Thursday, February 23, 2012

Horrible about Blogging

I'm horrible about blogging. I'll be the first to admit it.  In fact I'm horrible at a lot of things.  I discovered last week that I'm fairly inconsistent at everything.  I know why though. I decide I need to change something and then soon I find something else I need to work on so I ditch my first project and move on to the next one.  I don't think I'm bored, I just haven't admitted that I can't manage every area of my life the way I thought I could. 
It's easy to fool yourself into thinking that you're a pretty darn cool person who has it all together, but reality is I'm just not that good at it. 
Welp, I'm beginning to accept myself the way I am.  I'm not perfect but I'm still pretty cool. :-)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Land Between

I just finished reading
The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions

by Jeff Manion

When someone suggested the book to me, I read a few pages and put it down. At the time I wasn't able to get into it. I had several things going on at once, none of which was more important than helping my daughter plan her wedding.

I eventually picked up the book again, and I have to say that there's a reason why we do things when we do. God has a Divine plan and His timing is perfect. I don't think I would have received the message about how to respond to the land between during my transition a month ago.

Each chapter drew me into deeper meditations as I realized it is essential that I give credence to the land between where life was and where the future is in question. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is experiencing a life-changing event. This book provides hope, guidance, and encouragement for people during their toughest times of transitions, whether it be major health issues, loss of job, foreclosure, or fear of uncertain futures.

I am embracing the land between. The way we view and handle our transitions has a lot to do with how long we remain in the land between. The Israelites wandered around in the wilderness for forty years, but that was not God's plan. If they had trusted God and stop their grumbling and complaining they would have all seen the Promised Land.

God has great things for me and I want every blessing he has stored.

Friday, June 24, 2011

I need a roommate to cruise

I've been on one cruise and that was on the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas in 2009. What an experience THAT was. I didn't have a clue as to what I should expect. I didn't know you could have so much fun on a ship. Some of the things I enjoyed doing was swimming, hanging out in one of the many whirlpools, reading on the deck, watching people karaoke- some were pretty good at it. My friend, Kerri, tried to get me to do it, but I chickened out.
So why have I started out talking about a cruise? Because my friend Kerri, who is the Alumni activity coordinator at Lincoln College is putting together another one. This time we will cruise the western Caribbean on the RC Navigator of the Seas. Not as big as the Oasis, but still very nice.
Here are the details:
We sail on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 - Saturday, Feb 18, 2012
  • Sunday, Feb 12 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Depart 5:30 PM
  • Monday, Feb 13- Cruising
  • Tuesday, Feb 14- Georgetown, Grand Cayman- Arrive 8:00 AM, Depart 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Feb 15- Ocho Rios, Jamaica- Arrive 7:00 AM, Depart 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, Feb 16- Labadee, Haiti- Arrive 10:00 AM, Depart 6:00 PM
  • Friday, Feb 17- Cruising
  • Saturday, Feb 18- Fort Lauderdale, FL 5:30 AM

Pricing includes tax and this is per person:

  • Inside cabin: $547.97
  • Promenade View: $597.97
  • Oceanview: $667.97
  • Balcony: $767.97

These prices include: Shipboard accommodations, all taxes and port fees, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages, and most onboard entertainment.

NOT INCLUDED: Air transportation, transfers, travel insurance, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages (soda & alcohol), photographs, gratuities, medical service, etc. You can add these during or after the reservation process. *Pre-paid gratuities can be added at the time of reservation as well. Theya re $69 per person.

Not only does the Navigator of the Seas sail effortlessly through the waters of the Caribbean, it contains some of the cruise industriy's most amazing features - a rock-climbing wall, a basketball court, and ice-skating rink and an inline skating track. Dare we say there's more? What about a fiver-story tehatre, a casino, a miniature golf course and a spectacular three-story dining room? This 138,000-ton nautical wonder has it all.

So think about it. Anyone can come along so long as I get a female roommate.

The more the merrier!