Saturday, January 31, 2009

Days of February



Bubble Gum Day

Spunky Old Broads Day

Wear Red Day


Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

Liberace Day


International Pancake Day


Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day


Laugh & Get Rich Day


Man Day

World Marriage Day


Satisfied Staying Single Day

White Shirt Day


Safety Pup Day


Black Love Day

Get a Different Name Day


National Call in Single Day


National Gum Drop Day


My Way Day


Chocolate Mint Day


Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day


International Mother Language Day

Single Tasking Day


Clam Chowder Day

Open That Bottle Night


Spay Day USA


Inconvenience Yourself Day


National Chili Day

Floral Design Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

Picture of the Day 31

January 31st/Day 31: Luke 22:39-71; Genesis 40; Psalm 31

Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Psalm 31:3

Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24

Friday, January 30, 2009

Picture of the Day 30

Formal Night...
and the 3 best lookin' white girls on the boat!

January 30th/Day 30: Luke 22:1-38; Genesis 39; Psalm 30

"Life must be aromatic."
Gwendolyn Brooks

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Picture of the Day 29

January 29th/Day 29: Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29

"Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently."
Jean Cocteau

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Picture of the Day 28

The command center...

January 28th/Day 28: Luke 20:27-47; Genesis 37; Psalm 28

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 28:7

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Picture of the Day 27

That's right! That's my milkshake!
And it was DARN good!

January 27th/Day 27: Luke 20:1-26; Genesis 35-36; Psalm 27

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides."
Louis de Bernières

Monday, January 26, 2009

Picture of the Day 26

January 26th/Day 26: Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26

Happy Anniversary!

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my first blog.

Things to look back on...
Of course, lots of other things happened. Those are just a few of the things that stand out.

Stay tuned while many other things happen throughout my life.


Take my poll over there on the side ---->

If you want to guess an exact number leave a comment.

I'd love to say that the winner will win something. Maybe a trinket from Cabo. We'll see though...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Picture of the Day 25

It rained. The worms got out of the soaking ground. And landed in the pool. Where they won't make it out alive.
Poor worms...

January 25th/Day 25: Luke 19:1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25

Show me your ways, O Lord,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and m hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:4-5

Alaska, Alaska, Alaska!

What is God doing to me?

Ever since I met Dennis, it seems that state of Alaska is showing up more and more in my life. Or maybe I'm just more aware of it, but I don't think that's it.

Sure, maybe I heard a lot about the state on the news because of Sarah Palin. But that's over now.

So...why does it seem like it's always turning up?

Like yesterday, I was flipping through a AAA Traveler magazine I got in the mail. Now, mind you, I've never gotten this publication in the mail before as I'm not a member of AAA. Page 4...

It's a Fact: Alaska
  • 1.2 - Number of inhabitants per square mile in the state.
  • 18 - Out of more than 200, number of countries in the world that are larger than Alaska.
  • 350 - Highest altitude, in miles, that Alaska's Northern Lights reach.
  • 50 - Number of years Alaska has been a state, as of 2009.
There you go, so random facts for you. But I come across this kind of stuff all the time!

God, what are you trying to tell me?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Picture of the Day 24

Today I went to a quilt show...

January 24th/Day 24: Luke 18:18-43; Genesis 31; Psalm 24

If you do not even understand what words say, how can you expect to pass judgement on what words conceal?

Hilda Doolittle

Friday, January 23, 2009

Picture of the Day 23

The start of a dessert quesadilla...
January 23rd/Day 23: Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Picture of the Day 22

January 22nd/Day 22: Luke 17; Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22

Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
-Luke 17:33

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Picture of the Day 21

I got my hair cut!
Yeah, you really can't tell...

January 21st/Day 21: Luke 16; Genesis 27:45-28:22; Psalm 21

"Victory is won not in miles, but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
Louis L’Amour

Ready for some Randomness?

