Keep up, Siestas, if you can.
I finally finished The Fourth Narnia Book. Yay! On to Prince (Caspian, that is).
I’m craving chocolate…oodles and oodles of chocolate. I never crave chocolate. It bodes very ill for my cycle this month.
There is so much death and dying and illness around me, I’m really questioning my God.
And also in the blogging community…a friend said to me the other day, “Why do you allow yourself to get caught up in it…you don’t even know them.” I know what she meant. She wasn’t being callus…she is actually very compassionate and loving. She was wanting me to spare myself the pain, hurt, sadness and tears. But as I told her, “I HAVE to pray for them…they are my Sisters in Christ.” She readily agreed.
Lucy is in NYC and will be home in a few hours. She went up with her marketing class yesterday morning at Oh Dark Thirty. I hadn’t slept at all during the night (don’t tell my friend, Mary…she’ll yell at me to go see the doctor) and so I was awake when she (and her friend who was sleeping over) got up at 3:45..yes…that is a.m., I heard them moving around, straightening their hair, trying on 30 different outfits (and discarding 29 of them because it makes me look FAT) and promptly fell back asleep right before they left, apparently!
But I’ve had regular check-ins.
Photos of the OMG…the cutest pair of shoes! and
This is the Best Day Ev-Er. I got the cutest dress. This day couldn’t get any bet-ter. I had my picture taken with three…THREE!!!!! Abercrombie Models!! (I’m assuming, from the excitement, that it was THREE!!!!! Male Abercrombie Models!!)
God has been speaking to about a number of things lately.
My computer time…it is, shall we say, excessive. The Man told me the other night, “I’m checking you into rehab…you’re addicted.”
It’s true. So God has um challenged me to put Him and only Him first in the morning (He assured me making my coffee first was okay…lol). And that if I know there is something else I’m supposed to be doing…you know…life…then I have to fore go the computer time. It’s been hard, people. Harder than giving up Starbucks! Which I haven’t successfully done. Yet. Harder than giving up People.com.
Which leads me to the second thing God has been giving me the Word on.
People.com. For the longest time I purchased People Magazine. Then my bff, Jen, told me about people.com. And I was hooked. Obsessed. Couldn’t get enough of it. I suspected, in the deep darkness of my gut, that it was an issue I needed to deal with. On a number of levels. But I, in true That Girl fashion did what I do best…totally ignored it.
luckGod would have it, one of the first posts I ever read by a bloggy friend was about her struggle with celebrity magazines and websites. And she is one Godly woman, y’all.
And last, but not least is the dreaded Starbucks. Let me tell you what, Siestas, if God gives you a Word about something and you choose to ignore it…He will insist in ways you don’t even want to know about! With me…it’s called Acid Reflux. Now I’ve read all the info about it and there are a ton of things that can cause heartburn and AR. Tons. One of them is coffee. I eat a ton of the others to and guess what? Only coffee bothers me. That’s right…volcanic type AR with coffee. I know, know, know that it is God saying, “See? I told you to give it up!”
It’s all part of my plan for the New Year. (I refuse to use the “R” word for the changes I’m going to make in the New Year.)
One last, most important thing…
Please say a prayer for my bff, Lori’s brother-in-law, Don. His leukemia has returned. He is in a lot of pain. His prognosis is not good. And we have so been praying for that man. He has a sweet wife and two little darlin’ girls. Please include him and his family and my sweet friend, Lori, in your prayers tonight.
You guys are The Best and I adore you!