It has been so long since I have blogged that I don't know how to start back. Like I did last time I took such a long break, I will list the 10 most important things that have happened since my last post to get caught up. (Last time I only listed 5, but less time had passed) Then I will be able to enjoy guilt-free posting.
These are not in chronological order:
1. My Dad turned 60 on Christmas Eve, and we had the most wonderful family celebration that included spending a week with my brother, his wife and their 4 kids who live in Chicago.
2. The church community that we had been building lost its leader and started to fall apart.
3. We cleaned the clutter out of our house; donated 12 bags of clothes and other items to Goodwill. Such a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. As a result of our clean sweep, we had our first housekeeper come to take a little of the load off.
4. We received a family membership to a local health club as a Christmas gift. We went every day for the first three weeks and have been less frequently since the semester got back into full swing.
5. I had my first Ebay experience selling over 35 sets of rubber stamps with the assistance of my good friend Chelsea Caivano who is a Master Ebayer. As a result, I signed up for my own Ebay account so that I can do it by myself in the future. I have definitely caught the Ebay bug.
6. I got TiVo for Christmas. I didn't ask for it. I didn't know that I needed it. Boy do I love it! Barney On Demand! What else could I ask for. Emma is very happy, too.
7. We began visiting another church that has welcomed us and let us heal a little bit without expecting much in return.
8. I rejoined a Bible Study that I had participated in last spring. I have enjoyed the accountability, love, and grace that this group provides me.
9. Two of my daughters celebrated their birthdays. Kate turned 6 and Abi turned 9. Emma will be 2 on Monday. They grow up so fast!
10. I got to watch Peyton Manning win his first Super Bowl. It was a great game. The Colts were so methodical (despite the rain) in their dominance and execution. Slow and steady wins the race!
So that takes us to today. I look forward to more frequent posting. Thanks for stopping by.