Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reflection - a book passage coming back to me

You know, I can't remember what book it was now, but I believe it was in a book, and the wife was explaining to a friend that to her, the point of marriage is to be a witness. To be the person that is told whether you slept in 4 minutes, or chose turkey over pb and j. Because the little things add up. How the little things are chosen eventually adds up to who a person is. I found some truth in the witness idea. Sometimes I just want to share that I just got a paper cut, again, or that today's coffee was so much better than yesterday's. Or that I walked away from buying a pair of shoes. And sometimes, those little details feel so silly to share, especially if the person isn't already accustomed to hearing them. However, I don't want to fully rely on having a person there to share that I chose the red mug today. I want to be fully satisfied with God knowing. I don't have to tell anyone else that I completed a crossword today. It can stay between Him and I. And I'm happy with that. I might mumble or stutter sometimes, but He understands me. Pretty much incredible. But seriously, I really do want to be told those little things. I want to know what you did while you were waiting for me, and whether you prefer Nutella on an English muffin or toast. Did you get gas for your car today? Did you learn something new? Did God touch your heart? Thanks for being a part of my life :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Art of Taking it Easy

I took a little stress style quiz today. I was mostly a "reflexive reactor" but with a bit of "perma-worrier." Basically I mostly act before I think, but dwell on occasion. Perma-worriers keep themselves in a high state of stress, and often feel unnatural relaxing. The second made me think of my multi-tasking tendencies. Recently they've been kicked into high gear, and I find myself trying to pull off 20-hour days. My few moments throughout the day of focusing on just one thing is the time I spend with J. I try to mix work and play throughout my day (literally at the same time) and I'm feeling like I'm reaching that point where I desperately need to give my plans to the Lord more and focus on little things - but one at a time. I'll start with sleep :) Taking care of the body and routines keep one ready for life with a positive attitude. I am so in love with life and filling it each day - sometimes I just forget to stop and let my physical and mental selves stay on the same page.

Pretty image: Poem written on a mirror

And lovely.. :

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boone Weekend

Happy Weekend to all! Headed to Boone to visit my brother. Super excited about a road trip with my guy :)

I'm looking into getting a bike. Thinking a hybrid.


Fun thing to do: Me A-Z

a. area code: 919

b. bed size: Queen - loving my pillow top
c. chore you hate: I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to apply "hate".
d. dog's name: Sully (Sullivan)
e. essential "start of the day" item: I love mornings. Most of mine start with a dog walk, big breakfast, scripture reading and a hot shower.
f. favorite color: currently love red and aqua together.
g. gold or silver: both, actually :) sometimes together.
h. height: between 5'5" and 5'6" flat footed...up to 5'10" in heels
i. instruments you play: some flute, some piano. sometimes sing.
j. job: managing assistant - the second "gap-filler". My boss and I are 411 for the company.
k. kids: basically Sully. delightful yet trouble.
l. living arrangements: Rent an apartment with a friend from high school. She's great.
m. mom's name: Sally.
n. nickname: KLo, KristiLiz, Lowther, etc.
o. overnight hospital stay: when I was born.
p. pet peeve: Particular of where some things go. And people who one-up too much.
q. quote from movie: "What?! Parents can't do that all in one night. And what about Santa's cookies?? I suppose parents eat those too??"
r. righty or lefty: righty - but I have a fondness for some lefties :)
s. siblings: 1 sister (oldest), and 2 brothers - one older, one younger
t. time you wake up: Roughly 7:00AM. Depends on when my little imp of a dog starts wanting to go out/if I got back to bed. 6:30 - 8:30 window.
u. underwear: almost always.VS and aerie boyshorts mostly. Mostly bright and fun!
v. vegetables you dislike: Working on being okay with olives.
w. ways or reasons you are late: Well for a long time I would leave at the time I was supposed to arrive somewhere. Typically I try to use up every available minute. Now my leave work time is flexible, and sometimes I'm needed until late. Or bc I'm multitasking too much. Like trying to put on makeup, brush my teeth, put on nail polish, chat on the phone, and drive. (side note - 6 years of clean driving record). Or Sully won't be a dragon. That makes me late.
x. x-rays: CAT scan of my head and MRI of my right knee.
y. yummy food you make:
that I actually make? Spinach Pie (crustless quiche), Apple pie. I'm learning still!
z. zoo animals you like: I've always loved the lions and the penguins.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Think like a Princess

Bring out your inner princess tip #35:

Every time you look in a mirror,
smile at your reflection, for you are the fairest.


Monday, April 12, 2010


It's just one of those days.. I'm just so in love with life and so much that's in it. I can't even list all the things that are just so great, but here's a few on my mind (hmm, mostly light hearted things):


long morning walks with a cute animal

Cafe Misto (my new favorite)

Tea from a friend.. and a calendar showcasing magnificent shoes

Bright summer colors

Barefoot weather

Good books and movies

New favorite actresses (they can be silly :) particularly Eva Green)

Future vacations

A guy worth falling for (little sappy)

Just blessed and happy :)