If I Can Just Hang On Til June 9th….
Sunday was a double Diet Coke kind of morning…by that I mean there are times a girl just needs a little more ‘umphh’ to get going. I got a good chuckle from my SS teacher, Glen, when I walked in with one DC already open and a fresh reserve standing by. He jokes our starting bell is the pop of my coke can…And BTW, Glen is the most awesome teacher ever, even though he is quite old..(that was for you, Deedra…:))
I needed some extra mojo seeing as I stayed up obscenely late getting ready for our first ever Awana Awards Ceremony. I am not afraid to say it looks like me, Cubby Bear, and Sparky did some heavy partying in my living room Saturday night. We confetti’d the place with Lamb/Elephant Patches, multi-colored crown jewels, and toasted the wee hours with a vat of Diet Coke and Kit Kat Bites. Suffice it to say, I am not bathing-suit ready but my brain is sufficiently pickled and my blood sugar topped off for the holiday weekend.
You know how you have those seasons where you think, “If I can just get through ‘so and so’ then I will be be able to relax?” Well, my mantra since May 1 has been, “If I can get through speaking at these three banquets, ball season, end of school, Awana Awards, finishing some work projects, and VBS, then I’ll be okay.” Though I’ve loved every single thing on my list, I am very excited I’ve only got two more items to check off until FLORIDA BABY. And as Toby Mac says, ‘I need some time with God on a mental vacation.’ He sooo rocks. And I do believe I am the only Preacher’s Wife anywhere who regularly quotes my boy, Toby. Yo.
What do I have planned for vacation? Oh a few fascinating things:
1. Watching the complete Seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Lost’. Now that Season 3 is over, I have more questions that answers and I missed almost all of 2. And my ocd’ness will not let me watch 2 unless I start with 1. Go figure. I’m completely jazzed over having time to do this. But my hubby? Notsomuch. Though he does prefer this over the Napoleon Dynamite marathon we had last year.
2. Finishing my course work for my New Testament class which includes taking two tests and writing a 6 page paper on Paul’s missionary journeys….This class has been so stinkin’ hard! It is a survey which means it superficially covers everything from Intertestamental History to Gospel Harmony to the Life of Paul. I am ready to get specific.
3. While not doing numbers 1 and 2, lying in a vegetative state on the beach while listening to ‘Glory Revealed’ over and over on my iPod. At the risk of being unfaithful to Toby Mac and Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, I must admit I also *heart* Mac Powell.
4. Getting a good cellulite-camouflaging tan. No explanation needed.
5. Reading a great novel…I need a good fiction book to take…any recommendations ?
Because I know there isn’t a one of us who can’t use a break, I do hope a vacation looms in your future. If you’ve got one coming up, for kicks, tell us where and what you plan on doing?! I love to hear about your get-aways…..
Have a Great Memorial Day! Don’t forget to hug a vet….Vet-eran than is. Not your vet-erinarian though Sandy, you would probably come closer to doing that…kidding, love ya.:)
Lovin’ your blog, you are so busy! I mentioned you today on my blog, carrying on from your “oxymoron” discussion… my mind is all over the place today so you helped me dig out my brain and try to make sense of it… it could take a while (better get the diet coke in!). Anyway, pray that everything goes so smoothly for you with the awards and everything else you’ve got going on,
Enjoy your holiday dolla!!! I have just finished a side spliting funny book called “the Godmother” and now I can remember who wrote it. Will Mail you tonight with the authors name. It was one of those reads where you dont have to use your brain. love always me
Have you read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.. probably but if not, you won’t be able to put it down… OMG… awesome… go by it now…
we are leaving for vacation in 4 days and 10 hours… uhhhhhhhhhh, yes… by the beach… I can’t wait…
the great thing…. God has done many great things to put this together..
we also won’t know my dad’s reports until we get back…. that is a great thing… so I can hold onto whatever hope I have.. if it’s bad until we get back….
I hope you rest rest and more rest…
Blessings and safety on your vaca, Luv.
Peace Like a River (Enger)
anything by Maeve Binchy–fun
anything by Jodi Picoult (if you
like courtroom and/or current stuff); I especially liked Sister’s Keeper and Songs of the Humpback Whale
Anything by Gail Tsukiyama; I loved Samurai’s Garden, but all of hers are wonderful, gentle, intelligent reads. Not hard to get into, either.
Shadow Song by Terry Kay
Traveling Mercies by Anne LaMott
and, I did also enjoy Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.
Hang in there until the 9th. You can make it. And, Lisa, I want to say again what a blessing you are to me. Love you, Girl.
