You know what I might contribute to the Internets? What if we had a neat little weekly (which would wind up being bi-weekly and then slowly become monthly because that’s how I roll) feature that was YOU putting on your timer for ten minutes and seeing what you could produce, writing wise? You know, in the spirit of Jen’s Quick Takes and all those other picture-inspired ladies with the weekly link ups? What do you think? Maybe the Tuesday Ten, Ten Minutes Tuesdays, something like that?
If you’re in, say aye. If you’re not, just read on and enjoy the scenery.
To catch you up on the last few days…last time we spoke I was in the depths of despair because things weren’t looking too good for Baby Judah and ya’ll started a novena with us — or agreed to pray without ceasing and it’s all been just wonderful. Thank you! Things feel so much more hopeful and God is certainly here with his grace and peace and other things are falling into place as well. I will keep you posted, but I love you. You complete me. Thank you.
A few items on my To Do list this week: one, return the expensive flashlight Isabel lifted from the local appliance parts store. Um, yes, she gave herself the Five Finger discount on this really cool (with a laser pointer!) flashlight that she was holding as we checked out the other day buying a (very expensive) glass tray for the microwave. We went TWO months without a tray and I was sort of priding myself on my pioneer lady qualities until one day I realized that the microwave popcorn didn’t pop correctly without the tray; it just doesn’t work when you strategically place the unpopped bag on one of the plastic tines and yes I’m admitting to you now that the thing that finally got me off my duff and over to the appliance parts store was our need for perfectly popped corn. We got the tray ($80 later) and we are back in business. The tray cracked way back when due to a fire in the microwave. Just another day in Adventureland over here.
The store is owned by a friend of ours (Hi Stan!) but he wasn’t in yesterday and anyway this nice gentleman helped us and the whole time Isabel was playing with this cool flashlight to pass the time. And then I paid and the man helped carry the large box out to the van and we drove down the highway and then about 20 minutes later, back at home and ready for naps I looked down to discover Isabel had brought the flashlight with her. Just like that. Did the man see her holding the flashlight? Did he wait to see if I would notice? Was he feeling awkward that I was allowing my daughter to carry out a petty theft right in front of him? We will NEVER KNOW. But I did call the store and rat out Isabel and I also assured them I would be returning the flashlight ASAP.
In other news, poor Henry can’t even sleep in peace.
And finally, because I’m down to two minutes but allowing myself a bonus third because I’m typing with a prosthetic finger (which is getting better hooray and I’m getting freakishly adept at tolerating my splint and life with this thing) — you guys, what should my next book be about? Does anyone care to suggest a topic? I have some ideas but honestly, what do you think I can offer you as a reader? And speak fast because I will likely wake up in the morning and be mortified that I asked and remove all evidence of this question…
Time is up. Hey, that worked pretty well. Ten Minute Tuesday might just be a hit! (Um, yes, I realize it’s Wednesday… we can start next week?)