Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tis' The Season... To Rejoice

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, the government shall be upon His shoulders and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace

It's so easy to forget the true meaning of the season. It really shouldn't be so difficult. He is the reason for the season. This is a time to stop and remember why we are where we are. We would not be here today if there was no Christ. Mankind would not exist.

Tis' the season to rejoice! Each gift I receive will be a reminder of the gift that was given to the world thousands of years ago and each gift I give will be something given back unselfishly just like God did for us.

Let us not forget the reason for the season.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Today is a day you will always remember- the greatest in anyone’s life.
You’ll start off the day just two people in love and end it as husband and wife.
It’s a brand new beginning, the start of a journey, with moments to cherish and treasure.
And although there’ll be times when you both disagree, these will surely be outweighed by pleasure.
You’ll have heard many words of advice in the past, when the secrets of marriage were spoken, but now you know that the answers lie hidden inside, where the bond of true love lies unbroken.
So live happy forever as lovers and friends, it’s the dawn of a new life for you, as you stand there together with love in your eyes from the moment you whisper, “I do”.
And with luck, all your hopes, and your dreams can be real, may success find its way to your hearts.
Tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys, but today is the day it all starts.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006

Turkey. Gravy. Stuffing. Yams. Ham. Cranberries. Brussels Sprouts. Pumpkin Pie. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Poundcake.
This is what my stomach is full of... Thanksgiving is the day that everyone spends time with their families and fills their stomachs, lounges around and eats more.
I am almost too full and tired to write. I just took a little nap and am on my way to a desert "nightcap" that should set off this Thanksgiving 2006.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the world. To all those that have remembered to give thanks where it is due not only on this day but everyday of the year.
the bee

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Holidays Are Here!

The holiday season is upon us. This week makes you think on the things and people that are in your life. I am thankful for...
  • God - My rock, joy, peace, savior, closest friend

  • Family - I would rather have all of my family than any riches

  • Church - I love my church. God has put me in the most wonderful church

Now more specifically this year I've had certain things to think on. For instance...

  • How short our time is here on this earth

  • How in need I am of my family

  • I have the "two year itch" bug here at my job

  • How busy my life is... too busy

Now, come the end of December, I will be posting my 2007 goals... and one of them for sure will be about how busy I am... But right now I have things to be thankful for, blessings that are easily over looked because my mind is clouded with a to do list.

This week is my brothers wedding, and I already know that my mind will be and is working a hundred miles an hour. But one thing for sure, we will be with family all weekend. It will be a Thanksgiving celebration.

I know I am just rambling but these are truly my thoughts this time of the year. I count myself blessed, especially with all the preperation for this wedding. You see a different side of people and how things pull together. I am bessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

the bee

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ladder to Heaven

I was reading a blog recently and they posted this phrase below in response to happenings in the world.... How true these words are. If only everyone realized this then troubles and worries would decrease in our world today.

How desperately we need God - and how available He is.

I found this picture that kind of depicts the saying above. A man climbing a ladder into the heavens for a chat.

the bee

Monday, November 13, 2006

Training Day

Time has flown today. It normally inches but today, it was running a marathon. Now that I say that, it will probably get winded in this last hour of the race. haha.
Today, I was a trainer and trained a trainee. Confused? Me too.

We hired a new receptionist here at my job and I am training her and not to excited about it. haha. Who is excited about going over things that you have past and would like to leave in the past.

I am tired and ready to go home and just surf the net and rest, but I have more wedding preparation to handle. Such as the Bachelorette party. As a bridesmaid I am on the "bach duty", so that's where I will be, shopping for the "girls night out!".

Tomorrow I will again be in the marathon of time and training at the same time.

Man, I should lose like 50 mind pounds for today's excursions!

the bee

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Wedding Preperations

This morning I woke up and thought that maybe it would be a restful day, but I realized that I was in fact still asleep and was going to wake up to a busy day of wedding planning. Not my wedding but my older brother's.

He is set to wed right after Thanksgiving and we have been on "duty" for weeks. Fittings, menu planning, decor, favors, invites, guest list. The list seems to go on forever. In this family it is not about the Bride and her family planning and the Grooms family attending, it is both families intermingled planning this out.

