Saturday, February 18, 2012

Survey Saturday, Y'all

Hello friends! Long time no blog...for which I am truly sorry.
You know the, school, adjusting to it all, bla bla. Nothing new.

I will hopefully be doing a few posts this weekends about happenings of the week
 and some neat-o stuff G-D's been showing me. I think it will be fun!

This week's survey is all about my home: GEORGIA! 
So, if you are not acquainted with Southern stuff, get ready, 'cause I'm gon' learn ya.
No. I don't really talk like that...but I know folks that do! Don't judge, hehe.

1. Something that surprised me about Georgia was how pretty it is! There are so many hills and trees and land. I never had a bunch of that in Texas, so I really love it now.  
2. I like the South because I like Southern hospitality. You smile at people when you pass them by at the store, you say 'hi, how are you?' to strangers as a salutation, not really as a question haha, and most women over 50 call you "honey" or "baby" or "sweetheart". It's endearing...sometimes annoying, but endearing. I'll take nice over mean any day.    
3. One thing I could do without is THE POLLEN. In the spring time when pollen is at it's deadliest  worst, everything that is left outdoors is tinted yellow with pollen. And when it rains, it looks like there are literally rivers of pee running down the street. And it is at that point that I sneeze myself into a coma and have splitting headaches. G-D bless Dayquil.

4. A neat fact about Georgia is that the new hit show "The Walking Dead" has been filmed here! Every episode has been on location all around Georgia...and some was filmed in Toby's hometown of Griffin! That's pretty cool to me. And it's not a bad show either :) 

5. The best time to visit would be during Autumn HANDS DOWN for several reasons. 1. Because Georgia rarely gets cold so the weather is still warm but with pockets of coolness. 2. because it is really pretty here with the leaves changing and all the land. Our wedding was in the fall so obviously we stand by this :) 
6. A fun thing to do around here is to catch an old movie or hear some music at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Toby and I went there to see Casablanca two years ago on Valentine's Day. It was totally amazing

7. Something funny about this place is the traditions. We had New Years Day dinner with some family this year and they explained the significance of collard greens and black eyed peas on new years. I forgot the black eyed peas one, but the collards represented greenbacks aka what money was called in the CONFEDERACY. haha. Wow. I guess some think the South really WILL rise again. (G-D forbid, lol)   
Hope you enjoyed it! 
Thank you all for your sweet and fun comments, they totally make my day:)
Happy weekend!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

survey saturday

        Hola everybody! I hope you all have had a productive week! I know I'm super ready for the all-too-short weekend. This week has been crazy as far as school and super crazy concerning work. My daycare center received a bunch of new kids because the daycare across the street closed down, so it's been a total tornado for us. It's a blessing, because I'm getting more hours which is an answer to prayer, but it's crazy because we went from having 3 babies (in the baby room) to 12! THAT is just nuts. NUTS. So needless to say I've been tired and headachey and Toby too. We both fell asleep doing our homework the other night. We woke up at like 2AM going, "what the heck happened?" haha.

        Anyhow, before we do the survey, here area few highlights we managed to enjoy this week:
Toby made me dinner one night: Baked Tilapia with Teriyaki sauce,
veggie fried rice and green beans. What a man I have :)

Had some lovely overcast weather. Perfect for reading spooky stories
like Dracula for my Lit courses.

Rekindled my love for LOTR the Fellowship of the Ring over coffee in my
little Hobbit mug :)

Tonight, Toby made egg custard pie. Muy delicioso!
And boy was he excited! :)

Survey, yes? Yes.

1. The CD that is playing in my car right now is an OLD mix of songs from my favorite kids movies such as Hocus Pocus, Anastasia, A Goofy Movie, Muppett Treasure Island and more! (Gimme a shout out, those of you who love these movies!!!)      

2. The worst villain I have encountered in literature so far is Hannibal Lector (yes, it was a book first). He is the worst because he has no remorse for the things he does, and yet he does possess some sort of moral code...which a sociopath could disown at any time. Yikes. Would NOT want to be on the receiving end of that exchange. 

3. The next holiday I'm excited for is PASSOVER! It is literally my favorite holiday of them all! It is a beautiful reminder of how G-D delivered our people from slavery in Egypt, and also how by the sacrifice of Yeshua His son, delivered all of us from death. WOO! (P.s. if you don't know what passover is, that post will be a' comin'.) 

4. Right now Toby and I are watching Storage Wars and laughing at the quirks of the people in the store. We love Barry most. 
5. One moment I wish I could relive is when Toby and I first saw each other after a 5 month absence which included, becoming good friends, fighting the feelings,l realizing we liked each other and realizing we loved each other. That meeting contained our first kiss which was in the airport...hehe, so sweet.
6. My favorite piece of literature right now is "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It's one of the eeriest and most beautifully written pieces of poetry I've ever read. If you like Romantic literature (meaning from the Romantic Era, not trashy romance novels, haha) then you should definitely give it a read.

7. One thing I like about being from Georgia is that the landscape is really beautiful to me. There are pine trees and lots of land everywhere. I am originally from Dallas, TX so we had a lot of buildings, highways and your occasional parks but nothing like this! Georgia's nice :)
Shabbat Shalom! Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)


Monday, February 6, 2012

survey saturday and some gratefulness

     Hello all! Well, do please forgive the absence, however, I've been out of town at a women's retreat that was totally amazing. I received so much encouragement from the L-RD and got to have a great time with my dear, dear buddies that live far from me! I definitely plan to update a tad more regularly now, but school is an unmerciful master so I'll do my best.  But, it is now time for the survey! Let us begin...

1. One thing I would love to do is to write a book (preferably a young adult series) and actually publish it! That has been the dream for a loooong time, and G-D willing, one day I will!  

2. The best prank I ever played was in high school when me and some of my friends from choir (haha, that should be a clue of our nerdiness right there) called a girl from class and told her that if she could name all the flavors of the baskin robins ice cream she would in fact receive a free panda. Yes. A panda. she believed us. and we did buy her a little plastic panda. She was a little upset that it was fake.  

3. The scariest place I've been was the Woodman Circle house in Sherman, TX. I used to live in Dallas and many years ago the same friends mentioned above and I heard a scary story about it. So naturally we went to check it out. The story is too long to write here but it was CREE-PY. Everything was broken down and in the bathtub there was this nasty red liquid from leaves and stuff (and yes, I totally thought it was blood and freaked out). Also, no matter how many stairs we climbed, we NEVER could reach the third floor. We would go up to the second, go up another staircase and end up literally on the first floor again. WOWZA. weird. It has NOTHING to do with ghosts, but it was just old and creepy.

4. When I have kids I will make sure they know how much I love them and that G-D is always watching over them and will guide them even more than me.  

5. My favorite bible verse is Isaiah 43. Why? Because in that verse G-D promises that though trials may come, they will NEVER overtake us. Though it seems like there is no way, G-D makes streams in the desert. He loves us so much and always guides us through the desert!      

6. A song that makes me think of happy times is "There is a Mountain" by Donovan. I used to listen to this song in the summer and would go to art festivals and other things just playing this song over and over. It is a fun hippie, happy song. Being raised by my hippie mama had it's perks :)

7. If I could meet 1 literary character it would be Mina Harker from Dracula. I know it sounds weird, but I had to read this for my English class and she just seems like someone I would be interested to talk to.

And now for this week's gratefulness...

Far away friends that stay in my heart always!

Jessie, Me, Claudia and Ruti!
 I love these ladies and I am SO thankful for them. They are such strong women of G-D and they encourage me with every word, laugh and silly phrase, such as "beer me that (insert noun)" hehe.

What a weekend!

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