Archive for September, 2007

Goodbye, sweets

Posted on 2007-09-22. Filed under: Life |


Yes, all of the Peanut Butter Delight has been eaten.

The Cool Whip bowl is now empty (how much more Southern can you get than reusing a Cool Whip bowl? 😉 )

Whatever shall I do?

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the Wall Street Journal?

Posted on 2007-09-22. Filed under: Thoughts |


Somehow, a link to my blog ended up on one of the pages of the Wall Street Journal. And what’s really weird is that they’re linking directly to a post that really just says I got some sleep one night. Now, I know I don’t sleep much but I think it’s over the top to assume that those times when I do get some sleep are worthy of national news coverage! 😉

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118763848477403227.html?mod=mktw

(It’s at the very bottom of the page.)

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The Imitation of Christ

Posted on 2007-09-21. Filed under: Quotes |


OK, so I’m reading this book by Thomas a Kempis and here’s some great quotes from it so far:

  •  It is better to experience contrition than to be able to define it.
  • To be well versed in Scripture and all the sayings of philosophers will not profit you if you are without God’s love and His grace.
  • How foolish to wish for a long life, but not care whether it is a good life
  • Always think kindly of others, while holding yourself as nothing; this is true wisdom and leads to perfection. If you see another commit a grievous sin, or whose faults are flagrant, do not regard yourself as better, for you do not know what you would do if similarly tempted. You are in good disposition now, but you do not know how long you will persevere in it. Always keep in mind that all are frail, but none so frail as yourself.
  • What good will it do us to learn many things, the knowledge of which will not help us on judgment day, nor hurt us if we do not know them?
  • Who has a greater struggle than those who labor to overcome themselves?
  • There is no absolute perfection in this life, for there is always some imperfection attached to it; likewise there is no knowledge in this world that is not mixed with some ignorance. Therefore, a humble self-knowledge is a surer way to God than a search after deep learning.
  • On the day of judgment we will not be asked what we have read, but what we have done; neither will we be asked how well we have spoken, but how devoutly we have lived.
  • If you are humble and submissive to God’s will, you will have peace in all you do.
  • It is truth that must be sought in Holy Scripture, not beauty of expression.
  • When people desire anything to an excessive degree, they immediately lose their peace of soul.
  • We find our peace only by resisting our passions, not by giving in to them.
  • Do not consider yourself better than others, for you may be worse in God’s sight.
  • Do not open your heart to everyone, but only to one who is wise, God-fearing, and who can keep your confidence.

And those are the things that really stuck with me from the first ten chapters!

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My day today thus far

Posted on 2007-09-21. Filed under: Life |


I woke up around 2:30 this morning and heard G crying b/c he was alone. I spent some time with him and finally got him in bed around 4:30. I went ahead and made some coffee and started into my server maintenance. I took care of about 8 or 9 servers this morning and that ended around 7:30 or so. Then, I cleaned out the server reports and processed my email.

I’m walking gingerly today. My neck is so sore this morning – it’s prolly from doing all of that repetitive work at the computer for over 3 hours. I don’t think I got up or anything the whole time. I’m also walking gingerly because after I got out of the shower this morning, I was getting dressed and sitting on my bed and leaning over to put on my socks. Then, all of a sudden I got some really sharp shooting pains in my, um, groin. It felt like someone was reaching inside of me, grabbing hold and squeezing HARD! So, I’m a bit tender…

I’ve started reading The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. This is a classic work and there’s some really good snippets from it that I’ll share later. However, I’ve already found some ideas that I totally disagree with but that’s OK. They seem to come more from his time period’s culture. It seems to be designed for meditative prayer.

Well, time for my 3rd cup of coffee this morning and I’m off to my 11 AM appointment.

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Come to me, all who are weary ;)

Posted on 2007-09-21. Filed under: Thoughts |


It’s interesting to me the search terms that bring people to my blog. Here are the terms for the past few days that landed people here. It’s quite a diverse selection. Though, it sure seems a lot of people are looking for the lyrics to “I’m not aware of too many things”. And I’m really wondering how someone landed here searching for “mary murfree harlequin romances”. 🙂

