Monday, January 26, 2009

Gratitude and Trust

These are two things that I decided over the weekend I should try to incorporate into my life a little more. Being grateful goes a long way, and I've usually been pretty good at recognizing that I am really blessed, but lately have lost some of that. Something that goes along with that equally is expressing that gratitude, even for the smallest things, and doing so in a timely manner. So, adding to my "I'm going to be even more awesome someday if I do these things" list, I am adding gratitude and the expressing of it.
Trust, well that may take me some time because I usually act in a guarded way because I'm just cautious like that...a deeply ingrained personality flaw that hasn't always served me badly per se, but could use some tweaking maybe. I read a good article about discovering the power of trust that gave me some things to think about just now and a good quote from it taken from Goethe, "Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be." The article's author was trying to illustrate that sometimes we need to trust people to be more than what they are in order for them to rise to the occasion, so to say. There's more to it than that, but maybe some of you have had a person in your life who believed in you when you didn't believe in yourself. Trusted you to be more than you thought you could be or do things better than you thought you could do them. I have. It was inspiring and motivating, something that has made a lasting impression on me. So, when I talk about trust I'm not saying I'm necessarily going to trust more in the typical sense of the word (for now) as much as trust in people's abilitiy to be more than comes at face value. Now...glad you read that one aren't you. And, b.t.w. I love Natalie Merchant's voice...she rocks!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Road Trip

I'm not sure if a road trip with a toddler would be fun or not....but I really want to go on one. I don't really have a destination in mind, and it probably isn't the best time of year for that, but I've had this craving to go somewhere lately....and every time I hear certain songs it makes it this song by makes me want to go.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Feed the birds

So, the weather here in S.G. has been nearly sinful as beautiful as it has I have taken advantage of it lately with my little sidekick Adam and gone outside to play more. It's made me a little Spring-sick however. Today after playing at the nearby park, we got lunch with Mike and went and had a family picnic and feed some local fowl at a golf course pond.....As you can see from the pictures, we had fun and there was an abundance of said fowl to feed.

They were actually pretty friendly too.....I recommend them over the birds at the St. George golf course because those suckers are way too aggressive. was a fun afternoon and I was surprised that Adam didn't freak out when the geese got close. He actually feed them pretty well for his first time, and even let a few eat right from his hand. He really wanted to get into the water with the ducks though, so next time we'll have to bring the back leash thingy we bought for such times as these.
I recommend this to anyone who's looking for a new and cheap activity to do with the kids....or adults who think they are still kids....either way, buy your bread from the bread store on the blvd. because you can get it cheap and take more than one loaf because these suckers are hungry hungry hippos and 1 loaf goes fast. It was the Bloomington Hills golf course b.t.w.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh my aching back

I'm starting to get annoyed at my back because for the past week + it's been keeping me down...literally. Over the weekend I had to stay on my back to give it a rest dr.'s orders. And it still hasn't totally let up. It's the weirdest thing because I honestly don't know what I did to make it hurt so bad, but it feels like I have a super nasty kinked neck in my back (that's the only way I can describe it). I've been to the accupunturist a couple of times (which is always a fun experiement in interpreting accents, they're Chinese and super nice) and the's helped but still is there. Blah! I've come to realize that I get rather impatient when my body isn't up to par....I don't like feeling like crap (who does really) but I'm a bad sick person. I hate just laying around when there's so much to do in my home, not to mention a very rambunctious todler to keep up with. Well, I'm hoping that soon I will be able to get back into the swing of things and stop being a whiny hoo for me.