Friday, March 31, 2006

simple thanksgiving

This is a post to honor the most wonderful man on this earth. I love my husband so much! I could never have asked for a more spiritual, dignified, confident, selfless, humble, attractive, romantic, generous, positive, and all-around INCREDIBLE man. I know God brought us together, and I thank Him constantly for the blessing of our marriage. If you haven't heard Baron's spill about the significance of our anniversary, you need to ask him about it. (He tells it much better than I do, so I am not even attempting it!) Thank you, God, for this fantastic husband. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with this man!

I love you, baby.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

invasion of the tiny flies

So, we have these bugs in our office that are slowly taking over. At first we labeled them fruit flies, but that's not actually what they are. They are tiny black flies (or some other flying insect) that intrude every area of this office. I mean, how gross is that?? Do any of you have flies taking over your office? It's pretty nasty, and very annoying. I like to compare it to the infestation of mosquito hawks as accounted by Ashley Mills in several of her blog posts. The only difference is that I have never seen these bugs before. And now that I think about it, my office is the only place I have seen them since my discovery of them. In fact, I even got online & tried to find out what kind of bug it is, but I cannot find a record of this bug anywhere. I'm starting to think I've discovered a new breed of insect.

The most annoying thing about these bugs is their bravery. I've had one fly right into my eye before. Yesterday I had one on a piece of paper & I picked up the paper to shoo it off, and it held on! I shook that paper back & forth violently, only to look & see the bug still sitting there! I'm telling you - these things are forming their own communist revolution to take over the world. (As I am sitting here right now, one just flew right in front of my face.)

I know you all are eagerly anticipating a photograph of these incredible insects. I tried to take one with my co-worker's camera phone but it turned out blurry. Perhaps I will bring my camera tomorrow in order to permanently capture one of these lovely creatures.

Oh, if any of you would like to see this insect, just come visit me at my office. I have a fly trap with several specimen available for viewing.

(Ok, seriously - one just flew down my shirt. This is getting out of hand.)

Friday, March 24, 2006

no smoking, please!

I've always thought that since I don't smoke, I won't get lung cancer. Since I don't drink, I won't get cirrhosis. Since my mom doesn't have high cholesterol, I won't have high cholesterol...yadda yadda yadda.

I was reading my
Self magazine the other day, and I came across an article about a woman who got lung cancer at a fairly young age. Right now you're thinking "well she shouldn't have smoked!" Actually, she didn't. She was not a smoker, and she got lung cancer. What? How did she get lung cancer if she didn't smoke? This got me thinking about all of the diseases I could potentially acquire through no fault of my own. I'm a healthy person, right? So I shouldn't get any life-threatening illnesses? Well, you know as well as I do that perfectly healthy people get sick all the time. There are certain lifestyles, behaviors, etc., that we can avoid in order to maintain a healthy body, but in the grand scheme of things, it's beyond our control.

Wait a mean there's nothing I can do to keep from getting sick? From dying? This is terrifying! I don't want to get sick! I try so hard to stay healthy - I don't deserve to get sick.

Those were the initial thoughts that ran through my head when I read about the woman in that article. But then I thought about Matthew 6:25-26:

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or
drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than
food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father
feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

We may not be able to control what may happen to our bodies, or our families, or our lives in general, but we can feel confident knowing that God is in control. Even if I get a horrible, flesh-eating, life-threatening disease, God will take care of me. And that's all I need to know.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

ok, here it is...

So I guess I'm a blogger now. I joined myspace about a week or so ago, and now this. I can't believe I'm doing it. I didn't think I would ever have anything to say, and then when I started blogging via myspace I suddenly had stories to share with the world. Not that they are important or even deserving of your viewing, but they were stories nonetheless. So thanks to my friend, Ashley, I have decided to be a blogger. it is. And if you don't enjoy it, you can blame Ashley. :-)