Skip to main content

7 Quick Takes


1.  This week has been a rough school week.  Both the boys and I have had a hard time getting back on track after having a week off.  I am so glad to be back to our normal routine and will be happy when we have settled back in.

2. Gluten Free Experiment - I am almost done with my first week of going gluten free.  I thought I would crave bread this week, but I have not and it has been much easier than I thought.  I have also had virtually no sugar this week either.  Instead I have had yummy foods full of nutrients, color and flavor . . . all the natural kind.  I think avocados are becoming my guilty pleasure . . .

3. I have wanted to change how we eat, as a family for a while.  For the most part, we eat healthy foods, but we need to really make some more changes.  We are on our last two boxes of cereal and then no more cereal for the boys.  This week, I made other things for breakfast and then they were allowed to have cereal as a snack.  I started prepping them that that will not be have cereal anymore.  So far they seem OK with the idea.

4.  I seem to get random injuries.  I do not like to post about them all the time because I am afraid people will get tired of hearing about it.  Or, I will be told I should just give up running.  Well, about 3 weeks ago I partially tore an abdominal muscle. I did not do this running!!  (Stay away from core machines at the gym!!).  Anyways, I was told no running, no exercise for two weeks. It was horrible.  I started back to exercising a little last week and then actually ran this week.  I feel sluggish, but am doing any extra cardio I can to build up my endurance again.

5.  Twitter. Do any of you tweet? I have a twitter account and follow lots of people. Lots of people even follow me.  But I never tweet!  So, if you do tweet, please tell me, do you like it?

6. Adoption. No new news yet.  Have 4 families to speak to over the next couple of weeks before making a decision one way or the other.  We are still leaning toward the waiting child list in China with a specific agency, but another possibility has presented itself that we are looking into.

7. Having fun with Blogger.  I have actually learned how to add tabs and pages to my blog!!  I feel like I am getting just a bit tech savvy.


Have a great weekend everyone!

Comments

  1. Tore and abdominal muscle!!! OUCH! I want to tweet, but it won't let me put Mamarunsbarefoot! I get Mamarunsbarefoo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Feel better!
    Really should spruce up my blog too, now a matter of finding the time. Yours looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  3. i think i actually follow you on twitter. :) (i'm khouriajen.)

    twitter works for me when i want to disperse information to those with whom i am close. (example: dealing with my son possibly being autistic.) i'm a pastor's wife so my tweets are protected to give me some privacy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How did you figure out how to do the tabs on your home page? Did you just fiddle around with it or find something online like a tutorial? I'm trying to change my page up a little bit. I love your blog!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Gift (Our NFP story) Part 2

(You can read  Part 1 here

     So, by the time Andrew was 18 months old, we knew God was saying no to having more children at the time.  And, as mentioned before, He provided so much peace about it, that we knew we had discerned correctly.  Yet, even with that peace, I had to mourn the fact the we might not ever have any more children.  Yes, we were still open to life, of course, but from the time after Andrew’s birth, until today, we practiced NFP faithfully to avoid pregnancy.  And it took time to accept that we might not have any more children.  There were times when I would hold a friend’s new born baby and then go home and cry because I knew I might not ever know the joy of holding my own baby again.  We live in a community where life is celebrated and families are large.  Usually more than one friend is pregnant at a time.  In those early days, each pregnancy announcement was met with great joy for the friend, but often left me with an empty feeling.  I understood, in many way…

My verse for the year

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.   Isaiah 6:48


There are boxes being unpacked in our home.  Boxes packed and meant to be unpacked in a different home, our new home, in a matter of two weeks.  


About two weeks before Christmas things changed.  Situations changed.  And what we were convinced was God's will just months before, seemed so unlike it now.  Things beyond our control happened and suddenly we were praying and we felt that the best and only solution was to walk away from this new house.  And at the end of  a week of uncertainty, anxiety and tension, once the decision was made to walk away from the house, there was a great deal of peace.   But, as the dust settles from the decision, even though we know it is the best for everyone involved, there is still sadness, still this sense of loss.  As we have prayed again and again, we know each of all of the steps we have made in this whole house journey …

On Waiting

This past weekend we went to a book party for a priest friend who had his second book Living the Beatitudes:A Journey to Life in Christ published last fall.  The party was hosted by another Catholic author.  And, after the cake was cut and people were sitting quietly, the host of the party began to speak.  He began to talk about how great this book is and how insightful so much of it is.  Then he began to share quotes from it.  And I felt as if he chose two of them for me:

"Waiting is the training ground of trust."

"Beauty is the crescendo of waiting"
Now, although we have this book and my husband has read it, I have not (sorry, Fr. B).  But that night, I sat with the book while my hubby and I sat down to attempt to watch a movie and I scoured the book for the above quotes.  Too shy to ask the host for the pages for these quotes, I skimmed page by page until I found them.  And after I found the first quote, I was confronted with line after line about waiting.  I read…