EDIT #2 (12:16 a.m.) Phew. It’s all good. I’m primed and ready to talk about s-e-x tomorrow morn. Watch Jamie call me on the road to tell me I’m speaking on mommy-ness.
EDIT: (11:00p.m) OH NO! OH NO! So, I’m looking through old e-mails for Jamie’s cell phone # in case I need it on the road tomorrow. Find an e-mail from her sister (in charge of MOPS) that says, “So looking forward to you coming to speak. Our theme is the bedroom. We want you to talk about wives and hubbies. We LOVED having you talk about sex last time. You can do that again. “
Um, except that JAMIE told me I could talk on MOTHERHOOD since I spoke on sex last time and only have ONE SEX SPEECH. I just spent a bunch of time getting together a thing on Non-Denominational Motherhood. Jamie is in bed. I have to get up at 5:30.
I’m going to go pray.
Livi and Ava spent most of the day painting a barn. Gabe’s Grandma Marilyn got Livi a huge barn (three feet long, two feet high) for Christmas four or five years ago. It’s made of unfinished wood, and we’ve always meant to paint it red. Or red, green, pink, blue, brown, cream, and purple. The girls have made a masterpiece out of it. It’s…cute. (And they’re covered in paint.)
We had fun plans for the weekend. Go to Saturday night church. Head up to Lima to Gabe’s parents on Sunday. Spend the day there–and the night. Then I’d be 25 minutes away from my 9:00 a.m. speaking engagement in Bluffton Monday morning instead of 2 hours. I’d go speak at MOPS, then Jamie and her boys and I would go back to Gabe’s folks for lunch and chatting.
Well…Gabe’s dad has been sick with the flu for over a week (poor guy!). Then Nina came down with a runny nose Friday morning and a high fever Friday evening. The fever has come and gone since then. I was up with her a lot Friday night, not as much last night. Hopefully none tonight. She seems okay, just kind of needy. And wants me to put together 100-piece puzzles all day long while she watches and claps and hands me pieces. I still haven’t figured out how to observe the Sabbath with 3 smallish children.
Still working on getting your books mailed. Gabe is having fun getting to know the postal workers. It costs $2.13 to send 1 book (media mail), $2.47 to send 2, and $2.47 to send 3. Hmmm…weird.
Still working on those e-mail addresses too, so the e-mail blast is a few days away.
I’m really excited for you guys to get your books. I’ve probably already said that. I’ll be gone all day tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll hear (read) a lot of “I got the book!” when I get home tomorrow evening.
So, if you would, please pray for me as I leave my house before 7 a.m., all groggy and stuff and drive 2 hours, speak to Jamie’s fab MOPS group, eat lunch with her, and drive home. And pray for Gabe who gets to do Mom stuff all day, including tend to a feverish kiddo (hopefully she’ll wake up healed).
The rest of the thrilling accounts of my life will have to wait until Tuesday. Have a great week!