making another full recovery

from everyone being sick, once again… It must be the “we moved to a new place” sickness. We’ve been passing things around since we moved here. I just went for three straight weeks with a cold, sinus infection and then another cold (maybe flu?) I went to pick up medicine last week and couldn’t decide what was best so I went over-board with it and was prepared to take a couple of bottles of medicine back. Guess what — we went through them all! Not a drop left.

Oh — and I’m an official four-eyes now! I actually like my glasses; which is a good thing ’cause I am supposed to wear them all the time. Apparently, I don’t use my right eye very much. Explains those headaches I’ve had frequently.

I had my full training at Hope Clinic two weeks ago – so I can officially start my volunteering there now (I still need to meet with the coordinator and sit in on some sessions but I’m considered an official volunteer now). Pray for me as I begin this. The girls need prayers and I will need prayers for God’s words to speak through me.

I just finished reading House by Ted Dekker and Frank Perretti. I love books by both of these authors and this did not disappoint. It is interesting to me how Ted Dekker typically takes a biblical principle and weaves it into a story that makes you see the ugliness of sin and the love and beauty of Christ. (His Martyr’s Song series is a beautiful example of Christ’s love)

Blessings

Update on Goals

I’ve revisited my goals list and was pleased to see some of the goals on there have been completed (or started!)

piece and quilt 2 quilts by the end of the year (2006) – started on this; finally finished two that I started 3 years ago… but they don’t count…

get website for Fruition Designs done by June 1st/get website for Fruition Designs out there and noticed/marketed — gotta get on these still; didn’t make my goal, so I’ll shoot for the 1st of September

lose the 20 #s of pregnancy weight I am still carrying around — working on this, but those Krispy Kreme doughnuts aren’t helping any

join a bible study group — did this; working on Frazzled Female

finish reading through the bible by October – behind on this; I don’t want to rush it though, so Ill move this to next February

find a local crisis pregnancy center and find out what needs they have – going to training on June 26th at the Hope Clinic in Nashville

make baby quilts for local pregnancy centers – I am actually going to start doing this for the babies born at our church and then see where it goes from there

visit Ireland
visit Italy —— it will be awhile before these three will be completed
visit Iceland

become the person God intends me to be (obviously ongoing, but maybe I can do that before I die…)

get my photos in scrapbooks (real scrapbooks – with cool designs and fonts and layouts…) — started on digital scrapbook; I’ll be able to print these out

learn better photography skills – been reading, reading, reading…

have a weekly date night with my dear husband – haven’t started

run a full marathon (before I’m 40) – not even close

show Jesus in me, through my actions and through my words, to the people around me – ummmmm… I hope so

eat less sugar — refer to third goal on list… Krispy Kremes have sugar

be on time — the fact that it took me almost two weeks to enter my next blog message should clue you in on this one; still running behind on everything…

ski Jackson Hole — it’s summer time, so, no

take ballet again — nope (Abbie’s going to, but that doesn’t count, does it?)

be an awesome designer — working on it

Went online today to check the school calendar — Abbie starts school August 14th. I can’t believe we are heading into the land of School Calendars.

WE MADE IT!

It’s been one of those weeks – Quinn’s trips to the ER, crazy high fevers, Sean’s aches and pains and dizziness and to top it off, I got some kind of stomach something and as of thursday afternoon was incapacitated. One second I was laying on the bed resting, the next I felt like Regan from The Exorcist!

Praise the Lord, we made it through. I’m on the mend, the house it still standing, the kids were fed and aren’t wearing the same clothes that they had on Thursday.


My goals

I’ve been thinking of my goals and have decided to write them down so that it’s out there for everyone to see. Maybe that will help inspire me to really prioritize them and place a degree of importance to them.

Today I am going to just write them out – any and every goal, no matter how practical or frivalous. And in no particular order; I’ll do that another day. So here it goes…

My Goals (in no particular order)

  • piece and quilt 2 quilts by the end of the year (2006)
  • get website for Fruition Designs done by June 1st
  • get website for Fruition Designs out there and noticed/marketed
  • make money with Fruition Designs
  • lose the 20 #s of pregnancy weight I am still carrying around
  • join a bible study group
  • finish reading through the bible by October
  • find a local crisis pregnancy center and find out what needs they have
  • make baby quilts for local pregnancy centers
  • visit Ireland
  • visit Italy
  • visit Iceland
  • become the person God intends me to be (obviously ongoing, but maybe I can do that before I die…)
  • get my photos in scrapbooks (real scrapbooks – with cool designs and fonts and layouts…)
  • learn better photography skills
  • have a weekly date night with my husband
  • run a full marathon (before I’m 40)
  • show Jesus in me, through my actions and through my words, to the people around me
  • eat less sugar
  • be on time
  • ski Jackson Hole
  • take ballet again
  • be an awesome designer

This is my start…