Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stop the Insanity: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

Outside my window …  Clouds that hopefully signal a soon coming lullaby of rain.  We're due to get a Fall preview this week.

I am thinking...  

I'm wondering if I am becoming too cynical.  Recently read a social media post where a wife told her husband.  "Thank you for laying down your life (and desires) for me and our family."  One, I get tired of couples who talk to each other over social media for all to hear, but won't speak to each other face-to-face.  Second, her statement sounds like "thanks, honey, for having no ambition, no dreams, and no life outside of what I want you to have.  After all, if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy, right?"  Yuck!  Is that what being a wife is all about?  Doesn't sound very appealing.

I am thankful...  for an understanding mom, for favor from God and man, for my job and my co-workers. 

In the kitchen... Time to hit the store again.
From the Workshop...

"Walking on Sunshine." 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas. 
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I Am Reading...  Finished The New Testament in Modern English by J. B. Phillips.  The review is here.  Only a few pages away from finishing another selection.  New off the shelf:

I am looking forward to...  Fall, football season (Roll Tide), bike rides on the trail, the Janey Furnace 5k (I think that will be my next one).  I'm also looking forward to our weekly message at church.  Our Pastors are doing a series on the book of Proverbs.  It's been great so far.  My life is definitely testing me on whether I'm paying attention or not. 

Our church just hired a new College Pastor.  I'm looking forward to meeting him and his wife.  She's pregnant with their first child due in September, so we'll have a new little one to spoil.
I am learning… more and more about the faithfulness of God. 
Around the house...   Time to regroup and reorganize.

A favorite quote for today... 

"Humor is tragedy plus time." - Carol Burnett

Both honourable marriage and chastity should be respected by all of you.  - Hebrews 13:4 (Phillips)

One of my favorite things...  Favorite radio program:  Rick and Bubba

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Work, getting ready to start on Christmas items.  Yes, I'm late, but I'll catch up.
And now for something totally different...

Since I work at a fitness facility, I have access to several fitness magazines.  What's the deal with "Star" workouts?  These are articles that feature a celebrity claiming they have this intense workout regimen and do all these fantastic exercises. However, in the section with the actual workout, it's someone else pictured doing the moves?  Makes me awfully suspicious.  Come on, we're talking about Hollywood; people who binge, purge, starve, have plastic surgery, and their photos are altered, but they want to convince the reader that they work out just like everyone else.  OK, if they do, we need to see pictures of them, not someone else.

Here's another one...

Saw this in my Facebook feed a few days ago:

Not to be insensitive, but two people do not constitute a plague.  Can we stop with sensationalizing everything and get back to reporting the 5 W's?  For the love!

From the Empty Nest Blog:

From Twitter:  @bridger_w tweeted:  "Roasting marshmallows is perfect for those times when you want a treat, but you also want to smell like you just escaped a house fire."

From Twitter:  @b0ringtweets tweeted:  "I'm going to Jigsaw Club tonight, and before you all ask me what the first rule of Jigsaw Club is, it's work from the outside in."

From Facebook:  D.Milner shared:

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  1. Hi! Your painting is lovely! :)
    I agree about "star workouts". Just trying to sell magazines, I'm guessing - wonder how much they pay to use the celebrity's name?
    The "Plague" is an actual specific disease, very deadly, and there have been several cases reported recently in several states. I've been wondering where it's coming from. Scary!
    Hope you have a fabulous week :)

    1. Thanks.

      I'm sure the magazines are paying a pretty penny, but is it worth it?