Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Head over Heels In (pause) well in something....

"Hoooonnnney!", this time he shakes me.

It's 2 am.
I really thought I was dreaming but because we are talking about MY husband - I guess I should have known better.

"We need to talk!"
NOoooNoNooooNo -in my Kevin Hart's voice. (this is what I am thinking)
However I have been married for 18 years, in that time frame you get to know your husband VERY well so I knew not to say that out loud. That is one of those" roll your head behind their back" type statements that you did when you were a kid.  Why? Because that would have added extra unnecessary minutes to this "talk".

We need to talk. *ponders on those words. Typically in most relationship those words initiates a little fear in the hearts of the one receiving these instructions. It usually meant something dreadful was about to follow.  In MY relationship, marriage..... love affair *rolls eyes, that meant he REALLY wanted to talk. Our roles are truly reversed - he is the one always "wanting to talk" and I am the one who is always "not wanting to listen"....

So for the next half hour, I laid in the bed listening, *pause *thinks about it for a minute..... OK! Let's say at least HE thought I was listening!!!, to his endless counts of his day; to him informing me that I should drive him to work all next week and something about some lady with a bad back. Quite honestly all I heard was blah, blah, blah blah blah. For the most part I just say a couple of unh-huh's every now and then. I know right - just like a man!

One of our conversations during our "talks":

"Honey, are you listening...."
"OK, what did I just say..."
*scratches head, "OK, tell me again!...."

You are each others, my beloved is mine and I am his... -Song of Solomon 2:16

Monday, October 21, 2013

Do all things without grumbling or complaining. - Philippians 2:14


EVERY Monday morning I wake up full of complaints:

  • The weekend went by tooooo fast!
  • I'm still sleepy - I don't wanna get up!
  • I don't want to go to work - I need to call in!
  • I don't wanna workout today!
This morning as I started my Monday morning ritual of complaints it dawned on me.....

Why am I complaining?!!!! God thought of ME! personally this morning and He said I think I will awake Theresa today and allow her to see another Monday morning. While I am at it; I will wake her with her right mind, strong body and . Not to mention I wont bother her with depression, 

Why am I complaining?!!!! I WORK FROM HOME!!!! I don't even have to comb my hair; put on clothes; heck brush my teeth if I do not feel like it. I not only have to roll out of the bed (which I am quite capable of doing on my own) to begin work; I have an easy job so I really can just quick back if needed.

Why am I complaining?!!!! Today somebody woke up and needed someone else's help to walk, to eat, to go to the bathroom. Today somebody woke up not remembering who they are. Today somebody woke up to mourn their loved one. 

This Monday morning I choose to end the cycle - the cycle of complaints. Why?!!! Because this Monday morning I have the option to choose; an option that I can do that on my own.

This Monday morning I choose to give thanks for all my circumstances because this is the will of God. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Thank You Jesus! for waking me up this morning....
Thank You Jesus! for providing with a job.... 

Thank You Jesus! for my health, my strength and my strong mind....

Thank You Jesus! for these fly High Heels..... (LOL! kidding)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I decided to repost this one - It still applies.....


 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing....
I Corinthians 13: 3-8; 13


I have a theory on making sure you are not disappointed on Valentine's day because sometimes you just "aint gonna" like everything "Love" gets you.....

Make a trip to your favorite store (mine would be a shoe store); Pike what you want (a fly pair of shoes) and put it aside. If what he thought you should have and what you thought you should have was on two different planes; pull out your purchase/shoes and say, "AHHHHHH thank you, hunny - you are such a great gift picker outer!!!!" BooYah - problem solved. #Pick your battes!
#you may have to complete this last suggestion in your alone time. somethings you can't share.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Chronicles of 1Girl50lbs

I started this journey with this series entitled 1Girl40lbs just to let you know how it is been going for me. However, today marks a new day - it is February 11, 2013 and I am ready to do this darn thing.

I must admit to be successful this time I must evaluate what I have been doing wrong in the past. That will be - my diet which basically consisted of eating whatever the heck I wanted. No Bueno!
So here I am on this day 1 of the Transformation of Purple! I have my meals planned out for the day and pretty much know what I am going to do as far as training. Ok I know what I am going to do however, I am still sitting here looking at the treadmill like it is going to run itself.

Alright Purple! Let's Go!


I am hoping this system is going to get me ripped in 60 days as promised:
~Love, Life & High Heels!
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Money Monday: BUILD your House!


The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
Prov 14:1

Shortly after Christmas, I posted a picture to LoveLifeHighHeels  of the shoe organizer that I received from my vivacious youngest daughter. And yes, that is what I asked for!!!! My intent of the post was to poke fun of the fact that it was almost to capacity and I was 100% sure I needed another.
sidebar - It reminds of the one my dad built me while he was visiting and how he got upset with me because I too filled that one to capacity. He said I had too many shoes but I say you never have too many shoes just not enough space!!!

Anyway back to my story, Someone so graciously made the comment on the post, after examining my shoe rack waaaaay to closely in my opinion, "What no red bottoms?!!!!" *Fade to black - Let us take a break in reality at this very moment and allow me to be a little transparent, I have a some knowledge for you in terms we can all understand..... I "ain't got" red bottom money - WHOOP there it is!!!! *Fade to light - After carefully thought and trust me I thought about it for a long period of time; I replied, "My red bottoms are stored on a special shoe rack all by themselves unfortunately without the green stuff "The Man" will not allow me to bring it(the rack) and them(red bottoms) home.  Pretty witty, huh? Well, I thought so, it left nothing to the imagination. She replied,  "What? No Credit Card!"

I'm puzzled!

Trust me I love Red Bottoms as much as the next girl and I plan to own a few pairs - someday!
However when I lay on that counter(NO! I am going to slap it down like dominoes and say, "we don't love them..." ROFL calm down Snoop, calm down).... When I lay down my cash for them; I want to make sure I am not buying stock in ramen noodles for the next 10 years in order to pay for them.
Rephrase: If buying stock is what I was actually doing (which is a good thing but a different Money Monday story) and not the only person getting rich like in MY scenario is Mr. Ramen Noodles hence lies the problem. The problem - society created to make us all think -charging things you can not afford is an acceptable thing to do.  Living in my car with my Red Bottoms is not cute....

Today's Money Monday is dedicated to all of us trapped in a society of Credit Card - No money:

The Truth about Credit Card Debt.... Dave Ramsey

When I can buy a pair of red bottoms, I want these (hopefully they won't be out of style by the time I get them):

Smooches, LoveLife&HighHeels
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