30 August 2010

Miscellany Monday.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
[one] It's a sad day when I think I have Monday off after working all week and weekend. It's rare to have a weekend off nowadays. Even when requested, I'll still end up working Saturday or Sunday.  Be thankful for the j-o-b, right? I am thankful, I am thankful…

[two] The wedding I directed this weekend was wonderful! Despite having to work with a crazy, controlling church wedding coordinator, it was fabulous. The rain held off until all outside photos were taken. No one forgot their words to say. The cake didn't fall over. Both families were very loving towards each other. It was great!! 

[three] I'm battling a bad case of "What do I want to be/do when I grow up?" I need a full time job with a full time salary with full time benefits. But I don't know what field to conquer….???

[four] I've started using Google Reader, and I love it!! It's become part of my morning routine…check email, check reader. It's one of those things that I don't know why I haven't used it before!

27 August 2010


1. How many pets do you have? I have a furbabyniece and furbabynephew that live with my parents. They are both miniature dachshunds, Lily and Phinnaeus. Adorable!! I'll post some pics one day.

2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be? Gosh. I have no idea. Maybe the Queen of England. I'd love to play in her jewels. 

3. What is your favorite money saving tip? Yikes. I need some tips in this area!!

4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up? Whatever they want to be. 

5. What is your favorite quote? I have several. If you're friends with me on Facebook, you can read them all on my profile. A couple of my favorites are: 

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" -Rosalind Russell

23 August 2010

Misc Monday

I found a new linky party for Mondays! It's called Miscellany Mondays. I found it at lowercase letters. Just list miscellaneous and random things. Fits me well, don't ya think? :)

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

[one] Mondays aren't so bad. I actually looked forward to today! Mainly because I have the day off. (Although I'll probably go in later this afternoon!) There's just something about not having to go in to work...

[two] In 20 years, when I watch movies from today, will I make fun of the hairstyles like I do when I watch movies from the 80s?

[three] I miss my family. Yup. Lydia, the independent trailblazer that never needs anyone misses her loving parents and drive-me-crazy sisters. And those oh-so-adorable puppies! Miss you all.

[four] I believe the pool is calling my name. Definitely the best way to spend 100+ degree Mississippi days!!

20 August 2010


1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?
I have a few nicknames…
Lydja: Dad's always called me this. 
Lyd: This one seems self-explanatory. 
Michie (meaning kitten): my godmother is Peruvian and gave me this nickname when she first heard me cry as a baby. She said I sounded like a little kitten. 
Maverick: I got this name from summer camp. See the left sidebar for complete story.

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?
I'm the middle child that acts like the oldest. Apparently, when there is 4 or more years between the first and second born children, the first child tends to act like an only child while the second born takes on characteristics of the oldest. Makes it tough sometimes!! But I love my sisters no matter the order. :)

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?
Hmm….someone tall, short hair, ruggedly handsome…Brad Pitt comes to mind, but I don't like how he treated Jen so he's a no. George is too old. Or maybe Eric Dane, better known as "McSteamy." Nah. Wait. What about Paul Walker? He's played a cop in a few movies which fits the bill. Yes, I'll go with Paul to play Jared in the movie of my life. 

4. What is currently your favorite song?
Anything that gets the blood pumpin'…"I Gotta Feelin'" by Black Eyed Peas or "Party in the USA" by Miley (let the records show, it took me awhile to give this song a chance. Now, it's my ringtone. :) or almost any good oldie. 

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?
Our best friends are moving to Arizona so we've started an "Arizona Fund" to visit them in about six months. We need to save more in general. Anyone have any good tips on saving?

17 August 2010

The God we serve is absolutely amazing...

If you don't believe me (or if you do!), check out my fellow W alum's blog, Musings from Graceland. She tells a story that gives me chills. Why do we doubt our dreams  that God places in our hearts? He provides our needs, always!

(Said in my best Scarlett O'Hara voice)
Two posts in one day…I don't believe it myself! :)

Bad Case of the Mondays...???

Ever have one of those days where you'd rather lay in bed all morning only to get up at noon and move to the couch?

I've been having those days for about six months. And I do.not.like.it.

But I don't seem able to break this "Bad Case of the Mondays." During the winter, I self-diagnosed myself with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Mainly because I was another person on sunny days than grey, cloudy days. I was happy and cheerful and up before noon tackling my to do list. Grey days I was just that...grey. Gloomy. Dreary. My mood matched the weather.

And then April came. I knew that the green grass, blooming flowers, increase in temperature, and the sun shining more often than not would help me come out of this funk.

I was wrong.

What bothers me the most about this case of the blues is that I'm ok with laying around. I'm ok with only doing dishes when there's no more counter space for the dirty dishes to sit. I'm ok with only doing laundry when Jared runs out of socks and undershirts. I'm ok with only tidying our home and vacuumming when guests are coming over. *Really, Lydia? Really??*

What is wrong with me???

This is not the Lydia I want to be or ever thought I would become. Eck.

16 August 2010

fivequestionfriday. onMonday.

Yes. I know it's called fivequestionFRIDAY. Yes. I know it's Monday. 

1. Have you ever visited another country?
Yes. Mexico! I loved haggling with the market people. So. Much. Fun!

2. Where is the strangest place you have ever been?
Strangest? What about smelliest? That would be USM's football locker room! I visited during the off season, after a deep cleaning, and it still stunk. Yikes. 

3. What is your favorite season?
I love each season when it's supposed to be here. Make sense? When the leaves start turning, I love autumn. When I can see my breath, I love winter. When the grass turns green and the cherry blossoms are blooming, I love spring. When the weather is warm enough to jump in the pool, I love summer. Right now, I'm trying to enjoy summer and not wish it away. 100+ degree days make it hard, especially when your car has no AC!

4. What one song will always cheer you up?
Pretty Woman. When I was little, I would dance around the house to that song. You and Me by Lifehouse cheers me up too. And just about any Dave song!

5. What Disney character do you resemble most?
Resemble? Probably Ariel. Even though she's the youngest daughter and I'm the middle, I can relate to just being different from your siblings. 

11 August 2010

Happy Anniversary to the One I Love.

Happy 3 years!! Any many, many more to come. :)

Photo courtesy of Amber's Photography