Friday, October 29, 2010

Countdown to the Bahamas...

47 Hours

Yet to accomplish before takeoff:

Complete another week's worth of homework
Renew Mark's plates
Make returns
Pack the pups
Deliver dogs to sitter
Purchase things I need for trip
Pack myself
And if time permits, clean house.

It's going to be a busy 48 hours...

Current Weather in KC: 38 degrees
Current Weather in Nassau, Bahamas: 84 degrees

...I'm just sayin... =D

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Countdown to The Bahamas:

Four Days.

As I'm sure you can tell by my lack of bloggerific activity lately, school has been keeping me quite busy.

I have been working my little hinny off to be ahead of the game in homework, studying and life overall in order to be ready for this trip. 

Can't wait to spend hours reading on the plane, sleeping on the beach, swimming with the dolphins oh - my - goodness!!!

I can't believe it's nearly here!  =D

I am SO excited about the beautiful pictures I will *hopefully* bring back to share with you!

And since I'm working to have all of the next TWO weeks worth of homework done before I leave on Sunday, I should actually have time to post those lovely pics when I get back!  =)

Since MacGyver and I are still getting to know one another, my pictures may not be edited in such a lovely manner as I usually attempt to achieve.  Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!  Otherwise, please bear with me while I figure life out with my new friend!  =)

Four days folks... four days.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This is about all I've got in me tonight...

Hubs and I have two dogs:
Bayley Rae the "mutt" (jack russell terrior and miniature doberman pincher) & Skylar Kal the affenpincher.
My mom has one dog:
Gracie Ann the yorkiepoo

Between the three of us, there are three dogs in this house.

Last Saturday Gizmo, the shitztu, was dropped off and the three became four.

On Monday Tychon, the boxer, and Pyper, the chiapoo, were dropped off and the four became six.

This morning I overslept... and forgot I still needed to allow enough time to potty, treat, feed, water and kennel six dogs before running out the door.

This afternoon I had a great time playing in our huge backyard with all six dogs.

This evening Tychon and Pyper were picked up and the six are back to four.

Tomorrow I will {hopefully} post of our fun and frolicking...

And now I will sleep.
Goodnight readers!  =)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Morning Musings...

The GAL Rush retreat was last night.

First of all, almost forgot how much I love that rush event more than any of the others.  I love having all night to get to know my sisters better.  =)  Also, I feel old.  I cannot pull of 4:00am like I used to when I was a young chickie.  lol

Second, I've had this tension headache for five days now.  I know it's stemming from my neck -- it's a pretty obvious feeling -- and I've tried stretching it out, but I'm beginning to think that short of paying a masseuse, this thing is in it for the long haul.  I'm becoming desperate... I just might be willing to pay a large sum of money for someone to magically make this headache disappear.

Finally, I realized when I woke up a few minutes ago (remember, I was up till 4:00am) that in two weeks from today I will be boarding an international flight, destination: Bahamas.  Super can't wait.  It's going to be a wonderful week and after looking forward to it for what, 10 months now, I can't believe it's just around the corner!
Reading material for the week is still heavily debated.
I'm caught between reading the Twilight Saga again (always a fav) in preparation for the next movie (I've read all four books before each movie release so far, kind of my favorite rereading I've ever done), the option of branching out and looking for a new novel that I've never read (something light hearted... it's beach reading, folks).

What to read, what to read... oh my goodness I can't wait, it's going to be sooo lovely.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Color My Mood

I ordered a hard case for MacGyver the other day.

Yes, he is my precious baby and I will probably cry when the first scratch appears on him (hopefully not for at least a year -- hah) so as soon as I started using him, it became imperative that a case arrive like, yesterday.  lol

Well, I debated between pink (cruel for a "MacGyver" I know), turquoise and clear.  I decided clear was just to simple for my personality ;) so it was between pink and turquoise.  Since it was pretty much a toss, I decided I was in more of a turquoise mood at the moment and went with it.

Well the case has arrived and... I'm not sure if I'm still in a turquoise mood.

Sad, right?  

Not that it matters.  I'm not going to send it back or anything because, let's face it, tomorrow I'll be in a turquoise mood again, then it may shift to pink or green through the weekend and back to turquoise on Monday... you just never know.  ;)

All silliness aside, I'm still totally and completely in love with MacGyver (even though his inner workings still have me mostly baffled) and I am super thankful to have a pretty turquoise case now to keep him safe and scratch free!

Now for the soft "travel" case... lol

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The season is upon us...

This afternoon I am enjoying the last of these precious weekend hours with my hubbers in Texas amidst napping, baking, just a bit of cleaning and a lovely fall breeze that floats through open windows.

And as I begin to contemplate the changing weather that will soon bring about the hustle and bustle of the holidays with family, feasts and gifts overflowing, I can't help but reflect on a bit of conversation we ever so lightly brushed the top of this morning.

In light of the suffering world all around us, how would Christ prefer us to live out the holidays?  How would He spend his holi-days?  What would Thanksgiving look like at the dinner table of the Lord?  And what about Christmas?  Oo that's a scary thought, isn't it.  

As Mark and I have become increasingly challenged by this study that we are {sometimes reluctantly} wading through in our small group, we find ourselves looking closely at our lives, our finances, our blessings... our overflowing abundance of blessings... and wondering how Christ would have us live differently than we do now.  

What would our lives look like if we were to truly embraced the call to feed His sheep?  

Christ commands us to love the weary and the broken, to clothe the naked and feed the hungry.  If we claim to seek after His heart, and these are the desires of His heart and therefore the responsibilities we have undertaken by giving up our lives to follow him, why do we not fulfill them?  Why are these not the desires of our hearts as well?  And looking toward the season that is upon us, why do our holidays often result in weight gain and absurd overspending from our gluttonous appetites for these cultural trends of consumerism?

These are all questions we have begun asking ourselves... asking the Lord.

How will we spend our holidays this year?
We're not sure yet, but I have a feeling this may be the beginning of breaking apart from what has been the norm in our lives and how we spend this "season of giving."

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I used to have a life... ?!

Hello readers, I miss you!

Well first of all, I'm making this post on my beautiful new MacBook Pro, aka, MacGyver!  =D

Thanks to all who cast votes, it was so fun to have your input!

I love Mr. MacGyver.
He's already making my life easier (not having to reconnect to the internet every ten minutes for no apparent reason) and I know that as I get to know his inner workings better through the weeks and months to follow he will continue to assist me in my life as a wife, student, teacher, musician and my many other personas.

I love MacGyver.

Thank you again to my wonderful hubby for springing for such an incredible birthday gift -- it was worth the wait!  =)

Now on another note:
Oh. My. Word.
I think I used to have a life...
I seem to have misplaced it.
School is in full swing and anyone out there who has been through university life knows that early to mid October is when the semester begins feeling like it's crashing down on you in a pile of debris that will bury you alive, never to be found by any rescue squad.

Yea... that's kind of where I'm at.  lol

BUT, I am enjoying being back in school, seeing my college friends on a regular basis and exercising my brain again... though I wish I were exercising my body as much as my brain!  ;)  Don't we all.

Well I apologize for my lack of follow through on the posts I foreshadowed some time back.  Needless to say, life has caught up with me yet again!  

I'm headed out to visit my handsome hubbers in Tejas this weekend.  Hoping for some reflective time while I'm there to bring you all up to date on some aspects of life we've been wrestling with lately...  

Want a preview?

Turn this question around in your heart a bit:
What does it look like to truly live, love & serve like Christ through our time, finances, home, belongings, relationships, etc...

Until next time... ciao my friends.  =)