Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday...it's not so bad afterall! :)

I know...to each their own...but today is Monday and for me, so far, it's not been too terrible.  I can't complain too much...and really, do you want to hear all my whining and complaining?  I think not.  I mean, you listen when I do whine and I appreciate it...but that's not really what you want to read from me all the time, right? ;)

Anyway, my weekend was spectacular.  Friday was bright, sunny, warm...high of 70-something...flip flops on...it was an all around beautiful day.  And I spent a bit by myself in the office, which meant I could open my window and enjoy the fresh air.  I'm blessed to not just have an office with a window, but an office with a window that OPENS!  My enjoyment was shortlived, though, because soon my boss returned and insisted on air conditioning.  Party pooper!

Friday evening I went to my BFF's sister's house for a Scentsy/Premiere Jewelry Party...which also turned into a 31 Party since her sister sells 31...and the girl who does the Premiere is one of her best customers! :)  Fun times...and I'm looking forward to some new Scentsy stuff!  I got a new warmer for my office and some summer-y scents to enjoy while I'm here at work! 

Saturday I woke up to more sunshine.  The temps weren't quite as warm as Friday...but still upper 60's.  I laid in bed for a while...watched Step Mom, Can't Buy Me Love & Sixteen Candles!  It was a great morning on ABC Family!  And...I began my taxes...which is looking good and I'm hoping to finish today...because I need that money! :)  Well, not really...but I'm looking forward to it.  I caved and told Dylan I would pay for half of a PlayStation 3...because I'm the best mom ever! ;)  Plus, it looks like I've also been swayed to the iPhone camp.  My upgrade is due in a couple of weeks...but I think I can pretty much upgrade any time.  I wasn't going to go the iPhone route...I was completely sold on the Droid phones...but then my co-worker got one...and my sister got one...and they are in love.  And it's just so cool.  And I haven't heard any complaints.  So, I think my decision is just about made.  There are a few other practical things I want to do with my tax refund...so I'm looking forward to seeing it hit my account!

Saturday afternoon was a little windier...which made the temps feel a bit cooler.  Dylan has started Spring soccer.  We were overyjoyed to find out he has the same coaches as he did last year when he played rec soccer.  And his coach seemed to be happy to have him back too.  The team isn't the same, but it didn't look too shabby.  So, I'm excited for another soccer season beginning.

Saturday night we went to dinner with Zac & Ashley for BBQ...and stopped in at Krispy Kreme for some doughnuts.  Krispy Kreme is headquartered in Winston-Salem...so we have a lot of stores in this area.  Most of them have a window into the kitchen so you can see the doughnuts being made & glazed.  Their trademark is the "Hot & Now" doughnuts...which are absolutely to die for.  They melt in your mouth.  So, while we were watching the doughnuts travel down the assembly line...fried...shuttled up on to a belt...glazed...and on around to be packaged...we noticed that the conveyor belt ended...at a trash can.  We watched an *overjoyed* (not TREMENDOUS) sarcasm take some of the doughnuts off the belt toward the end and put them on a tray...but then she walked away...and we began to wonder what was going to happen to the doughnuts when they reached the end...and the big trash can.  Ashley was APPALLED to see doughnut after doughnut fall off the conveyor belt...and in to the trash can!  It truly was amazing to see the waste...and we are all now wondering WHY these doughnuts didn't make the cut...and does that happen often???  Life's little mysteries...

We also celebrated Christmas...yes we realize we are almost 2 months late...but we are very busy people and this was literally the first time we could get together to do Christmas!

Sunday was an AWESOME day...Church was incredible...then Dylan spent some time at Seth's house...I went to Kohls, Target & Wal-Mart...came home to catch up with my DVR.  It was GREAT!

In the afternoon, Dylan called to ask me to bring him some suitable "Nerf war" clothing...and I was on my way back to the church to drop the clothing off...and I began to think about our services on Sunday...and my own story of how God has so richly blessed me...

You see, Sunday morning we heard from three of the seven students who gave their lives to Christ over the weekend we were in DC.  And I was so thankful to be a part of both the weekend in DC and the service yesterday (I do our Children's Church every other month...this is my month off).  Each was baptized and we just celebrated these decisions Sunday morning.

And not only was I thankful for that, I was thankful for all that God has given me...my son...my parents...my family...my friends...

I began to cry and just thank God for all this.  Because I know that if God never gives me anything else in my life, I'm FULL.  That's the only word I could use to describe how I felt yesterday - FULL!

This feeling doesn't take away my desire to meet someone, get married and have more children (hopefully). 

But, it does make me content.

And I think that's what I need for now...to be content.

That full-ness has poured over into today...

And I couldn't be happier to be alive...to be able to enjoy this sunshiney, spring day...and to know that I have a God who loves me...and continues to bless my life.

Happy Monday...I hope yours is as good as mine has been so far! :)

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend! We had temperatures in the 70s all weekend long. My bedroom window has been open since Friday, it feels wonderful!

I loved the 80s movies on ABC Family. I recorded them on Saturday so I could watch them yesterday after church. I still can't believe that Jake Ryan is 50!! That breaks my heart!!

:)
Rach

Jen said...

I love the contentedness (contentment? something like that!) that pours out of this post. It sounds awesome!

And you are definitely a cool mom for helping your son get a PS3. I'm glad you're thinking of getting yourself a present too - iPhones are just fun to resist, I think!