~~At what point do these posts switch to volume two? Is there volume/issue protocol I should know about? Or should I wallow in my ignorance and make my own rules? Such tough choices.
~~Today was not a good day painwise. I invented a hands-free ice pack for my neck though, so that was a positive. You take some ice, wrap it in a wet washcloth, put it in a baggie, stuff it in one of your hubby’s tube socks, put it in the freezer, then position it on your neck, tie it in the front and try not to choke. And I’m so thankful that I saved my daughters’ teething toys. For most of the day, I was holding either a frozen frog, duck or caterpillar up to different parts of my face.
~~I’m ready to pray for healing now.
~~Livi was counting her money in the hallway tonight. She has more money than anyone in our family ($30+). Nina was watching her, then made a grab for some bills. Livi: No, Nina! Nina: My teacher says we share! Gabe (piping in from the bedroom): … because we care! Nina: No, we don’t care. We just share. I have taught my children well.
~~Gabe, my blogmaster, was looking at some blog stats yesterday. “You should look at these,” he said. “Why?” “You can see which posts got the most traffic, then you can write about that stuff more often.” “Nah, that’s okay.” “What’s this post about ‘anomaly’? It got a ton of visitors.” I grin. “Yeah, that would be the time I admitted that I buy my underwear from the thrift store and caused an uproar.”
~~I’m a little discouraged that the Expecting books I promised a list of bloggers haven’t been sent out yet. It’s been over a month. The good news? The publisher ran out of them and had to do a 2nd printing. So, that’s exciting. So far, my 2nd and 4th books are doing well and my 1st and 3rd? Not as hot. I would love to break the cycle with #5. But #5 is already giving me fits, and no one has even agreed to publish it yet (and I haven’t written it). If you’re interested in reviewing any of my books on your blog, e-mail me. I can’t guarantee you a free book, but there’s a good chance.
~~Is this swirly enough yet? Am I jumping from topic to topic sufficiently? Hmm…
~~Dr. James Dobson retired from Focus on the Family today. I just spent some time browsing a couple blogs that released the news. The comments were laced with spewing venom. Regardless of how you feel about him personally, no one deserves to have such vile, hateful things said about him. In some of the comments, it was blatantly obvious that the real object of the person’s intense hatred was none other than Jesus Christ. I’m not saying James Dobson got it all right, but he was passionate about the gospel of Christ and the sanctity of human life. Am I being persecuted for my faith? If not, maybe I’m not doing such a hot job of sharing it.
~~Working on our taxes. Maybe that’s what caused my headache.
~~Speaking of, my ear and teeth feel like they’re going to explode. That’s my cue. See you tomorrow with another edition (volume, issue) of word sabbath! I can’t decide whether to post pics of all of us in various stages of pain and sickness, or…
~~You don’t want to miss this one! Happy Saturday, all!
~~p.s. I just previewed my post and was AGHAST when I realized I left out the SWIRLIES! And I did it last week too!! Why did no one tell me?! Were you all whispering and giggling about it behind my back all week long? Oh, the horror.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~p.p.s. I might have gone the teensiest bit overboard.