1.22.2011

Sharing is Caring

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Heyyyyy!  Y'all been missin' me?  Don't lie.  You have.  I know you have. I have a strong sense about these things.

And don't go to gettin' all aflustered.  Your missin' has not gone unrequited.  I'm lonesome, me too.

Meanwhile, whilst I've been on holiday, I've done some stuff.  I thought you might wanna know, because some of it was worth doing, and you might want to do it, too.

Firstly, I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  Oh and it was so worth it!  I only wish I could've drawn it out longer than two days, but I am so impatient with a good book that I can't slow myself down once I've begun it.  It is futile effort.  A few tile effuht.  (...and sometimes I pretend to be more Southuhn than I am.)  Anyway, read that book.  You won't regret it, I'm sure.  Also, it has made me want to write letters.  Anyone wanna be my pen pal? 

Second off, I checked out a book on baking artisan breads, but then I returned it before my first attempt.  I needed too much new equipment, so back the shelving unit she went.  Too bad though, because the pictures looked delicious.

Thirdly, I made some new signs for my house.  [I'm slightly addicted to signs.]  One is a reminder to 'be here', and the other is a reminder of God's 'never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love'. I love them both. 

Fourthly, etc., I've read my Bible more.  I really enjoy it, too.  I got the Conversations bible - it's the Message + some added stuff from Eugene Peterson, and it is just delightful.

Also in that same vein, I rearranged my closet into a more suitable prayer closet.  Don't worry, my closet is large enough to accomodate me and my clothes, and also a few books, a lamp, and a small, red chair.  It's lovely in there, really it is.  I'm currently reading Celebration of Discipline and will soon be sitting in my little red chair more often practicing those Disciplines.  I am expectant. 

I've frequented the library much more, for the books therein and also for the use of their intranet access.  I can only do so much on my Hubssharer's iPhone, so to the library I carry myself, and I like it.   It's quiet.  I like quiet.


I got two new followers!  Bonjour!  Thank you for coming.  You are most welcome! (as are the rest of you.  I don't play favorites.  Except when I do.)

Moving along, I've also fallen ill with the Attack of the Killer Mucous.  The snorting and coughing... quelle horreur!  I cannot recommend it.  Try to avoid it, if in fact, you can.  Bonne chance with that! 

And that is all the time we have for today!  See you soon, lovelies!! ...and in the meantime, if you do anything worth doing, do share!  You're all such interesting (enter esting) people, I know you do fun stuff and read good things and listen to good music and such as, I know it.  I don't want to miss any good ideas, so share.  Email me.  Comment.  Sharing is caring, remember?  It's what friends do. 

Later, gators.

1.02.2011

Don't cry for me, Argentina! (Well, you can cry a little.)

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I'm not sure what the next weeks and months hold for us, but I'm pretty sure one of the changes in store is that we will be disconnecting our cable and internet.  Hopefully it'll be very temporary, but like one of the kids might say, "I can't know that". We're gonna be living like savages, y'all.  Savages with electricity.  I'm trying to brace myself for that and all of the separation anxiety I'm expecting to feel, but maybe it's also an answer to the prayers of my heart?  God almost never shows up the way I expect him to. 

While I'm away, I plan to live like Laura Ingalls; read lots of awesome books (to myself and to the children), hone my (puny a55) skills of being present.  I'll pray that this separation is short and thank God that I don't also have to wring the necks of any chickens for dinner.  I will become better acquainted with our libraries and also with my children, and maybe even the vacuum cleaner.  (It's been weeks since we've had a chat.)  Who knows?!  I don't know when it'll happen exactly... but I don't think I have much longer.  In some ways I'd rather be without a car than without the internet, but life does go on.  (Oh blah dee, oh blah dah)

I'll check my email and maybe even be able to do a little facebooking here and there when I can, via my Hubsproviders iPhone or the library computer, but blogging will come to a standstill, with the exception of the outside chance of being able to post on occasion.
 
I'm saying all this so that if I "disappear", you know where I've gone.  I'm probably in the hill country making daisy chain wreaths to garnish my children's heads, or whipping up a fresh batch of homemade soup and artisan bread.  Well, that, or I'm shaking and crying in the corner, with a foul case of the dt's.  I'll be doing one of those.

Either way, I didn't want to leave you hanging. 

My friend Robyn likes to say, "life gets lifey".  We've entered into one of "those" seasons.  I keep telling my heart, "Thus far, the Lord has helped us", because it's true.  He has, and my heart needs reminding.  I'm trying to trust what I cannot see, and distrust what I do.  And breathe.  I'm trying to just breathe.

The internet, cable... that's just "stuff".  We all KNOW it's just stuff, but this doing without it, this is where the rubber meets the road.  I'd be lying if I said it doesn't make my stomach turn, but if it gives me what I really want, then it's all worth it.  It is well worth it.

...and now I'm off to grow some happiness under my feet.  Wish me luck.