Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Should Have Known

I Should Have Known
When you were playing quietly for 5 minutes.
I Should Have Known
When you came to me saying "hurt" and pointing to your diaper.
And after further inspection finding a rice krispie in there!
I Should Have Known
When you then immediately wanted down
And continued playing quietly for 5 to 10 minutes!
I Should Have Known
You were up to no good!

But I was so relieved to have those few quiet moments to check my emails.
And how could I stay mad at this face anyway!?


Monday, January 25, 2010

Did you Know...(not for the queasy of stomach)

That there are rules or, should I say, guidelines for when you get sick?
You know, throw up?
Yeah, me neither.
Well I guess I've just never really thought of it.
I assumed (and we all know what assuming gets ya) that everyone just kinda knows.
I was wrong.
Dead wrong.
Now Big Brutha has never really thrown up before.
That is, until Sunday morning.
At 5 AM.
He is attempting this in a standing position.
Just kinda aiming.
I try to tell him he has to kneel down and hover over the toilet.
He does this for about 5 seconds and then stands back up!
Why ohhh Why!?
"Get down buddy!" I tell him.
He does not heed my warning.
I'm sure I don't have to explain why one must get down
but if I do...
Splash! Everywhere!
Since this is his first experience he's freaking out!
He can't breathe!
So in the midst of him trying to stand and release his dinner
He turns to me.
Dinner is going everywhere.
I can't breathe! I am going to Die!
Tears are forming.
I assure him he will not Die and he needs to
Stay Calm
Get on His Knees
And Hover for Pete's Sake!
He still does not.
I think he was so panicked about the lose of breathe and
the whole incident in general he couldn't comprehend what I was saying.
Needless to say, after said incident was over we had
A Talk
About The Rules.
Never saw that one coming!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Darling Daughter...


And immediately take them out!
Ohhh boy, we're gonna have some battles over this.
What can I say!? I was the same way.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Day I Learned Alot

Last Sunday was going swimmingly. I was attending my first ever Photography Convention at Opryland Hotel and I was pumped! About mid-way through I noticed I had just missed a call. As a matter of fact, I missed eight calls from a number I didn't recognize.
This can't be good.
While my phone was still in my hand investigating the missed calls it rang again. Same number.
"Lindsay, this is Cory(racking my brains for Cory's that would call me)....Your Cousin.
Michelle passed away this morning."
Michelle is my Aunt Patty's wife.
Or at least, they had a Commitment Ceremony many moons ago.
Honestly, I didn't know Michelle as well in recent years but my heart ached for my Aunt Patty.
She has buried her father, mother, uncle, sister (my mom) and now her wife.
She hasn't even hit the Ripe Ole Age of 50 yet! I pray that she finds some kind of inner peace cause I know exactly what she's thinking right now.
Her family is gone and it sucks! And she's right! But, I'm here. And it's apparent from today's Celebration of Life Service for Michelle that so are ALOT of other people. People who were, in some way or another, touched by Michelle. They loved her dearly. Just because someone's not related to you by blood doesn't mean they can't be your family. Seeing the sea of faces today made me realize,
"Maybe Patty will be ok. Maybe she can be happy again!"
God that is all I want for her.
Being at this service made me think about my own arrangements. Morbid. I know.
But it was the most beautiful, harmonious, full-of-life service I've ever been to that was held because of someone's passing.
We walked in and were greeted by those she knew and loved. It gave a nice peek inside her life. Inside their life. There was a food table that was 4 rectangle tables long. Because, what else do people do when they don't really know what to do but, want to do something? COOK! The musice wafted down the long narrow foyer as we made our way back to see my Aunt.
Not just any music. Live music! The best kind!
Bongo Drums, Harmonicas & Acoustic Guitars paired with soft melodic voices.
The preacher spoke some very appropriate verses and had kind words to say.
Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
Now, I'm sure I've heard this before but it really resonated with me today.
Michelle's Poetry was read and original songs were written and sung just for her.
It was truly beautiful. It was a Celebration. Of course people mourned and cried at times but, people also laughed and ate and drank and shared stories and tapped their foot to the beat of the drum. People enjoyed themselves and the comradery the day brought.
This is what I hope for myself. I don't want people sitting around all mopy when I die. Ok, well a few tears of sadness will be ok but, for the most part, I want my family & friends to enjoy themselves! Revel in the time we had together and the things we learned from each other.
Play music! LIVE music!
Be Merry
Cry when you need to but, don't be afraid to laugh!
I've also come to the conclusion (well almost) that I too want to be cremated. I mean, taking up space here is, well, a waste of space.
Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep.
I am not here. I do not sleep.
My organs should be donated to maybe, possibly (fingers crossed) save someone. Really, they are doing nothing for me anymore! And my ashes should be scattered.
I'm not sure where yet but, hopefully I got a while to think on it.
I won't need the body anymore cause I'm with God and I'll be perfect up there with him!
And so is Michelle.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New year, New header

