~ Isak Dinesen
I love this quote. It is posted at my desk at work and I look at it everyday. It's so true for me.
I decided to include a few of my favorite pictures of the sea to remind us all that winter won't last forever!
Farewell favorite plant. The bookshelf looks lopsided without you!
I love accent pillows and the first time Darek turns his back you better believe I'll be purchasing more!
You can't tell very well in the top picture but our old bedding had embroidered flowers on it, as does our new bedding. What can I say? I'm a sucker for embroidery.
A burger joint in high school for not telling the Manager of my secret plans to just stop showing up in a couple weeks...a coworker ratted me out and the Manager just fired me instead. I had to leave my uniform and didn't have a shirt underneath so I took it off and threw it down and walked out passed the customers with my intimidating bulging muscles "whoa, that guy looks pretty mad, don't mess with him!"...worst part is I didn't even get a severance package.
The movie theater in high school with my good buddy Matt. At a late-night movie premier, we went in all sneaky and threw water baloons from the back of the theater at our other buddy and his girlfriend...oh and also our Manager who was sitting next to them for good measure. We ran out the emergency exit and thought we'd be so stealth hiding in my truck in the empty parking lot and lay low until the heat was off. The Manager came busting out the back door and when we heard him coming straight for us, I popped up, started the car and sqealed outta there NARROWLY missing him as he yelled at us hauling away laughing. We figured we were fired but didn't actually hear anything from him for a few days. So we showed up to check just in case, and as soon as he saw us walking in he came storming up and pointing at both of us yelled, "YOU TWO...OUTTA HERE!" We were actually banned from that theater. To this day, "You two...outta here!" is still a favorite phrase between me and Matt.
#3 was at BYU of all places working for the Moving Dept. I innocently kept offering my coworker if he'd like to go get some chocolate 'ass' (ice) cream with me at the Creamery after work. Well, some lady in the ASB office didn't think that was as funny as we did, called our boss, it got escalated way too quickly, and I was looking for another campus job the next day. Lesson learned: No, I would NOT like any chocolate "ice" cream thank you.
Darek and I were amused at this guy's sweatshirt. He sure did not look like the type to be wearing a "Lady and the Tramp" sweatshirt. Upon closer observation it appeared to be hand drawn and had his and his girlfriend's names written at the bottom instead of Lady and the Tramp. How romantic. Perhaps it was a Valentine's Day gift...
Dinner at S&S, a classy joint!
Darek had his sweet cowboy boots on here in an efforts to keep his feeties dry.
I remember that sometimes its hard to remember the lesson learned ~ and I have to learn it again and again...
I understand that this too shall pass & shall be for my good
I have learned that I am only human ~ vulnerable, can be wounded & healed, resilient
***Clearly this was written during a tough time, hence the therpuetic value of the activity!
So here's some free therapy people...write an "I am" poem and feel better
Ok poets, get to it!
P.S. the third picture is of the Church of the Trinity reflected in the John Hancock tower (you know how I love taking pictures of reflections and all!) and teeny tiny in the bottom right hand corner, to the right of the teeny tiny white van, is teeny tiny me, also reflected in the John Hancock tower! Hee hee!
P.P.S. the teeny tiny dude in the bottom left corner of the first picture is just a teeny tiny dude that got in the bottom left corner of my picture!