Today’s List of Wifely Duties:
-yogurt (it frothed over and made my pot insufferably hard to scrub)
-bread (had to walk to King Soopers because I left all of my multiple pounds of yeast in MI)
-soaking large amounts of black beans
-washing our Five Fingers (they were stinky)
-blocking the Potty Lady (very strange lady that keeps calling our phone–on the first call asked Payton if he didn’t pick up the phone the first time because he was on the potty–then she found out it was the wrong number, but she just keeps calling)
-lint rolling the house (I debated starting at the source (the cat herself), but decided that’s not proper)
-get ready for first day of work tomorrow bright and early (not that today isn’t full of real work!)
-nurse my sore shoulder (I played Wii Tennis with Payton and was wayyy too intense about my backhand-I jump around unnecessarily–I think it helps– for which he frequently ends up consumed with laughter)
I just started The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, which has been good so far. I appreciate the viewpoint that he comes at it from. I read Case for Faith earlier in the year and it was good as well. This summer, I already read Possum Living, which was a very strange book about living really cheaply off the land, how to cook all sorts of wild animals (including road kill in the winter), and how to raise bunnies for meat, etc. Half the stuff in the book was hysterical, having been written in the 70’s by a 19 year old, but it was quirky, so I have to say I liked it. And now I know why people make cracks about moonshine when I mention my pressure cooker! I also know how to skin all sorts of animals and cook even the yuckiest of fish–not that I plan on it anytime soon. Truthfully, I was a little grossed out by the turtle section.
Abruptly switching subjects, there are only 9 1/2 weeks ahead of us, and we’re excited to see what’s in store! We got to see a lot of folks this holiday weekend and can’t wait to see more of everyone. On a side note, keep me in your prayers if you would. Either I’ve got a lingering cold or some sort of allergies, and it’s making me feel under the weather. It’s not too bad, but just enough to keep my head feeling yucky/dizzy/weird. Other than that, Payton and I have been taking every opportunity to stand or walk (or even play Wii Tennis) since we pretty much sat for the past 9 months!