"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

~Philippians 1:6

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thankful Thursdays!

I'm Thankful...

  1. For the 7 day return policy at Game Stop
  2. For my Mom's awesomeness
  3. That we're having dinner at some good friends' house tomorrow
  4. For cows so I can eat steak
  5. That I don' have any birthdays to organize in August
  6. For Town Talk cake
  7. For Netflix
  8. That I have cuddly children
  9. I figured out my kitchen theme
  10. For prayer and how big it is

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Little Football News

So Hasselbeck is a Tennessee Titan now. I'm glad because he was floundering in Seattle. I hate Pete Carroll. We'll see if the Seahawks give Charlie Whitehurst a chance. They should, he's a decent quarterback and young enough that given a chance he could take the Seahawks good places.

Donovan McNabb is a Viking now. I'm glad because now I can resume hating the Vikings just like I do Donovan McNabb. Overrated and loud mouthed that's what he is!

The Jets are looking to possibly sign Randy Moss. Not good. Not good at all. I hate the Jets and I love Randy Moss. He used to play for the Patriots and he is awesome.

Kyle Orton could be making a deal to go from the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins. I don't really care too much about where he goes as long as he shaves off his awful mustache. Him leaving Denver gives Tim Tebow a chance. I love this kids. He's a Christian with great values and the kids can throw and run like nobody's business.

I love this stuff! So exciting!

Wordy Wednesdays!

I absolutely adore the word Onomatopoeia. The meaning is awesome and it's super fun to say!

[on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh, ‐mah-tuh]

  1. the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with it's referent
  2. a word so formed
  3. Rhetoric. the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical effect. 
I hate the word Lumpy. Just saying it is gross. Have you ever had anything where it was good that it was lumpy? A mattress? NO. Food? NO. People? NO. You get the idea so I'll stop there.


  1. full of lumps: lumpy gravy.
  2. covered with lumps, as a surface.
  3. heavy or clumsy, as in movement or style; crude: a lumpy gait; a lumpy narrative.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Locked Out No More!

I don't know if you heard (or care), but the NFL lockout has ended! The players unanimously voted in the new CBA. Which means regular league business can resume this week. Drafted players, free agents, and undrafted free agents all need to signed. I won't bore you with all the details because this is a subject I go talk about all day long. Just ask Derek or anybody else I come in contact with.

The Pats' first regular season game is September 12 against the Miami Dolphins in Miami. It's on ESPN and you can bet I'll be watching.

My fall and winter has purpose again! So you can probably bet I'll be blogging a lot more about football, I'm kinda sorry if it bores you. If you haven't already seen my crazy football season is when it comes out to play.

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Monday {SIGH}

This post isn't really about anything, but I feel the need to write. Not only is this blog for your entertainment value (be honest, how hard did you laugh?), but it's the way I get things out of my head. This is my way of dealing with things in a sense. Derek will be the first to tell you I am a horrible verbal communicator. I write OK and can express myself much better that way. I try to talk it out and I get jumbled and frustrated and eventually I'll walk away, which really frustrates those I'm trying to converse with. Today's post is about stuff I'm stressed about.

Derek doesn't feel good. He hasn't felt good since yesterday and I'm worried. In the past if he was sick, it wasn't a big deal. That was before the cancer word. Now every sickness is a worry that perhaps his GVH is getting worse or a different kind of cancer has taken root. Logically I know that God has control of our lives and Derek's body, but emotionally is a different story.

I start school in roughly a month. While I'm very excited I'm also worried. Mostly I fear flunking out or finding out I can't hack it. I know I can and I've prayed about going to school and I know that right now this is God's plan for me, but because it's new and I'm horrible with change I'm petrified.

I have certain people in my life right now who are judging me quite harshly on past actions. Actions I regret, but have been forgiven for. Someday I might post about that part of my life, but I'm not quite ready. Anyway, these people are (to not sound like a 7th grade girl) being mean to me. My feelings are hurt and I'm so angry. I feel at a loss as to what to do with these feelings. I don't want to pray for these people and I don't want to pray about my feelings. I feel I have a right to my feelings. Oh how I hate my flesh.

My kids don't know how to read or tie their shoes! I'm sure all of you out there who are parents can understand the stress that comes with having kids. I tend to forget they aren't mine to begin with, but are on loan from God. That actually just stressed me out more. Their learning and growth falls to me and I'm a terrible teacher! I'm not consistent and I don't know the best way to teach them. School starts in the fall and they are supposed to have a good grasp on these things. Today I feel like a terrible mother.

