My Confident Hope

Archive for December, 2008

Crazy 8’s

I saw this at Amy’s blog and decided to steal borrow it. Anyway, here are a few more random facts about me for those who just want to know!!

8 Favorite Tv Shows

1.Grey’s Anatomy
2.Private Practice
3. House
4. Brothers and Sisters
5. The Mentalist
6. Lockup
7. One Tree Hill
8. Intervention

8 Things I am looking forward to

1. Trip to North Carolina next week
2. Lindsay and James’s wedding tomorrow
4. A New Year
5. March Madness
6.Sleeping Late
7.Pay Day!!
8. Meeting the man of my dreams!!

8 Things on My Wish List
1. A Wii
2.Take a cruise
3. A Raise….or a new job that pays more money
4. Money to go to Grad school
6.A Rich man….nah just kidding at this point any man will do!!
7.Iphone or Ipod Touch
8.Big screen LCD TV

8 Things I did yesterday

1. Woke up
2. Did a tutoring session
3.Did another tutoring session
4. Went to the grocery store
5. Watched Bedtime Stories at the Drive-In
6. Watched Four Christmases at the Drive-In
7. Watched The ringer on TV because I could not sleep
8. Finally went to sleep but that may qualify for today

8 Favorite Restaurants
1.Macaroni Grill
2.Olive Garden
3. Sushi
4. Spankys
6. Broomelli Boys Pizza
7. Gilligans
8. Chik Fil A


My Week at Twitter

Last week was busy so I didn’t get around to this post so here it is back again!

Merry Christmakwnazauka!! Just trying to be politically correct!! Merry Christmas anyway! – Opening christmas gifts

Eating christmas eve dinner @ Waffle House

Change of plans. We r now @ Taco Mac

Going to Christmas Eve service with the fam!

Stick a fork n me im done 4 the week! Atl here i come!

Spending 10 hours n a van with 5 teenage girls….pergatory!!

Just ordered 17 double cheeseburger meals from Mickey Ds!

Leaving @ 5am 2 go 2 Atl with 25 MR SEBD kids. Prayers appreciated! – Sonja is reserved 4 a man of God

looking forward to sleeping on my new mattress tonite!! – What 2 get the person who has everything

My name is NOT Milton Bradley and I do not play games!!

Post Christmas Post

The last week or so has been absolutely crazy, as evidenced by my lack of blogging! Anyway, my week started with a trip to Atlanta with 22 kids to visit families and caseworkers. Let’s just say that spending 10 hours in a van with 5 teenage girls is pergatory. I worked half a day on Tuesday and it seemed that every time I started to leave someone would show up unannounced. Finally, I got out of work and headed to Atlanta. The traffic was absolutley crazy but that was to be expected. I got there in time to freshen up before the other guests started arriving. My uncle had invited all the family over for dinner on Tuesday night. It was alot of fun with 23 adults and 6 children. It was good to visit with some of my cousins that I had not seen in awhile. My aunt’s brother, sister-in-law, and nephew from Florida were there also.

On Wednesday, I was awakened at 5:45 am by a phone call from work about something that they should have had the paperwork on. I was a little put out by that but went back to sleep. After breakfast, I headed out  for some last minute Christmas shopping. We bummed around the house the rest of the afternoon and then went to church for the Christmas Eve service. After the service, we decided to get something to eat, and my uncle suggested Waffle House. We went into the Waffle House that was busy and noticed there was an empty table and no one seemed to be doing anything about cleaning it off, so my Type A uncle, bussed the table himself. The people at the next table left and so he bussed that one too. Then a guy who was there said he had been there an hour and still hadn’t gotten his food. We decided we better go somewhere else to eat. So as we were leaving my uncle said,”My job is done and now it is time to go!” We went to Taco Mac and all was well. We came home and opened our Christmas presents. That has become our Christmas tradition since becoming adults. My aunt’s nephew is 10  and still believes in Santa Clause, so we were trying not to ruin that for him. It was late when we got to bed and of course Shawn was up early on Christmas morning. It was hard to sleep after he opened up his electric guitar with the amp! My dad and I went and picked up my grandmother and then helped get everything to eat. We had a great meal with our family favorites of cornbread dressing, coconut cake, and ambrosia. My aunt who is from Baton Rouge, La added her family favorite of rice dressing and a cranberry dessert. It was a great combination. Shawn and my uncle raced his Razor Scooter down the hill by their house and I took a nap! It was a lazy day the rest of the day!

I got up this morning and left to come home. It was good to be with family, but I am glad to be home also. I din’t sleep so well last night because I had to sleep on a twin bed with my cousin’s min pin. That dog is spoiled to say the least! I was about to fall off the bed. I was glad to see family that I haven’t seen in a while and it was a joy to meet some new people. I look forward to doing it all again next year!

