Monday, April 25, 2011

A Few Words

Happy day-after-Easter! I hope everyone had such a wonderful weekend. I had a great time with my family in Plano. We grilled steaks, celebrated both of my brothers' birthdays, went to a great Easter Eve church service. There are few things I love more in life than filling a church pew with my family, watching my dad play guitar during the service.

I saw Water for Elephants with my mom & sister... what a movie.... and had coffee with my dad this morning at Starbucks before hitting the road. A great weekend, all in all.

I've been a little absent from the blog lately, and I'm not sure why. I could probably blame my busy work schedule, or being out of town. But I think it's the perfectionist in me that has too much to say- and so I don't say anything. It just seems easier that way- to let all of my thoughts marinate in my head, then slowly drift away while I run.

Running. That has been such an amazing release for me lately. I've been trying to get back to running for years now- and it feels so good to get to that point where going a day without running makes me itchy to put on my tennis shoes. Every time my chest starts to ache or my body wants to stop, I think.... you're strong enough. You've been through tougher stuff than this hill. You've run up steeper hills than this! And I keep going. And my stress eases, and my thoughts get in line. One thought at a time.

Thinking. My thoughts have been all over the place lately. I'm so happy with my life, my little world. There are still pieces of my past that make my heart ache... and I'm ok with that. It makes me who I am right now at this point in time. 27 year old Lindsay. I know everyone doesn't understand that, but that's ok. It doesn't mean I'm unhappy; it just means I know what being happy is all about.

Happiness. My house. My freshly cut yard. Being able to pay my bills and treat myself to a pedicure. My family. My girlfriends. Catching up with old friends. My faith.

Faith. I have so much of it, and so much more to gain. I'm trying out a new church this weekend. I'll keep you posted. :)

So that's me right now, in so many words.

Off to enjoy another Monday night... and see what the week holds!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'morning, house!

Good morning! It's beautiful-and chilly!- out there today... at least here in Eastern Oklahoma. April wreaks havoc on the temperature; one minute you have the a/c on, the next minute you're cranking up the heat. So, let's take a vote and move on to summer! I'm ready for warm, warm, warm. And lake.

Yes, I know come July/August... I will eat my words.

But my house seems to be enjoying Spring! The grass is greening up, my plants are coming back to life. I met Heather for a 6am run this morning- and maybe it was the early morning light or the delirium of 4 hours of sleep- but my house struck me as especially cute today. :)

Yep, it's official- life is good!

Have a good one!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lindsay Lately

Hello, happy followers! It's been- OVER a week?!- since I posted; an accidental blog hiatus. I've thought about writing many times- goodness knows there's plenty circulating in my head- but I just couldn't manage to sit down and do it.

What am I up to? Let's see... as usual, I've been working a lot. April Auctions are well underway, and we're broadcasting up to 16 hours a day! When I'm not in the studio, I'm "on-call", so to speak. In my free moments I'm scheduling meetings with potential sponsors and airers (word check?) for the variety show; and in my spare spare moments, I'm working on the True Blue pilot. (Remember the breakdown I did a while back on all of my projects?)

And that's just work! I manage to squeeze an inkling of a personal life in there, too.

It's all wonderful and good and a blessing. And keeps me VERY busy. :)

Speaking of blessings, I'm planning on spending this Palm Sunday with plenty of quiet time. I have yet to find a church home in Tulsa- something you'll remember is high on my New Year's resolutions list- and the search continues, but today I'm staying home, worshipping on my own.

I've been trying to embrace the quiet more and more this week. Yes, I know, the quiet moments are few and far between- but when I'm home, I either find myself out for a run or curled up with a book. No TV, no noise. Just enjoying the peace. And a glass of wine. :)

I feel like God is going a good thing here in my life these days. I'm mending relationships that drifted for one reason or another, making more time for the people I care about. I'm allowing myself to not feel guilty for rescheduling a freelance meeting because I'm tired or need some "me" time. And in turn, I'm really happy and content. I feel a nice balance in my life right now. For someone who is innately not selfish, it's one of the best things you can do for yourself- "selfishly" grab hold of an hour a day that is for you and you alone.

