Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"a heaping boooowl of staple sauce..."

my neurons are firing at a seemingly unusual rate lately, causing (small) moments of stress, sleeping difficulties, and generally making me question & ponder certain things maybe a bit a too much. i guess my life's busy, & i have a lot to deal with right now...but i feel fine, in all honesty. just feels like any normal day in the life of nama.

here are some things my mind has really wanted to ponder on lately:

i've been 25 for two months now...and i'm still not used to/okay with it. life is moving on without me, yet needing me to figure out what's next, and i haven't a clue. i'm starting to question certain things in my life i never have before, and that's a bit worrisome. things haven't worked as i have planned (like they ever do...), and i'm dealing with that, i guess i should say. i just try to always remember that the Lord has a plan for me, and that it will all come to pass as long as i strive to do what is right. piece of cake, right? right.

why does it seem like the switch to daily saving's time (or switch from...? whatever, i can never keep it straight) is more difficult this time around? all i can say is that my body is not handling it well. it goes into complete mutiny when my alarm goes off in the morning, and 6(ish) just seems way to early to be dragging myself out of bed. and then at 10 when i try to go to sleep, no such luck. i lay there for an hour reading or watching "planet earth" on my portable dvd player, hoping something will put me to sleep. my body, again in the spirit of rebellion, insists on staying awake, because it's not bedtime! it's playtime! has this just been my experience this week? or do others out there share my pain?

the nonsense of the democratic primaries is really starting to get to me. what is it about running for a high profile office that turns perfectly respectable and electable people into 5 year olds? all this name calling, finger pointing, tattling, etc is just ridiculous. do they need a time out? "barack! go to the corner now, and think about what you did. hillary! sit in the time-out chair until you can play nice." why do i feel like a pre-school teacher with these two? they run to us crying, complaining that the other did this or that to them, and they're upset about it and want you to do something about it because you're the adult. come on! you're both perfectly respectable candidates, and you both have a lot to offer, and, in all honesty, i support both of you (well, one more than the other) in this race. act like the mature adults you are, stop all this bickering, and fight a good and honest fight. that will always win you more support.

saving the best for last, i have a new love in my like. and it's name is ikea. i've been twice in a week. i now have a new full-size bed with all the fixings (i'll post picture of this beauty soon), a garlic press, a kitchen timer, fancy storage boxes, and a wok. and i want to go back for more! i want to own their lovely book cases, their comfortable and fashionably cushioned chairs, the wonderful kitchen gadgets, the amazing storage devices, and the beautiful fabric and textures. and all at an affordable price. i love the swedes. they're my new favorite people.fin.


  1. I've never been to Ikea. But I have been wanting a garlic press. So maybe my time has come.

    And losing an hour is devastating, I agree. Especially when you already feel life slipping away...

  2. Daylight Savings time IS harder this year! I think they stole two hours without telling us. In fact, I think Hillary and Obama are in cahoots and that they worked together to steal an extra hour from the American daily agenda, hoping to blame the ensuing disaster on GOP candidate John McCain--how juvenile.

    I also love IKEA. It makes me want to move to Sweden where all the furniture is cute, little, stylish, and cheap, and where no one will make me get up in the morning or worry about politics. Ever.

  3. You know you could always move to AZ, where there is no daylight savings time... and where there is Ikea and where there just so happens to be some people who LOVE you. Think about it.

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