Life in this moment…

{entertaining, odd, and hopefully not too far away from reality}

an derth April 28, 2007

Filed under: everyday life — Lindsey @ 12:46 am

Think of this like Mad Gab…can you figure it out? Today, Charlie was asking me when were going to eat an-derths….sound it out, say it fast, think like a five year old with a bit of a speech impediment.

Eventually, I asked him to take me to the pantry and show me what an-derths were. He walks in points to a whole wall and says this stuff…(note: things on this wall included cereal, mac and cheese, chef boyardee cans, syrup, chips, and all sorts of cooking ingredients)–have you figured it out yet?

me neither, so I say “which thing is an an-derth?” “All of it” (still confused I am) Charlie looks at me exasperated, points at the chips and says “it’s like a snack” –wise people, do you know yet what Charlie wants?

He wanted a H’orderve. Or use a word that allows pre-meal snacking. Because yes, I was shutting down the garbage disposal named Charlie after he ate 2 bowls of cereal, 3 pancakes, 1/2 a bagel, and a large glass of chocolate milk.

I didn’t want to clean up his puke…


Caleb Michael April 25, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lindsey @ 8:48 am

in case you were wondering!


6:41 am April 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lindsey @ 4:57 pm

So today in Lakeland, Florida a baby was brought into the world…his mother was all alone in the delivery room except for her cell phone that served as her connection to her husband who was far away in Minneapolis, MN and a swarm of nurses and doctors.  This little boy came a little early (4 weeks) and while his mom was on vacation with his older brother visiting his great grandparents.

The little munchkin doesn’t have a name yet…cause his dad is still not there…but hopefully he’ll have one soon!

Man, these Tietjens are an exciting bunch!


sight April 22, 2007

Filed under: awakenings — Lindsey @ 3:05 pm

I have days sometimes where it just seems I am able to see things that I don’t usually see.

Today, while sitting outside of Genesis (because it was way too crazy inside of Genesis) I saw a gal who i have been praying for since this fall walk up with a smile on her face. As I thought about it, I don’t think I have seen a smile on her face since this fall. My heart started beating fast and all I could do was thank God for that miracle…the miracle that He has been working in her life and giving her something to smile about.

I also noticed today that most people wear blue to church…at least at Woodbury. I’ve never noticed it before…but nearly every other person had blue on.

Another thing my new sight has gifted me with is eyebrow awareness–the ability to see people who need to pluck their eyebrows. Not sure why I have this extra sensitivity to the uni-brow…but today I noticed.

I wonder if I’ll get some other sharpened sense tomorrow?


squirrels April 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lindsey @ 7:53 pm

Such a beautiful day…no time to post.

here’s a walk down memory lane…enjoy


a hippie sabbath with Elvis April 20, 2007

Filed under: everyday life — Lindsey @ 5:37 am

Tonight I went on vacation.
I went into Minneapolis and spent the evening with my friend KB. I was prepared for the evening by a montage of questions like
KB: “do you play tennis” my thoughts: “umm I know what to do i just doesn’t always happen…it takes a lot of patience due to my lack of coordination”
KB: “do you have roller blades?” my thoughts: “nope, borrowed some once but I had bruises on my calves for a week”
KB: “do you play wiffle ball?” my thoughts: “nope never played…willing to try but again I’m not that coordinated…does that involve running?”
KB: “disc golf?” my thoughts: “always up for a challenge…but me and frisbees…let’s just say we’re not the closest of friends”

SO…I arrived at the house unsure of what exactly we’d be doing for the afternoon but I had a pretty good idea it was going to challenge my un-athletically inclined self to stretch. KB had picked wiffle ball and kite flying. I enjoy a good kite flying (or really I enjoy watching the kites flying…but what is the difference right?) The park he thought would be best was a jaunt away so he chose to roller blade and offered me the use of his bike (he’s over 6 feet tall…I’m 5 foot 4…) it was far too tall for me so we borrowed the neighbor’s bike (still a bit too tall for me) and set off.
Remember here that I am only a week old cyclist and I am now in the quick paced world of Hennepin and Lyndale. So off we went…it was beautiful…we were saving the environment, enjoying the outside, and I was learning hand signals so I didn’t get a bicycling ticket…i’m almost the hippie I’ve always wanted to be (dreadlocks here I come!)

It was KB’s first time at flying this new fangled stunt kite so it was a bit challenging for us to get it to launch. After a few tries we decided it needed a name so we could coax it up into the air. So from that point on we cheered for Elvis to take flight…eventually (after we finished connecting all the pieces) it flew…for about 30 seconds.

We ran out of time for wiffle ball but we did have enough time to head back to KB’s house and make some BLTs (in my case BLs). It was fun working together to prepare a meal. There is an intimacy in preparing food, handing off utensils, swapping places to grab things out of the fridge, asking questions like “do you like mayo on both sides or just one”…it was good.

Then off to Trinity First where KB was leading worship for a conference being held there. He wowed them and I was blessed to sing praise after a beautiful evening of rest/sabbath….remembering that God is great and huge and so amazing to give us grace and mercy in the midst of our lack of faith or lack of awareness…

Tonight was like a vacation…i didn’t think about work…but I was worshiping…i didn’t feel the burden of church stuff in the midst of worship…I was simply living and enjoying the evening but yet God was the center of the time…the point of our fellowship…the thread of our conversation. It was beautiful…Sabbath.


it only hurts when you touch it April 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lindsey @ 4:16 am

It was gorgeous yesterday…and today. So beautiful that I decided to bust out the freebie bike from this fall. I borrowed a tire pump and did some heavy re-inflating…then took the purple monster for a test spin around the cul de sac…being pleased with my bike healing skills I decided that I was most definitely riding the monster to work today.

So I haven’t really rode a bike since Hawaii when we raced down Haleakena Volcano on Maui (2 years ago) and that really doesn’t count cause you’re flying down the side of a volcano through hairpin turns at 60 miles an hour with a bike that doesn’t have gears…in my estimation if you aren’t peddling it isn’t bike riding… And my bike riding before that was minimal to say the least.

But i have aspired to being a tree hugging, non gas buying, tour de france, biker hippie so I was really excited for my free bike and now for good weather to hit the pavement. So off I went…blissfully unaware that there are hills in Woodbury. I found myself at one point peddling so slow that a little kid walking to school passed me. Now these inclines are easily missed when driving in a car with the backing of many horses worth of power…but when counting on my under coached legs to provide the juice…the outcome is not nearly as exciting as I was hoping for. I did however make it work in a reasonable amount of time…

Later in the day I was talking to my tax guy about my taxes (yes I know they were due today) and he says “sure you can pick them up and drop them in the mail by 5″…it was 4:30 and remember I rode my bike…so I psyched myself up, put on my backpack, donned the helmet and off I rode to Rhett’s house…he lives a mile or so away from church, so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal…but when you are me and not really a biker and you live in the town of woodbury that is vastly more hilly than meets the eye…it took me a while and when I arrived at Rhett’s office I was pretty sure there was no way I’d make it to the post office and still have the ability to walk. So I decided to peddle my heart out and head home and trade the bike for my motor powered car. While doing so I was given the opportunity to discover that I have the ability to peddle, hand signal a turn, and talk on my cell phone. I am quite the multitasker…and apparently very balanced.

But what I must say to the bikers of America is…does your butt always feel this way afterwards?