not disappoint. After the services, we went to a room where we were having a catered lunch (yum). There was also a chocolate fountain. Pause for a moment of silence.


K. As we were sitting and eating lunch, we were surprised by a very special person, especially to all of us. Her name is Beth Moore. You might have heard of her before. She hung out with us for about 30 minutes before her jam slam packed schedule sent her elsewhere. It was an amazing blessing to get to visit with her for a little while.

After the lunch, we all flocked back to the ginormous sanctuary for the concert - which was the reason we were there. Doors opened, I got a FRONT ROW SEAT (yesssssss!), and the concert began.

Travis Cottrell, along with his band and praise team were joined by the FBCW choir (about 400 members) and orchestra.


They BROUGHT IT. They were recording the concert for CD and DVD, so there were lights and power point shows and Travis wearing makeup. They sang 15 songs. Most of them were brand new, a few of them were familiar (Jesus Saves, In Christ Alone, Mercy Seat), and some were new orchestrations of old faves - my favorite being a ROCK version of Victory in Jesus. The choir was amazing. We were worshipping and started to forget the zillion cameras and Travis in makeup. Then, Angela Cruz, one of Travis' Praise Team members, sang Mercy Seat. The Holy Spirit was already very evident throughout the concert. But during that particular song, the mood changed. We got a glimpse of heaven. From that point forward, the level of worship intensified times 10. It.Was.Awesome. Travis, if you and your make-up wearing self happen to read this, THANK YOU. Job well done, my friend. The Siestas were VERY proud of our Miesta. I pre-ordered the CD and DVD and will now sit on pins and needles until they are shipped to my house sometime in the unknown future. I also have told 2 friends and both of my parents that they WILL BE buying the CD when it comes out. I will be your unofficial marketing director because I am making it my mission to get this CD out to as many people as I can. It's gonna be that good and He will receive so much glory through it.

Gayle (my roommate and travel companion for the weekend) and I left after the concert and headed straight home. My level of tired today is unprecedented. Whoa I'm going to bed early tonight.

To my Siestas, Fran, Mary, Kim, Deborah, Melanie, Patty, Stephanie, Nesha, Lavonda, Gayle, Sheryl (Cheryl?), Nikki, Tammy, Tammy - aka Inga :), Lisa, Deedra, Charlotte, Abby (even though you weren't technically here - we still had Stick Abby), Sophie, Melanie, and Melissa I adore you. Your friendship means the world to me. I am a better person because of your example, your guidance, your hilarity, and your love for our Father. I hope we can hang out soon. I hope we can all go to the beach together this summer. And I SO hope we are all neighbors in Heaven. Because CAN YOU IMAGINE ALL THE LAUGHING FOR ETERNITY!?!? Sweet.