Monday, April 16, 2012


My car has finally been returned since my "bang up job" on it. It was gone for 3 weeks and much money in repairs. I will appreciate my car so much more now that I had time without it. :) A few nice things helped me out: My in-laws were gone on a spring break vacation, so I borrowed one of their cars for a week. My daughter's car was available to be confiscated. ;) She didn't complain (to me ;)) and was generous in working out other ways to and from school. I know, we pay for the car and it's technically ours, but you remember that feeling-your first independence of having your car, and license, being able to get yourself places. It's frustrating when you're back to square one. Also, I had spring break from school last week, so I didn't really need to get very many places. It all worked out, and could have been much worse. (Let's see if I'm still saying that after our car insurance goes up. ;))

I took another break from the Potato Peel book, although it had been going along nicely. Laura Child's latest Tea Mystery book came out, and I love those books. Love them. I devoured it, as usual. :) My daughters have both read Heaven is For Real (I think I have mentioned that before) and suggested I read it. I hadn't been in the mood for it, but they asked again this week. I finished the Tea book and read the Heaven book-in one day. Loved it. I needed tissues. If you haven't read it, you should. :) I've been thinking about it every day since. :) My girls just grinned and said they knew I'd like it. :)

I've also started a new book: A Heart Like His by Beth Moore. A good way to get me back to Bible study with a purpose instead of "Bible Roulette" :) Two chapters in and I like it. :)

Storms are blowing in here. I already got my run in for the day. I was supposed to do 11 Saturday but ended up going 12! :) I was so happy. My 9 mile run a few weeks ago was great, but 10 two weeks ago was awful. Whenever you hit a bump like that so close to race day (about 3 weeks!) you get anxious. So, I ran with the plan of getting over the double digit hump and felt great! I felt great yesterday (my rest day), but oh, did those muscles protest on my run today! :) The sun was shining and the weather was warm, but you cold tell by the breeze moving in that it will be a stormy afternoon! {Maybe a nap will be in store on my last day of spring break? ;)}

Can't believe I have 35 school days left (my girls have even less!) Only 35. Eek! :) But so ready, I have enjoyed this spring break way too much. Thinking about putting my garden in (although we had frost last week, too, so I resisted!) I have it planned, now just to get past frost season, and put it in! :)

Obviously I have fallen out of my daily blog habit-the car incident threw me for sure. I'm still not sure how it happened... anyway, I have been trying to Bible read, still, and send out a note here or there, albeit not daily.

Well, that's all for today. Any plans the change in weather has you thinking about, like my sunny summer garden? :)
Have a great week!