Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ordinary and unordinary.

Ah, the end of another day:-) A day full of kiddo laughter, some kiddo tears, lots and lots of kiddo questions, designing, music, Jesus, peace, joy...just to name a few. So, here I sit, listening to the Anne of Green Gables soundtrack (thank you Lauren! You have added such delight to my life by giving me this!!) and thinking over the day. Thinking over simple, lovely, wonderful things as well. Pondering how, though each day does not hold some grand exciting adventure, there are many, many little ordinary ones that make it quite interesting. I'm all about the ordinary, every day little know, like:

  • Waking up to the smell of coffee and thinking again of how much it's enjoyed:-)
  • Making pancakes and enjoying the "homeliness" of such a delightful, ordinary thing.
  • Opening the Word and realizing afresh that there is nothing ordinary about it.
  • Pink roses....:-)
  • Making a delicious healthy lunch that included, but was not limited to quinoa and fresh spinach...oh, and fresh corn! Yum!
  • Listening to an exciting book on tape and having it press me even more into my Lord.
  • Reading a daily devotional from Charles Spurgeon, which is a nice little adventure in and of itself....oh, you'd like to receive them too? Well, here's the link!
  • Thinking of how much I love this quote and what a beautiful, grand, adventure it is to wait upon such a thing: 
"Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath."

Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Avonlea)

  •  Loving the "cloudiness" (who wants to use a word like "overcast" when "cloudiness" will do just as well....and it's such a nice word too, don't you agree?) of this Tuesday.
  • Thinking again of how wonderful life must have been before cell phones. Now, here's an adventure I'd greatly enjoy...not having the dreadful thing at all!! I greatly detest my cell phone. True story. 
  • Getting little notes written on my little white board on the back of my door from a very dear friend (who by the way, has been a bit lax in writing said notes the past few days. No, I will not tell you who I'm talking about! Why would you even ask such a question?? A lady never names names!) 
  • Thinking of how it's a lovely, ordinary adventure to write on this blog, never knowing just what might come out:-) And, hoping that it gives you a little ordinary adventure in your day to read my random little posts! 
  • Also, I appreciate you dear reader, whomever you may be, even if you have never left a comment and I may never know your name. You are appreciated and loved by a God who just truly adores you:-) Isn't this the greatest, most unordinary realization of all?


  1. I hate to always be commenting....but how can i keep from it? you are just too sweet. Your ordinary thoughts are extraordinarily precious :)

  2. thanks for linking to the devotionals. I subscribed! :)

  3. I love your little ordinary adventures. You are charming, dear Jade-bird. Sometimes I'm not certain if you are a real, breathing person, or if L.M. Montgomery (with perhaps a touch of Grace Livingston Hill) dreamed you up.

    (that may not sound altogether like a compliment, but oh, I assure you it is!)

  4. Ha, well I remember days before cell phones and overall it was fun to come home and hear messages on the phone but I do love it for its convenience but I rarely use it anyway. Just for texting my kids.

    You know what I miss more, but this goes back a few decades when I was still quite young--the days when you coudl go to stores, pump gas, what have you, w/o having to listen to overhead music all the time. I love and miss the silence of quiet reflection. I don;t want to go to a coffee shop or even grocery store and have to listen to someone else's choice in music which is usually loud and rubbish anyway, imho. LOL.