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Burnt burgers & a lot o’ laughter


Ever been a part of someone’s bad day? Like not a legitimate horrible day, but to them it’s all bad and to you, well you can’t help but chuckle? Cuz it’s really not all thaaaaat bad?

Today, we newly, married folk were all gung-ho to get some cleaning done. Cleaned both our cars, started on the 7 piles of laundry, took trash to the dump, and then decided since it’s such a nice day out, let’s get some burgers and grill’em up. 

In the midst of getting his grill on, the hubs comes in and dejectedly announces, “the burgers are going to taste bad.” I’ve got fries in the oven and mushrooms sauté’ing on the stove, so I holler back, “whatcha mean?” He says, “come and look at them. They look weird, and I burned them.” I give my little fungi a flip and wander out to the back deck and lift the lid of the grill… And see the oddest colored hamburgers I’ve ever seen. I start laughing and ask if they are turkey burgers. Neither of us know the answer, so back in I go and pull the box out of the freezer and bust out laughing. Whoooooo makes pork burgers? I have never! …. 

Hubs is looking at me like I’m losing it and I show him the box and then say, “weeeeell… I’m sorry. I guess this is my fault. I pulled you away from the bubba burgers because these sounded good and were cheap.” To which he replies, “oh yeah, I definitely blaming you. Don’t you worry about that!! You’re just ruining my whooooooole day. You make me buy pork burgers, you drive on my car mats. It’s just bad.” …..

I can do nothing but laugh. He just sounds like his dog died. So we dine on pork burgers. I of course pray that no trichinosis is contractable. With cheese and mushrooms, it doesn’t taste so bad, once you get past the burnt parts. Then I start to realize it tastes like sausage and I’m not so much a fan, so I eat the mushrooms, cheese bits and fries. Hubs? He of the iron stomach consumes the whole thing. 

I tell him this is normal. The first year of married life is supposed to be all burnt food, buuuuuut I think it’s generally supposed to be the wife that scorches everything. Which garnered me a lil half smile. :) 
 

Married life is grand!! I’m so happy to be doing life with this man! 

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I don’t always feel or hear from God, but there are times when I do, and it’s most definitely always on point! I’ve been wrestling with some hurts (of my own doing) from past friendships. Wondering why things went down the way they did, why I did or didn’t do things. Knowing that God doesn’t waste a hurt, but can’t help but feeling that nothing good has come from these hurts. My prayer life and bible reading has been pretty non-existent for a while and today, I sat down and just wrote out everything -  hurt over loss of friendships, not feeling like God followed thru on His promises and wanting to have all that restored. I then opened Jesus Calling and this is today’s devotion… —September 5
I AM YOUR BEST FRIEND, as well as your King. Walk hand in hand with Me through your life. Together we will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments. Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. I can glean Joy out of sorrow, Peace out of adversity. Only a Friend who is also the King of kings could accomplish this divine alchemy. There is no other like Me!The friendship I offer you is practical and down-to-earth, yet it is saturated with heavenly Glory. Living in My Presence means living in two realms simultaneously: the visible world and unseen, eternal reality. I have equipped you to stay conscious of Me while walking along dusty, earthbound paths. —
Nothing is wasted when shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. Definitely needed to hear this today. To reaffirm what I know, that God is there, He hears me, knows that I am hurting, recognizes that I don’t know what to do about it, but He promises to not waste any of that. 
As I said… ALWAYS on point!

Much Joy to you! Rachel :)

I don’t always feel or hear from God, but there are times when I do, and it’s most definitely always on point! 

I’ve been wrestling with some hurts (of my own doing) from past friendships. Wondering why things went down the way they did, why I did or didn’t do things. Knowing that God doesn’t waste a hurt, but can’t help but feeling that nothing good has come from these hurts. 

