Tuesday, February 10, 2009

 I wish there was another word for random - which still held all of the definitions that random does - that I could use. Random is too over used -

Some times I fantasize that I am by the ocean. Basking in the hot sun. And the quiet. The lovely quiet. I dream that there are not a bazillion demands on me all at once. In my day dream there are not truck loads of snot being distributed through out the house. No stubborn fevers. Certainly no miserable boys who are just well enough to get ornery, but still sick enough to be even more ornery. If they would be there, they would definitely be blowing their own noses. They would not be saying "mom, I need you to wipe my nose!" every 5 seconds - even though the tissues have been put on their level so they can take care of things themselves. Yes, I am having a lazy day. I am not feeling particularly servant minded today. And I guess if my relaxing little scenario were to come true I would also be missing out on a thing or two. Like the note I came home to last night, after every one was in bed, that said "Jay wants a kiss". And the sweet half asleep boyish smile that I was met with when I complied with said note. The "cuddle mommy, cuddle. No feel good mommy!" From Noe this morning and the 20 minutes of heartwarming closeness that followed. I guess in the end, I would not choose the lazy life. Still, a little less snot would be appreciated at this point. Onto non snot related content - If Dave and I are still healthy tomorrow we are going to hang out all afternoon to celebrate my birthday. There is no other way I would rather celebrate than hanging out with him. Being silly, getting some time to talk in the midst of our busy lives, - just togetherness. We are going bowling - which is what we did on our first date. :) Good times. We are going to the mall and out to dinner too. He has also been asked to do a guest post tomorrow - we'll see if that works out. :) I'm really excited about starting my photo blog tomorrow - where I will be posting a picture to represent the treasure in each (er... most ) day of my 29th year. I've had the blog design up and every thing ready to go - just waiting for my 28th birthday for a starting point to begin the photo documentation of this next year. I'm so excited about starting another year! I wonder what all is ahead for us this year, what new things I will learn, and how God will use me. Some quick bloggy business and great appreciation as I close - The comments that have been left on the last few posts I have written have meant the world to me. I have felt so much encouragement and support pouring from all of you! Do you have any idea how important that is to me? Thank you! Also, you sure know how to make a girl feel good about a haircut! In the last couple of months I have received some sweet and meaningful recognition in the form of blog awards. Thank you. It truly has meant alot to me. Really. I know that it may not have seemed so since I have not acknowledged these awards on my blog. A couple of reasons. First - if I do not immediately act on the award given right when I see it, I will likely absolutely forget. And then, at a later date, I will try to acknowledge it and won't be able to find the post where it was originally given. Hypothetically. Second - I sometimes have a hard time coming up with a tactful way to post these awards. I sometimes feel like it comes across like "oh, look at me, people like me and I am now broadcasting it." Just seems a bit selfish. If you have passed an award on to me recently please know that you have touched me in a very special way by your affirmation. My love language is words of affirmation and it truly speaks volumes to me when you acknowledge, with your words, some thing that you have enjoyed from my writing. Oh - and a couple of more things. I'm really excited about making my mom's home made granola recipe that I haven't had in years and years. I will be posting the recipe to my recipe blog soon. And I am going to be driving Dave's (manual transmission) truck on my birthday date. Because I want to push myself to do stuff I don't necessarily want to do. Makes lots of sense huh?
This is my 195th post. Crazy isn't it? On March 6th I will have been blogging for a whole year.
Well wasn't this all rather haphazard.
Unsystematic even.
Kind of lacking regularity or a pattern.
Who am I kidding. Random is just such a darn great term...
Oh - I almost forgot. My dear friend Rachel is hosting a blog carnival. It's about scarves, and I have been a little scarf obsessed lately. Click on this button to find out more. If you haven't been to my Rachel friend's blog yet, you should. You'll love her!
Speaking of Rachel, her birthday is also in February and I'm sure one or both of us will be blogging about our annual Red Lobster birthday dinner. And I'm sure you will all be on the edge of your seats till we do! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Anne Elizabeth said...

