Saturday, March 20, 2010

hello, spring

the last day of winter...

the first day of spring...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

where are we going?

I've had some time on my hands since all I've been doing for the past 4 days is lay around.  For those of you who don't know, I had my gallbladder removed on Monday morning.  The surgery went well even though we got home from the hospital a little later than blood pressure was not coming up like they would like, I was fighting some nasea, and just wasn't able to meet the criteria before being discharged.  But, I am recovering nicely.  I am so thankful that the gallbladder is one of those organs that can be removed to alleviate the pain it is causing.  I'm so thankful for my mom and sister, Kelly, who were able to spend their spring break taking care of Jonas and myself.  We've had great meals delivered, lots of notes of concern and well wishes, and lots of prayers.  I even received a beautiful flower arrangement moments after my mom and sister drove away!  I think I will write more about this whole experience a little later.  It has held some profound moments for me.

Anyway, I've doing some thinking on my blog (well, OUR blog, but let's be real...Paul doesn't post on it).  I am feeling quite bored with it.  But, I am not sure how to remedy that.  Maybe I'm just a boring person.  I've thought about posting some of the ways that I've been "being intentional".  Whether it be with a craft project I've accomplished, or pictures I've taken, or new recipes I've tried or things that I'm learning.  Heck, I don't even know if anyone even reads this.  All that to say, I'm looking for a little direction. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

the alphabet according to me

I saw this on a friend's blog and decided to steal the idea...

A is for my sister, Allison who turned 21 last week.  I love you, baby sister!

B is for Blackberry.  I'm waiting for my new phone to get here.

C is for cooking.  I know I've said this before, but I've grown this love for cooking and really wish someone could tutor me a litte bit.  I also wish I had a lot of extra cash 'cause I sure would be buying kitchen stuff.  I love trying new recipes as well as putting my own touch on old ones.

D is for date.  The other night Paul and I went on a date but ended up coming home really early.  See "G"

E is for entertainment.  I really want to go to the movies, but already thought of something to put for "M".

F is for friends.  I have some really great friends who love and care for our family so well!

G is for gallbladder.  I have to have mine removed on Monday.  I had a gallbladder attack last week (which by the way is the most painful thing I've ever experienced).  My gallbladder is not working good, so the surgeon said it needed to come out.

H is home.  I love my home.

I is for it.  What would we do without this small little pronoun?

J is for Jonas.  I love that boy more than words can say.

K is for kind.  Kindness is one thing that I really value in a person.  Kindness goes a long way.  Kindness is respecting people even if you don't agree with them.

L is for makes the world go 'round.

M is for Monday...the day I go under the knife.  Can you tell I'm pretty nervous/scared?

N is for nail polish.  I got this great new gray color, and I've had fun sporting nail polish again.

O is for overextend.  I sometimes do that to myself.

P is for Pioneer Woman.  I get a lot recipes from her.  I also wish I could be her.  She is just divine, I'm sure.

Q is for quiet.  I have been craving a day of quiet.  Sometimes an introvert needs that.

R is for rainy.  It is rainy and cold today.  We got a glimpse of spring earlier this week, but it's gone now.

S is for Saturday and Spring.  Saturday is my favorite day of the week, and I am really looking forward to Spring.  Spring Saturdays are the best

T is for Tahoe.  We are going to Tahoe for vacation next month.  We will also be in San Francisco.  Can't wait!

U is for underneath.  I am finding lots of miscellaneous stuff underneath furniture these, balls, pacis, teddy grams...

V is for VeggieTales.  That is what I am currently watching.  We actually see a lot of VeggieTales.

W is for wine.  Enough said.

X is for xray.  Thank goodness I haven't had to have one of those in a long time!

Y is for yellow.  I can see absolutely nothing yellow from where I'm sitting.

Z is for Zarubabel.  There's a person by that name in my ancestory.  Crazy, huh?