My prayer life and bible reading has been pretty non-existent for a while and today, I sat down and just wrote out everything -  hurt over loss of friendships, not feeling like God followed thru on His promises and wanting to have all that restored. I then opened Jesus Calling and this is today’s devotion… 

—September 5

I AM YOUR BEST FRIEND, as well as your King. Walk hand in hand with Me through your life. Together we will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments. Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. I can glean Joy out of sorrow, Peace out of adversity. Only a Friend who is also the King of kings could accomplish this divine alchemy. There is no other like Me!
The friendship I offer you is practical and down-to-earth, yet it is saturated with heavenly Glory. Living in My Presence means living in two realms simultaneously: the visible world and unseen, eternal reality. I have equipped you to stay conscious of Me while walking along dusty, earthbound paths. —

Nothing is wasted when shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. 

Definitely needed to hear this today. To reaffirm what I know, that God is there, He hears me, knows that I am hurting, recognizes that I don’t know what to do about it, but He promises to not waste any of that. 

As I said… ALWAYS on point!


Much Joy to you! 
Rachel :)

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Over it!

Tired of being sick, broke and just coasting trough life? Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Awake at 5 am from a deep sleep because my stomach feels like its being run over by a mac truck then put in a blender and drop kicked. All because of “delicious” crap that I’ve been eating. Oh, I worked out today, so let me eat a huge bowl of ice cream & tastey cheeze-its. They just cancel each other out, right?

Living pay check to pay check. Create a budget. Stick to it. Yeah, ok. But those shoes are so cute! I gotta read this book now! Come on, lets just go out to eat, we don’t feel like cooking, its only … oh man $60? It was just the two of us! But its ok. See, there’s “some” money in the bank and well … hey, we get paid at the end of the week.

Just going through the motions. Sleep. Wake up. Work. Be in a bad mood, channelling a crotchety old man because I hate my job. Sleep. Wake up. Go home. Run, run, run. How’s married life?! Oh, that… its good. Though it doesn’t feel like we’re married. We hardly see each other. We’ve been so busy. Welcome to married life!

I’m tired of living to be feeling ok and then suffering through bouts of what feels like medieval torture to my GI parts. Living paycheck to paycheck. Not able to save up money or pay off debt because we are living outside our means even though we technically “have” the money.

"Living" to barely get by. Wake up and do it all over again. Day after day after day.

What?! What kind of life is that?

I’m feeling disconnected with everything. Friends. Family. Work. My husband. God. What’s so great about what I’m doing if I feel disconnected from everrrrything? I dont want to live like that.

So I’m not.

Here and now, August 15, 2014 at 6:15 in the morning. Lying in bed, feeling nauseous and totally regretting that huge bowl of icecream I ate last night. Husband sound asleep. I want something different.

I want to be healthy and an upset stomach be rare as opposed to being the norm. I want to be debt free. You hear that, DEBT FREE, so we dont have to worry if there’s enough money in the bank to cover ____. I want to be connected. To actually feel like I’m living life, not just coasting through.

What’s that going to look like? How am I going to do that?

I don’t know. Truth is, probably not going to happen on my own. Need to turn this all over to God and get some praying going. Husband is recruited. I’ll take that snoring grunt as a sign of resounding approval. Friends, family … anyone want in? Who is tired of being sick, tired and living to barely get by?

Why are you writing this? Why put your life on blast? Just do it, no one needs to know. You’re probably right, but its about accountability, my friend.

Because I’m going to fail. There will be set backs. Thats just how its going to be. Because I’m not perfect. But its a complete overhaul. A lifestyle change. A day by day, at times minute by minute process, til one day, things that right now are “rare” become the norm and the “norm” become “rare”.

So here goes…

Who’s with me?

I’m ready to do life different.

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"Today,  we celebrate our Independence Day!" ….. alas once again I’m working on my favorite holiday and Vanessa has told me she’s never seen Independence Day (blasphemous!) Sooooo I busted out some sparklers!!

"Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!" ….. alas once again I’m working on my favorite holiday and Vanessa has told me she’s never seen Independence Day (blasphemous!) Sooooo I busted out some sparklers!!

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Keeping it classy for dinner. With our solo cups, fold-up table and lawn chairs!

Keeping it classy for dinner. With our solo cups, fold-up table and lawn chairs!