Monday, August 27, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things...

In no particular order...

1. The Bible
2. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
3. Bird by Bird
4. 10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives
5. Cowboys are my Weakness

1. Amazing Grace
2. Lifesong (Casting Crowns)
3. How Deep the Father's Love (Joy Williams)
4. My Desire (Jeremy Camp)
5. We (Joy Williams)

Books of the Bible
1. Proverbs
2. Esther
3. John
4. Ruth
5. Colossians

1. my mother's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
2. Parker House Rolls (Bobby Flay)
3. Butterscotch Dip, great with fruit (Paula Deen)
4. good ole' chocolate chip cookies (a staple in cooking)
5. fruit pizza
*Now since I'm only doing 5 favs I had to choose. I definitely have way more favorites than this. I have a sweet tooth too so a lot of my favorites are sweets.

TV Shows
1. Gilmore Girls (boo, I'm upset its over)
2. Criminal Minds
3. Law and Order SVU
4. Supernatural
5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Vegas ONLY)

Cooking Shows
1. Everyday Italian (Giada de Laurentiis)
2. Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten)
3. Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee
4. 30 Minute Meals with Rachel Ray
5. Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay

2. RED
3. Black
4. Green
5. Blue

1. Water w/lemon
2. Raspberry lemonade (sugar free or w/sugar)
3. Diet Dr. Pepper
4. Cranberry Grape Juice
5. Red Wine

Things to do
1. read my Bible
2. attend church
3. read/write
4. be with family and/or friends
5. be with fiance, Daniel

About the upcoming wedding:
1. marry my love Daniel
2. get lots of presents, lol
3. see everyone that I haven't seen in awhile
4. having my closets friends and family with me when I get married
5. spending time with the family I rarely see anymore

I guess this wraps up my fav 5's. Hope you enjoyed them. I couldn't think of many more categories so if you think of any others you'd like for me to do, feel free to let me know and I'll write some more.

Ode to Notebooks...

As you can see I'm at work and bored to tears (literally since my eyes are watering from my sickness).
Well I did an "Ode to Pens" and said I would do one on notebooks so here it is people, at long last it has arrived...
You glorious notebooks

you take my breath away.

You have so many blank pages

waiting to be filled.

You yearn for some attention

And I gladly give it to you.

I love the way your pages turn

and how easy it is to write on you.

You have wonderful colors and shapes and designs

You make it so hard to choose which one I'll write in next.

But how you've loved me through the years

I find it hard not to have so many

That's probably why I have a room of notebooks

And room for nothing else.

Thank you notebooks for your continuous love and support.

I'll always be back to write in you some

no matter how long its been since my last entry.

Yeah...I love notebooks, as if you couldn't tell that by my long poem on the subject.
What can I say? I absolutely love them. After writing that I'm wondering if my love of pens or notebooks is greater? Interesting really. I don't know the answer. While I don't have half as many notebooks as I do pens I still love them. Pens are easier to store anyways, that's why I have more. I have a basket full of wonderful, colorful, delicious notebooks. Look at me I'm calling the notebooks delicious. I have a real problem here, I think I need help, lol.
Any who, if anyone out there is like me, let me know.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ode to Pens

Erin asked what is the one thing I couldn't live without and use on a regular basis?

My answers is simply pens. It became more of an obsession than anything. It probably all started when I would go out shopping with my dad who I affectionately call "Sir."

I'm a "quality time" person. If you've read The Five Love Languages you'll get where there title comes from. I love spending time with the ones I love. If you want to show me love then spend time with me b/c thats when I feel most loved. Anyways, Sir and I would go on our usual weekly or biweekly Wal-Mart runs to spend time together. He would dance up and down the aisle embarassing me as dads do, but it was okay with me. I loved him for it. And still do. I love school supplies, I always have. As the school days quickly approached I would start early shopping for my supplies. I knew what I liked and what suited me. We would walk the aisles aimlessly looking at things and just talking. Then we would come to school supplies. Oh those beautiful aisles filled and stacked with love and least to me. I could literally spend hours on those few aisles that housed what I thought to be the best product a store could offer. I would gaze into the brightness of the colorful papers and notebook colors. I would pick my favorite 3 pronged folders where I could store my writings and pick a pack of pens and pencils that would get me through most of the year. As you can see I had a true obsession for school supplies.

Then one day I met this boy named Daniel. I didn't know his love of pens and notebooks was as strong as mine but when I finally learned his secret it made me smile on the inside. Someone finally shared the love I had of pens. Nowadays you can find us in Wal-Mart of Target walking around with big smiles on our faces. You know where we're headed when you see us. The pen aisle. Too bad there isn't more than one aisle I usually think. Too bad people don't like them as much as we do then maybe there would be an entire store devoted to pens. I usually have to be strong and walk away from the aisle for fear of buying more pens I don't need and adding to my giant collection. I pull Daniel away and tell him we don't need anymore. He usually protests but gives in and we walk away. The deal with us is if I buy some he can have some more. Well I usually give in and buy some so he gets some too. I think he might even have more than me, if you can believe it. Sometimes we're even super nice to one another and buy one another some pens. Its great! Our love of pens is quite funny actually.

I now have so many pens that I have one of those plastic shoe boxes devoted to my pens and pencils. "Simply amazing," I think as I open my closet door to see my collection. I pull at the box and open it. I run my fingers over the wonderful pens looking at all I have. "I want more," I think, "but I don't need them." I usually give in and get some more but I try my best not to.

And now for a little poetry on pens:

Oh you wonderful pens

How you sparkle and shine

Your wonderful colors and super fine points

How I love to hold you on the tips of my fingers

And watch you write in true beauty

I use you for everything;

lists for shopping, sermon notes, journal writings,

underline favorite quotes in my books.

The list goes on and on as does your ink

You never seem to let me down no matter how much I write

Thank you for your faithfulness and always being there when I want more.

So here it is, my love and obsession of pens. As you can see its quite long and we have a history together. Maybe I'll do something on notebooks next time since that is my next favorite school supply.