Friday, January 28, 2011

Coffee Talk 1.28.11

Good Morning, Ladies!

Hope everyone finds themselves well this morning! I just finished doing "The Shred" so I am all warmed up and ready to go. I have had to resort to indoor exercising of late because Tigercub has decided to begin waking up with the sun. By the time it is light enough for me to run...I hear the pitter patter of little feet that are ready for their momma. Hopefully, as spring approaches, some of our cloudiness will go away and it will begin getting light earlier. I have a feeling I am gonna have to start back with square one on the running, UGH!

We have had a pretty good week around here. MORE snow on Tuesday night which meant all the schools were cancelled again. They were expecting several inches, we might have got one. I opted out of taking a snow day and made my kids do school. That did not go over well. They knew all their friends were out and they wanted to be, too. They didn't even want to go out and play in the snow...just wanted to skip school. I tried, for a short time to reason with them about how we would have to tack the day on to the end of the year, blah, blah, blah...they did not want to hear it. So, in the end, I was the bad guy...but we got school done! Someday they will thank me...or will go to therapy...or both.

We also celebrated Tigerfan's birthday yesterday. However, I discovered that I certainly need improvement. I BOUGHT a birthday card for him...I just forgot to write in it. I figure I have until this weekend when we take him and probably his momma out to eat for a group celebration (her birthday is the 30th).

As for the weekend, just the same ole thing. Basketball tonight and all morning tomorrow and birthday celebrations tomorrow night. As someone who loves things to stay the same, I should love that...but I am craving something different. Isn't that just like us! My sisters are going through some BIG changes right now, and perhaps that is where my longing comes from. I wish so much that I could be there with and for them. I long to bring them a meal, or watch their kids, or just commiserate with them when necessary. But I am 2,000 miles away, so I watch from a distance...and that is hard. I definitely need to learn a lesson in contentment...because while I sit in Tennessee and whine about the snow, I yearn for Idaho...which will have snow and cold long after we have pulled out the short sleeves. I guess it is not so much the place as a yearning for family, but the outcome is the same. A little twinge of discontent despite the fact that I live in constant blessing. God has SO much work to do on me!

Anyway, I look forward to visiting this weekend, it will probably have to tide me over for a couple of weeks, because next week, we are scheduled for a long overdue trip to Louisiana. I am so ready to do some visiting and am HOPING to even catch a little bit of time with CiCi! Fingers crossed.

For now, I will leave you with my Siesta Scripture Memory verse for the second part of this month. It is a little longer than recommended but a really essential verse to know. I am going to attempt to type it from memory. I have realized, these couple of weeks how my memory is failing me as I get older...there was a time that I could have just read this through a couple of times and had it...especially because it was already familiar to me...but I have struggled to keep the wording just right. Anyway, here goes:

"For it is by grace you have been saved through faith--and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God has prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10

Okay, I did pretty good, had to fix a couple of words, but maybe in the 3 days I have left, I can get them. The important thing is really the message. And may I just encourage you...that if, by any chance there is one reading this that does not know that saving grace of our loving God, to please seek Him out. He longs for you to come to Him. He longs for you to know the peace that only He can bring. This world will always bring trouble and stress and sadness and frustration. But our Creator, God, longs for you to have more. He loved everyone of you enough to send His son to die for your sins. His desire is that no one should perish...but you MUST believe! Please take some time this weekend to seek Him out, ask questions, read His Word, the Bible or even contact one of the many ladies in this community that would love to share what a difference He has made for them.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend, be sure to check out Home Sanctuary for more Coffee Talk. By the way, I have a hard hitting blog post in me about toilet paper...if I can find time this week, I am totally posting it...and you DO NOT want to miss it! :)


Kristin said...

Yes, The Shred! Good for you! I've been debating about getting that video...I've done it w/ my sister several times, but does it get old after awhile? I'm so on the fence, but you're right - indoor exercise is a must at the moment. Hope your weekend is a good one!

Lea said...

Oh, I can't wait for the TP post, I can only imagine.

Yes, your kids really will thank you one day, not only for the schooling but many other things.

I so identify with you about family. I lived 1000 miles from mine for 30 years and a lot of that time was well before the instant communication we have today. I got to call my Mom once every two weeks for 20 minutes. Bridget cannot even fathom that. But, that's how it was and I had to accept it. I truly am sorry that so, so many miles seperate you. It's tough!

I'll be right here next weekend, so give me a hollar if you can find a minute.

Blessings to you! You are a dear!

JadeLD said...

Ugh it's so hard to get back into running, a couple of months ago I started regularly exercising again and it took me a while to get back into the rhythm. It's worth it though and as long as I keep it up it'll be fine, I'm enjoying it now my fitness has improved.

Have a lovely weekend,

Kathleen T. Jaeger said...

"Someday they will thank me...or will go to therapy...or both." This made me chuckle out loud!! How I can relate with my homeschooling brood of four.

I can so relate to being in TN and longing to be with snow-bound family (though mine is only 1,000 miles away in Minnesota. I rarely say only 1.000 miles when talking about that!). How many times I have longed to bring them meals, watched their children and just be there with them!! May God show you how you can help where you are -- with calls, cards, packages and prayers. May He comfort you, too.

I can also relate to exercising inside with the kiddos underfoot. I have been having a hard time getting up & running before we need to do school, too!

Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading.

Katharine said...

I know the feeling of missing family. My sister lives a 8hr. drive from here, and most years we only manage 2 visits. I miss her hugs! Maybe your kids can join mine in therapy, and we can get a group rate! Thanks for making me laugh out loud!
Can't wait for the TP Post!
Blessings on your week!

Anonymous said...

The Shred!? You are amazing! I can't even get up for a short walk sometime. And it's not even that cold over here.

Too funny about the card. I got one awhile back for hubby for our anniversary, but then I forgot about it. Just recently found it. =p

It is always easier for me to memorize things when they're put to music. And for that passage, there was a song on a cassette tape we had as kids. Too bad there's no mp3 available. A newer Bible verse songs that I love is Seeds Family Worship. My girls love it! And it helps me to remember the verses too.

secondofwett said...

I just got a new dvd set from costco that Leslie Sansalone's all abt walking at home...I was very interested cause I HATE the snow...and, this works for me...I did it 3x this week and am starting to feel more fluid in my body movements...I really started it cause the doctor said I needed to do it to bring my choesterol level down....I just hope I have the self-discipline to keep it up! Have a great wknd!

Becky said...

Looking forward to reading about the toilet paper post. How awesome about your trip to see Cici! (been praying for her). What a blessing Company Girls has been to make new sisters-in-Christ! I noticed you all got about an inch of snow this week. We were suppose to get an inch where I live but we didn't. boo!! I'm in VA...maybe we are close to each other? God bless and have a GREAT week and fantastic trip. :)

Trina @ Joy and Contentment said...

Toilet paper? Oh, that's sure to be good! lol

mholgate said...

Hey there! I really admire that you homeschool your kids. A little tough love with them on a snowy day isn't going to hurt. Keep up the great work!

I am having trouble with the wording of the last part of my verse this time around. I can't, for the life of me remember the word "declare." :)

Have a great weekend!