Monday, April 13, 2009

A Torrent of Thoughts

It's been so long since I've stopped here, that I don't even know where exactly to start again. I'm brewing. Or rather I have much brewing within me. We'll see where it leads this next week and if I have it in me to put any of it into words, but for now, let's put our hair down and get a little random shall we. Don't be bashful, I know you've missed my wild side. * grin*

  • I am fully resolved to do the "Easter season" big next year. And I mean big. It seems to me that Easter should be bigger than Christmas. I know that we wouldn't have Easter without Jesus' birth, but the balance (or lack thereof) in celebration just doesn't seem right. So next year I have grand plans, I can't wait to share.
  • For those sports minded individuals, Richie's team is 10-0 right now. They have to work hard for their wins, but the boys are getting it done. He thinks he has some of the best attitudes that he's ever had, which is a huge blessing!
  • Do you ever stop when you're in a large group of people (church, grocery store, etc.) and look at people? I mean really look at them. God really is a most wonderful Creator. I love to see His handiwork. I always feel so honored to be in a group of believers and see His tapestry of love. On the flip side, I have to be prepared to see and feel the sadness over the lost, the wounded. I look for the days when He tells me to reach out then and there in a major way, not just a smile or small token of encouragement. But to see the lame walk and the blind see, right in the middle of...anywhere. How glorious it is to see His redeeming work!
  • I...I...I have love handles. There I said it. I came to accept this fact last week. I handled it with more grace and strength than I thought I possessed. For that I am thankful. *smile*
  • I have really withdrawn myself from cyberland. Some of it voluntary, some of it not. Gone days without checking e-mail. It's felt good. If you haven't heard from me, I'm sorry and I'm back. I think.
  • Sometimes I wonder if my sense of humor is too dry. I love me some laughs, but sometimes I forget to make sure people around me know that I was joking. Just in case you didn't know, I have a habit of not taking myself too seriously.
  • Do you think making friends is harder as a kid or an adult?
  • The other day someone cut me off in a parking lot and I made a mad face at them. I was sincerely embarrassed at that moment that I was a representative of Christ.
  • I have a hard time believing anyone chooses to read my ramblings and nonsense, but your sweet thoughts and words encourage me. I am thankful you're in my life.



Carl8ta said...

It was so nice to see you yesterday! (BTW, you look great!)

And just for the record - I love your humor!

Crystal said...

I LOVE your humor, too!! I find it completely refreshing. And, if you have love handles, you hide them very well. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo Ann!

It is nice to see you back again! I know things are busy for you, especially during baseball season. Glad to hear the team is doing so well!

I'd love to hear more about your Easter ideas for next year - I've heard of some good traditions but would love to hear some new ones as well.

This year as we were celebrating our new life in Christ during the Easter weekend we decided to take the new life theme a bit farther by telling our children about a new life in our family - due during the week of Thanksgiving! While this definitely won't be an annual Easter tradition, it was a fun Easter surprise for this year!

Welcome back! I enjoy reading your blog!

By the way, when you have time I'd also love to hear more about your breakfast ideas. I've stopped buying boxed cereal (especially since we can go through about a whole box in one day) and I have a few ideas but we could use some more variety. Especially anything that can be done ahead of time!

Kara B.

Davene said...

I'm glad to see another post from you, but I totally understand about needing time away from the Internet.

Your thoughts about really looking at people and seeing the variety God used as a creator were in my mind EXACTLY earlier today. We took the boys to the children's museum, and as I looked around at all the kids there, I was struck by how precious each one of them is. So different from each other, but so completely known by God, and so beautiful in their own way. Amazing!

pyrotechny said...

You rock girlfriend!
And I guess I have never noticed this "dry" humor,as mine is so much more dry than yours! lol

Maybe I should be sending out apologies too??

I already told you that you looked slimmer, so you must have hidden those handles somewhere...maybe under your kneecap or something???

Jolanthe said...

I think you are hysterical. :) And yes - harder to make friends as adults I think. More inhibitions in ways.

But I'm glad I know you!! :)


Jamerrill Stewart said...

Howdy! Come over and play! The frogs are out and Jadin has learned how catch goldfish in a bucket (sometimes found to be floating upside down later ;) Our foster boys are gone....I'm not doing ANY homeschool groups next year and I haven't blogged in over a month. How weird! Again I say come over and I'll dig you up some free tiger lillies too!!! 7 weeks until #4...too big for words right now.