Those Annoying Wounds

It always amazes me how one tiny paper cut or one small crack in my dry skin can hurt so much and continue to affect my ability to focus.  Like a constant reminder of "I'm still here, creating just enough pain to get you off track."  This winter in Indiana has not been kind to… Continue reading Those Annoying Wounds

The Locusts

I'm not a fan of creepy, crawly things.  Especially when I'm not expecting them.  Like the stink bug that suddenly appeared in my kitchen, buzzing over the kitchen table this week.  (He ended up in the kitchen drain, hopefully far, far away by now.) Or the spider that suddenly crawled over my book lying on… Continue reading The Locusts

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

I love surprises!  Let me clarify.  I love good surprises:-). I woke up to a wonderful surprise today, a gift of time.  I teach music at an after school program on Wednesday afternoons, but because of the weather, school was cancelled today.  Which means the after school program was cancelled.  Woo-hoo! Don't misunderstand.  I love… Continue reading Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Growing UP-Baby Steps and Giant Leaps

Our opening question in Life Group (small group with our church) last week:  "What is the most immature thing you can remember doing as a child, in school, as a teenager, as a young adult, etc.?"  Think about that for a moment................................  We've all had our less than stellar moments.  (Hopefully as we age, we… Continue reading Growing UP-Baby Steps and Giant Leaps

Every Good and Perfect Gift

So, I'm sitting in church yesterday listening to a really good sermon on work and our attitude about work.  Pastor Rex reminds us that whatever we do, we should do it as if we are working for the Lord.  And do it for His glory.  Great reminders! Then in his conclusion, he puts up the… Continue reading Every Good and Perfect Gift

Slow and Steady Wins the Race….Or So I’ve Heard:-)

This.  Is.  Hard.  Really, really hard.   I'm not a patient person by nature.  I want it to happen overnight!  Of course, I didn't get to this unhealthy BFP (body fat percentage) and weight overnight.  Right? So, it does make sense that it will take awhile to get back to a healthy range. I've been working… Continue reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race….Or So I’ve Heard:-)

“Skinny” Jeans vs “Fat” Genes

  Question:  Do "skinny" jeans really make you look "skinny" or is it totally dependent on the body put in the jeans?! (I think the latter!) Another question:  Is there really such a thing as a "fat" gene? Last question:  If there is a "fat" gene, and I have it, do I just accept my fate… Continue reading “Skinny” Jeans vs “Fat” Genes

Go, You Chicken Fat, Go!

After Day 1 workout:-). Eat less.  And exercise.  It sounds so simple, right?  Yet, I have struggled with this simple advice all my life.  And that's because I love to eat really good food!  I especially like to eat sweets.  Give me anything sweet and chocolaty, and you will be my friend for life!  If… Continue reading Go, You Chicken Fat, Go!

Throw Off the Excess! (Day 54)

Recently, I bought a new dress at Carsons' Going Out of Business sale.  Oh, and a new top.  Both for the price of $56.  The dress is black and sleeveless with big white circles in a pattern on the body of the dress.  The best part of the dress is it's A-line style which makes… Continue reading Throw Off the Excess! (Day 54)

It’s My Pleasure! (Day 35)

For many years, Chick-Fil-A has been my favorite fast-food chain.  In fact, I would be tempted to say, I LOVE Chick-Fil-A.  But that would mean I'm idolizing an inanimate object, obsessing over it or thinking about it 24/7!  And I'm not.  Well, at least most of the time, I'm not.  So, it's not correct to… Continue reading It’s My Pleasure! (Day 35)