This morning, less than ten minutes ago, the Bride and Groom decided on a menu after my dad (who is paying for this wedding) agreed to pay some more for the upgraded menus and service. To say the least, they were ecstatic! We all were actually.
So, that is my plan for the day, go to the wedding coordinators and finalize everything. Maybe I can catch a snooze on the way to the boat...
the bee

Friday, November 10, 2006

Scrapbooking. Stamps. Inks. Hole Punchers. Paper.
Ah, paper. I love paper. Working with paper, cutting it.

Recently I have indulged myself with buying scrapbook supplies that have not gotten very much use... Not that I do not want to, I just cant find the time. I think it ran off when it thought it was being abused.

I have only made one scrapbook with all these new beautiful supplies. It was for my sister-in-laws birthday and it turned out great for a beginner. My next project will be for my brothers wedding, but after that it is all about me. Yes, my favorite things. I was thinking of some favorite things I want list and came up with the below...
  1. Favorite reading material
  2. Favorite place
  3. Favorite people
  4. Favorite food
  5. Favorite Vacation Spot
  6. Favorite store
  7. Favorite memory
  8. Favorite birthday...

The list could go on and on...

Now all I need to do is find the time... maybe it will come back... maybe I can lure it with some caffeine? No, no... time is not easily lured... I will just have to do with what I have and maybe I will have some pictures posted on here soon that show an ALL ABOUT ME scrapbook in progress.

the bee

Greatest Women

In every aspect of the word GREAT, my mother is.
She gives and gives and gives and rarely gets in return.
She is the foundation of our family.

Beyond what I can say in words my mother is.

She is godly meaning - She has great reverence for God

She is giving
  • To put temporarily at the disposal of

  • To endure the loss of; sacrifice

  • To perform for an audience - she does this unknowingly =)

She is loving - Exhibits love

She is Intelligent - Showing sound judgment and rationality

She has eagle eyes that sparkle when she's angry

Always in control of a situation, unless it has to do with the missing phone

My mother stills "takes" care of me. Watches out for me.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie - This is my mother.

The bee


I read somewhere that when people hear the word worry they connect it to someone else and not to themselves.

What exactly does it mean to worry?

To worry is to furtively plan for possible future contingencies, most of which are not likely to take place.

The old King James rendered it as "take thought for the morrow". At its essence,
to worry means to be caught up in the cares of this world

I read in a commentary that when we worry we accuse God of ignorance...

The NKJ it says:

Matt 6:8 (NKJ) "...Your Father knows the things you have
need of..."
Luke 12:30 (NKJ) "...Your Father knows that you need these

So in other words, when we worry we accuse God. We say that either He lied or He doesn't know what is best for us.

This statement is simple but says it all -
If we really knew God then we would not worry.

That's my pep talk for myself...

Cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you!

the bee

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hum Drums of Work....

Ten thoughts running through my head at this moment....

  1. Why have I never blogged before?
  2. Getting a lesson together for my 8 & 9 year olds at SCWC
  3. How much work is sitting on my desk
  4. How hot my office is right now!
  5. Why did Garth Brooks make an album under another name?? (listening to his album now)
  6. Why my co-worker quit for a better paying job!
  7. I wish I can stop everything and surf the blogs
  8. I am hungry
  9. Thirsty
  10. How great the movie "The Lake House" was.

CAN WE SAY RANDOM. Yes these are my thoughts.... No wonder I am bored here at work!

the bee

My Mr. Darcy

One of the best stories ever written was Pride and Prejudice. ( don't worry, this whole blog is not about Jane Austen).
The movie Pride and Prejudice was remade into a TV movie in the 90's and it is one of my all time favorite movies.
One specific fetish is Mr. Darcy himself. Yes, My Mr. Darcy.

Mr. Darcy: She is tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me.

Elizabeth Bennet: I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony.

Mr. Darcy: I shall conquer this, I shall.

Mrs. Bennet: You have no compassion for my poor nerves.

Mr. Darcy: In vain have I struggled, it will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Mrs. Bennet: You don't know what I suffer.

Elizabeth Bennet: It came on so slowly I hardly know... but I believe I must date it from the time I first saw his wonderful grounds at Pemberley.

Okay, so they didn't have that conversation... but wasn't that fun!

the bee

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

the daily bee

Jane Austen once said - Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

Writing is meant for the clearing of ones thoughts. To keep the thought process from going in circles. Clear your thoughts and make room for more.

I invite you to share in this writing adventure with me.


The Bee