(Because if Krista can do it, I can too.)
1.I was running out at lunch time to meet with someone, and on my way there, a blind man with a white cane asked “is this
2.Don’t worry – not every item on this list will be as long as the last one.
3. Yesterday I fasted for End Hunger Fast. Leaders (and others) in churches across
5. I’m tired. It seems to be a constant state these days. No, I am NOT pregnant.
6.Speaking of being pregnant, I love ultrasounds, and I’m glad Krista shared hers. When I was in the hospital with Matthew, I had at least 15 of them (twice a day for at least 20 minutes each time), so I got pretty good at reading them.
7.Nikki had her second practice with the indoor developmental soccer team yesterday. Afterwards, one of the coaches said to her, with a smile of encouragement, “Good work Nicole. You’ve got speed, girl. And if you keep kicking like that, we’ll have to get a bigger damage deposit.” I think she grinned all the way home. It's true, I wouldn't recommend standing in front of her when she's kicking a ball. And I would NEVER challenge her to a race. Bravo to the coach for encouraging the new girl.
8.I cleaned up all the piles in my office last week AND I got to the bottom of my in box. Woohoo!!
9.I don’t know if I’ll make it to thirteen. I’m floundering.
10.Even my boss told me I’m looking tired these days. He’s not the most perceptive person around, so it must be serious. I think I need a two week vacation in a warm place.
11.Yesterday, for our day of fasting, I organized a little contemplative “worship” thing for our staff. It was quite lovely. I spoke about justice, mercy, and compassion (read Isaiah 58 for inspiration) and everyone was invited to light a candle (to symbolize their acceptance of a call to do justice), take a sip of water (the call to be merciful), and hold a handful of split peas (compassion). Some people took the burning candles back to their desks. I felt all warm and fuzzy (though a little hungry) for the rest of the afternoon, with a candle burning on my desk.
12. It’s hard to feel warm and fuzzy these days. It’s frickin’ cold outside. I’m not ready for winter.
13.We’re planning a very delightful pre-Christmas surprise for our girls (well, it’s for us too, but we won’t be surprised). I can hardly wait.