Things I love Thursday 9-4-14

Good morning everyone, I am a bit worried this morning but trying not to be. I just keep thinking how stupid I will feel when I find out it’s nothing and I have been wasting energy over the last couple weeks worrying. I will be happy to have some news today either way because then I will know how to move forward. This might be a short one because I am having some struggle focusing but I am afraid if I get bad news I won’t be able to do this later.

I love sudden afternoon rain storms. These happen like clockwork in Augusta in the summer, typically during rush hour LOL. If you have been to Disney or Florida, you know what I mean. The sudden rainstorm in the afternoon that passes as quickly as it comes. I love that it cools the air just in time for me to drive home. Now if it is raining on my way home, that is a different story because then I steam to death 

I love soap. Weird huh. I use body wash and ran out so had to use a bar of soap but there is something about the clean smell of soap lingering on your skin. It reminds me of bath time as a kid and the bar of soap falling into the water and coming out with your whole body smelling like soap. Speaking of which why do little kids hair hold the smell of shampoo so much longer or is it just me? Oh my gosh I am a weirdo.
I love my new phone. Its actually Rich’s new phone but it will be so nice to be able to dial a number and it work right away rather than ten minutes later. I also have so many issues with freezing and don’t even have enough room for many apps. His camera is way cooler than mine too.

I love that I am doing a journaling challenge, a photo challenge, 1000 gifts challenge, and a bible study. It might get a bit overwhelming as the days wear on but for right now I have been keeping up with it. Speaking of which, if you haven’t checked out my blog, that is where I am putting my journal challenge and 1000 gifts. I definitely need some work but first things first I am actually writing a blog. I had to stop editing myself in order to do it because that is the only way my TILT works. It’s just me randomly typing my thoughts with no editing, no grammar, and no rereads.

I love all the prayers, texts, calls, etc. People are amazing. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Love,
Mary

Journal Challenge Day 3

If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you
could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would
it be?
My dream is to lift people up. I spent so long with low self-esteem, not thinking I was good enough and no one can really tell you that you are good enough but I would love to help others realize their worth. I would like to do retreats with amazing speakers and honest connections. I don’t exactly know what that would entail but by helping people feel better about themselves it could cause a chain reaction of kindness through the world. I know this sounds so petty and not really a cause but it is something I feel passionate about.

3 Gifts Yellow
1. The sun
2. lemonade
3. bananas

BzzAgent Crest® Sensi-Stop Strip Review and updates


12 days after using Crest® Sensi-Stop Strip that I received Free as a Bzz Agent, I still have no sensitivity to cold or hot foods, I am starting to feel a little where dental work was done but none where I usually jumped out of my skin.
Crest states that they last up to a month and they may but seem to be less effective as the days go on (or maybe I am being a little more daring and brave !)

I will update you in about a week and then again in 2 more
#GotItFree #BzzAgent

until then happy Ice Cream eating

Ice Cream

Ice Cream Again!

Icy Cold

Icy COLD drinks again!

September 2 Journal Challenge

Do you know the meaning of your name and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your childrens names?

My name is a family name and is four generations. My first name Mary is my grandmas name, my middle name Zoellen is the combination of my great grandma Zoe and my great great grandma Ellen. My mom is also named Mary Zoellen so I am a second of sorts. I am not sure if my name suits me. I remember when I was younger wanting something more exotic like Cassandra Nicolette but Mary is my name and even though its a common name I honestly do not know very many Marys. Isn’t that weird? Our son was named after his two uncles. His first and middle name are there middle names. We went through so many names and wanted something unique but not too unique, in the end we named him Michael which is a pretty common name but I like that he doesn’t go by Mike.

3 Gifts Cut

Flowers
A new haircut
fresh vegetables

September 1 Journal Challenge

Groundhog day
In the comedy “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray experienced
the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he
got the day “right.” What day would you choose to repeat
until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get
life “right”?

I really can’t say there is a day I would do over to get it right. I have had some bad days, good days, sad days, happy days and everything in between but each day and experience added to who I am today. I think each moment good or bad has its place and everything that happens in your day is “right” it is what is supposed to happen, the good, the bad and the ugly. I think of bad choices I made in my youth but without them I wouldn’t have experiences that have helped others or empathy for people in bad situations. No matter what we do, we aren’t going to be perfect so we just need to live life the best we can and learn lessons from the moments that are less than desirable. And honestly I don’t know if I would want to feel the pain from the past again so reliving the day would do more harm than good in my opinion. I have accepted the moment, took what I needed from it, and moved on.

1000 Gifts

3 Gifts Summer

1. Relaxed schedules
2. Beach trips
3. Barbecues and get togethers with friends

30 Day Journal Challenge

I found a super cool writing prompt, thanks to a good friend. I am going to do a 30 day journal challenge. I have been wanting to get back into journaling and thought this would be a good way to get my toes wet. I am going to use the yearly prompts from the following website and also do the 1000 gifts from Ann Voskamp. I would love you to join me in my challenge.