Sorry folks, no pics this week. I really overdid it last week and set that bar way too high. Not making that mistake again…
1. Funny Things my kids say-
- Isaac calls sidewalk chalk ‘hot chocolate’
- he also calls the neighbor, Isabel, ‘Tinkerbell’
- Drew calls his whoopie cushion a ‘toot bag’
- Ella screams “Ow-ooooo-ga!” in the car
2. Our first tomatoes are reddening and we are excited. BLT’s for lunch today. I feel like Barb (the author of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle) would be so proud of me for growing my own food. Of course she might take up issue with the store-bought bacon, shipped-in lettuce, amount of chips that will accompany it…sigh. We have so far to go, Barb.
3. In efforts to pick next month’s book selection for the Ladies Book Club, I googled ‘best books ever’. I found a list of the best books of all time that was voted on by over 300,000 people. So I started to read.
#1- To Kill a Mockingbird. I was jiving so far- that is a wonderful and significant book.
#2- Pride and Prejudice. Read my mind
#3- Twilight. Ummm…is this for real? It’s a good story but…hmmm…
#4- The Book of Mormon. And I clicked away.
4. If you had to make a list of books that changed your life, what would be on it? I was thinking on that in the shower and thought of a few:
– Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott- my mom read this to me when I was in third grade and it began a lifelong friendship with classic literature. Still love that story!
– The Tragedy of American Compassion by Marvin Olasky- read this in college and it radically shifting my thinking about the poor, welfare, government, and the church in all that.
– Confessions of a Naughty Mommy: How I Found my Lost Libido by Heidi Raykeil- OK, so this would be a topic much easier to just ignore. But seriously, folks, intimacy definitely takes a hit in the realities of having kids. I came to a point where I felt more like a walking, diaper-changing, milk machine than a woman, and that was not a great point to be. This book is not from a biblical point of view, and may not speak a thing to you. But I cried out, “God, help me change!”, read this book, and a revolution began (that is all I’m going to say- I mean, really, my dad reads this for goodness sake! If you are interested, my husband would probably send you a free complimentary copy of the book. And then, if you take it to heart, in a few months your husband would probably send him a thank you note…or a case of beer…or a new Weber…or whatever men send each other in gratitude!)
5. Nicole S. in Wichita- please bring your husband and your two little girls to visit us soon. We miss you. A lot. Please come.
Those are my Friday thoughts. TGIF! Looking forward to the weekend which includes going to the Donut Professor, hanging with two of our former teens,
building assembling a storage system for school stuff, and Sabbath celebration with my church. See you on the flip side (I have no idea what that means…)