Thanks to Holly for posting some encouraging verses today for those of us feeling a little bent beneath our loads. God is doing some really cool things in my heart and life at the moment, and the devil is doing a bit of counter-attacking. Sooo…without sharing details, I’m feeling a little bruised this morning. But joyful and grateful too. Thank you, Jesus! I know that many, many of you can relate, so I’m going to make time to pray for you today. Let me know if I can pray for something specific (or vague).
Gabe’s mom came for a little visit last night. She had to be at the C-bus airport this morning at 5:45, so she came last night at 6:45, so Gabe and I could go on a date. Two minutes after she got here, her keys (and all her stuff) were locked in her car. I have no wire coat hangers, but my neighbor Olga saved the day! 3 hangers, 45 minutes and lots of prayers later, the door was unlocked! “Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!” Janelle is yelling in our front yard. I smile as I glance around the neighborhood and see just 2 people within hearing distance–Jewish Olga and the Jehovah’s Witness across the street. Thank you, Jesus, indeed!!
Gabe and I need to improve our dating skills. Any ideas for an old married couple that doesn’t get out much and doesn’t want to spend much?
I woke up at 3:30 a.m. to Nina crying very loudly. I went into the girls’ room, and she was climbing the ladder to get in bed with Livi, crying because she was stuck. And thirsty. And wanted me to scratch her back and sing “the dinosaur song.”
When you go to a bookstore, what kinds of books are you drawn to? I like writing books, travel books, books about simplifying, and memoirs.
We’re putting off the dishwasher purchase for a bit–well, at least until we get back from KY. Washing dishes isn’t so bad.
Oh! Holly is coming to Ohio in September! I know lots of you want to meet her! When do you want to get together and where? September 26, 27, 29, and 30 work best for her. She talked about just meeting a couple people at a park for a bit, but I think we should have a PARTY. It doesn’t need to be in C-bus. I know a lot of you live in the Dayton-ish area, and that’s where Holly will be.
I know! Beki has a big place in Cedarville. Her baby will be a couple months old by that time. She should definitely be ready to host a party. Any other ideas?? Let me know if you’re interested in getting together and what day/location would work best for you.
We leave for Kentucky tomorrow! We’re all awfully excited! I’m trying to be brave and call the Louisville Zoo and act all important and say that I’m writing a book about zoos, and theirs is the first on my list, and what can they give me for free?? If I don’t get gutsier–and fast!–this book will not be very exciting.
I thought about making a list of reasons why I’m a rotten mama (see Jess’s blog), but today is not a good day to remind myself of my failures.
Don’t forget to enter the book give-away from a couple days ago. Make sure you leave your comment on that post, not this one.
Have a great day, friends!