Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Introducting : The Sailboat & My Awesome Mom.

A person I look up to - Mom recently inherited a sailboat, and did a lot of work on it. How awesome is my Mom! Talk about doing a nice job on the finish! Go MOM!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Random Stumbling: I like this.

Error is the inevitable consequence of living.

Mutual error is the inevitable consequence of living together.

Arguments and fault finding are the defensive mechanism to preserve an ego in trouble.

Confession is the sacrifice of ego on the altar of love.

Forgiveness is the balm of healing that soothes and heals the wounds of error.

Joy is the fresh new path, stretching out before the forgiver and the forgiven.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thinking about launching an official leadership site / blog. Brainstorming titles, etc.

Will keep you posted!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


The moon was like a giant copper penny in last night's sky, after the rain had come, clouds clinging to its craters against a red backdrop. With those kind of rains it suddenly makes sense why the Ark was built. It was the kind of rain that made my hair curly and my mind sleepy. The gray smudged sky, the ground running a muck with mud and streams of water.

The type of grass the the puppy hates to walk in. So instead we curled up together, his soft brown head resting on our laps as we attempted to stay warm and dry inside, and make light of the night that surrounded us.

Monday, July 14, 2008

John Hiatt

Had an opportunity to see John Hiatt in concert this weekend with the Boy and friend at The Shed in Maryville. What a neat venue! Complete with Harley Davidson motorcycles, lawn chairs, beer, and of course great music - who could ask for more? The Shed is a comfortable outdoor venue, that from the looks of the line up features some rock n roll legends, such as Leon Russell, who is coming in September.

Hiatt had great energy and played for nearly 2 hours straight, covering songs from his new CD "Same Old Man" which is a debut to his wife of 22 years. See Washington Post's write up here. My new favorite song of John's is "Cherry Red" which is about his heart burning cherry red, the same color as her lipstick, and that even when the embers of the fire have been burning for a long time, they start to look brand new and rekindle the flames. So great. I love the imagery in the cherry red of the lyrics.

I look forward to more happy findings like this in East TN! As I was sitting there listening to Hiatt, I couldn't help but think that "it may take a little while, but this place could be my home."

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fun bridesmaid dress color/style

How fun is this bridesmaid dress! One of my friends wore this for her brother's wedding. Mmm love the color of the dress, looks pretty against white gown. Nice champagnish color. Don't see it much. But if a black tux was worn...?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

List of Things: Knoxville To-Do

1. Check out the KSO (Knoxville Symphony Orchestra)

2. Find a place for the dog to swim

3. Check out a driving range --- locate clubs

4. Try out different restaurants on the river

5. Go to the Art Museum

6. Rent a boat for a day

8. Find a cooking class to do

9. Take a dancing class with Boy

10. Hike Smokey Moutains - this includes by creeks, waterfalls, camping at some point, etc.!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Legality of Kissing Cousins

I heard the other day it was legal to marry your first cousin in TN. I had to look up the validity of this, and low and behold here's what I found. I think it's very interesting to look at the states that allow it, but only under certain conditions.

Check this out: Kissing Cousins

It appears to me that for those states in the third column, if you are 55 or older they think you won't be trying to have a baby anytime soon.

4th of July Playlist

A few years ago I created a 4th of July playlist, and basically had it on repeat the entire week proceeding up to the 4th and the entire weekend of the 4th. See me waving my patriotic flag?

Well I've decided to update the list and create a new list to accompany the Boy and I on our drive to Lawrenceburg and hopefully do some remembering and celebrating of our great country.

Songs so far:

Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen

Independence Day - Martina McBride

American Soldier - Toby Keith

R.O.C.K. in the USA - Mellancamp

Living in America - James Brown (got soul!)

American Pie - Don Mclean

Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (Angry American)-Toby Keith

Jack and Diane - Mellancamp

To Be Continued