Monday, December 13, 2010

Such joy ...

So I bought a cute little Christmas tree last week ... It has brought me so much joy!!! I spent ALL night decorating it!! Well it was probably an hour and a half! It's so pretty!!!! All color coordinated and perfectly porportioned decorations! It's just amazing!! I want all of you who read this to come and see it so it can being so much joy and a permanent smile on your face!!!

Hope you day is filled with much joy!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

goals, routines, crazy people & secrets

wow its been awhile ... but i'm gonna get y'all caught up with me in this post!

i have made some big goals for my self in the last couple months - here they are, in no particular order
>  growing closer to God in a more personal and intimate way
>  lose 10 pounds by christmas
>  keeping a job for more than 6 months :)
>  meeting new people
>  going to a bible study
>  planning a trip for next year (greece?, australia?, fiji?, italy?, france?)

routines ... so sarah will laugh at me because she thinks its funny when i get into little routines and have to write EVERYTHING down .. ok maybe i am a little crazy, BUT i feel like i do much better when my life is in order, as much as i can ... When really in the end life never goes the way i want or the way i think it will ... but its perfect in God's eyes.  Thats a huge thing that i'm learning right now, I can't control ANYTHING ... so why do i try to make everything perfect and have everything in order?!

so ... i quit my job at stillwater spa ... i start at riverside spa on tuesday!  i can't tell you how much of a relief it was when i woke up this morning, i now know i made the right decision in leaving ... but i didn't leave without getting a few good stories out of my job ... thats where the crazy people & secrets part comes in!!

people seem to feel like they can share ANYTHING and EVERYTHING when they are at the spa ... it keeps the job interesting, but every once in a while you get crazy people who come in and tell you their secrets, or some people make it so obvious that they are hiding things ... the truth ALWAYS comes out!!  clients share everything from having affairs to people they can't stand to telling you they are pregnant, one month in.  i'm waiting for the day when a client talks about someone and i know who they are!!  never a dull moment at the spa!

i sometimes wonder why i love what i do ... with having clients who drive me up the wall and having back pain ... BUT when i get a client who has AW-FUL feet and i make them look beautiful and soft, i then realize, THIS is why i love what i do!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


i am seriously the worlds worst blogger!  maybe i can find time this month to blog more.  hmmmm we will see ... HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!!  maybe as linda puts it .. i'm a 'flogger' (fake blogger) :( 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Patience ... ... ... ...

So here I sit at work ... I had 1 client ALL day long.  And its 8:03 ... They are letting me leave at 8:15 ... That is a whole 12 minutes to wait ... And that is the hardest thing ... WAITING ... being patient.  I let time take over, in the way that I can't even stand to wait here for now only 10 minutes!  How sad is that?!  But if I could just learn to love while being patient ... Life would be so much easier ... If only I wouldn't complain ... If if if ... If i only knew what was coming next, life would make sense, but NO ... gotta wait till the timing is right!  Again waiting!  My life revolves around waiting!!  And your sitting here reading this, whoever you might be, WAITING for this to be over!  Patience is a virtue ... which I obviously have yet to obtain!!  

Ok so one good thing that came out of today is this:  I found out that I am the top retail seller at the spa for August, so far!!  I am the newest Aesthetician and haven't been busy, BUT have managed to shoot up in the retail/sales world!!!  It was very exciting to see my name right at the top of the list and highlighted!!!  

Well ... This post has helped me to get through my 12 minutes!!!  

"But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."  Galations 5:22-23a

Sunday, July 25, 2010

question ... thought ...

So i need some feed back ... does this make sense?!

"We need humility in order to have perserverance."

I was reading James 1 last night & only got through half of the chapter because I got hung up on the whole perservere part.  We will all go through trials but we need to perservere in order to mature and be complete.  BUT then when you keep reading it talks about doubting ... we will not receive anything from doubt. Thats when faith steps in.  Faith in God gives us the ability to perservere during those rough times.  Then James continues by stating that you must be humble when in a high position.  This is where i come up with my statement:  We need humility in order to have perserverance. Once we perservere through these times we will have passed the test and receive eternal life. 

Feedback would be great!!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

one man's trash is another man's treasure

We are having a garage sale today ... everything that we are about to put in the trash ... people come and buy! What a weird concept! I think half this stuff is trash, rubish, garbage, etc etc ... But we are making money!! Someone is about to enjoy all this ... stuff!

This isn't any profound post ... just thought its really interesting how different everyone is. Can you imagine if everyone was like you?! UGH ... Jealousy would rule don't you think?! I like that I'm unique ... I'm different than everyone in my family, but we have common denominators. I guess thats how it works ... thats why we can live together! Or like they say ... Opposites attract!

