Status Report, April

Sitting…at my dining room table.

Drinking…coffee, black. Coffee that, incidentally, came from Nicaragua by way of a guy who spoke at our church about his mission trip there.

Noting…that I am nearly always on the computer at my dining room table despite the fact that hello? it’s a laptop. For some weird reason, I treat it like a desktop.

Weighing…my options for the day. On the one hand: a good book, a cup of a coffee and the sofa. On the other hand: cleaning the dining room. And the living room. And the bathroom. And doing laundry.

Tired…from a busy day yesterday: Bible study followed by the crisis pregnancy center followed by car line followed by a (not so very) quick trip to the cell phone store followed by a (very) quick straightening up of the house / making of snacks followed by hosting the youth of our church for Bible study in our home followed by American Idol followed by falling asleep on the sofa.

Thinking…a trip to the cell phone store is worse than a trip to the doctor and the dentist combined in terms of waiting for-EVER!

Wondering…why it took me so long to volunteer at the crisis pregnancy center. I’m still in what may be a honeymoon stage, but I’m loving it. How I pray I will be found faithful in the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ!

Reading…Around the World in Eighty Days for the Classics Bookclub at 5 Minutes for Books posting on Tuesday. I just started it, thus the sofa and the coffee are looking pretty tempting. If you can read 80 Days in the next 4, why don’t you join us?

Recently finished…reading Leif Enger’s So Brave, Young and Handsome. Wonderful!

Also wondering…if I am boring. No, that’s not a question! Yesterday in Bible study we went around the room naming something we liked to do. The other girls listed noble pursuits like cooking or going to the gym. Me, I drew a blank. Cooking and the gym, neither register on my list of things I tolerate much less like. I did list reading and my friend added that I like to drink coffee and eat chocolate. In other words, boring. This ought not be a news flash; I mean, do I not remember the 25 things list?

Needing…among other things, to sort out the boys’ fall/winter and spring/summer clothes. Ugh. A loathsome task, indeed, though I ought to be (and am, really I am) grateful they have clothes though my gratitude is tempered by shame at just how much we do have when I consider how many have so little.

Not liking…my haircut I got a couple of weeks ago. I asked my stylist to go a little shorter, which she did, just as I requested. Only I don’t like it and can’t “do” it. Then my husband tells me he’s always liked my hair longer, a fact he claims I’ve always known. Maybe I have but it only makes me dislike my hair all the more. It will grow, I suppose.

Feeling silly…for posting about my hair. Other bloggers do so with fascinating results; me, it only sounds silly.

On that note…I’m off to put on a load of laundry and then either clean or read, I’m not telling which…

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

10 thoughts on “Status Report, April”

  1. Reading wins out over laundry any day of the week!I’m glad you’re enjoying working at the crisis pregnancy center. What an incredible opportunity for ministry.And I can’t imagine you’re boring…not in the least.Love ya,

  2. Good list. I would do a little laundry, read a little, clean something, read a little . . . microactions, microactions. Feels less like work, less like being a bum.

  3. After the day you had yesterday, it’s a no-brainer: READ!!And no, you are sooo not boring!! Because that would mean I am too!

  4. I don’t think you’re boring.I hope you’ll continue sharing about your experiences at the Crisis Pregnancy Center – maybe encourage others of us to get out of our comfort zones? I need that encouragement in a real way.Sorthing clothes – ugh. HATE IT. Need to do it, hate to do it….I love your status reports. I think I’ll steal your format and write one, too. I’m having such a blogging problem these days….

  5. You are so funny! Boring? Never! But funny, definitely. I could never clean a little and then read a little and then go back to cleaning. Once I get into a book, I’m a goner.

  6. I tried, tried, tried to get on and do an April Status Report yesterday and never found the time. I think that’s why I have fallen for Facebook. I can do it in 5 minute increments.When someone asks you what you like to do, just say “I like to write” Which is true AND automatically makes you sound smart and creative and way more interesting that someone who just likes, um, working out. Ug. I am thrilled to hear you are volunteering at a crises pregnancy center. When I find time I want to share with you my personal story about going to one myself, when I was a scared, pregnant, unmarried 20-year-old girl.Keep doing what you’re doing. And your hair will grow.

  7. You are by far not boring. Wishing that I was a reader. I enjoy the exercising but I don’t reading. I have always admired your list of books and wish that I would love this past time also but can’t seem to get into the reading thing. By the way I passed you in the car line and noticed your short hair and loved it, but of course I love short hair. By the way I love these posts also it makes you so real.

  8. Well, if you are boring, then I am too, since my hobbies are pretty much identical to yours. Coffee, chocolate, books. Sounds good to me.My 10-year-old asked me the other day if I’m EVER going to get out his spring/summer clothes. That’s a task I always put off for as long as possible. Blech.

  9. I just read So Brave, Young and Handsome as well. I’m wondering if the author was really writing about his own writer’s block.

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