I meant to blog after I’d gathered my thoughts. That clearly is not happening. And Terri’s incessant pestering is more than I can bear.
21 inches of snow. Melting quickly. Girls home from school. This has been a good day.
I have a stack of books by my bed. There’s a (makeshift) bookmark in all nine of them. I’m reading them all at once. Gabe picked up eight more for me at the library today. I’m having some focus (ADD) issues. I’m flitting from one cause/passion/interest to the other and driving myself insane.
Here’s a small sampling of things I start to focus on, then get distracted by something else on the list:
–de-cluttering our home
–decorating the girls’ room
–getting our self-employment taxes done
–my Bible study homework
–feeding the hungry
–devotions with girlies
–promoting my book
–writing the next one
–and the next one (see? can’t focus.)
–creative meal planning
–quality family time
–States puzzles with Neenie
–reading about writing
–reading about stewardship
–reading about traditions
–reading about Christian hedonism
–reading about poverty
I have to stop the list. It’s hurting my brain. Does anyone else have a problem with this?
Ava lost her second tooth last night. It wasn’t ready to come out (same as the last one) but she begged. I pulled it so hard that it flew out of her mouth, and it took us awhile to find it. She’s psycho-brave.
The book shown above is called Hope Lives, and it is incredible. It’s meant to be read as a 5-week journey, and I have to force myself to read just one chapter a day. Cool story how I found out about the book. I commented a few weeks ago on one of the Uganda blogger’s blogs. Amber (the author of the book) saw my question and e-mailed me an answer. She works for Compassion International in Colorado, overseeing the photographers and writers in each of the 26 countries where Compassion has a team. We e-mailed back and forth, did a book swap, and I am thrilled to have “met” her. (more on this later)
Long story short, her publisher is sending me an extra copy of Hope Lives to give away on my blog. You do not want to miss this. It could change your life.
I’ll do another give-away tomorrow or Wednesday while I wait on the book to arrive. It’s been awhile, eh?
I thought of a couple more things to share, but I’ll save them for tomorrow. Happy Monday!