Monday, May 24, 2010

"Not Me!" Monday.

Mckmama- Not Me Monday
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

There is no way that this week I got into, not one but, two towel fights at work. I did not waste the company's valuable time snapping 20 year old young men with the corner of a wet towel. I would never leave welts on another human being. That's abusive and cruel. I would never be so immature. Not me!

There is no way that I would snap an unarmed man while he was showing off the welts on his back. Nope, that would be cruel. And I would not give him a free shot at my rear end, then go into the bathroom and snap a picture of my leg where he left a nice bruise. And there's absolutely NO WAY that I send the picture to twitpic! Really, who does that? Not me!

It is impossible that I would feel a sense of pride that, when ganged up on by 2 guys, I left many more welts on them than the 3 I brought home. No way that it makes me feel young and powerful. Heavens, I'm 40 years old not 16. That was NOT ME!

TAWANDA!!! <--- I did NOT just say that!

What didn't you do this week?


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Physically Blinded in the Spiritual Realm

My friend Jennifer just spent the last 30 minutes trying desperately to figure out why her car wouldn't start. She had her Twitter friends sending her all kinds of ideas on how to hold the steering wheel, put it in Park, reset the alarm, change the fuse and many other ideas. After 30 minutes she realized that she was not in her own car! Laugh yes, it's funny. But it reminds me of an instance in my life many years ago.

I was 19, working at a theater running lights. My friend invited me up to her college apartment for the weekend. I left after the last performance of the current play, late on a Friday night.

I got in my car and headed to the highway. Somehow I was blinded to the entrance. I had taken that entrance hundreds of times before, but I never saw it this time. I wasn't distracted, there were no cell phones. I just simply didn't see it, like, didn't see it, it wasn't there, kind of didn't see it.

I thought I'd just take another way. I wound my way around turn after turn, dead end after dead end, getting more frustrated and annoyed with myself every moment. I wasn't lost. I knew where I was. I was just thwarted.

After an hour of driving around, I finally got on the highway headed towards my friend's place. About halfway there the pit of my stomach dropped out as I drove over a huge streak of blood and glass. There were police everywhere. I didn't know what happened but I knew that someone must have died.

Once I got to my friend's place I called another friend to let her know I'd arrived. She was almost in hysterics with worry. She told me that a woman in a Toyota (like mine) had hit a horse on the highway and was instantly killed. The accident happened about an hour before I passed that spot.

Freaky? Yes! But I have never had a doubt in my mind that the angels that are assigned to watch over me, blinded me to the entrance of the highway in order to keep me from being killed down the road that night. I can't answer for the woman that was killed that night, but I know that I was not ready to meet the Creator of the Universe at that time.

I am equally sure that Jennifer was blinded today to the fact that she wasn't in her own car. Really, how can you sit in someone else's car for half an hour and not recognize that you are surrounded by things that don't belong to you? You could blame Jennifer's situation on the fact that she's pregnant, and laugh at her mistake. But I would bet my bottom dollar that she was not meant to see her surroundings. I'd bet she was blinded in the spiritual realm for a purpose. Maybe she will never know why. Then again, maybe she will.

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you were blinded for a purpose?


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This is the Life...

My life right now is exhausting. I am working 5 nights per week at Krispy Kreme Donuts, from 10pm until 2 am. It takes me about an hour after getting home to wind down enough to go to bed.

Each week day morning I have 2 extra kids. One of them is 4th grade and goes to school at 8:10 with my Bigs and the other is in Kindergarten and I take him to school after feeding him lunch, at 12:30.

Since I am only getting 4 or so hours of sleep at night, I try to nap when the littles go down for their nap. It hasn't been happening on a regular basis because we are a family of 7 and we have many appointments. Lately, we have had dentist appointments, cleanings, fillings and more fillings. :( boooo. We've also had many check ups and I am seeing a new chiropractor, which means more appointments.

My mom recently had surgery on her foot and is in a non-weight-bearing cast. She is more mobile than she was 5 weeks ago, but she needs help showering. I happen to be her only daughter, AND her husband is not physically well enough to help, so it falls to me to go as often as I can to give her a shower. Don't take this as complaining, it's not. In light of my friend Heather who suddenly lost her mom, Margaret, the job of spending time helping my mom is something I have chosen to be joyful about.

There are also the ministry areas that I am involved in. Youth group. Choir. "And If Not" band, which I need to post about.

That's my life right now. I'm not complaining, it's a wonderful, blessed, full life. It's just if you check my blog waiting for 10 days to post something new and exciting, I wanted you to know why it might take me that long to post new stuff. There's just not much time for blogging right now. :( booooo.