Friday, February 13, 2009

Company Girl Coffee 02.13.09

Morning to all my Company Girls. Hope this post finds you in good spirits. This morning I am drinking vanilla decaf coffee. Delish. (Is that a real word? If it is, did I spell it right?) I grind my own beans in the morning. Does anyone else?

I've decided to try a new time for my quiet time with God. I was trying to do it in the mornings before work but often found myself getting out of bed way too late or getting distracted once downstairs in the kitchen. Next thing I'd know, it'd be past time for me to get in the shower, the downtairs would be all spruced up, I'd have checked all my email 5 times, and my quiet time with God would still be on the waiting list. I'm trying to go into work at least 30 minutes earlier every day and then I'm doing my quiet time at my work desk before I head home. On the days when my schedule has allowed, this has worked great. I just need to be more diligent about making my schedule work. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Is anyone doing anything exciting for Valentine's Day tomorrow? Dave and I are trying to be budget-friendly, so we've decided we're going to go eat at Whole Foods from the a la carte buffet and then I'm going to pick out a small (under $10) plant for a little gift.

Note: The picture on the left is not necessarily the plant I'm
planning to get. Nor is the picture on the right a true
representation of our Whole Foods here in Raleigh
(although it IS a picture from a Whole Foods).
Both pictures are simply for visual effect. :)

As silly as it may sound, I'm pretty excited. I love Whole Foods. I love eating there, I love just walking around the store, I love shopping for different and organic foods, and I LOVE picking out new plants. (And now the question anyone who's seen our place wants to ask: Where on earth am I going to find window space for another plant??? Oh don't you worry. I'll find a way.)

OK so here's the trivia for today:

What scientific fact did Isaiah mention in the Bible centuries before it was proven true by scientists?

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

God bless,


  1. Sounds like a fun night! I wish we had a Whole Foods, I have heard so much about them but have never got to go in one! Have fun!

  2. That sounds like a fun date! Have fun at Whole Foods - it's such a fascinating place to hang out. :)

    My husband is going out of town for a retreat with the men in our church (whoever planned this retreat was obviously NOT a woman, and had no sense of the calendar) so we did our Valentine's Day thing last night - we had a coupon for TGI Friday's and went out; this morning we slept in and made breakfast at home.

    I like your idea for changing your times for having your quiet time. I hope that it works great for you! I went through disciplined seasons and then super lazy seasons while working, and now that I'm laid off and have all the time in the world, you'd think that my quiet time routine would be pretty well established. Ha! Apparently the mystery 'x' factor in the inconsistent quiet times is ME, not my schedule, etc.!

  3. Have a great date! Our Whole Foods is way across town, so I never make the effort to go.

    My daughter works at Starbucks and keeps me stocked with coffee beans that I grind myself each morning - they're just so much fresher that way.

    Have a blessed day!

  4. Well, I don't drink coffe at home...don't even own a coffe I guess that leaves me out...although I do love the smell of freshly ground coffee...must be something from my childhood! :0) Have a wonderful Valentines!

    thanks for stopping by!

  5. Okay, so how long do I need to wait for your trivia answer? Or do I need to look it up in the bible?

    I tried reading God's word in the mornings too, but I also got too distracted. It's nice that you have a quiet desk to sit at. I need a soundproof closet in my house to get away from the noise.

    I don't know if "delish" is a real word, but I use it frequently and spell it the same way :)

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Hi Kara,
    I try to do the morning devotion, too...I try to get up 30 minutes earlier to fit it in. But last year, when I worked full time, I did my devotion during my planning time. That was great. I need to work on making my schedule work as well.

    Hmmm, the trivia...
    the earth is round? If so, I believe David said it too in one of his Psalms. Can't wait to find out... :)

  7. Hope the new 'quiet time' time works out for you.

  8. I'll have to bookmark the sproost site so I can come back to looks like a lot of fun. I STILL don't know what my style is.....vintage thrift? Threadbare chic? Lived-in luxury?

    Whole Foods sounds like a great date! We often end up at Barnes & Noble, which is much better than ending up a Home Depot, which we have. Hope you have a wonderful, romantic time!