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Not Me! Monday January 12, 2009

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It’ll be short and sweet this week, but there are more to come!


It’s not me who hasn’t posted a real blog for close to 6 weeks. I post one every day, and I know that you are just dying to come read what I have to say!


That other girl, the one that we haven’t checked in on in a llllloooonnngggg time, she read and totally loved the “Twilight” series. It wasn’t me, I’m too old for that, and have way too many things to do before reading 4 books. If  it had been me who read them, I certainly didn’t read the last three books in less than two weeks.


It’s not me who wants to shout from the roof tops that my 6 week old baby has slept through the night (at least 8.5 hours) the last three nights. That would most certainly jinx me, if I believed in jinxes. And wouldn’t be fair to my friends who have babies who don’t sleep through the night.


I wasn’t laying in a nice warm bed at 6 this morning while Rob walked Ryan and Aidan a half mile in three feet of snow to the bus stop. I was out walking with them, barefoot, and it was uphill both ways!


Hope you enjoyed it! Come back and read soon; there will be more!


Not Me; Monday, or any other day. November 10, 2008

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**Today’s blog will be totally opposite of all the other not mes I’ve posted. Today, when I say not me, I really mean it’s not me, and when I say it is me, it is.


I realized that in all my sharing of me “Just Speaz” I’ve failed to share with you the very core of who I am. Who I aspire to be, and who I hope you’ll want to be as well. It’s important for me to share this with you, because it’s the most important part of who I am. I guess my blog title is a little misleading, because it’s not just Speaz. If it were indeed Speaz, that’s all, I would have nothing to offer. So… If anything ever comes of this blog, or of my life at all, it’s not me.

You see, I’m human, my heart is desperately wicked. I would love to think that there is something about me all on my own that is of worth, but there is not. The truth is that what makes me of any worth of all is that I bear the image of the Everlasting God Almighty. He is what makes me worth something. He counts me worthy, He counts me as his daughter. And, my ultimate purpose in life is to bring glory to Him.


I want to make this very clear. I am worthy, and all people are worthy because we were all created in the image of a loving God. He desires to be with us. Even after humans separated themselves from Him, He still desired us, and sacrificed Himself to be with us. He loves us so much.


The following is copied directly from Dare2Share because I don’t know any way to share with you more clearly my relationship with God.

God created us to be with Him. (Genesis 1-2)

Our sin separated us from God (Genesis 3)

Sins cannot be removed by good deeds (Genesis 4)

Paying the price for our sin, Jesus died and rose again. (Matthew-Luke)

Everyone who trusts in Him alone has eternal life.  (John-Jude)

Life that’s eternal means that we will be with Jesus forever. (Revelation 22:5)


Without Jesus we are all destined to spend eternity separated from God. But, with Jesus, we have the option of being with Him forever. The way we were created. But, it is totally a choice. No one is going to force people to have a relationship with God or to choose to believe that Jesus (who lived a perfect life with no sin) died to take away the sins of all other humans.


So, here’s what I really want to tell you: Who does my life belong to? Not Me 


I’d love to hear what you think. If you’d like to dialogue in private please feel free to email me I won’t pretend to have all the answers, but I’ll try hard to find them, or someone who does have them for you.


Not Me! Monday October 20, 2008

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You know that girl I’ve been telling you about? The one who gets into all kinds of things? She’s been busy this week…


So, you know it was her who contemplated starting this blog as soon as she finished posting her Not Me! Monday last week. Just so she could remember all of the things she didn’t do all week. (Hey, she does have pregnancy brain, so let’s cut her a little slack.)


You have to know that it wasn’t me who fell down the stairs landed on my back, and then decided not to go to Labor and Delivery to be monitored.


If you had been at my house this week, you certainly wouldn’t have caught me sleeping past nine almost every day this week.


It has to be someone else who can’t keep her pants up if she walks more than two steps. So, no one saw my ginormous pregnant belly sticking out this week. I bet that poor girl wishes she could find some maternity pants with a panel in them.


Who would have skipped the Presidential Debate this week to watch “The Island” on MTV? Not I, said Just Speaz.


It wasn’t me who cried so hard that my nose got so stuffy that I couldn’t blow it during Abby’s last episode of “ER.” I know that show is not real, and there’s no reason to cry about such things. And, I certainly don’t get teary just thinking about it now.


I planned ahead, so I’m not freaking out about what my entire family will wear tonight in our family picture for the new directory at church.


That other girl called her husband Friday night and asked him to bring home McDonald’s so she wouldn’t have to think about dinner. Wow, must be nice.


