August 30, 2013
-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. 
-Meals lately: grilled chicken, grilled burgers, burrito bowls with homemade salsa, fried eggs + fruit, crockpot roast beef, banana pancakes, cilantro rice salad + marinated chicken
-Heading to a new Thursday night bible study with some great girls this fall.



Lillian said...

Oh I LOVE Joy in the Morning! Definitely going to go read it again now;)

Mariel said...

Loved that article on introverts!! I'm also a "social-butterfly introvert" and a few of those points really surprised me because I didn't even identify them as introvert qualities! I'm going to ask my husband to read this. I think it will help him understand me better :) I love how we are all made so incredibly uniquely – glory to God! He is such a GOOD Creator :)

Jessica said...

Thank you for the book idea, it sounds perfect! Secondly is that Charles Spurgeon book as good as I've heard? I've got Jesus Calling on my wishlist but wondering if I should add that too.

Can't wait to see what this new little one will bring you as I'm deep in baby fever after number 1!

Rachel Lundy said...

Yay for Thursday night Bible study!

How did you manage to get the network channels on your tv? Is there a special antennae you used? We can get PBS, but that's all. It would be great if we could watch football this fall.

Anonymous said...

yay for starting a journal! i journal too, and i love it. it's always fun to look back and read through them. :)

ashley maureen said...

i also read that article about introverts and loved it. i feel the same way-- i've always known i was an introvert (consistently get the "I" on meyers-briggs tests), but i do love to be around people. small talk gets on my nerves but i was never able to identify that so clearly. like you, an evening spent at a long, lingering meal, with good conversation, is pretty perfect in my book.



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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