November 13, 2009

Friday Randomness

The closing went fine yesterday. The stupid escrow agent kept making all these subtle remarks about the "exceptions" they were making in our case, with regards to the POA. I wanted to spit out, "No, you aren't making exceptions, you are in compliance with the law, but that's okay." But God held my tongue, as I prayed He would. So now I am living in a house not in my name for the next 5ish weeks.
Anyway, to recover from the stressfulness that has been this week, I'm having a girl's night tonight at my house. We're going to eat junk food and play games and watch a movie. I'm so excited. Plus, since it's at my house, we're watching one of my favorites:

The Thin Man. William Powell and Myrna Loy. 1934. Very fun murder mystery/comedy. The first and best of the husband-wife-detective team movies. This set the standard which, in my opinion, has yet to be matched. I'm super excited. I know no one except my sister has seen it. And I think they'll enjoy it, but even if they don't, I will. ;)
Please pray for my friend Randi this weekend. Tomorrow is the day she was supposed to marry her soldier, who died in March from wounds sustained from an IED explosion. My heart breaks for her right now, but she is probably one of if not the most spiritually strong woman I have ever known. Ever since Gary went to Heaven, her faith in this has spoken volumes about the love of God - He truly does give peace that passes all understanding. Still, it's hard, and she has asked for prayer, so please do.
Wednesday was the last time I got to really talk to SoldierMan. Reception (processing) ended yesterday and Basic really began last night/this morning. I know he's glad to be really starting, to have something to accomplish. Also, it will help the time go more quickly for him. But it was awful, like saying goodbye all over again. It didn't help that, prior to knowing what his schedule would be like, I had agreed to go to a concert with my mom and sister that night. So I missed the first 15 minutes of the concert - until he had lights out - saying good bye. I must have looked like a nut walking around the foyer of the Ford Center balling my head off on the phone. But I didn't really care.
The concert, though, was awesome. It was Celtic Woman, and if you haven't listened to them yet, you should. They are amazing. We saw them last time they came to OKC and I just can't say enough how much I love them. They are all from Ireland, but have been touring and living in the US for about 4 years now, they said. Towards the end of the concert, they talked about how living in America has made them feel "a part of our family" and how much they loved it here. It was very sweet. Then they sang this:

I hear "patriotic slideshow" all over that. If only I knew how to do that. Anyway, go to youtube and check them out.


  1. i will definitely be praying for your friend.

    i love celtic women too! i have never seen them in i am jealous;)


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