{ a few random things }

This week, I’m volunteering in the church office while the staff person is on vacation. So far, I’ve answered a few phone calls and provided three families with meals from the food pantry. By doing this, I’ve had a distraction-free workplace and been able to format the church’s monthly newsletter and work on personal blog posts. Today, I plan to finish worship bulletins, an announcement sheet, and media slides for Sunday morning. Later this evening, I’m leading a contextual Bible study class.

I registered my blog on the Coast To Coast blog directory. I think it’s super-duper-fan-tabulous that bloggers all over the U.S. are registered. Last night, I found a blog from a girl in Evansville, Indiana (close to where I grew up) and several bloggers in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. What a great idea, thank you Shane at Whispering Sweet Nothings!!!!!

I found an opened bag of Skittles at the bottom of my over-sized L.L. Bean bag. I did the trusty-rusty smell test. Then I ate the colors of the rainbows … in this order: purple (yuck!), green (ewww!), yellow (blah!), orange, and red (YUM-O!).

The quest to fill 20 suitcases for the mission trip to Haiti officially began today. A very generous person ~ I won’t mention their name ~ delivered a box of condoms. That’s very thoughtful. Thank you.

My friend redesigned her blog. She’s hosting a celebratory giveaway. She rocks my socks and I’m tempted to get in the car and drive to Virginia Beach tonight to hug her neck.

I finished reading an e-book on my Kindle late Tuesday night (morning) and at 3:42am (GASP!) I realized I was reading 50 Shades ….book two … for the third time. Oh, Christian Grey.

Husband and I have gone to the gun range twice in two weeks to “shoooooooot summmthin.”
Actually, we’re shooting paper targets. But we act like nerds by using funny voices when talking about guns, ammo, and target practice. It’s a blast.

I’m going to Washington, D.C. next week.

Let me set the scene for you: I’m in my car with the windows down and the radio LOUD. At a red light, I’m singing a Jason Aldean song really LOUD. A truck pulls up beside me with its windows down too. The driver tunes his radio to the same station and cranks the volume up LOUD. I acknowledged our mutual likeness for country music finery with a nod and quickly sped away in my 4-cylinder Camry. Speedy McSpeedy, baby! Wait, was that guy flirting with me? ~OR~ do we both have great taste in music? ~OR~ was he trying to disguise my voice? Things that make you go HMMMMM.

I’m begging Husband for *TWO* Basset Hound puppies … name them Hatfield and McCoy.

This week, I joined a blogging network specifically for Southern Bloggers. HOLLA!

I will begin a blogger’s button swap on July 1. This is exciting stuff for someone who knows NOTHING about the inner-workings of a blog site and has zilch-zero-nada talent in the graphic design department. My button is really simple. BUT it was made using Photoshop. Import a picture ~ add a text box square ~ edit the font ~ VOILA! I know, my skillz are crazy-mad.

I am a comment-holic. I really like when people comment on my Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, blog posts, anything ~ basically ~ where someone else leaves their feedback. I like that. I like the connection. I wish people commented more. I really feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I have comment notifications. How sad am I?!

So, friend, what’s new with you?

Of course, I ask that question in hopes you’ll leave a comment.

Tee. Hee. Hee.

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  1. Celeste Zachry June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    For someone with no “job” you are sure busy! Sheesh! You really don’t have time to work, Nicole!!

    I’m the opposite of you and am loving my time away from school. Last year was SOOO horrific- I shudder at the memories.

    I think that guy was 1) flirting and 2) admiring your singing abilities.

    I’m starting to worry about your affair with Christian Gray…I know he’s going on vaca with y’all, too 😉

    • Nicole June 13, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

      I’m glad somebody else agrees that a full-time career SERIOUSLY interferes with my social calendar. Thank you!
      I’m guilty on all accounts charged … especially in regards to Mr.TwitchyPalms.

  2. Tif @ Ramblings of a Southern Bell June 13, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Don’t feel bad…I am learning about the inner workings of a blog too…lol! Mine is under construction…with a designer of course! Love your blog!

    • Nicole June 13, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Thank you, Tif. I love having a blog, writing posts, offering giveaways, visiting other blogs, meeting other bloggers, etc etc., but the “design” of mine is so simple. Thanks for visiting and I’m glad I found your site as well.

      Blessings,
      Nicole

      • Georgia McDaniel June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

        I love the name of your soon to be dogs, Hatfield and McCoy… I can’t wait to hear about Washington, DC. Awesome, have you been before?

        • Nicole June 13, 2012 at 11:42 am - Reply

          Nope, this will be my first time in DC. Kevin’s first too. Unfortunately, he’ll be working and won’t get to sight-see with me. I promised him I’d take LOTS of pictures!!! Love you bunches.

          ~n

  3. Jody Johnson June 14, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Aren’t you glad that some of your least favorite people called you to be sure you were answering the phone correctly and not wandering off???Keep up the great work…you’re the best!

    • Nicole June 14, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

      aww Jody, you’re one of my FAVORITE people…thanks for calling and brightening my morning. I’m pretty sure Alan will call and want me to provide a dissertation on the Old and New Testaments!!!! HAHAHAHA

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