Tuesday Style: Neutral Winter

Tuesday Style


Well, it’s still cold outside, I guess for a Florida girl. I actually don’t mind it at all, because it warms up in the 70’s by lunch. North Florida weather is so perfect, because you can dress like it’s winter in the morning, and be in your favorite pair of shorts and flip flops by late afternoon.

Guys, I really enjoy these shoes. I saw them for the first time in TJ Maxx in September of 2012. They were 24.99, which is not bad at all for shoes, but it kinda is for me. I really can’t justify spending money on clothes or shoes most of the time when we gotta pay da bills and keep Abe’s tummy happy with healthy foods. I don’t mind it much anymore, because I’ve been able to break a terrible addiction to shopping (which most of you don’t know about) and it allows me to get creative with my wardrobe.

So I waited.

I waited and waited and waited. Each time I went back to the store, they were still there, and they were still $24.99.

Well, I ended up getting a little over $100 in TJ Maxx gift cards for Christmas, so what was the first thing I did the day after Christmas?

You guessed it. And here they are, with the rest of my ensemble this morning.

Most outfits I manage to  get on each morning are pretty lame and/or scary, so I was proud of myself for throwing this together last minute today. I like that neutrals, grays and blues are in right now, so I just went with it.

Have you ever waited it out for a piece of clothing/shoes that you just had to have?

The 2012 Annual Quotes Post

The post so many of you have been waiting for is finally here!

Well, I don’t know if any of you have actually been waiting for this, but I know I have several friends who have been very excited for me to finally put down in public all of the ridiculous things they have said over the year.

Quotes are awesome, especially if you don’t know them in context. That makes them all the more funny. I started taking down quotes in about 2008, after I moved away from West Palm Beach. Prior to that year, my dearest and funniest friend Genie was the one that recorded everything our friends said. It was something that I learned from her, and have been doing it ever since. It may sound stupid, but in a world full of heavy burdens, having a list of funny things people say really does the heart some good.

So here we go! The quotes I’ve recorded from 2012! Unfortunately there were many more funny things said, but I did not write them all down. (First rule of being a quote recorder- never convince yourself that you will remember what they said later. You won’t). So if you have anything to add, please do in the comments!

“It’s funny when your mouth is tiny. It reminds me of claymation.” – Me

“You have like the mullet of outfits.” – Melissa Gollery

“What are you, some kinda breakfast… carnivore?” – Daniel

“Words are important.” – Adam Crocker

“You get the gays, you get everybody.” – Jessica Carolina Ferreira

‘The blood makes it real.” – Michelle Cordero

“Titan is licking my foot in the most gentle way.” – Jonny Peace

Me: That’d be like eating 40 apples a day. Daniel: 40 apples a day keeps 40 doctors away.

“I gotta get this flash mob out.” – Anitra Carbo

“He’s like an escape artist supreme!” – Jonny Peace

“My dad’s vasectomy story is hilarious.” – Anitra Carbo

“Didn’t they put you in stirrups?” – Stacy Kilgore

“Home school people confuse me with their grades.” – Jenny Troisi

“The whole camp knows about my vagisil now.” – Anitra Carbo

“Dude, you have jeans on your arms. Are you ok?” – Geoff

“I’d rather smell the funk, than this and that.” – Benjah

“I can pick up all Kilgores.” – Jenny Troisi

“Can we shut the door so I can take my pants off?” – Liz Wilkinson

“Shallow hoes.” – Katie Rolfe- Hancock

“Watch it with the cookies.” – Lyndale

“They’re small so it didn’t hurt that bad.” – Liz Wilkinson

“I’m pretty sure it’s better to suffocate from Axe body spray than Brian’s farts.” – James Rook

“Man, they can’t even get their comeuppance right. That movie was really bad.” – Daniel (talking about She’s All That)

“My breath smells like cookies and Mexicans.” -Shawn Davis

“When I say it, I feel like we are going to turn into crazy shopping center church.” – Eb Steward

“Is this when Dallas was still wearing Chalices?” – Daniel

Shawn: Do you have temple run? Daniel: Temple Rub?

