Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh snap we're moving!


Don't panic folks, I'm not leaving NC yet :)




BUT some exciting stuff is happening for our blog here and i'm moving to marthametzler.com!




OH LA LA it's true, I'm official and I feel very grown up. So hop on over there as I brag about my costumes this year and the AMAZING hosting and web design guru - Kelly at Twenty70 Hosting.


Bear with me as I figure out the new site but I'd love to hear from you over there!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Best husband ever

I was tired after work today and I normally go to the grocery store on Mondays. But my sweet hubbs decided to come with me! Sam = 1, Tiredness = 0.

It was so fun having him with me and telling me stories about his day while I scoped out which EVOO was the best buy.

Then we got home and we were winding down and he said, "You know what? I'm going to make you supper tonight." Sam = 2, Tiredness = still 0.

It was so amazing to sit and relax a bit and then enjoy an amazing meal! The greatest thing is, Sam offers to do all of those things most nights. But I let him help me today and it was SO worth it. Mondays don't have to be dreary, I'm so grateful and being able to really dive into that gratitude made my day even better. Lets not take things for granted shall we? The more I thought about how grateful I was for Sam, the happier I got. The more I stopped trying to control everything in the kitchen, the happier I was. Life is good when you spend time thanking God for the goodness He brings.
Are you throwing up yet?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Give-A-Way!

Many of you know that I have started a new blog/book with two friends, Ginna and Kate. This week on our blog we started doing give-a-ways! Woo hoo!

Please pop over to read about our experiences and others in the coming weeks. To enter the drawing for the give-a-way, all you need to do is leave a comment or become a follower over at our blog; we'd love to hear from you!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Childlike Week Part III

PRANKS!!!

I don’t care who you are, pranks are fun. My coworkers have put up with a lot this year as I like to constantly remind them how much I love pranks. I hide in empty offices and jump out as they walk by. I’ve hidden Sandy’s cell phone in the ceiling and called it… she had 40 missed calls from me but watching her run around trying to find it was priceless. I’ve taped office supplies to people’s desks. You name it, I’ve tried it on them… and they’ve tried it on me.

But my dear friends, we pulled the ultimate prank on Sandy. She made the stupid mistake of going to the beach and leaving her desk unattended. We felt like she needed a change of scenery.

So piece by piece, we moved her entire desk and made a miniature sized replica out of cardboard boxes in the warehouse. I wish you could have seen her face on Monday morning when her cubicle was stark white and empty and she couldn’t find her desk.



Please notice the backrest that we stole from her real chair and put on her mini-chair


Why yes, that is a fake mouse on her mouse pad.

Pranks are fun, getting pranked is fun. I hope you find some mischief this weekend and act like a child!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Childlike Week Part II

DANCING LIKE A FOOL!

Have you ever watched a kid dance? It's hilarious and SO AMAZING. There may or may not be a song going on in their head or there may or may not be anyone watching, but they can do their best noodle-leg routine like its nobody's business!

I tend to break out in dance often. It's usually never good. And it's always silly. My brother's girlfriend caught me on tape as started to break a move.... by myself. Again... brace yourself, this isn't pretty. BUT IT WAS SO FUN!


*Towards the end, you can hear my husband trying to reassure everyone else in the room that what was happening was a normal occurrence. I love that.

So here is the thing, if you hear a good song or are in a good mood or just feel like you have a lot of energy pent up... DANCE. Children don't wait for skills to set in and they don't dance to get everyone's approval. They do it because it's fun. Please start dancing!



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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This week is dedicated to...

CHILDREN!

I have something kind of stressful coming up on Saturday so I have decided the best way to handle the stress is to act like a child all week. Granted, most of what I am going to do this week is silly, fun, and makes me feel like I'm 10 years old. But I'm also going to practice a childlike faith.

Mark 10:15, "I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."


I think having a childlike faith and demeanor can be not only fun but freeing. So here goes!


Sunday's agenda involved me calling one of my best friends who lives in Asheville for a "play date". You have to understand my love for Ashleigh... she will do crazy things with me without even blinking. I called her and she came up for the day and we decided we would go to the fair. We rode all of the rides that would make us vomit, ate like pigs, then watched pigs race around a racetrack for Oreos, and then.... got our face painted. I mean, we had to right? Here are the highlights of a childlike day.



Here we are on the Musik Express... the G-force made me squish into Ashleigh and I almost peed in my pants I was laughing so hard

Here are the precious pigs racing for the Oreo, I wanted to take one home... but I didn't. Instead, I ate a corndog.


I kind of felt badly about the corndog... so I soothed myself with ribbon fries.


And the grand finale... our face paint. I felt it was appropriate for me to finish my day by being a puppy dog... you know, for the mission.

I realize I should be embarrassed... but I'm just not
Now, I dare you to join me in throwing those inhibitions to the wind and freeing your heart to have a childlike faith this week! Feel free to leave your stories in the comments sections.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I just feel like you should know...

That I made a "I'm makin' it rain!" joke with a bunch of papers the other day at work. It looked something like this but with a bunch of really gansta purchase reports:


And then I noticed that even though I had finished the act of waving my arms in the air.... the lovely area under my biceps continued to rock on for a solid 10 seconds. I should probably stop eating candy corn pumpkins. Or at least cut back to one pound per week.