February 14, 2013

Pondering on Valentine's Day

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I'm getting around to pondering a little on the late side today.  Had to make a Walmart run to get Valentines' Day treats for the kids on the bus.  Yeah, *blushing* I'm like that......pump 'em full of sugar and send 'em home!  Ha, ha.  Give them caffeine and sugar for breakfast then stick them on the bus, will you?

What?!  I'm not really that mean.  Well, the secondary kids get their treats on the bus, so I guess they are kind of sugared up when they get off the bus, but a lot of them have been chugging coffee, cola, and energy drinks all day so I doubt I do much damage there.  As for the little ones, they get their treats as they are getting off the bus.  That way it's up to Mom and Dad whether they can eat it then or not (plus it keeps the garbage off the bus floor!).

Oh, I got Valentines' Day stuff for the family, too.  The newest Bond DVD for Tim.

 A Duck Dynasty book for Megan (that I'm going to read when she is done with it).


 Red Velvet cupcakes for Mom and her husband.


Megan and I are cooking dinner tonight...steaks (they've been marinating since last night) and fried potatoes and onions.

Well, now that you're probably hungry, let's get to the point of today's post...Pondering with a Purpose brought to you courtesy of Brenda.  Just click below on the pretty blue button to visit Brenda and the Pondering home.

This week Ms. Brenda is asking us to expound on:  LIVE

To get started, I guess I'd first have to decide what I hear when I read the word.  Do I hear the word with a long i or a short i?

Now I like a good concert or live show as much as anyone, maybe more than some...especially if it happens to be the concert of one Toby Keith (I go to his show EVERY year).

Yes, this was taken from my seat...
front row, center.  I could have reached
out and touched the man if the nice
security guard standing right beside me
wouldn't have tackled me.  LOL

But that meaning of "live" isn't the one I thought of first.  No, I thought of it with the short i first.  I think that might have something to do with my One Word theme word for the year...intentional.  To me living is being intentional and if you're being intentional, then you're living.  

I think of living two ways.  The first is embracing what comes your way in life and making the most of it...good and bad.  I guess that would be kind of a when-life-hands-you-lemons-make-lemonade philosophy.  The other way I view living is to make things happen.  It's not sitting around waiting for life to hand you the lemons, it's planting the seeds, tending the plants, and picking the fruits yourself.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Sounds like a perfect day with some nice gifts and a special meal. I am going to make brownies and order a pizza. We are going out this weekend for a nice dinner. My husband doesn't like the crowds.....

Brenda Youngerman said...

OMG.... I want to come over for the steak dinner and I WANT TO GO SEE TOBY KEITH!!! We were just talking about that yesterday..... I would love to see him live... and there's not a lot of people I can say that about!

Thanks for Pondering with me

Judy said...

Steak, cupcakes for dessert and James Bond for . . . well, for dessert, too! Can't think of a better Valentines Day :)

Tracy said...

My husband only gives out the treats as the kids get off the bus to go home. That way no trash. He usually will give them out on not the actual holiday since many of them have parties in the classes and their parents take them home. I've got a big bag of suckers that he really needs to get rid of for me.

retired not tired said...

Happy Valentine's Day! For years hubby and I would cook a steak since it was the middle of winter and we couldn't afford to go out. Brought back memories.

Mary Ascol said...

Wow, sounds like an awesome Valentine's Day! I love what you said-
"living is being intentional and if you're being intentional, then you're living." I need to put that in my quotes to remember.

Stacy said...

Debby...Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! If Megan and I hadn't cooked, we'd have gone out this weekend, too. We're too tired during the week to do a night out and enjoy it.

Brenda...Where are you? I would love to have you go see Toby with me! Dinner, by the way...fabulous.

Judy...Thank you. We like to celebrate, but not get all crazy.

Tracy...The whole garbage thing didn't work out today. They came out of the school with so much candy and they'd had a party so they were already hopping on sugar and caffeine. I have some candy leftover now, too. :(

Retired...I'm glad I stirred happy memories for you. :)

Mary...Thank you. I am honored you think I said something quote-worthy. :)

Teri said...

Oh. That. Steak. I can't stop thinking about it!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Love me some Duck Dynasty. You will have to let me know if the book is good. I really also want to see Skyfall. Maybe I will rent it this weekend.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love your final thoughts... we must find a way to live with what life brings us, and then we must find a way to push beyond that so that we can live life to it's fullest... perfect! A great response to the prompt... and yes, that was an AWESOME concert seat!!!


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