Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ok, fine...50 things about me...

Thanks to Judy, you now get to read 50 things about me, in no particular order of importance or relevance.

1. I am writing this post while I'm at work.
2. Over the past several months, I have had a serious problem staying focused at work and at church.
3. I do not like my job anymore.
4. I want to have a baby but I don't think it's time yet, contrary to the popular belief of every single person I talk to every day.
5. I absolutely adore all of my friends' kids.
6. I have attended the same church my whole life.
7. I've never lived outside of Montgomery until last October when we moved to the Preferred Community of Prattville.
8. I desperately need a pedicure, and I plan to get one on my lunch break today.
9. I'm usually about 5 minutes late to work every morning, and I don't really care because no one ever says anything to me about it.
10. My new car, which we got in March, has been in the shop for a month. And surprisingly, it hasn't been that difficult for me & Baron to make transportation arrangements.
11. I love my circle of friends SO MUCH.
12. I desperately want a doggie right now.
13. If we got a dog that shedded all over the house, I would freak out from the fur everywhere because I crave a clean house even though I hate cleaning.
14. I am very cold natured.
15. Right now, my favorite color is green, but that changes quite often.
16. I don't keep in touch with people very well after they move away, and I hate that about myself.
17. I have a purple birthmark that runs from the small of my back all the way down my left leg, to my pinkie toe. I have always been very embarassed by it. I even wore jeans to Six Flags when I was in 6th grade because of it.
18. I lost 5 pounds just by switching to diet drinks instead of regular.
19. I still probably weigh more than you think I do.
20. I do NOT weigh what my driver's license says I do.
21. When I was little, I busted my chin on the sidewalk when my toy baby carriage hit a bump & I flew over it. I didn't get stiches, but I still have a scar.
22. I am deathly afraid of needles. I have passed out two and a half times because of this fear. (The half meaning I almost passed out.) PLEASE do not beg me to give blood.
23. I drink V8 juice. And not the fancy V8 splash, either. The hardcore stuff.
24. I think my husband is the hottest man I've ever seen.
25. It breaks my heart to think about what he went through in his previous marriage, but I know for a fact that it happened for a reason, and part of that reason is to help other people who are going through the same thing.
26. Over the past year, I have learned more about the power of prayer than in the previous 26 years of my life.
27. I love it when people tell me I look like my mother.
28. I think it's weird when people tell me that I look like my husband.
29. I think Bill Freeman looks like Michael Caine.
30. I despise divorce, even though my marriage is the result of one.
31. I should really be working right now.
32. My bathtub is not clean at the moment.
33. I sell bonds, but not the kind that most people are familiar with. I kind of like that no one really knows what I do.
34. In junior high, I took 3 years of art classes and I think I was pretty good. But I owe it all to my teacher, because I don't think I still have that talent.
35. I hate playing sports. Please don't ask me to play sports unless it is bowling.
36. Speaking of bowling, I have been involved in a lunch & bowl league off & on for the past 3 years. But I'm not really very good at it.
37. I am very shy, & sometimes I am intimidated by people for reasons I cannot figure out.
38. I absolutely HATE sarcasm. ("Are you picking up on my sarcasm? Cause I'm layin' it on pretty thick.")
39. Seriously, I should be working right now.
40. I didn't think I would enjoy this post because it doesn't have instructions like "favorite color", etc. But I'm actually enjoying it.
41. I was offered a position at work that pays more but I turned it down.
42. We are "almost" debt free. Stupid student loans.
43. I love to watch movies with my friends &/or my husband.
44. Once when I was little, I was a smart aleck while my dad was getting onto me & it made him laugh.
45. I love that my family is so sarcastic.
46. I love that everyone else loves my family.
47. Baron is "between jobs" and off work this week, & I am extremely jealous of him.
48. I don't clean my house very much. Or very thoroughly.
49. Despite the fact that it makes me feel like an extremely lazy couch potato, I don't exercise very often.
50. There are lots of things about my body that I hate, but I still think I am pretty. Sometimes.
51. I numbered these wrong when I was typing them, and I have 10 extra entries that I refuse to delete.
52. I am trying really hard to grow my hair out for Locks of Love, but it is VERY hot and it's testing my patience.
53. I despise negative attitudes, especially when they are portrayed by people who I have no choice about being around (i.e. co-workers), but I sometimes struggle with a negative attitude myself.
54. When I'm shopping, I will go to as many stores as I can to find the best price for whatever I am looking for.
55. I have no idea if people who commit suicide will go to heaven. And it's not my job to decide, either.
56. I hate it when people stereotype the Church of Christ, even if it is by members themselves.
57. I didn't have many school friends in high school. Most of my friends were at church, and that kinda made me a loser at school.
58. Yesterday, I watched the first half of the Lizzie McGuire Movie, an episode of Hannah Montana, and 2 episodes of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. And I enjoyed them all.
59. I've always had a thing for Hugh Grant, but when he was caught with that prostitute, I wouldn't admit it. Then I saw Music & Lyrics, and I'm back on the bandwagon.
60. I love roller coasters and fair rides. But since the age of about 24, I haven't been able to stomach many fair rides.

