the Trigger-happy housewife

Bringing the constantly fantastic and painfully insane together daily!

A change in the air.

(Forgive me if this doesn’t seem too “together” it’s four in the morning Easter Sunday. I’m too excited to sleep, my church has it’s first service in our first building in just a few hours! I am overcome with excitement, anticipation and joy!)

Maybe not the air, per se, but for sure a change in my blog. There will still be children, as long as they continue to allow me to post photos. I say that because they will ask me not to post about them here and there, and it is a fair request that I honor. Thus far they haven’t figured out that they could just make it a standing demand, though they change each day and I am sure they will figure it out soon. (Honestly, my hope is that as long as I approve what I am post they will want to be a part of my blog!) There will still be weight and food and running adventures. Every thing that there is now there will be, but there will be more God.

When I started blogging I decided to be real, raw and honest. I am gay, I am a twee crazy, I am a mess, I am evolving. I make mistakes, I make art, I learn. I am and do all those thing. Well, I am also a true believer in an awesome God. I have always had a great relationship with God, but religion and I don’t really get along. I have been hurt and damaged  by religious people. Torn and stained by the church. Things is, God redeems. The hurt and damage grow your garden and the torn and stained are made beautiful. It’s time to stop wallowing there.

I have been reading – a lot. Spending every moment with God, praying and worshiping ALL THE TIME. It has changed my life and that will be reflected. I want to blog, and create art. I also want to spend every moment in praise and in awe – so, I am bringing them together. There will be those daily post of fun, but also lots of ‘this is what I read’ or ‘this is what I learned’ or ‘this is what blew me away today’ – I mean, how can I share my life if I leave out the very center and source of it?

Anyway, I am super excited about the summer, I have so much reading! Currently I am reading The Story, the Bible in One Continuous Story and also The Knowledge of The Holy, which is just amazing!

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12 hours.

My lovely works so hard for this family. God bless her! She is amazing! Today she is off for a TWELVE hour work day, and the children and I start our TEN days of vacation! I wanted to make sure she felt good, sustained, all day – and I wanted her to have a bit of wifey love whenever she needed it. So, of course, I cooked!

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A friend’s 20th anniversary.

I have the sweetest friends and they have been together since they were SIXTEEN – how sweet is that? Anyway it’s there 20th anniversary on the 20th and my dear friend Kellie asked me to paint her wife Christi a painting. I was honored!

I instantly had an idea, but it didn’t work out and I was major bummed! It was hard to get over and it took the whole month to actually paint something. Finally, today, I prayed and asked my wife to pray about the painting and all the sudden it just flowed! God is so good!

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Wednesday

It’s not a Weight Loss Wednesday because it has been a neither up or down, good or bad, yes or no week. It just is. So here you go, some fun from this week:

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Easter eggs.

This Easter Sunday is a BIG deal for me. My church is finally able to be in our first building! I am thrilled! To commemorate this time I made these Easter eggs for my pastors. I am beyond excited, and thankful and grateful to God for this time!

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Bake sale!!!

After baking all evening the babes and I scooted on to the yard sale for our church building early Saturday morning. The kids love church and they love being involved, but honestly I thought after an hour they would be over it all. I was wrong. Very wrong. My littles were happy little workers all day. They were friendly and excited even when their product started to melt!

In  the end we discounted the cupcakes (for melting) and at the finish of the day we gave the last few away with any purchase! lol They are overwhelmingly excited about the next sale – they are coming up with a fabulous bunch of plans for  the next sale – better flavors, indoor booth, signs and more notice to the customers… lol

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How about a bake sale?

My church is have yet another yard sale. This usually means that my kids stay home and I go, but they really want to be involved and I want to foster that so I started to think, ‘What can they do?” BAKE SALE! They always want to do a lemonade stand or something like that so I tossed the idea around. My kids were thrilled and my church was happy to involve the kids.

Friday at three we started baking!

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A week of iLeap!

Dillard University was an amazing host this week. Friendly, respectful, happy students and a smoke free environment! Thank you!

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Thrifting Thursday (last Thursday)

Not much to report. Just a fan-flipping-tastic salt and pepper shaker set!anniversay (1)

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Playing house Tetris, again.

You know, when you shift – beep, beep, beep – and flip – beep, beep, beep – until things fit just right! That’s what we have been doing and finally we had to go outside the homeland and buy a couch. Need is a strange word, clearly I don’t need a couch the way I need air or food. Clearly, but space is at a premium in this house with the animals and what with the kids becoming little grownups. Anywho, we just could not give up a whole half the house to a couch so the sectional had to leave. The wife picked up a sofa for fifty bucks a year ago when she was working out of town and sleeping in the office so we decided to bring it into the living room and we gave our sectional away. Yep, gave it and it felt great!

Only it wasn’t long until I realized that the one, old and not very comfy couch was not going to work as the only place to sit in the whole house. Nope. We gave that one away and we started looking and it became clear that what we needed was the comfort and size of a sectional when we were using it and then the compactness of the a smaller couch when not in use. Fold-able couch? That sound a lot like a reclining couch! One huge part of redefining the space in our front room is now complete!

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