Monday, February 28, 2011

I I wander.

I like to wonder. I like to wonder about things when I might not find an answer. Im not looking for answers. I like to not know things. I feel so comfortable when I just wonder. There is mystery and beauty and security when I just sit and...wonder.

I like these warm spring days. I like having special kids in my life to play with. They see things differently than I do. I can think like a kid, especially when it comes to adventures, but there is always something to learn when Im with them. Its like we both know secrets and dont mind sharing them with each other. Thats the joy of exploring. I love secrets. And using my imagination.

The earth is full of great things. Even if they may not look great. Like earthworms.

There is play to be had. Go outside. Go green. Go karts. Go pro. Like Prothro.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

So far so good.

Another personal success. I made some headbands. It was refreshing.

Meet Bess Fountain. Isnt she cute? She turned 8 yesterday and I made her this headband.

She ate a lot of cake. bc it was her birthday.

Meet Mary Dean Fountain. I like her.

I made this one for myself.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bicycle races are coming your way! So forget all your worries Oh yeah.

Today I rode my bike. It was delicious outside. And the birds were alive and in tune.
Things I took:
My license just in case I was going too fast.
My chapstick. bc of the wind hitting my lips.
My camera. Hence pictures.
I also took Wilco the singer. Songs: Hummingbird, Either Way, True Love Will Find You in the End, etc. While I was riding I even nodded my head to the music.
I didnt take my phone. So I had no distractions. When I got back, I had no messages. Blast.
I found this big dirt pile and decided to go off roading. It wasnt as exciting as I thought it would be.

I took these people. They wore black and white.

Rides bike.

I even went by the scary house in Graceville. Its a murder house. Its also got a fence around it. We'll save that for a different post.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I wrote with my ambidextrous hand. Thats a picture of Constantine.

I made these for my small group that meets on Tuesday nights. Cute huh? Happy Hearts.

So far so good...we'll see what I do next...I know you're so anxious.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Honesty is key. In blogs.

Im reading this book for class bc I have to write a review on it. I had a bad attitude in the beginning but turns out...its a good read. About small groups in church.

I am listening to Chris Thile. Who is a bluegrass instrumentalist extraordinaire. And Im having coffee. So my heart is alive. Plus I have Jesus.

I have to write some things. Get them out there. Not for your pleasure but to help me feel better.

I used to write in my ambidextrous notebook everyday. I dont anymore.
This summer I was making a lot of headbands. I dont anymore.
I have been writing a kids book about el guapo. I havent sat down with it in a while.
I used to blog nearly 3 times a week. I dont anymore.
I was real good at writing in my diary/journal and taping things in it. I dont anymore.
I went on adventures a lot on my bike when I first came to school here. I dont anymore.
I once took a lot of pictures. I dont anymore.

Why is this? Do I need to make more goals for these things in general. No. Bc that would only add pressure. I love doing these things but just dont do them. I am interested in new things. But I still love those activities I used to do. Youre probably thinking, just DO them. Youre right. I will. I will. And maybe Ill post pictures. So Ill be using my camera again too.

This could be the start of something new. A whole new blog. Maybe I could organize it to do at least two of these a week. And then that would mean me blogging at least twice a week.

Ok. Dont tell anyone this in case I get lazy or busy. Maybe I shouldnt have told you this idea. Rats. Im not erasing it. Im not! Keep me accountable. Whoever you are. Void.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rhythm of My Heart.

Music is so awesome. And inspiring. There are songs that make me want to run away and explore the world. And some that make me sit in silence and just think. Its spectacular. Others I cant do anything but write. Different songs make me do different things. They make me feel different. Im sure you can say the same thing. Some music just gets right in my bones and I cant help but boogie. Ok.

There are some voices that are just so clear and beautiful and full of life that make me want to laugh and cry all at the same time. Here are a potpourri of examples.

Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues.
Phil Collins: Take Me Home.
Iron and Wine: Upward Over the Mountain.
Brooke Waggoner. Colorbloods.
Matthew Perry Jones. Abide with Me.
Cat Stevens. Peace Train.

And the beat goes on...