31 October 2009

our intentions were golden, but lack of consideration swallowed up our sunshine.

...i looked forward all week until today. saturday. the saturday after my&corey's birthday. the day where we were going to spend the day at partridge creek. go out to eat. hit the movies. then {unknown to him} i was going to take him back to caisee&danny's for a mini-surprise party! {cupcakes&great company....who could ask for more?}....instead...it all went down like this...
around noon i made my way to my bffs house so we could bake cupcakes for corey's surprise. it worked out perfectly....but i was running a little bit behind....i told corey i was going to pick him up at 1. it ended up being around 1:30ish...and when i got there...i saw him standing in awe...in shock....of this:

i honestly cannot begin to fathom the inconsideration of other people. it baffles me that people can be that ignorant. it saddens me that people like corey....who work hard for their money and are putting every dime they make into school...end up with things ruined because of the stupidity of others....luckily he has insurance....but we are praying that it is covered....what looks like happened {after using our horatio cane tactics} is two people literally ran up the front of the car, across the roof, then back down the rear window....they dented the roof/hood and smashed the window....its sick

by the time the cop showed up and we tried to get everything taken care of, we decided that a movie was something we werent in the mood for. we were starving so we still decided to go get taco bell....
.....as we ate, we just drove around and listened to music...trying to cool down....we drove all the way out to goodells park...just to look at the beautiful fall leaves and open our birthday gifts for each other. i bought corey a fannel plaid shirt and he got me a necklace&headband from urban outfitters.....oh, and this guy:

we debated on going to partridge creek or not....but i decided we needed to in order to kill time before the "surprise"...we got to partridge creek...walked around...then got pumpkin spice lattes from starbucks...which were absolutely delish, might i add?.....oh they also gave us VERY orange tongues.

after the creek, it was time to make the "surprise" happen. i tried to be sneaky so i drove around a little. then headed towards the mays. they live on a private drive so when i turned in, corey started freaking out {hahha...} "do they even know we are coming?!?!?!?".....but when we opened the door the cupcakes were awaiting us. {these also gave us very orange tongues} danny was eager to bite in...and caisee got to use her cute martha stewart poison wrappers. haha....it was a good conclusion to a ridiculus day. i even snagged ashlind in for a picture with her crazy glasses....

thats all for tonight. i am watching edward scissor hands then hitting the sack.

30 October 2009

i've got this feeling

that there is more to it than what we know. than what we see. we need to start living above our own needs.

ode to my seek the need project...

today i could have done more. a lot more.

needs i met:

1. even though i was running behind for work, i began to clean the kitchen as much as i could so the workload would be smaller for the first person who came home in the afternoon

2. i graded all of the work my teacher had collected today. not just checklists, but tests and other things as well.

3. i picked bread up off the floor at the grocery store {that someone else knocked off} so it wouldn't get squished.

i would like to think i did more....but i can't remember. and my brain is tired.

what needs did you meet today?


28 October 2009

brick by boring brick

when i awake tomorrow i will be one year older.
another year in the horizon.
at times like these, i find an excuse to make a list of a million things i wish to do...wish to change...wish to accomplish...and somewhere lost in the foolish words, i literally feel it is all possible.
i am not making a list for tomorrow. i am not starting a new journal.
here's to leaving fate as is. to live and let live.

one thing i will do however is check something off my ghost of lists past.....when i used to breathe all things switchfoot, i promised myself that on my twenty-fourth birthday i would play the song 24. why, might you ask? not sure. just one of those frivolous things that only exist in the minds of the average teenager.

so here it is......switchfoots {twenty-four}

Twenty-four oceans
Twenty-four skies
Twenty-four failures
And twenty-four tries
Twenty-four finds me
In twenty-fourth place
With twenty-four drop outs
At the end of the day
Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing 'Spirit, take me up in arms with You'
And I'm not who I thought I was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing 'Spirit, take me up in arms with You'
There's twenty-four reasons
To admit that I'm wrong
With all my excuses
Still twenty-four strong
See, I'm not copping out
Not copping out
Not copping out
When you're raising the dead in me
Oh, oh I am the second man
Oh, oh I am the second man now
Oh, I am the second man now
And you're raising these...
Twenty-four voices
With twenty-four hearts
All of my symphonies
In twenty-four parts
But I want to be one today
Centered and true
I'm singing 'Spirit take me up in arms with You'
You're raising the dead in me
Oh, oh I am the second man
Oh, oh I am the second man now
Oh I am the second man now
And you're raising the dead in me
Yeah I wanna see miracles
To see the world change
Wrestled the angel for more than a name
For more than a feeling
For more than a cause I'm singing 'Spirit,
take me up in arms with You'
And you're raising the dead in me
Twenty-four oceans
With twenty-four hearts
All of my symphonies
With twenty-four parts
Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing 'Spirit, take me up in arms with You'
I'm not copping out
Not copping out

......so maybe i needed that more than i knew........

{happy birthday danielle&corey}

26 October 2009

at times my words only make it as far as the pale blue lines on my composition notebook

but i promise you the truth...they've been written.
as of late, i have been thinking quite a lot about these things....so instead of reprocessing them all, i will just regurgitate my scribbled journal writings...

monday {october nineteen}

new idea. revelation.operation.mode of everyday living.
it's time to seek the need.
i looked down only to find:
galations 5:25&26
"since this is the kind of life we've chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. that means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. we have far more interesting things to do with our lives. each of us is an original"

tuesday{october twenty}

for such a time as this.i am not afraid of my future {kv}.for such a time as this.
it has become more&more prevalent to me that it is time to seek the need. there are so many "unmet" needs...and how i see it, the world needs Jesus. take that for what you will-but i stand firm. i AM a Christ follower. so many of us have tainted {1st john 1:6-9} the christian name...but i dare to declare- i was born to be different. it's my duty to be what/who i say i am. genuine. and in saying that, i must reflect Christ. Divine Nature Attributes {DNA...if you didn't catch that}. created in His likeness and image. operation...project... seek the need. i am starting this. working on it. for the betterment, progression of my life. the focus: COMPASSION. {to sympathize, to bear, to suffer, to pity....sympathetic consciousness of others distress together with a desire to alleviate it}.

how many times are there needs we CAN meet?

even in the simplest of forms. we can make a difference.

so yes. true story. journal entries. and i still firmly believe this way. i am ready to put my project in action. feel free to join. each day i am going to try to blog about one way that i sought the need of someone else. just remember...how many times do you have the power to meet a need?


p.s. check this out...i found it today....ironic how things work out, huh?:

25 October 2009

{the authors}

we have all been given the greatest gift of all...the chance to write it in our own words.

you're what keeps me believing the world's not gone dead.