Monday, August 16, 2010

Musty Musty Genie, Babe

Ok so the first part of this will be a bit silly and ridiculous and light...and maybe towards the end it'll have more substance? That's the plan for now.

First of all, this video is ridiculous and I have to share it:

What's funny is that after my roomies and I watched this video, we tried to mimick her dance moves. And towards the end she's going "Musty-musty-musty-musty" and swinging her head/hair around in a circle. Maddi did this and the next day her neck was sore. To make it better, she said (jokingly) that she probably has meningitis and in the middle of the cafe at IKEA, Maegan goes, "Get out of here with your meningigits." Hope no one got fearful.

Man, IKEA is insane!! It's so cool, but it can also be stressful and it takes forever to get through the store because I like to look at EVERYTHING. It's a huge realm of possibilities. I ended up with a few random kitchen knick-knacks and a cool lamp for my nightstand. I'm Swedish, therefore I like IKEA! And it's so cheap...well most of it. My favorite sections were the lighting and the kitchen showrooms. Their bedding was not impressive...didn't find any pillows for our living room/my room like I'd hoped. Maybe someday I'll get to go to Sweden!

So I love my roomies: Maddi, Maegan and Chelsy. We have a ton of fun. It's been a nightmare only b/c of all the problems we've had with the house: Alarm system not working/beeping incessantly, almost 2 weeks without hot water, Maegan's sink falling off the wall causing a flood in our house, all the dehumidifiers frying a circuit and starting a snall electrical fire in our attic...ya you get a mild picture I'm sure.

Our living room is completely blocked off with plastic today and I have no idea what's going on in there. I think they're replacing part of the ceiling (the flood came down through Maegan's upstairs room into the living room and caused water damage to the ceiling and carpet). So we've had service-people of all sorts at our house for over a week now. But Maeg's finally back in her room and has electricity again. Now lifegroup this week...ya we need another location.

Maeg's starting Elevate tonight! I'm so excited for her. I think it's neat she started a blog. I started this one for the purpose of having a memory of what went on in Elevate...but as you can see now, it's just a life blog now that Elevate is over.

I've been thinking that since Elevate has been over, it's been awesome to have free time. I've stopped semi-neglecting my family and friends, and have had more time to be intentional and thoughtful (as I prefer to be). I've been able to do fun things like sailing, going to the gym, riding bikes, cooking, eating out with friends, watching movies, reading, decorating our house, having people over, etc.

Some things I still want/need to do are paint, get more organized, get curtains for my room, re-work a budget, study for the GRE/research grad schools, go to the river (possibly very soon!), shop at Laverty's, go to a concert (possibly Sufjan Stevens in October?), and play my guitar.

Ah so many things to enjoy in life! A glass of wine. Watching the food network (what I'm currently doing). A good cup of coffee. The first refreshing breath of fall after this dreadfully hot summer (For this, I can't wait!). Making smoothies instead of buying them from Jamba. Homemade pizza with salad and a chocolatey dessert. An evening walk (maybe one day with a puppy, but for now a friend is better!). A good healthy sweat and vitamin D from being outside. Getting into good music like Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Ray LaMontagne, Mutemath, etc. Pandora on my Iphone makes work so much more enjoyable. :)

Life is sweet. Jesus is even sweeter...and the best part is that will always be constant. His nature is unchanging and he's always good!

Oh! That reminds me, this song rocks, especially the lyrics. When I listen to it at work, I about lose it! I wanna burst out in song and raise my hands up to God...but I don't lol:


You are good, You are good
When there's nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You're the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost it's sting

Oh, I’m running to Your arms,
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In Your presence I'm made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I'm letting go

Oh, I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

My heart will sing
no other Name
Jesus, Jesus

Oh, I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

1 comment:

  1. Amen! I was just singing this song on the way home from Sam's tonight ;) Love you giiirl.