Seriously – I keep thinking, yeah, I’ll write on my blog.
But when that blank white screen comes up I can’t think of a thing.
So, we’ll just do some quick takes to get something out here.
First – one of the women at church has a wicked sense of humor, and a fun life, and writes so well about it all. I love reading Erin’s blog. Now, if we could just find time for dinner so I can hold Annie before she’s too big!
Reading Erin’s blog is similar to chatting with my co-worker in Boulder with 2 small children. No matter how bad my day is, I’m not cleaning up poop or dashing off to remove something from a small mouth. It always puts my whole day back into perspective.
Speaking of, work has actually been going well. I don’t think anything there has changed. Still crazy schedule and too much work and demanding users who can’t read the pages of helpful documentation I have put out there. But I have found Christian artist Mandisa, and her song These Days has become my anthem around here. I printed the lyrics and put in my prayer journal, I play the song often during the week (along with all the other songs on her latest album), and I work hard to remember that my happiness is not the point. And if God is using this for my good, then cooperating is a whole lot better than pitching a little (or big) fit.
I’m running again. Having a treadmill for days when the weather is questionable or my schedule just means I have to run when it’s still dark and cold outside has definitely helped. But the weather has been so nice that I’ve run outside a few times lately too. Part of me wishes it would get a little bit easier. But I also know I’m not working at it seriously enough to really get better. It isn’t something I want to devote that much time to. So, I’ll just plod along.
Speaking of running, a friend (who is moving out of state, boo hoo) wants us to run the Princess Half-Marathon at Disney in FL next February. The good news – she doesn’t run faster than me, so we’ll be able to just go at it slow and steady and enjoy it!
I had 2 friends over for dinner last Friday and it was so wonderful. Great conversation – about all kinds of things. I love the friends I have in my life right now. I am truly blessed!!!
Last note – on Library Thing, I’m hanging with a group that is reading through some of Steinbeck’s shorter novels. We’ve read Cannery Row and The Wayward Bus. This month is The Winter of Our Discontent. I read The Grapes of Wrath a year or so ago with our little book club at church and enjoyed his writing then. It’s been a pleasure to work through some of these books. Looking forward to the rest of the year.