Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday 13: Hoping, Wishing, Loving, Praying


It's time for THURSDAY 13! 
Unexpectedly, as you will read below, this Thursday 13 is not as peppy and bright as usual.
For that reason, my photo of the day is one of me holding a cutsie little 10-week old Cavalon (I think that's what it was). It's a Cavalier/Bishon mix.
He was adorable.
I almost stole him.
No, really I didn't...
but I sure did want to!

13 things I wish or pray for lately on a daily basis:

  1. To be valued at work. I won't say any more than that.
  2. For Bye Bye Beehive to be over... which it may be as early as tomorrow... who knows?
  3. To figure out whether I'm gluten-intolerant, lactose intolerant or both. My tummy is so frustrating each and every day. I am very tired of feeling bloated (and... yeah, all those other icky unmentionable symptoms) all the time.
  4. For my 18-year-old brother to make good, wise, smart decisions! ... those darned teenagers ...
  5. To be able to handle my stress better. It seems to be getting the best of me.
  6. To be able to take my negative thoughts (about others) and find what weaknesses I possess that encourage me to think poorly of others. It's just not fair for me to do that.
  7. To find my calling! (Full time blogger? I think so!!)
  8. To develop a better relationship with God.
  9. To forgive myself for some of my previously hurtful actions. I know they say "it takes time," but some wounds just seem like they'll never heal. It's the worst when you know it's all your fault and you have really, truly hurt people.
  10. For people to move on. There is almost nothing worse than not being supported by family in some of life's struggles. It's also hard to forgive yourself and move on when others won't let you.
  11. For someone who is very, very important to me to make a change. A big one. A cold-turkey, turn your life around, and in turn have a real, amazing relationship with your family kind of change. This is one that I really, truly pray for. And unfortunately, I don't ever think this prayer will be answered.
  12. To have the ability to get over my trichotillomania! It drives me bonkers.
  13. To prioritize my time and consolidate all 4 blogs into one... it's currently in the process but it's a slow one.
And... if you read all 13, I apologize. I didn't mean for today's T13 to be a pity party on me. There are just a lot of things that are weighing heavily on my heart lately, and sometimes a blog is the best place to vent.


Next Week's Topic? 13 things of YOUR CHOICE. Email me for more info. Join the Party!

Aunie Sauce



Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

That was a lot to divulge, but you know what? It made you that much more real, girl. We all have our own trials, and we all wish for things. And the best part is that we all have the power to make really huge positive changes in our lives. So we might as well help each other too! :-) *hug*

Lindsay said...

Good list - mine is MUCH less serious, so go read, smile & enjoy :)

Chloe Innvaer said...

I liked your list. I love the way you are always honest. I like the way that you understand that life is for living and not just going through the motions. I honestly think this was a refreshing list to read. I was real, honest, and straight from your heart! I hope that your wish list comes true, because it would really mean something to you. If mine came true I would only have more crap which would be nice for a while until I wanted new crap. I pray that your list comes true because you deserve to be valued!

Anonymous said...

Don't apologise. I love to hear what's going on in Aunie's mind!! X

Tara said...

I'll be linking up shortly because I LOVE this...but please never apologize for being honest. This was lovely. I am glad I am not the only one that struggles with 6.

Thank you for sharing...I love it.

Gabi said...

You are adorable! ;)

Jamie said...

Thanks for sharing! It made me rethink my list and not be so petty. I think forgiving yourself is so much harder to do than forgiving others. I hope things work out for you girl! You seem strong and I'm sure you'll come out on top!!

<3 Jamie

Amy S said...

I think your list is GREAT ... Honest... and REAL ... I so Hope they come true! especially the ones your heart is telling you wont... BIG BLOG HUGS to you! :) first time linking up! :) cute pic

Emily @ Emmy June said...

Hey Aunie--never apologize for "venting" or feeling "down." We all have struggles and we often connect to others through our vulnerability and people stepping up to show support.

I, for one, appreciate the realness and honesty.

kskatzman said...

LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much girl! and i love that your honest!

Marci @ a smile a day said...

You are so adorable & I'm glad I found your blog! Love love it :) can't wait to read more!

Unknown said...

what a great idea for the links!