7 Unconnected Thoughts

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My big plans for tonight are: watch Jeopardy (it’s the Tournament of Champions and I don’t know the answers to ANY of them!), wash my husband’s pants so he has some to wear to school tomorrow, and perhaps take a bath. Wednesday nights are my night to myself, as Mr. V goes to play trivia with friends. I am such a party animal.

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I haven’t talked a lot lately about being the housewife I’m not. That’s probably because I have been having such trouble keeping house lately it’s not funny. Having a toddler who pulls out everything I put away immediately? It’s extremely tiresome. I’m trying to get used to it.


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I found a whole stack of envelopes of pictures yesterday from when I was a summer missionary with IMPACT Virginia, along with some other memorabilia I had forgotten about. I don’t know why these things were in my gift-wrap box under our bed. I enjoyed looking through the pictures but all I could think was DANG I was cute at 19! Why did I think I was so fat? Sigh. Isn’t it always like that? [This picture is missing Abby.]

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Foods I wish I did not know existed: peanut butter M&Ms, lemon sugar cookie ice cream from Publix, Sonic limeades. Foods I wish Libbie did not know existed: Goldfish, pretzels, anything that ends up dumped on my living-room floor and is impossible to get up.

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Last night, I had a Dr. Pepper way too late and couldn’t get to sleep. Then, every time I would almost drift off, Libbie started crying. I got up, checked on her, put her in long sleeves, patted, checked diaper, put on CD, etc, etc! At that point, I came back into our bedroom, tripped over everything, threw myself in bed, and got very angry. Mr. V asked me what was wrong, I told him. I then proceeded to put in earplugs and decide he could deal with it since it was 1 AM and I had yet to get any sleep. Today, I asked him if she cried much afterward. He has NO RECOLLECTION of any of this. MEN!

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We discovered last week that the tree in our backyard is a Red Mulberry tree. It is bursting with fruit and the birds are going crazy over it. I actually did some research and shared it on Suite 101.

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My friend Angie Smith is going to have her baby Charlotte tonight due to some complications. Please pray for her peace. I don’t know what it’s like to lose a child, but I do know that the Holy Spirit intercedes when we don’t know what to pray.

Speaking of Angie, I recently picked up the issue of HomeLife in which she had an article. I cried when I saw the ad for I Will Carry You. I sobbed through her article, even though I know her whole story from real life and from Angie’s blog. I am honestly afraid to read I Will Carry You. Have any of you read it yet? (I wrote a little bit about going to Angie’s daughter, Audrey’s, funeral here if you weren’t reading way back then.)

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy

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3 thoughts on “7 Unconnected Thoughts

  1. Ugh. I wish I didn't know about peanut butter M&Ms. I bought a bag for Mark, not worried about it at all, because I don't like them. Ummm…yeah…

  2. I love the publix key lime pie frozen yogurt. will have to try the lemon next time. Read the book … I've read everything on Angie's blog and was in a bible study group with her friend Audra while all this was going on (so I have a little bit of a personal connection too). You will cry but it is also very hopeful.

  3. Looking at pictures of myself at 19 makes me sad! I was a FOX, I tell you. And yet my confidence in my appearance was lower than low. What IS that?!

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