Young and old

I had a crazy experience last night.  I felt young… then felt really old.

My husband and I have turned Monday nights into date night. It just really works for us, and its a time to reconnect each week.

So last night, we went out to dinner… and I got carded ordering a beer.

“I love you!” I exclaimed to the server with a laugh. Totally made my day. He carded me!!  I rode this awesome high from it all through dinner.

Afterwards, we went to check out this night of music I’d been hearing others rave about for months…

And I felt really, really old.

Median age seemed to be about 25, and it was packed. The music was great! And I can see the appeal of it for many. But I kept thinking, “I did this in college. I’m not in college anymore.”

My husband and I left going, “We’re going to go be ‘old married folk’ and head home.”

Ah, it was fun. And I’ll probably go again sometime. But man… I guess I just got reminded that as fun as it is to feel 21, I’m totally happy being 31. I am right at the age I should be.

Weekly Winners (May 6 – 12)

Started by the lovely Lotus, Weekly Winners is a fun little thing bloggers do to showcase some of their favorite photos from the previous week.

Visit Lotus’ site and check out her various entries, and find other participants. See some amazing photos brought to you by bloggers around the world. Leave a little love when you do — its like food for the soul!


Photos taken using my Droid Razr or a Sony DSLR A230.
View all of my photos on my Flickr stream.


Percy Priest
Fun in the sun

Percy Priest
Spiral handle

Percy Priest

179: Strike

182: Empty glass
An empty glass

Train Trestel

183: Trestel
Train trestle

184: Light Rigging
Light rigging


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

My parents are having my brother and his family over for supper tonight to celebrate Mother’s Day. This is once again a moment when I glare angrily at Arkansas and go, “I wish you weren’t there so Tennessee and Texas could be closer and I could be there for this, too!”

Yes, I glare at states and talk to them like they are people. Deal with it.

I have an amazing relationship with my Mom (and my Dad!!) and I am thankful for her every day. She’s given me so much, and she continues to give every day. And I do not take that for granted for a second…

I know I can call her any time to rant… to squeal over good news… to cry…. to laugh… to do ask advice…

She’s my friend. She’s my Mom.

She’s… the best.

A special shout out also goes to my sister-in-law… she’s an amazing Mom to my niece and nephew. I admire her more than she could possibly ever know.

She’s strong. She’s loving. She’s stern.  And I pray my own kids someday turn out even half as amazing as my niece and nephew have turned out… and I credit that fact to their parents.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! I hope you get to enjoy this special day however you wish to spend it… and that you know how respected and loved you are. Being a Mom is a hard job! You are the front line to the next generation. You are doctor, teacher, confidant, playmate, counselor, friend, rule maker, cab driver, bank, and more! Thank you for all you do for all us kids of all ages!

Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels…
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.
Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
He husband also praises her:
Many women are capable, but you surpass them all!
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

~Proverbs 31:10, 25-30 (source)

The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…

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