Monday, November 23, 2009

If this blog was.....

If this blog was a journal it would look something like this:

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009

"What a day! Up at 5:30 am, made coffee, ironed Joe's clothes, looked over my lesson for my Sunday morning class, prayed, showered, typed a letter to the parents about the children's Christmas program, made it to church by 8:30. We had a great class as we finished up our study from Colossians 3:1-12. Then I was off to the running around "like a chicken" as I like to say. Had to finish up last minute preparation for the children's classes. Forgot the straws we needed for Lil' K class and sent my friend Bob to McDonalds to grab them. Thank goodness for those who don't mind helping at the last minute. Love the Bob's. They are always so willing to help. Once everything was settled with the kids, I found my seat in the sanctuary and actually caught the pre-service video on being thankful. It was awesome. And then church was awesome too. It was the last sermon in the Bucket List series. Joe moved the casket that was on the stage to the very front of the steps to the stage. At the end, after listing our fears on a "blank sheet of paper" (Joe is so funny. He actually typed that on a little blank sheet of paper that was inserted in the bulletin), he had us come forward and throw our crumpled lists into the casket. They are actually going to take the casket away in a hearse and cremate all the paper. I hope my fears really are cremated. They can be so debilitating. Anyway, we had a great lunch at Minerva's with some new friends we've met in church. I must do lunch with her again. Joe and I napped for about an hour. He had to leave to get ready for the Salsa Service. I puttered around the house for a bit and then showed a house. Shopped at WalMart. Visited with my mom on my cell phone for two hours while I shopped and ran through drive thru for the ice needed at the Salsa Service. Then I went to church again for the Salsa Service. I love this time. I am so proud of Ross. And thankful for all the college kids who come seeking more meaning in life. I think the salsa and chips help too. Got home at 10:00 pm and made grilled ham and cheese for my fam.I'm beat. But it is a good beat. Time for bed. Tomorrow is another busy day."

If this blog was my daily planner, it would look something like this:

To Do:

Pick up tree from Menards

Buy decorations for church

Get house in order

Email Ch Church schedules to teachers

Bank deposit

Register for Beth M. conference

Clear stage at church

Email Maria

Email Stormie concerning needed church graphics


8:15 - meeting at school
7:00- decorate at church

This week:
  • Check on Jesse Tree. Make new ornaments if needed

  • Organize and plan Christmas Carnival for Ch Church

  • Order new curriculum for Ch Church

  • Meet with Amber for Christmas program for kids. Find music.

  • Send care package to Elise

  • Prepare for Sunday's Advent class

  • Print and organize needed materials for Ch Church

  • Don't forget Thanksgiving is Thursday!

If this blog was a Recommended Book List, it would look something like this:

The Schwarzbein Principle 1 and 2 by Diana Schwarzbein

The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders

The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian

When the Brain Can't Hear by Teri James Bellis

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

Fresh Faith by Jim Cymbala

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Personal Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren

The Bible by God - NIV, NKJV, NLT, RSV - any V - just read it.

If this blog was a message board it would look something like this:

"Christiana...don't forget to feed the dog. If he dies, it is your fault."

"Corbin...put your rubber bands in your mouth before the orthodontist fires me."

" have a pacemaker check today. Tell them to rev it up a bit. We have a busy day."

"Myself...don't forget to tell everyone what to do and how to do it!"

If this blog was a menu, it may look something like this:

Monday - Swiss steak in the slow cooker

Tuesday - Stir Fry

Wednesday - Whatever I can find in my messy kitchen since I will be preparing for Thanksgiving

Thursday - Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, green bean casserole, crescent rolls, seven layer salad, pumpkin pie, pecan pie. Tums.

Friday - Turkey sandwiches and leftovers

Saturday - Turkey sandwiches and leftovers

Sunday - Turkey sandwiches and leftovers

If this blog was my Christmas List, it may look something like this:


magazine subscriptions (Martha Stewart, Midwest Living, Country Living, Real Simple)

a new car

my bedroom remodeled

Happiness in a bottle (by Clinique)


a maid

If this blog was a memorial to all the special people in my life, it may look something like this:

To my husband - you love me even when I drive you crazy.

To my four children - you are beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Servants and lovers of God. You make me proud.

To my mom - you knew how to mother so well. I am a better mom because of you.

To my dad - you never makes me feel like I am a failure.

To my sisters - you each, at different times in my life, have been my best friends and as a whole are three of the greatest people I know.

Alicia - to my other sister by another mother. You are my BFF.

Noah, Jack, and Sophia - to my three sweet babies in my life that I get to pretend to be auntie to. Or grammy, when Sophie is really tired.

Jeanie - to my sister-in-love because sister-in-law- makes it sound like it is a legal document. You are my soul sister.

And if this blog was really a blog it would look just like it does. Because this is a blog. My blog. And I can blog whatever I want to.


Jeanie said...

Oh, Robin! Dave can vouch for me here-the whole way through this blog I kept telling him all the funny stuff and saying, "This is a wonderful blog post!" I mean I just loved the whole thing and I sensed the lightheartedness in your spirit. I was just loving it so much. I was already thinking: I have to do a post telling people to read this because it is so great. Then I get to the bottom and I get mentioned!!?! Omygoodness. Robin, thank-you. I L O V E this post - first because it was great, and second because I got mentioned. HOW SWEET!

Elise said...

Oh my gosh! That was one of the funniest things I've ever read! The part about the message board... hahahaha! SO funny! Good idea, mom :) Oh, and are you really sending me a care package??