Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's just one of those days

I hate those days.  You know the ones.  You can't decide what to wear, so after standing in your closet for 20 minutes staring into nothing you finally give up and throw on the same tired pants and shirt that feel like they mold to your body because you wear them so often.  {Run on sentence much?} After finally figuring out your wardrobe, you can't decide what to pack for lunch because nothing sounds good so you throw another can of soup and some crackers in your bag and dread lunchtime.  You get to work and begin droning away {that's my new term for being a drone at work} until your mind wanders to your blog. Suddenly you panic - what the heck are you going to write about today?!  Of course, you could have been a good little blogger and had posts lined up but nooooooo.  You prefer to fly by the seat of your pants and wait until the last minute to do everything.  {Case in point:  your morning so far.} 

So what do you do? You complete a list that has been circling the blogosphere for a while now.  Sorry readers, I went there today.  I hope you come back tomorrow in spite of my apparent laziness and first world problems.

And yes, I do realize that they are definitely first world problems.  {Self, repeat after me:  You are blessed beyond measure to have clothing, food, a job, and a computer so stop complaining.  Yes ma'am.}

So, just in case you were ever wondering, here's me.  Well, sort of.

making : excuses for myself instead of actually buckling down and getting things done.  i am good at that.

cooking : up ideas for dinner tonight. {har har}

drinking : green tea.  it is good for my soul and tricks my mind into thinking i am not quite as hungry as i really am.  at least that is what i wish it did.

reading : Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell.  it's the story of a guy who travels through time and meets back with all of his "selves" every year on his birthday.  this particular year, the self that is only a year older dies, even though there are older "selves" present.  he, of course, embarks on a quest to figure out how that is possible and how to stop his death from occurring   really an interesting read, but you have to pay attention to the characters in order to keep up.  love it so far.

wanting : to take a trip to Antarctica.  i just found this expedition ship, with National Geographic photographers there to show you how to take the best pictures and i am chomping at the bit to go!

looking : forward to selling our house and moving to the next chapter of our lives.  {sidenote:  need a house in Pensacola, FL?  we've got just the place!}

wishing : i could hurry up and get to the weekend already.  it is going to be epic {for Canon}.  i can't wait to spill all the details!

playing : with Canon is pretty much my favorite thing ever.  we had so much fun last night being silly and i found a new tickle spot that had him in fits.  i am already dreading the time in which he is too cool to hang out with me.

wasting : precious time on drama is just that.  wasteful.  cut the crap and live your life.  no drama mamas allowed.

enjoying : the deals on today.  specifically, this sweater is beckoning me.

waiting : somewhat patiently for the lottery to come through for us.  seriously, let's do this.

liking : blogging.  i mean, really, it's just fun.  i don't know why i didn't stick to it sooner.

wondering : what is the answer to life?  oh wait, i remember.  it's 42.

loving : my new ring.  i actually feel stylish wearing it.  that doesn't happen often.

don't mind the fingers.  have you ever tried taking photos of your hands?  it's really awkward.  i'm not looking at you, hand models.  you can put your hands down.  figuratively speaking, of course.

hoping : to one day be able to stay home and take care of Canon, while selling photographs on the side.  sounds like a dream to me.

listening : to my iTunes library is like a box of chocolates.  you never know what you're gonna get. {case in point, i just went from Bombay Dreams to Alicia Keys to Cirque du Soleil to Michael Buble to John Mayer and who knows what's next.}  i'm just living the dream, guys.  don't hate.

marveling : at the amazing world we live in.  seriously, how cool is it that you can travel the globe and not see the same thing twice.  and man, i want to see it all.

needing : to break free from the monotony of my days.  no, i am not dramatic at all.

sowing : seeds in our son that will hopefully reap major benefits in the future.  we are trying to instill in him a desire to do and see and experience so much that he never wants to stop learning about the world around him and the people in it.

smelling : fall.  well, not exactly.  i am wishing i was smelling a pumpkin spice latte or salted caramel mocha. somebody get on that.  stat.

wearing : the same tired expression i have on every weekday. ho hum.

following : Jesus is hard, but the end result is worth it.  amen and amen.

noticing : a trend here.  these prompts force me to dish out way more detail than i thought i would give on this blog. i kind of like it.

knowing : and doing are two different things.  walk your talk. are you listening, self?

thinking : about the bad in this world is exhausting.  instead, try adding some good today.  let's see where that leads you. 

bookmarking : all of the blogs on bloglovin' that i can't get to yet.  man, i love that site but it sure makes me feel like i am behind!

opening : a bag of jelly belly jelly beans is like opening my heart.  you want to know me, bring me the beans.

giggling : about that last sentence.  it makes no sense, but i think that's why i like it.

watching : hulu, netflix, and amazon prime shows makes me feel like i am so sneaky.  i mean, i can watch this stuff all day and don't feel like i pay nearly enough for it all.  {note to hulu, netflix, and amazon prime:  i do not want to pay more for the services, so please don't bump up my fees. thanks guys!}

feeling : like it's time for a cup o' joe.  lunchtime always makes me drowsy. also feeling like i overstayed my welcome with this list.  

If you read all of that, thank you.  Bless you.  I will share my jelly beans with you.  You can have all of the buttered popcorn ones because they are nasty because I love you.  You're welcome.

Have a great Thursday and I will see you back here.  Same place, but probably not the same time.  I lose track of time.  What can I say?


  1. Ah Jelly beans! I <3 them and think they're the perfect sweet.
    Excited to hear what your Canon-adventure this weekend is!

    1. Thanks Erica! I am working on some of the pictures from this weekend now, so I will be sharing next week for sure!