Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a mustache and other randoms things.

lilac

Funny stuff...
On the way home from the store, out of the blue, Max said to me, "I very want a mustache." I asked, "Who do you know who has a mustache?" Max, "Gda." I suspected he was going to say Gda (my dad). I can't think of any other men in Max's life who have a mustache except Gda. For as far back in my mind that I can remember, my dad has had a mustache. I've seen pictures of him without one, but that's it. The things that kids think of...silly.

Reading...
I've been reading Water for Elephants. Not very far into it yet, but I'm enjoying it so far. Today I stopped by Borders and picked up this book. I read the sample on Kindle on my phone in one evening (the sample isn't very long...). The sample alone spoke to me and I just had to pick-up this book to continue reading! I tend to watch far too much TV (United States of Tara, Nurse Jackie, The Office, Greys, Private Practice...well, you get the idea.)

Hard stuff...
D-day 3 has arrived. It is/was today. May 3rd. Blood draw this morning and now the wait. THE wait. I waited all day to hear back. At 4:30 I couldn't stand it any longer and I called the doctor - only to be told they don't have the results from the lab yet. If I had driven the 20 miles into Portland to their lab, I'd know now. Instead I went to a lab close to home. A decision I will pay for in the form of waiting and not sleeping tonight. My anxiety is through the roof, and all I'd really like to do is have a drink or run (or both) and I can't do either. Seriously. How will I sleep? The rational side of me says - you waited this long; you've waited years...so what's another day? The irrational side of me (in a whiny voice) says - I've waited for years! I need to know now. I thought today was the day I got my answer? I digress... Prayers, friends. I'm not one to reach out for help or ask for favors, but today I ask for prayer for a patient heart and mind, and some sleep tonight.

Happy stuff...
And finally, imagine my shock and utter amazement this morning when I was casually going through blogs I follow on Google Reader on my phone, and found this. My stomach did a little flip and my heart skipped a beat I think. I've posted a handful of photos to the Shutter Sisters 365 group on Flickr, in the hopes that maybe one of my photos would be chosen. But I guess I always figured it was just that - a maybe. I'm not one to get my hopes up too high for anything in my life (that's another long post for another day...). In a weird way that I can't quite explain, it was validation for me. Validation that I am good, that maybe I do know what I'm doing from time to time. Thank you, Shutter Sisters.

dandelion

Happy Tuesday, friends.
A

7 comments:

Stacey said...

Praying.

And yay on your Shutter Sisters pick! Love that photo.

Ashley Sisk said...

These photos are gorgeous - I'm praying too.

Tracey said...

1. I remember the day my dad shaved off his mustache and I cried. :(
2. I loved that book. Need to see the movie, but where will I find the time?!
3. Oh, I will pray for you. God is in control. He is good. I believe this. Even in the hard stuff. I hope you know how much he loves you.
4. How exciting! Very cool! I know these little confirmations are good for the soul and I am glad you got to experience this. You are a great photographer! In fact, I stopped to pause at your pic in your banner tonight. I love that picture. :)

Amanda said...

Praying for you too. I

haven't read WFE yet either - I'm in the queue at the library b/c I refused to purchase any more books....kind of a bad habit. ;)

So COOL to be picked by Shutter Sisters. Way to go!! I imagine that's a very good feeling.

Hugs to you today!

Marvett Smith said...

I'm sending prayers your way. Hang in there. Congrats on Shutter Sisters. It's a great image!

justine said...

what a great blog you have here and congratulations on your shutter sister picture and hope whatever thing you are waiting for works out! see you in picture inspiration.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your SS pic! The images in this post are fab, too. Such great focus!