This is probably going to be somewhat of a "random" post as I have soo many different things on my mind. I am not even really sure where to start. First of all, I wondered if anyone has as much trouble sometimes as I do keeping up with my blogs?!! Sometimes I feel like it is easy and I just follow all the posts from the blog roll on the side of my post. I catch all the new ones that way and follow along pretty easily. But then other times I find myself WAY behind and it is an effort to get around to all of them and still have time to write anything of my own. Maybe I am too wordy or spend too much time doing mine (I am quite slow at this sometimes) or maybe I have too many I try to follow. I am not sure. But it is starting to stress me some. Now don't get me wrong...I LOVE the blogs I follow. I think that is the problem. I find myself "involved" do you know what I mean?? I can't bear to miss anything. And I don't want anyone to ever think I am snubbing them or have lost interest or anything....(though I don't really think any of you would REALLY think that, but I will admit it does kind of concern me sometimes) I also sometimes spend too much time probably worrying about "WHAT" I am blogging about. Soooo many of yours are sooo interesting, or have such great spiritual insights, WONDERFUL recipes, all the exciting "projects" you are working on, or soo much to just say etc., that sometimes I think maybe I should just FOLLOW blogs and not write anything of my own. But then I think, but I want to have this as an account of my life for my kids and grandkids, and then again sometimes I wonder if they will even be interested anyway....sigh.....Told you, my head is kind of all over the place today. I "think" I will just continue to do the best I can, write when and IF I want to and not stress about this as it is DEFINITELY a silly thing to stress on.
Soooo, having said all that, I want to tell you about a book I read last week-end. You have probably heard of it, though I hadn't. My hubby heard about it on a Christian program he listens to on the radio while he is driving for work. He ordered it and began telling me about it, so I "borrowed" it from him last Sun. afternoon and read the whole thing in about 4 hours. It was sooo captivating. It is called...."Heaven is for Real" and it is the true story of a 4 year old boy who almost died and went to heaven and met Jesus. It is written by his father and is one of the most convincing books on this subject I have ever read. Children have such an innocence about them that just can't be faked. The things that are said and told in this book also line up REALLY well (perfectly actually) with scripture as well which is another reason I found it so believable. Rather or not it is all totally true is not what is important to me. What was important was how REAL heaven really is and should be to all of us, and how comforting I found it to be described in this book through the eyes of an innocent child. If you get the chance, get this book and read it, I don't think you will regret it.
I also wanted to tell you that my oldest step grandson Evan, (he is almost 16) fell yesterday afternoon and broke his arm in 6 places!! Poor Evan....He was skating boarding downhill (which he does daily and has for years btw) and got distracted for a minute and fell. He is in A LOT of pain and is not even in a cast yet as they are waiting for some of the swelling to go down. If you get the chance, I am sure he would appreciate a prayer or two.
Mel is doing a "little" better. At least she is no longer sick ALL DAY EVERY DAY anyway, haha. She is still working the morning sickness and some tiredness, but I have soo appreciated your prayers for her. She is 10 weeks today. She is coming out in 2 more weeks so will be close to being done with her first trimester by then and should be feeling pretty good hopefully. I am soo anxious to see her and we have lots of things planned. Soo much to do in a short time, when a short time is all you get. I am NOT complaining btw, I am VERY grateful she gets to come at all.
Still don't have answers on either my hubby's job, or James's church. We are still doing the "waiting" thing but things are progressing on both, so guess we will soon see. Should have answers soon.
I have lost a total of 18 pounds....Sounds good when I type it out, but it seems soo slow to me. It has taken a little over two months to do that and I have sooo much more to go. But I am happy to have made a start, and now here is the BIG news....I was able to get my biggest ZIP UP THE FRONT jeans on today, haha. I hate always having to wear the elastic waisted granny jeans, (even though I AM a granny!) but it is all I have been able to wear all winter. I guess I am grateful I still had some old ones or I would have had to buy some which would have REALLY been annoying. Now these jeans I wore today are still kind of snug, and by the end of last winter I was having to roll them twice to even get them to stay on, but I am still pleased, haha.
And finally, I just wanted to tell you that my family and I have an American Idol post where we go on and write posts about our feelings on the show. It is pretty fun. I soo enjoy the show. If any of you would like to read our opinions and join in on comments, please feel free. You can get there from HERE, and I will post a link to it in my blog roll on the side of my blog as well.
I guess that's all for now. Told you my head was everywhere. I tried to do this in a hurry, so I am sorry if there is typo's or downright misspelled words, poor grammar, etc. It is going to rain here this week-end, sigh, but I am still looking forward to it. Hope you all have a good one!