Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Day

Hola! Peoples!

I cannot begin to tell you how much I have missed blog writing and blog reading and tweeting. 

However I feel lighter having taken the time to focus my mind and energy in preparation for last nights Salad Supper event at my church.

Although I missed all my social media buddies I loved some of the other things I was able to accomplish in the last ten days.

For instance I've read three really good books (Days and Hours by Susan Meissner; Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore; And a biography of George Washington Carver (whose author I can't think of at the moment). If you are unfamiliar with Goerge Washington Carver, his story is amazing! I had known he was the inventor of peanut butter  but he was actually an amazing scientist that God used to change the course of agricultural history for all of us.  He overcame great and amazing obstacles!

I also spent a lot of time writing for the benefit of my own personal journal and preparing to speak to the ladies at my church last night. 

Speaking of, can I just give a big ole' cyber hug to those of you who prayed, commented, emailed, and tweeted (for) me this week? 

Normally before I do these kinds of things I am so tremendously nervous I can hardly function. But yesterday I felt calm all afternoon. I felt ready, and in complete peace. That is nothing short of answer to prayer, and don't just appreciate it, but feel unbelievably humbled by it..

You know what else I appreciate? My mom and dad. Often when I share the story of Gods work in my life I am reminded of how much I love them. When God was handing out parents He gave me good ones.

I also was so excited the Carpoolqueen came to eat some salad and cheer me on. She has had quite an exciting life as of late and it meant a lot to me that she was there. 

(Also, just between you and me, I had asked her several months ago if she would be willing to come speak to the ladies of our church for next months Salad Supper. She graciously accepted. So if you're local, mark your calendar for July 14th.) 

We took several pictures, but CPQ was feeling the need to be incognito because of her top-secret job in the CIA that she never talks about. No, I'm kidding, that was just a rumor. She felt she was suffering from a bad hair day and after our photo session churned out a couple of rejected shots, she opted to show us that cute little flip her hair does at the back of her head.

Listen, you saw it here first

No where else on the Internet is there a close-up of the back of CPQ's head. 

Today I have very few things on my To Do list...I hope to make some of these, to make carrying the swim towels a little easier. I am going to get the fabric ready for these. And I plan to catch up on at least half of the 350 unread blog posts that sit in my reader. 

Its going to be a good day. 


Allison said...

I've missed you, too, but I am glad you feel so refreshed and happy. So, it was all worth it!

Hope you liked the goodies I sent you!

Tiffani said...

What a special time for you, Kellie. What a heart for Jesus to truly dismiss yourself from the things you enjoy to focus on what He'd have you say and do. That takes discipline, sister and a lotta heart.

That pic is CRACKING me up! CPQ, the back of your hair is simply amazing! :) How special of you to be there with Kellie! I'm sure it was worth it!

Glad you're back, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Love you too!!
Both projects are really great. I bet you could use a king size(for length) pillow case and have a dress for you!
Can't wait to see you and the kidletts.
PS. Mia is ready too!

stephanie j. said...

Bad hair? CPQs hair looks GREAT! I only wish...but mine just keeps getting chopped shorter and shorter and shorter, thanks to my DHs fixation on....Sinead o'Conn...uh, short hair (just kidding. He really does love short hair. I couldn't be more thankful!)

Glad the evening went well.

really.truly said...

I love that pic of you and CPQ! And the back of her head is as lovely as the front.

Your smile says it all....these past days sounds like they have been good to you. Rest and refreshment are good!

Gosh, I would love to hear you and Susan speak.

Gretchen said...

Glad for you for your time "away", and glad that your salad supper was so groovy. Full of gladdiness that CPQ could come and participate in the evening and that she's going to be speaking soon, too.

Rock on, LVCG!

Melissa Lester said...

A salad supper sounds wonderful, especially when enjoyed with the fellowship of other godly women. At a bookstore last night, I picked up a copy of "Same Kind of Different As Me," but put it down before we left. I might have to get it now that I have heard a recommendation!

Amber said...

So glad that you were at peace yesterday. I know the Lord used you in a mighty, mighty way.

And that pict of you and CPQ is divine.

Carpool Queen said...

You have cemented your position in Friend Hood by not showing my bad hair day.

The blessing was ALL MINE to be there and hear about how God has worked so mightily in your life.

Next time I'll wear lipstick and make sure I have a recent haircut.

meh said...

So glad it went well!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad it went well!! I was thinking about and praying for you.

Those beach towel things are SO COOL! I may have to dust off my machine. Yes, I said "dust off" my machine. In reality, I'll have to unearth it from the bottom of my closet where it has set in its original box since Zach was born. I'm terrible. I used to sew all the time! The last thing I made was Zach's crib bedding. It was adorable, I must say, but still -- that was four years ago. :)

Farming On Faith said...

I am glad you had peace and calm for your speaking engagement! I have one in August ~I so understand. Welcome back to our little blog world!
Have a great day and good luck on your project!

Anonymous said...

I heard you were amazing.

I've missed you around here, but so glad you took the time to do what you needed to do.

Candace said...

How fun to see the flip side of CPQ!!!! :)

The Buntens said...

I love Same Kind of Different as Me - great great book!

Glad you had a time of refreshment-I've been doing that a lot lately with my blog.

Love that pic of you and CPQ - so cute.