Friday, August 31, 2007

Another season coming to an end....

Although there are about 21 days left of summer, my summer officially ends tomorrow. The Ohio State Buckeyes start their season tomorrow at noon against Youngstown state. While I’m sad to see summer come to an end, I’m eager for my favorite season to begin. I’ve always enjoyed this time of year. It’s cool enough for sweaters but warm enough to wear open toed shoes. The leaves will begin to change and we’ll have new colors to enjoy. I’m looking forward to going on hayrides, cheering for my favorite football teams, tailgating, and carving pumpkins. I’m also looking forward to hot chocolate, hot apple cider, caramel apples, and chili! Right now I’m picturing myself curling up on the couch, reading a good book in front of the fireplace. Another thought…having a nice romantic dinner with Brian at home in front of the fireplace! Oh how I love fall!

So here’s to another summer coming to an end and a new fall season beginning!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I’m an impatient person. I admit it. But being an impatient person and wanting what I want is driving me crazy and least that’s what I’ve been told…

I want something that I truly have no control over. I thought I did but it turns out… I don’t! I think that’s the part that’s driving me crazy. I’m a planner and I can’t plan for it. I can’t say okay, I want it now and have it now. I can’t go buy it and I can’t make the things that need to work, work in order for me to have it. Anyway, hopefully I have this thing that I want someday and when I do, I’ll let you know.

Friday, August 24, 2007

This weekend...

Brian and I have been working hard, trying to get our house ready this weekend. Pat, Maya and Zane are coming to visit and they’ve never been to the house before. Plus, Brian’s parents are coming and they haven’t been to the house since we moved in. In addition to that we decided to have a summer BBQ at our place while they are in town - We now have about 30 people coming to our place Saturday!

This was the first month Brian and I were home for more than a week at a time so it was the perfect time to do the things we’ve wanted to do around the house. Brian started painting the trim (including garage) outside and it looks fantastic. He did such a great job. The house looks 100x’s better than it did. I painted the trim (including doors) inside…it definitely brightens up the place. We also replaced the lighting in the kitchen and the fan in our bedroom. I shampooed the carpet in every room and finally organized the 2nd spare room. I have to say, I think we did a great job!

We have so much more we want to do in the house but I think our next big project will be to replace the flooring in the bathrooms. We have a close friend who just laid new flooring in his bathrooms and it looks great!

As for this weekend, the whole reason we planned the summer BBQ was so Pat, Maya, and Zane could meet everyone and so everyone could meet them but I kind of wish we had planned our BBQ for a different weekend so we could have more one on one time with them. I hope they enjoy their visit and the next time they come, we’ll have to plan to go to the Short North to see the art galleries.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Unanswered Prayers

I’m not sure of the name of the song or who sings it but it goes something like this…. “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers, Remember when you’re talking to the man upstairs, Just because he may not answer, doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. Some of God's greatest gifts are answered prayers”.

The song is about a man who thinks he wants to be with a particular person and he prays about it all the time but his prayers are never answered. One day he runs into this person, he thinks about their relationship and how he prayed so hard to be with this person. Then he looks at his wife and sees all the good things that have happened in his life and how he can’t imagine being with anyone else.

I hear this song from time to time and just smile. I think of my past relationships and how I prayed and prayed for those relationships not to end. At the time, I thought my prayers where not being answered but the truth is they were. God had someone better in mind for me, I just had to wait for him.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

You Can’t Dream What You Don’t Know

How can a child dream of becoming a professional golfer when they’ve never picked up a golf club, seen a tournament, or stepped onto a golf course? How can child dream of becoming a figure skater or hockey player when they’ve never stepped foot in an ice rink or watched a competition? How can a child dream of becoming an author if reading and writing isn’t an activity that is stressed in their home?

Last night Brian and I completed our Children Services Friendship Volunteer training and these are a few questions that popped into my mind when a coordinator said “How can a child dream what they don’t know”. I am so excited that Brian and I have decided to become volunteers for this organization. I am looking forward to not only being a friend for this child but a person who she can depend on, a person that can expose her to new thoughts, ideas and activities and a person who can show her or help her learn that she can be whatever she wants to be if she’s willing to work hard and over come the difficulties in her life. God won’t give you more than you can handle.

I know when Brian and I have a children I want to expose them to everything I possibly can. I want them to play sports, take music and dance lessons. I want to take them to arts festivals and plays. I want to travel with them and expose them to other cultures. I want to have them volunteer at an early age and learn that helping people is a great thing. I want them to have every opportunity possible. I want them to know they can be whatever they want to be.

I have to give credit to the parents that allow their children to have volunteers through Children Services. It has to be hard to allow another adult to come into their child’s life and give them or expose them to things they can’t. It just goes to show that no matter who you are or what difficulties have been thrown your way, you always want what’s best for your child.