Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Meme! With Linkies! Look at all the Linkies!

My husband is still floating about 3 feet off the ground, and only comes down when he has to go to the last few days of his old job. He has ordered his new phone and is eagerly anticipating his new laptop. He’ll begin Sept. 10th by training in Houston. I’ll miss him, but I’m so glad he’s getting to do this. Now if I could just get a new job, it would be great.

Here’s a meme for your reading pleasure. I got most of it from Diane, but being neurotic I just HAD to fill in the missing letters!

ACCENT – I lived most of my life in Texas, but I also had several years of diction and voice lessons, so it really depends on who I’m with at the time. I have a very sympathetic ear.

BEVERAGE I DON'T DRINK – hmm…coffee – it smells great but >:P , alcohol – I don’t care for the taste of it much and I’d rather use my carbs and calories on something else.

CHORE I HATE – only one? I guess cleaning the bathroom, but I just hate cleaning, hanging up my clothes, washing dishes, etc. The only problem with that is I hate a messy house even more.

DOGS or other PETS – Curly Joe Pancake Taylor, a 4 yr. old poodle/terrier mix, and the greatest dog ever

ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS – computer, Palm Treo 680 phone, stereo

FRAGRANCE – Safari One that I can only find by chance at Steinmart(s) or Ross

GOLD or SILVER – silver

HOLIDAY – I want to go to IRELAND!

INSOMNIA – always, without medication I would only sleep about 3 hours a night and be a monster the rest of the time

JOB TITLE – writer/editor, wife, mom

KIDS – Andrea – 21, Roxanne – 18, Zach - 14

LOVE OF YOUR LIFE – Doug, in October married 24 years and more in love today than ever

MOST ADMIRED TRAIT – my confidence, though some are intimidated by it at first

NEGLECT – exercise, woefully neglected

OPINION – There are many “right” ways to parent, and each family needs to find what works best for them. I can share my victories and failures, but who am I to say what I have chosen is God’s way.

PHOBIA – heights and related to that - stairs

QUEST – to find a way to get paid just to be me

RELIGION – I started life as Pentecostal Holiness until Dad quit pastoring when I was one, Southern Baptist till 9th grade, Assembly of God through college and early marriage, Foursquare for the last 20 years.

SIBLINGS – Eric – 55, Pam – 53, Joyce – 50

TIME I WAKE UP – 6:50 am to avoid the alarm at 7 (it’s weird, I know), 8:30 ish on weekends

UNUSUAL TALENT/SKILL – I can ride a unicycle.

VEGETABLE – Fried okra is my favorite, I dislike so many I couldn’t pick the worst

WORST HABIT - procrastination

X-RAYS – teeth, head, neck, mammogram, arm, back, ovaries, foot – I pretty much glow in the dark. Hey, maybe that’s why I can’t sleep!

YOUR FAVORITE MEAL – my prime rib, Steamed Asparagus with Butter and Pine Nuts, Potatoes with Cheese Sauce, Cookie Monster - fresh, hot chocolate chip cookie baked in a mini-iron skillet, topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge (you can get them at Cheddar's if you have one in your area).

ZOOLANDER, Have you seen it? Yes, I loved it.

I'm going to tag a few people to do this meme. If you want to do this one, feel free to snag it for yourself. And if you're like me and feel like you're chasing your tail at times, feel free NOT to do this. Tag somebody else or not, your choice.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

drumroll, please...


Thanks to all who prayed! When I stop crying and can think clearly, I'll really post.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Anticipation...Anticipa-ya-tion is makin' me wait!

My dear hubs rolled out of bed this morning before God was even up yet. He was headed out to Houston for the third, and yea final, round of interviews for a new job. It's one of those gauntlet processes where he will have four interviews today. Lord, help the boy! No, we're not moving again (bite your tongue!), that's just where the company is located. He would be the district sales rep over Oklahoma and part of Arkansas. This is a position for which he is particularly suited and trained, and it represents a significant increase in pay and benefits. GO GOD!

In other news, our middler is moved in at ORU and having a BLAST! I hope she studies and goes to class in between all the fun. After protesting that she would TOO come home every weekend, and teach Sunday school this quarter, she has now decided that she will probably be unavailable to teach at all. Not a surprise. It was just the separation anxiety talking.

My vacation - though much too short - was rather productive. I FINALLY completed my duvet cover...a project nearly ten years in the making! It's a really LONG story in which I am frustrated with my husband for long periods of time. So I won't be sharing it. Also, we cleaned out the garage! I am parking my CAR in the GARAGE! Have you people ever heard of such a thing? It's truly a first for the Funny family.

Late Breaking Bulletin - I just received a call from the youngest that he made callbacks for the school play! One of only 3 freshment to do so! The move has been a much rougher transition for him than we anticipated, so I've been praying for an opening. Apparently, confident 14 yr. old Texans aren't well received elsewhere. He has a great deal of acting experience, so maybe this will do the trick.

That's all I know for now. Pray for my hubs, folks!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Slowly I turn...step by step...inch by inch

It seems I've lived my life tapping my foot and looking at my watch. "Get ON with it!" has been my motto. I can see myself at the Pearly Gates, rolling my eyes as St. Peter struggles to find the right key. I'm not saying this is right, mind you, just the way I'm wound a little too tightly. The world in general, and the church in particular feel mired in bureaucracy and red tape. It's a myopic viewpoint, I admit. Perspective on how others have had to wait on me is curiously and sadly MIA. Admonitions to "take it easy" and "enjoy the journey" fall on deaf ears. Surely this is why God brings me around Mt. Sinai again and again. I suppose He's waiting on me.

Hubs got a call for a second interview! YAY! It will be a phone interview on Friday, 9 am CST for you pray-ers out there. If he passes that one, there will be a face-to-face down in Houston. (MORE WAITING!) Are you sensing a pattern here? NAH!

I have the whole week off starting Monday! My sweet friend Lori is coming to spend the week helping me get my act together. I fear the week will pass all too quickly, as I'll be moving my middle child into the dorm on Monday, and catching up with my sewing and decorating the rest of the week. My youngest starts high school next Thursday, but thankfully we've already done our shopping for school clothes. He can get by with the supplies we have here at the house until we get ALL the lists from ALL the teachers.

I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend at home. HAH! A girl can dream, right?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

It's Like Some Kind of Miracle!

Three, THREE posts in one week! I think I'm gonna have to sit down; I'm feelin' faint! BTW, Hubs job interview went very well and it's a great position. Now, let the waiting game begin.

Really, it's just a meme, but I thought I'd shock everybody with the torrent o' postin' around here.

Four jobs I've held:
1. voice teacher
2. assistant to Lisa Whelchel
3. writer
4. counselor

Four movies I can watch over and over again:
1. As Good As It Gets
2. My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding
3. White Christmas
4. Gone With The Wind

Four places I've lived:
1. Irving, Texas
2. Portland, Oregon
3. Evergreen, Colorado (briefly)
4. Tulsa, Oklahoma

Four TV shows I watch:
1. CSI
2. Monk
3. The Office
4. And I absolutely will not miss House

Four places I've been on vacation:
1. the Bahamas
2. All over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado
3. Cozumel, Mexico
4. New Orleans

Four of my favorite foods:
1. chicken fajitas with a LOT of cilantro and raw onions
2. shrimp anything
3. my husband’s rib eye steak
4. yeast rolls

Four places I'd rather be right now:
1. Evergreen, Colorado
2. the Bahamas
3. Vinita, Oklahoma
4. Ireland

Four websites I visit:
1. for...well, everything
2. for compiling my song list for worship
3. Internet Movie Database –
4. Mary Engelbreit –