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!