Friday, April 22, 2011

A little Opposition

Today every little annoyance is supersized. I have a lot I could complain about (because I am in my own shoes after all), but instead I'm going to ask a question. Why do we have days like this? I know I'm not the only one who has them.

Is it because I am just choosing to see everything in a negative light? Or is it just because the balance of opposition is tipping dramatically today? Or am I just completely ungrateful?

I'd like to think that I am not ungrateful. So, moving along...

I believe heavily in opposition. It's why there is male and female. Opposition isn't just about Good vs. Bad. It's about progress and balance. Opposition is kinetic energy. Opposition creates new ideas, joy and change. Opposition creates life. Think of that.

That it might be for your profit and learning...
So what am I learning from a day like today? Am I learning to complain? Or am I learning to change my thinking? Am I learning to problem solve, organize, create, share?

On a day like today, I am glad I sat down to reflect. Because in all the chaos that has ensued in a very short period of time, it is important to note: I am still very blessed

and so are you.

It's only because of opposition that I am even aware of that.
And while I am fairly certain that the scales of opposition are severely off balance to the negative side today, that also means that there is a day out there that I will or have already experienced that is totally off balance on the positive side. so with that in mind, I look forward to the balanced days.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My mother sent me this picture a few weeks ago.

It doesn't seem like much. It's not a super flattering picture of me or a demonstration of what a good house keeper I am or, what nice things I have... it's about how blessed I am.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Unpacking, whatever, Let's go to the beach!

We've been in Florida for two weeks. Unpacking is going very slow and it's been a point of frustration for me... and I am sure the kids. So Saturday after having a impromptu yard sale (because of all the stuff left in the house by the previous owner) by default in getting the stuff out of the garage to show to the auction man... and then having people stop thinking we were having a yard sale. We ended up selling a few pieces since the auction man said he'd give us 200 for the lot. We made more than that from our impromptu sales in two hours that morning. And then decided to make good on our promise to the kids and spend the rest of the day at the beach.

The first time we went was after we bought the car, so we got there at Dusk...
Zurich was super whiney at first but got to enjoy it at the end... As for Olea, for the record, it's not that I don't take pictures, it's that she never looks or comes when I call or stays still long enough for me to get a decent picture. Nev loved it.

So we had to go in the day time...The kids loved it. Obviously. Nev loves to follow us out into deeper water so she has to be watched but she does have a healthy respect for it. I didn't get a picture but she often would lay in the shallow water on her stomach facing the beach and let the waves crash around her. Gideon handled it very well. Olea is a little too brave in the water and Zurich liked to chase the birds and kick around in the water and play in the sand.

We stayed till dusk. It was so beautiful.

Monday, April 11, 2011


We moved across the country. It's still unreal. The last few months have been so insane. Add having a baby in the middle of it all and you can imagine how worn thin I am... just figuratively. I am still plenty fleshy. No worries.

I will get to all the adventures of the cross country move... later. When I have time.

This is why I don't have time:

In order to move in, I have to clean everything first. I mean when the closet racks look like this:

and they should look like this:

And a side by side just for something

well.... lets not forget I have 4 kids. One that is a newborn. So it's not like I do anything other than feed and clean up food all day.

That's how it feels anyway. But somehow there is some progress being made, SLOWLY. There still are way more boxes than not. I have so many bruises from box corners...