So there ya go. I have lots more about me that most of you probably don't know, but this will do for now. Baron, your turn.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

how much is that doggie in the window?

Baron & I are going doggie shopping tomorrow! We're going to visit the Montgomery & Prattville humane shelters to see a few dogs that we've already picked out from their websites. I've wanted a dog for years, and now it's looking like an actual possibility. :-)

Here are the candidates. What do y'all think? Let me know who gets your vote!


China (although we would SO change her name...I won't have a dog with the same name as a female wrestler):




Escape from Alfatraz

Well, it's finally here! Today is Baron's last day at ALFA. It seemed like this day would never get here, but time has flown. Before we know it, school will be starting & he'll be teaching his first class of 7th grade guys. (Yikes!) Let's all take a moment of silence in remembrance of the great Alfatraz.

Ok, that was long enough. See ya, suckers!!!

Ok, now I'm off to work on Baron's "honey do" list for his week & a half off before the next job starts...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Father's Day, Dad!!!

So our internet at home is down, and I'm posting a belated Father's day message. Here's to the best dad I could ask for! (To Roxy! The best dad in the world!)

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Please take a minute to vote for my dad (Roxy Wishum) for Y102’s Delightful Dads contest!! They will not count duplicate votes from the same e-mail address, so if you have more than one e-mail address, please vote with each one! You can vote today & tomorrow, and the winner will be announced tomorrow at 3:30.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

when I close my eyes...

I stole this narrative from my uncle, who is a preacher in Americus, GA. I'm sure he won't mind - after all, preachers steal material all the time, right? Anyway, this is a perfect description of how we can imagine Heaven as best as possible. As long as we are on this earth, we can never truly grasp how wonderful it will be, but it sure is fun to imagine!

(For more pics from our vacation, see my previous post.)

When I close my eyes, I can see it. My family has enjoyed going to Vogel State Park every summer for over 15 years. It’s a place so familiar and so much a part of life that it’s like going home. Maybe that’s what heaven should feel like for Christians.

When I close my eyes, I see a place of stunning beauty. Sunlight dances like a million diamonds on Lake Trahlyta as a cool breeze sways the firs. A gauzy cloud covers the top of Blood Mountain. Laughter of children bounces off the water from the beach on the other shore. A fisherman casts his line as the dark, silent shadow of a Rainbow Trout glides gracefully by. The faint smell of hamburgers sizzling over an open grill floats from the picnic area.

When I close my eyes to imagine heaven, I tend to see the mountains of Vogel or the beaches of the Florida panhandle. I have no picture of heaven apart from such places. Yet, these are just a sampler. Nothing in this temporary world compares to the beauty of God’s eternal home.

When I close my eyes, I see my family - three generations from two states gathering for one fantastic week. We read, play horseshoes and board games, go hiking, swim, and eat – and eat some more. We talk for hours about everything and about nothing. We doze whenever we want. We enjoy just being together.

When I close my eyes, I also see heaven as a place of family - a place where those who have become children of God are gathered to enjoy the company of their heavenly Father and their spiritual brothers and sisters. Surely, we will play together there, too. We’ll talk and laugh and take long walks to enjoy each other and the beauty around us.

When I close my eyes, I see a place where worries are forgotten. A week at Vogel is a chance to get away from it all for a few days.

When I close my eyes, I see heaven as a chance to escape the worries of life forever. God has promised to insure that, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away" (Revelation 21:4).

When you and I have both closed our eyes for the last time, I hope we see each other in heaven.

-Keith Wishum

Friday, June 08, 2007

congrats to a friend/family vacation

First of all, I want to congratulate my best friend Ashley on her pregnancy! I know she thinks that no one gets as excited about the second baby as the first, but I am just as excited - if not more - about this one than the first because she & I have grown so much closer over the past two years. (AWWWWW) So a big shout out to Ashley, Jamin, Aiden, & Chloe on their soon-to-be newest member of the family!

Ok, so now that the cheese is out of the way, here are a few pics from our family vacation. Every year we go up to Vogel State Park in the North Georgia mountains. My grandmother rents 2 cabins and we all hang out for a week or so - my grandmother, aunt & uncle, 2 cousins, parents, brother & sister, and all applicable in-laws. :-) I really hate that we couldn't stay for a whole week this year. It was especially hard to come back to work while some of our family was still up there!

Enjoy the pics!