Friday, April 8, 2011

Five Minute Friday: If you met me

I think you know the drill by now.  Five minutes.  No editing or second-guessing or changing my mind.  Here we go!


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If you met me I would probably be smiling.  I also will likely have a beverage in my hand.  If it isn't Lent season it will be (fountain) Pepsi or iced tea with a lemon or orange slice in it.  or maybe some iced water with lemon.   Right now it could be a Diet Dr. Pepper or maybe Coke Cherry Zero (in a bottle!).

---or that aggravating ,above-mentioned water so full of refreshing goodness.

If you met me I might seem a bit shy at first, but if you hang with me and pretend not to notice then I can get past it pretty quickly.   You will also find me hugging on you.  I am, in fact, a hugger.

If you met me you would be meeting my family (in spirit anyway).  It's practically impossible for me to separate us.  Within minutes you will know that I have beautiful children who love the Lord and precious grandchildren who are everything!  Because that's pretty much what matters.

Also, there is approximately an 89.7% chance that I will be make-up free...unless I know you're coming and actually have time to get purty.  I am not a fan of making up the face unless I'm heading out to The Target, or church, or some other public place where I prefer not be scary.

If you met me in my home you would see a few (or more) dishes in my sink.  I'm a little weird about using the dishwasher but sometimes I let them sit for a bit or longer before doing 'em.  I would almost certainly offer you some type of cake or cookie or goodie, because I love to cook and bake and make stuff.  and I love to give people things, and due to financial constraints gifts of the feeding you is pretty much all I have to offer.  Lisa-Jo you would so have been getting casseroles after Zoe's birth if I lived closer :)

I hope you could see that I'm learning to not take myself so seriously...that I'm relaxing more about the small stuff...that I'm clowning around more and laughing more and thinking about you more.

I hope most of all that if you met me you would be able to see how much I love my Lord and just want to make Him happy.  And if you met me?  I am certain we could be great friends just sharing our stories and passions and families.

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Since we can't all meet in my living room in person this weekend, would you drop me a comment and let me know who you are?  I want to know you too :)

Happy Friday!!
Renee

7 comments:

gammy563 said...

Hey Renee.I've been following your blog for a few weeks now. You always make me smile.

Jessica said...

Great post! I think very often when people would meet us they would be surprised how different we are.

Christie Stephens said...

Stopping over from Gypsy Mama ...

Great post. I love getting to know all of these wonderfully unique individuals, including yourself.

I am a nut about having my dishes done ... not so much about baking. We sound perfect for each other! :)

Nice to "meet" you!

http://christiestephens.blogspot.com/

Sharone said...

Hi, Renee. :) I think I would love to come over to your house, because you love to bake and I love to eat baked goods. Or maybe you could share some baking wisdom and we could bake together with our non-made-up faces and everything. :) I love how clearly you come through in this post.

GladMom24 said...

Hi Renee
I love how real you are. Thanks for sharing.Would love to stop by for coffee and baked goodies ( i love to bake too) but NC is too far away.

Renee said...

Welcome, Gammy! I'm so glad that you're smiling :) Thank you so much for leaving a comment - I love to make new friends :)


Hi Jessica :) I think you're right about that. One of the things I love about blogging is how all of the things that often make up first impressions is stripped away. Assuming we're honest, we are getting to know someone from the inside out, so to speak. Thanks for dropping by - and for commenting :)


Sounds great, Christie! I'll bake ya a cake & you can wash up :) It's so nice to meet you, too!

Renee said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement, Sharone. I think we could have a blast spending the afternoon baking something yummy sans made-up-ness :) Please drop by any time :)


It's so nice to hear from you, Tammy :) If/when you make it back this way do let me know. We'll find something good to eat for sure, haha.


Have a great week, y'all!

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