Where are the pictures?

I have so much more to share about our trip, but our Mac has crashed and I don’t have access to the photos at the moment. So for now, I’m afraid it’s just me and my thoughts. I’m sitting on the sofa surrounded by three kids, a dog and a cup of Mighty Leaf Vanilla tea. I don’t expect to form more than one or two coherent sentences without at least five interruptions.

This week is a week of half days at school followed by a week of spring break. Come this time next Thursday, I will probably need something stronger than a cup of tea:) Lord help me.

So, my thoughts. Let’s see… we haven’t talked books in a while. I have a stack of 10 books in my to-be-read pile. Ridiculous. Someone might want to clue the “reader” in me to the fact that I have three children. I am currently reading “9 things you simply must do” by Dr. Henry Cloud. It’s a self help type book, which I usually avoid like the plague because I don’t need another person telling me what to do. (I know my husband is reading this and thinking “Who in the world tells you what to do?”) No one, as long as I avoid books like this. Anyway, it’s actually a very interesting and informative book about getting out of survival mode, and living your life with meaning and purpose. I’m about half way through, and I would say that I recommend it.

I am also supposed to be reading “The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing”, but it’s a bit of a slog. I will probably tackle it after 9 Things. On the devotional side of things, I’m still working through Beth Moore’s study on David, and I’ve added a few Psalms to my daily study. They are so affirming for me. I can really identify with a man who felt such anger and anguish, love and lust, fear and failure. And what did God call him? A man after God’s own heart. There is hope for me after all:) If you haven’t read through the Psalms lately, or not at all, I really encourage you to do so.

Hopefully our regularly scheduled picture filled posts will resume shortly.