we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

the answer my friend is blowing in the wind

what a whirlwind week this has been. we traveled the state of Kansas with my hubby this week. did i mention we were a mere hour from both Nebraska and Colorado at one point. on our way home we stopped by to have lunch at the Dog with my mom, and then a quick stop to see a friend. this friend takes the best pictures, and every time we go she takes some for us.

i mean isn't he sweet. yeah, my hair is purple if you look close. i was going to post the family pic she took, but it was a little small to see all the smiling faces. I'm tired and there doesn't look to be a slow down in the near future for us, so onto the thankfuls.
1. facebook- say what you will about it, but a good friend of mine used it to communicate with several of us about a struggle she is facing. I'm glad she had a way to talk to me.
2. swaps- i have missed them so. i am totally stoked about the coffee/tea swap I'm in.
3. not expecting perfection- the one and only perfect person to walk this great planet had to endure an agonizing death. i don't want to be perfect and i don't expect other people to be perfect either. people will disappoint you and make mistakes, it's part of the human condition.
4. good food- I'm thrilled to be home and cooking again.
5. good long talks- it doesn't matter if they come via email, text, phone, letter, or in person. i love a good conversation.
6. my bed- the tempurpedic bed i have is amazing. i forget how amazing sometimes until i get to sleep on a hotel bed for several nights.
7. family- while traveling the amazing I-70 corridor this week, i got to see some of my family that i haven't seen in years.
8. expectations- as the gin blossoms once said "if you don't expect to much from me you might not be let down". I'm learning that some people are only capable of so much and if i don't expect more than that, then I'm not let down.
9. my hubby- he tries so hard, and sometimes he falls short of his mark. he always gets an A+ for the effort he puts into things.
10. prayer- the power of prayer is truly amazing.
i hope that everyone has had a fantastic week, and i hope your weekend is even better.


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love all those smiles! Glad you had a great trip and yes...the power of prayer is truly amazing. Have a great week end.
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DyessFam said...

I just wanted to say that I love you and I love reading your blog when I finally get some time to peruse! You are lovely and I'm so grateful for you! BTW - Little Mister Q is looking sooooo much like Finch now, but I still see you in him, too. :)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

what a beauty of a pic! i know the I-70 well... good thing it was summer and not winter while you were travelling it!

this morning i'm simply grateful the dogs didn't eat (a) the gray cat on our sidewalk at 5 am or (b) the toads... ick!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

I love your picture! Everyone looks so happy.

Traveling is so much fun. But coming home to all things familiar is even better!

yellowbuttercup said...

I love the pic and I LOVE your hair. Sadly, with my job I cannot dye my hair cool colors. I almost shaved my head in college, totally should have, too. :-)