1.29.2017

A Day in the life of Me


I have been asked to share what a day in mylife is like:

6:30 AM: Alarm goes off
6:35 Snooze goes off ( gotta love the snooze)
635-6:45- Shower, if I never the night before
6:45- 7:00- getting clothes, shoes, and accessories ready
7:00- Kitchen to make breakfast and lunch
7:20- Out the door
7:45- arrive at Brooke's school
8:00- at my office
8:05- turns computer on and goes to make tea
8:10-8:30- Check voice mails
8:30- 9:00- Check emails ( always a lot)
9:00- 10:00- review my day.
10:15-12:00- Calling customers for special order parts to have them scheduled
12:30-1:00- Lunch- I catch up on blogs etc
1:00- 4:00- Answering phones, booking appointments, calling for customer satisfaction.
4:00-5:00- Send any special order part request to my parts manager
                - check voice mail and email
                - filing
                - make sure my plan of attack for the day has been completed.
5:05-5:10- get ready to leave
I run any errands I may need to run on my way home.
5:45- arrive home
6:00- make dinner, we eat as a family so we catch up on the day etc
7:00- Monday Nights- Brooke has Piano lessons, Tuesdays are my laundry nights, Wednesday I have bible study so It is a short stay at home before we leave again, thankfully the church is like 3 mins away. It depends on what night it is to really know what I do at night. 
9:00-11:00 Home, bath, take meds, watch Tv, hang out with hubby  call my best friend and then off to  bed for another sleep and do it all again

1.27.2017

Friday Date Night Idea


Now that it is winter: take a day and go to the mountains and ski together. 
It would be so much fun and adventurous. I love adventures with my hubby


1.25.2017

MARRIAGE MYTH:

"GOD WANTS ME TO BE HAPPY" 
“But I believe God wants me to be happy in marriage and I’m not,” is a phrase I hear a lot. Most of the time it’s from a person that’s considering getting out of their marriage and they're looking for a reason. 
Understand this, I DO believe God wants you to be happy, but not to the point of checking out on your marriage just because you don't "feel" happy. The feelings of happiness in marriage comes and goes ... and you have to work to keep it going. You will not always be happy all of the time ... but real love doesn't check out on marriage when you don’t “feel” in happy or in love. 
The goal in marriage is not simply to get your spouse to say, "I do," ... the goal is to continue to LOVE, PURSUE and CHOOSE them everyday after the "I do's." That's how you always find happiness. 
Always choose love.

1.20.2017

Friday Date Night Idea


 Go treasure hunting! Ever heard of Geocaching? It can make for a very fun and adventurous date night, and the best part is, it's free!


1.18.2017

Invest in your marriage

Most married couples don't put any money into their marriage until there are problems. After problems arise, they frantically start trying to invest time and money into their relationship with hopes to make it good again. 
DON'T wait until things are bad to start focusing on your marriage. If you will choose to invest in your marriage when things are good, there will be less bad times. Make investments like ... 
* Go on weekly dates.
* Go to a marriage retreat, conference or seminar together.
* Go for walks together.
* Take a trip together.
* Read a book together.
* Spend 20 minutes in conversation every day. 
God didn't create marriage so we could have a roommate, He created marriage so we could have a soulmate. Marriage is so much more than paying bills and raising kids together ... marriage is about being soulmates, not roommates. 
Make 2017 the year you invest in your marriage!

1.15.2017

New Beginnings

I have some big news and an answer to prayer

On Monday ( one week ago) I received a call from Buick GMC, they were given my resume and were looking to have me come in for an interview, I went for the interview yesterday, they hired me on the spot for an appointment coordinator, Monday-Friday, 8-5 and more money than I make now plus a monthly bonus which he said it is the first time ever offered. I was so thankful for the 8-5 as I have been working night shifts and needed this situation to change.  

I am so thankful for this opportunity and thankful for all the prayers that have been prayed over this situation. It has been a long time in coming, this is my career field, this is what I did for 5 years in NL and to see God work this out for me this way just blows me away because when I came for the interview, the manager is like I have no idea where this resume came from ( well I do ;) ) God is just that good right. 

I am so thankful, I just can't stop thanking him.  I now feel like a normal person with a normal job  ;) 

So they wanted me to start on Wednesday ( last week), so I worked there from 8 am - 12 noon, then I went to my other job from 12:30 pm to 9 pm= 13 hour days x 3 days = 39 hours worked in 3 days.... Yep I was tired, but it was so worth it. 

Thank you again for the prayers, I am so thankful.

1.10.2017

Stop and Go

10 THINGS TO STOP DOING IN 2017: 
1. Being Critical
2. Being dishonest
3. Saying "no" to sex more than you say "yes"

4. Spending more than you make
5. Having poor communication
6. Looking at Pornography ( if you do) 
7. Having unhealthy friendships with the opposite sex
8. Keeping Secrets
9. Letting pride dominate
10. Getting angry easily


10 THINGS TO DO MORE IN 2017 ... 
1. Putting more focus on God and prayer
2. Spend more time together ... alone
3. Being honest and open
4. Be more forgiving
5. Date more
6. Be more humble
7. Serving one another more
8. Put your spouse first over family, friends and kids
9. Touch more. Hold hands more. Have sex more.
10. Praise MUCH more

