Me, myself and I…and a book

February 4, 2011 | My Jottings

I Am……a Scottish woman in an American woman’s body.

I Want……a smaller house.

I Should……start exercising.

I Wish……that prayer were a little easier.

I Hate……the devil’s cruel assaults on families.

I Fear…….turbulence while flying.

I Hear……classical music on the house intercom.

I Search……for signs of hope every single day.

I Wonder……how many galaxies there really are.

I Regret…….the unkind things I’ve said in my life.

I Love…….my husband, my daughters, my grandchildren, my sons-in-law, my friends, my Jesus.

I Always……have to have a Cappuccino Cooler in the morning.

I Usually……read before going to sleep at night.

I Am Not……very spontaneous.

I Dance……in my dreams.

I Sing…….in the car.

I Never…….enjoy shopping in a mall or watching football.

I Rarely……go camping.

I Cry……when I pray.

I Am Not Always……meek and gentle.

I Lose……very important papers that I put in obvious and special places so I won’t ever lose them.

I’m Confused……about how to proceed.

I Need…….books, quiet, beauty, hope, God’s presence.

I Have……the most amazing, beloved family. And a developing bunion. And sagging skin on my neck. And two quirky Schnauzers. And lots of cardinals around my house.

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I got the above from another blog I visit, and made the answers my own. How about you?  You could cut and paste the above and fill in your own answers, or you could just share a few. If you do it on your blog, be sure to put a link to your blog in the comments section below so others can visit. Or you can just leave your answers as a comment.

On Tuesday, February 8th, one commenter will be randomly picked and will win this book:

I am almost done with it and am going to read it again. I am taking it slowly because I don’t want the book to end. I don’t know how to explain this book except it is beautiful, honest, uplifting, and truly, potentially life-changing. Reading this book might just be like placing the world’s clearest, sharpest lenses square on your nose, in front of your astounded eyes.

You might like to click here and see what others are saying about it too.

I saw one person I know share on her blog and she said, “Just finished this book and don’t know how to put it into words…I mean miraculous, people!…pigs are flying!”  And I smiled, because I knew exactly what she meant.

I am a fan of Ann Voskamp’s blog, which you can read by clicking here. On a day when you have some extra time, check out this blog post of hers, and this one too.

So go ahead…leave a comment and tell us a little about yourself. “I am….I want….I have…I should….”

Have you never commented before? Be brave and join the friends who have!  🙂

If you are the winner of the book, I’ll put it in the mail on Wednesday morning. If you don’t win, I hope you’ll buy the book right away and read it. And get another one while you’re at it for someone you love.

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. Dorothy says:

    I want to do more

    I feel like a boring person

    I am blessed with my family and extended family.

    I am grateful that at 76 I can still drive, work and keep moving.

    I am way too involved with politics cause I cannot change anything.

    I know God is in charge and love The Lord so very much.

    I am going to buy the book tomorrow – I believe in miracles.

    Thanks Julie for telling me about the book. Love your Blog.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for commenting Dorothy! You are the last person I would call boring! Loving, giving, caring….all those ings but never boring. 🙂

  3. Sharon says:
  4. Just Julie says:

    You are so funny!

  5. Lloyd says:

    Thanks for the heads up on A Thousand Gifts. I swore I would buy no more books until I read the ones I got, but swearing never does much good. I little, maybe. I Kindled it. Good days in Tucson. I’ll send you Night Watch.

