Friday, March 02, 2012

Status Report, March

Sitting...at the kitchen table. The dining room table, my usual status report locale, is strewn with books, bibles, papers, a jacket and a purse, among other things. In contrast, the kitchen table is unusually uncluttered.

Drinking...tea, iced and sweet.

Waiting...on the bad weather that may or may not come. After sustaining significant damage a couple of years ago, our community doesn't like to play too safe. The schools dismissed early and now we wait and see. I think these particular storms have already wreaked havoc up to the north of us.

Liking...the sunshine we're experiencing at the moment but what from I understand that means greater risk once the storms do move through.

Reflecting...on our Bible study group yesterday morning and our open, honest discussion, the very best kind of discussion and of Bible study both. I am encouraged and grateful and humbled. The Lord is so good! What a privilege He has granted me to delve into the truths of Scripture with such godly, passionate, serious students of His Word.

Feeling...terrible (terrible!) that I missed Leslie's Skype call which meant that she missed Bible study. I don't know what happened!

Embracing...the skinny jean trend. Yeah, really. Well, sort of. And kind of liking it. I ought to add that I am also Hoping... that I do not look ridiculous. I have a friend, a friend who is younger, trendier, cuter and nearly every other comparative you can think of, and she and I have been dishing on fashion. I can't tell you how flattered I am that she would think me a worthy conversant on the subject! :) Anyway, she and I have decided to give the skinny jean a try. I'm really wanting a red pair, is that crazy?

Wondering...if all such fashion talk has diminished any respectability, however small, I may have enjoyed as a serious blogger. :)

Reading...The Enchanted April and loving it. I can't wait to see the movie! I'm thinking a month in Italy sounds wonderful; who's in?

Also reading...Wordsmithy and enjoying it too. I like the freedom this statement gives me (and here author Douglas Wilson is encouraging the practice of reading voraciously): "Go for total tonnage, and read like someone who will forget most of it." He goes on to say that although we may forget most of what we read we will still be shaped by it.

Needing...a serious spring cleaning campaign to sweep our home (pun intended). I've begun making a list of all that needs attention, both big and small, the problem of course being that the making of a list does not necessarily correspond to the completion of such list. In other words, I need to just get up and clean something. I tell myself that it's better to have a plan, that a haphazard attempt does no good, but always planning and never attempting isn't good either. Sigh.

Deciding...what to do with my Pinterest account what with all the copyright brouhaha. Anyone else out there on Pinterest? Did you keep your account or remove it? Did you delete any pins? I'm thinking this sounds like the most reasoned response.

Heading...upstairs to put on a load of laundry and clean something (see above). Maybe. Or maybe I'll see how much reading tonnage I can get under my belt today (also see above).

Wishing...you all a happy March! Stay safe out there!

6 comments:

  1. I haven't been doing much reading tonnage lately. Been distracted or something. Want to send some of that cleaning energy my way? Please? And we're bracing for storms this afternoon, too. Just did the mad dash to get the kids from early dismissal and planning to hunker downstairs. Be safe!

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  2. Sadly, I have no cleaning energy to share. None, only the sense that I ought to. So we can commiserate in our mess! :)

    Yes, hunker down and stay safe!!

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  3. Hope the bad weather passes you by... I'm also reading Wordsmithy (slowly, savoring...) and really enjoying it... Also unsure about the Pinterest stuff...I'm not on there much but still... I cannot join you in the skinny jean trend. Let's just say that my short and, um, not-so-skinny physique simply cannot embrace it. :)

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  4. Hey, I've been talking to you about skinny jeans! Who is this other person you have been discussing this topic with? ;) In my opinion you should go for the red pair of jeans (when you find them on sale of course).

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  5. I kinda like skinny jeans too...even though I hate my thighs..lol I also want to try them in color but haven't worked up the courage yet!

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  6. I'd much rather go for the reading tonnage than the cleaning tonnage. But that's just me. ;v)

    Red jeans are the bomb! Go for it.

    Praying the bad weather went around you!

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