I’ve been thinking about how blogging is different from most other forms of writing; it’s essentially a collection of public rough drafts. When I’m churning out content several times a week, I don’t have the luxury of editing much, or having somebody read every post before I click “publish.”
Maybe it’s a good thing, you get a less edited version of me – a more authentic version, sometimes with errors included. I still laugh about the day Russ called me from his office to tell me that I had a split infinitive in my blog post. I have too many smart people in my family.
This week has been full, not bad, just full. It takes a lot of prep for me to head out of town, especially when I’m speaking at an event. I’ve gotten much better at it – no more nights of panic trying to pull together a PowerPoint presentation hours before heading to the airport.
So today, you’re getting a very rough draft, only bullet points, in fact. If I have to put every thought into a tidy sentence, I won’t post anything this week! Here we go:
- I’m pretty happy with the school decisions we made and think this year is going to work. Wogauyu had a bit of a rough start, but I think he’s doing better. Every day I remind him, “give your teacher your eyes,” because he has a hard time paying attention.
- Claire and I are enjoying our half days of homeschooling. I’m using Sonlight World History as our guide and we’re reading through the books together.
- In addition, Claire’s puppy is getting older and doing so much better. We had some rough months and I was really worried, but we’re enjoying her more all the time.
- I joined a Precepts Bible study on the book of Hebrews. I’ve never done a study quite like this and I’m slightly intimidated, but it’s going to be very good for me. I need the Word more than anything else at this time of my life.
- I’ve been trying to cook large batches of most dinners and freeze at least half. I know the year is only going to get busier and making dinner night after night (after night, after night) can be a major source of stress for me. Planning ahead and having the freezer stocked with back-up meals makes life much easier.
- I’m communicating with a web designer about a redesign of One Thankful Mom. It’s been many years since Isaiah designed this site for me and it’s time to update. I would love input from all of you about what you would like to see. I’ll put up a post for that topic next week.
- Grief stinks. Tuesday marked three months since my son, Nick, passed away. This Sunday will mark nine months since we lost Kalkidan. It is so much…so much. I hardly have words. Lord have mercy on us.
I’m off to Bible study this morning, followed by packing, prepping, and organizing things at home this afternoon. I wish you could all join me in Colorado! Maybe next year.
Have a great day, friends.
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