I’m taking a moment from my packing parade to let you know that since we are moving to our new house tomorrow (yay!) I probably won’t be posting a review this week (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, click on the “what is book review friday” link in my blogroll section). Although I want to, because I’m liking these chapters alot but I don’t know when our computer is going to be hooked back up and all that jazz. I might post it at a later date and it just won’t make Mr.Linky this week.
I’ll also try and post pics of said new house for those of you who aren’t close enough to visit and actually care what it looks like 🙂 Everyone else, drop buy any time! It might be a mess but at least I can show you around!
Till some other bloggity day….
Jenn – Queen of procrastination (who is now mad at herself for leaving so much work for herself to do.)
…apparently I do.
First off, let me apologize to anyone who may have come to the Berwick field looking for me (not that I expected many). I wasn’t there. I got there, looked around, and realized my team was not there. So I pulled out the ‘ol schedule from my ball bag to see that I was indeed playing in Aylesford tonight. Hmmmm. Please don’t ask me why I thought we were in Berwick because I don’t know. I need to remember to check the schedule regularly because apparently I am going crazy. Especially if I am going to advertise it on my blog 🙂
Anyway, back to the crying. I’ve blogged before about the fact that I changed teams this year for the first time in…well, ever. So, it took me a little off gaurd when I saw that we were playing my old team, the Stray Cats, tonight. If I had checked earlier I would have had time to digest the fact that I was going to see them all tonight. But I didn’t. Therefore, I got to the field and got all…well, misty eyed when I saw some of my friends I’d be playng against instead of with. So I tried to suck it up, cuz it’s sports and ya can’t cry over stuff like that. But in my defence, it also happens to be that one day of the month that I actually cry.
So there I am, first inning, out in the field bawling like a baby, wiping tears on my shirt sleeve, second guessing my decision to change teams. I love those girls. They’re fun, they know me already, and I know them. Why did I leave again? Oh right, too far from home.
Anyway, you’ll be happy to know that I got over it…until next time we play them. They gave me a free pepsi in the parking lot after the game as a peace offering. They’re totally trying to win me back 🙂
It might work.
On a totally serious note, could you please join me in praying for Carly Skaling on Wednesday? She is the daughter of our friends, Ang and Shawn Skaling. Carly is having surgery at the IWK. I don’t know all the details but please pray for that family. As far as I know, Shawn is still at military training so it will be hard for him to be away and for Ang not to have her husband beside her. They also have two other little girls as well. Thanks, I know you’ll pray for them 🙂
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We are on the countdown people. Thursday is the day that we move into our new house. Finally! This weekend we are trying to get as much done as humanly possible since Mike has to work until Wednesday. If you walked into the house today you wouldn’t think we could possibly move there in five days. But I know it’ll be ok. There still will be a few things left to do but the important stuff will be done and there will be flooring down (which isn’t down yet in most areas and that makes the house look way more like a construction zone) so, it’ll be ok….I just keep telling myself that.
So this morning my sister loaned me her truck and and her babysitting services and I went into New Minas to purchase, a fridge, a dishwasher, and a microwave. It made me a little giddy and nervous all at the same time. This is the first (and probably the last) time I will be spending that much money in 1.5 hours. But I will have you know that we got an 18 cu. ft fridge with freezer top for $499! Now that’s a good find. And can I just tell you that I am more than a little excited to have a dishwasher for the first time in my married life. Yay!
Mike, his aunt and uncle, and my dad are over there toiling away in the heat trying to get things done. Actually, it’s not that hot in our new house, rather nice actually. This apartment is cooking! I feel bad just sitting here doing nothing to contribute but someone has to take care of Chloe 🙂
This afternoon I think her and I will head to auntie Michelle’s to see Chewy (the horse) and hang out there for a bit. They have a new BBQ so maybe we’ll stay long enough for supper. Mmmmmmmmmmm.
