Tuesday, May 20, 2008

tuesday randomness

Ok, so you've already noticed that I have a new blog design, and isn't it wonderful? Yes, it is. It's ok, you can go ahead and be jealous. I'll allow it. I love it, and I'm glad you all do too. Ps. I stole today's title from HoneyBee...hope you don't mind.

This post will be filled with all sorts of random things that go together, sort of. Let's start with...
  • The name. Well, I asked you all for help and didn't get many ideas. Then I thought about how I am obsessed with trees. And how these past couple of months have been a time of growing and stretching myself out in the Lord. Thus, "out on a limb" was born.
  • That picture of me. My sweet husband who supports this blogging of mine was coerced into taking that photo. There is this really cool tree near a neighborhood park that has a natural bench built into it. See below.
We drive past it all the time and I thought it would be awesome to take my picture there and be "out on a limb" so we drove out there. Not even thinking about how high off the ground it would be or the fact that it isn't as close to the park as we thought. Or that even though I have lost 10 pounds and feel skinny in my head, Heidi Klum I am not. In this shot I was standing because I wasn't sure how to jump up on the limb as it was really bumpy and I couldn't shimy up in my shoes. Eventually we found a rock that gave me the extra 6 inches I needed to jump. Then we almost got attacked by geese with their little chicks. All for you all. And, oh my, you need to imagine the ones I didn't post and how silly I look.
  • The book drawing. You have until tomorrow afternoon to get it in. I will draw a name Wednesday night and post it on Thursday. Enter to win, folks.
  • The aforementioned husband has his own blog now...Fantasy Geek. As he is a Fantasy Geek. He plays Fantasy Football and a host of other imaginary sports. His first post mentions me in a very good light. Check it out.

I think that's all I needed to mention. Who knows? If I think of something later, I will let cha know. I am in the midst of a project, so I must go work on it now. I will share the details later!


Jennifer P. said...

ok, so who's feet and legs are that up in the tree? I loved your story about trying to get in the tree though. There are certain things we just lose our ability to do as we get older :)! (like cross the monkeybars....).

I LOVE your new design! I thought I'd come to the wrong blog at first. It fits you perfectly!!!

Caroline said...

Looks so good! Love the new name! I totally relate with Jennifer P's comment about the monkey bars. Wesley and I go to the park a lot and I make jubilant attempts only to fail miserably at crossing them.

The Roost'er said...

It's so sweet - and I just love all the tree vocab. And your new profile. And...and everything. It's always fun to have a new look (wink, wink)!

God Bless!

chickadee said...

your blog design is great! i love it.

thank you for your kind comments today.

Debbie said...

Sissy! It is stunning. I mean stunning. And the name. Oh the name. It is so perfect. It is so illustrative of so many things you blog about. It is just brilliant, and I am so genuinely excited for you!

Heather said...

I said it yesterday, but I'll gush again. It's just so fresh and professional and perfect. That is a very cool tree!!

Kat said...

That is so funny...I love how our husbands humor us as we go out to get pictures for our blog. Like when I had to go to Target and get steaks to cook so that I had a picture of him cooking on the grill for a blog post :-)

Shannon said...

Love the new title and LOVE the new look!

Rebekah said...

That is a funky limb. Love the tree theme