I certainly did not enjoy my Saturday of all day laundry at my Granny’s house while Rob watched all three of the kids by himself.


This week I did not eat two miniature cupcakes and a pumpkin cookie with cool whip, and should know that I have never contemplated just eating the Cool Whip by the spoonful.


That about wraps it up for this week. You, know I won’t have another blog like this next week, maybe somebody else will…


Not Me! Monday October 13, 2008

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I told you not to come back this week, I didn’t do anything this week that I wouldn’t want to fess up to… But, since you’re here… I’ll tell you somethings that someone else must have done…


This week, it was NOT me thinking ahead about the things I wanted to write in Not Me! Monday.


It wasn’t me who forgot to feed the dogs all day because it was so stinkin’ windy out. I’m sure whoever did it realized her mistake, and they got to eat, even if it was after bedtime.


I didn’t watch the whole (totally non helpful) presidential debate the other night just to see if Todd Smith from “Selah” got to ask his question.


You won’t find me counting the days (2) until my next Dr appointment. I am most decidedly NOT one of those crazies who likes to go to the Dr. Or the dentist.


This week when I put my laundry away, I absolutely did not pull the few baby clothes out over and over again and feel them and dream of the baby that will be wearing them very soon.


Also, I didn’t put a movie on to keep the kids entertained while I did said laundry, and then decided while I was up there, I would lay down for 15 minutes.


I am not getting tired of my blog background, no sir, not I.


Must be someone else out here who caught a tarantula this week. And, it’s for sure not living in my house right now, in it’s own house that we bought.


Not once this week did I think, gee it’d be nice if the kids had school today. My kids are perfect, they don’t mess up the whole house in a matter of minutes. Who would ever be worn out by my kids?


I am not one of those pregnant women who jumps out of bed first thing in the morning to check her baby development tickers when I’m a week further along. My weeks change on Sunday, and I’m too busy getting ready for church to check the internet first thing in the morning.


That about wraps it up for that other girl this week. I’ll keep my eyes open to report what she’s been up to next Monday.


PS Must be one of the other Not Me! Monday blogs, that had a spelling error in EVERY entry. Whew, I bet that girl is glad for spell check!


Not Me Monday October 6, 2008

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This week I DID NOT skip Wordless Wednesday, because I was just too tired to think about it. It must be someone else you were thinking of, because mine is right where it should be…


I didn’t eat three quarters of a box of Mac and Cheese by myself, that would be way too much, even if I am eating for two.


I did not celebrate passing my one hour gestational diabetes test by eating cupcakes one night and then eating cake another night. Wouldn’t that be silly?


I didn’t shove my feet into shoes that suddenly aren’t fitting just to look good. My feet aren’t swelling. No, really, they’re not…


This week no one mentioned how big I am or how I must be ready to be done. Seriously, I don’t know what would even give that impression.


Must be another girl who got irritated at her husband because he called twice right after she had gotten comfortable on the couch. I feel sorry for that girl, what could her husband possibly need so badly he has to call twice from work???


It wasn’t me who got frustrated at her sewing machine, and said some impolite words. Why would I get irritated at my sewing machine. I am an expert sewer, and don’t have any trouble with my sewing machine.


It’s not me who has clean laundry sitting upstairs in a laundry bag since last Wednesday. I come home and put all my laundry away as soon as I can so Rob doesn’t have to iron his own work clothes.


Someone else’s two year old HAD to take a nap this week because her mommy needed one.


And it certainly wasn’t my two year old who put two bouncy balls in her dress, and then proudly announced “LOOK, I have BOOBS!” And, if it was her, you know it wasn’t me laughing at her. How impolite. Not mine, she’s almost three now anyway.


My kids didn’t ask me if I was planning on being a plumber, this week. My pants stay up just fine, my belly is not too big to hold them up…


I did not jump off of a chair when I knocked a spider from the ceiling on to it. I’m 31 weeks pregnant, I know better than to stand on chairs. Who cares about a little brown spider anyway?


I wasn’t irritated when I found out that the VP debate preempted “The Office” and “ER.” I love politics, and I definitely haven’t had enough of them this year!


And, I’m certainly not ignoring my sink full of dirty dishes to work on this blog. My dishes are all done and put away, must be the last person whose blog you visited.


Last but not least, I did not get this idea from MCK Mama. I am creative enough to come up with it on my own…


PS, you should not come back next Monday looking for more “Not Me.” I won’t have anything that I didn’t do…