Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WOW....what a visual

After making the decision to quit drinking diet coke and all other sodas, I have become more aware of articles talking about the negative effects of drinking soda, many of which I hope to to share with you.  I believe God is just reassuring me that even though this has been hard, I am making the right choice.  

The following was in my in-box today: 

After reading Leanne's posting on Liquid Clutter, I am prompted to share something I learned recently. I had pre-op testing last month. While speaking with a nursing assistant, I was almost entranced listening to the man. He was so very passionate about nutrition! He asked if I drank "pop" and I said I did--both regular and diet depending on my taste on any given day.

No sooner was that statement out of my mouth when he whipped a teaspoon out of his lab coat pocket, slapped it down in front of me, and said, "Would you ever put NINE of these, filled with sugar, in your mouth in one sitting?"

"Of course not," I replied. 

Source:  Testimonial from

Today is Day 7 - NO SODA.......

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Update - Am I Crazy?

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Everyone deserves some time to just play. 

My new job is going great, I am in the process of learning new accounting software (I know - I'm a nerd), and learning a new industry.  This job is now taking me out of the office once in a while;  I am leaning how to conduct a Lead Paint and Pre-Shipment Inspections for items being shipped over seas. I've learned and lot and have a lot to learn.  I am really enjoying the challenge.


Well, it's official, the date has been set and the church as been reserved - Big K is getting married on January 1, 2011.  They were hoping to get married before summer and with him being in the service and family out of state that teaches finding a date was getting hard and they were getting very discouraged.  Last weekend we took a family trip to Oceans of Fun (it's a water park) and during one of our conversation with Big K and N we suggestion the Christmas holiday.  So here we are - 6 month out, no more time to doddle.  I think she's picking out and ordering her dress today.


I received a call from a friend on Monday, they are hosting a foreign exchange student this year and told me about a girl hadn't been placed yet and time was running out for her.  After reading her profile they thought about our family and asked if we would consider it, I said sure, send me the profile.  I thought no harm in reading it and chances are it won't go anywhere.  Four days later we have prayed-talked-prayed some more-cleaned out our office/stash it all room and have met with the coordinator. Our new addition to the family should arrive the middle of August.  I'll share more information as I get it.


Little K gets her senior pictures taken this week.  I can't believe she is going to be a senior and will be graduating.  Little K is a senior model this year for Captured Memories.  Here is one of her model pictures:


Now with all of that said - maybe I am a little crazy but it sure won't be boring around here for the next 11 months.  The question is - once everyone leaves next year what will B & I do with ourselves?

Have a great weekend.