Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Something new every day

She is just bursting with personality. It is something new with her every day. Today she learned how to say "Aw man." I had to take her and MIL with me to a business meeting today. After the meeting we went out to eat. The girl couldn't eat for entertaining. The hostess made the mistake of sitting us near the entrance to the kitchen and that was all she wrote. Every time one of the waitresses or another customer walked by, she would throw her fork on the floor, yell "Aw man" and then throw her head back and laugh. We must have went through 6-8 forks today. The more attention they payed to her the more she cut up. It was kind of embarrassing but also very funny. Hubs says that she's gonna be a comedian, lol. She definitely likes to show off.
Having a little girl is so much fun, even more fun than I could have ever imagined. On one hand she is such a girly girl. She loves shoes, jewelry, dolls, and phones, all the things a little girl is supposed to like. On the other hand, she is a little tomboy too. The girl loves to be outside more than anything else. She loves to swing, play on the slide and she has to jump on the trampoline every day or her day is not complete.
Being a mom is so rewarding! We tried for years to have a baby and it just wasn't in God's plan. I didn't understand it and was often bitter about it. Now, I realize that it was His timing. I am really glad that my kids are spaced apart like they are. God knew what he was doing! I am so blessed! Out of all of the jobs in the world, I have the perfect one, being a mommy!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friends. Really?

I'm not sure where to begin. I really got my feelings hurt this weekend by someone I really thought was my friend. I'm not sure what a "friend" is anymore. It seems that you can't trust anyone. I'm not even sure what it is that she thought she would gain by doing what she did. And then, to make matters even worse, another so called friend took the word of the first so called friend and never once even attempted to ask my side of the story. Now, both of them, ashamed of themselves maybe, refuse to respond to me. Neither one of them offer up any type of explanation.
Obviously they were never really my friends to begin with. If I did something to offend them or if there is some reason that they had to dislike me, then shouldn't they at least have the respect to let me know about it? I know I would. I'm just that straight forward. I don't have to like you but I will respect you. Everyone should be grown up enough to at least show mutual respect, at least that's how I feel about it.
I'm not real sure what I am going to do at this point. First, I was really really mad, then I started feeling really hurt and betrayed, now I think the best thing to do is to pray about it and let God lead the way. I will continue to pray for my "friends" too.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ike

We had a really busy weekend planned and within a couple of hours today, everything changed. The homecoming football game was cancelled, school has been cancelled for tomorrow, Bubba's baseball tournament was cancelled, and Hubs fishing event was cancelled. It looks like we will be staying home this weekend and praying that our lights don't go out. My how plans can change so rapidly.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Gustav threatened us. We narrowly missed the eye of Gustav and just got a little wind and rain. This time I don't think we are going to be so lucky. Ike is headed right for us. There are thousands of evacuees already here and many more on their way. First thing in the morning, they will shut down all southbound traffic and open up all lanes for northbound. The gas stations are already running out of gas and the grocery stores are half empty. It is getting a bit crazy. They said on our local news that all the hotels were full and that 2 of the 4 shelters are already full.

Hubs has to go into town to work tomorrow so I have made him a list of things to look for. The last time we had a hurricane hit us like this we were not really prepared to go 8 days without electricity. This time around, I want to make sure that we have everything we need. I hope we don't lose our electricity this time but just in case we do, I wanna be ready. You can never have too many candles or enough batteries.