Saturday, July 26, 2008


I know, I know...I've blogged today...but not a REAL newsy family type blog.

Today was a busy, yet great day. It began early after Friday night ended LATE. ::snort:: Last night was a PWOC event where we attempted to make cookbooks for farewell gifts. Yikes. I had no clue how LONG this project would take. We DID finish 3 of them.....not sure how we'll get the others finished.

When I got home Jared reminded me of his early a.m. O flight with CAP. He also said that the other Cadet needed a ride. THEN Mike called. I miss him. I know it's only beeen a few days but I'll be happy to see him on Monday.

I didn't mind the early a.m. I used the time during their flight to make it to the gym.

We played a bit. I worked a bit.

I'm still whittling down the terminal to do list. Tomorrow is a PWOC board meeting so I did some paperwork for that...must kill a tree for each military meeting. ::snort::

I ran Jamin to work.

I got home and was about to jump in the shower when Bre called. Ah - 3 hours of nice long communing. She told me it's 12 days until we meet. YES. Stacia still insists that if Krista is Zander's lover then Bre is hers. She talked and talked with Bre. She also sang to Bre and then said, "Bre do you want to sing to me?" Bre sang, "you are my sunshine". Stacia got the strangest look on her face. *I* sing that song to all my babies. I could tell she was surprised to hear "mom's" song coming from Bre.....and I choked up remembering singing it to Bre 23 years ago...and Bre singing it to Arielle, Nolan and Zander. LOL That's really what I did most the day - connected with Bre. And it was GOOD! Krista is in Seattle right now. I'll have to try to reach her tomorrow....

Josiah dropped by with a friend, Steve, to pick up Jared.

I attempted a phone conversation with Deja twice today - cut off both times. Honestly - I stink on the phone. I try but I do. I have it on my TO DO list to listen to the messages - the phones are blinking at me and have been for well over a week or so.

I picked up Jamin from work. I read blogs...and now it is LATE....after midnight and time to post this.

©2008 D.R.G.

The Big Question of the Day

Do I want Excel 2003 for Dummies, or Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummies, or Excel 2003 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, or Excel 2003 Personal Trainer, or Excel 2003 Visual Quick Tips?

It's a sure bet that I need one of them! I cannot figure out the tutorials and help files.....I want PHOTOS and helps.....and easy-to-read-clear-cut directions. For non-techies.

©2008 D.R.G.

I had to LOOK to find this for you. My friend, Linda, shared months ago that she looks for a "princple" or "word" from God for each year, rather than making New Year's Resolutions. I KNEW I read this on her blog, and I was SURE I remembered her word was "rest".....and there you go - I found it. Click the link above (word this) and you can read her thoughts which are shared much more eloquently than I could do.

Reading her entry was one of those "ah" moments for me. Mike prays for a "word" or "vision" for the chapel each year. I'd slid into the practice, but hadn't really put it into words. I knew that the fall had trended to being a time of evaluation for me and that God seemed to give me a glimpse of what we would be working on and walking through each year. In recent years it's been: "Extravagant Love for God", "Love for Others", "Choose Joy", "New Thing", "Yet" (Habakkuk 3:16-19)...If you are a frequent blog reader you're probably able to remember these themes woven into the blog...after all the blog really is simply a glimpse into our family life through my eyes.

After reading Linda's entry, I realized that God had been taking me on much the same journey - without me KNOWING it. ::snort:: I am a "goal setter" and believe that is good - though I began to realize my goals needed to be much more grace filled...and slowly transitioned to realizing that what I needed was not a list of goals/resolutions for the year...but a sense of God's leading and direction for my personal walk. As I said, I'd slid into the practice that Linda shared over the course of years. This year the word I "thought" was for me was "contentment/surrender". I could never figure out which one word it was and so haven't said much. Seven months into the year I'm fairly certain I can say that it's been both for this year! They "go together". I won't keep obsessing about "one word". ::snort:: My words for the year, the principles and path that God is forming deeper in my spirit this year are contentment and surrender.

This is where God has taken me this year. It's a good journey and maybe I'll share near the end of the year. If you've been following along with me on the journey this year, you can pin point areas where God has led me to surrender and walk in contentment (which has always seemed like apathy and namby pamby pablum to me before this year). ::snort::

For today......the song below is worth the listen. If you don't have time to listen ~ maybe you can glance through the lyrics.

Sanctus Real - Whatever You’re Doing
From the album We Need Each Other

It’s time for healing, time to move on,
it’s time to fix what’s been broken too long
Time to make right what has been wrong;
it’s time to find my way to where I belong

There’s a wave that’s crashing over me, and all I can do is surrender
Whatever You’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos, but somehow there’s peace
And it’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see, but I’m giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone, time to begin again, re-evaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow Your will or just climbing aimlessly over these hills?
So show me what it is You want from me
I give everything – I surrender


Time to face up, clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out that I’ve wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears

Whatever You’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos, but I believe …
You’re up to something bigger than me
Larger than life, something heavenly

Whatever You’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos, but now I can see
This is something bigger than me
Larger than life
Something heavenly, something heavenly

Time to face up, clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out

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