I really hope that you are able to spend the day together tomorrow! It sounds like so much fun. I would love to do that for my birthday. I will be 28 on the ninth of March. Oh and I could totally use less 'snot' moments too. I woke up to my son puking all over me this morning. It was in my hair and down my shirt. It was not pretty.

Kari Dawson said...

Wendi you do have much going on right now don't you! Yeah the bugars suck but what a blessing to be there to wipe them and cuddle them. I valued that blessing even more myself when my kiddos got sick. Happy Birthday! Your 29th year in a photoblog! A great idea and you'll soon find how fulfilling it will be. The blog awards...your humility is something we all love about you! The scarves...I must shamely admit I've been watching The Bachelor and have also taken to collecting scarves! Have a blessed day tomorrow as you celebrate your presence in this world!

Heather said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday!

Lois Lane II said...

Happy early birthday!!! Hope it's the best yet!

Sara@i.Sass said...

Manual huh?
Yeha, I learned on a mustang. I kept killing the engine. I learned and now I've forgotten AND gotten lazy. Good for you! It is fun to shake up that comfort zone a bit.
Good way to make memories on your birthday too. My last behind the wheel was on the Halloween Blizzard of 1991 and instead of taking me out on the freeway, my instructor took me to a church parking lot and taught me to whip donuts in a car! SWA-weet! I'll never forget that! And learning to drive the mustang and doing a quarter mile drag race in a souped up 1974 Chevy camaro. 12.6 seconds thank you very much!
Can't WAIT to hear your truck driving story.
Bowling and truck driving there you GO! I'll tell you what there will be a lot of double takes cause looking as cute as you do, they'll be watching you!!!
Hope you have a FANTASTIC birthday!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Can't wait for our annual Red Lobster Lunch!!! Only 8 more days! Did you see Rachel @ in His Hands birthday is Thursday. Amber's is Thursday too. It seems a lot of the best people EVER were born in February! And of course September! :)(Dave, Kristy, My Brother & Sister in Law)

Hope the snot goes away soon! At least that you will be able to leave the snot behind for an afternoon. :)

Love the hearts! Thanks for sharing the hmlt.

Thanks also for plugging my Scarf Carnival! I think it is going to be so much fun! You will have to help me find a great scarf next week!

Debbie said...

I love homemade granola. I'll be waiting for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I loved this post!

Happy early bday and savor every second with that man of yours! :)

And I do hope neither of you catch "the snots" so CAN enjoy your time together tomorrow.

And I love your little thesaurus tribute at the end. :)

Melissa said...

Pretty soon spring will be here! It seems like all of us are going thru the icky sicky's...it'll pass soon. I hope! Hey you have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow! It sounds like fun ~ can't wait to hear about it! Enjoy!

Mel said...

Snot is well icky and i can definately relate to the wishing it would be gone!!

I pray y'all have an amazing time bowling (isn't that just a hysterically good time)...driving a stick shift is fun once in a blue moon but I still prefer my automatic.

Can't wait to visit the picture blog woohooo!!!

Randomness is awesome.

Heather of the EO said...

I feel the same way about awards. I forget, even though they mean a lot to me and then I don't know HOW to post about them.

Happy Birthday to you, sweet lady. Bowling rocks.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Awwww...I have a house full of sickies too so I so understand this post. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Hope your birthday is incredible! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, I wish I had been more on the ball and had sent off a birthday card to you last week so it would get there by tomorrow. :( I hope you have an absolutely fabulous day hanging out with your honey...bowling sounds like the perfect date to me. Love it! And the annual Red Lobster lunch with Miss Rachel...so much fun.

MoziEsmé said...

Random is good! It lets you cover a lot of ground...

Happy birthday!

And wishing you many snot-free days in your coming year!