This morning I woke up and heard my phone alarm vibrating. It had been sounding silently and pointlessly for 45 minutes while I dreamed about Jack Bauer's wife and daughter finally getting in the helicopter. (I'm debating about whether to move forward with this season since they were rescued at 12:57 p.m.) I set my alarm so I could shower and dry my hair before Jackson ever woke up today, but it was not to be. I could hear him talking to himself in his crib. I got my roots done on Monday and I have been too lazy (or busy - take your pick) to dry it properly and see if it even looked good. I've had some pretty bad camp hair, but HELLO, camp time is long gone. I did manage to get my hair dried before Curt went to work, which was a miracle.
Late this afternoon Jackson and I got in the car and headed out. I wasn't sure where we were going. I just knew that eventually I needed some groceries and we both needed a change of scenery. But I wasn't willing to drive more than 10 minutes, so my destination could only be the mall, Target, or the like. My gas light came on in 2.5 seconds. Dern. Then lightning began crashing all around. Double dern. So I filled up my gas tank with my heart pounding and my mind imagining the car getting struck and exploding into oblivion. Needless to say, I only put in a few gallons. We drove off and soon had to pull into a random parking lot and wait out the storm. It started to hail. Then my child got strangled on some lemonade, which caused him to throw up in his car seat - twice. And while I was searching for something to wipe it off with (a sock), he put his hands all in it. Nice. I usually keep an extra outfit in the diaper bag for special occasions like this. Ironically, today I decided I missed the little outfit I keep in there and wanted Jackson to wear it. Guess who did not replace it with a new alternate outfit? So he had to remain in the throw up clothes. Bless his heart. He was so stinky.
We went to Toys R Us and got some fun new things for the little man. Then we made it to Kroger and got everything I needed for Bible study tonight. I made the Mississippi Sin Dip that BigMama posted on her blog this week. I made two batches so that there would be enough for everyone. Man, it was good and I was so impressed with myself! But college girls are plagued by this thing called competitive under-eating. Or maybe they were full from eating dinner before they came. All I know is not even one half of one batch was eaten. Oh well, I had lots of it and it was very yummy!
Thanks so much for praying for me tonight. With about an hour to go, I started not feeling great. I was tired, my body ached, and my stomach hurt. So I texted my mom to ask for prayer, ate a Lean Cuisine, took some Advil, and drank some hot tea. I nearly lost it when I was eating my sesame chicken stir-fry and my child threw his little Croc shoe INTO MY FOOD. It landed IN THE BOWL. Thankfully, Curt had the wisdom to whisk him away into his room before my head popped off. I felt much better after that.
The Lord brought eleven beautiful, beaming girls to my house tonight and we had us some Bible study. I might be a little biased, but it was awesome! I am so excited about this Wising Up study. The first session was so full of truth. We are going to learn a ton this semester and I'm PUMPED!
Here are a some things that stuck out to me:
-Don't live as a victim of your circumstances.
-In Christ I Cope.
-God will give us the skills to live there successfully or leave there successfully. (Definitely not talking about marriage.)
-I am NOT a weak-willed woman. In Christ, I Can Operate Power-packed Emotionally (COPE).
-In all your ways, acknowledge Him = know Him there.
-I should want wisdom more than my next blessing.
-Insight = God giving you the ability to respond in a matter when you don't have all the information. It's based on what He knows, not what you know.
-Know the difference between someone who has the power of the Holy Ghost and someone who talks a bunch of God talk just to worm his/her way into your life, or into your bed!
-"Seduce me - at least for 15 minutes I'll feel wanted. But for 15 months I'll feel used."
-"You will never get to the bottom of the hidden treasures of the Godhead."
-"Don't you mess with me. I'm different today."
-The genesis of wisdom is awe of God.