I've decided to give miscellany monday a try. miscellany monday is "a collection of random musings to help make interesting the mundane." Saw it on another blog that i've been reading from time to time and i'm inspired to give it a try. Maybe it will be something i continue to do in the future. :)
Over the 3 years of me and Josh's marriage he has become more and more understanding of my costly hair needs. I don't know what it is, but I can shop a bargin for clothes, shoes, accessories, make-up, shampoo, and nearly every other girly necessity, however when it comes to hair cuts/colors...i don't skimp by any means. i'm too embarassed to even put in writing how much i spend on my hair. I used to have a great stylist in Columbus, OH and Anderson, IN - but for some reason i've struggled finding a good stylist here in Nashvegas. Well last weekend I got my hair cut and colored at Jon Alan salon and had an AMAZING experience. I LOVED my cut AND the highlights. Love it, that is, till I found out how much it was...and let's just say that it was even a lot by my standards. Had to dip into my camera savings fund to pay for it. (sad) I want to go back to the same stylist since it was such a great experience, but I will need to really sacrifice somewhere else to make it happen.
Last post I told you all I was planning for a tractor pull with my company. Pretty much everything i had in that list of expectations happened except for a kid throwing a fit about the face painting, which is awesome. I worked my tail off the whole weekend and my feet were throbbing come Sunday. Friday I didn't actually watch any of the pull, but Saturday I got to watch for a while towards the end of the night. It was pretty entertaining. 5 engines, two wheels, one guy, pulling 60,000 lbs. vibrations so strong it shakes your chest and roars so loud your are compelled to plug your ears. Overall the whole event was a success.
Tonight I cleaned like a mad woman. My bathroom was being taken over by
mold, dirt, makeup crumbs "the monster" so even though it's my only night off this whole week, i buckled down and scrubbed till sweat was running off my nose and my tub sparkled like it used to when Natalie, my old roommate, used to clean my bathroom for me. As a reward...i indulged in two of my guilty pleasures - dessert and Lady GaGa. (Actually gaga got me through the cleaning spree). now, with the scent of my apple cinnamon Woodwick candle and a bit o pledge in the air, i can relax in my haven amongst a nest of pillows with a good book.
Speaking of a good book...remember a few posts back where we got about 1o,923,400,918.001 books on poetry from the library? Well, i've been moving them about my room since then, and have maybe read two poems total. After the cleaning binge a moment ago, they now sit neatly stacked in a different corner...staring at me. Making me feel guilty. They are mocking me calling. Telling me i'm a phony for checking them out and not reading them. Robert Frost anyone?
How He Loves
I'm sure all of you out there have heard the song "How He Loves" by John Mark McMillan by now. The song recently spiked in popularity when David Crowder cut it and released it as a single. This song has been one of my faves for about 3 years now. On Sunday Josh and I were so exhausted from all the tractor pullin' that we decided to sleep in and just show up to church in the nick of time to teach youth group. We got there on the last song of the worship set and it was "How He Loves." Instantly, I was swept into God's presence by the words being sung and passion with which my friend Mason sang them. rocks my world every time i think about the creator of the world loving me. rocks my world every time i'm reminded that in light of His grace my regrets are small and meaningless. rocks my world every time i picture his mercy bending me and shaping me into a person of the Kingdom. rocks my world. period. Here is a video of my favorite version of the song. check it out.