Monday, March 30, 2009


I bought some seeds. I'm going to grow this year. I had to get the proper tools first. Good soil. Read the instructions. Soak soil in water, put seed on top, do not cover with soil. Mist with more water daily. Keep in well lit area. Keep it warm.
The first sprouts came quickly. Though I added a misting of water daily, the soil began to dry. I added a second misting of water each day. It was no use, the sprouts died almost as quickly as they had grown. The soil was not up to par.
I was told to mist.
The instructions said to mist.
The instructions were wrong.

Added cupfulls of water to the soil. Waited patiently and kept the soil in the warmth of the sunlight shining in the windowsill.
Weeks later the newer, stronger sprouts appeared. Carrots, cucumbers, green onions and tomatoes.....growing. Healthy. Strong.
They grow visibly taller from morning to evening.

Drinking cupfulls of water.

Perhaps the instructions aren't always correct. A misting cannot grow something that requires cupfulls. We cannot always assume that the generalized ideas can instruct every seed in every environment.

I am a gardener. I have planted seeds. Sometimes I feel like all I can offer is mist. Will the days that I am able to pour cupfulls of water on my seeds make up for the days I cannot offer more? What if my soil dries up? If my seeds sprout will I be able to keep them growing? Am I offering enough warmth and sunlight?

Do you ever wonder who is going to pour cupfulls on you? I've read the instructions, but sometimes I think I'm only getting misted and my soil NEEDS MORE if I'm going to keep my sprouts growing. My soil is drying up. I'm thirsty.

I can't find a glass of water.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope, but you weren't sure which end you were at?

Yeah. I get it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Ignore the video....listen to the song. The words are familiar...the arrangement is not. I'm in love with it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Just wanted to let you all know that I am still alive. I wouldn't say that I was alive AND kicking....but I am alive. I haven't had much time for the blog world as of late. School is getting harder with each new set of classes, which means I have been spending more and more time sitting at this computer doing boring stuff like researching ROCKS. BUT!

Finals week is officially over for this set of classes! I had a little chocolate party tonight. :0) I'm not kidding. Chocolate cake, with chocolate ice cream that had bits of chocolate brownie in it. The hubby gave me bit of an eyebrow raise as he saw me fill my LARGE bowl. I told him I was celebrating. Because seriously....

I NEVER have to take another STUPID science class EVER AGAIN!

{hallelujah chorus}

Wouldn't you be celebrating with chocolate too?

Anyway...I can't promise that I will be able to be more attentive to adoring fans. But, know that I am wishing I could spend more time with you. My next classes start tomorrow. Thankfully they are about something I actually care about so maybe I won't mind reading six chapters this week. :0)

And if you knew what the title of one of my classes might want to learn a little something something yourself. {tee hee}

Get your mind out of the gutter! This here is SCHOOL learnin'! About the way people think and feel! So........shush!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Hope you all had a great St. Patty's day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I know it's not Wednesday, but I don't know if I'll have time to post tomorrow and I really wanted to share this picture I took of my little girl today. She has been taking dance lessons for a bit now and is just loving everything about it. She loves to dress up in the leotards and tutus and prance about the dance studio with all of the other little girls. I was having her pose for me so I could get some pictures of her in 1st position, 2nd position, and 3rd position {ballet poses} and she got kind of tired of me. So, she plopped down and said, "I just can't do it!"
Honestly, I think it's my favorite one. :0)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

John Schmidt

As most of you know, I can't live without music. Whether or not that sounds dramatic, it's true. I need it. Like water.
A friend of mine just introduced me to this guy and I am so sad that I have missed out on his music for so long. It is beautiful, amazing, and soothing. As I listen to it I swear I can literally feel my soul healing. So, I thought I would share this with you. He has such an amazing gift, perhaps it is my awe of him that makes me stop and think. No matter the reason, I just bought two of his CDs on iTunes. :0)