  6. Just Julie says:

    Let me know how you like the book Lloyd! I’m trying not to come to the end of my copy. 🙁

  7. Shari (in Seattle) says:

    Hi Julie…I need to go to bed, but I’ve been wanting to read your blog for so long, so I thought, since I had a quiet moment I’d visit ….and here I am up having fun with this 🙂 I love your thoughts and pictures!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing you life in this beautiful way!
    Love to you….Shari

    I Am……a girl who loves to ponder

    I Want……the aroma of Christ to ooze out of my pores

    I Should……hold each day more sacred

    I Wish……there were no wars, and no mildew

    I Hate……to see others suffer

    I Fear…….heights, and liver

    I Hear……my husband snoring

    I Search……for inspiration

    I Wonder……if I will have grandchildren

    I Regret…….the times I said and did hurtful things

    I Love……. God, people, all of creation, and desserts

    I Always……start sneezing if I’m at the computer for too long

    I Usually……have oatmeal for breakfast

    I Am Not……someone whom you would like to have sing at your wedding : )

    I Dance……to make my husband laugh

    I Sing…….to my dog when no one else is around

    I Never…….will be able to read Russian

    I Rarely……go to bed early

    I Cry……when I’m speaking of things dear to my heart

    I Am Not Always…on time

    I Lose……my lists that I make to help me remember

    I’m Confused……by calculus

    I Need……grace, hugs, and new glasses

    I Have……a kind and patient husband, dear wonderful children and a hyperactive dog

  8. Just Julie says:

    Shari, thank you so much for leaving your list. I loved reading your thoughts and ways. It made me really, really miss you. A lot. God bless you my long time friend….

  9. Ganeida says:

    Done. ? Borrowed one or 2 of your answers as they summed it up pretty well.

  10. Just Julie says:

    I so enjoyed reading more about you, Ganeida. I never thought I would have a friend in Australia….God bless you and watch over you and your country….

  11. Savannah says:

    Here is my comment!

    Grandma, someone who sends me into fits of laughter that makes for a lifetime of memories could not possibly be a boring person.

    Shari, I loved your list!

  12. Linda says:
  13. Just Julie says:

    Welcome Linda! I liked your meme on your blog! 🙂

  14. Jessica says:

    Here’s my list Julie!

    I hesitate to put my blog address on here since my last two posts were all about my toilet. Hmmm…. =)

  15. Just Julie says:

    Yes, but you are the only person I know who could write about toilet seat replacement and make it interesting. 🙂

  16. Larry says:

    I AM …..The person I am, but still needing improvement.
    I WANT …..To lead men through the Word, in a closer walk with Him, it’s my calling.
    I SHOULD ….. Have grown up much sooner.
    I WISH ….. I knew today what I did not know yesteryear.
    I HATE ….. How time seems to just get here and then flies – never touching down again.
    I FEAR ….. Not much in this time of my life, looking forward to the final celebration ?.
    I HEAR ….. A lot less today than the day before or the month before or even the year before, it’s far more selective.
    I SEARCH ….. The hidden jewels as I study for my weekly teachings.
    I WONDER ….. What I would have been like should I have gained today’s knowledge way back then.
    I REGRET ….. Not just stopping to smell the flowers, but to not watching the buds bloom and the coloring of the twigs in changes of season.
    I LOVE ….. My Abba Father, my Lord Jesus, my life with them, my family, my church.
    I ALWAYS ….. Put things off but eventually then do them in detail – dot the I’s and crossing the T’s.
    I USUALLY ….. Speak first and still learning to listen first.
    I AM NOT ….. A person that likes the same thing all of the time.
    I DANCE ….. Now in thought as I use to physically.
    I SING ….. On my lawnmower and in the car when along and at home to His music.
    I NEVER ….. Have liked cats or a bunch of animals in a house, but love teaches toleration.
    I RARELY ….. Look at things I have no interest in.
    I CRY ….. More now and never did when younger.
    I AM NOT ALWAYS ….. Filled with humility, He is still teaching.
    I LOSE ….. Things I should never forget but depend on Him to show me in those times.
    I’M CONFUSED ….. Sometimes about the loving women in my life.
    I NEED ….. Him and all that He is and all that He shall be.
    I HAVE ….. Much more to learn, more to feel, more to experience of His glory.

  17. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for all your answer, Lar. Love you lots….

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