Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On the Brain

Once again, I've found myself without a lot to say lately.  That is partly because the hubs was around for a few weeks, so the computer was at the bottom of my "fun list."  It's also because I've been doing some custom crochet projects and preparing for a few paintings.  All that doesn't add up to lots of excitement to share in a post.  

However, I have had a few random things on my mind lately, and those things are evidenced by things I've found on the ever addictive Pinterest in the recent hours days.

Crochet Stuff

I've been browsing Pinterest for inspiration for new crochet projects, and when I'm finished with the half a dozen custom projects going now, I desperately want to try something with some beautiful granny squares like these.  Isn't this lovely?


Source: None via Lindsay on Pinterest

Maybe it's some things I've seen on television lately, or maybe I've just been paying more attention to the many unhealthy and extremely overweight people I see all around, but I've been extremely motivated to exercise lately.  I've always loved to run, but sometimes I go through slumps. One of those was just a few months ago.  I'm out of it now, and my love of exercise and fitness is back in full force.  I've even signed up for a course being offered here so I can become a Spin instructor.  I can't wait!


I haven't been doing much random crafting lately, but I'm ready to jump back in with a few projects.  This photo is my inspiration for a project I'm dying to try.  I really need a cool jewelry holder/display for some of my earrings, and I've finally found what I want to use to create it. (Hint:  It's an old drawer.)  As soon as my carpenter (a.k.a. hubby) gets back, I'm going to try to make my vision a reality.


Source: etsy.com via Lindsay on Pinterest

This could probably speak for itself, but I'll give a brief explanation.  Lately, I have been noticing a lot of closed-mindedness, a lot of judgmental people, and many instances of people believing that because they warm a pew once a week that they are superior to everyone else.  All of these people seem to belong to the same club.  Now, I definitely believe in God, but I'm having a hard time with how some of his supposed followers are acting.  I can't seem to understand why everyone thinks their way of thinking is the only way of thinking simply because they are brought up that way.  Do people not understand that everyone is brought up in a belief system of some sort and that to them that belief is right because it's what they know?  That a book of any sort can be misconstrued and made to say what the interpreter wants?  I'm really not trying to start a religious debate because what I'm noticing has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with actions.  I just pray that one day people can all respect each other based on morals and ethics and not just beliefs or how beliefs are expressed (as long as those expressions do not harm anyone... think more group worship inside vs. worship with family on a mountain after a hike).  To further see what I'm saying, check out the documentary "Lord Save Us From Your Followers" on Netflix.  It raises so many valid points.

Well, in a nutshell that's what's been going on in my head lately.  Anyone else had similar things going on in their brain?  What has been on your mind this week?

P.S.  All of these images came from Pinterest.  For some reason the source links are wanting to hide behind the images... silly blogger.


  1. First, I love the crochet squares, very cute! Second, that is so neat that you are going to get certified to instruct spin classes :) I need more of those in my life. I just started the Insanity workouts (trying to get my butt in shape before my wedding), so I'm hoping my motivation hangs around. Third, I completely agree with you on the judgment front. A relationship with God is personal, and just because you "warm a pew every Sunday" (love that) doesn't give you the right to judge others. If I did not believe in God, I would be very turned off by the judgmental attitudes that many people who profess to have relationships with God demonstrate. Nobody is in a position to judge others, and just because you grew up learning one thing doesn't mean that it's your way or no way. Love needs to be the focus. Anyways, hope you have a great week!

  2. Oh, and love the earring holder too :) very cute idea!

  3. I love those picture frame jewelry holders, but most of my earrings are studs so I don't think I can use them. :( I need to come up with something, though. My little $20 box is breaking down.

    I agree, so many people can be self-righteous and judgmental about the stupidest things. (Like, I'm sure someone would turn their nose up at me using the word "stupidest" :)) But I think there's a difference between being judgmental and telling someone a difficult truth they need to hear. Like, it's horribly judgmental to say, "I'm better than you because you have a crappy car." But if I said, "Your car is on its last leg, I wish you would get a new car, or let me give you rides, so you don't get hurt," that might sound judgmental to someone who's not prepared to hear it, but I'm saying it because I care about them and would rather make them uncomfortable in the short term if it means saving their lives in the long run.


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