the post that got (carried) away.
Oh boy. I do believe this is the post that got away....a little carried away that is. My little bundle of thoughts, all tied up with string. Gathered from here and there.....some deep, most probably not. I do love a good ramble, just as much as a hearty conversation. You?
And let the jumbledness begin.
I heard a speaker on christian radio today. They said something about we need to "seek His face" and my immediate reaction was- What if I don't want to seek His face? What if God wants me to seek his ears, or feet instead today? lol. I guess it got me thinking about how many christian catch-phrases we have that wouldn't make sense to me at all if I hadn't grown up around it.
My girls make me laugh. I like their conversation. They are just now starting to play together. It's magic every time. It's little unrecognizable sounds and giggles, conversation, gazes galore. Magic.
I have a whole slew of shops and people I want to feature on the blog. People who inspire me, are crazy talented, and work hard.
I'm reading The Artful Parent and wanting to plan a very intentional season of learning, playing, and celebrating for the girls in autumn/winter.
Anna Ruth starts a Mom's Day Out half-day program soon. No, we're not homeschooling. God continues to fill our minds, hearts, and bodies with the mission of public school.
The post I wrote about food and emotional eating has gone a bit crazy on pinterest. For a small blogger like me at least. People love it. Hmmm.....maybe I hit a nerve there? I should post more on this topic soon. I'm still brutally honest on the topic and needing God more than ever.
I like to pick up feathers and heart rocks. And treasures.
When driving over the lake I have little thoughts of a lake house, or a fun campout on the shore with some friends. Does this make me a gypsy?
I'm still trying to figure this Etsy shop stuff out. I get great feedback galore. But also comments that people just don't know what to do with photos, or don't hang them up. I can't compute. We have happy things hung all over our home. How to bridge this gap with my future customers...I just don't know.
I have a big birthday coming up.
An author (I won't say who) came to my house this week. A real life author. (hi friend) I had a delightful time but became a nervous mess. She was talking about bloggers/authors I've read or followed for years, but would never even dream of meeting. She's met them!
I was so, so super shy about talking about my dreams.
I get so silly feeling when I say I want to sell photos and host art retreats in a Rosy Retreat building.
This little voice asks me who do I think I am, and that it's selfish or silly to want these things.
The truth is-the dreams and thoughts are there for a reason. And lonely, depressed, anxious people are needing a solution. I think art, beauty, and creating can be part of that solution.
Rice crackers from Walgreens are my fave.
Couch 2 5 K says I should be able to run 3 miles straight by now. I can't. I can run 15 or 20 minutes straight. I can complete 3 miles in 38 minutes. I still walk at least 5 days a week, between 1 and 3 miles.
I can't wait for the new season of Parenthood to come on. And-I've officially made it 3 months straight with no t.v. watching (other than Curious George, and a night of America's Got Talent, waste of time)
I'm thankful for playgroup friends. A handful of gals who have known me since Anna was teeny-tiny.
Brett and I are going to start volunteering in the church nursery. Woohoo! Bring on the 1-year olds.
I'm looking forward to autumn. We're making an Autumn List. :)
When other children gather around Betsy and Anna's there too she'll run over, place her hands around Betsy, scowl, and say "This is Detsy. My sister." LOL.
I love, love, love, love, love being a mama. I love marching to the beat of my own drum. I feel weird and out there a lot of days. but happy. And peace-filled.
My first blogger conference is coming up soon. Bring on the nice Arkansas gals.
and goodnight for now. See you lovely folks tomorrow! (p.s.-what are your rambling thoughts? Please oh please share below. I just love hearing from you)