What do you think? I'm sure I'll get bored with it soon enough but for now I like the new header. And the fact that my background is white. Makes everything kinda PoP, dontcha think!?

So here we are.
WOW! Am I really gonna be the Big 3-0?
Surely not.
Welp, I'll make it the best year of my life so far!
But what else am I gonna do this year you ask? you did ask right?
  1. I'm gonna be more outdoorsy. I love love love the outdoors and the many wonder it has to offer. There's a whole plethora of stuff that can be done outside. I've always wanted to be that girl. You know the one, hiker/mountain climber/health food lover/regular indie concert goer/yoga instructor/I'mskinnywithoutexcercisingcauseIgetsomuchfromallmyoutdooractivities Girl. Yep, It may take some getting used to but I am kinda on my way there.
  2. I'm gonna further my realtionship with The Big Guy. I think we may have found the perfect church for us. One both Josh and I feel like we are actually getting something from the services. Not one where we just go because that's what you're supposed to do on Sundays and we end up at one neither of us are really into anymore. One day I'd like to work with the youth group. I know how much my leaders were there for me (and still would be today if I called on them) and I want to return the favor.
  3. I'm gonna expand my photography knowledge/business. I know this kinda thing takes time & patience and I'm a pretty patient person. This holiday season went really well for me so I'm gonna continue reading and studying and practicing. I'd also like to dabble more in the graphic desing part. I get really inspired by some of the work that's out there and love sitting at the computer, no idea what to do and it just starts flowing.
  4. I'm gonna eventually learn to sew (had to keep with the whole "I'm gonna" theme). This may take more like 3 or 4 years but, by golly I'm gonna do it eventually!
  5. I'm gonna go back to Bonnaroo. Wether it be with a free pass by working a shift or two at CenterRoo or by a pleasant surprise for my birthday or maybe even by generous anonymous donations no pressure. The girls and I had such an amazing time when we went that it's a MUST I return! I mean it's right down the street for pete's sake!
  6. I'm gonna look H-A-W-T on my 30th. Or at least try really hard to. How? See number 1.

That about sums up the personal goals I have for myself this year. I never set these kinda goals in stone cause, well, the stone usually gets smashed to smithereens. But I'm giving it a go this year. What have I got to loose? I'm gonna be 30 ya'll!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Our Very Merry Holiday

Yes, I realize I.Am.WAY.Behind with this post!
We had a wonderful season full of
family gatherings
friends laughing
church going
Santa seeing
cookie making
gingerbread house decorating
gift buying
elfing ourselves
letter writing
card designing
carol listening
christmas light sight seeing
new job doing
cocoa drinking
photograph taking
I'll wind up our time in pictures.

It only takes a glance at these to see how blessed I am.
It's not about the stuff we get or the rush of time we feel.
It's about the ones we choose to spend our time with.


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