A Changed Heart

Kim’s Journey

Trifecta March 5, 2012

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So excited. I tripled the number of times my blog was read today! I had 3 instead of the usual 1. WooHoo. Thank you to all 3 of you!


Technologically impaired March 4, 2012

Filed under: computers,Family,Friends,iPhone,iTunes,Prayer — Kimberly @ 8:35 pm
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Well, my laptop crashed about 3 weeks ago and I was amazed at how much I missed it.  I love information.  I love when I hear a word, or have a question about anything, there is this amazing thing called Google that I can search until my heart’s desire for that answer that satisfies my curiosity.  So, after 3 weeks I got to go buy a new laptop yesterday.  Didn’t get home until later in the evening and couldn’t wait to get it out of that box.  Caught up on my emails, facebook, pinterest, looked at a dining room table I have had my eye on for a while……….I was back in touch with the world.  All is good.  ????  Hahahahaha!  I guess I was feeling a bit tech saavy so I went to apple.com to download my iTunes.  3 hours later the box still read that there was 4 hours left and it is now 11:30 pm and church starts at 8:30 am.  I left it running and went to bed.  When I got up this morning everything was just the same as it was when I went to bed.  No iTunes on my new computer and no 0.5.1 (whatever??) on my iPhone.  Ok.  After church I decided to start the process again.  It took approximately 4 hours and it gives me a successful check mark.  The symbol comes on my phone that Sync is in Process.  THEN I get a picture of the iTunes logo at the top and the phone cord at the bottom on my iPhone.  That was all she wrote.  Dead phone, unless you like the pic of iTunes with a cord below.  True to technology form, I turn everything off and back on.  Number one rule, right?  That didn’t work.  I thought maybe the battery was low so I plugged into the wall to let charge.  No change.  I then plugged it back into my laptop and my iTunes page on the laptop shows all my apps but it does not even recognize that my phone is plugged in.  So, once again I am in withdrawal.  No iPhone.  That’s how I “talk” to my kids.  Random texts during the evening and before bedtime.  Wish me luck as I brave the AT&T store tomorrow.  That is about as painful as not having that instant gratification of knowing what is going on around me with that phone.  So, all my friends out there…………….I am still here.  Just currently technologically impaired at the moment.


July 2010 July 5, 2010

Filed under: Faith,Family,Friends,Patio,Prayer,Proudness,Religion — Kimberly @ 9:58 pm

My husband and I both work too much.  That is a given.  On a given day I will get home about 5:30 and he will get home about 6:00.  I have supper going and we normally eat around 6:30 while watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?  Then one by one we go put our plates in the sink and one by one we each pick up our laptops and he begins to put in more hours and then I do the same.  It helps me stay semi-caught up because there is always some small “fire” to put out when I get there.  Freddie probably worked close to 70 hours last week, he is a salaried employee, no we are not rolling in that time and a half pay.  Somewhere in all that about once a month he has been working on a patio i designed and hopefully we can complete by 2011.  I have helped put down stone and marked stone where they needed to be cut.  I have hammered dents into stone so it wouldn’t have a flat line cut mark.  But in the end, we can look at each other and say this is a job well done.  We can have the pride you get when you finish a project that you put your heart in to.  Think of that here on earth and think how you feel when someone compliments your work…………..now think how much more to hear the words “Well done my good and faithful servant”.  I want to hear that from God.  How cool would that be?  So in the 8-5 job remember that we are here to exalt God and enlarge God’s family.  The person people see of you today at work could be the closest thing to Jesus they will ever know.  I know that like you, I want to hear that Well done, Kim, my good and faithful servant.  Go out and serve your God today!


Door Decorating December 11, 2008

We are having a door decorating contest at work. These are the 4 that have been completed. Someone is coming to judge on Monday, December 22. What do you think? If I was as savvy as my friend Maggie I could put a voting button on here, but I will need lessons to learn all that. So, just comment and let me know what you think!

