Even when things aren’t. But things are good right now, so I’m going to get some extra praising practice in for when they’re not so great. Praise you, Lord!!
I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a post like Jess’s where I ask you to ask me anything you want, and then I (sort of) promise to answer. But I’ve thought of 3 good reasons to put it off/not do it at all.
1.) I don’t want to steal Jess’s idea.
2.) How embarrassing if no one asks me any questions! (either because they don’t care or because I talk so much about myself that there’s nothing left to ask)
3.) I’m scared of someone asking something I don’t want to answer.
So, to ease my mind, here’s what you can do. If you’re Jess, you can say, “Go ahead, Marla. I don’t mind.” If you’re not Jess, you can say, “I’ll be your friend and ask you a question, and I promise not to ask anything hard or potentially embarrassing.”
Whew. I feel better. Writing the word “Jess’s” reminded me of something. I didn’t know this until last year. Jesus and Moses are the only 2 names ending in “s” that require only an apostrophe to make them possessive. (Terri: Can you read??) I used to write Jess’, Phyllis’,…okay, I can’t think of any names that end in “s.”
Jesus’ friend = correct.
Moses’ friend = correct.
Jesus’s friend = incorrect
Chris’ friend = incorrect
Chris’s friend = correct
my parents’ friend = correct
my parents’s friend = incorrect
Bible study was great again today. God has really done some cool things, and I love these ladies more every week. Praise you, Lord!
My sister wrote a very cool blog today. Raw, honest, sweet, convicting. I love her to bits, and I think you’ll be blessed by what God laid on her heart.
Not to talk about Jessicas (plural, not possessive) this whole post, but I just realized something. I mentioned in the Diapers book that I have 4 friends named Jessica–Jessica B., Jessica C., Jessica P., and Jessica Y. Jessica P, I don’t know your middle name, but the other three all have the SAME ONE. Isn’t that crazy? Anybody know what it is? (besides the Jesses of course) And J.P., tell me your middle name!
Oh, the randomness.
Okay–the Xangaland Get-Together. Krista is the one who started all this. She’s coming to Ohio for a visit and is stopping here (my house) on Monday April 7th sometime and leaving Tuesday April 8th sometime. Gail’s girls have spring break that week, so she’s coming sometime in there too. Anyone who lives close enough to come, PLEASE DO! If you’re close by, come for the day. If you have a bit of a drive, spend the night. (or 2 or 3) If we run out of room, some of you can stay with Kimberly and Kevin. DID I JUST SAY THAT? Of course I meant, you can stay with Kimmy Kimmie. 🙂
I’m not a good planner, which is bad. But I’m flexible, which is good. If we want to pick one day for the “main event,” we can. If you want to bring stuff (like cakeballs or something…), order pizza, make sandwiches, whatever. Bring your kids, your cameras, your pillows. We’ll probably not do beer this time. Maybe when we all go to Jess’s.
I think that’s it for now. Oh, I promised a book give-away, didn’t I? How about this–I’ll do it tomorrow, and to be entered in the drawing, you have to ask me a question. Brilliant.
Have a great day, all!