Friday, July 31, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine

Do you ever notice that when someone is giggly and happy you feel so much more at ease?
I find that if I don't laugh at times I would just plain old cry.
I love to laugh, I love to see people smile and hear what wonderful laugh they poses.
I know this is a short one today but remember Laughter is the best medicine!

OH and do not forget to do your FRIDAY dance! I did mine :)

God is love~ Jess

Thursday, July 30, 2009

When in doubt

So I am in the class room today and there is this little boy that just would not go to sleep at nap time. I tried everything. Being sweet, being stern, telling him to just plain go to bed. Well finally the light bulb above my head went off and ding ding ding, I had a great idea. When in doubt join in. So I thought well I will just talk to him, I learned a lot from a 4 year old today. But he learned something from me too- to meditate. Yes that is right people I had a 4 year old sitting 'criss cross apple sauce" with his arms held out to is sides and making the all so normal pose for meditation with his hands and we "ummmmed" for 10 minutes. This kid would open one eye look at me and go back to it. It was great. Kids are awesome. No matter whose they are.

Oh and not to forget today is Friday Eve!!!!

Tomorrow I will do my Its Friday Dance and mean every move I make!

I hope all of you had a great day. I had a much better one. God is so good to me, he gives great family, great friends and unconditional love. ~Jess

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Do you ever . . .

Do you ever have days of wanting to hide?
I remember when my daughter was little and I went to the ummm . . . potty as she would say, sometimes I would close the door for a 1 minute "break" then I would see these little fingers under the door wiggling and hear "mommy" for the sweetest voice I have ever heard. Well that is not the kind of hide I mean, even though I do love that story :)

I mean the kind when the world swirls around you and you feel like you are in the house in Wizard of Oz. I feel like the control I used to have over my life is gone. I do turn to God every moment that I just need to breathe and even when I just NEED Him.

Life is so short before you know it you are Graduating High School and college and then married and then sweet babies come along but somehow other factors come into play and you remind yourself that this is all Gods plan, his master plan. Who am I to question it? But when you are swirling around and you just want to "hide" then you realize you are only human and that he has more mercy and grace than we can imagine. He never said this life would be easy, just worth it!

Family is EVERYTHING, don't let anyone come in between that. God is love. ~Jess

Sunday, July 26, 2009

To Be or Not To Be

Okay so to be healthy or not to be healthy?
Dumb question huh?

Well I have struggled with my weight for all of my life. Then today I woke up and remember I said I was going to let God interrupt my life? Well He has. I am on a total kick about getting FAT off. As my husband would say though I do tend to not follow through. So with this blog I am thinking I will put in little hints about how my day has gone. And if you feel like cheering me on, all the better :) So don't think you have heard the end of that okay?

Well I know I haven't written in a few days. Our security on the computer went down, down, down. But do you think my lovely husband stayed off the computer. Nope. I had to renew it as fast as possible . So with that we are back up.

We have a new addition in our house. A PUG. Another one! Well she really isn't ours, she is our neighbors but we are bringing her over a few times a week for social time with our pug, yeah you know the fatty one, I guess that runs in the family. Come to think of it maybe Milo the pug will diet with me, oh how he will love that ha ha. So the new pug, she is a sweet little thing, named Pugsy. Her nose is squished in more than Milo, she sounds like a pig snorting all the time but that's okay its just how God made her.

Well I am going to go make dinner: Baked chicken, veggies and french bread.

Have a wonderful evening and remember today is the Lord's Day! ~Jess

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Something More

I used to think being a "peon" was a good thing. Then God messed things up, but in a good way.
I no longer want to be the peon anymore. I want to be in control, in charge but not more in charge than God. I want Him to guide my path and for me to have enough sense to follow.

Life is too short to just, be. I want to live life to my fullest. All people have different views on "the fullest" some want to have millions and live in lavish homes and show off all their name brands.

Me, I want to watch my children grow up, not have to pawn them off on someone else to raise them. Which I wouldn't do anyway. But some do. I want to have wisdom to live life the right way. God's way. A house and a career in writing my books would be a plus don't get me wrong. But its time to just let God be in control and stop fighting him on things.

Do you ever notice, that when you throw your hands in the air and say "Okay my Lord, its all you, what do you want me to do, cause I will do it, no matter what it is?" And you mean it. Everything falls right into place. EVERYTHING.

I have been taking a lot of time out of my days to just listen to Him. I am allowing myself to be interrupted. In a good way. When you finally allow yourself to be interrupted by God, amazing things happen. Try it. You wont be disappointed! ~Jess

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Give it away

Oh what a week and its only Tuesday. I actually told a parent this evening, Have a good weekend, then I said wait it's only Tuesday.