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Wow, this was alot of information to take in. I’ll be honest, I can’t say I got past chapter 8 every time I read. I usually stopped there and then picked up with 9 and 10 later. Lots of reading and I can tell when my mind wanders and I start skimming…bad sign. Good time to stop for a bit 🙂
Anyway, I have a thought or two so let’s see if it makes sense to anyone else. I’m mostly looking forward to reading the other reviews so don’t let me down 😉
Chapter 6 verse 1-6: The Midianites were cruel for seven whole years and finally reduced the Isrealites to starvation before they remembered the Lord and cried out for help. I hope I wouldn’t wait for starvation before I cried out to the Lord. But that made me think that there are many little things that I should be relying on the Lord for on a daily basis but I am too stubborn to take the time and consult God before I go ahead with whatever it is and then I make the wrong decision or say the wrong thing. So, in reality, again, I am much like those stubborn Isrealites that I think were so rediculous. That’s another kick in the pants for me. The more I read, the more I see how much the Bible is THE most relevant information for this day and age and every day and age. It’s amazing how it never gets outdated and we can ALWAYS see our mistakes but also how to fix them. Anyone who doesn’t think you can’t learn anything relevant from the old testament needs to read it again.
At first I started feeling sorry for Gideon a little…just because he seemed like a regular guy who had been conditioned to believe that the Lord had abandoned them to the Midianites. Then he gets the news that he is to defeat the people that are oppressing them! Can you imagine? I can’t. And even though I’ve heard some of the story of Gideon before (I don’t think I’ve ever read it myself) I wasn’t surprised when he asked for a sign. Who wouldn’t? I think I would have wanted the same thing…just to be sure that is what God is asking me to do. That makes me think, how much am I waiting for something to happen when I pretty much know what God would want me to do? I’m sure that is something that I could work on. After Gideon gets his first sign he is convinced that it is the Lord who has called him to do this great and scary thing and he is so excited and sure…but that doesn’t last, soon he needs more signs and other things. Gosh, I thought about how excited I was when I first got saved and how real Jesus was to me. Then I remebered how that excitement wore off for awhile and then, came back again when I worked hard at being close to Him. So in effect, I am like Gideon in that way. Man, BRF is kicking my rear lately.
Ok so then Gideon defeats the Midianites and for 40 years things were good and then the NLT says, “As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping the images of Baal, making Baal-berith their god.” So I wonder if that’s literal…if it really was “as soon as” he died. Man, what were they thinking? I see a people who just feel like it is easier to worship a non-existant god than to be held accountable by the real One. Sounds alot like today, eh?
And I think I’m gonna stop there tonight. I don’t have a good handle on the last two chapters…and I think Abimelech was just plain old bad news.
Thanks for reading!
Well, I promised Shannon I would let her know when my first softball game in Berwick was and so it will be on Monday, May 28, 2007 at 6:30pm.
I love love LOVE when people come watch. And even though I can’t promise that it will be exciting or even entertaining, I can promise that if you come, I will come into the stands and talk to you 🙂 How’s that for player interaction? I will even sign autographs. (what. a girl can dream can’t she?)
I will also warn you that your children may hear nasty language…not from me of course but from the sailor-mouthed women in the league I play in.
So bring your popcorn, bugspray, sweaters, and blankets (unless it actually gets warm before then) and make an evening of it.
Don’t feel any pressure…I *sniff* never *sniff, sniff* have fans come watch *sniff*. (ok, that’s not entirely true, Erin’s been to a few games over the last couple years.)
We might even win.
I used to be a good and confident speller…not so much anymore. And I’m too lazy to actually look it up.
Anywho, today mom and Chloe and I headed into Windsor to pick out my bathroom vanity and counter top – which totally should have been picked out a long time ago but whatev. As we were pulling off the exit mom said something about going to Halifax after and I was like, “good idea” so we did. We went to Mic Mac Mall and shopped a bit. I’m usually not that spontaneous when Chloe is with me but I had an extra diaper so why not? She was really good, too, considering we got to the mall at nap time but she just road in the stroller and ate some french fries. She’s not always so easy going but I’m glad she was today.
I scored two pairs of capri pants at Old Navy. I needed them so get off my back, ok? 🙂 Did anyone realize how many childrens clothing stores there are at Mic Mac? I could have spent a fortune on cute things for Chloe but I refrained and only bought her two t-shirts. Aren’t you proud of me?
As we left, we followed tradition and purchased an Orange Julius each. I forgot that I don’t like the Pina Colada one but I’m sure I’ll remember next time. It’s too sugary.
Well, I know that was some riveting blogging that y’all really needed to read. But, it’s my blog and I can write whatever I want.
10 days till we move into our new house!