I have literally been sick for a week. I finally got over it yesterday, and managed to eat a normal meal, and it was awesome! My brother-in-law's brother and family were in town, so we ate at my sister's house, and it was a feast! Grilled Chicken, Veggie and Pineapple Kabobs, an Asian Inspired Salad, and Fried Rice, all with your choice of Peach Pound cake or Bumbleberry pie for dessert to top it off. Did I mention my sister is a phenomenal cook? Needless to say, it was amazing.
I was reminded today of a comment from church yesterday about how to talk with God when you pray. Essentially what was said was that, while God deserves our respect and awe, we can still approach Him as we would a friend, which can make praying "at all times, without ceasing" a lot easier. For example, I just got off the phone with my best friend, Tessa. When I called her, I didn't start "Oh, great and mighty Tessa, creator of all that is fun, I am here to bring my requests before you. Please grant me your constant friendship, if it so be your will. In Tessa's name, Amen." That would be a little ridiculous, dontcha think? (The answer is yeah, just a bit!) While corporate prayers tend to be more formal, since they're in a church setting, sometimes you have to just come to God and talk. "Hey, God, I miss you! We haven't talked for a while, and I know you already know what's going on with me, but I really just need to tell you about it. Life is stressful right now and I need you. Help me connect with you more." At this point, generally I'd be interrupted by a needy (but adorable) toddler, but that's the best part! I get to carry on an ongoing conversation with the Creator, and that makes me blessed beyond measure.
Anyways, here's what I wore yesterday:
(I think the hubs is a little jealous of my new tripod!)
Please excuse the ridiculousness of my pose here. It's too hot to even think about going outside, so I had to get creative in our little apartment! Gotta love central A/C!
Tanks: Gap Outlet, $6 each
Skirt: Gap Outlet, $11
Shoes: too old to remember, or read the brand!
Belt: my mom's closet
Earrings and Necklace: $1 each, Dollar Jewelry Store