Monthly Archives: March 2012

madness

I know, I know, it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve posted.

I keep telling myself that I’ll post “when I have time” or “when I have a free evening” or “when I can collect my thoughts and actually make sense”; when, when, when.  I give up!  Because I am determined to keep this blog going, I am refusing to let the “whens” get in my way.  I have decided that (at least for today) a post of all the randomness of the last few weeks is better than no post at all.  So here goes:

*my baby brother turned 13 last week:

This is us a year ago.

*Work has been craaaaaazy.  Nearly half of our department has been taking turns at being sick, which means a lot more work for all of us (and we were already short-staffed to begin with).  Did I mention that I currently am the only person fully trained as a back-up for most of that work?  Yeah.  Good times.  I’ve been coming home exhausted every night, feeling like I just ran a marathon.

*Psalm 16 has been my lifeline lately.  Especially verse 8: “I have set the Lord continually before me, because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken.”  This is one of those Psalms that I’ve read a thousand times, but it has been brand new the last 3 weeks; I can’t get enough of it.

*If you didn’t know, my [older] brother and sister-in-law are in the process of adopting from Africa; the whole process is an emotional roller coaster in general, but lately it seems to be even more so.  Here’s the latest update on that.

*I’m turning into one of those crazy, all-natural food  people.  (Okay, not really, I did have Burger King for dinner).  Seriously though, when you take the time to actually read the labels on the food you buy – and do the research – it’s appalling.  I attempted to buy frozen sausage a week or two ago and happened to notice “BHA” and “BHT” on the label.  I had never heard of those two, so I looked them up.  What did I find?  “petroleum-derivative, known to cause cancer, banned in 3 states and by McDonald’s”.  Um, I might not be the healthiest person out there, but I consider McDonald’s the bottom of the food chain and if they’ve banned it I’m certainly not eating it!  That being said, I am now looking into bulk canning and freezing.  I would love to eat only from-scratch, all-natural, healthy meals, but the last thing I want to do after an 8 hour work day is spend another 2 hours in the kitchen cooking!  We do a lot better when I’m able to plan and prep ahead of time.  So that’s where that’s at.  I made a big batch of burritos yesterday that I tossed in the freezer for lunches (thanks Pinterest!); I have yet to try them though so we shall see.

*One of my dear friends [and her hubby] had their first baby last week:

isn't he just precious?

*Another of my dear friends got engaged a couple of weeks ago.  ‘Tis the season for love and babies apparently.

*I think all of the Hunger Games madness is ridiculous.  I refuse to jump on the bandwagon until everyone chills out a bit.  Oh, I’m sure I’ll get there, but I like to take my time.

*I currently have a stack of books waiting to be read, but as you can see from all of the above, I haven’t made the time for that either…

*I have tons more running through my head (and people wonder why I can’t sleep at night…), but I will leave it at this for tonight.  There could quite possibly be a part 2 to this post in the near future, then again, maybe not.  Either way, I’ll leave you with this:

how’s that for random? 🙂

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happy birthday, sunshine

It’s March!  Hooray!

Today, being the first day of March, is a very special day.  This girl turned 11 today:

Isn’t she so pretty? (This picture is actually a couple years old)

For those of you who don’t know her, this is my baby sister (aka Julie, Juliebug, bugsy, bugs, princess, Lou, cutiepie, sweetheart, Grace… ).  This girl is my sunshine.  She’s so full of life [and sass] and she’s the best secret-keeper.  She brings joy to everyone she is around.  I am so grateful she was born.  Happy birthday, sunshine.

I often refer to March as my “happy month” for two reasons:

1. some of my favorite people were born this month

and

2. daffodils bloom in March

I seriously have an obsession with these.  Prettiest flower ever.

What do you love about March?

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