Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Currently: What I'm Wearing and Doing This Fine Spring

Spring has finally made it's way here. Although I'm not sure how long it's going to last. My fingers are crossed that it will continue and I can finally get comfortable. The weird thing about me is I love when it starts cooling down after summer. I love sweaters and boots and crisp leaves and cool air. But after winter. Our long drawn out winter, I am beyond done. I am ready for sandals and tanks and skirts.  That's right, skirts and dresses are generally my choice throughout the spring and summer. I feel much more at home in a skirt and sandals any day than shorts. Especially as I get older. Shorts are not my friend as age creeps up on me.

I thought since I get to wear new-ish clothes that I'd share a few spring looks on the blog this week. I have sort of an announcement to make, that I wrote up weeks ago and have been waiting for the right time. I think probably on Friday or Monday. But for now, here are a few things that are current to me.

Eating: I just ate a bowl of oatmeal. This morning I had strawberries and an orange. I snuck in a donut in our cafe at church. But I don't think anyone saw. We are trying to eat clean and healthy around here lately. I've had a few setbacks. It's not making hubby happy. I'm pretty sure he looks down upon me. The guilt is overwhelming.

Listening to: Well I just finish making a message opener for our youth ministry service this week. So I was trying to find a song and started listening to PLUMB. I've been listening to her for close to twenty years, I think. Her lyrics are always so honest and speak to me. I posted a heart wrenching song by her earlier this week here .

Reading: I have been doing a lot more reading and a lot less blogging lately. And I'm glad. I just whipped through two books this past week and am now reading a book called "Escaping The Devils Bedroom" by Dawn Herzog. It's about women who have come from a background of human trafficking or sexual exploitation.  I'm also picking up with "Catching Fire." I know. Am I behind or what? I started reading through about two chapters over a year ago after I read the Hunger Games and I don't know what happened. Kids, I think. So, here we go again...

Loving: Ok. I'm loving the back of this tank top I'm wearing. I totally dig it. What I'm not loving is the obvious need for some back and arm exercises and possibly the lack of tattoo?

Hating: Eczema. I mentioned this last week, but if you could see underneath that skirt and tank (haha) you would see legs and back and tummy covered in a rash. I went to the doctor this week and it's starting to clear up, thanks (no thanks) to steroids. I'm not a fan of using steroids or meds in general lately to cure myself. Especially after we have been studying up on food and how it affects your body, good and bad. 
But it's a quick fix to a painful process. Oh so painful.

Annoyed With: People who take other people for granted.  People who say mean things, just to make someone sad. People who want to hurt people they love, because who knows why? Especially because I know deep inside, at least I can only hope that they wouldn't want the people they love to be in pain. And in the end, they are only hurting themselves, because they will lose the people that mean the most to them and that loved them so much.

 Wishing for: Dare I say? A baby boy... Yes. I dare.

Praying for: I'm always praying for peace and grace to carry me through my day. I wake up and commit my day to the Lord. I'm always praying for opportunity to be used by God, whether it's with a stranger or my children or my sisters. I always want to be open to it no matter who or what. I'm always praying for my family and circumstances I know they may be facing. And I'm always praying for wisdom and guidance in the decisions I make. These are daily prayers for me. Of course as times and seasons come upon us, our nation, our world, our church, our family... I pray for that as well.

Editing: Photos from an impromptu "before church" photoshoot this week. Should be posted tomorrow or the day after.

Thankful for: Honestly, I'm thankful that my life is calm. In the sense of no drama. When drama knocks on my door, I politely say "no thanks" and move on. I've had enough drama for one lifetime I think.

Working on: Flyers up the wazoo. Banners, flyers, graphics. Always. I volunteer doing web and facebook updates for the church my dad pastors. So they are always asking me to make something. And I do. Usually with a willing heart ;) Sometimes I need an attitude check. Only sometimes.

Missing: New music. Any music. I need more music. Any suggestions would be great. I love folksy stuff. I love eclectic. I love worship. I love jazzzy. I even love a little bit country. I just don't make my way to purchase anything. And I haven't in years. I love Swell Season and The Civil Wars and Amy Winehouse. I love Cranberries and Norah Jones and Gungor. And yes, I love love love Toby Keith. Someone get me some new music.

Devotions: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. And She Reads Truth as we make our way through Hosea. It's nice to finally read some of these books of the Bible I never read (ashamedly).

Looking at: A cute little blond girl, who is scolding me that I'm taking too long. I guess that's my cue.


Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

I seriously love this outfit! Go y'all for trying to eat healthy, I've seen a lot of people doing that lately! Also, catching fire is my favorite book in the hunger games series. :) Love this currently post! xoxo

Clayton Hotelling said...

Great words my lady.......hmmnnn ill get u done tunes.....let me know how u want it. Mp3 CD-ROM or from my lips ...u know I'm a Catain!

Clayton Hotelling said...

Great words my lady.......hmmnnn ill get u done tunes.....let me know how u want it. Mp3 CD-ROM or from my lips ...u know I'm a Catain!

TicoTina said...

do you listen to Rend Collective at all? one of our favorites of theirs is

lahni blair said...

Oh How I Need You (Live)-All Sons and's wonderful...very folksy!! I love it

Amanda Cobb said...

Love the outfit! The layered tanks work perfectly with that skirt. :)

brittany t said...

great outfit! looks so comfy! I think I see the xoxo necklace :)
awhhhh....a baby boy!!??

I too have been a reading fool..or at least was a few weeks ago. I am heading to the bookstore w/my mom on saturday and will most likely grab another book on my running list.

Music...Oh that's a whole chunk of writing!! I think I need to make you a cd :)

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