Friday, March 28, 2014

a disclaimer of sorts.

it baffles me to think of just how much yuck is in this world.
of how much more comfortable we're with as a culture that would have raised eyebrows not even 20 years ago...
of how easy it is to turn on the TV, computer, even simply picking up your phone - and with a click of a button - vulnerable eyes and ears are exposed to so much garbage that's changing us.
we're all different because of this. it's visible in the generation gaps if you don't believe what I'm saying.

FOR this reason, I promise you: that you will NEVER see or hear anything that is less than above reproach on my little space here on the internet - that is literally full of all the wrong stuff, mine will remain guarded of the garbage.

I'm not saying my life is not without garbage or sin or even really bad decisions.
but its such a big deal for me to keep things at a level of little to no threat so even in my life, it makes it easier to take those things captive.
I'm not immune to the thoughts - and words that pour forth when driving and others do dumb things {because indelibly, they will}, when my kid is not acting like the sweet angel that she looks {which is more often than not}, or when my hubs and I don't see eye to eye on things {again, quite often...}.

this place of mine here.
this tiny spec of the blogosphere.
will - while being as real as I can literally fathom - remain free of anything inappropriate - as I share all things Venne {as in venn diagram - not Vinny}.
you are welcome to stay as long as you want.
I'm here if you need me.

Thankful things:

 a new app I found called percolator:

my almost 5 year old.

 sleepy rainy afternoons
 momma love

a new fridge

mums from my mother in law
 Popsicles on a warm day
 playing with her.
 a dramatic flare for the love of tomatoes.
 morning dance parties, jumping off chairs...
 falling out of the hammock
ps. we have all done it.
 spring fruits.
getting back into playing worship for church events.
yes, Lord!!
happy friday y'all.

Monday, March 17, 2014


why is it so hard for me to acknowledge?
it's like time is spinning out of control, leading us careening through uncharted territories.
rushing through the milestones as she grows.
my heart doesn't want to see it, but my eyes cannot deny the fact that my baby girl isn't a baby anymore.
she's growing and changing more every day.

on the last day of this month, she will be 5.
as she would tell you, her birthday is March Firty First.
TH is still a bit tricky for her to pronounce.
and y'all, she's a smart one!
it makes me laugh [on the inside, because you dare not laugh out loud at her or she would scowl] when she tries to use big words in sentences that don't quite fit.
she's learning how to express herself.
she is head strong and already has a will of steel.
i already foresee challenging times ahead with this one...

i'll be registering her for kindergarten soon. very soon.
see, the thing about time is it doesn't stop.
it only seems to go faster with every passing year.

just yesterday, we were sitting around enjoying a lazy rainy sunday and the thing i longed for the most was
because rarely is she every quiet.
when she's not asking her normal barrage of questions, she's either singing or making some sort of noise.
you see, quiet is kinda hard to come by in this household.
ans as it turns out, its REALLY hard to explain some of the simplest things.

WHY, she asks.
she won't take these answers as readily any more:
"because it does"
"because that's how it was made"
"i don't know - it just is"

i love every ounce of her.
she will always be my baby.
but try explaining that to an almost 5 year old who reminds you:
i'm not a baby anymore mom.

a beautiful little lady.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

winter is almost over.

we're saving daylight today.
And by that, I mean we lost an hour of sleep last night.
And by that, you get the picture that it was daylight savings last night.
any way you look at it, it means spring is soon to follow.
And we slept pretty late this morning.
*spring begins next week for those of you who don't know*

We've spent the last 2 days soaking up these 70+ degree days.
Windows open, sun on white skin that's been in hiding for far too long, working in the yard, cleaning and unpacking more boxes [we're getting there...] there is just so much to be done still.
I want to really enjoy this day because the next 3(ish) I'll be a vampire.
The night shift on the ortho/trauma floor is claiming my next 3 evenings.
I usually am not a fan of the 3 in a row nights - because it actually turns into 4 what with the recovery period the day following the 3rd night - and I feel like I don't even get to see my family for those days.
But there is a good reason for this ;)

I did it because I needed off this coming weekend for our church's women's retreat. Its gonna be a good one! AND as an added bonus: I was asked to help on the worship team (guitar/vocals) for the retreat!! I cannot even begin to tell you how I've missed being a part of worship and how much this opportunity is going to bless me. So yeah, this week is going to be a busy one.

Thankful Things:

The exciting thing about being a home owner is getting to make a place your own.
We have already done so much: painting, replacing toilets, new light fixtures/fans, decorating, hanging things on the walls, arranging things, then rearranging them again... figuring out what goes where. And that's just the stuff on the inside. We had the house pressure washed yesterday and now, the white areas look dazzling! And oh the plans we have for the yard... all in good time. But it's hard not to just jump in and do it all - even though it can get overwhelming at times.
The downside: it can get rather expensive.
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