I keep telling myself to give my problems to God. Do I? Yes, and then, and then I somehow take them back. What is wrong with me? Okay so I have come to the conclusion I am just human. I strive to do this everyday and everyday I fail. But I am on a current and every moment walk with the Lord to do this.

My newest saying I tell myself: I am not responsible for others actions nor their responsibilities.

I am responsible for my own, yes. But ultimately not theirs. God wants to be God. He doesn't want me to be God. So this is part of my walk also. To give it over.

My prayer for myself and others: To show not just me but others the path, and lead us and for us to follow. In the whole aspect of it allow us to make it financially and emotionally and last but never, ever, ever least spiritually.

God is so good. Never failing. Awesome. Loving. The essence to my very being. How I love him.

Friday, July 17, 2009

True Story

So before I start my true story. I have to say ITS FRIDAY. Yes I did my happy dance. Even though I did it at 6pm today I still did it. My husband saw my dancing up the stairs and looked at me like I was a total dork but that is okay because he kept saying dont rub it in. Cause he has to work early, like 530 am early! But guess what?! ITS FRIDAY :)

Okay so my true story.
This involves me, and two 3 year old boys. Both of whom are now the proud big brothers of baby brothers. I will call them Ryan and Mark.
So it goes like this:

Me to Ryan: How do you like your new little bother?

Ryan: I like him but wait, Mark have you gotten yours yet?

Mark: Yeah I got him.

Ryan: Oh cool, I didnt know you got him.

Mark: Yeah I got him a couple weeks ago.

(It sounds like they sell baby brothers at the store now lol)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ticker Tape

So last we talked I was going to go to work on my mauscript for my book. I got the house all clean, made dinner, Gena was ready for bed and when my husband came home, off I went to Panera to get my 800 words I had left to do for the day.

I got there and treated myself to a soda:Pepsi, cause they don't have coke products. Because if you didnt know, I am so a Coke a cola girl.

So like I said 800 words and 2 1/2 hours to get them done. 8:30 rolled around and it was time to leave to go back home. And how many words did I have done? 50! That is it!!!!! I think somewhere there must have been one of the tickers that goes arcoss the bottom of your tv screen that said "Jessica is writing her book, CALL HER NOW!" because I am telling you EVERYONE called me and texted me! There was only 1 person I called. Oh well next week I guess I will have 1800 words to complete instead of 1000. Argh, the pirate will come out again come monday.

Oh and dont forget Friday is tomorrow!!!!!! Its Friday eve people. :) YEAH!

On an end note :I have been working all week until 530 and I have not been able to spend quality time with my little one. I think this weekend will do us good. Gena has a birthday party Saturday and then its off to the zoo on Sunday. So I look forward to just being with her :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hot Poker

You know when you have those kind of days where you are so excited to have a calm day. I think I am having one of those. Think is the word be cause its only 1:47pm and I still have the afternoon to go.

Okay so I don't know if any of you have read my first blog on my site. But I am attempting to write my first historical romance. It is coming along a lot slower that I hoped it would. But I am optimistic. As I write today's blog I am actually in the midst of writing another chapter. I have been praying and praying that God gives me the UMPF to get this thing in gear. Well I think he is because I feel like I sat on a hot poker and need to jump up. I am so pumped up about my book that things are just coming to me. YEAH ME! (Borrowed from London Tipton, Suite Life of Zach and Cody)

I don't have to be back to work till 3pm and I left my sweet child there to get her nap so it is QUIET! That and the fact that she doesnt get a gummy bear (only the kids that behave get one) today because I guess she found it in herself to spank a child. I write this trying not to laugh cause if she spanked them maybe they needed it hahaha. We very, very, very rarely spank, we do that privilege ladder instead. So like I said if she did it maybe they needed it. Maybe not, she is only 5 and sometimes the loss of a toy can spark a kid to do unrulely things.

The pug is asleep and the only noise is my fingers hitting the keyboard. So I guess I better go write while I have it in me.~Jess

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ahhh it's Friday!

So if you read my blog from yesterday, I said I would do the happy dance when I woke up.
I did!!!! I am SO happy for Friday. When I was a at home mom everday was Friday, each day was so exciting. Well my days are exciting, well most are. But Friday has meaning again. It's kind of like before you become a christian you don't realize what so many people are so excited about for the Lords Day, Sunday. Then you become one and you are like OOOHHH I get it now! That is what Friday is for me, now that I am back to working. I told my lovely husband that if he wanted me to quit and stay home to tend to everything I would. Well if you think that worked let me just say I wouldnt be so excited about Friday. LOL.

