Sicky, Sicky

UGHHHHH...i feel horrible! I am definitely sick! And for those of you who know me I NEVER get sick....I am pretty sure the last time I got sick was sophmore year living in the sorority house and I had bronchitis and I am pretty sure I haven't been sick since. I have no clue what it is....my throat is absolutely KILLING me...it hurts to even swallow and I feel all groggy. I have heard that strep throat is going around so if this throat thing doesn't go away by tomorrow, I may need to go to the doctor. Being sick sucks...I always forget how much because I usually get excited about the prospect of laying around at home doing nothing. But today I went home from work at noon and slept and watched entirely too much t.v. And you know what it got old aft about an hour!! I do not do well just relaxing....I need to be on the go!!

We have been so blessed in Lakeland to find such an incredible church. We have the best young marrieds Sunday school class ever!! They are so much fun and we have met so many incredible couples. We have lately been going through a series talking about the four different types of temperaments that people have. We took a test and I found out that I am what they call a sanguine. Yeah I know weird word right?? Basically it means that I am a freak because there were only four of us out of a class of like 50. OH well I am unique. Jonathan is a choleric(which I think sounds like a disease but anyway) We are both extroverts but different types of extroverts(surprise surprise). My type is apparently a super huge people person, spontaneous, unplanned, disorganized, slightly proud, stubborn, and insecure. Sounds just like me. Cholerics are perfectionists, they say what they feel, that aren't emotional,they make great leaders, and they are practical. Sounds like Jonathan. It is fun learning about the different temperaments and how to interact and communicate with each different one.

it is official: I am OBSESSED with the show Jon and Kate Plus Eight. It is a show about this family that took fertility drugs and now they have two 6 year-olds and 6 3 year-olds. Yeah she is pretty much amazing because she stays home all day with them and does such a great job with them. I get exhausted just even watching the show.....I can't even imagine!! But yeah all those kids are so stinking cute to watch, it makes me want to have kids.....but not right now or near that many!! If you get a chance to watch it comes on TLC alot!!!

Well I am off to go watch more television and be a pathetic sick person!! Thanks for letting me ramble ya'lls ear off!!!!


ready for lift off....

Today was a fabulous day!!!! I took off so Jonathan and I could have a play day. He starts work officially tomorrow so we wanted one last day to goof off together before things get super busy with us both having to work. So anyways we went to the KSC to day. Yes the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER!!! It was super fun!!!I feel about 8400 times smarter after the day too. Don't you love those days when you have fun and you learned a crapload too???!!! We got to see tons of these different shuttles and see some really cool footage of the Apollo dudes walking on the moon. It was pretty sweet. I came to the conclusion that even if I wanted to go to the moon...I couldn't. Those living quarters are ridiculously small and I am pretty sure I would literally go stark raving mad!! :) We had a blast today being silly and I am convinced that we should have a goof off day every day!

My hubby starts work tomorrow and while many would say aren't you excited you aren't the only breadwinner now...I say kinda. I think about all the things I like about having him stay home:

I hate grocery shopping- he does it during the week
I don't usually feel like cooking after work- he usually has dinner ready for me when I get home.
I don't like coming home to any empty house- he is usually there when I get home
I hate going to the bank- he goes during the day

Wow, I now know why lots of guys want their women to stay at home:) All that aside I am excited for him to have a job and I know he is looking forward to it.

Latest most depressing news:

This past Saturday we had some friends over to play games and hang out...I was bending over to pick some games up and my friend Kelly goes "Mandie do you have a rip in your jeans?" Lo and behold I had apparently ripped a GIGANTIC hole in my pants earlier that day. How embarassing. To my friends that were there: I apologize for flashing my buttocks for both of your husbands to see. To God: Okay I get it...Diet will start promptly on Monday. :)



Wow, this was an excruciatingly long week. You know those moments in life when you feel completely not comfortable around anyone, you feel like and outsider and feel like you are just drifting with nowhere to belong? Well maybe it's just me, but I have been feeling like that all week. I was super frustrated about it until the BIG MAN upstairs put it all into perspective for me. A couple of weeks ago, I was doing my quiet time and I was reading out of 1Peter Chapter 2 and it talks about how much of a blessing it is to be cast away from the world. Then it goes on further in verse 11 and tells you that we are aliens and strangers to this world. Now when I read through this verse in my quiet time it didn't quite strike me like it did yesterday when the Lord whispered it to me during the day. The reason we feel like that is because once we accepted Jesus as our Savior we SHOULD feel like that. This world doesn't and will NEVER understand me or my relationship with Christ. It is beyond their comprehension. So I should consider it a joy when I feel misunderstood. The day that I feel completely at home in this world is the day that I should rethink what I am doing here. I am not here to be comfortable or to have people get me. I am here to be bold for Jesus and to teach others about Jesus. I can only imagine how Jesus felt during His time on earth. I wonder if he often felt like an outsider, misunderstood by this world and foregin to its people. It does comfort me when I think about how my Savior probably had many "AWKWARD" days just like me.


3 holes in one??

I am just so stinkin blessed here in Florida. This past Friday I got to see one of my bridesmaids and her husband. They are in town on vacation going to see the big RAT! I have found that if you pick someplace fun to live you have absolutely NO problem getting people to come see you. So we went to dinner and let me just tell you we had a blast. My friend is one of those precious friends that I like to call the low maintenance friend. We are super close and have been since high school and yet we talk maybe 4 times a year. But we pick up right where we left off....I LOVE that!! It makes it so much easier to stay close no matter how far away you live.

Saturday we went to play putt-putt with some close friends here in Lakeland. And I rocked the course...I was a putting MACHINE!! I had 3 holes in one!!! And I shot alot under par(I don't remember the actual score) but I do know that I scored major points with the hubby with those hole in ones. He loves it when I actually manage to do something resembling athleticism.....it happens few and far in between. So yes he has to take joy in even my lame putt-putt score!! :)

On a sad note, today we got word that a family in our church was driving on Sunday to go to church and got into a car accident. Their precious 5 year-old daughter passed away yesterday. It just breaks my heart. I can't even fathom how much their family must be hurting. And of course you would like to think that this won't shake their faith or anger them towards God, but you can't help but wonder how easy it will be for this to do just that. I would like to think that I could be strong through a situation that tough, but you never really know until you are in that situation. I pray that God would put encouragers in their life to lift them up and speak truth to them. If you think about it at some point, please pray that this family clings to the Lord instead of running from Him.

I'm off to do some relaxing -aka being grossly lazy- I have been working twelve hour days for about a week now and I am burnt out. They sure don't tell you all the excting parts of being an adult before you become one. Stay in school as long as you can kids!



Truly everything I aspire to be....key word is aspire. Truth be told, it took me entirely too long to come up with even a title to my blog. i was entirely too wrapped up in sounding cool. so needless to say this blog is my attempt at writing things before thinking how they will sound out loud. putting myself out there for others to laugh at, scrutinize, possibly even make fun of. And let's be honest anyone who knows me knows that those things are my biggest fear and entirely the reason why I avoid things like blogging in the first place.

so here's to being vulnerable. out loud. for people to see. And being scared crapless.

welcome to me.