Friday, May 16, 2014

This is for you

So my good friend Kim totally called me out for not posting in over 2 months... So Kim this is for you :)
Things have been busy in our house, well our houses.  Painting is finally starting to wrap up at the new place (pictures Sunday I promise!) and we will be starting the kitchen tomorrow and hopefully measuring and ordering the tile for the bathroom and new exterior doors this week. 
I had a ... medical issue ... in midApril that I really don't need to talk about on here but it kind of put a damper on my mood so I was avoiding my blog etc for a while. But now we are back to normal and hard at work. 
More later!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Furniture

We got a bunch of our new furniture delivered today. It isn't situated yet and the paint isn't done on the walls but here is a sneak peak of what our new china cabinets look like. They are all reclaimed wood. One matches the dining room table and the other two are one-of a kind handmade. They are absolutely perfect I love them especially the one with the wrought iron work. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

House update

So we've been hard at work putting the modern touch on our traditional house (see what I did there?) but we have not done nearly as much as I had hoped we would by now. 
For some reason I had this crazy idea that we would actually accomplish stuff on weekends but we really haven't been working as much on the weekends as I had planned. 
There really isn't a whole lot to do, and since we have time we are kind of taking advantage of it. 
Our to do list consist of painting every room, refinishing the hardwood floors, some minor updates in the kitchen (including a dishwasher) and the big projects-updating both bathrooms. So far we have painted the ceilings and the dining room. And we refinished the hardwood floors last weekend in every room except the kitchen. 
Ill post pictures soon. (I thought they were on my phone, apparently I was wrong.)
We are having our new living room and dining room furniture delivered tomorrow so we will probably paint the guest bedroom and kitchen while we are waiting on the deliveries. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Big News!

So I promised everyone a big surprise...then I completely forgot to update the blog-o-sphere... Hubby and I bought a new house.  We closed on February 26th and are currently working on making it our own.  The plan is to paint all of the walls, refinish the hardwood floors, make some minor updates to the kitchen, and gut the bathrooms.  So far we have painted the dining room, painted the ceilings and refinished the hardwood floors in every room except the kitchen.  I will post pictures soon I promise :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lent

So my bible study thing isn't going too well. I'm reading and studying more than I have in the past but I think I put too much structure to it for me to follow so I'm modifying it to 15-30 minutes per day of God time with the end goal of reading the entire bible and understanding the context and meaning behind what I read. 
With that being said I do not normally make Lenten sacrifices as it is not a part of my religious tradition. I love the beauty of lent and I do try to do something to better myself in God during the season but it is rare that I actually give something up or make a daily challenge type of thing. This year I am going to do something different though. I love getting mail and sending it. I just wrote a letter to my Grandmother which is something I do randomly because I know she appreciates them over emails and Facebook messages. And I'm sure other people appreciate them to. So I'm going to send a letter/card to someone different who I don't see as much as I would like to for the remainder of lent. Hopefully I can make their days a little brighter :) 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

my husband is crazy

I am being forced to watch a documentary about the Brumuda triangle...

Also, I'm not allowed to make fun of it because apparently it's real and full of dark energy so that space time expands and people who disappear in the BT actually go through a wormhole and if they survive the "space warp" then they will end up on the other side of the triangle quicker than they should and other stuff...

He's looney I tell you....looney



PS--Dear random Navy people in the future who find my blog doing random background checks on my husband that may or may not affect (effect?) his security clearance approval etc should he ever need it please note that this is a place I come to vent and often times make fun of my husband...Please take everything written on this site with a grain of salt and understand that exaggeration is often used.  My husband is not actually crazy and does not actually believe the stuff above...this is me making fun of the crazy person he wanted to watch on the documentary....

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Closer to God

I've decided this week to try something new.  I am going to spend 15-30 minutes per day in bible study.  I normally read a daily devotional and that is great but I'm really bad at sticking to a real bible study so I've decided to take a new approach.  I am looking at this study as more of a research project than anything else.  I'm starting with Genesis 1 and going to (hopefully) work my way through every story in the bible, one story at a time, over the next few years...yes I realize this approach is going to take YEARS, however I think I will come out of it more grounded in my faith and with a better understanding of God's word outside of the Sunday school answers.  I know tons about theology, and more than most people about particular parts of the Bible but I'm realizing as I grow older that there are a lot of holes in my knowledge and I really want to fill those holes in.
My plan is to read a bible story on Sunday.  On Monday I will re-read the story and research the context in which the story falls, who is the story about, who are they talking to, who wrote the story when etc.  Tuesday-Friday I am going to focus on investigating the true meaning of the story, how it is applicable today and how it was applicable in biblical times and on Saturday I will read the story again.  I figure if I keep notes as I go I will easily be able to flip back through my notes and hopefully be able to draw my own sort of diagram to put the pieces of the puzzle together for myself.  There are 66 books in the bible but there is no real count as to the number of stories.  Since I've decided to take a story approach I have no clue how long this is going to take but I think it is a good practice and it will make be a better person and a stronger Christian.  I am sure there will be stories that require more research and other stories that require less so I may find myself spending 1 day on the application of one story and 1 week on another but I think having the basic layout of one story per week to begin with will help give me focus and structure to get into the habit.  Besides--I'm starting at the beginning, I"m sure there is more than enough meat in Genesis to fill a week of study with each story!!!


Oh and...I will read the begats...all of them....every, single, word...
Wish me luck!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Motivation Wanted

There are a ton of exciting things going on in the Modern household.
I expect to make an exciting announcement on the blog sometime next week-no, there is no baby on the way-that will give the blog a new focus that still embodies the Modern meets Traditional theme that surrounds my life.  I'm so excited about this news I can't wait to share but I don't want to jinx anything just yet.
There is a ton we need to do but not just today but in general but I have just been sooooo lazy!!! I don't want to do anything.  If you happen to see my motivation could you send it this way??? :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

We should listen when God speaks

Today at church the sermon spoke directly to my heart, however I don't think it spoke to me the way it would have spoked to others.  Yet still, I was inspired.   The sermon was about the story in Acts when Saul (later Paul) was lowered from the wall after his transformation to escape from the Jewish leaders who wanted to persecute him the way he had persecuted Christians before him. The point of the sermon that our pastor made was that the people who lowered Saul from the wall did not receive any credit and are nameless in history however without the Saul would not have been able to do what he did.  The second point he made was that Saul had to trust them enough to get in the basket and lowered down.   How amazing is that?  To think that if Saul hadn't asked for help he would have been killed and the majority of the New Testament would not have been written...can you imagine????

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Yes, I do in fact judge you.

I am not a judgmental person. I admit I do judge others sometimes but I try not to be. However I think everyone would be judgmental about this one--today in the bathroom at when I saw someone's underwear, and they were gross. 
This chick pulled down her pants to the ground then her underwear--I really did not want to see that under the stall when I looked down to get toliet paper. 

YUCK!!!