Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday List

I have random things that I want to tell you. I should really save them for next Tuesdays What I Learned This Week, but if I don't tell you right now, I'll forget:

~For almost a week now I have wondered why it smells like oranges in my kitchen when I do dishes. It was driving me crazy. I love oranges, and when we had a garbage disposal my sink would sometimes smell like citrus when someone threw a peel in the sink. But we don't have one here. You would have laughed out loud watching me try to figure out where that mystery smell was coming from...Turns out my dishwashing liquid is orange scented.

~When you are trying to be too quick in the kitchen, you might want to look at the container before you shake cinnamon on your oatmeal.  It may very well be taco seasoning.

~The world is not as big as we think it is. Either is the World Wide Web. Someday you might click on a carnival hosted by Musings of a Housewife, and read through Mr. Linky's List. You might click on a blog and realize that the writer not only lives in your neighborhood, but she coaches your daughters basketball team. Which is funny because I had been planning a post on how the kids both got excellent coaches this year. Lisa and Duck (Coach, to us) have been awesome. And I'm not just saying that because Lisa is reading.  If you know me in real life, I don't give compliments I don't mean.  Basketball season is almost over, but I hope to get to know Lisa better.

~Twittering is super fun. I love having to pare my thoughts down to 140 character or less. And y'all know I have a lot of words.

~I actually turned my computer completely off yesterday. Oh liberation! I am actually going to post this entry and do it again. However...

~I don't think I have ever enjoyed this blogging/twittering community more. I heard from several people this week (two that I know in real life and one blogger friend) that they have been encouraged by reading, and that makes me feel happy...and humbled. Words are important, and I hope that my words will always be edifying and encouraging to those around me. I know that won't always be true (those who have been on the receiving end of my not-so-encouraging-words are nodding their heads.) But I'm grateful that I can write about who I am (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and y'all come back anyway.

~On the flip side, it is really amazing to listen to those of you who have blogs, and see God working in your lives. To hear how you are living, loving and learning through sickness, tragedy, joy, work, diaper-changes, deployment, budgeting, cooking, tweeting, moving, recuperating, prayer, depression, and change.  I love hearing how God is doing a beautiful work in each of you, and He is using your writing to change me too. Many of you are struggling, but your struggle has not been for nothing. 

Listen, spring is coming, friends! The winter is almost over! You all have encouraged me in some way, through laughter and tears...I am grateful we can pray and "type" to warmer days together!

~Lastly, (because this is longer than I thought it would be and I don't have time to go back and edit) can I tell you a secret? I did something I have been wanting to do for a couple years now, but only made time for it recently. I'm taking an adult tap class. I tapped for many many years growing up, and taught classes in college, but it's been awhile.  And I am LOVING it! I was never a very good tapper, but now the pressure is totally off. It's just me and 20 other middle aged ladies trying to have some fun!

Speaking of fun, in case you weren't aware...IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!

Have a good one!

La Vida Dulce!


Lisa B @ simply His said...

You are too sweet with your compliments :) Duck's really the coach, I just stand there and look good -- well, last practice he made me play with the girls and I was sucking air big time!

We have really enjoyed coaching the girls this year and your daughter has been a blessing. Duck says that after every game, she's come and give him a hug before she leaves. It's blessed him tremendously. She's a precious, sweet girl who really listens and hustles out on the court.

We will have to stay in touch and perhaps even get together in real life some :) But go get your offline stuff done -- I need to do the same :D

Becky in East Texas said...

How fun! I always wanted to learn how to tap dance, but my big dream was to learn ballet. Sadly, neither happened!

Michele said...

The orange smell story totally sounds like something I'd do . .. oh, and the taco seasoning:) You are always very encouraging to me and so is your blog. Thank you bunches. That is GREAT that you are taking a tap class. So-much-fun! Good for you for doing something for yourself! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love that you are taking tap as an adult! I have wanted to take ballet.

Unknown said...

Great fun post :)

Blogging can bring such blessings!

Thanks for visiting my wee corner of the world.

Lindsay said...

yay tap dancing that is so fun! Such great community here in blogville. I tagged you for an award over on my blog. Don't feel like you have to do anything with it though :-)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, Kellie, the orange story and the taco seasoning CRACKED me up. Recently, I made tacos and instead of grabbing the chili powder I grabbed ground red pepper by mistake. They were AWFUL.

I'm so thankful your kids have great coaches and that you have a new friend! That is so fun.

jen said...

Have you seen "Seven Quick Takes Friday" at Conversion Diary. I was going to participate in her carnival this week, but decided to do the answered prayer post instead...mostly because I had it mostly written. Then when I clicked here on Friday, I thought, "Well, she should have participated; she had hers written up and everything!"