So, Livi saw a snake in our backyard yesterday afternoon and ran in the house crying and screaming. My cousins from Arizona were in town last weekend for my sister’s wedding, and little Katie and Julie gave a demonstration of what they do when they see a rattlesnake. (walk backward slowly, then run and tell Mommy) Livi thought it was one of those. We reassured her that we don’t grow those kind of snakes here in Ohio, but still. I have never had a snake in my backyard, and I was a bit disturbed. I feel violated or something. Our house backs up to a woods, so I’m sure there are more where he came from, but yuck. We found his hole and tried to plug it up (i.e. kill him). Sorry to any animal lovers out there, but I don’t want snakes out where my babies are playing.
Aside from the snake incident, we love our new home, our backyard, our new city (that we’ve lived in a few times before actually) and our new church! We visited our first church this morning and fell in love with it immediately. Ava cried and didn’t want to go to her class, so she came in with us. After 10 minutes, she wanted to try the class again. Cried, wanted me to stay. I stayed and listened to a story about Esther. She warmed up to the kids and teacher, and I left. Heard 20 minutes of the message, sang, felt so at peace. Thanks, God.
And thank you to everyone who wrote me nice comments and reviews. I’m awfully thankful for you guys. I know some really, really nice people. I’m hiding a top-secret message right here in the middle of this blog for serious blog-readers who do more than skim. I’ve had fun giving away copies of Blushing, and I want to give one away to the first five people who e-mail me their address tonight or tomorrow (or the address of a friend who might like a copy). Looking forward to hearing from you.
Someone spilled a bottle of laundry detergent in an aisle at Target tonight. Did not see it as I moseyed along pushing Nina in my flip-flops. Imagine my surprise as my foot flies out from under me and I grab onto the cart for dear life. Whew.
My sister should be getting back from her honeymoon tonight. Haven’t heard from her, hope all is well. Other sister (YoYo) is camping in Canada with her in-laws. Should have had her take notes for my new book. She has cool in-laws.
Gabe is getting ready to record his interview for his first podcast. Don’t know if I mentioned before that he’s starting a podcast. Find out more at www.godsmac.com.
Off I go to sign Livi and Ava up for soccer for the first time. They are soooo excited. Have a great week all!