Thursday, August 9, 2012

Being Back

Thanks again to  Nicole  for lots of things, this post idea among them! Hold the phone; I'm posting. I can't guarantee any more posts this week, but we'll try our best. W was sick, and then family came to visit. We've been busy.

To get back into this thing, I thought I'd give you my version of a brain dump. 


Outside my window... still summer, still hot. Football's starting, so that means long sleeves and jeans right? Right? Ok, maybe by the Super Bowl around here.

I am wondering... just how everything changes overnight.

I am wishing... that I could get caught up. I'm drowning a bit in blog land, but hopefully will catch up soon. 

I am listening to... Big Brother's veto competition. I finally did a bit of television catch-up and am watching tonight's episode--coaches in the game and all. 

I am loving... Grilled cheese sandwiches! Ok, so I'm not soaking my face in them daily but we had one today for lunch paired with none other than tomato soup. It can be 100 degrees out, but I love this lunch. 

I am struggling.... with the burdens dear friends are facing. I'm struggling. I'm questioning. At the end of the day, I have to believe in God's understanding. 

From the kitchen... I can't say that I've done much cooking, but when your kick@$$ roast-making, mother-in-law's in town, you beg for her culinary work. So indeed, we had roast AND I tried lima beans for the first time in my life. I don't know how they are normally prepared, but the way Nana makes them is spectacular! 

I am grateful... for prayerful friends, for a healing toddler, for faith. 

I am praying for... friends who need strength, comfort, and God's healing hand holding them close. 

Books, books, and more books... I am rereading Anna Karenina. Like my television watching, blog posting, and blog reading, it has taken a back seat, but I'm totally wrapped up in it just like the first time reading. 

Sheriff... has a new catch phrase:  "Oh no!"It's endearing, well, until he intentionally throws whatever is in his hands, Legos, helicopters, blocks up into the air occasionally hitting his dear mother. Good time. 

I am attempting to live the Gospel by... practicing patience. See "Sheriff" above. 

A picture thought I am sharing...

What, you don't get a cake pop when you have blood work? For the record, Starbucks has nothing on my cake pops.

Ok, when did this boy grow up. He made that helicopter out of Legos all by himself. And it actually looked like a helicopter.

Happy Thursday y'all! 


D @ Naptime in Suburbia said...

Glad to hear from you! I hope that W feels better soon!

Anonymous said...

good to hear from you. praying for speedy recovery for W! ya know, i've never had cake pops? weird. happy thursday!

Tiffany said...

i hear ya on the "drowning in blogland"! yikes!

glad to hear W is on the mend :)

i, too, have never had a cake pop...a cake ball...just not a cake pop. Faith & I are probably the only ones !

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

Glad you are on the mend! As far as blog land, hit "Mark All As Read" and move on!!! It's supposed to be fun! Not overwhelming! :) I've missed you!