Friday, February 17, 2012

bland, yet beautiful

eat. go to the grocery store to buy more to eat more.

sleep. get up, live another couple hours, just to be tired again.

money. only to spend and be broke again days later.

teeth. brush them only to have stinkiness a few hours later after that meal is wolfed.

make-up. only to take it off hours before bedtime.

church. time flies from sunday and it's soon wednesday night Bible study.

write. only to feel empty and write more to fill.

exercise. then eat then get up and do it again the next day.

bed. make it up only to pull back the covers after nightfall and fall in.

iron. two weeks later and the pile will be bigger.

clean. dust will be back in two days.

blog. days pass and it's time to post another.

email. wait a day and the inbox will be overflowing.

full. only to hunger much the next day.

accomplish. tasks pile up faster than you can get them done.

birthday. you remembered it but wait a year and it's time again.

shop. only for the shirt to feel outdated months later.

shower. early morning you'll do it once more.

routine. something you do all the time that you mostly enjoy doing but just gets boring sometimes.

do you ever get tired of routine? eating? sleeping? showering? sometimes it just feels all the same and the same is just... bland.

what if God got tired of routine? we all know that He doesn't. when life gets tasteless, i'll just try a new brand of toothpaste, eat a different kind of cereal and change up the excercise routine. if God doesn't get tired of His job, He'll help me not to tire of the beautiful every day life He has given me. (pass the rasin bran, please.)

note: the above picture of mom and i doesn't really have anything to do with this post.
it was taken yesterday when she and i were delightfully treated to starbucks... all because
of a recent package with a starbucks gift card and other goodies from this lovely girl's generous
(although, sometimes a trip to starbucks is the perfect change from the every day)

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xoxo, rachel sayumi
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Elisha(: said...

I like this. :)

Purposely at Home said...

wow mem. that was really good...AND SO TRUE!!

and y'all went to starbucks without me?....while i was working myself to sleep, y'all were sipping on your mochas and frappes....;D


ThisLittleMomma said...

Hey girl! If you want another entry for the giveaway, since you don't have facebook you could just share it on your blog- I just want to get the word out on TSP, so that would be great!!! {and then you would have another entry for the giveaway} :)

Rachel Sayumi. said...

Dear Memory. You are beautiful. Thanks for entering my giveaway! & it's fine that you don't have a Facebook (;

kaitlin {anna+agnes} said...

wow this is beautiful :)

I've been feeling quite bland lately, so thank you for the pick me up. Sometimes it's so easy to fall into a rut, but I am ever so grateful God is always there to warm our hearts again.

<3 ka-chow!

theolivetree said...

good food for thought! I never get tired of ;)

Kristie said...

I REALLY get tired of doing the same things every single day. This is a really good post, Memory!


Brooke said...

Great post :)

marie said...

I love the simplicity yet awesome message of this post. I actually love routine but sometimes I too just gotta shake things up. Thats what kids are for, nothing can ever be the same with them around.

Kristen said...

all are blessings!

Anonymous said...

I likey this post much.

Vicki said...

I have definitely been there! Sometimes I get so bored with everything, but In the end, I'm always reminded how blessed I am.(:

Breanne said...

Hi Memory! I'm going to be absent from blogger for a few days, would you want to do a guest post for me? It can be about whatever you want. Just email me :) (

Purposely at Home said...

hey girlfriend, i gotta button! i gotta button! (thanks to lindsey ;)i would ask if you wanna trade, but i already have yours. ;D love you muchly.


Lindsey said...

Great post! We all get "bland" sometimes, and it's really been hitting me hard lately. Thankfully there's always The One who will help us through, and little stuff we can do to change things up. :)

Christi Lynn said...

i like your yellow scarf :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am big into routine... whenever I veer from it I end up forgetting something!

Aimee said...

I know what you mean about routine getting boring sometimes! I am so grateful that God doesn't get tired of his routine -- we'd all be in trouble! ;)

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

oh the mundane.

it's all about finding the magic in it, still. thanks for the reminder.

btw, i would TOTALLY take your senior picks if i could.

Kelly said...

I love this! Just the other day I was thinking about my routine. I love the simplicity of it and knowing what my day generally consists of...but sometimes you just have to switch it up! God is great in helping with that :)

Katie said...

it's funny how people are made so differently - I actually love routine and doing most of the same things everyday. my husband though would agree with you! i guess some of the things like clean, shower and make your bed do get boring! :)

Harija said...

THis is a great post =)

Neat post and love your blog... would you like to follow each other!


My Lyfe ; My Story

xoxo, dania said...

i totally agree with your statement on the "shop" part. I found your blog through another blog I follow, I'd love to swap buttons- .. email me back and let me know!

Lauren said...

i feel the same way! school. work. food. shower. homework. sleep. repeat.

Erin said...

Wow! What a great post...really made me think tonight! :) Thanks hun!

Rachel Sayumi. said...

Hey girl,sorry to comment AGAIN but I just realized that my buttons were TOTALLY messed up! haha can you plase go onto my blog and get the updated code??

THANKYOU!!!!!!!!! <3 xoxo

Mongs said...

You always write thought provoking posts. That's a really interesting way of looking at routines. I think routines can be pleasant and enjoyable it depends on how we see them. I enjoy things like washing my hair or brushing my teeth because i like to be clean. When my mom was sick and couldn't even do the simplest thing like brushing her hair, i realized how much i have taken all these simpe boring routines forgranted.


Summer-Raye said...

I think routines help your life run smoothly

mistergandme said...

great post!!! it's hard for me to follow a routine-- but sometimes it feels really good! thanks for the shout out to my blog. you are so sweet!!


Lena said...

Oh routine ... my main love/hate relationship squeeze. I think it's the little things like Starbucks and 1am dance parties and riding horses [which I don't have anymore, but ride others as often as possible] that keep me sane amidst it all. Lucky for me that the Creator of the Universe has blessed me with the ability to do those things that preserve my sanity:))

Anonymous said...

Great post!

♥ Shia

Elle Sees said...

thanks for your prayers. they work!
i love your perspective on things, like on this post.

Katrina {} said...

LOVE this post! Gets ya thinking. And love that yellow crochet scarf. :)

jessica said...

Beautiful post! Makes me think!
I do get tired of routines sometimes and then I do things like eat chocolate only for three days straight, not shower, and stay up all night hyped on coffee and moutain dew. JUST KIDDING, haha. But I would love to do the chocolate only thing. :)