Sun and melting snow.
I am thinking:
a lot about my love/hate relationship with Facebook. I'm trying to limit my time there during Lent. I took the app off of my phone and I'm attempting not to open it during the hours from 9 am-9pm. I'm not sure this is sacrifice enough. I find that there are legitimately wonderful things about Facebook. I am certain that the work we do with Kyle's Kamp is immensely more successful because of social media. I'm aware that the great majority of my blog readers come through Facebook. I am blessed to have been able to connect with far away family and friends; to see their children grow up and to pray for them when they are in trouble. BUT . . . so many buts. It's a time suck, it's a crutch for filling minutes when I could be actually talking to someone, talking to God, looking at the life that is happening beyond the computer and in front of my face. I do not think Facebook is the root of evil, but I think I need to do more thinking about the time I spend there. Lots of thinking. Having said that, if you want to comment on FB on my posts during Lent, that is a-ok, I just won't see them during the day. If you comment on the blog instead, I'll get a notification during the day. ;)
I am thankful:
for sunshine and 60 degrees for the next two days.
In the kitchen:
it's clean because three of my men are out to dinner my littlest man is feeling sick on the sofa, so I didn't get a chance to cook and mess it up.
I am wearing:
jeans, boots, a white tshirt and a sweater from Anthropologie.
I am listening to:
the Berensteins Bears which Drew and his tummyache are watching. That Sister Bear is quite the actress.
I am going:
to get out the calendar and try to keep my head from exploding while I record the Spring sports schedule.
I am reading:
finishing To Kill a Mockingbird so that Joe and I can watch the movie and starting Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I am hoping:
for good news and a successful beginning to new treatments for Mathias this week.
I am looking forward to:
Kyle's Kamp Casino Night and Silent Auction on Saturday night. If you're in the area, buy some tickets and come out for a fun night for a great cause. I will be the one in the bright green dress - a little Kermit the Frog I'm afraid, but I'll be easy to spot.
I am learning:
that there are answers I do not have, things I cannot fix, hearts I cannot mend, situations I cannot stop from happening, This fact that I am not the controller of the Universe? I tell you what . . .it's maddening.
I am praying:
that I will be present for my people this week. They deserve all of me when they are home, not parts of me. And that I will follow His lead in whatever He wants me to do today trusting that I am worthy of His call.
On my Ipod:
Here on Earth. A friend asked if I had heard this song. It's a difficult song and truthful song. I have so many questions that no one down here among us can answer for me. I'll just have to wait and I'm willing to trust Him along the way.
A verse for today:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. - Isaiah 55:8-9
I am pondering:
THIS ARTICLE which has a lot of ideas regarding Facebook. I'll warn you, it's harsh and I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but I am certainly pondering all of his points.
A quote for today:
I am wondering:
if anyone remembers when there was "a very special" Happy Days episode where Chachi was diagnosed with hemophilia or hypoglycemia or something like that? Random, I know, but Drew just switched to some show where the person has hypoglycemia and my mind wandered and now I am wondering.
One of my least favorite things coming with one of my favorite things:
I don't like it when basketball season ends, but it's nice to end with a championship even when my boy had to sit it out with an injury.
A few plans for the week:
It's baseball season, boys and girls! Scrimmages, signing up for concessions duty, parents meetings, indoor workouts and (hopefully) outdoor workouts, purchasing new cleats AGAIN (darn those growing feet) and being sure my blankets and gloves and stadium chair are ready for some March nights at the baseball field.
A peek into my day:
I have a lot to do, but if someone doesn't verify my memory of Chachi and his blood disorder quickly, I might spend a lot of time googling episodes of Happy Days today. I already found this, which I had on my wall for many years. I'm really not very normal.
Daybook idea from http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/