-Starting a journal. Pen and paper. It doesn't get more real than that. We'll see how long I can keep it going. I'm mostly writing down things that I want to remember from my devotions, but also a few things about our day.
-Realizing I'm actually 5' 7"! I've always debated in my head whether to say I'm 5' 6" or 5' 7"... I say 5' 6" on my drivers license because I can never remember which one is right. So I asked Grant to measure me the other night, to settle this matter forever. Result: I'm 5' 7". Which I'm 50x times more excited about now than I was in junior high!
-Playing Monopoly with friends and actually FINISHING!
-This article on being an introvert. I've always thought of myself as an introvert, but not the "recluse-social outcast-emo" stereotypical introvert. I love meeting people! I love long conversations! My favorite way to spend an evening is to have a lonnnnng meal and talk all night. But this article was so enlightening and I could relate to so many of these introvert-like things. It helped me understand how my loving people & table talk and being an introvert can totally jive.
-Yogurt with honey/maple syrup + blueberries + bananas.
-We're going to be able to watch football without having cable! We finally figured out how to get the network channels on our tv, so now we won't miss the Vikings games. Grant was worried. (me too!) :)
-Watching the squirrels race up and down our walnut tree any time of day. The other day I saw two of them acting out the Sword in the Stone squirrel scene.
-Betty Smith's Joy in the Morning. It's set in 1927 and the main characters (a newlywed couple) are constantly going out for coffee, a sandwich, and pie. I want to live in this book.
-Sunshine every day.
-Lord of the Rings at night.
-Big nighttime snacks. The other night when Grant was gone I realized I ate:
Sauteed summer squash + a fried egg (which I call "the yellow breakfast")
Yogurt with blueberries
Handful of nuts
AND a nectarine
all after 9:30 at night.
-Hadley knocking on her bedroom door (from the inside) to let us know that she's awake and out of her big girl bed.