Thursday, March 29, 2012

Roald Dahl

By this time last year, I had devoured plenty of books. It was an unquenchable desire to read and read....and a bit melancholy when the book was over (not true for EVERY book, but almost). This year, I cannot for the life of me get into reading. A dry spell. I've tried. I have 6 pages of books on my kindle that I haven't read. No first page has hooked me into read past the first few pages.

I've missed reading terribly and I wondered if the books stunk or if I was booked out. Maybe I just needed a break.

That was the thought until I picked up Roald Dahl's Matilda!! OMG! If you haven't read it, YOU SHOULD. Sure it's a kiddy book, but you should still read it.

You're still not sure?

Well, let me give you a short excerpt:

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration they manage to convince themselves their child has qualities of genius.
Well, there is nothing wrong with all this. It's the way of the world. It is only when the parents begin telling us about the brilliance of their own revolting offspring that we start shouting, "Bring us a basin! We're going to be sick!"

It goes on! And it's had me laugh out loud more than once! Maybe that's what I needed. I laugh. I've DEVOURED it!

I'm considering reading the rest of Roald Dahl's collection. Maybe even work on getting all his books in my library. That would be LOVELY!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Deep in the Heart of Texas

I'm a city girl who wishes the stars were more visible in the night sky like they are in the country. I wish I could sit on my roof and gaze...hear nothing except the beating of my own heart. I don't want to clear out manure, or ride a tractor to mow the lawn, or stack hay bails, or drive an hour to the nearest shopping center. All I want from the country life is the STARS (okay - and the quiet too!)

The weather has been perfect...not to hot, not to cold - like April 25!

I just wanted to say: I CAN SEE THE STARS IN THE CITY SKY!

Taking in a deep breath and thanking God for a clear spring nights.

*Name the two movies I made references to! Easy Peasy!!
*I miss blogging. Shutting down just means I haven't really had anything to share per se...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shutting this baby down!

I've said goodbye to Facebook and don't regret it. Now, I'm saying goodbye Delightful Surprises!

Thank you for the wonderful feedback (Shelly and a few others!).

All that's left on the web of me is Twitter @mimosupremo.

Peace out. Keep it real!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fork In The Road

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it.

Isaiah 30:21

Sometimes, I would like for someone to make decisions for me so I wouldn't be the one responsible for whatever happens next. Yes, I believe that God directs are steps, that He is almighty and sovereign. At the same time, I will be the first to admit that lately I'm terrified to take a step.

What the H am I walking into? What in the world will my life look like if I step in this or that direction? What will I miss if I don't walk this way or that way? What will I have to let go of? What will I gain/lose? What hats will I be wearing here or there?

The questions are forever long.

At one point the direction was clear...and it turns out that now it isn't so clear. Why isn't it? Is it a distraction? Is it a closing door? Is it the pressure to build character (sweeter wine)? Why do I feel SCARED to go in either direction?

There's a hymn that says: Trust and obey for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

The thing is that I don't know what direction is "obedience."

I've asked for wisdom. I've sought counsel. The only response I get is: It's between you and the Lord. Only you know what He's asking you to do.

It's like when I ask for advice from a superior colleagues after trying all the tricks I know...they say: You're the professional in the classroom. Only you know what's best for your students.

I would just like to scream from the rooftops:


All I know right now is this:

  • I am praying and asking for direction and I still feel so STUCK.

  • I am exhausted. Like seriously, I want to cry like a kid without his nap.

  • I have A LOT going on.

  • I know I'm not the first person to be in this situation.

With all that being said, God is still on His throne and the world will continue to spin. I will be okay, but this waiting and indecision is killing me softly...