Wednesday, December 31, 2008

To top it off

Here is a post to top off a year filled with laughs and cries, mountain-top experiences and valley lows. I've experienced a spectrum of emotions. Seems like the older I get, the more emotions and their depths I discover. (As I type this, one of my cats is trying to take over the lap. Not happening!)

Back in May I had the opportunity to visit with some of the dearest friends I know. The girls from my traveling days with Life Action Ministries met up in Michigan where Life Action is headquarters and where we met all those years ago. I won't bore you with details of that reunion but suffice it to say, it did my heart a whole heepin' of good to spend a couple of days with those precious ladies!

Most of this year has been filled with work. About all I do these days is work and pay bills. I really need to get a life! I used to have such a passion for life. Now I am bogged down with everyday details and I lose the drive to pursue dreams and loves.

Went to the dermatologist yesterday. Laying aside the many skin issues I am on meds for at the moment, one of the reason for my visit yesterday was to discuss laser treatments for my birthmark. I had a years worth of them back in 2000-2001. Another long story of how those treatments came to be...ask and I'll tell ya. Right now, I have a test dot from the laser to see how my skin reacts to the it. I presently do and will have a lovely singular, black/grey dot on my chin for around a week. Then the dot will redden, then slowly fade for a week or so.

If we like the result I will start laser treatments in late winter/early spring. I'm doing these not to lighten the birthmark so it won't be noticed. I am completely content with having the birthmark...again, a long story of how I came to the place of contentment in that area...ask and I'll tell ya. I'm doing these as a maintenance. Birthmarks, especially mine as a portwine stain, can cause issues to develop as you age. Basically, I'll have to keep these treatments up for life. I just don't have to have them all the time.

So, here's to everyone having a wonderful New Year and may God bless you richly this coming year! This is me telling you to rock on!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Time for maintenance

This is the only exciting news I can bring you - Today is haircut day! I'll post a picture of the freshened hairdo later on. I'm running to the stylist at lunch, cross fingers that it is done and I'm back to work in a hour!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rain, rain go away

Instead of "bad to the bone" (sing the line, you know you want to), we are soaked to the bone. I'm glad that today brings a clearing of those rain clouds. We desperately needed that rain though, so thanks God!

I've been on a song lyric kick as of late and today, you get more. This song is from Faith Hill. Look up the song and listen to it. Amazing! It will put you in the Christmas spirit for sure...the real Christmas spirit.

Teenage girl, much too young
Unprepared for what’s to come
A baby changes everything

Not a ring
On her hand
All her dreams and all her plans
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

The man she loves she’s never touched
How will she keep his trust
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

And she cries ouuh she cries

She has to leave go far away
Heaven knows she can’t stay
A baby changes everything

She can feel it’s coming soon
There’s no place, there’s no room
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

And she cries ………….
And she cries …..
Ouuh she cries ….

Shepherds all (Shepherds all) gather ’round (they gather ’round)
Up above the star shines down
A baby changes everything

Choir of angels say
Glory to the newborn king
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything
Everything, everything, everything
Hallelujah (Hallelujah)
Hallelujah (Hallelujah)
Hallelujah (Hallelujah)
Hallelujah (Hallelujah)

My whole life is turned around
I was lost and now I’m found
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Perfect lyric

One day while listening to the radio in the car, I heard the follow lyric in a song by Nickelback. The following lyric pretty much sums up what I feel about my single status.

`Cause nobody wants to be the last one there.
`Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares.
Someone to love with my life in their hands.
There´s gotta be somebody for me like that.

`Cause nobody wants to go it on their own.
And everyone wants to know they´re not alone.
Somebody else that feels the same somewhere.
There`s gotta be somebody for me out there.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Come on!!!!!!

I've posted once before about a married guy at my workplace that complimented me one day about how cute I was. Then, there is another married man at work who keeps asking me joke.

So, now there is a new guy in the shipping department who is married. Guess what? He has a little crush on me, too! COME ON!!!!! Why can't a single man around my age give the attention instead of a married one?! Why?!!!! OK...I'm done ranting.