Oh and not to digress which I do on a daily basis, but I went to Wally World aka Wal-Mart and I needed to get ONLY the things I on my list. Did I say ONLY, yeah well there were only 4 items on my list:bread, chips, panko bread crumbs (making ranch chicken with them mmmm), and toilet paper. So my reciept reads 22 items! Yikes okay so 22 items and $50 later I made my way out to my car aka the grass hopper (its a green element, you get the picture, right?). I just love how groceries and the crazy shopper, me, get together and help make the ecomey a better place, HA! I dread doing my checkbook now. I will wait till the morning and have donuts and coffee to ease the pain. ~Jess

Thursday, July 9, 2009

If HE brings me to it, HE will bring me though it.

I had a hard day. I am trying to de-stress but it is hard when your child is not listening so well. She has dropped 4 places on the privilege ladder in just 1 hour. I think an early bed time for her is in order. (And it deems so on the ladder too) I think it will do her and myself a world of good.

It has been raining all day but guess what my friends tomorrow is Friday! I wanna do the happy dance. But I think I will save it for when I wake up in the morning :) Oh how I love the end of the week. Saturday is church and Sunday is the Lords Day :) Oh how good it will be. I am anticipating what God has in store for me over the next 3 days.

I think I will imagine I live here (my cookie jar ;)) Doesn't it look great?
I am going to go finish a load of laundry, get the stinker kid in the bathtub and start dinner: Lettuce Wraps . . . my mouth is watering thinking about them. ~Jess

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day Dream Believer

Do you ever have those days were you day dream about how wonderful something would be? Of course you do.

Today is my day.

Ahh I am sitting on the wrap around porch. In my own, did I stress own house. Not an apartment. I have over 3 acres and its my own pug farm. What would I name it you say? I have no clue but if you have any good ideas leave me a comment. My child is out on that farm playing until her heart is content, instead of rolling around on the floor with my 28 pound pug (now you know why I call him fatty!) and acting like a dog herself. I have a ice cold glass of lemonade and my husband is cooking on the grill (fat chance of that, he doesn't cook lol) I have a great book in my hand and I am totally enjoying the life God has blessed me with.

Okay so back to reality. I am enjoying this life God has bestowed upon me. And I am anticipating all the fruit that he is going to bless me with. But there is nothing wrong with a great dream. ~Jess

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another Monday.

So I started today with looking in my calander to see what my call was for the day.

I put a new calling on each day of my calander to try to be more Christ like.

Today's call was and still is To Be A Role Model.

This has been a rather rewarding one. My kids in my 5 year old class had an awesome day and I was more apt to being more aware of how I was acting. I was so proud of them and me. My work day ended at 3pm so now I am at home and getting ready to start dinner:Burgers and pasta salad.

Gena and I have been looking at the Weeki Wachee State Park here in FL because when my daughter was asked at her PreK graduation what she would like to be when she grows up she answered "A perfessional mermaid" that was the sweetest thing I had ever heard. So with that I decieded we need to make a trip to see the mermaids at the park. If you would like to see what I am talking about click on the above link.

Oh and how could I almost forget Gena and I did our piggys today. We used "toe polish" as my daughter calls it, not nail polish :)

Here is a picture of our toes.

Happy Monday. Remember being a role model is so awesome not only to children but to adults too! ~Jess

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I feel blessed.

Today is Sunday, the Lords day.

I feel so blessed. I have a wonderful husband, a healthy and sweet not to mention beautiful and smart little girl. And the little love muffin puggly pig Milo.

We (Josh, Gena, Milo and myself) stayed at my parents house last night.

They were out of town camping for the weekend and their dog, Jamie (1/2 lab&1/2 mastiff, not really sure if she is the latter but does look it) needed someone to keep her company and since both of my sisters and their families were there with them, and me getting over this thing I have been trying to overcome, my family didnt go. So I opted to help out.

When we got home this morning I was putting things away when I found the pug on top of a basket of laundry I planned to finish up today.

Cute huh?

If you look you can see his bed is right next to it. But no I think the laundry makes him feel better.

A quiet day, A calm day. A peaceful day. The Lord's day. ~Jess

Friday, July 3, 2009

July is here.

Okay so I am feeling better! Nothing a little antibiotic couldn't help :) I slept all night long before I knew it I had slept a full 6 hours without even waking. That was so awesome. I was in the middle of prayer last night when the little words came to me you forgot to write the rent check out. Thank you God for keeping me from a $50 late fee :) God is so good.

Woke up this morning to my sweet, persistent child asking to play the wii. Well of coarse I said yes I was asleep, then when I finally got my eyes opened I realized she wasn't on level 9 on her privilege ladder to have games. So there that went. Now she is back to pestering the dog. Poor Milo. No wonder he has little white hairs on his face at 2 years old.

I can not wait to get back to writing in my book today. My lovely husband gets off work today at noon so I am hoping he can keep the little one occupied while I work on another chapter.

I think I will finish off my morning drinking a cup of coffee, reading more of Jane Austen ruined my life, great book. ~Jessica