Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

At least I believe that is their official titles, wedding gifts from the Queen.  All I know is that Catherine (Kate) looked stunning and Prince William was so handsome.  And they both looked so happy.  I love happy endings. *sigh*

I remember when as a 16 year old, I could not wait to get up before the crack of dawn to witness the vows of Lady Diana and Prince Charles.  I set my alarm and got up before everyone and parked myself in front of the television for hours.  It was just like a fairy tale.  Sadly, it ended not as we wanted it to, with the Prince and Princess living happily ever after.

This time, I forgot to set the dvr and the alarm and I *gasp* missed almost the entire thing.  The only thing that saved me was my dog wanting to be let out.  I was not even thinking about weddings on t.v. or otherwise when it dawned on me as I was getting out of bed.  The Royal Wedding!  I practically ran to the remote and turned on the television.  What would be on but the "Weather Channel".  I was barely conscience enough to figure out how to turn on the remote, let alone start changing channels.  And my dog was begging to be let out.  With a huff I let my dog out, measured coffee and water and started filling the coffee machine.  Doing these tasks helped to clear the cobwebs out of my head enough to figure out what channel to turn to.  When I turned it on, they were singing "God Save the Queen" and were getting ready to sign the wedding certificate.  At least I did not miss the entire ceremony, which truth be told, I probably would have fallen asleep at parts of it.  Especially given the hour.  

I know some people think that some of us are nuts for getting so caught up in something that is taking place on the other side of the planet.  But for a few hours we are able to put aside our worries about finances, illness and terrible storms and root for two young people in love that they may be able to overcome the odds and live a long, happy life together.  God Bless William and Kate.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Beauty Of The Cross

At the cross I find the beauty of Your matchless grace
At the cross I see a King who died to take my place
It's the moment that You made me clean and pardoned my soul
Amazing grace that I would be allowed unto Your throne
Not by my own will but solely by Your will alone
I'm unworthy of this love you have shown to me
I see my desperate need

The beauty of the cross is that there's One who has redeemed my soul
Beauty of the cross is that I'm finally free and letting go
Beauty of the cross is that Your grace has found me just as I am

Not by my own works that I boast or I may come
But simply through your Son the sinless and Exalted One
Only through the cross that I'm made clean to draw near to you
Saved so that you would receive all glory due Your name
Everlasting God from age to age you never change
A true love story remains for all eternity
That all the world would see

My sinful soul could only be
Redeemed by the blood of a sinless King
So you came to the world that You had made
Conquered sin on the cross and You rose from the grave

That's the beauty of the cross

sung by Jonny Diaz

Monday, April 18, 2011

What'choo Lookin' At?

This is the vibe I was getting from this moose head mount as I walked by it.  Saturday night, my hubby and I decided that we were long overdue for an official date night.  We drove to a nearby town and dined at our favorite Mexican restaurant and afterwards decided to walk it off at Cabela's.  This is the only store that I know of where the women sit on benches patiently waiting on their significant others to finish shopping a couple of hours later.  And it is the only place that I have witnessed men stroll up to the  cash registers with a packed shopping cart and a huge smile on their faces.  "The bill comes to $739.54? So what!  Put it on my VISA!".  It's a sight to behold.

As my hubby was perusing the hunting section, I took a stroll through the store and looked at the several dioramas of animals, both familiar and exotic on display.  This is what you see when you walk into the store.

And then there is the aquarium filled with fish native to our Great Lakes.

It really is a fun destination to take your family. Or for a couple to kill an hour or two before heading home.  They not only have a hunting section and fishing section (which I personally take a liking to), but they also have an amazing camping section and a home decor and clothing area.  There is a toy department and a section for items for your pets.  So there is something for everyone and the staff has always been very helpful.

So if you are an "outdoorsy" type person, have a home on the lake or in the woods, or have small children that loves fish and animals, this is the place for you.

P.S.  Just to let you know, I'm not an employee of this store.  As my hubby says, we were waaaaay overdue for a date night. ;-)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

See how nature -trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence;
see the stars, moon and the sun,
how they move in silence...
we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I'm Addicted

Isn't that the first step to recovery?  To admit that you have a problem?  Yes, I admit it that I am addicted to this white, powdery substance:




I draw the line at sniffing this up my nose.  Although I will have powdered sugar all over my nose once I'm done stuffing it in my mouth.  Then I find myself in a lethargic stupor for the next few hours while this narcotic is working it's way through my system.

 I am wanting to lose weight, not only for health reasons, but because I want to fit in my capris from last summer.  I really need to get a grip.  I wonder if Hostess will pay for my stint in rehab?

If you will excuse me, I need to go eat my breakfast....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Hope encourages 
the heart to move forward
through the trials of today;
It shines a light of assurance into
the darkest places of uncertainty;
It places secure stepping stones
upon every river that needs to be crossed.

                                                                                                    Roy Lessin