Friday, April 2, 2010

Back at it again ...

Do you get so beyond yourself trying to do things for others that you forget about yourself?

I have recently taken the huge step of finishing my Masters degree. All I needed was my internship and I am finally doing it! Way to go Me! Well, along with "working" full-time, being a full-time "single" mom, and trying to live a healthy life ... something falls to the wayside. Unfortunately its usually the last thing isn't it? I am so tired that I dont wake up on time. That one little act, affects so many different parts of my day. I don't have the time to do my daily devotionals, I don't get a chance to eat breakfast because I'm running behind, I don't have time to pack my lunch or healthy stuff and if that happens, I end up eating poorly.

I am also taking my personal trainers certification exam on the 10th of April and am studying for that right now. That has to wait until my daughter is in bed, which is usually when I would lay out our clothes for the next day and pack my lunch. Can you see where it all gets put to the side because of that one "little" act of hitting the snooze too many times! Its just crazy.

I need to change it. So tonight, this weekend ... I am setting up a schedule of how I would like my days to go. What is best for me and my daughter right now. When to get up, what to do in the morning and what to do after work etc. I'm going to make a plan of when to pack my lunch, what to eat for my meals (so I can continue to eat clean and feel healthy and not resort to unhealthy options), when to clean and what to clean on what days. Seems like its a little rigid? Too spelled out, no room for error? EXACTLY ... I'm not doing it and I'm letting a whole bunch of error seep in ... Not anymore! It all Changes this weekend!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Catch Up ...

Definately need to do that here .. Its been F-O-R-E-V-E-R since I posted something! Well obviously from the last post you know that my hubby came home ... He got to spend some good time with the kids and they both loved it so much! It was really good to have him home for the little time ... I'm really excited to see what the Lord has planned for us in the next 7-8 months. The Lord has definately been moving in my life lately, too much to really discuss but Just want to send major Kudos to the Good Lord!!! He totally rocks and is about to blow my mind I can feel it!

So I started my Internship for my Masters Degree finally! Its been about 5 years since I finished my classes. Right before the Hubs came home I sent out my resume to MWR here on Post and the day the boss got it, he emailed me and said YES! ... No interview or anything he just said come on in so we can talk logistics! So I officially started March 1st, after trying to find Karsten day care, find financial aid and register ... all of which definately succeeded because of God!

Its been going pretty well, really slow for the first week and a half. My supervisor hurt his back the weekend before I started and was out the whole first week, back the second Monday but moving very slow ... You could pray for him to be healed, he is still really sore and in a lot of pain. But slowly but surely I am learning and getting more responsibilities. The frustrations come in when I dont have access to a laptop at work (Interns are not authorized to have a government computer). So when I am not able to use a computer there, that happens to be free at the moment, I have myself another project to work on that wont need a computer too much ... yet at least! I'm really excited to see where God is going to be leading me once this is done. There is "talk" of the main boss over our department wanting to hire in the next few months and lets pray that is the truth because I've been searching for a job here for about 5 years!

Well, I seem to be asking for quite a bit of prayer in this post .. but you can keep them coming! I found out sometime early last year that I had PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Its a whole complex condition that most doctors dont even really know about yet because its so vague yet complex and very difficult to diagnose. Anyways, I'm learning more and more about it right now, trying to figure out how I can become healthier once and for all ... its very hard for me to get healthy though because of the PCOS ... thats the thing, it requires you to do certain things but makes it very hard to do it! All of the information is very interesting but I could sure use some prayer about that too!

Okay, I'll end this for now. I was going to add something else but my mind really isnt working right now! Working full-time (while not getting paid for it) and being a full-time mommy and a Full-time Army Wife is really making me a little tired! Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be more current in this now that I started again! Peace and Goodnight!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hes Home!!!

Well my hubby is home on leave! That is why I have not posted for a few days! God is Good with having him come home to spend his leave with us for 2 weeks as well as every other blessing he has bestowed on us! There are so many that I am counting and thanking the good Lord for as often as I can! I wont really get into details on here but just know that no matter what you are going thru in your life ... God is there, turn to him and he will guide all your steps, bless you beyond belief and be your ultimate joy! Well I'm gonna go, dont want to spend too much time on the computer! I'll try to update alittle bit in the next few days or so! God is Good!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Not knowing is the worst ...

I have no idea where my husband is. I know he left his FOB ... But, thats all i know. Its driving me crazy, I keep thinking hes going to just show up at the house, but he cant because I have to pick him up from the airport. I know God is in control, I know hes got his perfect timing and I just have to wait. Anxious ... let me tell ya! Okay, I'm gonna go pray :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Today really ... I only have a 5 word gratitude to share with you ...

Hes on his way home!!!!

Thats right, My hubby is on his way home for R&R ... I am excited to see what the Lord has planned, how I am going to grow from this experience and to see the Joy on Karstens face when she sees her daddy ... Oh my goodness I know its going to be so amazing to see her run up to him! How precious just to even think about. Granted he has only been gone for about 3 months and we have quite a bit more to go before he comes home from this deployment, but ... hes coming home! I just know its going to be a blessing, somehow. Dont know how or exactly whats going to take place, but I know the Lord will bless us!

Have a great Gratituesday!! God is Good!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday

As I've been perusing all the mommy blogs out there I have come across some really cool ones. Some have to do with Preschool activities (amazing crafts and learning activities I really want to do with Karsten) and some daily specific ones like Word Filled Wednesdays, Say it Saturdays, Flashback Fridays (theres your plug Alysha!) and todays ... Muffin Tin Mondays! What Muffin Tin Mondays is all about is putting the food into the muffin tin that your child is going to eat. Usually I do believe there are themes ... Christmas foods, New Years (she made the food look like the year 2010), Thanksgiving, different colors etc etc. Today however there was no theme which is good becuase I dont think I could have thought of a theme! But here is Karstens muffin tin meal :)

We have from the top left Pudding, Cheese Circles, Star PB and Nutella Sandwich.
Bottom Left: Another Star PB&N Sandwich, Cheese Roll Up and more Pudding

She loved it! And she ate EVERYTHING ... which is a great thing lately because she hasnt been eating very well! I think I might have a Muffin Tin Meal EVERY DAY!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jonah and the Whale!

Karsten has been watching the VeggieTales Jonah and the Whale okay? Well today shes watching it and here is the conversation:

Karsten: Mommy?

Me: Yes?

Karsten: Why didnt Jonah go to Nineva?

Me: Because he didnt want to I guess baby.

Karsten: I want to

Me: You do huh?

Karsten: Yeah, I'll go to Ninevah for Jonah!!

HaHa ... isnt that cute?! Move over Jonah here comes your replacement! She also asks why Jonah got inside the belly of a whale and I say because he didnt obey God and if you choose to not do what God wants there are consequences and she usually says, Jonah didnt listen to God? And I usually say thats right, now are you going to obey mommy so you dont end up like Jonah?? Is it bad to use bible characters to scare your kids into listening to you? LOL