Today I have a hair appointment. Should just be a trim, but we'll see what happens...
Remember I said that since I left for Alaska I haven't had any soda? Well, since I got back from Alaska, according to Weight Watchers weigh-ins, I've lost 9 pounds. Coincidence? And according to my scale I've lost 9 pounds since January 1st.
I'm about to throw my phone in the crapper. Time to look for a new one...
I would REALLY like a taco truck burrito right now... Not going to happen though!
8 days until the cruise departs!!!
Hairs are trimmed. And slightly shaped for a "new" look.
Bad news: The phone I want outside upgrade period is $200 more than with a new contract.
Good news: They allow upgrades 4 months prior to contract expiration, which for me is March 8th. March 8th I'll be at AT&T getting a new phone!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Picture of the Day 20

Time to start packing!

January 20th/Day 20: Luke 15; Genesis 27:1-45; Psalm 20

"When you tug at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir

Monday, January 19, 2009

Picture of the Day 19

The box of stuff from my childhood. I need to go through it...More on that later. Someday when I actually get around to doing it.

January 19/Day 19: Luke 14:25-35; Genesis 26; Psalm 19

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
-Psalm 19:14

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Picture of the Day 18

The stinker crawled in bed without me!
January 18/Day 18: Luke 14:1-24; Genesis 25; Psalms 18

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
-Psalm 18:1

As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is flawless.
He is a shield
for all who take refuge in him.
-Psalm 18:30

Operation Move Kaitlin

Last Saturday my parents, Kaitlin and I took a little drive. This drive just so happen to take off at 4:30am, and it involved a truck and a trailer. And this drive headed south to Azusa to pack up Kaitlin's apartment to move her home.

Me well, me being me, I brought my camera along and took pictures. Does that honestly surprise you though?

This is what is looks like on Highway 99 at about 5am. Lovely isn't it.
And at about 9am after we stopped in Delano for breakfast. That's the moving loot in the back of the truck. And it was foggy, real foggy.
Once at the apartment, around 11am, mom got busy packing up the kitchen...
While dad napped after the long drive.Kaitlin felt a little overwhelmed, but she survived. Me, well, I pretty much packed up her room... Armload of this, bloop into that rubbermaid. Very systematic!
Then I was involved in a work accident. I never filled out my worker's comp claim... But I ended up with a bruised knuckle. It's still a little sore.
I found time to check out the local plants. Like this fuzzy pink one.
After Kaitlin gave me the 10 cent tour of the campus and turned her keys in, we headed out. It was about 1:45pm. So we drove. I use we loosely, Dad drove. I slept a little. We stopped in Bakersfield for some In-n-Out and to get some duct tape to make sure the box lids were secure. We watched this aloe plant tip over about 17 times, each time it lost a little more dirt to the floor of the truck.
The we stopped in Fresno to drop the couch off at Coleman's apartment, and say a quick hello to he and Paige. Then back on the road. We were home around 8:30pm. I proceeded to stay awake til well past 12am. Don't ask why.

I'm exhausted just remembering it!

But Kaitlin is home. And she's starting back up at Merced JC on Tuesday.

Although the situation sucks, I'm happy that my sister is home.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Picture of the Day 17

The whole gang that went wine tasting! Here we are at Sterling Winery overlooking Napa Valley.

January 17/Day 17: Luke 13:18-35; Genesis 24; Psalms 17

Friday, January 16, 2009

Picture of the Day 16

As the sun sets behind some trees...

January 16/Day 16: Luke 13:1-17; Genesis 23; Psalms 16

Did you know?

That I haven't had a soda since November 28th, the day that I flew to Alaska.

Sometimes I want one, but then I decide against it. Cause really, do I need the soda?

The Shack

This year, Dad participated in the "everyone puts something into the Christmas stockings" new tradition. Sure, dad participates every year via my mom, but this year he picked something out on his own. And what is it that he gave each of us?

The book "The Shack". Dad read The Shack in his small group and enjoyed it. So it got it for the 4 of us.

I don't want to give away the book because I want you to read it. I want you to read about a man's experience of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in a physical sense. This book is well written, it's very theological but in a very simple way to understand it. And trust me, philosophical, theological mumbo-jumbo and I don't get along. I end up looking at the book like a lost puppy.

So, go get the book. And read it! It's an easy read. Oh, and have a pen or highlighter handy.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Picture of the Day 15

Kaitlin changing her flat tire (almost) all by herself.
This morning I went to borrow Kaitlin's car to drive to work because I dropped my off to have the brakes checked out. While approaching Kait's car I noticed that it was looking a little lopsided. Because it had a flat tire. So I took mom's car (woot woot!).

