Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday musings

Maybe it’s because I’ve upped my caffeine intake in the past couple of days, maybe it’s because my Bible study is rocking my socks, or maybe it’s just that two out of three wins still equal a winning week, but, man, I’m really loving June.

Anyone else feel that way? I hope so!

A lot of things have been running around in my head – some of them deserve their own blog post – but as it’s Friday and I get off in three hours, I cannot give the focus to some of these topics as they deserve. So you get snippets:

* Women need community. Women of the church need to reach out to other women, love them deeply, and encourage them. We all have pangs of loneliness at times. It’s our job to band together to help our sisters out.

* You can’t choose family, but God did. Maybe (even the annoying ones!) are there for a reason. Maybe you’re in that family to help them grow as much as they’re in your family to help you grow.

* I had high hopes of this being the Summer of Me, where it was just one party after another celebrating my Ph.D. Sadly, the Ph.D. is on its last leg of being finished, but, in happier news, I apparently don’t need a reason to party, as I have several trips lined up. Woo hoo!! Beach bound, baby!

* Yeah. I’m super excited about my first beach trip of the summer. Can.Not.Wait.

* If I don’t stop eating blueberries and tomatoes, I may turn into a blue tomato. (On a similar thought, if I injected blue food coloring in a tomato, would it turn blue??? That would be so cool.)

* My women’s Bible study is amazing. The studies we do are insightful, and the women involved are so lovely, inside and out. Also, I love my Sunday School class. We’ve been teaching the singles group for a little over two years now. Amazing to think that when we first started, we had ZERO people come for six weeks (straight) and now we have an average of 8 to 10. Love that group. Love.

* My cat apparently is an attack cat. I always suspected, but we found the proof yesterday. Feathers. Everywhere. No body, though…

* I almost have all my universities cooperating so I can start conducting my dissertation research. I’m in contact with four universities across the U.S. (Louisiana, Arizona, North Carolina, and Ohio), and all of them have different requirements for research on their campus. CRAZY. BUT, the good news is that all of my info has been turned in, and all of them have said I should hear back from them within a week. WHEW. Once I do that, I will collect my research for about a month (hopefully no longer than that) and then it’ll take me about another month to finish my dissertation. So we’re hoping for an October finish date!

* We should begin on renovating one of our two 1960s bathrooms next month. Thank. Goodness. That pink bathtub in the front bathroom is driving me crazy.

I can’t believe we’re already midway through June! Is it sad that I feel it’s going too quickly??  

Oh, because I love this sweet pup, here are some pictures of my Voo.

Someone was not happy with bath time! 
But she does love belly rubs!!!
Obviously, not the Voo. This is my grandmother and my cousin's sweet baby, Brycen. I LOVE this photo. Isn't this the sweetest??
Favorite quotes of the week:

"I do not seek, O Lord, to penetrate thy depths. I by no means think my intellect is equal to them; but I long to understand in some degree thy truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe, that I may understand." -- Anselm

Do not be quick with your mouth; do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. -- Ecclesiastes 5:2


misti said...

Awww, Vicki! Too cute.

So Apollo has had her first (that we know of) kill. Huntress, that pretty kitty!

Hol' up. She is a she, huh?

Mmm... Blueberries and tomatoes! I'm with ya!

Aleta said...

Love those pictures, they made me smile.

Did you know there's a restaurant called the Blue Tomato in Metairie? Hmm, or is it the Blue Onion. I can never remember!

What's the name of your Women's Bible Study Group?

Sommer said...

It's The Blue Tomato!!! They have burgers and spaghetti...and tacos. I think.

I need some girlfriends here! Matt doesn't understand that sometimes I actually like conversing with people.

Our barn cat killed a baby bunny once and I was forever pissed.

Brooke said...

agree with you 1,000% on women and community. i feel so much more at home in my church now that i'm in a Sunday school class where i feel like i belong.

Mari said...

I love June too! I agree with you on women. I've had some great studies and Sunday School groups and they mean so much!
The picture of your Grandma and the baby is the sweetest thing. :)