Monday, February 22, 2010

oooohhhhh noooo!

drink me


love me

Lent is upon us. Or lint as some little person in our home referred to it not so long ago. This is really making me nuts. Rather my nuttiness is compounded by the cravings for sweets. Chocolate chunk cookies, mommy's minty hot-cocoa with a twist, and reese's cups are dancing over my head like some deranged movie theatre snack-bar commercial.
the song goes something like this:
let's all go to the lobby (3x)
and get ourselves a snack
As far as I am aware, the Wesleyan doctrine isn't too pushy about observing Lent. Growing up in a super evangelical, borderline legalistic congregation, I can't recall ever hearing a sermon about the Lenten season. Some of this still new to me. I'm working it out as I go.
Why am I doing this? At any given moment I will have a fresh reason for you. I want to honor Jesus' sacrifice. I want to rely fully on God to meet my needs. I don't want to use food to soothe myself. I want to prove that I can do this.
I am currently at the stage of denying myself the treats, but not quite allowing God to speak to me. I'm still trying just to ignore the cravings rather than spend time in prayer. Why do I insist upon making this so difficult? How is it that I keep missing the point?

i welcome any wise words and input you may have to send my way :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

followers? really? for me?

feelin' a bit guilty here. just noticed i have more than 2 followers. wow. thanks. gee, i don't really know what to say.
i don't have any brilliant academic theories to share. no magic solutions for your misplaced learner or your misguided coworker.
last week i taught my 9 year old to use the sewing machine. we made some simple polka-dot scarves. but i don't even have a tutorial for you. oops.
i've given up sweets for lent, so you won't find any dessert recipes here until after easter.

i promise i'll have something brilliant-- or at least worthwhile to share on this little blog very soon. very. soon. i promise. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

maybe we should re-do the alphabet

hello all of you who misplace the apostrophe
though you don't know who you are, or you'd quit doing it

the letter S does not automatically need an apostrophe. trust me. leave the darn apostrophe alone. he's tired. worn out. bushed. beat. overworked. underpaid.

i'm not giving you a grammar/spelling lesson. you haven't paid attention thus far; i doubt you'd get it now.

just watch yourselves, ok?

i am watchin' you!