Anyhow ... Thats all for now!!! Just some random thoughts for y'all!!

I am fearfully and wonderfully made!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Give and Take Take Take Take ...

EXCITING NEWS .... NEW JOB!!!  The Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Downtown Calgary has hired me on as their newest Aesthetician!!!  Its pretty crazy ... It is the #1 Spa in North America ... I was told in my first interview that they don't hire Aestheticians with such little experience ... and here we are!  I have only 1 person to thank ... God!  

I find it very perplexing ... What have I ever done for Him that He gives me EVERYTHING I need and want?  I thought about this the other day ... He gives to me and I take take take take!  And then He gives me MORE!!  Its like the more we take the more He wants to give!  God is beginning to really shape and mold me ... No No No Let me rephrase ... I am at the point where I am giving everything up to let God do in me whatever He wants to do in me so that He can shape and mold me!!  Its not something he is just beginning to do, He has been doing it all along, I just haven't wanted to let Him, but I'm letting everything go!!  I see it more and more He just wants the best for His children.  I am not worthy to be loved by such an amazing God, but He chose me!

"Therefore, as God's CHOSEN people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:12-14,17

We are God's chosen people ... He chose you.  Think about that for a moment.  Why does He want me?  I have nothing to offer.  I'm not perfect.  But He wants me!  That is crazy!  I can't get my head around it!  

I don't want God, I need Him.  God doesn't need me, He wants me!!

So with taking this new job ... I am doing it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him!!!  This is more than I could have ever asked or imagined from Him.  

And yet again ... He gives ... And I am taking!

Friday, May 7, 2010

hospitals, emergency rooms & breathing

i had quite the scare last friday night ... but so thankful for the timing ...

i was taking some medication for an ear infection, (which we found out i didn't actually have ... after the fact), mom and dad just arrived home from out of town and i took a dose of this medication ... within 10 minutes my throat had closed up and i couldn't breathe ... i honestly thought i was going to die.  well we ended up in the emergency room, sat for about 2 hours, by the time we left i was fine, just tired and had a swollen face, tongue & hands!  so yes i will take the wise words from matt ... "don't take that medication again!"  

i was so very thankful though because the other 2 times i took the medication i was home alone and i don't know what would have happened in that case.  God obviously had his hand in my life last friday!  he is definitely taking care of me!  

i learned through all this ... well ... i can't take my breath for granted.  life as well ... no one is promised tomorrow.  i need to start living in the moment!  

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."   Matthew 6:33-34

there is a plan for my life ... not sure what exactly yet.  but i know i'm here because i need to be a light in this darkened world.  

how bout you?!  gonna join me in lightening up the darkness and living in the moment?!  ... i hope so!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

21 years 252 months 1095 weeks 7670 days 184082 hours 11044924 minutes 662695445 seconds

crazy to think this is how old i am ... i obviously didn't figure this out on my own ... google is a wonderful thing!

i've always known how much i am loved and blessed, but this year was different.  i spent my birthday alone, other than the few hours with my sister between her two jobs i realized even though i was alone i knew how much i was loved.  i got numerous calls from my brothers, including a 6am wakeup call!  i have been placed in the most wonderful family who i love so dearly!  

this is what i woke up to the other morning ... all sarah!  her amazing creativity!  she told me she couldn't wrap my present ... this was SO much better!  there were also shoes at the door all arranged in a '21'!!  all in all it ended up being a good birthday, it was different but a good one!!

even though it may be lonely at times, there is one verse that i always go to that reminds me that i'm never alone:

'Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.  For I am the Lord your God'  Isaiah 43:1-3

so to anyone who may come across this, i hope that it can be an encouragement to you also.

Monday, April 19, 2010

a start of something new

so i was convinced by sarah and sara to start blogging.  i told them i had nothing interesting to ramble about and they said, it will just come to you!  so here i sit, waiting for the blogging to 'come to me'!  all i have to say is, linda its your turn now!
starting something new is always scary.  starting school last february was scary but moving back home was scary too because i had never moved home!  but i realize that you can't get anywhere in life without starting somewhere.  i always say i don't like meeting new people, because 'its scary'!  starting a blog, well thats scary too!  all to say, as my birthday is around the corner my family asked me, what are your goals?  of course i don't have any, but maybe i'll start doing new things!  like actually scrapbooking and traveling! who knows what this year has in store for me, all i know is i'm here and i have to enjoy every moment because i am not promised tomorrow!

i am a butterfly in a cocoon waiting for the hole to get a little bigger so i can emerge and show my beautiful new wings to the world ... watch out ... here i come!