(totally random photo for an equally random post)
Next on my random thought post: I've been trying to do more free writing this week. Do you remember doing that in school? It was, like, my favorite thing. I also googled 'writing prompts' to help get my brain going. I've started a new file on my computer and hope to fill it with pages of free writing. Just for me, or maybe to share. I've always loved to write and am excited to get connected with pen and paper (or, the keyboard) again. This blog is fun for me but sometimes I have things to write that maybe I wouldn't want to tell you. Or that don't really make sense to anyone else. I'm hoping that free writing will help me find my writing voice! See? Maybe that's one of those things that doesn't make sense...
I go through weird cycles of feeling claustrophobic in my house. Like, everything-has-to-go-or-I-might-suffocate-and-die. We have too much stuff! Not in the same way hoarders have too much stuff. I just tend to collect things and then am determined that I'll need it someday. Well, no more!! I'm ruthlessly purging our closets and drawers. While Camillo's gone. Don't tell him I said so but he keeps a lot of stuff, too. I guess he's kinda sentimental. But dang it, those frayed headphones are going in the trash if I have anything to say about it! Right next to the Goodwill box full of shoes I've sworn I'd wear. Since 2008.
A bunch of my friends are having babies. This is not an announcement. I'm just thinking about my pregnancy with Oliver and reminiscing a lot lately about his first weeks home. He's almost a year old, you guys. ONE YEAR OLD. 52 weeks. 365 days. And for those about to ask, he won't be getting a sibling 'til he's like, 6. So find someone else to bug about that. He would make a really good big brother though...
Speaking of brothers, one of mine had a birthday last month. Well, two of them did. Josiah turned 11 and Jordan turned 21! That makes me feel old. But I'm not. (notnotnot) I couldn't write a special post for Jordy on the 26th because we weren't connected to the internet. I owe you some dorky little kid pics and some mushy thoughts about how I'm glad you're my brother and blah blah, Jordan. So, wait for that.
Along the 'no internet' topic. We're hooked back up. Because God is good and my mom's best friend works at Comcast (hi, Rhonda)! We didn't get any special treatment or family discounts, but she was able to rework our (years) old package so that it can be cheaper while still getting the services we
I have a lot more things I'd like to share in regards to how God is taking care of us through this season. But I'll save that for another post because this one is already long and awkward.
Happy Hump Day! (dude, watch the camel video I posted this morning)