+ the charleston scottish highland games are this weekend! WHHHAAATTTT!! i’m hoping i’ll be able to go – but i’m not sure. $$ + time + a wedding that night + i am b.r.o.k.e bleh – probably next year.
+ truth y’all, truth.
+ the grass at my house is so high. i’ve had ZERO time to cut it. i was gone 90% of last weekend and when i got back i was sick. that sickness lasted through until tuesday which is when i got STUNG by a dang wasp, then wednesday night i went for a run downtown and got home and fell asleep, last night – lets not even discuss last night. SOOOOOOO maybe it will get cut soon – maybe not. maybe i will just become one of those neighbors who lets it see how high it can go. 🙂
+ this story warmed my heart. seriously – reading this made me smile from ear to ear at the thoughtfulness and strong backbone of joey. & that woman – I hope she feels some conviction and pays forward something kind to another human being.
+ i am SO OVER this wasp sting. seriously – it sucks. i got stung on tuesday night and it’s just been itchy & red & hot since then. cortisone cream has been my only relief.
+ this looks like a super easy fall diy art project. i could definitely see it over a couch, or fire place.
+ frankly…i’m not perfect y’all. *gasp* i know – you’re shocked just as much as i am ;). i make mistakes – lots of them, and i make selfish choices over Godly choices daily. i do things that make me look back, run my head through a wall thinking “why on earth would i do that?!” – i am human. i’m learning as i get older, the “mistakes” seem to carry bigger consequences or heart ache. i find myself thinking “have i really not learned this lesson yet – how will this affect me in the years to come”. am i alone in this? in choosing the flesh over the spirt? i don’t think i am, but sometimes it feels that way. the truth is, being 24, without a “home church”, not knowing where God is calling me to go/be/do/serve/etc, and desiring a relationship while lounging in the desert of singleness – has been hard. i wouldn’t say it’s hard every day, i’m not that dramatic – but it is a challenge. i’m also thankful for it, even for some of the mistakes. i’m learning more about myself, about life, about what is holy & good vs destructive & foolish. things i thought i had concrete answers for are being tested – and with testing…with refinement comes a stronger more resilient individual. i feel like i’m blabbering. all of this to say – thank you for your prayers, please continue to pray, and let me know how i can be praying for you. this journey of life is so much easier when we lean on Jesus as we should and have sisters & brothers in Christ to pair up with and share the burden. y’all…that is how it’s meant to be.
+ y’all….John Mayer + Phillip Phillip concert tickets go on sale at 10am here today…they suspect it to be sold out in minutes – i am going to TRY to buy tickets!!! i’m not the biggest fan of john mayer as a person, but musically – swoon.
+ my brother turned 21 this past week. 21!!!! WHEN DID HE GET SO BIG?! i still look at him and see my little brother. the one with the white-blonde curly hair and brilliant blue eyes, the one who i would say “how fast can you do this” to trick him into getting me a glass of sweet tea. the little boy who would come snuggle up next to me because he felt like it. when did he turn into a man? a man who is figuring out life and learning more about himself, who loves his family and friends fiercely, a man who still gives me hugs and says i love you. i can’t wait to see the kind of man he will become as the years continue to pass – but can the years slow down at least a little?
+ ummm hello BRILLIANT. i never would have thought of this. my little artistic heart is doing cartwheels and backflips!
+ i found one of my mothers necklaces last night – it makes me happy to find small things of hers, it brings back sweet memories. i miss my mom.
+ i hope y’all have a lovely weekend and get whatever accomplished that you’re hoping to – that’s my goal! 🙂
10 comments on “Frankly Friday…v54”
"i'm not the biggest fan of john mayer as a person, but musically – swoon." This could have come straight out of my mouth! Love his music but he is a dog. Haha. Have a great weekend!
I have the same feelings on John Mayer. But John Mayer AND Phillip Phillips??? I would LOVE to see that show. I didn't watch American Idol while Phillips was on it, but once his album released…oh man. Fell. In. Love.
What!? You aren't perfect? I don't think we can be friends anymore.
I love John Mayer and Phillip Phillips. I actually went to that concert in Indy back in August. It's fantastic. Go if you can!!
That milk + iron DIY–mindblown. That is sooo cool!
Phillip Phillips?! You have to go and let me live through you vicariously. 🙂
Your mom's necklace is so beautiful and I'm glad you have it to wear close to your heart.
And I'm with Laura, you're not perfect? Seriously, girl your honesty and courage to say that on your blog is one of your best qualities and why I love reading your posts (especially the Friday ones!). I so know how you feel girl. And I so loved what you said about refinement. It's so true and something that I tend to forget when I'm going through tough times.
And wasp stings? Ouch (or itchy?). Anyway, hope it gets better soon!
p.s. Happy belated birthday to your brother! I hope you two get to celebrate together soon!
I had the same type of reaction to a mosquito bite last week! It was SOO annoying. Hopefully yours gets better quickly!
Your brother is 21?? He looks 16! Must be nice to look so young 😉
That last picture – wow! Beautiful! And I love that you found a necklace that belonged to your mom – very sweet.
You're not alone in that struggle. It's one we face every day even if some of us are less aware at times than others. I was slapped in the face with my own sins this past Sunday (long story). Anyway, not alone there.
Oh! And I'm sorry about the wasp sting! That's terrible! 🙁
So sorry some days are rough right now… but i am praying for you.
Wasp stings are the WORST. 🙁
Love that you found your mom's necklace. So sweet.
scottish highland games!!! my family and i used to go the ones at grandfather mountain…i think they always take place in july. they are super fun and nerdy and you get to learn a lot about your heritage 🙂
um, the milk+iron trick! omg. i must try it!!
Love that necklace! It must be so special to get to wear it and remind you of her. I have a little A necklace of my grandmother's but I never wear it because I'm scared of losing it!