Saturday, July 26, 2014

ISWIS and San Francisco

Every month I get together with three other women, and we call our group ISWIS (It is what it is!).  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these women!  Each month, we take turns sharing about what is going on in our lives and the texts fly back and forth when we have prayer requests.  

Earlier in the year, Kim suggested that we take a trip to San Francisco this summer.  We I worked the election in June, I put the money I earned in a special envelope marked, "SF TRIP".  Oh what fun it has been to have something to look forward to.  Last week, we left at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday and came back on Wednesday night.  I can't remember when I have laughed sooooo much!  

Here's some pictures from our trip:

Beautiful flowers by the Ferry Building
We checked out the shops in the Ferry Building
Kim and I
Chicken Tacos with Sourdough Tortillas at Boudini's at Fisherman's Wharf
It was fun seeing all the different shapes of sourdough bread you could buy!
Went to a Farmers' Market
Walked down to Ghirardelli for ice cream
Ships on display at Fisherman's Wharf
We walked all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge and back!
Me, Kim, Becky and Karla on the Golden Gate Bridge
Beautiful flower beds at the Golden Gate Bridge
We ate at a restaurant called BJ's.  Becky's nephew works there and treated
us to these yummy desserts (called Pizookies).  YUMMY!!!
Ended our trip in Vacaville where we got pedicures and manicures

 I am soooooo hoping that we make this an ANNUAL TRIP!!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Soapbox

Saw this picture the other day, and it sums up exactly how I have been feeling the last month and a half.  I do try to stay off my soapbox.  I mean that really preachy soap box, but I can't take it anymore.  I'm not sure what good it does, because I think I have 2 readers (and it doesn't apply to those 2).  But, be warned that I'm officially "stepping up on my box".

Please don't tell me what I should and shouldn't feel.  Unless you have walked in my shoes and have the exact circumstances (and no one has), don't judge me.  Yes I feel things that I shouldn't feel.  Yes things hurt my feelings that shouldn't.  I'm not perfect, and to my knowledge I never claimed to be.

If you have never had children, please don't criticize me and tell me what I should have or shouldn't have done with mine.  I will be the first to admit that I sucked (excuse me for that word Judy) at parenting.  But one thing no one can fault me for is that I loved and still love my children more than anything.  I have great children who love the Lord!  And, just because you have raised dogs doesn't make you an expert on children.  Just saying...

How I spend my money is no one's business.  I hate that you make me feel guilty when I buy something. Yes, I am in debt and should never spend another cent or go anywhere, but I have to live a little.  A large portion of my debt is medical bills and other circumstances that you know nothing about.

Ok, I'm done, and stepping down from my box!  Most admit that I feel a few pounds lighter right now!