I’m Just A Monday Girl

You Talkin’ To Me?

 I’m Just a Snow Girl: I was ecstatic with last weekend’s snow. Although it melted fast, I made good use of my time with that wonderful, white stuff. I decided to make my girl a snowman to welcome her home when she got off the bus. Sadly the number 2 picture is what welcomed her! Oh well. 

I’m Just a Rock Girl: As some of you already know I have been a Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor for many years. Too many to admit although it is on enough of my professional profiles…sigh. I spent many hours in gyms. Many. The fact is I now try to catch creative workouts outside of that atmosphere. My latest workouts have been traversing, leaping and scaling the wonderful rocks along the coast of our beautiful state! Please don’t worry, I am careful. This is truly functional training at it’s best incorporating natural body movements in a way that is real. Balance, strength, coordination, dynamic flexibility and best of all ALL of your senses are wildly alive. Every God given sense is challenged, refreshed, bettered through this type of endeavor! Personally, you can’t make me go to the gym. I have found something better! Fresh air, and God’s Creation make for a wonderful workout, invigorating the senses, inviting the soul, spirit, body and mind to come alive. That’s my kind of workout!

I’m a Just Lucky Girl: I have been having a bit of luck lately. I have recently won a book, a magazine and now this. Either it’s luck or God just thought I needed a night out with the family. I won a 4 pack ticket package to the live production of Mary Poppins at The Providence Performance Arts Center! Check out The Mommyhood Chronicles as she is working some amazing Blog magic over there and really has a lot of great giveaways. I entered to win a night of Monster Trucks and Mary Poppins. I am rather relieved I won the Mary Poppins tickets, I am not so into Monster Trucks. I just felt compelled to enter, anyway. Phew. God does know what He is doing, after all.
Thank you, Melissa! On a side note Melissa is from Rhode Island as well and although we have never met she is trying to coordinate a few Rhode Island Bloggers to get together for a Bloggy Girls Night Out! How cool is that?

I’m Just a Reading Girl:
I really can’t seem to put down Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games”, which is a rarity for me with Fiction!
I am onto Catching Fire. A good friend has also decided to read the Trilogy along with me- both our daughters have read the series already. She will surely pass me by as she is a much faster reader than I!

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I’m a Just a Controversial Girl: When I took the photo below Saturday and shared it on Facebook, leaving my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop Meeting, I had no idea of the controversy that would follow   because of it. Actually it was only one person who seemed to be offended. I dealt with it as graciously as I could (in my opinion), and sent her an e-mail expressing my thoughts (which she did not respond to), but was reminded of how often Christians can get so far off in their behaviors, attitudes and words they lose their effectiveness to shine for Christ. I was reminded of the Pharisees, simultaneously passionate about the things of God, YET blind to God WITH them. Rants and tangents in the wrong forums do nothing to further the cause of Christ. May we all remain sensitive to His Spirit. This verse came to mind:

 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Philippians 4:5


This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. 
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. 
It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 (Phillips)

Officially the worst Christian ever due to my daughter’s
involvement with Girl Scouts.
I just can’t do anything right in this Christian life apparently.
Trust me I am sure this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Rest assured, it’s much worse. If I haven’t offended you yet, I will.
It comes so naturally.

I’m a Just a Funny Girl: Which all caused me to ponder the wisdom of Thumper’s Mom and Dad in Bambi!
Wisdom for all Social Media Users from Thumper
If I haven’t offended you yet, stay tuned. I am sure I will eventually. I am not made to be on a pedestal.
I am not perfect. But I follow the One who is. In all my imperfection. Imperfectly.
And He accepts me just as I am. 
Isn’t that the most offensive thing of all. 
Excuse me while I hide behind His robe. 

This week for those joining in the Psalm 119 Challenge we are on the second Stanza (8 verses):

ב Beth
Here is my “makeover” Calendar’s second page. 

Well, now glad you stopped by to visit-
Have a wonderful week!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

7 thoughts on “I’m Just A Monday Girl

  1. Once again, dear Dawn, you've provided me with much needed smiles and chuckles today. It's not a bad day by any means — just a 'blah' day. Thanks for making it less blah! ;)Congrats on your 'winnings,' God is certainly looking out for you (as always). Consider them as tender blessings, your 'diamonds among the dung' (the dung being the now infamous GIRL SCOUT COOKIE INCIDENT, insert intense, reverberating echo here). You handled yourself and the situation with grace and gentleness. I was thinking of the GSCI when I posted this to my fb page today: ‎”It's a mark of good character to avert quarrels,but fools love to pick fights. ” ~Proverbs 20:3 The Message BibleContinuing to enjoy those snowman pics (we have yet to get a decent amount here in NJ, although my funny, lovely friend Heather has been working on 'speaking it into existence' on her facebook page, driving all of her friends BONKERS) and I just NOW got the gist of your Thumper profile pic. :)You could never offend me. No matter what. Love you like a sister — a Rhode Island, coffee drinking, rock hopping, snowman building, Girl Scout cookie selling sister!!!Grace & peace,Pam


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