Tuesday, March 5, 2013

And the March wind blows....

I love almost everything about Spring.  Flowers blooming, grass is green, and gardens get, you are asking "what don't you like about Spring?"  That's easy:  the storms.  I know you can have storms year round (and we have had several this winter), but somehow Spring storms frighten me more.   I have never been a fan of storms.  I think it's supposed to snow tonight up to an inch.  Ahh....Spring can't come soon enough!

My precious girl has been asking to listen to 'Jesus music' more.  Since we don't have a local Christian station (we need the Fish!!! (, I have to rely on cds.  I have one that has kids songs on it and we listen to it pretty much every day.  She loves church and I'm so glad that she does.  I think she would go every day.

Her preschool sent home a registration packet for next year. --sniff, sniff-- In 5 short months, my baby will start her last year of preschool.  In 7 1/2 short months, my sweet miracle will be 5 years old.   It really does seem like yesterday we were bringing home a 7 lb 14 oz bundle.  A friend posted this comment on another friend's status, and it's so true: " Enjoy each stage of life. Reminisce and remember but don't be so focused on how she was that you don't enjoy the beautiful life God has created her for."  I love that!  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Another new name....

So, I've gone through another name change on here.  I keep changing because I can't seem to nail down one that 'fits'.  I've been 'Twisted Tennessee Girl' and 'Tennessee Girl Gets Real'.  Somehow, I think Sidetracked Southern Belle fits.  I'm constantly getting sidetracked.  I do have a 4-year-old spoiled diva precious daughter that sometimes needs my attention.  Then, of course, there is the cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc. that requires my attention.  I'm from Tennessee, which is not the most southern state, but I like to think that I'd still be a Belle living here.  :)

Right now, my precious is standing beside me whining and begging looking at me with her big blue eyes (which came from my btw) and asking so graciously, "May I please have the computer?"  Yeah, you laughed at that, too, huh?  Oh, the drama...LOL  Please pray for me and my dear Hubs as the years pass, more hormones kick in, and the girl dramatics become extreme.

I suppose that is all for now...Oh! We're getting snow! Not much, but it's March 1st, and we are getting snow.  Gotta love Tennessee

Night folks!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Getting real....

2012 was a rough year.  Everything was off...I am really not sure what happened to me last year.  I was different as a person, as a wife, a mom, a friend....everything.  I went through a low point faith wise; God didn't move, but I did.  All that happened is behind me now, though, and this is a brand new year. A new year = a new me.  Maybe not completely new, but a revised edition LOL

In 2013, I want to be more involved with church: .  I want to get the relationship with God back the way it's been before and even better.  I want my daughter to see that I live what I believe.  If I tell her that believing in Jesus and going to church is important, but I don't actively show it then what good am I doing?  So, even if Hubs is sleeping for work, Leah and I are going to go on Wednesday night.  We go together as a family on Sunday morning, but haven't gone on Wednesday night in a long time.  Well, that's going to change.

I've started a healthier eating bit, too.  Not a diet per se, just watching what I eat more.  Portion sizes and what's going in my body have been more at the forefront.  I'm also using My Fitness Pal to track my food.  It's a great program.  I lost about 20 lbs last year with it, but got frustrated and stopped.  Not this year, I haven't even weighed, but I feel better because there is better food going in my body. 

I guess that's it...I know I didn't finish my 30 days of Thankful here.  Maybe one day I'll try to summarize them all up.