Details and a Friday Favorite

I know I promised some beach photos, and I plan to post those tomorrow. For now, I’m content to ramble on a little bit about what’s happening around here. I forget in my haste to mention all of the little details of my life, which, when added up actually make a life. And my life is all about the details.

Details such as…my oldest being diagnosed with Lyme’s disease after weeks of feeling poorly. Poor baby. Not the way we were hoping to start our summer, but thankfully at this stage it is treatable. Dang deer ticks.

In other health related news, my foot seems to be nearly healed, and I am finishing up week two of my 16 week running program. I have determined that I am going to need a whole lot of Jesus to get through this experience. Now my sciatic is acting up. I’ve been going to a chiropractor for treatment, and he has determined it is a muscle related irritation. Exactly what I thought, a huge pain in my butt. Literally. Treatment consists of me lying on my stomach while the chiropractor massages my backside and thigh. I’m not sure which of us gets the sweeter end of the deal:)

Have we talked music lately? I admit, I am hopelessly behind the times when it comes to the latest stuff out there and my taste could be called eclectic at best, erratic at worst. I’m really drawn to music with an angry edge to it, which is mildly upsetting to most God fearing folks, so I mostly keep that to myself. However, I’m expanding my horizons and trying new things, so I’ve just started listening to Kings of Leon. Why, oh why, has it taken me so long to discover them? Their album “Only by the night” is absolutely amazing. I’m sure they would be mortified to discover that a thirtysomething suburban mom is obsessed with their music, but there you have it.

How about books? I know we haven’t talked books in a while. My summer reading list is ridiculously long. I have stacks of books everywhere, an ongoing written list, and things on hold at the library. There simply isn’t enough time. I have recently finished “The Ivy Tree”, which I would definitely recommend. Unlike my slightly rough around the edges, anger and self loathing musical tendencies, my book suggestions are usually pretty safe. “The Ivy Tree” was wonderfully suspenseful, beautifully descriptive, and set in England which is always a treat. Great summer reading. As I’ve mentioned before, most books I read are on the suggestion of friends or from blogs that I stumble across. Which leads me to my Friday favorite.

I know I’ve previously mentioned Brin over at My Messy, Thrilling Life. She is my go-to girl for book love. She has turned me on to some fantastic writers. In fact, the last few books I’ve read were at her suggestion. I’ve come to rely on her for recipes, gardening tips, general craftiness, and the aformentioned book love. More than anything, she is ruthlessly honest about her ups and downs and seeing God in the midst of it all. And she’s an incredibly gifted writer. This spring, Brin decided to take an indefinite break from blogging. Since then, I’ve been occasionally visiting My Messy, Thrilling Life‘s archives for a recipe or devotional, and was delightfully surprised to find that Brin is back to blogging. So, I thought I’d send a few of you folks her way. Please check her out. Especially if you’re in the cookery, devotional, or book business. Or if you’re independently wealthy and want to help a girl out. This girl is a gem. Truly. Someone get her a book deal, stat. (Do you like my use of medical terminology just there? See Michael? All of those loans for nursing school did pay off. I haven’t forgotten a thing.)

So there we are. The details are just that…details, but they fill my mind and my heart with words and thoughts and music and prayers on my daughter’s behalf. If you want to share what details are making up your life this week, I’d love to hear them. Extra points for anyone who can throw in a medical term.