My Life's "Top 10"

Todays writing prompt comes from The Imagination Prompt Generator. I may prefer this just because I don't have a time limit on thinking (at least not a really short time of 60 seconds). :)

If I had 15 minutes to evacuate my home before it was to be destroyed by a hurricane, what 10 things would I grab (not including people or pets)

First off, I have to say that my take on them not allowing me to take people and pets is they are already coming with me :) I honestly could not leave without my hubby, my dog, or my to-be-born child so if they weren't coming, I wouldn't be leaving. Anyway, here is my list from least to most important to me (So just to explain why #10 is what it is, I started with one but wanted to save it for last. Thus, you have #10):

10) I honestly have no clue and am sick of thinking at this point

9) My favorite over-sized hoodie. I frequently get cold OR I just decide to cuddle up in something comfortable and that serves both purposes.

8) A few comfy outfits - can't do much or go many places without clothing!

7) My purse. It always holds several daily essentials.

6) My mock "moccasin" type shoes and chacos. My two favorite pair and I could wear one of them!

5) My hygiene products. Although I do occasionally skip a day, I really enjoy being clean both mouth-wise and body-wise.

4) My water bottle. I literally take it everywhere with me and find myself wondering why I left it at home when I forget it. About the only place it doesn't go with me is into a restaurant because I can order water in there :)

3) My photo albums and any pictures I had time to ransom from frames. I really enjoy being able to look at the snapshots of the memories and allow them to take me back.

2) Several books. I would probably just have to grab because since I really enjoy reading, I would have a very difficult time trying to pick specific ones.

1) My Bible. God is the reason I even exist. He is who I strive to live for on a daily basis and am nothing without Him. Not to mention I read it on a consistent basis and look to His word for guidance A LOT!

Well, there ya have it folks. 

This was much harder than I expected and honestly after about #4 I really struggled to think of what I would grab. I do know 100% #1 and #2 would hold true because those are actually items I have grabbed before in an "emergency" situation. I say it this way because some stupid freshman decided it would be funny to pull the fire alarm at 3am in my dorm my first year (it was an all freshman dorm) and when I finally came to, I ran out my room only to run back in for my back pack which held my Bible and the few books I was reading for pleasure at the time because I couldn't imagine what I would do without them if they burned. 

If you want, I would love to see what your "Top 10" are. Post a comment with the link to your blog or other site we can access to read.


So here goes...

I have trouble knowing exactly what to write, especially because of 2 things: 1) my job is highly confidential and I want to protect the privacy of the patients considering if I were them I wouldn't want me news out everywhere and 2) my job is very similar every day with small twists: help those who need help. Simple enough but I find I struggle to really blog on a daily basis and since I don't always find something in my life or from my mind to blog, I don't maintain a regular blog.


I am going to try "The One-Minute Writer" blog prompts (link here). I may find this difficult as it only gives you a single minute to respond. Who knows. This may be the beginning of my "blogging career".

Today's prompt: Draw me a picture. Use words as your media.

She stares out over the meadow. Time has long since bent to her. She slowly rocks: back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. These moments of sweet silence to reckon with herself...

Well...I definitely am quite rusty. That was the beginning of my word picture and the ellipses shows where the timer went off. Better luck next time!


Time flies and I can't believe it!

An entire year has passed since I married my best friend. I cannot believe a whole year has passed.

A lot has happened over the past year. What stands out to me is how much my love for Ben has grown.

I am so grateful to have you in my life! Although a lot of this year has held several hardships and unexpected situations, I am growing in learning how to best love you and God is molding me more into His likeness daily. You are my iron sharpening iron. I hope God blesses us with many more years together. Years of plenty and years to walk together through His refining fire. I love you, bud!
                                                                                             Here's to many more years :)



It's been a while...

Over a month in fact. I rarely find or, even better yet, make time to sit and blog. I want to. I think about it...but that is where it stops. No fruition of the thought. Between an always 40+ hour work week and coming home to care for my "baby" (Louis still takes a lot of time), I rarely find myself sitting in front of a computer ready to type on something. Anything.

However, in light of the upcoming life, which is growing ever so rapidly, I thought it might do some good to somewhat bullet what has been happening in "Bean's" world in the past month or so:
  • You have taken me from being able to wear pre-pregnancy clothes, mainly bottoms, unbottoned with a belly band to not being able to fit most of them on. Yay for making those hips spread!
  • You are now fully showing to the world around you in your little "pouch", as all my coworkers have so graciously dubbed it. I like to say you're my little joey :)
  • Daddy felt you move for the first time yesterday. How it happened was so funny: I was sitting in the living room when I called out for him. He responded with a slightly frustrated, "I'm busy" voice but came. Was he ever glad he did! His eyes opened wide and a huge grin spread across his face. He then quickly walked away saying, "I'm gonna burn your egg!" (We love our daily breakfast egg!)
  • On that note, you move quite frequently now. I'm loving the bonding I get to have with you as I feel you grow (and yes I literally feel you stretching me) and I am able to feel your movements on a more consistent basis. You're currently moving quite a bit as I type this :)
  • You are using every bit of me you can to grow, including taking away some of my brain power. I have even found several incomplete thoughts in this post I have had to correct in order to be completely coherent.
  • I like to sing to you with or without music on. Hopefully, you will enjoy a lot of the music I listen to considering I typically pick what comes on around our home.
  • Daddy talks to you frequently. Nothing in particular, usually. Just saying hello to his little "Bean".
"Bean" I love you so much! It is hard to believe I love you so much and I have not even met you. You are such a precious treasure to me (and I'm sure to your Daddy, too)! I hope and pray all the time you will come to know and love the Lord with all of your being. I hope to be a mommy who helps you grow in Him, seeking His will for your life which culminates in His glory. I am learning so much right now. Life lessons which I will hopefully be able to pass on to you.

Hugs and kisses and lots o' love :)