Friday, April 30, 2010

Stuff to Check Out

I want to write a post.  I really do.  But my brain is just done at the moment.  I'm emotionally and physically and spiritually exhausted.  There is, for the first time this week, sunshine streaming through my office window, and, while that is definitely a hope-filled thing for me, quite honestly, the warmth of it is just making me want to curl up in a ball and sleep the rest of the day away.  I'm mentally running through my list of friends and trying to figure out who I can talk into making a somewhat impromptu day trip to the mountains next weekend - maybe lunch in Canmore and the hotsprings, but they'll have to drive... I could use an escape to some breathing space.  Or maybe someone's interested in just going for a walk in a park here in the city?  Next Saturday, May 8th.  Let me know.

In the meantime, until I can summon the mental capacity to write down the things I'm thinking about, here is some stuff that made me laugh, made me cry, or made me think this morning:

Dana posted the Veggie Tales Cheeseburger song today.  It was just the right amount of ridiculous to make me smile.

Kelle shared the most beautiful two part account of her daughter Nella's birth, written by Kelle's father.
You can find part 1 here
And part 2 here.
I think I would have cried at the beauty even if I wasn't already a puddle of tears today.

This revised list of the 10 highest and 10 lowest produce items for pesticides both surprised and alarmed me.  I'm thinking I need to re-work my grocery purchases to include a few more organic items.

I'll add the caveat that I haven't watched the video yet, but I loved Donald Miller's post today about writing a storyline for your life instead of a mission statement.  Good stuff there.  I might even give it a shot tonight.


Anonymous said...

I'd totally go...if I weren't in the wrong CA :-(

Lisa said...

:( hmm... well, I was thinking this morning that a vacation, or at least the plan for one is desperately in need of being arranged... might have to put something tentatively on the schedule... though I think I want to come see you when we're having cooler weather here, not at the time of year that the weather is actually decent :)

Anonymous said...

"not at the time of year that the weather is actually decent" says the girl who had crazy weather this week :-D Ha ha ha.

Anytime, friend!

Lisa said...

okay, fair point :) on the other hand, I can't leave the country until at least after T & L get married, and by then we'll be well into the season where the weather is definitely better more often than worse!

I'll make it happen this year, I think. I wanna go to Disney Land. I need me some Disney escape in my life these days :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds great to me! And I concur on the last line in particular!

Hugs, friend!