06 July 2010

Top 2 Tuesday, weekend recap, & REVELATION



I will start off with the lovely lighthearted & one of my most favorite "meme's" out here in the blog world. The famous & fabulous 'Top Two Tuesday' this week is - Your Top 2 Favorite Purchases Made This Year.

1) Motorola Droid

Before I bought my Droid, I had a Blackberry & I never thought I would want anything else. That was until B got a Droid. Man, was I jealous! That phone could do everything! I am sure there are many of you out there that are iPhone lovers and fans. I am sure the iPhone is just as wonderful... I am not trying to say the Droid is better than the iPhone so just calm down :) But, everyone I know has Verizon and it is simply more feasible to stay with Verizon so that I can talk to everyone for free. But I use my Droid to Facebook, to Tweet, to play Mahjong and Sudoku and Solitaire and some stupid Simpson's game where you can find the differences in the pictures, to navigate myself out of the ghetto (it never fails - I always end up there!) and for Pandora to find me the best music around. I use it for everything & I honestly have no idea how I survived without the thing! Thank you Motorola, for allowing this addiction to rage its ugly head. Thank you.

2) Cruise


As you may or may not know, me and B are going on a cruise to the Bahamas in September. Even though I just went on my very first cruise back in February, I know that I will need this one after the end of the summer. I am already anticipating how wonderful it will be & how well worth it will be to say that it was one of top two purchases this year.

Next topic - Weekend Recap
You may have to brace yourself for it.

Thursday - I was off work on Thursday & B had friends coming into town for the weekend. Instead of attempting suicide due to the over dosage on testosterone, I decided to head out of town. I left on Thursday after work and stayed the night with Chapell, Sid & Caroline. We had a pretty nice and quiet evening. We grilled out and watched Monday's Bachelorette.

Friday - I slept in the next morning (like seriously, 11 a.m! I never do that) and we went out to lunch and did a little shopping while Sidney watched the baby. Chapell convinced me to buy some leggings and several tops. (She is a much better shopper than I am & I would ordinarily never even attempt to wear leggings.) Anyway, after running errands, I headed to my hometown to stay with my friend Nikki. I was super excited because it had been forever since I had seen her & our mutual friend, Brandy was coming too! I got there before Brandy did... so me & Nikki just hung out & chit chatted until she got there. I got to catch up on all the hometown gossip!

Well, Nikki and several of her friends had plans to go to this race track. I wasn't too keen on the idea because I had never been before, it was about 45 minutes away, and I would have rather just sat around like grandma's because that is what I do best. But since everyone else wanted to go, of course, I wasn't going to say anything. We head up to the racetrack and what they call "Freaky Friday" and there are literally hundreds of thousands of people. They were racing cars, motorcycles, four wheelers, you name it... I was totally out of my element. After about two hours of standing around watching cars, I decided I needed to sit down on the grassy knoll and rest my old, tired legs. I convinced them to join me. About 15 minutes later, we hear six gun shots go off. YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY. There was a shooting and people were scattering like cockroaches! I have never been so scared in my life. I'm sorry, but when there are thousands of people in one area and they are all fleeing like mad men because someone is going around shooting like this is Columbine high school.... this is no place for me. And to top it off, these crazy people I rode up there with wanted to stay! Luckily, they closed the place down and we had to leave. Needless to say, I will not be making another trip to the racetrack for "Freaky Friday" OR any other day for that matter.

Saturday - Saturday was a little more mellow. Me, Brandy, and Nikki hung around the pool all day. It was so nice out - nicer than it has been for about a month. I enjoyed relaxing and doing absolutely nothing after the night we had. That night was rather uneventful too... we just rode around town, having conversations, and called it an early night.

Sunday - I headed back to the beach for the 4th of July. We spent the day at the pool and watched fireworks that night.

The rest of the weekend wasn't quite as eventful as Friday night had been... and I'm glad it wasn't. B still has friends in town & I'm not sorry to say I will be glad when they leave. B has a lot of cleaning up to do around here whether he likes it or not. :)

REVELATION - I'm not real sure when or how or why or what caused it - but I had a revelation this weekend. It is time I made some real decisions and I turn my life around. I grew up in a very Christian home... I was at church every Sunday morning, every Sunday night and every Wednesday night. I really didn't know much about life outside of church and, to be honest, for a while I resented my parents for that... I felt I had been too sheltered. I felt I wasn't really given a true picture of how the world really is & then didn't know how to handle it when it wasn't always rainbows and butterflies.

Somewhere between high school and present day, I lost my way. I remember being so close to Jesus that friends would tell me they were envious of my strength to overcome peer pressure and they longed for a relationship like that. That is now how I look at my brother. I envy his relationship with the Lord and for a really long time, felt like I got the raw end of the deal because he managed to keep his thriving & I did not. I never once stopped to think that God didn't move, I did. He's been here all along. He knows what I am going through and he does not take it lightly. I'm finally starting to feel a burden being lifted off me and it feels so good. I bought a book by Beth Moore this weekend called "Getting Out of the Pit." & slowly, but surely, I will get out of this pit.

5 comments :

  1. I'm waiting for the new Droid X to come out!! They say it's BETTER than the iPhone :) lol.

    Sounds like you had a great girls weekend! They're always the best :)

    I hope you get your relationship with Jesus back and it makes you happy.

    Have a great week!

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  2. Everyone I know had a Droid now! I have a Blackberty, and I am unsure if I should get a new Blackberry or go with a Droid. Have fun on your cruise!

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  3. THAT cruise must have been amazing! :)

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  4. wow that cruise sounds amazing! I love Beth Moore books and Im sure in no time you will be back to where you were :)

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  5. I am totally with you on your church story. I went through the exact same thing. It's not an easy thing and it's ALWAYS going to be a struggle. It doesn't come easily and it's something you have to work at. I can feel myself slipping away right now myself and I've GOT to get back in there. We can do it!!! I'm here for ya if you need me. :)

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