Monday, September 17, 2012

my ducks in a row


robert and i snuck away to the mountains this weekend, my sweet parents in tow. to see one of my best friends in the whole world marry a man who choked up at the mere mention of her name at the alter. to wake up early and take walks around the lake and stay up way too late drinking mcdonald's coffee at midnight. and the lake! what a beauty. i don't think i've ever seen so many ducks.

and upon seeing these waterfowl, i started thinking. and maybe it was the way the sun was hitting the middle of the water just so, or the cross sitting on the hill within eyeshot, or maybe just looking ahead of me and seeing mama and dad cross over the bridge, his arm around her shoulder because that's just where it fits, but i started thinking about getting my ducks in  a row. getting things organized and cleaned up around the house after a weekend away. getting my homework done ahead of time. getting the e-mails sent and the Bible read and the phone call returned within a reasonable hour.

the things i could accomplish if all my ducks would just line themselves up, pretty as can be.  but it's up to me to corral them. to wrangle them in line. and sometimes, like today, i'd honestly just rather let them play. let my mind wander, and my hair fall and the music sound. because ducks look nice in a row, but wouldn't you much rather see them splashing around in the water? i know i would.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

I know that feeling all too well. Though I've been in "dreaming" mode too much lately, and not getting things done. I need to get my ducks in order too. :D

Kira said...

I'm on the same page with you today. I have so much I should accomplish, but the weather is nice and I just want to go play with my little Pearl. Sometimes it does feel pretty nice to have those ducks in a row though.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

There is something to be said for letting those ducks splash away in every old direction, isn't there?

I think I'll let them do just that for a few more hours. And then it's time to line 'em up and get ready for the week ahead.

Blondie's Journal said...

There are days when it feels good to have all things organized, it makes us relax when we go on to play. But some days I throw caution to the wind and just let go!

XO,
Jane

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I've always had a lifestyle that allowed me to splash around and not worry about lining the ducks up but over the past month I've lined them up and my, this works nicely too! I guess it's all about balance...

jackie said...

haha I love this visual. you're a beautiful writer, again and again :)

[especially the bit about marrying a man who chokes up at the mere mention of her name at the alter. so sweet].

EMMA said...

I love these pictures!

Emma
http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

I know I have said it before but I love the way you right!!! So poetic!! And I am glad you were able to enjoy the wedding!! He sounds like a great man!! And I never realized how hard it would actually be to get your ducks in a row. It's quiet the funny saying but makes a lot of sense!! And I agree lets let them play and splash and do their own thing!! Who likes to be in a line anyways!!! ahhaha

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