Tuesday, January 17, 2012

10 Things I Know to Be True on Tuesday

1.  I know I bought stylish new rain boots of the industrial caliber just 7 days ago, and for the first time since we've been here, nary a drop has fallen from the sky.  In fact, I believe yesterday was the first time I've seen dry pavement since we've been here.
2.  I know there are a million shades of green, and all of them are my favorite.
3.  I know that when you live far away from the ones you love, their lives suddenly seem fragile.
4.  I know that I miss Mexican food.  Real, cheesy, leave-the-place-with-your-coat-smelling-like-a-burrito-Mexican food.
5.  I know that when I think about living my life from this point on without my children or husband, my lungs jump up into my throat, I can't breath, and I can't focus my eyes on anything.
6.  I know that Marky Mark Wahlberg is about the hottest thing alive this week (besides my permanent roommate/baby daddy).
7.  I know that it only takes 3.6 seconds for a toddler to shift from an angel to a very angry barbarianistic Tasmanian devil.   It takes a little more time for them to make the switch back.
8. I know that last night when Liam was sobbing and I wrapped him in a blanket to comfort him, I realized I had no rocking chair.  Then the realization that he may outgrow being rocked before I ever get the chance to rock him again was too much for me to handle.  My chest tightened and soon I was the one sobbing.
          a.  I know that as I recall that moment and write it here, I, pathetically, am once again crying.
9.  I know that I would never make a good super hero.
10.  I know there is a place here where I can sit from 1:30-2:00.  In this place my back is flooded with sunlight and the ocean opens up at my feet.  I know that I will see Scotland on my right and Ballycastle on my left.  I know that when I sit there everything is exactly right in the world.

Last night one of the volunteers shared this TedTalks video during worship and I've been thinking about it ever since.  This is where I got the idea of listing 10 things I know to be true.  I think I will make it my weekly Tuesday post... "Ten Truths for Tuesday" If you have 18 minutes....prepare to be inspired by this spoken-word poet and her magic words.


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Hi, thanks for sharing that video! I've been thinking of it once in a while too (did you see the other one K. showed in the autumn, also the same powerful woman talking?) but couldn't remember her name!

Have you tried boojum's (or something similar), the mexican place on the botanic ave? I thinks it's really good and I've heard Americans say it's good so I believe them :)

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I just heard of Boojums today from KTB,and I can't wait to go! Thanks for reading T!