Monday, March 28, 2011

Whoops! My bad!

So I have completely slacked off and stopped my 30 day challenge. Sorry to everyone who was following it, I have just been following my heart in another direction.  I have been putting a lot of time into two directions that I feel God is pulling me. One is in designs for my shop and getting it fully up and running, not just half way like it has been. The other is still a secret under lock-and-key, but hopefully I get to fill you in on it soon!

Also I have been schooling the boys in my NCAA bracket at church. I'd like to give a big shout out to VCU from Friday night for clinching my win for me and for putting to shame everyone else.  Here's a screen shot of the breakdown as it was yesterday...

As you can see, I blew them out of the water.  We actually had 26 participating brackets (some people put in two, which is why you see the numbers after some names) so the breakdown for winning is pretty awesome; 1st place takes home $195 and 2nd place takes home $65. 

I have decided that I am going to take half of my winnings and donate it to something I feel very strongly about.  I am giving this $$$ to Heart 2 Home Ministries which is the mission of my friends Rick and Patty.  They are down in Mexico ministering to a poor community and doing wonders with God's work.  Currently they are helping with constructing and running a day care for the children of the women who work at the dump outside Puerto Vallarta, so that these children can get an education and hopefully break the cycle of poverty that runs rampant there.  Personally, I am trying to assist them in getting enough money so that they can purchase a Djembe, which is a type of drum, for their worship team.  Right now their worship team consists of Rick and a local that he is teaching to play bass guitar.  As an ex-drummer I am passionate about having a rhythm section, and this isn't going to cost them a whole heck of a lot, my winning should cover 1/3-1/2 the cost of the drum.  If anyone else feels compelled to help out, either with the drum or with the misitry, please visit their website, check out what they are doing down there.  Rick and Patty are more than willing to answer any questions you may have, just message them.  And if you want to donate, the donate button is on their homepage, just make sure you put a memo on the form if you want your donation to go to a specific thing (like the Djembe) so they can slate the $$$ towards that. Thanks so much guys!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Days 18 & 19

I totally slacked again yesterday in the blogging department.  I wasn't slacking in the everything else department though, which is where all my blogging mojo went...

So here's yesterday and today for you all to enjoy.

Day 18 - plans/dreams/goals you have...

Right now I have no plans, dreams, or goals really (that's probably why I was slacking yesterday, I didn't want to write that I have nothing). 

Day 19 - nicknames you have and why you have them...

When I was a kid my nickname was kid - given to me by one of my best friends, I'm not even sure where he came up with it.  But that's what it was for a long time.  Now I really don't have any nicknames, unless you count mom, mommy, momma, and da (what Squeaky calls everyone)....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 17

Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why....

For just one day I'd live to switch lives with this guy:

His name is Steven Furtick and he's the founding and lead pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. I caught part of one of his messages one night on some channel (I don't even know what it was) and I'm hooked.  He's charismatic and amazingly powerful in his message.  I want to be inside his head for one day, just to see what goes on there.  His church is the result of a vision planted in his heart by God when he was just 16. Now, at 31, he has an attendance of over 8,000 people.  I love the way God moves like this and I want to know what it's like to be used by God like that.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 16

Another picture of yourself....

Wow they sure want a lot of pictures of me! Here's one from my 4th birthday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Days 13, 14, & 15

So I totally slacked off on my blog the past couple of days.  I have been super busy at work and outside of work with meetings and classes, and basically I forgot for a few days.  But I'm back in the saddle now so here are the days that are missing!

Day 13 - A letter to someone

Dear readers,

Thanks for being my readers, you guys rock! Also, if there is something you want to see on here that isn't on here already please let me know. I'll do my best to accommodate all requests =)

Disco Lemonade

Day 14 - A picture of you and your family

I kid you not, this is the only picture I have of all of us that I am comfortable putting on here.  I now know there are no pictures of my entire family since Squeaky was born, we'll have to fix that.

Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play

My iPod is full of Christian songs mostly - so that's probably most (or all) of what will end up on this list. Here goes 

1 - Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble
2 - Belleau Wood - Garth Brooks
3 - Driven - Bret Michaels
4 - God of this City - Bluetree
5 - This is Halloween - Panic! At The Disco
6 - Jesus Freak - dc Talk
7 - He Reigns - newsboys
8 - Weather - Nick Baumgart
9 - Consuming Fire - Third Day
10 - California Gurls - Katy Perry

Monday, March 7, 2011

The 30 day challnge - Day 12

How you found out about blogger and why you have one.....

I'm not really sure how I found out about blogger to begin with.  I probably stumbled upon it at some point in my aimless internet wanderings. I know I have read many blogs in my life about a myriad of subjects.  When I truely started my Etsy shop and actually put items for sale in it I decided to start a blog to go along, it only seemed natural.  And so, my blog was born!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 11

Another picture of you and your friends....

Super old school of me, Scoot, and the dog =)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 10

Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad....

This question is funny to me. I don't have specific music I listen to when I'm in a specific mood. I just listen to music, whatever is on the radio.  Sometimes I change the channel, but only if I don't like the song that's on at that moment.  Sometimes I play my ipod, but it's the same stuff as the radio.  I think the reason I don't have specific music I listen to for certain moods is because I listen to all different kinds of music all the time.  I was raised in a house where music was huge.  Not just one kind of music though, all kinds of music.  And so now I listen to all kinds of music.  

There are a few situations, however, where I have to listen to a certain type of music.  If I am working out or cleaning I have to listen to music with a good strong beat.  I have found, though, that music with a strong beat comes in all genres.  I have been know to run to Kelly Clarkson followed by Irish drinking tunes or scrub bathrooms listening to UB40 and Prince.  

Mostly, though, I just like music!

I may be in the fire, but I know favor is coming. ~Joel Osteen

Friday, March 4, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 9

Something you're proud of in the past few days...

I'm proud of my squeaky - she's finally crawling! As you can see she has momma's attitude =)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 8

Short term goals for this month and why....


My biggest goal for this month is to survive, oh and not kill anyone.... Isn't that good enough?

Realistically, I'd like to make more clothes to sell in my shop, spend more time with my monkeys and less time working (this probably isn't going to happen since we are missing a supervisor and the middle of a big move), and generally keep my house habitable.  If any of these will be accomplished is questionable at best.

I like to make a list of all the things I need to get done on my days off each week, rarely do those things get done. Oh well!

I did however already get one goal accomplished, dye my hair. Do you like it????

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 7

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you...

Oh wow...there are so many people who have had huge impacts on me... I'm just going to put up a bunch of pics....

Ok, thats enough for now!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The 30 day challenge - Day 6

Your favorite superhero and why...

Why you ask? Why not! She's the princess of power. Plus I grew up with a bunch of boys, She-Ra was one of the few female superheroes that existed
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