Tuesday, June 29, 2010

new blog!!!!!

i have decided to set up a new blog completely devoted to hooping and all things awesome!!!!so basically hooping and the killing of zombies..... except minus the killing of zombies. well maybe i could figure out how to kill zombies with my hoop.....hmmmmmmmm...? anyways.....so go here if you want hula hoop goodness, and follow my ridiculous journey if you dare.

ps. my husband totally got me the zombie combat manual today, and i love him a whole bunch for it. im sure he will love me a whole bunch when i fight off a million zombies with just a swiss army knife one day. thanks babe!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


today across town my friend b. is getting a new puppy!!!! and i am excited for three reasons

1. he is getting a puppy.
2. he is naming it "ALOT".
3. he has bestowed me with the great honor of being the dogs "goshmother" i would say godmother, but i dont think it works that way.

the reason why this is the best ever is because of this. please go read this, it will make you smile in a big way

so welcome to town ALOT! i cant wait to meet you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

for the record.....

the i cam on my mac puts about 15 extra pounds on my ass!!!! seriously, i am standing here in front of a mirror and i dont look like what you are getting ready to see. but alas.....so i have been chatting about this hooping thing, and figured id make a little video....so here it is. i am in my living room, and had just destroyed my ceiling fan light pull, so i am being very timid with my movements. if i was outside i would be jumping, spinning, pumping, and grinning. i hope to get a chance to video some more of the stuff i am learning, but like i said i am inside, and cant get the range of motion i need for some of the more fun tricks. also i hope to post some pics of the new hoops, i made a really fun weighted hoop today, that is sure to kick my butt and make me shed a few extra pounds in the process....cause evidently according to this video i have gained all the weight i lost.....but i call its bluff.....! oh yes by the way i do go all super girl flying back into the room after i roll that bad boy down the hall....just sayin', watch for it.....:)

Monday, June 21, 2010

10 things

it is list time.
and i need to remind myself again that there are things that i like right now.

ready? please note these are thing i like today, and are subject to change at any moment, well, cause that is how i roll.

1. hula hooping, and i mean i like it in a big way, like if i wasnt married, and it was a human i would marry it. pretty much!
2. playing the piano. i play like a two fingered armadillo but i like it anyways.
3. being asked to sing on the worship team at newspring. seriously it makes my day.
4. making hula hoops.....see number 1.
5. the smell of grilling food. nough said.
6. water
7. my friend brandon is getting a new puppy soon, and might name it ALOT.
8. did i mention hula hooping?
9. my avocado tree.
10. rainbow and kittens, no just kidding, well yeah i like those too. but i like llamas better.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

so call me a liar!

yes, i said i would be coming back today with an illustrated depiction of my last week, but alas.....i have something better to write about today, that involves snot and stuff....so hold on.
so some background....(isnt it funny how simple things can go years back)
years ago, and i mean like over a freakin decade....yes, i am old enough for that, i was found....yep found by love. and when i say love i mean like a Holy Spirit baptism, Jesus in my heart kind of found. the only desire in my heart was to buy a bus, go on the rainbow trail, and wash dirty hippies feet....i mean that in the most literal way. i wanted to have a camp where you could come, eat, rest, download, and have someone wash your sore tired feet, cause well, i believed what Jesus said about being servants. and that was where my heart wanted to serve....if you are looking perplexed wondering what the heck the rainbow trail is please go here.....(i wish i knew how to make a hyperlink) http://www.welcomehome.org/rainbow/main.html
okay, so fast forward a bit, i never hit the trail, i was young, naive, insecure, and fearful of the unknown of life on the road. even though i was CONSTANTLY reminded that our Father will take care of us no matter what! please note, being taken care of doesnt always mean being fed or covered or wealthy or even liked. but it does mean we will be FULL, BLESSED, RICH, and LOVED!
so fast forward a bit more, life has made its own trail, and i love this trail, it has brought me here, do i wish i had hit the woods? somedays.....would i change anything right now? not a chance. okay, im lying again.....hehe.
so through the years i have become sort of numb to the fact that God can sustain us, even though He shows me these things every single day in some way shape or form....seriously, he spoke through dog food just a couple of weeks ago, im a slow learner. it is easier to live pay check to pay check putting our faith in the dollar, that it will be there, and when it isnt we collapse.
the past few weeks have been very hard, because i dont feel right here, i feel misplaced. i go numb easily because it is easy to work hard, get stuff done, go to bed and start all over again. my faith in Jah is put on hold and my faith in the system grows, leaving me wanting, and withered. i can see it happening and cant make sense of this held up the knowledge that no matter what HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ME!!!!! and better yet, MY FAMILY!!!!! i have been feeling like there is no place for this in our mainstream society, no living from one moment to the next, and i was getting frustrated. until today.

