Monday, November 11, 2013


Undeveloped thoughts that might lead to something but probably won't:

  • Are there places on this earth that remain untouched? Like, could I be the first person to ever step in a certain spot? And, if say, there's a place that won't be altered for, say, 100 years ... could I leave a note there, for, say, a great, great, grandchild? And then leave a message/map in my will so that in 2113, that descendant of mine could go on a treasure hunt on Teapot Hill (though, by then, it better be called Teapot Mountain) and find some handwritten words of blessing and maybe a small piece of jewellery (or some such memento from me, the great, great, granny who has been praying for her even before her grandparents were conceived) safely hidden in a teapot?

  •  Things I want to do this year (before my next birthday) include geocaching. Ziplining. Buying a place. Trying out the many uses of coconut oil. Getting a massage. Of those 5 items, the least likely will be the massage. 

  • I was reading an article at work this week about a partnership between christian mingle dot com and Mandy Gale, the single blogger/writer who empowers women to thrive in their singleness. Check out quotes from her book here. For those of you too lazy to click a link, I'll post a few: 
  1. “Single" means you are brave enough to face the glorious unknown of the unaccompanied journey.” 
  2. “Single |sin•gle| (adjective) - Too fabulous to settle.” 
  3. “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” 
  4. “Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.” 
So anyway, this young woman, who has made a career for herself by being fabulously single, has paired up with christian mingle to enter the world of online dating. Her goal, I assume, is not to remain single. I found this interesting. When I chatted about this partnership with my boss, his first reaction was aghast; "Can you imagine dating A BLOGGER?"

Which of course got me thinking, seeing as I'm a blogger 'n all. Of all my faults and shortcomings, being a blogger could be The Thing that prevents me from being asked out? Hahahaha.

  • I'm at the lake. On my bed. With my window open. A wind storm is picking up and my curtains are flying straight out. I can't even begin to express how much I love this. It feels like camping. 

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. An evening with my kids. Dinner and a movie, to celebrate Max's birthday. Thankful when they let me have a glimpse into their lives.

2. Long weekends. This one in November? Is perfectly timed.

3. Forgiveness and Grace.


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