Monday, April 2, 2012

Miscellany Monday: April

It's Monday and it's April!

The ladies Bible study we started in January has been incredible.  When I was in high school, I remember our youth group doing a study over the gospel of John.  It was life-changing.  In a way, this has been life-changing as well.  We studied Chapter 18 & 19 last night.  If reading about the crucifixion of Christ doesn't overwhelm you, then you need to examine your life.  I've been left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and a feeling of being so unworthy of such a sacrifice and love.

Sunday is Easter
He has risen!

Let's transition from meaningful things to everyday life.  I feel silly talking about something so important and then discussing the random daily happenings of our life. 
But, isn't that life?  
Life is a mix of the profound and ordinary.

You know that you're a teacher when you are thrilled that April 1st--April Fools Day did not fall on a school day but instead was on the weekend.  I was also happy that St. Patrick's day was on a weekend.  No pranks or pinching!

Weight Watchers Update
I've lost 4lbs so far!  I feel like it's been a long fought battle for those 4lbs.  I was getting pretty discouraged because I wasn't seeing results on the scales.  I think my clothes are fitting better, but I still wasn't seeing the pounds come off like I wanted.  Losing those 4lbs made me finally feel like I've accomplished something.  I know that 4lbs doesn't seem like much, but it's something I'm proud of.  My goal is to lose 16lbs total.  I'm not sure how long it will take me, but I'm committed to reaching my goal.

I'm ready for this weekend.  We have tickets to watch the Texas Rangers play on opening weekend.  Mark is a very happy guy.  We usually attend at least a couple of games each season but last year we only made it to one.  I'm hoping that we can go to more this year.

I love my flower beds this time of year.  Everything is lush and the flowers are vibrant.  Spring is definitely the time my flower beds look their best.  By the time the heat of the summer hits, it's almost impossible to get anything to thrive.  When I got married 10 years ago, my former roommate flew in from Seattle to be in the wedding.  She noticed as we drove around running errands how brown everything is in Texas in the summer.  She's from Washington--The Evergreen State and all of the brown must have made an impression on her.  I'd never really noticed it until she pointed it out.  Ever since then I've had a new appreciation for the green we have in spring.

Summer vacation is on my mind.  We usually start planning our vacation after Christmas break is over, which I know is a little in advance, ha!  I think the anticipation of a fun trip is what gets us through the spring semester of school.  This summer we are looking forward to taking two trips.  Mark and I are going to Vegas for our 10 year anniversary.  Later in the summer we are going to Red River, New Mexico with Mark's parents.  While in Red River we plan to take a day trip to Santa Fe.  I'm really looking forward to that.  I haven't been to New Mexico since I was a kid so this should be a great trip.

Several weeks ago I told you about my cousin Clay who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  I finally had a chance to talk to his sister.  She filled me in with the details concerning his tumor.  It's a geo blastoma (I think I'm spelling this correctly, it's not glioblastoma).  She told me that the geo blastoma is rare--less than 1% of brain tumors are this.  Clay is recovering at home from the brain surgery.  He has started chemo and radiation.  Thank you for all of your prayers.  He still has a long road of recovery ahead, but we are hopeful and still pray for a full recovery.

One of my BFFs Angela has a great giveaway going on. 
 If you are a mom of little ones this is a giveaway you definitely want to check out.  
You could win a Let's Go Activity Pack (a $22.95 value)

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


  1. Thanks!! And 4 pounds is AWESOME! 4 pounds closer to your goal!!!!
    Love ya and please give the boys a hug from me!
    (that's a lot of "!" !)

  2. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! New Follower via email :-)

  3. Good for you- 4 lbs. is a big deal! I would be very proud of that! Yay for being a teacher, and looking forward to summer vacation! Your flowers look beautiful! Up here in MN they are just poking out of the ground, and some with some buds. I love fresh-cut bouquets on my table!!

  4. Have fun at the game. We're White Sox fans. :)

    Yay for your 4 pounds!! I'm glad your cousin is doing well. He has a difficult battle ahead of him.

  5. I'm glad you posted an update on your cousin. Still praying for him! We did Vegas twice in one year. It was fun. I LOVE Santa Fe. We went last August and I'm ready to go back. Congrats on the 4 lbs!


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