Goodness glory. I can’t keep up this blogging gig right now. Here’s the good news: my absence has more to do with exciting new projects than drowning in depression (historically, the 2 biggest reasons for my infrequent blogging).
A sweet friend asked me last night via facebook message how the Taviano fam is faring these days. I gave her an update and said something like, “We’re pretty much on a wild roller coaster ride. Going around in circles with lots of highs and lows, from angst to euphoria and back again, all in a matter of milliseconds.”
I feel like I’m not even over-dramatizing reality. Maybe a smidge.
Our 2012 struggles are all still present in some form, although generally MUCH milder and not so constant.
I’m still battling the same ol’ I-trust-you-God-but…
However. I have made some big ol’ strides (I heart the word “ol”) in the right direction. God is never-endingly patient with me, and I’m so, so grateful.
AND. He’s providing in some crazy ways. A writing project out of the blue that pays really well. Another project that I’m SUPER excited about: helping this amazing woman write her story (holy cow!).
I have lots of e-books simmering.
I’m praying for lots and lots (and LOTS) of friends in tough, tough places right now. Ugh. I wish I could just take away all their pain and sadness.
I hate winter.
Seriously. We’re all dying here, holed up together in this house. Last winter, we escaped for 5 weeks to a tropical climate AND the girls were distracted by real, live school. This winter? All 5 of us together in 1 house for what feels like YEARS and YEARS.
Spring, I need thee! Oh, I need thee!
Exciting things to share! First, my friend Carey (for the entire month of March!!) is giving 10% of her Noonday Collection proceeds (she’s an ambassador and drove up from TN to do a Trunk Show at my house in November) to CAMBODIA. Noonday (a fabulous company that helps women and men around the globe make gorgeous creations and support their families) has a whole new Spring Collection available. Check it out, and if you buy something, let Carey know I sent you!
Also. My friend Ruthie just spent a month in Cambodia and brought us back some really cool stuff to sell to raise $ for the Boys’ Center. Mostly elephant purses and whimsical stuff like that. They always go like hotcakes, so be watching for some Fun Sales.
I love this post from Jen Hatmaker. Love.
We had 3-5 inches of snow last night, and all the schools were cancelled today. Now everything’s melting and dreary, but it’s supposed to get up to 50 degrees by this weekend.
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Spring, come and STAY!!!
Curious. What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? I promise not to be insanely jealous.