Anything Boys Can Do Girls Can Do Better

My favorite t-shirt when I was about 6 or 7 was one that said “Anything Boys Can Do, Girls Can Better”. I wore that shirt with pride to field days and any other competitive event that I went too!

You would think that as people got older, the gender wars would not be as intense but today at, we have just that, a gender war. Her better half Drew asked to do a guest post on her blog yesterday and issued a challenge to all her faithful readers to boycott her blog today. Well, needless to say, the comments turned into a gender war. So, if you get a chance today, go check out Mandy’s blog and give her some comment love. If you have never visited her blog before I can tell you it won’t be the last time you visit there!

Some random things about me……

Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? Yes

Favorite late night snack?

Do you own a gun? No and the world is safer because I don’t!!

What’s your favorite drink at specialty coffee shops? Sugar Free gingerbread latte

Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not usually but I guess it would depend on what kind of doctor I was seeing!

What do you think of hot dogs? They are okay as long as they are not red!

Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night

What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee or Dt. Mountain Dew

Can you do push-ups? Not anymore

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? I don’t have one

Favorite hobby? blogging

What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? Procrastination

Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. – I have not done any Christmas shopping yet, I really like the tv show The Mentalist, and I will be glad when I stop coughing

Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Coffee, Dt. Mountain Dew, and Water

Current worry right now? When I will have time to do Christmas shopping

Current hate right now? paperwork

Favorite place to be? On the beach

How do you ring in the New Year? Same as any other day of the year. Asleep

Like to travel? Yeah but it requires money of which I have none

Do you own slippers? ummmm no!

What color shirt are you wearing? Orange

Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Nah, I would probably slide off the bed

Can you whistle? Yes

Favorite singer/band? Natalie Grant/NeedToBreathe

Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? I’d like to think so

What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is stuck in my head at that moment

Favorite girl’s names? Emily, Morgan, Addison

Favorite boy’s names? Ryan, Landon, Michah

What’s in your pocket right now? Nothing

Last thing that made you laugh? Mandy Thompson’s last twitter

Like your job? Most of the time.

Do you love where you live? Not really but it will do for now

How many TVs do you have in your house? Two
Do you drive the speed limit or speed? It depends

Does someone have a crush on you? ummmmm not that I know of

What is your favorite book? Captivating

What is your favorite candy? Hot Tamales, Peanut Butter M&Ms, and Jelly Bellys

Favorite Sports Team? University of North Carolina

What were you doing 12 AM last night? Coughing my lung out

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today? Do I really have to go work today??

My Week at Twitter – At a very interesting party

Going to help co-host a bridal shower tonight thanks to Dayquil and Zicam!

I am tutoring a kid that’s extremely ADHD. We may b here all night!

Expecting some crazy weather here today which means crazy weather= crazier kids! – 1 of my boys bought this 4 me @ the stor – Christmas store 4 the kids
Is wondering why the hallway in the office smells like wet dog???? – Seriously put your trash n the trash can – Beautiful day n south georgia – Fun @ choir practice

I am going for a stroll….keep falling asleep at my desk!

Have i mentioned how long monday morning meeting is?

This week was a very crazy week and I was sick by the end of the week. The next two weeks are full speed ahead. Next week’s twitter update should be rather interesting!

Christmas Makes Me Cry

Christmas can be a bittersweet time of year for people. Although it is a time filled with laughter, fun and family, it reminds people of what or who they missing. For many people this will be there first Christmas after having lost a loved one this year. For some, they may have a loved one across the sea fighting for freedom and can’t be here with them. for many, it is a reminder of mistakes they have made and the things they have lost along the way.

The great thing about Christmas though, is that is a time of hope and thankfulness. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. The One who came to earth as a baby to be born in a manger. Who lived a life like me, yet was without sin. The Perfect Lamb that gave His life for me on a cross and then rose three days later to give me the hope of Eternal Life. That my friend, makes me cry. Me, the unworthy sinner for whom He came to save can have the hope of a life that never ends. We celebrate His birth because without the birth there would have been no sacrifice for our sins.
Everytime I hear this song, it makes me cry. There are tears of sadness for loved ones who are no longer on this earth but also tears of joy that they are in Heaven anxioulsy awaiting my arrival. There  are tears of sadness for those who have no family and do not know the joy that Christmas time can bring, but also tears of joy that they too have the hope of a better life and future. There are tears of sadness for those who are away fighting to bring peace to earth but also tears of hope that there can be peace in our own hearts this season that is given to us by the Jesus, the One sent from Heaven.