I have lots of.... things... swirling around in my head, so I likely won't go another week without posting again. If anyone is keeping track. :)

But just in case... a wonderful week- a blessed Easter week- to everyone!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Placemats and Rings

I'm in the midst of a wonderful Tulsa weekend. The weather has that warmth to it that either lends itself to a beautiful, sunny day... or severe weather and tornados. You never know what you're going to get in Oklahoma! But I'm soaking it up. I had a great patio evening last night, a long run with a friend this morning... and the rest of the weekend is up in the air! I'm going to enjoy the slow pace for a change.

Of course that means I have plenty of time to browse a few websites for some new things I'm crushing on. :)

How adorable are these chalkboard placemats? I'm a big fan of chalkboard stuff. I have a giant chalkboard in my kitchen, chalkboard recycle bins, chalkboard china, and on and on. I think these placemats would fit right in. :)

I'm also really loving the idea of getting a new ring lately. I'm not sure why- maybe I just deserve it. :) I love these new Spinner Rings from Vintage Pearl. ... and a little higher on the price spectrum... I love this knot ring from Tiffany's. Decisions, decisions.... I hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday! Soak it in!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

Hello, fabulous & faithful followers! I hope you're having a great week. I am currently sitting on my back patio- wow, my back patio, can I just say how awesome it is to write that phrase?!- enjoying a glass of wine.

When I moved into my house, fall was coming to an end and winter came swooping in swiftly and suddenly. And brought lots of cold and ice and snow with it.

So now I'm getting reacquainted with my house- specifically, my yard- in the Spring. This home ownership thing still amazes me. If I had known a year ago I would become so passionate about how short the gardner trims my sweet bushes out front...

I hope to spend many evenings outdoors this summer, on my patio. With friends around my chiminea... or alone with a glass of wine and a book.

Spring means new life, new hope, new growth. I'm thrilled to see what this season of "new" has in store!

I just hope my grass keeps that whole "season of growth" thing to a minimum.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pitching My Tent

Good morning, world! I hope everyone has had a great week and weekend. And it's not over yet! It's shaping up to be a beautiful day in Tulsa. I plan on taking advantage of it with a late morning run, maybe read a book later on my patio. Ah, the joys of home ownership in the Spring. :)

I know I use the world "whirlwind" to describe my life a lot on this blog- and this week and weekend was no different. We ventured out to Grand Lake on Friday for work (tough day at the office, huh?) to investigate a lake house we're auctioning. Beautiful property! But a long, 12 hour day of work following a long week of work!

My mom & sister were in town to host a wedding shower this weekend that I also attended, along with a baby shower. It's that time of year again!

Last night, I had a great talk with my mom. I love hearing about her life before us kids came along... and I especially love hearing about my grandparents. I haven't had grandparents for over 10 years now, and it's always makes me tear up a bit to hear about them.

Something else we talked about- the "valleys" of life- otherwise known as those great transition periods. My mom and I are both in a bit of a transition period. For her- it's the fact that her last baby graduates high school in 2 months... and 27 years of raising a child from diapers to graduation comes to an end.

For me- it's the fact that my "low" period is over. I am not sad or heartbroken or grieving. But I'm also not in that next chapter yet. You know, where things just start to click into place and you know you've found the round you're meant to be on at that particular time and you start traveling down that road. A "high" period, I guess you could say.

I haven't quite found that road yet. I guess I'm still circling around in the woods!

It's a valley, so to speak. But not in a negative way; I'm just not on an emotional high on either end of the spectrum.

My projects are slowing down. I'm not racing to fill my days with extracurricular things (even though it may seem that way!) I'm letting things ease up a bit.

And if that means I spend more time alone than usual, that's ok.

And if that means it's time to get a kitten, that's really ok.

But the best part is letting things get quiet so you can hear God's voice, telling you which of those paths to travel down.

I'm so excited to see what that road looks like- but for now, I'm pitching my tent in the woods. I'm spending some quiet time listening and learning.

I think everyone will know when I'm on the move again! :)
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