Friday, February 20, 2009

Confession Friday

I surely didn't intend to make this a regular Friday post but there is a lot to say....

1. Yesterday I got a speeding ticket...going 48 in a 35 (that really should be a 45)...I am signing up for 6 hours of defensive driving today. While I waited for the cop to finish my ticket I was thanking the Lord that my addiction is coke and not alcohol because....

2. Yesterday I broke down and had a coke. I was drinking the Coke when I was pulled over....so I was truly thankful that my "fall from my fast" did not land me a worse consequence! And for the record I am still "fasting" from Coke....I had a horrible headache yesterday, had a weak moment and stopped for an ICEE (Slurpee) yesterday....I still consider it "cheating"....but I could not allow myself a "real coke" as I don't think I could continue the fasting after sipping the full real deal:) Hoping I get to soon....

3. I just sent my kids out for recess so I can blog....they need fresh air, I need to clear my head:)

4. I am really missing New Orleans lately. Living in Dallas we love....for raising our kids and our church and friends....but not for its historical culture....sorry Dallas. Most people I know that live or have lived in New Orleans have a love/hate feeling about the city. There are so many thing to love love love about the city....the food #1 for sure, the beautiful people, the culture, the history, the fun, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and the food again! But there are other things to hate too....the corruption, and for us, the racism, and well, too much "fun" for raising kids....LOL:) It truly is a love/hate relationship....that is why I could more easily move top the "Northshore" or "Baton Rouge"....close enough, but not too close.....some of you understand:) I so want to bring the kids to a real Mardi Gras parade....not what some of you are thinking....but the kid friendly kind of parade....they, I, would love it. It just doesn't work this year.....so I am missing it all....the seafood, king cakes, parades, beads, music, etc.... Maybe next year we will get down there for Mardi Gras..... And for the record...I have a love/hate feeling about Big D too....but that is another post:)

11 comments:

Robin said...

Yep...I hear you. I broke down and had THREE cups of coffee today......guess I'll be right there with you on the caffeine headache!

emily said...

Oh man, I just can't seem to shake my addiction. I was so good for years and I'm so off the wagon now.

Have a great weekend. :)

The Albertsons said...

i'm glad you at least got a slurpie :). sorry about the ticket... booooo! did you really deserve that?

Shannon said...

I really miss NOLA, too. We were only there for 14 months but I fell in love with the city and the people. And now I miss Dallas as well! We are praying about whether or not to move back. I yearn for Watermark every Sunday but I am convicted that it is my relationship with Christ that sustains me, not my church.

Miss you and yours!

Lori S said...

Sorry about your ticket! I'm glad, too, that you were only drinking coke!
Maybe next year it will work out for you and you can take 4 children to Mardi Gras!!

Rebecca said...

You deserved to have a coke...and it was mostly ice right?

We were chatting about you guys today at playgroup. (Amy Bottomly and Tara Silvestri are part of the group.) So many people are praying for you guys!

crazy thorne's said...

My confession to you.... Just got home from Mardi Gras a few hours ago. Got to enjoy it with my hubby for 3 nights. We left before the really crazy weekend but still had incredible food, shopping, beads, incredible hospitality, dancing into the wee hours of the morning and even some bull riding at the Bourbon Cowboy! LOL Hope all is well. Blessings

Lori S said...

I have a confession to make...I think of you all often! AND...I am mad that you haven't passed court yet!!
There, I said it!

Sarah Tucker said...

ok, the coke stuff is cracking me up... love you girl!

CaryTucker said...

i can't believe you were speeding like that.....sinner! love you.

Mommy said...

Girl... In Metairie they have Family Gras by Lakeside the same weekend as Cleopatra. If you want to do Mardu Gras next year, let us know and we will stake out a good spot on Vets. They have a truck parade and we can tailgate...