Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Only boring people get bored...yeah...

TAG!The Game: The first player of this game starts with the "6 weird things/habits about yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a blog or bulletin of their 6 weird habits/things, as well as state this rule clearly.
1) I wiggle my nose a lot
2) I type out my thoughts...so my fingers always seem to be moving
3) I spend more time on myspace than I probably should
4) I have way to many Bubba stories...for instance, I rode a roller coaster with a guy named Bubba who I met on an airplane...and in highschool a huge guy named Bubba told me I'd look good on the back of his Harley...and my family used to have a dog named Bubba
5) my thumbs are double jointed
6) I sing along with all music, even if I don't know the words
anyone who reads this blog is Tagged and needs to at least comment with one or two strange things about themselves...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

odd

I've felt odd going home the last couple days. No Sasha. I think that's it. And for real Ira, Ash and Beck are gone now...for real. I don't like it...it's odd. I feel very melancholy about it all. Whatever. The strangest part is that while as odd as it is and as much as I don't like it...this week is gobs better than last...even with this...hmmm...I guess the anticipation of ickyness has passed and now it's just blah. the way it is, is the way it is. I'm annoying myself right now. maybe i'll call my sister tonight and annoy her instead...yeah...that sounds like fun...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

I'm a killer

I didn't mean to do it. Poor little creature came from nowhere...I don't even know what I killed. But I killed it. And then I called my brother and freaked out for like ten minutes...he just laughed at me. I went out to look at my jeep this AM in the day light...my license plate is fully bent in half and the frame is broken off. I called my brother again to update him so he'd know my ten minute freak out was legitimate...he again, just laughed. I just hate killing things. really.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A new day

So today was by far a better day than yesterday. Some high's and lows for sure...my gram sent me a very nice card with a blessing enclosed (go gram!), we had a huge party tonight for kids and teachers in Rainbows, tried to bless their socks off for all their hard work, my work day was great...really a good day. The end got a little dramatic though...a mom melt down that was very unexpected, then came back to my office and figured out I have to pay and arm and a leg for taxes this year (they may actually get my arm and leg...that may be all I have to give them! wonder what they'd think of that...hmmm...) Tomorrow I am having a Stampin' Up party at my house...mostly to help a friend get her business going...I am by no means a stamper...I have tomorrow off because I'm POD on friday here at church...and then my family comes to town...good times I tell ya!
I learned a new word today. Chouse. To cheat or to trick. I hope no one reading my blog was choused out of a good day today!!! (yey for using it in a sentence...my teacher friends will be so proud!)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

a day

so I went home to deal with my temporary doggie since I have meetings that will keep me at church late tonight...plus I needed a huge break from work because my blood pressure was rising and nothing good was going to come of it...I finally cooled down, went to let sasha back in the house, only to realize she was gone...CRAP...this is not my day...I found her pretty quick, but not before I said "crap" about a hundred times...
one good thing from my day...jewelry...all the fun sparkly stuff I ordered last week arrived...yum...I'm wearing it and it has improved my mood...I'm not sure why...but I'll take it where I can get it on a day like this has turned out to be!

Monday, March 20, 2006

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Like This

So I posted this as a bulletin but figured why not blog it too :-)

Saturday Night at the Madison Area Music Awards (MAMA) my sister Jessi Lynn won Album of the year, the name of the album is "You ain't seen nothin' like this." If you have not heard her music you need to. If you don't own this album you need to. It is really great. She writes all her own music and even helped produce this album. (if anyone cares, I sang backup on her album...no, that is not a man singing, it is me and my low voice...) check out her website at:www.jessilynn.com or her myspace page:http://www.myspace.com/jessilynnsongbird You can purchase her CD through Itunes, CDbaby and her website. At the very least, make her your myspace friend and comment on her music and give her a pat on the back for winning such a great award. You can also check out her page to see when and where she is playing if you want to hear her live. Thanks!!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Stress

So this week has been a bit stressful for me...not bad stress...maybe good depending on how you look at it. I spoke at a class at NCU about Early Childhood Ministry. I then taught the same class on Friday at the All Church Ministries conference and then today taught a class on recruiting and keeping quality volunteers.
I hate talking in front of people. I am by no means eloquent. But because I am one of the only people doing what I do full time, I feel like I have a responsibility to share what I know with others who are volunteering and having a lot harder time than I probably ever will.
I think I did a good job...they record our sessions and I suppose I could get a copy and listen to see how I really did...but I think I would rather slit my wrists than hear myself speak. seriously. if you ever want to torture me and make me feel bad...get a copy of one of those sessions and force me to listen. The reason I felt like I did a good job is becuase people seemed really engaged and after it was all over a few stayed to talk with me and most people took my business card for contacting me if they had other things they needed help with.
So big sigh of relief that this week is over. I'll probably do it all again next year and I'll probably be just as stressed out about it then as I was this time...part of the eb and flow of my life. Maybe someday it will be no big deal...but I kind of doubt it...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