Door #2

Door #2



Door #1

Door #1

Door #4

Door #4


December December 1, 2008

Filed under: Children,Faith,Family,Friends,Holidays — Kimberly @ 7:35 pm
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Can you believe it is December?  Man, where did this year go?  I came home from work sick today, but brought work home with me.  I am loving this new technology (well, new for me)  I can log in to my work computer from my laptop and still get stuff accomplished while in my sweats on my couch.  Kinda defeats the purpose of sick time, but at least I don’t get as stressed thinking I am getting behind at work.  Back to my original thought.  December.  I have not done any Christmas shopping (well, I went once but only found stuff for me), I do not have my tree up, and haven’t done any holiday baking.  I am not even singing in the cantata at church this year, so I have no excuses.  Where does the time go?  I love to bake and take homemade goods to friends, but we have my husband’s work dinner this weekend, he is also in the church drama the following weekend and then we have the weekend before Christmas which is when my brother will be here.  Whew.  Baking may have to take a backseat this year.  What are your Christmas traditions?  Baking, caroling, family time, church.  You will find as your children get older that you have to be flexible to those traditions.  When I first married we had it all down pat.  My grandmother’s and my parents on Christmas Eve, our house and his mom’s on Christmas day, his grandmother on the 26th for supper.  Now we try to go with the flow……..our grandparents are now gone……..my brother now has a small child and they go back to Missouri before Christmas day……my daughter has her husband’s family to work in…..traditions become less important than time together.  I treasure the time together.  Well, maybe “traditions” is not the right word, maybe routine is what I mean.  We still know that Jesus IS the reason and are thankful for Him, that is our tradition.  Our routines must change.

Here is what my tree will look like if I ever get to that partchristmas-2007-014

Maybe I could just print this picture and hang it in my living room!!


Mmm…Mmm…Good November 13, 2008

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Well, I know that is normally for Campbell’s Soup, but I don’t know how else to describe my Sonic Sweet Tea today.  I could also say “Good to the last drop” but that is Maxwell House Coffee, but I am savoring every last sip.  Our Biggest Loser contest at work ended today.  As a group we lost 89 pounds which I think is awesome.  Those of us who stuck out the full 8 weeks decided that we would continue with the weekly weigh-ins to help hold us accountable, so my sweet tea will be short lived, but an occasional treat for myself.  I have changed my eating habits (like nothing after supper) and resolve to continue that.  But for today I will enjoy this Route 44 (Yes…….the largest tea Sonic sells) until it is empty, and maybe even eat that lunch size bag of potato chips with my turkey sandwich, but tomorrow is another day.  (oops…is that Scarlett still with me?)

So, I will toot my own horn for a minute.  Indulge me.  I was just a little short of averaging a weight loss of 2 pounds a week, so almost 16 pounds for the contest.  I came in 2nd.  I am back into pants I couldn’t wear in September, tops are not as tight as they were and at the peak of my exercising (before I hurt my back exercising Sunday night) I was making 60 laps around the gym at church.  Of those 60 laps, I would run 10-15.  I plan to continue walking and hope to do the exercises again when the back allows.  No crash diets, no laxatives, nothing but watching how much I was eating and exercising.  A healthy adjustment.  Thank all of you for the encouragement…….keep it up……..the holidays are upon us!

Now I must go and sip the remainder of my tea.  Mmm….Mmm….good.


Biggest Loser Week 7 November 6, 2008

Filed under: Biggest Loser,Friends — Kimberly @ 5:56 pm
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Well, only one more week to go in our Biggest Loser contest at work.  They didn’t give us results today, but I think I am stuck in 2nd place, and I am not sure I can overtake the leader.  I lost another 2 lbs this week.  But the leader will have to gain weight next week and I will have to lose double my weekly pace for me to catch her – I think.  But still, I have lost 13 lbs. and that is a good thing and my eating habit are much better.  But, I will say–next Thursday after work–don’t get in my way as I go to Sonic for a large sweet tea!!  That is my one reward I am allowing.  I can’t wait!!!!!!!