appalachian tall tales
Praise God for He has saved me
I’m not aware of too many things
loving the way God wants us to love
i’m not aware of too many things
APPALACHIAN TALES
im not aware of too many things i know w
Horton Cooper
Article “In the Heart of Appalachia”
im not aware of too many things lyrics
i belong to you and you belong to me as
five stairsteps ooh child
I’m not aware of too many things/I know
lose weight
some day when your head is much lighter
HIDE NOT YOUR FACE FROM ME MY GOD
I’m not aware of too many things, i know
i’m not aware of too many things lyrics
north corlina’ s early people
not since heck was a pup
O My God I put my trust in you let not m
relationship confess
God leading to the desert
Dear Lord would give me the ten
Life in Haran
Sacred thoughts
I’m not aware of too many things
my only hope is you jesus
of whom I’m not aware
im not aware of too many things i know w
lyrics Everybody’s saying, seeing thin
for men are not cast off by the Lord for
i’m not aware of too many things
HPV
why dear lord god
“I’m not aware of too many things
Everybody’s saying, seeing things, wit
why do i feel like this dear Lord
lyrics dear lord
mary murfree harlequin romances
“prayer of examen”
speak hoarsely
i m not aware of too many things i know
im not aware of too many things
i’m not aware of too many things
not aware of too many thing
i am not aware of too many things i know
im not aware of too many things
I’M NOT AWARE OF TOO MANY THINGS BUT I K
dear lord quotes
lyrics for jesus my only hope
i m not aware of too many things
God wait relationship
help broken soul god
i m not aware of too many things i know
openness in relationships
“we were on the phone”
free wordpress themes appalachian mounta
wv tall tales
i’m not aware of too many things
how does God guard my heart
I’m not aware of too many things, I know
HOly spirit, my only hope in life
lyrics to i wanta do somethin freaky
dating service
I’m not aware of too many things
Appalachian Tall Tales
i’m not aware of so many things
i´m not aware of so many things+lyrics
i m not aware of too many things I know
John O’Brien, “Tall Tales of Appalachia”
what i am i’m not aware of too many thin
i’m not aware of too many things you kno
“i’m not aware of too many things”
I’m not aware of too many things I know
im not aware of too many things
i’m not aware of too many things
i’m not aware of too many things
Ooh-oo child, things are gonna be easier
Im not aware of too many things i know w
im not aware of too many things, i know
I’m not aware of too many things
who said; i am not aware of too many
lyrics things are gonna get easier
appalachian hillbillies
“gerald may” the awakened heart quote
im not aware of too many things lyrics
enjoying day quotes
why me lord lyrics
no rest for the weary lyrics
PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
ooh child things are going to get easier
ooh child things are going to get easier
do something freaky to you
i want to do something freaky to you lyr

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Didn’t quite make it

Posted on 2007-09-20. Filed under: Life |


I tried to go watch The Terminal last night but fell asleep in the middle of it (paused it first! 🙂 ) and woke up early this morning and finished it. It’s now 7:30 AM so I’m getting my day started a little late, didn’t get the work done last night that I needed but I feel rested. I guess I needed the sleep. Now, on to the work!

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My Wednesday

Posted on 2007-09-19. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |


I finally got the integration working between the two servers used for our nationwide rollout!!!

There’s still some stuff I have to figure out but this is major progress – yay!

I took care of a lot of support calls this morning and then I took some time for myself this afternoon. And then I took care of a couple more support calls at the end of the workday. Afterwards, I made dinner. I made this: A Good Easy Garlic Chicken. And I heated up some penne from yesterday to complement it. I just made one change – I used real garlic instead of garlic powder because it just seems to taste so much better that way. I like to slice it paper thin.

Afterwards, there was a request for ice cream. So, we went to the mall and they got some ice cream. Then, G & I went to Barnes & Noble while B went to J. Jill. And now, we’re back here.

That’s a pretty quick synopsis. I look at my to-do list for the day and I shudder. But, I’ll prolly take a short nap and work through the night. Oh, and I’ve decided to make prayer my primary spiritual pursuit. I’m just really feeling drawn that way. I’ve been reading this book called Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home and it’s really been speaking to me. There’s this whole list of books that it refers to that I now want to read.

And that’s about it. For more, you’ll have to wait for the next episode… 😛

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Don’t Like the Jokes?

Posted on 2007-09-19. Filed under: Life |


My boy is sooo like me!

Yesterday, on our way to Chapel Hill, he says, “Hello?“.

Me: “Hello.

G: “Soccer jersey? Soccer jersey. Goodbye!

That just struck me as so funny, I couldn’t stop laughing. So, I told him it was funny and he again says, “Hello?“.

Me: “No, G, it was funny the first time.

G: “Don’t like the jokes? This time it’s different.

Me: “OK, go ahead.

G:  “Hello?

Me: “Hello.

G: “Soccer jersey? Soccer jersey. Goodbye!

I got suckered! I love joking around with him because we both “get” each other’s sense of humor and we really truly enjoy making each other laugh!!

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Authentic Prayer

Posted on 2007-09-18. Filed under: Quotes, Thoughts |


Read this: http://www.brianzahnd.com/?p=192

I really like this guy’s blog and this is a great post!

I hope that I am authentically and genuinely honest in my prayers. That is one of my primary goals when I pray…

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168.8

Posted on 2007-09-18. Filed under: Life |


Those of you following my life story know exactly what that number is!

And I’m still flummoxed! Yesterday was the first time I’ve walked in over a week and it was only for 30 or 45 minutes.

Should I really continue to sit around and eat in order to lose weight? I just don’t get it. I do the exercise that’s supposed to drop weight and I gain weight. I do exercises that’s supposed to build mass which will burn calories and I gain weight. I do NOTHING and I LOSE weight! I guess I shouldn’t complain. I just don’t understand. But, in all reality, I am a parent now and Will Smith did tell me back in middle school that this would happen. So, why am I surprised?

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