Saturday, August 02, 2008

comfort zone

I have climbed up a mountain.  I fed a horse a treat with his big slobbery lips all over my hands.  I have bug bites.  I even willingly went in a lake and swam around with a dog.

Don't worry friends and family, it is still me.

The whole time I was thinking about my favorite quote from Will and Grace  "It's a beautiful day, let's go to the movies!"

I'm not sure my husband really appreciates the comfort zones I have stepped out of this week.  All of this is normal for him. And like most people, their normal doesn't seem like it should be much of a stretch for others around them.  But it has most certainly been a stretch.  I have done it all and even enjoyed all of it to a point, I have tried to not complain at all and to participate as much as I can.  Although.  The mountain climbing did steal my smile.  

I am looking forward to tomorrow because we get to go to church and we get to fly in a little airplane.  I don't know if it will be a Ya Ya moment for me or not but it could be and that makes it something to look forward to.  

Here I am after climbing the mountain...right after we ran across the railroad bridge (I was very scared) because we heard a train coming (every movie where someone died on the tracks racing through my mind...fried green tomatoes anyone?!) and then ended up getting stuck for a long time waiting for the train to pass...which took a while because it came to a complete stop forcing us to just sit there and wait.

And here's the slobbery horse lips picture. Good times.


Chris H. said...

Good job being a trooper throughout, Jamie! That horse pic is classic :) Big smiles - tomorrow will be a great day...

Lyndee said...

Being stretched? Yup,that would be marriage in a good and bad way!

Burkinator said...

I love the TV and movie references. The thought of you doing any of those things makes me smile. Keep being a trooper! I'm very impressed and very proud of my Jamie Willow!

Callie said...

Love the horse picture... next time you're in Minne you'll have to go riding with me! :)

Sarah said...

I love the horse photo too! Way to get out of your comfort zones. I need to be better at doing that.

oregoncelticlady said...

gotta LOVE horse slobber!!!! =)

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

I agree with your mom's comment above... It's all good! :)

BTW, you should be sure to ask Lance whether he *does* appreciate just how much you've stepped out of your comfort zones! LOL...

(p.s. I also had to smile big when I read the Will & Grace quote - love it!)

MauraW. said...

Love all the pictures!!


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