January 15/Day 15: Luke 12:32-59; Genesis 22; Psalms 15

Randomness for the Day

So far, I have deleted over 1.5 gigs of music from my computer. On my way to removing a large majority of my secular music.
My belt, the one I'm wearing right now, I used to be able to use the 2nd to 3rd hole, I'm now using the 5th hole. Go me!
This morning it was 50 degrees in Anchorage. (I only know this because I received a text with the information.)
How much is enough? How long is a piece of string?
I need to invent something. Something that will make me millions. So I can 1) quit work; 2) tithe a lot; 3) shop when I want to not when I can; 4) travel a lot.
My car needed 2 front brake pads and 2 rear boots. $375 later...
Praise God! My total ended up being only $289. Still a lot, but about $100 less.
I just helped/watched Kaitlin take a flat tire off and replace with the spare. Girl power!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What the HAY?

A dear friend of mine- one that I never see or call, but we keep in touch various other ways- e-mailed me the other day. 1) She wanted to know what the heck is going on with Kaitlin (which you can read here), and 2) What is going on with Dennis? We've had a good back and forth e-mail rambling sessions going on. One that really touched me, not only because of her friendship and her concern, but because she is seeing things the same way that I am. Hopefully she doesn't mind that I'm posting our conversation, but I'll remove any names on her side to keep her anonymous.

But this will also kinda bring you up to speed I guess...

Kamakazie: ...just being nosey, but how is everything with Dennis?

Me: I don't know what's going on with Dennis quite honestly. He's confused, which confuses me. Just when I think we're taking a step forward it's followed by 2 steps back. He tells me that he's having a hard time not being together and that he can't stop thinking about me, but yet he doesn't feel he's "ready" to commit, he doesn't feel he's figured himself out to be in a healthy relationship, and is waiting to proceed with God's blessing. It's just so stinkin' HARD! I just keep telling him to be open to what God is doing in his life and to follow his heart. Maybe he can't stop thinking about me for a reason, because his head is telling his heart not yet. You know? I don't know. I'm at a loss and don't know what to do really. I have strong feelings for him, and they aren't going to go away overnight. And after having what we've had I can't drop to friend level. All I can do is pray, lots of prayer, LOTS. So, yeah, that's where that is...

Kamakazie: Hmmmmm... guys can be such a hard read... Do you think Dennis is having such a hard time with everything because he feels guilty? Guilty about the kids- for their sake and yours? Guilty about the fact that you would CLEARLY have to move to Alaska to be with him permanently because there is no way he can leave his children? Maybe he doesn't even realize he feels guilty but that is playing into his "indecision." Also, what type of "blessing" is he looking for? I mean, I know I believe God talks to us, but it isn't necessarily in a "Hey, Dennis, you know, I want you to be with Courtney!" type of way... Is he listening into the little things? Like you said, the fact that he can't stop thinking about you, the fact that you clicked with his kids (HUGE by the way!), the fact that you are a CHRISTIAN woman who loves the LORD??? Just curious if you've asked him what type of blessing he is looking for? Does he love you? Can he see himself with you when he's old? I know, all romantic notions, but important to ask and think about I guess... Sorry, guess i'm probably not helping- probably just giving you more to think about! YiKES! sorry about that!

