Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 Girl Friend Survey

2010 Girl Friend Survey

I received this from a friend the other night and spent the time to fill it out. I find it interesting some of the questions that were asked that make you think and learn more about yourself and your friends.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:15 am to catch the flight to Oahu
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Blind Side
4. What is your favorite TV show? Biggest Loser, NCIS, Bones
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Cream of Wheat or Whole wheat pancakes/waffles and COFFEE
6. What is your middle name? Dawn
7. What food do you dislike? at this time in my life... my body doesn't like red meat and sausage
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Toby Mac... Portable Sounds
9. What kind of car do you drive? Jeep Cherokee
10. Favorite sandwich? turkey with avocado
11. What characteristic do you despise? dishonesty
12. Favorite item of clothing? fun socks
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Sweden
14. Favorite brand of clothing? HAND ME DOWNS!
15. Where would you retire to? Retire... that is at least 30 years away... I pray that Jesus comes back first
16. What was your most memorable birthday? 29th... when I just got out of the hospital with MRSA... eye opening that I am not promised to make it to my next birthday
17. Mystery Question: What is the answer? JESUS
18. Furthest place you are sending this? East coast, USA
19. Person you expect to send it back first? Chrissy
20. When is your birthday? July 24th
21. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night if I can sleep in the next morning but since I normally get up at 5am I have to train myself to be a morning person.
22. What is your shoe size? 9
23. Pets? Yes 2 boys... Romeo (a very talkative kitten) and Tinkerbean (a cat who thinks he's a dog- he fetches and tries to bark)
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? HMMMM!
25. What did you want to be when you were little? Pediatrician
26. How are you today? blessed to be a child of the King
27. What is your favorite candy? Dark Chocolate
28. What is your favorite flower? Roses if given as a gift... plumeria if decorating
29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? March 9th when the team for Haiti leaves
30. What is your full name? Aunty Angela to my children or Angela Dawn Calhoun
31. What are you listening to right now? The neighbors dog barking and commentators on the winter olympics
32. What was the last thing you ate? Panda Express with Jeremy and Bri
33. Do you wish on stars? No but I praise God for them
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red
35. How is the weather right now? Cold for MKK but warm for all of you on the mainland... 65 and breezy
36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? Falon... to check in with her before I flew to Oahu
37. No questions
38. Favorite restaurant? Olive Garden
39. "Real" hair color? Dark brown with more gray than I am willing to show
40. What was your favorite toy as a child? any of the toys my daddy made... motorcycle and kitty rocker are two of the things that top the list
41. Summer or winter? Winter in HI- cooler nights but warm enough to go to the beach during the days. Plus it is wet season so everything in town is green.
42. Hugs or kisses? Hugs
43. Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE
44. Coffee or tea? Coffee but I am a big fan of chai tea!
45. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes... I love you guys.
46. When was the last time you cried? actual tears?... I can't remember
47. What is under your bed? besides Tink and Romeo on occasion... nothing... it's clean
48. What did you do last night? went walking with Bri, finished the goodie bags and centerpieces for Director's conf, packed for Oahu, and cleaned up a bit
49. What are you afraid of? not doing what God has called me to do
50. Salty or sweet? YES!
51. How many keys on your key ring? Which key ring... I have 3... home, school, car
52. How many years at your current job? 9 years in HI, 7 years as Preschool director/teacher
53. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
54. How many towns have you lived in? 4- Provo, UT, Marietta, GA, Elon, NC, Kaunakakai, HI
55. Do you make friends easily? Yes

"While I wait"

"While I'm Waiting"

After a week filled with news of engagements, weddings, births, and upcoming births, I wonder why some have to wait longer to be apart of what has become a social norm. Each of these are biblical... we as created beings were not made to be alone but to have fellowship with others.

What happens during the wait???

As I was driving to a meeting in Oahu today, a song on the radio caught my attention and it sums up what is on my heart... Let this be an encouragement to you if you are waiting on the Lord for a specific prayer.

While I'm waiting by John Waller

I'm waiting.
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Runnin' in the Rain"

Over the past several months I have been watching some old must-see movies like Casablanca, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, and Singin' in the Rain.

Well this morning, I got up at 5am to jog down to the wharf. It was warm and still dark outside! I get down to the end of the wharf and it starts sprinkling (1.75miles from home). Turn around and start jogging home... I get halfway down the wharf and it is raining a little harder... by the time I went past Pizza Cafe, it was raining buckets.

I had no choice but to keep going. Normally on these mornings I spend my time praying about any concerns and things that the Lord has laid on my heart. On my way to the wharf that is what I did... on the way back I couldn't help but thinking of the movie "Singin in the Rain". I enjoyed playing and singing praises to God in the rain. By the time I got home, I was drenched but was filled with an overwhelming sense of joy.

When God allows rain in your life... Sing in the Rain!!!