Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Things & Ehhhh Things

Here are few things that I've been jotting down in my BlackBerry Notepad just for fun... I use happy lightly because they are just light-hearted things that bring simple, momentary pleasure. And I use ehhhh lightly because there are so much more serious things in life, but every once in while you just go, "Really?" in an ehhhh kind of way. In a given day, we experience both, and often, in the exact same moment. Life is that way. So, here we go...

Happy Things...
-When Starbucks makes your drink twice and they give you both
-Getting to give that drink away to my Dad and here him reply, "Sure, Taylor!" in his I'm enthused, but should I be? way, followed by, "What is it?"
-Waking up rested
-Laughing so hard
-Concept of the drive-thru
-Hearing this quote from a customer on my voicemail, "Just confirming all of this to make sure we're all singin' outta the same hymnal"
-Hearing proper and sophisticated Mallory use the word "peep" or "peeps" (and no, not the marshmellows) enough to say that she uses it on a regular basis
-Hearing and saying the words, "antithesis, synopsis, and legit"

Ehhhh Things...
-When Starbucks makes your drink wrong and you feel rushed because it is 8:30am and there are no less than four cars behind you, so you drive away thankful that you able to have Starbucks even if it's not what you wanted.
-Waking up and having to rush around. Very quickly. More than the rush that is sometimes the normal rush
-A dying cell-phone battery
-The word "ehhhh" is kind of "ehhhh" after you read and type it numerous times

....I'll have to come back when I my "Ehhh" list fills up. I thought I had more, but do not at the moment.

Add your own in the comments.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


July, where did you go?

For the majority of my life, in my family, July means visiting the beach. I was unable to go this year because of life circumstances. Knowing that I was missing all the action was tough, but I ended up having an enjoyable week at home. Friends took me in, and the dogs kept me company. But mainly, I missed my family. Here are a few things I missed while they were gone:

-One of the boys deciding that he needs to "take a shower really quick" at midnight, right as everyone is headed to sleep.
-Knowing that there is a possibility that the coffee might be made when I walk downstairs.
-Baseball conversations.
-Wondering which of the boys were working... and "where," and "what time," and "when will they be off?"
-Being able to call someone when I get off of work to find out "what's going on tonight?"
-Hearing Dad say, "Dont worry, guys, I'll get these dishes."
-Laughing about who-knows-what with Brother #4, while Brother #2 asks us to "please be quiet; you are being ridiculous."
-Having the boys beg me stay awake at night as I announce, "Absolutely not, it's midnight. I'm so tired and I'm going to sleep."
-Hearing Mom and Dad say, "Ok, goodnight, I love you."

I'm glad their home. The chaos is back, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Simply Me.

"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" -Micah 6:8 (emphasis mine)

I can only live that out it my life. It's simple. Three things. Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with my God. So I'm forgetting what it's like to try and be someone I'm not. What He requires is simple, may it be in simply me.