Me: I don't know. That's just it, I don't know what he's feeling. Maybe he's feeling guilty. His parents, whom have never met me, are even telling him that he's crazy. Here he's found this girl that he keeps telling them how much of a catch and how amazing I am, and that I'm willing to move to Alaska, and his kids and I got along. Unfortunately though, their opinions aren't swaying his vote any at this point. He has told me that if he could, he would move for me, and I told him time and time again that there is no way he could because of the kids and that I was fine with that - wherever he is is where I want to be. He wondered how he could ever let me move because of how close I am with my family. I told him that ever since moving home from college I haven't truely felt at home, like this is just a resting point before God sends me somewhere else; I don't feel the connection with Hilmar like I used to. I don't know exactly he's wanting from God. I guess just a blessing that we're meant to be and good for one another. Part of this, and I understand his fear, is that he's divorced, and he never intended to get divorced, but it happened. And he doesn't want that to happen again. He's wants his next marriage, if he gets married again, to be forever and blessed by God. Understandable. But I don't know how exactly he expects God to tell him one way or another. Confirmations that I've gotten: he fits every single characteristic that I want in a spouse; I loved Alaska (face it, not everyone does), we clicked from the beginning, I know there are others I'm drawing blanks right now... But God took every "ideal" that I had and said, "No, this is how it's going to be." Like, "Look, you laugh at finding someone on the internet, well here he is." I can't just come out and ask him what kinds of blessings he's looking for, or if he can see himself growing old with me. I think that this point it would just muddy things up for him, someone besides me would have to ask him to make him think about those things. Too bad we don't have any mutual friends that I could get to do that... But I don't want to ask him and have him think that I'm trying to force him or make him commit. Does he love me? Right now, I don't know. At one time, yes. I believe he still has feelings for me, or why would he be thinking about me all the time? But how deep are those feelings, I don't know. Trust me, I've tried to figure things out. Unfortunately the male logic, as is female, is not that easy to understand. And unfortunately, he has to figure it out for himself. He did tell me that I'm the first person he would consider to be with. Right now though, I'm having a really hard time holding onto hope and keeping faith. I fear that if I cut off contact completely to give him the time and space he needs that I'll lose him forever because he'll forget about me. But I know that that is also Satan playing on my insecurities. And that I have to be faithful and hopeful. Do I love him? Yes. Can I imagine growing old with him? I can't imagine my life without him in it. And that's so crazy being as we only knew and dated each other for 4 months. But when you know it's right, you just know. No, don't be sorry. I've thought of everything just about, but it's nice to have an outsider's perspective that isn't negative.
Thank you! Thank you for your support, and for caring, and being there.

Kamakazie: I think Dennis' fears about Divorce are understandable. However, I also think, and this is my own opinion, but I think that divorce happens a lot of times when God is NOT the center of a relationship and when one or both people in the marriage are being selfish... Is Dennis' ex- wife a christian- did they get married as christians? I know that being a Christian doesn't necessarily mean people don't get divorced- I know too many people who have- but I also know a lot of Christians who have gotten divorced due to not allowing God to take over their relationship or the other partner not having a strong belief in God (& they chose to get married to that person any way)... I think I'm rambling here... sorry about that. A healthy marriage takes GOD, committment, compromise- all the things that you are already showing him... I hope that he realizes sometime soon that God is already showing him so many blessings through you. And I will be praying that you can be patient in God's timing for things to work out... or not work out as hard as that sounds like it will be on you. You seem so happy- happier than I have "seen" you in a long time and I truly hope that all this works out in the ways that you envision it playing out... Again, rambling!

I really liked how you told Dennis that Hilmar is just a resting place for you... I never knew you felt that way, but what a way to feel! I know there are great things out there for you and that God will reveal them to you in his timing! Patience truly is the hardest thing to have- trust me I know from waiting for "Son" to come home- LONGEST 19 months of my life! But, God's timing is perfect and you'll see that in the end...

Me: Yea, I don't know the details of their marriage. But as far as I know they were both christians when they got married, I know Dennis was for sure. Was their relationship centered around God? I couldn't tell you, but I'm guessing no. I asked Dennis when I was up there how he and his ex met, he told me how and even though he didn't feel it was right they still got married. It sounds like they yelled at each other a lot during their marriage, which isn't healthy at all. And it sounds like she if not both were selfish, not selfless. He was in a different place during that time, and he knows that his heart wasn't focused on God and that his next relationship must be. And, well, she had multiple affairs during their marriage, hence the divorce. It's sad. And he recognizes that they weren't meant to be married, which probably adds to his fear and being positive that it's in God's plan. At least he was blessed with 2 beautiful, well behaved children. But yes, all relationships need to be centered around God. And all ramblings allowed! And yes, I have been the happiest that I've been in a LONG time. I love being in love, and feeling loved, and having that someone in my life, especially when it feels so right and from God. Thank you for seeing that in me too.
Yea, I feel that Hilmar is just a stopping point in my life, not where I'm to end up and stay. Patience sucks! But, I know God is testing me to trust Him and to be patient. It's still not easy though! I can't help but think though that years down the road our relationship will be strong because of what we're going through, God willing... And we'll probably even laugh about it a little.
Keep rambling. I like to hear others ramble for a change. It's refreshing, really it is!

