Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blogging Challenge Day 4-what I'm afraid of...

I'm behind in my blogging because one of my greatest dears-losing someone I love-came true. My father passed away very unexpectedly on January 12th.

Losing a parent is something that you cannot possibly fathom if you have not experienced it. I never realized how true it was until it happened to me.

You cannot know.
One of the two people who love me most in the world are gone. That cannot be replaced. I will never stop missing him and never stop cherishing every memory I have.

Someone put things very well though-better to have had 30 years of an amazing father than a few years or a bad one. I was very blessed.

But my heart is still broken. In more pieces than I thought possible.

And one of my greatest fears is a reality.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Blogging Challenge-Day 2-20 Facts About Me

1-I am claustrophobic. As on elevators, parking garages and tunnels nearly give me panic attacks. 
2-I sleep with a fan AT ALL TIMES, ALL YEAR LONG.
3-I would love to get married and have a family but sometimes, am blissfully content in my nice house, with my freedom. Which makes me feel guilty. 
4-I have a widely eclectic taste in music. My iPod possesses Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, show tunes, Broadway hits, gospel, contemporary Christian, LOTS of country and many more. 
5-I love to cook. And just dropped a significant amount on an oven that will be paid off by around 2016. Thanks Lowes! 
6-Pioneer Woman is my hero. Her ranch? I want to go to there. If you don't know her, introduce yourself posthaste. ps-I made her salsa for a get together tonight. My friends literally inhaled it. 
7-I have one dimple and some mini dimples on the other side. I barely remember they exist until someone mentions or points them out. 

8-I wish upon wish I was not so sensitive and that my feelings were not so easily hurt. But I don't see that changing at any point. 
9-I love all my apple products but cannot have a battery percentage showing. It gives me serious anxiety. 
10-Any fruit I purchase must be firm.  The least bit if mush and I am not eating it. My bananas border on green. 
11-I own a beagle-Mazie-and a Red healer-Ruby. They are sweet girls, but tonight? They are driving me stark, raving mad.

12-I love using big words. Not to sound pretentious (see what I did there?) but because I like the way they roll off my tongue. 
13-I love my job, teaching kindergarten, but am having a realllllly rough year that is making me rethink some things. I'm hoping it's just this year. 
14-My favorite color is blue. 
15-I love LOVE love to sleep. But to my neverending sorrow I am not able to do it as much as in my youth. 
16-I love Mexican food, Chinese food and Italian food. 
17-While I love dressing up, I also usually feel best in jeans and a cute tee. 
18-I LOVE the tv show Psych. 
19-Netflix-I can't quit you. 
20-I wish I was a blogging success. With actual followers and comments. 
The end. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blogging Challenge

As I often struggle with what to write I thought this might help:

And so it begins. 

Day 1-
I'm Lindsay. I love Jesus, my family, dancing, singing, reading, movie watching and teaching. I am working on my fitness and am becoming a big workout junkie. I've still got a way to go but I'm getting there. Still riding solo...but always keeping an eye out :) I love to laugh and love to make people laugh. I speak fluent movie quotes and sarcasm. Ride and show horses. And here's my smiling face! 

Until day 2! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013


2013 is almost over.  It's been a good year.  And  a hard one.  I've grown exponentially in my faith, gotten baptized and seen my family rip apart and then knit back together.  It's had highs, lows and in betweens.  Basically-life.

So here are my resolutions for the new year. I don't always make them, I certainly don't always keep them but nonetheless:

I hereby resolve... get myself in the best possible financial state possible.  This includes cancelling all uneccessary credit cards, paying off all remaining ones, starting a weekly savings plan that will save me over 1,000 in the coming year and cutting all other costs and spending far more wisely. continue to get myself in better shape and lose the remaining 50 lbs I'd like to lose,  This will include amping up my exerciese regime (inclusing adding back my nemesis-cardio), cutting out as much sugar as possible (I can't quit it alltogether.  Cupcakes and I, we've got something going), and eating cleaner and better.   Let operation smokin' hot body commence.

...being more intentional and stringent about making time for me and God.  I bought a yearly devotional before Christmas and my goal is to set aside some quiet time each day to pray, study my Bible and grow closer to God.

These are my goals-how about you?  Do you make resolutions? And keep them?

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Everyone is doing the 30 days of thanks thing on facebook.  I've done it before too.  I think its good and nice to stop and reflect on what we have and our blessings.  All the time, yes, but its nice no matter when/where it happens.

I didn't participate this year.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe its best summed up by this eCard (isn't everything?)

Because its so true.  And since we are all guilty of airing our complaints and tirades on the old facebook (bc that's easier than real life) I didn't want to be hypocritical-its one of my very least favorite things to be.

But I am thankful-in November and always for many things.  So I'm just going to share them with you all here.  In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, but with the reminder to count your blessings always, not just in November :)

1-God and His never ending, totally undeserved love and patience with me.  I could never, ever be worthy.  His Grace is in fact absolutely amazing.

2-My family.  It's been a rough year for us.  We've weathered more turmoil than every before but things are starting to look up.  But no matter what I know they, particularly my parents, would do anything for me and love me in spite of all my many flaws.

3-My friends-I have some freaking amazing ones.  I only pray others are as blessed in this areas.  The other day in a moment of crisis I had 4 people I could immediately text and they were all ready to lend support, an ear, an outlet.  Love.  You need people, people.  If you don't have some, invest.

4-My church family.  My growing relationship with God has opened me up to some of the best people.  They worry about me and care for me and pray for and with me.  That's a beautiful relationship to build too.

5-My job.  Teaching is at once the most exhausting, exhilarating, rewarding, draining, hilarious, worry causing job out there.  For every moment that makes me want to quit, there are at least 5 that make me want to do this forever.

That's enough for now-I am blessed-how are you blessed?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Life is a Sitcom

Sometimes I wish my life was a sitcom.  I thought this last night as I watched New Girl and wished my friends and I went around saying the hilarious things Schmidt says or that I was starting a tremulous relationship with Nick Miller.  I wish my life was a sitcom.  And then I kind of is.  Particularly when things like the following conversation happen:

Me: I don't want anyone to say that I wear the pants in my family-I don't want them to think like that of my (fictitious and hypothetical) husband.  (((Pause))) But...I don't really want them to think he wears the pants either...

Friend D: Yeah its really best if no one wears pants.

Who needs a sitcom when you have real life?