can you tell me?

Posted: August 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Can you tell me…how it is already August? Seven months have disappeared in the blink of an eye. Somehow time snuck up on me and now I must face the month that will try to kill me. We travel (by CAR!) to Philadelphia this weekend. My friend’s wedding stuff occupies my schedule all month. I will have to pick up more intensive lessons for the Sunday class I lead. Life continues on its mad course. Busy, busy, busy month ahead. Also, in August, a portion of each post is going to share something random from a list of topics being shared among bloggers. I got the idea from Lisa. Today’s topic is a guilty pleasure of mine. I would have to say my guilty pleasure is being able to stay in my pajamas or workout clothes all day if I so desired. Can you tell me why we all can’t just agree that sweats and tees are appropriate attire for everything?

Next up. Can you tell me HOW I’m supposed to fit all the shower information onto this tiny invitation?


And where this shower is even going to be? Or who to send the invites to? Since I can’t get addresses from the bride or the friend who is organizing the hotel room on the phone.

Can you tell me…why can’t we eat birthday cake every day? Yesterday we celebrated my nephew’s 3rd birthday. As usual with our family, it was a mad house of chatter and kids scrambling everywhere. All calmed for the cake. Oh, the cake!


I used to despise birthday cake. I blame Makenzie for my current infatuation with it. I never liked cake, ketchup, or candy corn until I became pregnant with her.

Can you tell me…could Makenzie BE any cuter? Well maybe without bangs in her eyes and peanut butter smeared across her face. Nah! She’s perfect.


Can you tell me…why is writing so fulfilling? I love putting my thoughts into words and onto (cyber) paper. I got a fair amount of writing done yesterday – my next fit pregnancy article (please CLICK), my Healthy Tipping Point story for Caitlin, and a lot of brainstorming for something special.

Can you tell me…why it is so hard to know God’s plan? I 100% am willing to follow Him where He leads me. And lately I have been getting these thoughts that wedge into my mind and cling onto my heart. They feel good, but there is a problem. How do I KNOW they are from God, not just something I come up with out of pride or because it seems cool? How do I know if  I should pursue them? Or is fear holding me back and am I trying to find a reason not to follow these things in my heart? For example, I have something that I would love to do on the blog and I think it could promote something amazing for every woman out there. I don’t want to just dive in without knowing it is something from God though because it is that important and dear to me. I guess all I can do is pray about it for now.

Can you tell me…how the body is so smart? Yesterday I was not that hungry. I had a light breakfast of my beloved egg/laughing cow/tomato/Morningstar sausage sandwich. Then had this lovely plate for lunch awhile later.


I ate an early dinner at the party, which was one taco of salsa, cheese, and beef plus a small slice of that cake. Then, I wasn’t hungry the rest of the day and ate nothing that night.

Today, however, I have been a bottomless pit. I devoured a quick, delicious breakfast of waffles with pb + syrup and some Morningstar Farms sausages. Then, I needed a heftier meal for lunch and convinced the hubs to hit up Atlanta Bread Company for my sandwich craving. I was STILL hungry! But, if there is one thing I know, it is to trust my body and let it do its thing. So, I’ll be munching something here shortly.


Can you tell me…if you are on my new Blogger Love page? I updated the page with the blogs that were on my previous list and all the new, fabulous people I have come across recently who requested to be included. Please check your link and let me know of any problems. If I missed you or you still want to be on the page, please let me know in a comment below. Help me spread the blogger love!

Now, can you really tell me…

  • …how your weekend was?
  • …your insight to any of the above?
  • …you own “Can you tell me?” question?
  • …did you click my link? I had to throw it in there!

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62 Comments to “can you tell me?”
  1. Jennifer says:

    I can’t believe it’s August already either. Did life seem to fly by ever since you got married? My husband and I always look forward to Summer and all the things we have planned, then next thing I know it’s going into Fall. Oh, I love M’s hair because it’s getting longer!

  2. Well, I can answer a few..

    ~No, Makenzie could not be any cuter. 🙂
    ~We *can* have cake every single day. 😉
    ~I have no idea how it can already be August but I’m not complaining- it’s one month closer to Fall!

    and I’ve been a bottomless pit today, too! Our bodies have a funny way of telling us what it needs- again, no just means more food. 😛

  3. Ummm I really don’t think Makenze COULD be any cuter! 🙂 She’s gorgeous!

  4. The body is incredibly smart, isn’t it? It’s so hard to trust that it knows what it’s doing sometimes, but if we’re able to let go long enough, we’re often so amazed.

    Glad to have discovered your blog!!

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