There’s a lot I could say about this evening or the weather or the roads or winter, but I don’t want to clutter your news feeds with that. The only thing that kept going through my mind was the quote ‘attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure’.
[Our town kinda had mini panic. It was truly a perfect storm of events: huge nationally televised basketball game, college traffic, whiteout with accumulation of maybe 3 inches of snow, major wind, serious temperature drop so everything turned to ice. Cars were all over the place because of conditions AND some people were in traffic so long they ran out of gas. So, traffic is usually bad in a college town, sporting event traffic is usually dodgy, and inclement weather makes for longer commutes home, but all together the town became a gridlock. I was able to stay at work till about 8 and get a ride home with my bosses… Adam was trying to pick me up for about four hours, a trip that would usually take about 30 minutes. I feel very blessed to have been safe and warm today and to have my spouse come home safely. Prayerfully I’ll be able to get out tomorrow and get some more food for the house! 😄] [I didn’t wear my flower crown to my baby appointment on Monday! When it’s cold outside I have a hard time caring about how I look, it’s more about warmth and function if it’s below 30 out! In any case, Cookie is doing well, I’m doing well, AND we have our next appointment scheduled to find out if Cookie is a boy or a girl!!!! February 11th cannot come soon enough!]
To quote a great film,”Adventure is out there!”. A road tip doesn’t have to be all loud dance music, cheap snacks, and hot summer days… It can be quiet with no music, a granola bar or two, and an overcast fall day. I love living my life with a man who challenges people’s definitions in such a humble way. I also love living my life with a man who’ll take time off work to go celebrate with my family. [Fun Fact: I have never been to our state capital. Today was the closest I’ve ever been. An adventure for another time…]
[A cousin of mine got married to the man she was engaged to almost 20 years ago! Some things happened and they parted ways all those years ago, but what will be will be and their wedding was just lovely. Such a privilege to participate in celebrating them.]
Sometimes while you’re practicing loving your season in life, people might make you feel behind. You decide how you’re going to feel! I’ve heard it said this way, “attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure”. I’ve made so much progress in this area since I started my DD journey, so I know I’m well on my way… I’m just on adventure right now!
[It’s almost fall, sooooo, new fall wreath!]
Life Tip: Hair grows back, try the haircut. [I told my hairdresser that I’d been considering this for awhile now but I’ve been too nervous to do it. Took the plunge… Adam can’t have a cooler haircut than I do!] [^^ For someone who doesn’t care about being trendy, Adam certainly is!]
Plus 10 Sports Points:Attend 1st baseball game
Plus 2 Noms Points: 15$ worth of concession stand food
[The Black Bears got a win, I ate fries for dinner, and had an unexpected date night with the best guy ever. Adam and I both hate baseball a little less!]
Awarded 1 Aunt Bonus Point: Two Neighborhood Stroller Walks [Had an adventure in babysitting with my man Chase. It was cray because I’ve never babysat before… I guess I’m just getting some practice in? My younger brother-in-law and his wife have just moved back into town so I’m going to have the opportunity to spend time with my nephew as he grows up! All very exciting and kinda terrifying! Hooray for family?]
Remember way back when I started this crazy DD journey? Back then I talked about the power of momentum, and since then I haven’t thought much about it. Today while I was filling out my “Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You” journal I had an epiphany: the power of momentum works with getting over fears too! Each time I tackle a new thing or tackle a fear of mine with success, I just want to tackle another!! Basically, I’m having a ball being kinda afraid… I’m having a ball being courageous in my own small way.
[Another random scenic overlook from our trip. This was at German Valley or something along those lines…]
I don’t like piña coladas, but I don’t mind getting caught in the rain! Another great adventure with my spouse taking the scenic route home. Getting to see more of my dreamy home state was just the icing on the cake.
[Blackwater Falls State Park was really nice, even if the thunderstorm ran us off…]
To spend our anniversary celebrating the union of a great couple was a joy. I am blessed beyond words to have this great man to grow up with… Happy fifth anniversary, Adam, thanks for another great year.
[And today was a perfect day for an outdoor wedding!]
Sometimes it takes failure punching us in the face to realize we’re wrong. Some days I’m great at going with the flow and I’m not uptight, but some days I’m not where I want to be. Even if it hurts crazy bad, I am glad that I can see where I still need to grow.
[We got a little lost today. Our GPS didn’t quite understand what we wanted to do and I got frustrated with Adam. I was snippy and mean because I don’t like being lost. Instead of ‘enjoying the journey’ like I did yesterday I fell into an old pattern. God can change me. I will keep at it.]
[I bought these roses a few days ago for like $3.00!]