Ahh, vacation…I heard that word once…not sure what it means though…sigh.
We’re actually going on our annual “vacation” next weekend. And by that I mean that we’re heading off for a weekend with my husband’s office. We take a company trip one weekend each year, and that is all the vacation we ever get. This year promises to be extra enjoyable however, because we leave the DAY AFTER MY SURGERY! I’ll just let that sink in for awhile…
Anyway, in regards to your previous post, I believe there was quite the discussion awhile back on either Rocks in my Dryer, or 5 Minutes for Mom, or maybe even BooMama…(I’m too old to remember which) about the new Diet Coke with vitamins. I think the concensus (sp?) was that it tastes pretty much like the regular, except that after a few drinks, it has a little after taste… BUT, I just wanted to bring up a point that I bet most people haven’t realized. You know, the medicine I take consists of giant pills suitable for horses…and taking chalky, horse-pills with plain water is just gross…but the label says “Take with a full glass of water”, SOOOO…..I checked the DC can and guess what!!! The VERY FIRST INGREDIENT LISTED IS………WATER!!!!!
Problem solved :)
And now, I’m off to drink more water!!! LOL!
I am hoping for a vacation sometime soon —-sometime this summer,…maybe?
Anyway – – I’ve not read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (although it is next on my list) but I do have a book by her that is awesome — The Last Sin Eater.
I read it in one sitting……..it was SOOOO good.
Have fun at the beach.
We have our annual conference that week…..at Lake Junaluska……not quite the same as the beach but still away from the norm =)
I got at least one good hug from my son before he went back home after the funeral on Thursday. He is active army, a recruiter now. He’s paid his Iraqi dues. He is precious to me. I wish I saw him more often than once a year. Maybe I’ll go up in October by myself. Haven’t done that before but I could.
sorry, think i hit that button twice
girlfriend, I LOVE Toby Mac, Glory Revealed CD, Mac Powell, etc. We have alot in common in our music choices.
We’re heading to the beach on June 16th for a week. I’m counting down the days.
My “beach book” is “gods in Alabama”. I heard about it back on Oprah’s book club, but never read it…so being an Alabama girl (transplant)….thought it might be a good book…
Enjoy your vacation! Only a little over a week to go….
Oooh – have you read the Thoene’s A.D. Chronicles? So so good!
And… 4 8 15 16 23 42. Nuff said.
Enjoy your vacation, please! For all of us who are staying at home with cellulite that never sees the sun! :)
Well, I had planned to catch up on your lovely Bible study this long weekend, but now it is Monday night, I have not visited all of Thankful Thursday participants, posted two posts today…getting ready to host IOW…well, you guested it – no time to catch up. Maybe I just stay on my laptop all night *grin*…
As for vacation…well, I pray that my Sweetheart can get away in the 3 week of September, God will that is…
I am glad that you have a date in the near future to get away from all and just kick back.
I haven’t read any fiction books as of lately, so I am not able to share a great title with you…
Be blessed today and always.
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I am loving your blog! You just crack me up Lisa :) Enjoy your vacation and all those Seasons of Lost. My husband loves that show but we’ve lost track with being over here in Okinawa. The shows were usually about one month behind the States and he always missed them. Anyway, enjoy your great novel and soak up some sun for all of us!
Well I can totally relate to your “just get me through………then I will feel better” syndrome. I have it also! It’s crazy this time of year for us also. You will have to check out the post on my blog sometime about “Be still and know”…..I am sure you could relate.
You sound like me, a “driven” women with a passion for the things of the Lord…the only probably is sometimes I am “driving” too fast….and miss the things of the Lord. :)
BTW, Last night I just downloaded several songs from Glory Revealed, and stuck them in my iPod this morning! :)
Have a good day!
I hope you hang on to June 9th for vacation and have a great one. My husband is headed to Africa that same week and will be back 18 days later! I will stay home for 1 week and work and take my Boo to school and then the following week we will head to FL to visit my dad. Ahh, vacation. I can’t wait!!
Favorite fiction–Anything by Charles Martin! I especially loved “The Dead Don’t Dance” and “When Crickets Cry.” His is the best of southern redemptive fiction–you’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Wonderful!
I also highly recommend the Circle trilogy (Black, Red, White) by Ted Dekker. I’m not a big fantasy fan, but don’t let that throw you. These are absolutely wonderful-you won’t be able to put them down. And make sure you have all three as by the time you finish Black you will be so ready for Red and then White!
A great light beach read would be “Flabbergasted” by Ray Blackston. I laughed til I cried!
And you have read the Mitford series, right? Also must reads!
Happy beach-coma-reading and diet-coke-drinking!