It's fitting that I'm a day late to Meredith's Ten on the 10th carnival. I've been behind on everything for about a month now, and so I'm going to commemorate this tardiness with a 'Better Late than Never' edition- 10 things I meant to blog about the last week but didn't:
1. I intended to post about the fact that we took a mini-vacation in May, where we, among other places, visited a Bass Pro Shop. I have never been to such a place, and am pretty sure I stood with my mouth wide open as I took in my first glimpses of this manly disneyland. See this? This is on the second story:
My son took up archery this year, so we visited the indoor range while we were there. I loved seeing him turn into this focused sportsman:
Another thing that I loved seeing was watching my son be so sweet and patient with his sisters. A sheer miracle:
I didn't take any pictures of my trip to Anthropologie or White House Black Market on this mini vacay, so you'll just have to imagine me browsing with a dreamy smile on my face.
2. Also meant to blog also about our amazing thunderstorms last week. I know you non-SoCal gals are getting tired of the inclement weather, but I for one am happy, happy, happy. I know what's around the bend, and I am savoring the cooler temperatures as long as I can.
Anyway, I was awed by all the incredible clouds. I took 64 pictures... not even one captured the spellbinding sights, so it never made it to the web. Here's a fun one, though:
3. Oh yeah! My son promoted out of 8th grade! He received a special honor for his achievement in Bible class. I cried like a baby, vowed to blog all about it, then promptly got too busy.
I can't get over how much taller he is than me.
4. Wanted to also tell you about the High School he's headed to next year. In fact, I still do. I'll come back and blog about that later.
5. My girls played flute in the All District Band Concert. They impressed me. Here are pictures:
6. Composed a whole post in my head about people who let their children scream through band concerts. Was a scathing rant that lost steam by the time I got home. If I had mobile blogging capabilities, I would have given all those crazies a piece of my mind during intermission. I mean, seriously! If you have a loud kid, take them outside until they are no longer loud! This counts double in libraries, informative meetings, and band concerts. Uh oh, better move on, I'm getting riled up again!
7. I'm still working on my excessive fatigue problem. I started a part two of my D-Ficient post in which I whine about the fact that although I am following orders, I am still testing poorly in the Vitamin D department, and I am still so tired I feel like I am in my first trimester (remember THAT feeling ladies?) even though I REALLY AM NOT PREGNANT. (praise God) Then, I remembered that I hate whining, so I scrapped it.
8. Hey, how did THIS get in here?
9. I got a sewing machine for Mother's Day! I am so excited, since this is my first project:
I do know why I never posted on this one, though. I haven't gotten beyond cutting out the pattern. I am apparently worse about completing sewing projects than I am posting blog entries.
10. I've also owed you an update on a couple of things I asked you to pray for. a) My sister-in-law & brother are recovering from the loss of their baby a couple of weeks ago. We're all very sad, but grateful that my SIL is okay. Still, very very sad for them. Please continue to pray as they adjust to life without this baby they dreamed about. b) My unbloggable situation is still unbloggable. God is moving in a very obvious way, and there are glimpses of hope everywhere, but it's by no means smooth sailing. In fact, the seas are rough and unpredictable, and heartbreaking. Still, I know the One who calmed the sea with just his Words. I'm clinging fast to His promises, and feeling a special comfort knowing I'm being held up by Him and supported through your prayers. Thank you doesn't seem enough....
Alright, this is getting long and sappy- I'll leave you with this...
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.