I wanted to make this a long and meaningful post, but my ‘to do’ list is growing and some things cannot wait, like my end of the year reports due in my school district’s offices tomorrow. I did mention I was a procrastinator, didn’t I?
I rather like to think I work well under pressure.
My son declared his desire to become a Montrologist.
Monstrologist: A person who studies monsters.
At eleven, I guess that’s better than saying he wants to become a gynecologist. He could become an arachnologist and he wouldn’t even have to leave home. Over the past week, we’ve had some the largest spiders I have ever seen come out for a visit. I’m assuming they live in our basement, because they don’t come out until nighttime when everything is peaceful and mostly dark. I’m getting a little freaked out. Remember I grew up watching the Brady Bunch, and we all remember when Greg woke up to a tarantula on his chest. It is my worst nightmare. Well, one of them. My imagination tends to overreact.
So since this is Thankful Thursday, I’ll just jot down a sampling of my list without the fancy and fanfare. I’m linking to Thankful Thursday at Grace Alone.
- a surprise gift in the mail
- a battery handed to me by a complete stranger when my camera died in the middle of a parade, before my children marched
- looking at Cake Wrecks in the bookstore and making my husband laugh out loud.
- opportunities God gives me
- a bag of clothes for $5
- a walk in the sunshine
- watching my kids play in the park
- frozen chocolate milk
- provisions for today
- a pen-pal for my daughter
- remembered verses
- a chance to share the Gospel
- plans for summer
Ok, I said this was going to be short, but I must tell you…my daughter has a new pen-pal. When we went up to Maine last month, she was reacquainted with a little friend. Now my daughter and her friend are pen-pals, but in a modern, very chic way. They send emails nearly every night. And they are funny – all rainbows and silly and young girl. I love it! FringeKid writes in literal rainbows, loving that she can change font colors, and there are more silly smiley faces than words.
I love that she’s keeping in touch with friends far away. It reminds me that I need to send a few more emails just for fun and to say hello.
Do your kids have any pen-pals? Do you?
Ok, again. One more thing. If spell check hadn’t failed, this post would already be published and I’d be done chattering, but looks like I have more to say.
I’m going to attempt to memorize the book of Colossians. I haven’t memorized anything in a very long time and at first, I wasn’t going to memorize an entire book, howbeit small, of the Bible. It just keeps bugging me, like I should do it. I mean, why not? Can we ever have too much of God’s Word tucked safely in our hearts?
So, I’m doing it. I won’t make any grand promises of success; however, I will try, and try, and try, and try some more.
That’s really it. Hopefully spell check works this time.
When was the last time you memorized anything?