So, the dryer guy didn’t show Saturday morning. Called the company. Closed until Monday morning. Called this morning. They’ll get right on that. Called again just now. They can’t get the repairman to answer his phone. I do believe he’s skipped the country, leaving my dryer in 10 pieces on my laundry room floor. We’re runnin’ out of clean clothes here, man! Where you at?
An editor from Harvest House is stopping by for a chat this afternoon on her way to the airport. That’s fun. I don’t make it out to Oregon much (never been there actually), so I don’t get to connect with people in person very often.
Gabe and I were on a panel yesterday for “The First Seven Years of Marriage” seminar at our church. It went really, really well. It was on expectations. Sadly, we didn’t do a stitch of preparation, so I prayed all day Saturday and all morning Sunday that God would just fill us with His Spirit and put words in our mouths. He did! Gabe was awesome–I need to start taking that boy with me when I do speaking stuff. I met some neat young couples and was blessed to be able to encourage them in their marriages.
Things with Ava are going…so-so. We’ve had some great moments and some really, really crappy ones. It’s a wild ride. Saturday was maybe one of the worst blow-ups ever. Gabe and I were both involved. A real marriage-tester, kids are. Thankfully, after almost 10 years, our recovery periods after a fight are usually very brief. We’ve been friends too long to waste much time being mad.
Gabe’s parents popped in on their way back from the Outer Banks. We got pizza and had fun talking. We showed them pics from Ava’s first day of school and their first soccer games. Fun times.
Gabe hooked me up with a Facebook account. Took awhile to convince me, but two days later, I’m all excited. Searching for everybody I ever knew. People from camp, Cedarville, high school, my old students (who are probably freaked out–why is my third grade teacher looking me up? i’m in 10th grade now, woman!) So, if you’re on Facebook and I haven’t found you already, I want to be your friend!
Now if I can just stay away from the computer for extended periods of time…
Livi is not loving school. She doesn’t hate it, but I think she’s just frustrated. She’s bringing home papers that say “1 One” with pictures of one object colored. She’s bored. I wasn’t a big fan of first grade either. She was spoiled in kindergarten. Half day only, the wonderful Ms. Calhoun, she went not knowing how to read and looooved learning. She’s been reading lots of chapter books from the library, so that helps. I’m praying they start doing fun stuff in math and science soon.
Think that’s it for now. The writing is coming along. Probably not quickly enough, but I’ll keep trucking. And I have a renewed determination to enjoy every second of my life. To make each one count–and not just by getting things done! By being there for people and seeing the world through their eyes. More on that later.
I got a really cool e-mail last night. Will share next week.
So, lots of books in my garage… Thanks for the encouragement that God has a plan to use them for His glory! No, I can’t see it yet, but it’s there!
Gabe and I have been talking through the next few years of our lives and what they might look like. Might be some changes on the horizon…
Did I say that’s it for now? I mean it this time. Have a wonderful week!