Friday, February 26, 2010

"Outside My Box"

I have really been looking for "fun" NEW ways to spend some of my time lately, so Rich and I have been trying to step outside our box a bit!! It's so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life and not try new things, which is sometimes monotanis in a marriage! After Haley passed away, Rich and I "went in to a shell" so to speak. We felt guilty doing or trying anything new, so we simply didn't really do much of anything!! As time passes and as hard as it is to accept this, we both know that life does go on and we cannot continue to live our lives without moving forward.

Our focus has always been geared towards Brenna through all of the sadness over the past couple of years, but we are now beginning to again refocus on each other and ourselves!! And I have to say....I have really enjoyed "coming back to life".

Last night, we went to a new place called KilKenny's Irish Pub down on Cherry Street in Tulsa! Wonderful food, beautiful atmosphere and just plain "neat" to be somewhere NEW around this town!! Brenna and her friend Madi were old enough to go with us, and being that it was a week night, the people were pretty "tame" and oh yeh, and the Bread Pudding was AMAZING!! So..... fun time with friends last night and the weekend is just beginning!!

I will continue to "step outside my box" tonight as a group of about 15 of us are going out for my friend, Lara's birthday!! This sounds crazy, but oh-so fun!! We are heading to a 2 hour ZUMBATHON.....and then after we zumba the night away, we are all going downtown to Casa Laredo, Latin Grill and Tequila Bar. Not much of a drinker so this ought to be fun!! 15 girls who loves to zumba and a dance floor at midnight! All I have to say is..........watch out!! LOL!!!

And then wrapping up my weekend, Rich and I are going to a place called Ciao's to enjoy some dinner and a little Jazz music!! I'll be sure to give you a review!!

So, I guess my message in this blog today, is to "step outside YOUR box", try something new with your family or friends and be sure to let me know about your experience!!!

Well...my "Big News" is coming up next week. Oh my...I am getting a little nervous about sharing, but hopefully it will be inspiring to some of you! That is my goal!!

9 comments:

  1. After everything you're talking about doing tonight am thinkin' you're not even going to be able to get out of bed tomorrow! Am so glad you're doing so many new things! Can't wait to hear the news!
    Praying!
    Psalms 27:13-14: I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
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  2. SO Glad you guys are having so much fun getting out! I love dates with my man.

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  3. OH my Stars! I just realized I wasn't a follower! I thought I had already joined your blog! I keep waiting for it to show up on my dashboard and it never did! Now I know why! I'm a dork! Anyway...you are doing a great job with your blog. I knew you would! :)

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  4. Glad you are enjoying time together! Thanks for letting Brenna hang out with us. They are being their silly selves :)

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  5. Hope you had a fantastic time and could actually get out of bed today!
    Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Psalms 28:6-7 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
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  6. I love your blog! You're inspiring and fun to read! You're so right about doing things outside your box. It made me think of what I do that is outside my box. Hmmm, I started Zumba and working out recently and am sticking to it. I really enjoy it that's why I'm sticking to it. I've recently started my blog and am loving it. Never thought I would share about the food I eat nor recycling with others! It was fun to think of what I've done that is outside of my box, now I'm proud of myself :) Hmmm, what new thing should I do next? Looking forward to your next post....

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  7. Lifting up prayers!
    Psalms 28:8-9 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
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  8. The Lord will always be there with you! And I'm here praying!
    Romans 8:31-32 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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  9. Praying right now!
    Psalm 40:1-4a: I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust,
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