Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Do I believe the Hype? + Happy Birthday To Me!

So according to studies, I'm getting old. Not studies on me, but rather on our feminine reproductive organs... by the time you are 38, you're uterus is basically a dud... all your good eggs are dead, and all that is left, is well duds... Oh and let's not mention the craziness of hair loss, weight gain, wrinkles and everything else they can throw in to scare the poop right out of you (oh and poop... ya, you'll probably never poop again!) This information used to scare me. It used to freak me out... and I'm kinda freaking out, that I am not freaking out.

Guess what... 38 is well-  just that, 38. It's a number, it's how long I've survived this crazy world of fear mongering and freak outs, love and laughter, chocolate and hugs, nieces and nephews, brothers (I got a few when I married my hubby) and sisters (my own partner in crime Sarah, plus I also collected a few more when my brothers all got married), my friends- my girlfriends, I'm not even sure this adequately describes these women who support, hold, up, pray for, and constantly bless me. It's been a sweet ride, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I wouldn't trade this body, these lines, my silver hair, or my experiences for anything... Living this life, not necessarily the one I had planned (read more), but the one that was planned for me- has given me the ability to trust, rest and rely on God to know... I don't need to know... He knows.

My mom always tells me when I'm feeling frustrated and I'm going on, and on...
 "but God, why, why me, why us... I'd really like to know!!"
She always tells me;
 "hun, you are on a need to know basis -and you just don't need to know."

So today for my birthday my wish is this... God whatever you have for me, whatever you have for us, give me the confidence to boldly go, boldly take that step, boldly believe and boldly trust in you... all the days of my life. With each passing day, and each passing year, this gets easier, less complicated, more simple, and very rewarding... Because God is good... always. 

So Happy Birthday to me! and to all of you celebrating today with me... Today is a GOOD day to have a GOOD DAY! Share the love, and your life lessons...

PS. apparently someday soon, in our 40's ladies... our upper bodies actually become larger than our lower bodies?? SERIOUSLY?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Whole World.

Sometimes we forget...
Let's try to remember this today.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

I've learned a couple of things...

We've been in Vietnam for just over 6 weeks, and life is slowly taking shape and becoming normal. While we've been here, I've learned a couple of things, I know for sure this list will keep growing... but in the mean time here are a few things I've learned:

1. If you see it- buy it now it won't be there when you want/need it. 

2. There are three prices in Vietnam: the one it's worth, the one you pay, and the one everyone else pays.

3. Even though the sun is shining outside it can still be raining in your heart. 

4. Home is only a phone call away.

5. Nobody can replace the person you are missing -no matter how hard you try, on any day, anywhere.

6. Learning the Vietnamese language is very very difficult. Not knowing the Vietnamese language is very isolating.

7. You can open a can with a Leatherman. Which has taught me that I won't starve.

8. If you're not Vietnamese you probably won't find clothes to fit anywhere other then "the Russian market". I still haven't been to this oasis of clothing yet!

9. Nothing warms the heart like finding a little tiny piece of home.

10. Nothing lasts forever, the feelings you're feelings will pass-the time will pass and you'll eventually be back home and all of this will just be fond memories.

And bonus, because this one I know- but I've relearned it more times since I've been here, than I'd like to admit :) Tomorrow you will laugh at what you cried over yesterday...

So I guess the lessons I've learned is that just take it one day at a time... and enjoy the ride. This. Is. Life. 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

It's one of those days!

It's one of those days where all I can do is just whisper a prayer, Lord, fill my cup... I'm a little homesick, I'm a little bored, I'm sure if I stopped and thought about it there would be a million things I could do... I've taken a class, I've painted a little, I've chatted with my mom, and friends... but I just can't seem to get with it today.

I need to go to the grocery store, funny thing is, at home going to the grocery store is easy, here it is an ordeal that can take me sometimes 2 hours to get 4 items... it's a hoot on days when I can handle it, on days like today it is completely overwhelming and draining.

So if you are anything like me today, than this one is for you... Fill my cup Lord... I can't do it alone, I don't want to do it alone... I need you. Period.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Eat Half, Walk Double, Laugh Triple.

I saw this quote recently and it resounded with me... It just makes sense, it's the secret to a long happy life. Yes it is a simplified version of a long happy life, but it's a good start. It's a great recipe, and I've been implementing it in my day to day.

As you might know, I've gotten a little chubby lately, I'd love to blame it on the IVF, and the stress, the moving half way around the world, the and the ups and downs, but really the thing is, I love food, it's so yummy and it feels so great in my tummy... and I just want more... and more, and more- and hey, if there is cake, I'll have some of that too!

I eat pretty healthy, I cook most of what we eat, I'm a herbivore, lots of fruits and veggies, bread, lentils, beans, and no meat. Please note: the 'no meat' is a personal choice, based on what I like to eat, please do not feel in any way shape or form that this is what is right for you- this is what is right for me, now- at this moment, in my life- I am not religious about it, if I choose to taste some fish, or have a piece of salmon, I will- if one day I am craving a burger so badly, well then I will go out and have one- I've never really craved meat, so I just don't eat it... I just don't have the taste for it.) 

The key to that entire sentence is LOTS... I eat lots of fruit and LOTS of veggies... it's like I have this feeling if one banana is good than 3 are better!

I've been thinking a lot about this lately, mainly about portion size and control.  I think it's been mulling around in my head, because we are not large consumers of stuff. We don't buy what we don't need or use, we don't over indulge in spending and purchasing, we do not get caught up in the bigger is better... with stuff- but with food... somehow it has become excessive and more than I need. And I know this for sure, because I am wearing the evidence on my body and a reminder that I might actually be greedy- taking more than I need... it's kind of a big thing- Greed.

So as I start a new journey, to take less and leave more, to allow God to fill my heart and not me trying to fill my tummy... I don't actually know how to do this... I don't actually know how to stop being greedy. Oh,  I know how to lose weight- in 2005 I lost 100lbs with my doctor, I know the rules, I know the formula, I know it... but my heart didn't learn it. I am very capable of disciplining myself to do what needs to be done, to get the weight off... but unless my heart changes, nothing actually changes.

So I guess I am again on a new journey, a new adventure... would you like to join me? Maybe this print will help you along your way too...

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