Friday, December 01, 2006

Where, oh, where have you been?

I'm coming back to life, now, heading into Day 4 of cold-turkey coffee-free-ness. I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but I guess I'm too dumb to plan ahead on these things. The first couple of days I swore I had the flu. Wimp, I know. But my stomach seems better, so I'll trudge onward.

I realized I hadn't posted any pictures in a while, so I thought I'd give a picture review of things around here.

First, just because we never have enough to do around the holidays, we decided to play musical bedrooms a couple of days before all our company arrived. I told you I was't good at planning ahead. Here's my son's room now. He is surprisingly okay with the pink - for the moment. That project will have to wait until January.

And because we didn't have enough pets, our eight-year-old saved up her money to buy Dory. The day before our company arrived. But isn't she cute? Much more tolerable to this mom than the ferret she really wanted....
We are having a great time with cousins and grandparents.



It snowed.
And last but not least, Little One learned to use the finger-mouse. Not sure it is a good thing or not when your two-year-old says, "It's my turn on Mom's laptop!"

I have more to write, especially as I read Elisabeth Elliot's prayer yesterday:
May I offer to Him my feeling of the dislocation between reality and my ideals, that great chasm which separates the person I long to be, the work I long to do for Him, the family I struggle to perfect for His glory--from the actuality?
Part of my ideal is that I will have time for reflection, especially during this holiday season, but so far, my time has been far from restful! May I offer what I have - dislocated and all - to Him anyway.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back. I'm sure the no coffee will get better. I'm working on cutting out sugar. I eat WAY. TOO. MUCH.

Susanne said...

Nice to see you again. Oh the coffee thing. Good for you. Four days! That's awesome! Love the pictures!

The NON-Superwoman said...

Love your site! Been reading for a little bit now. Kudos on cutting out the coffee. I need to follow your lead! And your two year old on the laptop was too cute. I have a three year old who is equally computer savvy.

stephanie said...

My husband taught our oldest how to use the mouse last year ... she's almost handier with it than I am. :)

Anonymous said...

Good deal on the coffee...I did this whe I was pregnant both times...no biggy......just find something else to latch on to. Your little one looks so sweet on the laptop with her lil toes sticking out......come see Miller's first birthday tribute...

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love that quote. I'm going to write it down somewhere.

Have you checked out the CWO blog awards??

Andrea said...

Love the pic of your 2 yo on the laptop.

I don't know if I could give up coffee! Good job for you!

I love that quote.

As For Our House...We will serve the Lord. said...

I love your site and have been "reading along" for awhile. I am "inspired" to comment today because I was very moved by that Elisabeth Elliot quote...Was that an excerpt from her devotional?? I would love to know more.

eph2810 said...

Thank you for sharing your life in pictures today.

Congratulation to making it to the final list for the CWO Sweet Scent Award...

eph2810 said...

Oh - two more things:

I could not do cold turkey with the coffee part. Although I have done cold turkey with pop a few years back - can't do it with coffee...

Second: love the prayer by Elisabeth Elliot...I too will try to stay focused on the true reason for the season in a 'commercial' world

Tammy said...

My husband went off of a coffee 18 months ago- just like you- cold turkey.
It wasn't pretty.

But it DID get better around day 6 or 7! ;)

(Congrats on the CWO nominations!) :)

Lyric said...

LOVE the quote...it's a keeper!

This year I've decided to "plan" and "schedule" the quiet times for reflection and fellowship.

And congrats on your nomination!

theresa said...

Precious pics. Can't believe you're cutting out the coffee?? You are a far better gal than I! Good for you!

Anonymous said...

That quote is from the online Elisabeth Elliot devotional from Back to the Bible (backtothebible dot org). It sends daily small quotes from many of her books, all of which inspire me!