Have I really done SIX awkward & awesome's?! Wow. Yesterday I was doodling around in my journal (a scary pastime, by the way) and voila, before I knew it, I had written an awk & awe post. I thought I'd share it will y'all today. :-)
~ getting blisters on my feet from walking several blocks without shoes...then getting more blisters from walking without socks in cowboy boots. *sigh* I CAN'T WIN.
~ driving to the chiropractor's office with my sister, getting there and finding a note on the door: CLOSED TUES. MARCH 8. Guess what day it was?
~ walking into youth group, plate in hand, eating dinner. Be assured this does not happen often. (And to quote William Wilberforce, "They all think I'm mad already," so there's not a whole lot left to do in the way of sullying my reputation. ;-P)
~ making dinner for my dad and my sister and me while mama was gone. This may not sound awkward to you -- it was.
~ having songs from HAMILTON stuck in my head for literally DAYS and randomly starting in with bits of them at inappropriate times. (Word of advice: don't say the word "satisfied" around me if you wish to preserve your sanity.) Don't ask me how many times I rapped Philip's part in 'Take a Break' last Sunday. Just, don't even go there.
~ sitting on the kitchen counter eating popcorn, as I am doing this very minute!
~ playing with the kitties up at the horse barn where I take lessons
~ remembering how much I really love Christian fiction. It's like a rascally child; you want to beat the tar out of it sometimes, but in the end it's still yours and you still love it. ;-)
~ the fact that the thermometer reached 70 DEGREES last week! *goes wild*
~ writing journal entries in the bathtub...okay, maybe that was a little too much information...
~ singing along to Keith Urban and Dustin Lynch on the radio in the car as dusk falls (THIS SONG)
~ being able to do schoolwork with my sister, and laughing our way through the drudgery of everyday assignments. (Folks, if you've got a sister who can make you laugh even while you're reading The Scarlet Letter, you've got somp'in special.) Here's an exchange we had the other day while I was sitting in a chair reading and she was at the computer doing Spanish:
Sadie: *after doing badly on a lesson* "I can do better. I can do better than that."
Me: "It's cause you've been distracted by looking at people's faces" (referring to Ioan Gruffudd -- she was listening to the King Arthur soundtrack)
Sadie: "Yeah, I've been looking at six-foot-tall stumbling blocks" (our expression for someone who's really good-looking)
Sadie: "Actually, five-foot-eleven stumbling blocks...."
Me: "YOU KNOW HOW TALL HE IS?!?!"
~ re-watching one of my favorite Waltons episodes, The Journey. *happy sigh* You know, the one where John-boy gives up going to the dance to take his elderly neighbor to the seaside for her wedding anniversary. John-boy, all the extremely high expectations of men I have, you gave me. If I never find one good enough it's your fault.
~ catching Naomi in the chatbox at unexpected moments throughout the day ;-)
~ finding the first violets in the woods, pushing their way up out of the ground! I LOVE violets so terribly much. I don't even know why. I think it has something to do with Archie Kennedy. (Again, don't ask.)
~ bursting into fits of uncontrollable laughter over I don't even know what
Spring is coming!!!
Honestly, I have been laughing so much in the past few days...and most of the time I don't even know why. I've just got a joy overflowing inside of me. The joy of springtime, the joy of my family, the joy of stories, the joy of God's grace and goodness. That's a little of the craziness that's been going on with me lately. What's been awkward and awesome in your life? (Or do I want to know...)