short guys

funny story...one time I was at dinner with big Dan Rector (if you don't know him, he's a dwarf or a midget or something like that, he is the Children's Ministry's professor at NCU...) and a bunch of other people and he was asking me if I was dating anyone, I wasn't and I jokingly said that all the guys I knew were to short to date...totally not thinking about the fact that he is extremely short...and he proceeded to ask me what was wrong with little guys...of course I said nothing was wrong with little guys and I would change my ways and date short guys (no way!)...very embarrassing and funny all at the same time...I think of it every time I see him and since today I will see him, I thought I would share...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I pull my blue jeans on..

first, I love Keith Urban and the banjo
second, I love wearing Jeans
There is nothing like going home after a long day and putting your jeans on. Or even better, being able to start your day out wearing jeans...instant comfort and cuteness.
Sadly, the next 4 days in a row I have to dress up and can't just pull my jeans on and go in the morning...the only thing that brings me comfort is how as soon as I am done being "professional" I can pull my jeans on and be me again. I wish I lived in a world where everyone wore jeans all the time. I am not supposed to wear them as much as I do at church but I am lucky that I work in an area where I get urped up on and such (yes, I said lucky) so I can wear jeans a whole lot...

"When I wake up in the mornin' lightI pull on my jeans and I feel all rightHey I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on"
sing it with me now...

Currently listening: Golden Road By Keith Urban Release date: By 08 October, 2002

Sunday, March 12, 2006

my life at times

anfractuous ..an-FRAK-chuh-wus.. adjective
: full of windings and intricate turnings : tortuous

I am feeling very dramatic, tired and cranky today...in case anyone cares...perhaps a nap will fix me...

Sunday, March 05, 2006

beautiful specific details

I think every person in your life is made up of beautiful specific details And no two people's details are the same...I got to thinking about this last night...looking back at all the people I have in my life and have had, I know that each one of them has brought their own details and I am always so glad when I get to meet someone new and start to learn and watch for that one thing that sticks out and becomes a beautiful specific detail I can't help but think of when I think of them...
A few of the things that come to mind for different people...how little Dillon has to have me kiss his forehead every time I hold him...the way my sister has the same stubborn look on her face now as she did when we were little...the way Nina laughs...the way my mom dances her chicken dance that we make fun of and can imitate so well...the way Courtney literally squeals when she gets excited...the way my dad covers his eyes, rubs his forehead and cries every time he sees me after it's been a while...Heidi's face when she laughs and it gets all scrunchy...Kristen tapping her fingernails on the steering wheel when she's driving...Anika's never ending stream of words when she's nervous...Ira's goofy smile that looks a lot like my own...Beck's bright eyes...Ashley's blonde hair (just kidding) Ashley's startled look when Ira says something outlandish (like every time he opens his mouth!) my nightly phone call from Twon (still haven't figured out why he likes to talk to me so much...) Chris Books annoying big brother hugs...Blaine saying "salutations" to me every time he saw me after we figured out we shared a love of Charlotte's Web...I could go on and on...even people I don't know that well seem to leave an impression all their own.
I am so thankful for all the different people in my life who have become dear to me. I feel very blessed all the time. And I hope the details I leave behind about myself at the very least bring a smile to that persons face.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I will never understand

Current mood: perplexed

...how someone can throw a handful of sunflower seeds in their mouth and not end up eating the whole seed...seriously...I have to do it one at a time and it takes forever before I can eat a handful...anyways...if their is a trick to it I should know, I would really appreciate someone sharing it with me...

still committed

I was just thinking about the last few months of my life and how I have really been trying to enjoy every moment and find ways to try new things and not let fear make my decisions. I am supposed to come up with a short paragraph for my life coach talking about who I am and what I want to be and this old blog came to mind. As well as a quote I found on a friends page once. I think my paragraph will have something to do with living my life in bright red and being mad to live...all while honoring God and walking in faith each day.
The Quote:"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirious of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."
The Old Blog:I have finally committed. I have never made a commitment like this before...and really, I am not sure for how long I am going to stay committed...we shall see...does that mean I'm not really committed? I have no idea...but for today...and almost a week actually, I have decided that my favorite color is Red. Yes, you heard it here first...I have committed to a favorite color! I am going to be living my life in Bright Red I have also decided...when I figure out exactly what that means I will let you know but for now it means taking risks and trying new things and finding the good things in life all around me. So that is that!

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Welcome to my blog.  I am glad you stopped by!  I choose to write my thoughts and share the joys of my life in this forum.  I hope you will read and say hi when you can!  Blessings!
Jamie
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wing. Only one thing endures and that is character. 
~Horace Greeley