Tuesday, February 17, 2015
We are currently experiencing this ridiculous snowstorm that is affecting a good bit of the country, with about a foot of snow around here. I even got a snow day from work, which is something that I never thought I would get as an adult. I haven't left my house in three days, which means I have gotten a lot done, but I also have been doing quite a bit of loafing and thinking. I have been reading a lot, which tends to make me very introspective, I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.
I have been thinking about how quick we are to put on an act. One book that I have been reading is Scary Close by Donald Miller. I haven't finished the book yet, but he discusses how the deepest craving of the human spirit is to be fully known and to be accepted anyways. However, we can't be fully known and fully accepted because most of us are not fully known, it is for this reason that many of us do not feel fully accepted. We are all so quick to act out a theater. We are all actors in a play and we all think that we are the only ones that are acting in our play, when we aren't really the main actor. All of this has me thinking, how much of who I think I am and pretend to be is actually me, and what is just a theater that I am putting on. What parts of me are real and what parts of me are parts I pretend are real, to get some fake acceptance from others. I think that we who spend more time online are especially guilty of this, putting out only the sparkly clean bits of our lives. Most of us pretend to be interesting, when really there are real parts of us that are actually interesting. It's some deep stuff to think about. That's what snow days do to me I suppose, make me get all introspective and deep.
Thanks for putting up with my crazy deep thoughts for today.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Welcome to a new year. Welcome to possibilities. Welcome to a second chance.
It has been a rough year for me, without going into too many details. Let's just say I am not where I thought I would be if you had asked me one year ago. I am back here because I am ready for a fresh start. I know that today is just another day, and it isn't any different from yesterday, however, it feels like a good a time as any to decide to make a fresh start. I am not sure how this is going to work, but we can figure it out together. I have missed this outlet in my life. Things are going to be different, but I am still me. I am looking forward to what 2015 has to offer, or maybe I am more looking forward to what I can do with 2015. I am ready to live a better story. Here is to living a better story together.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Friday, August 30, 2013
instagram awhile ago, but I forgot to post it on here until today. It is so super easy, and if you have ever made a milkshake before it should be about the same thing. You will need: Vanilla ice cream, Milk, Rose Syrup ,Blender Optional: whipped cream and sprinkles How to: Put the ice cream, milk, and rose syrup in a blender. For about one person I used 3 scoops of ice cream, about half a cup of milk, and a tablespoon of rose syrup. I included a link to buy the rose syrup that I used online, but if you have a specialty grocery store they should have it as well. I got mine at Jungle Jims in Ohio. After you blend them all together, transfer to a fancy glass and add the whipped cream and sprinkles. Top it all off with a straw and you are ready to enjoy. I would love to try this with homemade ice cream and whipped cream, if anyone tries that I would love to hear about it! Let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, was huge and one of my favorite lighthouses I have seen. It is no secret that I love lighthouses, and Lake Erie has so many. There are plenty of maps if you are interested in exploring any of them. There is also a boat cruise which I was dying to take, but it stormed at least once every day, and with the winds I didn't want to risk it. I would love to go back and actually get to see this lighthouse, as well as another lighthouse that it takes you to, which is not open to the public.