1.09.2017

10 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE


1. SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER. Make a commitment to spend more time together this year. One of the best things you can do is commit to a weekly date night with your spouse. This may take you sitting down together with your spouse and planning out your schedule.
2. BRAG ON YOUR SPOUSE REGULARLY. Any old lame critic can pick out someone’s faults; instead focus on pointing out your spouse’s strengths.
3. BE MORE SEXUAL. Touch, flirt, hug and have sex together. Make your marriage sizzle, and as one author put it, “A married couple’s sex-life is a great measuring stick of how their relationship is doing.” A healthy sex-life most often equals a healthy marriage.
4. PRAY TOGETHER. Men, this is where you MUST step up and be a man. Take the lead on this and do it. Your wife will love you for it.
5. DON'T BE HISTORICAL. Fight fair. Don’t bring up past hurts and things you’ve already forgiven your spouse of.
6. CHECK IN. It’s respectful to check with your spouse and let them know where you are, what you are doing and when you might be home.
7. HAVE ONE MEAL A DAY TOGETHER. Turn off the electronics and just visit with your spouse and your children.
8. DON'T GO TO BED ANGRY WITH ONE ANOTHER. Simple enough.
9. FORGIVE. The key to being successful in real estate is location, location, location. The key to being successful in marriage is forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness. Marriage is made up of two imperfect faulty people. We make mistakes … so learn to forgive.
10. DATE. Date night should be a regular weekly activity if it's not already. We hear couples say all the time, "We had so much fun when we were dating," and we always reply, "Why have you stopped?" Date ... it's fuel for your marriage.



Word that Kill- Words that heal.

Whoever came up with the phrase "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me," was a fool. Believe me, words can hurt people severely.
Words that are carelessly spoken can be devastating and destructive. All too often, our conversations with others are filled with complaints, cut-downs, and criticisms. We are quick to judge others by our own faulty standards. We are quick to gripe when we do not have our way. In instances like these, we speak negative words that hurt and tear people down. When you choose to tear down instead of build up you do damage to your relationship with your children, with your spouse, with your friends, and with your co-workers.
Negative words and phrases include...
• That's stupid.
• You're an idiot.
• Don't be dumb.
• You never understand.
• You make no sense.
• Complaints
• Criticism
• Yelling
• Back-handed compliments
• Words are spoken in anger
Words and phrases that build up are ...
• I love you.
• I'm proud of you.
• I forgive you.
• Thank you.
• I appreciate you.
• You can do it.
• Don't give up.
• No matter what, I'm here for you.
• Did you have a good day?
• Good job.
God has given us the gift of speech. How have we used it? Words can hurt and words can heal. They can build up or tear down. "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" (Proverbs 12:18). What we need to do is "Encourage one another daily" (Hebrews 3:13). Let’s use our words each day to do just that!
Your tongue can either build up or bomb your marriage. Use it wisely!

1.06.2017

Friday Date Night Idea


Take the scenic route, hold hands and drive, turn on your fav cd/radio station, sing along



This will likely result in some hysterical laughter as you laugh at each other singing loudly, at least it does over here as I cannot carry a tune at all, while my hubby is a great singer.

1.05.2017

30 AWESOME REASONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR MARRIAGE:


1. You have a live-in spider killer.
2. Studies have shown married couples live longer.
3. You get to have a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week. 
4. You have someone to build a family with.
5. Studies show that married couples have more sex and better sex.
6. You will always have someone to call, text or talk to.
7. You have someone to be there “in sickness.”
8. You have a two-person team to handle everything.
9. You have a lifelong cuddle buddy/sex partner.
10. You have someone to grow old with.
11. You are each other’s biggest fans.
12. Sex gets better the longer you’re together.
13. You can kiss … a lot.
14. You get a human blanket to keep you warm at night.
15. There’s always someone to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and Valentine’s Day with.
16. When it comes to kids, it’s the two of you against them.
17. Companionship is comforting.
18. Sex can count as a birthday present.
19. The emotional support of a spouse is priceless.
20. You’re always with your best friend.
21. You have someone to open jars and lift heavy things.
22. You have someone to share special moments with.
23. You have someone to make you laugh.
24. You get to tell folks, “I’m taken.”
25. You also get to say “He/She’s mine.”
26. You can pick one another up after a hard day.
27. You have someone to share your best moments with.
28. You have someone to hold your hand at your hardest moments.
29. You get to have awesome inside jokes with one another.
30. You have an awesome partner to do life with.

1.02.2017

2016 Recap

I cannot believe that another year has gone past, I was going to do a month to month post but I decided to just highlight some of my favourites of the year, there were some highs and lows of the year but mostly highs 

* My sister turned 30 
* Started house hunting 
* Found our dream house 
* Put an offer on a house 
* offer accepted- we BOUGHT a HOUSE 


*  we got a family Dr- this is super important because for 4 years we did not have one and it was hard 
* Started a full-time job that I am super happy with 
* Celebrated 14 years of wedded bliss 
* Brooke turned 13- we have a teenager

* Met my favourite southern gospel singer " Jason Crabb

* My parents and inlaws came for a week at the same time 
* Brooke was student of the month 
* My IC disease has settled some
* Our son proposed to his girlfriend we are going to have a daughter in law

* Reunited with a friend that I have not talked to in a few years, she came to visit me

* Friends from back home ( Coffey's) came for a visit 
* Andrew accepted contract at Dept of Health 


Overall it has been a great year, so many highs and very few lows, we are thankful, content and happy. 


1.01.2017

Word of the year 2017



Faith~ 
complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

When thinking of a word for the year, Faith came to me instantly. 
I have faith for friends or family but when it comes to myself I lack in Faith, so this year I want to have faith in every situation and be stronger in my faith. 

what is your word of the year? 

Last Year's word can be found here 

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