Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A theological question from Train Guy

This is Train Guy:
Train Guy is pretty smart and asks some amazing questions, questions that make those of us that get to hang out with him realize that his brain is constantly pondering. He remembers A LOT and listens more than any of us realize. Train Guy is 4 1/2 but sometimes I feel like there is an old soul within that body.

Today, I received a text that said "Train Guy wants to know how God came back from the deadness."

My response was "Good question. I would like the answer to that myself."

A little while later the response from Train Guy was "I can't believe Brittany doesn't know. She knows everything about God.** Why doesn't she ask him?"

Talk about being put on the spot! I promised Train Guy that I would ask God and God has told me to ask you all. I'm pretty sure that Train Guy asking about Jesus and I'm positive he's not asking about why but how exactly it happened. The answer of it being a miracle isn't going to appease him, I tried. So what do you think? How do you think God came back from the deadness. Train Guy wants to know.

**And just to clarify, I don't know everything about God and I'm pretty okay with that.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Brain detached

Today my brain does not seem to be connected with the rest of my body. I've mixed up words over and over and over again. Found myself driving at one point and completely forgot where I was going. Not good. And then there's the moment when I thought that I needed to look something up on the internet (just typing this helped me remember what it was btw) and it was gone, gone, gone. I think it may be time to go to bed.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Baby #3!!!!

Yesterday, I got off a houseboat and headed over to Cousin D's house for a few hours to hang out before heading home. I secretly hoped all week long that Baby #3 would arrive before I had to leave and Cousin D was really trying hard to make it happen (because it's all about me, ya know?! geesh) but he wasn't quite ready to come out. Sometime between 4pm and midnight Baby Colby arrived. This is Colby and his big brother Brody. Brody named him, btw. So cute. Congrats to the fam. Love you!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Texting Friends

Whew. It's been a long week. My emotions have been up and down and all around, and so have I physically. Saturday was a baby shower in Tahoe for baby #4 aka my niece. I've been buying little girl clothes for months, months! It didn't stop either. Stopped at Target on the way up and found a onesie for 98 cents. Sold!

Anyway, despite the joy of celebrating the upcoming arrival baby #4, Saturday was a tough day for different reasons. In the midst of feeling low, I sent a text to K. I will admit it was a pitiful text. She was fantastic though and started sending me pictures. Pictures of Adventure Boy and Meg's Little Bitty. Oh-so-cute! And then I got this one.That would be Meg, Little Bitty, Lu & Nat. Loved it! So grateful for friends who will let friends take pictures of you in bunny ears and then send it to another friend who is feeling pitiful. Blessed.

Last night, after the baby shower, I headed home. Made pretty good time too. It was way too hot though, when a temp gauge reads 99 degrees at 7:30 at night it's too hot. Anyway, got home and swapped texts with Yo Momma, one that ended with her saying "you make me laugh". First, I love that my mom can text, but second I'm grateful to have a mom who is also a friend that I can have fun with. Blessed, again.

Tonight, I went out and got Chinese food from the local market. Opinionated Friend told me something about the fortunes in the fortune cookies that has cracked me up ever since...that I'm not going to share here because my dad reads this blog and it's a little embarrassing. Tonight's fortune was extremely funny with the addition that O.F. clued me into so I sent her a text sharing it with her. Her response had me laughing and I suddenly felt so grateful to be surrounded by such a great cloud of friends. Triple blessed.

I've got lots of family and I have a huge family of friends...and I am blessed.

Blog going dark for a little while...the insanity has begun! Catch you on the flip side.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beginning of insanity

Today I breathe, if but for a few moments.
I sit and relax in the chair,
watching shows I like,
taking a moment for me.

Tomorrow it begins;
the insanity.
Away, then back,
Away, then back,
Sort of away, then, finally, back.

There is little time, in the days ahead,
for moments like these.
Little time for quiet.
Little time for moments to just take for me.
I will make it through,
I will have fun,
But as the insanity looms
I'm looking forward to the other side.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today's lesson

I was reading a magazine on Monday that recommended a certain face moisturizer for my skin type and condition. Seeing as how I just ran out of my old moisturizer, I went and picked up the recommended brand. This morning, I opened it up and put it on...and all day long I've been allergic to myself. No kidding, I can not handle the smell. $14.99 down the drain.


Sunday, July 12, 2009


I'm not going to church tomorrow. I know, I know, going to hell. I've heard it. I'm still not going to church tomorrow. Or today since technically it's Sunday while I'm writing this.

No, I'm not going to church. I am, however, going to sleep in, go out to breakfast with 3 fantastic women and then get in a car and drive home from Play Land. We'll most likely talk about church. We'll talk about life. We'll remember the plays we've seen, we'll share in more laughter, finish the pies and cakes we couldn't finish tonight. We'll watch the scenery, cars and trucks go by. We will enjoy the last few hours away from home, from family, from the stress of everyday life. We will be thankful that God brought us together as friends and be grateful for the time we've spent together. We will enjoy the day and be grateful, say Thanks to God and laugh together, share the burdens of life and help each other see the path ahead with better vision and a better attitude.

Yep, tomorrow I'm not going to church. God wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Tomorrow I get to see this live! Yea!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I feel like grumbling today. Not that anything is going super wrong, just feel like grumbling. If you don't want to read, it's OK, I'm just warning you.
  • Went to the dentist this morning. I don't mind going to the dentist, I've been going to the same one for 30 years or so, not a big deal. I've lost my gold crown. Isn't that sad? It was "leaking" and needed to be checked. Fine. The not fine part is the referral now to the endodontist. Lovely. Going to the endodontist is not the problem, the bill that will result is the problem.
  • I've been noticing a phenomenon lately; People don't look as they back out of parking spaces. This afternoon at Costco as I was loading things into my car, the car across from me started backing out. Fine. Then the guy next to my car just started backing up without looking. I think I said "Whoa" out loud. Because of this I've gone into hyper mode, swiveling my head around in all directions many, many times. I like summer because the race car's top goes down and I can see better...there are a lot of blindspots in a convertible. But then again, it's not just backing out, everyone seems to think they are the only one on the road all the time. Annoying. Don't they know that I'M the only one?
  • This morning on my way to the dentist I was listening to the radio when my 2nd least favorite radio person came on. He just bugs me. I always change the channel but didn't get there fast enough and he started talking. Which brings me to this next one...
  • I'm really, really tired of people who have 10lbs or less to lose talking about their weight problem. I know it's frustrating but I have little empathy. Multiply that by, oh, a bunch and then we'll talk. Maybe. It's doubtful though 'cuz I have to really trust you to talk about that and I have a hard time trusting the people closest to me with that issue.
  • Someone has been helping themselves to food in the Youth Group fridge. I'm a generous person, I will give to people if they ask, but they have to ask! I've been threatening to put a lock on the fridge for a few years, I'm thinking it might be time.
  • Speaking of giving, I went to a store I don't normally shop at today and there were two people standing outside the door soliciting donations. I don't know what they were for and I would have listened but as I was going in one of the people got really obnoxious with someone going out. I actually exited on the other side of the building and walked around the whole store to avoid having to deal with the guy. And that's when I knew it was a grumbling kind of day.
Grumbling time has come to an end. Happy days around the corner!

Monday, July 6, 2009

First meeting

Meet Samuel. He's new to this world but has already captured the hearts of a whole slew of women! Amazing how we melt with just one look. Welcome to the world Samuel!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's a boy!

Baby #2 made his big arrival last night! Welcome to the world Samuel! Congrats to his fabulous parents and grandparents. Pictures will come when I meet him, which hopefully will be very, very soon! Yea!