Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Steady Stream of Thoughts

Well. Life got busy and my little blog got treated like the red-headed step child. Dang. Life got BUSY. These past few months have been such a transition for me. Lots of good and lots of hard. I am not used to working this much. I work about 6 days a week. I take one day off. I ALWAYS have a never ending list of things to do. I don't finish my job and go home. (I want to clarify that I am not complaining just explaining.) I get no (steady) paycheck. And the ones I get now are significantly missing a zero or two. I do things like go to yoga and swimming monday and fridays. I make myself almost EVERY meal. Cooking has been very cathartic. I entertain for lunch or dinner at least three times a week, sometimes five or six. I sleep in my OWN bed. I Spend time with people in Orlando. I am making NEW friends. Spending time with OLD ones. I read the Word almost everyday and try to start my day that way. I sometimes wake up with anxiety, feeling the physical pressure of what I have to do. Reminding myself about every day that I am choosing this and that GOD is bigger, badder, better than I can anything I can imagine. He has done so many things that I can just sit back and be incredibly grateful for. I watch a few shows in REAL time on my Telly. And sometimes with my brother and his new wife. I have no Boss. I have no co-workers. I miss some old co-workers. I DO NOT miss my old job. I hear things of what is going on where I used to work and want no part of it. Which surprises me. In a good way. I go to church REGULARLY. I meet with Lovers of Christ and share a (delicious home cooked) meal every week. I hear their stories and hear what they want to share about God's Word. I see God move and it's not me making this happen. I see the skills that I have learned over the past few years coming into play. I like that I can make my own schedule....but this can lead to working a lot or a nap if I really need it. I am challenged more than I have ever been in my life. I LOVE what I do. I like to believe in Faith for what will come. I love talking with people and getting them involved in OPP. I don't like being alone and understand why God said, "it is not good for man to be alone." I hope this will not be forever. But it feels this way. I have moments when I think I love owning my own business and moment where I do NOT feel this way. I have things go my way and many things that do not go my way. I need a new car: An SUV which I really don't care to own but actually need it. Plus my car is slowly/rapidly dying. I TRUST God. I DOUBT God. I remember and forget His PROMISES. But when I see them they are Sweet. I eat ALOT of things with sugar and like it. I have no LOVE interest and that almost makes me cry. I am learning to LOVE people a lot more. i.e. getting annoyed less. I took a hip hop class and was HANDS DOWN the worst one there. Just trying not to run into people and turn the wrong way. It was funny/not funny. But a good work out none the less. I spend time with my roommate JANA, whom I adore. Cooking and eating a meal with her is one of the best parts of my week. My Dad drops by my house on occasion and it's so lovely to get a hug from him in the middle of the day. I got a haircut. I stop by parties on a weeknight. I write this in a lightening storm. I am LOVED.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

World Water Day

Ever since the massive earthquake struck Haiti, charity: water has been working with our partners on the ground to find solutions to the growing water needs. Over a million people have been displaced from Port-au-Prince, and the need for clean water in the rural areas is greater than ever.

charity: water has identified 11 areas that need help now. We know exactly how much money is needed, and as always will use 100% of donations to directly fund projects, proving each one using photos and GPS.

There's an incredible amount of work that needs be done in Haiti, but the first step is simple.

Please Watch:

Beautiful Collage of LIFE!

Such Fun & Well Done:

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Dear Friend Alexandra Guillermety shot some handbags for OPP. Here are a few of her Best shots:

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To check out her blog:

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This is from an email I got this week about the Recovery Efforts in Haiti. OPP finacially supports LESWPA an Orphanage in Haiti. Please watch the Video. It is VERY sobering.

"Thank You for your contributions to Lespwa Worldwide since the Earthquake that devastated Haiti in January.
We wanted to give you an update on what is happening in Haiti with our relief efforts and missionary staff.
Jeremy Schurke has made a video that takes a glimpse at the ongoing relief and recovery which includes
having transported 10 tons of food, water, gas, diesel and medical supplies from the Dominican Republic
to the orphanage compound in Messailler, Haiti. We could not have provided these supplies
without your financial contributions and we thank you for your partnership.
You can check it out the video by clicking on this link:
The Lespwa missionary staff has now returned to Haiti to continue to care for the orphans, school children and
people in the village of Messailler. On the ground they will continue to assess the ongoing relief and
recovery needs. We will continue to provide food, water, medical, and gas for people affected in the village as needed.

Also, in the aftermath of the earthquake, we will look at how we can care for more orphans, help get schools up and running, and help the people of Messailler begin to rebuild their homes and their lives."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Clothes with Character

Loves it. Wish MORE people had Style like this.

Korean BBQ

That my former roommate Lena made. Incredibly delicious. I had no idea.

Better Late than Never.

ALL Together Now:

The Roquemores! Including our newest addition Lee Anne Roquemore and the Lovely Marnie Roquemore who is probably in her last year on this Earth. Sad but True. 93 and ready to go. I don't blame her.


I have been a little obsessed with making Homemade Pizza lately. I made three last night for group:

~eggplant & Feta & Indian Special Sauce (which was the hit of the night)
~thin sliced tomatoes w feta & fresh basil
~chopped organic Roma tomatoes, organic red onions, fresh cilantro & feta.

Anytime you want to come over for lunch I'd be GLAD to have you!

Orange you glad....

I would be if I had this Sweater.