I feel content today. Always a good thing. Well, as long as I’m always striving to love Jesus more and walk more closely with Him.
Took Livi to do some preliminary testing at school at 9:00. Not sure what it was even for–I think OSU students were testing random first graders on their reading ability? Ava, Nina and I went to the P.O. for stamps and then the library. I love our library more and more all the time. Got some great board books for Nina for vacation, great DVDs for the girls for the week before we leave, and picked up 7 items in the reserve room. I have 26 more on hold, lol. I’m looking forward to our looooong van ride to the beach so I can read, read, read. (Yes, I realize I will also have to break up a million fights and picked up dropped snacks, etc. I’m enjoying my fantasy for the moment though.)
Speaking of fights..well, let me backtrack. My friend Jen sent us a McDonald’s Arch Card, bless her heart, so we met Gabe there for lunch yesterday. Spent $8.54 (eat-in tax) for our family of 5, which makes me smile. After we ate, we let the girls play at the Play Place. On our way out the door, an elderly man smiled at us, and I said hi.
Played, dropped Gabe back off at work, went to Kroger, saw the same man and said hi again, got some fruit, veggies, other stuff, had to go to the bathroom rightthisverysecond, left the cart outside the door, brought all the girls in with me, made it just in time (okay, didn’t need to share all that). On our way out of Kroger, see the old man again. He says, “Can I just compliment you on how well-behaved your children are?” I thanked him. “That’s unusual these days. I have 12 grandchildren, so I know.”
I walk out to the car, thanking Livi and Ava for being so good. Unlock the door, climb in, Ava hits Livi, they start yelling at each other. They fought THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. It was awful. Nothing I tried worked. Nothing. I’m almost positive it was the worst day in the history of their relationship. Ugh. Gabe gave them a talking-to when he got home. Today has been much better. I think they’ve reached the age where spending some time apart during the day might just be good for them.
Back to the conTENT thing. I got an e-mail yesterday from the assistant to the editor at Harvest House. I have a phone chat with the editor at 6:00. I was in tears for a bit last night, but God showed me that He has everything under control. I write books for HIM, not me, and this was a good reminder. I can share details tomorrow, but I’d love prayer for a productive phone call tonight.
I have more, but I talk tooooooooo much. Happy Day! Stay inside!!