“I have a tall blonde every now and then.” – Jonny Peace

“There’s a g-string in there?” – Leanne Peace

“I love that I have a second personality that’s called Drunk Katie.” – Katie Herndon

“It is a breakfast Mecca… Just F.Y.I.” – Jonny Peace

“Babe, there is literally no one nicer than Mike Twomey.” – Me

“It was a time when there was just enough technology to where not everyone in the world was consumed with it, but enough to where we weren’t bored out of our minds.” – Daniel on the 90’s

“Umm, you need to find a Dalorian, go back in time and never say those things again.” -Austin Davis

“…Sooo many gradients!” – Daniel, Austin and Tyler

“I can’t play the imperial death march on the piano.” – Jacob

“You may be 20 miles away on a tree limb somewhere but at least you’re dry!” – Stookie

“What happened to beeps and boops?” – Max

“It had been kicked around between bell changes.” – Katie Herndon

“It’s ok… I’m not bleeding.” – Nina Heringer

“Ohhh Thomas Madison.” – Katie Herndon

“You guys don’t watch any good seal movies!” – Allison Steward

“Turn up the Womak!” – Daniel

“I cry at movies, but not at real life things. I don’t cry at school… accept for that one year.” – Katie Herndon

“Ozzy, put your tooth in your mouth.” – Daniel

“If you can fix teeth, you can fix verbs.” – Krista Gibbs

“I know that body anywhere.” – Genie Mokher Uribe

“I just cannot get a tweet out… it’s so frustrating.” – Me

“Doesn’t he put his finger so close to your face? I’ts really disturbing.” – Amber Tompkins

“Is that dried pineapple?!? Excuse me.” – Nick Roberts

Nick: You know where women hold their stress? Me: Their shoulders! Nick: You know where men hold their stress? Daniel: … their weiners?

“I have a knitting loom I’m working on.” – Logan Mears

“The less Thousand Foot Krutch is mentioned in staff meeting, the better.” – Eb Steward

“Palonius!! I know my sh**!! – Katie Herndon

“They don’t even know who Destiny’s Child is.” – Leanne Peace

“I can never be Ryan Gosling.” – Daniel

“You can’t shoot them.” – Leanne Peace on demons

“I’m like mama cat.”- Daniel

Jonny: It’s like a lava prophylactic. Everyone: What?? Jonny: It’s a thin layer of material keeping me safe.

Break All My Bones Part 3: He Doesn’t Just Tolerate Me.

I love Abram.

I’m not in love with his potential.

I’m  not in love with the idea of a better Abram.

I’m not in love with the thought of his future maturity.

I just love Abram, more than can be explained in words. Whether he is destroying the house or being a tiny gentleman.

I love him even when he pokes me in the eye with one of his toy dinosaurs and makes me go blind for a few moments.

I love him even when I have had barf, poop, pee and snot on my at the same time before 9 am.

I  love him when he reaches for a hug and says “momma,” and I love him when I ask him to come to me and he defiantly says “nope.”

These are all obvious things.

Why, then, do we cheapen the gospel and God’s ferocious and unexplainable love for us by trying really hard to be better and avoiding God when we fail?

God doesn’t tolerate me in the hopes that one day I will put my big girl pants on and get my shit together.

He loves me, even though I am constantly putting my foot in my mouth.

He loves me, even though I verbally and mentally crucified someone two nights ago, and repented in devastation yesterday morning upon learning about that persons situation.

He loves me on the days that I wake up and everything is beautiful and bright.

He loves me on the days that I wake up and feel dark, angry and depressed for no explainable reason.

He loves me even though I can’t seem to be a better stuart with my money.

He loves me, even when he nudges my soul each day to come talk to him, and I respectfully decline.

He loves me when I have a day that I’m not worshiping my idols.

He loves when I go through several days of refusing to surrender my idols.

Every imperfection on my face- He loves me.

Every hair that falls out from stress- He loves me.

Every body part that I wish I had more or less of- He loves me.

When my sinuses are infected and I am in incredible pain- He loves me.

He loves me when I serve and encourage my husband humbly.

He loves me when I make our marriage all about me.

He loves me on the days that I am super mom.

He loves me even after I have completely failed at being a mother.

He loves me, even though I can be so terrified of the world that I can’t seem to unlock my front door and step out.

He loves me when courage abounds.

When I’m dealing with my past, and feel like I might die from my heart giving out on me- He loves me.

When my bones are being broken, one by one- He loves me.

As he sets them back together and wraps them up- He loves me.

He loves to watch me heal.

He loves to see the gospel transform my life.

He loves to receive the worship that comes out of this new and changing heart.

He loves me.