Thursday, October 30, 2008

So I've Been Dodging a Bit

I have come to realize in the past few days that I've been sort of dodging writing anything personal of late and have been sticking in a bunch of decorating stuff. And while I like decorating stuff, right now it's a means of not having to think much. So where are we? Hmmm, that's too hard a question to answer. I guess I'd say things are stirred up a bit right now with things I really, really don't want to deal with. No details, just stuff. We did switch life groups so we'll see how that goes. I'm in choir now at church and even though we've been at Newsong for nearly 3 years I find myself still trying to get to know people and such. You know how it is when you go into a setting where people have been together for a long time and you're the newcomer and you don't get all the jokes and feel out of place. Gaaa! I feel like I shouldn't have to deal with because I've been there so long. I'm not miss super outgoing girl and it takes me a while to make friends. Tisra and I have talked before about handing out a resume' when you meet new people so you don't have to go through the whole "So where are you from? What brought you here?" Blah, blah, blah.

Chloe's party is tomorrow and it's a Halloween party. I love fall but really don't like all the stuff that goes with Halloween so it's kind of funny that I'm the one that ended up doing it. I got jack-o-lantern plates and lots of Halloween sprinkles from the dollar bins at Target. And everything else is delegated out. Thankfully another mom has lots of Halloween decor that I'm just not going to buy. What use do I have for a cauldron? It will be nice to have that behind me though and my party is done for the year. But I don't mind helping the other moms out.

I got food poisoning on Tuesday. A little word of caution- if you get a Caesar salad from Panera and the dressing tastes a bit fishy just don't eat it. It hit me like a brick wall and I visited the Lou 4 times before Travis prayed for me. My stomach immediately quit hurting and within a few minutes after I laid down in bed it quit churning and I was completely fine. I'm very, very thankful for my husband.

I was in Hendersonville on Tuesday (where the offending Panera was) and got to go to World Market. Chloe went with me and it never ceases to amaze me that she likes to look at every.single.thing. She likes shopping more than I do.

I'm finishing up a bunch of art. Tisra may be opening her house for an open house art-type thing. I haven't done anything like that before and I'm not stressing myself out or anything but thankfully I'm feeling more inspired lately.

And now I'm off to help Trav put the girls in bed and possibly make sugar cookie dough before I go to bed. Ooh, and I rescued a kitten the other day. I'll post pictures of him soon. He is really a cutie. Yes, I guess we are the crazy cat people. Although I really consider myself to be a dog person...maybe one day.

6 comments:

Ms. Tee said...

I know what you mean about being hard to meet people - your resume idea made me laugh! :) Sorry about your salad. I love Panera, but now I might just steer clear of the salads! Glad you are feeling better - hope you have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Thanks Ms. Tee. I can't count how many Caesar salads I've had at Panera and this is the first time it's happened so it's probably OK. Although I'll probably try a different salad next time :) Maybe something with fruit.

Mary said...

I'm sorry it's hard. I still feel that way at Cornerstone in certain settings. I've been there longer than most people, but I don't always relate. So many people have kids that are different ages, or at different schools and it's difficult to just jump in there and be known. I'm definitely working on it.

Christy said...

Ugh. Food poisoning. Panera issues - duly noted.
You know, finding community is hard. It's so much work - whether you're in a big church or a living room.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the food poisoning. That's the worst! I get the Caesar salads at Panera all the time. Maybe I'll try something else in future...

I know what you mean about not feeling like you fit in yet. We started at a new church over a year ago and still feel like visitors. Doesn't help that my husband and I are both pretty introverted. A resume isn't a bad idea! Or maybe just send them to your blog. :)

Joyce said...

I hope you called Panera to report the food poisoning! They need to know.....