My month in 200 words or less…
TV choice: Chuggington for the little man. American Idol for me. (Any winner predictions?)
Book choice: Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones. Funny and poignant…my favorite combo.
Favorite blog: A Joyful Chaos - Former Amish family sharing their story. Simple yet beautiful.
Writing pal shoutout: Wendy Miller - Walking the crazy journey with me.
Favorite new buys: High Efficiency washer (our old washer croaked). Chi flatiron (best invention ever!). Curbside recycling service. (Not sure what took me so long.)
Biggest Challenges: Getting my son to stay in bed. Can anyone say sleep deprivation? And Baby Daughter is now crawling and pulling up on everything, which means Tired Mama is on the move, too.
Celebrations: My grandmother-in-law’s 90th birthday…a life of faith and service. Officially conquering potty training (knock on wood).
Favorite quote: If you’ve never failed, you haven’t tested the boundaries of your capabilities. ~ Jeff Foxworthy
What happened in your month? Copy this list and tell me all about it!
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I feel a bit like that beat-up truck your neighbor keeps in his driveway. You know the one…It’s been sitting there for months and then one day, he decides it’s time to take old Sally out for a ride again. So he puts the key in the ignition and the poor truck sputters and chokes before it finally turns over. Then he backs ‘er out to much wailing and gnashing of gears, only to have the back bumper fall off in the street.
Hopefully my bumper won’t fall off in the blogosphere, but I’d like to think I have good reasons for my rustiness. My house has gone from normalcy to chaos and back to normalcy again with the wave that was my sister’s heart transplant. She’s officially moved back home after a 2-week stay at the hospital and then a 4-week stay at my house. It’s hard to put into words the range of emotions I’ve felt (although my husband could probably define them for you in one word – crazy!).
I’ll spare you all the details but will just say this…The Lord is good. Whether we’re in a high or low point in life, He knows exactly what we need in each moment and provides it. Makes it kind of hard to despise the Guy, ya know?
So without further ado, here’s my month (or two months) in 200 words or less. And no, the paragraphs before this one do NOT count.
TV Choice: Jake and the Neverland Pirates for my son. Amazing Race for me.
Book Choice: Rhyming Dust Bunnies for my son. The Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy for me.
Favorite Blog: Keli Gwyn. I know I referenced her in my last month-end report, but she had some posts on discouragement that spoke straight to me.
Writing Pal Shoutout: Melanie Brasher . . . Jumping back into the blogosphere alongside me. Her posts are beautiful and inspiring.
Favorite Eats: Anything made by my mom. She treated us to all sorts of family favorites when she was here…Dutch apple pie, beef and noodles, peanut butter squares…you know, low-calorie stuff.
Biggest Fear(s): That my creativity and drive for my writing won’t return. That I’ll lose balance in my life when I jump back into blogging.
Biggest Celebration(s): My sister’s new heart, of course! And to make it even sweeter, our friend Annabelle got a new heart a couple weeks ago! Praising God for these second chances.
Favorite Verse: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.’ Prov. 3:5,6
So how about you? Any rust on your bumper? If you’re up to it, copy my list into the comments and tell me about your month!
*Rust photo by Piyaphon / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
My month in 200 words or less…
TV Choice: Little Einsteins for my son. Winter Wipeout for me. Dizzy Dummy gets me every time.
Book Choice: Rumble in the Jungle for my son. Power of a Praying Wife for me. Didn’t have much time for fiction reading this month.
Favorite Blog: Books & Such. Always good info, but they’ve been on a roll lately.
Writing Pal Shoutout: Keli Gwyn . . . Love, love, love her.
Favorite New Buy: A minivan!!! Yes, I’m one of those moms now.
Toughest moment(s): Having my hubby away for a week while my sister was in the hospital. Praying every day that she’d get a new heart and hearing God say, “Wait”.
Favorite Moment(s): Lots of good sister time. Hearing my daughter say “mama” and watching her learn how to give baby kisses. Experiencing the thrill of starting a new story.
What about you? Copy this list into the comments and fill it out for yourself. I’d love to hear about your month!