kick start

December 8, 2009

Hello. So it appears that I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon a bit. I really thought I would update more frequently than this after NaBloPoMo ended, but I guess it tired me out more than I realized. ANYWAY, here are some things for you to ponder. Or things for you to skim over and forget about, whatever you like.


This Saturday I attended The Pioneer Woman’s book signing with Chelsea, Lauren, (non-blogger) Kelly, and Darla. I felt a little bit like an imposter because I’ve only been reading her blog for a couple of weeks. Although I have to say, I am hooked. Also, I am really bad at meeting people in general, and meeting anyone even remotely famous just isn’t my thing. I clam up and come off either awkward, stuck up, or–God forbid–BORING. Thankfully Lauren and Chelsea have been reading my blog so they (hopefully) know there’s an interesting person in there somewhere. Needless to say, I did not say much to Ree other than, “Thank you for making it to Houston.” There might be a picture of us out there somewhere.


I finally saw New Moon today. I waited awhile and went to the first showing of the day on a weekday and was rewarded with only 5-6 other people in the theater, and none of them were the screaming type. I will be the first to admit that I loved the books (back when I read them long before the craziness started happening), but I’m not much a fan of the movies. In fact, I am thinking of watching the next one on DVD.


The things I’m working on now in my spare time include decorating for Christmas using the least amount of money possible, making and sending Christmas cards, planning my next home project (my in-laws are going to help us out with that as a gift–SO EXCITED), reading (always reading), and eating. Some of these things I will be expanding on soon for you.


My brother and I get to do a couple of songs at the Christmas Eve service at our church. He plays guitar, I sing. We already have one picked out, but we’re looking for another. Anyone have any suggestions? The song should be about Jesus, preferably.


I cannot stop eating cookie dough. That is all.

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Comments on kick start

  1. 1

    From dad:

    I hope it’s chocolate chip cookie dough. That’s my favorite. Save some for me

  2. 2

    From Scott:

    V and I have been listening to the Andrew Peterson Christmas album – you should so something from that. In particular, the Matthew’s Begats (ok, maybe not, but still something from that album would work).

  3. 3

    From mediumcrazy:

    Perhaps you could have someone take a video of the singing and post it here for those of your readers who would like to hear? Just a thought…

  4. 4

    From Krista:

    I love cookie dough – even more than I love the cookies :)

    Not only am I terrible with meeting famous people, I don’t even recognize them. Last year I sat on a 6 hour flight next to Stephen Baldwin and did not even realize he was famous – we even had a half hour conversation and he gave me a copy of his book. I will never live that one down…

  5. 5

    From Chelsea:

    Maybe you have to be quiet because Lauren and I don’t shut up long enough to let you talk….

    I agree with mediumcrazy- I want to hear you sing.

  6. 6

    From Megan:

    Uhhhmm. Did I tell you about the time I met Derek Webb? And I cried! Or the time I met Anne Lamott? And I told her I was an evangelist for her?! OR the time I saw Terry Bradshaw in a William Sonoma? And I INSULTED him?!

    Yeah, your silence has got nothing on me, my love.

    Also, for the readers who have no heard you sing, I say: imagine glory in vocal form. :)

  7. 7

    From Megan:

    ahem… *not

  8. 8

    From Scott:

    When Vanessa met Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) she took this picture with him where they look like they are at prom. It’s awesome.

  9. 9

    From Erin:

    I think the Twilight movies are lame. They could have been awesome…but with such terrible actors, it’s kind of hard.

  10. 10

    From Kristan:

    Who said you should stop eating the cookie dough?? :P

    You know, I went into the movies (and books, for that matter) with VERY low expectations, because I was completely dubious about the whole hyped up thing. Because of that, I think, they were rather enjoyable. Maybe that’s the key, lol: just expect it to stink, and then it can only go up from there! :D

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