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Boy what a great weekend.  I am tired but that is not a complaint, just a fact of a very fun filled busy weekend!!  Kayla came home and we went shopping with Candace on Saturday.  I was not excited about shopping for me but I really needed some clothes.  Kayla was great in helping me find things that she approved of and that did not make me look really really old!  🙂 

We then went to our Blog Party and had a great time with my BFF Rob.   I loved meeting everyone and having time with Kayla and Robin. I love that Kayla is an adult and we can share adult things together!

Today we went to Kayla’s church.   It was a great sermon on encouraging others and how our words can change someones life for the good or bad.  He majored on the good and how affirming others is food to their soul. 

After church we got a burger and then helped Kayla pack up and leave to go back to school.  I should be used to it, but no, I always feel like part of me just left.  We love having her but love that she is ready to go back. 

Candace got upset earlier in the week because Kayla said to her she was on her way home, she meant her dorm room.  Candace said can you believe she said that is her home.  Candace said it just made me want to cry.   It was really sweet and I think very sensitive of her.  I am proud and truthfully a little sad that Kayla is gaining her independence and feeling like an individual.  She is an amazing young woman.  She is sensitive to us, respectful of our opinion but forging on to become this exciting person that is slowly evolving as she tries different things and risk change. 

I then went and worked out with my boss.  I almost threw up.  We did a workout called the Dirty Thirty.  We did thirty of each of these exercises:  jumping pull-ups, kettlebell swings, knee-ups, lunges, 60 jump ropes, 30 burpees (I could only do the push-up part, I was seeing stars as it was) and  back extensions.  It was grueling and it shows how out of shape I am. BUT I DID IT, that is what counts!  Tomorrow I am doing cardio and shoulders.

I then went and bought groceries, made an easy dinner, bathed and am now watching Iron Chef America and blogging.  I am ready for a great night sleep!

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Blog Party

Tonight Robin, Kayla and I went to a blog party over in Roswell. Kayla came home from college just so we could go. I met people from Florida, California, South Carolina, Indiana and all over Georgia. We had a great time. It was so fun meeting people you have been reading about. We sat across from a dating couple from Indiana. They were so sweet and it meant a lot they would drive 10 hours to come. We sat next to people from South Carolina who seemed to have a sweet family.

The funniest moment for me was when a lady walked up to me before we ate and offered me some anti-bacterial lotion. She smiled and said, “Would you like to clean your hands before you eat? Make sure you don’t put it any where else on your body.” My first thought was, I have now met a bigger germaphobe than Darlene and Robin and then when she said don’t put it anywhere else on your body I had a jolt and and remembered my blog about going to the massage and gyn doctor an putting the anti-bacterial wipe other places and it burning really bad! We had a great laugh and it strangely meant a lot that someone would remember something i wrote and it gave them a good laugh.  I love people with a good sense of humor!!!

Heather and Stephanie did a great job of putting it all together. They raffled off so many great gifts! We all really had a great time. I got to free entries to the Gobble Jog on Thanksgiving day.  The cool thing was Kayla and I had talked about doing it, now I am actually going to need to start running!  I am glad we took the time to go and meet strangers who were not strangers at all!

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I just visited my best friend, Robin’s, aka Rob, blog.  She is amazing.  When you read her blog you can see each story she tells.  She laughs at herself, she shares her deepest feelings and her funniest moments from the past and present.  My husband will start reading her blog (he only reads three, mine, my daughters and Rob’s) and he will cry from laughing so hard.  If you can get my hubby to laugh like that you are GOOOOOD! Robin is exploring herself and is kind enough to share the journey with the rest of us.

Go visit her site for insight, a close picture of God, and many great laughs!

http://robinrane.wordpress.com/

I so admire her and her ability to bring me into her life through her writings.  When she is in front of the computer blogging she is in the right place!

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I just have to laugh

Today I called my best friend, Rob, and chatted for just a minute.  When I got off the phone I had this paralyzing feeling, I have upset her some how.  Now first let me say that I have not spoken to Rob since Wednesday when we had a delightful coffee break before work.  I left her feeling encouraged and ready to face a new day.  I always leave feeling blessed to have a friend who understands me.   I knew there was nothing I could have done then, her birthday is in July, anniversary in January but still I thought I have done something.

The old Ruth would have not called and asked, worried all day and come up with 100 different things I could have done or not done but I have changed.  I feel totally secure with Robin, I know she is a friend for life, in it for the long haul, she has dug a trench beside me and is with me during the good, bad and ugly!  People, she knows it all and keeps loving me!  All this to say, I text her and asked if she was upset with me.  She immediately replied, NO, she was concerned about another thing in her life (imagine it is not all about me, lol)  and there was nothing I could have done to upset her.  You know my heart let out a sigh, but the best part was that I knew if I had done something she would tell me, we would work it out and be all good.  We have both grown as individuals and it has made our friendship stronger.

I realize how my insecurities have kept me stuck for so long.  I worry about things that have not happened.  I make things up that may have happened or could happen.   (HOW DUMB AM I?!?)  The Bible says to take your thoughts captive, when  you think about things know that they are true, honorable and of good repute.  As I take my thoughts captive, act in a mature manner, and I  am willing to be vulnerable, risk and be honest God rewards me each time.  I feel so safe with Rob, I know she loves Jesus first and is looking out for my good.  She tells me the truth and pushes me to Jesus.  When I saw her text I just started laughing.  I could have ruined my ENTIRE DAY over nothing!!!!! Thank you Jesus for Your unending mercies!

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