Monday, June 11, 2007

Doing the Happy Dance!

Today our new fridge arrived! This is a wonderful thing! Our old fridge was very cold and so we just turned it down. Well, last week it got to the point where it was turned down as far as we could get it to go (it was stuck!) and it was still 28˙! So Friday night and Saturday morning we shopped for a new fridge. We found a good deal at Sears and they could deliver today. At 9:40am the delivery truck pulled up. At 9:55 am they pulled way! Old one out, new one in! I was not thrilled about having to spend that money after bought a new camera last month. I was thinking I was going to have to take my camera back so we could buy the fridge. Then I'd have to just wander around looking through my minolta 50mm lens imagining what all my pictures would look like through it! But thanks to Sears' free financing for 12 months we can have a new fridge and camera too!

Speaking of cameras. Here's a sunset picture I took last night. As I was leaving Target at 9pm the sun was setting beautifully. Unfortunately I did not have my DSLR with just my P & S and I was in the car. So I took a few pictures while I was driving!!! These are not those. When I got home I ran in the house, put on the 50mm lens, and headed out the door to go down the block to the boat landing. Luckily my neighbor across the street was out and he let me run in their backyard for some pictures.I will post my moving sunset pictures some other time!

The 2P's challenge for today is: If you could write a letter to your younger self, knowing what you've learned in life already, what would that letter say?

I love this question! At 33 I am relatively comfortable with whom I am. Not my body, but myself. I will probably never be comfortable with my body. But the person I AM, I am comfortable with. The first thing this letter would say is, boys are dumb. In some way all boys are dumb. And that is because they don't get girls because they aren't girls. The second thing it would say is, there are a lot of boys. So let the REALLY dumb ones alone and move on to one that isn't so dumb. Like one who has a few sisters. Next, it would say, don't take yourself or life so seriously. Have some adventures, live outside your box a little! And make some more friends that aren't so bitchy. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO MY FRIENDS NOW! (side note... I was in a sorority in college. Lots of girls all together=bitchy friends!)

I could probably go on and on. Especially about boys. But the fact of the matter is the experiences of your life shape who you become. I am the person I am today because of a lot of the misadventure and mishaps and silly or dumb choices. I have few regrets about my life and the ones I do have, aren't that big. I also don't think you are ever too old to try something new or change something about your life. I left teaching thinking "what the heck am I going to do now!?" And the reality of that is the same as it was when my mom told me I could be anything I wanted to be. I can still be anything I want to be. I probably won't be a rocket scientist or the president of our country or any other country, but if I wanted to, I'd find a way to do it. I am my own worst enemy. We all are. And we make or break ourselves everyday. So I try to use my experiences to LEARN not the keep doing dumb stuff!

On another note. Owen discovered my belly button today. He's not that into his and he discovered his "other part" about a month ago and thankfully he isn't that into "it" either! But my belly button is something to get excited about! And jab his finger into! OUCH! I think it must be all the FLESH surrounding my belly button that makes it so exciting. Another reason to do something about the flesh!


Miranda said...

Well, I've been waiting ALL day for you to post some pictures..and all I get is a sunset? I mean, you took some fun shots the other day..what about those or the new fridge???

Lynn said...

Heather, I love the sunset! Can't wait to see your sunset in motion. When the sky is like that, it is just beautiful. I think boys are pretty dumb also! I have lived with 4 of them, ugh. It is pretty hard to find one that isn't so dumb.

Maureen said...

Beautiful sunset photo!!!

michele G. said...

I am with Miranda-where is the picture of the new fridge???????? I thought for sure there would have been a picture of it!!!!

Maureen said...

beautiful sunset