Those are my big stresses. Verses about worry and giving things to God are floating through my mind right now, but I feel like I can't absorb them. Have you ever seen that Veggie Tales where a little girl or boy lies and the rumor weed starts to grow? With each lie she or he tells it gets bigger and bigger, it eventually gets so big that it is it's own entity. That's what my stress is right now, it's own entity.

Thanks for listening.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thankful Thursdays!

I'm Thankful...

  1. That it's been cooler the last couple of days
  2. That my husband goes to work everyday even though I suspect he doesn't want to
  3. That I get to stay home with my kids
  4. For my pillow
  5. For all the people that read and comment on my blog
  6. For God's love and understanding
  7. For my moody playlist
  8. That husband came home safe from boating on Tuesday
  9. That my Mom is going to come visit around Thanksgiving
  10. For the new Lion software I downloaded yesterday, it's very cool

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordy Wednesday!

I absolutely love the word sesquipedalian! It sounds awesome and the definition is so fitting to how long the word is.

[ses-kwi-pi-dey-lee-uhn, -deyl-yuhn]

1. given to using long words
2. (of a word) containing many syllables

I hate the word moist. It just sounds gross. If you look at the definition, why can't we just say damp. Even though damp is pretty borderline in my book, it beats moist any day.


1. moderately or slightly wet; damp
2. (of the eyes) tearful
3. accompanied by or connected with liquid or moisture

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Things You May Not Know Part 2

Here is another list of things about me, mostly because I don't know what else to post right now and I'm feeling wordy!

  1. I'm a junk food junky
  2. I hate the wind
  3. I stepped on a nail when I was in the 7th grade and a piece of the shoe was lodged in my foot for awhile
  4. I wish I had a British accent
  5. I like to stand on the hot pavement barefoot
  6. I only paint my toenails red
  7. My husband and I sleep with different blankets
  8. I own a pair of purple, red, and highlighter yellow Roos
  9. I'm addicted to Better Cheddars
  10. If I see a loose dog I will stop and take him home to find his owners
  11. I want to be a model
  12. I've never mowed a lawn on account that I'm highly allergic to grass
  13. I threw a water bottle across the room after the Patriots lost the Superbowl (not my proudest moment)
  14. I love to read and tend to ignore anything and everything when I do (not on purpose)
  15. My favorite numbers are 6 and 13

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Song To Share

I used to have another blog. I called it Beautiful In God's Eyes. After everything that happened with Derek, his cancer, and my subsequent fall from well everything I no longer felt beautiful in God's eyes. 

After my last visit to my family in April my Mom and I were talking about God and our relationships with Him and I shared my feelings with her. I think it bothered her more than she let on. She texted me the other day about this song by Mercy Me called Beautiful. She told me it reminded her of me and I should listen to it. I listened to it and cried. It's so true. I know we've all done things we're ashamed of. Sins we wish we could take back with all our heart. This song I think will resonate with you. I'm trying to let myself believe and know that despite my sins and faults God still finds me beautiful. He still sent His Son to die for me. 


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Letter to a Linebacker

Dear James Harrison (linebacker for the Steelers),

I compliment your boldness. Or is it craziness? Regardless, my compliments to you (that will be the only one). While I agree with parts of your attack on Goodell's character, I have to say I don't know how smart it was to insult the guy that has the power to suspend and/or fine you during the next regular season (provided it actually happens).

Shame on you for using an anti-gay slur though. Not only is it insulting to others, it's bad PR for you. But I guess I don't really care about your PR.

 It would have been interesting to see you whisper in Goodell's ear had you won the Superbowl. I wonder if that moment would have been caught on camera. It's almost worth me changing who I rooted for in the Superbowl. Almost, but not quite.

I do have to say calling Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi "clowns" was I think inappropriate. I don't know why or the context in which it was said in the article, but I'm thinking they commented on your performance and you didn't like it too much. Truth hurts, huh? I'm not gonna comment on Brian Cushing and how you said he was "juiced out of his mind", mostly because I don't know if he juices. What I do want to know is if you have irrefutable proof that he does?

The most idiotic part of your comments though was attacking your own teammates. It takes an entire team to lose a game. I'm thinking that if the Packers scored 31 points that was the defenses fault. You are on the defense, right? I applaud Mendenhall for providing a link to his stats for last season. Way to discredit the idiotic comment! Now I'm not one of Roethlisberger's biggest fans, but telling him how to do his job and insulting him at the same time seems a little oh I don't know haughty, egotistical, pompous, presumptuous...I could go on all day I suppose so I'll leave the adjectives at those four. I'm waiting to see what Roethlisberger says. I'm hoping it's really good. I guess we'll see how much damage you've done when the article actually comes out in the August issue of Men's Journal. Personally I'm hoping the damage is irreversible, but then again I don't like you. At all.

