Saturday, March 31, 2007

My peeps are the best peeps.

In this easter season of renewed life and budding promises, I can't help but be extra thankful for my peeps.

No -- I'm not as fond of the marshmellows as Kelso is -- but I AM fond of the people who support me and back me up when the going gets tough. and tougher. And when the going is great but I'm a grouch. And when the as is flows along smoothly, but the unknown fast approaches.

My heart is pleasantly surprised over and over again these days...not to mention what the arrival of spring has done for me. I'm not really sure why I'm so amazed at the situational actions and displays of emotion by these people I hold so dear to my heart, when in fact, overall, I remain wowed that God brought them into my world at all.

My cup runneth over. With peeps!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

letter I don't intend to send (revival)

Dear dark cloud that hung over my head all the day long,

Congratulations. You got my attention. Not only do I now fully recognize the changes you so surreptitiously make with your slightest presence, but so does everyone who had the burden of being in contact with me throughout this day.
I'm not sure how to say this, but here's the thing (are you sitting down?). I think I like my days better when you're not around.

Granted, I'm not always the easiest person to hang out with. I have my moments (sometimes hours, sometimes days, sometimes even weeks). But generally, I can insert a laugh or two and even move on. However, when you're with me, I can't even shake you for a minute. I have to hand it to you for tenacity.

But I was wondering...since we got to have such extreme quality time together today, do you think you can hover somewhere else for oh...let's say the next few decades? Hey thanks!

With much love (and many umbrellas),
~ rebekah

p.s. The only reason I don't intend to send this is because I don't really know how to get in touch with you until you're all up in my space. Thanks!

2:55 PM - 1 Comments - 2 Kudos
You trip me out! Thanks for the great laugh.
Posted by lotts2tel on March 27, 2007 - Tuesday 4:59 PM

Thursday, March 15, 2007

is it ok...

...that I consider a trip to my hairdresser a fix? I love Dyanne more than life itself, and it's not just her art or skill(z) or sense of humor or incredible story of rehabilitation or fun calendar that makes my heart smile.

my hairdresser happens to be real and precious and beautiful right where it matters. she always manages to remind me what life is all about, and that it's worth living right now.

I mean, her uncanny ability to tell me I look like a different Hollywood actress every 6 weeks for the past 6 years certainly hasn't hurt my tendency to be loyal to her, but that's not the only reason I heart Dyanne.

I am so thankful when my heart fills up from what could easily be a routine day in the life of rebekah.

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I NEED a new hairdresser! One preferrably like the chick in Nashville would be awesome! :-)
Posted by Just Music on March 14, 2007 - Wednesday 8:12 PM

OH i agree! I love my hairdresser and in fact she has become a good friend of mine. Going to see her is like therapy to me. Not only does she work magic with my hair but she works magic with my mental state as well!
Posted by Melissa on March 15, 2007 - Thursday 8:38 AM

YES! One very resounding YES! I might not have know this a bit ago until my stylist packed up and moved! I've been lost ever since - and more than vulnerable re: my hair! I'm glad you're so fond of yours. I may need to ask for her info! I love a day-in-the-life stuff. It is a goal to appreciate the ordinary routine rather than take it for granted! Go girl!
Posted by lotts2tel on March 19, 2007 - Monday 12:51 AM

I have dreamed of being a hairdresser my whole life, and this has helped to motivate me even more to reach for the stars.
Posted by Greg Mo on March 21, 2007 - Wednesday 4:47 PM

I am behind you all the way....though I guess I'd have to start alternating visits between you and Dyanne. and I'd have some incredibly short hair with all that hairdresser time, which I'm not sure I'm totally prepared for.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


my dear, dancing, soon-to-be wed sassy pink lizard has inspired me. then my wonderfully fun, jazzercising kelso o'shanahan jumped on the virtual bandwagon, leading me to believe that now it's my turn.
soooo....the five things that I'm most thankful for today are...

1. health -- mine and my loved ones'. I know it sounds trite, like a homemade pageant answer, but it's true. there have been a few scares the past 6 or so months, and it's shown me how truly precious life and time can be.

2. my walking buddies Rachel and Rachel. (I funny, right?) I have home Rachel to walk and debrief with a couple of nights a week, and now I have work Rachel to walk and splash some sunshine into our lunches with a few days a week. this has given me more motivation and inspiration to be healthier than anything else has in a long time!

3. my best friend in the universe, who also happens to be my boyfriend. even on days when I don't understand me, he patiently handles me with care, not sparing me the gentle reminders I often need to come back to earth and reality.

4. anticipation. I love looking forward to Liz's bachelorette weekend in Memphis, and the next time I'll see my family, and Boston with C! I love the thought of spring coming in with a gust and giving me warm, bright, sunshiney days that I can use to soak up delicious rays at the pool!

5. my Caleb stories. need I say more?

1:37 PM - 2 Comments - 4 Kudos

If I lived in Jackson, would I be your second-best friend? I realize that Carl is wonderful, but sometimes you need someone to talk to who not only knows how to handle you, but who has the same blood as you, and furthmore, knows where you keep your medication for those little "mood swings" that you have.

Posted by Greg Mo on March 8, 2007 - Thursday 3:14 PM

I love how "Bright & Shiny" you are.
Posted by Just Music on March 9, 2007 - Friday 7:52 PM