Very Random Thoughts of Little Consequence

March 2, 2009 at 12:08 am 4 comments

1.  If people don’t publish their full reader content to RSS feeders so I can read it all in one spot, I’m unsubscribing.  Mainly, because most of what I read, I read for content, not bells and whistles, so either publish it and get rid of your thirst for stats to your blog directly or I am not reading.  I realize it may help your ad rates and all that to have high numbers…but I just don’t have time to click in.   If you want me to read, keep it simple for me.

2.  I am tired very often these days, even when I have a nap.  I think the extreme changes in weather does it to me, as do weekends with four other people’s schedules to navigate in addition to trying to run a home.  It’s the hardest part of my week, and I look forward to that time with them here the most…I’m always sad when they have to be out of pocket.

3.  You either work with other people and God, or you act sneaky and try to hide to get what you want.  And it will come back to be a regret for you.  I keep running into this fact with many young people around me finding their way (or getting a bit lost), and it reminds me how important it is to reach out for help when you are stuck…how often do I try to stick it out alone?

4.  Barbie has won some credence with me after the Barbie Christmas Movie I watched tonight with Goldilocks.  She checked it out from the library for the weekend, it was done very well.  My favorite so far.

5.  I think I’m going to start wearing a t-shirt or something to Sunday praise band practice.  I’m so sick of having to go home for another shirt when the heat and adrenaline on the stage gets high before the service and I’m drenched.  What a hassle!

6.  We had so much fun in the worship set today.  Sound was awesome for us and there were times we took off following the song in a totally different direction than planned…that’s unusual for us, a “younger” band.  I had a lot of fun playing, and seeing their joy.

7.  There is nothing better than people helping me keep the kitchen clean on Sundays.

8.  Except having my laundry fairly caught up going into Monday.

9.  I found a new Whirley Pop Popcorn recipe I liked tonight.  Generic popcorn, 2-3T Orville Redinbocker Butter Oil, 1/4=1/2 tsp. salt.  Keep popper open until it starts to pop, trying stirring as much of the salt into the oil as you can to try to get it to dissolve some as it heats early on.  Add a bit of salt topping after it’s cooked.

10.  iPods should come with a wall charging dock and a car charging dock to begin with.

11. Changes take time…for everyone.  Give yourself time.  Give others time.  Keep talking about and pointing to the goals, not the complaints and mistakes.

12.  I hate going to bed, because then I have to get up and start working again.  I’d like a day off between the time the kids go to bed and when they wake up…this just seems fair, really.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. blueraindrop  |  March 2, 2009 at 5:09 am

    i’m the same way about number 1. i do have a handful that i will click the “more” button after the first paragraph, but they have to have some really consistently awesome content for me to make the effort much. and the ones that only list the title with no preview even usually get unsubbed the minute they got added.

  • 2. Kim  |  March 2, 2009 at 8:37 am

    1. Not a bad idea about the t-shirt thing to practice in.
    2. You have “people” to help you clean the kitchen?!?!?! I’ve just got to get me some people…I really do.
    3. Laundry will be the death of me…there is never an end in sight.
    4. I’m really liking the day off thing too…what can we do to get that implemented?

  • 3. Sarah Jenkins  |  March 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’m all for #12. That sounds really awesome.

  • 4. gchyayles  |  March 3, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Hey Mags. What a fun list! I don’t know how to RSS feed? I usually just visit the blogs that God puts on my heart to visit on that particular day [along with the few on my blogroll that God told me to keep there]. I hope you visit from time to time as God leads you to and what you find there is what you need in that moment. Love you lots!

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