Kindest Regards,

Erica Anderson

Thankful Thursdays!

I'm Thankful...

  1. That I passed my math assessment test
  2. That the migraine I woke up with is gone
  3. That it's raining right now, oh how I love the rain
  4. That my husband bought me a card after I took my math assessment test
  5. For Starbucks
  6. For hats
  7. For junk food
  8. For comfy sweatshirts
  9. For purple shoes
  10. That I have 3 beautiful, wonderfully naughty children

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordy Wednesday!

I love the word Accost. Mostly just because I love to say it. I've never used definition 3 and don't plan to in the near future, although I may have to look up what a procurer is.

[uh-kawst, uh-kost]

–verb (used with object)
  1. To confront boldly.
  2. To approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark.
  3. (of prostitutes, procurers, etc.) to solicit for sexual purposes. 
I absolutely positively hate the word pic! Because picture is such a long word we need to shorten it! Come on people! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

To Sum Up My Day

Long. Nervous. Melancholy. Contemplative. Frustrating. Small victory. Loving.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursdays!

I'm Thankful...

  1. That we don't have June bugs (violent shudder) in Butte
  2. My children all still sleeping
  3. For children's Tylenol
  4. For cereal
  5. I'm saving money on my grocery bill
  6. For pretty pens and pencils (I think I have an addiction problem to stationary supplies)
  7. My back pain has been better
  8. For God's provision in my life
  9. For waffles
  10. That tea helps sore throats

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


What happens when despair threatens to overtake every fiber of our being? When desperation mars our feelings and decisions, it infiltrates and spreads like a disease. It’s the disease of hopelessness. 

One of the definitions of disease is listed as:

Any harmful, depraved, or morbid condition, as of the mind or society.

You can guess how this fits in. Despair, hopelessness, desperation and all feelings like it are a morbid condition for us Christians. They prompt us to make bad and rash decisions. Decisions we wouldn’t have otherwise made if we had prayed, read our Bibles, and spent some quiet non-verbal time with God.

19but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, 20who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. 21By Him ye believe in God, who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God. (1 Peter 1:19-21)

That our faith and hope might be in God! There is never cause to feel desperate or hopeless if our faith and hope is rooted in our never changing, all powerful, loving God.

It is hard, I must admit, when the circumstances staring us down are grim. That’s when our minds need to immediately focus on God. We need to condition ourselves as Christians to have God be our foremost thought when anything good or bad happens.

How do we condition ourselves? It is like any other conditioning method. If we want to run a marathon we don’t simply enter ourselves and go there on race day with some Gatorade and expect to finish. It takes months and months of hard work and training to prepare for something that big.

In our walk with God, we need to condition and train by being in constant communication with Him. Praying, reading, and meditation are all essential. I find myself thinking I have everything under control. I run ahead of Him only to find I am out of shape and have to stop for a moment to catch my breath. That stop I took cost me precious time, time I could have spent in communion with Him. Instead I end up playing catch up, pouring my remorseful, sinful heart out to Him. It’s a setback that should have never happened. I took my eyes off the prize and had a false sense of confidence that I could do it on my own. We all know what happens when we attempt things on our own. I’ll leave you with this.

 24Know ye not that those who run in a race all run, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it. 25And every man that striveth for mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.26I therefore so run, but not with uncertainty; I so fight, but not as one that beateth the air. (1 Corinthians 9:24-26)



Wordy Wednesday!

I try to be educational here (insert laugh here). I love words, some more than others. Hopefully, you read my post about the power of our words. You could probably tell how much I value words. So I have decided that on every Wednesday I'm going to share a word I love and a word I hate. I will share why I love/hate those words. My reasoning probably won't make much sense, but at least you'll get a good laugh! Here goes!

I love the word Exasperate. It sounds cool and it's fun to say. It's also a really "smart" way to say you are irritated. I've never used the botany definition though. I might have to try that.


–verb (used with object)
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely: Hewas exasperated by the senseless delays.
Archaic to increase the intensity or violence of (disease,pain, feelings, etc.).
Botany rough; covered with hard, projecting points, as leaf.

I hate the word Facetious. It just sounds stupid and the word is kinda pointless. Why say something if I'm not supposed to take it seriously? Why not just say you're joking? It's pretty snobby to me.

fa·ce·tious  :


not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
amusing; humorous.
lacking serious intent; concerned with somethingnonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.

So there you have a word I love and a word I hate. I don't know what's up with my indents, but I couldn't fix it. I'm exasperated by the indentation issue. Ha Ha! 

Have a great day everyone!!