A Few of My Happy Places

My bed…so many pillows and blankets and things (usually not this neat, but rather covered with books, bags, mittens, random things).¬†it’s one of those places you just sink into, curl up and feel right.

walking on the beach (florida, cape town, anywhere really)

my porch in africa or on one of the mountains and well africa in general

Lindo on my shouldersDriving in a car with big sunglasses on, windows down, music up loud

So, there are a few of my happy places. There are many more…but that’s a start. ūüôā

What about you? Where’s your happy place/s? Do you have a favorite place? (I don’t do favorites!).

*Check out other happy places at The Gypsy Mama’s

16 (Random) Things

So, I got tagged on facebook, but I’m more of a “blogger” than a “write notes on facebook” so I’m going to cheat and do this on here. ¬†Let’s see where this takes us…

Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a note with 16 random things, shortcomings, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose 16 people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

  1. I will only buy something if it fits the ever changing definition of “happy.” ¬†For example, I found the most amazing shoes at Ron Jon Surf Shop and let me tell you they were the epitome of happy. ¬†Comfy, leather, green and white flowers.¬†
  2. I will have 4 bookshelves in my room at home when I leave for South Africa.
  3. I trust easily.  I will give people the full benefit of the doubt whenever possible.  Yet, I struggle with trusting God in many things.
  4. I will show you every possible angle and not let you generalize about things. This may drive you nuts…
  5. I gave up drinking pop/soda. ¬†I last drank pop probably in fall 2007. ¬†The only kinds I crave are Orange Soda and Root Beer–in the form of Root Beer floats. ¬†Occasionally others, but not as much as those two.
  6. White chocolate is my downfall.  I love it. I could eat it all the time.  Lindt White chocolate truffles especially.  
  7. I get attached to things and am bit possessive. ¬†For example, I’m in love with my bike and am already sad to be leaving it. ¬†I also get attached to books and get all sentimental and can’t bear to think of giving them away.
  8. I could walk on the beach for hours and hours, miles and miles, and not get bored.
  9. I am a pen clicker.  Give me a click-y pen and I will click.
  10. I made a goal to take/pick a picture a day for this next year.  In the end, I want to make a sweet collage.  So far, so good.
  11. I prefer small silverware. ¬†Small spoons, forks, knives. ¬†Especially at Coldstone when you can use the “sample” spoon.
  12. Toast with peanut butter and honey is one of my favorite snacks.
  13. I love cake. Better than sex cake, strawberry cake, white cake, funfetti cake, everything. ¬†Though, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate frosting.
  14. I like to play songs on repeat. ¬†“Turn it Up” by Aaron lines has 237 plays on iTunes, which is not counting all the other plays on CDs and my iPod.
  15. I used to collect quotes. All sorts. I would post them all over my room.  I did the same with fortunes from fortune cookies.
  16. I leave for South Africa “next” week.

Yikes, do I really have to pick 16 people? ¬†Nah, 16 is way too many people to tag in a blog. ¬†Facebook, sure. Here, nope. ¬†But, I will say thank-you, Sarah for tagging me on facebook! ¬†Hope you enjoy my random list and I hope you’re doing well across the ocean!

I want to blog, I want to blog, I want to blog!

But “Life got in the way.” I am working like crazy trying to tie up loose ends and soaking up quality time with those around me. Plus, I refrained from using the internet too much while in Florida. I leave “next” week. Ah! To top it all off, I have all these great blog ideas rolling around in my head and I’m reading an awesome book that brings even more (Soul Cravings by Erwin McManus). So….maybe tonight?

Hello 2009

I’m in Florida! I have a few “New Year’s” posts that will be forthcoming, but right now I’m going to take a little time to unplug from the world of technology and enjoy my time here! Hope you all had a great New Year’s!

Counting Down

I’m trying hard to live in the moment, live in the present. ¬†I don’t want to focus too much on the past or the future. ¬†But, I must say that lately I find myself counting down to a lot of things. ¬†I’m excited, nervous, still thinking that everything feels far away, and so many more emotions. ¬†Here are the numbers in my head that are coming up:

3 days

10 days

16 days

18 days

27 days

29 days

34 days

in alphabetical order the countdowns include: Carrie leaves, Christmas, florida, last day of church last day of work, leave for africa, my birthday

Can you match them up?