So there you have it. That's kinda what's going on, at least that's me and my thoughts and using a friend as a sound board.

Continue to pray people.

Picture of the Day 14

God bless Costco!
And bulk toilet paper. This pack will last this single gal over 6 months!

January 14/Day 14: Luke 12:1-31; Genesis 21; Psalms 14

Layers of ME

Layer One:
- Name: Courtney
- Birth date: May 14th
- Birthplace: Modesto, CA
- Current Location: Hilmar, CA
- Eye color: Green
- Hair Color: Light Brown
- Height: 5′ 4"
- Righty or Lefty: Right handed
- Zodiac sign: Taurus

Layer Two:
- Your Heritage: Ketchup/Heinz 57/Mutt
- The shoes you wore today: My beloved Rocket Dogs!
- Your weakness: food
- Your fears: companionshipless, and heights
- Your perfect pizza: sausage
- Goal you’d like to achieve: Living my life completely for God.

Layer Three:
- Your most overused phrase on AIM: don't know, never use AIM anymore
- Your best physical feature: eyes...
- Your most missed memory: ...

Layer Four:
- Pepsi or Coke: regular pepsi, diet coke
- McDonalds or Burger King: Burger King, better nuggets
- Single or group dates: both
- Adidas or Nike: Nike...
- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Sunbrewed Liptons
- Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
- Cappuccino or coffee: Coffee with creamer

Layer Five:
- Smoke: nope
- Cuss: unfortunately a few words slip, working on it though.
- Sing: not professionally
- Take a shower everyday: honestly...not always everyday
- Do you think you’ve been in love: absolutely I have
- Want to go to college: been there, done that
- Liked high school: not really
- Want to get married: definitely
- Believe in yourself: most the time
- Get motion sickness: not unless heights are involved
- Think you’re attractive: more or less yea.
- Think you’re a health freak: not as much as I should be
- Get along with your parents: I love my parents!
- Like thunderstorms: yes, I love thunder storms!
- Play an instrument: piano, kinda

Layer Six: In the past month…
- Drank alcohol: yes, mostly wine
- Smoked: only the hooka (?)
- Done drugs: only prescription
- Made out: nope, just a little over a month ago I had...
- Gone on a date: nope, see above
- Gone to the mall: unfortunately yes.
- Eaten an entire box of Oreos: nope
- Eaten sushi: yep
- Been on stage: yep
- Been dumped: yep
- Gone skating: nope
- Made homemade cookies: yep
- Gone skinny dipping: nope
- Dyed your hair: nope
- Stolen anything: nope

Layer Seven: Have you ever…
- Played a game that required removal of clothing: I don't think I have
- Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yes, it's horrible
- Been caught “doing something”: no, I don't think so
- Been called a tease: haha, yep
- Gotten beat up: nope
- Shoplifted: once when I was like 5...
- Changed who you were to fit in: I try not to, I am who I am and that's who I am

Layer Eight:
- Age you hope to be married: I thought I would have been by now, all in God's timing though
- Names of children:
- Describe your dream wedding: That would take too long. How about involving two people that are madly in love?
- Where do you want to go to college: I went where I wanted to go, Cal Poly.
- What do you want to be when you grow up: Still trying to figure that out.
- What country would you most like to visit: Italy, Greece

Layer Nine:
- Number of drugs taken illegally: 0
- Number of people I could trust with my life: too many to count, that's how many people love me!
- Number of CD’s that I own: ?
- Number of piercings: 2, 1 in each ear. :)
- Number of tattoos: 0
- Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: ???
- Number of scars on my body: just a couple
- Number of things in my past I regret: 0, the things in my past have formed me into the person I am today.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Picture of the Day 13

We're home. Let us in! Let us in!
Part of my daily/nightly routine with the girls...

