Monday, April 27, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 27th

I finally get a chance to participate again in "The Simple Woman's Daybook", which is originated at Peggy's blog, The Simple Woman's Daybook. Check her out!

For Today...

Outside my window... rain and lots of it!

I am thinking... of the tasks that need to be done this week

I am thankful for... my hubby feeling better!

From the kitchen... preparing to finish off leftover BBQ neckbones from yesterday's dinner that hubby cooked. I'll add corn and white rice and hopefully they will finish it all!

I am wearing... jeans (Baby Phat) and a green top with a lace design with scattered sequins on the design. Oh yeah, and green flip flops.

I am reading... Beth Moore's wonderful book (chosen by our pastor's wife) "Get out of that Pit" and "Raising Lambs Among Wolves" by Mark I. Bubeck

I am hoping... to one day get caught up on my laundry (yeah, right)!

I am creating... a schedule for myself and the kiddos to follow, so there can be a little sense of order in our home (yeah, right)

I am praying... that God will remove the generational curses in my oldest son brought on by his biological family

Around the house... enjoying my new living room set. It's gorgeous!!!

One of my favorite things... sleeping during the rain (had to take a short nap after the kiddos left this morning)

A few plans for the rest of the week... getting my nails done today (rare occasion), working tomorrow morning and Wednesday morning, preparing for our trip to Temple for the church marriage retreat, turning in my Avon order and enjoying church Wednesday night!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm learning!

A friend sent me a text message today to vote for a group online, which reminded me of an earlier text she sent a couple of months ago about coming here for a visit. Or should I say, coming to Dallas. Since moving to Fort Worth three years ago from San Antonio, I've learned some interesting things.

I've learned that most people think that Fort Worth is a suburb of Dallas, a small town on the outskirts of Dallas, or simply just another word for DALLAS. I say this because people from my former life (as a San Antonian) tend to ask how we are enjoying living in the Big D, or Dallas or DFW. I wouldn't know, being that I don't live in any of those places!

I've also learned that people from the DFW area (that I've encountered) don't know how San Antonio is spelled. I say that because when I say where I'm from, they excitedely tell me about their visits to "good old San Antone." I badly want to end it by saying "io", but I just smile (inside it's driving me nuts).

The Riverwalk in San Antonio

I've also noticed that whenever any town or city in Texas is mentioned nationally (like on HGTV), there is automatically some banjo music that starts playing in the background. Then they show cows and horses as if we all live on farms. My personal favorite was the recent (March) episode of Extreme Home Makeover that was shot here in Keller (a suburb of Fort Worth....yes, we are big enough to have suburbs). Ty Pennington walks down the middle of the Stockyards area with a herd of longhorns behind him and the bus trying to get through them. That was extreme. Now when Dallas is shown, the exclusive downtown area is shown, but they make sure they show the cattle statue that is downtown too. Too funny. There was also an episode of Split Ends on the Style Channel that was filmed in Fort Worth. Of course, the banjos started playing (they must all have the same tape) and they find the only beauty salon in town that is off of a dirt road. It's actually on the outskirts of town (I hunted for it), but they failed to mention that part. Go figure.

We do actually have a skyline.....

And beautiful botanical gardens....

Lastly I've learned that when you are driving and want to insert your car in a lane in front of another vehicle and you wave your hand to the driver in thanks for allowing you to do so, it really is equivalent to flipping them off (pretty much). My husband and I have concluded that when someone does actually thank you for letting them in or wave back when you wave at them (rarely happens), they must be from another city or state.

Anyhoo, it's interesting the things you learn when you adapt to new surroundings! BTW, Fort Worth is really beginning to grow on me, so that's why I felt the need to give it a little luv!

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Resurrection Blessings!

Yesterday was spent enjoying the blessings of God. We spent the first part of the day at church in an awesome service and then came back yesterday afternoon for the children's play. We enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by my wonderful hubby. Wonderful me forgot to take pics of the feast, but we had a spiral ham, mashed sweet potatoes, mustard greens, and corn on the cob. Later, before the kids went to bed, the girls hid eggs for the boys to find throughout the downstairs. It was funny watching them! They got a ton of candy from the egg hunt at church on Saturday, but I started having one at home a few years ago when we attended a church that didn't have one. The tradition stuck and the kids have so much fun.

The hunt.....

Hope everyone had a blessed day!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Shopping Humor

I know I haven't posted in a while, but life has been pretty hectic around here, as usual. I'm forever running errands and chauffeuring kiddos on a daily basis, and have little time for much else. Today, I did grocery shopping at Wal-Mart Supercenter. For a change, I actually remembered to use my reusable bags that I've collected. I'm so proud. Normally, I either leave them at home or in the car! Now when I empty them out, I either put them by the front door or run out to the car and throw them in the back. Anyway, today I remembered and when I got to the checkout, I handed them to the cashier. As I was putting my groceries on the belt to be scanned, the cashier stopped and told me that she had to tell me something. First she asked if I had noticed the look on her face when I handed her the bags. Honestly, I hadn't. I purposely hadn't looked at her, because the other day when I used a couple of the bags at the Neighborhood Wal-mart Market, I didn't hand them to the cashier fast enough before she started slinging everything into the plastic bags. When I did hand them to her, she sighed "loudly" and gave me her best annoyed look! I apologized and ignored her from there on. Well, today I didn't look up for that reason, but I did get them to her before she started scanning. She told me that she looked at me funny because people usually hand her nasty bags with dirt and dog hair on them! EEEWWWWW!!!! She said she was so shocked to get such clean ones that she had to say something to me! I had to laugh out loud! Even after scanning my kajillion coupons, she thanked me again for having such clean bags and making her day! Even told me to come to her line next time I come in! Too funny!