Thursday, January 26, 2012

An Interesting Adventure

Today I woke up to another normal day. I ever so grumpily crawled out of bed, merely because I think getting up in the morning is the worst thing on earth. :0 I then went about my usual morning things and  looked in my Day planner. (Ya, I am one of those people that basically write down my hour by hour day, It helps to have things laid out and clear for my mind.) Anyways, My day planner looked something like this...

-Thu, Jan 26-
Dentist @ 9:00
Work from 11-3
Coach Basketball practice from 3-5
Go to the gym and get buff (ya, that was my exact wording. ;))

Today was a busy, well thought and planned out day. Granted it is only the afternoon yet, but my day has been going far different from how I planned it to go. I am sure so many of us face this frantic planning or stress when our schedule isn't working out. So, I was off to my first appointment, The dentist. You see, I have a strong dislike of people putting things in my mouth. I never really used to care about it, but, through the last few years, having 3 surgeries in my mouth and no good outcomes of dentists it has kinda just stuck with me. Anyways, I went to the Dentist and got an ever so nice ' Cleaning'. Tho, I don't really see how they cleaned my teeth any different then I do. :O After that, I was scheduled for a filling on one of my teeth. Terrible isn't it. One of my precious teeth needed a filling. Ya, there is a secret for ya. ;) Well, I sat in the chair to get ready for my filling. The room was white and cold and all I could hear was music, that was supposed to relax me, playing in the background. I wasn't relaxed. The doctor came in and gave me some numbing shots and such. This has been by far the weirdest thing I have EVER experienced. He gave me a shot that went all the way through my head. My eyes blacked out and my nose froze. I couldn't move or speak. I was pretty sure I was dying. After about 3 minutes, my sight came back. The rest of my face was frozen, but, at least I could see, right. Then the worst thing, The doctor got out that drill we all so desperately hate. He started drilling away at something. While he was doing it he was asking me questions about my life. How on earth was i supposed to answer him while his hands are in my mouth and my face is numb, It was mega awkward. Well, After a long time sitting there, my dentist visit had finished. I left, went to my car, waited sever minutes and my face was still numb. I had to call in to my work and tell them that half my face was immovable and i couldn't work today. Talk about awkward. Great impression on them after working there for only a month. I clicked 'End' on the phone and headed home. Although the hilarious part of this all was around my eye was numb so everything was mega blurry, So i drove home with one eyes shut (so i could see) and half my face stuck.

Below I have posted a photo of my amazing smile for you all to see and admire. ;)

I hope you have enjoyed my pointless blog of my Dentist visit. Somethings in life just have to make you smile. This is one of those things that made me. :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



Ever caught little caterpillars and watch them transform into butterflies? Well, Every year Since my family moved up into the country, we would walk our road and look for those little tiney critters. It has been several years, 7 or more actually. We would always get on our hiking boots, tuck our ripped jeans in so they would not get dirty, climb in a wagon and walk down the road. We were on a family mission. We were looking for a little plant called milkweed. Usually we would find the caterpillars by looking for half eaten leaves. We would get so giddy and excited when we would find one and our dad would take the plant they were one, put them in a jar and we would watch them eat, grow and create for themself a crissalis. Then, A few weeks later, we would wait for that awesome moment when they come out of the crisilis and are beautiful Monarch butterflies.

   I was not with all my senses the day we went over the summer and didn't even take my camera, But once we got back, We took several shots. Here are a few...

  Our caterpillar hunting crew.

What a fun adventure that was. :)

Now it seems silly for me to write about a summer adventure in the middle of a cold winter, But, there is a reason. One reason is because something I absolutely LOVE to do is to look back and past memories in my life. (especially ones that make me think of the warmth. haha)  The other reason I wrote this post is because I have been thinking about what it means to be remade and transformed, in a biblical sense. Something to think about is that, that caterpillar had to go through something 'crazy weird' as wrapping itself up in a crissalis for a long time, till it would be remade. So often, We as Christians don't want to do anything out of our comfort zone to seek the Lord, or even be remade into the likeness of him. But when we do, When we let the Lord mold us and make us, We become something Beautiful. A beckon for him. Give up yourself and let him transform you into hes most beautiful creation!

                               Things that bring me Joy....

So often I will just be going about my day and something will come to my mind of happen that just brings an ever so big smile upon my face. I am sure we all have endless lists, But here are a few of the things that brought me Joy today...

-  Finding an extra and last piece of gum in the bottom of my bag (This is a big one)

-  Realizing my gas tank could go just a little farther then I expected.

-  Getting an ever so generous tip from a sweet old lady.

-  Getting that little extra time in me bible.

-  Waking up to life.

(i just realized this is looking rather upside down pyramid like, Had to break that. :0)

-  Getting a hug from my sweet little sister.

-  Hearing from my long lost friend. :) (this made me very happy)

I hope there are many things that you can count as ' Things that bring you joy'.