My name is Chris and I am a Florida girl who loves flower photography, chasing light, and guitar players, among other things. All images are mine unless otherwise specified.

 

Gary Allan - Half of My Mistakes

Half of my mistakes I made stone cold sober
Half of my mistakes I’ve made at closing time
Half the time I never saw it coming, until it was over
Oh, and half of my mistakes I’ve made with love on the line

Half of my mistakes I swear, I should’ve known better
Half of my mistakes were just amongst friends
You get a little distance on it, the truth is clearer
Oh, and half of my mistakes I’d probably make ‘em again

If I had it all to do over
I’m sure I’d win and lost just as much
But spend alot less time on right and wrong
And a lot more time on love

Half of my mistakes I’ve made ‘cause I was moving to quickly
Half of them were made ‘cause my heart was moving too slow
Nobody can tell you a damn thing, if you ain’t listening
Oh, and half of my mistakes I’ve made ‘cause I couldn’t let go


Half of my mistakes I’d give anthing to change how it ended
Oh, and half of my mistakes, God, I wouldn’t change one thing
You can lean too hard on a prayer but I don’t recommend it
'Cause half the good things in my life came from half of my mistakes
Yeah, a lot of good things in my life came from half of my mistakes

I’m watching Grosse Pointe Blank

And it’s blowing my mind that this movie is 18 YEARS OLD.  

WTF?  

Also, I had that same phone Cusack is using in this movie.  I loved that fucking phone.

This is just what Thursday afternoon needs.  Sebastian Stan makes everything better.

This is just what Thursday afternoon needs.  Sebastian Stan makes everything better.

kfedup:

Somehow this view never gets old to me. Good morning, babies.

Look at that gorgeous light.  Her photos are my favorite.

kfedup:

Somehow this view never gets old to me. Good morning, babies.

Look at that gorgeous light.  Her photos are my favorite.

Weekly Theme: Stay In The Moment

A few weeks ago I started practicing something I’d been toying with for a long time: the concept of being in the moment.  For a long time I’ve been halfheartedly trying to stay in the moment.  But I could never put it into practice when I really needed it.  I couldn’t make it a habit.  I’m not exactly sure what changed a couple weeks ago, but suddenly I was repeating this mantra to myself, over and over: "Stay In The Moment."

And what a difference it has made.  In circumstances where, in the past, my anxiety would propel my mind to jump ahead to disasters and crises that had not happened yet, now I think: "Stay in this moment.  Right here. Where things are good, the world is not falling apart.  Stay in this moment."

It gets a little trickier when the moment sucks, of course.  But that is when you need to make this practice work.  Because staying in a moment that’s fun, or delicious, or peaceful, is a cinch.  Staying in a moment where you have to endure horrible people, or you don’t feel well, that takes a lot more work.  However, if you can find a way to stay in that moment, the really shitty ones, then you will feel so strong.  Enduring the uncomfortable moments makes enjoying the happy ones so much better.

When Holly asked me what I was thinking about for a theme this week, this was the first thing I thought of.  Like many of our previous themes, it’s not just here for a week and then gone.  It’s something that sticks with us, becoming a habit, a characteristic, something meaningful.

Staying in the moment works differently for everyone, with different motivations and different actions.  But the calm and the joy you get from it, we can all use a little more of that.

Please join us if you can.

Turbonegro - Age of Pamparius

By request for vasolinejesus - Glad you’re back home and feeling better, dude!

Pearl Jam - Even Flow

Years ago I was visiting my brother’s family right after my nephew was born.  My nephew’s mother didn’t breastfeed, formula only.  I volunteered to give my nephew his late-night feedings so she and my brother could get a full night’s sleep.  The brand name on the baby bottles was Even Flow.  And that is how I came to be singing Pearl Jam to my 3 week old nephew at 4 o’clock in the morning.