Ya'll, I'm just here to serve...

Well, I didn't realize I have been absent from my bloggy circle for as long as I have! You're right, Dianne, I can never again get on to you for not enough posts. I have been so busy and plus my internet has been moving as slow as molasses these past couple of days I would just get frustrated and quit.

Here's a little run-down of what I've been up to...

I'm still working at the school. I thought I would be done by now, but we're switching systems and we're behind on scheduling, blah, blah, blah...I'm ready for summer! I guess it's good though, I'm trying to get in as many hours as possible before we go on vacation the 16th.

I've been working with a high-maintenance client and have a closing on the 21st. The Builder wanted to bump it up from the 28th, so yeah, I'll be on vacation and won't be in town for the walk-thru or the closing, but they're just gonna have to deal with it. However, it's put me under the gun to get everything done before we leave!

Zack has just finished up his baseball league. We were having games on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and each game lasts almost two hours. I'm glad that's over with...it was starting to get too hot...although it's so much fun to watch him play.

My house is a wreck and I don't have enough time to really deep clean like I want to. The boys (Zack and Gary) left for Atlanta earlier today. They are going to the Braves game tonight and tomorrow night and Gary is coming back Saturday. Zack is going to Las Vegas with my sister and her daughter on Saturday and staying until next Thursday. They are going to have a blast, I'm sure! My sister's daughter is 15 and she is an only child too, so she and Zack are very close. But one downer, since mama wasn't here to help him pack...he forgot the camera! We're hoping he can borrow Nana's and get some good pictures.

I've been working on a memory box to give my mom on what would have been my parents 50th anniversary on Friday, June 15th. That has taken up so much time. I'll post more about that later with pictures...just in case she looks at this.


I've been in a "funk" these past few days (can you relate, Kat?!). The bottom line is that I am like a wild bucking bronco that can't be tamed. Even if I've been wandering in the desert without food or water for weeks, if you're trying to lead me to the food and water for my own good, and "corral" me at the same time, I'm gonna wanna run like wildfire the other way. Why am I like that? Why is my rebellious nature so strong? The Holy Spirit has been working on me in a certain area of my life and I have felt His loving nudge and conviction drawing me in the right direction. But then something will happen that makes me feel like I'm being forced and I retreat. I know it's the devil because he knows how to "push my buttons". He would love nothing better than to keep me from doing the right thing. But I've been mulling over this situation for days...chewing on it, swallowing and bringing it back up...like a cow chews the cud. I can't seem to lay it to rest. I know it's the right thing to do, but I've never been one for "rules". Ya'll pray for me, that I would allow the Lord to rule over my selfish and rebellious nature.


Finally, I'm so looking forward to vacation. We're going to Perdido Key on the 16th and staying for a week. Somehow, it slipped up on me and I haven't lost the oh...60 pounds, that I would have liked to lose! Oh well---this tired mind and body is in dire need of a break! Fat or not, my heels will be dug in the sand, toes brightly painted, while I "veg out" and listen to the waves.

Until then...miles to go before I sleep.

10 sweet friends had to say...:

justabeachkat said...

Oh yes...this girl can relate to a "funk". Just go to my blog and look back and you'll find I've "been there and done that", but also re-read our friend's advice (Tonja)
http://justabeachkat.blogspot.com/2007/05/funk-city.html just to remind yourself how to deal with it. I found it's chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Hang in there. This too shall pass. I promise.

BTW...I thought I found your flip flops...check your e-mail for my photo and explanation. Sorry.

I'm thinking of you!

justabeachkat said...

I forgot to mention, don't worry about losing the weight. Let's just have a milkshake together (chocolate, of course) and not worry about it. I too was thinking "oh no, Tracey's coming soon...how can I lose some weight before then?!". So funny! I guess us gals are never happy with our weight.

Musicaljean said...

I can't believe you posted that picture of me!! Hee, hee!

Are you two actually going to meet?? I am SOOO jealous!

I'll pray for you, Tracey. I too hate giving up control and doing things my way. But then I also hate when the Lord really has to use force to get His way. You'd think I'd have learned by now.

Lynne said...

I'm so glad you're back - you've been missed. And it sounds like you're ready for that vacation.

Tonja said...

Jean, that's not you...it's me. I just know it is!

I've missed you, Tracey. Glad you're back. Funk City can be a good place to be...IF you follow the rules! :)

Will pray for you. Some lessons are harder to learn than others. But, it is always better to do it His way, isn't it?

Now...this weight thing? Not gonna let it bother me no more...no siree...I'm gonna just enjoy the "jiggle when I giggle". Now, you and Kat, please have a milkshake in my honor...Double Chocolate!!!

Rhoda said...

OK, first...I'm really jealous that you got to meet Paula Deen AND get your picture made with her. I think I really need to go to Savannah just to eat at her restaurant now. It sounds that good!

Sorry you're in a funk...it will get better & you just keep going forward. I've been there too many times in the last few months, you just have to get past it..with prayer & faith. I know all about giving up control too. Why do women think we can control everything that comes our way?? Sometimes, we just cannot.

I know you're excited about that beach trip & I hope you & Kat get to spend more time together. It was such a pleasure meeting her & I know ya'll will have a blast!

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

MyUtopia said...

What a great Rodeo Horse pic!

Melody said...

Control? Control? I'm not sure I'm familiar with that word...would someone explain it to me please?

Oh, and enjoy some chocolate for me too please! I'm not allowed any more, and BELIEVE ME, this is a "need for chocolate" kinda day!

Enjoy your vacation, girl! And you know, when I lived in Florida, I weighed all of 105-110 pounds, and I STILL refused to wear a swimsuit on the beach. If I wasn't in the water, I was in bermuda shorts down to my knees! And if I WAS in the water, I still had one of those swim skirt things over my suit! I guess we are never happy with the way we look are we? In some ways, I'm kinda glad that Eve bit that apple and we got to wear some clothes! LOL!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

I just stumbled onto you blog~ and I am so glad I did.

We go to Perdido as often as possible. My favorite place in the world. I've been going since before Tacky Jack's was tacky...since before there was a two way bridge. Eat some crab claws for me!

When you get back, stop in for a visit and some sweet tea!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Enjoy your vacation. A friend of mine is just now getting her condo at Perdido Key back in order after Ivan two (or three?) years ago. Have a drink at the FloraBama for me!

 
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