Thursday, July 21, 2011

Right now...

-I'm eating pineapples. My new obsession. I seriously have gone all my life thinking I hated pineapple all because of some nasty ones in cans of syrup. But i remembered taste buds can change when my coworker offered me a piece the week before our vacation (early June). Fell in love. And, well? Now they're my favorite fruit (as long as it's fresh!). HANDS DOWN. No contest. best.fruit.ever! (I learned i still don't like pineapple-flavored things, though!)

-I'm joyful. It's so funny. I was just in a blah/whatever mood. Not terrible, but I guess I hadn't noticed yet that my mood was different than the last few days. I was a grumpy grouch Monday & Tuesday (pms... sorry, guy readers! If i even have any!). I stayed up too late last night, so i was tired when I got to work this morning (tired = grumpy mel). I've just been working & blogging & such, not realizing I was waking up & in a good mood. Just went to the bathroom & on the way there, started singing, "let the redeemed of the Lord say so". Have you heard it? We used to do it at HeartsEase & i could not contain myself when we would. AMAZING song! We sang it at Victory last Sunday so i guess it was still in my head. And I found myself dancing & praising God to that song as i was drying my hands. I'm talking... jumping up & down.

Yes, I just admitted that I'm a little bit crazy on my blog. But it probably made you laugh, right? Picturing me, dancing in the bathroom, while drying my hands, and the possibility of someone walking in?

Well, no one walked in. Thank goodness! But anyway. I walked in the bathroom one way & came out a different girl. Full of His Joy! HAHA! I thought that was supposed to happen in church. Or Bible Study. Or in my prayer closet. Not the bathroom!!!! :)

-I'm excited. We're going to Grenada, Mississippi to visit relatives next weekend. And it will be my dad's brothers & some of their families. These are people I haven't seen in at least 5 years? My husband hasn't met them. They're cool. I'm looking forward to it!

-I'm nervous (but just a little). My friend asked me to take pictures of their baby dedication at church on Sunday. I'm no pro - not even close - haven't even had time to really buckle down & learn some serious photography! She's not expecting pro pics, she just wants a few decent pics, but still. I want to get some good shots for her! Hopefully no one will see me & my camera, & assume I'm amazing. And then see the pics & be disappointed! HA! I'm kind of excited about it, even though it's not really a big deal!

-I'm thankful. For getting a lot accomplished at work this week. For an understanding boss. For answered prayers. For my friend Angel's new healthy baby girl! She's a doll! For a new bootcamp buddy. For God's guidance in every area of my life. For the Bible. For bloggie friends. For quiet time. For days home with the husband. For good food. For ZUMBA! And Bootcamp. For wisdom. For pineapples! For true friends. For LOVE! For my cozy bed. For my funny dog. For Brad's talents on the keys! :)

-I'm antsy. To get my wedding photo book in the mail! After almost 3 years of marriage, I have FINALLY ordered it! Excited that holding it in my shopping cart forever was worth the wait, because I finally got a pretty good discount & had enough money in my splurge account to buy it. I can't wait to see it!

-I'm believing. In God. In His promises. That He will give me wisdom when I ask him the why/how/when questions. That He will direct me & lead me as He has done my whole life! That He loves me & wants the best for my life. That He hears my requests. And that this scripture is true:

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of Him." -1 John 5:14-15

Happy Thursday, ya'll!


  1. I love the story of you dancing in the bathroom! Love it when He fills us with his joy!

  2. Lysa TerKeurst talks about pineapple and how once you have the real deal you will never settle for canned ever again. She related to getting out own revelations from God's Word instead of settling for canned versions of someone else's. I need to blog about that.

    I LOVE that you were singing and dancing and praising God in the bathroom at work. That's pure awesomeness!

    About the pics... go a little bit early and take a few practice shots to see your lighting. See if your flash gets you what you need. You can turn up the amount of light that your flash gives off too. Did you know that!?

    I loved this post. It made me happy. :)

  3. I just started liking pineapple too lol and I also went my entire life thinking I hated mangos because my brothers would call the melons, mangos...and I hate melons! lol cute fun post!

  4. Isn't it funny how actual fresh fruit can taste so different from the same fruit canned. I never thought I was a fan of figs. Until we had a fig tree in our backyard, and turns out fresh picked figs are pretty amazing

  5. Pineapple is the BEST! Glad you've discovered it!


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