Thursday, January 27, 2011

Inspired by joy

Have you been to yet? You should. You'll enjoy your visit...i might call it a 'stay' bc I bet you'll continue to read through her entries. Her food looks and tastes delicious! I've tried a couple things. Interestingly enough, she's quite funny too. Even better when reading thru her visually appealing food-making-tasting-picture taking- entries. Since I'm adding this from my phone I dont yet know how to add a link to her website, but check it out. :)
She inspired me tonight to write a few peeves about myself that I think have made me quite unique. These days more than before ...due to things I will not mention to the world wide web. They include people, experiences, my job and well ...just time in life. Go!
1. I call myself an early bird but really enjoy staying in bed until the very last minute.
2. I hate it when people are late, but I walk in ~5 min late at least 2/5 days a week ....and should I mention my commute is <5 minutes? Ha!
3. I love to honk when people drive badly.
4. I only yell when - a)people drive poorly, b)I'm super excited, c)I hear a fabulous song, d)or sometimes when i feel no one is listening (especially if they are other drivers in their closed cars, with blaring music, and children in the backseat) sorry :/
5. I don't like Facebook but still have my account open so that if for some reason I need my friends to 'like' me for the moment, I have immediate access. (btw...kidding)
6. I can sometimes be a total bum and not want to talk to anyone, but other times miss and crave the company of others.
7. I have a huge passion for both ends of the life cycle...early childhood and the oldies. They may compare in dependency but are completely different, and should be treated in their own stages.
8. I'd love to open my own restaurant someday but dread learning thru trials.
9. I enjoy exercise but have dramatically changed my pattern and
Methods lately simply bc I don't want to wear out my body.
10. I don't miss college life, but would go back to school next week just to learn more about the human body, how it works, and ways to sustain it when things go wrong.
11. People think I'm a clean freak, but I have small piles of dirty clothes in my room and bathroom every day. And I can't tell you the last time I actually dusted.
12. My christmas tree is still up. My guess is it will be until invite guests over that I want to impress. Haha I don't even want to mention my other forms of procrastination.
13. I love to cook but it always tastes better when it's not planned or over analyzed.
14. I despise the smell if smoke, sharpies and gasoline, but enjoy mens cologne, chocolate chip cookies and the smell of a campfire.
15. Ive lived thru 4 years of Spanish in school and still cannot speak it fluently.
16. Oh the list could go on, but it's time to go so I can sleep in, be late and work with the most interesting, inspiring residents.

What are your peeves about yourself?

PS my girls who cook and bake, go visit joy! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


First post via phone. Hope it works :)
First day I realized that I'm not working ruthlessly without reason.
First day I found joy in brokenness.
First night that I thanked Him for my brokenness...without self....
First time since I started Perspectives that I didn't procrastinate on my homework.
First afternoon I spent talking to a lady from England who thought it was weird that I picked up on her accent --when she hasn't lived there in years. "...way long before I was even born," she said. :)
First day I did some research on what natives from Zimbabwe eat. Totally falling for world food cultures....
First weeks I have baked in awhile,...oh how I've missed it.
Need petite cheesecakes or scones? Totally able to help you out :)

Im learning God loves firsts.
What's a first for you?

Monday, January 24, 2011

you are good

found via pinterest - originally from here
kari jobe sings a song that absolutely brings me to tears everytime i hear it.  here's how it goes:

your kindness leads me to repentance
your goodness draws me to your side
your mercy calls me to be like you
your favor is my delight

every day i'll awaken my praise
and pour out a song from my heart

you are good, you are good
you are good, and your mercy is forever
you are good, you are good
you are good, and your mercy is forever

your kindness is forever, your goodness is forever
your mercy is forever, forever

you all know how to search the song if you haven't heard it.  i pray the Lord touches your heart when you listen to it.  the amazing thing that speaks to me today is...the line about pouring out a song from my heart.  no matter the song.  tears of repentance, laughter from thanksgiving, ...all of the ways we pour out in song are accepted by Him. happy monday.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

fresh air

it may be time for you to take a break in your day, rest, relax, or just think about something other than work & "how do i get this lady to eat less, so she'll lose weight?"  (haha...oh wait, maybe that's just my job). here's a glimpse of what i've been viewing lately.  maybe some of it will inspire you. :) happy thursday.

{photo by shutter sisters}

wolf and willow (the photo last posted was going to be my photo for my blog entry, but two things happened, it's bitmap, and it's copyrighted by the photographer.) so go see it.  i like it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

as mentioned before

the list:

read the Bible. all of it.  following the plan here.

get rid of excess.

be healthy. 

not obsess.

get a hobby.

write more.

care less about things.  care more about other things. 

live free,
best wishes to you in the year 2011.

learn to fly

monday = thinking day

i've called it.  monday.  it's my thinking day.  just like standing on the brink of a new endeavor.  my mondays seem to always make me think.  laundry's done. apartment's clean.  now how can i really be productive?  this topic seems to align with the many resolutions that my friends and family are and aren't making this year.  for me, i've never made them because i've never been truly passionate about my options, but as i get older and seem to appreciate more life lessons.

goals for 2011 - modish vintage

i feel this is a good year to make a few. 
 joythebaker inspired me with a few of hers. 

here are a few from my closest:

chase-to get a hobby: tutoring, teaching, giving things away (we've discouraged the game playing for money and expensive hobbies like golf and hunting)
sarah-haven't talked to her hope is to spend more time with me! :) love you, sar bear!
mom-a new talent/skill (mom's probably the only person i know to ever complete her school, weight loss, saving for vacation, remodeling the kitchen....what a record!)
dad- ?? finally clean out the garage?? (trust me, it'll take him the whole year- he's my mom's perfect match)
ana-perfect her gym routine, including squats with a bar (haha)
fern-get through and pass police academy with flying colors so he can wear one of those cool blue uniforms and carry a gun, visibly. lol
kate-her art; may it continue to grow and reflect Christ
lola, wendy, rach, maddie, morgan, and alma...haven't talked to these special ladies yet...but i know that they are all planning for a wonderful 2011.

fireworks from the unreliable girl

i am thinking of my will be posted soon.  what are yours?