So today I had an interesting lunch. I met two sweet friends, Jenna and Rachel, for lunch at Granite City Grill at our mall and when we got there the power was out. We decided to stay but the only thing we could get was salad and soup (which was really good). We ate in the dark and we were there by ourselves. It was a really fun lunch AND we got it for free! Whoo hooo!!!!
Okay, this is the last of the questions. If I missed yours for some reason - I'm so sorry. I tried to get them all but there were a lot so I could have skipped over a few.
I want to tell you about a couple of exciting things I have coming up. First of all .......this weekend I get to meet this girl!
This is Julie and she is precious. She has been through a lot in the last year and still has the sweetest outlook. She and her husband and in-laws happen to be coming to my town for a family deal so we are going to meet up for brunch on Saturday (husbands included!) This will be the 4th blog friend I've met. I wish I could meet you all!!!!
Also - next week I will be having a week long TV, internet, and blog fast. I will start Monday morning through the next Monday. I just need to take all that time I spend on those things and focus on the two most important things - Scott and God. Scott's love language is Quality Time and I'm not good at giving that. And right now I just feel like part of why I'm in a funk is that I haven't spent the time with God that I need to. I need to talk to him and read His word and LISTEN to Him. I need to draw nearer to Him. I need to make Him my main priority.
So I will miss all of you so much but hopefully I'll have SUCH a great week and a lot to share when I come back from blog break!!!!
1. Lisa used to live in the same town as me in high school. My brother was her escort in high school one year and her brother was in my class. Her father is a pastor like mine is. She wanted to know my thoughts on being a P.K. (preacher's kid).
Being in a minister's family can be difficult but also a blessing. It is a privilege to serve God but you live in a fishbowl and there are a lot of expectations on you. People can place their pastors on a pedastal and it's important to remember that they are just people like everyone else. It has made me very sensitive to want to encourage our church staff and wives because it can be a lonely place to be.
2. Sandra went to college with me and she and her family now live in China. She has the MOST interesting blog ever. She wanted to know my favorite Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream.
First of all - I would like to proudly say that a CSC opened in our town MONTHS ago and I have yet to go. I've tried not to give into tempation. However - Scott and I have already discussed that there is one in Kauai and we will be eating it up!!! My favorite is "Cookie Doughn't you want some". OH - my ........so good!
3. Heather is a college friend of my friend Jamie. She is so sweet and her and her family recently moved back home to Texas.
She wanted to know if I ever go on girl trips and what would I like to do on those girl trips?
I love girls trips! I used to do them all the time before I married (one of the advantages of being single). But I haven't been on one since May 2004 when I went to NYC with 3 of my best friends (pictured above). I did have a quick weekend trip with 3 friends to a Beth Moore Conference and that was a blast. I need to get away with girls more often. It's good for the soul!!!