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runnin’, runnin’, runnin’… February 27, 2008

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okay, so it’s sign-up time for the chicago marathon www.chicagomarathon.com  and dare i do it again? it’s the middle of winter and last night i spent 1 and 1/2 hours shoveling snow and ice chunks and cabin fever is setting in…i am itching to hit the pavement to suck up some fresh air while singing eye of the tiger (teehee). 

THE MARATHON! is there a better way to sight see the diversity of chicago than to run 26.2 miles with 35,000 of your running mates? probably NOT!  i need fresh air and my body in non stop motion. besides since october7th (the adventures of last-years-marathon.doc) there seemed to have been a plethora of life’s hiccups and on top of that something attached itself to the back of me and the back of my thighs and then something jiggly happened to my arms.  apparently i took full advantage of the pure sugary delights from  thanksgiving, christmas, and every other day.  mmmmmmmm sugary sweets!!!! …all the time, so then…”baby got back”(teehee). 

whether i do the marathon this year or not, andre’ (this really cool guy i hang out with and had children with:) said that he plans to take on the challenge.  we shall see.  in the mean time, i need to pull out my running shoes and channel a bit of sly stallone from the movie “rocky” (he’s ripped one in the video)

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love a good debate… February 22, 2008

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so i’m watching the democratic debate and i think it’s fun!!! woohoo (obviously, it does not take much to make me happy).  anyhoo, they are fired up tonight, there is very little time and there is about to be some scrappin’ going on for the position of top dog in this great u.s.a.  history in the making my friends.  whether you agree with either of these two  and what they stand for or not, just the fact that there is diversity (an african american and a woman) and two people that have somehow energized the a generation of folks ready to make significant changes for our country and our world.  whose side am i on?  weeeeellllllll that’s my little secret grasshopper.  borders, healthcare, war, jobs, veterans, education, this country’s DeFiCiT…reminds me of this song by billy joel (check it out below – click and listen)  yes, it’s an old song but take a listen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKu2QaytmrM 

i wonder what the candidates do after the debates? i have a few guesses and it probably ain’t pretty

tough stookies… February 20, 2008

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okay, like what the hay!!! life is something tough at times and stookies is the only word that came out of my mouth.  i was thinking several different words and some word unknown to the english language and can’t be found in the dictionary.  anyhoo, a couple of different things going through my head lately 1) always pass up an opportunity to make someone feel bad, never miss an opportunity to make someone smile or feel good. 2) feel the fear but do it anyway!

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he’s trying to be brave… February 20, 2008

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my best little bud in the whole world (myles) is trying his best to be brave.  his daddy went on a month long trip for work and it will be the hardest time for my baby boy because he loooovvvvveeeessss to be with and play with his dad.  so far he’s (myles) focusing on the promised phone calls and phone to phone pictures he is and will be getting often.  hOwEvEr, the true reality of it all is starting to kick in and looking at his sad little eyes i just wanna hug and cuddle him until his daddy comes back. but i’m sure he’ll be fine.  we have lots planned in the meantime, including a couple of extra coffee dates.  so, while daddy is gone, let’s get him juiced up on caffeine (teehee) just kidding.  his dad sp0ke with him before he left on his trip and told him that he’s a brave little knight and like any little boy hanging on his dad’s every word and he is holding onto it.  i guess it goes to show you, speak positive things that will build your child up and they will believe it.  tell them you love them often, tell them words that let them know that even when they are feeling low they will try their best to hang onto the good things you’ve spoken into their little lives.  he’s my brave little knight.

leave it to beaver… February 16, 2008

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wdantvleaveittobeaver1.jpgtoo_late_to_re_think_html_6ab5141e1.jpgokay, so i’m watching tvland (the channel with all of the old old shows) and leave it to beaver comes on.  i find it quite funny to see that the kids were just as goofy as today.  the show that i saw this morning -“beev” came home with a black eye and when ward (the dad) found out he vowed to teach the beaver to mop the floor with the kid who hit him.  dads are funny and they usually do what comes to instinct first. some dads probably won’t admit to thinking the same way as ward did in that episode but whose dad didn’t take their kid to the back yard and show them the ways of the “world”… back then and now.   i guess if i put it that way (ways of the world) the decision would be a bit more obvious.  we’re called to be in the world and not of the world.  however, i struggle with doing what would be right and wonder if i would have responded like ward cleaver.  i don’t think i would have been disappointed if my kid would have “responded in kind” (you know what i mean). hmmm…sometimes i tend to think like a man until i step back and think a moment before doing.  but sometimes when you’re in the fight of your life you don’t necessarily think it out, you take action. anyhoo…“i’m gonna teach beev to mop the floor up with this kid”…(i still think that’s funny)

what shall i give him… February 14, 2008

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soooo selfish i have decided that it would benefit me to actually make a bit of a sacrifice for the season of lent.  this is not something that we practice at my church and this is not out of religious obligation, but simply because i want to really get a better focus on who God is and really strengthen my relationship with Him.  there are a few things in my life that could use a bit of adjustment.  hmmmmmm…what thing(s) could i possibly give Him????????

by the way,  one week has gone by and i am failing miserably…do i get a do over?(teehee). 
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i am haunted… February 14, 2008

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i had a vision one day while praying and i cannot seem to get it out of my head.  it was quite some time ago and it was scary but magnificent all at once.  have you ever had the feeling that something is on the horizon and you are in major prep mode???  this vision was so colorful and real and if i sit still long enough i can feel, see, experience the whoa all over again.  anyhoo, i wonder what God is trying to show me? i have somewhat of an idea (i think).  so, you know what that means…time to get alone with myself and Him to really see what’s up because i feel like i’m in a very unique place right now and i’m excited to get this show on the road. question…is God waiting for me or am i waiting for Him?????

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i fell in love… February 14, 2008

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Love of My Life…

be still my beating heart.  my little four year old sat next to me on the sofa, put his hand on top of mind and professed his love to me. surprisingly, he didn’t want anything nor did he ask for anything.  he just simply wanted to say “i fell in love with you”!  aaaahhhhh, sooooo sweet.  of course i just wanted him to say it again so i asked him what he said and he repeated it, and then he asked, “do you know what that means?” and i said, “what?” and he said, “it means i love you”. my heart is all his… POSTED BY miss jones AT 1/31/2008 11:14 PM

 

What did you say to me?!@#$%^&* February 14, 2008

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love it or hate it…we all have to hear things that we really don’t want to hear.  the hard stuff makes us mad and hopefully it should make us change.  the good stuff…pretty much just fill us up with warm fuzzy feelings, makes us smile and give some of us a big ego (not me of course…teehee).  are we really that shallow that we’d rather not hear certain things because we know that it has the potential to stretch us and make us want to be better?  i hope not!  anyhoo, i say…take in the good stuff, sift through the not so good stuff and see what you can improve upon so that the good stuff rings true even more so, and learn to take life in stride – good, bad and indifferent.   Tuesday, January 29, 2008 5:55:56 PM