Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Ramblings

What do you do when you are four days out from a show and you have things to finish up?
Make a banner for your booth.

Shove the paint over and start sewing. Yup. That's it.
Then try and put it together and realize you have it stretched out all the way down the hall and into the bathroom, which Brenna cannot understand WHY. Especially when she needs to use the bathroom and Mom is on the floor with needle and yards of thread.
Brenna survived.

You know what I love? 
College students.
One in particular-my eldest. But she has some pretty amazing friends.
For instance, her friend, Andrew Norbeck, film studies major.
He's got a vision, and it's a good one.
He wants to go to Kenya to support people who need resources for kids in a sponsorship program, but don't have a way to get the word out. 
Enter Andrew and his camera.

"...there are individual’s, businesses, and organization’s doing significant work, but don’t have the opportunity or platform to be heard."

Take one minute and 46 seconds to view his video on what his project is all about.  Our family is gonna be looking pretty darn good in our shirts!

You know what else I love? Waking up late, talking to my husband as I rush out of bed, later asking him if (to my surprise) he made just his side of the bed. I then love his look on his face when he asks me who I was talking to, as he fell asleep on the couch all night.
I'm pretty sure I was talking to the dog.

Ahhh, spring.

More like ahh-choooo

Or, as they say in Italy, "achoo."

OR, as I learned, "Achoo. First known use in 1882, the sound used to define a sneeze.

Moving right along....
It's a reach this week, folks, it's a reach.

I cannot seem to leave this alone. It's slowly but surely taking over my house. Every time my husband comes home, there is a new version laying around.

And this.
The newest all time FAVORITE song on my Itunes.
One of those belt it out in the car kinda tunes.

What's your new favorite song playing right now?

Speaking of belting in out in the car...Brenna and I were at a stoplight and "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 came on. Well, sometimes the body just has to move! So we were dancing away as best as we could with seat belts on, and wouldn't you know it? The person stopped in the car next to us caught us in action. The fun part was that he laughed and pointed at us and started dancing as well! I wonder what song he was dancing to?

Last but not least.
Integrating true thankfulness.
I mentioned that I am reading Anne Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts.
It's hitting home in a big way, even though it takes some time to sink in and it feels like I am just scratching the surface.
 Right now, it is so good to look for things in the day to be truly thankful for. Thankfulness is a powerful tool.
The last couple days have been:
Miss Party resting her head on my shoulder while I drive.
Sleep. Which I desperately need right now. 
Hope your Friday is sweet.


  1. Wishing you all the best for your show this weekend and I know it will be amazing, banner and all!
    Thought of you yesterday when my hubby turns to me and says, "you really need to start napping in the afternoon" I haven't been able to nap since pregnancy.
    And dancing in seatbelts is so good for the soul.
    We often are doing it as well, thankful for dark tint on our windows, ;)
    Well go get 'em girl! You so inspire me to get creative and put myself out there!

  2. Dear Lynn

    Great Friday ramblings as usual. I love Anne's book I have re read a few times. Wishing you all the best for your upcoming show, the banner looks great. Yes lots to be thankful for!


  3. Hi Lynn, I liked hearing what you have to say:) That "Live with hands open" is a good one!!! And that banner is fantastic! you're going to hvae the best looking booth!

  4. You are a Beautiful Soul, Lynn, inside and out. I enjoy your Ramblings. Love....

  5. You are such a beautiful writer, Lynn! Hope you show is wonderful!