Sitting…at the dining room table. I want to go out on the porch but it is HOT. Hello, summer.
Drinking…a Coke. The real thing.
Finished…reading The Count of Monte Cristo last night, all 1200 pages. Loved it. LOVED it–much more than Les Miz! Someone asked me why I splurged for the unabridged version and I have no real good answer other than the reviews on amazon convinced me to go that route–and I’m so glad I did! Unlike my abridged version of Les Miserables which still at times seemed, well, too much, particularly in regard to Hugo’s political rants, I can’t imagine what part of Monte Cristo could be left out or summarized! It’s 1200 pages of really good storytelling, which I enjoyed immensely
Now reading…Face of Betrayal. After The Count and How Do I Love Thee (a novelization of Elizabeth Barret Browning’s love story), I was ready to get out of the 19th century and into some good 21st century suspense! So far, so good.
Weary…of my taxi driver role. Already. It’s, like, only the third official day of summer. Gonna be a long one.
Attempting…to limit the summer TV time for the boys. It’s not so easy adjusting to the slower pace of summer apart from hours spent in mindless entertainment. We’re learning, all of us. I don’t watch TV hardly at all, but my kids sure would, were I to let them. Can I just say sometimes I’m tempted to let them…
Grateful…for our little church and the work the Lord is doing in us. He is faithful!
Overwhelmed…by the sovereignty of God. I am humbled when I realize all over again that it’s all Him. ALL HIM. I am nothing before Him. I can see His hand, drawing me, leading me, carrying me. Grace, grace, God’s grace. He is good, He is merciful, He works all things according to His pleasure.
Began…the Great Closet Clean Out of ’09 yesterday. One down, but what a mess I made! Sure, all the
junk extra clothes are now out of my son’s closet, but so far it’s less of a clean out and more of a transfer of location, meaning the hallway is now junk-ier than his closet ever was! I must persevere…but it is no fun, let me tell you. Quite the opposite really. After the Great Closet Clean Out, up next will be the Long Overdue Painting of the Half Bath.
Enjoyed…a great night with some old friends last Saturday night (not old age wise, mind you, but old in that we’ve been friends for a long time!). I love having friends who knew me when and I love that we were given opportunity to spend an evening together just like old times!
Thankful…for celebrations like bridal teas, especially bridal teas where I get to see friends I don’t see so often anymore.
Boasting…in the Lord with dear friends. HOW FAITHFUL IS OUR GOD! His timing is PERFECT! How gracious He is to grant us this glimpse of His sovereign goodness working all things together in ways unimagined. Glory to His name!