So, today you get two, yes TWO, guest posts. And they're both looking for some advice. Help them out, internets. And be nice.
Our first post comes from LaFawnduh,* and she's wondering about proper Arch Nemesis ettiquette:
Pretend (if you don't already have one) that you have an arch-nemesis. Someone who systematically tries to destroy your life, and seems to genuinely enjoy doing so. Someone who is so relentlessly horrible that your daydreams frequently feature your nemesis, a large hole, and 2 tons of wet cement.
Now say, after a particularly dreadful attempt on their part to make your life miserable, you unexpectedly bump into them at the store. How would you react? What would you say?
Our second post comes from Lindsay,** and she's looking for some advice on getting oneself out of a rut:
Okay I know this is not necessarily the kind of thing that gets posted on Brandi's blog... But lately I've been in ruts...
Rut in the relationship with my husband. He's a good, wonderful, honorable man. But yet I feel like the closeness to him is lacking in some ways. I'm not talking about sex here- I'm talking about connecting on another level (yeah sex doesn't hurt when it comes to that), but I feel a disconnect. It's hard to explain.
Mostly my biggest rut is spiritual. I know I'm not the only one who feels that way. I just got a message from one of my friends (we'll call her Pam) saying she was having the same issue. Pam and I both had let things we should be doing go to the wayside. Basic things like reading scriptures. Or we miss church because of XYZ reason. Not that we plan on ditching, but we miss it because of sickness, vacation, the power went out and our alarm didn't go off, etc. You get the point. Things get in the way and we make excuses. And what sucks is the total lack of friends for both Pam and I at church. Yeah, I know I shouldn't be going to church just to socialize, but it doesn't hurt any (especially for a social creature like me) to have those friends there so you're more motivated to go.
So what do you do when you're in a rut (be it in relationships or churchy stuff)?
Yeah, I'm sure I already know the answer, but humor me and think about it.
*Not her real name
**Her real name...Or IS it?
O.k., internets, let your wisdom spill forth!