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Saturday, January 29, 2011

My's the new Facebook

I have a friend who left blogging a while ago because she decided that it took too long to blog, and Facebook allows for short blurbs and instant gratification.  Most of the time I disagree, but for tonight, I'm going to treat this post like several Facebook statuses...they will have nothing to do with each other at all, I warn you!

I got pulled over today.  Going to a children's ministry meeting at church.  With my daughter in the car.  While actually driving the SPEED LIMIT.  It seems there is a newish law in FL that says if there is an emergency vehicle, or police car, or tow truck on the side of the road with lights flashing, you MUST change lanes out of the lane closest to the side of the road they are parked on, or slow down to 20 UNDER the speed limit.  I was driving down the road, there was a police car, he did not have anyone pulled over, but his lights were flashing, he WAS NOT out of his car, I drove by (doing the speed limit) and swerved over to the left about half a lane, and BAM! he pulled out and pulled me over.  He was MAD.  Actually, furious describes it better.  Very initially quite short with me and unkind.  Told me this information is on every gas pump and all over the TV.  I told him we don't have the TV (only Netflix), don't get the paper, and I don't read gas pumps as one of my four kids is usually harassing me for something when I'm pumping gas.  (Okay, I DID say all that, but not at the same time, it was over the course of our "conversation" in which I was terribly sorry, meek, and kind (THAT had to come from GOD, as anyone who knows me well will tell you).  TO add to it, I had last year's expired registration.  Not. Good.  He was sooo made, he slammed the door on his squad car.  But then, maybe because I genuinely did not know I had broken a law, or maybe because I had been nice (again, that was a total God thing since at least 10 cars passed us in the SAME lane I was getting a ticket for driving in while he was actually standing at my car...for the record, I TOTALLY would have gotten over if he had been OUT of the car, or even had another car pulled over), or maybe it was all the praying I was doing, but he just gave me a warning.  So now all you FL drivers, consider yourself warned, because that ticket is $166.

Scholastic is having a sale on the downloadable books-over 500 titles for $1 each.  This link should work, but the sale is through the 31st of January only, so act now!

I'm feeling better, but my husband is sick and GRUMPY.  Really Grumpy.  Grumpier than usual grumpy.  Please pray he feels better soon for all our sakes!

I'm meeting with someone tomorrow about possibly shooting their wedding.  That's a big deal, since I haven't done weddings before (other than pictures for my family members).  I'm letting this one be totally in God's hands.  Ha, that sounds ridiculous...of course it's totally in God's hands whether I let it be or not, but you get the idea.  No stress, it's His deal.

I actually ran week 4 of couch to 5K tonight.  I started week 4 last week, but since week 3 involved 9 total minutes of running, and week 4 involves 16, it was a HUGE jump and I resigned myself to doing the first 3 running sections and just doing as much of the 4th as I could.  (It goes 5 minute warm up walk, 3 min. run, 1 1/2 min. walk, 5 min. run, 2 1/2 min. walk, 3 min. run, 1 1/2 min. walk, 5 min. run, 5 min. cool down walk.)  Anyway, I changed my route tonight, so I had NO idea, based on visual markers, where I was in each run, and I finished the final 5 minutes, much to my own surprise.  Woo Hoo!!!

I've been struggling with a few things lately that relate to some people in my life.  The thing is, normally I would just blog to get it off my chest, but those people, or people who know them, read my blog, and so I can't.  And that's good, because I really shouldn't anyway,and I know that, but I just sometimes need to, well, whine discuss the injustices of the world and how they bother me even if I don't let it seem like they do.  I know talking to God about it should be enough.  I KNOW that, but I'm just not that holy yet...I still need a real person sometimes.

I just heard a HUGE bang outside, and now there are all sorts of emergency sirens...wonder what's up?  There are enough sirens that it sounds big.  I should be praying instead of just being nosey!  Okay, just did.  Whatever it is, there is suddenly a lot of traffic on my little road...I wonder if the main one is closed and traffic is being detoured?

I've washed the same load of towels THREE times now.  Seriously!  I. will. get. it. dried. TOMORROW!!!

I need to go to bed.  Really.  And I really need to do it WAY earlier than I do most nights.  I'm struggling SOOOO much right now with all the things I "should be" doing as a wife, mother, homeschooler, friend, daughter....the list goes on and on.  So I guess that makes personal struggles on two fronts-my own inadequacies and the disappointments in behaviors of others. 

I'm starving, and it's 11:30.  P.M.  So what to do?  Eat, and end up being up even longer, or not eat, and try to fall asleep with an empty stomach.  To be fair, I had a chicken thigh at 4:30 as dinner, so it is justifiable to be hungry, just not convenient.

Okay, off to bed.  Night y'all.

Oh,and I realized I have fallen away from my commitment to PRAY at the end of each non-review post to remind myself that I am indeed One Blessed Mamma.  How is it that it is soooo easy to fall away from the things that are soooo important?  Anyway, let me try to do better, starting now.

God, I thank you for today.  It didn't go like I had planned, but You knew how it would unfold before I ever opened my eyes this morning.  Thank You for Your provision for me.  You very real and physical provision of a house, and a family, and food, and a warning not a ticket.  But also your provision for saving me from the wretch I was, and still would be, without You.  You have a plan to prosper me and give me a hope and a future, and that's true for my children too.  Let me draw solace in that, and in the fact that You love them more than I ever could.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen
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Melissa said...

I got pulled over for the same reason a couple of years ago - thankful also to only get a warning.

Julie said...

I read this the other day, but never commented (I called you instead), I'm back to say ever since reading this, I've been paranoid driving. There seems to be a lot of construction around here right now and I'm not sure about the pulling into the other lane thing where construction is concerned. I have no problem in the four lane roads, but what about the two lane ones? What about the two lane ones and emergency vehicles?

Leisa said...

I am commenting, but I am going to call too since I have so much to say ;)