Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a little of this and a little of that....

I dyed my hair red. I love it. I actually wish I went even more red. I think being a redhead suits me. I'm very pale, freckles and blue eyes. I also have natural red tint to my ugly brown hair (although it's been 13 years since I've actually seen my original hair color).
I have a headache. For the past 2 weeks I have been exhausted, down and have had frequent headaches. Nope, not preggo and I don't need to pee on stick to know why that's not the case. The weather. The clouds, the gray, the ice, the snow, the cold. Normally, this season doesn't effect my mood, this year it seems to be doing just that. Ready for Spring to kick me out the his melancholy mood I seem to be stuck in. (grammar police, did I use effect/affect correctly?)
Ever wonder why one thing bothers you to the point that it never is far from your thoughts? That you always think about it at least once a day? And you can't figure out why it bothers you so much? Who cares? Move on! Why care what "they" think? It's not that big of a deal! It's all in your head! Phrases I hear my own head and by others (close others).
Ahhh...but I care, I want to move on, I do care what "they" think! It's a big deal to me. It's not in my head, really. But it won't change, at least not anytime soon. I can't change the way it makes me feel, even though I desperately want it to. How can you get over something like this?
I need a good devotional book. I'm not the type of person that can just open the Bible and read and jot down thoughts and learn from it all. I need a guide and a good one. I would like one for myself and one for the family. I would love to start doing devotions with the kids. I know they are young, but Ryan is at an age that is so impressionable and he seems to more interested in Tony Stark than God at this point and I want it to change..and fast. Any suggestions on good devotional guides?


  1. I LOVE the red hair! Beautiful!

    And I've heard really good things about this devotional I linked below. I'm already in a reading plan for this year, but I want to try this next year. It includes readings for you and Jimmy to do individually and also family readings for you and the kids plus discussion questions. It might seem "deep" for little ones - but I don't see that as a bad thing. They need to hear God's word even if they can't comprehend it all yet. It walks you through the Bible in a year. There's actually 2 volumes. But here is Volume 1.

    The "offical" site...

    And the Amazon link (where you can preview the contents, a couple pages, quite a few consumer reviews etc)...


  2. yay! thanks Katie, I will check it out!