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February, 2010

  1. disgruntled much?

    February 26, 2010 by louissa

    more tiredness and sleepy eyes while i finally open my laptop to end my day.  i drove home anticipating a night of undisturbed slumber (please, dear Jesus, please) and a morning where i could sleep until my body told me it was ready to rise.  right now, there’s nothing that sounds more blissful (i apologize to all parents who are reading this, but i’m just taking advantage of my season of life).

    but i arrived home and was reminded of an 8am meeting i have to attend.  why-oh-why?

    my life hates me.

    scratch that.  my life hates me. my tummy hates me.  i’m hungry.  a lot.  and it’s in turmoil just as much.  i feel as though my stomach, intestines, and whatever else is involved in the digestive system, is mimicking a WWII battle to the best of their abilities and my pangs of pain are saying their doing an awfully good job.  and there’s no rest.  it continues all the time.

    so, not as much sleep, a hungry girl, and an upset tummy — watch out world, my flesh will be an awfully cross girl in the morning.  good thing my 8am is full of worship, prayer, and Bible time.  it just might help this poor attitude.

  2. keepin’ the wheels turnin’

    February 25, 2010 by louissa

    i’m a pretty tired and worn out girl tonight, but seeing as though it’s been five days since i last put something on this sad ignored place, i figured i had to do something about it.

    so get this.  i learned something new today.  want to know what it is?

    my poor brain is also sadly ignored (you try folding 200 bulletins and see how mush-like your brain feels) and so i find it critical to purposefully take in new facts and ideas on a regular basis.  you can join me in my intellectually stimulating lifestyle by going here.

    and that is all you’re getting from me tonight.

    goodnight noises everywhere.

  3. my wintry finds today.

    February 20, 2010 by louissa

    a disposed of christmas tree anyone?

    madrid’s appeal in the form of various colored barrels.

    a cute-as-a-button kinda girl.

    my summer project: Clean Up Boat.

    uncertainty.  should they be a bit bigger?

    new wanderings and places these feet have never been.

    beauty in the drab.

    the forgotten and lonely.

    and the fun that’s found in a red nose (pardon my smudged lense).

  4. one of my many blessings.

    February 16, 2010 by louissa

    i’m told on a regular basis to not take my family for granted.  i’m trying not to.  i’m determined to note all the outrageously spoiling aspects of where i come from and who i live with and not let those moments pass me by as i think, this is how it always is, right?

    last night i fell asleep to the sound of my daddy strumming his guitar and singing praise to our God.  mighty is our God, mighty is our King… he ended a stressful and difficult day by worshiping and praying.  that’s who he is — that’s what i think of when i think of my dad.

    for me that’s normal.  it’s not strange or weird or mind-boggling.  that’s how it’s always been.  but i never want to be blind to the preciousness of having a father who adores God above all else and seeks Him with all his being.

    most people say they have the best father.  i think i really do.

  5. brightly dressed

    February 14, 2010 by louissa

    i never thought i’d post anything about my personal fashion.  why?  because 1) i’ve never thought that i have a very unique style, 2) i don’t have a very good camera to take pictures (unless outdoors), and 3) i don’t actually have a third reason, but aren’t you always supposed to have three points?

    i’m not sure how to title this.  how to update your 80s dresses?  or how to wear something that people will either love or hate and tell you just what they think?  or how bout’: how to make a dress that’s technically 5 sizes bigger than what you wear work for you?  okay.  never mind.  i never was very good at coming up with catchy titles.

    but here it is:  what i did with an 80s dress that i found for free that really is 5 sizes bigger than i am.

    how did i make it fit?  lucky for me, belting everything is quite current these days.

    i added my pearls and gray shoes to the mix:

    if you wear such things in public (or just at home — you should have seen the faces i received from family members) you’ll have people giving you faces like this that say, “yikes! i just had flashbacks to my younger scary years!”:

    and i’m really not sure how to end this.  so… there you have it — my try at 80s gear in my everyday wear.

  6. my hope tonight

    February 10, 2010 by louissa

    Dear Jesus,

    I’m not sure I’ve ever wanted to live in Iceland but then I saw this today and it’s rather changed my mind.  Can you create a spot like this on the northeast coast of the US for me, please?  I would be very grateful.



  7. munchkin goodness

    February 9, 2010 by louissa

    whenever you need some fun in your life, just gather my little munchkins up and spend time with them.  if you’re having a hard time getting them to spend time with you, just offer them chocolate.  and if you promise chocolate, you’ll probably be able to get a kiss out of it.

    and then they get chocolate.

    and they love it.

    and they make a mess.

    oh!  you’re wondering if that’s the scarf i’ve been working on?  that’s so kind of you to have noticed!  yes, i just finished it last night and wore it today.

    but back to the munchkins.  once the others hear about chocolate and untie mouissa’s cool computer that takes pictures, they will come and giggle and have so much fun sprawled across your bed.

    and it’s so much happiness and so much fun.  you really should try it at some point.

  8. found it.

    February 9, 2010 by louissa

    it’s late.  i’m exhausted.  my backside is tired from sitting in my car all day.  i finished my first scarf and started another.  i should be asleep.  i should have been asleep an hour ago.


    i just have to say that i do believe i found the etsy shop just for me.  how could you not want this dress?   how incredibly unique and wonderful is this?  and although i don’t really want to put myself in a box, she agrees that 80s is all the rage.

    my birthday happens to be next month.  just sayin’ is all.

  9. isaiah 61

    February 5, 2010 by louissa

    beauty for ashes.  ruins rebuilt.  strength for weakness.  He’s promised them.  and today, i remind Him of His words that are unfailing and unchanging.  i whisper to Him that i’m in a desperate need to see and experience them for myself.

    “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me…
    to grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion,
    to give them an ornament of beauty instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit,
    that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God],
    the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
    And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins;
    they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities,
    the devastations of many generations.”

  10. busy busy busy

    February 3, 2010 by louissa

    i gave him leftover french toast while i gulped down my coffee.  he asked why i was in a rush this morning.  i told him i had to go to work and his older brother would stay home with him today.  i quickly scribbled a list of chores and school for the day and told him he could have 30 minutes on the x-box this afternoon after all that was finished.  a few dishes were washed and then i ran out the door saying i’d be back in time to make dinner for the two boys of the family.

    so here i am.  a run to the bank and post office have happened and i’m settled in my office chair.

    7.5 more hours.  then home.  dinner.  and off again to meeting.

    i really don’t know how working moms do it.