wed. is payday for me. we have been tight lately, who hasnt right???? i go to the bank, count out the tithes, put some money in an almost over-drafted account, and head to the grocery store knowing whatever i need to buy this week needs to stay under approximately $15, but i have a family to feed, and of course the dog food is gone, cause well, that is the way it works ALWAYS!!!! so i walk in get the essentials, on sale, and make my way to the line.....a sweet soul sister that we have known for years in standing in front of me in line...pays for her groceries, then turns around as i am unloading, and looks at me all perplexed.....she says, " do you have a discount card?" i tell her i do, and she asks me to put it away, she has one and she is paying for my groceries.....!!!!! this is where the snot comes in, cause i turned into a blubbering 3 year old in the middle of isle 1, i kid you not, the bagger was very concerned for me, bless his heart! so she pays for my groceries, minus the dog food because i feel it is my spiritual duty to buy dog food now, (dont judge me) hugs me and walks out. here i am still crying wishing i had windshield wipers on my broken glasses as i walk out of the door.
my sweet friend blessed me in ways i can not possibly begin to explain to her, but what blows me away like a freaking hurricane is that i know she was acting on the beautiful voice of our Daddy, and the fact that He cares enough about me and my family to bless us today just shakes me to my core!!!! man He is good at that stuff!!!! and in all of this, He is reminding me to listen to that still voice that has been calling me to bless someone in particular for a while now. i just havent had the faith or the means to do it. one has to hear and heed that voice to understand when its hand gives to you. does that make sense?

anyways i worked in the snot, so i have held up on my end of this post. whoever is reading this I LOVE YOU! my love is broken, but i would love to wash your feet.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

i am drawing....

i am in the process of drawing this past week out for a blog post, so just get ready for the freak show to begin.....to be continued soon.....

Thursday, June 03, 2010

so today i.......

was working, and you know doing that cake making thing, when i was overwhelmed
with the insatiable urge to make a hula hoop....any of you who know me are not
surprised by this in the slightest......so here i am, fumbling through the yellow pages
to find some prize jewel, some glimmer of hope for the ever sought out 1" 100 psi


no, not that kind, the irrigation kind....it is what hoops are made of in the wild
evidently.so i call all sorts of places, irrigation places,
plumbing places, hardware
places, candy stores (okay, maybe i wasnt looking for
tubing then), you get the
picture.....and everywhere i calledi was all like


and then they were all like......NO! so i cried a little
inside.....dont worry i
got better. so anyways i look to my
decorating mentor and say "oh dear
decorating mentor, i am in a bind,i need tubing!" and she was all like.....


and i was like.....um...na, the other kind. and she
asked me
"what cha need it for?"
at which time i explained to her i was a ninja and
couldnt reveal my secrets.
she accepted said explanation and suggested i try
the one place i had not
looked......so i picked up the phone and called sort of waiting for the let down....
the nice lady answered and i bleated from the other end of the line.....
"do you have tubing?"


and she was all like......


and i was all like, "no the irrigation kind" and the
voice on the other end rang out like a heavenly
and i was all......


so here in our little town resides the famous ever so hard to find 1" 100
psi tubing that all hoop makers covet, and get this
for only $25 for 100
feet!!!!! so when i got off of work, yes, a very hard
productive day of work......
(dont judge me)
i went to find the "hula grail".
came home with a load of tubing


(no, not that kind)
and big dreams!!!!! i sat down at my work bench
and whittled out 2 glorious hula hoops! ill post
pictures later.
but after my hoop making i was all like


and that made me pretty much feel like this......

happy llama

the end.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

more a question than a statement.

i am going to be completely honest here, I AM TIRED! not in a i need to go to bed sort of way, but in a I NEED A FREAKIN' BREAK sort of way. vacations are too few and way too far between. and sometimes "vacation" just dont spread the butter. i keep reading in scripture where Jesus went into the wilderness to basically recollect. so here is the question....how does a full time working, wife, mother of 2, doer of things slip out and into the wilderness to rest her weary bones and recollect? or do our bones really not matter, and should we pick ourselves up by our boot straps and keep on truckin? i am pretty sure we do matter. but that's all i got.