January 13 (Day 13): Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart
rejoices in your salvation.
I will
sing to the Lord,
he has been good to me.
Psalms 13:5-6

Monday, January 12, 2009

Picture of the Day 12

Part of my Christmas present from Paige.
Do you get it? Can you see what it spells?

Day 12: Luke 11:1-28; Genesis 19; Psalm 12

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Picture of the Day 11

Oh, to be a dog and curl up on the first pile of clean laundry you see...
Maybe I should fold the laundry.

Day 11: Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalms 11

2008 - The Year That Was

  1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
    Gone on multiple vacations that involve flying.
  2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
    Yes I did. And I already made them for the new year.
  3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    No, but it seems that everyone at work is having babies.
  4. Did anyone close to you die?
    No, thank goodness.
  5. What countries did you visit?
    None. But I did visit a new state!
  6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
    Love. Financial security/stability.
  7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    August 2008 - when I met someone very special. September 2008 – when I really met that someone special. October 2008 - traveled to Hawaii. November 2008 - traveled to Alaska.
  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Moving out on my own.
  9. What was your biggest failure?
    Can I not have one? I can't think of anything.
  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    Praise the Lord, no.
  11. What was the best thing you bought?
    New camera!!!
  12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    Um... hummm...?
  14. Where did most of your money go?
    Home furnishings, then towards rent, then towards traveling.
  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    Meeting Dennis in person. Anything that involved family get togethers with extended family. Traveling.
  16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
    Oh geez, I don't know.
  17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    (a) Happier or Sadder?
    (b) Thinner or Fatter? Thinner by about 15 pounds. Go me!

    (c) Richer or Poorer? Same. Although I'm paying rent, I seem to have them same amount. Actually, I have less in savings, so poorer.
  18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
    I don't wish I had done more of anything.
  19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
    Or less for that matter.
  20. How did you spend Christmas in 2008?
    Christmas with the family chillin' while dad worked. When he came home we opened presents, had dinner, and played games.
  21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
  22. How many one-night stands?
    What? What kind of question is this? What kind of girl do you think I am? Geez!
  23. What was your favorite TV program?
    Can't say I have a favorite. I have a couple that record on DVR, but none that I have to watch when they're on TV.
  24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
  25. What was the best book you read?
    If only I could remember all the books that I did read...
  26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    Kate Voegle
  27. What did you want and get?
    I wanted the house to be done. And it is. And I live in it. And it's great.
  28. What did you want and not get?
    iPhone. Haha!
  29. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Ummm... 27 Dresses...?
  30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    I turned 28. I went to work.
  31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    I'm sure there are things that could have made my year more satisfying, but it was pretty satisfying without those things too.
  32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
    Casual comfy, slightly preppy, but mostly comfy.
  33. What kept you sane?
    Friends, family, personal space.
  34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    No one.
  35. What political issue stirred you the most?
    Stupid prop 2. Stupid PETA people.
  36. Who did you miss?
    My sister.
  37. Who was the best new person you met?
  38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
    Take time for God.
  39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
  40. What are your resolutions for 2009?
    See my 2009 resolutions post.

Happy 2009 to you all.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Picture of the Day 10

Moving Kaitlin out...And I've been up since 3:30am. So that's what, like 20 hours. And I only got about 3 hours of sleep. So guess where I'm going now...

Night night.

Day 10: Luke 10:1-20; Genesis 17; Psalms 10

When I open my eyes and look at the wide world, I become great; when I close my eyes and look within, I become greater still.
— Hazrat Inayat Khan

Good Morning!

Ok, I lie. It's not a good morning. It's 3:57am and I'm getting ready to go to Azusa with Kaitlin and my parents to pack up her stuff and move her home.

It'll be a much better morning when I'm in the truck and can curl up and fall back asleep.

We'll be back tonight. Not sure what time. But I'll probably sleep most the way home too.

Have a good day!

Enjoy your sleep. I'm jealous! I'm envious! But I'll live.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Picture of the Day 9

Ahhh.... Baby Showers. Pedicures. Co-workers. How else would you want to spend your Friday after work?
It looks like we like each other too. Well we do!

Day 9: Luke 9:28-62; Genesis 16; Psalms 9

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
Anne Frank

Dear God...

And my personal favorite...