YAWN. We didn’t get in until super late last night from a fabulous wedding (my cousin got married! photos later), had to drive through a raging thunder storm with some scary greenish/bluish glow in the air (looked like hail), an enormous lowering that thankfully did nothing more than sit there and glare at us while I prayed that it would stay in the sky, and a bag full of York Pieces got me through the whole thing.
SPRING IN OKLAHOMA, you are not good for my nerves. I don’t care that I’ve lived here forever. White knuckling a steering wheel in the middle of the night, going 20 miles per hour on the interstate while the car is pounded with heavy rain is NOT my idea of a good time. (Luckily, I did not have to drive.)
Looks like we have another interesting afternoon ahead of us. I was supposed to do a family photo shoot today, but I’m already thinking that will be rescheduled.
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And So It Goes by Sara Gazarek
♥ Fair reader I offer merely an analogy.
- Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband
♥ dreams of ships
♥ butterflies & bees
♥ Don’t say anything, because I see that you understand me, and I am afraid of your understanding. I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! – Anaïs Nin
♥ conversations at the farmers’ market
♥ Deacon & Rayna
♥ backyard wildlife
♥ garden centers
♥ the one cricket who sings on my back porch all night
♥ this is why my eyes are closed
Happy Mother’s Day to my mama. I’ll be seeing her later this morning. A few days ago I wrote a really, really long post about motherhood and blogging culture and where I am in life and I sidelined it — because even though no offense was meant, it’s guaranteed to be taken by some. If I’m going to share my feelings on all that, I’ll wait until after today.
Just…love your mom today. Or a mother figure in your life. If we all just focused on that, I think things would be better.
A strong cup of Tribute Blend has me sort of awake this morning. Yikes. And we’re leaving soon. I need to wake up.
- A Million Ways to ‘Lean In’ — a great piece on work (writing) and motherhood
- “I take comfort in knowing that, despite how things seem at present, goodbyes were never meant to be, and are, in fact, on the way out.”
- Something to try! — “Stormwriting is essentially a heartbrainstorm, a process by which you open your heartbrain and provoke it to not merely dump stuff out, but generate new questions and ideas that lead you to more good stuff: The stuff that becomes building blocks for your book.”
- ASMR, the Good Feeling No One Can Explain — I’ll come back to this later. Right now I’ll tell you that I’ve experienced this since I was at least 4-years-old. If you don’t understand it, you don’t and that’s fine. People who do…do. (h/t Misti who brought my attention to this. I didn’t even know it had a name.)
Sometimes you just need to stop and throw rocks in a pond.
Thank you so much for all of your input and assistance yesterday! Sometimes it’s nice to know what other people think of the ideas you have floating around in your head, even though sometimes I just let those things go in the wind and do what I was going to do in the first place. Can’t help it!
In this case, I had a sort of favorite/front runner among the dresses…
So yesterday when mom and I were at the mall I looked for it. Unfortunately, our Dillard’s didn’t have the dress in stock. If I want to try it on, I’ll have to check out the one in Oklahoma City. Hopefully I will be able to get up there sometime in the coming week. I do want to try it on, badly.
On a whim, we visited Dress Barn. I think I’ve only found one thing there in the past 10 years that I really cared for and I wasn’t optimistic. But there was this vibrant, royal blue dress hanging up and I pulled it down to get a better look. It’s a fairly classic cut in a comfortable fabric that would be nice outside if it happens to be warm. The dress available in 3 different colors — a sort of cerulean, purple, and the royal blue. Out of them all I wear royal blue the best, so I headed to the dressing room to try it on. I’m not posting the photo here, so you can consider it an Instagram exclusive. Heh.
I put the dress on and I loved it. It’s another safe choice for me, but it’s so pretty. And I can’t deny that I wear the color better than most other colors, even some of the ones I’d picked out in the first post. It was a good deal to begin with, so I went ahead and purchased it. The tags are still on and a saved the receipt just in case I do find that other dress and fall in love with how it looks on me.
Here is the dress and the fabulous pair of shoes I ended up with…