Friday, August 19, 2011

new life motto

So i have a new life motto. Live everyday like it's everyone elses last.

You might be more familiar with the phrase "live everyday like it's your last." But as i thought about that the other day, it seems incredibly hard to relate to. I can't live everyday like it's my last because then everyday i would drain my bank account with frivolous crap and Peter would wonder why had charged our debit card $180 .....three times. Friends would wonder why I'm calling three times a day, family would wonder why I show up at their homes and don't leave until wee hours of the morning. Yeah see that won't work, so i tweaked it. Live everyday like it's everyone elses last. Life can get really frustrating. Friends, family, co-workers, spouses, children and random strangers can totally get under your skin some days. That's life, ain't never gunna change:) change....or in this case I change. My perspective. I like it.

I guess I should specify, so people don't think i want people to die the next day. See when i start living like it's everyone elses last day, then the things that really bother me about folks seem so caddy. I mean life and people and things can get frustrating but when you think of the alternative of not having those people around, it really changes you. It's kind of a depressing thought but it today was your best friends last day, or your husband's last day or your child's last day or a family member or neighbor's last day...what would you do differently? It doesn't mean that I am calling everyone I know everyday, but for me it means every interaction i have with someone could be the last. so take advantage of it and love them and don't let a day go by without being thankful for and loving on those immediately surrounding you.

eh this perspective is interesting and has many holes, but for now....i think it works.

I also have a new favorite song...

check it out.....

and happy last day of my mind.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Whenever anything significant happens (like getting married, having a baby, buying a home) I always think what would I have thought if 10 years ago someone were to tell me "In 10 years you will marry the man of your dreams. In 1o years you will have a baby girl of your very own. In 10 years you will buy a house." At that time I would have thought "wow what will he, she and the house look like." But now I sit here, or lay here (on an air mattress) and I can see. Husband. Whoa, he's hot. Baby girl. Holy smokes she's adorable. Home. Wowza we could afford that?

My parents had money growing up so I never went without. I was beyond privileged to do many things and have many things. But being on your own and paying for life on your own (or being married to someone who pays for life;) ) is a different feeling. A blessing really.

So we have moved and here we are. Garage, back yard, laundry room, pantry, walk in closet. New place, new space, new sounds, new grounds, new smell, new feel, new ness all around. It's all new to us.

And we are beyond thankful and I continue ask God ... how can and will you be glorified here?