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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lay Your Armor Down

So, we just had a miniature ridiculously huge disaster at my house.  

It is a gorgeous day, and we've had the windows open a lot.  Gorgeous.  A few minutes ago, I casually yelled from the living room, "Oh, its the ice cream truck!"  to which Tim replied, "Haha...really?"  

I heard him shuffling around in his desk, and he entered the room with a handful of one dollar bills, proudly displaying them as if carrying a bouquet of roses.  

Me:  What's this...?
TGY: The neighborhood's a loop, he'll come back around.
Me:  What do you want?
TGY:  No, it's for you. 

I smiled a wide smile.  The next 10 minutes promised deliciousness.  

Moments later, he yelled, "Here it comes!"  

I sprung from the couch yelling, "I don't have my shoes on! Where are my shoes?" 

"Who cares...?  Go out barefoot!"  

I dug in the closet for a matching pair and threw open the door...

 only to see the truck whiz by.  

I was, in a word, devastated.  

And I hated how I felt.  I was devastated because 1.) I love ice cream and 2.) I equate the way I approached the situation to the way I approach a lot of things in life. 

While I was digging around for shoes, I felt nervous...silly even.  I felt shy.  

I was also worried about things like approaching a stranger while wearing no make-up and sweats.  Okay, I'll be honest.  I was also worried about ((gulp)) calories.  

There was worry....and maybe a little bit of fear.  

When we become consumed with worry, we miss out on fabulous opportunities like new jobs and new loves...and ice cream.  

I do not want to live like this.  I cannot live like this.  

Tim hugged me gently when he heard the news and we decided that it is still early. We'll get em' next time.  

...and when we do, I shall wear this...

File this under "Things I will Do Differently Next Time."

Love, H.


carmen @ life blessons said...

Ahh, that picture made me LAUGH! It's PERFECT for getting ice cream. And just think of how much you'll liven the poor ice-cream driver's day!!

P.S. Give Tim a big high-five from me. That is the sign of a good man! ... They say it's men who you can reach their heart through their tummy, but I know Michael has definitely learned that you surprise me with a candy bar and you're GOLDEN. (This wasn't something I even knew about myself until Michael taught me!)


carmen @ life blessons said...

P.P.P.S. I like the newest blog layout!!