"I felt a nice, fresh breeze a moment ago. Where has it gone to?"
- Tennessee Williams, in 'The Glass Menagerie'

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The best place.

was exactly what I needed to read, at exactly the right time.
(...thank you, Paula.)

I have been getting uber frustrated at the smallest things for the past week and a half, almost two weeks.

I blame it on Mr. Wonderful's work trip and its seemingly-never-ending 'return home date' moves.

I need to calm down.
I need to relax.
I need to realize that things aren't always going to go as planned or the way that I - or we - might want them to.
I need to remember: it's in His hands.

He has a reason for why everything happens.

...and everything has worked out.

Mr. Wonderful will be on a flight tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. and will be returning to Birmingham at approximately 12:30 p.m., where he will then be greeted with a giant bear hug and some kisses from yours truly.  :)

Boy, do I need him here.
He has this amazing way of calming me down, whether I'm sad... or upset... or angry... or frustrated... or feeling any ol' feeling other than happy.
(and sometimes even to take me from happy to elated to over-the-moon)
It starts with gentle forehead kisses, and I wind up snuggled in his arms.

It's the best place in the world.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Murphy-3, Lindi-0

I've said it before:
When it rains, it pours.

This week has been what school calls "Spring Break," but if you ask me, it's been more like "Let's see how much we can do to make this week not so fun for Lindi."

Mr. Wonderful left this past Sunday for Chicago for work.
What originally was a week long trip has turned into two.
To make matters better, we were supposed to go to Tunica to meet his sister and brother-in-law for a fun trip to what we were calling our "Tortuga."
Now that's not happening AND I won't see him for another week.


I got into an argument yesterday with someone I haven't argued with in a long time.
I left crying because I didn't want the fight happening.
Positivity.  That's the attitude I've adopted over the past year.
It flew out the window yesterday because I got upset, which I promised myself I wasn't going to do anymore because it's not worth it.

...and THEN...

Today, I was going to spend the day to myself, shopping and just relaxing.
Who wants to vote on how that turned out?
If you guessed that something went wrong, you're right.
My car won't crank.  Probably my alternator.
And it can't be fixed until my dad gets home, we jump off my car, drive to Auto Zone, make sure that's what it is, and he goes through the hour long process of changing the alternator.

...in other words:

Murphy-3, Lindi-0

Worst. Spring Break. Ever.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

better than Harry Potter.

At dinner last night with Mr. Wonderful and my parents,
     he began to get a glimpse into the crazy wonder that is my family.
  He handled the bundles of information with...
     ...shock and awe?
       ...or was it poise and grace?
When it comes to my family, I'm not sure which you'd call it.
       We're a handful, both individually and together,
  so it was probably a bit of both.

But sitting there with him,
     "on the tip" of the knowledge "iceberg,"
         (his analogy, actually)
glancing lovingly over at him as he soaked it all in,
  I think I fell just a little bit more in love with him...
       ...if you can believe it.

He makes me... better.  A better person.
    ...and I'm pretty sure it's contagious.
      There's a change of attitude in people when they're around him.
I realized it last night as I watched him,
  getting to know my parents,
     laughing with them,
touching my hand in this...
               ...reassuring way that he has...
         ...as if to let me know that no matter what,
            everything will be all right.
Even my parents seem to dance to a different (and genuinely happier) tune when he's around.

It's like magic.
    Contagious magic.
  ...like, better than Harry Potter. ;)

...and I can't wait to see the magic unfold in our lives together.