So, we painted Livi and Ava’s room Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Ugh. I hate painting. But the poor girlies have lived in an airplane/cloud-themed bedroom for 19 months now, with all their frilly-girl decor packed away from our move. I promised them long ago that we’d do it this weekend, thinking my McGraw-Hill deadline would be a thing of the past.
Anyway, today is shaping up to be insane. MGH due tomorrow (last, final deadline). Friends coming for dinner tomorrow night. Everybody home from school and HYPER. Trying to put the girls’ room back together. Diapers book stuff. Waaay behind on my Bible study. Nothing to complain about–just feel like tearing my hair out a little.
So, Bilbo e-mailed me and corrected me. The “oops” line in the Diapers book wasn’t a typo but a line edit. A over-zealous copy-editor (Bilbo’s words) changed my wording without thinking (or thinking wrongly). Since Bill is so wise, I offered him the job of line-editing my blog, so I can sound like I know what I’m talking about. He called me a ding dong. This is what I have to deal with, folks.
Have I mentioned that I’m really excited about the new book? Well.
Our family is praying about which little girl we want to sponsor through Compassion International. I’ve been following some of the bloggers who just spent a week in Uganda. And their words and pictures tugged, tugged, tugged at my heartstrings. I’m passionate about missions, and I want to get rid of our debt and clutter, and go! Sponsor kids, go on missions trips, adopt kids, write about the world–whatever God has for us! We sponsor a 7-year-old girl from Uganda right now (through World Help) and I can’t help but think how many little ones could be given hope if our $ was going to them instead of car payments each month. Sigh.
I “met” a writer for Compassion through the comments on someone’s blog this weekend. I asked a question, she saw it, e-mailed me, we got to talking. God orchestrates things in the COOLEST ways. Wow. He flabbergasts me. Her new book comes out in March, and I’ll blog about it after I read it.
So much to say… I might be back. Have a good one!